Art, strawberries and Roller Girls

Much as I think the Nutter Center made a huge mistake bumping their premier tenant, the Bombers, off tonight’s date for the Gem City Roller Girls– you can catch the roller derby action tonight. It’s fun and funky- not anywhere near as good as hockey- but, it’s something to do in Dayton.

For those of you looking for something more cultured- it’s First Friday at the Cannery- our little Art Hop. It’s heavy metal night with art by local metalsmith and South Park neighbor Hamilton Dixon. If you haven’t seen Hamilton’s sculpture- you are missing out.

Also, it’s Strawberry Festival time in Troy- so, haul the family out for a fun filled fest.

Today also kicked off the Dayton Independents’ ad campaign trying to encourage people to eat at non-chain restaurants. It’s something I make a conscious decision about every time I eat out. When I travel, I seek out local flavor- after all, I can get the exact same experience of a Cheesecake factory anywhere- so why not do the same here. Dayton has some incredible, unique, locally owned places. I try to write about them here.

Feel free to share your favorites in the comments section.

Happy Weekend!

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