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This week marks the arrival of Middle Spring, a four-week period during which almost all the field crops are planted and gardeners set out onion sets, broccoli, cabbage, collards and kale.

The Golding Goldfinch Moon is full on March 31. This is the second Blue Moon (that is, the second full Moon in a single month) of 2018. Rising in the evening and setting in the morning, this Moon brightens the night sky wildflower walks in the dark.

The Dayton International Peace Museum's Bizarre Bazaar is on Saturday from 9am to 5pm in Holbrooke Hall which is just behind the Dayton International Peace Museum. $50. Baked items also available.

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So much is happening, it’s hard to even imagine it all. Equinox occurs  at 11:15 a.m. on March 20 and the Sun enters the Middle Spring sign of  Aries on March 21. The Golding Goldfinch Moon, slowly turning the feathers of goldfinches gold, enters its second phase on March 24 and reaches perigee, its powerful position closest to earth on the March 26.

When you get up before dawn to exercise, do chores or listen to birds, find giant Jupiter along the southern horizon in Libra. Walk with Venus in the far west after sundown.

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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