From a wolf walk for dogs to Harry Potter-inspired Quidditch matches, there’s lots of fun and free things to do around Greater Cincinnati this weekend.
Friday: Altered States, 6-8 p.m., Miller Gallery, 2715 Erie Ave., Hyde Park. Works by Rob Jefferson and Jonathan Queen. Exhibit continues through Nov. 23. 513-871-4420; www.millergallery.com.
Friday: Cincinnati-Style Shabbat, 6:15-8:30 p.m., Plum Street Temple, 720 Plum St., Downtown. Mix and mingle with Jewish YPs, 21-35 and their non-Jewish significant others while enjoying a Cincinnati-themed Shabbat dinner with Montgomery Inn, Graeters Ice Cream, Busken and more. Vegetarian and Kosher options available upon request. Ages 21 and up. Free. Registration required. 513-373-0300; www.jypaccess.org.
Friday: Dodgeball, 3:30 p.m., Chapin Memorial Library, 6517 Market St., Petersburg. Defend and dive in raucous rounds to see who be the last one standing. Snacks and prizes. Free. Registration required. 859-342-2665; www.bcpl.org.
Friday: Cooking the Books, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Boone County Cooperative Extension Service, 6028 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington. Adults fix dinner inspired by or found in a book. Followed by dinner and discussion of book. Family friendly. Free. 859-586-6101; www.ca.uky.edu/boone.
Friday: Live @ the Library: 113th Army Band Brass Quintet, 7 p.m., Scheben Branch Library, 8899 U.S. 42, Union. Variety of music, from classical to jazz, marches to rock. Free. 859-342-2665.
Saturday: Cincinnati and Soup, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Gourmet Galleria, Jungle Jim’s International Market, 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield. Meet author Cheri Brinkman and get autographed copies of books. Chat about Ruth Lyons, Paul Dixon and Bob Braun. Free. 513-674-6000; www.junglejims.com.
Saturday: Kids and Family Expo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road. More than 40 booths with children’s programs and after school enrichment programs. Guided tours of the center. Free. 513-229-8555; www.masonoh.org.
Saturday: Missy Griffin,11:30 a.m.-noon, Blue Manatee Children’s Bookstore, 3054 Madison Road, Oakley. Author discusses and signs “Gigi’s Window.” Free. 513-731-2665.
Saturday: Quidditch, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Heritage Oak Park, 5001 U.S. 42, Mason. Full contact, co-ed sport played in communities around the world. Founded in 2005 and inspired by the sport of the same name created by author J.K. Rowling, “Harry Potter” series. Presented by International Quidditch Association. Dress for weather. Midwest RegionalsTournament. Qualifying rounds. Free. Through Nov. 11. 513-204-7046; www.ohioslargestplayground.com.
Saturday: Wolf Walk for Dogs, 2 p.m., Harbor, Winton Woods, 10245 Winton Road, Springfield Township. Walk around lake with canine companion. Test their knowledge of the canine world. Dogs must be on leash under six feet in length. Some bags for waste removal will be available. Free, vehicle permit required. 513-521-7275; www.greatparks.org.
Sunday: Bengals Shuttle Bus, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Keystone Bar & Grill, 313 Greenup St., Covington. Catch free ride to and from home games. Southbank Shuttle stops outside Keystone and runs every 15 minutes so fans can go to game and leave game whenever. Free. 859-261-6777.
Sunday: The New Horizons Piano Competition Winners’ Recital, 3 p.m., Cincinnati Christian University, 2700 Glenway Ave., East Price Hill. Winners from the competition will present two pieces of varied genres. Free parking on campus. Free. 513-244-8165; www.ccuniversity.edu.
Sunday: Sensory Sunday: Stories, Songs and Fun for You and Your Little One, 2-3 p.m., Gymboree, 6209 Snider Road, Mason. Playgroups feature popular Miss Meliss, who keeps babies and parents engaged and entertained with unique brand of fun. Includes snack. Free. Registration required. 513-703-3343; www.myshalomfamily.org.
Monday: Miami University Lecture Series, 8 p.m., Hall Auditorium, Miami University, Oxford. Rick Steves, public television host and author of more than 50 guidebooks including the travel skills handbook, “Europe through the Back Door,” will share lessons he’s learned from a lifetime of travel. Free, tickets required. 513-529-7592; www.units.muohio.edu/lecture/index.php.