Wooster Ladies Night Out — The 12th Annual Ladies Night Out will take place in downtown Wooster from 4-8 p.m. Main Street Wooster will be featuring live music and charging $5 per person to receive a “passport” and goodie bag. The passports will detail each merchant and what “special” the establishment will be offering for the night. Ladies can get their passport stamped for a chance to win prizes. Downtown restaurants will also be offering specials for the night. Plan to pick up your passport at one of Main Street Wooster’s tents either in front of Spoon Market or The City Square Steakhouse.
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical — The Renaissance, in collaboration with the Mansfield Youth Theatre, will perform the “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical” on the stage of the Renaissance’s Theatre 166 tonight and Saturday. A free “one night only” public performance will take place at 7 p.m. tonight; with a free sensory-friendly performance of “Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical” offered on Saturday at 11 a.m. for families of individuals with special needs. Interested individuals must register for their free tickets by visiting or calling Dauphne Maloney at (419) 522-2726, ext. 212. No walk-ups will be accommodated for the sensory-friendly performance. Maloney directs the show with musical direction by Brian K. Nabors. Tickets are free and are general admission.
Women’s Para-Retreat Weekend — BSR Paranormal has partnered up with some of the top female investigators to bring ladies a fun-filled paranormal weekend in Mansfield. This is a women’s only weekend for like-minded individuals to get away from the daily grind to relax, have some fun, ghost hunt, make new friends and learn from one another. You can choose to join them all three days, just Saturday and Sunday, or Sunday only. They will be investigating and touring Malabar Farms and the Ohio State Reformatory Prison. They will also be touring Kingswood Center and Kingswood Hall and visiting the Carousel District. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or visit the website at bsrparanormal.com/women-s-para-retreat-weekend-.html.
Dr. Insecta’s Incredible Unforgettable Bug Lab — For two days, Charles Mill Park Campgrounds is all about the bugs. From 3-6 p.m., families can stop at the Beach Area to capture and handle butterflies and beetles. At 7 p.m., Kidz Bingo and Nature will take place at the Messerly Recreation Center, with Adult Bingo at 7:30 p.m. The fun with bugs continues on Saturday at 11 a.m. with the adult fitness walk at Eagle Point Shelter. At noon, enjoy a nature program and crafts with Miss Sarah at Eagle Point Shelter. Archery for adults and Kidz is at the Messerly recreation Center at 2 p.m., followed by a program on pollinators at 3:30 p.m. Kidz Pool games start at 4:30 p.m. at Pool Eagle Point. At 7 p.m., families can enjoy the Incredible Bug Lab with Dr. Insecta show at the Messerly Recreation Center. And finally, visit Eagle Point shelter area and discover the secret world of moths, play moth games and followed by Moths Ice Cream Treats from 8:30-10 p.m.
Tour the Parks at Byers Woods — Join the Ashland County Park District for a new series of tractor wagon rides to tour the 17 parks. Each tour will be at a different park location from April-September. Most of these will occur on Friday’s from 4-6 p.m. The wagons will run continuously during those times with a guide providing park information, history, recent improvements and more.
Safe Boating & Summer Beach Festival — From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., families can spend a day at the beach with boat rides, fishing, kayaking, log rolling and live animals at Pleasant Hill Lake Park. The price is $10 for car entry. The first 100 kids that complete four programs will receive a free child lifejacket. The day will include kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, Kids Catfish Fishing Derby, pontoon boat rides, log rolling, Swim with Mermaid Tami, Live Animals from the Richland County Park District, games and prizes by Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, free ice cream form Velvet Ice Cream company and hourly door prizes. iHeart radio local DJ C-Rob and Matt Appleby will provide some tunes from noon to 4 p.m. Visit pleasanthillparkohio.org for more details and the boating course sign-up.
Grandpa & Grandma’s Birthday — Visit Grandpa’s Cheesebarn & Sweeties Chocolates’ Ashland store from 2-4 p.m. to wish Grandpa and Grandma a happy 90th birthday. The Cheesebarn will be serving birthday treats and have fun prizes.
Relay For Life of Ashland County — In this free event of the American Cancer Society, the public can honor those who have fought cancer from 4-10 p.m. at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. The day will include a K-9 demonstration, Touch-A-Truck, bouncy houses, kids’ games, prizes, food vendors and more. Plus, the silent auction is back, with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Also, a Relay Hair Cut-A-Thon, benefitting Wigs for Kids, will be held from 5-7 p.m., sponsored by Hillsdale Cancer Crusaders Relay for Life team. Wigs for Kids is an Ohio-based non-profit hair donation organization for children. Hair must be a minimum of 12 inches, clean and dry and cannot be permed, color-treated or highlighted. Gray hair is accepted.
Dr. Insecta’s Incredible Unforgettable Bug Lab — See Friday listing.
WCHS Summer Community Band Concert — The Wayne County Historical Society Summer Community Band will play at 7 p.m. on the Wayne County Historical Society campus. People will need to bring their own lawn chairs.
Astronomy Academy — Families can explore the Solar System and take over the role of an aerospace engineer, tackling the design process to design, build, test and redesign their own paper rockets and space bases at the Ashland Public Library at 2 p.m. Register at ashland.evanced.info.
Crime Scene Investigation — Dig into real, true crime case files and explore the scientific technologies, processes and procedures that propel investigators forward. Use graphology to analyze handwriting on real ransom notes, explore chromatography to trace ink compounds, test pH using universal indicator and phenolphthalein and explore fingerprinting as you collect hard evidence from a crime scene. This teen program will be held in the Stockwell Meeting Room at 4 p.m. Register at ashland.evanced.info.
The United Way of Ashland County will host its first summertime Fun Friday of the year on June 14 from 11:45 a.m.to 1:15 p.m. at the Ashland Corner Park (corner of Main Street and Claremont Avenue) with the Jessica Hannan Band performing noon to 1 p.m. The event will include lunch, courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings and Eva’s Treats, served from noon to 12:30 p.m. The next Fun Fridays are July 12 and Aug. 9.
Check out the Eighth Annual Ohio Vintage Truck Jamboree June 15-16 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. Along with vintage trucks, the show will feature trucking memorabilia, a truck model contest, hourly door prizes, a swap meet, the “Country Convoy” Dinner Cruise, a truck light display, a daily raffle, the “Jake-Off” Jake Competition, presentations and the Slow Truck Race. No registrations or admission fees are necessary, but donations are accepted to benefit the Ashland County Food Bank and Shriners Hospitals for Children Transportation Fund. For additional information, visit ofvintrkjam.com.
Loudonville’s Mohican Community Theatre will present “The King and I” at the Ohio Theatre June 21-22 and June 28-29 at 7 p.m. and June 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets for reserved seating are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (ages 65 and up), $8 for students and children ages 5-18 and free for children 4 and under. Tickets are available at theohiotheatre.com or at the Ohio Theatre box office at (419) 994-3750.
The Collinsworth Family will make a stop at Archer Auditorium during the Mercy and Love Tour on June 26 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18, and can be purchased at the office of Ashland’s Trinity Lutheran Church.
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