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• The 35th annual Coshocton Hot Air Balloon Festival opens at 4 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. today, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday, in the Coshocton County Fairgrounds, 707 Kenilworth Avenue, Coshocton. Balloons, rides, midway, food, live entertainment. Admission Free. 740-8243378.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “Grease” through June 26. Times vary. Tickets: $59-$75 includes dinner. 800-677-9505.

• Shelby County Historical Society continues its exhibit, “Intrepid Women of Shelby County,” which runs through October, in the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave. Monday-Friday, 1-5 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Admission free.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, presents its exhibit, “Into the Ether: Contemporary Light Artists,” through June 26. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Tickets: $14 adults, $11 seniors, active military and students, $6 children 7-17, children 6 and under and members free. 937-223-4278.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 302 W. Main St., Troy, presents two exhibits, “Imagining a Better World: The Artwork of Nelly Toll,” through July 10 and photographs by Jerry McGlothen through July 8. Free. 937-339-0457.

• Decorative Arts Center of Ohio, 145 E. Main St., Lancaster, presents “Edith Head & Company,” an exhibit of theatrical and film costumes, through Aug. 14. Free. 740-681-1423.

• Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, 1777 E. Broad St., Columbus, presents “Origami in the Garden,” large- and small-scale works in metal, through Nov. 13. Daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $13 adults, $10 seniors and students, $6 children 3-17, members and children 2 and under, free. fpconservatory.org.

• Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, presents the 22nd annual exhibit, “The View,” through July 8. 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.

• Victoria Theatre Association presents “The Lion King” in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton, through July 3. Times vary. Tickets: $25-$147 at www.ticketcenterstage.com and 937-228-3630.

• Human Race Theatre presents “Master Class” through June 26 in the Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St., Dayton. Times vary. Tickets: $17.50-$45 at www.humanracetheatre.org and 888-228-3630.

• The Urbana VFW hosts the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall at the old armory near Grimes Field, 1636 N. Main St., Urbana, today at 5 p.m. through 5 p.m., June 13. Open 24 hours. Free.


• Today is the deadline to register for a pollinator workshop scheduled for June 18 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. Fee: $10; optional butterfly kit, $15, at www.bruknernaturecenter.com or 937-698-6493.

• Darke County Parks hosts hikes for butterfly monitoring at 2 p.m. and presents a talk by Grace Winhoven, “Meet the Mosquitoes,” at 6 p.m., in the Shawnee Prairie Nature Preserve, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville. Free. Advance registration at 937-548-0165.

• The Pork Rind Heritage Festival runs today from 6:30 p.m. to midnight and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Harrod. Pageant, entertainment, food, bingo, fun run, cruise-in, vendors. Parade at noon Saturday. www.porkrindfest.com.

• Bicentennial Bash Week runs today through June 18 in Logan. Concerts, cruise-in, community picnic, trolley tours, washboard music festival, parade. Schedules and information at www.logan200.com.

• Botkins Carousel runs today from 6 to 11 p.m., Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Botkins. Rides, food, pageant, 5K, crafts, contests, entertainment. Parade at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. www.botkinscarousel.com.

• Anna Community Branch Library hosts drop-in preschool playtime for children in preschool and kindergarten all day. Free. 394-2761.

• Sidney Civic Band performs in concert, “Play That Tune Again,” on the courtsquare at 7 p.m. Free.

• The 65th annual Versailles Poultry Days runs today from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m. to to 10:30 p.m. in downtown Versailles. Food, tournaments, entertainment, car show, flower show, photography exhibit, book sale, rides, pageant, church service. www.versaillespoultrydays.com.

• Banana Split Festival runs today from 3 to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. in J.W. Denver Williams Park, 1326 Fife Ave., Wilmington. Crafts, cruise-in, rides, entertainment, and food. www.bananasplitfestival.com.

• Columbus Arts Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. today and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday along the riverfront in downtown Columbus. Art, crafts, food, entertainment. Free. columbusartsfestival.org.

• Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, opens “Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change” and “Picasso: 25 Yeas of Edition Ceramics,” which run through Sept. 10. Hours vary. Admission: $6-$20. www.columbusmuseum.org.


• Darke County Parks hosts Reptile Review for children in grades kindergarten-second from 10 a.m. to noon and the Greenville Art Guild for a paint-out for attendees to watch artists at work at the Shawnee Prairie Nature Center, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville. Fee: $3 for Reptile Review. Advance registration required for Reptile Review at 937-548-0165.

• Darke County Parks opens its log house and blacksmith shop from 1 to 4 p.m. at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville. 937-548-0165.

• The Great Sidney Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m. to noon, on the courtsquare in downtown Sidney. It’s Family Picnic Day. Take a lunch and blanket to the courtsquare at 11 a.m.

• Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, presents “She Wants to Vote” performed by the Echoes in Time Theatre at 1 p.m., every Saturday through June 25. Admission: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children 6-12, children 5 and under free. 614-297-2300.

• The Johnston Farm and Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua, hosts Family Day from noon to 5 p.m. Admission: $9 adults, $4 students. www.johnstonfarmohio.com.

• Military Appreciation Day runs from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Grimes Field, 1636 N. Main St., Urbana. Vietnam-era helicopters, band concert at 3 p.m., exhibits, aircraft, military vehicles. Free. urbanaohio.com.


• Historic Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, hosts the 18th annual Corvettes at Roscoe car show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 200 Corvettes. Admission free. 800-877-1830.

• Fields of Grace Worship Center, 326 E. Troy Pike, Covington, hosts a bike blessing at 9 a.m. www.fieldsofgrace.org.

• Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra performs in concert at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 5301 Free Pike, Trotwood, at 5 p.m. Free. 937-837-7741.

• Sauder Village, 22611 state Route 2, Archbold, presents the Sojourner Quartet, Jim Stewart and the Soul’d Out Quartet in concert at 3:30 p.m. during Faith & Family Day. Admission: $16 adults, children 16 and under and active duty military and their families, free. 800-590-9755.

• Southwest Auglaize Summer Concerts presents Tom Todd in “Buffetville/Americana” in the Minster Machine Centennial Park in Minster at 6:30 p.m. Free. Take lawn chairs.


• Anna Community Branch Library, 304 N. Second St., Anna, presents Show Times with Sheila, movies and crafts, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Free.

• Today is the deadline for children in grades kindergarten to five to register for a Sidney Parks and Recreation gardening program, “Egg Carton Planter,” scheduled for 9:30 a.m., June 20, in Green Tree Park and 2:30 p.m., July 11, in Brown Park. Free. 498-8105.

• Sidney Parks and Recreation hosts a craft session, Make a Painting Using Old Sheets, for children in grades three to eight, at 2:30 p.m. in Tawawa Park. Take a sheet. Free. 498-8105.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster presents Fun-lympics, a family fun night, for all ages or for children in first grade and older if not accompanied by an adult, at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-628-2925.

• New Knoxville Public Library presents the Musical Minnetrista Theater production of “My Plate” at 6:30 p.m. Free.

• Gateway Arts Council, 216 N. Miami Ave., opens a Lego exhibit, “It’s All about That Brick,” which runs through July 31. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 937-498-2787.

• Piqua Public Library, 116 N. High St., Piqua, presents a program by Mary Jo Frey and Michelle Hoehne, “Essential Oils and Skin Care,” at 6:30 p.m. Free. 937-773-6753.


• Today is the deadline to purchase tickets for An Evening in Gene’s Garden, scheduled for June 18 at 8 p.m. in the Gene Stratton-Porter State Historic Site, 1205 Pleasant Point, Rome City, Indiana. Garden tours, wine and beer tastings, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment. Tickets: $35 at 260-854-3790 and www.genestratton-porter.com.

• Stallo Memorial Library hosts storytime for all ages in Paris Street Park in Minster at 10 a.m. and PT Reptiles in Four Seasons Park in Minster at 6:30 p.m. Free.

• New Bremen Library hosts game day fun for children at 1 p.m. and story time at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration for games at 419-629-2158.

• Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles presents Ronald McDonald at 1:30 p.m. Free.

• Sidney Parks and Recreation hosts a book and game swap for children in grades kindergarten to eight in Tawawa Park at 2:30 p.m. Free.


• Sidney Parks and Recreation and Amos Memorial Public Library present Stories in the Parks in Riverbend Park at 11 a.m. Free.

• Sidney Parks and Recreation presents “Everything that Flies,” a program about birds for children in grades kindergarten to three at 2:30 p.m. in Custenborder Fields. Free.

• New Knoxville Library offers a Summer Reading Program Crafternoon for all ages at 3 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-753-2724. Free.


• New Knoxville Public Library hosts storytime for children 3 to first grade at 10:30 a.m. and Minute to Win It games for school-age children at 1 p.m. Advance registration for games at 419-753-2724. Free.

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time at 10:30 a.m. and Trivia Time for children in grades kindergarten to six at noon. Advance registration for Trivia Time at 419-629-2158. Free.

• Worch Memorial Public Library in Versailles presents the Armstrong Museum program, “Astronaut Fitness,” at 1:30 p.m. Free.

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit items to [email protected]

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit items to [email protected]