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The Storks Nest Baby Pantry needs basics
 Dayton Right to Life has operated the Storks Nest Baby Pantry for over 30 years. As of June 2017, the non-profit organization has served more than 585 families and 949 children — newborn to age 5. “In addition, we have given out over 10,000 diapers in just the first half of this year,” says Margie Christie, director of advocacy...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2017

Dayton Right to Life has operated the Storks Nest Baby Pantry for over 30 years. As of June 2017, the non-profit organization has served more than 585 families and 949 children — newborn to age 5. “In addition, we have given out over 10,000 diapers in just the first half of this year,” says Margie Christie, director of advocacy...
Honorees announced for Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame
 Since 2001, the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame has been honoring local theatre artists and patrons of the arts “whose life-long participation, innovation, and creativity have influenced the Dayton arts culture.” The 2017 inductees have just been announced. Jennifer Lockwood, Gerri Nichols and Sheila Ramsey will receive the prestigious...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017

Since 2001, the Dayton Theatre Hall of Fame has been honoring local theatre artists and patrons of the arts “whose life-long participation, innovation, and creativity have influenced the Dayton arts culture.” The 2017 inductees have just been announced. Jennifer Lockwood, Gerri Nichols and Sheila Ramsey will receive the prestigious...
Amazing beadwork means independence for South African women
 Behind the shimmering beaded artwork now on display at the Dayton Art Institute is the inspiring story of a group of South African women who are gaining dignity through the work of their hands and their life in an exceptional community. The touring exhibit, which makes its first stop in Dayton, showcases a innovative form of bead art known...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 24, 2017

Behind the shimmering beaded artwork now on display at the Dayton Art Institute is the inspiring story of a group of South African women who are gaining dignity through the work of their hands and their life in an exceptional community. The touring exhibit, which makes its first stop in Dayton, showcases a innovative form of bead art known...
5 things you must experience at Sunwatch’s Pow Wow this weekend
 You don’t have to travel far to immerse yourself in Native American culture.  Thanks to the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans and its annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, families can learn more about Indian life and traditions through dancing, drumming, singing, crafts and stories. This year’s Pow Wow is slated...

10:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017

You don’t have to travel far to immerse yourself in Native American culture.  Thanks to the Miami Valley Council for Native Americans and its annual Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow, families can learn more about Indian life and traditions through dancing, drumming, singing, crafts and stories. This year’s Pow Wow is slated...
Miracle Clubhouse can use your help
 Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s Miracle Clubhouse is a community organized to help people living with serious mental illness as they manage their illness and rejoin the world of employment, education, family and friends. It’s billed as “A Place to Belong.” “At the heart of the Clubhouse model is the community...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 21, 2017

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley’s Miracle Clubhouse is a community organized to help people living with serious mental illness as they manage their illness and rejoin the world of employment, education, family and friends. It’s billed as “A Place to Belong.” “At the heart of the Clubhouse model is the community...
How you can look inside these designer decorated apartments at the Delco Lofts
 The 2017 Designers’ Show House is officially under way. Hosted by 40 dedicated members of the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association, the show house will welcome visitors to 17 newly decorated apartments through Sunday, June 25. The show house takes place at the Delco Lofts in Dayton. The biennial event, which dates back to 1979...

10:00 AM Monday, Jun. 19, 2017

The 2017 Designers’ Show House is officially under way. Hosted by 40 dedicated members of the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association, the show house will welcome visitors to 17 newly decorated apartments through Sunday, June 25. The show house takes place at the Delco Lofts in Dayton. The biennial event, which dates back to 1979...
Pow Wow celebrates Native American culture
 Spring trips to Phoenix, Albuquerque and Santa Fe — as well as the recent Kay WalkingStick exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute — have given me an even greater appreciation of Native American history and culture. At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center I learned about the history, culture, and art of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico....

10:00 AM Sunday, Jun. 18, 2017

Spring trips to Phoenix, Albuquerque and Santa Fe — as well as the recent Kay WalkingStick exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute — have given me an even greater appreciation of Native American history and culture. At the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center I learned about the history, culture, and art of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico....
Shakespeare lovers? Head to Richmond
 Many of us have fond memories of lovely summer evenings spent at Antioch’s famous Shakespeare Under the Stars festival. In the mid-1950s, under the direction of Arthur Lithgow and Meredith Dallas, the company undertook the incredible task of producing all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays in repertory. Theater-lovers and critics from...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 17, 2017

Many of us have fond memories of lovely summer evenings spent at Antioch’s famous Shakespeare Under the Stars festival. In the mid-1950s, under the direction of Arthur Lithgow and Meredith Dallas, the company undertook the incredible task of producing all 38 of Shakespeare’s plays in repertory. Theater-lovers and critics from...
Autism Society needs sensory-friendly toys, games
 The Dayton Autism Society, a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers, serves families in Montgomery, Preble, Darke, Miami, Clark, Greene and Warren counties. The group provides financial assistance to individuals — both children and adults — with Autism Spectrum Disorder who need help paying for therapy, adaptive equipment...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2017

The Dayton Autism Society, a nonprofit organization entirely run by volunteers, serves families in Montgomery, Preble, Darke, Miami, Clark, Greene and Warren counties. The group provides financial assistance to individuals — both children and adults — with Autism Spectrum Disorder who need help paying for therapy, adaptive equipment...
A few reasons not to miss this ‘Circus’ rolling into town this week
 It couldn’t have come at a better time. Just weeks after the new show “Circus 1903” opened at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, it was announced that the most famous circus of all — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey — would be ending for good. Meanwhile, Simon Painter and his creative team — who&rsquo...

10:00 AM Monday, Jun. 12, 2017

It couldn’t have come at a better time. Just weeks after the new show “Circus 1903” opened at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, it was announced that the most famous circus of all — Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey — would be ending for good. Meanwhile, Simon Painter and his creative team — who&rsquo...
Why this museum change is creating a stir among volunteers
 A major overhaul is under way for guided tours at the Dayton Art Institute.  A new emphasis will be placed on more interaction with visitors and their responses to the works of art, necessitating a shift away from the traditional tour model, according to museum leadership. And with this change comes changes for the museum&rsquo...

10:00 AM Monday, Jun. 12, 2017

A major overhaul is under way for guided tours at the Dayton Art Institute.  A new emphasis will be placed on more interaction with visitors and their responses to the works of art, necessitating a shift away from the traditional tour model, according to museum leadership. And with this change comes changes for the museum&rsquo...
Designers’ Showhouse opens this week at Delco Lofts
 Charles Kettering, an innovative thinker himself, might not be surprised to see his first permanent Delco factory building in downtown Dayton transformed into luxury loft-style apartments and decorated by some of the Miami Valley’s top designers. “Boss” Kettering, after all, is credited with inventions ranging from the electric...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 10, 2017

Charles Kettering, an innovative thinker himself, might not be surprised to see his first permanent Delco factory building in downtown Dayton transformed into luxury loft-style apartments and decorated by some of the Miami Valley’s top designers. “Boss” Kettering, after all, is credited with inventions ranging from the electric...
Surprise proposal steals the show at Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and DCDC concert
 It’s not every day this happens. A highlight of last weekend’s Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company concert was a surprise marriage proposal. At one point in second half of the concert, singer tenor Tony Heston stepped forward, inviting tenor Michael Reiger to join him. After getting...

10:00 AM Thursday, Jun. 08, 2017

It’s not every day this happens. A highlight of last weekend’s Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company concert was a surprise marriage proposal. At one point in second half of the concert, singer tenor Tony Heston stepped forward, inviting tenor Michael Reiger to join him. After getting...
Two ways you can support Life Essentials this week
 Life Essentials is in its 26th year providing services to seniors struggling with mental illness in our community. The Chums program, the original program offered by the agency, specializes in assisting seniors in developing social relationships and skills for an independent life. One of the organization’s goals is to ensure that all...

4:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 07, 2017

Life Essentials is in its 26th year providing services to seniors struggling with mental illness in our community. The Chums program, the original program offered by the agency, specializes in assisting seniors in developing social relationships and skills for an independent life. One of the organization’s goals is to ensure that all...
Actress’ art on display this week at DVAC
 Actress Eve Plumb, currently starring The Human Race Theatre Company’s world premier of “Family Ties,” is multi-talented. Plumb, best known for her role as Jan in the “Brady Bunch,” has also been painting for more than 25 years with a focus on still life, film noir and western scenes. “Eve Plumb: Small...

10:00 AM Tuesday, Jun. 06, 2017

Actress Eve Plumb, currently starring The Human Race Theatre Company’s world premier of “Family Ties,” is multi-talented. Plumb, best known for her role as Jan in the “Brady Bunch,” has also been painting for more than 25 years with a focus on still life, film noir and western scenes. “Eve Plumb: Small...
This game of mini golf promises to make you smarter
 We already know miniature golf is fun. Now it will make you smarter. A new exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will allow families to enjoy a game of miniature golf at the same time they’re learning important environmental lessons. The show opens Saturday, June 19. “As they play, the golf ball simulates many adventures...

10:00 AM Tuesday, Jun. 06, 2017

We already know miniature golf is fun. Now it will make you smarter. A new exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will allow families to enjoy a game of miniature golf at the same time they’re learning important environmental lessons. The show opens Saturday, June 19. “As they play, the golf ball simulates many adventures...
Schuster will become a ‘big top’
 When they dreamed up the idea of re-creating the Golden Age of Circus on stage, the producers of “Circus 1903” had no idea their touring production would turn out to be so timely. Just weeks after their new show opened at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, it was announced that the most famous circus of all — Ringling...

10:00 AM Sunday, Jun. 04, 2017

When they dreamed up the idea of re-creating the Golden Age of Circus on stage, the producers of “Circus 1903” had no idea their touring production would turn out to be so timely. Just weeks after their new show opened at the Sydney Opera House in Australia, it was announced that the most famous circus of all — Ringling...
Play miniature golf at the Boonshoft Museum
 A new exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will allow families to enjoy a game of miniature golf at the same time they’re learning important environmental lessons. The show opens Saturday, June 19. “Fore! The Planet,” a traveling exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia...

4:00 AM Saturday, Jun. 03, 2017

A new exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will allow families to enjoy a game of miniature golf at the same time they’re learning important environmental lessons. The show opens Saturday, June 19. “Fore! The Planet,” a traveling exhibit created by the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University in Philadelphia...
How Dayton landed the world premiere of ‘Family Ties’ on stage
 “Family Ties” on stage? World premiere in Dayton, Ohio? Cast includes a famous Brady sister? Yes and yes and yes! Here’s the story: Daniel Goldstein had only been to Dayton once, but the visit made quite an impression. “I came out to see ‘Snapshots’ at The Human Race Theatre some years ago and loved the...

10:00 AM Thursday, Jun. 01, 2017

“Family Ties” on stage? World premiere in Dayton, Ohio? Cast includes a famous Brady sister? Yes and yes and yes! Here’s the story: Daniel Goldstein had only been to Dayton once, but the visit made quite an impression. “I came out to see ‘Snapshots’ at The Human Race Theatre some years ago and loved the...
The Rubi Girls posed in ‘Kinky Boots’ and it is the sassiest thing ever
 It wasn’t just the on-stage performers who showed up in knee-high stiletto boots at last Sunday’s “Kinky Boots” matinee. Members of The Rubi Girls — Dayton’s popular comedic drag troupe arrived at the Schuster Center’s Wintergarden in their own kinky boots as well. The guys —dressed in street...

2:52 PM Wednesday, May. 31, 2017

It wasn’t just the on-stage performers who showed up in knee-high stiletto boots at last Sunday’s “Kinky Boots” matinee. Members of The Rubi Girls — Dayton’s popular comedic drag troupe arrived at the Schuster Center’s Wintergarden in their own kinky boots as well. The guys —dressed in street...
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