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A Note from the General Manager about Excursions
Arts & Culture

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

A rendering of the Gem City Market, a building on a corner with a green painted front, trees, people walking, and a bus coming down the road.
Gem City Market Facebook page

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

The Dayton Donut Fest On Tour is now open. Ticket holders take a self-guided sweets tour exchanging a coupon for a treat at each of the stops. Treats are available now through Sunday, February 20th. This benefits Miami Valley Meals who produces over 4,500 meals weekly through organizations that feed the hungry.

On Sunday the University of Dayton ArtsLIVE Vanguard Concert series is virtual. The romance featured is Bewitched, and the performance is fiery and intense. It includes works by several 17th century French composers who pursued love and revenge through supernatural means. This is Sunday, 3pm and there is no cost.

We have all heard about the brand-new co-op grocery being constructed near downtown Dayton, and now you can get an inside sneak peek of The Gem City Market. Tours available Monday thru Thursday in the late afternoon. Groups are limited to 6 persons. Reserve a spot to walk through this future grocery store.

A new fundraising campaign for 13 groups working to aid parks, wildlife, clean air, and water in southwest Ohio is called Gifts That Grow. It’s organized by the Greater Dayton Partners for the Environment...and this is an easy way to make one donation that supports 13 local environmental organizations. Help is needed to support the work to preserve and protect the green spaces we love.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation is announcing their Call for Submissions. If you have read a book that was published or translated into English in 2020 and it fits into their requirements, then you have until March 8th to submit it.

Notable African American Tours at Woodland Cemetery are now available. You can take your own walking tour at the cemetery or a virtual tour from the comfort of your couch.
woodlandcemetery.org/tours/

Happy Valentines
Charlie, It’s Great In Dayton, Campbell