Jewelry Trunk Show and Sale.Locally Handmade Jewelry, Beads & Gifts featuring Lampwork Glass Beads. Kettering Tower, Lobby Store, 2nd & Jefferson St., Wednesday, 10am to 2pm; Thursday, 10am to 5:30pm.
The Marketis having a special evening event celebrating creative holiday spirit. You can create unique holiday gifts with a variety of mini make-it/take-it workshops. This is presented by Market artisan vendors and it also includes live local music, and fantastic food. Wednesday, 5:30 to 8:30pm.
PK Volume 37is at The Brightside, at 905 E 3rd Street. Cash bar this time, but free snacks and soft drinks. Presentations: Artists Were Made for People; The Jedi Disorder; You: A Natural History; Treating Others with Dignity is Important…and Wonder Woman; Lost (and Found) Dayton: Connecting Our Past to Our Present; And Now For Something Completely Different: Bog Snorkeling; Responding Effectively to Conflict; Story Chain and the Struggle to be Heard! Thursday, opens at 7pm.
Discover Classical’s annual CD sale is a huge selection of new and used CDs of all kinds: classical favorites and lesser-known works, as well as jazz, pop, country, international, holiday music and spoken word recordings. Most CDs are only $2 each! Thursday and Friday, 9 to 5.
Carillon Brass Bach’s Lunch is two free holiday concerts featuring traditional holiday favorites as well as other music for brass instruments. It’s presented in a lighthearted, audience-friendly format. At The Loft, Friday, at 10am and noon.
Dayton Contemporary Dance Companybrings Charles Tazewell’s classic children’s book, The Littlest Angel, to life this holiday season! Enjoy an evening of stunning dance, music and holiday magic as heaven’s youngest member learns about the joy of the season. University of Dayton – Kennedy Union Boll Theatre; Friday, 7:30pm; Saturday, 3 & 7:30pm
An Americana Christmas is for those who like to enjoy some iconic imagery and classic songs to bring back the joy in the Holiday Season. You won’t want to miss this wonderful show at the Loft this weekend.
Cocoa & Cookies at The Dayton Dragons.You can shop for your favorite items and take a holiday photo with Gem! Saturday, 9am to 2pm.
Hands-On Creative Exploration. The creative and the curious can explore the Maker Fair which features hands-on engineering experiences with K’Nex and Strawbees, invention with Makey Makey, and robotics with LEGO Mindstorms. This is at the Main Library, Saturday noon to 4pm.
The Family Holiday Film Series.Admission is free for children 12 and under, and general admission is just $2. On Saturday at Noon is POLAR EXPRESS – the animated film starring Tom Hanks based on the beloved Chris Van Allsburg classic.
Aullwood Candle Dipping. Traditional candle dipping using beeswax creates special memories at Aullwood. Learn about candles, bees, lighting and conservation in this fun hands-on program. Saturdays and Sundays, December 15, 16, and 22, 23 starting at 2:30pm.
The MVSO and The Dayton Masonic Centercelebrate the season at this annual free concert. The Gem City Ballet, a guest vocalist and a special pre-concert by the MVSO Youth Strings aand you hear holiday favorites. Dayton Masonic Center, Sunday, 3 & 7pm.
The 4th Annual Live Nativity is at Far Hills and Dixon, next to the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. You see Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, town folk and the Three Kings, as Bethlehem comes alive – a witness to the birth of our Savior. The crèche scene includes live animals, thanks to Learning Tree Farm, and beautiful lights! Warm beverages and treats served, carolers fill the space with song and winter campfires keep you warm. Sunday, 6 to 8pm.
Aullwood Candle Dipping.Traditional candle dipping using beeswax creates special memories at Aullwood. Learn about candles, bees, lighting and conservation in this fun hands-on program. Saturdays and Sundays, December 8, 9, 15, 16, and 22, 23 starting at 2:30pm.
At the bottom is my white squirrel…do you have one too?
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio and the Dayton YWCA are partnering to host a community screening of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. This documentary follows three cases of domestic violence – from the moment emergency calls were placed, right through to the courts and beyond. On the day of the screening there is a minimum donation of $5. At The Neon, Tuesday, 7:30pm.
Hayner’s November Drawing Room Concert features the Western Ohio Tuba Quartet. This unique instrumentation delivers a rich and resonant sound that simply needs to be experienced to appreciate. This free concert is Tuesday at 7:30pm.
The Carillon Tree of Light Towering 200 feet, this is not only the centerpiece of A Carillon Christmas, but also an undeniable symbol of Christmas in the Miami Valley. The Tree Lighting is free. Regular Park admission fees apply to experience A Carillon Christmas. The lighting is Wednesday, 6pm.
Weapons Component Testing and Fusion Research. An in-depth account of the techniques used by Mound Laboratory to make quality assurance measurements of weapons components for the Atomic Energy Commission. Mound got this assignment shortly after the U.S. developed the hydrogen bomb. Mound Cold War Discovery Center, Wednesday, 7 to 9pm.
Since 1998, YWCA Dayton set aside one special day to recognize and honor the most influential women in our community. Class of 2019 honorees will be announced on their website and social media on Thursday.
The City of Kettering and Rosewood Gallery are presenting exhibitions by artists Connie R Campbell and Ginger Owen-Murakami & Vicki VanAmeyden.Reception is Thursday, 6 to 8pm. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
IN THE PALM GROVE. Two renowned African-American artists are having a frank conversation about what it means to be a black artist in Dayton. Panelists Rodney Veal (choreographer, interdisciplinary artist, and host of Think TV’s “The Art Show”) and Crystal Michelle Perkins (Associate Artistic Director, DCDC), with moderator Michelle Hayford (Director of the Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program at University of Dayton), are sharing their stories, their perspectives, and their hopes about the future for artists in this region. PNC Arts Annex Theatre, Friday, 1:30 to 2:30pm.
Mayflower Arts Center Mosaic Radio Theatre LIVE! It’s vaudeville…for your mind! Their first performance of live radio theatre is complete with audience participation! Chris and Linda Tatarian (of Rum River Blend) host a 2-hour radio vaudeville show featuring a mosaic of drama, mystery, acoustic music, comedy, on-the-spot interviews, commercial jingle, and yes…sound effects! This is Friday, 7pm.
The Dayton Holiday Festival, Mix 107.7 and THE NEONhave the much-loved FAMILY HOLIDAY FILM SERIES. They have 3 holiday gems over the course of the first three Saturdays in December. Admission is free for children 12 and under, and general admission is just $2. On Saturday at Noon is LITTLE WOMEN – the 1932 version directed by George Cukor starring Katherine Hepburn.
At We Care Arts you enjoy so many homemade cookies and treats. You can buy them by the pound! Don’t worry, no walking is required! D
o some holiday shopping in the gift shop, buy some delicious cookies, and enjoy free coffee and door prizes! Admission is free.
3035 Wilmington Pike, Saturday, 10am to 2pm.
The Lincoln Society of Daytonevent is A Conversation with The Lincolns! Local Lincoln presenters, Teena Baldrige and Jim Crabtree, are sharing memories of their lives in Springfield, Illinois and Washington D. C. including how they celebrated Christmas! All are invited to come to the Administrative Offices of Hospice of Ohio, Commerce Park and Paragon Roads…look for The Barn! Sunday, 2pm.
Annual Doll Tea. Moms, aunts, grandmas are invited to bring their favorite little girl and her favorite doll and enjoy an afternoon of fun and food (high tea!) along with door prizes, favors, and a Doll Parade. Cost is $10 for girls under 12 and $20 for girls over 12. Please RSVP by calling 937-228-1124. This is at the Dayton Women’s Club’s beautiful 1840’s Victorian home at 225 North Ludlow Street in Dayton (off Monument). Sunday, 2 to 4pm.
The Bach Society of Dayton Presents Sweet Sounds of the Holidays w
hich is the best holiday tradition in Dayton. They’ll be joined by the Kettering Children’s Choir Chorale and the Kettering Advent Ringers for a concert filled with the songs and carols that remind us of the hope and joy that lifts us all. Kettering Adventist Church, Sunday, 7:30pm.
“NEWS IN DAYTON
ORPHAN HORSE, starring Jon Voight, Alexa Nisenson, Vail Bloom, and Eva LaRue is the latest film project for Miami Valley actor Scott Summitt.
Beyond Frontline: A community conversation about race. In September, Dayton was featured on PBS Frontline’s “Left Behind America” which documented the city’s struggle to recover in the post-recession economy. CEO Shannon Isom and Advocacy Committee member Jason Harrison joined Gem City Podcast for a community conversation about race, historical segregation, and how we connect even when we disagree.
#DiscoverDayton Instagram Contest. The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau wants authentic pictures of you and your friends or family having fun in our community during the holiday season! Why? Because they love showing off all things Dayton and want you to get in on the fun, too!
Hannah’s on Ludlow. The music is outstanding, barkeep is friendly (Michael) and the food is very good. Even parking was a breeze, plenty on street spaces nearby.
I haven’t been there…a friend told me about it!
Rockin’ Snowman Open House. Lots of art, jewelry, pottery, to purchase for holiday gifts. Saturday, December 2, 3 to 6pm; Sunday, December 3, 3 to 6pm
Global Love Dayton is a series of limited edition custom snow globes “celebrating and supporting our region’s treasures,” developed by Stewardship Resources to raise funds for local non-profit organizations.
The MetroParks have planning efforts for individual parks with the development of master plans. Scheduled plans for the Hills & Dales MetroPark is Thursday, 11:30am to 1:30pm at Oakwood Community Center; and 6 to 8pm at the Oakwood City Building, 30 Park Avenue. They also have an Online Survey.
Michelle Stitzlein has been commissioned to create a large art installation for the Park Reading Room in the Main Library in downtown Dayton. She wants locally-sourced, found, reused and/or recycled materials that reflect the Montgomery County community to incorporate into the artwork. Please bring items for donation to the Main Library and drop them in the red bin in the Opportunity Space @ Patterson bynFriday, December 14. Contact her at [email protected] to arrange a pickup at your place of business on that day, if needed.
I put this coin in their red bin!
Charlie, there’s a white squirrel in my back yard, Campbell
The New-England Boy’s Song about Thanksgiving Day, also known as “Over the River and Through the Wood”, is a Thanksgiving poem originally published in 1844 in Flowers for Children. Although many people sing “to grandmother’s house we go”, the author’s original words were “to grandfather’s house we go” and many people also mistakenly refer to the “Wood” in the song as plural “Woods” rather than singular.
The Greater Dayton LGBT Center is having a presentation on how to talk with transgender individuals, what’s fair game and what’s off limits. The meeting is at at The Center (24 N. Jefferson St STE 200,) Dayton, on Monday, 7pm
The annual National Transgender Day of Remembrance is Tuesday.
Boy Erased, the powerful new film, opens on Wednesday at The Neon.
The 40th Annual Turkey Trot is a 5 mile run that starts and finishes in beautiful downtown Miamisburg on Thanksgiving morning. It also features a costume contest and a one mile Fun Walk.
The Dayton Holiday Festival returns to downtown Dayton beginning Friday with the Grande Illumination and Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights! The fun kicks off from 4 to 9 pm. and continues throughout December.
The Tike’s Shoppe officially opens at 3pm, Friday during the Dayton Holiday Festival,.
The MetroParks Ice Rink officially opens on Friday. MetroParks Ice Rink has beautiful views of the scenic Great Miami River in downtown Dayton and is the region’s largest outdoor ice skating rink. Admission to the MetroParks Ice Rink is $5 daily, and visitors can rent ice skates for $2.
The McPherson Town has ten beautiful historic homes decorated in holiday splendor that you can visit on Friday & Saturday.
The Floral Firing. Every piece is decorated with some sort of flower. Some are abstract, many are detailed interpretations of flowers from the garden… some even have birds and bees!
Friday – Sunday November 23-25, 10am to 5pm; Friday- Sunday November 30, December 1-2, 10am to 5pm.
The Last Waltz was the final live performance by The Band on November 25, 1976. It lives on thanks to Martin Scorsese who was on hand that night to film this epic concert. Decades later in Dayton and in cities all across the nation, an annual tradition has blossomed. At the Schu on Saturday at 8pm the Dayton Philharmonic welcomes over thirty local musicians for an outstanding night of music.
And one of the musicians is “Steve Makofka, accordion.”
“NEWS” IN DAYTON
Rockin’ Snowman Open House. Lots of art, jewelry, pottery, food, drinks, friends, fun and Holiday Spirit to enjoy and purchase for holiday gifts. 447 E Monument Ave, The Requarth Co. Second Floor, (where the creation is….). Saturday, December 2, 3 to 6pm; Sunday, December 3, 3 to 6pm
Kick off the 100th anniversary celebration of women’s suffrage with gifts from the Ohio History museum store. From 1912-1917, this vintage poster design was used by the Ohio Women Suffrage Association to help spread the word about the fight for women’s right to vote.
This new Nature, Recreation, Community, snow globe is available at Agnes & Orson in downtown Dayton and DeClarks at Town & Country in Kettering.
Mike Elsass: Studio Visits. Photographed and written by Bill Franz, this book takes you into Mike’s downtown Dayton studio and delves into the process involved in his creations through an entertaining Q & A format.
I’ve got this book and totally amazing!
Dayton History announced the iconic swimming pool light tower from Old River Park-a recreational area built in 1939 by National Cash Register (NCR)-has been successfully moved and restored at Carillon Historical Park.
If you ever did some swimming there let me know!
Jean’s Pup Pup & Kit Cat Pet Care Service. She is caring
for your animals in your home!
Would you like to see a memento from your life, your community, or your business placed into an artwork permanently displayed at the Dayton Metro Library?
Michelle Stitzlein, an artist from central Ohio, has been commissioned to create a large art installation for the Park Reading Room in the Main Library in downtown Dayton. She is now seeking locally-sourced, found, reused and/or recycled materials that reflect the Montgomery County community to incorporate into the artwork. Please bring items for donation to the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street, and drop them in the red bin in the Opportunity Space @ Patterson. Stitzlein will pick up all donated items on Friday, December 14. Contact her at [email protected] to arrange a pickup at your place of business on that day, if needed.
I’m going to drop the coin off!
Goings on for the Week of Nov. 12th
The Greene County Ohio Historical Society meeting features Ryan Qualls, a National Park Service ranger, speaking about Huffman Prairie Flying Field. This is at 74 West Church St, Xenia at 7pm.
89th Annual Waffle Shop.Enjoy homemade waffles, sausages, soups and sandwiches and it also has a craft bazaar, bake sale, Elsie’s Attic rummage sale, and a raffle. This is at Christ Episcopal Church, 11am to 2pm, Tuesday through Friday.
The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission is holding a Public Participation Meeting to review the Proposed Program of Projects being considered for Federal Transit Administration funding through the Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310). The meeting is at Goodwill Easter Seals – Eichelberger Conference Center, on Wednesday and you may attend anytime between 4 to 6pm.
If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts. Join a presentation by Dr. Doug Pugar, D.O. and Rebecca Hall, MSW, LSW at the Franciscan Center on Wednesday, 6pm.
Maz Jobrani is an Iranian-American comedian and actor. He is a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour and has had three Showtime comedy specials: Brown and Friendly, I Come in Peace, and most recently, I’m Not a Terrorist, But I’ve Played One on TV, based on his best-selling book of the same name. He is a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me and has given two TED Talks. He is at UD on Wednesday, 7pm, at the Kennedy Union Ballroom.
The Annual Holiday Gift Gallery has a casual Thursday evening preview party. Stop by The Contemporary Dayton for a peek at the Holiday Gift Gallery featuring fine art and fine craft by 50+ local artists. The Holiday Gift Gallery runs from November 16 to December 22. The Thursday reception is
free and open to the public;
6 to 8pm.
Have you ever lost anything that meant a great deal to you? Something that, if you could ever find it again, would make a huge difference in your life? If you have, “A Little Piece of Heaven” is the shop for you. An unlikely relationship is forged in the quirky tourist shop. This play is at The First Lutheran Church on Thursday through Sunday.
The annual Thanksgiving Night Marketlets you stock up for gatherings of family and friends and provides spices or spreads for parties and getting started on some early gift shopping. This is your perfect chance to find one-of-a-kind handmade goods from right here in Dayton! There will be local craft beer and cocktails – it’s the best holiday shopping you’ll experience this season! Yellow Cab at 700 E 4th Street Dayton, Friday, 5-10pm.
The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEERsoars off the screen and onto the stage Friday and Saturday at The Schuster.
2018 Dayton Super Science Festival.The Boonshoft Museum invites families to explore hands-on STEM activities, interact with partners and Museum professionals, and more at a FREE day of science and fun. Located throughout the Museum, Saturday, 10am to 4pm.
Growing A Soul. Most of us think there are only two possible answers to the question: Do you have a soul? Either we have a soul, which will live beyond death, or there is no such thing as a soul, and when we die nothing of us remains. But what if neither of those answers is correct? What if, instead, we are not born with a soul, but we have the possibility of growing one? The Author Talk is at Epic Book Shop, 229 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, Saturday, at 6:30 pm.
An Act of God. Thou shalt laugh! The comedy’s divine in the hottest show since the burning bush. Human Race, now to November 18. I saw it and it is excellent!
The Oakwood Historical Society’s Inaugural Holiday Home Tour. This self-guided walking tour is Saturday, December 8, from noon to 7pm.
The McPherson Town neighbors open up ten beautiful historic homes which are decorated in holiday splendor. These offer a look at where the home and the neighborhood have been and where they are today. Friday, Nov. 23, & Saturday, Nov. 24.
November And It’s Great In Dayton!
Vote Like Your Life Depends Upon It, Because It Does. 100% of Americans have strong opinions on a whole range of things. They write impassioned letters to the editor, they call in to talk radio shows, they berate their family, friends, and colleagues with endless diatribes about what is wrong with America. Then when Election Day comes, they stay away from the polls as if they’re afraid they might catch cooties if they touch an actual voting machine.
Charlie”s Top 12 To Do’s in Dayton This Week
|What’s this years Esther’s Li’l Secret creation? It’s a secret. But there’s one way to find out. Come to the official ELS release party at the brewery. They are celebrating the 5th year ELS collaboration with their friends at Esther Price Candies and have a li’l something extra special planned for you. Rumor has it you won’t be disappointed. At Warped Wing, Thursday, 5pm.
The Own Your Future Workshop is for individuals 50+ who are thinking about: Changing Careers; Seeking Fulfillment in Retirement; Starting a Business; Looking to be an Expert Volunteer. The Next Chapter Workshop is at the Dayton Metro Library – Main on Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30pm and Friday, 9:30 to 11:30am.
The Flyer Launch Party. The first rides on The Flyer will leave from Courthouse Square during this event, which will feature giveaways, hot drinks and comments from RTA and partners about the new service. The Flyer provides easy access to offices, local dining, nightlife, entertainment, parks, hotels, parking, and all that downtown Dayton has to offer in 10 minutes or less. Courthouse Square, Friday, 10am to noon.
The annual Kreative Korner Christmas Bazaar is on Friday and Saturday at the Franciscan Center. There are hand-crafted Christmas decor and holiday food treats. New this year is “Grandma’s Attic” which includes a large selection of beautiful, one of a kind vintage items.
It’s the 48th Annual Dayton Book Fair at Montgomery County Fairgrounds! Ohio’s largest used book sale begins on Friday, November 9th and runs through Monday, November 12th at noon. Hundreds of thousands of books, collectible books, children’s books, paperbacks— sorted into 70 different categories. Bag and Box Day is Sunday, and on Monday, pay $1 to get in and take all you want.
The One Stop Holiday Shop. You can peruse gift items from all of your local favorite area museum stores, community non-profit organizations and local artisans. You’re sure to find distinctive gifts and treasures that will please friends and family. Include the Aullwood Café in your shopping adventure day and enjoy warm soups, delicious sandwiches and delectable treats. Admission is free. Saturday, 9am to 5pm.
The Miami Valley Folk Dancerssponsor a Balkan and Central European Folk Dance Workshop on Saturday and Sunday at the Michael Solomon Pavilion, 2917 Berkley St., Dayton. Internationally known folkdance instructor, Steve Kotansky, leads the dance instruction both days.
Make it & Take It. Art lovers of all ages can drop in to create handmade items. For a $5 donation, create ornaments to keep for yourself or give away as gifts! You be the artist, they will provide the supplies and clean up the glitter! We Care Arts, 3035 Wilmington Pike, Saturday, 10am to 1pm.
Put together a team of four for the Oregon District Barstool Open, a crazy-fun 9-hole indoor miniature golf outing in the Oregon District. The participating bars, are Trolley Stop, Crafted & Cured, Dublin Pub, The Troll Pub at the Wheelhouse, Toxic Brew Co., Wiley’s Comedy Club, Oregon Express, Newcom’s, Blind Bob’s, Tumbleweed Connection. All proceeds benefit local children and adults with disabilities at United Rehabilitation Services! Saturday.
Discover more about World War II with Dr. Anthony Milburn of Central State University as he explores the history, tribulations and legacy of the 477th Bomber Group. The 477th was the only Black bomber group serving during World War II. This legendary group of pilots and soldiers produced famous leaders such as Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Jr., Gen. Daniel James and future Detroit mayor Coleman Young. Saturday, 2pm.
The 28th annual Pet Afflaire gala and dinner with your pet is a fancy dinner for you AND your beloved animals! Schuster Performing Arts Center, Saturday, 6 to 9pm.
Imagine an orchestra of 425 string musicians playing an exciting new composition in one Grand Finale. Evening of Strings is a collaboration of nine local high school orchestras for one glorious evening of music. This is at Dayton Masonic Center tonight at 7pm.
WINE DINNER WITH THE PRISONER WINE CO.
Citilites at the Schuster Center, Tuesday, 6 to 9pm; Tickets $75.
Hundreds of volunteers spend days intricately carving pumpkins are displayed each year on Oct 30-31 on the Grafton Hill
2017-2018 was a year of growth, connection, and collaboration. Now, it’s time for transformation. Celebrate the successes you helped make possible in the past year, and get a glimpse of what’s to come in 2018-2019-starting with a first look at their new logo. Thursday, 5 to 6:30pm, Dayton Metro Library – Eichelberger Forum.
At the Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center. Awards will be presented to four honorees who have worked diligently as advocates for the rights of low-income and disadvantaged people living in the Miami Valley. Thursday, starting at 5:30pm.
The Xtreme Bots & Collegiate Clash Competitions are Friday and Saturday. The event is FREE and open to the public.
Books for all ages, CDs, DVDs & More. everything is $1. Special Collection items are individually priced. FREE ADMISSION! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library. Friday, 4 to 8pm; Saturday, 10am to 5pm at the Dayton Convention Center.
The ARTery at Front Street is a collection of 16 artists who have come together to renovate and occupy a space for art at the Front Street Building Company. To find us go to The Front Street Building Company and go in door b-c and go to the third floor.
Brings multiple female artists together in a wide representation of media: screen-print, installation, painting, and photography. Opening reception is during November First Friday from 6 to 9pm.
Presents Ashley Jude Jonas’s solo exhibition it’s likely in front of you. The exhibition features new sculptural, photographic and two dimensional works that reframe potential and wonder in the context of the everyday. An opening reception takes place Friday from 6-9pm at Dutoit Gallery, which is located in Front Street Warehouse, 1001 E 2nd St on the third floor of building 100 in Dayton.
8th Annual ART OFF Fundraiser.
Mingle with 50+ artists whose artwork will be included in the Bill Franz: Behind the Scenes exhibitand help select a winner of the 8th annual ART OFF Live Painting Competition. Buy local artwork and gift baskets during the silent auction. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, live music and art demonstrations while supporting art education programs at K12 Gallery & TEJAS. Saturday, 6 to 9pm.
This bird seed has been specially developed by Aullwood to attract more unique Midwestern birds with high quality ingredients and no fillers. Also a big selection of quality bird feeders, field guides and natural history books at the Center. Admission is free all day! Saturday, 9am to 4pm.
These winter ales are created specifically to bring warmth and cheer to the holiday season. From Belgians and Barleywines to Stouts and Sours, these beers are rich, robust and full of complex flavors. Bring a pair of mittens and or gloves for their mitten tree and receive one free ticket for the Chinese Raffle! Proceeds benefit Brothers Helping Brothers, who provide fire equipment for rural fire departments Lobby of Kettering Tower, Saturday, 4 to 7pm.
It is adorned with custom designed trees, garlands and wreaths, unique ornaments and decorations, holiday serveware, and an assortment of women’s accessories for the season. There are gifts for just about everyone. Sunday, 11am to 5pm.
At the administration building of Ohio Hospice, (Paragon and Commerce Park). Come and hear retired Kettering dentist, Charles Dickerson, share his original research about Charles Anderson: From Brown Street to Gettysburg. All are welcome to attend and enjoy light refreshments to conclude the afternoon. Sunday at 2pm.
Beethoven Symphony No. 7, Dvorak Cello Concerto.
The cello was finally propelled to the level of the piano and violin as a prominent solo instrument with Dvorak’s concerto in B minor. The concerto’s focus on virtuosity also yields to tender and lyrical passages and recalls Dvorak’s Bohemian roots through the use of rhythmic folk melodies. Kettering Seventh Day Adventist Church, Sunday, 3pm.
Another week, another list of highlights from Charlie Campbell:
|Richard V. Reeves’s talk is titled, “Dream Hoarders: Tackling Inequality and Class in America.” This is on Monday, 7pm in Kennedy Union Ballroom and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in B and C lots only.
Concert For a Cure. This Annual Acoustic Concert is to raise money and awareness in the month of October which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. This show is for all ages. Funds raised will stay in the community to provide support in transportation, meals, comfort and to let them know they are not alone in this battle. Dayton Convention Center, Wednesday, 7pm.
Westminster Presbyterian Church has free organ recitals from 12:10-12:35pm each Thursday in October. Lunch following at a nominal cost.
Bottle of rose and a bowl of ramen! Downtown Dayton restaurant hosting special ‘popup’ nights on Thursday.
The Annual Harvest Home event features cocktails (cash bar) and hors d’oeuvres, enjoying light music and viewing one of the area’s best silent auctions. There are buffet dinner offering entrees for meat lovers and vegetarians and followed by the guest speaker. This is Friday, 6-9pm at Sinclair Building 12.
The Yellow Cab Tavern and the Co-op Dayton,are doing the incubator CO-OP Fest, a celebration of all things worker-owned, on Friday, 5pm-12:30am, alongside the monthly Food Truck Rally and with live music from Dayton Salsa Project, Lord Kimbo, and Frequency.
The 2018 Fall Parade of Homes, have a FREE HOME TOUR! Tour 20 amazing homes in the Dayton area! From Clayton to Franklin, there’s a home near you, and in a price point for you! Saturday and Sunday from 1-5pm
The Plaza Theatre in Miamisburgare having a party on Saturday, 6 to 9:30pm.
Lace up your running shoes, grab some friends, and register for the first 5K supporting the Greater Dayton Charitable Pharmacy. You’re invited to run/walk this 5K around Lincoln Park. All proceeds from Miles for Medicine will support the Greater Dayton Charitable Pharmacy that will provide services at no cost to qualified Montgomery County residents. Sunday, registration will open at noon at Christ Church, 3440 Shroyer Rd. Race begins at 2 pm.
The fifth annual Dayton Out of the Darkness Community Walkis Sunday at Oakwood High School. Registration is 1pm with walk starting at 2pm. Last year there were more than 1,100 walkers and more than $180,000 was raised in the last four years to fight suicide. Almost 45,000 people die by suicide per year in the U.S. with close to 1,700 people in Ohio losing their lives to suicide each year. There is no cost to walk but registration is required which can be done online at www.outofthedarkness.org, or day of walk.
Songs of Hope and Freedom.Embrace the Passion that gives us hope in the pursuit of freedom. The Bach Society with the renowned Central State University Chorus are providing spirituals and songs that embody hope and freedom. Friday, 7:30 to 9:30pm, Central State University, Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center; Sunday, 4 to 6pm, Kettering Adventist Church.
We are excited to welcome Charlie Campbell to the MostMetro family. He is a cheerleader and a real believer that our area is the place to be. He has been active in this area for almost 40 years and each week Charlie will share his column chocked full of things to do and know about in the Miami Valley. Here’s what’s great in Dayton this week:
Since 1971 Columbus Day has been fixed to the second Monday in October, It is generally observed nowadays by banks, the bond market, the U.S. Postal Service, other federal agencies, most state government offices, many businesses, and most school districts.
|The Flying Ghillies Scottish Country Dancers have an “Introduction to Scottish Country Dancing” Open House at the Mangan Banquet Center, 1585 Grange Hall Rd., Beavercreek. Beginner friendly reels, jigs, and strathspeys will be taught in a fun and casual atmosphere. No partner or prior dance experience is needed. Singles, couples, and families are welcome. This event is FREE and light refreshments will be served. Monday, 7:30 to 9:30pm.
Interested in the Orthodox Faith?They are discussing the four book series, The Orthodox Faith by Fr. Thomas Hopko. Please purchase the books before the first class. All classes will cover new material as we will begin where we ended in the text. No registration needed. Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church Community Center, 500 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, Tuesdays 6:30 to 8pm, October 9 to December 18.
YWCA Dayton honors Mary Lauterbach who has put a face on stories of sexual assault and empowered victims by ensuring the voice of her late daughter, Marine Lance Cpl. Maria Lauterbach, is heard around the world. Her award is during the YWomen Breakfast on Thursday, 7:30 to 9am at The Schuster.
Westminster Presbyterian Churchpresents free organ recitals from 12:10-12:35pm each Thursday in October. Lunch following at a nominal cost.
The Market at the Park. Artisans, musicians, vendors and the public are invited to come see the new developmental artisan market. This is 221 Crane Street, Dayton and entry is free. Thursday, 6 to 9pm.
The Wright Brothers Historical Print Preview Party is with special guests Amanda Wright Lane and Stephen Wright, who are the great grand niece and nephew of Wilbur and Orville. They are announcing the Wright Brothers Historical Print Collection which includes a brief presentation of the 6 images now available in various sizes and framing packages. Royalties earned will benefit The Wright Brothers Foundation. Thursday, 7 to 9pm at Deck The Walls.
A ten-time Grammy Award nominee, Fred Hersch, continues to earn jazz’s most prestigious awards, including recent distinctions as 2018 Jazz Pianist of the Year from the Jazz Journalists. He is at UD’s Kennedy Union Ballroom, on Thursday, 7:30pm.
It’s time for the biannual, guided home tour, The Spirit of Huffman.The outing offers tour goers a visual feast of Halloween decorations and entertainment dispersed among the Victorian homes. Participants of the home tour will be guided through the neighborhood, established in the 1860s through the 1890s by William P. Huffman, stopping to tour nine unique homes. Each tour is two hours long and includes refreshments. Event is rain or shine, please plan accordingly and bring umbrellas if forecast calls for rain. Friday, 6pm to 8:45pm; Saturday, 4pm to 8:45pm.
The Ohio Sauerkraut Festivalserves 7 tons of sauerkraut and attracts approximately 350,000 visitors each year to browse among the over 450 craft booths and sample the offerings from more than 30 different food booths. Saturday and Sunday.
Wild Edibles Workshop.Learn how to identify and enjoy the many edible plants in our environment that are both safe and nutritional. Using visuals and taste testing, you eat edibles that are common in our environment, especially seeds, flowers and leaves that are edible. Fall is a great time for wild nuts and fruits though most of us have never tasted them. Dayton International Peace Museum, Saturday, 3
Living more peace-filled lives through our words and actions. Hosted by Interfaith Forum of Greater Dayton. Sunday, 3 to 5pm. Christ Church United Methodist, 3440 Shroyer Rd, Kettering.
The Antioch Writers Workshop is telling how to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), which takes place every November. Join thousands of other writers across the country as they prepare the first draft of their novel. If you have long nurtured a desire to write a novel (or just got the urge) this program will be of help to you. This is Sunday, 2 to 3:30pm at Books & Co at The Greene.
The 2018 Family Fall Festivalin Oakwood is Sunday, 2 to 5pm and you can see and hear the accordion players who take requests!
Richard V. Reeves is a senior fellow in economic studies and director of the Future of the Middle Class Initiative and co-director of the Center on Children and Families for the Brookings Institution. His talk is titled, “Dream Hoarders: Tackling Inequality and Class in America.” This is on Monday, October 15, at 7pm in Kennedy Union Ballroom. This is free and open to the public. No tickets required, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Parking is available in B and C lots only.
MAKE A JOYFUL NOISE. Do you like to sing? Do you enjoy a good hymn sing? Would you like to learn how hymns are chosen for various services? On Saturday, October 20, the diocesan Commission on Liturgy & Music at St. Paul’s Church in Oakwood want all to enjoy the music. The program will run from 10am to 2pm. There is no charge and lunch is included. Please register.
Did you hear it is Gerstner & Sons birthday? Celebrate their 112th birthday and check out their sale!
It’s Time to Get Your Flu Vaccine. Influenza killed an estimated 80,00 Americans during last winter’s flu season, making it the deadliest season in more than four decades.
There are many things that need to be done to get ready for harsh winter weather. These seven outdoor projects are designed to prep your home for cooler weather and here are tips to make each job much easier.
Five Fun Facts About Joe Baldasare, The Dayton Foundation’s Chief Development Officer
Annual Milkweed Pod Collection. The Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative wants all Ohioans to collect some Milkweed Pods.
When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Oakwood High School, Sunday, October 21, 2 to 4pm.