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What's Great In Dayton: July 27 - August 2, 2018

Aullwood's Prairie Walk is Saturday beginning at 11am.
courtesy of Aullwood
Aullwood's Prairie Walk is Saturday beginning at 11am.

The Old Court House's elegant 1850 courtroom comes to life at Old Case Files. Audience members hear testimonies from witnesses, arguments from the prosecution and defense, converse with costumed spectators, study period newspapers, and view historical exhibits to uncover the events surrounding the trial. This show is tonight, Saturday and Sunday.

Saturate your senses in the sights, sounds, and tastes of our Celtic heritage. Come and experience the rich traditions that the Celtic folk hold dear to their hearts. This is The Dayton Celtic Festival and is in downtown Dayton. It is tonight Saturday, and Sunday. And there is no cost.

Dive into Aullwood's Prairie Walk. Get ready to explore one of Aullwood's most unique habitats, the tallgrass prairie! Discover how prairie plants can grow in such a hot environment, learn names of different prairie plants, and search for the animals that call this awesome habitat home. This is Saturday, starting at 11am.

Scott Gibbs is a local artist and former assistant to Julian Schnabel at a time when Schnabel was filming the 1996 art movie based on the life and art of American neo-expressionist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Learn behind the scenes stories and enjoy a night of art and community. This is at the parking lot of Front Street Buildings, 1001 E. 2nd St. and is  Saturday, 8pm and lawn chairs suggested.

Do you know someone who has done something extraordinary for Dayton? Now is your chance to nominate them for Dayton's Mayor Awards. There are several categories: Daytonian of the Year; Community Service; Giving Back to Neighborhoods; Education Champion; Workforce Pipeline. Nominations close on August 3rd.

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Charlie, It’s Great In Dayton, Campbell