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What's Great in Dayton: November 12 - 18, 2021

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Dayton Book Fair returns to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds this weekend.

Charlie Campbell's picks for what to do and see this week in the Miami Valley.

The 50th Annual Dayton Book Fair is at the new Montgomery County Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the sale will benefit WYSO's Center for Community Voices, Dayton International Peace Museum and Xenia Area Community Theater. You can buy some used books today, all this weekend and Monday.

Project FeederWatch is a winter-long survey of birds seen at feeders. This helps scientists track broad-scale movements of winter bird populations and long-term trends in bird distribution. You can do this at the Marie S. Aull Education Center it is free and no preregistration is required. You’ll stay warm and cozy inside while watching, identifying, and counting birds. People of all birding skill levels and backgrounds are welcome including children.

This year's Oakwood Historical Society Holiday Home Tour includes five architecturally and historically significant homes in the Schantz Park Historic District plus a very special tour of the original Frederick Patterson home. The date for this is Saturday, December 4 but you should get the tickets now because it will be sold out soon.

On December 18, Wreaths Across America will be at Dayton National Cemetery to remember and honor our veterans. They lay wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes and the act of saying the name of each and every veteran aloud. You can purchase a wreath to be placed on the grave sites at the Dayton VA and the deadline is November 30.

At the Dayton Art Institute you can see some art work of our beloved artist Norman Rockwell. He could tell a complete story and has long been celebrated for his humor and artistic skill. Other artists will help put Rockwell’s work in a broader art-historical context. This is now through February.

Gotta go,
Charlie, It’s Great In Dayton, Campbell