Charlie Campbell

Charlie Campbell wants to spread the news of so many wonderful aspects in the greater Dayton area. He is a cheerleader and a real believer that our area is the place to be. He has been active in this area for almost 40 years and you can hear him weekly at WYSO.

The "yellow springs" in Glen Helen Nature Preserve.
C.J. Geiger / Flickr/Creative Commons

Glen Helen needs your help to remove invasive honeysuckle! This is tomorrow, Saturday, 9 am – noon. Become a Habitat Hero! Join for a special four hour event to remove invasive honeysuckle from select areas throughout the Glen. Honeysuckle is an invasive shrub that can out compete and smother beneficial native species. Removing it promotes a healthy ecosystem for the return of beneficial native species.

The 45th annual Dayton Book Fair is tonight, Saturday and Sunday in the Coliseum Building at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Lots of books and bargains galore….check it out at

Many of the greatest wood artists in the country are here for the 34th annual Artistry In Wood Show which is on Saturday and Sunday. You will have a chance to see the greatest compilation of wood art ever.

The 16th Blues & Boogie Piano Summit is tonight and Saturday, at the Southgate House Revival in Newport, Ky. It features four outstanding boogie woogie players including  Ricky Nye who occasionally comes right here to WYSO.  The show starts at 9:00pm and doors open at 8:00pm. This is an all ages non-smoking event.

Visitors of all ages will learn fun aerospace principles during Family Day at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.  This is from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and you are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. Those who participate in activities will receive goody bags with candy and aviation trading cards (while supplies last).

Dayton Ballet's Cinderella is on stage tonight
courtesy of Dayton Performing Arts Alliance

Cinderella. What word pops into your head? Romance? Intrigue? Love? Humor? Just look at the list of characters in the cast. A harassed serving girl, a wicked stepmother, two evil stepsisters, a fairy godmother and many others including  a handsome prince. Dayton Ballet is having this tonight at 8:00pm.

The annual Big Lens Film Festival are new films directed by students of Wright State's award-winning Motion Pictures program. This festival takes place in the lovely Renaissance Auditorium at the Dayton Art Institute tonight at 7:00pm. A reception and party will follow.

Dayton Metro Library's Fall Book Sale is this weekend at Hara Arena
courtesy of Dayton Metro Library

The Big Fall Book sale runs tonight through Sunday at Hara Arena. This is part of the Dayton Metro Library. Admission and parking are free. In addition to showing the football game live on Saturday, special bargains tied to Ohio State's performance will be offered during the game.

courtesy of Five Rivers Metroparks

The Midwest Outdoor Experience is two days of FUN. All kind of outdoor activities, competitions, music, craft beer and more! There is something for the budding weekend warrior to the hardcore outdoor enthusiast. This is one of the largest festivals celebrating the outdoor lifestyle in the Midwest. It is today and tomorrow at Eastwood Metropark.

The 13TH Annual Chocolate Festival is on Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Coliseum. It is Indoors, Free Admissions, Family Friendly!  Chocolate Everything!

The Autumn Fest is fun for kids of ALL ages! It is on Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm in the Learning Tree Farm. Free Admission. They offer a great variety of activities, crafts, displays, and learning opportunities. Keep an eye out for Johnny Appleseed as he wanders the farm…he may have an apple to share with you!

courtesy of United Rehabilitation Services

On Saturday from 1 to 5 is the free Downtown Dayton Housing Tour. Check out a variety of homes from renovated warehouse lofts to brand new apartments and townhomes.  Experience the fun and convenience of downtown living. Hop on and off the free tour shuttles.