Friendsgiving events happening in Dayton

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If you’re new to the Friendsgiving concept, it’s like a Thanksgiving dinner without your crazy aunts and uncles — even though we love ‘em.

Friendsgiving is when friends old and new come together and contribute dishes to make one grand friends’ feast. You can either round up your closest buds (or your friends who make the tastiest food) and have your own gathering, or plan to attend one of these community Friendsgivings happening in Dayton. Sitting together while stuffing your face is, after all, the best way to make new friends.

Know of a Friendsgiving event we missed? Let us know and we’ll be sure to add it to the list. We’ll be updating this list with more events as we get closer to Thanksgiving. 

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🍴Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner, Camp out & Campfire

Maybe one of the last great opportunities to camp this season, you can join Great Miami Outfitters for a Thanksgiving meal with new and old friends in the wilderness at Germantown MetroPark. Great Miami will provide the roasted turkey, they only ask you to bring one dish to share. (A simple side dish or dessert of about 4 servings.) The event is also a campout. The $10 registration includes all fees and permits for Saturday night camping.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17- 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

WHERE: Meet at Great Miami Outfitters, 101 E. Alex-Bell Road #140, Dayton

INFO: Facebook

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🍴Friendsgiving at Branch & Bone

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Did we spot you at the grand opening of Dayton's newest brewery? Branch & Bone’s held its grand opening from noon to 10 p.m. June 2 at the brewery and tap room at 905 Wayne Ave. in Dayton’s South Park neighborhood. STAFF PHOTO / MARK FISHER

Did we spot you at the grand opening of Dayton's newest brewery? Branch & Bone’s held its grand opening from noon to 10 p.m. June 2 at the brewery and tap room at 905 Wayne Ave. in Dayton’s South Park neighborhood. STAFF PHOTO / MARK FISHER

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Did we spot you at the grand opening of Dayton's newest brewery? Branch & Bone’s held its grand opening from noon to 10 p.m. June 2 at the brewery and tap room at 905 Wayne Ave. in Dayton’s South Park neighborhood. STAFF PHOTO / MARK FISHER

Come alone or come with your pals because this Friendsgiving has one tasty ending. One of Dayton’s newest breweries is opening its doors on Sunday for a carry-in feast— washed down with special Pie Beers supplied by Branch & Bone. Beer will be flowing all day, with dinner happening from 3 p.m.  to 6 p.m. Everyone is to bring food to share. A special Pie Stout variant will be announced soon.

WHEN: 3 p.m.- 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18

WHERE: Branch & Bone, 905 Wayne Ave., Dayton

INFO: Facebook

🍴Zinks Meats of Centerville

Zinks is about to celebrate its third anniversary at its location on 409 Miamisburg-Centerville Road. To give back to the people that have supported them, Zinks said they are providing a complimentary hot meal to anyone who is hungry on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. People can choose between dine-in and take-home. For more information, contact the owner, Melissa Metzger at 937-435-4980.

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Nick Waker, assistant butcher at Zinks Meat Market in Centerville, sets up a display of ground chuck just before Memorial Day five weeks ago. JIM WITMER/STAFF

Nick Waker, assistant butcher at Zinks Meat Market in Centerville, sets up a display of ground chuck just before Memorial Day five weeks ago. JIM WITMER/STAFF

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Nick Waker, assistant butcher at Zinks Meat Market in Centerville, sets up a display of ground chuck just before Memorial Day five weeks ago. JIM WITMER/STAFF

🍴Feast of Giving

An army of about 500 volunteers are preparing for the 10th annual dinner to be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22 at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. 5th St., Dayton.

ABC22 and FOX45; Dermatologists of Southwest Ohio; RTA; Stratacache and Legrand are organizers of the event that continues the more than 40-year tradition of the Beerman Family Thanksgiving Dinner.

The event is free, as is parking in the Convention Center garage. No tickets are needed.

RTA and Project Mobility will offer free transportation to and from the convention center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 937-425-8300 for RTA information.

Feast of Giving feeds about 8,000 people annually.

Visit fox45now.com or call 937-263-4500 for more information.

This event is for people in need or a meal or in need of a place to go.

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