Come volunteer with Project Rebound on September 29th from 5:15 to 6:15pm. Marquinta Walker from Mission: Fit Dayton will be hosting a free hip hop dance class for the youth at Boys and Girls Club. Volunteers of all skill levels welcome! The most important thing is to engage youth and have fun!
UpDayton and Victoria Theatre Association have teamed up to offer an incredible ticket price of $15 for In the Heights at the Schuster Center on Thursday, October 5th at 8pm. Don't miss this chance to enjoy the Broadway Series!
About the Musical
Before Hamilton… there was IN THE HEIGHTS. Lin Manuel-Miranda’s four-time Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
The UpDayton group will sit together in the Lower Balcony, rows D & E. Your tickets will be available for pick-up at Will Call when you arrive at the Schuster Center.
We are seeking 20 Volunteers to come out and help us raise some funds for some books. You can come for 5mins, 30mins, 1 hr, or the entire 2hrs. Adults Only as children cannot work at One Dollar Book Swap. ALL HANDS ARE APPRECIATED!!!!
October 14th is a special day for the Dayton area! Dayton Inspires is hosting a neighborhood clean-up from noon to 2pm and The Longest Table Dayton is hosting their Main Meal event on the Third Street Bridge from 3-6pm! Come out and show your love for the community, meeting new people and making new friends as you help beautify Dayton and break bread together. RSVP above to clean up the community with Dayton Inspires and volunteer at The Longest Table!
UpDayton, in partnership with YWCA Dayton & the Dayton Daily News, will host its 2017 Election Forum at the new Dayton Metro Library Main Branch. The event will take place in the Eichelberger Forum located on the first floor of the library. The forum will feature the candidates running for Dayton School Board. You can up-vote and submit questions for the candidates at http://updayton.socialqa.com/
This November, 4 seats are up for election to the Dayton Public Schools’ Board of Education. Before you vote, we hope you'll take this opportunity to learn more about the candidates and their approach for advancing Dayton Public Schools.
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and light hors d'oeuvres will be available to attendees. Doors open at 5:30pm, and the program begins at 6pm.
It's time for Oktoberfest at the Dayton Art Institute! Next weekend, from Friday to Sunday, volunteers are needed to help put on this awesome celebration. Volunteer opportunities include admission, drink booths, mug and tee booths and more.
If you would like to help out, sign up for a couple of shifts. When you're done volunteering, you can enjoy some Beer and all sorts of German food! Here is the daily schedule:
Lederhosen Lunch (Sept. 22): 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Preview Party (Sept. 22): 7:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday (Sept. 23): Noon - 11:30 p.m.
Sunday (Sept. 24): Noon - 7:00 p.m.
Explore Downtown Dayton with your fellow grad students! We will be meeting at Warped Wing and will be taking the Link Bikes around town. UpDayton will take you to some of our favorite spots around the city and we hope they become some of your favorite spots too! RSVP for the tour ASAP because we only have 12 spots open. We hope to see you there!
RSVP for the Grad Student Bike Tour below
Join us for brunch and a "Baby Shower" at Basil's!
The Comfort Bags project, a 2017 UpDayton Summit winner, asks you to step up and show Dayton children transitioning into foster care that our city has their back. The Comfort Bags Baby Shower is our first event! We'll be collecting items for infants transitioning into foster care and discussing other ways to get involved.
Bring your donation (items or money) to brunch at Basil's on Sunday, September 17th. Our partner, Agape for Youth, compiles these items into Comfort Bags that are given to the child and their new foster family in the first hours of this difficult and often sudden transition. No need to gift wrap your items. They will be re-packed into custom Comfort Bags based on the child and foster family's needs.
Steve Geib, Executive Director and Founder of Agape for Youth will be attending the Baby Shower, explaining how important these Comfort Bags are to the youth who receive them. If you are not able to bring a donation, we still hope you'll join us for brunch to learn more about the project! Brunch is $17.99/person for the buffet and there are vegitarian options available.
Here is a list of the items we're looking for. Grab a few items or get them all and assemble a fully stocked Comfort Bag!
Looking for something fun to do on Friday night, September 15th? Come feast and have fun at the Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally located at The "Old" Yellow Cab building from 5-10pm. There will be food trucks, free live music, local craft brews and tons of fun for the whole family! Bring your family, friends and fellow GA's and enjoy the crazy amounts of good food and drinks that will be on show! If you want to come, please sign up below; UpDayton will have a table at the rally to answer questions and get you started!
Let us know you're coming!
Levitt Pavilion Dayton is a state-of-the-art outdoor music venue that will open in the middle of downtown Dayton in 2018. Join Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton for a sneak peak of the Levitt experience with The Suffers!
The 2017 Levitt National Tour, locally sponsored by PNC Bank will feature the critically acclaimed rising stars, The Suffers. This 8-piece powerhouse of Gulf Coast Soul celebrates the rich diversity of the band's hometown of Houston, masterfully melding classic American soul with genres as wide-ranging as rock, Latin ska, Cajun, hip hop, country and R&B. This approach has already earned The Suffers a place on numerous artists to watch lists, rave reviews from Billboard, NPR, and The New York Times and a growing international fan base and they're just getting started!
Show starts promptly at 7:00PM. BYO lawn chair or blanket. Join us for a great evening of FREE music!
Art in the City is about recognizing the immense talent that Dayton has to offer. Encouraging conversations about local art and having an open competition in over 25 different downtown businesses provides a unique opportunity to showcase and marvel at our local talent.
More details will be provided as the event gets closer.
Have some fun on the water kayaking and paddleboarding at Eastwood Lake with Whitewater Warehouse! There will be a variety of boats and stand up paddleboards to choose from. UpDayton will cover the cost of your kayak or paddleboard rental until all open spots are filled. RSVP soon and be ready to have fun! (Limited spots available.)
Come to the Celtic Festival to enjoy live entertainment, good food and better friends! The festival will be at the RiverScape MetroPark located in Downtown Dayton. The festival hours are below and you can follow the link to learn more.
Please note that Patterson Boulevard, Monument Avenue, and St. Clair Street will be closed during the United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival.
Celtic Festival Hours:
Friday, July 28, 5.30-11 p.m
Saturday, July 29, 11.30 – 11 p.m.
Sunday, July 30, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Beginner Bocce Bash | Friday, July 21st | 6pm
- Single elimination Bocce Tournament
- Teams of 4 players will compete for the Bocce Bash Championship
- Winning team walks away with $200
- The perfect tournament for the new or casual bocce player.
- If you've ever played in the Bocce Classic - you are probably too advanced for this tournament.
- There will also be 15 food trucks, live music, beer & wine and vendors on hand!
Come watch your Dayton Dragons take on the Peoria Chiefs! The Gem City Adventure Series will provide you with a FREE ticket if you RSVP below. Sign up below so that we know that you're coming! We will follow-up with details on where to pick up your ticket. Contact Ben Cox (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
Sorry! Registration has closed for this event.
This fast-paced scavenger hunt will start at the corner of 5th and Pine streets in the Oregon District (near the iHeart Radio Building). The scavenger hunt will take you through the ins and outs of the city allowing you to experience Dayton in a new light. Team up with friends to explore downtown or complete the scavenger hunt solo, experiencing everything that downtown Dayton has to offer! Racers will navigate the city with a map, answering the questions and performing tasks located on their clue sheet.
Please join us for our monthly meeting.
Be a voice for young Daytonians and the issues that matter most to them.
The Advocacy Team promotes civic engagement and connects young Daytonians to the people and issues that are shaping the city and the region. The team’s signature event is an annual election forum featuring candidates for each year’s November election. In addition to this event, the team hosts Q&A events with local leaders and seeks out opportunities to strengthen the voice of young professionals in the community.
On Friday, June 16th at 5:30pm we'll host a brief Kickoff Event at Dublin Pub (300 Wayne Ave.). We'll give a quick overview of what we have planned for the summer and hand out welcome packets and other info. We'll then head across the street to the Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally (https://www.facebook.com/events/743866065782995)!