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It's a Bird...It's a plane... it's the Super 5k of all! The Humane Society of Greater Dayton is fighting animal homelessness and on Saturday they are having a 5k run or walk. Afterwards they have flying high dog acts, a kids zone, food truck rally, beer and wine garden, live music and so much more!

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When lilies and thistles bloom, mulberries and strawberries ripen, box turtles lay eggs, and winter wheat turns pale gold green, then it is the first week of early summer, and the whole season spreads into June. Catalpas and privets and pink spirea bloom as the first cutting of hay gets underway. Nodding thistles, Canadian thistles, the first great mullein, the first Asiatic lily and the first orange trumpet creepers open.

Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. There’s a gambler, his girlfriend who laments that they've been engaged for 14 years and a lot of other characters! Victoria Theatre, tonight and Saturday at  2  and 8.

The World's Largest Convention of Amateur Radio Operators which we know as Hamvention is this weekend. Nearly 25,000 attendees from all over the world are expected. The Flea Market and the Exhibit Hours are today Saturday  and Sunday.

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Late Spring comes to an end throughout the East this week as the high canopy of leaves closes all the way. Even though the sycamores may hold back for a week or so, now there is a convergence of events that pushes the land over the edge into early summer. 

The March for Science, April 22, 2017 in Washington, DC
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For scientists it can be really tricky to figure out whether to protest, engage with legislators, or stay in the office. Sustainability commentator Bob Brecha compares visits to Capitol Hill with taking part in the People’s Climate March.

The 12th Annual Dayton Sideshow is Friday, 5pm-1am and Saturday, 3pm-1am in The Yellow Cab Building. This event has Sculpture, Painting, Music, Performers, Dancers, Comedy, Food Trucks, Local Brews, Photography and much, much more. It also feature a special Kid's Sideshow.

Enjoy a wonderful day of baby animals, farm experiences, great food and good old fashioned fun at Aullwood's Farm Babies Fest on Saturday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. General admission for the festival is $10 per car.

police lights
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Police departments around the country are exploring ways to improve their relationship with their local community. Commentator Rebecca Rine decided to see what she could do as a citizen to learn more about her local police.

With so much negative behavior and publicity in police forces across America, I decided to enroll in the Kettering Citizens Police Academy to gain some insight into my own community’s police force. I had no idea just how deep that insight would go.

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Everything happens so quickly between the end of March and the middle of May. Bare trees fill out, and the brown, silent earth comes completely alive.

The feelings that move over me in the wake of all those changes range from exhilaration and joy to disappointment to a sense of being overwhelmed, to a sense of sadness.

Today is the grand opening of the River Run at RiverScape MetroPark! Around 5 pm, the ceremonial "first paddlers" will kayak through the new bank stabilization project. Around 6 pm, the first Pickin' in the Park concert of the summer will begin under the covered pavilion at RiverScape.

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I got up a little after 5:00 in the morning. My window was open, and the air was cool and damp. I felt the anxiety and fear that sometimes greet me when I wake. I was still tired and wanted to stay in bed, but remnants of my dreams kept me from going back to sleep and finally pulled me up.

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