Many — not all — of the region's favorite annual fish fries have been announced and are coming up in the next several months.
These are community events that bring people together in droves to break bread and thousands of pounds of crispy, flaky fish together.
Use this list to make a plan to enjoy some of that deep-fried moist fish housed in a golden crispy shell that is just what the Lenten season calls for.
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The sides, the beer and the games are all wonderful compliments, but it's that haddock, sole, cod, perch and walleye that keeps us all coming back for more.
If your school, church, VFW Hall or other nonprofit organization (sorry, no restaurants or taverns) hosts a fish fry, we want to know about it. Send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com and we will try to include it in future coverage.
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Please note: Details and pricing are subject to change. We highly recommend you call first if you have specific questions and to confirm details. Most of these offer advance tickets at a discount, which is an added incentive to reach out.
FISH FRY SCHEDULE
March 15: St. Charles Monte Carlo Fish Fry
4500 Ackerman Blvd., Kettering
(937) 434-6081. 5-11 p.m. $16
March 15: Stealth Baseball Organization Fish Fry
American Legion Post 707, 200 National Road, Englewood
937-572-8803, 6 p.m.-midnight, $15 at the door
March 15: VFW Memorial Post 9927
3316 Wilmington Pike, Kettering
A $10 donation per plate is requested. Carry out available. Begins at 6 p.m. until sold out. Menu includes fried cod, sausage, French fries, coleslaw and dessert.
More info: Facebook
March 22: St. Brigid Fish Fry
312 Fairground Road, Xenia
937-372-3193. 6 p.m. $15 at the door
March 23: Chaminade Julienne Fish Fry
505 S. Ludlow St., Dayton
937-461-3740. 6-11 p.m. $20 at the door
March 29: St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church Fish Fry
6245 Wilmington Pike, Centerville
937-435-1013. 6-11 p.m. $17 at the door
March 30: Fairway Golf Club Fish Fry
Dakota Street Center, 33 Barnett St., Dayton
Dine-in all-you-can-eat fish 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Carry out and cash bar available
Fish dinner: $12 - $15 at the door.
Dancing until 9 p.m.
April 5: Partners for Community Living Fish Fry
Huber Heights Athletic Center, 5367 Fishburg Rd. Dayton
6-11 p.m. $20
April 5: Eintracht Singing Society Fish Fry
2707 Troy St., Dayton
937-233-6622. 6-8 p.m. $14.
Menu: Fried and baked cod fish, baked beans, french fries, coleslaw, sausage, metts, noodle and cabbage casserole, beer, soda and coffee. Desserts will be sold for $1 each.
April 12: North Dayton Anglers and Conservation Club Fish Fry
1924 Valley St., Dayton
937-236-9120. 6-8:30 p.m. $10
April 12: Church of the Transfiguration
972 S. Miami St., West Milton
937-698-4520. 6-9 p.m. $10
April 12: Gem City & Junior Gems Roller Derby Fish Fry
Huber Heights American Legion, 5046 Nebraska Ave., Dayton
The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Menu includes fried fish, green beans, coleslaw, cornbread, Mac and cheese, tea and lemonade.
There will be a cash bar, 50/50, 213 pull tabs, a bake sale and Gem City merchandise and raffle items.
Did we miss you? If your school, church, school, VFW Hall or other nonprofit organization hosts a fish fry, we want to know about it. Email us the details at firstname.lastname@example.org