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March means it's time to celebrate women.

Dayton has some amazing women making their names known in the world, both present and past.

Here are several events in the area, celebrating women and their contributions to our community and the world for Women's History Month.

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH IN THE OREGON DISTRICT
Join the women business owners of the Oregon District (aka the Dames of the District) to celebrate women during the entire month of March. According to the Facebook page, "Dames of the District is a newly-founded group made up of
women who own businesses in the Oregon District. Their mission is to empower female leadership; act as resources for one another; promote the independent, locally-owned businesses of the Oregon District; and, provide the larger community with the vital perspectives offered by women business owners." Featured businesses are
Clash Dayton, Trolley Stop, Indigo Life Media and more. For more information check out the Facebook event.
Want to go?
WHAT:
Women's History Month in the Oregon District
WHERE: Various locations on Fifth St. in the Oregon District, Dayton
HOURS: March 4-17 
INFO: Facebook

FIRST FRIDAY AT CLASH DAYTON
Come out to Clash Dayton to support local artists and local fashion. Try on creations and mingle with some of the models in Clash’s April showcase. Featured designers include Tracy McElfresh, Jesy Anderson, Amber Walker, Jacobee Rose Buchanan, Raven Bombshell, Wild Society, Gone BanAnnas, and Gretta Smak.
Want to go?
WHAT: First Friday at Clash Dayton  
WHERE: 521 East 5th Street, Dayton
HOURS: 5 p.m.-10 p.m., Friday March 4
INFO: Facebook | 937-241-9434

TROLLEY STOP’S BEER TAP TAKEOVER
Get a taste of the beers brewed by women, or where women who co-own the brewery: Arbor Beer, B. Nektar and Stoudt's Craft Beers. Women receive 10% off that day, and Esther Price Chocolates all week.
Want to go?
WHAT: Trolley Stop’s Beer Tap Takeover
WHERE:
520 East Fifth St., Dayton
HOURS:
5 p.m. March 7
INFO:
Facebook | 937-461-1101


SHOP WITH BRIM
Between March 7-13, BRIM will donate a portion of your purchase to YWCA Dayton and give their female patrons chocolate.
Want to go?
WHAT:
Shop with BRIM
WHERE:
464 E. Fifth St., Dayton
HOURS:
March 7-13 during normal business hours
INFO:
Facebook | 937-222-4287

SPIRITED WOMEN: A WOMEN DISTILLER SPIRIT TASTING
As part of the Dames of the District events in the Oregon District, Lily's Bistro will host a tasting of spirits either distilled or owned by female entrepreneurs, including Hayman's Navy Strength Royal Dock Gin, Laphroig Scotch, Ron Zacapa Rum and Maker's Mark Bourbon. Light snacks will be served, and a history of each distiller/owner will be given.
Want to go?
WHAT:
Spirited Women: A Women Distiller Spirit Tasting
WHEN: March 16,  6 p.m.
WHERE: Lily's Bistro, 329 E. Fifth St.
COST:  $32, purchase tickets here.
MORE INFO: lilysbistro.com | Facebook | Twitter 

THE DAYTON WOMENS FESTIVAL (NEON Movies)
Celebrate the female pioneers of the film industry at Neon Movies in conjunction with Indigo Life Media. Admission is free with a suggested donation of $5 to support YWCA. Enjoy snacks and 8 short films by local artists: BOXED IN, TO THE RESCUE, OAK, OASIS, ANESTHESIAPHOBIA, 50TH, LEMONADE and WREN. Get your tickets now; first-come, first-serve. 
Want to go?
WHAT:
The Dayton Women’s Festival
WHERE:
Neon Movies, 130 E. Fifth St., Dayton
HOURS:
7:30 p.m. Monday, March 21
INFO:
neonmovies.com

DUNBAR LITERARY CIRCLE
Join the Dunbar Literary Circle on the second Sunday of March to discuss Women's History and Women Writers. The group meets every month, but March will focus on women.
Want to go?
WHAT:
Dunbar Literary Circle 
WHERE:
Dunbar House, 219 Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, Dayton
HOURS: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 13
INFO: 937-224-7061

2016 WOMEN OF INFLUENCE LUNCHEON
This is Dayton’s largest luncheon of the year, which honors women who are exceptionally committed to philanthropy, business, service and who embody the mission of the YWCA: to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.
Want to go?
WHAT:
Dayton Convention Center
WHERE:
22 E. Fifth Street, Dayton
HOURS:
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Thursday, March 10
INFO:
937-333-4700

WOMEN'S POWER IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE
Scholar and historian Max Dashu presents a visual survey of female leadership, creativity, wisdom, and courage around the world and over thousands of years. Learn about women famous and anonymous, ancient and modern, and about women of history who have been skipped over. 
Want to go?
WHAT: Women’s Power in Global Perspective
WHERE: Sears Recital Hall, 300 College Park, Dayton
HOURS: 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, March 7
INFO: Udayton.com 

Did we miss something? Send us the names of people and organizations you know are celebrating Women's History Month in Dayton. Email: Kamron.Taylor@Coxinc.com

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