What a great weekend! I enjoyed seeing so many people downtown on Friday for Urban Nights! And I enjoyed my first ever Air Force Marathon experience, which was also my first ever racing experience since running track in kindergarten. It was great to see so many people come from all parts of the country and world to be in Dayton! Although you may not be running around base this week, you may be running around town trying to catch some of these great events!
On Wednesday, put on your cocktail dress (for ladies only), eat some delicious food, and get out your credit card to bid on some amazing silent auction items at From Homeless to Homefull at Carillon Park. Proceeds benefit Homefull, an organization in Dayton that helps to end homelessness. If you enjoy drinking, head to The Caroline for the Epic Brewing Tasting. And for some evening entertainment in the Oregon Disrict, head to Trolley Stop for the Old Time Acoustic Jam, Oregon Express to listen to The Doug Hart Band, or Blind Bob’s for Karaoke with DJ Nancy.
On Thursday, buy local produce at the Centerville Farmers Market. Knitting has become a pretty popular thing to do and not just for old ladies, so if you’re interested, make your way to Books & Co. at The Greene for Daytime Knitters. Couponing has also become popular with all those crazy couponing shows. Get started with the trend by attending Couponing 101 at the Miamisburg Senior Adult Center. They say not to mix religion and politics, but it is perfectly okay to mix religion and beer, as Theology on Tap will be happening at Oregon Express. At the Fox and Hound in Beavercreek, you will be able to buy love and support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society with the Bachelor Auction for a Cure. And finally, scientists and wannabe scientists – make plans to attend the inaugural Dayton Regional Science Festival Ignite Innovation: An Evening with Paula Apsell (Executive Producer of the PBS series NOVA) at The Engineers Club of Dayton.
On Friday, attend the BRAVO! 2011 Champagne Brunch and Fashion Show at Sinclair’s Ponitz Center or Ignite Innovation Lunch and Learn at the Schuster Center. If you’re in the field of marketing/fundraising, then make your way to the Dayton Metro Library’s main branch for a workshop entitled, Writing to Make a Difference: How to Create Marketing Materials That Get Results. At The Salvation Army Kroc Center, you will be able to attend the Human Rights & Dignity Banquet. If you like mums, then be sure to attend the Tipp City Mum Festival. Speaking of mums, it’s hard for me to keep mum about one of my favorite festivals of the year – Oktoberfest! You can avoid the Oktoberfest crowds but still experience this great festival by getting your tickets to the DAI Oktoberfest Preview Party which is held Friday night!
On Saturday, start your day off on a healthy foot by participating in the Greater Dayton 5k Heart Walk and Run to support the American Heart Association. Or take part in the St. Vincent de Paul – 2010 Friends of the Poor Walk. Support Communication Services for the Deaf by playing in the Spikes for Tykes Volleyball Tournament at Setters. Buy some great local products/produce at the 2nd Street Market and listen to live music by Old Skool, which will be playing a type of music I really like…the oldies! Also on Saturday…several festivals will be going on, including the Germantown Pretzel Festival (Veterans Memorial Park in Germantown), the Chocolate Festival (Montgomery County Fairgrounds), Oktoberfest (Dayton Art Institute), and the Tipp City Mum Festival (downtown Tipp City).
On Sunday, head to the Garden Station Sunday Market for some great local produce. Leap back into time by visiting a re-created 16th century English village with the Ohio Renaissance Festival. And finally, remember that Sunday is your last chance to make it to the DAI Oktoberfest, the Tipp City Mum Festival, and the Germantown Pretzel Festival!
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
I went into the bank the other day and asked the teller to check my balance – she leaned over and pushed me.
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!