The Dayton music scene is a generous one, gathering often to give back to the community and loved ones through benefit shows. One that is particularly exciting is coming up at Oddbody's Music Room. Nightbeast, Jasper the Colossal, Shotgun Surprise and Team Void are all performing together to benefit the Aria Marie Foundation on July 9th, 2016. The Aria Marie Foundation was founded in March 13, 2014 by Dale Spradling, lead singer of Shotgun Surprise shortly after Aria Marie, his daughter, lost her life tragically. She left behind a beautiful baby girl, Maleigha Nicole. Dale was inspired to … [Read more...] about Dayton Music All-Stars Gather for Aria Marie Fundraiser
Dayton PRIDE will close out month-long events with the screening of the award-winning film CLOSET MONSTER...and 100% of the proceeds will go to victims' families of the horrendous massacre in Orlando. "CLOSET MONSTER tells the story of Oscar Madly, a creative and driven teenager who hovers on the brink of adulthood. Destabilized by his dysfunctional parents, unsure of his sexuality, and haunted by horrific images of a tragic gay bashing he witnessed as a child, Oscar dreams of escaping the town he feels is suffocating him." (taken from press notes) Tickets available now at THE NEON's box … [Read more...] about One-Time CLOSET MONSTER Screening – Proceeds Benefit Orlando
If strength is in numbers, then bocce ball is alive and well in Dayton, Ohio. You may remember we did a story on the Sons of Italy, Bella Villa Hall's men's bocce league. Well move over fellas, it is the ladies' turn! Thursday's in the summer, the bocce courts are ruled by the women. Now, let's get rollin'.... HERE'S THE SKINNY ON THE WOMEN OF DAYTON BOCCE BALL: --- You have to be a member of the Italian club, John Pirelli Lodge (click here to join) to be in the leagues. That means you or your spouse must have some type of Italian lineage in your genealogy. … [Read more...] about The Dayton Women of Bocce Ball
One of America's biggest Bocce Ball tournaments is coming to Dayton, and it is all about respect, capeesh? Respect the balls, the court, the tradition and a game where anyone can play and be competitive. The Food Adventures Crew will be a big part of this weekend which also includes a Friday food truck rally and Sunday's Garlic Fest. The John Pirelli Lodge/Sons of Italy will be hosting the 2016 Bocce Classic from July 15th - July 17th this year, and they are looking for players! This annual event draws young and old from many states. Even players from Canada drive down to attend, and … [Read more...] about Dayton’s Bocce Classic: Respect the Balls
It's the start of the downtown event season! This week includes the kickoff for The Square Is Where as well as First Friday and the first in the DP&L Summer in the City signature series. In preparation for the May 7 Downtown Housing Tour, the Downtown Dayton Partnership is pleased to present two more resident profiles. The "typical" downtown resident is anything but -- with ages spanning from young professionals to families to empty nesters, people are turning to downtown living not as a rite of passage but as a lifestyle choice. Residents choose urban living for its density and proximity … [Read more...] about Won’t You Be Our Neighbor? … Again?
Even pacifists agree that cancer needs its butt kicked. More and more people realize how cancer affects family members, friends, co-workers etc. It's hard to find someone that cancer hasn't touched in one way or another. So we are asking you to help us Pick a Fight with Cancer. This Thursday, May 5th at the Engineers Club of Dayton, Mike Nichols will be hosting the Pick a Fight with Cancer Wine tasting from 6 - 9 pm. This great event is to celebrate those who have survived cancer, those angels cheering on from heaven and to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society. Mike Nichols states: … [Read more...] about Help us Pick a Fight with Cancer!
A big crowd watched the Super Duper Cheesesteak finals Saturday afternoon at The Beavercreek Submarine House. Of course your source for Dayton food scoop, Food Adventures was on hand. After an hour of build up, they brought out the cheesesteaks like the Star Wars "Imperial March." The crowd grew silent, the judges looked at the stopwatch.. and GO.. the contest was on. Nine Champions from each individual Submarine House store around Dayton, were now facing each other in an "eat-off" that has become an annual tradition. The Super Duper Cheesesteak Challenge is where you must eat a 16 … [Read more...] about Submarine House Crowns Champ, Announces Expansion
Between 1990 and 2012, bird strikes in the United States killed 23 people and injured 240, damaged nearly 12,000 aircraft, and killed more than 120,000 birds. Airplanes run into loons, starlings, grebes, pelicans, cormorants, herons, storks, egrets, swans, ducks, vultures, hawks, eagles, cranes, sandpipers, gulls, pigeons, cuckoos, owls, turkeys, blackbirds, crows, chickadees, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, mockingbirds, parrots —as well as various kinds of geese. The unfortunate reality is that airplanes collide with birds at an astonishing rate because habitats most commonly associated with … [Read more...] about Volunteer Birdwatchers Needed to Help Prevent Bird – Plane Collisions
What do you get when you combine Sunday Funday, The Trolley Stop, and a dozen women in crazy costumes? The 4th Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling tournament of course! It's only one of THE most outrageously fun charity events in the city. This year's event is Kentucky-Derby themed, so come grab a mint julep and get in on the fun! The event is hosted by the volunteer organization, PUSH Dayton (Professionals United for Sexual Health), which benefits Planned Parenthood. Typically proceeds from these events specifically help fund exam rooms updates in the downtown Dayton facility. The group also … [Read more...] about 4th Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling Sunday!
Calm down. Seriously. Before you create another twitter account, just calm down. “But Dayton is awesome and I want the world to know!!!!!!!!!!” Yes, indeed it is, and other people feel that way, too. “But I have the best idea ever, EVER for a totally unique to Dayton hashtag that is about to change the landscape and economic development of our entire region!!!!”. Nah. That’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. “But I am a super special with a unique perspective on our area that no one has ever thought of before. Have you tried talking … [Read more...] about A Lighthearted Look At The Heart Of Dayton Love