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.

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

Tonight in downtown Dayton they are kicking off Art in the City. You can visit more than 25 pop-up galleries placed in downtown businesses as part of a juried art show. You meet the artists and vote for your favorite. Plus, enjoy live artist demonstrations, hands-on art activities, First Friday fun, and much more going on.

It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's the most super 5k of all...Furry Skurry to the Rescue! Don't Miss Out on the 25th Annual 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run! It is Saturday, 8am - 5pm, at Eastwood Metropark. There are Dog Contests, lots of vendors, a Beer Garden, DJ and Live Music, and Food Trucks.

Dayton Hamvention, the world's largest amateur radio convention, brings approximately 25,000 attendees from all over the world. And the 65th annual Dayton Hamvention is now through Sunday at Dayton's Hara Complex. The 2016 Dayton Hamvention theme is, "The Radio Frontier. . .Looking to New Methods and Devices in Communication."

An exhibition now on view at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is Imagining a Better World: The Artwork of Nelly Toll who was a childhood survivor of the Holocaust. An opening reception for the artist will be held tonight from 5:00 to 6:45p.m. The reception and exhibit are open to the public.

Downtown's RiverScape MetroPark is coming to life with this year's first installment of Pickin' in the Park from 6 to 10 pm tonight. And on Saturday e-Scape begins with Fitness in the Park workouts, Grass Roots Enrichment programs and Music @ Lunch. Check it out in metroparks.org and search for Riverscape

Writers, readers and book lovers of all sorts are invited to the fourth annual Dayton Metro Library Local Authors Event on Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Sinclair’s Ponitz Center. The Local Authors Event combines with the Dayton Book Expo to offer a day-long celebration of books. More than 100 authors will be present.

SICSA Pet Adoption Center is doing a "Recycle-A-Bull" on today, tomorrow and Sunday. All Bully breeds will have a discounted adoption fee. Bully breeds can make fantastic family pets, despite biased and unilateral sanctions given to the entire group. Available dogs can be viewed at the website which is sicsa.org/view-our-dogs

You'll always find great bargains at the Dayton Metro Library's Big Booksale! The sale takes place today, Saturday and Sunday at Hara Arena. There are lots of books for children and adults, plus CDs, DVDs, audiocassettes, videos and more, all at bargain basement prices.
 

Gem City Ballet is having its Spring Repertory Performance tonight, Saturday, and Sunday at the Stuart Sebastian Performance Space in Springboro.

courtesy of Five Rivers MetroParks

The Comic Book Studio Day is Saturday, from 9am-3:30pm in the Rosewood Arts Center. Learn to write and illustrate like the pros, talk to comic book experts, and enjoy free live demos!

Do you wonder What Good Are Wetlands? Well, on Saturday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, near Urbana, you can learn about the benefits that wetlands have on our health. The speaker is the Five Rivers Metro Parks conservation director. Please dress for the weather and bring a sack lunch.

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