The Dublin Arts Council's summer concert series will end with a performance from the popular cover band British Invasion on July 31.

The Dublin Arts Council's summer concert series will end with a performance from the popular cover band British Invasion on July 31.

The free concert, which will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. July 31, at Scioto Park, 7377 Riverside Drive, will wrap up the DAC's 28th annual Sundays at Scioto Concert series.

The band that covers songs of groups including the Animals, Beatles, Rolling Stones and Zombies is typically a big draw, so guests are encouraged to arrive early. The park closes when parking reaches capacity, a news release from the DAC said.

Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs to sit on in the outdoor amphitheatre at Scioto Park. MJ's Candy and Events will be on hand selling ice cream, with proceeds to benefit the DAC.

For more information, look online at dublinarts.org.


Urban Active Fitness will hold a grand opening party for its new facility at 5750 Britton Pkwy. from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 30.

The opening party for the 35,000-square-foot fitness center is free and open to the public. Former Buckeyes, NFL players, basketball players and UFC athletes will be on hand during the grand opening, and more than $5,000 in prizes will be given away.

The new facility includes an indoor turf track, more than 115 pieces of cardio equipment, free weights, supervised children's area, infant area and movie viewing area.

For additional information, look online at urbanactive.com/ Dublin.


The Dublin Alumni Golf outing slated for Aug. 21 has been canceled.

Alumni association spokesperson Mary Brothers said the golf outing has been canceled but the Sept. 17 5K is still on.

For more information, look online at dublinalumni.org.

The Dublin Chamber of Commerce recently announced the 2011-12 president, executive committee and board of directors, who will take office Aug. 1.

Jeff Holowicki, a partner at Smiley Dental Group, was named chamber president for 2011-12. Ty Day will serve as president-elect, Virgil Temple is vice president and Lisa Garner has been named treasurer.

According to a news release from the chamber, Holowicki is a member of Dublin Kiwanis, a Leadership Dublin graduate and volunteers in the community. He resides in Dublin with his wife, Kristen.

The chamber's 2011-12 board members are: David Axner, Alan Baker, Donna Carr, Aimee D'Amore, Derrick Hamilton, Raj Hora, Dana Mack, Dana McDaniel, Robert Morris, Gene Oliver, Rick Ross, Christopher Waynar and Roger Yoder.


Dublin Methodist Hospital has earned the "Outstand Patient Experience Award" from HealthGrades for the second year in a row.

For the award, HealthGrades analyzed 3,979 hospitals and chose winners based on patient experience such as speed of help and quality of rest at night. Dublin Methodist Hospital is one of 10 in the state to win the award, and is among 10 percent nationwide.

"It is uncommon to find a hospital quite like Dublin Methodist, which was designed to promote healing in a quiet, intimate setting," Dublin Methodist Hospital president Bruce Hagen said . "Receiving this honor verifies that our caregivers and physicians have developed a truly special hospital that ensures each patient has an outstanding experience."

HealthGrades is a national healthcare ratings organization.