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• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, presents a talk about nature photography by Tom Hissong at 7 p.m. Admission: $5 members, $10 nonmembers. 937-698-6493.

• Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, opens “Laura Park: 2017 Columbus Comics Residency Exhibition” today through Feb. 11 and exhibits “Three Chagalls” through March 11, “Sidney Chafetz: Poets and False Prophets” through Dec. 3, “Botanical Wonders: Flower Figure Quilts 1850-1950” through March 11; and “Motion” through April 30; and presents a talk by Joan Kee, “Facing Emoji at Law,” today at 6 p.m. Exhibit hours vary. Museum admission: Adults $14; seniors, $8; students 18 and older, $8; students 6-17, $5; children 5 and under, free; Sundays free; Thursdays 5 to 9 p.m., pay what you want. Emoji talk free. 614-629-0359.

• Springfield Museum of Art, 107 Cliff Park Road, Springfield, presents “Ponds, Gardens and Shadows: Paintings by Jennifer Rosengarten” through Jan. 7. Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $5 adults, $3 students and seniors, children 17 and under, free. 937-325-4673.

• Shelby County Historical Society presents an exhibit, “Titans of Industry,” in the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave., through mid-October. 498-1653.

• The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library and Museums, Hayes and Buckland avenues, Fremont, presents Quilt National, contemporary art quilts, on exhibit through Oct. 15. Admission: $7.50 adults, $6.50 seniors 60 and older, $3 children 6-12. 419-332-2081.

• The Greene, 4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek, presents Bret Wiscons from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

• La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, presents “Mama Mia” through Oct. 28. Times vary. Tickets: $61-$75 includes dinner. www.lacomedia.com.

• Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, exhibits “HWD,” a sculpture exhibit through Oct. 6. Exhibit hours: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. 937-296-0294.

• Farmer Family Gallery at Reed Hall, Ohio State Lima, 4240 Campus Drive, Lima, presents “Kyle Staver, Paintings” through Oct. 13. Free.

• Piqua Arts Council’s 25th Piqua Fine Art Exhibition runs through Friday in the Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St., Piqua. Admission is free.

• Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., Piqua, presents the Western Ohio Watercolor Society exhibit, “Autumn Landscapes,” through Saturday. Open Monday through Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Free. 937-773-6753.

• Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park N., Dayton, presents an exhibit, “Alphonse Mucha: Master of Art Nouveau—Selections from the Dhawan Collection,” through Dec. 31. Admission: $14 adults, $11 seniors, students 18 and older and active military, $6 children 7 to 17, free for members and children 6 and under. 937-223-4278.

• Otterbein St. Marys and Joint Township District Memorial Hospital host a Senior Supper Hour program by Bill Harr, “New Techniques to Reduce Negative Effects of Anesthesia,” at 5 p.m. in the Otterbein St. Marys Meyer Room, 11230 state Route 364, St. Marys. Dinner fee: $7. 419-394-3335, ext. 1128.

• The second annual Community Connections Expo runs from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA, 300 E. Parkwood St. Information about area agency services. Free.


• Troy Civic Theatre presents “Yankee Tavern,” Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., through Oct. 8 in the Barn in the Park, Adams Street, Troy. Tickets: $14 at troycivictheatre.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.

• The Greene, 4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek, presents Raggedy Edge from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, exhibits “Cooperative Works by Kevin Russell and Richard Paldino” through Nov. 26. Opening reception, Sunday, from 2 to 4 p.m. Exhibit hours Monday, 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. Free. 937-339-0457.

• Minster Oktoberfest runs from 6 p.m. today through Sunday in at sites throughout Minster. Food, beer, arts and crafts, contests, 5K race, exhibits, children’s activities, pageants, entertainment. Parade at 2 p.m., Sunday. www.minsteroktoberfest.com.

• “Jackson Center: At the Crossroads of Community and Innovation,” a television documentary, airs at 9 p.m. today and 10 p.m., Oct. 7, on WTLW TV 44.

• Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima, opens an exhibit, “Allen County in the Great War,” which continues throught Nov. 11. Tuesday-Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Free. 419-222-9426.


• Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra presents “The Music of Prince: A Rock and Symphonic Tribute,” in the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton at 8 p.m. Tickets: $34-$86 at www.daytonperformingarts.org.

• Sauder Village, 22611 state Route 2, Archbold, presents Fiber Arts Fest today from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Demonstrations, vendors, children’s activities, exhibits. String along for knitters, spinners and weavers from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the Sauder heritage Inn. Admission to festival: $17 adults, $11 children 6-16, children 5 and under free. String along free for all. www.saudervillage.org.

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

• The Greene, 4452 Buckeye Lane, Beavercreek, presents Southbound Band from 6 to 10 p.m. Free.

• Miami County Park District hosts a Nature Play Date at 2 p.m. in the Stillwater Prairie Reserve, 9750 state Route 185, Covington. Register at www.miamicountyparks.com. Free.


• Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, presents La Charanga Tres in “Amor de Cuba: Celebrate the Sounds of Cuba,” a Jazz Masters Series concert, at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors, $7 students. 614-629-0312.


• Piqua Arts Council, 427 N. Main St., Piqua, offers an oil painting workshop led by Stephen Walker today through Friday from 4 to 9 p.m. Fee: $350 includes dinners. Register at www.piquaartscouncil.org/workshops.

• Tri-Moraine Audubon Society presents a talk by Marquita Tillotson, “Nature’s Nursery Center for Wildlife Rehabilitation and Conservation Education,” at 7:30 p.m. in the OSU Visitor/Student Center, 3900 Campus Drive, Lima. Free. www.tri-moraineaudubon.org.

• Darke County Parks hosts an early morning discovery hike for adults at 8 a.m. and Project FeederWatch, bird-watching, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. today and Wednesday in the Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 state Route 502 W., Greenville. Free. Take binoculars for both events. 937-548-0165.

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 6:30 p.m.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts the Lego Builders Club for all ages at 3:30 p.m. and the Lego Robotics Club for children in grades 3-7 at 4:30 p.m. Advance registration required for robotics at 419-628-2925.


• AMVETS Post 1986, 1319 Fourth Ave., hosts wing night from 4 to 7 p.m. Dine in or carry out. Wings: 60 cents dine-in; 70 cents carry out.

• New Knoxville Community Library offers a Perler bead craft for children in fourth grade and older at 3 p.m. Advance registration required at 419-753-2724.

• Stallo Memorial Library in Minster hosts Coffee & Crafts for adults at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Make a terra cotta pot scarecrow. Advance registration required at 419-628-2925.

OCT. 5

• New Knoxville Community Library hosts story time for children 3 to first grade at 3:45 p.m. 419-753-2724.

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m. and reader’s theater for children in grades 2-5 at 3:30 p.m.

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

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