You will have one hour to create a contraption out of recycled materials to protect a hard boiled egg from an 8 foot drop. (Bring your plastic Easter eggs to recycle) On the lawn at Trailside museum. Ages 5 to 8. Donations appreciated. Weather dependent.
All living things need food, water, shelter, and space to survive and thrive. Join us at Trailside Museum to explore where different living things get water. We will go on a short hike in the Glen, then head back to the museum to make a craft and read a story! Donation appreciated. Children ages 3-8 with an adult. Trailside Museum.
#1 Audible Best Seller & two-time Grammy® nominated illustrator and songwriter Morgan Taylor presents Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show. A multi-media performance of live music, animated illustrations and storytelling the New York Times calls “a cross between Yellow Submarine and Dr. Seuss.”
FREE Show – Accepting Non-Perishable Food Donations
Food donations support Southminster’s FISH Food Pantry, which provides groceries to lower income individuals and families in the south Dayton region.
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus is EXCITED to open its doors to the public on Friday, September 28 with a special celebration! Families are invited to attend the Grand Opening Ceremony, which will include a children’s parade led by Bertie, LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s mascot, and the Creative Crew kids; brief speaker remarks; and will conclude with an unconventional “ribbon cutting!”
The grand opening ceremony will be held in front of the attraction and is open to the public (guests will need tickets to enter the attraction afterward). The first 500 guests that day will receive a limited-edition, grand opening LEGOLAND Discovery Center Pop Badge!
Enter to win our Grand Opening Ceremony contest that includes four tickets for your family and a front row seat at the Opening Ceremony on 9/28, followed by a private tour of the Master Model Builder workshop from Maxx himself! Details here: http://po.st/BIGQDk
Students learn both wheel and hand building while creating beautiful functional ceramic plates, bowls and more. Please allow at least two weeks for finished artwork to be ready for pickup. Class fee provides each student with clay, glazes, and related firings. Class meets Thurs. 6 to 8 pm, Sept. 20-Oct. 25. $90/resident; $100/non-resident. To learn more about Rosewood Arts Centre programs or to register call (937) 296-0294.
Attention all foodie kids, or any of you 10 and under who love pizza ! Sunday September 23rd will be an epic Kid’s Food Adventure at Pisanello’s Pizza in Franklin. The cost per child is just $6 and will include making their own personal pizza up to 2 toppings. Just a couple of minutes off of I-75, the event will have limited seating and you must make your reservation online! If you have never tried Pisanello’s Pizza, you are in for a treat. If you have been there, then come back for that taste that has been a Franklin favorite for 3 decades !
There will be dough tossing, cheese spreading and a saucy good time. Kids will learn about cooking, pizza history and more! Families are welcome too, but only kids under 10 get the make your own pizza deal! Parents and other siblings are welcome to attend as we will have a special menu featuring a one night only deal of $7 for 2 topping large pizzas for them! The event will be held in the upstairs, private ballroom above the pizzeria. We will have door prizes and much more fun activities. Here is the full scoop !
WHAT: KIDS 10 and UNDER MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA EVENT !
WHEN: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2pm – 4pm
WHERE: PISANELLO’S PIZZA, 355 S Main St, Franklin, OH 45005
$6 per child gets them:
-Their own personal pizza, which they can decorate up to 2 toppings of their choice
-Beverage of their choice
-Mini cookies for dessert
There will be door prizes, gift card giveaways, pizza history and trivia , dough tossing, and more.
Adults and family members are free to attend and will have a cash menu to choose from featuring $7 large 2 topping pizza deals !
****YOU HAVE TO REGISTER CHILDREN ONLINE AND PREPAY FOR THEM BY CLICKING HERE..*****
Sorry no tickets sold at the door. Limited seating. First come first serve online. – Dont miss this one or get shut out!
We will see you at Pisanello’s for the first ever Kids Food Adventure!!!
In the Dayton suburb of Franklin, one pizza reigns supreme, Pisanello’s Pizza . This restaurant has quietly been spinning out pies for the past 30 years. Inside the community of Franklin, they have gained a loyal, cult following. Pisanello’s makes hundreds of pizzas each weekday and thousands of pizzas on the weekends. Outside of Franklin, this place is a well-kept secret. But now, The Food Adventure Crew is letting the masses know about this.
One of their biggest attractions, literally, is the Reaper Pizza – a 34 inch monster with your choice of toppings. They even have an eating challenge called the “Reaper Challenge” where 2 people must eat the pizza in 30 minutes to succeed. But we say, order the Reaper pizza with a group and let the Food Adventure begin!
Now to learn a little bit about the Pisanello’s secret….
HERE’S THE SKINNY on PISANELLO’S PIZZA:
—Pisanello’s Pizza started in Alliance Ohio in the early 1960’s. It branched out to Kent, Ohio and eventually Bowling Green, Ohio, in October 1964. Jerry Liss, of Kent, Ohio, started the Bowling Green business after working for Ron Pisanello. Jerry chose Bowling Green, because of the growing student population of Bowling Green State University. With his wife Sylvia, they ran the store for 50 years, to great success. It is still a success today.
—With over 15 franchises in Ohio and Michigan, the chain is strong.
— The Franklin Pisanellos is celebrating their 35th year in business. Owner Tom Combs and Marketing director Bruce Horstman run a well oiled machine. Busy weekends are no problem, as the staff is always hustling with great service.
— Staying with a family theme and atmosphere, no alcohol is sold or allowed on site.
— The pizza dough is made from scratch every day and the sauce is made in-house, with the famous San Marzano brand tomatoes from Italy.
— Sharing the restaurant with sister company TLC Catering, Pisanello’s hosts parties in any of the 3 floors of their building and the party rooms are incredible.
MUST EATS at PISANELLO’S PIZZA:
—THE REAPER PIZZA:
Behold the Masterpiece. This behemoth, 34 inch pizza is sliced into squares, although you can ask for pie slices. The one topping Reaper starts at $34.95 and the deluxe gets up to $54 bucks. You can get up to 4 different sections with different toppings.
—SPICY ASIAN WINGS:
An amazing combo of tang and heat, these are the best wings we have had at a pizza joint in the Dayton area. Although they are baked, they maintain a crisp crunch and stay true to the Buffalo Wing style.
—LOADED TATER TOTS:
Who doesn’t love tater tots? Jackie and Ragu devoured these on the spot during our visits. Get them loaded with cheese and bacon. Sour cream? YES ! or…. dip them in ranch or ketchup !
We were very impressed with the pizza on our visits. They have a nice selection of toppings and we have loved our pies from cheese, to loaded deluxe. The Hand tossed is our favorite style, aka the traditional style. Great Crust, great sauce, the foundations of what makes great pizza, and they have excelled at both.
The slight tang to the Buffalo Wing. Mild, yet a bit of flavor, this is the perfect wing to compliment pizza. They are great, and you could eat ton of them.
A must eat appetizer at Pisanellos.The cheese topped crust is great for dipping and savoring. A solid choice to open the meal.
—KIDS MAKE YOUR OWN PIZZA OPTION:
The most fun a kid can have is making their own pizza, right? This is an ingenious meal where they serve the kids raw ingredients, of crust, cheese, and sauce, and the child makes their own pizza. You then give the pizza uncooked to the server who pops it in the oven and in a few minutes, the kiddos are eating their own creations.
Don’t forget the pizza by the slice deal “2 huge slices and a drink for $5.95.”
Also, we cannot stress enough the amazing beauty of this building. The upstairs floor are refurbished party rooms. They are perfect for your next meeting or get together.
So many great tastes, so little time. Although this place has been here 35 years, so you have all the time in the world….
The bottom line is that this is a great pizza pub, with delicious pies. Go there with some friends and try the REAPER… or go with your immediate family and get a pizza of your choice. We are sure you will find it a tasty stop with friendly service. It isn’t just Franklin’s little secret anymore ….
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Join us for the happiest event of the season: Bunny Brunch at The National Exemplar!
Seatings are available at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 25 and Saturday, March 31.
Guests will enjoy a buffet brunch full of Exemplar favorites you love, a visit with the Easter Bunny, and a few special treats for boys and girls!
Reservations are $15 per child and $20 per adult, and are required. To make your reservations, please contact Lisa Hopkins at (513) 271-2103 or [email protected]
Payment is due at the time of reservation.
Celebrate the release of Gustafer’s NEW CD – Brighter Side!
“The show is a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss.” – The New York Times
Taylor’s funny and touching multimedia presentation about a little guy from the Sun who landed in the Minnesota woods has loads of adult crossover appeal, making Gustafer Yellowgold’s show a truly all-ages experience.
Fresh from his appearance at WILCO’s revered Solid Sound festival, Taylor will be featuring material from his new album “Brighter Side” alongside classic fan favorites.
Dayton’s biggest chili cookoff was Friday night and we have the loving spoonfuls. A charity that helps disabled Miami Valley residents was given an annual budget boost from the 31st annual event.
There were 17 restaurants and amateur cooks vying for the title of BEST CHILI at the AMBUCS Chili Cookoff this weekend, and the results are in. For the first time ever, the people’s choice top 3 matched The Food Adventures top 3 picks. THE WINNERS ARE…..
#1 CHRISTOPHER’S RESTAURANT’S BUFFALO CHICKEN CHILI:
Delicious, melt in your mouth flavors of simmered chicken and the heat of a buffalo sauce, all in a creamy chili. We topped our bowl with a light sprinkle of shredded mozzarella. This recipe was a risk going off the beaten path of traditional chili’s but in this case, it paid off. Chef John always takes time to talk to the Food Adventures Crew, and we congratulate him and Christopher’s on the big win.
#2 THE BRUNCH CLUB’S SWEET CHILI:
Big Ragu was loving the cute servers in Bengal’s attire, but the chili stole Hungry Jax’s stomach. An interesting twist on a traditional chili, this one was sweet and thinner than most chilis. The result was a chili that really grows on you with each bite. We found ourselves with raised eyebrows craving more of this sweet stuff. A definite stand out in our book, and second place in the competition.
#3 MEADOWLARK’S CHILI with PITA CHIPS:
A traditional chili served with pita chips made in house, and a dab of sour cream. We also sprinkled a bit of shredded provolone cheese on top. This was fantastic. The flavor was so good and it was obvious this was a top contender. Perfectly seasoned and simmering, the chili was one of the best we tasted. In the end, we put them in 3rd place in this tough field of amazing chili.
The Food Adventure crew wanted to give and Honorable Mention to a couple of restaurants that we feel, rounded out the top 5. They were #4 LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE and #5 SLYDER’s who were close to the top 3. Both versions were meaty chili’s with beans and the traditional Tex-Mex type hearty chili that Americans have grown to love.
Please understand, every single booth had some good chili. The trick was to have your chili be absolutely incredible to stand out in a field of good cooks. The competition was intense, the meat, sauce and beans were flying. Hot sauces, cheeses, jalapenos, crackers, draft beer and more made for a filling night.
Other Restaurants and Amateur Cooks that participated were in alphabetical order:
BILL’S AMAZING CHILI:
A hearty chili with slices of beef. This was a dark and flavorful chili and our first taste of the day.
BRIXX ICE CO:
Always a contender, they had a delicious shredded chicken chili, that was almost like a soup.
BUCKIN DONKEY GRILL:
We are so excited this awesome restaurant is back. Their chili entry was a tomato based chili with lots of huge sausage chunks.
A meaty chili with good flavor, this restaurant knows what they are doing. This one is great too, like all of their menu soups.
A Tex-Mex classic chili with beans and the traditional sauce. Good stuff and one of the “prettiest” chilis in the bowl.
DARK HORSE TAVERN:
A good traditional chili with beans, meat and great flavor. We are so glad this restaurant is back again on Byers Rd.
EL RANCHO GRANDE:
A Mexican twist, this chili had a swirl design in it from lots of cheddar cheese. The meat was grind down a lot and the chili had a yellow tin to it. We think it was from spices and cheeses.
A different dark and meaty chili. This was a gamble as the chili had a a very rich deep flavor. Points for uniqueness on this one.
GEORGE’S FAMILY RESTAURANT:
A solid traditional looking chili, with beans. It had some Greek seasoning that made the chili taste unique. The entry was good and ingenious that they passed out their restaurant menus to the tables beforehand.
This was a thinner chili and almost like a soup. The flavor was good and the meat was ground down very well. Many of you know that Harrigan’s is know fro their beefy burgers.. so you know the beef chili tasted good.
LOS REYES MEXICAN RESTAURANT:
Almost like a “Dayton dip” this thick chorizo chili was very very cheese filled. The result was a yellow colored chili with chunks of meat. It was mild tasting and very different than other entries.
The decision to pick the best entries was a daunting one. All of the chilis were tasty, and went for a great cause. Please visit these fine restaurants that give back to the community. It was a great time and benefited handicapped kids in this area.
Casino games and other fun contests filled the Colosseum.
The night also was filled with BEER, WINE and SOFT DRINKS. Did we mention HOT DOGS? Oh boy the AMBUCS charity hot dog booth was serving up some good ones. We indulged in all the drinks and food we could until we were stuffed.
The event benefits AMBUCS of Dayton. It is a charity that helps handicapped residents of the Miami Valley lead a more mobile life. Special walkers. bikes and mobile devices are donated to the families of those children and adults in need. The effect is a priceless improvement for their quality of life.
Next year’s chili cookoff will be FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16th, 2018:
Do you want to enter your chili? We are also looking for blackjack dealers and volunteers for next year. To get involved, go to BESTCHILI.ORG or call Paul Jankovich at 937-438-0345