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EVENTS

Area Happenings: Main Street Music rocks three nights downtown, Ashland Relay for Life

Wooster Daily Record

Main Street Music!, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, downtown Wooster. Main Street Music brings free live music entertainment to the pavilion at Wooster's Historic Downtown Square. Thursday: Dr. J; Friday: FOG; and Saturday: Hard Hat. See the full schedule .

Downtown Wooster Farmers' Market, 8 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Shop for the fresh produce, eggs, meat and poultry, honey, home-baked goods, fresh-cut flowers, wine tastings, artisanal crafts and more. Free live music 9-11 a.m. from Tamra Muller and Susan Shaffer at the pavilion. Wayne County Performing Arts Council will preview it upcoming production of "Finding Nemo Jr." at 11 a.m. For more information email Guinevere@mainstreetwooster.org.

Salvation Army Auxiliary drive-thru chicken barbecue, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Salvation Army, 437 S. Market St., Wooster. The cost is $13. and includes fair-style chicken, applesauce, chips, roll, cookie and drink.  Enter on Ohio St. from Spruce St., pick up is on the south side of the Salvation Army building. A fundraiser for Coats for Kids.

Barbecued Chicken Dinner, 4:30 p.m. to sold out, Friday, Moreland United Methodist, 138 Moreland Road, Wooster. Donations accepted. The menu is chicken, green beans, applesauce and roll.

Come stroll the pathway lined with artist's booths Saturday at the Secrest Garden Fair. Many crafters will be present, like Snyder Dragonfly Pottery, which is pictured.

Secrest Garden Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Secrest Arboretum Welcome Center, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster. Arts and crafts booths will line the paved paths Come find handmade arts and crafts, enjoy free gardening workshops. Take a tour of the beautiful arboretum and learn about the unique trees and shrubs. There will be activities for kids and local food trucks too.

Need a break?

14th annual Kingwood 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, Kingwood Center Gardens, Wooster. The 5k benefits Kingwood’s mission and vision of providing transformative guest experiences and inspiring enriching connections so that both human and natural communities thrive. Registration is $25 and can be completed at ohioraceday.com. Questions may be sent to heest97@hotmail.com.

County Line Historical Museum open house, noon-3 p.m. Saturday, 281 N. Market St., Shreve. Parking at Shreve Auto Repair, Farmers National bank and downtown lots. Handicap parking at rear of museum, entering alley off East Robinson Street. Adults $2 and children 12 and younger, free. For group appointments and more information call Nancy Raymond 330-496-4024. Open houses are the second Saturday of each month.

The Relay for Life of Ashland County-Mid Ohio, 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Ashland County Fairgrounds. The annual event raises money for the American Cancer Society to fight cancer. For more information on Relay for Life of Ashland County-Mid Ohio visit  or visit us on Facebook.

Hoe Down Square Dance, 6:45 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Tom Stocksdale Farm, 1989 Blachleyville Road, Wooster. Square and line dancing open to the public, all ages welcome, no experience necessary. Free lessons given promptly at 6:45, admission $5, dance starts at 7 p.m. Hoe Down style square dancing and county line dancing with live band and caller. Free ice cream.

Pleasant Valley Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike, Sunday, June 16. More information, volunteer opportunities and event registration at .

12th annual Ohio Vintage Truck Reunion, June 21-22, Ashland, Ashland County Fairgrounds, 2042 Claremont Ave., Ashland. Hosted by the Ohio Chapters of the American Truck Historical Society. Show hours are 1-6 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Hundreds of vintage trucks, trucking memorabilia display, swap meet, camping with RV hookups, truck crawl, Jake-off, light show, truck model contest, truck swap meet, country convoy and more. Vitis  for more information.

Civil War Roundtable, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, Wayne County Historical Society schoolhouse, Wooster. The program will be presented by John C. Spaziani of South Carolina, who will portray H.L. Hunley, offering The Rest of the Story. The presentation includes a summary of the mission and an up close and personal look at the crew with their story of daring, love, intrigue, innovation and technology. He will give a behind the scenes look into the Warren Lasch Preservation laboratory. For more information contact Penny Gasbarre at 330-845-3069 or email pennygasbarre@gmail.com.

E&H Ace Hardware’s Backyard & BBQ Fest, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 22, downtown Wooster.

Disney's "The Little Mermaid," 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20 and 27, and Friday, July 26, and 2 p.m. Sundays, July 21 and 28, presented by Summer Stage Wooster at Wooster High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and senior citizens. They can be purchased at .

Flxible & Converted Bus Centennial Summit 2024, Aug. 21-25, Mohican Adventures campground in Loudonville. For information for the 2024 Flxible Bus Summit visit the F page.

Wayne & Holmes Counties Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Saturday, Sept. 21, Secrest Arboretum. The fundraising goal is $65,000. Mike Link from Care Patrol and president of the Wayne County Senior Network will serve as 2024 Walk chair. For more information, to register to walk as a team or individual or to sign up to be a team captain, visit .