Let yourself go


• Dayton Ballet presents “The Great Gatsby” today at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton. Preperformance talk, “The First Step” 45 minutes before curtain; Postperformance talk with dancers, “Behind the Ballet,” after each performance. Tickets: $21-$72 at www.daytonperformingarts.org.

• Trick-or-treating runs from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hardin-Houston area; from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Russia, Anna and New Knoxville; from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Fort Loramie and Minster; and from 6 to 7 p.m. in DeGraff.

• Columbus Museum of Art, 480 E. Broad St., Columbus, exhibits “Laura Park: 2017 Columbus Comics Residency Exhibition” through Feb. 11, “Three Chagalls” through March 11, “Sidney Chafetz: Poets and False Prophets” through Dec. 3, “Botanical Wonders: Flower Figure Quilts 1850-1950” through March 11; “Beyond Impressionism: Paris, Fin de Siecle: Signac, Redon, Toulouse-Lautrec and Their Contemporaries,” which runs through Jan. 21; and “Motion” through April 30. 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. 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.

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

• 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. Exhibit 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.

• Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, 301 W. Main St., Troy, exhibits “Cooperative Works by Kevin Russell and Richard Paldino” through Nov. 26. 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.

• Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima, exhibits “Allen County in the Great War” through Nov. 11. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Free. 419-222-9426.

• Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton, opens and exhibit, “WWI Posters—Rallying the Home Front,” which runs through Dec. 31. Open Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. Admission: $4 adults, $3 children. 740-622-8710.

• Gateway Arts Council, 216 N. Miami Ave., exhibits “Retrospectively Yours,” artwork by Herman Thompson, which runs through Nov. 10, weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. 937-498-2787.

• Piqua Public Library, 116 W. High St., Piqua, exhibits “Travel Photography as Art,” works by Mike Underwood, through Tuesday. Free. 937-773-6753.

• Ohio State Reformatory, 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield, presents “Escape from Blood Prison,” Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 5 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Haunted prison tours for people 13 and older. Very scary. Tickets: $20-$40 at www.bloodprison.com.

• Rosewood Gallery, 2655 Olson Drive, Kettering, exhibits “Andrew F. Dailey, Drawings Paintings and Mark T. Wiesner, Mixed Media Schulpture”,” through Nov. 17. 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.


• The Senior Center, 304 S. West Ave., hosts a bake-crafts-white elephant-book sale and lunch cafe from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission free. 492-5266.

• Lake Eerie Fearfest runs today through Sunday and Tuesday at Ghostly Manor Thrill Center, 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky. Hours vary. Five haunted houses. Tickets: $15-$25 at www.lakeeeriefearfest.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.

• Historic Sidney Theatre, 120 W. Poplar St., presents Dueling Pianos International at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 per person, $45 per couple at sidneytheatre.org.

• Miami County Park District hosts a mystery night hike at 10 p.m. in the Maple Ridge Reserve, 10430 state Route 185, Covington. Take a flashlight. Advance registration required at miamicountyparks.com. Fee: $5.


• The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn, presents “Spooktacular Aerospace Fun,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wear Halloween costumes. Activities for adults and children. Free. 937-255-4646.

• Darke County Parks presents Candlelight Dinner on the Prairie at 5 p.m. in the log house at Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 state Route 502 Greenville. Seventeeth-century dinner. Advance registration required. Fee: $50 per person, $90 per couple. 937-548-0165.

• Brukner Nature Center, 5995 Horseshoe Bend Road, Troy, presents Haunted Woods, today and Sunday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Luminary-lit nonscary trail, face painting, storytelling, refreshments. Admission: $5 members, $7 nonmembers. 937-698-6493.

• Sidney Alive! hosts a murder mystery dinner theater for people 21 and older at 7 p.m. in the Bridge Restaurant, 127 W. Poplar St. Tickets: $30-$35 at www.sidneyalive.org.

• Miami County Park District presents a corn maze and corn shooter from 7 to 9 p.m. and a VIP Halloween Happening with hikes, trunk-or-treating and refreshments from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Lost Creek Reserve, 2385 state Route 41, Troy. Fee for maze and shooter: $5 adults, $3 children 4-11, children under 4, free. Halloween happening free.

• Northtowne Church of God, Parkwood Street at county Road 25A, presents its Harvest Luncheon Craft and Vendor show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts, vendors, food. Admission free.

• St. John’s Lutheran church, 120 W. Water St., hosts its Winter Coat Giveaway and Community Meal from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Free.


• Fort Loramie Elementary School, 575 Greenback Road, Fort Loramie, is the site of a spaghetti dinner from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to support the Girl Scout Gold Award project of Andrea Rodeheffer. Donations accepted.

• Allen County Museum, 620 W. Market St., Lima, presents a talk by David C. Greer, “God Is Merciful: The Colorful Career of John E. Egan,” at 2 p.m. Free. 419-222-9426.

• Shelby County Historical Society presents the second annual Downtown Church Tour, at 2, 2:30, 3 and 3:30 p.m., leaving from the Ross Historical Center, 201 N. Main Ave. Tour six historic churches. Tickets: $10 members, $15 nonmembers at 498-1653.

• Trick-or-treating runs from 6 to 7 p.m. in Jackson Center; from 3 to 6 p.m. in New Bremen; from 2 to 4 p.m. in Versailles; and from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Versailles Health Care Center, 200 Marker Road, Versailles.


• Wittenberg University presents a talk by JD Vance at 7:30 p.m. in the Pam Evans Smith Arena, 200 W. Ward St., Springfield. Free.

• New Knoxville Community Library presents a talk by a naturalist from Johnny Appleseed Park at 3 p.m. Live reptiles. Free.


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

• 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.

• Trick-or-treating in Sidney and Tawawa runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m.


• 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.

NOV. 2

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

• New Bremen Public Library hosts story time for children up to first grade at 10:30 a.m.

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

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