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November Dayton Dozen

nov-dayton-dozenNovember is here! November is here!  This is absolutely my favorite time of year!  Bonfires, crisp nights & mornings, reflection on the year…THANKSGIVING!  The Dayton Dozen will focus on all those being thankful & Thanksgiving-ish events in the month of November!

 1.Helping Hands of Dayton Charity AuctionVandalia

***DMB Tip – This is actually an adults only event – but the cause is so critically important to families with sick kids – we left it on the list.

  • 11/3/2016
  • Helping Hands provides CARE KITS to families with Children in critical care at local hospitals – so that they can focus their energy and attention where it is needed most – on their child’s recovery.
  • Fun filled auction event with great raffle prizes – earn extra tickets for bring travel sized toiletries

2.  MNRA 41st Annual Dayton Train Show Springfield

***DMB Tip – Bring the stroller – this is a large indoor event.

  • 11/5 – 11/6
  • Kids love trains – this is one of the largest train shows in the midwest- with vendors, train displays and everything for the train lover in your family.

3. We Care Arts Open HouseKettering

***DMB Tip – Do you have extra art supplies that are cluttering your house? Bring them as a donation – We Care Arts is always in need of donations to make their programs work.

  • 11/5/2016
  • For a $5 donation kids of all ages can make 3 different ornaments and gifts of their choice – all types of craft supplies will be furnished, and ideas and help are available from their friendly “elves”.

4. Family Farm Hand at Possum Creek Metro Park – Dayton

***DMB Tip – Registration is limited – but space is still available – go if your kids want in -resister NOW!

  • 11/5 or 11/12 or 
  • Become a farmhand for the morning and help feed and care for the rabbits, chickens sheep, goats and donkey.

5. Furry Film Night  – SICSAKettering

***DMB Tip – Did you  know that SICSA also does birthday parties – your kids and their friends get to cuddle with cats & puppies.  To keep with the theme – they also eat their cake out of dog bowls! 

  • 11/11/2016 5-8pm
  • Kids ages 6-12 can spend the evening eating pizza, cuddling a cat or dog & watching a movie – all for a good cause. 

6. Dayton Art Institute Super Saturday Family DayDayton

***DMB Tip – Eat st the onsite Leo Bistro before or after – in conjunction with Super Saturday Family Days, kids (ages 12 & under) get 50% off Leo Cub meals.

  • 11/12/2016
  • Sublime Terrariums is the project this month – a family of 4 can participate for only $15 – you’ll get to make memories & a project to take home!  

7. Cosmic Bowling to Support Hospice of DaytonKettering

***DMB Tip – Cosmic Bowling is even more fun if you dress the family in clothing that will glow under a black light – think neon!

  • 11/13/2016
  • Enjoy an afternoon of pizza & bowling to support this very important service in our community!

8. Star Wars Laser Tag – Scene 75 

***DMB Tip – Bring socks – Scene 75 has some awesome bounce houses that the kids will want to try after laser tag.

  • 11/13/2016
  • Face off against Star Wars heroes and villains – Star Wars characters from the 501st Legion will be split up onto two teams for each game so that guests will have a chance to play with and against them.

9. 2016 Shoes 4 the Shoeless Walk 4 KidsMiamisburg <Dayton Mall>

***DMB Tip – Dig up the ugliest socks you & the kids can find – you might win a prize!

  • 11/19/2016
  • Getting kids involved in charity at a young age is not always easy – but this family friendly indoor walk is a great 1st step – you & the kids will raise money to provide shoes for the more than 10,000 children in the Dayton area who are in desperate need of them.
  • Registration is at 8am & the walk begins at 9

10. Tails on the Trail – Glen Helen Nature PreserveYellow Springs

***DMB Tip – After your walk – stop in Mr. Fub’s Party – a VERY fun toy store in Yellow Springs

  • 11/20/2016
  • Enjoy the natural beauty of the Glen as you get your “dog fix” by sharing a trail adventure with adoptable pups from Paw Patrol! You can bring your dog or take one of the adoptable dogs from Paw Patrol on a walk in the Glen

11. 38th Annual Miamisburg Turkey Trot Miamisburg

***DMB Tip – Register early – they are giving out hoodies this year & they look really cool – adult & youth sizes!

  • 11/24/2016
  • Before you pile on the turkey & fixins – bring the family and either compete in the 5k or join the 1-mile fun run/walk.

12. Learn to Ice Skate – Riverscape Metro Park Downtown

***DMB Tip – One of the coolest ice rinks around – outside covered right along the river – dress for the cold!

  • 11/27/2016
  • Let your kids ages 3-5 participate on this 3-week session that will have them Ice skating on their own in no time!

BONUS EVENT: Tyro’s Comedy Date Night for Couples Dayton

***DMB Tip – This month’s date night is at Wiley’s Comedy Joint. Space is limited so don’t wait to complete the activities!

  • 11/19/2016
  • The RIDGE Project has been working hard on a new local initiative to give Dayton couples regular {FREE} opportunities to engage in meaningful and FUN activities together through the TYRO Project – and earn a free night out as an added bonus!
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