Matthew Kelly: The renowned author and inspirational speaker brings his progressive Catholic ministry to St. Jude Church, 7:30 p.m. today-Tuesday, 5924 Bridgetown Road, Bridgetown, free (seating is first-come, first-served). 574-1230.
Diet help: Health researcher Dr. Neal Barnard is at Books & Co. in Dayton to introduce his Breaking the Food Seduction: The Hidden Reasons Behind Food Cravings - and 7 Steps to End Them Naturally with advice on dealing with "problem foods" that impede weight loss and health. 7 p.m. today, 350 E. Stroop Road, Kettering. (800) 777-4881.
Eugene Goss: The Cammy-award winning jazz artist performs 7-10 p.m. today at the Pub at Rookwood Mews, Rookwood Pavilion, Edmonson and Edwards roads, Norwood. 841-2748.
Top pick: Annie Potts stars as Julie Posey, who poses as a teenage girl on Internet chat rooms to catch a pedophile on Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story (9 p.m., Lifetime).
Critic John Kiesewetter also says VH1 profiles the 200 Greatest Pop Icons (9-11 p.m. today through Friday).
New in E-games
Director's cut: Sonic the Hedgehog and friends are back in Sega's newest release for the Nintendo Gamecube, a director's cut of the Sega Dreamcast version, with more features and characters to control. Gamers get the chance to control not only Sonic, but also pals Tails, Knuckles, Amy and Big, in their fight against Eggman and Robotnik. By collecting different game piece emblems, players can unlock game levels to play on their Sega Game Gear handheld. The sights and sounds of the game are pretty dizzying. Players loop through level after level of curves and downhill spurts while the accompanying music gets pretty addictive. (Sega; Gamecube; $39.99; E for Everyone)
Also this week: Ghost Recon: Island Thunder (UbiSoft; Xbox; $39.99; M for Mature): Sequel/expansion for the popular modern warfare shooter. And Butt Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom! (Crave; PS2; $19.99; E for Everyone): A racing spin-off of the popular Nickelodeon series.
24 hours out: The Taft Museum of Art's Artful Evening Series travels to the Blue Ash Branch Library for a discussion of painter John Singer Sargent by curator of education Abby Schwartz, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 4911 Cooper Road. 241-0343, Ext. 15.
48 hours out: Alternametal act Cradle of Filth headlines an evening of power rock at Bogart's with Kill Switch Engage, Shadows Fall and Sworn Enemy. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, 2621 Vine St., Corryville, $18-$20. 562-4949.
72 hours until Thursday: The Village Players of Fort Thomas open a production of Neil Simon's classic comedy Barefoot in the Park, 8 p.m., Village Players Theatre, 8 N. Fort Thomas Ave. $9. (859) 781-1441.
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