What's Great in Dayton: May 23 - 29, 2014

May 23, 2014

SMAG Dance Collective's Spring Fling is on Saturday, at 4 and 8pm at Dayton Playhouse! Spring Fling is purely devoted to the art of dance; challenging, physical, dynamic and insightful works are performed. This season's concert features the work of many of Dayton's OWN.

Going to the Dogs with Wilbur & Orville Wright: They were ordinary folks who became famous and two dogs brought a sense of normalcy into their lives. You can learn how "Flyer" and "Scipio" touched the lives of these famous brothers in a FREE dog walk ranger program at Huffman Prairie Flying Field. 9:30 - 11:00 am on Sunday and Monday.

Did you know the average dairy cow produces six gallons of milk a day? And that it takes on average 345 squirts to get a gallon of milk? On Saturday starting at 2:30 at Aullwood, you can learn how to properly milk a cow and test it on a life-like dairy cow, Daisy.

This Monday is Memorial Day to honor the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. At the Dayton National Cemetery (which is with the Veteran’s Affairs on West Third Street) at 11:00am Congressman Mike Turner will be the keynote speaker. And at 2:00 pm at the Woodland Cemetery, there will be a variety of activities to recognize and honor our vets.

Memorial Day is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May, and was formally known as Decoration Day. It originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.

Gotta Go….
Charlie, I remember it as Decoration Day, Campbell