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TODAY

• Fifth Third Gallery, 1 S. Main St., Dayton, exhibits the polymer clay work of Lilian Nichols through June 30, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Trunk show today and Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Kentucky Shakespeare Festival presents “Much Ado About Nothing” at 8 p.m., Tuesday-Sundays in the C. Douglas Ramey Ampitheater in Central Park, 1340 S. Fourth St., Louisville, Kentucky. Preshow entertainment at 7:15. Through July 22. Free.

• Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, exhibits “Bodies@Work: The Work of Ruben and Isabel Toledo,” through Sunday; “Aminah’s Presidential Suite” through Dec. 31; “Allan Sekula: Aerospace Folktales and Other Stories” through July 2; Ohio Plein Air Society through Sunday; and “Glass Magic” through Dec. 31, 2018; hours vary; Admission: Adults $14; seniors, $8; students 18 and older, $8; students 6-17, $5; children 5 and under, free; Sundays free; Thursdays 5 to 9 p.m., pay what you want.

• Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, presents “Ponds, Gardens and Shadows: Paintings by Jennifer Rosengarten” through Jan. 7. Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $3 students and seniors, children 17 and under, free. 937-325-4673.

• Shelby County Historical Society presents an exhibit, “Titans of Industry,” in the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., through mid-October and hosts a cemetery tour in Graceland Cemetery, 975 S. Main Ave., at 8 p.m. Park in I.U.E. lot for tour. Free. 498-1653.

• Troy Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, presents an exhibit, “Fabricated Images: Works by the Dayton Printmakers Cooperative & Mythic Silver Studio,” through July 16. Free. 937-339-0457.

• Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, presents “The View,” a juried landscape exhibit, through July 7. Exhibit hours: Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 937-296-0294.

• Short North Stage presents “Angels in America: Millennium Approaches” in the Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St., Columbus, Thursdays through Sundays through July 2. Times vary. Tickets: $30-$37 at shortnorthstage.org.

• The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont, presents Quilt National, contemporary art quilts, on exhibit through Oct. 15. Admission: $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors 60 and older, $3 children 6-12. 419-332-2081.

• The Greene, 4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek, presents Mad Hatter from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

• Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, continues an exhibit, Breweriana-Preserving the History of the American Brewing Industry, through Sept. 24. Admission: $4 adults, $3 children. 740-622-8710.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, presents “Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence,” an exhibit of South African beadwork, through Sept. 17. Exhibit admission: $14 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older and students 18 and older, $6 children 7-17; members and children under 7, free. daytonartinstitute.org.

• The 41st annual Old Fashioned Farmers’ Days runs through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert. Exhibits, tractor pulls, crafts, flea market, food, carnival games, entertainment. Admission: $7 for three-day pass purchased in advance at 419-238-9270; $3 per day at gate. Children under 13, free. oldfashionedfarmersdays.com.

• Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., hosts a family building challenge for children in prekindergarten through fifth grade at 6 p.m. Free.

• Darke County Steam Threshers Association presents its 61st annual reunion today through Sunday in York Woods, U.S. Route 127 at Reed Road, Greenville. Exhibits, demonstrations, food, flea market, tractor pulls, parades. Admission: $5 adult four-day pass; $3 seniors 62 and older today; $2 adults with canned food donation; children 12 and under free.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” through Aug. 20. Tickets: $61-$75 includes dinner, at 800-677-9505.

FRIDAY

• Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, presents the Temptations and the Four Tops in concert at 8 p.m. Tickets: $23.50-$57 at www.ticketmaster.com.

• Ohio State Reformatory, 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield, hosts an overnight ghost hunt for people 18 and older from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets: $70 at mrps.org.

• Sidney Civic Band presents a free concert on the courtsquare at 7 p.m. Take lawn chairs.

• New Knoxville Independence Day Celebration runs today and Saturday in New Knoxville Community Park along state Route 29 south of the village. Tournaments, games, entertainment, food, beer, book sale. Free. www.nkjuly.com.

• Fort Loramie Liberty Days runs today through Sunday in Fort Loramie Youth Park. Entertainment, games, contests, petting zoo, rides, turtle race, food, beer, pageants. Fireworks at 10 p.m.

• Jackson Center Memorial Branch Library, 205 S. Linden St., Jackson Center, presents a program by Earl Watson, “Animal Architects!” for children up to fifth grade at 11 a.m. Free.

• A.J. Wise-Fort Loramie Branch Library, 300 E. Park St., Fort Loramie, presents a program by the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum, “Tippy Towers,” for all ages at 1 p.m. Free.

• Russia Library presents a program by the Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum at 10:30 a.m. Free.

• The Greene, 4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek, presents the Dead Ringers from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

• AMVETS Post 1986, 1319 Fourth Ave., hosts a fish and chicken fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Dine in or carry out. Meals: $7.

• Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., hosts an after-hours breakout challenge for children in grades 6 to 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. Advance registration required at 492-8354.

SATURDAY

• Sauder Village, 22611 state Route 2, Archbold, celebrates Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Weekend today through Tuesday. Cricket games today; naturalization ceremony at 11 a.m., Tuesday. Admission: $17 adults, $11 children 6-16; children 5 and under free. saudervillage.org.

• The Great Sidney Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m. to noon on the courtsquare.

• Ohio State Reformatory, 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield, hosts an overnight ghost hunt for people 18 and older from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. Tickets: $70 at mrps.org.

• Village of New Knoxville sets off fireworks at 10 p.m. in Knoxville Community Park, along state Route 29 south of the village. Free.

• The Greene, 4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek, presents Last Call from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

• Darke County Parks opens the log house and and blacksmith shop from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville. Free.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts Brain Games for children today, Monday, Tuesday, July 7 and July 8 at 10 a.m.

• Indian Lake State Park, 12744 state Route 235, Lakeview, hosts Beach Spectacular beginning at 8:30 a.m. Car show, 5K, pageants, food, swimming. Fireworks at 10 p.m. 937-843-3553.

SUNDAY

• Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, presents Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with the Mountain Goats at 7 p.m. Tickets: $23.50-$56 plus fees at www.ticketmaster.com.

• Mohican State Park, 3116 state Route 3, Loudonville, presents a program, Turtle Sunday, at 10 a.m. 419-994-4290.

• Caesar Creek State Park, 8570 state Route 73, Waynesville, hosts a holiday hike at 1 p.m. 513-897-3055.

MONDAY

• Today is the deadline for children in grades six-12 to register for Wednesday with Wildlife, “In the Field,” scheduled for July 5 from 9 a.m. to noon at Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. Fee: $20 members, $25 nonmembers at 937-698-6493.

• A.J. Wise-Fort Loramie Branch Library, 300 E. Park St., Fort Loramie, screens a movie, “Furry Vengeance,” for all ages at 3:30 p.m. Free. 937-295-3155.

• Russia Library offers a drop-in craft, cup game, from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. Free.

• Amos Memorial Public Library offers a drop-in craft, healthy catepillar snack, for children in prekindergarten through fifth grade, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free.

• Miami County Park District hosts a butterfly walk from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 E. state Route 185, Covington. Register at miamicountyparks.com. Free.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster presents Summer Stories today and Wednesday at noon in the library.

• Grand Lake Health System offers free blood pressure screenings from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Auglaize-Mercer Family YMCA-North, 7590 state Route 703, Celina. 419-586-9622.

TUESDAY

• City of Sidney sets off fireworks at 10 p.m. at Sidney Middle School, 980 Fair Road. Free.

• Central Ohio Symphony presents its 32nd annual July Fourth concert and fireworks at 7:30 p.m. in Phillips Glen on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware. Chair seats, $6; lawn seats, free. www.centralohiosymphony.org.

• Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library, Spiegel Grove, Fremont presents the Toledo Symphony Band in concert at 2 p.m. Free. 800-998-7737.

• Van Wert Holiday at Home begins at 11 a.m. with a parade along Main Street, and continues on teh grounds of the Van Wert County Historical Museum, 602 N. Washington St., Van Wert, until 10:30 p.m. 419-238-9378.

• City of Piqua presents Piqua 4th Fest from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Fountain Park along Forest Avenue and from 6 to 10 p.m. in Lock 9 Riverfront Park, 125 E. Water St., Piqua Games, food, entertainment, fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free.

• New Madison Public Library will dedicate a marker commemorating the Lincoln funeral train at 2 p.m.

WEDNESDAY

• Amos Memorial Public Library presents Mother Goose Time for children 3 months to 2 and a caregiver at 10:30 a.m. and Stories in the Park for children in prekindergarten through third grade at 11 a.m. in Harmon Park, 870 St. Marys Ave. Free.

• A.J. Wise-Fort Loramie Branch Library, 300 E. Park St., Fort Loramie, offers a drop-in craft, toilet paper-roll bird feeder, for children in prekindergarten and older, from 2 to 5 p.m. Free.937-295-3155.

• Russia Library hosts storytime, “Three Little Pigs,” at 6:15 p.m. Free.

• AMVETS Post 1986, 1319 Fourth Ave., hosts wing night from 4 to 7 p.m. Wings: 60 cents, dine in or carry out.

• Grand Lake Health System offers blood pressure screenings from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and a wound care-awareness program at 9:45 a.m. in the Auglaize County Council on Aging office, 610 Indiana Ave., St. Marys. 419-394-8252.

• Hueston Woods State Park, 6301 Park Office Road, College Corner, presents a Fireworks Extravaganza shortly after dark. 513-523-6347.

JULY 6

• New Knoxville Community Library hosts story time for children at 10:30 a.m. and a building challenge at 1 p.m.

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m. and pay-it-forward craft at 1 and 2 p.m. 419-629-2158.

• Piqua Community Farmers Market runs from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. on the square in downtown Piqua.

• Festival of the Bells opens today at 3 p.m. and runs through July 8 in Hillsboro. Parade at 4 p.m. today, food, crafts, games, contests, car show, pet parade, entertainment. Free. festivalofthebells.com.

• The 18th annual Farm Power of the Past reunion opens today and runs through July 8, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and July 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Darke County Fairgrounds, 800 Sweitzer St., Greenville. Exhibits, tractors, chainsaw carving, sawmill operations, corn shredding, flear market, entertainment, children activities, car show. Admission: $5 adults, children under 12 free. greenvillefarmpower.org.

• Miami County Park District hosts an adult exploration hike from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 E. state Route 185, Covington. Register at miamicountyparks.com. Free.

• Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., hosts Teen Thursday for children in grades 6 to 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Video games, board games, crafts, snacks. Free.

• Victoria Theatre Association screens “Follow That Bird” at 10 a.m. in the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton. Tickets: $3 at ticketscenterstage.com.

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit items to pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com.

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit items to pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com.