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.

The Summer in the City Street Party is taking place tonight from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown Dayton. It will feature live entertainment, food, and beer, and will showcase downtown Dayton's performing arts groups. This kicks off the Dayton Philharmonic's new Summer in the City concert series. It's also the first night for the Victoria Theatre Cool Films series and they are showing American Graffiti.

The DAI is offering a look back at the World Wars this summer, with the special exhibitions Call to Duty: World War Posters, and Tears of Stone: World War I Remembered, Photographs by Jane Alden Stevens. It features more than 80 original war posters from World War I and World War II and some huge photographs. This is opening tomorrow on The Fourth of July.

courtesy of Dayton History

Tonight at 7pm Five faculty members from the Wright State Environmental Sciences program will lead a public hike through Glen Helen Nature Preserve. You will discover the uniqueness of Glen's biosphere and hydrosphere while exploring human impacts on the ecosystem. With the changing climate, "Water, Earth, Biota," was a call to bring public awareness and scientific research to the nature preserve.

Five Rivers Chautauqua will be held in various locations around the Miami Valley today to next Sunday. It has a focus on Native-American ceremonies, storytelling, dialogue, music, and speakers culminating in the "Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow" weekend at Sunwatch Village.

The Home Builders Association of Dayton is kicking off its 2015 Homearama Touring Edition today. The Homearama event will showcase 16 newly constructed homes located in five communities throughout the Miami Valley.

The outdoor farmers market is now open at the 2nd Street Market, 600 E. Second St. in downtown Dayton. The outdoor farmers market is open Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. through the fall harvest season. The Market is also open Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Great Dayton Adventure Race is a fast-paced scavenger hunt in and around downtown Dayton, starting and ending at RiverScape MetroPark. You'll experience the city in a whole new way as you weave through downtown tonight during First Friday.

George Bernard Shaw's famous comedy Heartbreak House is about Romance vs. Commerce in WWI. It is led by Captain Shotover who can only produce destructive inventions - and lives in a house where no conventions or traditions are observed. This play is peopled by characters that twist each of these points-of-view into comic consideration. A play particularly suited to our time. This is at the Dayton Theatre Guild now through June 14.

Monday is Memorial Day. Originally it was called Decoration Day for the early tradition of decorating graves with flowers, wreaths and flags as a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to our country. It was first observed on May 30, 1868 to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers. In the 1960’s the date was changed from May 30 to a Monday so there could be a three day weekend and it officially changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day.

Amateur radio enthusiasts from around the world will once again make the trek to Dayton for Hamvention. Today, Saturday and Sunday they will feature the theme “Homebrew Radio” which focuses on the maker movement that is influencing the growth of amateur radio.

Also this weekend is A World A'Fair. This is the 43rd annual celebration of diversity that showcases the food, dancing, music, costumes, and cultural exhibits representing the ethnic backgrounds and cultures of Dayton and the greater Miami Valley.

Get ready to paint the town! Celebrate downtown Dayton's vibrant visual arts scene tonight at Art in the City, a new event highlighting downtown's galleries, creative spaces, entertainment hubs, and the talented downtown artist community. This is a huge, drop-in painting party that lets you create your own art for free.