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• Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical 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.

• Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, presents the 27th annual Dayton Area “Works on Paper” exhibit through Monday. 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.

• The Farmer Family Gallery, Reed Hall, on the campus of the Ohio State University at Lima, presents 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.

• Mansfield Art Center, 700 Marian Ave., Mansfield, presents “The Glow of Paris — The Bridges of Paris at Night,” photographs by Gary Zuercher, through Sunday.

• Shelby County Historical Society presents an exhibit,”Immigration,” in the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., through Saturday. Monday-Friday, 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. 498-1653.

• Short North Stage presents “Hand to God” in the Garden Theater, 1187 N. High St., Columbus, today through Sunday. Times vary. Tickets: $30 at shortnorthstage.org.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “Steel Magnolias” through Sunday. Times vary. Tickets: $61-$75, adults; $30 children; includes dinner. 800-677-9505.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, presents an exhibit, “Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist,” which runs through May 7. Wednesay, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.; Thursday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission: $8 adults, $5 seniors and active military, students and members free. daytonartinstitute.org.

• The Columbus Dispatch presents the Home & Garden Show through Sunday in the Ohio Expo Center, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus. Today and Friday, noon to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $11-$35 at www.dispatchhomeandgardenshow.com.

• Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, 1127 Vine St., Cincinnati, presents “When We Were Young and Unafraid” through March 12. Times vary. Tickets: $22-$48 at ensemblecincinnati.org.

• Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum presents a talk by Angie Hoschouer about African Americans buried in the cemetery, at 6:30 p.m., in the Vandalia Public Library, 330 S Dixie Drive, Vandalia. Free. 937-463-2665.


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

• Cincinnati Pops Orchestra prsents “Sutton Foster’s Broadway” in the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, at 8 p.m., today and Saturday, and 2 p.m., Sunday. Tickets: $25-$115 at cincinnatipops.org.

• Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W. Center St., Marion, presens Lisa Biales in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 at marionpalace.org.

• Mohican State Park, 3116 state Route 3, Loudonville, hosts a night hike beginning at Hemlock Gorge Trailhead at Camp Area A at 7:30 p.m. Free. 419-994-5125, ext. 20.


• A.B. Graham Center, 8250 E. state Route 36, Conover, hosts a chicken-and-noodles dinner, bingo and line dancing. Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., bingo at 7 p.m., line dancing from 7 to 9 p.m. Dinner fee: $7 adults, $3 children 3-12. Bingo cards: 25 cents.

• Dayton History presents Fight Night and a speakeasy fundraiser in Memorial Hall, 125 E. First St., Dayton, at 7 p.m. Fights, music, dancing, bar. Tickets: $15 in advance at Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton. $20 at the door. 937-293-2841.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St. Troy, offers a class, Using a Computer for Genealogy, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $40. 937-339-0457.

• 20th Century Cincinnati, an expo of design featuring fashion, furniture and art, runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday in the Sharonville convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati. Admission: $8 at 20thcenturycincinnati.com.

• Springfield Symphony Orchestra presents “NightLights II: Movie Magic” with violinist Lindsay Deutsch in the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 S. Fountain Ave. Springfield, at 5 p.m. Tickets at springfieldsym.org.

• Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 10700 state Route 118, Van Wert, presents “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood-Live!” at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tickets: $15-$35 at 419-238-6722.

• Caesar Creek State Park, 8570 state Route 73, Waynesville, hosta a winter hike from 10 a.m. to noon, beginning at the Wellman Meadows Trailhead parking lot. 513-897-2437.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, offers Artventures: Magnificent Masks, mask-making family activity, from 1 to 3 p.m. Admission: $10 family of four members; $15 family of four nonmembers; $2 each additional child. 937-223-4278.

• Miami County Park District hosts a Nature Play Date at 2 p.m. in the Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 state Route 185, Covington. Register at miamicountyparks.com.

• Darke County Parks presents “In Their Footsteps,” an animal-tracking program for children in grades 3-6 from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville; and an Antler Amble hike to look for shed whitetail deer antlers, at 2 p.m., in the Worth Family Nature Preserve, Spring Hill Road north of state Route 502 W., Greenville. Fee for In Their Footsteps: $3. Advance registration required at 937-548-0165. Antler hike free.


• Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Sound and Song” in the Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, at 3 p.m. Preconcert talk by Larry Coressel at 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $22 adults, $14 students at 937-228-3630.

• Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima, presents a talk by Michael Buettner, “The Rural Schoolhouses of Allen County, Ohio,” at 2 p.m. Free. 419-222-9426.

• Miami County Park District hosts a Naturalist Adventure Series Storybook Trail hike, “Winter Tree Identificaton,” from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City. Free. Register at miamicountyparks.com.


• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, presents a Wild Journeys talk by Becky Crow, “Search for Pelagic Birds,” at 7 p.m. Members free; $5 nonmembers. 937-698-6493.

• New Bremen Library hosts Fun and Games for adults 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 either at 419-629-2158.

• Darke County Parks is offering a spring hike at 9 a.m. at Eidson Woods Preserve on the corner of state Route 502 West and Union City Palestine Road. Dress for the weather. Call 937-548-0165 for information.


• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 6:30 p.m. 419-629-2158.

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


• Auglaize County Public Library hosts live trivia at Marley’s Downtown, 15 Perry St., Wapakoneta, at 7 p.m.

• Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima, is hosting the Annual Blues Concert with the Rev. Robert B. Jones at 7 p.m. The event is free to the public. 419-222-9426.


• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m.

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

• Auglaize County Public Library is hosting an evening edition of story time at 6:30 p.m. at the library in Wapakoneta.

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

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