Rhythm in Shoes’ Shuffle Ball benefit Sept. 6
South Ludlow Street will be rocking Saturday, Sept. 6, when Rhythm in Shoes presents its Fourth Annual Shuffle Ball: Radio Days at America’s Packard Museum, 420 S. Ludlow St. For the second year, the nonprofit music and dance company’s fundraising gala will feature a 1930-1940s live radio show theme, set among the vintage Packards of the era.
The event, which starts at 7 p.m. features great food donated by some of Dayton’s best local restaurants, drink, fabulous music and dancing, a little comedy and, as always, a few surprises! Music to dance to by Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers, a raffle with fun prizes and an auction of great experiences – among them a week in the Hamptons, golf foursomes at a fine club, dance lessons with Rhythm in Shoes’ finest!
The program includes two sets by Rhythm in Shoes, in the style of an old-time live radio show, with music, comedy, witty “commercials” for our sponsors Coolidge Wall and the Packard Museum, and lots of swing and tap dancing. Between sets, there will be music by Dave Greer’s Classic Jazz Stompers.
Tickets are $100, patrons $250. For information or tickets, call (937) 226-7463 or visit us online at www.rhythminshoes.org
Guitarfest 2008 at Stubbs Park Sept. 7
The Centerville Arts Commission and the Dayton Classical Guitar Society are presenting GuitarFest 2008 on Sunday, Sept. 7, at Stubbs Park Amphitheater from 4-7 p.m. Over a dozen professional guitarists from the Miami Valley will perform a variety of music in a free concert. Styles ranging from classical, jazz and rock as well as original music.
Performers include Jim McCutcheon, Eric Loy, the Danny Voris Duo, Tim Berens, Michael Overly, James Murrell, Tom Downs, Kevin Mulhall, Dennis Delphenich, Peggy Welty, Trentin Manning, Mark Porcaro and Greg Jones. Admission is free.
Booneshoft Gala slated Sept. 6 at museum
As members of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Associate Board, Oakwood residents Kim and Will Allen, Lynn and Andy Denka, Tim and Sandy Davis, Bev and Kirk Johnson, Julie and Vipal Patel and Cynthia Ronan, along with Don Augenstein II of Kettering, are playing key roles in the upcoming Boonshoft Gala, the Museum’s annual benefit, this year supporting the traveling outreach program, Exhibits-To-Go.
“Exhibits-To-Go is really a unique program and a great opportunity for students in Kettering and Oakwood to experience the museum in their classroom,” said Associate Board Member Lynn Denka. “The kids get great exposure to topics outside of the normal learning experience with this program and it gives them important insight into future careers,” added Associate Board Member Andy Denka.
The goal of the gala is to raise $60,000 to support the Exhibits-To-Go program, providing $1 for each of the 60,000 children who will benefit from a classroom presentation this year alone.
The black tie Boonshoft Gala will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, 6 p.m. – 12:00 midnight at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton. Individual tickets are $175. Corporate tables, accommodating up to 20 to 10 guests, are available for $2000. To purchase tickets or for more information: Call 937-275-7431 ext 136 or 146, or visit www.BoonshoftMuseum.org.