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.

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.

The snow is gone, and we are closer to spring. 

Do you have an idea, technology or innovation, but aren't certain where to start? The first annual Entrepreneurs Open celebrates Dayton's Start a Business Day, which is tomorrow, Saturday, in the downtown Dayton Entrepreneur’s Center.

Diversity in Dance: where romance transforms into tragedy in Butterfly Suite and Reflections is a neoclassical, pure dance ballet with Tchaikovsky. Neal Gittleman conducts the Dayton Philharmonic during this ballet. Now - Sunday.

Plan an outdoor adventure. Participate in competitions. Hear from some of the world's best adventurers. Try new activities. This is just some of what visitors will experience during the biennial Adventure Summit on Friday and Saturday at Wright State’s Student Union

We are wrapping up January and lots of things are going on.

The 100-member University of Michigan Men’s Glee Club will present a concert of classical and contemporary choral works at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, in downtown Dayton, on Saturday, at 7:00 p.m.

The Savor Your Sunday is a series of musical brunches benefiting Stivers School for the Arts. Each Sunday in February a different group of Stivers artists will entertain you as you dine at the fabulous Coco's Bistro.

Well it’s cold right now and lot’s of things are going on.

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra will travel to the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, on Sunday at 5 pm. The concert will combine the DPO with the host church choir and soloists for an uplifting experience. The concerts are free and open to the public.