Things To Do In Riverside

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

$30 $18

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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

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

Indian Trails Miniature Golf

Kettering

$22 $10

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

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

KTC Quail Tennis Club

Multiple Locations

$69 $29

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

Tennis Lessons or Membership at Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Dayton Center Courts and Tennis Academy

Dayton Center Courts

$128 $64

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

Haunted-History Walking Tour for Two or Four with Ghost-Hunting Equipment from Spirit Expeditions (50% Off)

Spirit Expeditions

University Park

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers most haunted areas and allows guests to conduct their own paranormal investigation

$29 for Two Private Lessons, One Group Lesson, and One Party for One or Two at Always Ballroom Dance Studio ($250 Value)

Always Ballroom Dance Studio

Dayton

$250 $29

Instructors lead pairs or singles in 21 styles, including salsa, polka, the country two-step, the mambo, and tango; themed practice party

$45 for a Level 1 Improv or Comedy Sketch-Writing Class at The Black Box Improv Theater ($100 Value)

The Black Box Improv Theater

Dayton

$100 $45

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

Four or Eight Swing-Dance Classes for One or Four Swing-Dance Classes for Two at SwingOutDayton (Up to 53% Off)

SwingOutDayton

Elegance in Dance Studio

$32 $16

Instructors lead students through basic steps, partner dance techniques, and combinations during weekly classes

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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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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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Though its name may conjure fantasies about sprinting down crowded streets or bench-pressing buses stalled in traffic, Urban Active Fitness grants its members abundant space in which to spread out and follow their workout proclivities. At dozens of locations across the Midwest and South, members can sculpt their bodies in whichever manner they choose—from personal training with resistance machines and free weights to group classes in cycling, Zumba, and Pilates. A number of group classes draw on the gym’s urban theme for inspiration. Urban Iron, for example, focuses on building muscles that resemble the cast-iron beams of skyscrapers, and Urban Yoga closely imitates the poses necessary to squeeze onto a subway train at rush hour.

4494 Walnut St
Beavercreek,
OH
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The artists at Wine and Canvas awaken their students’ inner Rembrandts and Van Goghs with classes that pair a featured painting with specialty cocktails and wines. The mobile studio’s monthly calendar includes themed classes in which instructors expound on the nuances of painting Parisian street lamps, Japanese flowers, or Venetian cityscapes. The master painters—many of them local artists—provide step-by-step instructions while students mimic each stroke and periodically dip their brushes into glasses filled with crimson cabernet. Each of the studio’s various drink-friendly venues boasts a specialty libation selected to incite creativity or conversations with fellow painters. When the artistic frenzy concludes, students return home with a finished masterpiece large enough to conceal any wall safe or mirror portal.

2600 Far Hills Avenue
Dayton,
OH
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RiverScape MetroPark is one of 25 outstanding facilities operated by your Five Rivers MetroParks system. Founded in 1963 to serve the greater Dayton area, MetroParks protects over 15,000 acres of open space and provides year-round recreation, education and conservation opportunities. Today, Five Rivers oversees biking and hiking trails, campgrounds, and scenic locales for things like ice skating and cross-country skiing.

600 E 2nd St
Dayton,
OH
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Capri Lanes boasts shiny new synthetic Brunswick lanes, Ebonite Vantech Matrix scoring systems, and a bright and cheerful atmosphere with comfortable seating and large flat-screens. The newly renovated bowling alley also features bumpers for youngsters and cosmic bowling for night owls, as well as food and drinks from the onsite restaurant.

2727 S Dixie Dr
Dayton,
OH
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