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ONGOING

• The Contemporary Dayton, 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton,exhibits “Emerging: The Biennial Art & Design Student Show” and “Counting Sheep” and “Bloated Elephant,” large-scale wall drawings by Andrew Dailey. Tuesdays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Feb. 28. Free. 937-224-3822.

• Farmer Family Gallery in Reed Hall at Ohio State University-Lima, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, exhibits “Deep Park,” photographs by Bruce Polin, Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Feb. 28. Free. 565-242-7224.

• The Ohio Statehouse, 1 Capitol Square, Columbus, exhibits “The Power of One,” an exhibit of art by children in kindergarten through third grade, through Feb. 28. Free.

• Shelby County Historical Society exhibits “Coming to America,” an immigration display, in the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., through Oct. 31. Monday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon. Free. 498-1653.

• Dayton Auto Show runs through Sunday in the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton. Cars, test drives, contests, balloon artist, zoo exhibit, Cincinnati Reds mascot. Hours vary. Tickets: adults, $6 in advance, $8 at the door; seniors 65 and older and students, $6 at the door; children 9 and under, free with adult. daytonautoshow.com.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” through April 14. Times vary. Tickets: $61-$74 includes dinner. www.lacomedia.com.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, opens an exhibit, “For America: Paintings from the National Academy of Design,” which runs through June 2. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Tickets: $14 adults, $11 seniors 60 and older, students and active military; $6 children 7 to 17; free for members and children 6 and under. www.daytonartinstitute.org.

• Human Race Theatre Company presents “Around the World in 80 Days” today through March 17 in the Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St., Dayton. Times vary. Tickets: $19.50-$48 at www.ticketcenterstage.com.

• Piqua Arts Council exhibits “Rockwell Reimagines” through April 19 in the Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St. Hours vary. 937-773-6753.

FRIDAY

• Houston Community Association hosts Pizza Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Houston Community Center, 5005 Russia-Houston Road, Houston. Carry out or dine in. To order in advance, call 937-295-3598.

• Dutoit Gallery, 1001 E. Second St., Dayton, presents a sculpture exhibition by Stefan Chivon from 6 to 9 p.m.

• K12 Gallery and TEJAS, 341 S. Jefferson St., Dayton, hosts a reception to open an exhibit of children’s art from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

• Wells & Co. Custom Tattoo, 110 E. Third St., Dayton, presents an exhibit, “Hop Art: An Artistic Tribute to Craft Beer,” from 7 to 10 p.m. 937-979-6401.

• Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., Dayton, presents Marys Lane at 8 p.m. 937-224-7822.

• Trolley Stop, 530 E. Fifth St., Dayton, presents Scott Houchens and Dana Farley at 9:30 p.m. 937-461-1101.

• Dayton Theatre Guild, 430 Wayne Ave., Dayton, presents “Our Mother’s Brief Affair” through March 17. Times vary. Tickets: $13-$20 at daytontheatreguild.org.

• Proto Buildbar, 543 E. First St., Dayton, hosts Board Game Night from 6 p.m. to midnight and an essential oils workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. 937-222-6253.

• Dayton Opera presents “The Pirates of Penzance” in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton at 8 p.m. today and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $32-$115 at www.ticketcenterstage.com.

• Wiley’s Comedy Club, 101 Pine St., Dayton, presents Mat Alano-Martin for people 18 and older at 8 p.m. today and 7:15 and 9:30 p.m., Saturday. Tickets: $10 online at www.wileyscomedy.com; $15 at door. Plus two-item minimum purchase. 937-224-5653.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, screens “A League of There Own” at 7:30 p.m. Free. Also, today is the deadline to register for a center-sponsored trip to Washington, D.C., scheduled for May 2-6. Information at 937-339-0457.

• Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m. for a concert by Jonny Lang and JJ Grey & Mofro scheduled for Aug. 9 in the Rose Music Center in Huber Heights. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

• Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for a concert by JJ Grey & Mofro and Jonny Lang scheduled for Aug. 11 in the Sweetwater Performance Pavilion in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Tickets at eventbrite.com.

• Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. for a concert by Peter Framton scheduled for July 12 in the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.

• Glass Axis, 610 W. Town St., Columbus, presents Glassquerade from 7 to 11 p.m. Food, drink, glass blowing. Tickets: $75-$140 at tickets.vendini.com.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, hosts Trivia Night with Dana Sintell from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Exhibits, games, food. Tickets: $10 members; $20 nonmembers at daytonartinstitute.org.

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

SATURDAY

• Darke County Parks presents its Maple Sugarin’ at the Prairie Festival at 8 a.m. in the Shawnee Prairie, 4267 state Route 502, Greenville. Guided tours, sugar shack, log house, blacksmith shop, waffle breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon. Festival admission free, breakfast meals: $6 adults, $3 children 3 to 12. 937-548-0165.

• Piqua Public Library, 116 N. High St., Piqua, presents a Gardening Series talk by Caleb Shields, “Milkweed and Monarchs,” from 2 to 4 p.m. Advance registration requested at 937-773-6753.

• Holy Angels Outreach Committee hosts a Wrapped in God’s Love sewing session from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Maria Stein Shrine, 2291 St.John’s Road, Maria Stein. Sew clothes for needy children worldwide. Take sewing machines and fabric. 492-4364.

• Eastern Gem and Geological Society presents its 46th annual gem and mineral show today and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Wayne County Fairgrounds, 851 N. Salisbury Road, Richmond, Indiana. Exhibits, sales, children’s activities, raffle, silent auctions, food. Admission: $5 adults; $3 seniors; $1 children 7 to 18. Children under 7, free. 937-339-1966.

SUNDAY

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, hosts a Draw from the Collection event, “Movement and Line,” art-making opportunity from 3 to 4 p.m. today and from 6 to 7 p.m., March 7. Fee: $5 members, $10 nonmembers. daytonartinstitute.org.

MONDAY

• YWCA of Piqua, 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua, begins a 10-session weekly class for girls in sixth through 12th grade, “Girls Who Code,” at 6 p.m. Take Wi-fi-capable laptop. Free. Advance registration at 937-773-6626.

• Miami County Park District hosts Trailing Moms and Tots for moms and children up to 5 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Charles Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City. Advance registration required at miamicountyparks.com.

• Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum, 118 Woodland Ave., Dayton, presents a talk, “Women of Woodland, in the mausoleum at 10 a.m. Free. 937-228-3221.

• Seniormark LLC hosts a “Life after Work” workshop, “401(k) Planning,” today in the Elizabeth Township Center, 5670 Walnut Grove-Clark County Road, Troy, and March 12 in the Seniormark office, 2551 Michigan St., both at 5:30 p.m. Advance registration required at 492-8800. Free.

• New Bremen Public Library hosts After School at the Library for all ages at 3 p.m. and technology help from 5 to 7 p.m. Advance registration required for tech help at 419-629-2158.

• New Knoxville Community Library offers technology help from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. and Little Maker Craft Time for children in kindergarten through third grade at 3 p.m. Advance registration required for either at 419-753-2724.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster offers technology help from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-628-2925.

TUESDAY

• Better Business Bureau and Kettering Health Network’s Years Ahead present “Schemes, Scams & Crimes: Protect Yourself,” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Years Ahead Health Center, 6661 Clyo Road, Dayton. Expo, scam bingo, panel discussion. Free but advance registration required at 937-610-2270.

• Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter hosts a community forum with dinner at 5:30 p.m. in the Troy-Miami County Public Library, 419 W. Main St., Troy. Advance registration required at 937-610-7016.

• 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.

• Miami County Park District hosts an adult exploration hike from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Honey Creek Preserve, 4536 state Route 202, Tipp City, and a kid’s night hike for preschool and elementary school-aged children from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Charleston Falls Preserve, 2535 Ross Road, Tipp City. Advance registration required for either at miamicountyparks.com.

• Seniormark LLC, 2551 Michigan St., hosts a “Life after Work” workshop, “Medicare Planning,” today at Seniormark and March 14 in the Vandalia Branch Library, 330 S. Dixie Drive, Vandalia, both at 5:30 p.m. Advance registration required at 492-8800. Free.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts story time for all ages at 10:30 a.m., Lego Club for children in kindergarten and older at 3:30 p.m. and Lego Robotics Club for children in third through seventh grades at 4:30 p.m. Advance registration required for robotics at 419-628-2925.

WEDNESDAY

• Upper Valley Medical Center presents a talk by Dr. M. Mazen Dallal, “Common Sleep Disorders,” and UVMC Sleep Center tours at 3:30 p.m. Advance registration required at 937-440-7151.

MARCH 7

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m. and Geek Out at the Library for children in fourth through 12th grades at 3:30 p.m.

• Piqua YWCA, 418 N. Wayne St., Piqua, hosts a knitting and crochet session led by Suzie Hawkes and The Knitters to make hatss and other items for cancer patients. Take yarn, needles and crochet hooks. 937-773-6626.

• Miami County Park District offers a cooking class, Souper Soups, at 6 p.m. in the Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 state Route 41, Troy. Advance registration required at miamicountyparks.com.

• Eikenberry Retirement Planning hsos a seminar, “Smart Social Security Planning,” at 6 p.m. at Edison State Community College in Piqua. Advance registration required at 498-1128. Free.

• New Knoxville Community Library hosts family story time for children in kindergarten and younger at 10:30 a.m., a Perler bead craft for children in fourth grade and older at 3 p.m. and a book discussion for adults of “The Recipe Box” 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.