Things To Do In Riverside

$6 for One Ticket to the Dayton Flyers Football Season Opener at Welcome Stadium on September 6 (Up to $12 Value)

Dayton Flyers Football vs. Georgetown University Hoyas Football

Welcome Stadium

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After a solid 2013 campaign, the Flyers charge into a new season behind a talented group of returning starters

$12 $6

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The Dayton Jazz & Soul Festival at Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 12, at 3 p.m. (Up to 40% Off)

The Dayton Jazz & Soul Festival

Montgomery County Fairgrounds

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Jazz, soul, funk, and synth come together thanks to veteran bands from the '60s and up-and-comers seen on The Voice

$30 $18

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Presale: Harlem Globetrotters Game at The Wright State University Nutter Center on December 31 at 2 p.m. (40% Off)

Harlem Globetrotters

The Wright State University Nutter Center

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Ball-spinning antics abound as this world-famous exhibition basketball team dazzles in a comic and athletic performance

$68.50 $41

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$11 for a Dayton Demonz Hockey Game for Two at Hara Arena ($21 Value). 28 Games Available.

Dayton Demonz

Hara Arena

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The Demonz look to defend last year’s championship run, an impressive feat that came in the club’s second year of existence

$21 $11

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$16 for Two Laser-Tag Games and One Laser-Maze Round for Two at Laser Web Dayton ($34 Value)

Laser Web Dayton

Centerville

Laser beams target opponents in the laser tag arena, and darting players in the laser maze

$34 $16

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Tennis Lessons or Membership at Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy (Up to 70% Off). Five Options Available.

Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy

Dayton Center Courts

Ten indoor courts and four outdoor clay courts; lessons, clinic, and leagues; junior program for kids as young as 4

$128 $38

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Roller-Skating Outing for Two or Four at Skateworld of Kettering (Up to 66% Off)

Skateworld of Kettering

Kettering

Families glide across the rink to Radio Disney, Top 40 hits, or disco during themed skating sessions

$74 $25

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$19 for One Year of Online Guitar Lessons from Center Stage Guitar Academy ($108 Value)

Center Stage Guitar Academy

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Bryan Billhimer leads lessons organized by skill level, covering technique and song learning in high-quality videos shot from many angles

$108 $19

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One-Month Membership or Five Mixed Martial Arts Classes at Brown Institute of Martial Arts (50% Off)

Brown Institute of Martial Arts

Centerville

Adult and children's martial arts classes such as muay-thai kickboxing, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, pencak silat, and integrative combative system

$150 $75

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$35 for a Level 1 Improv or Comedy Sketch-Writing Class at The Black Box Improv Theater ($100 Value)

The Black Box Improv Theater

Dayton

Weekly three-hour classes teach comedy newcomers the basics of sketch writing or improv

$100 $35

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One Month of Art Classes for Grades K–2 or 3–6, or Teens and Adults at K12 Gallery for Young People (61% Off)

K12 Gallery for Young People

Midtown Dayton

Students work on the same art project every Saturday for a month; projects may include sculpture, painting, and jewelry-making

$100 $39

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$5 for a One-Month Online Guitar-Lesson Membership from JamPlay, LLC ($19.95 Value)

JamPlay, LLC

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Burgeoning rock stars learn to play guitar in the comfort of their own home by using JamPlay, LLC's library of online videos

$19.95 $5

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3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at S&G Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (55% Off)

S&g Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Dayton

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$100 $45

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Admission to Haunted Amusement Park for Two of Four at Dayton Scream Park (Up to 50% Off)

Dayton Scream Park

Gateway

Haunted trail replete with more than 40 creatures of the night, pitch-black Hell Ride on wheels, and bone-chilling haunted house

$40 $22

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Six Weekly Beginners' Group Tennis Lessons on Tuesdays, Fridays, or Saturdays at KTC Quail Tennis Club (64% Off)

KTC Quail Tennis Club

Multiple Locations

Pro tennis coaches from around the world impart basics through drills and friendly matchups during one-hour lessons

$69 $29

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Jackie Kashian at Wiley's Comedy Niteclub on Friday, August 8, at 8 p.m. (Up to 29% Off)

Jackie Kashian

Wiley's Comedy Niteclub

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Star of the long-running podcast The Dork Forest shows droll wit and wry observations in her whip-smart standup act

$17 $12

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Mini Golf, Ice Cream, and Soda for Two or Four at Indian Trails Miniature Golf (Up to 55% Off)

Indian Trails Miniature Golf

Kettering

Peaceful mini-golf facility with two 18-hole courses snaking past creeks, waterfalls, and natural foliage

$22 $10

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One fateful day 24 years ago, a group of doomed souls got lost amid the shadows of 22 acres of wooded land and were never found. Each year following that, more and more people met the same fate. Dayton Scream Park dares guests to gather their courage and walk?or run?down the haunted trail where these souls were last seen, confronting characters from horror movies and being chased by four-wheelers that were deprived of their afternoon nap. During the 30-minute adrenaline-filled adventure, participants encounter more than 30 scenes and more than 40 live monsters that will soon join their nightmares.

For wee ones and those who would rather smile than scream, Dayton Scream Park also hosts Hillbilly Hayrides that set out in the crisp autumn air, while the sun is still duct taped to the sky. In addition to free parking, the amenities include onsite concessions for fortifying the strength of those who have fainted.

4355 Valley St
Dayton,
OH
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On October 5, 1905, years of invention and failure culminated into history as Wilbur Wright took to the sky in a craft that soared through the air for 24 miles. More than a century later, just a few miles from the field over which it first flew, the 1905 Wright Flyer III—now designated a National Historic Landmark—spreads its wings at Carillon Historical Park, inspiring visitors with its tale of innovation, persistence, and progress, and the aptly named "Wilbur Wright: A Life of Consequence" exhibit. Nearby, the park's Heritage Center features the year-round Carousel of Dayton Innovation, which contains 31 figures, a 38-foot hand-painted mural illustrating the turn of events in the Wright Brothers flying exhibits, and rides for $1.

As impressive as they are, the airplane and carousel are only a few of Carillon Historical Park’s myriad attractions. Named for the 151-foot-tall Deeds Carillon, whose 57 bells have been pealing since 1942, the campus spreads across 65 acres. Just south of downtown, 30 historical buildings, including the 28,000 sq.ft. Heritage Center of Dayton Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, draw visitors into Dayton’s past and share in the park's devotion to history, heritage, and progress. Early settlement structures such as the Newcom Tavern—the oldest building still standing in Dayton—sit alongside other original buildings such as an 1815-era stone cottage. The park also includes replica buildings, such as the Deeds Barn and the Wright Cycle Shop, which recreate the birthplaces of the automobile self-starter and the airplane.

The park’s transportation theme continues with an 1835 B&O steam locomotive and an interactive 1/8 scale railroad available to ride on select days for an extra fee and whose train cars carry passengers more effectively than 1/8 scale feet would. Nearby, the first Chevy S-10 truck minted by GM’s Moraine Plant in 1988 mingles with a fleet of vintage and classic autos. After admiring their hulls, visitors can swing by Culp’s Café—named and modeled after the eatery where widow and mother of six Charlotte Gilbert Culp served pies in the '30s and '40s—and order burgers or soda-fountain creations off a '40s-style menu. Before leaving, guests can peruse Wright brothers paraphernalia and items from the park’s 1930s letterpress printing shop at the museum store or sign up for educational programming that teaches lost arts such as candle dipping and butter churning.

1000 Carillon Blvd
Dayton,
OH
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The DVIDA-certified instructors at Always Ballroom Dance Studio believe that dance can benefit anyone, and uphold a policy of total acceptance across experience levels. On the glossy scape of blond hardwood floors, they monitor shimmies in both private and group lessons, prepping couples for their wedding-dance debut or showcasing a stock of nightclub moves. Pupils needn't reserve a spot or have a partner to attend most group sessions?the studio provides everything down to airsickness bags for soaring spins, and accommodates diverse tastes with more than 20 dance styles on its syllabus. Special events such as lock-ins and Salsa Saturdays top off the swinging schedule.

552 Wilmington Ave
Dayton,
OH
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Winning best haunted house in Active Dayton's 2011 Best of Dayton awards and lauded by the bloggers of Ohio Valley Haunts for a "very loud soundtrack [that] assaults the senses in accompaniment to the various atrocities," the designers of Dayton's Haunted Butcher House horrify guests with new macabre spectacles each year. Characters, such as clowns wielding meat cleavers and the undead springing forth from oversize jack-in-the-boxes, are just some of the haunts that have rattled visitors in years past on the unguided tour. To further heighten fear levels, the building itself becomes another character, confounding the living with moving floors, strobe lights, and mysterious voices that predict another year of slow economic growth.

508 Wayne Avenue
Dayton,
OH
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There's seldom a silent moment at Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy. Ten indoor courts and four outdoor clay courts reverberate with the metronomic sound of baseline rallies and shuffling feet. On these courts, players of all abilities?ranging from "casual" to "serious" to "advanced"?take advantage of instructional clinics and lessons or they can join a league to get more match play. Kids as young as 4 begin their path to aces and winners in the junior program, which uses modern training techniques such as custom balls that make it easier for youngsters to learn proper mechanics. Ball machines facilitate independent practice sessions, and a pro shop equips players with new rackets, shoes, and strings, which make air-guitar sessions look more realistic.

4801 Salem Ave.
Dayton,
OH
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Dixie Twin Drive-In transports moviegoers back to the 1950s with a constantly changing selection of first-run films on two outdoor screens, one 120’ x 52’ and the other 100’ x 65’. Cars pull into the drive-in’s tree-enclosed grounds and tune into a private FM radio station, which provides the audio accompaniment to movies’ car chases, star-crossed love affairs, and alien invasions wedged awkwardly in the middle of historical biopics. The theater starts the season with weekend screenings, then kicks into full swing with daily screenings during the warmest weeks of summer.

6201 N Dixie Dr
Dayton,
OH
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