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• Auglaize County Historical Society presents a Smithsonial Institution Traveling Exhibition, “World War I: Lessons and Legacies” at the White Memorial Library, 108 E. Wapakoneta St., Waynesfield through Oct. 31. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 3 to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free. 419-738-9328.

• Victoria Theatre Association presents “School of Rock” through Sunday in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. Times vary. Tickets:$26-$99 plus fees. www.ticketcenterstage.com.

• Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics, 2291 St. John’s Road, Maria Stein, exhibits the Halhotra Collection of art honoring Mother Teresa through December. Hours: Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Free. 419-925-4532.

• Shelby County Historical Society exhibits “Turmoil during the First Quarter of the 20th Century” in the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave. The exhibit continues through October. Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. 498-1653.

• Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University, 110 Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St., Columbus, exhibits “Artistically Mad: Seven Decades of Satire” through Oct. 21. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Free. 614-292-0538.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “Clue, the Musical” through Oct. 28. Tickets: $61-$75, includes dinner. Times vary. 800-677-9505.

• The Ohio Renaissance Festival runs Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the park at 10542 E. state Route 73, Waynesville. Food, entertainment, costumes, games, crafts. Admission: $23 adults, $9.50 children 5 to 12. 888-695-0888.

• Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., Piqua, exhibits the Ohio History Connection and National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center’s traveling exhibit, “Freed Will: The Randolph Freedpeople from Slavery to Settlement, through Nov. 1. 973-773-6753.

• David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, exhibits work by Edward Gorey, “Gorey’s Worlds,” which through Dec. 21. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. And presents a talk by the exhibit curator, Erin Monroe, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. Admission free. 765-285-5242.

• Covered Wagon Farm Market, 607 N. Main St., Union, hosts Fall Harvest Days through Oct. 13. Free cookies and pie, pumpkin patch, guess the pumpkin weight. 937-832-0807.


• Champaign County Balloon Fest presents “Hot Air Affair” today and Saturday, from 4 to 9 p.m., at Grimes Field, 1636 N. Main St., Urbana. Hot air baloons, food, contests, children’s activities, beer, avaiaiation exhbits, appearance by Miss Buckeye State of 2018 Abbie Davis. Admission: $2 adults, $1 children. Take lawn chairs.

• Wiley’s Comedy Club, 101 Pine St., Dayton, presents Adam Gabel at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 plus 2-drink minimum at 937-224-5653.

• Amvets Post 1986, 1319 Fourth Ave., hosts a fish and chicken fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Dine in or carry out. Meals: $7.

• Sidney Alive hosts its annual Downtown Chocolate Walk for people 21 and older beginning at 109 S. Ohio Ave. at 7 p.m. Tickets: $16.52 at www.sidneyalive.org.

• Minster Oktoberfest runs from 6 to 11:59 p.m. today, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Saturday and from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday in downtown Minster. Entertainment, arts and crafts, contests, pageants, car show, beer tray relay, Mass, food, parade at 2 p.m. Sunday. Free. www.minsteroktoberfest.com.

• Old Time Country Jamboree performs from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Spring Creek Christian Church, 63 Wiles Road. Admission: $3.

• Today at 3 p.m. is the deadline to register for the Christian Academy Schools Faith Banquet scheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m. at the school, 2151 W. Russell Road, featuring a talk, “Eternal Return on Investment,” by Dick Dray. Free. Reservations at 492-7556.

• Today is the deadline for military veterans and their spouses to register for an open house hosted by Shelby County Veterans Service Office and scheduled for Oct. 17 at 11 a.m. in the Sidney American Legion Post hall. Register at 498-7282.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, opens the Ohio Watercolor Society’s 2018 Juried Members Exhibition today. Reception Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Exhibit continues through Nov. 25. Free. 937-339-0457.


• Today is the deadline to register children in kindergarten through eighth grade for “Wild Art for Kids” scheduled for Monday from 10 a.m. to noon at Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy. Paint a picture of a bat. Fee: $25 includes refreshments and materials. 937-698-6493.

• Johnston Farm & Indian Agency, 9845 N. Hardin Road, Piqua, hosts a fall celebration from noon to 5 p.m. Canal boat rides, historic house tours, encampments, museum exhibits, paw paw-cooking contest. Admission: $9 adults; $8 seniors, military and AAA members; $4 children. Members and children under 5 free. www.johnstonfarmohio.com.

• Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St., Columbus, opens a group exhibition, “Consequences of Rust,” with a free reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Exhibit continues through Oct. 24. 614-859-9453.

• Koester Pavilion, 3232 N. county Road 25A, Troy, hosts a fall bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors, baked goods, used clothing sale, performance by Rum Riber Blend at 1 p.m. Free. 937-440-5170.

• Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation hosts the sixth annual Walk to End Parvo at 10 a.m. a.m. at VanDemark Farm, 2401 S. Vandemark Road. Walk for people and dogs. Door prizes. raffles. Admission: $20. Register at helpshelbycountyanimals.com.

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

• New Albany Symphony Orchestra presents a sensory-friendly performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at 11:30 a.m. in the McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin Granville Road, New Albany. Tickets: $8 at the door. 614-469-0939.

• Auglaize County Historical Society presents a Skype talk with German historian Alfred Wesselmann, “Friend or Foe: Meeting the Stranger in Germany, Britain and the U.S. during the First World War,” at 1 p.m. in the St. paul United church of Christ, Mechanic and Perry streets, Wapakoneta. Free.419-738-9328.


• Champaign County Historical Society, 809 E. Lawn Ave., Urbana, presents the 46th annual Oktoberfest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Handmade crafts and homegrown food. Admission: $2 adults; children 10 and under free.

• Maplewood United Methodist Church, 21544 Maplewood Road, Maplewood, presents a concert by Common Bond Quartet at 6 p.m. and a meal after the concert. Donations accepted.

• Right to Life of Shelby County participates in the National Life Chain at 2:30 p.m. along the courtsquare in downtown Sidney. Free.

• Lincoln Society of Dayton presents a talk by author Jan Jacobi, “Young Lincoln,” at the Carillon brewing company, 1000 Carillon Blvd., Dayton, at 2 p.m. Free.

• New Albany Symphony Orchestra and the Capital University Chapel Choir perform Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in concert at 3 p.m. in the McCoy Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin Granville Road, New Albany. Tickets: $14-$22 plus fees at www.ticketmaster.com.


• New Bremen Public Library offers Scrabble for adults at 1 p.m., an after-school snack and a game for children from 3 to 5 p.m. and Paws to Read, for children in kindgergarten through third grade to read to dogs. Advance registration required for Scrabble and Paws to Read at 419-629-2158.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “Click, Clack, Boo!” for children today through Wednesday and Oct. 13 and 15 at 11:45 a.m. Tickets: $10, includes a box lunch. 800-677-9505.


• Darke County Parks hosts Project FeederWatch, bird-watching, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today and 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday in the Nature Center, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville. Take binoculars. Free.

• New Bremen Public Library offers a craft for teens and tweens, make art using melted crayons, from 3 to 6 p.m. and story time for children up to first grade at 6:30 p.m. Advance registration required for craft at 419-629-2158.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts story time at 10:30 a.m., reader’s theater for children in kindergarten through third grade at 3:30 p.m. and Paws to Read, for children in grades 1 and 2 to read to dogs at 5:45 p.m. Advance registration required for Paws to Read at 419-628-2925.


• Today is the deadline to register for a free dinner and seminar by DiAnne Karas, “Healthcare and Your Retirement,” scheduled for Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at DayBreak Adult Day Services, 2901 Fair Road. Register at 492-8074.

• Amvets Post 1986, 1319 Fourth Ave., hosts wing night from 4 to 7 p.m. Dine in wings, 60 cents each; carry out wings 70 cents each.

• New Knoxville Community Library celebrates Teen Read Week with activities, crafts and snacks at 3 p.m. Take a book.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster screens a classic movie for adults at 1 p.m. Free.

• Shelby County Historical Society hosts its annual downtown ghost tour today and Thursday. Tours leave from the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., at 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10 members, $12 nonmembers at 498-1653.

OCT. 11

• New Bremen Public Library offers story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m. and Lego robotics for children in fourth grade and older at 3:30 p.m. Advance registration required for robotics at 419-629-2158.

• New Knoxville Community Library offers family story time for children in kindergarten and younger at 10:30 a.m.

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit event notices to pspeelman@sidneydailynews.com.

Compiled by Patricia Ann Speelman. Submit event notices to pspeelman@sidneydailynews.com.