๐Ÿ’Ž Warm Weekend, Cool Events (Issue #34)

PLUS: Kicking off car show season

Good Morning,

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

Our new format change seems to have gone over well. I appreciate your support as we continue refining this Thursday edition to make it the most useful version possible.

Looks like weโ€™re in for a warm weekend, which is a welcomed treat after this chillier week. Hope youโ€™re able to get out, attend some events, and enjoy it!

Speaking of events, letโ€™s dive in!

โ€” Max



71ยฐ ๐ŸŒก๏ธ 60ยฐ | ๐ŸŒง๏ธ | โ˜” 50% | ๐Ÿ’จ 12 mph


81ยฐ ๐ŸŒก๏ธ 63ยฐ | โ›… | โ˜” 20% | ๐Ÿ’จ 20 mph


83ยฐ ๐ŸŒก๏ธ 63ยฐ | โ›… | โ˜” 10% | ๐Ÿ’จ 17 mph


๐Ÿ“š WCPL Spring Book Sale

๐Ÿ“… Friday: 10 am - 5:30 pm | Saturday: 10 am - 4:30 pm
๐Ÿ“ Centerville Library, Centerville
๐Ÿ’ฐ 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 libraryโ€™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.


๐Ÿš— DCC Car Show Season Kick-off

๐Ÿ“… Saturday: 8 - 11 am
๐Ÿ“ Austin Landing, Miamisburg
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Kick-off car show season with Dayton Cars and Coffee (DCC)! Marvel at muscle cars, slick sports cars, and cool classics. With a big focus on respect and safety, DCC creates a casual atmosphere for your enjoyment.

They prohibit revving, burnouts, speeding, and fast exits. This is a show for admiring cars, not being annoyed by them! A perfect place for auto enthusiasts of all ages. Learn more.


๐Ÿท๏ธ Kettering Community Garage Sale

๐Ÿ“… Saturday: 9 am - 2 pm
๐Ÿ“ Lathrem Senior Center, Kettering
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Browse through gently used and new items from 40 vendors. Find everything from craft supplies and books to outdoor gear and tools. And like any garage sale, there's bound to be a surprise or two waiting for you.

These community garage sales are a great way to keep items in use and out of the landfill. Perfect for eco-conscious shoppers and treasure hunters alike. Learn more.


๐Ÿงต Textile Day

๐Ÿ“… Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
๐Ÿ“ Carriage Hill MetroPark, Huber Heights
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Step back in time at Carriage Hill's historic farm and explore the art of 19th-century textiles. Discover how diverse fibers were transformed into fabric through live demonstrations using period machinery.

See raw wool spun into finished fibers, and learn about the natural dyes our ancestors used. Whether you're a history buff or crazy for crafts, this is a blast to the past you won't want to pass up. Learn more.


๐ŸŽˆ Family Adventure Day

๐Ÿ“… Saturday: 11 am - 2 pm
๐Ÿ“ Washington Township RecPlex, Washington Twp.
๐Ÿ’ฐ $5

Come on out for a day of active family fun! From bounce houses to kayaking in the pool, and Pickleball to climbing, there's an activity to thrill every family member. Each ticket includes a tasty hot dog meal โ€” just bring your own bottles for water refills.

Thinking about summer programs for the kids? This is a great way to learn more and get to know the counselors from the RecPlex's Summer Camp programs. Join the excitement and create memorable family moments. Get your tickets here.


๐Ÿชด๐Ÿบ Plants and Beer

๐Ÿ“… Saturday: 11 am
๐Ÿ“ Loose Ends Brewing, Centerville
๐Ÿ’ฐ Free

Greenery meets the brewery this weekend at Loose Ends Brewing! Browse through 13 vendors showcasing a wide range of houseplants, plant accessories, and dรฉcor.

Learn plant-care tips and enter the rare plant raffle (winners announced at this event). Buy and enjoy Loose Ends' finest beers, cocktails, and light appetizers. This free event is perfect for plant enthusiasts and beer fans alike. Learn more.


๐Ÿƒ JLD Casino Night Fundraiser

๐Ÿ“… Saturday: 7 - 10 pm
๐Ÿ“ NCR Country Club, Kettering
๐Ÿ’ฐ 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.ย Learn more and get your tickets here.


๐Ÿ’ƒ Dancing With The Dayton Stars

๐Ÿ“… Saturday: 7 - 11 pm
๐Ÿ“ The Mandalay, Moraine
๐Ÿ’ฐ $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.


๐Ÿ›ฉ๏ธ Wright At Home Tour

๐Ÿ“… Sunday: 12 - 5 pm
๐Ÿ“ Hawthorn Hill, Oakwood
๐Ÿ’ฐ $40

Take a guided tour of Orville Wrightโ€™s estate โ€” one of our greatest gems and important inventors in human history. This April marks 110 years since the Wright family first settled into Hawthorn Hill. And you'll see the original furniture precisely arranged as it was when they lived there.

Unlike previous tours, visitors can walk up to the estate to begin their experience. Parking is available on Park Avenue and in the Oakwood Municipal Lot, a short walk from the estate. Secure your afternoon tour slot today.


โ›ณ Centerville Rotary Golf Outing

๐Ÿ“… Sat, May 10th: 7 am
๐Ÿ“ Yankee Trace, Centerville
๐Ÿ’ฐ 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.


๐Ÿ’œ Relay For Life Food Truck Rally

๐Ÿ“… Sat, May 11th: 5 - 11 pm
๐Ÿ“ Centerville High School, Centerville
๐Ÿ’ฐ 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.ย Sign up, donate, or put together a team to participate here.


๐Ÿ›๏ธ Centerville Merchant Market

๐Ÿ“… Sun, May 19th: 12 - 5 pm
๐Ÿ“ St. Leonardโ€™s Lawn, Centerville
๐Ÿ’ฐ 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 โ€” 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.


Events marked with an asterisk (*) in the โ€œfeaturedโ€ section have been sponsored by our advertising or affiliate partners. Have an event youโ€™d like to promote? Reply and let us know!



Jake โ€œHamboneโ€ Davis | Crooked Handle Brewing | 6:30pm | Free

The Jugsluggers | Bock Family Brewing | 7pm | Free

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

Ithika | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

Steve Falereros Project | Mr. Boro's Tavern | 8pm | Free

Shifferly Road Band | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Truk | The Brick Tap & Tavern | 8:30pm | Free

Burress Brothers | Good Time Charlie's | 8:30pm | Free

The Flat Out Band | Courtyard Lounge | 9pm | $5



Chris Heider and The Red Bandana Band | Bock Family Brewing | 7pm | Free

Leaving Off, Ace Slite, DayGloom, NO balance., and Feral Vices | Yellow Cab Tavern | 7pm | Advance: $12, Doors: $15

Music of ABBA | Schuster Center | 7:30pm | $18+

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

Next To Nowhere | The Barrel | 8pm | Free

DRIVE | Mr. Boro's Tavern | 8pm | Free

Doug Hart Band | Phone Booth Lounge | 8pm | Free

Wildcat Road | The Brick Tap & Tavern | 8:30pm | Free

The Double Barrel Band | Good Time Charlie's | 8:30pm | Free



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

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

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



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

In Freedom | UD Kennedy Union Boll Theatre | 7:30pm | $25

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

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



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

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

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

In Freedom | UD Kennedy Union Boll Theatre | 4pm | $25

MOMIX: Alice | Victoria Theatre | 7pm | $50+



Jonathan Kite | Dayton Funny Bone | 7:30pm | $20

Chris Siemer | Wileys Comedy Club | 8pm | $15

Earl Buck & Friends | Courtyard Lounge | 8pm | $10



Jonathan Kite | Dayton Funny Bone | 6:30pm | $20

Chris Siemer | Wileys Comedy Club | 7:15pm | $15


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