The YMCA of Greater Dayton branch began before the Civil War, but disbanded when war struck. Re-founded in peacetime, individuals and families have gathered at the Y for more than 140 years to enrich themselves through health and wellness programs. Eleven campuses serve the entire community?babies as young as 6 weeks old can attend childcare programs; kids can take gymnastics and soccer lessons; teens can develop their leadership skills; seniors can keep fit through Active Older Adults exercise classes; and the whole family can enjoy the pool.
Though Moo-Moo's Bakery churns out classic baked goods, including cupcakes, cookies, and pastries. The bakers there craft each and every order at their client's behest, sifting, whipping, and baking sweets?or healthier, diet-friendly iterations, such as gluten-free and vegan treats.
With more than 50 years of combined experience snapping and framing shots, the artists at Schwabe Studio Photography usher fleeting moments into the future during in-studio and on-location sessions. They specialize in photographing families, newlyweds, and soon-to-be-graduates, who can choose from seven unique senior portrait sessions. Sports-themed shoots showcase young athletes in action, and birthday parties inside the studio capture youngsters dressed in whimsical costumes. Once each session's shutters have snapped shut, the photo artists easily print out the digital images, which, unlike film images, need not be developed inside a stolen cocoon.
Nora's Design Group enlists talented, friendly staffers who wield products from brands such as Aquage, Biolements, and Redken as they groom guests during a collection of salon and spa services. At wood-paneled styling stations, hairstylists snip and color locks as nearby nail techs gussy up hands and feet with OPI polish. Inside the studio's private rooms, therapists ease aches with therapeutic and relaxation massages, while aestheticians give unwanted hairs the boot from brows, bikini, and legs with warm wax and notarized eviction notices.
With its winding creek, cascading waterfall, and lush vegetation, Indian Trails Miniature Golf would be a peaceful place to spend an afternoon even if it didn't have a single hole of mini-golf. But of course, it has twin 18-hole links that snake along hills and rocky inclines. While navigating the landscape, golfers can cool down in the shade of foliage or listen as birds peck the course's 19th hole into a tree. Off the greens, the clubhouse staff serves up ice cream and hosts birthday parties replete with pizza, popcorn, and custom birthday golf balls.