💎 Happy Early Earth Day (Issue #33)

PLUS: Updating Our Format

Good Morning,

And welcome to the 33rd issue of Miami Valley Memo! As you’ll see today, we’ve tweaked the format to now just include events and live shows. So… no more news summaries.

Why make this change? The biggest reason is reader preferences. Based on the feedback I’ve gotten, it seems that the main value y’all get is the events and live shows we share every week. We help you find fun and interesting things to do around the Miami Valley.

And since we’re currently a one-man band here, I’m going to focus our limited resources on delivering what y’all seem to enjoy most. Now, this doesn’t mean local news summaries are gone forever.

As we grow and have more resources at our disposal, I hope to bring news back with even more depth. That may even take the form of another edition that we send separately each week. Doesn’t “Sunday Stories” have a nice ring to it?

As always, I’d love your thoughts about this change. If you have any feedback, please share it when you survey today’s issue or by replying to this email. Either way, know that it will be heard and taken to heart as I seek to make this newsletter better for you. Thanks!

Now, let’s get to the good stuff!

— Max



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🛍️ Let The Good Times Roll

📅 Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10 am - 3 pm
📍 Greene County Fairgrounds, Xenia
💰 Fri: $15 | Sat: $10 | Sun: $5

Held only twice a year, Vintage Market Days® combines vintage charm and modern style. Browse through a diverse array of original art, boutique clothing, unique furniture, and handcrafted treasures.

Check out seasonal plantings in a vibrant indoor/outdoor setting. And feel free to bring your appetite as they'll have food trucks there ready to delight! Get your tickets here.


🏦 Client Appreciation Day

📅 Friday: 3:30 - 5 pm
📍 KeyBank Miamisburg
💰 Free

KeyBank is inviting you to come say 'hey' at this client appreciation day. Enjoy Frios Gourmet popsicles, grab some KeyBank swag, and check out the Performance Wraps' vehicle of the day.

The first 50 folks can get their popsicles for free starting at 3:30 pm, with more available to buy. A fun and easy after-school treat to kick off the weekend. This event is open to the public, not just for clients.


🍁 Bellbrook Sugar Maple Festival

📅 Friday: 5 - 10 pm | Saturday: 10 am - 10 pm | Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
📍 Downtown Bellbrook
💰 Free

Make a beeline to Bellbrook to celebrate the 44th Sugar Maple Festival. This celebration of local flavors and crafts is a local spring favorite. With 30 food vendors and over 70 craft stalls, indulge in a weekend of tasty treats and artisan finds.

Enjoy live music from local bands, a beer garden, and a special wine-tasting event featuring Ohio's finest wineries. Discover, taste, and celebrate local traditions in Bellbrook! Learn more here.


🏆 Boro Cornhole Classic

📅 Saturday: 12 pm
📍 7884 Bunnell Hill Road, Springboro
💰 Free

Join the Springboro community for the first-ever Boro Cornhole Classic! This fundraiser, organized by students at Springboro High, supports the great work of the Springboro Community Assistance Center (SCAC). SCAC is a local non-profit supporting families in need since 2007.

Set in a spacious 20-acre field, this tournament unites the community for fun and philanthropy. The festivities are accompanied by food trucks, music, and other games like ping-pong. Registration to compete is closed, but the field is open to watch the games and hang out! Learn more.


🍽️ Annual Spring Community Dinner

📅 Saturday: 4 - 6 pm
📍 Greater Dayton LGBT Center, Downtown Dayton
💰 Free

Experience the warmth of community at the Greater Dayton LGBT Center's annual spring dinner. This dinner is a free feast welcoming all to celebrate unity and inclusion.

More than a meal — it's a chance to forge connections, share stories, and strengthen community ties. Join in, meet friends, and create lasting memories in a space of acceptance. Learn more.


🦹 Villains Ball

📅 Saturday: 6 - 10 pm
📍 Air Force Museum, Dayton
💰 $40

Discover a night of mischief and intrigue at a special event where the Air Force Museum turns into a haven for the wickedly whimsical. For adults only, this experience includes live music, dancing, open aircraft, and elusive artifacts.

Compete in a costume contest, engage in trivia, and mingle in the Villain Parlor. Savor hors d'oeuvres and drinks, all while supporting the Museum Foundation. Get your tickets here.



📅 Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm
📍 Front Street Art, Downtown Dayton
💰 Free

Immerse yourself in creativity at ARTeBRATION 2024! Explore over 100 studios and a bustling market featuring 250 local artists and small businesses. From woodworking to glass art to custom paints, unique treasures and gifts await.

It's a day of art and culture for all ages, with plenty of free parking to accommodate. Don’t miss this vibrant celebration of creativity! Learn more.


📚 WCPL Spring Book Sale

📅 Fri, Apr 26th: 10 am - 5:30 pm | Sat, Apr 27th: 10 am - 4:30 pm
📍 Centerville Library, Centerville
💰 Free

Explore a treasure trove of books, movies, and music at this book sale hosted by the Friends of the Washington-Centerville Public Library (WCPL). Whether you're a WCPL member or not, you have the chance to browse hundreds of items.

The proceeds are a key funding source for the library’s special projects, like Family Film Nights and equipment for the Creativity Commons makerspace. Find your next favorite read while supporting the library's community-enriching programs.


🃏 JLD Casino Night Fundraiser

📅 Sat, Apr 27th: 7 - 10 pm
📍 NCR Country Club, Kettering
💰 Player: $75 single, $140 double | VIP: $100 single, $190 double

Play classic casino games like Texas Hold'em and blackjack with a derby twist! Don your boldest derby attire and compete for the best hat prize. All while supporting the amazing work of the women in Dayton's Junior League.

In addition to light bites and funny money to play with, player tickets get you two drinks. VIP tickets include all of that plus four drinks, more gaming money, and early entry at 6 pm. Learn more and get your tickets here.


💃 Dancing With The Dayton Stars

📅 Sat, Apr 27th: 7 - 11 pm
📍 The Mandalay, Moraine
💰 $150+

Experience a night of dazzling dances at the 19th Dancing with the Dayton Stars, benefiting A Special Wish Foundation. Local leaders and pros pair up to compete for the mirrored ball trophy.

This captivating event not only showcases talent but also supports granting wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. Revel in the rhythms and support a heartfelt cause. See the local celebrity dancers and get your tickets here.


🪩 Time Warp Prom

📅 Sat, April 27th: 7:30 pm
📍 Dayton Convention Center, Downtown Dayton
💰 $30

Step back into the '80s with Mix 107.7. Dance to DJ-spun tracks and live band performances of '80s favorites. It's a high-energy night filled with retro tunes, contests, and memorable photo ops.

Perfect for those who love a good throwback or just want to experience the vibrant '80s dance scene anew. Dress for the times with lots of hair spray, neon leggings, and shoulder-padded jackets (this is what Google told us '80s fashion was). Get your tickets here.


💜 Relay For Life Food Truck Rally

📅 Sat, May 11th: 5 - 11 pm
📍 Centerville High School, Centerville
💰 Free

Join Relay for Life for a fundraiser fueling their fight against cancer. Treat yourself to delights from Tops Best Food Truck and Frios Gourmet Pops. Enjoy music and fun activities like caricature drawing and walking laps.

Come night, see the sky light up with luminarias to support survivors and honor lost loved ones. The first 50 pre-registered survivors will receive a free meal and more. Sign up, donate, or put together a team to participate here.


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With Earth Day coming up on Monday, April 22nd, we’ve put together this little round-up of events focused on cleaning up our parks and planting trees. Giving you some places to put your green thumb to work in the spirit of the holiday!

🌳 Kettering TreeFest

📅 Saturday: 9 am - 12 pm
📍 Habitat Environmental Center, Kettering
🔗 Learn More


🍃 Earth Day Woods Clean Up

📅 Sunday: 10 am - 12 pm
📍 John Bryan Community Pottery, Yellow Springs
🔗 Learn More


🌲 Centerville Arbor Day Celebration

📅 Tues, Apr 23rd: 11 am
📍 Iron Horse Park, Centerville
🔗 Learn More



Michael Comstock | Bock Family Brewing | 7pm | Free

Kierstead | Jayne's On Main | 7:30pm | Free

TBTYS Spring Music Fest | Yellow Cab Tavern | 7:30pm | Free

Vicious Cycle | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

The Joe Cowels Band | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Weston Papp | Brick Tap & Tavern | 8:30pm | Free

Carmen Clouse | Courtyard Lounge | 9pm | Free

Branden Martin | Good Time Charlie's | 9pm | Free



Concert For A Cause | The Barrel | 6pm | Free

Christopher James | Bock Family Brewing | 7pm | Free

Sarah Horstman | Jayne's On Main | 7:30pm | Free

Horror High | South Park Tavern | 8pm | Free

Barely Able | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

The Menus | Hidden Gem Music Club | 8pm | $15

Grocery Store Vodka | Brick Tap & Tavern | 8:30pm | Free

Bohemian Funk | Courtyard Lounge | 9pm | $5

Ghost Train Band | Good Time Charlie's | 8:30pm | Free

Jah Soul and Seefari | Yellow Cab Tavern | 9pm | Advance: $9, Doors: $12



West Side Story | La Comedia Dinner Theatre | 12:30pm & 7:30pm | $70+

One Man, Two Guvnors | Beavercreek Community Theatre | 8pm | $15+



West Side Story | La Comedia Dinner Theatre | 7:30pm | $70+

Dayton Opera: Puccini’s Tosca | Schuster Center | 7:30pm | $40+

One Man, Two Guvnors | Beavercreek Community Theatre | 8pm | $15+



West Side Story | La Comedia Dinner Theatre | 12:30pm & 7:30pm | $70+

Dayton Opera: Puccini’s Tosca | Schuster Center | 2:30pm | $40+

One Man, Two Guvnors | Beavercreek Community Theatre | 3pm | $15+



Josh Sneed | Dayton Funny Bone | 7:30pm | $20



Josh Sneed | Dayton Funny Bone | 6:30pm | $20

Bubba Beezy & Friends | Wileys Comedy Club | 8pm | $20



Corey Holcomb | Dayton Funny Bone | 7pm | $47


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