This exhibit celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, with vintage photos and memorabilia from Dayton Metro Library’s exceptional Woman’s Suffrage Collection. Dayton Metro Library Main Library in the Opportunity Space @ Patterson. Free
Join the Paul Laurence Dunbar Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History for a special event on seven women who helped shape Dayton’s history. The program will start at 2:00 pm and be held at the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center located at 16 S. Williams St., Dayton, OH 45402. Learn about the women’s lives through this two part program of lectures and activities, including poetry, dance, and song. The first portion of the program will take place in the theater and will begin at 2:00 pm, and the second will follow in the building’s second floor conference room starting at 3:15 pm. This event is free and open to the public.
Ladies! This is a chance to have a night all your own. We will be offering special pricing for ladies who want to bike every Tuesday from 5:00-8:00 pm so come and ride for only $10. Our ladies instructor, Emmy Fabich will be holding a free group lesson from 6:00-7:00 pm. Learn new skills and build confidence with the support of other female riders. All ages and abilities welcome. Then at 8:00 pm join us for yoga in the park with licensed yoga instructor Fe Meier.
Then at 8:00 pm join us for yoga in the park with licensed yoga instructor Fe Meier.
**Please remember to bring a yoga mat if you plan to participate.
There will be a limited number of bikes available for rent, but we encourage you to bring your own. Please call ahead to reserve a rental. We can’t wait to see you Tuesday night!
Dayton Most Metro has exclusive first scoop on a new mobile boutique that is ready for business.
“Bon Voyage Boutique” will bring Dayton’s first Airstream brand mobile shopping boutique to the masses. In recent years, mobile boutiques have become more popular. Owner Jacquie Powell has been obsessed with this concept for a while. She had searched and searched for the perfect mobile unit. Jacquie found the Airstream in August after searching all over Ohio, North Carolina, and Indiana.
Then the work began. Her and her team gutted it down to the studs. While Jacquie did much of the work, she used local carpenter Ryan Spencer to transform into a the Airstream into a shop. Ashley Powell of Luken Interiors was in charge of design. Finally, Brett Walker from Asher’s Car Detail, has polished the “camper.” Jacquie told us there are many people to give credit to, that helped make her dream come true.
Bon Voyage Boutique will feature women’s fashions purchased in New York during fashion shows. From clothing and shoes, to jewelry and accessories, the selection will be fun and fashionable. Jacquie makes sure all the products are American made. She chose only to carry American made because as a retailer she feels it is her responsibility to provide ethically sourced and eco friendly fashion. Eventually, Bon Voyage Boutique would like to become a “fair trade company,” meaning their products are socially and environmentally sustainable. Jacquie’s goal is to spread awareness about the fashion industry and the effects it has globally.
Bon Voyage is currently booking private parties, also doing rallies and festivals in the Dayton/Cincinnati area.
BOOK YOUR EVENT by calling 937-422-6284 or visit Bon Voyage Boutique on Facebook HERE.
Gather with friends at the boutique for a private, fun wine party, or boost a fundraiser. What a great way to get “impossible to find” fashions from New York City. Keep your eyes out for Bon Voyage Boutique, rolling to a fashion party near you !
This coming Monday April 4, Linda Vista, Inc. is hosting its 2011 Window of Opportunity Luncheon at 12:00 noon at the Holiday Inn, 2800 Presidential Drive. The Mistress of Ceremonies will be local television personality Marsha Bonhart. Featured speakers include the Honorable Barbara Gorman of Montgomery County Common Pleas Court and Amos Otis, President of SoBran.
“Linda Vista provides housing and a high quality program that teaches self-sufficiency to homeless women ready for change. Linda Vista provides the women with a clear vision to the future for themselves and their children,” says Carmen Gooden, founder and executive director of Linda Vista. More than a way to raise dollars, this event seeks to enlighten a broader spectrum of the community about the staggering number of homeless women and children in need of housing and support services how Linda Vista is working to meet that need.
Since opening its doors in 2006, the Linda Vista has become a recognized provider of homeless services by the City of Dayton and Montgomery County homeless solutions program. For twenty-four months, residents participate in life skills sessions, job readiness training, parenting classes and personal development workshops. The children are enrolled in an on-site after school program and on the weekends and during school breaks, participate in cultural, sports and arts activities.
Nearly two hundred (200) women and their children have been referred to Linda Vista for housing and services from 2006 – 2010. Over the last three years, Linda Vista has maintained a 80% success rate for a positive exit (clients exit to permanent housing) and has maintained 100% capacity since 2009.
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Carmen and her staff seek to inspire the community to take a step forward to provide a caring and loving facility for women where they can regain and perpetuate their self-dignity in a challenging world. It is their firm belief that it “takes a community to heal a community.”
As one of the graduates of the program stated, “Life is a journey, but we are not defeated anymore.” Strong, meaningful words, from a person that has a new life, a successful life thanks to Linda Vista.
Open a window of opportunity for a deserving family by attending this event. Tickets can be purchased for $35.00 by calling 277-9663 or 397-6537.