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INNOVAtheatre is doing STEEL MAGNOLIAS. This warm-hearted and sentimental tale focuses on the bonds of love and friendship of six Southern women who talk, gossip, nag, lecture, and comfort each other through the best and worst of times. This production is sure to bring in the laughs and tears with pure comedy and heartfelt emotions. Tonight and Saturday.

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When the Sun comes into Taurus, then it is Late Spring almost everwhere along the 40th Parallel. Even though the chill of the full Swarming Termite Moon increases the likelihood of frost,  chances for a high above 70s degrees are now 50/50 or better for the first time this year all across the nation’s midsection.

courtesy of Aullwood Nature Center

Ruby Jubilee: 80th Year Celebration. To celebrate this ravishing Ruby Anniversary, Dayton Ballet has planned a very special presentation of dance tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

Friends of Smith Garden's annual perennial sale is at the Oakwood Community Center, 105 Patterson Rd. in Oakwood. Hanging Baskets, Anemones, Daylilies, Hosta, Herbs and many, many other items. Friday, 2:30 to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 3pm.

Wrecked aircraft flown by Richtofen April 21, 1918
Dan Patterson Archival Collection

100 years ago this month, an aerial battle took place which has passed into legend. The story of two pilots whose flight paths literally crossed over the battlefield, Canadian Arthur Roy Brown and Manfred von Richtofen, the Red Knight of Germany.  Aviation commentator Dan Patterson has the story.

This is the story of Manfred and Roy, two pilots from different backgrounds.  One was the son of an elite German military family; the other was a middle class young man who enlisted when the British Empire went to war.

clock face
Christian Reichert / Flickr Creative Commons

Keeping a notebook of what happens every day in the small world around me, I often think about the cyclical quality of events in nature. The repeating quality of the sky and the landscape, is something similar to what sociologist Charles Taylor describes, in his book, A Secular Age, as "Higher Time" (as opposed to linear, “Secular Time”).

A Used Library Furniture Sale with items individually priced, garage sale style, or best offer accepted at the first floor of the Dayton Metro Library Operations Center (formerly the Temporary Main Library), 120 S. Patterson Boulevard. Saturday, 10am - 4pm and Sunday, 1-4pm.

American toad
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The Golding Goldfinch Moon wanes throughout the week, becoming the new Swarming Termite Moon on April 15. And as daffodils and tulips come to bloom and the pale winter feathers of goldfinches turn gold, it is not uncommon to see swarms of ant-like creatures (termites) flying in search of new breeding and feeding grounds. When termites swarm, carpenter bees emerge to invade home siding and eaves, usually returning to the same places they were the year before, drilling and making nests, often leaving telltale piles of sawdust as signs of their activity.

Comic Book Studio Day returns to Rosewood Arts Center this weekend.
Rosewood Arts Center

The Comic Book Studio Day is back! Rosewood Arts Centre is once again partnering with the Gem City Comic Con to present the annual Comic Book Studio Day. This series of 90-minute workshops, led by professional illustrators and writers, teach you the basics of comic book creation. Saturday, 9am to  3pm.

morel mushroom
Ziggy Liloia / Flickr Creative Commons

The Golding Goldfinch Moon weakens and wanes throughout the week, reaching benign apogee (its position farthest from Earth) and entering its final phase on April 8. Rising at night and setting in the morning, this Moon is still round enough to light the predawn sky.

Dayton History: The art modern-style carillon tower was built in 1942, funded by Edward Deeds' wife Edith Walton Deeds and was des
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The 77th Annual Easter Sunrise Service is Carillon Historical Park's oldest event. In fair weather and foul, during triumphant and trying times, people from all walks of life have gathered at Deeds Carillon in this early morning Easter light for this powerful display of faith. There is no cost and bring a chair or blanket. Sunday, 6:30am.

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