Volunteer Birdwatchers Needed to Help Prevent Bird – Plane Collisions

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...]

4th Annual Ladies Arm Wrestling Sunday!

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...]

A Lighthearted Look At The Heart Of Dayton Love

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...]

Nite at the Races : 6th Annual Event to Prevent Homelessness in Dayton

Time for all you local Dayton supporters to put your money where your mouth is... the horses mouth, that is ... Want a fun way to support a charity that helps prevent homelessness in Dayton?  Then attend the 6th Annual "Nite at the Races" event on Nov 7th at the IUE HALL on 1675 Woodman Dr. in Kettering. Held each year by the Rent Foundation, which is the charity enterprise of the Greater Dayton Apartment Association, the event promises to be a great time. Races are shown on a big screen and you can bet and win cash!  Some of the food confirmed will be Frickers Wings, Johnny's Slice … [Read more...]

Can You Take A 3 hour Shift for Homefull’s Phone-A-Thon?

Homefull is hosting a Phone-A-Thon on June 24, 25 and 26, and they need your help!  Homefull, formerly The Other Place, was founded in 1988 in Dayton, Ohio and has grown to meet the challenging needs of our community in service to homeless persons. They have a bold vision of “a community where there is no homelessness” and a mission “to work to end homelessness by providing housing, services, advocacy and education.” Homefull offers a comprehensive continuum of care and services to those who are at risk of homelessness, to those who are currently homeless and to those who are formerly … [Read more...]

Stivers Showcase of Student Films

On Tuesday, the 20th of May, at 7:30 pm, at The Neon Movie Theater on 5th Street, Stivers School for the Arts, Film/Video and Animation Studio will Present THE SHOWCASE This eclectic compilation of short films includes absurdly comedic work, as well as hard hitting documentaries. Some of these films have already won national and regional awards. Following the show, there will be a Q & A with the student filmmakers. Tickets will be $5.00 during the pre-sale and $7.00 at the door. Tickets are available at the Neon box office and at Stivers in room 1206, the Film/Video and … [Read more...]

Local Teen Gets A Lifetime Opportunity With A ‘Can’ Do Attitude

Madeline Mobarry is your typical teenage girl.  She is in her junior year at Northmont.  She is currently looking at colleges for when she is done with high school.  Madeline hasn’t decided on a school just yet.  She is in the process of trying to tie down on where she wants to go.  In the meantime, she has started doing some college courses through a program that is available for her at school.  This past weekend she was part of the production of “Seussical!” from the Muse Machine, playing her double bass.  She also plays in the Northmont Orchestra, and Northmont Jazz Band. Madeline, like … [Read more...]

The Show Must Go On- The Rubi Girls- One Night Only!

Thanksgiving- the kind of holiday where you slave in the kitchen, spend time with the family, eat turkey for dinner, express thanks for the great people in your life, eat turkey sandwiches, shop, eat more turkey,  watch football and start to really wonder how you are related to those people! So lets face it, by Saturday night you're going to need to get out! May we suggest you make plans to head downtown and catch The Rubi Girls as they make their traditional Thanksgiving appearance with The Show Must Go On.   For those of you who haven't seen one of their shows (gasp)  we should warn you- … [Read more...]

Together We Are Greater…Dayton

Together, individuals and communities across the region create Greater Dayton. And through working together, we are a greater Dayton. It's simple. It's true. And now, that spirit of volunteerism - those people who make Dayton greater - get a moment in the limelight. The Dayton Foundation invites individuals and groups to connect right now through their newest social media campaign. Last month, The Dayton Foundation launched the “Together we are Greater…Dayton” social media campaign on the Foundation’s Facebook and Twitter accounts to increase engagement and dialogue with fans about the … [Read more...]

Food for Thought: Charitable Food Adventures

As the holidays approach, many charity functions are in full swing.  Superfry & The Big Ragu are honored to participate in and support over 40 local charities, all of them are close to our hearts.   Three of these special events are coming up in November, and we would like to share them, because they need your help and support.  So please if you can, take some time to attend these functions for people in need.   FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8th - RENT FOUNDATION's "NITE AT THE RACES" at the IUE HALL at  1675 WOODMAN DR. ---What is this charity?  Helping families in crisis since 1995, the … [Read more...]