Weekly guide: Things to do in the area this weekend

TODAY

  • Eleventh annual Pipe Organ Concert, at First Presbyterian Church 2910 Central Ave., Middletown. Mocktails and Hors d’oeurves served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Concert at 7 p.m. 513-422-6365
  • Veteran’s Day Reflections Dinner, at Harry T. Wilks Conference Center, Miami University Hamilton, 1601 University Blvd., Hamilton. 6 p.m. RSVP at MiamiOH.edu/Regionals/VeteransDinner
  • 2nd Friday, at Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Ave., Oxford. Gallery opening at 6 p.m. concert at 7:30 p.m.
  • Miami University Performing Arts Series presents Step Afrika, at Hall Auditorium, 101 S. Campus Ave., Oxford. 7:30 p.m. A blend of the percussive dance styles practiced by historically African-American fraternities and sororities, traditional African dances, and contemporary dance.

TODAY AND SATURDAY

  • AAUW Middletown’s Holiday Bazaar, at 2204 Central Ave., Middletown. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • “A Writer’s Bloc,” in the Fairfield High School Performing Arts Center, 8800 Holden Blvd., Fairfield. 7 p.m.

TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY

TODAY THROUGH JAN. 2, 2023

  • Coney Island’s Nights of Lights, at 6201 Kellogg Ave., Cincinnati. Experience more than one million lights synchronized to holiday music. coneyislandpark.com

SATURDAY

  • Lindenwald Kiwanis Club of Hamilton/Fairfield Harvest Pancake Breakfast, at Fairfield High School, 8800 Holden Blvd., Fairfield. 8 a.m. to noon
  • Oxford Empty Bowl, at Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Ave., Oxford. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • “Let’s Give Thanks” Family Fall Festival, at I-75 Pierson Automotive, 3456 S. Dixie Hwy., Middletown. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be bounce houses, petting zoo from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and live music by Chris Lucas. Admission is free.
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Practice, at Miami Regionals Downtown Hamilton, 221 High St., Hamilton. 2 p.m.
  • Butler County Meat Goat Association Rafflemania, at OSU Extension, Butler County, 1802 Princeton Road, Hamilton. Seating and preview starts at 6:15 p.m. Bidding paddles are $2.
  • Jungle Jim’s International Wine Festival, at Oscar Event Center, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. 7 to 10 p.m. junglejims.com.
  • Creative Convergence, at Miami Regionals Downtown Hamilton, 221 High St., Hamilton. Sign-up for this open-mic performance begins at 7 p.m. Performances start at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fitton Showstoppers presents 90 Lies an Hour, at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. fittoncenter.org

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

  • Lakota East Arts & Crafts Show, at Lakota East High School, 6840 Lakota Lane, Liberty Twp. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2.

NOV. 14

  • Faculty Recital: Thomas George Caracas Garcia, guitars, at Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Ave., Oxford. 7:30 p.m. oxarts.org

NOV. 15

  • Miami University Performing Arts Series presents Dali Quartet, at Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Ave. 7:30 p.m. oxarts.org

NOV. 16

  • “Virtual Reality: Is it Just Another Game or a New Perspective on Engineering and Technology?” at Johnston Hall, 4200 N. University Blvd., Miami University Regionals’ Middletown Campus. 7 p.m. A free public event, and an RSVP is encouraged at MiamiOH.edu/Regionals/RSVP

NOV. 17-20

  • Badin Theatre presents “Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express,” at 571 New London Road. The curtain rises at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, with a 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20. BadinHS.org

NOV. 18-20

  • Springboro’s annual Christmas Festival, at Rotary Park, Springboro. Tree lighting ceremony kicks off the festivities at 6:45 p.m. Nov. 18 at Rotary Park. Santa’s Parade begins at noon Nov. 19. The festival concludes at 5 p.m. Nov. 20.
  • Fairfield Footlighters present “Good People,” at Fairfield Community Arts Center, 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield. fairfield-city.org

NOV. 19

  • Let’s Go Hiking - Healthy Hikers, at Waterworks Park, 5133 Groh Lane, Fairfield. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Set a personal best or take a leisurely stroll to take in the nature along the trail.
  • Meditation and Mindfulness Practice, at Miami Regionals Downtown Hamilton, 221 High St., Hamilton. 2 p.m.

NOV. 20

  • Hanover Reserve Craft Show, at 1905 Millville Oxford Road, Hamilton. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free admission. Donations of canned goods or nonperishable items will accepted.
  • Miami University Symphony Orchestra, at Hall Auditorium, Oxford. 3 p.m. Free and open to the public.

NOV. 22

  • The Music Cafe, at Miami Regionals Downtown Hamilton, 221 High St., Hamilton. 7 p.m.

NOV. 25

  • Holiday Lights, at Bridgewater Falls Lifestyle Center, Princeton Road, Fairfield Twp. 7 to 9 p.m.

NOV. 26

  • Meditation and Mindfulness Practice, at Miami Regionals Downtown Hamilton, 221 High St., Hamilton. 2 p.m.
  • Parade of Lights, at Village Green Park and Fairfield Community Arts Center, Wessel Road, Fairfield. 6 to 8 p.m.

NOV. 28

  • Handel’s Messiah featuring Megan Moore, at Hall Auditorium, Miami University, Oxford. 7:30 p.m.

NOV. 30

  • Miami University Performing Arts Series presents Megan Moore, mezzo-soprano, at Oxford Community Arts Center, 10 S. College Ave. 7:30 p.m. oxarts.org

DEC. 2

  • Red Door Community Concert, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 25 E. Walnut St., Oxford. 12:15 p.m. Music by Miami Valley Klezmer Band. Free
  • Regionals Exploration Day, Miami University Regionals’ Middletown Campus, 4200 N. University Blvd. 12:30-4:30 p.m. 513-785-3111
  • Fitton Family Fridays presents A Seussified Christmas Carol, at Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton. 7:30 p.m. fittoncenter.org

This list of events is created from information submitted to the Journal-News. To submit an activity for consideration of publication, or to see an online list, visit journal-news.com/events.

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