It’s that time of year when you get asked the question, “What are you thankful for?” I am thankful for the many blessings in my life, including such things as my family, friends, food, shelter, etc. In addition, I am thankful for the fact that there are always great things going on in Dayton…and I’m here to share a few of them with you.
On Wednesday, head to the 2nd Street Market to get some of your last minute Thanksgiving items for their Stock-Up Wednesday. If you didn’t get to catch opening night of Les Miserables at the Schuster Center, you will still have an opportunity on Wednesday (as well as a few other opportunities later in the week). Also, many people say that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the biggest party day of the year, so if you are heading out to the bars (or anywhere, for that matter!), please remember to be safe!
On Thanksgiving/Thursday, perhaps you’ll be one of the brave runners out there for the 33rd Annual Turkey Trot in downtown Miamisburg, which I am told is sold out! I am also told that if you participate in it, you can eat WHATEVER you want on Thanksgiving and the calories don’t count! If nobody in your family is cooking, then you can make your way to the Dayton Convention Center for Thanksgiving in Dayton: ‘A Feast of Giving’. Or head out to one of several great restaurants for Thanksgiving dinner, such as McCormick & Schmick’s, L’Auberge, Amelia’s Bistro, C’est Tout, or Carver’s. In addition, Neil’s Heritage House will be having their Grand Opening celebration on Thanksgiving Day! Whatever you do, I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!
On Friday, I’m sure many of you will be out there bright and early to get some of those Black Friday deals! After you go back to sleep for a few hours, be sure to make your way downtown for the Dayton Holiday Festival. The Tike’s Shop and Wonderland Windows at the Schuster Center, as well as the Ice Rink at RiverScape will be open. There will be the The Grande Illumination at Courthouse Square and the Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights. Also, you will be able to see Les Miserables at the Schuster Center and The Blue Moon Dancing (by the way, that is a great beer!) at the Dayton Theatre Guild.
On Saturday, sit down and enjoy Les Miserables at the Schuster Center. Do you have an old instrument that is just collecting dust in the garage? If so, take it to the 2nd Street Market for “It’s Instrumental,” where the market is collaborating with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra in collecting instruments for Dayton Public Schools’ music programs. Enjoy UD’s annual exhibit of international nativities as part of the At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions Open House. Make your way to Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm for Candle Dipping and their Holiday Art Fair and Open House. At Hara Arena, watch the Dayton Gems as they play Fort Wayne. And finally, if you’re a boxing fan, head to US Bank Arena for HBO Boxing After Dark.
On Sunday, enjoy a little R & R after the craziness of the holidays! Be sure to check out Les Miserables at the Schuster Center if you haven’t already done so! Prior to the show, check out some of the great things going on there, including The Tike’s Shop and Wonderland Windows. Or make your way to the Dayton Art Institute to see American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell.
And now it’s time for the Dumb Joke of the Week. Drum roll please…
Why can’t you take a turkey to church?
Because they use such “fowl” language.
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!