Don your hiking shoes and witness the most beautiful signs of spring, courtesy of the Silvoor Biological Sanctuary. Bring your camera and the kids, as there will be activities for them as well. Check it out at Miami University’s Peffer Park, 915 Chestnut Lane, Oxford, at 1 p.m. May 5. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.enjoyoxford.org.
Donut Trail Experience Tour
This passport trail among four mom-and-pop stores will instruct you on the doughnut-making process while you sample the results at the same time. Stops include Jupiter Coffee & Donuts, Stan the Donut Man, Holtman’s Donuts and Kelly’s Bakery. Meet at Holtman’s Donuts, 9558 Civic Center Blvd., West Chester Twp., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5. For more information, call 513-258-7909 or visit www.cincybrewbus.com/
Derek Hough Live
Derek Hough, best known for his choreography on “Dancing With The Stars,” is embarking on his first solo tour. With the help of his supporting cast, he will explore ballroom, tap, salsa, hip-hop and more. See it at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. Fifth St., Cincinnati, at 7:30 p.m. May 8. Tickets are $59.50-$85. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.
“The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
This musical is based on the classic Victor Hugo novel with songs from the 1996 Disney animated version. See it at the Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., Cincinnati, on May 10-18. Performances are Wednesday-Saturday, 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $23-$26. For more information, call 513-621-2787 or visit www.cincinnatiarts.org.
Mommy & Me Tea
Children of all ages are welcome to enjoy this “Alice in Wonderland”-themed tea that includes treats, crafts and even a visit from special guests. Check it out at the Plaza One Grille, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Hamilton, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11. Admission is $15-$50. For more information or to make a reservation, call 513-896-6200 or visit www.plazaonegrille.com.
Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass
This acclaimed bluegrass band plays high-energy bluegrass with fast instruments and tight harmonies. See them at the Golden Key Lounge, 1435 Oxford-Trenton Road, Oxford, from 7-11 p.m. May 11. For more information, call 513-461-3560.
Creek Freaks: Water Critters and Fossils
Kids and families are invited to explore local creeks for animals and fossils. Be sure to dress for the weather and wear boots. A free lunch is included. Check it out at the Butler County Coon Hunters Club, 200 Warwick Road, Hamilton, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11.
This 22nd annual event is a car show and swap meet open to all makes and models. Enjoy the live music and camping will also be available. Check it out at the Butler County Fairgrounds, 1715 Fairgrove Ave., Hamilton, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11. Admission is $5. For more information, call 513-892-1423 or visit www.dunebuggywarehouse.com.
Girls’ Night Out
This “girls’ night out” in Lebanon is an evening of shopping, dining and imbibing. A $5 VIP bag contains coupons, a punch card, and other goodies. Meet at the Golden Lamb Gazebo, 27 S. Broadway St., Lebanon, from 4-9 p.m. May 11. Admission is free. For more information, call 513-515-175 or visit www.mainstreetlebanon.org.