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What's Great In Dayton: May 14 - 20, 2021

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May is National Bike to Work Month.

At the Front Street Art Center you can explore a variety of vendors offering fine art, jewelry, décor fashion, home & baked goods and more! Experience "how it is made" with live demos and behind the scenes studio tours lead by their painters, potters, glass artists, photographers, ceramicists, carpenters, sculptors and so many more! Save your appetite and indulge in lunch from one of their awesome food truck friends. This is Sunday,11am to 4pm.

Ever wonder how Oakwood’s Gardner Pool got its name? Or where the father of a famous actor once served as the live-in butler? You’ll learn this and more during the Oakwood Historical Society’s very special private home tour on Saturday, June 19. This exclusive tour is a rare opportunity to visit one of Oakwood’s most hidden homes - a beautiful almost 100 year old estate nestled among the woods. You’ll also get the opportunity to visit a secluded garden dedicated to the memory of one of Oakwood’s beloved citizens.

The Ohio Literary Trail shows literary treasures we never knew existed in our own backyard. More than 70 sites pay tribute to the authors, poets, illustrators, libraries, and creative influencers of the written word who have called Ohio home.

May is National Bike Month and MetroParks is providing virtual information about biking in the Miami Valley. There is a Virtual Bike Month Facebook Group and you can see weekly updates and learn about fun contests and activities.

The Dayton Art Institute is OPEN on Fridays Saturdays and Sundays! One of their current exhibits is Looking at Family. This presents concepts of family, love, and relationships. And if there’s a family photo you treasure, you can upload your photograph for possible inclusion in their digital exhibition.

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