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Free Community Breakfast, 7:30-10 am, Saturday, Highland Church of God fellowship hall, 669 W. Highland Ave., Wooster; Pancakes sausage applesauce coffee and juice.
Orrville Rotary Club Pancake Day, 7 am-noon Saturday, Trinity United Methodist Church, North Crownhill Road. Menu includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage links, applesauce and beverage. Suggested donation is $7; kids 5 and under eat free. Carry-out will be available. Proceeds support local and international Rotary projects. Use north entrance.
Maple Syrup Festival Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 7-10:30 am Saturday, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, 14367 Hackett Road, Kidron. Meals are dine-in or drive-thru, and by donation. Proceeds support missions and missionaries.
Strides for Diabetes Awareness 5K, 9 am Saturday, Malabar Middle School, 205 W. Cook Road, Mansfield. The Mansfield United Lions Club will host a run/walk and 1-mile walk. Registration starts at 8 am; fee is $20. Online registration is at ohioraceday.com or the day of the race. There will be diabetes education and information tables available. For information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-571-0534.
Ohio Civil War And WWI & II Show, 9 am-5 pm Saturday and 9 am-3 pm Sunday, Richland County Fairgrounds 9 am to 5 pm Saturday and 9 am to 3 p. Sunday. Admission is $7; children under 12 free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is included. The Ohio’s only Civil War And WWI&II Show will host 380 exhibitors, 800 tables of military memorabilia from 1775-1945 for buy, sell or trade. The show will feature a 1776 Revolutionary War Living History Encampment, which will perform drills, musket firing, colonial period camp cooking, and also showing and explaining various period military attire and other demonstrations.
Rummage Sale, 8 am- 3 pm Saturday, Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton St., Smithville. Boy Scouts Pack 73 will serve a pancake and sausage breakfast, in the fellowship hall, 7-11 am Anyone living outside of the city limits of Smithville is welcome to set up spaces in the parking to sell items. Call the Church Office at 330-669-2371, 9 am-3 pm Monday-Friday to secure a space.
Flea Market/Craft Show, 9 am to 3 pm Saturday, Ashland County Fairgrounds, Mozelle Hall and under the grandstands. New vendors and free admission.
2022 Blues Challenge, 4:30 pm, Saturday, at the Eagles, 6979 Sunset Strip Ave. NW, North Canton. Hosted by Northeast Ohio Blues Association. Doors will open at 3 pm. Food service will be provided by the Eagles Club. Ten blues acts, consisting of bands and solo/duo performers, will compete for cash prizes and NEOBA sponsorship at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, Tennessee.
Ceramics Class, 6-8 pm Tuesdays, at Holmes Center for the Arts. For more information, or to sign up, visit holmescenterforthearts.org, under “Art Classes.”
Apple Blossom 5K, 9 am Saturday, May 7, Bauman’s Orchards, 161 Rittman Ave., Rittman. Registration 8 am; $30 pre-registration, $35 race day registration.
Killbuck Spring Yard Sales, 9 am Saturday, May 7. The event is sponsored by the Killbuck Community Improvement Corp. All Killbuck residents are invited to participate.
Moreland Garden Club Plant Sale, 10 am Saturday, May 7, Franklin Township Building, 132 W. Moreland Road, Wooster. Annuals perennials, hanging baskets and planted containers. Proceeds fund ATI scholarships, Wayne County Care Center activities, civic beautification projects and other club activities.
Wreaths Across America Mobile Education Exhibit,10 am – 4 pm, Saturday, May 7, Wayne County Fair Grounds. Hosted by the Wooster-Wayne Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Veterans, active-duty military, their families, and the community are invited and encouraged to visit and take a tour.
Astronomy Day, noon-11 pm Saturday, May 7, The Wilderness Center, Wilmot. The event will take place in the Interpretive Building and the observatory. After 4:30 pm, there will be events at the planetarium and observatory. Activities are designed for all ages – young children to adults – and visitors are welcome to attend the entire event or come and go for specific activities.
st. Baldrick’s Fundraiser, 9 am – 5 pm Saturday, May 7, SportsClips, 4389 Burbank Road, Wooster. Help SportClips Wooster raise money for childhood cancer by raising funds and shaving heads. There also will be hot dogs, face painting and basket raffle.
Pro Wresting, Saturday, 7 pm May 14, Cornerstone Elementary School gymnasium, 101 W. Bowman St., Wooster; Dylan’s Annual Awareness Fundraiser. Tickets can be purchased at the door, while Operation: Fandom, 120 S. Market St., Wooster, will have discounted advance tickets. Seven big-time matches, including a 15-man battle royal.
Walk and 5K for Wellness, 8-11 am Saturday, May 7, Secrest Welcome and Education Center, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster; benefit for NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties. Virtual participation option available. Prizes for fastest finish times. NAMI offers services including peer support, education for families and suicide support. To register, contact NAMI Wayne and Holmes Counties office via its website, phone at 330-264-1590 or midohiorm.com.
County Line Historical Museum open house, second Saturday of each month (May 14), noon-3 pm, 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@example.com.
Region 4 Airstream Rally, May 19-22, downtown Wooster. Up to 125 trailers will line the streets.
Ladies Night Out, Thursday, May 26, downtown Wooster. Registration and Swag Bags begin at 4:45 at Studio 217.
Wayne County Music & Rib FestJune 3-4, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster.
kids day, 1-4 pm Saturday, June 4, Wayne County Public Library, Wooster. Register at www.mainstreetwooster.org.
Square Dance and Line Dancing, 7-10 pm Saturday, June 11, Smithville High School Cafeteria, 200 Smithie Drive, Smithville. Sponsored by Wayne County Rural Youth; $5 donation. Public and all ages are welcome. No prior dance experience necessary. Lessons for basic square dancing at 6:45 pm Stocksdale Band with Dave Kick calling.
HRN Firefighter Field Day, 9 am Saturday, June 11, Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds. Firefighters’ Exhibition where firefighters from across the state take part in friendly competitions. Kids’ firefighter-themed activities where children ages 5-12 can imitate their heroes. Admission is free. Opening ceremony is at 9 am and the first event underway by 9:30 am For more information Jeff Mizer of Mizer Marketing at 330-432-6706 or Kate Schweitzer of HRN at 330-763-1204, or visit HRNFirefighterFieldDay.com.
The Wayne County Historical Society’s eight-building campus is open every Saturday, with tours at 1, 2, and 3 pm Admission is $5 for adults; free for those under 14. Special exhibits include “Votes for Women!”, “Apron Strings” and “A Season of Quilts: Spring.” The historical society is located at 546 E. Bowman St., Wooster. The parking lot entrance is on Spink Street just north of Bowman. For more information visit waynehistoricalohio.org or call 330-264-8856.
Storybook Trail at Kingwood Center Gardens, featuring “Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel!” 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Sunday, along the Nature Trail that begins at the Peacock Playhouse. General admission is $5 for 13 years and older; Admission is free for children 12 years and younger, and for Kingwood members. The center is located at 50 N. Trimble Road, Mansfield.
Secrest Garden Fair, Saturday, June 11, Secrest Arboretum, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster. The juried event will promote handmade arts and crafts, plants and food. Applications are being accepted. A printable form is available at www.friendsofsecrest.com/garden-fair. Master Gardeners will lead tours of the arboretum grounds. For more information, visit www.friendsofsecrest.com or contact Merry Gentry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-461-4160.
Chicken Barbecue, 4-7 pm Friday, June 24. Hosted by Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. Wayne County Fair Style half chicken, applesauce, chips, roll, cookie and drink for $13. All proceeds to benefit Coats for Kids.