Welcome to November! I don’t know about you, but for me, time seems to be flying. Can you believe we just a few weeks away from Thanksgiving?! There’s been much activity going on with Halloween earlier this week, so this weekend seems like a good time to slow it down some. But if you’re still looking to get out and about this weekend here are a few good choices!
14th Annual Pumpkin Chuck (FREE)
Wright Patterson AFB (entrance off Spinning Road)
11 am – 3:30 pm
This annual event open to the public is sure to please! Now that Halloween has passed, it’s time to toss those pumpkins…literally! Come see a wide variety of pumpkin launching devices. It’s a unique experience and fun for all!
Vintage Market Days: Home for the Holidays
Greene Co. Fairgrounds, Xenia
Friday 10 am – 5 pm ($10)
Sat 10 am – 5 pm ($5)
Sun 10 am – 4 pm ($5)
If you’re the kind of person who likes to get their Christmas shopping done early (or maybe you just want to look for yourself), come check out this event. This upscale vintage market runs one weekend twice a year.
Hawthorn Hill Tours
Carillon Historical Park (tours depart from here)
10 am & 12:30 pm departures
$12 ($10 for members) admission to Hawthorn Hill
$15 admission to both Hawthorn Hill and Carillon Historical Park
Tours of the Wright family home in the heart of Oakwood are offered every Wednesday and Saturday. This home has such a rich history and the tours are lead by the very knowledgeable staff at Carillon. If you have not been, I highly recommend both this tour and the park in general. There is so much to learn about the local history, very much beyond just the Wright Brothers.
Oakwood Architecture Walk (FREE*)
Schantz Park Historic District, Oakwood
2 pm – 3 pm
*While this event is FREE, please be sure to register!
This guided tour is sponsored by the Oakwood Historical Society and the Wright Memorial Public Library. The one-hour tour covers about a mile of the northern most plat in Oakwood, one of the earliest developments. The tour will be led by Mark Risley, who as the former President of the Oakwood Historical Society, has a remarkable depth of knowledge for this community. This is an event near and dear to me, so I hope to see you out there!
Another opportunity to get an early start on your holiday shopping or to just check some local run shops. The Little Exchange is located in one of the oldest buildings in Oakwood and is a non-profit organization. There are several other unique shops in the Shops of Oakwood, both on Park and Far Hills just north of Dorothy Lane. Enjoy a quiet Sunday strolling the shops, and support a local business.
If you’re not able to make one of these planned events, there are so many great places to visit in Dayton; from the MetroParks (including 2nd Street Market) to the Boonshoft museum, of even just wandering around the Greene. There is never any shortage of fun things to do Dayton… one of the reason I love calling this my hometown!