There is an old saying: “You can’t really understand another person’s experience until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes.” Walk a Mile in Their Shoes to End Teen Dating Violence asks participants to literally walk one mile in someone else’s shoes! It’s not easy walking in someone else’s shoes, but it’s fun and it gets the community to talk about something that’s really difficult to discuss: gender relations and sexual violence.
Join us Valentine’s Day weekend for a run or walk with your family and friends!
Join Great Miami Outfitters as we host Andy Niekamp – author of “Captain Blue on the Blue Blazes” – to share his story of thru-hiking the Buckeye Trail!
Imagine walking 1,444 miles with a backpack carrying the bare necessities of life, 26 maps, and whole lot of grit.
The Yoga for the Outdoor Adventurer Series is designed to give you the skills to prepare for your hiking and paddling trips!
We can all agree that the snow is here to stay, and whether you love it or hate there really is nothing to do but embrace it! So in honor of Old Man Winter,Adventures on the Great Miami is hosting Tube Fest this Saturday! Their river side hill is the perfect tubing hill!
Starting at 11am, you can head out to 1995 East Ross Road in Tipp City and rent one of their heavy duty tubes all day for only $5! Feeling extra adventurous?! Sled the hill in a kayak all day for only $10! (you can also bring your own sled or tube)
They’ll have bon fires roaring all day to warm you up in between sledding trips and the Adventure’s food truck will be offering a tasty South Western menu to keep your bellies full as well as offering free coffee and hot chocolate!
Cyclists riding along the top of Huffman Dam will find a smoother ride, perhaps as early as 2018.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources announced a nearly $244,000 Clean Ohio Trails grant to the Miami Conservancy District (MCD) to build a 0.6-mile trail section on top of the dam. The trail will run along Huffman Dam from the intersection of the Mad River Bike Trail and Wright Brothers-Huffman Prairie Bikeway to Lower Valley Pike near the entrance to Huffman MetroPark.
A former roadway on top of the dam has been closed to vehicular traffic for many years.
“The roadway is bumpy and in poor condition, but people value it as a connection between the Mad River Trail and Huffman MetroPark,” says Sarah Hippensteel Hall, MCD manager for watershed partnerships. “Now we can remove the old road and build a proper bike trail that will provide a smooth ride and allow better access between the Mad River Trail and the north side of the dam near the entrance to Huffman MetroPark.”
The project cost is about $325,000. MCD will provide the $81,000 match. The project is expected to be complete in 2018.
For all you outdoor adventure seekers here’s your chance join up with other like minded cyclists for a brisk, self-paced, 11-mile bicycle ride from Star City Brewing Company to Carillon Brewing Co. over the Miami Valley Bikeways. While at either establishment, don’t forget to warm up, eat, and work on The Historic Collaboration challenge.
This is the second outing for this group, which will gather at Star City, and begin their journey at 2 pm, making their way to the Miami Valley Bike Trail 25, then head north all the way to Carillon. Everyone is welcome to ride at their own pace. The ride will conclude at the Historic Carillon Brewing Co.
The ride is free, but pre-registration is requested- do it online here.
Start a holiday tradition by skating with your friends and family at MetroParks Ice Rink! Enjoy spendid scenery and hot chocolate from RiverScape Cafe.
Jeraldyne Blunden was the founder and artistic director of the esteemed Dayton Contemporary Dance Company, the world’s largest repository of reconstructed dance works by African American choreographers. Ms. Blunden also founded Jeraldyne’s School of Dance. The school has given many Miami Valley youth the opportunity to learn about modern dance and pursue a dancing career.
Ms. Blunden received significant recognition for her work, including a 1998 Dance Magazine Award, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and a MacArthur “Genius” Fellows Award. In 1997, she was named one of five Dance Women: Living Legends, “for keeping dance alive.”
Jeraldyne Blunden died on November 2, 1999. She is located in Section 146 in the Woodland Mausoleum.
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is located at 118 Woodland Avenue off of Brown Street near the UD Campus. The Woodland Office is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday 8 am to 12 pm. The Cemetery and Arboretum are open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. The Mausoleum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information call 937-228-3221 or visit the Woodland website.