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.

For the fifth consecutive year, hundreds of book lovers will convene at the Dayton Book Expo. The all-day event includes panel discussions for aspiring authors, activities for children in the Kidz Zone and book signings! The event is free and open to public and it is Saturday, 11:00 - 4:00pm. at Sinclair College – Building 12.

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The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show, is tonight, 9:00p.m. at The Human Race. This live production has earned a reputation for being edgy, thought provoking, funny, engaging, sexy, racy, diverse and very spontaneous.

The Dayton Theatre Guild is doing AN INSPECTOR CALLS. A family is celebrating their daughter's betrothal and it is interrupted by a police inspector.

The Dayton Theatre Guild presents AN INSPECTOR CALLS and it is opening tonight. A family celebrating their daughter's betrothal is interrupted by a police inspector who eventually establishes that each of them played a part in a poor young woman's death.

Learn how to construct a rain barrel using hand tools and discover painting techniques to make your rain barrel unique and colorful. This workshop is Saturday, 1 - 3:00 p.m. at Aullwood Farm.

On Saturday, 9:30 to noon, in Memorial Hall there is a workshop Justice & Equality In Dayton: Launching a Movement to Challenge Economic Injustice. No registration or fee required. Just come.

Sunwatch is having two presentations on Saturday. At 10:30 you can learn all about how and why the gold objects were used by four cultures in the ancient Andes. And at 2pm enjoy an afternoon of Native American flute music with Grammy and Nammy award winning performer Joseph FireCrow.

Today is First Friday in downtown Dayton: art exhibits, live music, Dragons baseball, a fashion show preview, spring shopping, a Courteous Mass bike ride and more; 5 – 10pm

If you want some more books then you'll always find great bargains at the Dayton Metro Library’s Big Spring Book Sale.  This is at Hara Arena and it is Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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The 17th Annual Butterfly Identification and Monitoring Workshop is Saturday at Aullwood's Marie S. Aull Education Center, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This is for everyone from individuals who want to identify a few butterflies to long term monitors and serious lepidopterists.

Spring has sprung, and there are lots of things going on in the area.

A beautiful dance from four different directions of the world comes together now through Sunday at the Victoria Theater. The Dayton Ballet will present New Directions, featuring ballets from four diverse and incredibly talented choreographers.

Today from 5:30 -7:30pm, The Dayton International Peace Museum is doing Hot Soups for a Cool Cause. Freshly made soups donated by some of Dayton's finest restaurants, salad, breads, desserts and beverages. It is at the Dayton Art Institute.

Today is Downtown Dayton’s First Friday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Local musicians will pay tribute to the late Pete Seeger, businesses will collaborate to present a Kentucky Derby preview fashion show, and local art exhibits can be found in many galleries and shops.

Think spring with the Miami Valley Gardening Conference!  This is Saturday and it is for Five Rivers MetroParks annual  kick-off to the spring gardening season. It is at Sinclair in the Ponitz Building.