December went out with a bang with special discounts for big YP New Year’s Eve parties and a lot happening. Not to be outdone, there are some great events coming up in January. Also – make sure you look into the meetups that are popping up. In additional to the Twenty-Somethings group and the Young Professionals I’ve told you about – a new group has emerged just last month, the Thirty-Somethings. So – there are professional groups, social groups, networking groups, arts groups, recreation groups, and lots of overlap among them all. Check out something new this month!
First up: HYPE – the YP group nestled in the Northern Miami Valley invites you to join them for an informal lunch on Wednesday, January 12 at the Tin Roof in Troy. It’s a great chance to meet new friends, keep up with their events, and enjoy lunch together. New members always welcome, but RSVPs are required by Noon on January 11.
Thirsty Thursday on January 13 gives you a way to wet your whistle with other YPs and meet new people without any membership requirements. Join Generation Dayton at The Wine Loft at the Greene from 5:30 – 7:30 PM for a cash bar with special happy hour prices.
Have you been Ice Skating on RiverScape yet this season? Now’s your chance – Saturday, January 15 from 3-5 PM. With a tiny cost of $5 for admission and skate rental, you get plenty of fun. Skate, enjoy some hot chocolate, and sit around the fire pits with friends from Generation Dayton.
You can count on Generation Dayton to bring you great conversation over good food with the Business and Breakfast Speaker Series. In January, hear from Andy Snow – a top regional photographer sharing his experience catching the action for the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Tuesday, January 18 at the Panera on Main Street in Centerville from 7-8AM. No cost to attend (food at your own expense), but you need to RSVP.
Third Thursday of the month brings you the Dayton Ballet Barre’s monthly Wine and Ballet at the Wine Gallery on Monument and Main in Dayton. Get together with other arts-minded YPs for conversation, drinks, and fun.
Dayton has a major history and future of invention. Former Governor Bob Taft has been leading discussions and actions regarding the partnership between education and innovation. He’ll share his insights at a Generation Dayton Fourth Friday Lunch at the Stars Restaurant on top of the Crowne Plaza in downtown Dayton on January 28 at Noon. RSVPs required.
The final Gen D event of January gets everyone together for bowling at Woodman Lanes in Kettering on Saturday, January 29 from 6-8 PM. Only $12 includes 2 hours of bowling, shoes, and pizza. Pay at the door and everyone will be assigned to lanes as you arrive. Remember to RSVP!
January 29 is also your chance to “Jump into Bluegrass” with JumpstART. It’s a great deal on a arts opportunity that may be new to you, so check it out with other YPs. Grammy-winning bluegrass superstar Ricky Skaggs and his fire-breathing band Kentucky Thunder return to the Dayton Masonic Center stage to headline an outstanding traditional bluegrass double-header.
***New on the radar! Did you graduation from the University of Dayton in the last 10 years (or you’re under 35)? UD now has a special YP alumni group – Day10. There’s a whole list of events they have coming up, so if you’re a flyer grad – check them out.
Between professional and social networking, volunteer opportunities, food, education, and arts – there’s something for everyone. What kinds of events get you excited to try something new and meet some new people?