Gateway Arts Council Presents: COSI Science Spots

Start date: March 14, 2020

End date: March 14, 2020

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cameo Theatre
304 South West Street
Sidney, OH 45365


COSI’s Science Spots traveling science exhibition comes to Sidney.  Your little ones are sure to enjoy the wide assortment of Science spots listed below:

Air Cannon – Participants press against a rubber membrane that covers a large drum. As the pressure builds within the drum, air shoots out the hole in the bottom and blasts passers by with a puff of air.

Ball Launcher – Participants use air pressure from a heavy weight to launch a foam ball high into the air.

Be A Builder – Participants use two dimensional blueprints and wooden blocks to build a three dimensional structure. Blueprints come in a variety of levels of difficulty ranging from Easy to Very Difficult.

Ferrofluid – Participants see how iron fillings suspended in a liquid form an interesting creation called ferrofluid, which, when placed near a strong magnet, create interesting designs/forms.

Magnetic Levitation – Participants can see how strong magnetic poles can repel each other with these floating discs. As they press down on the disc, they can feel the magnets forcing the disc skyward. They also see how magnetic levitation can be used for such new technology as maglev trains.

Pulleys – Participants wrap a rope around various pulleys to determine how additional pulleys reduce the amount of work needed to move an object.

Puzzling Plans – Participants are challenged to correctly arrange colored blocks in the correct order using two dimensional blueprints. Blueprints come in a variety of levels of difficulty ranging from Easy to Very Difficult.

Pyramids – Participants construct two pyramids using only the few wooden blocks provided.

Roller Coasters – Participants use a magnetic wall and Frigits to build a track for a marble to roll down and see the force of gravity in action.

Towers – Participants are challenged to find the fewest number of moves to transfer discs from one rod to another.

These fun active activities are suitable for adults and children.


Madcap Puppets

Start date: February 1, 2020

End date: February 1, 2020

See Description for Details

Cameo Theatre
304 South West Street
Sidney, OH 45365


Gather the kids for the Madcap Puppets being presented by the Gateway Arts Council.

A Workshop beginning at 10:00 AM will be lead by Madcap personnel where children will create their own puppet masterpieces.  You never know what Madcap puppets you’ll encounter! Children only. Admission is $10.

The performance Twice Upon A Time will begin at 11:15 AM. Aiden Legend, an only child, is making funny faces into a mirror when it falls and breaks, accidentally propelling Aiden’s mirror image into the real world. Is there room in our world for two Aiden Legends? Can Aiden get the Accidental Twin back into the mirror!? Children under 12 are $4. Adults $6.

Elena Filshtinska Art Exhibit

Start date: December 13, 2019

End date: January 31, 2020

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday

Gateway Arts Council
216 North Miami Street
Sidney, OH 45365

Gateway Arts Council Web Site

Born in Novokuznetsk, Siberia, Russia, and raised in Kharkov, Ukraine, Elena embodies much of that which is classic pre-Soviet Russia and Ukraine in her art. She derives her inspiration from nature, music and dance, and brings them to life in her paintings.

Ohio Watercolor Society Exhibit

Start date: November 6, 2019

End date: December 27, 2019

During Regular Library Hours

Amos Memorial Library
230 E. North Street
Sidney, OH 45365

Library Hours

This 42nd Annual Exhibit will be presented at the Amos Memorial Library thru December 27th.

Downtown Sidney Walking Tour

Start date: September 29, 2020

End date: September 29, 2020

6:00 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m., & 6:45 p.m.

To Be Determined

Details coming soon.  Please check back…

U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors Band

Start date: April 3, 2020

End date: April 3, 2020

To Be Determined

To Be Determined

Details coming soon so please check back.

Sock & Buskin Players Present: Steel Magnolias

Start date: November 7, 2019

End date: November 10, 2019

Thursday, Friday, & Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday at 2 p.m.

Historic Sidney Theatre
120 W Poplar Street
Sidney, Ohio

If you enjoy quality community theater, this one’s for you.

Truvy Jones runs a successful beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies in the neighborhood have a standing Saturday appointment. Along with her anxious and eager assistant, Annelle, Truvy styles the hair of many of the women about town: wealthy widow and former first lady of Chinquapin, Clairee Belcher, local curmudgeon Ouiser Boudreaux (“I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years”), intelligent and compassionate career woman M’Lynn, and her daughter Shelby, the prettiest girl in town. Shelby’s engagement is the talk of the town, but the joy and excitement of her wedding quickly turn to concern as she faces a risky pregnancy and a myriad of health complications. Eventually, when Shelby dies from complications related to her diabetes, M’Lynn has to deal with the most difficult of life’s challenges: the loss of one’s only child. As the women of Chinquapin makes their ways over life’s many hurdles together, they find comfort (and a fair amount of verbal ribbing) in one another. “You have no idea how wonderful you are,” M’Lynn tells the ladies at the end of the play. Truvy responds, with a smile, “Of course we do.”

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Bowl for Kids Sake

Start date: March 6, 2020

End date: March 7, 2020


Belmar Lanes
101 W Russell Road
Sidney, OH 45365

More Information

Planning is underway for the annual Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake.

This year it will be held on March 6th and 7th at both Belmar Lanes of Sidney and McBo’s Lanes of Versailles.

Continue to check back as more information is being added.

14th Annual Duck Derby & Duck-N-Run 5K

Start date: June 18, 2020

End date: June 18, 2020


Tawawa Park
12 Tawawa Drive
Sidney, OH 45365

More Info

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County have planning underway for their annual Duck Derby and Duck – N – Run 5K.

This event allows them to raise money to support all of their youth mentoring programs including Big Buddies, Lunch Buddies, Career Quest, and Couples/Community-Based Matches.

Be sure to check back as the event gets closer for more information.

The Historic Sidney Theatre Presents Rocky Horror Picture Show

Start date: October 26, 2019

End date: October 26, 2019

Historic Sidney Theatre
120 West Popular Street
Sidney, OH 45365

Ticket Information

Come dressed as your favorite character for a costume contest and enjoy  a midnight screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at The Historic Sidney Theatre.

The show will feature a live Rocky Horror Shadow Cast.

Beverages and snacks will be available for purchase at the concession stand.

This is strictly for ages 18+, because of explicit language and behavior.

Doors open at 11:30pm, Movie starts at midnight.

Ticket includes Admission and A Prop Bag.