What's Great in Dayton: September 15 - 21, 2017

Sep 15, 2017

A longtime fixture of the Dayton food truck scene, Katie Marks of The Wicked 'Wich of Dayton, will be closing at the end of this season to deal with recently discovered serious health concerns. The Yellow Cab and all of the trucks for the Friday, 5-10pm monthly rally will be participating by donating some money from every sandwich for her medical bills.

The Dayton Opera Season Opening, Verdi's Requiem, is Saturday and Sunday. This original, once-in-a-lifetime event is a brilliant collaboration of Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Philharmonic, showcasing all three art forms, along with the Philharmonic and Opera choruses.

The Annual United Rehabilitation Rubber Duck Regatta is Saturday at RiverScape MetroPark during the Hispanic Heritage Festival. At least 20,000 rubber ducks will be dropped into the river at 4:30pm for a chance to win 8 great prizes! Proceeds benefit vital programs for children and adults with disabilities at URS. You can adopt your ducks in the race.

The Front Street Outdoor Market is on Sunday. It features antiques and collectibles, artists and artisans, handmade and recycled items, produce and fresh baked goods, food trucks and live acoustic music. It is 11am-4pm at East 2nd St and Dutoit.

Did The Wright Brothers Have Middle Names? Answer: None of the Wright children had middle names. Their father, Milton Wright, wanted his children to have first names that were distinctive. Quirky or smart? You decide. Come to the Wright Memorial Public Library in Oakwood on Sunday from 2 - 3:30pm and learn more about the controversial Milton Wright!

The Dayton Metro Library Poetry Contest is for teens, adults and seniors and must be residents of Montgomery and surrounding counties. Contest entries must be received at any Dayton Metro Library location by Saturday, September 30. Complete contest rules and information are online.

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