What’s Happening in the Yankee Trace Area This Month?

April is fast approaching, and all kinds of Spring events and activities are happening just a bunny-hop away from your door!  Take a look at this list:

April 1, 2022

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents:
APRIL FOOLS AND GENIUSES

April 1 & 2 @ 8:00 PM EDT

Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

In her Dayton Philharmonic debut, Aleksandra Kasman, a 2019-20 Young Artist in Residence of NPR’s “Performance Today,” solos in Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto, which has thrilled audiences for more than a century with its titanic technical demands. Its quiet start leads into an amazing unleashing of notes (some 30,000 in all!) and hurtles to a jaw-dropping conclusion. In addition, the orchestra will perform Strauss’s Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 9.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.daytonlive.org/events/april-fools/#showtimes or call the Dayton Live ticket office at 937-228-3630.

EGGS-TRA SPECIAL DOGGY DAY

Friday, April 1 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Oak Grove Park, 1790 E. Social Row Road, Centerville, OH 45458

It may be April Fools’ Day, but this is no joke! Head to the dog park for a dog-friendly egg hunt, fun dog-themed activities, giveaways, and more! All activities will happen right outside the dog park and the off-leash areas will remain open for dogs to play. Egg hunt prizes are available while supplies last.  Registration is not required.

Visit https://www.cwpd.org/events/list/?tribe_paged=4&tribe_event_display=list for more information.

FRIDAY FISH FRY

April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, 10000 Yankee Street, Centerville, OH 45458

Enjoy a delicious fish fry meal every Friday!  The Golf Club at Yankee Trace is serving all-you-can-eat Atlantic Cod filets and chips served with coleslaw. Online reservations required. A staggered seating schedule with limited numbers of guests will be observed; walk-ins will not be taken at this time. Carry-out orders with drive-up service are available by calling the clubhouse at 937-438-4653, Ext 2.  Visit https://www.yankeetrace.org/dining/friday-fish-fry/ to reserve seating.

April 3, 2022

55th ORRRC MARATHON & 33rd HALF MARATHON

Sunday, April 3 @ 8:00 AM EDT

Xenia YMCA, 336 Progress Dr, Xenia, OH US 45385


The Ohio River Road Runners Club will be holding their 55th ORRRC Marathon and 33rd Half Marathon, as well as the RRCA State Championship Half Marathon, with a strict cut-off of 6 hours for both distances.  Runners/walkers must be able to finish by 2:00 p.m., and be through the last aid station by 1:35 p.m.  Participants not able to complete the course in time will be driven back to the Xenia YMCA.  No early starts; no late starts.  All participants must be on the start line at 8:00 a.m.

Register by March 31st at https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=136574

SUNDAY BRUNCH

April 3 & 17 @ 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, 10000 Yankee Street, Centerville, OH 45458

Twice a month the Yankee Trace Golf Club offers Sunday Brunch, with a full breakfast/brunch menu of items plus Omelet and Waffle Stations. Reservations for staggered seatings are available online only; walk-ins will not be taken at this time. The reservation window closes at 12:00 PM on the Friday before Brunch.

Brunch reservations for April 3https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/7906701648905424078

Brunch reservations for April 17 (Easter):  https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/8190929205798686165

April 6, 2022

Dayton Live Presents:
COME FROM AWAY 

April 6-10, 2022*
*See Showtimes at https://www.daytonlive.org/events/come-from-away-event/#showtimes

Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

COME FROM AWAY is a Best Musical winner all across North America!  It’s based on the true story of 7000 passengers from 38 planes that were diverted to the community of Gander, Newfoundland on September 11, 2001. Culture clashes and language barriers soon dissolved as the people of Gander welcomed the travelers with the universally understood gifts of music, provisions, and friendship. Directed by this year’s Tony®-winning Best Director Christopher Ashley and written by Tony® nominees Irene Sankoff and David Hein, Newsweek tells readers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” 

Visit https://www.daytonlive.org/events/come-from-away-event/#ticket-information for more information or to purchase tickets online.

April 8, 2022

BOURBON & BLUES

Friday, April 8 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Former Elder-Beerman Store, The Mall at Fairfield Commons
2727 Fairfield Commons, Beavercreek, OH 45431

Sponsored by the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with The Mall at Fairfield Commons and WesBanco, “Bourbon & Blues” will take place in the old upper-level Elder-Beerman space.  This is a community-wide event to benefit the Beavercreek C of C and its community initiatives.  In addition to a great night out wearing your favorite “blue” outfit, your ticket entitles you to: 

  • A flight of 4 bourbon tastings and a presentation by Indian Creek Distillery (additional tastings available for purchase); 
  • Two hours of live blues music by “Authorized Personnel;” 
  • A selection of appetizers from local eateries, Casa Nunez and Melt; 
  • Desserts from Nothing Bundt Cakes;  
  • Raffle ticket purchase opportunities for bottles of special selection bourbons; 
  • Live painting performance by Raise Your Brush (painting to be raffled at end of event); 
  • Beer and wine for purchase provided by BJ’s Brew House.

Visit www.beavercreekchamber.org/bourbon-blues for tickets, available online only (Members – $30; Non-members – $40).

April 9, 2022

EGGSTRAVAGANZA!

Saturday, April 9 @ 10:00, 10:15 & 10:30 AM EDT (Staggered)

Bill Yeck Park, Smith House,
2230 E Centerville Station Road, Centerville, OH 45459

Celebrate spring by learning about animals that lay eggs. Collect an egg from each of the stations and turn them in for a prize!  Each egg will represent an animal you can find in your parks. The trail will take about 1.5 hours to complete. Recommended for families with children ages 8 and under. Staggered start times. 

Registration deadline: Thursday, April 7. To register, visit:
https://cwpd.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=2338 (10:00 AM),
https://cwpd.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=2339 (10:15 AM), or
https://cwpd.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=2340 (10:30 AM).

April 10, 2022

YANKEE TRACE EASTER EGG HUNT

Sunday, April 10 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Furniture Fair, 8245 Springboro Pike, Dayton OH 45342

Kids, grab your baskets and hop on over to this FREE egg hunt! There will be lots of eggs, as well as the chance to win prizes and have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny. Those planning to attend should RSVP via email to [email protected]

Dayton Dinner Theater Picture Show:
THE BIG LEBOWSKI

Sunday, April 10 @ 6:00 PM – 9:20 PM EDT

The Brightside Event Center, 905 E 3rd St, Dayton, OH 45402

There are plenty of eccentric characters in this movie, so come dressed as your movie character of choice with an appetite for chef-inspired food and drinks based on the movie. Doors open at 5:45. Food and live music are available from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.; the movie starts at 7:00 p.m. During the movie, you’ll get to participate in an interactive quote contest, fun facts, and theme spotting, as well as a trivia contest (and dessert) during intermission. Table reservations only for parties of 6 or more; otherwise, open seating. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For tickets and show info, visit https://www.daytondinnertheater.com/events/the-big-lebowski-2

April 14, 2022

OVERVIEW OF ORGANIC GARDENING

Thursday, April 14 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT

Activity Center Park, 221 N. Main St, Centerville, OH 45459

Join REGENERATE Garden Co. for a general informational class about organic gardening – explore the why, how, where and what you need to get started. Organic gardening is appropriate for all kinds of gardens – vegetables, herbs, flowers, trees, and lawns. Ages 16 and up. Registration deadline: Friday, April 8.  To register, visit https://cwpd.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=2632

April 16, 2022

BEAUTIFUL BLOOMS WILDFLOWER TOUR

Saturday, April 16 @ 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM EDT (All ages)

Grant Park, Kennard Nature Nook, 6588 McEwen Rd, Centerville, OH 45459

These tiny treasures can only be seen for a short time! An instructor will lead you along the path to search for all the spring wildflowers the forests have to offer. This is a Tools to Trek program.  Registration deadline: Thursday, April 14.  To register, visit https://cwpd.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=2370

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance Presents
REVOLUTION:  THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES

Saturday, April 16 @ 8:00 PM EDT

Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

It’s much more than just a musical performance:  REVOLUTION is a magical musical and visual journey of The Beatles, featuring stunning video and animation of hundreds of rare photos from the London-based archives of “The Beatles Book Monthly.” Bringing it all to life is the Dayton Philharmonic along with top vocalists and musicians, accompanied by Grammy-winner Jeff Tyzik’s new arrangements. This symphonic tribute includes 25 chart-topping hits, including “Ticket to Ride,” Penny Lane,” “All You Need Is Love,” “Get Back,” “Here Comes the Sun,” and “Hey Jude.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://www.daytonlive.org/events/revolution/ or call the Dayton Live Ticket Office at 937-228-3630.

April 21, 2022

Dayton Live Presents
THE RED HOT CHILLI PIPERS

Thursday, April 21 @ 7:30 PM EDT

Victoria Theatre, 138 N Main St, Dayton, OH 45402

Since forming their band in 2002, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers have been taking their signature “bagrock” sound to the masses, becoming a global phenomenon with their infectious style of feel-good music. Their trademarked sound is no accident: theirs are nine of the very best musicians from Scotland and across the globe, many holding World Champion titles, and all with impressive credentials and qualifications. You’re guaranteed to feel the Chilli heat when you experience their unique fusion of traditional pipe tunes with contemporary rock songs. Get ready to be inspired by tunes ranging from “The Flowers of Scotland,” to Queen’s “We Will Rock You,” along with clever covers of popular songs from all genres.   Tickets are available at https://www.daytonlive.org/events/red-hot-chilli-pipers/

April 22, 2022

VINTAGE MARKET DAYS® of Dayton-Cincinnati

Friday & Saturday, April 22-23 @ 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Sunday, April 24 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

Greene County Fairgrounds & Expo Center
120 Fairground Road, Xenia, OH 45385

Vintage Market Days® is an upscale vintage and vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market, featuring furniture, home decor, repurposed, art, handcrafted, boutique clothing, jewelry, seasonal plants, mid-century modern, vintage, farmhouse, and so much more. The Market is a 3-day event showcasing 120 vendors/288 booths from the local region and across the US, providing customers with a very special shopping experience. Food trucks and music throughout the weekend.

Pre-purchased ticket holders shop 1 hour early (at 9 AM). Free re-entry all weekend with a selfie photo taken in front of one of our 2022 “LIVE LOVE VINTAGE” walls. Free admission for children 12 and under. 

Tickets are $5-$7.50 and are available at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vintage-market-days-of-dayton-cincinnati-presents-live-love-vintage-tickets-248192659927  Cash or credit accepted at gate.

April 23, 2022

OPEN AIRCRAFT DAY: National Museum USAF

Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM EDT

National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
1100 Spaatz Street, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH 45433

Visitors during this month’s Open Aircraft Day will have the unique opportunity to look inside the Lockheed F-94C Starfire as well as the North American F-86D Sabre. Free admission and parking. For more information, visit https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Events.aspx or call 937-255-3286.

April 26, 2022

Alan Parsons Live Project

Dayton Live Presents:
ALAN PARSONS LIVE PROJECT

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 @ 7:30 PM EDT

Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402

Alan Parsons, the Grammy Award-winning legendary music icon, began dabbling with live performance in his late teens as a folk/blues acoustic player. But as soon as he went to work at the famous Abbey Road Studios at age 19, his career as a hugely successful recording engineer and producer began to pick up speed. The Alan Parsons Project was formed in 1975 when Alan joined forces with Eric Woolfson, and eventually they launched a string of hit albums under Clive Davis’ Arista label:  I Robot (1977), Pyramid (1978), The Turn of a Friendly Card (1980), Eye in the Sky (1982), Ammonia Avenue (1984), Vulture Culture (1985), Stereotomy (1986), and Gaudi (1987).

For tickets, visit  https://www.daytonlive.org/events/alan-parsons-live-project/ or call the Dayton Live ticket office at 937-228-3630.