I must admit, I have a problem. I’m indecisive, and Dayton isn’t helping since there are too many options from which to choose. However, I’ve narrowed it down a bit and would like to provide you with some possibilities for the week!
On Wednesday, learn how to start a vegetable garden with Five Rivers Metro Parks’ Preparing a New Vegetable Bed class. Enjoy some good wine at the Cameron Hughes Wine Tasting at Arrow Wine in Centerville or some good beer at the Beer Tasting with Beer Guru Charles at Rumbleseat Wine. And if you enjoy theater, then make your way to The Loft Theatre to see God of Carnage.
On Thursday, there will be Apples Everywhere at the 2nd Street Market…well, I don’t want to lie. They probably won’t be everywhere, but I’m sure there will be lots of them there. Young professionals should definitely make their way to the Dayton Art Institute for jumpstART’s Jump into Fine Art! For only $10, you get several things, including admission to their special exhibit, two Oktoberfest tickets, and much more. Take that Groupon! If you’re cheesy like me, then make your way to Dorothy Lane Market for the Cheeses of the World Show. And if you’re a fitness pro unlike me, make plans to hit up the US Air Force Marathon Sports and Fitness Expo at the Nutter Center. Runners have been instructed to pick up their bibs during this time, so they must think that runners are messy eaters.
On Friday, downtown is THE place to be. PARK(ing) Day will be celebrated, which is a worldwide event in which metered parking spots are transformed into temporary parks. During your lunch hour (or half hour), watch the SMAG Dance Collective as part of The Square Is Where at Courthouse Square. And in the evening, Urban Nights is a MUST ATTEND event! There will be tons to do, including Pecha Kucha Dayton Volume 8, as well as watching several crazy people (I can say that since I know some of them!) who are Going ‘Over the Edge’ for Big Brothers Big Sisters at the at Key Bank Tower. You will also be able to combine the Urban Nights’ experience with the Taste of Miami Valley at RiverScape. Some theater options for Friday include A Streetcar Named Desire at Xenia’s Kettering Health Network Theater; God of Carnage at The Loft Theatre; or Urinetown: The Musical at Centerville Schools Performing Arts Center…you know you gotta go. Fling in the Springs will be happening up in Yellow Springs. If you feel like being all “fitnessy”, then attend the US Air Force Marathon Sports and Fitness Expo at the Nutter Center. And although Dayton’s Oktoberfest isn’t for another week, you can get a taste of it at Arrow Wine in Centerville during their 14th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration.
On Saturday, good luck to all the runners running in the Air Force Marathon. And if you’re not a runner, you may want to avoid the traffic around base! All you women out there (I know there are a lot of you) can head to the Dayton Airport Expo Center for the Dayton Women’s Fair. Another type of fair/festival is happening in Yellow Springs – Fling in the Springs. Consider seeing nearly 200 antique/classic automobiles and motorcycles as part of the The fifth Dayton Concours d’legance’s Preview Party at Carillon Park. I’m all about pointing people in the right direction, so “I’m so excited” to tell you to head up north to the Clark State Performing Arts Center to see The Pointer Sisters. Support United Rehabilitation Services by participating in the Rubber Duck Regatta at RiverScape. Also there, you will be able to eat some delicious food as part of the Taste of Miami Valley. If you live up north, no worries, as the Taste of Troy will also be happening on Saturday. And if you ran in the marathon in the morning, then you definitely have to make up for all those calories you burned!
On Sunday, you’ll have the opportunity to check out some of the things you may have missed earlier in the weekend, such as the Dayton Women’s Fair or Fling in the Springs. Some theater options include God of Carnage, A Streetcar Named Desire, and The Merry Wives of Windsor presented by Shakespeare in South Park. Check out some antique/classic cars and motorcycles as part of The fifth Dayton Concours d’legance at Carillon Park. And if you’re a pork fan, head to the Preble County Fairgrounds for the Preble County Pork Festival.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
If a blonde and a brunette jumped off the Key Bank Tower, who would hit the ground first?
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!