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• 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. Exhibit and tour are free.

• 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.

• La Comedia Dinner Theater, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “The Wizard of Oz” through Aug. 28. Times vary. Tickets: $59-$75 adults; $30 children 11 and under. 800-677-9505.

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

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, presents an exhibit of woven coverlets, “Covering the Past,” through Aug. 28. Admission is free. 937-339-0457.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, presents an interactive exhibit, “The Antarctic Sublime & Elements of Nature: Water,” which runs through Oct. 16. Today, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Wednesday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Admission: $14 adults; $11 seniors, college students, active military; $6 children 7-17; members and children 6 and under free. And a talk today by Dr. Susan Martis, “Blue Streak,” at 6 p.m. Admission: $12. 937-223-4278.

• Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, opens an exhibit of plaster sculpture by Stefan Chinov and oil paintings by Jeremy Long with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Exhibit runs through Aug. 19, 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.

• National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wight-Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, runs “MathAlive!,” an inteactive exhibit of video games, sports, design, music, entertainment, space and robotics, through Oct. 2. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday through Saturday. Free.

• The Shelby County Fair at the fairgrounds, 655 S. Highland Ave., runs through Saturday. Exhibits, contests, rides, entertainment, horse racing, vendors, demolition derby, food. Full schedule at www.shelbycountyfair.com. Admission: $9 for people 3 feet tall and taller.

• The Ohio State Fair opens today and runs through Aug. 7 at the Ohio Expo Center and state fairgrounds in Columbus. Daily 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Exhibits, entertainment, contests, food, rides. Admission: $10 adults; $8 seniors 60 and older and children 5-13; children under 5, free. Ride bands, $25; parking, $5. www.ohiostatefair.com.

• Wetzel Motorcycle Club presents the 30th annual Wetzelland 2016 at 17816 Van Wert Paulding County Line Road, Grover Hill, today through Sunday. Motorcycle rodeo games, food, vendors. Admission: $70 Thursday for weekend; $50 Friday, Saturday, Sunday. www.wetzelmc.com.

• Historic Sidney Theatre, 120 W. Poplar St., screens “The Shining” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $3. 498-1921.


• Rhythm & Brews, 09891 county Road 33A, Wapakoneta, presents Whitford St. Holmes at 9 p.m. Tickets: $25 in advance at 419-739-7833; $30 day of show.

• Darke County Parks hosts hikes for butterfly monitoring at 2 p.m. in the Shawnee Prairie Nature Preserve, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville. 937-548-0165.

• Marion County Fairgrounds, 220 E. Fairground St., Marion, hosts an American Kennel Club dog show today through Monday. 740-387-2394.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center presents Mad River Railroad in concert on Prouty Plaza in downtown Troy at 7:30 p.m. Take lawn chairs. Free. 937-339-0457.

• Victoria Theatre Association screens “Ocean’s 11” today and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton. Tickets: $6. 888-228-3630.

• Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, presents Mojo Brass in concert during Lunch on the Lawn, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lunches available for $6 or take your own. Take lawn chairs. Free. 937-325-8100


• The Great Sidney Farmers Market runs from 8 a.m. to noon, on the courtsquare in downtown Sidney.

• Ohio History Center, 800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, presents “Lily Martin Spencer, Artist” performed by the Echoes in Time Theatre at 1 p.m. Admission: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $5 children 6-12, children 5 and under free. 614-297-2300.

• Garst Museum, 205 N. Broadway, Greenville, presents Gathering at Garst today from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Arts, crafts, antiques, food, living history. Free. 937-548-5250.

• Bucyrus Historical Society, 202 S. Walnut St., Bucyrus, presents Bucyrus Historical Museum Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, farm market, ice cream. Free. 866-562-0720.

• Van Wert County Fairgrounds, 1055 S. Washington St., Van Wert, hosts Railroad Heritage Weekend today and Sunday, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Model layouts and vendors. Free. 877-989-2282.

• Friends’ Music Camp presents the 33rd annual Friends’ Music Camp Concert in the Antioch College Foundry Theater, 920 corry St., Yellow Springs, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 adults, $6 students, children under 12 free with adult admission. glenhelen.org.

• Darke County Parks presents a talk by Rob Simpson, “Survival Skills: Water Purification,” in the Nature Center, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville, at 1 p.m. Advance registration required at 937-548-0165. Free.


• Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima, presents a talk by David Adams, “Sometimes, Life Is Like a Cartoon,” at 2 p.m. Free. 419-222-9426.

• Shelby County Historical Society hosts an open house in memory of Marvin Ditmer in the Wilson-Lenox House, 9804-Houston Road beginning at 2 p.m. 498-1653.

• Southwestern Auglaize County Summer Concert Series presents Sweet Beats in concert in the Minster machine Centennial park in Minster at 6:30 p.m. Take lawn chairs. Free.


• Today is the deadline for children in grades 6-12 to register for Wednesday with Wildlife, scheduled for Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. Science projects, research, art, snorkeling. Fee: $20 members, $25 nonmembers at 937-698-6493.

• Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, 300 E. Parkwood St., hosts a teen tumbling camp, “Decades Party,” for children 13-19, from noon to 4 p.m.; a developmental disabilities gymnastics and cheerleading camp, “Let’s Party,” for children 6 and older, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and an acrobatic gymnastics camp for children 5 and older from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., today through Thursday. Fee: For “Decades Party” and “Let’s Party,” $50 members, $70 nonmembers; for “Flipping through the Decades,” $70 members, $90 nonmembers. 492-9134.


• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts storytime for all ages with a visit by an animal from the Toledo Zoo at 10 a.m. and Lego Club for children in kindergarten and older at 3:30 p.m. Free. 419-628-2925.

• New Bremen Public Library hosts Story Time for children up to first grade at 6:30 p.m. 419-629-2158.

• LaComedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “The Ultimate Tribute,” with Elvis tribute artist Mike Albert. Arrival time 5:30-6 p.m. Tickets: $53-$55, includes dinner. 800-677-9505.

• Downtown Sidney presents National Night Out on the courtsquare from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Activities with Sidney Police. 492-2122.


• New Knoxville Library presents a summer reading program Crafternoon for all ages at 3 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-753-2724.

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• New Knoxville Public Library hosts storytime for children 3 to first grade at 10:30 a.m.

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

• The world’s longest yard sale opens today and runs through Aug. 7 along U.S. 127, including in Darke and Mercer counties.

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

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