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TODAY

• Habitat for Humanity and BIA Foundation host the preview party for the BIA Parade of Homes in Columbus from 5 to 9 p.m Tickets: $90 at BIAparade.com.

• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, presents its autumn equinox event: an art show by Charley Harper and a talk by Dave and Jill Russell, “The Elusive Boreal Owl,” at 7 p.m. Admission: $5 members, $10 nonmembers. 937-698-6493.

• 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.

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

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

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

• Rebel Run Rod & Custom Nationals, car show, Shelby County Fairgrounds, continues through Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Admission charge.

• Historic Sidney Theatre, 120 W. Poplar St., hosts Wine & Design at 8 p.m. Take wine and snacks. Art supplies provided. $25. 498-1921.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, presents an artist talk and book signing by Jane Alden Stevents at 6 p.m. Tickets: $5 members, $10 nonmembers. And Ladies for Liberty in concert at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30 adults, $26 seniors, at 937-227-4278 and www.daytonartinstitute.ort/artsnightout.

• The New Knoxville Library offers an adult craft, decorating a flower vase, at 6 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-753-2724.

• The 23rd annual Piqua Arts Council Fine Art Exhibit continues through Oct. 2 at the Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St., Piqua. Free.

FRIDAY

• Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, presents Paula Poundstone at 8 p.m. Tickets: $37.50 plus fees at www.ticketmaster.com.

• PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, presents Death Cab for Cutie in concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $33-$48.50 plus fees at www.Ticketmaster.com and 800-745-3000.

• The Jackson Center Library hosts preschool story time, “Adventures,” for children 2-6 at 11 a.m. and screens the movie, “Cinderella,” at 3 p.m. Free.

• The Russia Library hosts preschool story time for children 3 1/2 to kindergarten at 10:15 a.m.

• Lake Loramie State park Fall Festival begins at 4 p.m. today and ends at 4 p.m., Sunday. Children’s activities, antique power show, arts and crafts. farmer’s market, food. 295-2011.

• Downtown Sidney presents the Rebel Run Cruise-in on the Square from 5 to 9 p.m. and Canvas on the Square, art activities, at 6 p.m.

• The BIA Parade of Homes runs today through Oct. 4 at the Northstar Community in Delaware County. Homes are open Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. tp 7 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets: $15 at BIAparade.com for adults; children 12 and under, free. Parking: $5.

• New Bremen Library hosts a celebration of the Cardinal football season for families at 3 p.m.

• Today is the deadline to register and receive a scarf and T-shirt for the Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation’s Walk to End Parvo, scheduled for Oct. 3 at Vandemark Farm, 2401 S. Vandemark Road, Sidney. Information at www.helpshelbycountyanimals.com.

• The SoutheastOhio Contemporary Ceramic Trail, a trail of art shops, opens today with a reception at 5 p.m. at the Dairy Barn Arts Center, 8000 Dairy Lane, Athens. 800-462-5464.

SATURDAY

• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, hosts a night hike at 8:30 p.m. and a public star gaze at 9:30 p.m. Free. 937-698-6493.

• Tri-Moraine Audubon Society hosts a field trip to Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, 980 Woodburn Rioad, Urbana. Those leaving from Lima should meet at the Eastgate Mall parking lot behind Wendy’s along Ohio 309 at 8:30 a.m. Those joining the group in Urbana should be there at 10 a.m. Fee: $4. Take a lunch. 219-905-8909.

• Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., presents a talk by author Barbara Dixon at 1 p.m.

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

• Rebel Run classic car parade runs around the courtsquare at 11 a.m.

• Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, 118 Woodland Ave., Dayton, hosts a fall migration bird-watching tour at 9 a.m. and its History, Mystery, Mayhem and Murder and Sports Legends tours at 10 a.m. Free, but advance registration required at 937-228-3221 or www.woodlandcemetery.org.

• A.B. Graham Center, U.S. 36, Conover, hosts a soup supper at 6 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. 937-368-3700.

• Crescent Players presents “Young Frankenstein: The Musical” in the James F. Dicke Auditorium, 901 E. Monroe St., New Bremen, today at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m., Sept. 26 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. Tickets at Minster True Value Hardware. 419-204-4229.

• Downtown Dayton hosts its Downtown Housing Tour of residences in downtown Dayton from 1 to 5 p.m. Maps at www.downtowndayton.org.

• Sulphur Grove Church, 7505 Taylorsville Road, Huber Heights, hosts a consignment sale of children’s clothing, toys, books and movies from 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Admission: $1 or a nonperishable food item. www.facebook.com/HickoryDickoryShop.

• “Concert of Caring,” a fundraiser for Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley’s Northern Counties office, will be held from 8-11 p.m. at the BMI Speedway and Concert Venue, 791 E. Main St., Versailles. Doors open at 7 .m. Phil Dirt & the Dozers will be performing. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at the door, online at www.cssmv.org/events or at the Sidney Flower Shop, Piqua Readmore Hallmark, Galbreath Realty in Troy, Francis Furniture in Greenville, BMI in Versailles and the CSSMV office, 1201 Fairington Drive, Sidney.

SUNDAY

• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, offers View from the Vista, birdwatching from 2 to 4 p.m. Free. 937-698-6493.

• PNC Pavilion, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, presents Rick Springfield in concert with Loverboy and the Romantics at 7 p.m. Tickets: $36.50-$75 plus fees at www.ticketmaster.com.

MONDAY

• The Sheets Family Library in Botkins hosts preschool story time for children 3-5 at 6:30 p.m.

• Russia Branch Library hosts the adult book club at 6:30 p.m.

• New Bremen Library presents staff of the Thankful Ewe to lead a knitting craft program at 6:30 p.m. Supply fee: $10.

• New Knoxville Library offers bingo for all ages at 3 p.m.

• Dorothy Love Retirement Community, 3003 N. Cisco Road, presents Glenn Parks in concert at 9:30 a.m. Includes brunch. Free. Reservations required at 497-6542.

TUESDAY

• Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., offers a program of coloring books for adults at 6 p.m. Advance registration required at 492-8354.

• The Stallo Memorial Library in Minsters presents story time for children 3 to kindergarten at 10:30 a.m.

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

• The Joint Township District Memorial Hospital offers a free, try-and-see, senior exercise class at 9 a.m. 419-394-3335 ext. 1130.

WEDNESDAY

• New Knoxville Library offers a craft, alma mater bookmark, for all ages, at 3 p.m.

• Annual Apple Butter Making festival at Sauder Vilage in Archbold, Wednesday to Saturday, Sept. 26. For information, call 800-590-9755 or visit www.saudervillage.org.

SEPT. 24

• The New Bremen Public Library presents story time for children 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. and Book Buzz, an adult book discussion group at 1 p.m. 419-629-2158.

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

• The Joint Township District Memorial Hospital offers a free, try-and-see, senior exercise class at 9 a.m. 419-394-3335 ext. 1130.

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

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