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TODAY

• St. Rita’s Medical Center, 720 W. Market St., Lima, presents its holiday street fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Crafts, entertainment, tree-lighting, Mr. and Mrs. Claus, live nativity, raffles. Schedule at www.ehealthconnection.com/regions/mercy_st_ritas.

• Radio Maria presents Michael O’Brien in concert at the Knights of Columbus hall, 40 W. Main St., Minster, at 6:45 p.m.

• WACO Historical Society presents a talk by Dave Bucher, “Confessions of a Crop Duster,” at the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25A, Troy, at 6:30 p.m. Free. 937-335-9226.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, presents the play, “Grandma Moses: An American Primitive,” at 8 p.m. today and Friday, and at 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. Tickets: $26-$30 at 937-223-4278.

• Joint Township District Memorial Hospital and Otterbein St. Marys host Senior Supper Hour at Otterbein St. Marys, 11230 State Route 364, St. Marys, at 5 p.m. Dinner and program by musician Joseph. Fee: $7. 419-394-3335, ext. 1128.

• Virginia Kettering’s Train Display runs from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weekdays, through Jan. 2 in the Kettering Tower, Second and Main streets, Dayton. Free. 937-224-1518.

• Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, presents “Low Down Dirty Blues” through Dec. 20 and “A Christmas Carol” through Dec. 30. Times vary. Tickets $35-$86 at 800-582-3208 and www.cincyplay.com.

• Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Dr., Kettering, opens an exhibit, “Art Ed: An Art Educators’ Exhibition,” which will be on display through Dec. 31. A reception, free and open to the public, will be Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Harrodsburg, Kentucky, presents “The Sights and Sounds of the 2015 Holiday Season,” various events today through Dec. 26. www.HarrodsburgKy.com.

• Victoria Theatre Association presents Wintergarden Wonderland in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. Rike’s animated windows, children’s activities. Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Dec. 31. Free.

• Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima, presents its 43rd annual Christmas Tree Festival today. It runs through Sunday. Trees, exhibits, children’s activities. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Free.

• Ron & Nita’s, 134 N. Main Ave., presents “A Wish for Wings That Work,” story and party for children, at 6:30 p.m. today and Tuesday. Free, but tickets are required. Tickets at 492-0198.

• Sidney High School Orchestra performs in concert at the school, 815 Campbell Road, at 7 p.m. Free.

FRIDAY

• Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents “A Celtic Tenor Christmas” at 8 p.m. today and Saturday in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton and at 3 p.m., Sunday, in Hobart Arena in Troy. Tickets in Dayton: $27-$78 at 937-228-3630. Tickets in Troy: $12.50-$50 at www.hobartarena.com.

• K12 Gallery, 341 S. Jefferson St., Dayton, hosts a reception to open its exhibit, “Distillations IV,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 937-461-5149.

• The Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St., Dayton, presents “The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show” at 9 p.m. Tickets: $22.50 at 937-228-3630.

• The Playground Theatre Co. presents “Really Really” in the Schuster Center, 1 W. Second St., Dayton, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20 at 937-228-3630.

• The Russia Library presents preschool story time at 10:15 a.m.

• The Wise Memorial Library in Fort Loramie presents preschool story time at 10:30 a.m.

• The Anna Community Library presents preschool story time, “Biggest Christmas Tree Ever,” at 1 p.m.

SATURDAY

• Troy Rotary Club hosts breakfast with Santa at 8:30 a.m. in the St. Patrick’s Parish Center, 444 E. Water St., Troy. Tickets: $10.

• Darke County Parks presents Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland, a night hike, in Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 5267 State Route 502, Greenville, from 6 to 9 p.m. Crafts, snacks, gift shop. Free but donation of votive candles accepted. 937-548-0165.

• Wright State University-Lake Campus offers Beer 201, a class in home brewing, at Moeller Brew Barn, 8016 Marion Drive, Maria Stein, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $125. 419-586-0355.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, hosts its 39th annual Holiday Open House today and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Performances, crafts, refreshments, Santa Claus. 937-339-0457. Free.

• Bear’s Mill, 6450 County Road 34, Greenville, hosts an open house from 6 to 9 p.m.

• St. Rita’s Medical Center presents breakfast or lunch with Santa in the St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center, 718 W. Market St. Building, Lima. Breakgast at 9 a.m. Lunch at noon. Tickets, which must be purchased in advance, $8 adults, $5 children under 10, at 419-226-9408.

• Victoria Theatre Association presents “A Christmas Carol” in the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, today at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25 at 888-228-3630 and ticketcenterstage.com.

• The Neon, 130 E. Fifth St., Dayton, screens the movie, “Jingle All the Way,” at noon. Tickets: $2 adults; free for children 12 and under. 937-222-7469.

• Sauder Village, 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, hosts holiday lantern tours of the village today and Dec. 11 and 12 every half hour from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Advance registration required. Tickets: $13 adults; $7 children 3 and older; 800-590-9755 or www.saudervillage.org.

• Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., presents its holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• Shelby County Historical Society presents Christmas of Yesteryear at the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gingerbread houses, ceramics, trains, woodcarving, Santa. Free. 498-1653.

• Sidney Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Miami Ave., presents a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Free.

• Miami County Parks presents Evening of Lights, a luminary-lighted trail and choir concert, at Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City, from 6 to 9 p.m. Admission: canned goods for a local shelter.

• Downtown Sidney offers free horse-drawn carriage rides around the courtsquare from 2 to 5 p.m. 492-9122.

SUNDAY

• Darke County Park District presents Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland, a night hike and holiday celebration, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 State Route 502, Greenville. Crafts, snacks, hike. Free. 937-548-0165.

• Santa’s Market Holiday Crafts & Gifts Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Fort Loramie High School, 575 Greenback Road, Fort Loramie. Admission: $2 or two canned food items.

• The Botkins Historical Society Museum, W. State Street, west of the railroad, hosts Santa from 1 to 3 p.m. Christmas tree displays and historical exhibits.

• The Botkins Fire Department hosts Frosty from 1 to 3 p.m. Refreshments, games.

• The Botkins Beautification Club presents its Botkins Christmas Tour of Homes from 3 to 5 p.m.

• Anna Community Library hosts a Christmas open house at 1 p.m.

• Jackson Center Schools presents its winter concert in the school, 204 S. Linden St., at 2 p.m.

• Botkins Local Schools presents its band and choir concert in the school, 404 E. State St., at 2 p.m.

• Jackson Center celebrates Christmas in the Village in downtown Jackson Center at 5:30 p.m.

• Lock One Community Arts presents the Glenn Miller Orchestra in concert in the New Bremen High School James F. Dicke Auditorium at 3 p.m. Tickets: $25 adults; $12 students at 567-356-2048.

MONDAY

• Anna Community Library screens after-school movies at 3:30 p.m. and hosts family fun night, “I Spy Santa,” from 5 to 7 p.m.

• The Sheets Memorial Library in Botkins presents preschool story time at 6:30 p.m.

• The Sidney High School Choir performs in concert at the school, 815 Campbell Road, at 7 p.m. Free.

• The Russia Local Schools Band performs in concert at the school, 100 School St., at 7 p.m. Free.

• Miami County Parks hosts Trailing Moms & Tots for mothers and children up to 5, in Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City, at 10 a.m. Register at register@MiamiCountyParks.com.

• New Bremen Public Library offers story time using sign language at 10:30 a.m. and Move and Groove to the Music for children in grades K-3 at 6:30 p.m.

• The New Knoxville Library offers a craft, ink-dyed coasters, at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-753-2724.

• The Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers a craft, ink-dyed coasters, at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-628-2925.

TUESDAY

• Victoria Theatre Association presents a talk by Muse Machine Executive Director Mary Campbell Zopf about “Mary Poppins” in its Mid-Day Arts Cafe series, in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton at 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $15 at 937-228-3630. Includes lunch.

• Gary Hill performs in the KeyBank Tower, 10 W. Second St., Dayton, at noon. Free.

• The Corcoran Trio performs in the Kettering Tower, 41 N. Main St., Dayton, at noon. Free.

• The Stallo Memorial Library in Minster presents story time for children 3 to kindergarten at 10:30 a.m.

• The New Bremen Library hosts Readers Theater Junior for children in grades 2-3 at 3:30 p.m. and story time for children up to first grade at 6:30 p.m. Registration for theater at 419-629-2158.

• Anna Community Branch Library hosts Totally Awesome Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon for adults. Cards, games, Wii bowling, movie. Free.

• Darke County Park District hosts a discovery hike at 9 a.m. and Project FeederWatch, bird watching from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today and Wednesday at the Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 State Route 502 W., Greenville. 937-548-0165.

• Holy Angels Junior High Choir and Band perform in concert at the school, 120 E. Water St., at 7 p.m.

• Christian Academy Schools presents its Christmas concert at the school, 2151 Russell Road, at 7 p.m. Free.

• The Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers Paws to Read, for children in grades K-3 to read to dogs, at 5:45 p.m. and the Christmas Carol Family Fun Hoiday magic Show at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration required for reading at 419-628-2925.

WEDNESDAY

• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, hosts a hike and winter bird count, leaving from the Interpretive Center at 8:30 a.m., followed by pot-luck lunch. Take a dish to share. Free. Advance registration at 937-698-6493.

• Joseph Glenn performs in the KeyBank Tower, 10 W. Second St., Dayton, at noon. Free.

• The Centerville Community Chorus performs in the Kettering Tower, 41 N. Main St., Dayton, at noon. Free.

• Anna Community Library presents Game Day after School at 3:30 p.m.

• The Wise Memorial Library in Fort Loramie hosts Toddler Time at 5:45 p.m.

• Sidney Middle School Choir performs in concert at the school, 980 Fair Road, at 7 p.m.

• The New Knoxville Library hosts reader’s theater for children in grades 3-5 at 3 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-753-2724.

• The Stallo Memorial Library in Minster screens a classic movie for adults only at 1 p.m.

DEC. 10

• Dan Rivers performs in the KeyBank Tower, 10 W. Second St., Dayton, at noon. Free.

• Gem City Sweet Adelines perform in the Kettering Tower, 41 N. Main St., Dayton, at noon. Free.

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

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

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

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