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What's Great in Dayton: July 29 - August 4, 2016

On Saturday at 10am you can go on a Hidden Oakwood Walk. Tucked into one Oakwood neighborhood you'll find three natural parks that invite calm reflection and appreciation of nature. The 1.5 mile walk will begin and end in front of Wright Library, and water will be provided.

And if you want to check out some Solar cars that are racing cross country go to the Carillon Historical Park from 1:30 - 6pm on Saturday. Depending on traffic, weather, and energy management decisions each solar car will stay on display at the checkpoint for 45-minutes before continuing on the route. There is no cost and open to the public. On your Facebook find AmericanSolarChallenge

Dayton History's Old Case Files courtroom drama is now open. The murder trial reenactment is the 1896 case of Albert Frantz who is accused of shooting his lover. You will learn what law and order was like in our city at the turn of the 20th century. This is an interactive courtroom drama at the Old Montgomery County Court House and it is tonight, Saturday and Sunday for two more weekends.

Do you have an old orchestra and/or band instrument? Donated ones will be repaired or reconditioned, and then loaned to deserving students at Stivers School for the Arts and the Q the Music Program at Ruskin Elementary School.  Make your instrument donations now through August 15 at the studio in downtown Dayton, or at any Grismer Tire & Auto Service location.

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There’s a . From Puttin' On The Ritz to Under Pressure and beyond! Be ready for an evening of song and dance from early musical heroes like George Gershwin and Irving  Berlin to innovators like David Bowie. Spend a perfect summer evening of great music, comedy and big production numbers with well over 100 young singers, dancers and musicians! This is Thursday, August 4, 8:00pm, but you ought to get your tickets now.

Gotta Go….

Charlie, It’s Great In Dayton, Campbell

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