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What's Great in Dayton: September 16 - 22, 2016

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Tonight in downtown Dayton there’s a huge after-work street party! Enjoy live performances and demonstrations in music, theater, dance, puppetry and more. This festival takes place on Main Street between First and Second streets. Food and beer also will be part of the fun. Friday, 5-9pm.

And in the same area The Rubber Duck Regatta is happening where 20,000 bright yellow rubber ducks will be "released" from the Riverside Drive Bridge and race down the Great Miami River for some really great prizes! Friday, 5 - 7pm at Riverscape.

The 11 foot bronze statue of Abraham Lincoln is at Courthouse Square and on Saturday at 11:00am it will be officially unveiled and dedicated. Speakers include the sculptor; a poet, and a nationally recognized Lincoln scholar. Don't miss this historic day when Mr. Lincoln returns 157 years after his speech at the Old Court House.

Washington-Centerville Public Library is doing a  How-To Festival, Saturday, 11 am - 3 pm at Centerville Library. It will feature nearly 100 demonstrations on how to: Ace a job interview, Paint and stain furniture, Bollywood dance, Grill the perfect steak, and much more. All demonstrations focus on technology, self-sufficiency, self-improvement, and hobbies.

On Sunday The Dayton Art Institute will waive the suggested general admission to its permanent collection from noon to 5 p.m. The museum will also offer a discount for the special exhibitions The Antarctic Sublime & Elements of Nature: Water. From 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., docents will be stationed at locations throughout the museum to offer historical information about the building and answer your questions.

Gotta Go….
Charlie, It’s Great In Dayton, Campbell