We have been looking for fun and inexpensive activities to do as a family. I have visited the Dayton Art Institute on several occasions and I found out that they have a free concert series on Sunday afternoons. We took a cultured weekend and drove to Dayton (almost an hour) after church to catch the organist guild performing. An hour of organ playing may not sound like much fun -- but this was a real pipe organ. We could see the organists feet flying as fast as his hands and the shutters on the huge pipes opening and closing. He even took some time to explain a few things. The organ could basically sound like a small orchestra. He tried a couple of stops and we could hear a flute, French horn, English horn and in one piece, a small bird. Modern keyboards have nothing on it. This was the final event the kids needed to earn their free art kit. They each came home with little set that included watercolors, blending pencil and oil pastels among other goodies.
We listened to fine music, saw some artwork and came home with art materials. Grand indeed!
In the evening we headed off the the church rollerskating party. Needless to say, school was moving a bit slow today.