Although your trash pick-up may be delayed a day due to the 4th of July holiday, I decided that I would not take that same liberty, even though that is what the 4th is about. So without delay, here is my weekly list of best bets.
On Wednesday, beer lovers will have a couple of options including the Beer Tasting with Beer Guru Charles at Rumbleseat Wine and the Beer Tasting at Trolley Stop. If you prefer wine, there are also some options for you. You will be able to attend the Weekly Wine Tasting at The Wine Gallery or the Wine Tasting at Bruning’s Wine Cellar. At the Fraze Pavilion, listen to Prism Brass, a large brass ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of Flight. And if you feel the love tonight, head to the Schuster Center to see The Lion King…and hurry because it’s the last week for it!
On Thursday, during your lunch hour, walk to Courthouse Square for The Square Is Where… Brownwen’s Belly Dancers. If you love fresh veggies, you may tell a friend, “’Lettuce head’ to the Centerville shopping center for the Centerville Farmers Market.” Although the work week may be short for many of you, if you’re feeling a little stressed, grab a drink at the Moraine Embassy for their After Work Thursdays. At RiverScape, you will be able to listen to Big Band Nights: Pam Noah and Her Big Band. Show your athleticism by participating in the Weekly Cornhole Tournament at Wings Sports Bar & Grille. And even if you have seen The Lion King, you will have the opportunity to see it again at the Schuster Center. And don’t feel badly…I have friends who saw it and loved it so much that they are seeing it again!
On Friday, participate in the Beer Tasting at Arrow Wine in Centerville. If you’re a parent who can’t wait until your kids are back in school so you can have some adult time, consider attending the Parents Night Out at the Vandalia Rec Center. At Victoria Theatre, see The Bridge on the River Kwai as part of the Michelob Ultra Cool Films Series. If you didn’t have a chance to catch the Parrots of the Caribbean last week at the Fraze Pavilion, consider checking them out at Turner Pavilion (Veterans Park). Country music lovers will not want to miss County Concert 2011 in Fort Loramie. The drive up there will be well worth it, as some of the top stars in country music will be there, including Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum. And if you are lucky enough to have a ticket to the sold out concert, get ready to see the Temptations as they play at Fraze Pavilion…I guarantee it will put you on cloud nine!
On Saturday, John Deere fans (not Dear John fans) need to make plans to attend the Farm Heritage Show at Young’s Jersey Dairy, which will feature vintage tractors, farm machinery, and much more! Get down and get dirty for Mud Volleyball for Epilepsy at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. At PNC 2nd Street Market, there will be a lot going on, including City Beets at the Market (you can purchase vegetables and flowers from kids that have grown them as part of a summer program at Wegerzyn Gardens), Make Your Own Salsa, and Reggae Music from Demolition Crew. At Jungle Jim’s, enjoy their Australia Imports Wine Tasting. Head to Sip of Summer, an event in Sprinfield featuring specialty beers and wines, as well as live music! County Concert 2011 will still be strumming along up in Fort Loramie! If you’d like to listen to live music in Dayton, this groupie is going to encourage you to see The Fries as part of the Free Summer Concert Series at RiverScape. Hippies, hippie wannabes, and jazz lovers can attend the Jazz & Peace Festival at Stubbs Park. And at the Fraze Pavilion, experience live music and great food as part of the Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest 2011. These last three events are FREE! See…entertainment in Dayton doesn’t have to cost a fortune!
On Sunday, if you don’t have any plans, hakuna matata (it means no worries)! You still can get your tickets to see The Lion King at the Schuster Center. If you’d like a good meal without having to cook, make your way to Carvers for their 3 course $20 Sunday Meal. Live music lovers may want to “pick” Soul Pocket at Stubbs Park…please no pick pockets. If you would like to listen to live music AND eat ice cream, head on over to Riverfront Park in Miamisburg for their Ice Cream Social & a concert by the Kettering Banjo Society. And if you prefer to be in the AC, consider making a trip to the Dayton Art Institute for one of their exhibits, such as Creating the New Century: Contemporary Art from the Dicke Collection, the ‘Trash? Look Again’ Exhibit, or From Romance to Rifles: Winslow Homer’s Illustrations of 19th-Century America.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
What happens when you play country music backwards? You get your job back, your car back, you wife back…
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!