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• 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 Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, continues the 2015 Greater Columbus Arts Council Visual Arts Exhibiton, “Page Turners” and “Remembering Marvin Hamlisch,” each through Sept. 6. 614-629-0359.

• The Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, continues 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. Museum admission: $14 adults, $11 seniors, students, active military, $6 children 7-17, children 6 and under free. And a talk by Dr. Laura Sextro, “Gee, I Wish I Were a Man: Women’s Call to Duty during WWI,” at 6 p.m. Ticekts: $5 members; $10 nonmembers. 937-223-4278.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, exhibits quilts, “Five in Fiber,” through Oct. 4. Free.

• The Shelby County Historical Society’s Field of Valor, 1,000 American flags, in Custenborder Park, 449 Riverside Drive, remains open 24 hours per day until 3 p.m., Sept. 6;

• Gateway Arts Council opens its exhibit, Bad Art by Good People, featuring art by area veterans, in Custenborder Park, 449 Riverside Drive. The exhibit remains open there through Sept. 6. Free.

• Shelby County Historical Society installs the AVTT-TWF Vietnam Memorial replica wall in Custenborder Park, 449 Riverside Drive. The wall will remain there, open to the public 24 hours per day, through 3 p.m., Sunday. Free.

• The Sidney Civic Band performs a patriotic and Sept. 11 tribute concert at 6:15 p.m. in Custenborder Park, 449, Riverside Drive. Take lawn chairs. Free.


• The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, presents the Giant Scale RC Model Aircraft Air Show from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., today through Sunday. Free. 937-225-7207.

• Blind Bob’s, 430 E. Fifth St., Dayton, presents Manray, Brat Curse and Steven King from 4 to 8 p.m. 937-938-6405.

• Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton, presents the Miami Valley Pipes and Drums at 6 p.m. Live music at 9 p.m. 937-224-7822.

• Gilly’s, 132 S. Jefferson St., Dayton, presents Old Skool Groove Night form 8 p.m. to midnight. 937-228-8414.

• The Black Box Improv Theatre, 518 E. Third St., Dayton, presents the cast of Womit 2.0 in #hashtag at 8 p.m. 937-369-0747.

• Dayton Theatre Guild, 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton, presents “Outside Mullingar,” by John Patric Shanley, at 8 p.m. Tickets: $13-$20. 937-278-5993.

• Garden Station, 509 E. Fourth St., Dayton, presents Bespoke Theatre Co. in “Macbeth” at 7 p.m. Free.

• Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, presents Dare to Defy Productions in “Into the Woods” at 8 p.m. Tickets at www.ticketcenterstage.com.

• The Shelby County Historical Society presents a talk by Vietnam veteran David Taylor at 10 a.m. in Custenborder Park, 449 Riverside Drive, as part of its Week of Valor commemorations. Free. Take lawn chairs. And a Cruise to the Wall, a cruise-in in the Custenborder Field parking lot, from 6 to 9 p.m. Cruise-in a car for $10. Other attendees, free.

• The Russia Homecoming Festival in St. Remy Hall opens tonight with Texas hold ‘em at 6:45 p.m. and runs Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tournaments, entertainment, children’s activities, rides, food, Mass.


• PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, presents Tony Bennett in concert at 8 p.m. Tickets: $57-$104 plus fees at 800-745-3000 and www.ticketmaster.com.

• Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, opens the musical, “The Secret Garden,” which runs through Oct. 3. Times vary. Tickets: $35 and up at 800-582-3208 and www.cincyplay.com.

• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, presents “Creature Feature,” a talk about one of the resident animals, at 2 p.m. Admission: Free for members; $2.50 nonmembers.

• The Great Sidney Farmer’s Market is open on the courtsquare from 8 a.m. to noon featuring “Chalk the Walk” art.

• Sidney Rotary Club hosts a pancake breakfast at Custenborder Park, 449 Riverside Drive, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Meals: $6. Motorcyclists will make a tribute ride past the AVTT-TWF Vietnam Memorial replica wall there at 1 p.m.

• Lake Loramie State Park hosts a youth catfish derby from 9 a.m. to noon. 295-2011.

• Darke County Parks hosts September Park P.A.L.S., “Blue Jays,” for children in grades K-2 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the nature center, 4267 State Route 502, Greenville. $3. Advance registration at 937-548-0165.

• The Fort Rowdy Gathering festival opens in Covington Community Park, 1 S. High St., Covington, at 10 a.m. and runs to 8 p.m. today, from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Monday. Food, encampment, entertainment, crafts.


• The Shelby County Historical Society presents closing ceremonies for the Week of Valor in Custenborder Field, 449 Riverside Drive, at 2 p.m.


• The Kiwanis Club of Sidney hosts its annual labor Day Chicken Bar-B-Que from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Meals: $8.


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

• New Bremen Library offers Reader’s Theater Junior for children in second and third grades at 3:30 p.m. and story time for children 3-5 at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration for theater at 419-629-2158.

• Gateway Arts Council opens its Bad Art by Good People exhibit in its galleries at 216 N. Miami Ave. Free.

• The Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts a Teddy Gear Picnic for children 3-5 and their favorite stuffed animals at 10:30 a.m. Advance registration at 419-628-2925.


• Darke County Parks hosts Parent and Preschool Adventures at the nature center, 4267 State Route 502, Greenville, for children 2-3 today and for children 4-5, Sept. 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. Fee: $2. Advance registration required at 937-548-0165.

• The Wright State University Presidential Lecture Series hosts a reception, open to the public, for speaker Temple Grandin, at 5:30 p.m. and her speech at 7 p.m. in the Wright State Nutter Center, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Fairborn. Free.

• Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, 118 Woodland Ave., Dayton, hosts a historic cemetery tour at 10 a.m. and an arboretum tour at 2 p.m. 937-228-3221.

• New Knoxville Public Library offers Reader’s Theater for children in grades 3-5 at 3 p.m. Advance registration at 419-753-2724.

SEPT. 10

• The New Bremen Public Library presents story time for children 3-5 at 10:30 a.m.

• The New Knoxville Public Library presents story time for children 3 to first grade at 3 p.m.

• Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, 118 Woodland Ave., Dayton, hosts a guided tour of its mausoleums at 9 a.m. 937-228-3221.


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

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