Love vinyl? Don’t miss this awesome record sale this weekend

Published: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

Vinyl’s not dead. It just got more expensive. But that’s not the case at this weekend’s WSWO 97.3 FM record sale in Huber Heights.

The tiny 100-watt radio station, playing a multitude of formats to include covering Wayne High School sports, started up roughly 12 years ago and is made up entirely of volunteers. Since then it’s enjoyed a cult following of sorts.

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“The nice thing about this station is probably two-thirds of the people that work here have never been on the air anywhere else. So we train them on how to use the equipment,” said Program Director Tony Peters. “If it’s on people’s bucket list to be a DJ, this is a cool thing they can do.”

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Recent technological advances to WSWO made it unnecessary to play vinyl albums on the air. So the station decided to turn its record library over to collectors of all kinds with discounts as deep than some of the tracks on the albums themselves.  Though the station has done record sales in the past, this one will be a little different.

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“We don’t get on the radio and beg for money. We don’t do a radiothon like some of the other stations,” Peters said. “We’re trying something new. We’ve never charged an admission, but Friday night we’re (asking for) a donation of $5. That way you get your first crack of all the records.”

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The sale runs through Sunday and will include 45s, cassettes, CDs and even 8-tracks -- a LOT of 8-tracks.

“Some guy called the other day and dropped off 4,000 8-tracks,” Peters laughed.

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Though everything is used, Peters says it’s easy to find real gems like first pressings with the vinyl in pristine condition, with most full-lengths going for as little as $2. Of course, some bigger-name releases may cost a few dollars more, however, most everything will be no more than $5 each. Most CDs, cassettes and 8-tracks will be $1 each.

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“Some guy dropped off his whole Led Zeppelin collection. You can get the re-pressings, but where could you get an entire original set of all nine  (studio) Zeppelin albums?” Peters said.

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While the hardcore record collector is sure to peruse the sale, the event is also a great opportunity for those who may just be beginning to give their collection a great start...and it’s all for a worthy cause.

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“The whole idea is this is going to be the money that keeps the lights on,” Peters explained.

WANT TO GO?

What: WSWO 97.3 FM Record Sale

Where: 6114 Chambersburg Rd., Huber Heights

When: Friday: 6 p.m.-10 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m.-4 p.m.

Cost: $5 (suggested donation for Friday only)

11 ways to celebrate Memorial Day in (and around) Dayton

Published: Monday, May 18, 2015 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 12:40 PM



Contributed by Dayton History

There's nothing like Memorial Day to mark the start of summer.

Here are some great ways to celebrate the holiday, honor those who sacrificed all for our country and enjoy an extra-long weekend. More information about events and deals will be added as we receive them. Have an event or deal to add to the guide? Email jim.ingram@coxinc.com.

Memorial Day Weekend at Young’s Jersey Dairy 

WHERE: Young’s Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield Xenia Rd., Yellow Springs 

WHEN: Memorial Day weekend 

INFO: Visit the website for information about hours, directions, food, events and more. 

Spend the beautiful Memorial Day Weekend at Young's Jersey Dairy enjoying ice cream, miniature golf, the driving range, batting cages, slides and more. Once you’ve completed your 18 holes at the miniature golf course, head over to the carnival to ride a few rides. 

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Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival 

WHERE: Yoctangee Park, Chillicothe 

WHEN: Thursday, May 25 through Sunday, May 28 

INFO: The event is free. For information about parking and hours, visit the website

Celebrate your Memorial Day Weekend at the Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival. Experience Native American culture featuring music from bands such as Far from Angels, Crossroad Station, Jordan Clark and Fewxion, and the 7 Mile Band, dancing, traders and exhibits, and loads of activities and demonstrations for children and adults alike. Don’t miss the grand Memorial Day Parade at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 27!

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Silver TAPS Veteran’s Memorial Ceremony 

WHERE: Market Square Building, 4 N. Main St., Miamisburg 

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25 

INFO: Visit the Miamisburg Historical Society website or call 937-859-5000. Honor our Veterans by attending the annual Silver Tap’s Service. This moving service will include the playing of TAPS while the names of local veterans who passed are read and WWII Veteran Hank Williams, who served with General Patton during the Battle of the Bulge will be speaking at the service. Honor those still with us and those who passed at this ceremony. 

Rocky’s Run for Freedom 5K 

WHERE: Library Park, 35 S. Fifth St., Miamisburg 

WHEN: 9 a.m. Saturday, May 27 

INFO: For registration and more details, visit their Facebook or Speedy Feet 

Honor Miamisburg resident, Marine Cpl. Paul “Rocky” Zanowick II, who was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan on June 3, 2011 by participating in this 5K run. All proceeds will benefit TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors), Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation and Zanowick’s son, Uriah Edward Zanowick. 

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Victory Dance and Dinner 

WHERE: The American Legion Post 165, 35 N. Main St, Miamisburg 

WHEN: Saturday, May 27 

INFO: Tickets must be bought in advance and are $12. You may buy them online through The Legion or with the Miamisburg Historical Society

Drop on by The American Legion Post 165 for dinner and dancing. They’ll be serving dinner at 6:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., put your dancing shoes on and get ready to jam with the Tom Benner Band. 

Patriot Freedom Festival 

WHERE: Dayton VA Medical Center Campus, 4100 West 3rd Street, Dayton. 

WHEN: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 27through Sunday, May 28 

INFO: Visit the website or Facebook for more information. 

If you’re having trouble trying to figure out what to do for Memorial Day weekend, the Patriot Freedom Festival is something you won’t want to miss. See Civil War Reenactments and cannon firings, live music and the Four Freedom Equestrian team doing a very moving war drama routine. Honor those who have served the country by attending the Flag Refresh Ceremony and Memorial Day Services for the Gold Star Mothers. In between the fun, enjoy food from various vendors. 

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Dayton Heritage Festival 

WHERE: Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd, Dayton. 

WHEN: 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28 

INFO: Visit the website for more information or like the Dayton Heritage Festival Facebook page

The Dayton Heritage Festival is a great way to get in touch with your inner Daytonian and celebrate the Memorial Day weekend! Carillon’s collection of buildings and exhibits will be on display as a full day of entertainment is planned. The Dayton Philharmonic will close out the festivities  playing patriotic favorites

“Dance in the Street”

WHERE: TJ Chumps, 12 E. Linden St., Miamisburg

WHEN: Saturday, May 27

INFO: 937-859-4000

TJ Chumps will host “Dance in the Street”, closing off the area on Linden Ave. between Main and First streets, inviting you to literally do as the event’s name suggests. 

Scene 75 Entertainment Center

WHERE:  6196 Poe Ave., Vandalia

WHEN 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. Monday, May 29

INFO:  Take a free spin around their go-kart track and enjoy 10 percent off game cards (with military ID). You can enjoy a pit stop at their restaurant and bar and get back to the action refreshed. For more information, call 937-619-3200 or head to their  Website.

Wegerzyn Bike Rodeo for Kids

WHERE: 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton

WHEN: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Saturday, May 27

INFO: Children (ages 3-15) are invited to bring their two-wheeled bicycles (training wheels are accepted) to take the park’s bicycle safety course. Free bike helmets will be given out while supplies last. Reservations are not necessary. This event is co-sponsored by Five Rivers MetroParks, Dayton Children’s and Safe Kids Dayton.

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Polka Revolution Band

WHERE: Czechoslovakian Club, 922 Valley St., Dayton

WHEN: 7:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

INFO: Get ready to polka the night away with food, soft drinks, beer, wine and other snacks available. Cost is $14 per person and the public is welcome to attend. Call 937-287-4275 or 937-890-2367 for questions or to make reservations.

50 ideas for your Dayton summer bucket list

Published: Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 6:00 AM

SUMMER!!!

Whether you like hanging out at home, grabbing drinks with friends or exploring the Dayton area, we’ve got you covered. 

Here are 50 must-do things this summer in the Dayton area. 

Let the adventures begin! 

     

    1.) Take a walking brewery tour. Summer and beer go hand in hand. Start at the Fifth Street Brewpub and walk down Fifth Street to the Oregon. You can then hit Toxic, Warped Wing, Barrel House and Dayton Beer Company. The best part of the tour is you can stumble to all five breweries in just under a mile.

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    2.) Get out and paddle. The Miami Valley has plenty to offer when it comes to water festivities. Grab some friends and enjoy the thrill of canoeing, kayaking and rafting (and check out our guide to paddling for tips on where to go, including the brand new RiverScape River Run).

    >> MORE: Why RiverScape River Run is a huge deal for Dayton

    3.) Check out the Yellow Cab. The ever-so-popular Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton is home to lots of great events, food trucks, live music, craft beer, night markets and more. Get the latest upcoming event info on their Facebook page.

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    4.) Visit Carillon Historical ParkRide the Dayton Carousel of Innovation, experience pioneer history, tour the Patterson Homestead, drink fresh-brewed craft beer and enjoy German-style hearty fare. The park is the perfect place for a day with the family or a night out with friends. (Bonus: it’s also a pretty picturesque place to say “I do.”)

    5.) View Dayton from the Woodland CemeteryAside from visiting the famous Daytonians who are buried here, Woodland offers a view like no other. Lookout Columbarium stands at the highest point in the city and is the ultimate spot for sightseers, lovers and lunch breaks. Fun Fact: the queen of Dayton’s Red Light District is buried there. 

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    6.) Cool off at the waterpark. Whether you're looking to soak up the sun or take advantage of one of the many deals the park is offering this summer, there are tons of great outdoor waterpark adventures a short drive from Dayton all summer long. Here are 7 waterpark adventures you should really think about!

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    7.) Hike the Gorge. The prettiest 2-mile stretch of the Little Miami State and National Scenic River, east of John Bryan State Park, is a must-do summer adventure. It’s the perfect example of post-glacial canyon cutting and offers the most rad views for hikers.

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    8.) Hit the Great Miami River trailAre you ready for an adventure? With 75 miles of trails, it’s the ultimate spot for runners, skaters or cyclists. The trail winds through downtown Dayton, Riverscape, museums and several monuments.  

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    9.) The Celtic Festival. This is the festival of festivals, and it should be on everyone's list of events to attend. Experience the luck of the Irish and immerse your senses in the rich Celtic heritage. Pro tip: Don’t miss the performance by headliners and area favorite Gaelic Storm!

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    10.) Yellow Springs Street FairA day full of hoopla and shenanigans filled with music, beer and street performers.

    >> MORE: 5 things to do in Yellow Springs

     

    11.) Eat Dayton-famous food. Eat all Dayton made food for a day. Who doesn’t enjoy Mikesells potato chips, Esther Price Chocolates and Marions Piazza? Here’s a list of “Dayton classic” foods to make it easier for you! 

    >> MORE: The 12 best restaurants in Dayton

    12.) Get your climb on at Urban KragWhen that adventurous spirit strikes, you know where to head. The indoor rock climbing wall is designed to test your strength, provide a safe atmosphere and brings families together with a fun activity. Bonus: it’s great even when the sunny weather fails.

     

    13.) Shop Local. Spend one full day shopping only local. Yes, you heard that right. And yes, you can do it. Looking for food? There are plenty of farmers markets and food trucks in the area. There are also plenty of unique local shops offering one-of-a-kind finds. 

     

    14.) Splash around at a spray park. With more than 14 spray parks lining the Dayton area, there’s always a place to take the kiddos on a hot summer day. C’mon, who doesn’t love to splash in puddles? 

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    15.) Shop at 3rd on Third. Check out some of the area’s hottest vendors at this outdoor market that runs from April through October.

    >> MORE: Farmers market guide

    16.) Check out some badass planes. The National Museum of the United States Air Force has some pretty badass planes that you’ll want to see with your own eyes. Grab the family for an all-day airplane extravaganza.

    17.) Climb burial mounds. One of the largest conical Native American burial mounds is located right here in Dayton. The Miamisburg Mound State Memorial is an exciting way to learn about the great Adena culture. 

    18.) Thrill-seeking festivals. The Ohio Challenge presents the Hot Air Balloon and Skydiving Festival in Middletown. This is one event a short drive away you won’t want to miss!

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    19.) RiverScape Inventor’s Walk. Admire Daytonian inventions by strolling down the green-and-white towers at Patterson Boulevard Canal Parkway. 

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    20.) Enjoy a Buckeye milkshake from Young's Jersey Dairy. Enjoy the most delicious milkshake in the history of milkshakes while hanging out with farm animals. >> Find more tasty frozen treats here

    21.) Try your hand (er, foot) at footgolfSo WTH is footgolf, exactly? The ultimate summer sport that combines soccer and golf. Test your skills and grab some friends for the 18-hole challenge. Check it out at Rollandia Golf Center or Kittyhawk Golf Center, to name a few.

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    22.) Shop at 2nd Street Market. Visit your local growers, bakers, artisans and culinary specialists at the one and only 2nd Street Market. If you’re lucky, you may even hear live music.  

    23.) Enjoy all things strawberry at the Troy Strawberry Festival. While the strawberry donuts might be the main attraction, don't miss out on all the fun activities, including a softball tournament, 10K race, live music, food vendors and more!

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    24.) Try one of the area’s hidden playgrounds. Step out of your comfort zone and explore these parks and play structures. From the heart of the Oregon to the outer ‘burbs, you’re sure to find a new favorite place to hang with your littles. 

    25.) Visit the Dayton International Peace MuseumKids will fall in love with the Children’s Room that’s decked out with games and instruments. Not a kid? No worries. Stop by and tour the exhibits, recline on cozy couches and curl up with a good book.

     

    26.) See the Wright Brothers’ Bicycle Shop. Whether you’re visiting Dayton or a local Daytonian, you have to add the Wright Cycle Company Complex as a point of interest. 

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    27.) Check out the Packard MuseumDedicated to extravagant, gleaming masterpieces of transportation. 

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    28.) Get on your bike and ride. Dayton has an abundance of bike trails for all ages and experience levels.

    29.) Be a kid again at the BoonshoftNo matter your age, the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is going to steal your heart. Check out animals up close, watch an array of laser shows, see yourself in a heat image camera and take part in presentations. 

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    30.) Hit up all the MetroParks. With 19 MetroParks in the Dayton area, this could keep you pretty busy all summer. Pack a picnic and take a hike. Need some inspiration? Here are more than 20 ways to experience all our MetroParks have to offer.

    >> MORE: Discover Dayton’s hidden metropark

    31.) Get your noms at local food trucks. Ever wonder if you could eat food only from food trucks for an entire day? It’s cool, we made it easy for you. Check out our food truck guide to find your favorite, make a new discovery or to find out where they’ll be. 

     

    32.) Catch some national acts at our local music centers. Enjoy outdoor summer concerts at the Fraze Pavilion or the Rose Music Center. Here are some must-see concerts this summer.

    33.) Travel back in time at Sunwatch Indian VillageStep back in time to about 800 years ago and see how the Fort Ancient Indians lived. You’ll get to see reconstructed structures and villages, found artifacts and more.

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    34.) Drink margaritas! Grab your friends and refresh your thirst with Bad Juan Margaritas from Elsa’s. Or check out a new spot. Find some of our favorites here: 5 best places to find margaritas.

     

    35.) Go camping. Spend a relaxing day getting back to basics with family and friends. Camp, fish and enjoy the great outdoors, even at one of our MetroParks. Don’t forget to make s’mores.

     

    36.) Don’t miss the county fairs. Support your local county fair and immerse yourself in funnel cakes, livestock shows and the heat of the summer.

     

    37.) Spend some time in a local art galleryDayton’s art scene is vibrant and constantly moving. Take some time to see an exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute, Dayton Visual Arts Center or any other galleries in the area.  

     

    38.) Butterfly house: The butterfly house at Cox Arboretum is one of our favorite places. After you visit it, you’ll see why. 

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    39.) Catch a Dayton Dragons game. America would not be America (and summer would not be summer) without its favorite pastime. Whether you’re a sports nut or not, there is  plenty for everyone to enjoy at a Dragons game. Here’s a guide to making the most of it. Don’t forget to have your picture taken with Heater and Gem!

     

    40.) Hit the Aviation TrailWhether you’re a Wright Brothers fanatic or a full-on aviation enthusiast, this is something you’ll want to check out. Make sure you check out the Parachute Museum!

     

    41.) Enjoy a pint of local craft beer. Beer lovers, rejoice! Check out this guide to the area's hottest breweries

    42.) Go get brunch. Indulge on a weekend with a fantastic meal and some boozy drinks (Bloody Mary, anyone?) at one of our fantastic local restaurants. A must-read: 9 of the best brunch spots in Dayton

    >>RELATED: Here’s 9 MORE brunch spots you have to try

     

    43.) Shop at local farmers markets. Support your local growers and get the freshest food and products from one of the area’s top farmer markets. It’s win-win, really.

    44.) Go old-time at the drive-in. Take the family to see a double feature at one of the area’s retro  drive-in movie theaters.

     

    45.) Go kayaking. Rent a kayak at Riverscape and paddle out to the fountains, or check out other great places to paddle (and what to know before you go).

    46.) Take a bike tour of Dayton. Rent a bike from Link Dayton and tour the downtown Dayton area.

     

    47.) Plan a picnic. Planning the perfect out-of-doors fete is a piece of cake with our guides on where to go and what to bring with you to eatBon appetit!

     

    48.) Take a mini road tripThe possibilities are endless. Check out THE famous Yellow Spring, or head underground to the Ohio Caverns. Zipline at Camp Kern or see the Devil’s Bathtub at Hocking Hills. Plan your trip with 7 must-see sights in driving distance of Dayton.

     

    49.) Visit the Little Art TheatreMoviegoers of all ages can find something to love about this tiny, independently-owned and run theatre. A staple of the Yellow Springs community, it has just about every genre you can imagine, as well as special events.

    50.) Spend a day in the Oregon District. Whether you’re looking for a place to eat, shop or hang out with friends, the Oregon District is the place to go. Grab a cocktail from a locally-owned restaurant or enjoy a local craft beer at Toxic or Lucky’s. Look for vintage goods at Clash or Feathers, check out records at Omega Music or find a new hat at BRIM. Seriously, the list goes on.

    7 waterpark adventures a short drive from Dayton

    Published: Friday, May 22, 2015 @ 3:19 PM
    Updated: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 9:58 AM

    Summer is FINALLY here! Rejoice. Celebrate.

    Sure, there are some pretty great public and membership-only pools just about everywhere, but sometimes you’re in the mood for something bigger and maybe even more thrilling.

    Here’s a roundup of some of the best waterparks within a short drive of Dayton for a day of fun with your love, your friends or the whole family.

    THE BEACH — AN ADVENTURE LANDING PARK

    Description: The 35-acre park includes inner-tube rides; an oversized spa pool; Big Creek Beach, with a 600-gallon dump bucket, water cannons and four slides

    Location: 2590 Water Park Drive, Mason (Warren County)

    Open: Operating hours vary by day and throughout the season. Check here.

    Attractions: 

    Admission: $28.99 for general admission, with lower rates for seniors, children under 48” tall, and military personel. Also, online discounts are available through their website.

    Parking: $8

    Least-busy days: Mondays through Thursdays; check website for hours

    Tickets/information: 513-398-7946; www.thebeachwaterpark.com

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    CONEY ISLAND

    Description: On the banks of Lake Como, the theme park includes rides, Sunlite Pool, water slides, an arcade and miniature golf.

    Location: 6201 Kellogg Ave., 10 miles east of downtown Cincinnati (Hamilton County)

    Open, Sunlite Pool: Open May 28 through Labor Day. Hours vary, so check here.

    New attraction: Typhoon Tower is a giant, interactive water play structure that will cover 16,000 square feet in the northeast corner of the waterpark complex near the main gate. Typhoon Tower features two twisting, 130-foot waterslides and over 70 interactive water play stations, including a 33-foot tall Hydro Storm that will soak visitors with more than 1,300 gallons of cascading water.

    Admission: $21.95 for general admission, discounts for children and seniors available. Tickets available for just the Sunlite Water Adventure and the Rides and Attractions only; check website for pricing

    Parking: $8

    Least-busy day: Tuesdays

    Tickets/information: at the park and online; 513-232-8230, www.coneyislandpark.com

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    GREAT WOLF LODGE

    Description: The indoor water park features water slides and a four-story treehouse with water sprays.

    Location: 2501 Great Wolf Drive, Mason (Warren County)

    Open: daily, year-round

    Admission: must be an overnight guest; rooms and suites available

    Parking: free

    Least-busy days: midweek

    Information/reservations: 513-459-8885, 1-800-913-9653, www.greatwolf.com/mason/waterpark

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    KINGS ISLAND’S SOAK CITY WATERPARK

    Description: The park offers more than 100 rides, including 15 roller coasters (and the Beast, the world’s longest wooden coaster), and Soak City, a 33-acre waterpark.

    Location: 6300 Kings Island Drive, Mason (Warren County)

    Kings Island: daily, operating hours vary through Aug. 23; select weekends through Nov. 1

    Soak City (free with park admission): operating hours vary; call for details

    New attractions: Tropical Plunge is a complex of six different water slide experiences towering nearly seven stories. Three of the slides on the 65-foot tall complex start with guests climbing inside an Aqua-Launch chamber, which will send them into a high-speed free fall through a series of flat loops and S-curves in a translucent flume. Tropical Plunge also features a slide that will send riders twisting and spiraling through an enclosed chute featuring four intense 360-degree loops across 449 feet of slide before they’re released out into a pool of water and dueling 337-foot long tube slides that zip riders through a series of drops and turns.

    Single priced tickets: Single day admission tickets can be purchased on the Kings Island website for $45.99 each plus applicable taxes and fees — a considerable savings off the front gate price.

    Parking: $15 online or $18 at the gate

    Least-busy day: Wednesdays

    Tickets/information: available online, at the park and participating AAA and Kroger locations; 513-754-5700, www.visitkingsisland.com

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    WAKE NATION CINCINNATI

    Description: The water-sports complex offers wakeboarding, water-skiing, knee-boarding and wake-skating without the use of a boat. Riders are pulled on a 10-acre lake at 18 to 20 mph by an overhead cable-pulley system.

    Location: Joyce Park, 201 Joe Nuxhall Way, Fairfield (Butler County)

    Open: operating hours vary; call for details

    New attraction: beginner speeds available on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings

    Admission: $30 for two hours, $35 for four hours, or $40 for an all-day pass; free for spectators; equipment rental available. Additional cost for Aqua Glide Waterpark.

    Parking: free

    Least-busy day: Tuesdays

    Tickets/information: available on-site; 513-887-9253, www.wakenation.com

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    COCO KEY WATER RESORT

    Description: A 50,000-square-foot water park, including an interactive-adventure area for young children, body slides, an activity pool with water basketball and a fast-paced tube ride, a wading pool, a family hot tub and an indoor/outdoor hot tub for adults; plus a restaurant and bar

    Location: Cherry Valley Lodge, 2299 Cherry Valley Rd. S.E., Newark (Licking County)

    Open: 4 to 9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday; check website for special summer dates

    Admission: $20 after 4 p.m.; $27 on Saturdays and Sundays; $22 for hotel guests per day; $11 spectator passes

    Parking: free

    Least-busy day: Sundays

    Tickets/information: 1-800-788-8008, 740-788-1200 or www.cherryvalleylodge.com

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    ZOOMBEZI BAY

    Description: A 22.7-acre water park — adjacent to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium — featuring 17 water slides, a wave pool, an action river, a lazy river, private cabanas and a kiddie play pool

    Location: 4850 W. Powell Road, Powell (Delaware County)

    Open: daily, operating hours vary; call for details

    Admission: $21.99, other rates available online

    Parking: $10

    Least-busy days: weekdays

    Tickets/information: available at the park, AAA, Columbus-area Kroger stores and online; 614-645-3550, 1-800-MONKEYS, www.zoombezibay.com

    Rick Springfield concert this weekend rescheduled

    Published: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 @ 3:52 PM

    Rick Springfield will take the stage at the Rose Music Center for the first time on March 26, 2017. CONTRIBUTED

    Due to illness, the Rick Springfield concert at Rose Music Center in Huber Heights scheduled for Friday, May 26 has been rescheduled to Saturday, Sept. 16, the concert venue announced.

    Tickets for the May 26 concert will be honored for the new date.

    Additional tickets for the Sept. 16 show are on sale now at www.Ticketmaster.com, www.Rosemusiccenter.com, and the Rose Music Center box office. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

    For more questions, contact the Rose Music Center directly at 937-610-0288.

    For a complete list of Rose Music Center shows, go to

    www.RoseMusicCenter.com.

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