September Dayton Dozen {2022}

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A special thank you to this month's title sponsor, Aullwood Audobon, for helping make this Dayton Dozen guide to events possible!

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Fall Fun is right around the corner! We have your guide to all things Fall here in this September edition of the Dayton Dozen for Family-Friendly Events around town. (Psst – this is another Baker’s Dozen for you!)

september 2022 fall fest in dayton

Aullwood Fall Fest offers lots of fun on the farm for children and adults on Saturday & Sunday, September 17 & 18, from 10am to 5pm at Aullwood Farm, 9101 Frederick Pike, Dayton! Visit farm animal friends, take a tractor-pulled wagon ride, and enjoy musical entertainment in the historic Bank Barn. In addition, Fall Fest offers free children’s activities, local craft vendors, demonstrations, and delicious food from local food trucks. Young and old enjoy tasting apple pie baked in Dutch ovens over an open fire, pressing apples into cider, or enjoying homemade chili! Everyone can visit Aullwood’s amazing giant trolls located along our trails! Admission is FREE for children 3 and under, $8 for children 4 to 12, $10.00 for seniors age 65 and over and active duty military members with ID, and $12 for adults 13 to 64. Friends of Aullwood members are free of charge with membership card. 

september 2022 trolls at twilight dayton event

Join us for the extraordinary Trolls at Twilight on Saturday, September 24, 5:30 – 9:30pm at Aullwood Audubon Farm! We will celebrate the one-year anniversary of Aullwood’s exhibit, “The Troll That Hatched an Egg by Thomas Dambo” at this 21 and over event hosted by the Friends of Aullwood board of trustees. All funds raised support Aullwood Audubon’s environmental education programs for local children from a wide variety of school systems. The evening is Fall casual with wonderful food, a delightful ‘troll scavenger hunt’, and amazing dance music from Bluewater Kings Band! Wonderful raffle prizes can be won including an exquisite $5,100 Mikimoto necklace, wine baskets, a champagne balloon ride, and more! Enjoy the magic of September and the farm under the stars while dancing the night away! Tickets are $125 each with $50 of each ticket being tax deductible. Proceeds support Aullwood’s environmental education programs for local children.


1. Level Up Tutoring at Greene County Libraries

Check days and times for tutors available at branches convenient for you. No obligation, no commitment and no cost, these sessions are a great opportunity for one-on-one help. I let my kids decide what they wanted to work on, “without mom.”

2. Hand Sewing with Jeri at Fairborn Library ages 8-18

3. Virtual Sew Much Fun with Jeri

Saturday September 3rd 1pm

4. In-person Sew Much Fun with Jeri

Saturday September 17 2pm

Everything needed to complete one sewing project included. Needle, threader, pins, thread, felt/stuffing/ribbon and paper instructions.

Jeri is a very patient sewing teacher ready for all questions and skill levels. My family has greatly enjoyed these monthly projects as a way to work sewing practice into our schedule.

5. Teen Hangout: After-hours Lock-in! at Dayton Metro Library

Saturday September 3, 7pm-10, grade 7-12

Guardian permission required for this after-hours event. A unique offering at the Huber Heights branch.

6. Beginner Composting 101 with Centerville-Washington Park Department

Saturday September 10, 1pm-2, ages 8-12 $4 non-resident

Community Room at Activity Center Park, 221 N Main St

Drop off class of hands on learning. Participants will come home with their own compost jar.

7. Learning Tree Farm Autumn Fest

Saturday September 17, 10am-4

Annual fundraising event with hayrides, pony rides, food trucks, crafts, games and demonstrations.

8. Intro to Geocaching with Miami County Parks

Saturday September 17, 1pm-3

Garby Big Woods Reserve

6660 N Casstown Sidney Rd, Piqua, OH 45356

One registration per group for this naturalist led intro to Geocaching.

9. Prairie Safari, part of the Tike Hike series with Five Rivers Metro Parks

Thursday September 22, 10am-11, ages 3-5 FREE

Nets and containers provided for this exploration of butterflies and insects.

10. Oktoberfest at Dayton Art Institute

September 23-25

11. Book Bans: An Author’s Perspective with Alex Gino at Dayton Metro Library

Saturday September 24, 2pm-3:30, adults

An author visit by Alex Gino discussing book bans and censorship. Their award winning book, Melissa, has been a top ten challenged book five times since publication in 2015.

12. Huber Heights Fire Division Open House

Sunday, September 25, 12pm-3

7008 Brandt Pike, Huber Heights 45424

Live demonstrations and kid activities.

13. Goat Yoga with Play Miamisburg and Goat Country LLC

Friday September 30, 6-7pm, ages 10+ $30

Riverfront park, 3 North Miami Ave, Miamisburg, 45342

Outdoor Yoga with GOATS. Check the website of Goat Country for goat bios and other events around town. Sign up through Play Miamisburg Site.

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