Dayton and Beyond: Five Great Events Happening in Early 2019

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As winter weather really starts to settle in, you might feel like you are stuck inside with nothing to do. In Dayton, that’s definitely not the case. There are so many great things to do in and around Dayton in early 2019.

Nutter Center Monthly Sports Card Show

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10 am to 3 pmWhere: Wright State University’s Nutter Center, Fairborn. If you’re a fan of sports cards, this is an event you won’t want to miss. The Nutter Center Monthly Sports Card Show happens once a month. You can buy, sell, and trade sports cards and other sports memorabilia. Even if you don’t think that you’ll be buying or selling anything yourself, it’s worth the trip. Parking and admission are both free. Plus, there are hourly door prizes. Come and browse. See for yourself some of the great sports cards and other memorabilia offered by dealers in our region. Since the is a show monthly, you can come again next month or the month after. While you may see some of the same items, you are sure to see something new as well. If you’re not able to make the February show, the next two are March 9th and April 6th. Both of these are Saturdays, and both will also be from 10 am to 3 pm.

Chocolate and Beer Valentine’s Day 5K/10K

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019, 3 pmWhere: Brixx Ice Company, DaytonWhether on your own or with your significant other, the Chocolate and Beer Valentine’s Day 5K/10K is a fun post-Valentine’s Day running event. Awards will be given to the top male and female individuals in both the 5K and 10K races as well as for couples (male/female, male/male, and female/female) competing in the 5K. For the couples’ awards, the two participants’ race times will be combined to determine the winner. Some couples choose to run the whole race together, while others decide to each run their own race.

In the past, this race has brought in around 300-700 participants. This year will likely draw in a large crowd as well. The post-race celebration includes some great food, including appetizers provided by Brixx and chocolates from Kilwins. To save money, be sure to register early.

Plane Talks: Presidents Day

When: Monday, February 18, 2019Where: National Museum of the US Air Force, Wright-Patterson AFBIt happens a few times a year, but this is still a great opportunity to enjoy Plane Talks, a free event where visitors can visit with people who have experience working on or with planes. This may include veterans, current military personnel, pilots, and crew members. One of the great things about this event is that you can hear about the aircraft or the exhibit while also seeing it. This can help those of all ages to make the connection between what they are hearing and what they are seeing. If you are unable to attend this event, there will be several other Plane Talks on the anniversary of important Air Force or military days. This includes National Vietnam War Veterans Day on Friday, March 29, 2019; Armed Forces Day on Saturday, May 18, 2019; and Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, 2019.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

When:  Thursday, February 21, 2019- Sunday, April 14, 2019 (matinees on Thursday, Friday, and Sunday with evening shows Thursday- Sunday)Where: La Comedia Dinner Theatre, Springboro Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a fun musical production that you can enjoy with your whole family. Created by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this musical puts a fun twist on the Bible story of Joseph, who was sold into slavery by his jealous brothers. Even if you aren’t religious, this play provides a fun musical environment. With music coming from a variety of genres, you’re sure to find a song or two to fit your taste.

This musical is one of the theatre’s most popular productions, and it’s been ten years since they last put it on. This fun production also allows you to support some local talent, including local children who will provide the children’s chorus for the whole production. Along with that, because it is a dinner theatre, you are sure to enjoy a great meal along with the show.

Professional Bull Riders “Velocity Tour”

When: Saturday, March 16, 2019, 7 pmWhere: Wright State University’s Nutter Center, Fairborn. The Professional Bull Riders “Velocity Tour” is making a stop in our area on March 16 for the Dayton Rumble leg of their tour. If you’ve never seen bull riding live, this is a fun opportunity to do just that. Plus, even though bull riding might seem like something you’d expect to enjoy in the middle of the summer, bringing the event indoors allows you to enjoy it even if there’s still snow on the ground. One great thing about this event is that it showcases the best of the best. You’re not just going to see a few local guys riding around on bulls. You will see some of the best in the world. You might see athletes from the United States, Brazil, Canada, and a variety of other countries, some of them with years of professional bull riding experience.

It is important to understand that even though these are professionals, injuries do happen. This event might not be the best choice for young children or those who might get a bit squeamish at the sight of blood or who might get scared seeing someone getting bucked around.

Of course, these are just a few of the great events in our area. Just because the weather might be a bit dreary, right now does not mean that you have to feel sad. At Authorized Service, we encourage you to get out and enjoy all the great opportunities our area has to offer this winter. If you find that you have an appliance that’s not working quite right, we can help. Give us a call at (937) 252-3200, or send us a message, letting us know what’s wrong.

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