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What's Great in Dayton: December 7 - 13, 2012


Downtown's First Friday art hop will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight. Activated spaces will host a tour of newly installed window clings featuring the work of local artists. The tour begins at American Pi 37 South St. Clair Street at 5:45 p.m.  The installation of the window clings is the final phase of the Activated Spaces
Street Team art initiative, which placed works of art in vacant storefront windows throughout downtown.

Lots of performances to see this weekend…. A Tuna Christmas is a play at the Dayton Theater Guild and it is how local radio personalities tell all about the annual Christmas lawn display contest.

Consider yourself at home with Oliver!, the beloved Tony Award-winning musical based on Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist. Filled with timeless songs, delightful dancing and memorable characters, it's a wonderful holiday treat for the family.

On Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. the Dayton Philharmonic and top entertainers, choirs, and choruses from the region will gather together to celebrate the Christmas holidays. Hometown Holiday features guest artists the Carillon Brass, the Kettering Children's Choir, Harps of Grace, soprano Andrea Chenoweth-Wells, the Sinclair Community College Concert Handbell Choir and the Holiday Pops Community Choir

And on Sunday, at 6:30 pm in Westminster Presbyterian Church, , Dayton, Music Director Neal Gittleman, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chamber Choir, will present Handel’s Messiah.

The 4th Annual Nobel Peace Prize Luncheon Honoring 2012 Nobel Peace Prize Winner, The European Union, is Saturday 11:45 a.m., Dayton Women's Club.  Also recognition of 2012 Dayton Peace Heroes is Dr. Charles Chatfield, internationally renowned Wittenberg University history professor emeritus, author, and activist, He has donated many of his peace books to the Museum's Peace Library. And Ms. Margaret Peters, a teacher in the Dayton Public Schools for many years, is also an historian and author. By creating and
administering the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. K-12 Art, Poetry & Essay Contest, she has brought Dr. King's life and ideals to thousands of school children for more than 25 years.

Gotta go…..
Charlie, busy in December, 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.