💎 Topgolf Coming To Dayton? (Issue #32)

PLUS: Saying Goodbye To Flyboy’s Deli

Good Morning,

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

Words can’t do Monday’s eclipse justice. All I can say is that it was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. Having watched it with others, there was a unique feeling of collective awe and wonder, unlike anything I’d experienced before.

Now that’s past, you may be wondering what to do with those glasses. While they’re no longer of use to us, they could be for someone else in the future.

Astronomers Without Borders is collecting used glasses to give to underserved kids around the world for future eclipses. Through April, their drop-box is open Mon-Fri from 6 am - 7 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am - 3 pm at Montgomery County’s Recycling Center. Consider donating yours and helping give someone else that awesome experience we got this Monday.

Enough of me waning on (that’s a moon joke folks), here’s today’s rundown:

  • Upcoming events with a heads up for some likely quick sellers

  • Live shows to catch this weekend

  • Our goodbye to Flyboy’s Deli whose last day open is April 20th

  • Plans showing Topgolf is a likely addition to Centerville’s Cornerstone South development

Let’s get to it!

— Max



54° 🌡️ 42° | 🌧️ | ☔ 70% | 💨 23 mph


66° 🌡️ 51° | ☀️ | ☔ 10% | 💨 15 mph


75° 🌡️ 56° | 🌧️ | ☔ 40% | 💨 18 mph



🏆 Boro Cornhole Classic

📅 Sat, Apr 20th: 12 pm
📍 7884 Bunnell Hill Road, Springboro
💰 Teams: $50 | Solo: $25

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, raffles, music, and more!

The tournament has two divisions. A competitive division competing for $400 and a recreational one for $100. You can enter as a team or by yourself (and they'll match you up). The deadline to register is April 15, so sign up today!* 

Looking to contribute in another way? Consider volunteering or becoming a sponsor.*


🍻 Fifth Street Brewpub Fundraiser

📅 Thursday: 2 - 10 pm
📍 Fifth Street Brewpub, Downtown Dayton
💰 Free

Support a great organization while enjoying a bite and a pint! Starting at 2 pm, Fifth Street Brewpub will donate 10% of sales to The Junior League of Dayton (JLD).

JLD is a local nonprofit that's been serving the Miami Valley for over 100 years. They develop female civic leaders dedicated to improving our community issue by issue. Currently tackling literacy, they've already helped thousands of kids improve their reading skills.

Beyond the shared sales, you can also try your luck at a raffle where 100% of the proceeds will go to their cause. Learn more here.


🌄 Sunset At The Market

📅 Thursday: 5:30 - 8:30 pm
📍 2nd Street Market, Downtown Dayton
💰 Free

Step into a unique shopping experience at 2nd Street Market all under the evening sky. Browse the offerings of over 40 local businesses while enjoying live tunes from Jonathan Hamilton.

Play Market Bingo for a chance to win prizes from vendors. And, in celebration of it being Earth Month, check out their sustainability fair. Learn more.


🎲 DayCon

📅 Saturday: 1 - 10:30 pm | Sunday: 8 am - 10:30 pm
📍 Shelter Church, Kettering
💰 $15+

Dive into the world of tabletop gaming at DayCon! With a variety of board games, miniature battles, card decks, and RPG adventures, there's something for every gamer. Shop the latest in gaming gear from top vendors.

Gather your friends for a weekend of strategic play and discoveries in the realm of tabletop gaming. Perfect for both seasoned players and newcomers. Get your tickets and see open games here.


🧀 Dayton Grilled Cheese Fest

📅 Friday: 5 - 9 pm
📍 Yellow Cab Tavern, Downtown Dayton
💰 Free

Celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day at Yellow Cab Tavern. Savor unique takes on grilled cheese by numerous food trucks, alongside their standard menu favorites. Enjoy the warmer weather and relax in the beer garden patio or the covered party tent.

It's the beginning of their 11th year putting on these family-friendly events for foodies. Treat your taste buds and see who all is participating here.


🍷 Spring Wein Tasting & Food Pairing

📅 Sunday: 1 pm
📍 Dayton German Club, Downtown Dayton
💰 Advance: $30 | Doors: $45

Join the German Club for their seasonal Spring wine tasting. Savor seven exquisite wines from Germany and its neighbors, each paired with tasty small bites. And take your chance with the raffle to win one of two gift baskets.

Plus, get a complimentary wine glass to take home included with your ticket. Don't like wine? Don't worry, the bar is open with plenty of other options. Get your tickets here.


💼 Job Seekers Networking

📅 Thu, Apr 18th: 6:30 - 7:30 pm
📍 Woodbourne Library, Centerville
💰 Free

Discover new career paths and get expert guidance at this monthly event for job seekers. Connect with six mentors to refine your search, master informational interviews, and better leverage LinkedIn.

Whether you're just starting or in the midst of your search, benefit from ongoing support to navigate the job market successfully. Learn more here.


🛍️ Let The Good Times Roll

📅 Fri, Apr 19th - Sun, Apr 21st: 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.


🍁 Bellbrook Sugar Maple Festival

📅 Fri, Apr 19th: 5 pm | Sat, Apr 20th: 10 am | Sun, Apr 21st: 11 am
📍 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.


🦹 Villains Ball

📅 Sat, Apr 20th: 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.


💃 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.


⛳ Centerville Rotary Golf Outing

📅 Sat, May 10th: 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. Register here before May 9th.


🎩 Art Ball

📅 Sat, Jun 8th: 7 pm
📍 Dayton Art Institute, Downtown Dayton
💰 $450+

Step into elegance at the Art Ball, Miami Valley's top social event for over six decades. Savor cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, then enjoy a sit-down dinner throughout the museum. Explore special areas like The Hale Cloister and The Moonlight Lounge with its stunning city views.

Live music, dancing, and open bars with specialty drinks await to enhance your evening. Featuring this early as there are only 600 spots and they'll likely go quickly. If this is up your alley, secure your seat today.


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!



Ben & Pete | Jayne's On Main | 7:30pm | Free

Dave'd and Confused | Hidden Gem Music Club | 8pm | Free

Spungewurthy | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Pandora Project | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

Simple Daze | The Brick Tap & Tavern | 8:30pm | Free

Cody Garrett | Good Time Charlie's | 8:30pm | Free

Big D's Karaoke | Courtyard Lounge | 9pm | Free



Black Market Party & Friends: A Punk Night | Hidden Gem Music Club | 7pm | $5

Marc Hartfield/Sparky's Music | Bock Family Brewing | 7pm | Free

The Martha's | Jayne's On Main | 7:30pm | Free

Summer Highway | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Timestamp | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

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

RockUup! | Courtyard Lounge | 9pm | $5



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

Dayton Ballet: New Beginnings | Victoria Theatre | 7:30pm | $40+



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

Dayton Ballet: New Beginnings | Victoria Theatre | 7:30pm | $40+



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

Dayton Ballet: New Beginnings | Victoria Theatre | 2:30pm | $40+



Ryan Niemiller | Dayton Funny Bone | 7:30pm | $20

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



Ryan Niemiller | Dayton Funny Bone | 6:30pm & 9pm | $20

Kenan Presents VIP Comedy Show | Wileys Comedy Club | 7pm & 9:30pm | $20


🥪 Flyboy's Deli To Close April 20th

On Tuesday, April 9, Flyboy's Deli announced they would be closing their Oakwood location after April 20. Having closed their downtown Dayton location last fall, this marks the end of the beloved deli's journey.

Why close? Serious medical challenges for the owners, husband and wife duo, Steve and Eunice Crandall. Eunice tragically passed away from cancer earlier this year. Steve is in a long-term care facility, recovering from a major stroke he suffered last year.

With this loss and ongoing challenges, the family understandably chose to close Flyboy's.

Quick history: In 2013, Steve and Eunice combined their passions to open a New York-style deli in the Miami Valley. Eunice had experience running delis on the East Coast, and Steve, being a retired Air Force Colonel and Flyboy himself, brought his love for aviation.

After opening, Flyboy's quickly became a hit. Over the years, they won multiple awards for their sandwiches and built quite a following. As long-time readers may recall, they were one of the first local spotlights we wrote last fall.

Our hearts go out to the Crandall family, and our thanks to everyone behind Flyboy's. They gave us, and many across the Miami Valley, amazing food and tremendous memories. We plan to pay them one last visit before the 20th and encourage you to do the same. [Dayton.com]


🏌️‍♂️ Topgolf At Cornerstone South?

Topgolf could be coming to Dayton as part of the new Cornerstone South project along I-675. Led by Oberer Companies, the project aims to start in 2025 and will take 3-5 years to complete.

This $93 million investment encompasses 72 acres of mixed-use land, promising a blend of dining, lodging, and leisure. Plans show potential for three restaurants, two hotels, and an entertainment venue resembling Topgolf.

How does it resemble? Well, the plans show a fenced-off green space stretching 235 yards and 72 hitting bays — kind of a clear giveaway. Although not officially confirmed, this would mark Topgolf's expansion into the Dayton area.

I remember when Cornerstone North was just a forest with an abandoned house at its center. Now, it's a booming development and a smashing success for Centerville. Since opening in 2009 with Costco, it has added major attractions like Kroger, Cabela's, and Cooper's Hawk.

Centerville anticipates this development will mirror the success of its northern counterpart. With Topgolf, we're sure it will, as folks across the Miami Valley will likely flock there instead of driving south to West Chester. [Dayton Daily News]


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