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AREA HAPPENINGS – Wooster Daily Record

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Nibblers Euchre Night, Friday and Oct. 22 and 29, 7-9 p.m., Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St., Smithville. All ages welcome. For more information, call 330-669-2371 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Toys for Tots Year Ender Car Show, noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Creston Community Park, Creston. Dash plaques to the first 75, music, food, 50/50 drawing. Cost is an unwrapped child’s Christmas gift or a monetary donation. Proceeds benefit the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program.
Benefit Cruise-In, 9 a. m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Waynedale High School, 9050 Dover Road, Apple Creek; support for Gideon Guenther Memorial Scholarship Fund and new band uniforms for Southeast Local Schools band. All vehicles welcome. Cruiser and visitor donations accepted. Food on-site and door prizes. Featuring Thunder Buggy, jet-powered Amish buggy, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Call 330-201-8658 for more information. 
Greater Mohican Audubon Society Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Secrest Arboretum, Wooster. Free and open to the public; all levels of birders welcome. Take binoculars. Meet in the parking lot in front of the Welcome Center. For more information, contact Tim Leslie at 419-289-2626.
AUTUMN FESTIVITIES:Fall activities around the area
“The Land of OZ,” Wayne Center Ballet, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, Ohio Theater, 156 N. Water St., Loudonville. For ticket information, visit or call 330-264-2787.
County Line Historical Museum open house, second Saturday of each month (Oct. 9), noon-3 p.m., 281 N. Market St., Shreve. Handicap parking at rear of museum, entering alley off East Robinson Street. Adults $2; children 12 and younger, free. For information, call 330-464-4382 or email [email protected]
The Letterman, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Lions Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E. Massillon; VIP, $35; floor, $30; balcony, $25. 156 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. For more information and tickets, call 330-481-9105, email [email protected] or visit
Singspiration, at 6 p.m., Sunday, Orrville Grace Brethren Church, 2200 Paradise Road, Orrville. The event will feature the gospel musical duo Niah and Allisha Merrill, classically trained musicians.
LEAVES ON PARADE:Mid-October is peak time for fall foliage, and Holmes is a popular spot
Frank Sinatra Tribute – Michael Sonata, 3 p.m. Sunday, Lions Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E., Massillon; balcony, $20; main floor, $25. The Dave Banks Big Band will performing with Sonata. For more information or to get tickets, call 330-481-9105, email [email protected] or visit
Gnat Boxers Western Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Ida Sue School, 266 Oldman Road, Wooster; caller Howard Williamson and cuer Donna Williamson; special dance admission $7. Call Patty at 330-641-2395 or Elaine and Tom at 330-262-1963 for more information.
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band with Ian Penter, 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent. For ticket information, visit
Pancake Breakfast and Touch A Truck, 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, East Wayne Station 2, South Main Street, Marshallville. Cost is a donation. Touch A Truck is 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Marshallville Community Park. The breakfast menu is pancakes, eggs, potatoes, sausage and beverage. Proceeds benefit the East Wayne Firefighters Fund.
PERCH SCARCE IN CENTRAL BASIN:Where have the central basin perch gone?
Fall Family Festival at Spring Hill Farm, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, 1401 Springhill Lane NE, Massillon; apple-cider making, Underground Railroad stories, crafts and play activities, scavenger hunt, pumpkin-carving, historic home tours, food. Costs are $3 for adults and $7 for children; family of four, $20, group of six, $25. For more information, call 330-833-6749.
Great Pumpkin Glow, Oct. 16-17 and 23-24, 5-10 p.m. Saturdays and 5-9 p.m. Sundays, Kingwood Garden Center, 50 N. Trimble Road, Mansfield, Sundays. Timed tickets to the all-weather event are available at for $10 or $8 for members. Children 6 and younger are admitted free. Live music, local food trucks, Greenhouse Glow, Lil’ Carvers Carnival, Fall Market, Scarecrow Row walking path and more.
Swiss Steak Dinner, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, Beach City American Legion Hall Post, 125, Third Ave. NE. Drive-through carry-out only. Meal includes three-bean salad, applesauce, mashed potatoes/ homemade gravy, corn, bread and dessert for $10. For more information call 330-340-1159.
Trunk or Treat, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 31, Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St., Smithville. One-stop alternative to trick-or-treating. Treats and a hayride; free. For more information call 330-669-2371 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
The Polar Express, Friday-Sunday, Dec. 3-5 and 10-12, Dennison Railroad Depot Museum. Exact dates, times and fares are available by visiting or calling 740-922-6776. Ticket prices range from $45 to $80 and can be purchased by visiting the website or by calling ticket agents during business hours.
Wooster Community Center Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Thursdays, 241 S. Bever St., Wooster; fresh produce, flowers and more. For more information, call 330-263-5207 or email [email protected]
Walk in the Hollow, 7 p.m. and 9 .m. Saturday, Oct. 23, Chippewa Rogues Hollow Historical Society at the Chidester Mill in the Chippewa Township Nature Preserve, 17500 Galehouse Road. Spine-chilling and hair-raising legends around a crackling and glowing bonfire, walk the “haunted” trails and visit the newly updated exhibits in the Chidester Mill and Museum. Cost is $10 per person and includes the price of admission and light refreshments. Kids 5 years old and younger are admitted for free. If the event is canceled due to inclement weather, rain date will be Saturday, Oct. 30. Masks are encouraged. Proceeds benefit Chippewa Rogues Hollow Historical Society. Admission is by presale only. Reservations can be made through PayPal at [email protected] or at the Doylestown Telephone Co. or by calling 330-991-4060. For more information, visit or at Facebook.
“The 6X6 Show,” 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Wayne Center for the Arts, 237 S. Walnut St., Wooster. The show aims to bring together hundreds of local artworks, made by local artists, designers and community members to cover the walls. More information is available at or call 330-264-2787.
WCA Fall Festival: Featuring The Wayfarers, noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, Wayne Center for the Arts, 237 S. Walnut St., Wooster; art demonstrations, artisan market, a new exhibit, live music, food and fun for all ages. For more information, call 330-264-2787.
Woodturners and Makers Exhibit, Wayne Center for the Arts, 237 S. Walnut St., Wooster. An exhibit featuring the best of classic creativity. In the Looney Gallery, the Woodturners Exhibit returns, featuring hand-turned work by North Coast Woodturning and Buckeye Woodturning & Woodworking.
Wayne County Historical Society tours, 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through October; current special exhibit is “Vote for Women! Woman’s Journey to be Heard and Treated as Equal.” Admission is $5 for adults and free for ages 14 and young The campus is at 546 E. Bowman St., Wooster; 330-264-8856 or visit
Capture the Light Regional Photography Exhibit, through Dec. 31, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton. Admissions prices are adults, $5; children, $4; family, $15; Friends, free. The exhibition features regional photographers. Earlier this year, the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum called upon photographers that either reside, work, go to school, or grew up in Coshocton, Muskingum, Licking, Holmes, or Tuscarawas counties to submit photos. Thirty photographers submitted their work for a collection of over 100 photos of varying styles, techniques and formats. For more information, contact Jennifer Bush at 740-622-8710 or [email protected]
Main Street Music, concerts on Public Square, Thursdays and Fridays, 6-8 p.m. Musicians will be located in the pavilion within the Historic Public Square. Visit for more information.
Kitten Krazy flea market, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays, Medina County Fairgrounds, 930 Lafayette Road. Goods include housewares, garden, small kitchen appliances, furniture, books, art, toys, tools, clothing, purses and clothing.
Rural Youth Square Dance, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, Smithville High School cafeteria. Lessons offered at 6:45 p.m. Admission is $5. All ages welcome; no experience necessary.
Gnat Boxers Western Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, Ida Sue School, 266 Oldman Road, Wooster; caller Dave Stuthard and cuer Phyllis Burdette. Call Patty at 330-641-2395 or Elaine and Tom at 330-262-1963 for more information.
Gnat Boxers Western Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, Ida Sue School, 266 Oldman Road, Wooster; caller Jack Pladdys and cuer Amy Riehl for the the eighth All Star Cookie Bake Off Dance. Members are asked to take a plate of homemade Christmas cookies for the cookie contest and refreshments. Call Patty at 330-641-2395 or Elaine and Tom at 330-262-1963 for more information.
Kingwood Center Gardens, 50 N. Trimble Road, Mansfield, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through October; Kingwood Hall self-guided tours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The first Monday of every month is Free First Monday. For more information visit or call 419-522-0211.
Medina Square County Farmers’ Market, downtown Medina, Saturdays through Oct. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information call 330-722-6186, email [email protected] or visit
Second Fridays: Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; galleries, refreshments with special prices; free admission. Advanced online reservations are recommended, but walk-ups welcome. Current exhibitions: Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s, through Sept. 19; Totally Radical: Art and Politics in the 1980s, through Sept. 18; Akron Art Mail, through Oct. 15; Making Your Mark, through Aug. 8. For tickets or more information visit
Pushing the Surface Contemporary Quilt Exhibit, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, 300 N. Whitewoman St, Coshocton, through Sept. 6. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children and $15 for family. There are 22 artists from the U.S., Canada and Japan. Museum hours are Tuesday-Sunday,  noon to 4 p.m. (extended hours during Memorial Day weekend). For more information, contact Jennifer Bush, director, at 740-622-8710 or [email protected]
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, tours Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; the last admission is at 4:30 p.m. For more information visit Stan Hywet is located at 714 N. Portage Path, Akron.
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli concert, Dec, 2, 7 p.m., Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. Tickets start at $79. For ticket information, go to or call 888-894-9424.
Machine Gun Kelly concert, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland. For tickets or more information, go to or call 888-894-9424.


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