Things To Do In Trotwood

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

Spirit Expeditions

University Park

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

$50 $25

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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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$35 for $70 Groupon — Elite Force Personal Fitness

Elite Force Personal Fitness

Huber Heights

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

$70 $35

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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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$15 for $30 Groupon — The Personal Trainers

Anastasio Personal Training

Washington

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

$30 $15

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5 or 10 Indoor Cycling Classes at On the Fly Fitness Studio (Up to 59% Off)

On The Fly Fitness Studio

Dayton

Cycling classes for all fitness levels

$60 $29

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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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10 Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Avenues to Wellness (Up to 61% Off)

Avenues to Wellness

Centerville

Students move through stretches and breath-control exercises in stress-relieving yoga classes

$120 $47

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

JamPlay, LLC

Online Deal

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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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

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

$32 $16

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$79 for a One Day Ohio Concealed Carry Permit Course ($125 Value)

1st Advance Security

Dayton

Course covers Ohio’s required 10 class hours and 2 live-fire range practice hours with firearms provided; instructors put fun spin on course

$125 $79

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20 CrossFit Group Workout Classes from CrossFit Punish & Reward (72% Off)

Crossfit Punish & Reward

Dayton

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

$250 $70

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Glow-in-the-dark palm trees rise above Englewood Fun Center’s 18-hole miniature golf course, greeting guests as they arrive to partake in any of the center’s indoor or outdoor attractions. Clients don Hawaiian leis before taking to the 18-hole, custom-designed mini golf course, where they will lope through a tropical pastiche of tiki huts, misting waterfalls, two ponds, and multiple bearded Tom Hankses. Indoors, scampering tykes can slip on socks and tumble freely among the cushy walls and elastic floors of the inflatable bouncing area, or try their hands at skee-ball and other games in the arcade. The indoor facility also encompasses three batting cages, where hitters shoulder their favorite bat or oversized banana and swing at soft or hardballs delivered at adjustable speeds and heights to accommodate all ages and skill levels.

569 S Main St
Englewood,
OH
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Ed Sbragia of the Sbragia Family Vineyards is famous for his chardonnay and cabernet. Included in the Sbragia Family Vineyards tastings are two varietals: Home Ranch chardonnay ($26.99/bottle) and Andolsen Vineyard cabernet sauvignon ($35.99/bottle). From his experience at Beringer, Ed Sbragia also knows the inner grape workings of dozens of other varietals, knowledge applied to the creation of the three other tastable bottlings: the Home Ranch sauvignon blanc ($20.99/bottle), Home Ranch merlot ($26.99/bottle), and Gino's Vineyard zinfandel ($28.99/bottle).

1481 North Fairfield Road
Dayton,
OH
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The World Series of Comedy brings together a horde of more than 100 humorists from all over the country to compete for laughs and a grand prize of 37 weeks of work at comedy clubs across the nation. The competition gives audience members the pleasure of acting as judge and jury without the moral and legal gray areas of serving as executioner, allowing fans a say in which comics move on to the final showcase (panels composed of comedy bookers have the most influence in the judging process). Pick from 13 shows—three wild-card shows, eight preliminary shows, and two final rounds—each sporting a lineup of eight, 15, or, in the final showdown, three comics toiling for your approval. Call to reserve your tickets.

101 Pine Street
Dayton,
OH
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Jazzercise is 60 minutes of cardio, strength training, and stretching that incorporates moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training with handheld weights. Dancing with the Stars multiple-champion Cheryl Burke is a big fan of Jazzercise's improvisational workouts, though luckily you won't need her dance moves to get the most out of your class. If you're prone to first-class jitters, though, you can review the basic moves online before you go. Expect to burn up to 500 calories with each go-round.

7037 Union Rd
Clayton,
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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Boston's Bistro and Pub takes beer seriously—17 taps pour a rotating selection of global craft brews, and the beer list teems with more than 100 bottles. A beer garden gives its brews a place to roam outdoors, and an onsite brew school teaches beer enthusiasts the finer points of brewing while instilling etiquette and charm into rowdy porters and stouts. Owner David Boston balances this passion for beer with his family's Hungarian heritage, serving a bistro menu of traditional magyar kolbasz sausage, pork kraut, kosher soft pretzels from Rinaldo's Italian bakery, and Zwack slaw and incorporating European meats and cheeses into paninis, pizzas, and spinach salads.

David Boston and his pub trace their history back through the coal mines of West Virginia and the factories of Ohio, en route to West Dayton, where in 1927 David's ancestors set up their own business, the Ole Time Bar, on Fifth Street. Boston's Bistro and Pub is the family's latest culinary enterprise, now carrying the torch for fine, frothy brews and Magyar delicacies for more than 30 years.

7500 N Main St
Dayton,
OH
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