Come visit the Glen Helen booth during the fair. Browse a selection of items from our nature shop, learn about Glen Helen programs and membership opportunities.
Yellow Springs street fair
It is going to be another great fall week in Dayton with plenty of things to do!
On Wednesday, it’s all about social justice, with a little theater and beer brewed in the mix. At lunch time, attend the Awareness Luncheon at the Dayton Racquet Club to learn more about human trafficking or the Domestic Violence Vigil at Courthouse Square to remember the victims of domestic violence and to honor those survivors. At the Schuster Center, you will be able to attend Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’. And I didn’t forget the beer – there is a Beer Tasting at Trolley Stop, as well as a Beer Tasting with Beer Guru Charles at Rumbleseat Wine.
On Thursday, don’t miss your chance to get fresh produce at the Centerville Farmers Market. You may have to wait another year for both Dayton’s and Minster’s Oktoberfests, but you will still have the opportunity to participate in Rue Dumaine’s Oktoberfest, with a special menu and beer selection! One of the other great things about this time of year is pumpkin beer…and you will be able to have some with the Pumpkin Beer Tap Takeover at Spinoza’s or Pumpkin Beer Night at Thai 9. And if you feel guilty about drinking beer, then pair it with religion with Theology on Tap at Oregon Express. Wishing to jazz things up a bit? Listen to Ed Clay and The Patrol as part of the Vectren Just Jazz Series at the Dayton Art Institute. If you want to get involved in your community, join Generation Dayton for the event, Better Boards 101. And at the Fraze in Kettering, participate in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night Walk.
On Friday, if you enjoy discussing economic issues, then be sure to attend the Economic Summit on the Revitalization of Manufacturing at the Dayton Convention Center. Friday is also First Friday downtown, so be sure to check out all the galleries, live music, demonstrations, the First Friday Scavenger Hunt, the Dayton Visual Arts Center’s Steamroller Prints: Flat-Out Fun, and much more! At Victoria Theatre, “catch” The Flying Karamazov Brothers, whose show will involve music, comedy, dance, theater, and juggling. Plus, there is a Buckeye Vodka Tasting prior to the show! If you enjoy being spooked, then make your way to the Land Of Illusion Haunted Scream Park in Middletown. At the Schuster Center, Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’ will still be showing. And over at Sinclair, check out A Vintage Affair, in which you will be able to sample wines and unique beers, have a few hors d’oeuvres and desserts, take part in a silent auction, and enjoy jazz music.
On Saturday, kick-off your day with me at the Kickin’ It for Breast Cancer Fall Kickball Classic. They have gone country at the 2nd Street Market with Saturday Live Music by The Johnsons. Make a trip up to Yellow Springs for the Yellow Springs Street Fair. Or make your “way” to Waynesville for the very popular Sauerkraut Festival – just be sure to get there early as it will be very “krauted”. Oktoberfest celebrations are not over yet! Head to the Dayton Liederkranz Turner German Club for their Oktoberfest Celebration. There will also be beer at the Big Beers & Barley Wines Beer Fest 2011 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. At Stivers, watch the amazing Dayton Contemporary Dance Company during their Fall Concert – Director’s Cut. Attend Haunting Harmony at Centerville High School to listen to the Gem City Chorus, with some great guest artists including contestants from NBC’s The Sing Off. Or catch Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’ if you haven’t yet had an opportunity to do so.
On Sunday, kick it into gear by participating in the 35th Dayton River Corridor Classic Half-Marathon & 5k Run/Walk. Head to Stivers to see the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s Director’s Cut. Purchase some local goods at Garden Station Sunday Market. In addition, you will be able to check out the Ohio Renaissance Festival, the Sauerkraut Festival, or Mel Brooks’ ‘Young Frankenstein’.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
These are just a few best bets from the DMM Calendar. There are plenty more events listed there, so if you haven’t, I encourage you to check it out today! Also, if you have an event to share or promote, please submit it– it’s great marketing and better yet, it’s FREE! And finally, if you have a dumb joke to share, I’m all ears!
Have a great week Dayton!
This past week was wonderful…and very unique! I witnessed an elephant in a living room (well, sort of), found out that Minster wasn’t lying about serving beer in half-gallon plastic jugs, and was able to enjoy some fish and chips at my alma mater’s fish fry. But most importantly, the Browns captured their first win of the season! (Sorry all you Bengals fans out there.) Anyways, here are some of the wonderful things going on in Dayton this week!
On Wednesday, row your boat to Otis Redding’s favorite place, The Dock, for their 16th Anniversary. In order to celebrate, there will be 16 dinners offered at 1994 prices! Or continue the German Oktoberfest tradition at Hawthorn Grill, as they will be featuring a German menu. Afterwards, check out the Modern Masters Exhibit from the Smithsonian American Art Museum at the Dayton Art Institute for its final week in Dayton. Or head to The Neon to experience what I experienced this weekend – The Elephant in the Living Room …which by the way, is a wonderful documentary that features many things Dayton. Although you may be skeptical of my opinions since I’m by no means a film critic, the movie has earned two “Best Documentary” awards from actual film critics!
On Thursday, get out your Altoids after you experience Cooking with Garlic at the PNC 2nd Street Market. Just don’t try out your new found cooking skills on a date. In the evening, speed over to the Dayton Art Institute to see Soul Express as part of the DAI 2010 Vectren Just Jazz Series. And, if you are a writer, have always wanted to become one, or like me, you just have a passion for your topic but no formal writing experience, head to the Kettering-Moraine branch of the Dayton Metro Library for a presentation entitled The Courage to Write.
On Friday, there will be lots of opportunities for professional development! All you business people will want to start the day off right with the Dayton Chamber Breakfast Briefingat the Dayton Racquet Club. Afterwards, check out MAGNETIC Content! – Create, plan and position relevant content that will captivate your audience, which is sponsored by New Media Dayton. Bring your autograph book as there will be “ROCKSTAR-like” panelists, including our very own Bill Pote, the wonderful founder of DaytonMostMetro.com! If you are looking to enhance your creativity in the workplace, sign up for the Creativity – Steroids for Your Career workshop at Groundz4Living. If you are a community advocate, you’ll want to register for the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference, which will be going on over the course of three days at the Dayton Convention Center and the Crowne Plaza Hotel. In the evening, fly like Superman…Up, Up & Away with McCoo & Davis, as they perform with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. (You can also find more information about the event by clicking here.)
Saturday is festival day! Make your way to Waynesville for the famous Sauerkraut Festival or to Yellow Springs for the Yellow Springs Street Fair (check out the DMM article on this event here). Or, if you haven’t been to enough beer festivals in the past few months, check out the Miami Valley Beer Fest at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds, where all proceeds go directly to the Resident Home Association, a non-profit that works with adults who have developmental disabilities, providing them with supervised living assistance and other services. So, if people ask you why you’ve been drinking every weekend, you can just tell them it is for a great cause! If you are grieving the fact that Dayton Oktoberfest is over, you can still drink German beer, eat cabbage rolls, and experience live music at the Dayton Liederkranz Oktoberfest! If you want to help kids, be sure to purchase your ticket ASAP for the ‘Help Me, Help Kids’ Wine Tasting and Silent Auction for Big Brothers Big Sisters, which is also on Saturday. It is more than just wine and a silent auction – there will be food, fun, and live music by Matt Scholp. Plus, you will walk home (or perhaps take a cab home) with a wine glass and a t-shirt! A few friends and I attended last year and had such a great time that we are planning to go again this year, so I hope to see you there!
On Sunday, after you go to church, head to the Dayton Art Institute for Musica! Fall Concert – Saints & Sinners. Musica!, Dayton’s professional choir, will be performing music from a wide variety of musicals, such as Les Miserables, as well as a set of spirituals. Or watch Cleveland’s second win of the season on FOX as they take on the Atlanta Falcons. (Apparently this event is not listed on the DaytonMostMetro.com calendar.) If you’re not wise enough to be a Browns fan, check out the Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museumat the Dayton Art Institute, as Sunday is the last day for it. Or, drive down to Waynesville for the Sauerkraut Festival. And finally, to wind down the busy week, participate in the Free Intro to Yoga classat Practice Yoga on Fifth.
What did the football say to the punter?
“I get a kick out of you.”
These are just a few best bets from the DMM Calendar. There are plenty more events listed there, so if you haven’t, I encourage you to check it out today! Also, if you have an event to share or promote, please submit it – it’s great marketing and better yet, it’s FREE! And finally, if you have a dumb joke to share, I’m all ears!
Have a great week Dayton!
It’s time again for the main street of Yellow Springs to close off for an amazing street fair. On Sat, Oct 9th starting at 9am, over 200 booths will sell fine arts & crafts, clothing, jewelry,fair trade items, unique gifts, massages and much more. Join the international selection of cuisine from Vietnamese shish-kabob to Mexican empanadas to Thai wraps to hot dogs.
Street Fair in Yellow Springs is much more than an arts
and food fair; it’s an all-day festival with entertainment
throughout the Village whether from street performers,
at the Jackson Lytle & Lewis Stage or at the Bryan Center
Music Festival & Beer Garden.
For children, Primary Languages will have free crafts
along with face painting and cookie decorating with
donations going to the Dayton International School.
They’ll also enjoy the alpacas, balloons and other
children’s activities throughout Street Fair.
The event is free, open to the public,and
handicapped accessible. For the safety and comfort of all, animals are prohibited from Street Fair, except for Service animals.
For easy parking, you can park at the Yellow Springs
High School or at Young’s Jersey Dairy. Free shuttle service will run from 9am – 7pm