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.

Drop by, hang out, and party on in the downtown Dayton Square! Tonight from 5 to 8pm is the Drop Party for Over the Edge, the popular annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. Watch as local fundraisers rappel down the side of the 27-story KeyBank Tower. Enjoy food, beer, and live music, try your hand (and feet) at a climbing wall, fun tricycle races, and more!

The Human Race Theatre’s commitment to the creation of new plays and musicals takes center stage with its first-ever Festival of New Works. They have selected 5 works in development to present as staged and table readings for this exciting summer event. These will be tonight and Saturday and audience discussions with the writers follow all readings.

He's called Crazy Joe because you can't pin him down! This crazy genius will bring 1950s rock and roll via blazing guitar with touches of country and blues. You will love the "Outlaw" versions of your favorite 50s tunes but you will also rock and roll to the vintage sounds of his original numbers too. This is tonight, 7:30pm in downtown Troy.

The Celtic Fest is tonight, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Dayton at RiverScape. You can experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Celtic heritage.  Discover the magic that keeps people returning to Dayton's Celtic Festival year after year. There are 4 stages so things are going on all the time…..and it is free!

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.