A week of onesie parties, drink specials and yoga events has been planned to honor the life of a well-known downtown fixture and support her family.
Money raised during “Celebration of Li-FE” will be given to Felicia “Fe Meier” Listermann’s family to help cover her funeral cost and help support her 8-year-old son, Koen Meier, Sabrina Cox, an event organizer, said.
More than a dozen events are planned at Oregon District and downtown businesses. Find the extensive list below.
A little more than $10,000 has already been raised through an online YouCaring campaign.
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A native of Finneytown, Ohio, Listermann died Wednesday, Feb. 14 in Dayton. The painter and McPherson Historic District resident was 31.
Her boyfriend, Alex Hannan, described her as “love” in a statement sent to this news organization.
Here’s a part of the statement:
“Fe had a way about her that would captivate anyone she crossed paths with. She knew no strangers and went out of her way to make everyone feel involved and accepted. Her laugh was infectious and her smile would make even the coldest hearts melt away to feel her bright and shining personality. Fe was always an ear for those that needed to speak, a shoulder for those that needed to cry and would make you smile until your face hurt. She genuinely cared for everyone she met and wanted all to be successful and happy in their own lives. She judged no one for their faults and celebrated their victories. She is a person that has filled so many of our hearts and will always be a light in our lives.”
Listermann was an employee of Canal Street Arcade and Deli and a past employee of Hole In The Wall, Blind Bob's Bar and other downtown and Oregon District businesses,
A public memorial service will be held for her at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at United Church of Christ in Oakley, 4100 Taylor Ave. in Cincinnati.
Listermann, who was known for her love of onesie PJs, was working to be a certified yoga instructor and was a graduate of the Day Yoga Teacher Training Program.
She taught yoga at Mike’s Bike Park Tuesdays following the business’ Ladies Night.
“She loved doing yoga and had poured herself entirely into it, learning all she could to find peace within herself, (and) to also share with others who shared her same interest,” Hannan said.
Downtown and Oregon District businesses are hosting events March 1 to 8.
They will sell raffle tickets to support Listermann’s family.
The following events have been planned:
Music Fe-stival (an ‘80s-themed affair)
WHEN: Starts at 9 p.m. Thursday, March 1
WHERE: Blind Bob's Bar, 430 E 5th St., Dayton
WHAT: Performances by Kelly Hanus, Sidekick Complex, Nightbeast, and Grand Mammoth. ‘80s attire is suggested.
WHEN: 9 p.m.-midnight, Friday, March 2
WHERE: The Trolley Stop, 530 E. 5th St., Dayton
WHAT: A night of karaoke.
First Friday Art Show Featuring the Work of Fe Meier and Friends
WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Friday, March 2
WHERE: Wells and Co. Custom Tattoo, 110 E. Third St, Dayton
WHAT: Pieces by Listermann and inspired by her will be on display. Some items will be available for purchase.
WHEN: 8 p.m.-midnight, Friday, March 2
WHERE: DK Effect, 1600 E. 3rd St., Dayton
WHAT: The event will be hosted by Randi Ganza. DK Effect will be donating $1 from each pint of beer sold and matching Ganza’s tips with a cash donation.
WHEN: 7 p.m.-midnight, Saturday, March 3
WHERE: Canal St. Deli and Arcade, 308 E. 1st St., Dayton
WHAT: Canal St. will pass out leis to guests, serving Tiki themed drink specials, and donating a percentage of sales from the night. Several baskets will be raffled.
Fried Chicken Dinner
WHEN: 5-9 p.m. Sunday, March 4
WHERE: Lily's Bistro, 329 E. 5th St., Dayton
WHAT: Lily's will donate a portion of the night's sales, and will serve special features with Fe in mind. There will also be a customized cocktail for the evening created by Dayton mixologist Amber Brady.
After-Party at Hole
WHEN: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday, March 4
WHERE: Hole in the Wall, 423 E. 5th St., Dayton
WHAT: The bar will have a 90s themed party.
$40 Flash for Fe
WHEN: Noon-8 p.m. Monday, March 4
WHERE: Rebel Rebel Tattoo, 452 E. Fifth St., Dayton
WHAT: Resident artists as well as guest artists Alex Cooper, Rachel Lare and Kaelin Moser-Viteri (Moses) will be guest-spotting for the event. Select a piece from a Fe-inspired flash sheet. Proceeds will be donated to Fe's family.
Fe Meier Memorial Yoga Night
WHEN: Tuesday, March 6 as noted below
WHERE: Day Yoga's Brown St. Studio, 1100 Brown St., Dayton
WHAT: Proceeds from the evening classes will benefit Fe's family. Pre-Registration is not required but highly recommended.
Classes are Gentle Yoga from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.; Hot Power Hour 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. and Hot Slow Flow from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. To participate, visit dayyogastudio.com and select March 6 at the Brown St. location to reserve a spot.
Ladies Night Ride and Lantern Glow
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 6
WHERE: Mike's Bike Park, 1300 E. 1st St., Dayton
WHAT: Proceeds from Ladies Night will go to benefit Fe’s family. A lantern glow will be held on the roof for her family, friends and students. Reservations are not needed for either part of the evening, but are recommended for bike rental. There will be no charge for the lantern glow. Lanterns will be available first come first serve.
Onesie Funsie Party
WHEN: 9 p.m.-2 a.m. March, 6
WHERE: Therapy Café, 452 E. 3rd St.
WHAT: Wear onesie for a night of EDM music spun by DJs John Chapel and KimL.
Saints and Sinners Party
WHEN: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, March 7
WHERE: Toxic Brew Company, 431 E. 5th St.
WHAT: The brewery will have a Saints and Sinners themed party with costume contest. A dollar from every blonde ale sold will be donated to the Listermann family. Shirts depicting Fe’s original art will also be available for purchase, with 100% of proceeds going to the cause.
WHEN: 3-7 p.m. Thursday, March 8
WHERE: Trolley Stop, 530 E. Fifth St., Dayton
WHAT: Drink specials hosted by bartender Holly Yoh.
Onesie PJ Party
WHEN: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Thursday, March 8
WHERE: Ned Peppers, 419 E. Fifth St. Dayton
WHAT: DJ Fatty Lumpkin will spin at the party that pays tribute to Fe’s love of onesie PJs. Raffle winners will be drawn and raffle prizes will all be on display.