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What's Great In Dayton: May 24 - May 30, 2019

Dayton Heritage Day at Carillon Park is Sunday.

In response to the events on Courthouse Square on Saturday the Neon is providing the gorgeous film LOVING. This film speaks to the struggle of deep-seated racism in America and is on Saturday, at noon with tickets available on a first come, first serve basis.

The 15th Annual Patriot Freedom Festival is at the campus of the Dayton VA Medical Center. It's a family-friendly weekend event on Memorial Day weekend and is open to the public with no admission and plenty of parking! The Festival features historical reenactments, children’s activities and food vendors. It’s Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 6pm.

A special Memorial Day Weekend is a movie presentation called World War II on an LST, by local award-winning filmmaker Diana Spitler. It also has honored guest Radioman 1st Class, Marion Adams. The film will screen for one night only at the Mayflower Arts Center in Troy on Saturday at 6pm. Doors will open at 5 and include an artifact display of WWII. After the movie there’s a Q&A.

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, is taking the stage again this year to present a Memorial Day Weekend Concert. It’s the featured performance of the Dayton Heritage Day at Carillon Historical Park on Sunday, at 7pm.

The Dayton Art Institute’s Centennial Focus Exhibition has Monet and Impressionism. It’s on view through August 25 and is featuring a special Monet on loan from the Denver Art Museum.

REGISTER NOW for The Great Dayton Adventure Race. This race starts and ends in the Oregon District, and you start anytime between 2 and 5pm. There are lots of clues throughout downtown for this adventure race. It’s on Saturday, June 1 

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Charlie, It’s Great In Dayton, Campbell


Charlie Campbell wants to spread the news of so many wonderful aspects in the greater Dayton area. He is a cheerleader and a real believer that our area is the place to be. He has been active in this area for almost 40 years and you can hear him weekly at WYSO.