Five Fun, Free Things at Miami in January

Compiled by Susan Meikle, university news and communications

Miami Matters brings you five fun, free things to do at Miami each month from events listed on the Miami events and Oxford community calendars.

Dates to note: MLK Jr. Day Holiday Jan. 21; spring semester classes begin Jan. 28.

curlingWednesdays, Jan. 16 and 23:  Want to try Curling? Faculty & Staff Lunchtime Drop-in at Goggin

12:10-12:55 p.m.  Goggin Ice Center, Oxford

Learn to curl at the Goggin!  Have fun with friends and learn a new sport.  

Just drop in – no registration needed. Wear long pants and athletic shoes.  All other needed equipment will be supplied.  Sign up at Goggin Pro Shop. Instruction will be available.

mlk-celebration-posterMonday, Jan. 21: MLK Jr. Day Community Celebration

11 a.m Dolibois Room, Shriver Center, Oxford

"Continuing the Dream in 2019," a community celebration of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. With  a complimentary continental breakfast, Talawanda student art exposition, speakers, music and more. Guest speaker is Terence Moore (Miami '78) nationally-known sports columnist and sports commentator and part-time instructor in the department of media, journalism and film.  

Doors open at 10 a.m. Parking will be free behind Shriver Center and along Maple Street.

Sponsored by City of Oxford, Oxford NAACP @ Talawanda School District, Oxford Community Arts Center, Smith Library of Regional History, Oxford Citizens for Peace and Justice, McGuffey Montessori School, and Miami's Center for American and World Cultures, office of the president and office of residence life.

tracy-walkerMonday, Jan. 21: Tracy Walker, One of Cincinnati's Favorite Singer/Songwriters

7 p.m. Miami Hamilton Downtown

For more than 25 years Tracy Walker has been one of Cincinnati’s favorite singer/songwriters, sharing her talents in concerts, festivals, fundraisers and on CD. Her style sits at the crossroads of folk, country, jazz and blues.

Listen to Walker perform and talk about her life and music on WVXU’s “Celebrating the Life and Music of Tracy Walker.”

hamilton-1919Friday, Jan. 25: Hamilton in 1919

Noon-1 p.m.  Miami Hamilton Downtown

What was happening in the city of Hamilton 100 years ago?

Find out in this Butler County Historical Society lunchtime presentation.

Local historian Richard O. Jones shares the headlines of 1919.

cyrano-faceFriday, Jan. 25: Family Performance Series - “Cyrano” by Cincinnati Playhouse

7 p.m. Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Ave.

Bring your kids to watch a live production of “Cyrano,” presented by Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Off the Hill. Cyrano de Bergerac is a master of swordplay and wordplay, but a “magnificent Mount Everest of a nose” blocks his path to love. Tongue-tied Christian borrows Cyrano’s words to woo beautiful Roxane — but is she falling for Christian looks or Cyrano’s soul?

Recommended for ages 8 and up. Sponsored by the Miami University Performing Arts Series and ArtsWave.