Let yourself go


TODAY

• Shelby County Historical Society presents its annual ghost tours of Sidney leaving from the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., today at 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 members; $15 nonmembers; $8 students in grades kindgergarten-12. 498-1653.

• Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima, presents Night at the Museum, featuring costumed historical characters, from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees encouraged to wear costumes, too. Admission: $5 adults; $3 children 12 and under. 419-222-9426.

• Riverside Art Center, 3 W. Auglaize St., Wapakoneta, presents the Greater Wapakoneta Community Fall Show art exhibit through Oct. 27. Gallery hours: noon to 4 p.m. daily. Free.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, presents an interactive exhibit, “The Antarctic Sublime & Elements of Nature: Water,” which runs through Sunday. Today, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Museum admission: $14 adults; $11 seniors, college students, active military; $6 children 7-17; members and children 6 and under free; www.daytonartinstitute.org.

• Shelby County Historical Society continues its exhibit, “Intrepid Women of Shelby County,” which runs through October, in the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Free.

• Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, presents “Origami in the Garden,” large- and small-scale works in metal, through Nov. 13. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $13 adults, $10 seniors and students, $6 children 3-17, members and children 2 and under, free. fpconservatory.org.

• Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, presents “Greater Columbus: The 2016 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Exhibition” through Nov. 6; “Lucy Raven: Low Relief” through Nov. 27; “Dogs” through 2017; “Glass Magic” through 2018; “Graphic Novelist Residency Exhibition: Ronald Wimberly” through Feb. 19; “The Sun Placed in the Abyss,” “[email protected]: The Work of Ruben and Isabel Toledo” and ““Aminah’s Presidential Suite.” Hours vary. Admission: $6-$20. 614-629-0359. www.columbusmuseum.org.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “Million Dollar Quartet” through Oct. 29. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.; Saturdays at 5 p.m. Tickets: $59-$75, includes dinner. 800-677-9505.

• Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, presents “A Prayer for Owen Meany” through Saturday and “Disgraced” through Oct. 23. Times vary. Tickets: $35 and up at www.cincyplay.com or 800-582-3208.

• Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 W. Main St., Louisville, presents “MacBeth” by William Shakespeare through Oct. 23. Times vary. Tickets: $25-$59. 502-584-1205. www.actorstheatre.org.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, presents an exhibit, “Vessels, Vistas & Visions,” art by Pamela Ridenour, Donna Pierce-Clark and Shirley DeLaet, through Nov. 27. Free. 937-339-0457.

• New Knoxville Public Library presents Ghost Gals, stories of ghost-hunting, at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-753-2724.

FRIDAY

• Today is the deadline to register for the Bats of Ohio Workshop scheduled for Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. Build a bat box. Box kit fee: $30. Activity fee: $5 nonmembers, members free. 937-698-6493.

• Darke County Parks hosts hikes for butterfly monitoring at 2 p.m. in the Shawnee Prairie Nature Preserve, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville.

• Wright State University Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn, hosts the Ohio One Stop Shop Hop quilt trade show today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors, demonstrations. Admission: $5. www.onestopshophop.com.

• Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W. Center St., Marion, presents the Lovin Spoonful in concert at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20-$30 at www.marionpalace.org.

• Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, offers Haunted Statehouse tours today, Saturday and Oct. 21-22. Times vary. Tickets: $12 adults, $6 children at ohiostatehouse.org.

• Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, 980 Woodburn Road, Urbana, presents Boo in the Bog today and Saturday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Nonscary night hike, children’s activities, face painting, storytelling, food. Admission: $6 adults, $5 children 6 and older, children 5 and under free. Advance reservations recommended at 937-484-3744.

• Miami County Park District hosts a Souper Walk, a hike and a cup of soup, in the Maple Ridge Reserve, 10430 State Route 185, Covington, at 7 p.m. Admission: a nonperishable food item for a local food pantry. Advance registration at www.miamicountyparks.com.

SATURDAY

• Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, opens “Jitney” by August Wilson, which runs through Nov. 12. Times vary. Tickets: $35 and up at 800-582-3208.

• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, hosts a night hike at 8 p.m. and a public star gaze at 9 p.m. Free. 937-698-6493.

• Miami Valley Centre Mall, 987 E. Ash St., Piqua, will host an autograph-signing session by Olympic medalist Clayton Murphy from noon to 2 p.m. and a book signing by sportswriter Hall McCoy from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. McCoy will sell his book, “The Real McCoy: My Half-Century with the Cincinnati Reds.” The first Murphy autograph is free. Additional autographs cost $5 each. 937-773-1225.

• A.B. Graham Center, U.S. 36 and Alcony-Conover Road, Conover, presents it fall festival and bingo from 5 to 9p.m. Food, children’s costume parade, cake walk, bingo, exhibits. Meals, $8 adults, $4 chldren 12 and under.

• The 11th annual Autumn Artisans Showcase runs today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Monroe Grange building, 4729 Peters Road, Tipp City. Handmade items by local craftsmen, food, door prizes.

• Miami County YMCA Piqua Branch, 223 W. High St., Piqua, hosts Saturday Night Live for children in grades 1-6, beginning at 7 p.m. and ending at 11:30 p.m. Swimming, games, pizza. Advance registration, $10 members, $16 nonmembers at 937-773-9622. Registration at the door: $12 members, $18 nonmembers.

• Victoria Theatre Association presents Lonesome River Band in concert with Nightflyer and the Repeating Arms at 8 p.m. in the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton. Tickets: $20 and up, plus fees, at www.ticketcenterstage.com.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, opens an exhibit, “Ravaged Sublime: Landscape Photography in the 21st Century,” which runs through Jan. 8. Open Wednesday and Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission: $14; $11 seniors 60 and older, students 18 and older and active military; $6 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and under.

• Miami Valley Down Syndrome Association hosts Walk Your Socks Off, a fundraiser, at the Amos Community Center of Dorothy Love Retirement Community, 3003 Cisco Road, from 3 to 5 p.m. Admission: $10 per family.

• Gateway Arts Council screens its documentary, “Moving a Nation,” at the Sidney Auto-Vue Drive-In at dusk today and Sunday. Admission free. 498-2787.

• Tipp City Public Library, 11 E. Main St., Tipp City, hosts a haiku-writing workshop from 1 to 3 p.m. for all ages. Advance registration required at 937-667-8631. Free.

• The Great Sidney Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m. to noon, on the courtsquare in downtown Sidney, featuring Taste of the Market.

• Springfield Symphony performs in concert with pianist Spencer Myer at 7:30 p.m. in Clark State Performing Arts Center Kuss Auditorium, 300 S. Fountain Ave., Springfield. Tickets: $25-$56 at www.springfieldsym.org.

• Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road, Wilmington, hosts the Ohio Country Antique Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $6.

• The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents “Alice in Wonderland” in the Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, through Oct. 23. Performance times vary. Tickets: $10-$30 plus fees at www.ticketmaster.com.

• Downtown Sidney presents its fall festival on the courtsquare from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Costume contest, trick-or-treating, children’s activities. Free.

• Miami County Park District hosts a Family Discovery Hike about insects for individuals with special needs and their adult companions at 1:30 p.m. in Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City. Free. But advance registration required at www.miamicountyparks.com.

• Mainstreet Piqua hosts a walking tour of Fountain Park along Forset Avenue in Piqua, at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $5 at 937-773-9355.

SUNDAY

• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, offers View from the Vista, birdwatching, from 2 to 4 p.m. 937-698-6493.

• Dayton Philharmonic presents “Gandolfi’s Cosmic Garden,” a discussion and performance, at 3 p.m., in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. Tickets: $14-$43 at 937-228-3630.

• Sidney American Legion Post 217, 1265 Fourth Ave., hosts Sunday Brunch from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals cost $8 for adults; $4 for children 6-12; children under 6 eat free.

• Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 State Route 118, Van Wert, presents Colton Dixon in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20-$40 at www.npacvw.org.

• St. Marys Kiwanis Club presents the 47the annual Walk with Nature, a three-mile fall foliage walk, beginning in St. Marys Memorial Park, Chestnut and South streets, St. Marys, from noon to 5 p.m. Free. 419-300-4611.

• Stallo Memorial Library and the village of Minster present the Harvest Festival in Four Seasons Park in Minster from 6 to 8 p.m. games, crafts, food.

• Miami County Park District hosts a dog social, “Bark in the Park,” in the Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City, from 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Register at www.miamicountyparks.com.

MONDAY

• Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, opens solo exhibitions by Terry Glass and Stephen Goettsch, which run through Nov. 18. Opening reception Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m. Exhibit open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 937-296-0294.

• New Bremen Library offers Move and Groove to the Music for children in grades kindergarten-3 at 6:30 p.m.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster presents Family Story Time at 6:15 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-628-2925.

TUESDAY

• Victoria Theatre Association presents “The Jersey Boys” in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton today through Oct. 23. Tickets: $30 and up at 888-228-3630.

• New Bremen Public Library hosts Lego Fun for all ages at 3:30 p.m. and Story Time for children up to first grade at 6:30 p.m.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts story time for for children 3 to kindergarten at 10:30 a.m.

• Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, 200 W. Main St., Findlay, presents “The Ugly Duckling” at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students, at www.artspartnership.com.

WEDNESDAY

• New Knoxville Public Library offers a craft for children in fourth grade and older at 3 p.m. Free.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts a book discussion at 2 p.m. Free.

OCT. 20

• Wapakoneta Area Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Halloween Parade beginning at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds. Line-up begins at 4:30 p.m. Parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-738-2911.

• New Knoxville Public Library hosts storytime for children 3 to first grade at 3 p.m. and a craft for adults at 6 p.m. Advance registration required for craft at 419-753-2724.

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m. and a craft for adults at 1 p.m. Advance registration required for craft at 419-629-2158.

• Miami County Park District hosts a Health Trekker walk in Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 E. State Route 41, Troy, at 10 a.m. Register at miamicountyparks.com.

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit items to [email protected]

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit items to [email protected]

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