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.

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.

Dayton History: The art modern-style carillon tower was built in 1942, funded by Edward Deeds' wife Edith Walton Deeds and was des
courtesy of Dayton History

"A hopelessly romantic drama about the hopelessness of romance." This is a play at the Schuster today and tomorrow. There are 7 reasons to see it and it is called Reasons To Be Pretty.

The 75th Annual Easter Sunrise Service is at The Carillon Historical Park on Sunday at 6:30 a.m. The featured speaker is Rev. Dr. Crystal Walker and a Mass Choir will perform. No admission and you may want to bring some chairs and blankets.

courtesy of Glen Helen

When Exploring Eagles and Ducks you discover the winter bird diversity along the Mad River! Look for the two eagles, Jim and Cindy, and also watch for winter waterfowl at Eastwood Lake. Please bring binoculars if you can! This is at Eastwood Metropark; Saturday, 10:00-11:30 am

Ladies and Gentlemen: Start Your Oars! On Saturday from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM the Greater Dayton Rowing Association are sponsoring a "Get-Acquainted-with-Rowing" session in the downtown Dayton YMCA indoor pool. There will be a rowing shell in the water to try or you can start with a rowing machine at poolside. No reservations or experience are required.

Tonight it is First Friday in downtown Dayton….lots going on between 5 to 10 pm.

And there are two special art displays tonight. One is at DVAC  and it features the work of 31 college and university art and design students from across the region. The opening reception is from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.