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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.

• 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 Saturday. Open 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. Admission free. 765-285-5242.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, displays the Ohio Watercolor Society’s 2018 Juried Members Exhibition through Nov. 25. Free. 937-339-0457.

• Wild Goose Creative, 2491 Summit St., Columbus, exhibits “Consequences of Rust,” through Wednesday. 614-859-9453.

• Amos Memorial Public Library, 230 E. North St., exhibits Cuban art from Baracoa, Cuba, through October. Free.

• Circleville Pumpkin Show runs through Saturday at East Franklin and South Pickaway streets, Circleville. Entertainment, food, rides, pumpkin awards, crafts, parades. www.pumpkinshow.com.


• Mercer County Fairgrounds, 1001 W. Market St., Celina, hosts Halloween Family-Fest and Campout through Sunday. Scavenger hunt today at 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Crafts, children’s activities, drag races, trick or treating, chili cook-off, haunted grandstand, wine tasting, 50/50 drawing. 419-586-3239.

• Moon City Music and Event Center, 1208 Lunar Drive, Wapakoneta, presents Very Good Comedy Show tonight and Saturday at 7 p.m. and the Sunday Christian Comedy Show, Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets: $15 each; table of six $80; bundle three shows for $30; Saturday buffet dinner and show at 5:30 p.m. $28. brownpapertickets.com.

• 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.

• Chainer’s Field of Screams, 16488 county Road 25A, Botkins, a haunted field, is open today and Saturday at 8 p.m.

• Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, opens an exhibit, “I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100,” which runs through Jan. 20. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. General admission: $14 adults; $8 seniors 60 and older, students 18 and older; $5 students 6-17 and everyone Thursdays from 5 to 9 p.m.; children 5 and under free. Special exhibits: Members free; nonmembers $6. 614-221-6801.

• Senior Center of Sidney and Shelby County, 304 S. West Ave., hosts a costume dance at 7 p.m. Prizes for costumes. Admission: $5 members; $7 nonmembers.


• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, presents Cabaret & Cabernet, a sing-along program by pianist David Wion, at 7:30 p.m. Free soft drinks and refreshments. Wine for purchase. Admission free. 937-339-0457.

• Council of Religious Education hosts a chicken and pork dinner sale from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Menards’s parking lot, 401 Lester Ave., Sidney. Meals: $8.

• Maplewood United Methodist Church presents Harvest Bazaar at the Maplewood Grange hall, 21567 Maplewood Road, Maplewood, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors, food, crafts, bake sale, Chrismas rummage sale.

• Lockington Volunteer Fire Association hosts an open house at the fire station, 10363 Museum Trail, Lockington, from 4 to 6 p.m.

• A.B. Graham Memorial Center, 8025 E. state Route 36, Conover, presents its Fall Festival and Bingo from 5 to 9 p.m. Food, children’s costume parade and contest, children’s games, cake walk, raffle, bingo. Meals: $8 adults, $4 children 12 and under. Bingo: 25 cents per board, $1 for 50/50 cash games.

• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, presents Haunted Woods today, Sunday, and Oct. 27-28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Guided night hike, live animals, face painting, games, storytelling, campfire, refreshments. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers, children 2 and under free. 937-698-6493.

• Sidney Haunted Woods, 2232 W. Russell Road, opens just after dark and runs until midnight, today and Oct. 27. Admission: $11 adults, $8 children under 12 and military personnel, $10 first responders.

• Tri-County Chapter of Northwest Ohio Rescue and Restore Coaliton hosts the Walk for Freedom concerning human trafficking at 11 a.m. on the courtsquare in downtown Sidney. Register at A21.org/Sidney. 937-726-9571.

• Stokes Masonic Lodge, state Route 47, Port Jefferson, hosts a breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Donations accepted.


• Full Gospel Community Church, 950 S. Children’s Home Road, presents a performance by Chosen Grace and a worship service at 6:30 p.m. Donations accepted. 492-9438.


• New Bremen Public Library offers an after-school snack and a game from 3 to 5 p.m. presents a program, Dementia Friends, at 6:30 p.m. Free.

• New Knoxville Community Library presents Little Maker Monday, crafts for children in kindergarten through third grade, at 3 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-753-2724.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts the YA Book Club for children in seventh and eighth grades at 6:30 p.m. Pizza and pop served. Advance registration required at 419-628-2925.

• Wittenberg University presents the Kenneth H. Sauer Luther Symposium featuring Ronald Rittgers in a question and answer session at 3:30 p.m. in Weaver Chapel, 200 W. Ward St., Springfield, and a talk at 7:30 p.m. in the Bayley Auditorium of Kuss Science Center, 315 Bill Edwards Drive, Springfield. Free. 937-327-7363.

• Edison State Community College, 1973 Edison Drive, Piqua, hosts Halloween trick-or-treating for children up to 11 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by adults. Free.

• Today is the deadline to register for a free seminar and dinner, “Pelvic Pain Disorders,” scheduled for 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, in the Crystal Room, 845 W. Market St., Troy. Register at 866-608-3463.


• Sidney American Legion Auxiliary hosts a card party at the post hall, 1265 Fourth Ave., from 1 to 4 p.m. Games, food, raffle, door prizes. Admission: $5.

• Victoria Theatre Association presents “The Wizard of Oz” today through Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. Tickets: $26 and up at www.ticketcenterstage.com.

• Koester Pavilion and SpringMeade Health Center present a talk by Dr. Matthew Cavo, “Common, Fixable Hand Problems,” in the health center, 4375 S. county Road 25A, Tipp City, at 4 p.m. Advance registration required at 937-667-7500. Free.

• 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 story time for children up to first grade at 6:30 p.m. 419-629-2158.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts story time at 10:30 a.m.

• Shelby County Coin Club offers free coin appraisals in the Amos Memorial Public LIbrary, 230 E. North St., from 4:30 to 7 p.m.


• 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 hosts Game Adventures for all ages at 3 p.m.

• Stallo Memorial Library and Being Your Best You presents “Let’s Spice It Up,” a program about homemade soup and dip mixes, at 6 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-628-2925.

• Trick-or-treating in downtown Piqua will run from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. The Piqua Kiwanis Halloween Parade judging begins at 6:30 p.m. downtown and the parade begins at 7 p.m.

• Koester Pavilion and SpringMeade Health Center present a seminar, “Common, Fixable Hand problems,” at 4 p.m. in the center, 4375 S. county Road 25A, Tipp City. Free. Advance registration required at 937-667-7500.

OCT. 25

• Auglaize Democratic Party hosts a dinner at 5:30 p.m. featuring state and local candidates as speakers in the VFW hall, 1309 E. Spring St., St. Marys. Tickets: $25 at actblue.com/donate/acdp2018dinner.

• New Bremen Public Library offers story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m. and hosts Book Buzz, an adult book club at 1 p.m.

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

• Wittenberg University presents Catapult in performance at 7:30 p.m. in the John Legend Theater at the Dome, 700 S. Limestone St., Springfield. Free. 937-327-7363.

• Trick-or-treating in Fort Loramie, Newport and Minster runs from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

• Trick-or-treating in New Knoxville, DeGraff and Quincy runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

• Trick-or-treating in Hardin, Houston and Lockington runs from 6 to 8 p.m.

• Trick-or-treating in Anna and Kettlersville runs from 6 to 7 p.m.

• Houston Congregational Christian Church, 4883 Russia-Houston Road, Houston, hosts Trunk & Treat at 6 p.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.