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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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

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.

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