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What's Great in Dayton: February 17 - 23, 2012

Peace on Fifth, one of the Activated Spaces holiday pop-up shops
Peace on Fifth, one of the Activated Spaces holiday pop-up shops

This weekend is The Great Backyard Bird Count when bird watchers of all ages are counting birds. They are creating a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Anyone can participate and it takes as little as 15 minutes on one day…It’s free, fun, and easy—and it helps the birds.

If you want an excellent overview of the history of Haiti and its legacy of political turmoil, and about patriotism in the face of oppression, then tonight there is a free movie of "THE AGRONOMIST". The film is about Jean Dominique, the Haitian radio journalist and human rights activist who was assassinated in 2000.  This is at UD’s ArtStreet Studio B Theater.

On Sunday, right here in Yellow Springs at 1:00 p.m. at Central Chapel AME Church, they will honor our African American Veterans, and those in World War II with special emphasis on the Tuskegee Airmen and the Montford Point Marines. Their Sunday Worship Service begins at 11:00 a.m. and you are invited to attend both events

Activated Spaces is accepting applications for temporary retail and service businesses to open downtown Dayton as part of the second phase of its Pop-up Project. The project matches business owners and entrepreneurs who want to try out a business concept with downtown property owners who have first-floor storefront space available .

Finally check out my website which is GreatDayton.com. You can see all the news and sign up for my newsletter.

Gotta go….
Charlie, looking for birds, 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.