What's Great in Dayton: February 8 - 14, 2013

Feb 8, 2013

African Children's Choir will offer a concert tonight at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Springfield at 7:00pm.  Come and experience a performance that shows the beauty, dignity and potential of each African child! The African Children's Choir melts the hearts of audiences with their charming smiles, beautiful voices and lively African songs and dance.

Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar

Come celebrate Black History Month with a free presentation of Dunbar's poem, "We Wear the Mask," Saturday, 2:00pm at the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center. You will also be able to create your own mask. The life of Dayton's native son is remembered at two Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park sites: the Paul Laurence Dunbar State Memorial, located at 219 North Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, and the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center, located at 16 South Williams Street.

The National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center in Wilberforce, Ohio, has re-opened its doors. It features a new installation, How I Got Over It which is a mixed-media exhibit that reflects the African American experience and focuses on three themes: celebration, spirituality and protest.

The 2012 Downtown Special Improvement District/Downtown Dayton Partnership year-end report is available.  This report provides you with a summary of activity which was one of the busiest years we've seen downtown in quite some time, with increased momentum and investment. The report also includes progress updates on the DDP's strategic initiatives and key projects. Thanks to the support and hard
work of so many a lot of good work was done last year to strengthen our downtown as a good place to do business, live, work and play.

Gotta Go….
Charlie, It’s Great In Dayton, Campbell