At the bottom is my white squirrel…do you have one too?
In recognition of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio and the Dayton YWCA are partnering to host a community screening of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. This documentary follows three cases of domestic violence – from the moment emergency calls were placed, right through to the courts and beyond. On the day of the screening there is a minimum donation of $5. At The Neon, Tuesday, 7:30pm.
Hayner’s November Drawing Room Concert features the Western Ohio Tuba Quartet. This unique instrumentation delivers a rich and resonant sound that simply needs to be experienced to appreciate. This free concert is Tuesday at 7:30pm.
The Carillon Tree of Light Towering 200 feet, this is not only the centerpiece of A Carillon Christmas, but also an undeniable symbol of Christmas in the Miami Valley. The Tree Lighting is free. Regular Park admission fees apply to experience A Carillon Christmas. The lighting is Wednesday, 6pm.
Weapons Component Testing and Fusion Research. An in-depth account of the techniques used by Mound Laboratory to make quality assurance measurements of weapons components for the Atomic Energy Commission. Mound got this assignment shortly after the U.S. developed the hydrogen bomb. Mound Cold War Discovery Center, Wednesday, 7 to 9pm.
Since 1998, YWCA Dayton set aside one special day to recognize and honor the most influential women in our community. Class of 2019 honorees will be announced on their website and social media on Thursday.
The City of Kettering and Rosewood Gallery are presenting exhibitions by artists Connie R Campbell and Ginger Owen-Murakami & Vicki VanAmeyden.Reception is Thursday, 6 to 8pm. Both the exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
IN THE PALM GROVE. Two renowned African-American artists are having a frank conversation about what it means to be a black artist in Dayton. Panelists Rodney Veal (choreographer, interdisciplinary artist, and host of Think TV’s “The Art Show”) and Crystal Michelle Perkins (Associate Artistic Director, DCDC), with moderator Michelle Hayford (Director of the Theatre, Dance, and Performance Technology Program at University of Dayton), are sharing their stories, their perspectives, and their hopes about the future for artists in this region. PNC Arts Annex Theatre, Friday, 1:30 to 2:30pm.
Mayflower Arts Center Mosaic Radio Theatre LIVE! It’s vaudeville…for your mind! Their first performance of live radio theatre is complete with audience participation! Chris and Linda Tatarian (of Rum River Blend) host a 2-hour radio vaudeville show featuring a mosaic of drama, mystery, acoustic music, comedy, on-the-spot interviews, commercial jingle, and yes…sound effects! This is Friday, 7pm.
The Dayton Holiday Festival, Mix 107.7 and THE NEONhave the much-loved FAMILY HOLIDAY FILM SERIES. They have 3 holiday gems over the course of the first three Saturdays in December. Admission is free for children 12 and under, and general admission is just $2. On Saturday at Noon is LITTLE WOMEN – the 1932 version directed by George Cukor starring Katherine Hepburn.
At We Care Arts you enjoy so many homemade cookies and treats. You can buy them by the pound! Don’t worry, no walking is required! D
o some holiday shopping in the gift shop, buy some delicious cookies, and enjoy free coffee and door prizes! Admission is free.
3035 Wilmington Pike, Saturday, 10am to 2pm.
The Lincoln Society of Daytonevent is A Conversation with The Lincolns! Local Lincoln presenters, Teena Baldrige and Jim Crabtree, are sharing memories of their lives in Springfield, Illinois and Washington D. C. including how they celebrated Christmas! All are invited to come to the Administrative Offices of Hospice of Ohio, Commerce Park and Paragon Roads…look for The Barn! Sunday, 2pm.
Annual Doll Tea. Moms, aunts, grandmas are invited to bring their favorite little girl and her favorite doll and enjoy an afternoon of fun and food (high tea!) along with door prizes, favors, and a Doll Parade. Cost is $10 for girls under 12 and $20 for girls over 12. Please RSVP by calling 937-228-1124. This is at the Dayton Women’s Club’s beautiful 1840’s Victorian home at 225 North Ludlow Street in Dayton (off Monument). Sunday, 2 to 4pm.
The Bach Society of Dayton Presents Sweet Sounds of the Holidays w
hich is the best holiday tradition in Dayton. They’ll be joined by the Kettering Children’s Choir Chorale and the Kettering Advent Ringers for a concert filled with the songs and carols that remind us of the hope and joy that lifts us all. Kettering Adventist Church, Sunday, 7:30pm.
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ORPHAN HORSE, starring Jon Voight, Alexa Nisenson, Vail Bloom, and Eva LaRue is the latest film project for Miami Valley actor Scott Summitt.
Beyond Frontline: A community conversation about race. In September, Dayton was featured on PBS Frontline’s “Left Behind America” which documented the city’s struggle to recover in the post-recession economy. CEO Shannon Isom and Advocacy Committee member Jason Harrison joined Gem City Podcast for a community conversation about race, historical segregation, and how we connect even when we disagree.
#DiscoverDayton Instagram Contest. The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau wants authentic pictures of you and your friends or family having fun in our community during the holiday season! Why? Because they love showing off all things Dayton and want you to get in on the fun, too!
Hannah’s on Ludlow. The music is outstanding, barkeep is friendly (Michael) and the food is very good. Even parking was a breeze, plenty on street spaces nearby.
I haven’t been there…a friend told me about it!
Rockin’ Snowman Open House. Lots of art, jewelry, pottery, to purchase for holiday gifts. Saturday, December 2, 3 to 6pm; Sunday, December 3, 3 to 6pm
Global Love Dayton is a series of limited edition custom snow globes “celebrating and supporting our region’s treasures,” developed by Stewardship Resources to raise funds for local non-profit organizations.
The MetroParks have planning efforts for individual parks with the development of master plans. Scheduled plans for the Hills & Dales MetroPark is Thursday, 11:30am to 1:30pm at Oakwood Community Center; and 6 to 8pm at the Oakwood City Building, 30 Park Avenue. They also have an Online Survey.
Michelle Stitzlein has been commissioned to create a large art installation for the Park Reading Room in the Main Library in downtown Dayton. She wants locally-sourced, found, reused and/or recycled materials that reflect the Montgomery County community to incorporate into the artwork. Please bring items for donation to the Main Library and drop them in the red bin in the Opportunity Space @ Patterson bynFriday, December 14. Contact her at [email protected] to arrange a pickup at your place of business on that day, if needed.
I put this coin in their red bin!
Charlie, there’s a white squirrel in my back yard, Campbell