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What's Great in Dayton: September 18 - 24, 2015

courtesy of United Rehabilitation Services
The 12th annual Rubber Duck Regatta is this weekend

On Saturday from 1 to 5 is the free Downtown Dayton Housing Tour. Check out a variety of homes from renovated warehouse lofts to brand new apartments and townhomes.  Experience the fun and convenience of downtown living. Hop on and off the free tour shuttles.

The 12th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta is Saturday at RiverScape Metro Park! It takes place during the Taste of Miami Valley which is a food festival featuring more than 30 local restaurants. THE FUN WILL BEGIN at 2:30 pm with the "Quacky Kid's Parade" and the BIG DUCK DROP will take place at 3 pm!

The Dayton Music, Art & Film Festival is having their annual showcase this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. It is at various places including K/12 TEJAS, Gillys Jazz, Omega Music, Blind Bob's, The Yellow Cab and Canal Public House.

A heartwarming film called I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY is on Sunday at 3:00pm. For 45 years Caroll Spinney has been the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. And as the yellow feathers give way to grey hair, it is the man, not the puppet, who will steal your heart. Tickets are first come, first serve. Suggested donation - $10. This is brought to you by the Dayton International Peace Museum.

The Tire Buyback Event is Sunday, 11:00am - 4:00pm at the Montgomery County Solid Waste Transfer Station in Moraine. Open to all Montgomery County residents. Proof of residency required.

You can please all of your senses, from stunning scenery to aromatic craft beers and succulent BBQ. Raise a glass with friends old and new while raising awareness for the Glen Helen Nature Preserve! This is Monday, 6:00pm at the Glen Helen Ecology Institute.

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Charlie, It’s Great In Dayton, Campbell

Charlie Campbell wants to spread the news of so many wonderful aspects in the greater Dayton area. He is a cheerleader and a real believer that our area is the place to be. He has been active in this area for almost 40 years and you can hear him weekly at WYSO.