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.

RiverScape MetroPark will host the final concert in this year's series, with Stranger performing from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The park's concession stand will be open and beer will be sold from 5 to 7 p.m. MetroParks will demonstrate various kayaking skills on the river and free kayak rentals will be available.

Celebrate the kick-off of the London 2012 Olympic Games with the best opening ceremonies party in Dayton! It’s sure to be a “gold medal” night, full of English pub food, drinks, British music, prizes and fun, as you watch the opening of the Summer Games unfold. Who knows, the Queen herself might even make an appearance! This is at the DAI, tonight….7-11pm.

Are there moments of spiritual awe that can occur in modern times? Do gods and goddesses walk amongst us? Can we still be moved by the beauty and power of myth? This evolving performance art installation will incorporate digital imagery (prints/video) and soundscapes.  And it is tonight…from 6 – 8pm at 8 North Main Street in downtown Dayton the old CVS space/ PNC Building.

The Peace Museum's new exhibit has twelve powerful portraits from artist Robert Shetterly's series, 'Americans Who Tell the Truth.' Each portrait includes a quote and short biography.  One of the portraits is of Paul K. Chappell, a West Point Graduate from California who has spoken three times in Dayton. Dayton International Peace Museum and always free admission.

courtesy of Dayton History

Hi Niki……….some say it’s not the heat….it’s the humidity…..and we have both of them right here in Dayton!

Cityfolk Festival in downtown Dayton….starts this evening at 6 and all day Saturday and Sunday….A three day multi-cultural celebration, featuring the best in traditional and ethnic music, dance and arts from across the United States and around the world. Great children's activities. Admission to the festival is free but there is a $5 suggested donation.

John Broughton

Today at 8:00pm the Stivers Jazz Orchestra with Derrick Gardner are performing. This is at Stivers School for the Arts….check it out at stivers.org

Waterfalls, ponds and garden trains are some of the amazing features on the DeWeese Ridgecrest Garden Showcase on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eight gardens in the DeWeese Ridgecrest neighborhood are on the tour which will be held rain or shine.  Tickets can be purchased at the tour table at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. You may drive, bike or walk from garden to garden.

If you are interested in "Nonviolent Communication" then on Saturday, 10:00 a.m. Diane Diller will conduct a workshop on "Compassionate Conversation", a non-violent way to find common ground with others. This is at the Dayton International Peace Museum, and all are welcome.

Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Annual Meeting and Greater Downtown Dayton Plan is today, 3:30-5:00pm, Engineers Club. Come see what's happening in downtown Dayton. Downtown enthusiasts and Plan supporters will deliver rapid visual presentations showcasing all the positive news and momentum in our center city.

And then from 5-10pm is downtown Dayton’s First Friday.

Chris…..do you have any dogs???

Wilbur and Orville Wright had two ….Flyer and Scipio! On Saturday morning, 9:00 - 11:00 you will learn how these pups touched the lives of these famous brothers. It’s dog walk ranger program at Huffman Prairie Flying Field.

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