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TODAY

• 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.

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

• The BIA Parade of Homes runs 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.

FRIDAY

• The 15th annual Fort Loramie German Heritage Days festival in Canal Park, Ohio 66 and Ohio 705, Fort Loramie, runs from 4 p.m. to midnight today and from 7:30 a.m. to midnight Saturday. Food, music, 5K, car show, speakers, beer.

• Pumpkinfest and Artisan Showcase runs at the Crown Pavilion from 4 p.m. today through midnight, Saturday. Bike ride, arts and crafts, kids’ contests, entertainment. newbremenpumpkinfest.com.

SATURDAY

• Marion County, Kentucky, hosts Country Ham Days in downtown Lebanon today and Sunday. Parade Sunday. Food, 5K, treasure hunt, entertainment. www.marioncountykychamber.com/hamdays.html.

• Count Your Blessings Alpacas, 680 Doorley Road, opens to the public for National Alpaca Farm Days, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Alpacas, demonstrations, displays, music, food, hay ride. 497-0944.

• Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, 962 Mount Adams Circle, Cincinnati, opens “Sex with Strangers” by Laura Eason at 8 p.m. The play runs through Oct. 25. Times vary. Tickets: $35 and up for adults, $10-$45 for students. 800-582-3208 and www.cincyplay.com.

• Darke County Parks presents Prairie Days today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Nature Center, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville. Food, demonstrations, games, entertainment. Free. 937-548-0165.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Drive N., Dayton, presents the 44th annual Oktoberfest today from noon to 11 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. Entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, beer, wine. Advance sale tickets: $5 adults, $3 seniors and students 7-18 at www.daytonartinstitute.org/oktoberfest. At the door: $7 adults, $5 seniors and students. Children 6 and under admitted free. 937-223-4278.

• The Council on Religious Education hosts a chicken and pork dinner in the parking lot of Menards, 401 Lester Ave., from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Meals: $7.50.

• Sauder Village, 22611 State Route 2, Archbold, hosts Fiber Arts Fest today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Demonstrations, vendors, crafts, children’s activities. Admission: Free Saturday with a Smithsonian Museum Day Live pass available at Smithsonian.com/museum; $16 adults, $10 children 6-16, free for children 5 and under. 800-590-9755.

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

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

SUNDAY

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, presents a gallery talk at 2 p.m. by A. Sue DeSantis, Ronnie Doyal, Pam Geisel, Carroll Schleppi and Lisa Quintana, artists whose work comprises “Five in Fiber,” an exhibit that continues through Oct. 4.

• Versailles Towne and Country Players presents Freelance in concert in Fountain Square at 5:30 p.m. Food and beer available for purchase. Concert is free.

• Fairlawn Local Schools Music Department hosts Princess Spa Day at the school, 18800 Johnston Road, for young girls. Beauty makeovers, crafts, sing-alongs, story time, refreshments. Tickets: $12 in advance; $15 at the door.

MONDAY

• Edison Community College, Edison Drive, Piqua, presents mentalist Robert Channing in performance at 7 p.m. Free. 937-381-1555.

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

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

• 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.

WEDNESDAY

• The WACO Historical Society presents a talk by Donald Forney about the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 in the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25A, Troy, at 7 p.m. Admission free. 937-335-9226.

OCT. 1

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

• The New Bremen Public Library presents story time for children 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. and Readers Theatre for children in grades 4-5 at 3:30 p.m.

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

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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