Kick off Dayton Beer Week in style at Dayton Beer Company for 3rd Annual Tomfoolery Dayton Beer Miler. The course, which you’ll complete four times, is approximately 1/4 of a mile. On each loop, you’ll be offered a Dayton Beer Company Beer. At the finish, join us for an after party featuring music, food truck, and tasty local brews.
Stressed? Seeking some peace of mind? Aren’t we all! It’s not as complicated as we tend to imagine. Self care, through movement and meditation, can dramatically improve our ability to cope with an increasingly stressful world.
Lots of folks are unaware that we have a wonderful resource nestled right here in the Miami Valley! The Natural Path Meditation Center, a non-denominational center that teaches a heart-based form of meditation called Heartfulness, is located in Beavercreek, conveniently close to both Fairfield and I-35 (directions below).
This weekend the Center is hosting their 2nd Annual HeartFest event. It’s a FREE & fun wellness festival, with workshops and vendors for all ages! Organizers hope that by offering tools for self care and inner peace, people will be able to live a more balanced life. How wonderful would that be for our community?
Curious about meditation, yoga, and wellness? Looking for ways to cope with stress? Seeking inner peace? Something to do with the kids? All of the above? Then this is sure to be a wonderful day you won’t want to miss!
- Heartfulness Meditation sessions all day
- Kids Tent with Activities for all ages
- Variety of Wellness Speakers & Vendors
- Movement Tent offering yoga, qigong, & Melt classes + Music!
- Food Trucks (Shakery Juice Bar, Harvest Mobile Cuisine, and Bella Sorella Pizza!)
- For the full schedule of events, click here.
How to go?
- 10am – 5pm on Saturday August 19, 2017.
- Free admission!
- Parking at St. Luke’s Parking Lot. For directions click here.
You can meet our World Class Teaching Professionals from all around the world! This class is offered to any players who are not currently enrolled in a program at KTC Quail. All ages are welcome!
Canoegrass is a playing in the river, laughing your ass off kind of bluegrass festival and campout. The banks of the Great Miami River will come alive with the best entertainers in the region.
This isn’t your ordinary festival. Get ready to get wet, wild and stomp your feet and splash your friends all weekend long. The best seat in the house just may be from a canoe or tube!
The 5th annual 5k for Kelli run/walk is happening this Saturday, August 5th, 2017, which honors and supports women with breast cancer, and to remember those who lost the fight. This is a super fun event for the whole family. It is a 3.1 mile out and back course that begins and ends at Wegerzyn Gardens and winds along the beautiful Stillwater River.
This race is in memory of Kelli James who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2006, and is organized by her two loving sisters. Kelli loved fairies so participants are encouraged to wear tutus, wings, and flower crowns. No fairy gear? No problem! Handmade gear is available at the merchandise tent. They will also offer free fairy face painting from our friends at Princeton Management and free colored hair spraying from Great Clips.
When: Saturday August 5th– Onsite registration starts at 7:30 am. Race starts at 9 am.
Frederick Olt was born in Dayton on September 25, 1874. He was the son of John and Philipena (Linxweiler) Olt. After becoming a partner in the butchering business with his father, Fred decided that office work was more to his suiting and obtained employment with the Schantz Brewery as a bookkeeper. Frederick’s sister, Mary, was married to Adam Schantz. In 1904, he advanced to the position of cashier and in 1906, he decided to go into the brewery business with his brothers and started the Olt Brothers Brewing Company. Mr. Olt married Laura H. Greve on April 6, 1902.
Fred Olt died August 28, 1958 at the age of 83. He is located in Section 101 Lot 2712.
Woodland Cemetery, founded in 1841, is one of the nation’s five oldest rural garden cemeteries and a unique cultural, botanical and educational resource in the heart of Dayton, Ohio as you will see as you read through this new MostMetro.com series. Visit the cemetery and arboretum and take one of the many tours Woodland offers free of charge. Most of Dayton’s aviation heroes, inventors and business barons are buried at Woodland.
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.
Come join Artemis Center, Dayton’s Domestic Violence Resource Agency, for a fun-filled bicycle tour on the Miami Valley Bikeways Bike Path. Riders from near and far come together to raise awareness and cycle against Domestic Violence. Pick your best costume and rally your friends or colleagues to create a “pedal crew” and collect pledges before the event!
Discover the joy of kayaking! Or if you already kayak, do you want to build on your skills and enjoyment? This one-day course is for you! Start your kayaking adventures off right by learning essential paddling and safety skills on calm water. This comprehensive course will cover equipment, strokes, paddling technique, capsizing, dealing with a swamped kayak, and re-entries. Come ready to get wet and have a good time on this skill and confidence building class. No experience necessary. We’ll show you that kayaking is an activity that everyone can enjoy.
There are many traditions that involve placing objects, specifically money, on graves. These traditions are usually regional or customary practices and do not necessarily have religious connotations.
Large amounts of pennies which are thrown onto Benjamin Franklin’s grave by visitors each day are a symbol of good luck, and a nod to Franklin’s motto that “a penny saved is a penny earned.”
Some people hold to the tradition of leaving something of yourself when visiting a grave. If nothing else, a coin from your pocket serves as a marker of the passage and your esteem for the departed. It also signifies to any that pass by that the grave was visited and that the deceased is well loved and esteemed and has not been abandoned or forgotten. Coins are also an older form of leaving flowers, a practice prompted by the heavy Romanticism of the Victorian era.
Some believe that to leave a coin on a grave brings good luck. Students in some areas are known to leave pennies on the graves of their school’s founder in the hopes of good luck with exams.
Some are, perhaps unwittingly, mimicking the ancient tradition where gold coins were buried with the corpse in order to pay the toll charged by Charon, the boatman of the Underworld, for passage to the other side of the river Styx. It was considered sinful not to leave this toll with the dead as it would condemn them to forever wander the shores without end.
It is an old tradition to leave a penny at the grave site of a loved one as a gesture of deep love and understanding. Some coins have distinct meanings when left on the headstones of those who gave their life while serving in America’s military, and these meanings vary depending on the denomination of coin.
A coin left on a tombstone or at the grave site is meant as a message to the deceased soldier’s family that someone else has visited the grave to pay respect.
Leaving a penny at the grave means simply that you visited. A nickel indicates that you and the deceased trained at boot camp together, while a dime means you served with him in some capacity. By leaving a quarter at the grave, you are telling the family that you were with the solider when he was killed.
In the United States, this practice became common during the Vietnam War, due to the political divide in the country over the war; leaving a coin was seen as a more practical way to communicate that you had visited the grave than contacting the soldier’s family, which could devolve into an uncomfortable argument over politics relating to the war.
No matter what type of item you leave at a grave site, it is seen by others that the person is not forgotten.
At Woodland Cemetery, you will find that the grave sites of the Wright Brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar receives the most coins. The coins are picked up periodically and are deposited to the Woodland Arboretum Foundation to care for the grounds and gardens of the cemetery.
Woodland Cemetery, founded in 1841, is one of the nation’s oldest rural garden cemeteries and a unique cultural, botanical and educational resource in the heart of Dayton, Ohio. Visit the cemetery and arboretum and take one of the many tours Woodland offers free of charge. Most of Dayton’s aviation heroes, inventors and business barons are buried at Woodland.
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is located at 118 Woodland Avenue off of Brown Street near the University of Dayton 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 Cemetery and Arboretum website.
Link: Dayton Bike Share is getting into spirit the world’s greatest bicycle race with the inaugural year of Tour de Link. Participants can compete in three different challenges to earn the sleek activewear that pays homage to the jerseys of the Tour de France. The tour runs July 1st – July 23rd.
“Tour de Link mimics the challenges built into the Tour de France. For example, the polka dot jersey goes to the best climber in the Tour de France. Our polka dot shirt will go to the rider who completes the most trips at our Grafton Hill Station, which sits at the highest elevation,” says Chris Buck, Business Development Manager for Bike Miami Valley.
In fact, there are multiple ways to win this unique challenge. The rider who spends the most time on the bike, will win the Yellow Link shirt, the rider who takes the most trips will win the Green Link shirt and the rider who ends the most trips at the Grafton Hill station will ride away with the Polka-Dot Link shirt.
Any individual may register for the competition. “The beauty of this challenge is that other than registration, we do all of the counting for you. You don’t need to sign into an app or log your trips individually, you just need to ride a Link Bike,” says Buck.
Link: Dayton Bike Share is a popular program run by Bike Miami Valley and Greater Dayton RTA. Since its launch on May 5, 2015, Link riders have totaled more than 70,000 trips and have attracted more than 9,000 unique users to the system.
What: Tour de Link
When: July 1, 2017 to July 23, 2017
How: Register at https://linkdayton.org/top-nav-pages/community/tour-de-link
More Info: https://linkdayton.org/
Questions: Chris Buck, [email protected], 937-496-3826