In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of A Christmas Carol is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun. A Tuna Christmas is a total delight for all seasons, whether performed by two quick-changing comedians as it was on Broadway, or by twenty or more. Production requirements are minimal, making the play suitable for school and community producers as well as large venues. Audiences who have and who have not seen Greater Tuna will enjoy this laugh-filled evening.
Are you tough enough? Join us for the Arctic Dash 6K Obstacle Course Race at YMCA Camp Kern! With 20+ challenges including military themed challenges, mud crawls, cable crossings, and more! This a great race for fun runners, beginners, and elite athletes alike, with multiple age categories for male and female runners. There are plenty of chances to win a cool prize!
100% of proceeds go towards sending kids in need to camp in 2023!
There will also be a new family wave at 11:30 am open to ages 7+
Luke Grimes, who was born Jan 21, 1984, grew up in Dayton, Ohio. His father Randy was as a Pentecostal pastor at Open Bible Christian Church until passing away in Feb of 22. He and his wife Angie Barker had 4 children, Lisa Chafin, Rev. Joshua Grimes, Jacob Grimes and Luke Grimes.
Luke Grimes graduated from Dayton Christian High School in 2002. Grimes told Interview magazine, he’s “not really a fan of organized religion.” Still, mom and dad supported their son, even taking out a mortgage on their home to send him to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts for acting school in New York City.
In 2006, he made his screen debut in the horror film ‘All the Boys Love Mandy Lane’. He played the lead role in his next film, the sports drama ‘War Eagle, Arkansas’. He then played supporting roles in two vastly different films before appearing on TV for the first time in ‘Brothers & Sisters’. In 2008, Grimes co-won the Best of the Fest accolade at the Breckenridge Festival of Film for ‘War Eagle, Arkansas’, with his co-star, Dan McCabe.
He went on to garner fame for portraying Marc Lee in the biographical war drama and Elliot Grey in the ‘Fifty Shades’ film series. He has also played James in the HBO supernatural horror drama show ‘True Blood’.
Grimes is currently part of the main cast of Paramount Network’s neo-western drama series ‘Yellowstone’ (2018-present), which also stars Kevin Costner.
Grimes had never ridden a horse before until the show and that he actually went to cowboy camp. He admits he lied on his resume, as did co-star Wes Bentley, who plays his brother Jamie Dutton.
Along with speaking about his father’s approval of the show, Grimes also talked about his Yellowstone co-star, Kevin Costner. “[He] always wants you to come hang out at his trailer down by this creek,” Grimes explained. “He’s got a fire pit, and he’s a musician, so he’s always got a guitar around and won’t hesitate to play you a song. He does a really good job of taking the pressure off what a huge icon he is.”
He’s been married to his wife, Brazilian model Bianca Rodrigues Grimes, since November 2018, and the couple only offer occasional glimpses into their lives on Instagram.
They reside in Montana for much of the year, as Yellowstone films in the state. The model also has a sweet nickname for her actor husband. In most of her Instagram posts featuring Luke, Bianca refers to him as “anjo,” which means “angel” in Portuguese.
Luke has musical aspirations, including his plans to record an album. He shares a taste for country music with his wife and what they listen to when they’re at home. Luke and Bianca are reportedly huge fans of Canadian country singer Colter Wall. ”
District Market is now open on Wayne Ave. The concept, as explained by entrepreneur Tae Winston, is a community market with a mix of food, dessert, drinks and a little something for all. It’s a place that gives small business exposure and support, before launching on their own. The initial six food tenants include Chase Concessions, CheezCake Lab, Debril, Fruitilicious, Kula Kula and Sisters. Each has a six month lease. The Market will be be open from Tuesday through Sunday.
Here are some samples of what you can expect to find at District Market:
Dayton, OH, 45402
Sun 1- 6pm
Hours expected to expand after the first of the year
With the 2022 Holiday Season officially underway, stores will be making it easier (and less expensive) to buy what is already the most-requested gift of the holiday season–gift cards. The best gift card deals are typically announced early in the month, might only last a day or two and are likely to end by mid-December.
Stores know you will either procrastinate doing your holiday shopping and end up buying gift cards at the last minute anyway, or you will turn to the trusty plastic after spending the early part of the month trying to find the perfect traditional present.
Below is a list of holiday gift card deals we’ve found for the 2022 holiday season. Restaurants in red are locally owned.
Another Broken Egg – Receive a free $10 gift card for every $50 dollar spent
Applebee’s – Buy $50 in Gift Cards and receive a $10 Bonus Card
BJ’s Brewhouse – Buy $50 in BJ’s eGift Cards receives a $10 BJ’s Bonus Card. Buy $100 in BJ’s eGift Cards, receive a $25 BJ’s Bonus Card and a 20% Off VIP Card.
Bonefish Grill – With every $50 gift card purchase receive $10 off card valid Jan 1 – Feb 6
Bravo Italian Kitchen – Buy $50, Get $10 promo valid Jan 1 – Feb 28
Buffalo Wild Wings – buy $25 in gift cards and get a $5 eBonus
Bullwinkles – Buy $25 of Gift Cards receive $5 Bonus, Buy $50 of Gift Cards receive $10 Bonus. Buy $75 of Gift Cards receive $15 Bonus. Buy $100 of Gift Cards receive $25 Bonus!
Carrabba’s Italian Grill – Buy a $50 gift card, get a $10 bonus card valid Jan 1 – Feb 6
Chilis – For every $50 in Gift Cards purchased, receive $10 Holiday eBonus Card.
Chipotle – Buy $30 or more in giftcards online, get a free BOGO free entree
Cinemark – Get a $5 bonus card with a gift card purchase of $35 or more
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Purchase $25 gift card, get $5 bonus card valid 1/1-2/28/23
DSW – buy $50, get a $10 bonus good Jan 1 – 22, buy $100 get $25 bonus
ele Cake Company – Buy a $50 gift card and get a $10 bonus card.
El Meson – $50 gift cards come with a bonus $10 gift card
Firebirds Wood Fire Grill – For every $100 worth of Gift Cards purchased, the purchaser receives one $20 Bonus Card.
Fleming’s Steakhouse – receive a $20 Bonus Card for every $100 spent
Jimmie’s Ladder 11 – Free jar of Lucy’s Garlic Salad Dressing with $50 purchase
McAlister’s – each purchase of $25 in gift cards earns a free $5 eReward.
Outback Steakhouse – purchase $50 in gift cards get a $10 bonus card valid Jan 1 – Feb 6
Panera Bread – Get a $10 bonus card for every $50
Red Lobster – For every $50 spent on Red Lobster gift cards purchased guests will receive two bonus coupons for $10 off purchase of two adult dinner entrées.
Red Robin – Get a $5 Bonus Buck for every $25 you spend
Rip Rap Roadhouse -Each $100 gift card comes with another $10 gift card for you to use. Buy a $50 gift card and get another for $5.
Sky Asian Cuisine – Buy $50, get $5 free, buy $100 get $10 free, $200 get $30 free, $300 get $40 free
Subway– Get a free 6″ for every $25 gift card purchased
Taco Bell – Receive two free Nacho Fries for each increment of $20 activated/reloaded on Gift Card
Texas Roadhouse – Guests will receive $5 reward card for every $30 purchased
The Caroline – From Nov 21-26 get a FREE $20 Gift Card with your purchase of a $100 Gift card
The Melting Pot – For every $100 of Melting Pot Gift Cards purchased, receive an additional $100 in bonus Dip Certificates.
TJ Chumps – buy $50 in gift cards, get $10 back in bonus cards! Order online or in store.
If you know of a deal we’ve missed, please drop us an email with details.
Who’s Bad’s power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has sold out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom including London’s O2 where the King of Pop was slated to end his career.
Over 100 years of collective professional experience and sold-out shows at every major House of Blues, Colorado’s Bluebird Theatre, LA’s Gibson Amphitheatre as well as international pavilions such as Ningbo Grand Theatre (China), Romania’s Sala Palatalui to Teatro do Bourbon Country (Porto Alegre, Brazil) tell the story: no corner of the earth is safe from this infectious party production.
The Rotary Club of Miamisburg is proud to announce its 62nd annual Pancake Day! Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 at the Miamisburg High School (1600 Belvo Road, Miamisburg, OH 45342) we will provide pancakes, sausage, drinks, and Santa for the same $6 per person (children 4 and under are free). The fun community event runs from 7 a.m. to Noon.
Miamisburg Rotary is celebrating its 100th anniversary with meetings held each Wednesday at Noon at the Baum Opera House (15 S. First St., Miamisburg, OH 45342). The Pancake Day effort raises approximately $15,000 for local organizations. The Miamisburg Interact Club assists the Rotarians in this entertaining social and fund-raising event. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Cheeky Meat Pies, the sellers of the New Zealand sandwich sized pies have become a staple at the 2nd Street Market. You can pick up a hot buy or grab them frozen to cook ahead later. Some of their top sellers include The Kiwi Classic- Tender chunks of tender roast in an onion gravy with Monterey jack cheese encased in a tasty flaky crust. The Tandoori Chook -is chopped chicken breast and potato in mildly spicy tandoori sauce encased in a tasty flaky crust and the Naughty Bird- Chunks of chicken breast in a rich buttery cream spicy sauce with rice
But you better act quick as today they posted this note on their Facebook page:
Dine out at over 50 area eateries and enjoy $10 off your order when you dine when you use your FoodieCards Deck. This is the 5th season these dining decks have been available in Dayton and this current deck is valid through Dec 31, 2023. The deck runs $30, so if you use it at 3 area restaurants it pays for itself, and you still have over $500 in savings to use! Oh and the Jokers cards- 2 free tickets to Funny Bone and Wiley’s Comedy Club.
Can’t decide where to dine out? Pull a card and that’s where you should go! No black out dates for these cards. Valid any day the restaurant is open. Yes, each card does have a minimum spend, but they are easy to meet. Here’s a hint – haven’t quite hit your minimum?
Order dessert to go or take home a meal for lunch the next day.
Here’s a list of the restaurants included in the 2023 deck:
These decks make perfect gifts for family, friends, co-workers and service providers. There are also decks for Cincinnati, Columbus, Toledo. Buy online and they’ll be shipped right out. Buy 25 or more (perfect for employee gifts) and qualify for bulk discounts. If you’d like to pick up in person, Foodie Cards will be available this Sat at Wiley’s Comedy Club fro 5-7pm during the Oregon District’s Holiday Pub Crawl.
Local partner Planned2Give handles the Dayton market and puts their profits right back into the community, working with area nonprofits on fundraising. You can even work with them on selling the decks to help fund your school sporting team, church or other nonprofits. For more info send them an email.
Runners, wanna-be runners, walkers, strollers and mosey-alongers are invited to join us for a 4-Mile Run (or walk) with Advanced Running Project. Truly, all paces are welcomed, encouraged and celebrated. Advanced Running Project’s USA Track and Field certified coach Brandon Hough will be on hand to answer questions. You’ll find it fun and inspiring–and tasty.
The rumors have been floating around, folks have seen kitchen equipment for sale on local auction sights and finally the truth is out. Owner Lisa posted this today on the Sweeney’s Seafood Bar and Grill Facebook page:
In what has become an annual December tradition, The Neon Movies will host the FAMILY HOLIDAY FILM SERIES
Admission for these films is FREE for children 12 and under and only $2 for guests over 12. Tickets will become available at 10:15am each Saturday, and there will be 1 ticket per person (aka – all patrons must be present in order to claim/purchase tickets).
Here’s this year’s line-up:
December 3 at 11am – HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE
Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. From the surprising way he is greeted by a lovable giant, to the unique curriculum and colorful faculty at his unusual school, Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny.
December 10 at 11am – ELF
On Christmas Eve, a baby at an orphanage crawls into Santa Claus’ sack and is unknowingly taken back to the North Pole. After the infant is discovered at the workshop, the elves name him Buddy after his diaper’s brand label and Papa Elf adopts him. Buddy is accepted by the elf community and grows up thinking that he is an elf, but soon learns he is really a human. Papa Elf explains that Buddy was born to Walter Hobbs and Susan Wells, and that Susan put him up for adoption prior to her death. Walter now works as a children’s book publisher at the Empire State Building in New York City and is unaware of Buddy’s existence. Santa reveals that Walter is on the Naughty List due to his selfishness, but suggests Buddy could help redeem him with some Christmas spirit.
December 17 at 11am – WHITE CHRISTMAS
On Christmas Eve in Europe in 1944, at the height of World War II, former Broadway star Captain Bob Wallace and aspiring performer Private Phil Davis entertain the 151st division with a soldier’s show. The men have just received word their beloved Major General Thomas F. Waverly has been relieved of his command. Waverly arrives and delivers an emotional farewell. The men send him off with a rousing chorus of “The Old Man”. After Waverly departs, enemy bombers attack the area and everyone takes cover. Phil pulls Bob away from a collapsing wall and is wounded by debris. Bob asks how he can pay back Phil for saving his life, and Phil suggests they become a duo act. Bob is not fond of the idea but feels obliged to agree.
All seating is general admission with no assigned or reserved seats.
130 East Fifth Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Office Phone: (937) 222-8452
For Showtimes: (937) 222-7469(SHOW)
Enjoy this 4 course meal paired with 4 Tullamore D.E.W. selections and 4 Sullivan’s Brewing Co. selections
Our friend and yours, George Balog returns to spin an all-vinyl, all jazz set from 7-11pm! Full draft flights are $5 off until 9pm, the good vibes are free.
Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen has announced the return of fan favorites to the menu.
menu can be found at participating locations nationwide for a limited time.
Southern-Style Fish Tenders consist of four hand-breaded, Southern-style Fish Tenders served with your choice of any two sides and two signature Hush Puppies.
The Seafood Trio features one piece of the brand’s famous Batter Dipped Fish, three crispy Butterfly Shrimp, and two Southern Style Fish Tenders served with a choice of two sides and two world-famous Hush Puppies.
10 Piece Butterfly Shrimp includes ten of crispy Butterfly Shrimp served with your choice of any two sides and two world-famous Hush Puppies.
The Southern-Style Fish Tenders cost $6.49 , while the Seafood Trio and 10 Piece Butterfly Shrimp go for $6.99 and $5.99 each, respectively. Prices may vary by location.
1401 E Dorothy Ln
Kettering, OH 45429
6380 Brandt Pike
Huber Heights, OH 45424
804 S Breiel Blvd
Middletown, OH 45044
Celebrating its 50th year in 2022, the Dayton Holiday Festival, kicks off at 4pm today with lots of family-friendly holiday fun in downtown Dayton!
Started by Mrs. Virginia Kettering in 1972 so that all children could enjoy the holiday season regardless of their economic means, the festival continues today with free attractions for the community.
Activities planned for the day include:
The Grande Illumination tree-lighting ceremony – FREE – The Grande Illumination is going gold for our 50th anniversary! Watch the holidays light up during Dayton’s traditional tree lighting. At 7:55 p.m., we’ll throw the switch and approximately 50,000 gold lights will brighten the two-story-tall tree on Courthouse Square in honor of the festival’s 50th anniversary!
Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights – FREE – Immediately following the tree lighting, the Children’s Parade will round the corner of Second and Main streets to start its route through downtown, sparkling with more than 100,000 lights! Watch decorative seasonal floats, horses, drill teams and bands, and some special holiday treats.
Live musical entertainment – FREE – Enjoy holiday songs and other live entertainment on the Courthouse Square Main Stage leading up to the lighting ceremony.
Live Reindeer – FREE – Meet our North Pole ambassadors! Two of Santa’s reindeer will be available to meet on Courthouse Square. Don’t miss your chance to take your picture on Santa’s sleigh!
Street Fair on Third – FREE – Enjoy free rides and other activities for kids throughout the evening!
Horse-drawn Wagon Rides – Enjoy a wagon ride through downtown! Plan to come early, as the rides are very popular and lines can be long (Please note that in order to ensure everyone in line will get a ride, it is often necessary to close the line earlier than the scheduled end time.) Suggested donation: $1 per person.
Holiday Village – FREE – Fun children’s activities in the Stratacache Tower lobby
Memory Lane on Main – Main Street windows will be transformed into Memory Lane with this display of historical photographs from the past 50 years! Take a look back at the first magical years of the Dayton Holiday Festival as we celebrate another year of community tradition.
Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays – FREE – View all the delicious contest entries and the award-winning houses, and vote for your favorite, located inside the old Montgomery County courthouse.
More holiday festivities all season long with these events:
Rike’s Holiday Windows – FREE – Located inside the Schuster Center Wintergarden starting Nov 18, experience a reimagining of the Rike’s department store holiday window displays that once stood at this busy downtown corner.
Virginia Ketterings Holiday Train Display – FREE – View this one-of-a-kind model train display given to the community by Mrs. Virginia Kettering.
Family Movie Series – Bring the family to The Neon for fun, festive holiday films. Free admission for kids 12 and under, $2 for adults.
Downtown Jingle Lights – FREE – Drive along Main Street and Monument Avenue starting Nov 25 to see our downtown streets transformed into an interactive, drive-thru light show, choreographed to the beat of your favorite holiday tunes! Tune your radio to 105.3 FM as you drive the route throughout the holiday season.
Ice Skating – The MetroParks Ice Rink at RiverScape MetroPark opens for the season on Nov. 25.