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ONGOING

• Shelby County Historical Society exhibits “Coming to America,” an immigration display, in the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., through Oct. 31. Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. 498-1653.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, exhibits, “For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design,” which runs through June 2, and “Dorothy Height’s Hats,” which runs through June 23. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets: $14 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, students and active military; $6 children 7 to 17; free for members and children 6 and under. www.daytonartinstitute.org.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, exhibits “Watercolor Ohio: 2018,” the Ohio Watercolor Society’s 41st annual traveling exhibition through Sunday, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Free.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “Newsies” through June 9. Times vary. Tickets: $61 to $74 includes dinner. 800-677-9505.
FRIDAY
• The Contemporary Dayton presents its 25th annual Art Auction & Party at 6:30 p.m. in the David H. Ponitz Center at Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third St., Dayton. Tickets: $75 at 937-224-3822 and at the door.
• Anna Community Garage Sale runs throughout the village today and Saturday. Times vary. Listings available at Anna Market, 315 W. Main St., Anna. 937-622-5836.
• Miami County Park District hosts a frog walk from 8 to 9:30 p.m. in the Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary, 2540 E. Statler Road, Piqua. Take a flashlight. Advance registration required at miamicountyparks.com.

• New Choices presents “Give a Little, Laugh a Lot,” a fundraiser featuring Dave Dugan, at 6 p.m. in the Palazzo, 309 S. Main St., Botkins. Performance, dinner, silent auction, live auction. Tickets: $30 at newchoicesinc.org.

• Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for a performance by Pink Droyd scheduled for Sept. 21 in the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tickets at eventbrite.com.

• Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for a performance by Skillet and Sevendust scheduled for Aug. 16 in the PNC Pavilion in Cincinnati. Tickets at ticketmaster.com.

• Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. for a concert by Rick Springfield with Eddie Money and Greg Kihn scheduled for Sept. 7 at the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights. Tickets at ticketmaster.com.

• Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, exhibits “The Lincoln Funeral Train in Pictures and Photos” today, Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. 614-752-9777.

• New Hope United Methodist Church, 8985 W. Mason Road, presents Sould Out Quartet in concert at 7 p.m. Donations accepted. www.sidneynewhope.org.

SATURDAY

• A.C.T.I.O.N. presents the third annual Ohio Amputee Celebration for amputees and their families and friends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Franklin Park Adventure Center, 1755 E. Broad St., Columbus. Clinics, speakers, therapy animals, games, door prizes, silent auction, snacks. Admission free. 937-339-1123.

• Dayton Area Mensa offers an admission test for people 14 and older at 10 a.m. in the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering. Advance registration and fee information at 937-546-7885.

• American Heart Association presents “The Locker Room Talk — A Men’s Discussion” for underserved men from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ponitz Career Technology Center, 71 W. Washington St., Dayton. Health screenings, lectures, panel discussion with former NFL players. Advance registration requested at 937-401-4866. Free.

• Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Sgt. Pepper’s Complete” with guest band Classical Mystery Tour at 8 p.m. today and “Sgt. Pepper’s: The Classical Connections Edition” at 3 p.m. in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. Tickets: $9-$107 at ticketcenterstage.com.

• A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. U.S. 36, Conover, hosts a breaded tenderloin dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. and bingo beginning at 7 p.m. Meals: $7 adults, $3 children 12 and younger. 937-368-3700.

• Darke County Singles Group hosts a dance for people 21 and older from 8 to 11 p.m. in the VFW ballroom, 219 N. Ohio St., Greenville. Music by Mandolin Bridge. Cash bar. Take snacks. Admission: $7. 937-901-3969.

• Darke County Parks offers a seed bomb-making program in the Bish Discovery Center, 404 N. Ohio St., Greenville, at 1 p.m. Make wildflower seed bombs to plant at home. Advance registration required at www.darkecountyparks.org. Fee: $5. 937-548-0165.

• New Albany Symphony Orchestra presents a sensory-friendly performance of “Viva Italia!” at 11:30 a.m. in the McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany. Tickets: $8 at the door. 614-469-0939.

• Dayton Area Mensa offers its admission test at 10 a.m. in the Kettering-Moraine Public Library, 3496 Far Hills Ave., Kettering. Fee: $60. Advance registration suggested at testing@dayton.us.mensa.org. Take photo ID.

• Apple Farm Service hosts a field event at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. county Road 25A, Troy, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tractor test drives, prizes, food. Free.

• WACO Historical Society hosts the 2019 Brick Blowout Lego Contest at the WACO Air Museum, 1865 county Road 25A., Troy from noon to 5 p.m. Entries on display and Lego market. Admission: $6 adults, $3 youth. 937-335-9226.

• Midwest Federation presents the Miami County Gem, Mineral Fossil and Jewelry Show today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Miami County Fairgrounds, 650 N. county Road 25A, Troy. Admission fee for adults; children admitted free.

• Gateway Arts Council hosts its Princess Ball, a father/daughter dance, from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Lehman High School auditorium, 2400 St. Marys Ave. Tickets: $10 for a father with one daughter; $15 for a father with more than one daughter. 498-2787.

• Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, 300 E. Parkwood St., hosts Healthy Kids Day and Health Fair from 9 a.m. to noon. Games, snacks, bike checks, screenings. Free.

• Shelby County Bicentennial Committee begins a flag run at 9 a.m. at Sidney Middle School and commemorates Hardin from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Crossroads, 6073 Hardin-Wapakoneta Road, Hardin. Speeches, artifact presentation, end of flag run, cruise-in, quilt show, children’s art show, entertainment, food. Free.

• Anna Community Branch Library, 311 W. Main St., Anna, celebrates its 68th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games, crafts, face-painting. Free.

• Miami-Shelby Melody Men Barbershop Chorus presents its 65th annual concert at 1 and 7 p.m. in the Grace United Methodist Church, 9411 N. county Road 25A, Piqua. Tickets: $12 general admission, $5 students, $17 reserved seats in advance at 937-778-0325; $15 at the door.

• Walmart, 2400 W. Michigan St., offers free health screenings and consultations with pharmacists from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Shelby County Artifact Hunters display artifacts they have found in digs near Fort Loramie in Fort Loramie Elementary School from 1 to 4 p.m. and present a talk by Greg Shipley at 1 p.m. Free.

SUNDAY

• Dayton History hosts an open house, “Wright at Home,” in Hawthorn Hill, 901 Harman Ave., Dayton, home of the Orville Wright, from noon to 5 p.m. Advance reservations required. Tickets: $20 adults in advance at 937-293-2841; $25 day of event nonmembers, $20 day of event members; $5 children 3 to 17; children under 3 free.

• Miami County Park District hosts a Naturalist Adventure Series for families, “The Rites of Spring,” at 1 p.m. in the Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City. Free. Advance registration required at miamicountyparks.com.

• New Albany Symphony Orchestra presents “Viva Italia!” in the McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Road, New Albany, at 3 p.m. Tickets: $10-$18 at www.ticketmaster.com. 614-469-0939.

• Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, presents Rhonda Vincent and the Rage with Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers at 8 p.m. Tickets: $22-$28 at hobartarena.com.

MONDAY

• Today is the deadline to register for Premier Health’s “Breast Health from A to Z” dinner and program scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, in the Crystal Room, 845 W. Market St., Troy. Free. 866-608-6463.

• Today is the deadline to register for a tea party for all ages scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the YWCA, 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua, to celebrate the YWCA’s 100th anniversary. Performance by the Troy Tones, tea, desserts, games. Fee: $5. Register at 937-773-6626. Take a tea cup.

• A.J. Wise-Botkins Branch Library, 109 E. Lynn St., Botkins, presents a talk and book-signing by author Julia Monnin at 6:30 p.m. Free.

• New Knoxville Community Library offers an escape room for all ages at 3, 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-753-2724.

• Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board commemorates the 154th anniversary of the repose of Abraham Lincoln in the Ohio Statehouse rotunda, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Replica casket, Civil War re-enactor encampment and demonstrations, flag presentation. Free. 614-752-9777.

TUESDAY

• YWCA, 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua, offers Safe at Home, a class for children in fourth through sixth grade who are home alone from time to time. Advance registration required at 937-773-6626. Fee: $15.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts story time for all ages at 10:30 a.m.

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

WEDNESDAY

• New Knoxville Community Library offers a Perler bead patterns to children in fourth grade and older at 3 p.m. Advance registration required at check-out desk.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts Coffee & Crafts for adults at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-628-2925.

• Sidney Kiwanis hosts its annual pancake day from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Sidney First United Methodist Church, 230 E. Poplar St. Meals: $7 adults, $3 chldren under 12. Food donations accepted for local food banks.

MAY 2

• American Heart Association and Premier Health present the Go Red for Women Luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center, 444 W. Third St., Dayton. Tickets: $65 at 937-401-4868.

• YWCA, 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua, begins a three-session Safe Sitter class for children 11 to 13 from 4 to 6 p.m. Other sessions are May 9 and 16. Advance registration required at 973-773-6626. Fee: $35.

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m. and Geek Out at the Library for children in fourth through 12th grades at 3:30 p.m.

• Dayton Philharmonic Volunteers opens the 2019 Designers’ Show House and Gardens Salar Soiree in the Leland Manor, 1375 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton, from 5 to 7 p.m. Entertainment, appetizers, house tours. Show house remains open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. through May 19. Soiree tickets: $75; show house tickets: $25 at DPVA.org, $30 at the door.

• New Knoxville Community Library hosts family story time for children in kindergarten and younger with a caregiver at 10:30 a.m. and the adult book club discussion of “Take a Chance” at 6 p.m.

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit event notices to ahancock@aimmediamidwest.com.

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit event notices to ahancock@aimmediamidwest.com.