September 2023 Dayton Dozen

A special thank you to Greene County Parks & Trails for being this month's title sponsor!
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Fall Fun is right around the corner! We have your guide to all things Fall and end-of-Summer fun here in this September 2023 edition of the Dayton Dozen for Family-Friendly Events around town. (Psst – this is another Baker’s Dozen for you!)


Caesar Ford Park
520 S. Stringtown Rd., Xenia, OH
R&B – September 9, 2023
Doors open at 6:30PM. Petey Pablo will take the stage at 8PM, followed by Chingy at 9PM.

Greene County Parks & Trails is proud to present great R&B entertainment again this year! Make plans to join us for a late summer evening with Petey Pablo and Chingy. Spread the word and enjoy an evening with lots of fun, comfortable seating, and loads of free and easy onsite parking. Food trucks and cold beverages will be available onsite.

2. Dungeons & Dragons Club for Families

Saturday, September 2nd

Cedarville Greene County Library Branch
20 South Miller St

*Registration opens at midnight Aug 18. This will fill so plan to register right away if interested.

For ages 8 and up, learn how to play the game from character creation to the adventure itself. Dice provided.

3. Kettering Holiday at Home

Saturday, September 2nd – Monday, September 4th

Fraze Pavilion
695 Lincoln Park

A weekend of activities including 5k, Parade, Auto Show, Arts and Crafts, and more entertainment.

4. Chess Club

1st Wed of the month

Troy-Miami County Library
419 W Main St

No registration needed, all ages, peer instructors

5. Stuffed Pal Daycare

Wednesday, September 6th
Drop off between 9:30-11:30am

Miami Township Dayton Metro Library Branch
2718 Lyons Road

Drop off a stuffed pal for a day at the Library. Pick up before bedtime from 3-6pm or the next day, and see what they’ve been up to. A recurring monthly event.

6. Mad Hatter Party

Saturday, September 9th

Wright Memorial Library
1776 Far Hills Ave

Families with ages 4-8 can come explore the Adventures in Wonderland stations.

7. Game Design Playtest

2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, recurring

Epic Loot Games
9130 Dayton-Lebanon Pike

Come test games in development from the designers. Encouraged to bring your own prototypes as well. $5 charge in-store credit to participate.

8. Tail Waggin’ Tutors

Thursday, September 14th

Centerville Library
111 W Spring Valley Pike

*Registration opens at midnight August 15th. Call soon after to secure your time slot, as they will fill.

Kindergarten-Grade 5 kids can sign up for a fifteen minute slot to read to a therapy dog.

9. Selfie Squirrel Challenge

Friday, September 15th

Miami County Parks

Register for a hint for where Sebastian the Selfie Squirrel is hidden. Receive the hint on Friday and have the weekend to find and take a photo with the Squirrel. A great way to get outside and have fun while doing so (and maybe even win a prize).

10. EcoFest

Saturday, September 16th

Lincoln Park Civic Commons
675 Lincoln Park Blvd

Family-focused activities to help the planet.

11. Glowforge Business Card Holder

Wednesday, September 20th

Creativity Commons
895 Miamisburg Centerville Road

*Registration opens at 8am August 21st. This will fill, so plan to register right away if interested.

Adults will be guided to use the Maker Space laser cutter/engraver. Everyone will go home with a completed business card holder.

12. Tabletop Game Night

Tuesday, September 26th

Eudora Brewing Company
3022 Wilmington Pike

ADULTS ONLY game night; taproom open to public

13. Centerville Fall Fest

Saturday, September 30th

Stubbs Park
255 W Spring Valley Pike

Live concert, vendor village, and family activities.

What else do you plan on doing this month of September 2023 around town? Make sure to tag us on Instagram and use #MomsAroundDayton for us to join in your family fun!


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