Comfort Bags: Agape Santa's Secret Workshop
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

Comfort Bags: Agape Santa's Secret Workshop

Join Comfort Bags as we work with Agape for Youth to put on a holiday Santa's Secret Workshop!  We will be helping kids in the foster care system select and wrap gifts for their families.  Get in the holiday spirit a little early by helping out!  There will be pizza provided for volunteers and workers.  Volunteer opportunities include:

Santa’s Elves – Personal shoppers for each child as they select gifts for their family members.

Santa’s Gift Wrappers – Numerous wrapping station where each gift is wrapped and tagged for the children so the gifts are ready to be put under the Christmas tree.

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Gapes of Gratitude benefitting UpDayton
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Gapes of Gratitude benefitting UpDayton

  • Normandy Banquet and Event Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Grapes of Gratitude helps charities to conduct competitive wine tastings where even the loser gets to take something home. The competition is based on what we call the “Rule of Three.” Huh? 

3 BOTTLES FOR EACH TEAM OF UP TO 3

A different wine varietal (such as chardonnay, merlot, pinot noir, etc.) is featured at each event. Teams, consisting of 1 to 3 participants, are admitted by bringing 3 bottles of the same featured varietal to the event. For example, for the Dec 2017 event the featured varietal is SPARKLING WINE, your team could bring 3 bottles of the La Marca DOC Prosecco Extra Dry.

At the event, 2 of each team’s 3 bottles are bagged, tagged and ranked by each participant. The 3rd bottle is set aside and left unopened. The teams that brought the 5 highest ranked wines divvy up each team’s 3rd unopened bottle, except for the lowest ranked wine which will be returned to the team that brought it. If 2 or more teams bring the same wine, rankings can still differ depending upon the temperature of the wine, how long it has been open, etc. Must be present to win.

Please remember, teams can consist of 1 to 3 participants. Thus, a group of 4 participants, for example, will be considered 2 teams and must bring 6 bottles of the featured varietal to enter the event. Still don’t get it? Just remember, the “Rule of Three,” which is visually depicted above.

Our charity partner for the March Grapes of Gratitude is UpDayton, a young professional organization with a mission to:

* To harness the creative talent of all people in the Miami Valley to make our region a better place to live
* To connect our young creatives and engage them in the region’s decision making
* To restore community to our communities
* To build pride and hope in our region

Grapes of Gratitude is made possible by Arrow Wine.

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The Nutcracker (opening night!)
Dec
15
7:30 PM19:30

The Nutcracker (opening night!)

  • The Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
Ticket Reservation - The Nutcracker (opening night!)
20.00 35.00

Your ticket will be available for pick-up at Will Call in the lobby of the Schuster Center. Please arrive early so you have plenty of time to pick up your tickets and find your seat. UpDayton has added an additional discount on top of ENCORE!'s already-discounted price!

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This event is hosted by ENCORE!

Pre-Show Social | 5:30-7pm at Carmen's Deli

ENCORE! is a special program created to engage young professionals in a lasting relationship with the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance by bringing together like-minded individuals through performances, unique social events, special “perks” and networking opportunities. ENCORE! is cultivating the next generation of DPAA patrons and leaders to ensure that Dayton’s rich performing arts legacy will be enjoyed by many generations to come. Learn more or purchase a full ENCORE! subscription at https://daytonperformingarts.org/encore

Dayton Ballet invites you to Dayton's biggest and best holiday performance arts tradition: Dayton Ballet's beloved The Nutcracker.  

With magical choreography by Artistic Director Karen Russo Burke, delectable sets by designer Ray Zupp, and stunning costumes by Lowell Mathwich, the story of little Clara and her adventures in the Land of Sweets comes to life on the Mead Theatre Stage. 
Dayton Ballet's The Nutcracker comprises an enormous cast, including the full professional Dayton Ballet company, dancers from Dayton Ballet II and the Dayton Ballet School, and over 100 children from the local Dayton area! 

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Neal Gittleman, again takes up residence in the orchestra pit, giving Tchaikovsky's music the full, rich, gorgeous interpretation that it requires. The elegance, grace and sheer athleticism of Dayton Ballet's core ensemble and star dancers bring the drama to immediate, colorful life. 
Before the performances and during intermissions, the Schuster Center Wintergarden bustles with the excitement of the holiday season.  Find the perfect holiday gift at the Dayton Ballet Boutique, peer into the famous whimsical Rike's window boxes, or treat yourself with candy and ice cream at the Graeter’s Sweet Shoppe. 

With ten performances so close to the Christmas holiday, The Nutcracker is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with family and guests. Make this enchanting story ballet a part of your family's holiday tradition!

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Books, Brunch & Brews
Nov
18
11:00 AM11:00

Books, Brunch & Brews

The Reading Park Project is seeking Volunteers to come out and help raise funds for some books. You can come for 5mins, 30mins, 1 hr, or the entire 2hrs.  Adults only please, as children cannot work at One Dollar Book Swap. 

11:00 am: Meet at One Dollar Book Swap to volunteer for a couple of hours. 

1:00 pm: Brunch and Brews, location will be determined amongst the group of volunteers the day of!

We hope to see you there!

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UpDayton Election Forum 2017
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

UpDayton Election Forum 2017

  • Dayton Metro Library - Main Branch (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.

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First Annual Dayton Day!
Oct
14
12:00 PM12:00

First Annual Dayton Day!

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! 

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In the Heights at the Schuster Center
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

In the Heights at the Schuster Center

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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.

$15 TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT

If you'd still like to purchase tickets, you can purchase them at a discounted rate through UpDayton's CEO link here: https://www.victoriatheatre.com/ceoupdayton.html

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Project Rebound Hip Hop Dance Hour
Sep
29
5:15 PM17:15

Project Rebound Hip Hop Dance Hour

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!

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Volunteer at Oktoberfest
Sep
22
to Sep 24

Volunteer at Oktoberfest

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.

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UD Grad Student Bike Tour
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

UD Grad Student Bike Tour

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

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Comfort Bags Baby Shower
Sep
17
11:30 AM11:30

Comfort Bags Baby Shower

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! 

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Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally
Sep
15
5:00 PM17:00

Yellow Cab Food Truck Rally

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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!        

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Levitt Pavilion Preview Concert | The Suffers
Aug
17
6:00 PM18:00

Levitt Pavilion Preview Concert | The Suffers

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!

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Art in the City
Aug
4
5:00 PM17:00

Art in the City

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.

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Adventure Series: Kayaking
Aug
3
5:30 PM17:30

Adventure Series: Kayaking

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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.)

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Dayton Celtic Festival
Jul
28
to Jul 30

Dayton Celtic Festival

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.

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Beginner Bocce Bash
Jul
21
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner Bocce Bash

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!
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Dayton Dragons Game
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

Dayton Dragons Game

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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 (bcox@updayton.org) if you have any questions.

Sorry! Registration has closed for this event.

 
 
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Great Dayton Adventure Race
Jul
7
5:00 PM17:00

Great Dayton Adventure Race

  • Corner of 5th and Pine Street in the Oregon District (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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.  

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June Advocacy Committee Meeting
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

June Advocacy Committee Meeting

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.

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Kickoff Event | Gem City Adventure Series
Jun
16
5:30 PM17:30

Kickoff Event | Gem City Adventure Series

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)! 

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