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What's Great in Dayton: March 7 - 13, 2014


Today is Downtown Dayton’s First Friday, from 5 to 10 p.m. Local musicians will pay tribute to the late Pete Seeger, businesses will collaborate to present a Kentucky Derby preview fashion show, and local art exhibits can be found in many galleries and shops.

On Saturday, 10:30 a.m. at the Sunwatch Indian Village and Archeological Park there will be a presentation called “Looking with Soft Eyes: Excavating the Invisible Institution.” Discover how spirituality, belief systems, and social structures are infused in ancient artifacts and remains.

Sharon Short , executive director of the Antioch Writers Workshop, will present a program entitled The Who, What, When of the 29th Annual Antioch Writers Summer Program (including Scholarship information) on Sunday from 2-3:30pm at Books & Co. at The Greene.

On Sunday, in Oakwood at the Wright Memorial Public Library at 2:00pm a local artist, author and poet, Pete Mitas, will be talking about his new book Nonsense. Inspired by the stories of O. Henry, the poems of Shel Silverstein, Mad Magazine and The Onion, Mr. Mitas has fun creating a new context for common words and phrases.

The Big Read kicks off Sunday, 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library with A Hike on the Wild Side, a first-hand account of what it's like to hike the Pacific Crest Trail - the same trail featured in the Big Read. Local hikers will talk about their 2,600 mile journey on foot through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country.

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