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.

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There are a few festivals that celebrate German traditions around the city, but Germanfest gives a glimpse of the German heritage that has given Dayton some of its cultural identity. They offer its food, drink, music, the crafts, and an appreciation of its history all while enjoying an import beer and a schnitzel. The Germanfest Picnic is tonight, Saturday and Sunday at The Carillon.

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The Downtown Adventure Night is tonight. Get ready to experience your city in a whole new way. There are dozens of fun, active lifestyle-themed activities and there will be plenty of action waiting for you at Courthouse Square, Second Street, RiverScape MetroPark, and other downtown locations at this jam-packed urban adventure!

On Saturday at 10am you can go on a Hidden Oakwood Walk. Tucked into one Oakwood neighborhood you'll find three natural parks that invite calm reflection and appreciation of nature. The 1.5 mile walk will begin and end in front of Wright Library, and water will be provided.

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FutureFest is the 26th annual festival of six original plays, each performed once, and adjudicated by theatre professionals from across the USA. It starts tonight at 8 PM and concludes Sunday.

The Poetic Transformation and Identity show features the 2x Grammy Award winning Soul Singer-Songwriter Timothy Bloom and The House Band is the authentic feel good neo-soul jazzy funk, and rhythm & blues music of Vibe 5. This 2 hour production includes a variety of comics, singers and visual artists. This is tonight and the show starts at 9.

The Dayton Women's Rights Alliance provide donations of tampons and other feminine hygiene products to women who are homeless. And, their It's That Time of the Month Again benefit is tonight at the Yellow Cab Building, in Dayton. The event features food, raffles, local craft beer on draft and live music. Entry is $5 or the equivalent in tampon/sanitary pad donations.

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Tonight head to downtown Dayton where locally owned businesses are celebrating their own “independents” day for the First Friday events, 5 to 10 pm. Check out local retailers, enjoy the food specials at independent restaurants, and take in a few performing arts – time is running out to see Disney’s The Lion King at the Schuster Center…that show rolls out of Dayton on Sunday.

Congratulations! You've written your book, and you've decided you would like to publish it yourself. At the Rosewood Center tomorrow, Saturday, they are providing a class all about author-publishing. They will also discuss various sales and promotional strategies that can help your book find its audience.

If you want to learn about the U.S. Park Police Aviation and how they rescued the Air Florida plane that crashed into the Potomac River then tonight at 7:00 pm in The Engineers Club of Dayton is a presentation all about this.

If you want to ride your bike on Saturday the Dayton Rotary Club is having 3 fun rides to pick from: an easy 6 mile ride; a 32 mile ride; and a 64 mile ride. All starting from the central Xenia Station Bike Hub. Get there at 8am.  On your Facebook find daytonrotaryride

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