Let yourself go


TODAY

• The Van Wert County Fairgrounds is the site of the 39th annual Old Fashioned Farmers Days today through Sunday. Antique farm machinery and quilt displays, antique car races, kiddie tractor pull, entertainment, food, pageant, children’s activities. Camping available. Admission: $3 for people 12 and older; free for people under 12. 419-203-2700 or www.oldfasionedfarmersdays.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.

• 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.

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

FRIDAY

• Fort Loramie Farmers Market runs 3:30-6:30 p.m. in the Rapid Development Warehouse, Main Street, Fort Loramie.

• Fort Loramie Liberty Days begin run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today and 11:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday in Fort Loramie Community Park. Food, children’s games, pageant, rides, tournaments, petting zoo, bingo, entertainment. Fireworks at 10:30 p.m. today.

• New Knoxville Independence Day activities run from 2 p.m. to midnight today and from 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday in New Knoxville community Park, 700 S. Main St., New Knoxville. Entertainment, food, cruise-in, raffle, silent auction, book sale, softball tournament, contests, inflatables, beer tent.

• Jackson Center Memorial Branch Library, 202 S. Linden St., Jackson Center, offers a super food craft for children at 11 a.m.

• Shelby County Sheriff’s Dare Officer Deputy Brian Strunk presenter Stranger Danger Story time at 12:30 p.m., Daren the Dare lion at 1 p.m. and Colt, the patrol dog at 2:30 p.m. at the Philip Sheets Library, 109 E. Lynn St., Botkins.

• Anna Community Library, 304 N. Second St., Anna, offers a summer story, “Ninja, Ninja,” to children in preschool and kindergarten at 1 p.m.

SATURDAY

• Sauder Village, 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, presents An Old-Fashioned Fourth from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Learn to play cricket and roll hoops, watch a citizen-naturalization ceremony, make ice cream, sing patriotic songs. Admission: $16 adults, $10 children 6-16, free for children 5 and under. 800-590-9755.

• The Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, opens two exhibits, “Call to Duty: World War Posters” and “Tears of Stone: World War I Remembered, Photographs by Jane Alden Stevens,” which remain on view through Oct. 4. Hours vary. Admission: free for members and children 6 and under; $14 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, students 18 and older with ID and active military, $6 children 7-17. 937-223-5277.

• The Great Sidney Farmer’s Market runs on the courtsquare from 8 a.m. to noon. Family Picnic Day. Take a blanket and picnic on the courtsquare.

• A Family Affair Relay for Life Team hosts a cruise-in beginning at 5 p.m. behind Sidney High School, 1215 Campbell Road. Car registration: $10.

• The Connection Point Church of God Relay for Life Team hosts its 11th annual ice cream social from 6 to 10 p.m. and a vintage baseball game at 7 p.m. at Sidney High School.

• The Sidney Civic Band performs in concert at Sidney High School at 8:30 p.m. Take lawn chairs.

• The city of Sidney Independence Day fireworks begin at 10 p.m. at Sidney High School.

• Hussey’s Restaurant, 8760 Broad St., Port Jefferson, presents After Midnight in concert from 7 to 11 p.m. $5 cover charge. Proceeds benefit Shop with a Cop.

• New Knoxville fireworks begin at 10 p.m. in New Knoxville Community Park.

• Piqua Fourth of July Association hosts activities in Fountain Park, Forest Ave., Piqua, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and 2 to 10 p.m. Sunday. Food, entertainment, children’s activities. Fireworks at 10 p.m. tonight and Sunday. Take lawn chairs.

• The annual July 4 parade will begin in Troy at 9 a.m. Public Square, Troy. Fireworks at the N. Market Street Bridge at 10 p.m.

SUNDAY

• The 11th annual Jets over Kentucky runs from today through July 12 at the Lebanon-Springfield Airport in Lebanon, Kentucky. Aerobatic jet shows, planes for sale, parade, jets on display. For information, visit http://visitlebanonky.com/calendar-of-events/jets-kentucky-week-2015/.

• Piqua Fourth of July Association and city of Piqua offer fireworks at 10 p.m. in Fountain Park, Forest Ave., Piqua. Take lawn chairs.

MONDAY

• Auglaize Public Libraries offers a class about navigating Windows 8 and 8.1 at the New Knoxville Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon; at the New Bremen Library from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.; at the Stallo Memorial Library in Minster from 5 to 7 p.m. Advance registration required.

• New Knoxville Public Library presents Leonardo Music! at 1 p.m. and a persentation by the Red Cross at 6:30 p.m.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers a super hero photo op from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Advance registration required.

• A.J. Wise Library, 300 E. Park St., Fort Loramie, offers a drop-in craft from 2 to 5 p.m.

• Jackson Center Memorial Branch Library, 202 S. Linden St., Jackson Center, presents “Home and Personal Security” by Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputy Brian Strunk and Melissa Barhorst, for adults, from 5 to 6 p.m. Free.

TUESDAY

• The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, presents Jim McCutcheon in concert at 7:30 p.m. Free. 937-339-0457.

• New Bremen Library presents a show by Cowboy Paul at 10 a.m. and hosts story time for children 3-5 at 6:30 p.m.

• Stallo Memorial Library offers story time in the Paris Street Park at 10 a.m. and presents a show by Cowboy Paul at 6 p.m.

• Anna Community Library, 304 N. Second St., Anna, hosts Totally Awesome Tuesdays for adults from 10 a.m. to noon. Card games, Wii bowling, movies.

• Jackson Center Memorial Branch Library, 202 S. Linden St., Jackson Center, presents a bike rodeo, Stranger Danger, and Colt, the patrol dog with Shelby County Sheriff’s Dare Officer Deputy Brian Strunk at 11 a.m. Take bikes and helmets for rodeo.

WEDNESDAY

• Raise the Roof for the Arts screens the film, “American Graffiti,” at 7:30 p.m. in the Historic Sidney Theatre, 120 W. Poplar St. Tickets: $3. 498-1921.

• The New Knoxville Public Library offers YOLO for children in fourth grade and older at 3 p.m. Make your own swag. Advance registration at 419-753-2724.

• Sidney Parks and Recreation offers Stories in the Parks at 11 a.m. in Harmon Park, 870 St. Marys Ave., Sidney. Free.

• The Philip Sheets Family Library, 109 E. Lynn St., Botkins, offers crafts to make from 2 to 7 p.m.

• The Anna Community Library, 304 N. Second St., Anna, presents “You Are Heroes,” by Lynda Adams for children in the sixth grade and younger, at 2 p.m. Free.

• A.J. Wise Library, 300 E. Park St., Fort Loramie, screens a movie for children at 3 p.m.

• Country Concert at Hickory Hill Lakes, 7103 State Route 66, Newport, opens at 6:30 p.m. Final performance of the night begins at 10:30 p.m. Festival runs through July 11. Tickets: $99-$589. Camping available. 295-3000.

JULY 9

• 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. 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. and Super Hero Academy for all ages at 1 p.m. Advance registration required for academy. 419-753-2724.

• Victoria Theatre Association screens the film, “The Great Muppet Caper,” at 10 a.m. in the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton. Tickets: $3. 937-228-3630.

• The Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, offers Young Child Studio for children 1 1/2-5 and a caregiver from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Fee: $8 per child for members; $8 per child plus $12 per adult or $8 per senior 60 and older for nonmembers. Advance registration required at 614-629-5947.

• Piqua Farmers Market runs from 3:30 to 8 p.m. along Canal Place between High and Ash streets in downtown Piqua. Today’s feature: Piqua Arts Council’s Market Mural project.

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