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What's Great in Dayton: May 1 - 7, 2015

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Wegerzyn Gardens' Annual MayFair Plant Sale is this weekend

Today is May Day which is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures. Dances, singing, and cake are usually part of the celebration of May Day!

The Annual MayFair Plant Sale will be held today, tomorrow and Sunday at Wegerzyn Gardens. There will be native as well as hybrid plants, with an emphasis on those plants that attract pollinators. And new this year -- the blade sharpener tool sharpening service will be on site Saturday and Sunday. Bring in your hand gardening tools, scissors and kitchen knives for a tune-up.

And tomorrow you can join honorary chairs Neal Gittleman, Lisa Fry, and Robert and Mary Walker for the inaugural Peace Heroes Walk. This is at RiverScape MetroPark. Lift up the story of your peace hero. Inspire a new generation of peacemakers. Help support the mission of the Dayton International Peace Museum and the National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton.

Growing Cities is a film about urban farming in America. At a time when so much negative attention is paid to the food system - from mad cows to factory farms - this film tells the inspiring stories of city-dwellers who are transforming their communities one vacant lot, backyard beehive, and rooftop farm at a time. This is at The Neon on Saturday, at 3:00. Tickets are free.

Inventors from Dayton are responsible for a wide range of ideas that have shaped our world today. At one time Dayton was known as the City of a Thousand Factories. Did you know that James Ritty's invention of the cash register led to NCR? Kettering's automobile self-starter led to Delco; and the Wright Brothers' airplane . . . well that led to nearly everything else. These inventors and more will be discussed in a presentation on Sunday, 2:00pm, Wright Public Library.

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Charlie, It’s Great In Dayton, Campbell