Join us at Indian Riffle Park for the Howl Happening, benefitting Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association.
Registration and packet pickup info:
Race day registration and packet pick up will begin at 8am and the 5K will start at 9am. Race will have a tiered start.
After a devastating fire that forced the local restaurant to shut down temporarily, Salar Restaurant and Lounge, located at 400 E. Fifth St. in Dayton, Ohio, will once again welcome the public on Sept. 27, beginning with three days of soft opening activities from Thursday through Saturday, followed by a grand opening party on Sept. 30 and regular service on Oct. 1.
“We are so grateful to everyone who has helped us rejoin Dayton’s culinary scene,” says Salar owner and executive chef Margot Blondet. “Everyone involved in reopening this labor of love has worked extremely hard to get us cooking again. We’re back with renewed energy and creativity as we provide the city’s residents and visitors a beautiful restaurant to gather with family, friends and colleagues to create new memories.”
The soft opening days will serve as fundraisers for Dayton Children’s Hospital’s Burn Program to help provide burn kits to families in-need that financially cannot afford to purchase the necessary medical supplies to treat injuries. Tickets are priced $10 per person, not including food, beverage, tax and gratuity. Reservations can be made online at salarrestaurant.com/event-tickets; space will be limited. Blondet has curated a selection of fan-favorite dishes for the soft opening days.
Salar with celebrate its grand opening with a special event on Sept. 30 from 5-7 pm. Tickets are required and can be made online at salarrestaurant.com/event-tickets. Complimentary food, beverages and live entertainment will enliven the ambiance. Salar will remain open until 9:30 pm, offering a select number of dishes and cocktails that restaurant fans have come to love.
Beginning Oct. 1, Salar will be open seven days a week. The bar will open at 4 pm and the kitchen will be open at 5 pm daily. More information regarding hours will be available at salarrestaurant.com.
Today, Sept. 20, is National Pepperoni Pizza Day!
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On August 18 Five Rivers MetroParks closed on a land acquisition deal that will significantly expand the footprint of Wesleyan MetroPark. The land was purchased from the Calvary Mission Church through a Clean Ohio conservation grant and a significant donation from the church.
Grant funds totaled $311,000 and $215,000 was applied to the purchase of the property.
“Calvary Mission Church dreamed of this green space becoming a destination where the community could enjoy the outdoors,” said Eric Sauer, MetroParks planning manager. “By incorporating this space into an existing MetroPark, we can expand park amenities and connect trails, in addition to activating the space and making it accessible to the community, which is what the church envisioned.”
The 45.8 acres of acquired land contains ponds and portions of the Wolf Creek, which would offer new fishing and recreation opportunities to park visitors. The addition of this land also could help close a portion of a five-mile gap in the Wolf Creek bike trail and allow MetroParks’ conservation team to improve the land’s ecosystems.
“As part of MetroParks’ 10-year comprehensive master plan, we asked the community what they want to see from their MetroParks during public site plan meetings,” Sauer said. “We will do the same thing with Wesleyan MetroPark, considering the substantial addition of this new green space.”
MetroParks will begin the process over the next several months of cleaning up the space and selecting entrances that ensure neighborhood pedestrians have access to the area. MetroParks rangers will monitor the area, which will be considered one of MetroParks’ conservation areas until a community-based site plan can be completed. These natural areas are managed so that habitat for plants and wildlife take precedence.
Wesleyan MetroPark, located at 1441 Wesleyan Road, is home to Adventure Central and is one of Five Rivers MetroParks’ 18 clean, safe parks. Adventure Central is the result of a partnership among Five Rivers MetroParks, The Ohio State University Extension and 4-H Youth Development. Adventure Central’s positive youth development partnership is based on a proven model of long-term commitment and high touch integrated with opportunities to connect with nature. The result: strengthened values, lasting life skills and both an eagerness and confidence to explore life’s possibilities by building trusting and positive relationships with caring adults for the purpose of connecting youth and their parents with nature.
Jim Gill believes in the power of play. The award-winning musician, who will perform a free concert at the Dayton Metro Library, has unique credentials among children’s artists. He is a child development specialist, having completed his graduate studies in child development, with a special emphasis on the study of play. Jim Gill’s Campaign for Play Concert is Tuesday, September 18, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Eichelberger Forum, 215 E. Third Street. The free event is an opportunity for the whole family play together.
A pre-concert storytime activity is offered 5:30-6:00 p.m.
“Families who arrive early can join our pre-concert activity to get geared up for the main event, and each child will get a special gift to take home,” said Julie Buchanan, Programming Manager. “ Advance registration is appreciated for the pre-concert activity. Call (937) 463-2665 or register at DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Events.
Jim Gill’s concerts are more than just a show to watch. He strums energetic rhythms on his banjo while the audience claps, sings, and dances to the silly and inspiring musical games he creates. Children, parents, and grandparents are all encouraged to sing and play together.
“Mr. Gill is a favorite among Librarians,” said Buchanan. “He has received five separate awards from the American Library Association for his recordings and books over the years.”
Gill has seven award-winning CDs of music play for young children. He is also the author of two children’s books. His unique writing style – combining word play and movement into songs – was inspired by 20 years of experience creating and leading play groups for families with children with special needs. He led weekly music play programs at numerous therapeutic and family support agencies in the Chicago area.
The Library concert is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Ohio Arts Council and the Crane Group.
For more information, visit the Events Calendar at DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Events or call (937) 463-2665.
To celebrate the 71st anniversary of the formation of the U.S. Air Force as a separate branch of the armed forces, the Air Force Museum Store will be serving free birthday cake to all guests that enter the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force the morning of Tuesday, September 18th.
“We celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Air Force with a big cake every year, and our guests really enjoy it so it goes fast. The sooner you get here the better,” stated Melinda Lawrence, Director of Store Operations for the Air Force Museum Store.
About the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio, is the world’s largest military aviation museum. With free admission and parking, the museum features more than 360 aerospace vehicles and missiles and thousands of artifacts amid more than 19 acres of indoor exhibit space. Each year about one million visitors from around the world come to the museum. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.
Featuring COCOA – also known as the Composers of Ohio Cooperative for Acousic music. Original music for Brass Quintet by area composers from young to young at heart as played by Chris Jeffery, Chris Braun, Mary Emery, Rich Begel, and Tim Olt. New music also for the Viola played by Sheridan Currie; Hammered Dulcimer, by Amanda Roberts; English Horn by Candy Morris; Violin by Moria Levant; and String Bass by Chris Berg will be performed.
The Miami Valley Sports Festival brings together multiple sports and people to celebrate Sport, Fitness, Health and Wellness in the Miami Valley. The Sports represented include Taekwondo, Karate, Kung Fu, Fencing, Wrestling, Soccer, Boxing, Power Lifting, Judo, PowerX, Jiu Jitsu, Baseball and much more.
Get ready to Bump, Set, and Mingle during our first ever Modelpalooza Sand Volleyball Tournament! This bracket-style competition will consist of models, designers, photographers, makeup artist, wardrobe stylist and fashionista(o)’s who form co-ed teams to compete against each other in a round robin of volleyball games.