Let yourself go


TODAY

• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, presents a talk by Donnie Knight, coordinator of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, at 7 p.m. and an exhibit of art by Anne Balogh. Admission: $5 members, $10 nonmembers. 937-698-6493.

• Joint Township District Memorial Hospital and Otterbein St. Marys present a Senior Supper Hour program, “Setting and Achieving Your Goals” by Matt Dwenger, at Otterbein St. Marys, 11230 State Route 364, at 5 p.m. Dinner is included for $7. Free blood pressure clinic from 4 to 5 p.m. 419-394-3335, ext. 1128.

• Glen Helen Nature Preserve, 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs, will release young screech owls into the wild at 8 p.m. Take blankets and lawn chairs. 937-769-1902.

• Today is the deadline to purchase discounted tickets to the Louder than Life music festival scheduled for Oct. 3-4 in Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets and information at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com.

• Gateway Arts Council, 216 Miami Ave., continues its exhibit of Lego creations, “It’s All about That Brick: Design Challenge and Exhibit.” Through July 31. Free. 498-2787.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “The Addams Family” through Sunday. Times vary. Tickets: $57-$73, adults; $30 children 11 and under, at www.lacomedia.com or 800-677-9505.

• Quilt National ‘15, an exhibit of quilts from 33 states and eight countries, at the Dairy Barn Art Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens, continues through Sept. 7. For information, visit dairybarn.org/quilt-national/.

• The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, exhibits “From Africa” through Aug. 2. Free. 937-339-0457.

• Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, continues an exhibit of works by Tiffany Clark and Stephanie McGuinness through July 24. Free. 937-296-0294.

• Tipp Roller Mill, 225 E. Main St., Tipp City, presents the Muleskinner Band in concert at 7 p.m. Tickets: $8 adults, $4 students K-6. 937-667-3696.

• The Piqua Community Farmers Market funs from 3:30 to 8 p.m. along Canal Place between High and Ash streets, Piqua. Today’s feature, strawberry jam contest.

• The Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, continues the following exhibits: “Hats on the Silk Road,” through July 5; the 2015 Greater columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Exhibiton, “Page Turners” and “Remembering Marvin Hamlisch,” each through Sept. 6.

FRIDAY

• 24 Hours of Booty, a 3 1/2-mile, noncompetitive bike ride through Indianpolis, Indiana, begins at 7 p.m. at Butler University. Fee: $45. Supports the IU Simon Cancer Center and Livestrong Foundation. Information and registration at 24hoursofbooty.org.

• PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave, Cincinnati, presents Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II in concert at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $48-$78 plus fees at www.ticketmaster.com.

• The Houston Community Classic Festival begins today at 4 p.m. and runs through midnight Saturday at Houston High School. Car show, food, entertainment, 5K, games and contests. FFA breakfast at school Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

• The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance hosts a fundraiser, Party Arty, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at the Connor Group headquarters, 10510 N. Springboro Pike, Miamisburg. Entertainment, food, drink. Tickets: $125 at 937-228-3630.

• Glen Helen Nature Preserve, 405 Corry St., Yellow Springs, presents the Glen Helen Water, Earth, Biota: Ask a Naturalist Hike at 7 p.m. Free. 937-769-1902.

• The Sidney Civic Band presents the Swing Era Band in concert on the courtsquare at 7:30 p.m. Free. Take lawn chairs.

• LanePark of Sidney, 1150 W. Russell Road, hosts an all-you-can-eat community hog roast from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Meal for $5. Proceeds benefit community organizations. Reservations required at 498-1818.

• Versailles Towne & Country Players presents Lone Raven in concert at 7 p.m. on the fountain square in Versailles. Free. Take lawn chairs.

• The Sidney Parks and Recreation Department hosts arts and crafts in Greentree Park, 800 Sixth Ave., at 2:30 p.m. Free. Advance registration required at 498-8155.

SATURDAY

• Wright Dunbar Inc. and the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park celebrate the birthday of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar with a family event in the Wright Dunbar neighborhood of Dayton from 1 to 5 p.m. Poetry readings, historic walks, videos, birthday cake and ice cream. Free. 310-701-0570.

• Maplewood Fire Department hosts a free community movie night by screening “Night at the Museum” at dusk at the fire station, 21540 Maplewood Road. Take lawn chairs and drinks. Popcorn provided.

• The Sidney/Shelby County Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Sidney and Shelby County host Kids Around the Square, free activities for children 12 and under, on the courtsquare from 9 a.m. to noon.

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

• The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, 21190 State Route 374, Logan, presents its Beer and Wine Fest from 2 to 5 p.m. Beverage samples, $6 each or $25 for five; live music and appetizers. www.InnAtCedarFalls.com.

SUNDAY

• The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, presents “Experience Africa: An African Cultural Event,” featuring music and dancing by G.O.R.E.E. Drum and Dance, food and family activities, at 2 p.m. Free. 937-339-0457.

• The Allen Ciounty Historical Siociety, hte Children’s Garden and the Lima Area Concert Band present a concert by the band in the Children’s Garden at the Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima, at 3 p.m. Free. Take lawn chairs. 419-222-9426.

• Today is the deadline to nominate a cat in the Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation’s Top Cat photo contest. $5 per nomination. $1 per vote July 6-19. Details at www.helpshelbycountyanimals.com.

• The village of New Bremen presents Walt Schmitmeyer and the Moonlighters in concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Crown Pavilion. Free. Take lawn chairs.

MONDAY

• The A.J. Wise Library in Fort Loramie offers a drop-in craft from 2 to 5 p.m. for children in the fifth grade and younger.

• The New Knoxville Library presents a program by Brukner Nature Center with live animals at 10:30 a.m. Free.

• The Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers a family, super hero craft from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and a presentation by the Red Cross at 6:15 p.m. Advance registration required for craft at 419-628-2925.

TUESDAY

• The Anna Community Library offers Totally Awesome Tuesdays for adults from 10 a.m. to noon. Cards, games, Wii bowling, movies. Free.

• The New Bremen Library hosts story time for children 3-5 at 6:30 p.m.

• The Stallo Memorial Library in Minster presents comedy juggler Matt Jergens at 6 p.m. Free.

WEDNESDAY

• Rose Music Center, 6800 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights, presents Melissa Etheridge and Blondie in concert at 7 p.m. Tickets: $43-$62 plus fees at www.ticketmaster.com.

• Raise the Roof for the Arts screens the movie, “The Princess Bride,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Sidney Theatre, 120 W. Poplar St. Tickets: $3 at the door.

• The New Bremen Library presents comedy juggler Matt Jergens at 1 p.m. Free.

• Anna Community Library, 304 N. Second St., Anna, hosts Aq1ua Hero Water Fun Day for children in the sixth grade and younger at 2 p.m. Free.

• The Philip Sheets Library, 109 E. Lynn St., Botkins, offers crafts to make from 2 to 7 p.m. and presents a bicycle rodeo with Shelby County Sheriff’s Dare Officer Deputy Frian Strunk at 3 and 6 p.m. Take bikes and helmets.

JULY 2

• The New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. and the Hero Training Academy about science and technology at 1, 1:30 or 2 p.m. today and July 9. Advance registration for academy. 419-629-2158.

• New Knoxville Public Library hosts story time for children 3 to first grade from 10:30 to 11 a.m. 419-753-2724.

• Today is the deadline to register children for “Checking Out the Creek,” a Sidney City Parks activity scheduled for children in grades K-3 at 1:30 p.m. and for children in grades 4-8 at 2:30 p.m., July 10, in Tawawa Park. Free. 498-8105.