Let yourself go


TODAY

• Darke County Parks presents a program about biomimicry, “Nature Did It First,” at 6:30 p.m. in the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville. 937-548-0165.

• Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 W. Main St., Louisville, Kentucky, presents “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” through Jan. 29. Times vary. Tickets: $25-$59 at www.actorstheatre.org.

• Franklin Park Conservatory and Biotanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, presents “Orchids,” an exhibit of 1,600 flowers, through March 5. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $14 adults, $11 people over 60 and college students; $7 children 3-17; members and children 2 and under, free. 614-715-8000.

• Columbus Children’s Theatre presents “Snow White” in the Park Stret Theatre, 512 Park St., Columbus, through Jan. Sunday. Times vary. Tickets: $10-$25 at www.columbuschildrenstheatre.org.

• Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, presents the 27th annual Dayton Area “Works on Paper” exhibit through Feb. 27. Reception today at 6 p.m. Gallery 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.

• Wright State University exhibits “Quilt Show: Celebrating Quilt Stories,” quilts made by Miami Valley Quilters Guild, in the Student Union Apollo Room, University Boulevard and Col. Glenn Highway, Fairborn, today, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.

• New Bremen Public Library hosts Ladies Night Out, “Swap & Coloring,” at 6:30 p.m. Swap scarves and Keurig pods.

FRIDAY

• Darke County Parks offers a floor broom-making class today at 6 p.m. and Saturday at noon in the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville. Fee: $15. Advance registration required at 937-698-6493.

• The seventh annual Columbus Beerfest runs at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St., Columbus, today and Saturday from 7 to 11:30 p.m. Beer tastings, food, beard and mustache competition, entertainment. Tickets: $55 in advance, $65 on the day, at www.columbusbeerfest.com.

• The Farmer Family Gallery, Reed Hall, on the campus of the Ohio State University at Lima, hosts a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to open an exhibit of paintings by Michael Noland, “A Map of the World.” The exhibit continues through March 10. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays. Admission is free.

• Russia Branch Library, 200 Raider St., Russia, hoss story time at 10:15 a.m.

SATURDAY

• Mansfield Art Center, 700 Marian Ave., Mansfield, presents “The Glow of Paris — The Bridgesof Paris at Night,” photographs by Gary Zuercher, through Feb. 26. Reception and book signing today from 7 to 9 p.m.

• National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, presents “Robots among Us,” a family day activity from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, exhibits, stories, aerospace demonstrations. Free. www.nationalmuseum.af.mil.

• Darke County Parks offers a turkey wing whisk broom-making class at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and a beginners blacksmithing class from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Shawnee Prairie Reserve, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville. Fee: $12 for broom class; $25 for blacksmithing. Advance registration required for all classes at 937-698-6493.

• Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, presents “Little Shop of Horrors” through Feb. 19. Times vary. Tickets: $35 and up at 800-582-3208.

• Miami County YMCA hosts a Saturday Night Live Youth Event in the Robinson Branch, 3060 S. county Road 25A, Troy, from 7 to 11 p.m. for children in kindergarten through sixth-grade. Admission: $10 members, $16 nonmembers. 937-440-9622.

• Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., Piqua, presents a talk by Dana Cress, “A Guide to Researching Your Home’s History,” at 2 p.m. Free. 937-773-6753.

• Cincinnati Pops Orchestra presents Smokey Robinson in concert in the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, today at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets: $25-$115 at www.cincinnatipops.org.

• Lebanon Antique Show runs today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Warren County Fairgrounds, 665 N. Broadway, Lebanon. Tickets: $6 in advance at wchsmuseum.org or $8 at the door.

SUNDAY

• Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Lift Ev’ry Voice,” a choir concert, at 3 p.m. in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. Tickets: $10 at 937-228-3630.

• National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, screens “Ferris Buehler’s Day Off” at 4 p.m. Tickets: $5 at 937-656-4629.

• Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W. Center St., Marion, presents “Mutts Gone Nuts” at 3 p.m. Tickets: $10-$25 at marionpalace.org.

• Miami County Park District presents a Storybook Trail program in its Naturalist Adventure Series, “Tracks in the Snow,” from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City. Free. Advance registration at miamicountyparks.com.

MONDAY

• New Bremen Public Library hosts a program about using the updated website of the Ohio Digital Library at 10 a.m., adult fun and games at 1 p.m. and Paws to Read, for children in grades K-3 to read to dogs, at 6 p.m. Advance registration required for all at 419-629-2158.

• New Knoxville Community Library hosts Bingo Bash for all ages at 3 p.m. and a program about using the updated website of the Ohio Digital Library at 5 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-753-2724.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts a program about using the updated website of the Ohio Digital Library at 1:30 p.m.

• Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., offers a drop-in activity for teens celebrating National Puzzle Day at 3 p.m. Free.

TUESDAY

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 6:30 p.m.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts preschool story time for children 3 to kindergarten at 10:30 a.m., Reader’s Theater for children in grades 3-4 at 3:30 p.m. and Game Night for families at 6 p.m.

• Darke County Parks hosts Project FeederWatch, bird-watching, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today and Wednesday in the Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 state Route 502 W., Greenville. Free. 937-548-0165.

WEDNESDAY

• New Knoxville Community Library presents “Mystery Event” for children in grades 4-7 at 4 p.m.

JAN. 26

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m. and Book Buzz, a book discussion group for adults, at 1 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 pspeelman@aimmedianetwork.com.

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