Bring your pooch to mingle with other dogs while negotiating doggy obstacles and playing in muddy ponds. All dogs must be leashed. Check it out at Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 5701 Reigart Road in Hamilton, on Aug. 11 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $5 or a 3-pound bag of dog food. For more information, call 513-867-5835 or visit www.yourmetroparks.net.
Black Family Reunion
This epic annual event that celebrates the values of the black family will include a prayer breakfast, speakers such as Yusef Salaam of the exonerated Central Park Five, a parade, pavilions for health, seniors, and kids, a job fair, and an R&B and gospel concert headlined by Ricky Dillard and the New Generation Chorale. Check it out at Sawyer Point, 705 E. Pete Rose Way, Cincinnati, on Aug. 15-18. There is no admission cost. The job fair takes place at the Ramada Inn, 11320 Chester Road, on Aug. 16 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. For more information, call (513) 247-0205 or visit www.myblackfamilyreunion.org.
This country star likes Cincinnati so much he once opened a restaurant here. His last album was 2015’s “35 MPH Town.” This time, he’s stopping at BB&T Arena, 500 Louie B. Nunn Drive, Highland Heights, Kentucky, on Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$109. For more information, call 859-442-2652 or visit www.thebbtarena.com.
Middstock — A 50th Anniversary Celebration of Woodstock
Middletown is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the legendary music festival with a three-day celebration. Downtown businesses will offer specials while live bands perform your favorite Woodstock songs. The party starts with a special version of the weekly Broad Street Bash on Aug. 14 and resumes on Aug. 16-17 on S. Broad St. from 6:30-11:30 p.m. There is no admission cost. For more information, visit the Middstock Facebook page.
Hanover Winery Wine Festival
Hanover Winery’s annual wine festival will feature 27 award-winning wines, including sangrias and white slushies, live music, and food. Check it out at Hanover Winery, 2121 Morman Road, Hamilton, on Aug. 16-17. Fest hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday, and 1-10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5. For more information, call 513-863-3119 or visit www.hanoverwinery.com.
Little Chicago Shindig
The Butler County Historical Society is inviting you to experience what it was like to party in the Roaring ’20s. The venue will be transformed into a Little Chicago speakeasy with a three-piece jazz ensemble, Prohibition-inspired cocktails, and lots of gambling. Check it out at the Benninghofen House, 327 N. 2nd St., Hamilton, on Aug. 17 from 7-11 p.m. Tickets are $50. For more information, visit the Butler County Historical Society Facebook page or www.eventbrite.com.
Korn, Alice in Chains
Korn, a founder of the nu-metal genre of decades past, has sold over 35 million albums worldwide. It will release its first album in three years, “The Nothing,” in September. Alice in Chains was a seminal member of the Seattle Grunge Invasion of the early 1990s. The band released its sixth album, “Rainier Fog,” last year. See them at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, on Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$113. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.
This classic heavy metal band, known for its intense live theatricals, is going all out with the “Legacy of the Beast” tour, which will feature visual representations of all the Maiden worlds. The band’s last album was 2015’s “The Book of Souls.” See them at Riverbend Music Center, 6295 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati, on Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$113. For more information, call (513) 232-6220 or visit www.riverbend.org.
This Grammy-winning folk singer/songwriter who broke through in the early 1990s just released her 16th album, “The Medicine Show.” See her at the Taft Theatre, 317 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, on Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $29.50-$58.50. For more information, call 513-232-6220 or visit www.tafttheatre.org.