Sign Ups Open For 5th Annual SUBWAY® Dragons 5K

Registration is underway for the 5th Annual SUBWAY® Dragons 5K at Fifth Third Field on Saturday, July 23. For the fifth straight year, the Dragons and SUBWAY® have teamed up for one of the Miami Valley’s biggest races! All participants in the run receive an official 5K shirt, tickets to a Dragons game, two vouchers for FREE subs/salads from SUBWAY® restaurants, and more. On top of all the great race bag gear, if fans sign up for the race in the first 30 days of registration opening (by February 24), they will receive a bonus of two tickets to a Dragons game in April! Following the … [Read more...]

Pancakes with Miss America!

Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell, will be trade in her tiara and sash for a spatula and apron next week in Beavercreek. Cantrell will flip pancakes and serve them to guests at the Beavercreek IHOP, 2460 North Fairfield Road, from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 11, as a spokesperson for the pancake chain’s National Pancake Day charity fundraisers. … [Read more...]

Ashes to Go – Taking Ash Wednesday to the Streets

For many, finding time during the week to attend church can be quite a challenge. But what if church came to you? On Ash Wednesday, February 10, Ginghamsburg Church will be offering “Ashes to Go,” a new approach to a centuries-old Christian tradition, at Courthouse Square in downtown Dayton from 11am-1:30pm. Ginghamsburg Church is part of a nationwide movement that has clergy and lay people visiting transit stops, street corners, coffee shops and college campuses to mark the foreheads of interested passers-by with ashes and invite them to repent of past wrongdoing and seek forgiveness and … [Read more...]

AleFeast – Beer & Food Pairings Galore

For years restaurant have made pairing suggestions of wine that compliments their food.  But in the last few years, as craft beer has exploded across the country, more and more eateries are realizing that beer may actually be more food-friendly that wine.  There are a couple of ways to go about pairing, complementary or contrasting flavors? The first would be like  pairing a spicy Thai dish with a spicy pale ale.  The opposite approach suggests that contrasting flavors are pleasing in a ying-yang sort of way: A dry, bitter stout classically pairs with oysters, perhaps "cutting through" the … [Read more...]

Proto BuildBar a Finalist for SXSW’s 2016 Interactive Innovation Awards

Proto BuildBar—part 3D printing lab, part electronic maker space, and part café—has been chosen as a finalist for South By Southwest’s 2016 Interactive Innovation Awards in the category of “Innovative 3-DIY.” According to SXSW, the finalists in the “Innovative 3-DIY” category are picked based on “making 3D printing technology more accessible or affordable, or to the Maker using such technology in new and exciting ways.” The Interactive Innovation Awards serve as a celebration of the most exciting and innovative developments in our hyper-connected world. The winners for this year’s 19th … [Read more...]

Country Fans: The Lacs coming to Dayton

One of country music's most popular bands, The LACS, is making a stop in Dayton, at Oddbody's Music Room on Friday, February 5. They will be performing their catchy new single, “Rooster” as well as “God Bless a Country Girl,” from their new album. The new album, Outlaw In Me, has debuted at #3 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. They are on fire! The LACS first received national attention with their Top 15 Billboard Country Album, 190 Proof, released in 2012, which remained on the chart for over 73 consecutive weeks. The album featured Colt Ford, Bubba Sparxxx and the song, “Shake … [Read more...]

Zoot Theatre Company Names Executive Director

Zoot Theatre Company, a forward-thinking theatrical design company, specializing in puppets and masks, has announced the selection of Emily von Stuckrad-Smolinski as its new Executive Director. "We are ecstatic to welcome Emily as our new Executive Director.” reported Natasha Randall, Zoot Theatre Company's Board Chair. “We feel that we have found the perfect person to lead Zoot into its next phase of growth. Emily will bring a fresh perspective, passion and creativity to Zoot, building upon its strengths and deep sense of commitment to our region’s arts sector. She has served nonprofits at … [Read more...]

Kettering’s Art on the Commons Festival: Call for Artists

Art on the Commons is now accepting artist submissions for its 28th annual festival. Organized by Rosewood Arts Centre, Art on the Commons takes place on Sunday, August 14, 2016, from 11 am until 5 pm at Kettering’s Lincoln Park Civic Commons. Free to the public,Art on the Commons is one of the region’s most popular summer fine arts festivals, drawing a regional audience of over 7,000 in one day. This festival’s three-person jury features some of the most talented artists and art appreciators in the region. The 2016 panel includes Thom Meyer, a photographer, Kettering Arts Council member … [Read more...]

UpDayton To Grow Impact in 2016

UpDayton, an initiative launched in 2007 to make Dayton a magnet for young and creative talent, held their 2016 Launch Event on January 26th at the Schuster Center, following the Dayton Development Coalition’s Annual Meeting. UpDayton leaders detailed the ways that young professionals, college campuses, businesses and community organizations can join the movement to create change in the city. Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley stressed the city’s commitment to strong partnership and challenged young people to get involved, “We need your help recreating the downtown space that is our authentic urban … [Read more...]

Cincinnati Reds Visit the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force visitors will have the opportunity to meet members of the Cincinnati Reds organization on Jan. 30 from 11 am - 2 pm. Catcher Devin Mesoraco; president of baseball operations Walt Jocketty; minor league pitcher Cody Reed; former catcher Corky Miller; chief operating officer Phil Castellini; broadcasters Thom Brennaman and Jim Day and mascot Mr. Redlegs are scheduled to appear at the museum stop. The visit will begin with a question and answer session, followed by an autograph session and a chance to take photos of the Reds at the museum. Seating and … [Read more...]