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LOOKING AHEAD

 Thursday, April 12

Hobby: Painters Studio, 1-3 p.m., at Whitewater Valley Arts Association, 402 Central Ave., Connersville

Friday, April 13

Art:  High School Art Competition Opening Reception, 6-8 p.m., Whitewater Valley Arts Association, 402 Central Ave., Connersville

Music: Jessie Strassell, 7 p.m., Third Place, 714 Main St., Brookville, 513-295-4820

Nature: Spring Night Hike, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Cope Environmental Center, 1730 Airport Road, Centerville, 765-855-3188 

Weekend, April 13-15

School musical: “When In Rome,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Connersville High School Robert Wise Center for Performing Arts. Adults $7, students $5.

School musical: “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Franklin County High School Lew Wallace Auditorium, Brookville. Adults $7, students $5.

Expo: Preble County Business Expo, 3-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Preble County Fairgrounds Expo Building, Eaton, Ohio.

Children’s theater: James and the Giant Peach Jr., 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Richmond Civic Theater, 1003 E. Main St., Richmond. Tickets online at gorct.org

Saturday, April 14

5K Run/walk: Prevent Child Abuse 5K Run, 8:30 a.m. (registration starts 7:30 a.m.), Roberts Park Pavilion, Connersville, $20. Family Fun Walk, free. Followed by Silly Safari show and vendors at 10 a.m. 765-825-8732

Craft and vendor show: The Union County 4-H Craft and Vendor Show, noon-4 p.m., Union County 4-H Fairgrounds 4-H building, Liberty. Free admission, food available for purchase.

Art: One-stop workshop, Pen & Ink Drawing Basics, 1-3 p.m., Whitewater Valley Arts Association, 402 Central Ave., Connersville

Work day: Weed Wrangle, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary, 3499 S. Bird Sanctuary Road, Connersville. Help with the resource management efforts by attacking invasive plants.

Poker run: For off-road vehicles, Haspin Acres east of Laurel, 5:30 p.m. entry at cafeteria, 6 p.m. start.

Nature: Fossil Fun, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Cope Environmental Center, 1730 Airport Road, Centerville. Talk, imprint activity, hike. 765-855-3188

History: 150 Years of Quaker Freedom Fighters, by Dr. David Fankhauser, 1:30-3 p.m., Earlham College CoLab, 801 National Road West, Richmond, 765-847-1691 

Roller derby: Dire Skates vs. Confluence Crush, 5:30-8:30 p.m., The Skate, 475 Commerce Road, Richmond,

Music: Acoustic Convergence, 3-10 p.m., MPA Opry Barn, 19189 Pennington Road, Metamora

Swap meet: S.E. Indiana F.A.R.M. Club swap meet and flea market, Ripley County Fairgrounds, 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission $3, kids under 12 free. Farm, lawn and garden, workshop, antiques, collectibles, auto and truck items, etc. No firearms. 812-654-3949 or www.farmclubonline.com Facebook: FARM Club of Southeastern Indiana

Run-walk: 7th Annual Flying Cardinal 5k, 6:30-8:30 p.m., through the woods at Hayes Arboretum, 801 Elks Road, Richmond, 765-962-3745. Proceeds benefit Seton Catholic Schools.

Music: Afro-Cuban, Latin and Jazz Ensemble Concert, 7:30 p.m., Lingle Recital Hall, Center for the Visual and Performing Arts, Earlham College, 801 National Road West, Richmond, 765-983-1474 

Sunday, April 15

History: Ripley County Bicentennial Celebration, 1-5 p.m., Ripley County Fairgrounds, 525 W. Beech St., Osgood. Free

Racing: OVKA Points Race #1, G&J Kartway, 1619 Barnets Mill Road, Camden, Ohio. 937-452-1218

Monday, April 16

Hobby: Whitewater Valley Woodcarvers, 6-7 p.m., Whitewater Valley Arts Association, 402 Central Ave., Connersville

Tuesday, April 17

Hobby: Conners Quilters, 9 a.m.-noon, at Whitewater Valley Art Association, 402 Central Ave., Connersville

Wednesday, April 18

History: Brookville Houses and the People Who Lived in Them, 6:30 p.m., Brookville Library Hooked on History series. 

Thursday, April 19

Hobby: Painters Studio, 1-3 p.m., at Whitewater Valley Arts Association, 402 Central Ave., Connersville

Friday, April 20

Music: Troy Q. Tipton, 7-10 p.m., Third Place, 714 Main St., Brookville, 513-295-4820

Saturday, April 21

Wine tasting: Indiana Wine Trail Spring Into The Valley, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.. Start at Ertel Cellars Winery, 3794 E. County Road 1100 North, Batesville. Seven wineries on the Indiana Wine Trail pair their wines with breads, cheeses and dips. 800-559-2956 or indianawinetrail.com.

Music: Bluegrass Night at the Opry Barn, Ps in the Pod, 5:25-9:25 p.m., 19189 Pennington Road, Metamora, $8

Sunday, April 22

Earth Day: At Mounds SRA (Brookville Lake), noon-2:30 p.m. Give back to the Earth and Brookville Lake by helping the DNR and Army Corps of Engineers collect litter from heavily used areas. Meet at the tailwaters Shelter House. After clean-up, join the Army Corps staff on a tour of the control tower.

Earth Day: Hueston Woods State Park, 6301 Park Office Road, College Corner, Ohio, 513-523-6347: 11 a.m., Wildlife Invasion (native species program); 1 p.m., Green Up the Park, stroll and litter pick up; 2 p.m., Earth’s Inhabitants, reptiles and raptors. All at the park nature center.

Through April 30

Photography: Rare INdiana Finds, 15 winning photos from radio WIPB’s Instagram contest. Cope Environmental Center, 1730 Airport Road, Centerville, 765-855-3188.

Events and activities in the Whitewater valley that are open to the public will be listed in this calendar. Submit yours to news@newsexaminer.com by 5 p.m. Tuesday.