Let yourself go


TODAY

• Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, presents “Lucy Raven: Low Relief” through Sunday; “Dogs” through 2017; “Glass Magic” through 2018; “Graphic Novelist Residency Exhibition: Ronald Wimberly” through Feb. 19; “The Sun Placed in the Abyss” through Jan. 8; “[email protected]: The Work of Ruben and Isabel Toledo” through June 18; “Think Outside the Brick: The Creative Art of Lego,” through Feb. 26; and “Aminah’s Presidential Suite.” Hours vary. Admission: $6-$20. www.columbusmuseum.org.

• Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, presents “A Christmas Carol” and “The Second City’s Holidazed & Confused Revue” through Dec. 31. Times vary. Tickets: $30 and up at www.cincyplay.com or 800-582-3208.

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

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, presents “Ravaged Sublime: Landscape Photography in the 21st Century” through Jan. 8. 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 adults; $11 seniors 60 and older, students 18 and older and active military; $6 children 7-17; free for members and children 6 and under.

• La Comedia Dinner Theater, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 31. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. Tickets: $59-$75 includes dinner, at www.lacomedia.com and 800-677-9505.

• Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, presents “A Whoville Holiday,” botanical exhibits, through Jan. 8. Hours vary. Admission: $7 adults; $4 children; children under 4, free. www.cincinnatiparks.com.

• Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, presents the Dayton.Kyoto Print Exchange exhibit through March 25. Open Wednesday-Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5 adults; $3 students and seniors; children 17 and under, free. springfieldart.net.

• Holiday Lights on the Hill, a drive-through holiday light show, opens tonight and runs through Jan. 1 in the Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, 1763 Hamilton-Cleves Road, Hamilton. Monday-Thursday, 6-9 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 6-10 p.m. Admission: $20-$25 per car. 513-868-1234.

• Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, 4850 W. Powell Road, Powell, presents Wildlights at the Zoo through Jan. 1. Sunday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Tickets: $19 adults, $13 children 3-9 and seniors 60 and older. www.columbuszoo.org.

• The Toledo Zoo, 2 Hippo Way, Toledo, presents Lights before Christmas through Dec. 31. Light displays, ice carving demonstrations, food. Sunday-Thursday, 3-8 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 3-9 p.m. Admission: $17 adults, $14 children 2-11 and seniors 60 and older. 419-385-4040.

• Franklin Park Conservatory, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, presents Merry and Bright, seasonal horticultural displays, through Jan. 1. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $14 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older and college students, $7 children 3-16. 614-715-8000.

• Victoria Theatre Association presents “Elf” today through Sunday in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. Times vary. Tickets: $30 and up at 888-228-3630.

• Alum Creek presents the 17th annual Fantasy of Lights drive-through light show and Santa house in Alum Creek State Park Campgrounds, 2911 S. Old State Road, Delaware, through Jan. 1; Sunday-Thursday, 5:30-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 5:30-10 p.m. Admission: $25 per car. www.alumcreek.com/fol.

THURSDAY

• First Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Miami Ave., hosts the Turkey Trot hunger race beginning at 8:30 a.m. 492-4597.

• Thanksgiving Fellowship Dinner runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus hall, 40 N. Main St., Minster. Free.

• Light Up Middletown, a drive-through display, runs from 6 to 10 p.m., today through Dec. 31 in Smith Park, 500 Tytus Ave., Middletown. Santa visits Fridays and Saturdays from 7 to 9 p.m. through Dec. 23. Admission: donation. www.lightupmiddletown.org.

FRIDAY

• Downtown Dayton begins the holiday season with its Grande Illumination and Dayton Children’s Parade Spectacular in Lights from 4 to 9 p.m. on the courthouse square. Rides, games, crafts, gingerbread display, wagon rides, tree lighting, parade. www.downtowndayton.org.

• Santa’s Homecoming Parade, featuring lighted, horse-drawn carriages, begins at 6 p.m. at 700 Scioto Street, Urbana, and travels to Monument Square. Free.

• Cincinnati Symphony performs “One City, One Symphony: Home” with Brandford Marsalis at 8 p.m. today and Saturday in the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati. Tickets: $12-$117 at www.cincinnatisymphony.org.

• Washington Township presents Woodland Lights, a walk-through light show in Countryside Park, 895 Miamisburg-Centerville road, Dayton, through Dec. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. Santa visits, laser lights, Grinch World, live animals, costumed characters, kiddie rides, entertainment. Admission: $8. www.woodlandlights.org.

• Clifton Mill, 75 Water St., Clifton, turns on millions of lights today and the lights continue through Jan. 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. nightly. 937-767-5501.

Columbus Children’s Theatre, 512 Park St., Columbus, presents “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” through Dec. 18. Times vary. Tickets: $10-$25 at 614-224-6627.

• Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, presents “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” at 1 p.m. Tickets: $28-$58 at www.stranahantheater.org.

• Northwest Ohio Railroad Preservation Inc. runs the North Pole Express, Fridays though Sundays, from 5 to 9 p.m., through Jan. 1., leaving from the station at 12505 County Road 99, Findlay. Tickets: $3 adults, $2 children. 419-423-2995.

SATURDAY

• Darke County Parks presents a winter tree identification workshop at 10 a.m. in the Sahwnee Prairie Preserve Nature Center, 4267 State Route 502, Greenville. Admission: Free by advance registration required at 937-548-0165.

• Shelby County Fairgrounds, 655 Highland Ave., hosts a gun and knife show from 9 a.m. t0 3 p.m.

• Toledo Symphony Orchestra presents Sandi Patty in concert in the Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $26-$66 at www.toledosymphony.org.

SUNDAY

• Community Choir and Community Orchestra perform “The Messiah” at 3 p.m. in the Connection Point Church of God, 1510 Campbell Road. Admission free but donations accepted.

• The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, screens “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in the Air Force Museum Theatre at 4 p.m. Tickets: $5 at 937-656-4629.

• Miami County Park District presents a Storybook Trails program, “If You Find a Rock,” from 1 to 3 p.m. and a Naturalist Adventure Series, “Rock Hounds,” from 1 to 4 p.m. that includes the storybook trail in the Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City. Free. Advance registration at miamicountyparks.com.

MONDAY

• Today is the deadline to purchase dinner tickets for the Christmas dinner dance scheduled for Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. in the Senior Center of Sidney-Shelby County, 304 S. West Ave. Dinner and dance tickets: $15 members, $17 nonmembers at 492-5266. Dance only tickets: $5 members, $7 nonmembers, available at the door.

• New Bremen Library presents a make-and-take craft for children in grades K-6 between 3:30 and 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 22, and story time with Mrs. Claus at 6 p.m., today. Free.

• New Knoxville Library offers a Christmas craft Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m. through Dec. 24.

TUESDAY

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers Preschool Story Time for children 3 to kindergarten at 10:30 a.m.

• Darke County Parks hosts Project FeederWatch, a Cornell University birdwatching program, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 State Route 502 W., Greenville. Free.

NOV. 30

• Allen County Historical Society, Church Women United and YWCA present the 44th annual Christmas Tree Festival today, Dec. 1 and Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 2 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Dec. 4 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima. Crafts, a talking Christmas tree, decorated trees, a boutique, children’s entertainment, refreshments. Admission is free; however donations are accepted. 419-222-9426.

• Stranahan Theater, 4645 Heatherdowns Blvd., Toledo, presents “The Phantom of the Opera” through Dec. 11. Times vary. Tickets: $39-$134 at www.stranahantheater.org.

DEC. 1

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m. and reader’s theater for children in grades 4-5 at 3:30 p.m.

• New Knoxville Community Library hosts story time for children 3 to first grade at 3 p.m.

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

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

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