YP groups across the region are keeping busy this summer. Here’s a look at some great events coming up through July. Sometimes events get added/announced later – so – if I missed anything, I may add it in the comments to keep it up-to-date. If you’ve attended any of these events or are planning on going – let us know what you like about it.
July 2- Okay – it’s not specifically YP, but it is BOTH First Friday and the kick-off of the City Folk Festival. And if you visit City Folk Festival on Saturday night, say “Hi” to the big group of Generation Dayton members who are volunteering at the beer tent! OR – you can join up with STREET BUZZ to get a unique YP view of the action hitting the Fest, the Wine Gallery, Sidebar and Garden Station.
July 2-5: Dayton Active is going backpacking in the Great Smokey National Park! What a way to spend the 4th of July weekend – enjoying the nature that has inspired numerous anthems about our country! This is a group of outdoor enthusiasts in their 20s and 30s who want to provide a great way for people to meet new friends and explore the rec opportunities around our region.
Wednesday, July 7 at 5:30 PM: Dayton Ballet Barre hosts their monthly Associate Board meeting. Their Associate Board is currently accepting new members – join them at The Wine Gallery and Cafe along the river on Monument and Main for happy hour drink specials, appetizers provided by the Barre, and some new friends.
Thursday, July 8: Generation Dayton hosts their Thirsty Thursday Happy Hour. It’s an opportunity to mix and mingle with other YPs in a casual setting. Members and non-members welcome. Drinks at your own expense. Join them from 5:30-7:30 PM at TJ Chumps, 12 East Linden Ave in Miamisburg.
Friday, July 9: Dayton Urban League Young Professionals host their monthly YP @ Play from 8-11 PM. This is a great opportunity to enjoy some great drink specials at Therapy Cafe, meet some new friends, and enjoy some throwback games from when you were younger. Free to members, $10 for nonmembers. Food and fantastic games included, but drinks at your own cost.
Wednesday, July 14: The Dayton Creative Syndicate – the professional organization that provides creative young professionals with networking, professional development, and social activities – is hosting the Summer Social and Networking event upstairs at Adobe Gilas at the Greene from 5:30-8:30. This is an event in conjunction with the GDAA.
Thursday, July 15: HYPE 3rd Thursday Social at The Caroline in Troy from 5:30-7:30 PM. This is a great event designed to provide a way for YPs in the northern Miami Valley to network, meet friends, and get involved – but it’s open to everyone. Check out a fun venue with great drink specials and fantastic food.
Friday, July 16: The Montgomery County Young Republicans invite you to their July Social at Valley Vineyards. Join them to learn more about the group, discuss how to build the party locally, learn how you can get involved in the upcoming elections, and have some food and drink with like-minded YPs. PLUS – if you join or renew your membership between now and then, your first drink is on them!
Monday, July 19: And the Young Republicans keep going – they host their monthly meeting with a new twist! Check out the new events planned and be a part of the summer action. 6:30 PM at GOP Headquarters (8534 Yankee Street).
Thursday, July 22: TWO GREAT EVENTS!
Generation Dayton is golfing! Join in this shotgun start, scramble format to have a great time. Register individually or as a foursome and have a great afternoon (1-6PM) at the Miami Valley Golf Club. All are welcome (discounted costs for Gen D members).
The Junior League of Dayton is hosting a Membership Outreach event at Coldwater Cafe in Tipp City from 6-8 PM. If you’re a woman interested in getting involved in this long-standing and highly recognized national organization focused on volunteerism, come talk to your local Junior Leaguers about getting involved.
Friday, July 23: TWO GREAT EVENTS!
HYPE continues their wine education seriesat the Piqua Country Club from 6-7:30 PM. Learn the science and art of wine as it makes its way from the grapes on the vine to the wine in your glass. Light hors d’oeuvres served. $25 for advance registration and $35 at the door.
Generation Dayton knows how to make your Friday go faster – meet up with friends for lunch on the fourth Friday of every month! This month they’re meeting at Sweeney’s Seafood in Centerville. Meet with other YPs over an enjoyable lunch. The event is free, but lunch is at your own expense.
Saturday, July 24: Looking for a classy, fun, and tasteful night out? Join the Dayton Urban League Young Professionals as they host a Chocolate Affair at the Doubletree Hotel from 7PM – 1 AM. The Chocolate Affair is an upscale evening event for professionals of all levels to network, dance and have a good time for a good cause. The proceeds from this very glitzy, yet chocolaty fund raising event will support 1,200 youth in the education programs at the Dayton Urban League. $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers, and $50 for special VIP tickets.
Sunday, July 25: The Dayton Ballet Board picnic is coming up this month! You bring a covered dish to share and they provide the hot dogs and hamburgers. Join the Barre at Delco Park Shelter 2 from 12-3 PM for this fun family-friendly event. Ever think that YP events exclude young parents? This is the event for you to bring the little ones and enjoy the summer. The park has a lake where people can fish, a playground and several sand volleyball courts. There will also be a Corn Hole set or two so anyone who wants to play Corn Hole can do so. Since this is a family event there will be a Fourth of July themed piñata for the kids to play with.
Monday, July 26: LISTENING TOUR. Do you want your voice heard? Do you want the inside scoop on the happenings with the City’s finances? This event is specific to YPs.Even if you’re not a Dayton resident, the health of the City is important to all of us. Join with YPs all across the region (coordinated between the City, DULYP, GenD and updayton) – this event is so valuable that major outreach is occurring to get you there! Breakfast is served, parking is validated, and you can share your ideas for ways to improve the City’s financial situation. 7AM at the Dayton Convention Center. RSVP to be there.
Thursday, July 29 – The last Thursday of every month you can meet up and mingle with the Young AFCEAns – a group of young professionals working in technology, intelligence, electronic, information systems and communication. Location and place TBD – check back here for the update. Or better yet – check out their Web page and get involved!
Well – That’s what I could track down before July 1 in hopes to get you hooked into the events happening. As more events pop up – post there here to let us all know. And if you go to an event or have more details, feel free to share in the comments. Enjoy your summer!