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.

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.

On Saturday the Troy Hayner Cultural Center will host its annual family-night-out concert. Beginning at 6:30pm kids can actually play many types of instruments and at 7:30 the band Wild Carrot will perform. They will share and demonstrate a number of instruments and it will be a hand-clappin', toe-tappin' time.

If you are interested in seeing some spring flowers then on Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 4 is the 2016 Spring Orchid Show. This is at Cox Arboreteum and this show is amazing.

On Saturday The Air Force Museum Theater will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Tuskegee Airmen. At 4 p.m., they will be premiering a 90 minute documentary which tells the story of America's first squadron of African American pilots.

The 14th Annual Miami Valley TechFest is Saturday and Sunday in Bldg. 12 at Sinclair College. This is family fun with science, technology, engineering and math. Participate in approximately 70 hands-on experiences, exhibits, demonstrations and games. No cost for the Techfest and parking.

Edge of Reason is an art exhibition and it features works on paper, canvas and found materials which explore issues of American nostalgia in dissonance with contemporary postmodern culture. The opening reception is tonight, 6-10pm at Warped Wing in downtown

Come one….come all!!! The Antioch Shrine Circus is tonight, Saturday and Sunday at the University of Dayton arena.

The Gem City Ballet is on stage this weekend. They will be doing Swan Lake Act II; an  "Ellington Suite," and "Copper," choreographed by former Daytonian Penny Freeh. Tonight Saturday and Sunday. On your Facebook find Gem City Ballet

Snow is part of the beauty of winter. It is a great protector when it blankets the ground and insulates hibernating animals against winter's cold winds. Join an Aullwood naturalist for an evening walk in the light of the beautiful Snow Moon. Bundle up for the cold night air. Saturday, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at The Aullwood Farm.

courtesy of Glen Helen

There are Robots Among Us and you can learn about the exciting field of robotics from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday. This is at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Designed for children and adults of all ages it offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. There are examples of robotic toys, working robotics and more. Plus, a special guest appearance by R2-D2 is expected!


Need something to do tonight? Why not go to the movies. At 7:30pm at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center you can see the 1986 action drama, Top Gun. This is open to the public and it includes an introduction to the film, café style seating, popcorn and soft drinks.

SICSA will hold the annual Home 4 the Holidays adoption event tomorrow, Saturday from 11am-5pm at the Dayton Mall. There will be lots of adoptable dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. Take a new furry friend Home for the Holidays! On your Facebook find Home 4 Holidays Adoption Event