Weekend Wandering – November 8-9
This weekend looks like a decent fall weekend with lows in the 30s and highs in the upper 40s and lower 50s. If you like to go outdoors, it should be pretty nice to hike around in. If not, there are plenty of things to do this weekend that are indoors, especially if you want to start your holiday shopping.
Saturday and Sunday
Yuletide Winter’s Gathering in downtown Tipp City. 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (Sat), Noon to 6:00 pm (Sun). For over 20 years this gathering has been a traditional shopkeeper’s open house. Visit a variety of specialty shops with a ride range of unique products. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/YuletideWintersGathering
Rumpelstiltskin is my Name at Town Hall Theatre in Centerville. 3:00 pm. The miller’s daughter makes a bargain she’ll soon regret to spin straw into gold. Ages 4 and up. $15 adults, $13 students; $10 12 and under.
Kettering Children’s Theatre Presents Anne of Green Gables at Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive. 7:00 to 9:00 pm (Sat); 2:00 to 4;00 pm (Sun). Step back in time and let Anne Shirley be your guide of Prince Edward Island. $5 for children 12 and under; $7 for adults.
Library Scavenger Hunt at EC Doren Library. This all day event (just stop by) lets kids go on a scavenger hunt around the library. You may even win a prize.
Take and Make at Miami Township Library. Drop in anytime and you can pick up a craft to take home and make.
Museum Holiday Shop Around at Aullwood Audobon Center and Farm, 1000 Aullwood Rd. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. This free event features distinctive gifts and food as you wind your way through 15 area museum gift stores. The Humane Society of Greater Dayton will also be there with some animal related gifts.
Kettering Holiday Arts & Crafts Show, Kettering Recreation Complex, 2900 Glengarry Drive. 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This free event features more than 75 exhibitors displaying festive holiday decorations and unique gifts.
Mother Goose on the Loose at Miamisburg Library. 10:00 am. For ages 3 and younger. This free fun literacy program uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more. Register in advance.
Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic at your Local Lowes. 10:00 am. This week features a science lab. You must register in advance to attend. As of this writing, the Lowe’s in Xenia and Dayton-Trotwood still had available slots. Go to http://lowesbuildandgrow.com/pages/default.aspx to register.
Creative Inventions Saturday Workshop for Kids at Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center, 400 E. Fifth Street. 10:00 to 11:30 am. Learn, design and make your own inventions. This program runs for 4 weeks and can be attended separately ($12 per session) or all 4 ($40 for 4 weeks). For more information visit http://www.grassrootsenrichment.com/
Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival at the Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Rd in Wilmington. 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. This event features bluegrass, old-time and gospel music combined with family fun and education opportunities. $35-$65 with children 16 and under Free with adult purchase. For more information visit http://www.somusicfest.com/
Firefighter Family Story time at Miamisburg Library. 11:30 am. Firefighter Steve will talk about fire safety and what brave firefighter do. Ages 3-8.
Paws to Read at Trotwood Library. 1:00 pm. This is your opportunity to read a story to a dog, but you must register in advance.
PAWS to Read at Wilmington-Stroop Library. 1:00 pm. Here is another opportunity to read a story to a dog. Grades K-4 and register in advance.
Lego Block Party at Burkhardt Library. 2:00 pm. Bring the whole family for an epic building bash. The library supplies the legos, you just need to bring your imagination.
Veterans Exhibit at Washington-Centerville Public Library, 111 W. Spring Valley Rd. 1:00 to 5:00 pm. This free event honors our country’s veterans and features books, artifacts, military uniforms and more. All will be encouraged to write thank you cards to our military which will be delivered this holiday season.
As the weather starts to turn colder, don’t forget about visiting these favorites as well: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, National Museum of the Air Force and you can always find something to do at a local park or Five Rivers MetroParks.