November 12, 2018

In Oakwood there is this new memorial of veterans.

In my pantry are my service medals.

The Greene County Ohio Historical Society meeting features Ryan Qualls, a National Park Service ranger, speaking about Huffman Prairie Flying Field. This is at 74 West Church St, Xenia at 7pm. 

89th Annual Waffle Shop. Enjoy homemade waffles, sausages, soups and sandwiches and it also has a craft bazaar, bake sale, Elsie's Attic rummage sale, and a raffle. This is at Christ Episcopal Church, 11am to 2pm, Tuesday through Friday. 

The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission is holding a Public Participation Meeting to review the Proposed Program of Projects being considered for Federal Transit Administration funding through the Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Program (Section 5310). The meeting is at Goodwill Easter Seals - Eichelberger Conference Center, on Wednesday and you may attend anytime between 4 to 6pm.

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it's time to learn the facts. Join a presentation by Dr. Doug Pugar, D.O. and Rebecca Hall, MSW, LSW at the Franciscan Center on Wednesday, 6pm.

Maz Jobrani is an Iranian-American comedian and actor. He is a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour and has had three Showtime comedy specials: Brown and Friendly, I Come in Peace, and most recently, I'm Not a Terrorist, But I've Played One on TV, based on his best-selling book of the same name. He is a regular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me and has given two TED Talks. He is at UD on Wednesday, 7pm, at the Kennedy Union Ballroom.

The Annual Holiday Gift Gallery has a casual Thursday evening preview party. Stop by The Contemporary Dayton for a peek at the Holiday Gift Gallery featuring fine art and fine craft by 50+ local artists. The Holiday Gift Gallery runs from November 16 to December 22. The Thursday reception is 
free and open to the public; 
6 to 8pm.

A Little Piece of Heaven. Have you ever lost anything that meant a great deal to you? Something that, if you could ever find it again, would make a huge difference in your life? If you have, "A Little Piece of Heaven" is the shop for you. An unlikely relationship is forged in the quirky tourist shop. This play is at The First Lutheran Church on Thursday through Sunday. 

The annual Thanksgiving Night Market lets you stock up for gatherings of family and friends and provides spices or spreads for parties and getting started on some early gift shopping. This is your perfect chance to find one-of-a-kind handmade goods from right here in Dayton! There will be local craft beer and cocktails - it's the best holiday shopping you'll experience this season! Yellow Cab at 700 E 4th Street Dayton, Friday, 5-10pm.

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage Friday and Saturday at The Schuster.

2018 Dayton Super Science Festival. The Boonshoft Museum invites families to explore hands-on STEM activities, interact with partners and Museum professionals, and more at a FREE day of science and fun. Located throughout the Museum, Saturday, 10am to 4pm.

Growing A Soul.  Most of us think there are only two possible answers to the question: Do you have a soul? Either we have a soul, which will live beyond death, or there is no such thing as a soul, and when we die nothing of us remains. But what if neither of those answers is correct? What if, instead, we are not born with a soul, but we have the possibility of growing one? The Author Talk is at Epic Book Shop, 229 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, Saturday, at 6:30 pm.  

An Act of God. Thou shalt laugh! The comedy's divine in the hottest show since the burning bush. Human Race, now to November 18.
I saw it and it is excellent!

The Oakwood Historical Society's Inaugural Holiday Home Tour.  This self-guided walking tour is Saturday, December 8, from noon to 7pm.
Only 100 slots available!

Here's the 2018 Downtown Dayton Special Improvement District & Downtown Dayton Partnership third quarter report.

The McPherson Town neighbors open up ten beautiful historic homes which are decorated in holiday splendor. These  offer a look at where the home and the neighborhood have been and where they are today. Friday, Nov. 23, & Saturday, Nov. 24.

The Barclay building which dates back to 1927 and sits at the corner of First and Main Streets will be transformed into a unique hotel with a first-floor restaurant and bar. The hotel is expected to be a $20 million project, with an expected opening date sometime in 2020.

Are you, or do you know a changemaker? Throughout our region, caring and generous individuals are working every day to make Greater Dayton - and the world - a better place.  Nominate your favorite changemaker for The Dayton Foundation's Changemaker Challenge. Now through noon on Friday, December 7.

Lock in your 2019 Dayton Golf Passes at the 2018 rates. Changes to the 2019 season pass program will be higher in able to invest in our golf courses and continue to offer the best and most affordable golf in the Dayton area. 

Jean's Pup Pup & Kit Cat Pet Care Service. Caring for your animals in your home! Food, fresh water, yard time, litter-scooping, administering medicines; walks, extended play, and lots of cuddles. I'm also happy to care for animals with special needs, small caged animals and birds!

Library Journal recently announced Washington-Centerville Public Library was the only library in the Dayton region to be recognized as a 5-Star Library in their Index of Public Library Service. Overall, 23 Ohio libraries were recognized as Star Libraries with only Washington-Centerville Public Library and Wright Memorial Library being recognized locally.

Would you like to see a memento from your life, your community, or your business placed into an artwork permanently displayed at the Dayton Metro Library?
Michelle Stitzlein, an artist from central Ohio, has been commissioned to create a large art installation for the Park Reading Room in the Main Library in downtown Dayton. She is now seeking locally-sourced, found, reused and/or recycled materials that reflect the Montgomery County community to incorporate into the artwork. Please bring items for donation to the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street, and drop them in the red bin in the Opportunity Space @ Patterson. Stitzlein will pick up all donated items on Friday, December 14. Contact her at to arrange a pickup at your place of business on that day, if needed.
I'm going to drop the coin  off!

Barrel House to celebrate one-year with more epic special events
By Alexis Larsen

Molly's Column
I have a love/hate relationship with the Fall. It is glorious, the leaves gold, orange, and red-almost blindingly bright in the sunlight. Breathtaking. There is so much to look forward to. Thanksgiving, brisk walks scuffing through piles of leaves, reading a book in front of the fire. Then comes Christmas, with all of its delights.

But I have issues. I haven't even.
FILMS, Terrence Todd

Find out if the B-movie horror of 'Overlord' or the Bond-inspired thrills of 'The Girl in the Spider's Web' will grab your attention this weekend at the multiplexes.
THEATER, Tony Dallas
Dayton At Work and Play Bill Franz
My favorite place for fall photography is Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum. There are over 3,000 trees, some of which are over a century old. Because there are many different types of trees, each on its own fall foliage timetable, the colors are constantly changing.

This is my favorite Woodland photo this year.

More Photos:

The Skinny on Fats. Even when you're trying to lose weight, you need some fat in your diet for good health. While fat in general has gotten a bad rap, some types of fat-particularly plant-based fats-are good for you in moderation.

Celebrate today and bring a little piece of our glorious parks into your home or office with the new Nature, Recreation, Community, Snow Globe.  Available at Agnes & Orson downtown Dayton and DeClarks at Town & Country in Kettering.

40th Annual Turkey Trot. What better way to start your Thanksgiving holiday than by getting out in the fresh air and burning off about 500 calories? Join the Ohio River Road Runners Club to present the 40th annual Turkey Trot! This is a 5 mile run that starts and finishes in beautiful downtown Miamisburg on Thanksgiving morning. It also features a costume contest and a one mile Fun Walk.
Charlie, Vietnam Vet , Campbell