What's Great in Dayton: May 11 - 17, 2018

May 11, 2018

Art on the Playground. Come and check out an interactive arts festival for kids with the whole family. There are live performances, DIY art projects, a paper airplane contest and much more! This is at the Habitat Environmental Education Center in Kettering on Saturday 11am to 3pm.

Michael and Sandy Bashaw are performing a concert especially for children on Saturday, 2pm, in the Downtown Dayton Metro Library's Bassani Theater.

Aullwood's Farm Babies Fest is this weekend
Credit Jenn Starcher via Aullwood

At Aullwood’s Farm Babies Fest, you pet a lamb, watch a baby chick and visit the playful goats! Enjoy hands-on demonstrations and exhibits, homespun farm crafts, 50/50 raffle, delicious food and lots of baby farm animals! This family-friendly event is Saturday from 10am to 5pm at Aullwood Farm.

An exhibit opening of Behind the Mask: Black Power in Comics, is Saturday, 10am-4pm at the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center. Explore the triumphant and sometimes painful history of African Americans in comic books at this exhibit kickoff event. At 12:30pm hear Hannah Beachler, production designer from the blockbuster movie Black Panther and an Ohio native, in a special talk about her filmmaking experience.

Romantic Connections. Intense energy. Passion. Heroic love. These are qualities of the Romantic era, a cultural movement in the 1800's emphasizing emotion, expression, and freedom. The Bach Society's concert brings you back to the rapture of this time. This is Sunday, at 4 pm, Kettering Adventist Church.

Hope Taft, former Ohio First Lady is talking about the Ohio Scenic Rivers Act which was passed in February 1968. Ohio has just over 29,000 miles of river, of which 212 miles are designated as wild & scenic which is less than 1% of our state's river miles. The Little Miami River (including Little Beaver Creek) is one of those nationally recognized. Her presentation is Monday, 7pm, at the Greene County Ohio Historical Society.

Gotta go….
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