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 Ahiska Turkish American Community Center, located at the "former Bomberger Center" 1306 E. Fifth Street, in Dayton, is having an official Grand Opening on today at 5:00pm. It is an ethnic and faith-based non-profit community organization serving refugees, immigrants and under-served communities in Montgomery County. About 400 families have resettled here investing 15-20 million dollars in economy of Dayton.
The Dayton Holiday Festival Kickoff Events begin at the Courthouse Square in Downtown Dayton; 4-9 p.m. today. The festival kicks off with the Grande Illumination and the Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights. A full evening of fun holiday entertainment and activities including live Main Stage entertainment, the Gingerbread Homes for the Holidays contest, the Street Fair on Third, horse-drawn wagon rides and much more.
The Dayton International Peace Museum has two events on Sunday. Their new exhibition, "Peacemakers: Women of Liberia," will open at 12:30 p.m. It features the work of 2 of our 2012 Nobel Peace Prize laureates and other Liberian women who came together to end Liberia's civil wars.
And the film In the Land of Blood and Honey will be screened by The Neon Movies, at 3 p.m. in partnership with the Peace Museum.
Local students prepare for the Day of the Dead parade
Dayton’s Community Day of the Dead is part of the First Friday, tonight, 6-10 p.m. The parade, led by Michael Bashaw and students, will line up on Wyandot Ave., behind Hauer Music and Arby’s, at 6 p.m. You are encouraged to participate and all that is needed is some sort of skeleton mask or other Day of the Dead attire. The parade will go down Fifth Street shortly after 6 p.m., arriving at Missing Peace Art Space around 6:30 p.m.