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What's Great in Dayton: March 21 - 27, 2014


Spring has sprung, and there are lots of things going on in the area.

A beautiful dance from four different directions of the world comes together now through Sunday at the Victoria Theater. The Dayton Ballet will present New Directions, featuring ballets from four diverse and incredibly talented choreographers.

A WINTER-BIER-GARDEN FEST, is going on Saturday, 3-6pm. There are 20 samples of craft beer, a sampling glass that's yours to keep, snacks, live music and parking. This is at Citilites at the Schuster.

On Saturday at 8:00pm at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, Maestro Wilson will feature an exceptional young brass player. This time Mary Elizabeth Bowden will perform two great works of the trumpet repertory.

It has been 100 years since Martha, the last known Passenger Pigeon in existence, died in the Cincinnati Zoo.  These Passenger Pigeons were estimated in the billions, and met the finality of extinction in only 50 years. How could this have happened? On Sunday, at 2:30 p.m. at the Marie S. Aull Education Center, internationally recognized wildlife artist John Ruthven will tell the story of Martha and the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon.

WYSO and filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar have kicked off season two of ReInvention Stories. Now every Wednesday morning, a new ReInvention radio story is airing right here. When Tad Erichsen and John Footh moved to Five Oaks in 2011, they began transforming their backyard into an agricultural oasis. From these gardens, Tad and John are able to grow a large variety of crops. Find the story here.

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