After a successful six-month test project in Springfield, The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery has just re-opened an expanded exhibition space at the Upper Valley Mall in the area formerly occupied by Elder-Beerman.
Among the exhibits are a hands-on imagination playground, a make-it-yourself space and a horizontal climbing wall and giant lever that helps kids understand the human body as a machine.
The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Springfield is located at 1465 Upper Valley Pike and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6.50 for adults and $4.50 for children (ages 3-16). Children under 3 and members are free. For more information: (937) 328-5128 or BoonshoftSpringfield.org
Wright State music department to present holiday celebration
“Holidays in the Heartland,” a presentation by Wright State University’s Department of Music, is slated for the Schuster Center next weekend.
The annual musical celebration of Thanksgiving and Veteran’s Day is slated for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, and features the Kettering Children’s Choir.
Host is Shaun Yu of Dayton Public Radio. The program includes hymns, spirituals, gospels, patriotic songs and more. There will be a special tribute to the armed forces with service songs of each military branch.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, veterans and active duty military. If you have a Culture Works card, you’ll get two for the price of one. Contact Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630 or on the web at www.ticketcenterstage.com/
Celtic Woman Returns to the Miami Valley
Celtic Woman, the popular ensemble that showcases four young Irish women, will return to the Miami Valley’s Schuster Center on May 18. The group combines traditional Irish music with contemporary pop standards and was recently named Billboard magazine’s No.1. World Music Artist.
The concert also incorporates musicians, the Aontas Choir, bagpipers and championship Irish dancers.
Tickets will go on sale Nov. 8 at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office by calling (937) 228-3630, (888) 228-3630 or by visiting www.ticketcenterstage.com. For a complete tour schedule, visit www.CelticWoman.com
Artist Palate scheduled for DVAC
One of the Dayton Visual Art Center’s most successful fund raisers is the Artist Palate, which raises monies for DVAC’s exhibitions and programming. A limited number of guests are welcomed at small gatherings which typically feature food, drinks and — of course — art.
The next event, entitled A Graphica Palate, is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. It will be hosted by Graphica Design at its multi-tiered design offices. Guests will see a portfolio of artworks — drawings, photography, sculpture — by five DVAC member artists.
All-girl pop-rock trio Good English will perform and refreshments will be served. The event is limited to 75 guests and admission is $60 for FVAC members, $75 for non-members. To make a reservation, call (937) 224.3822 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Payment may be made by credit card via phone or in person by cash, check or credit card; directions will be emailed upon receipt of RSVP.
Holocaust Film to be shown at Wright State Nov. 5
Gina Roitman will introduce and screen her recently released award-winning documentary “My Mother, the Nazi Midwife and Me” at Wright State University’s Annual Kristallnacht Commemoration at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the school’s Creative Arts Center, Room M252, located on the second floor of the music wing.
The film deals with the systematic murder of Jewish babies in a Displaced Persons camp in the American military zone after the end of the war.
Kristallnacht — known as the Night of the Broken Glass — took place throughout Nazi Germany and parts of Austria on Nov. 9-10, 1938. The name comes from the broken glass that filled the streets after Jewish-owned buildings, stores and synagogues were destroyed.
Also on the program is Renate Frydman who will offer personal reflections on the 75th anniversary of Kristallnach. The event is free and open to the public. For further information, contact Mark Verman, (937) 775-2461.
CELEBRATING THE ARTS IN OUR REGION
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