SICSA’s Lift Your Leg helps thousands of animals annually by raising critical funding for their care and adoption. Each year, over 1,200 people and their dogs join together and raise money, run and walk in support of animals in need. Participants can choose between the 10K, 5K, and a fun 1-mile course.
Boy, have we got a Food Adventure for you this Wednesday! Pizza and Beer!
Wednesday August 15th SICSA – Pet Adoption Center teams up with Heavier Than Air Brewing Company for a fundraiser, featuring some pizzas off of local menus!
With all of the breweries in town, it is hard to keep a handle on this booming industry. One of the new kids on the block deserves some love and an honorable mention.
“Heavier Than Air Brewing” in Centerville has been recognized with some awards at the Ohio Craft Brewers Cup. Heavier Than Air‘s European Pale Ale ESB and their Stout McCook both were gold winners.
HERE’S THE SKINNY ON THE SUMMER PIZZA PARTY FOR SICSA:
WHEN: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 15th from 5:30PM to 8pm
WHERE: HEAVIER THAN AIR BREWING COMPANY, 497 MIAMISBURG- CENTERVILLE RD, CENTERVILLE, OH 45459
COST: $5 each to attend the PIZZA PARTY all of which is donated to SICSA.
CASH BAR – $1 will be donated to SICSA for every pint of beer sold.
Beer and pizza sounds great.. so whatcha gonna eat ????
Pizza from the following restaurants:
— CENTERVILLE PIZZA and BBQ’s PIZZA
Hand tossed, nationally award-winning pizzas. They will surely have a unique pie on hand.
— DOUBLEDAY’S MONSTER PIZZA
A cult following has quietly kept this place making hand tossed specialty pies with lots of inventive toppings for decades.
— KING’S NY PIZZA:
Formerly “Johnny’s Slice of NY,” This pizza is authentic New York City Style Pizza. Big Slices, big flavor.
— MACKS TAVERN’S PIZZA
Thin crust pizza cut into tiny squares, this is the only pizzeria that uses diced pepperoni like the serve in school pizza.
— POUR HAUS’ PIZZA
Thin crust pizza, the sauce is delicious too. Look for them to turn some heads with their pizza pies.
— SUBMARINE HOUSE PIZZA
Thin and crispy pizza, we are hoping they feature one of their Philly cheese steak pizzas. Great stuff here !
You gotta wash it down ….
— “EARN YOUR WINGS GOLDEN ALE” with BLACK CURRANT:
This is the best beer we have ever had here, hands down. It is a light beer with a hint of blackberries.
— “EARN YOUR WINGS GOLDEN ALE”
This is their lightest beer and it is delicious. Easy drinking and promises to please the “non craft beer crowd.”
— “MCCOOK BOUND STOUT”
Not our style, but it won an award at the Ohio Craft Brewers Cup. So if you like dark, dark beer… go for this one !
Heavier Than Air Brewing Co. will donate $1 for every pint sold to SICSA, and again, entry to the pizza party is $5 per person. All pizza entry funds will be donated to SICSA, which is set to break ground on a new $5 million facility in Washington Township this fall! There will also be a chance to win a Heavier Than Air Brewing Co. growler!
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This past weekend was pretty incredible. From the enthusiastic crowds to the cute pups in the lobby from SICSA, we had an exciting, packed weekend. Thanks to everyone who helped to create such good energy here over the past several days. ISLE OF DOGS will certainly stick around. If you still need to see THE LEISURE SEEKER, you’ll need to hurry – Today (April 19) will be its last day. On Friday, we will open the new uplifting British comedy starring Imelda Staunton – FINDING YOUR FEET. This new film is only scheduled to play for one week – so don’t delay!
Synopsis for FINDING YOUR FEET: “When ‘Lady’ Sandra Abbott (Academy Award nominee Imelda Staunton – VERA DRAKE, PRIDE, HARRY POTTER) discovers that her husband of forty years is having an affair with her best friend, she seeks refuge in London with her estranged, older sister Bif (Celia Imrie – BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL). The two could not be more different – Sandra is a fish out of water next to her outspoken, serial dating, free-spirited sibling. But different is just what Sandra needs at the moment, and she reluctantly lets Bif drag her along to a community dance class, where gradually she starts finding her feet and romance as she meets her sister’s friends. This colorful, defiant and energetic group start to show Sandra that retirement is in fact only the beginning, and that divorce might just give her a whole new lease on love and life.” (Roadside Attractions) Click this LINK to visit the film’s official site.
Last Thursday’s premiere (and its encore screening) of WE’RE DOING FINE was fantastic. Audiences loved seeing Dayton all aglow on the big screen, and we’ve had several requests to play the film one more time during the day. So we’ve added a screening – you’ll have one more chance to catch it at THE NEON. We will screen WE’RE DOING FINE on Saturday, May 12 at Noon, and tickets are just $7.50 each. Tickets for this encore screening are only available in-person at THE NEON’s Box Office!
The Dayton Jewish Film Festival is getting ready to kick off this year’s awesome line-up. Brochures are now available in our lobby, and you can find out more about the films (as well as details about tickets) on their OFFICIAL SITE. Here’s a list of movies that will screen at THE NEON:
Thursday, April 19 at 7:15 – KEEP THE CHANGE
Tuesday, April 24 at 7:15 – BAGELS OVER BERLIN
Thursday, April 26 at 7:15 – THE INVISIBLES
Sunday, April 29 at 5:15 – SHELTER
Monday, April 30 at 7:15 – BIG SONIA
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:15 – THE CAKEMAKER
Tuesday, May 8 at 10am – AN ACT OF DEFIANCE
Thursday, May 10 at 7:15 – SAMMY DAVIS JR: I’VE GOTTA BE ME
“It’s now official: Big things come in small, un-hyped packages. LIVES WELL LIVED, the inspiring film about women and men aged 75-100 who have more energy, creativity and optimism than any superhero, just rolled over the results for recent Oscar winners in its theatrical premiere. LIVES WELL LIVED celebrates the incredible wit, wisdom and experiences of adults aged 75 to 100. Through their intimate memories and inspiring personal histories encompassing over 3000 years of experience, forty people share their secrets and insights to living a meaningful life. These men and women open the vault on their journey into old age through family histories, personal triumph and tragedies, loves and losses – seeing the best and worst of humanity along the way. Their stories will make you laugh, perhaps cry, but mostly inspire you.” (Shadow Distribution) Director Sky Bergman will be here for this special one-time screening on Sunday, May 13 at 3:00. Tickets, just $7.50, are now available at THE NEON’s box office.
“LUNAFEST returns to Dayton for the 9th year, bringing nine new short films by, for and about women from around the world. This year’s unique films range from animation to fictional drama, covering topics such as women’s health, body image, relationships, cultural diversity and breaking barriers. From the comedy of a young Indian-American woman who wants to follow her dreams to the harrowing first-person account of a young girl’s escape from Boko Haram, each story will inspire and enlighten. All proceeds from LUNAFEST will go to the Ohio Domestic Violence Network and to Chicken & Egg Pictures, a nonprofit organization that supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. The festival is sponsored locally by Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance. Tickets are $10.00 ($5.00 students) with donations over this amount gratefully accepted. Tickets can be purchased in advance for this popular one-time showing which sold out last year.” (Dayton Women’s Rights Alliance) Tickets available now at THE NEON’s Box Office or via this LINK. LUNAFEST will screen on Sunday, May 20 at 3:00.
Thank you for your continued support!
We hope to see you this weekend,
SHOWTIMES for Tuesday, April 17 – Thursday, April 26:
THE LEISURE SEEKER (R) 1 Hr 52 Min
Thursday (April 19): 2:50, 5:00
FINAL DAY – April 19!
ISLE OF DOGS (PG-13) 1 hr 41 Min
Thursday (April 19): 3:15, 5:30, 7:45
Friday & Saturday (April 20 & 21): 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15, 9:30
Sunday (April 22): 12:30, 2:45, 5:00, 7:15
Monday-Thursday (April 23-26): 3:15, 5:30, 7:45
FINDING YOUR FEET (PG-13) 1 Hr 51 Min
Friday & Saturday (April 20 & 21): 12:00, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20, 9:40
Sunday (April 22): 12:00, 2:20, 4:50, 7:20
Monday (April 23): 2:50, 5:10, 7:30
Tuesday (April 24): 2:50, 5:00
Wednesday (April 25): 2:50, 5:10, 7:30
Thursday (April 26): 2:50, 5:00
DAYTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Thursday, April 19 at 7:15 – KEEP THE CHANGE
Tuesday, April 24 at 7:15 – BAGELS OVER BERLIN
Thursday, April 26 at 7:15 – THE INVISIBLES
(All Dates Are Tentative. Dates Often Move And Sometimes Disappear)
TBD – FOXTROT
April 27 – YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE
May 4 – TULLY
May 18 – RBG
June 1 – POPE FRANCIS: A MAN OF HIS WORD
June 29 – WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?
Staff from the SICSA Pet Adoption Center traveled to the Licking County Humane Society on Saturday, September 23 to help rescue efforts as a result of Hurricane Irma. The SICSA team, along with the Cleveland Animal Protection League, met the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team who had transported 19 dogs from the Charleston Animal Society in order to make room for homeless animals displaced after Hurricane Irma.
The SICSA Pet Adoption Center is currently caring for and will have 6 of the 19 dogs up for adoption. Two of them are available for adoption today – Charleston and Cleopatra. The other four are awaiting medical check-ups.
“The response to both hurricanes from the animal welfare community has been tremendous”, states SICSA Executive Director Nora Vondrell. “To be able to take some of the burden of caring for, and eventually finding homes for these pups, has been very rewarding for staff and volunteers who have wanted to help since the first hurricane made landfall”, states Vondrell.
Vondrell and the SICSA team have been on standby to help with the transport of animals displaced by both Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. They have also assisted by collecting monetary donations to give to the shelters most affected in Houston and across Florida.
“The animal welfare community learned many lessons after Hurricane Katrina”, replied Vondrell. “One of the hardest to carry out was waiting until we were called up to help. Many of us wanted to immediately dispatch teams and send physical supplies such as food, leashes, crates, etc. However, we didn’t want to create work and an eventual rotting mess with which those already exhausted would have to deal. Now, our community can help further by finding homes for these Charleston pups so we can help more down the road”, concludes Vondrell.
Families interested in meeting and potentially adopting one of the Charleston dogs can do so by visiting the SICSA Pet Adoption Center at 2600 Wilmington Pike in Kettering.
Inspired by the popular Spike TV show Lip Sync Battle, SICSA Pet Adoption Center is staging a 3 round battle on Wednesday, July 12th at The Dublin Pub. As a part of the fundraiser, Pub owner Steve Tieber has agreed that the restaurant will generously donate 20% of sales all day long, just write SICSA on your receipt and that will signal the Pub to include your sales in the donation.
Local personality’s have agreed to take the stage at 6pm and lip sync to their favorite tunes as a fundraiser for the local animal shelter. Competitors will start the first round with a song selection of their choice. The audience will buy their votes, starting at $2, and thereby pick the winners advance to the second round, where they’ll spin the song wheel for their selection, perform and again the audience will vote two performers on to the finals. In this last round, both finalists will be give the same song to perform, the audience will again vote and the winner will be declared by 8pm.
Signed up to compete:
From Left to right: Gina Ferraro from Channel 99.9, local stand-up comedian Keith Irvin and Dayton.com’s own Amelia Robinson
Rodney Veal, host of Think TV’s “The Art Show, Steve Milano aka “The Big Ragu” food blogger and Zac Pitts, host of WDTN’s Living Dayton
And we still have two spots open! If you’d like to compete send us an email.
How you can help SICSA:
Dine at Dublin Pub – 20% of lunch, dinner and late night donated to SICSA
From 6-8pm Vote for your favorite performer
Lily’s Bistro hosts Doggie Date Night in benefit of SICSA on Thursday, September 29 on their dog friendly sidewalk patio. A portion of all sales throughout the restaurant for the evening will benefit SICSA.
“With patio season winding down, weather is still very nice.” Emily Mendenhall, Lily’s Bistro Owner said. “We always welcome well behaved pups on our sidewalk patio but partnering with SICSA gives attendees extra incentive to check it out and support this great non-profit”
Doggie Date Night falls on Curious Cocktail Thursday, a Lily’s Bistro weekly special that features a new or rediscovered cocktail making use of inventive ingredients or preparations.
“Our chef’s will be making gourmet dog treats for the pup’s and themed dinner and drink specials for the humans” Mendenhall said. “It’s a great opportunity for our staff to showcase their creativity while helping this great non-profit”
For those interested in Doggie Date Night, the event takes place on Thursday, September 29 at Lily’s Bistro. No tickets are required but reservations are encouraged for larger groups.
Based in Kettering, SICSA’s (Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals) mission is to promote the welfare and adoption of companion animals, and nurture loving, lifelong relationships between animals and people. SICSA will be on site for a limited portion of the evening with an adoptable dog and info on pet adoption.
“We love all of the great work that SICSA does for the animals in our community so any chance to partner with them is welcomed,” Emily Mendenhall, Lily’s Owner said. “Having the sidewalk patio open for dogs all the time is a perfect setting for summer events like this.”
The Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSA) hosts their annual Lift Your Leg Run & Walk for Strays this Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Centerville High School (500 East Franklin Street, Centerville, Ohio 45459). Each year, over 800 people and their dogs join together and raise money, run and walk in support of animals in need. Lift Your Leg helps thousands of animals annually by raising critical funding for their care and adoption.
Participants can choose between the 10K, 5K, and a fun 1-mile course. In addition, before and after the race, experience our Vendor Village of supporting businesses and organizations. There will be several food options available, as well as canine entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. And don’t forget the RUFFle Raffle, where you can enter to win a $3,000 gift card to Elizabeth Diamond Company! Tickets for this terrific raffle item will be available for purchase on event day (you can also purchase some when you register!). Raffle ticket prices are $5 each, $10 for three, or $20 for seven.
They will also have several human and furry friend contests you can participate in while you are awaiting course awards. Fun contests include Best Dressed Human/Pet Pair, Oldest Present SICSA Alumnus, and a Dog Talent Contest.
You may register individually or as a team. In addition to awarding prizes to runners in several different categories (best times by race length, age, and with dog), SICSA also awards the largest fundraisers in team and individual divisions. Teams of 6 or more receive a free upgrade to an athletic performance t-shirt, a $5 value per participant!
For more information on fundraising, the course map, schedule of events and to register, please visit www.sicsa.org/liftyourleg. For additional information about Lift Your Leg, please contact Development Coordinator Julie Crusenberry at (937) 294-6505 ext. 15 or [email protected].
International law firm WilmerHale is once again teaming up with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, the Humane Society of Greater Dayton and SICSA Pet Adoption Center for the “Dogs of Fall Adoption Fest” on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 11 am to 3 pm. This 4th annual event will be held outside the WilmerHale Offices, 3139 Research Boulevard (located in the Miami Valley Research Park), Dayton, OH 45420.
“With the unwavering support of our staff and partners, we hope to find loving, lasting homes for as many pets as possible,” said Donna Smith of WilmerHale’s Dayton Business Services Center. “WilmerHale is committed to working with our community partners on important issues to improve the quality of life for people and pets alike.”
“We are proud to once again join forces with WilmerHale and our adoption partners on such an incredible event,” added Animal Resource Center Director, Mark Kumpf. “Every homeless pet deserves a chance to find a loving, lasting home and partnerships like this definitely strengthen our efforts.”
Dozens of dogs will be available for adoption at this family-friendly event featuring music provided by Montgomery County Auditor and DJ Karl Keith!
WilmerHale is a leading full-service law firm with 1,000 lawyers in a dozen cities in the United States and abroad.
For more information on the WilmerHale Dogs of Fall Adoption Fest, contact:
Montgomery County Animal Resource Center: (937) 898-4457 or www.mcohio.org/animalshelter
Humane Society of Greater Dayton: (937) 268-PETS (7387) or www.hsdayton.org
SICSA Pet Adoption Center: 937-294-6505 or www.sicsa.org
For 40 years, the Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals (SICSA) has been dedicated to place adoptable dogs and cats in loving homes. They have over 1,400 dog and cat adoptions annually and spay and neuter over 2,000 dogs and cats each year for the community. As a nonprofit, they rely on donations from the community, hosting many fundraisers like their Red Dog Auction, Holiday Bazaar and their annual pet calendar.
But this year, they’ve planned a brand new event for Friday, Sept 12th and they’ve enlisted the help of James Beard award-winning chef and restaurateur Anne Kearney of Rue Dumaine and Chef Matt Hayden from Scratch Event Services to pull off The Cat’s Meow. Guest will arrive at Benham’s Grove in Centerville to enjoy a 1920’s Creole style garden party featuring a shrimp boil like Dayton’s never seen.
Here are the event details:
5:30-7:00 – Era-specific appetizers and spirits, dancing to the beat of Dave Greer and the Classic Jazz Stompers, a themed photo booth, and an exciting silent auction made up of unique and enticing packages. If this lineup doesn’t keep you entertained while you visit with 249 other guests and enjoy our garden party Creole ambiance, we need to check your vitals!
7:15-8:30 – A shrimp and Andouille sausage boil, Creole-style. What’s that mean? It means we boil up those bad boys with corn, potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic, Chef Anne’s special spice mix and lots of love! We then serve it up piping hot to your table family style, with a side of Chef Anne’s Grandma’s famous cornbread. Not a fan of shrimp or meat, no worries. We also have a red beans and rice dish which will be sure to please. We will round out the main course with homemade pickled vegetables made just for you! Then we finish it up with banana-pecan trifle garnished with pecan praline while you bid on our five special live auction items. You will swear you have been transported back to a 1920 Louisiana back yard.
8:30-10:30 – The party doesn’t stop just because the bidding has! Dave Greer and the Classic Jazz Stompers will turn up the heat and get you going on the dance floor. Not into the swing, we dare you not to do some chair dancing, toe tapping or finger snapping to these cool cats!
Individual Tickets are $150 each and tables of 8 are $1200. Tickets may be purchased on the SICSA website.
DMM Ticket Contest:
We’ve got a pair of tickets for a lucky winner who’d like to enjoy this Creole Garden Party. To be entered in the drawing you must like & share this story and fill out the entry form below. Congratulations to Theresa from Huber Heights, who will be our guest at The Cats Meow!