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Therapeutic Riding Institute needs office items, barn supplies

4:00 AM Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016

The Therapeutic Riding Institute provides therapeutic horseback riding experiences for children and adults with disabilities. The mission is to improve the lives and health of children and adults in Southwest Ohio with special physical, cognitive, social and psychological needs through Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT). Founded...
DAI’s Experiencenter marks 40th year
 Did you know that the Dayton Art Institute was one of the first art museums in the country to introduce a gallery specifically devoted to interactive art activities for youngsters? The Experiencenter, marking its 40th anniversary this year, has served as a model for other art museums over the years. The popular gathering spot has been educating...

2:00 PM Monday, Aug. 22, 2016

Did you know that the Dayton Art Institute was one of the first art museums in the country to introduce a gallery specifically devoted to interactive art activities for youngsters? The Experiencenter, marking its 40th anniversary this year, has served as a model for other art museums over the years. The popular gathering spot has been educating...
K12 Gallery and TEJAS need art supplies

4:00 AM Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016

Dayton’s wonderful art facility for children and teens is gearing up for the new school year. You can’t help but notice K12 Gallery’s colorful building when you’re driving by the corner of South Jefferson St. and Patterson Blvd. K12 and TEJAS (Teen Educational and Joint Adult Studio) hold daily classes and workshops...
Artemis needs used cell phones, pantry items

4:00 AM Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016

Did you know that domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women — more than auto accidents, rape and muggings combined? According to Dayton’s Artemis Center, which has served more than 95,000 victims over the years, national studies have found that about one in four women will be a victim of domestic violence. &ldquo...
Art reflects rural community at New Lebanon library
 When librarian Carole Macmann was asked to describe her community she talked about a rural, family-oriented village that was both traditional and forward-thinking. “New Lebanon is very small with less than 5,000 people, but it’s a great place to live and its people are very supportive of one another,” Macmann told the architects...

9:16 AM Friday, Aug. 05, 2016

When librarian Carole Macmann was asked to describe her community she talked about a rural, family-oriented village that was both traditional and forward-thinking. “New Lebanon is very small with less than 5,000 people, but it’s a great place to live and its people are very supportive of one another,” Macmann told the architects...
Costumes of “Downton Abbey” showcased at Taft Museum
 Where best to show off the lavish costumes worn by Lady Mary, the Dowager Countess or the Earl of Gratham? That was the dilemma faced by Tamera Muente, assistant curator at Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art and the installing curator of the museum’s current exhibit “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.&rdquo...

10:00 AM Friday, Jul. 29, 2016

Where best to show off the lavish costumes worn by Lady Mary, the Dowager Countess or the Earl of Gratham? That was the dilemma faced by Tamera Muente, assistant curator at Cincinnati’s Taft Museum of Art and the installing curator of the museum’s current exhibit “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.&rdquo...
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs school supplies

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2016

We’ve written about Big Brothers Big Sisters, the wonderful organization that provides children facing adversity with role models who regularly meet with them one-on-one. “The youth may live with a single parent or with grandparents, struggle academically or socially,” explains CEO Anne Pfeiffer. “Bigs give four to...
The winner from Dayton's FutureFest is ...
 The winner of FutureFest 2016 is "Shepherd's Bush" by Scott C. Sickles of Forest Hills, New York. The festival that took place over the weekend (July 22-24) featured six playwrights introducing their new plays to a live audience and a panel of judges at FutureFest. Dayton Playhouse's annual festival of new plays has put Dayton on...

10:47 PM Monday, Jul. 25, 2016

The winner of FutureFest 2016 is "Shepherd's Bush" by Scott C. Sickles of Forest Hills, New York. The festival that took place over the weekend (July 22-24) featured six playwrights introducing their new plays to a live audience and a panel of judges at FutureFest. Dayton Playhouse's annual festival of new plays has put Dayton on...
Why these dancing penguins are a summer must-see
 “The deeply interactive works featured in this series of exhibitions are a powerful testament to the advancement of and growing interest in digital art as well as its unique ability to nurture creativity and curiosity through technology.” — Aimee Marcereau Degalan, chief curator, Dayton Art Institute If a recent encounter...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 23, 2016

“The deeply interactive works featured in this series of exhibitions are a powerful testament to the advancement of and growing interest in digital art as well as its unique ability to nurture creativity and curiosity through technology.” — Aimee Marcereau Degalan, chief curator, Dayton Art Institute If a recent encounter...
Donate bras for needy women

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jul. 20, 2016

I stopped at the Soma store at The Greene over the weekend to see when the the shop would be collecting bras for women at area shelters. Turns out the national bra drive at Soma stores throughout the country is now underway and is slated to run through Aug. 2. What you may not know is that the store will take your bras throughout the year...
How to get the most out of FutureFest
 It’s that special time of year when the Dayton Playhouse invites six playwrights to introduce their new plays to a live audience and a panel of judges at FutureFest. The annual festival of new plays has put Dayton on the theatrical map — more than 200 entries from around the country were received for the 2016 competition. This...

10:00 AM Monday, Jul. 18, 2016

It’s that special time of year when the Dayton Playhouse invites six playwrights to introduce their new plays to a live audience and a panel of judges at FutureFest. The annual festival of new plays has put Dayton on the theatrical map — more than 200 entries from around the country were received for the 2016 competition. This...
Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame will honor prof, theater founders

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 16, 2016

Former Wright State University theater professor Abe Bassett and LaComedia Dinner Theatre founders Joe and Marilyn Mitchell will be inducted into the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame on Saturday evening, July 30, at Sinclair Community College. The special evening also incorporates the annual DayTony award presentations. The Dayton Theatre Hall...
Picasso exhibit at Columbus Museum of Art
 If you’re an art-lover in search of the perfect summer outing, look no further than Columbus and a combined visit to the Columbus Art Museum and the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The two special city sites are just down the street from one another and both offer free parking. In October, the museum opened a new 50...

3:46 PM Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016

If you’re an art-lover in search of the perfect summer outing, look no further than Columbus and a combined visit to the Columbus Art Museum and the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The two special city sites are just down the street from one another and both offer free parking. In October, the museum opened a new 50...
Good Neighbor House needs items for new Thrift Store

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jul. 13, 2016

We’ve been writing for years about the Good Neighbor House, the faith-based non-profit organization that continues to provide basic necessities to the needy in our community. “Good Neighbor House continues to give food to those in need on a monthly basis through our Pantry Services,” says Marcia Ehlers, director of human...
Humane Society needs pet food, accessories

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jul. 06, 2016

Did you know that The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is the oldest, most-established no-kill animal welfare agency in the Miami Valley? The organization has been serving Montgomery County since 1902 . It’s the only organization in the area to deal with all types of animals — including dogs, cats, rabbits, exotics, birds, small...
Boonshoft exhibit features textiles
 We’re typically so busy visiting the river otters and meerkats, lining up for the Planetarium show or tasting the yummy pizzas the kids have just taken from the oven, that we may overlook some of the tucked away treasures at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Many of them can be found in the Temporary Collections Gallery where you&rsquo...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jul. 02, 2016

We’re typically so busy visiting the river otters and meerkats, lining up for the Planetarium show or tasting the yummy pizzas the kids have just taken from the oven, that we may overlook some of the tucked away treasures at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery. Many of them can be found in the Temporary Collections Gallery where you&rsquo...
Seniors in need of snacks, personal items

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 29, 2016

If you head downtown to the Victoria Theatre, Schuster Center or Courthouse Square, you’ve passed Biltmore Towers lots of times. What you may not realize is that the building houses at-risk, low-income individuals 55 and older as well as residents with disabilities. “These people consist of someone’s mother, someone&rsquo...
Victoria Theatre summer film series preserves downtown tradition

10:00 AM Friday, Jun. 24, 2016

Many of us who grew up in Dayton have fond memories of heading downtown for a first-run movie at the RKO Keith’s, the Colonial, the RKO State, Loew’s and the Victory. They were exciting excursions — complete with a newsreel and cartoons. “Historically the downtown movie theaters were the place to be,” said Nancy...
Make a Difference this week: Womanline needs art supplies, more

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2016

Womanline of Dayton has served the Greater Dayton area and surrounding counties for more than 43 years. In the organization’s early days, many of the women who sought help from the non-profit had been sexually molested as children. “Today our mission is to help women overcome the trauma of childhood sexual abuse, and teach young...
Actress’ disease unexpectedly in the spotlight
 When I recently interviewed Mierka Girten about her role as opera legend Maria Callas in the Human Race Theatre Company’s production of “Master Class,” the Wright State graduate spoke candidly about her 25-year battle with multiple sclerosis and its physical challenges. But there was one challenge neither she nor the Human...

3:00 PM Wednesday, Jun. 15, 2016

When I recently interviewed Mierka Girten about her role as opera legend Maria Callas in the Human Race Theatre Company’s production of “Master Class,” the Wright State graduate spoke candidly about her 25-year battle with multiple sclerosis and its physical challenges. But there was one challenge neither she nor the Human...
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