I hope you have been able to enjoy these nice fall days! And even if the weather does get bad this week, there are some indoor options along with the outdoor options!
On Wednesday, attend The Fundraiser’s Guide to Social Media at the main branch of the Dayton Metro Library. This is great (and free!) opportunity, particularly if you serve on a board or work for a non-profit. And in the evening, you’ll be able to support one of those non-profits, Agape for Youth, by attending the Fostering Changes for Future Generations Gala at the Schuster Center. At Wright State, listen to Arlene B. Mayerson, a national expert on disability rights law, as part of the Wright State University’s Presidential Lecture Series. Listen to classical music as the Tiberius String Quartet from Rumania performs at the University of Dayton. And if you want music you can jam to, then make your way to the Oregon District’s Trolley Stop for the Old Time Acoustic Jam or to Oregon Express to listen to The Doug Hart Band.
On Thursday, bring your kids to the 2nd Street Market for Pizza Making for Kids. You’ve been making dinner for them for a while, so why not let them learn how to make dinner for you for a change?!?! If you consider yourself a “techie,” then make your way to Brixx for Tech Town Thursday. Attention all you vegetarians out there – don’t “wine” because there aren’t any food options for you, as McCormick & Schmick’s is offering a Vegetarian Wine Dinner. In Centerville, listen to the music of Sean Jones (R&B and Soul) presented by the Miami Valley Community Concert Association. Join some great young professionals in the area with Generation Dayton’s Thirsty Thursday at The Wine Gallery. At Oregon Express, catch Theology on Tap. Or make your way to the Schuster Center to listen to the Dayton Philharmonic’s performance, Romeo, Juliet & Prokofiev.
On Friday, aspiring artists should make their way to Wright State for Draw on the Walls. If your kids love animals but you don’t want to bring them into your house (the animals that is, not the kids), take them to the Bison Hayride Tour at Heaven’s Corner Zoo. Halloween is right around the corner, so make your way to the Spaghetti Warehouse for their Mayhem & Mystery Dinner Theatre: ‘Costume Carousing’. If you get a laugh when Jay Leno and David Letterman make fun of all things political, then be sure to make your way to Springfield to see The Capitol Steps, as they will take on a variety of current events…including the Octomom. Head up to Yellow Springs for Fling in the Springs. At the Schuster Center, listen to the Dayton Philharmonic with Prokofiev Meets Shakespeare. You may have read the Cliff Notes in high school, but what is even easier (and more entertaining) is watching The Crucible live at Sinclair’s Blair Hall Theater. And if you enjoy being scared, then make your way to the Land Of Illusion Haunted Scream Park.
On Saturday, get your girlfriends together and participate in the Girlfriend Ride Dayton to benefit the Artemis Center. This won’t just be any ride, as some stops along the way include a hand massage station, a chocolate fountain, and a wine tasting. Or make your way to Fifth Third Field for the 2011 Making Strides against Breast Cancer Walk. At the 2nd Street Market, it’s Fall Family Fun Day, so be sure to bring the kids! Typically, it would be inappropriate to bring your kids to the Funny Bone (unless they are your adult children). However, in the afternoon, you will be able to take them there for the Family, Food, & Fun Comedy Magic Show. And if you don’t have any, I have friends that would probably be happy to lend theirs to you. If you live up north, make your way to the HarvestFest Street Fair in downtown Tipp City…it sounds like fun and it’s free! In addition, in the evening, you will be able to hear live music by the 80s cover band Stranger. In Yellow Springs, you’ll be able to attend Fling in the Springs. If you enjoy German music, head to the Dayton Liederkranz Turner German Club for their German Fall Concert. Have some fun and support the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio with the Fall Treasure Hunt Road Rally…sounds like a mini amazing race! You will be able to listen to music at both the Schuster Center (Romeo, Juliet & Prokofiev) and Victoria Theatre (The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra). And finally, put on your mask and attend a major party in Dayton – ARC Ohio’s Masquerage…a decade of decadence, which will benefit the AIDS Resource Center.
On Sunday, make your way to Garden Station Sunday Market, which is the only Sunday Farmer’s Market in the area. If you like to write, then attend the Second Sunday Free Writers’ Workshop at Books & Co. It says “free writers” so I wonder if they’re in jail for something. Make your way to Belmont for their Neighborhood Jam Fest, which will feature food, music, drinks, artists, and a car show. If you enjoy shopping, head to The Event Connection for the Home, Lifestyle and Craft Expo…after all, it’s not too early to start your Christmas shopping! Listen to the sounds of the University of Dayton Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Ensemble at South Park United Methodist Church. At Sinclair, catch a performance of The Crucible. And if you’re looking for a little Sunday fling, then enjoy Fling in the Springs.
These are just a few best bets from the DMM Calendar. There are plenty more events listed there, so if you haven’t, I encourage you to check it out today! Also, if you have an event to share or promote, please submit it– it’s great marketing and better yet, it’s FREE! And finally, if you have a dumb joke to share, I’m all ears!
Have a great week Dayton!