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.

courtesy of Dayton History

Tomorrow, on Saturday, at 9:00am there is a slow-paced walk through the Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum. This is home to many diverse species of birds and the bare trees make it easy for viewing. Don't forget your camera and binoculars!

The Junior Leaguers Club of Dayton is sponsoring a special screening of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE on Saturday at noon at The Neon. This is a 2014 American satirical film that focuses on African American students who attend a predominately white university.

A dinner, screening and discussion of an award winning film, "The Human Face of Climate Change," is on tonight, 5-8pm at Christ Episcopal Church, in downtown Dayton. Come, learn and articulate solutions for a problem that is not limited to the Third World. No admission charge for the event…"love offerings" gratefully accepted.

On Saturday at 10:30 am. at the Sunwatch Indian Village there will be a presentation about “Tracking down the Homes of the Mound Builders.”

Jen Goellnitz

The Great Backyard Bird Count is this weekend. Bird watchers of all ages count birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. You'll be asked to count birds for as little as 15 minutes on one or more days and report your sightings online. Anyone can take part, from beginning bird watchers to experts!

Today is First Friday, and that means it starts with a bang in downtown Dayton. There is a free art hop featuring exhibit openings at the galleries, along with a variety of entertainment options, arts, demonstrations, live music and more.

Beautiful organ music will be the theme for Organic Masterpieces, on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm, at Shiloh Church. They will perform several choral works written for the organ, along with several others in the a cappella tradition.

An evening-length contemporary dance theater takes a sneak peek into the lives of various lovers, whose relationships collide and intersect throughout the span of one evening in a quaint but moody nightclub. Emotions are stirred. Hearts break. Hearts mend. This is Saturday, 7:30pm at the Victoria Theatre.

An evening with Leslie Uggams is tonight at 8:00pm at The Victoria. It is a launch of Wright State's Musical Theatre Initiative and Ms. Uggams will sing classic and contemporary standards.

The Cincinnati Reds Caravan is arriving to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Saturday, from 11am to 2pm. You will meet members of the Cincinnati Reds including All-Star third baseman Todd Frazier, manager Bryan Price, broadcasters Jim Day and Jeff Piecoro, and mascot Mr. Red.

The Muse Machine Theater is happening right now and they are doing Oliver! The most talented young performers across this area are performing. You will hear family favorites like  “As Long as He Loves Me” and “Consider Yourself.” This is this weekend at The Victoria Theater.

A young man with his bicycle, fresh from cross-country travel, shows up at the Greenwich Village door of his 91-year-old grandmother. She takes him in. Soon we see the awkward, sometimes funny way they try to connect and help each other. 4,000 Miles is a new play at the Dayton Theater Guild and it opens tonight.

Santa visits the 2nd Street Market tomorrow, Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Bring a camera and snap a photo of Santa with your friends and family. It won't be too late to tell Santa what is on your wish list, including Market goodies. Santa will have a treat for everyone who stops by.

The Annual Family Holiday Film Series is now on at THE NEON. They are on Saturday at Noon and admission is FREE for kids 12 & under and only $2 for general admission. The Bishop's Wife will play Saturday.

Bobak Ferdowsi, popularly known as NASA's "Mohawk Guy," will give two free presentations. His first is 7 p.m. tonight at Oakwood High School and on Saturday, he will speak at 2 p.m. at the National Air Force Museum. He will be talking about “Mars & Beyond: Curiosity and the Future of NASA.” These are free and open to the public.

Pages