Things to do today: Friday, July 22

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20th Annual Gene Westendorf Memorial Golf Tournament, 7:30 a.m., The Golf Club at Yankee Trace, 10000 Yankee St, Centerville. This foursome scramble (shotgun start at 7:45 a.m.) takes place at The Golf Club at Yankee Trace and will be played in memory of an avid supporter of St. Vincent de Paul's mission, Gene Westendorf. All proceeds of this four man scramble tournament directly support the work of St. Vincent de Paul among the poor and homeless of our community.

The Lady Painters of Dayton: Art Force, 2 p.m., 48 High Street Gallery, 48 High St., Dayton. The show features work by artists Bridgette Bogle, Michele BonDurant, Jennfier Bristol, Tina Eisenhart, Connie Hanselman, Mychaelyn Michalec, Sabrina Pryor and Rebecca Sargent. Come and enjoy a wide variety of styles and media including painting, collage, and fabric arts.

Vandalia Community Farmers Market, 4 p.m., Seger Park, 21 Tionda Dr., Vandalia. Every Friday night through August. Market vendors plus music and food trucks. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy an evening with neighbors and friends.

 Futurefest Friday through Sunday, Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton. More than 200 playwrights submitted to this year's FutureFest but only six were accepted into the 26th annual festival of new plays. Those original works are being presented at the Dayton Playhouse Friday through Sunday. FutureFest 2016 features three fully staged productions: "The Griots" by Gwendolyn Rice (3 p.m., Sunday), W.L. Newkirk's "[Miss]" (8 p.m. Saturday) and Kristy Sharron Thomas' "Memories of the Game" (8 p.m., Friday). There will be staged readings of Scott C. Sickles' "Shepherd's Bush" (10 a.m. Saturday), "N" by Adrienne Earle Pender (3 p.m. Saturday) and Christopher G. Smith's "The Violin Maker" (10 a.m. Sunday).  Cost: $18 per show, $100 for a weekend pass. Call 937-424-8477 or visit

Yanni 7:30 p.m., Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Kettering. Yanni wasn’t the first instrumental new age musician but he has certainly been one of the most successful proponents of the genre. His 18th studio album, “Sensuous Chill,” was released in January, followed by “The Dream Concert: Live from the Great Pyramids of Egypt” in June. Cost: $50 lawn & terrace, $89 side orchestra in advance, and $55 lawn & terrace, $94 side orchestra day of show. VIP packages are available online. Call 937-296-3300 or visit

Old Case Files 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. Old Court House, 7 N. Main St., Dayton. Did Bessie Little commit suicide on the Ridge Avenue Bridge in Dayton or was she murdered by her lover? That is one of the lingering questions from the 1896 court case Ohio vs. Albert J. Frantz, the focus of this summer's installment of the historical courtroom drama series the Old Case Files. Dayton History presents a dramatic reenactment of the controversial local murder in the Old Court House. Cost: $12 for Dayton History members and $15 for non-members. Old Case Files is also offered July 29-31 and Aug. 5-7. Call 937-293-2841 or visit

Southwind Music Fest, Friday-Saturday, Zane Shawnee Caverns, 7092 State Route 540, Bellefontaine. This event began as a private birthday party in 2002 but quickly grew into a two-day live music blowout that’s open to the public. The 15th annual multi-band event returns to Zane Shawnee Caverns. This year’s lineup includes Terrapin Moon, Purple Overcoat, Brown Street Breakdown, Taste Buds, and Splattertude. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday, music begins at 4 p.m. Cost: $30 in advance, $35 at the gate. There is a $10 re-entry fee. Primitive camping is $25 with additional charges for electric and water. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Shawnee Nation United Remnant Band. Call 937-592-9592.
Jonathan Craig 8 p.m. Friday, 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Wiley’s Comedy Joint, 101 Pine St., Dayton. Comedian Jonathan Craig is no stranger to the stage at Wiley's. He has worked as an opener and a feature act at the local venue, and appeared on bills with multiple performers but he will be presenting a rare headlining gig there this weekend. Cost: $10. Call 937-224-5653 or visit
Dayton is for Lovers: Hawthorne Heights Music Fest, 6 p.m., “Old” Yellow Cab Bldg., 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton. Like recent years, Hawthorne Heights is logging plenty of miles in 2016. The Dayton-based rock band has already toured in the United States, Japan and Australia, and leaves for Europe on Saturday, but the band members have found time to organize the music festival Dayton is For Lovers. The second annual event is presented at the Old Yellow Cab. This year’s lineup features Hawthorne Heights with special guests You vs. Yesterday, Jasper the Colossal, the 1984 Draft, Bribing Senators, Duderus, Crosley Court, Goodnight Goodnight and Hold Your Breath. Cost: $15. Call 937-203-8175 or visit

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