Saturday’s game was officially a great start to the UD basketball season…Go Flyers! I’m guessing this week may fly by, as there are many great things to keep you busy!
On Wednesday, instead of going to the gym and sculpting your own body, head to Rosewood Art Center to see others doing the work for their HWD 2010, which is a regional sculpture competition…the art kind! If you’re looking for free tickets to an event, look no further. At the Community Blood Center, You’re The Ticket To Saving a Life, so take a minute to donate blood! You’ll get a FREE “Your Ticket to Saving A Life” t-shirt, plus you’ll be registered to win tickets to the Ohio State vs. Michigan game on November 27th. If that’s not an incentive, I don’t know what is! They do say you should eat after donating blood, so consider heading to the yummy DiSalvo’s Deli for their Meal of the Month or to Bullwinkle’s in Miamisburg for their All You Can Eat for $19.99 special. And in the evening, you may want to check out the Old Time Acoustic Jam at the Trolley Stop.
On Thursday, wake up early and help your body de-stress by attending Yin Yoga at Kira’s Oasis. Create a Holiday Centerpiece for only $10 at 2nd Street Market…which would totally score you some brownie points with your mom (if it could only have given my Brownies a few extra points this past Sunday)! Thursday is National Philanthropy Day, so consider heading to the Schuster Center for their celebration, in which they will give out several awards. Stop on by the Dayton Visual Arts Center where artist Paula Willmot Kraus will be giving a Gallery Talk. The Dayton Art Institute is a key destination for your Thursday, as you will receive free admission to the exhibits 100 Years of African-American Art and Marking the Past/Shaping the Present: The Art of Willis ‘Bing’ Davis. Did you hear that I said FREE??? Thanksgiving is a week away, but you can have your Thanksgiving Dinner now courtesy of the Stockyards Inn as part of their Turkey Thursdays. Or, if you would like to figure what kind of wine to serve at your Thanksgiving dinner next week, consider allowing the professionals at A Taste of Wine in Miamisburg help you by attending their Holiday Tasting. Up at The Caroline in Troy, join HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Emerge) as part of their Third Thursday. And after a day full of fun, attend the Homefull’s Annual Sleep-out Challenge at Garden Station Community Garden and Art Park in honor of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness week. You might want to bring out your thermal underwear!
On Friday, if you like to eat, attend the 81st Annual Waffle Shop at Christ Episcopal Church Fellowship Hall, which will raise money to support programs that benefit the Dayton community. In addition to homemade waffles, there will be many other foods from which to choose, as well as a craft bazaar, bake sale, rummage sale, and raffle. Plus, Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell will serve as a celebrity baker! Another lunch-time option is joining Generation Dayton for their 4th Friday Lunch at Spinoza’s. For those of you who don’t trust me and are doing the math, it’s actually the third Friday this month due to the Thanksgiving holiday! At the Funny Bone, see the stand-up comedy routine of Tony Rock, Chris Rock’s brother. There will be An Evening of Astronomy at the Boonshoft for all you star gazers. If you want to feel like you jumped (or flew) straight from the movie Aladdin, attend the Ronald McDonald House Exclusive Lounge Party- Arabian Nights at the Dayton Country Club. There will be live music from the band Out of the Attic, dancing, games, belly dancing, and more! Plus, proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Over at the Dayton Art Institute, the Max Brod Trio will be performing as part of their Vanguard Concert Series. And even though your work week might be officially over, check out the musical Working presented by Wilmington College.
On Saturday, bring your entire family and your Christmas spirit to the amazing Salvation Army Kroc Center for their Christmas at the Kroc, which is a FREE event! There will be a variety of activities, including crafts, carriage rides, pictures with Santa, and a story time, so this is one event your kids will not want to miss! For those of you who bleed scarlet and gray, consider watching the OSU Game at The Pour Haus, where they will have drink specials and a Buckeye feast! You might not be able to buy love, but you will be able to buy tickets to the Classical Mystery Tour: Music of the Beatles at the Schuster Center, which will kick off the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Rockin’ Orchestra Series. Sounds like a great event! Or “come together” with your friends to see the Beatles’ tribute band Ticket to Ride at Gilly’s. And over in Wilmington, the musical Working will again be performed at Wilmington College.
Finally on Sunday, start the day off with Sunday Brunch Las Americas Style at Las Americas downtown. At Carillon Park, attend Ringing in the Holidays, where there will be delicious food and drinks, as well as live entertainment, a raffle, and a silent auction. And if you like comedy, check out Open-Mic Night at Wiley’s in the Oregon District.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
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!