February Dayton Dozen {2023}


february 2023 dayton dozen events

2023 is here with a bang, and January has flown by for most of us. We are now hitting the cold and sometimes snowy month of February, which means inside days, and boredom starts to hit all of us. Never fear – we have you covered on all our favorite Dayton Dozen Family-Friendly Events to catch this month of February 2023 and beat those gloomy Winter days.


1. Grimmz Fairy Tales

February 11, 2023 | Schuster Center

Presented by DAYTON LIVE. Best for ages 7 and up. 75 minutes – no intermission. Tickets start at $17.

A hip-hop revelation for the younger generation!

Meet two modern-day hip-hop street performers, Jake and Will, who bring the stories of the Brothers Grimm to life with a contemporary urban spin, as they and a few of their friends turn records and dance circles around some of the most beloved and well-known fairy tales collected by the famous German brothers of old. Featured tales include “Cinderella,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “The Frog Prince,” “Rapunzel,” “Snow White & the Seven Shawties,” “The Brave Little Tailor,” “The Six Swans,” and “The Elves and the Shoemaker.” These tales include R&B, pop, reggae, and rap, with a little Run-D.M.C.-inspired rock and roll.

2. SAFY of Dayton Foster Parent Orientation

February 2, 2023 | SAFY of Dayton


Curious about becoming a foster parent? Please join us for our free and informative orientation. We are also happy to meet with you individually to answer any questions you might have. Email Danielle at [email protected]. We look forward to speaking with you!

3. Discovery: The Funk Box Experience

February 6-10, 2023 | PNC Arts Annex

Presented by DAYTON LIVE. Best for grades 4-12. 60 minutes – no intermission. Tickets start at $5.

THE FUNK BOX EXPERIENCE is an engaging and hands-on learning session for all students. The hands-on portion of the session teaches participants about creative collaboration and the foundation of song creation. With the wave of a hand, motion sensors trigger instrumental samples, like those used by Funk musicians from the different eras of Funk. Instruments such as the electric guitar, electric bass guitar, electric organ and piano, horns, and synthesizers. Jam packed with the latest technology, THE FUNK BOX EXPERIENCE is a fun and playful way to teach the basics of timing, counting, rhythm, meter, and collaboration.

4. Parent Night Out/Kids’ Night at the RecPlex

February 11, 2023 | Washington Township Rec Plex


Parents, want a night in, when the kids are out?  Does that ever happen? The RecPlex qualifed staff will feed, watch and entertain your child/children on select Saturday evenings from 6-10 pm so you can relax at home with a quiet dinner or go out and paint the town with friends or your significant other. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to play games in the gym, watch a movie on the big screen, create crafts and enjoy pizza, snacks and sweets with other kids their age in a safe, fun and supervised atmosphere.

Make plans now. Limited space available. No drops in. Must pre-register. Tickets $25-$35. Call 937-433-0130 for more information or check out our web site.

5. UCC Super Bowl Chili Cookoff & Valentine Game Night

February 12, 2023 | Uplifted Community Church


4251 Powell Road
Huber Heights, OH

Bring your favorite chili for the chili cook off! The game starts at 6:30 pm and during halftime we will have some Valentines games with a couple gift baskets and also some games for the kids!


February 6, 2023 | Grass Roots Enrichment and Wellness Center for Children


Creative thinking and creative builds are needed for this fun and faced paced competition. Students will work in teams. Each team gets a box containing objects from actual junk drawers. They will have a limited time to build working contraptions from the objects in their junk drawers. Needless to say, I’m really stoked for this field trip!!!

*Parents if your child is signed up for this field trip. You are welcome to dump your junk drawers in a bag or box and send it along with them on Monday

Ages: 5-13 years old

Cost: $15, add sibling(s) $10

7. A Family Adventure

February 16, 2023 | West Carrollton Community Room


$5 per person over 4 years old (*not recommended for children under 3). Registration Required by February 13th.

Winter can be tiring in February; we are going to change this! Dress comfy and wear your athletic shoes because you will be running around with this event! Make your own soda, enjoy pizza, decorate cupcakes along with interactive fun organized family games.

This program is for families or adults with children. Parents, grandparents, adult babysitters, etc. Child(ren) must have an adult registered and participating.

8. Family Skate Day

February 26, 2023 | RiverScape MetroPark

Join us in closing out the ice skating season and celebrate Parker the Penguin’s birthday during our Family Skate Day! Enjoy visiting our animal ambassadors, making crafts, food specials and skating along to family-friendly music all afternoon long! Admission is $7 and skate rental is $3. For those who receive EBT/SNAP recipients, simply show your card at the rentals window to receive 50% off. Skaters 3 and under skate free. Weather dependent.

9. Dished Kids Cooking Class

DMC Mom Pro Tip :: She’s the best!!! We highly recommend doing this class!

February 20, 2023 | Dished!


Each child will prepare a family-style dinner to take home, including salad, pasta bake, garlic bread, and dessert!

Ages 6-12
Chef’s hat and apron included

$75 per child, 2nd child in same family $20 (siblings will prepare the family meal together)
Parents are welcome to stay, however only the children will be allowed in the kitchen due to space. We have seating in our retail area.

Please bring a tote or cooler to take the finished meal home.

10. Bowl For Kids’ Sake

February 24, 2023 | Poelking Woodman Lanes


Come bowl with us! Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley: Bowl for Kid’s Sake Realtor Edition.

Please RSVP if you’d like to join the Luxe Omni team to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley!

How It Works – In 5 Easy Steps:

  1. Grab 4 of your friends in the industry- to make a team of 5
  2. Come up with a fun team name- DONE! (“Spare Me the Bowling Puns”)
  3. Early register your team when we launch in the coming days
  4. As a team, raise a minimum of $500 (ask your friends / family / co-workers, etc. for donations)
  5. Come to Poelking Woodman Lanes on February 24th to bowl, eat pizza, and have fun

11. Elephant Pre-Drawn On Set

February 11, 2023 | Painting with a Twist


$39/person. Led by instructor Jada.

Ages 7 and up only. 16×20 canvas and supplies provided.

12. Parent’s Night Out

February 10, 2023 | Fairborn YMCA


Parents! Enjoy an evening out while your kids have fun in a safe and secure environment at the Fairborn YMCA! Dinner will be provided. The night will include activities for all ages, as well as swimming for kids ages 6+! Register in the branch or online.

For more information, please contact:
Kelcy Lemke, Membership Director at 937-754-9622

Make sure to tag us on Instagram and use #MomsAroundDayton so we can join in all your February family fun!