💎 Special Day For Special Ladies (Issue #36)

PLUS: Sweet treats & the history behind our streets

Good Morning,

And welcome to another issue of Miami Valley Memo. Every week, we share events and shows curated for the Miami Valley.

This Sunday is Mother’s Day! A beautiful day where we celebrate the special ladies in our lives who have so deeply shaped our own. Whether you’re a mom or will be celebrating one, we hope you have a great holiday!

Alrighty, let’s get to it!

— Max



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🛍️ The City Mercantile

📅 Friday & Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
📍 Montgomery Co. Fairgrounds, Dayton
💰 Gate Admission: Friday: $12 | Saturday: $8 | Kids (12 & under): Free

Delve into the charm of the past meshed with modern style this Mother's Day weekend. This vintage market offers a unique selection of curated vintage home decor. You'll find boutique treasures and plants perfect for gifting others or yourself (don't worry, we won't tell).

Enjoy the backdrop of live music while browsing indoor and outdoor booths filled with unique finds. Engage in DIY demonstrations along with Make and Take craft classes. Bring your appetite as they'll have plenty of food trucks ready to delight.

Make the Mother’s Day weekend extra special with Early Access Passes, including a swag bag, sponsor discounts, drink pass, and a TCM event tee. Available online only, get yours here!*


⛳ Centerville Rotary Golf Outing

📅 Friday: 7 am
📍 Yankee Trace, Centerville
💰 Golfer: $125 | Foursome: $500

Calling all avid golfers! Join the Rotary Club of Centerville to put your game to the test while supporting local students on their higher education quest.

This golf outing funds college and trade school scholarships for 2024's graduating seniors in the Centerville/Washington Twp area. Breakfast runs from 7 - 7:40, with the tournament teeing off at 7:50. Lunch and prizes will be served after golf. Registration ends today — secure your spot here.


🏷️ Annual Yard Sale

📅 Friday & Saturday: 9 am
📍 VFW 9927, Kettering
💰 Free

Dive into a treasure trove of goods at the VFW's annual community yard sale! Discover a vast array of items from furniture and home decor to books and toys.

Enjoy dinner with foster pups on Friday. Then on Saturday, savor breakfast and lunch served up by Gambler's Party Supplies. It's not just shopping — it's a fun-filled experience supporting the VFW. Learn more.


🎈 Riverfront Grand Opening

📅 Friday: 6 - 8 pm
📍 Riverfront Park, Miamisburg
💰 Free

Celebrate the grand opening of Riverfront Park, a stunning new addition to the heart of Miamisburg! After 20 years of work, this park will welcome its first guests to see the 7,600 sq. foot playground, ping-pong tables, splash pad, and more.

The celebration will kick off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the mayor. They'll have tasty treats from local food trucks and fun activities for the whole family. Bring the kids for face painting and to give the giant playground a whirl. Learn more.


🚒 Touch A Truck

📅 Saturday: 9:30 am - 1 pm
📍 North Park, Springboro
💰 Free

Touch a truck season is here — ready to bring lots of cheer to those little ones who love their vehicles! This event will have everything from police cruisers to fire trucks and even race cars.

Each is open for the kids to climb into and explore. The first 30 minutes will be a quieter window without any horns/sirens for more sensory-sensitive kids. Learn more.


📜 Street Names of Dayton

📅 Saturday: 11 am - 1 pm
📍 Woodland Cemetery, Downtown Dayton
💰 Free (Registration Required)

Discover the origins of Dayton's street names on a tour through Woodland Cemetery. You'll learn about the influential folks resting there whose names are immortalized around town.

Since you'll be walking through Woodland's beautiful (and hilly) grounds, be sure to bring comfy shoes and some water. The tour starts at Eichelberger Plaza and requires a reservation. Perfect for local history buffs and nature lovers alike. Get your spot here.


✏️ Bougie Bingo

📅 Saturday: 12 pm
📍 Baum Opera House, Miamisburg
💰 $40

Do you love bingo? Well, you can mark your card for supporting a historic opera house this weekend! Proceeds from this lively game of bingo will aid crucial repairs at the Baum Opera House.

Beyond preserving this local treasure, you'll also help them continue offering local shows. Get your tickets here and help support a historic part of Miamisburg's culture and arts.


🍭 Vandalia Sweet Treats Fest

📅 Saturday: 4 - 8 pm
📍 Vandalia Recreation Center
💰 Free

Grab your sweet tooth and head up to Vandalia for a festival full of sweet treats. Indulge in a wide range of candies and delectable desserts and wash them down with drinks in the beer and wine garden.

Listen to live music, shop from local vendors, and enjoy activities for the whole family. Make your Saturday extra sweet! Learn more here.


💜 Relay For Life Food Truck Rally

📅 Saturday: 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. Sign up, donate, or put together a team to participate here.


🍷 May Wine Dinner

📅 Thu, May 16th: 6 pm
📍 Salar, Oregon District
💰 Wine: $99 | No Wine: $75

Welcome the warm weather at Salar with their exquisite rosé tasting event. Sample rosés from around the globe, including selections from Italy, France, Germany, and South Africa.

Pair your wine with Chef Josh’s savory grill selections from a grilled cheese-stuffed portobello cap salad to arrachera beef with marinated vegetables. Enjoy these bites and sips outside on the back patio as our spring turns to summer. Get your tickets here.


🛍️ Centerville Merchant Market

📅 Sun, May 19th: 12 - 5 pm
📍 St. Leonard’s Lawn, Centerville
💰 Free

See St. Leonard's Lawn transformed into an upscale market at Centerville's 3rd annual Merchant Market! Browse 150 vendors offering art, antiques, clothing, and more. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and family activities spread across the scenic lawn.

Every attendee can enter a free raffle to win select prizes from vendors valued at more than $2,000. The first 200 arrivals will get exclusive tote bags. These are high-quality bags you'll actually want to keep using — not a cheap giveaway.

As one of the largest spring events in Centerville, it's sure to be a party. And as proud members of the group behind it, the Heart of Centerville and Washington Township, we'd love to see you there! Learn more here.


⚜️ Fleurs de Fête

📅 Sun, May 19th: 1 - 4 pm
📍 Carillon Park, Dayton
💰 Advance: $80 | Door: $85

Join Carillon Park for their annual party in the park. Sample a vast selection of wines and pair them with gourmet bites from local eateries. Prefer beer over wine? Then grab a stein at the Belgian beer garden.

Enjoy the melodies of live music and bid on unique items in the silent auction. It's an elegant experience that celebrates the best of Dayton while supporting the park that preserves our history. Get your tickets here.


Events marked with an asterisk (*) in the “featured” section have been sponsored by our advertising or affiliate partners. Have an event you’d like to promote? Reply and let us know!



Brothers Pennington | Bock Family Brewing | 7pm | Free

The Magic Of Motown | Victoria Theatre | 7:30pm | $43+

Nothing But Treble | Jayne's On Main | 7:30pm | Free

Arcadia | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

OH Cry OH - Emo Night | Yellow Cab Tavern | 8pm | Advance: $9, Doors: $12

Stoneface Syd | Hidden Gem Music Club | 8pm | $10

The Reece Murray Band | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Southern Saviour | Good Time Charlie's | 8:30pm | Free



Pocket Rockets | Bock Family Brewing | 7pm | Free

Better Anyway Album Release Party | Yellow Cab Tavern | 7pm | Advance: $12, Doors: $15

Right Turn Clyde | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

Crabswithoutlegs w/ Strange Ranger | Hidden Gem Music Club | 8pm | Advance: $10, Doors: $15

Roadhouse Band | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

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

Outside The Box | Courtyard Lounge | 9pm | $5



Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Jr. | Town Hall Theatre | 7pm | $16

Peerless | The Loft Theatre | 8pm | $20+

Disney's The Lion King | Schuster Center | 8pm | $45+



Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Jr. | Town Hall Theatre | 11am | $16

Disney's The Lion King | Schuster Center | 2pm & 8pm | $45+

Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Jr. | Town Hall Theatre | 3pm | $16

Peerless | The Loft Theatre | 8pm | $20+



Disney's The Lion King | Schuster Center | 1pm & 6:30pm | $45+

Peerless | The Loft Theatre | 2pm & 7pm | $20+

Disney Pixar Finding Nemo Jr. | Town Hall Theatre | 3pm | $16



Laurie Kilmartin | Dayton Funny Bone | 7:30pm | $20

Brian Swinehart | Wileys Comedy Club | 8pm | $15



Laurie Kilmartin | Dayton Funny Bone | 6:30pm | $20

Brian Swinehart | Wileys Comedy Club | 7:15pm | $15


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