How to Go?
What: 5k for Kelli Run/Walk
When: August 18, 2018 at 9am
Miami Valley Music Festival is a beloved, family friendly music festival that raises money and awareness for local charitable causes. MVMF features multiple stages where you can experience the best regional, original musical talent, along with unique vendors and children’s activities. This year’s festival features over 20 exciting, up-and-coming bands on multiple stages. Lots of variety! Couldn’t be more of a win-win for everyone!
More information can be found at www.miamivalleymusicfest.com. See below for the full music schedule and event details:
DATE AND TIME
Fri, Jul 20, 2018, 12:00 PM – Sun, Jul 22, 2018, 12:00 PM EDT
FULL MUSIC SCHEDULE:
Friday Music Schedule:
Stage 1: 6:30pm The Vibe / 10:00pm The Ark Band
Stage 2: 5:00pm Grampybone / 8:00pm Subterranean / 12:00am (midnight) Spikedrivers
Acoustic Stage: 6:00pm Joseph Gillis / 7:00pm Scott Lee
Saturday Music Schedule:
Stage 1: 11:30am Scott Lee / 1:30pm OldNews / 3:30pm Mike Perkins / 6:00pm Krunk Town Boogie / 8:00pm Charity Announcements and Movement Arts Performance / 8:30pm Wolf Moon Revival and Sharon Lane / 11:30pm D-Funk All-Stars
Stage 2: 10:00am Mystical Flutes and Tribal Drums with Yoga by Beth Weaver (The Space Between Studio in Tipp City) / 12:30pm Stringus Kahn / 2:30pm Typical Johnsons / 5:00pm Dustin Smith and the Daydreamers / 7:00pm R.I.N.D. / 10:00pm Jah Soul
Acoustic Stage: 12:00 – 3:00pm Open Mic (sign ups start Friday at the opening of the festival) / 3:00pm Vicki Brown / 4:30pm Dillon Brown / 6:00pm Tony Herdman / 7:30pm Amber Hargett
As with many festivals, there is a VIP upgrade, which includes the perks listed below. More information and pricing details here.
- Access to the VIP Hospitality Tent, sponsored by local vendors
- Beverages and water
- Back stage & front of stage seating and viewing area access
Troy Eagle’s Campgrounds:2252 Troy-Urbana Rd
Follow signs to entrance on Cathcart Road
Full detailed ticket information here.
$60 for 2 day weekend, including camping
$60 VIP upgrade
$40 for single day passes
$25 VIP car pass
$75 Reserved camping spot
$25 Car camp pass (this allows you to camp by your car)
No refunds. Please no pets.
Masquerage returns once again to the Historic Roundhouse at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Equitas Health’s, formerly AIDS Resource Center Ohio, has earned a reputation for Masquerage, as being an over-the-top, all-out bash. The masked ball was dubbed Dayton’s Party of Parties by Ron Rollins of the Dayton Daily News several years ago and this themed event has continued to grow.
Masquerage is led by the Equitas Health Dayton Associate Board with Brenden Wynn as its 2017 Chair. Started in 2002 by Square One Salon owners Brent Johnson, Doug Henderson and Josh Stucky at Therapy Cafe, the party has grown and moved across town, to such unusual venues like The Merc, The Foundry and its latest home at the Roundhouse at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.
Guests are invited to explore “Lost Worlds” at 2017 Masquerage. This year’s theme allows attendees to explore times or places, real or fiction, that showcases a world beyond the present. Think Atlantis, Mount Olympus, Medieval times, roaring 20’s, or Game of Thrones. You’re sure to see a few Ariels, Aphrodites, and Mother of Dragons. Masqueragers are encouraged to go all out and wear a costume that embodies their vision of Lost Worlds. But the one thing that is required of all party guests is a mask — whether you choose an elaborate Venetian mask, a party mask, or a face painted mask.
What makes Masquerage more than just a dance party is the entertainment. Over the years there have been escape artists, contortionists, dance crews, fire dancers,
knife throwers, and more.
This year, the featured guest performer is Alexis Michelle, RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 contestant, presented by Square One Salon. Red Ribbon Lounge ticket holders will have the opportunity to meet the original “subway fish” herself.
The over-the-top entertainment doesn’t stop there. Dayton’s own, The Rubi Girls, will return to give their always outrageous performance. You’ll also enjoy sultry Aerial performances by Femme Fatale Fitness. DJ Dayna will be rockin’ the Roundhouse til 1am with her own music mixes.
General admission tickets are $65, get your tickets now because prices go up to $75 at the door. You will be greeted with a signature welcome cocktail created by MostMetro’s own Brian Petro, enjoy delicious food provided by SageCraft Catering, night-long entertainment, and non-stop dancing.
If you prefer to attend Masquerage as a VIP, splurge for the Red Ribbon Lounge tickets, which include your own private entrance, all of your drinks, decadent assortment of appetizers and desserts, entry into the 2nd floor lounge with a voyeuristic view from above, exclusive entertainment, meet and greet with Alexis Michelle, and the always coveted swag bag for $150. Red Ribbon Lounge tickets cost $175 at the door, so don’t delay.
Want MORE to do? Joining the Masquerage lineup this year is The Mural Machine who will be LIVE painting the event – simply amazing to watch their vision come to life! You can also go home with fabulous silent auction prizes if you have the winning bid OR take home a diamond and 14k gold necklace from James Free Jewelers simply for the price of a raffle ticket.
Masquerage Tickets and Raffle Tickets can be purchased online at Masquerage.org. The party starts at 8 PM and runs til 1AM. See you at the Roundhouse on October 21!
The Dayton Art Institute really needs volunteers Oktoberfest!
It takes nearly 2,000 volunteers to support this museum fundraiser, and we need your help – please consider volunteering at Oktoberfest! This is their largest and most important fundraising event of the year, with proceeds directly benefiting the museum. Many volunteer opportunities are available, including admission gates, the mugs & tees booth, soft drink booths, and assisting with the ACCO Brands FamilyFest.
Follow the link below to learn more about volunteer opportunities, they really need to fill a lot of Sunday shifts! You’ll need to create a VolunteerHub account or login with your existing account to view available shifts.
All volunteers must be at least 15 years of age or older (21 years of age or older to work in beer or wine areas). Volunteers under 18 must have signed parental permission to volunteer at Oktoberfest.
After a great response from their South Park community mural along Wayne Avenue, The Mural Machine will be working with the Belmont Eastmont Hearthstone Community Council for a Mural Painting Party in the Park at Nordale Park in Belmont on Sunday, August 13.
“It was so exciting to see their murals being painted all over Dayton,” said Kim Petro, member of the Belmont Eastmont Hearthstone Community Council. “We’d already been talking with Etch and Tiffany about doing a mural on the pavilion at Nordale Park and we’re even more excited to have them come to Belmont now!”
More than just a day of community mural painting, the Mural Painting Party in the Park will feature sports tournaments, local artisan vendors, door prizes, a 50/50 raffles, and popular local food trucks.
“Doing a mural in the park, we wanted to make the day into a party for the whole community,” said Reggie Swickard, board member of the Belmont Eastmont Hearthstone Community Council. “In addition to the mural painting we’re going to have vendors, sports tournaments, food trucks will be on hand, door prizes, raffles and a whole lot more!
Belmont is an amazing neighborhood and we want to take a day to celebrate that while beautifying one of our great parks!”
Zombie Dogs and The Drunken Waffle will be serving food all day long and local artisan vendors are encouraged to submit applications at https://daytonfun.wufoo.com/forms/zu3q7110dk837z/.
Basketball, kickball and disc golf tournaments will be announced in advance, in addition to other details, all at www.facebook.com/BelmontEastmontHearthstoneCommunityCouncil/.
“Belmont is affordable and friendly. Not only is it close to a number of great businesses and recreation areas in Dayton, it’s home to quite a few of them,” Petro said. “We’re putting the spotlight on all of that. It’s going to be an awesome event!”
Money raised will be used to offset mural costs in addition to help fund the growing community garden in the park.
A park clean-up will be held on Aug 12th in preparation for the Mural Painting Party in the Park. Volunteers are needed and you can contact Reggie Swickard at [email protected] for more details.
This is a free event that is open to anyone of any age! For more information check out our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BelmontEastmontHearthstoneCommunityCouncil/
Have your ever visited the cemetery to take a tour? If no, why not? Woodland Cemetery is one of the best and most beautiful cemeteries in Dayton and Ohio and the nation. Here, you can see a great view from the Lookout Tower, study the architecture of the family mausoleums, explore the geology of the grounds, learn about Dayton’s history, discover the cemetery art work on stones more than 175 years old and so much more. There is never any fee to enter and all of the tours are free and open to the public. Bring your bike or wear a good pair of walking shoes and explore for yourself the timeless beauty that is Woodland Cemetery.
Spring Migration Bird Walk
Saturday, May 13, 2017 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Let’s Talk Trees Arboretum Tour
Wednesday’s: May 17, June 14, July 12, August 16, September 13 and October 11
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Woodland Historic Tour
June 14 and 24, July 12 and 22, August 16 and 26, September 13 and 23, October 11 and 21
Tours begin at 10:00 am
History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder Tour
Thursday’s at 5:30 pm: June 15, July 20, August 17, September 21
Saturday’s at 10:00 am: June 24, July 22, August 19, September 16
Evening Lantern Tours beginning at 6:30 pm: October 3, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26
Faith and Friends Radio Broadcast and Walking Tour
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Bill and Melody will be broadcasting live from Woodland Cemetery from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. Then join them for the Women of Woodland walking tour at 6:30 pm.
Saturday, August 5
Tours begin at 9:00 and 10:30 am
Discover Woodland Days
Sunday, October 1
Tours begin at 12:00, 12:30 and 1:00 pm
Dayton Metro Library Programs
Early Brewers of Dayton
Northmont Library in Englewood
Monday, May 15, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Call 937-463-2665 for more information
Doctors of Dayton
Kettering – Moraine Library
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Call 937-496-8939 for more information
Cemetery Symbols and Representations
Wilmington – Stroop Library
Monday, July 17, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Call 937-496-8891 for more information
Cemetery Symbols and Representations
Northmont Library in Englewood
Thursday, August 10, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Call 937-463-2665 for more information
Street Names of Dayton
Kettering – Moraine Library
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Call 937-496-8939 for more information
Tours and programs are free and open to the public. Reservations are required for all tours at the cemetery. Please call 937-228-3221. For more information about tours and programs at Woodland and in the community, click here to visit our website. Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is located at 118 Woodland Avenue off of Brown Street near the UD campus. All tours start at the front gates on Woodland Avenue.
For more information on these or any of our volunteer activities, please contact Debra Mescher at 937-228-3221 or [email protected].
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.
Volunteering gives you the chance to vote every day about the kind of community and world you want to live in. It gives you the opportunity to be apart of something bigger than yourself and use your civic responsibility for the greater good
Volunteering lets you meet people from all walks of life. It gives you the chance to form real relationships that can have a lasting impact on your life. You could meet your new best friend, future business partner or have a conversation that sparks a real change in your life.
Did you know volunteering is also an excellent way to boost your career prospects? It helps you create a positive impression, makes you more innovative, creative and gives you a range of useful skills. It’s not just us that believe this, recruiters do too!
In the Miami Valley there are hundreds of events that thrive with the help of volunteers. So we’ve launched a Facebook Volunteer Group that is set up to bring volunteers and events/organizations that need the help together! Joining the group will just allow you to find out about opportunities all over town, but does not obligate you to anything, so go ahead, join our group!
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 airports are desirable to many types of birds, especially geese.
Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm and the Dayton International Airport, with the support of the US Department of Agriculture, have created a unique partnership to study the planting of tallgrass prairie and monoculture switchgrass near the airfield along with the usual practice of mowing turf and planting crops. The theory is that the naturally tallgrass will deter the larger birds that can bring down a plane, like geese and gulls or large flocks of starlings. These birds tend to avoid longer vegetation, which hinders their ability to spot predators, land or spread their wings to fly.
But first, Aullwood needs to discover what birds are living near or on airport property, so they are creating a volunteer bird census team to undertake a bird survey of the area. Because volunteers are making observations from some distances, Airport Bird Surveyors must have excellent bird vocalization ID skills, in addition to being able to identify birds visually. Two volunteers survey the fixed point observation locations four times a month, starting 30 minutes before sunrise on either Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. During fall migration, the survey will decrease to twice a month. Volunteers will receive specific training on the Bird Survey Protocols and are eligible for all the benefits Aullwood volunteers receive including participating in an outstanding volunteer enrichment program. People interested in volunteering should call Nina Lapitan, Aullwood’s Volunteer Coordinator at (937) 890-7360, ext. 214 or email [email protected].
It’s the first such endeavor at a commercial airfield and Aullwood and the Dayton International Airport have the opportunity to influence the land management practices at airports around the world, encouraging the planting of native tallgrass prairies in lieu of traditional turf grass or agriculture. Limiting bird strikes is the primary objective, but the benefits don’t stop there. Tallgrass prairie is now among our most endangered habitats—only about 4 percent remains in the U.S. The vegetation provides critical habitat for threatened grassland birds like the Henslow’s Sparrow as well as birds whose population is rapidly declining like Eastern Meadowlarks and Bobolinks. Planting prairies also reduces the airport’s carbon footprint by offsetting carbon emissions from airport operations, scaling back on the use of agricultural equipment, and reducing the use of pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
Aullwood points out volunteer support is greatly necessary for the success of this very important work!
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 homeless. Their programs and services include street outreach, prevention and diversion, Gateway shelter assessment and case management, social enterprise Micro-Farm & Landscaping, housing search and placement, rapid rehousing, and supportive services in transitional and permanent housing.
Homefull is requesting you volunteer one 3 hour shift to help Homefull connect with donors in a fun, energetic atmosphere! Training is provided on site the evening(s) you volunteer. Make a HUGE impact in helping to end homelessness right here in Dayton, Ohio! Take your pick of three shifts: Tuesday 6/24, Wednesday 6/25 and/or Thursday 6/26 from 6:30 pm-9:00 pm at our office. Free dinner is provided and there will be gift card raffle prizes for volunteers. Bring a friend or even a group with you to earn more chances to win fabulous prizes!
For more information or to sign up contact Carly with questions 937-293-1045 x 530.