Apr152014

Top 5 things to do in Dayton for Easter

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Looking for the top 5 things to do in the Dayton, Ohio area for Easter? I have compiled some of the greatest events for all budgets! Check out my list- and if you have an event you’d like to add, feel free to comment!
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1) The Easter Bunny Express at LM&M Railroad-Enjoy a train ride to the LM&M Junction for a special visit with the Easter Bunny. All children will receive a special gift and have the opportunity to take part in an Easter Egg Hunt! Parents be sure to bring your camera to capture this special moment! Can’t find your Easter Baskets? No worries, LM&M will provide each child with an LM&M bag to use during the Easter Egg Hunt! The event takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete. Adults: $18.50 | Seniors (62+): $15.50 | Children (5-16): $15.50 | Toddlers (2-4): $8.50 | Infants (1 yr. & under): FREE

2) Annual Easter Brunch at Flemings-Gather the whole family for Easter Brunch at Fleming’s. For $39.95, enjoy a three-course menu featuring our Signature Eggs Benedict, Prime Rib Hash and Prime Rib with a trio of sauces. The children’s menu includes three courses for $18.95.The Easter Brunch menu will be available on Sunday, April 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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3) Meet the Easter Bunny at the Greene- In a unique non-traditional mall environment, you can visit the Easter Bunny on Magnolia Drive (next to Von Maur). Photographer is available, but separate pricing. Hours vary, check website for details.

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4) Breakfast with the Bunny at Scene75 Entertainment Center- for an eggs-tra special Breakfast with the Bunny in the Scene75 Bar & Grill restaurant on Saturday, April 19 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Our mouth-watering menu features all of your morning favorites like scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, and lots more! Plus, you’ll have your choice of a hot or cold beverage. $7.00 per person pre-registered, or $9.00 per person at the door.
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5) Young’s Jersey Dairy 32nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt- Held on Easter Sunday, over 4,000 eggs involved, this event starts promptly at 2 PM for children ages 4 and under. At 2:20 PM we do it again for ages 5 to 7. At 2:40 PM we have the final hunt for ages 8 to 10. We suggest you arrive 10 to 15 minutes before your age category. Barnabe, their mascot, will be present, so bring your cameras and have your child’s picture taken with him. The Easter Egg Hunt is held rain (or snow!) or shine and is FREE.

Another one I just found out about (yes, I know this goes over my 5 limit):

6) Easter with Walgreens on N. Fairfield Rd- on Friday 4/18 Walgreens will be having free pictures and crafts for the kids from 2-4pm. At 4pm, there will be an Easter egg hunt for kiddos 10 and under!

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Feb132014

What to do in Dayton for Valentine’s Day!

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Today I’m being featured on WDTN’s Living Dayton to talk about what to do in Dayton for Valentine’s Day! I’ve come up with a great list that has something for everyone, no matter your budget! What are your plans for this Valentine’s Day?

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  • La Comedia’s Ring of Fire. Take a journey into the world of Johnny Cash with nearly 40 of the music legend’s tunes, including “Country Boy,” “A Thing Called Love,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Ring of Fire,” “I’ve Been Everywhere.” and “I Walk the Line.” Without impersonation, but rather through words and music, Ring of Fire brings to life the stories made famous in Cash’s songs…songs about love and loss, success and failure, faith and redemption. Tickets start at $61. Visit their website for more information.
  • Wine Loft of Dayton Wine and Chocolate Flights. Enjoy their Red or White Wine + Chocolate Flights (featuring Winans Chocolates) for $2 Off when you make a reservation in advance. Also enjoy 20% Off their bottle list both Friday & Saturday nights. Call (937) 429-4424 or e-mail BHall@thewineloftdayton.com for reservations.
  • Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival at the Nutter Center. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more! Save $5 on non-VIP tickets using promo code KS55.
  • Glen Helen Ecology Institute Full Moon Hike. Go for a moderately intense hike with a Gen Helen Ranger from 8-9pm. Weather dependent. Call for more information.
  • Spinoza’s Pizza and Salads. Located in the Fairfield Commons Mall, you can enjoy live music from the David Simpson Duo
    (Special Time: 6pm to 10pm) who provides a mix of Motown, Classic Rock, Funk, Old School! They will also be featuring at least 10 craft beers on tap.
Jun52013

Trying to stay sane this summer. Trying.

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We’re four days deep into summer vacation, and I already feel like I’m going to lose my mind. Not kidding.

You see, I work at home and I have a daughter who is 1) gifted and 2) extroverted.

In other words, my complete opposite. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my daughter with all of my heart, and she IS my little buddy. BUT we’re like oil and water when we spend too much time together. I guess this is one of the pit-falls of having an only child. Her need to be entertained, and my need to be left alone (occasionally or pretty often depending upon how you look at it) just don’t mix. I remember BP (before Preschool) how tough it was. But I figured this summer will be different because she’s old enough (7 and entering 2nd grade) to entertain herself, right? WRONG. If anything she just wants to know more and have even more interaction.

I’m going to be doing a few things this week to kinda set up our summer. On the computer, I’m creating links to some of my favorite educational websites (Quaver Music and First in Math) and adding links to some of her favorite “fun” sites like Monster High, Barbie and American Girls.

IRL (0r in real life, for those of you looking at those letters thinking something entirely different) I’m signing her up for nearly every library program. We are so fortunate for having this in our area. We’re also continuing with her drum lessons, something she loves. Then there’s the Kids Bowl Free program, which I am a huge fan of. We actually sign up for this every summer, and it’s become a tradition for our family to get the family pass. At this point, I’m also looking into a Boonshoft Museum Membership. I think she’d really like it, and it’s a nice and COOL place to hang out in. Plus, she loves the bats. I also love this list from SavingsLifestyle.com of things to do in Dayton on the cheap this summer.

Has your summer started yet? And have you found that you need to make plans? I’d love some insight from y’all. And if you have any suggestions of “must dos” in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana area, I’d love to hear them!

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Jan172013

Thunder Nationals Monster Jam is coming to Dayton!

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LOGO ThunderNationals

Coming to Wright State University’s Nutter Center February 1-2, 2013 Advance Auto Parts® Thunder Nationals® features the same massive superstars from Monster Jam, but in a more intimate arena setting. Staged on purpose-built concrete courses, all the action that these monsters are famous for is fully intact, and even heightened by the smaller size of the tracks. Expect to see outrageous jumps, crushed cars, plenty of concrete-streaking action, and some of the most incredible donuts ever.

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, Opening Night Tickets are just $11 for adults!

Party in The Pits – Saturday 11:30AM – 1:00PM. Pit Passes are available at participating Taco Bell locations while supplies last. Click Here For Participating Taco Bell Locations: http://www.monsterjam.com/ContentPage.aspx?id=16158. Pit Passes can also be purchased for $10 Adults/ $8 Kids at the Wright State University’s Nutter Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.

Saturday, February 2nd – 2:00PM event ticket along with Pit Pass required for entry.

Save $5 PER ticket with code BLOG4 Offer ends Jan. 31, 2013. All tickets are $3 more day of show. Discount does not apply to Front Row, Gold Circle, or VIP seats. No double discounts. Additional fees may apply. Offer subject to ticket availability.

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Oct152012

Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove In Dayton, Ohio!

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Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove!

At Dayton’s Wright State’s Nutter Center – Oct. 18-21, 2012
Oct. 18 @ 7pm
Oct. 19 @ 7pm
Oct. 20 @ 1pm/5pm
Oct. 21 @ 1pm/5pm

Regular Ticket Prices: Front Row – $40, Rinkside – $35, VIP – $28, $17.50, $13.50

But as a reader of Domestic Debacle- you can save! Use code BLOG4 to receive $3 off regularly $17.50 and $13.50 seating. Code BLOG4 can be redeemed through the Nutter Center Box Office, online at ticketmaster.com, or by phone 1-800-745-3000.
**Disclaimer: Offer subject to ticket availability. Excludes premium seating. No double discounts. Additional fees may apply.

Now for the show:
Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove comes to your hometown!  Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with its newest skating spectacular.  Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your other favorite Disney princesses –Tiana, Cinderella, Jasmine, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Mulan and of course, the one who started it all, Snow White.  Ahoy, Mateys!  Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Neverland!  Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’  Tick-Tock!  Tick-Tock!  Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Madhatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army Of Cards.  Be sure to see this show full of memories guaranteed to last a lifetime.

My family and I always have an amazing time at Disney on Ice. They always put on a FANTASTIC show, that you and your loved ones will remember forever!