September is coming to and end and we are in the beginning of fall. Here’s your weekly edition of events and stories happening in the Dayton area.
Flying Pizza Celebrating 50th Anniversary — Flying Pizza is holding a week-long celebration of the big 5-0 from Sept. 27 through Oct. 1 with giveaways of t-shirts, sweatshirts, treats and 16 big-screen televisions.
Mission Moves: Gem City Earth Tones — YW Mission Moves presents Gem City Earth Tones, a free, face-to-face and live stream conversation series at the Gem City Market Community Room on Sept. 27 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. This conversation helps lift up the call for justice within communities of color and capture the voices of those left unheard. More information: https://www.ywcadayton.org/event/mission-moves-gem-city-earth-tones-2/?instance_id=25295
Y-Dub Discussions: YWomen Vote: Every Year Matters — YWCA Dayton is having a community conversation about YWomen Vote, the history of voting challenges and the continued barriers that women face in America on Sept. 28 from noon to 1:30 p.m. that’s free to attend on Zoom. They’ll also look ahead at practical ways individual citizens can influence public policy and make their voices heard so that women remain a driving force on issues big and small – every single year. RSVP: https://www.ywcadayton.org/what-were-doing/social-justice-advocacy/y-dub-discussions-sept-28-2021-registration/
Wilberforce University Bayard Rustin Speaker Series — This lecture series features speakers that are moved to action by social justice. The first Rustin lecturer for 2021 – 2022 is Dr. David Marion, the co-owner and CEO of Marion Counseling Services, PLLC, a private mental health clinic that serves clients in Mississippi and Alabama. Dr. Marion's address will take place virtually on Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. Zoom information: https://elevatedayton.com/calendar/wilberforce-university-bayard-rustin-speaker-series
The Dayton Foundation's Centennial Culmination Event — Join The Dayton Foundation’s Centennial Celebration Culmination Event and the launch of their next century of service. The celebration is Sept. 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Carillon Historical Park.
Zen Lounge & Sushi Bar Grand Opening — Zen Lounge & Sushi Bar, located at 121 N. Ludlow Street in the ground floor of the Talbott Tower, will hold a grand opening weekend beginning Oct. 1.
Artist Talk: Mychaelyn Michalec — In conjunction with the The Contemporary Dayton’s new exhibitions, artist Mychaelyn Michalec will be in person discussing her work on display inside The Co’s galleries on Oct. 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. This event is open to all and you may pay what you wish to attend.
GigMerge Saturday Sessions — Join GigMerge “Saturday Sessions,” where participants can submit music industry related questions, topics, or issues that they would like help with, to brainstorm, etc. — think of it as a music industry support group. They meet every Saturday morning 10-11 a.m. via Zoom. RSVP: https://gigmerge.com/sign-up-for-our-saturday-sessions/
Co-op Fest 2021 — Co-op Dayton and Wright-Patt Credit Union are bringing the Dayton community together for a celebration of cooperatives at the Gem City Market on Oct. 3 from 2-5 p.m. The free, family-friendly and all-day event will feature a soul food dinner from the Market, vendors organized by Tae Winston of the Entrepreneurs Connection, games, activities and music. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/co-op-fest-2021-tickets-170243247135
Check out Elevate Dayton’s calendar that features more events like these including GigMerge’s Virtual Music Industry Networking Night and an artist talk event with Sara Cwynar. Remember to submit your own events to appear in this newsletter and on our calendar.
Dayton named one of the "most livable hiking towns" in the country — Dayton is ranked in the top five of "America's 15 most livable hiking towns" and was among some of the most outdoor-centric destinations across the country in a recent article by the organization RunRepeat. The top-15 list specifically focused on locations where hiking destinations were easy to access, but also took into account the cost of living and other livability factors that would appeal to outdoor enthusiasts looking for a place to call home.
Get a sneak peek of the new STARZ drama “BMF” — Elevate Dayton’s Chanda Hunter got an early look at “BMF” and took some time to reflect on her thoughts and feelings. The eight-episode series is inspired by the true story of two brothers who rose from the decaying streets of southwest Detroit in the late 1980s and gave birth to one of the most influential crime families in the country known as the 'Black Mafia Family.' What struck Hunter was how “BMF” made her reflect on her experience growing up as a Black woman and the developmental experiences of Black children across America.
Join the Elevate Dayton team! We’re hiring an experienced writer to join our editorial editorial team on a contractual basis. The writer will be expected to write one or two, 250-400 word articles a week about Dayton’s unheard stories. This is a remote position, but the candidate needs to be based in the Dayton area. Compensation is $800 per month.
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The beginning of fall is set to get off to a nice start in the Dayton area. Thanks for reading and send this to a friend you think would enjoy this. Subscribe to the newsletter now.