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Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum
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At the Yellow Cab Building there is a lineup of some of the region's best food trucks and The Night Market provides delicious spices, jams and produce, artisanal bathing products, handmade toys and decorations and countless other locally made goods. This is tonight, 5-10pm.

two goldfinches in the spring
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The Ducks-Scouting-for-Nests Moon wanes through it fourth phase this week, becoming the new Golding Goldfinch Moon on March 17. Rising in the morning and setting in the evening, this Moon passes overhead near midday, then sets near Venus. At midnight, the Big Dipper is overhead, Orion sets in the west, and Libra (along with Jupiter) rises in the east.

ThinkTV is partnering with Science Saturdays for a new way that kids can connect with super cool science experiences, live stage shows and online content! This is at The Engineers Club and on Saturday, 9:30 - 10:30am they are doing Inventors All Around.

The 7th Annual Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside Summit is Saturday, 9:30am to 5:30pm at the Dayton Metro Library Main Branch. While there is no cost registration is required.

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The Ducks-Scouting-for-Nests Moon wanes throughout the week, entering its final quarter on March 9 and reaching gentle apogee, its position farthest from Earth, two days later. Rising near midnight and setting in the morning, this Moon moves overhead throughout the darkest hours before daylight.

And if you spring your clocks ahead an hour for Daylight Saving Time just before dawn on the 11th, you might see the Moon rising in the east, not far from Jupiter and Mars in the southeast.

Downtown Dayton continues to grow, and at First Friday tonight you can check out all kind of new spots!

The 17th annual Weekend of Jazz brings Beavercreek schools' jazz ensembles together with 30 other area high school jazz bands and two performances by a professional headliner band. This is a truly exciting jazz-filled time today and Saturday. It exposes the youth of Beavercreek and surrounding communities to new and exciting forms of jazz music.

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March had come in like a lion. And in the morning, I walked through town along the road to the songs of sparrows and crows, southeast into woods of Osage and scrub black walnuts and box elders.

All their branches were coated with ice, were shining in the sun, the world bright, steaming from the melting water.

I moved out of the open road and the noise of the city, into a protective hive of reflected light and a kind of bee-like murmuring that grew stronger as I entered the woods and took away all my attention away from the world outside. 

The Dayton Auto Show is today until 9pm, Saturday 10am to 9pm and Sunday 10am to 6pm. This is at the Dayton Convention Center.

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Just last year, after a January six degrees above average and  a remarkable first three weeks of February over eleven degrees above average, the land responded with change not seen since the warmest January-February on record in 1890.

We want the funk! The Funk Center in downtown Dayton’s Fire Blocks District is having its grand opening from 6:30 to 8:30pm tonight at the Dayton Metro Library in downtown Dayton.

The 59th annual Spring Orchid Show and Sale is at the Cox Arboretum MetroPark. This is Saturday & Sunday, 10am to 4pm. There is no charge and open to the public.

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The Frolicking Fox Moon wanes until it becomes the new Ducks-Scouting-for-Nests on February 15.

During this February Moon, ducks actually do scout for nesting sites. Geese are looking, too.  This Moon brings more substance to the natural history of the year, an increase in the number of flower, foliage, insect and bird sightings and bird calls, a weightier accumulation of change than that of last week. That accumulation contributes a little more to the seasonal heritage of each region, adds to the composite of time that helps to define the cycles of passage.

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