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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.

Ed Davis

Learn about the exciting field of robotics. Designed for children and adults of all ages, this offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Demonstration and activity stations teach fun aerospace principles, such as the role of robotics in the Air Force, examples of robotic toys, working robotics and more. This is Saturday, 9am to 3pm at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

The Mountain Dulcimer Society of Dayton and an accomplished hammered dulcimer player guest are performing at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center tonight at 7:30pm. Since there is no cost for this concert it is suggested that you come early as reservations for this popular event will not be taken.

Returning for the third year, Adventures on the Great Miami is hosting The Great Christmas Tree Bon Fire on Saturday. It opens at 5pm with the bonfire at 7. This features live music and a food truck. There is no cost for the Christmas Tree Burn.

A Christmas Story. Remember the film? Now you can see it in a fresh new way. All the elements from the beloved movie are in this play including, the "double dog dare ya" with the flagpole at school, Ralphie's dad's the leg lamp, and much more -- all live on stage at the Victoria Theatre this weekend.

The holiday season has many moods . . . from sacred and traditional to young-at-heart and popular. Tonight and Saturday at 8pm the focus is on swing. Those catchy rhythms that the hippest of the hip use to make everything, including the holidays, just a little more cool. This is the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra.

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company brings the classic children's book The Littlest Angel to life this holiday season! Enjoy an evening of stunning dance, music and holiday magic as heaven's youngest member learns about the joy of the season. Tonight, 7:30 and Saturday, 3 & 7:30 pm at the University of Dayton theater.

Aullwood's One-Stop Holiday Shop is Saturday,  9am to 5pm at the Marie S. Aull Education Center! This brings dozens of local museum stores, nonprofit organizations, vendors, crafters, and artisans together. Shop for handmade jewelry, museum treasures, homemade jams, photography, pottery, baskets, soaps, and much more! The Aullwood Café will serve soup, sandwiches and other goodies.

"Patches" is one of the C-123 cargo planes used to spray Agent Orange. It's now on display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
Lewis Wallace / WYSO

Washington-Centerville Library's annual exhibit is honoring our nation's military veterans. It is now  through Sunday. The exhibit includes special items on loan from the Dayton VA Medical Center complex. Visitors and school children are also encouraged to write thank you cards to our military which will be delivered to our troops before the Christmas holidays.

Downtown Dayton Partnership

Scarves. Hats. Jackets. Porters and stouts. Yes, fall has arrived in downtown Dayton, and First Friday is the perfect time to enjoy all the sights and sounds. Art galleries, boutique retailers, performance halls, bars, restaurants, and many more locations will host special activities tonight. 

Bat Boy: The Musical was inspired by a series of tabloid headlines claiming that a terrifying creature, half-man and half-bat, had been discovered in a cave, escaped, and was being pursued by government officials. This deals with serious themes such as hypocrisy, acceptance, forgiveness, but often punctures the most serious moments with slapstick, surrealism, camp-horror, and irony. It is tonight and Saturday at the Schuster.

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