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What's Great in Dayton: September 21 - 27, 2012

Oktoberfest is this weekend at Dayton Art Institute.
courtesy of the Dayton Art Institute

Although it is still September we are doing Oktoberfest at the Dayton Art Institute this weekend. It kicks off this evening with the annual Oktoberfest Preview Party, and Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Wright Memorial/
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base you can join rangers to learn how archeologists approach their work, the types of notes that are taken as they excavate, and how archeologists preserve excavated materials. This program is appropriate for children aged 11-14 years old. 

It’s Apple Fest time and this annual event is held at Aullwood Farm on Frederick Pike on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This means delicious food! Sample apple pie, freshly pressed cider, caramel apples and home-made ice cream. Everyone enjoys a draft horse or tractor pulled wagon ride and a visit with farm animal friends.

Michael & Sandy Bashaw and Puzzle of Light, in collaboration with CityFolk will host "Playing for Change Day" at the Trolley Stop, on Saturday. CityFolk has partnered with "Playing for Change," an international organization whose mission is connecting the world through music. Artists representing different genres in Dayton's music/arts scene will be there to celebrate the great diversity of arts in Dayton. Start time is 6:00p.m.

Virtual Time Capsule of the 1930s is in Oakwood. This is a Home Tour that is a rare gem. It’s packed with vintage items in a remarkable state of preservation. A young boy flees war-torn Greece to make his way in Dayton. He writes to a stranger and brings her here as his wife. Two sons and 75 years later, their home is filled with collected memories of their earliest days together. Come and see how they fulfilled their American dream. Friday evening, and Saturday & Sunday. This event is not handicap accessible.

Gotta go….
Charlie, playing my accordion in the Oktoberfest, 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.