AREA HAPPENINGS: Garden fair and strawberry social on tap in coming days

Akron artist The Grizzled Wizzard will display his ceramics and metal work at the Secrest Garden Fair in Wooster on Saturday.
Akron artist The Grizzled Wizzard will display his ceramics and metal work at the Secrest Garden Fair in Wooster on Saturday.

Gaetano’s Underworld Blues Band, 7 p.m. Thursday, Rehm Gazebo, lower Orr Park, 400 N. Elm St. Donations are accepted throughout the entire concert season as the music is provided through donations of area residents and businesses. Patrick Farms Concessions will have a food truck at the event.

Fish Fry, 5- 7p.m. Friday, hosted by New Pittsburg Lions Club, New Pittsburg Lions Park 9400, Hiner Road. Fish, ham, slaw, applesauce, mac and cheese, roll, dessert, and drink. Suggested price $12, child $6.

Journey Tribute Concert, E5C4P3, 7-10 p.m. Friday, Ashland County Fairgrounds. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the fair office. There will be food trucks and a beer garden.

Disney’s Aladdin Jr., Wayne County Performing Arts Council will present Disney’s Aladdin Jr. at Fisher Auditorium 1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster on Fridays, June 10 and 17, at 7 p.m. and Saturdays, June 11 and 18, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 19 at  2 p.m. Purchase tickets at the door or Reserved seat tickets are $10 each and family four-pack, $30. For more information go to or call 330-464-1721 or 818-298-7308.

Greater Mohican Audubon Society Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Barnes Preserve, Wooster. Meet at the pavilion at the main parking lot. Take binoculars. For more information, call 330-347-7602.

Square Dance and Line Dancing, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, 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 p.m. Stocksdale Band with Dave Kick calling.

HRN Firefighter Field Day, 9 a.m. Saturday, 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 a.m. and the first event underway by 9:30 a.m. For more information Jeff Mizer of Mizer Marketing at 330-432-6706 or Kate Schweitzer of HRN at 330-763-1204, or visit


County Line Historical Museum open house, second Saturday of each month (June 11), 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

Secrest Garden Fair, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 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 Master Gardeners will lead tours of the arboretum grounds. For more information, visit or contact Merry Gentry at or 330-461-4160.

Strawberry Social, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Christmas Run Park, hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Wooster. Strawberry shortcake sundaes with ice cream from Hartzler Family Dairy. Tickets are $5. For more information email the Kiwanis Club of Wooster at or call (330)439-2093.

Concert & Cruise-In, 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, June 17, downtown Wooster. Featuring classic and street rod cars. The event is free. Live music by the Airchiefs, playing '60s favorites. For more information, call Main Street Wooster at 330-262-6222 or email

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast, 6-11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, Winesburg Fire Department. The all you can eat. The cost is by donation. Town garage sales are the same day.

Run Walk & Roll, 9:30 a.m., Saturday June 18, Wooster Soccer Complex. The  event  brings awareness to the bike trail system in and around Wooster. A Poker Run will take place along the trail. Costs are individual adults, $10; family with up to four participants, $20, and additional family members $5 each. Registration can be completed at, by calling the Wooster Recreation Department at 330-263-5207 or stopping by the Wooster Community Center.

Smithville Civil War History Day, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Events include Civil War reenactors. All historical buildings will be open, live music, food truck, vintage baseball game and strawberry festival on the square. Visit the historical society Facebook page or  for more information and events schedule.

Dancing Under the Stars, June 17 and 18, Berlin Park. Holmes Center for the Arts, along with the Holmes County District Public Library and Berlin Merchants, is hosting a summer arts series. Dancing Under the Stars will feature three children’s stories told through dance—“Cinderella”, “Thumbelina” and the “Selkies”. Food trucks will be present for the opening of the park at 6 pm followed by a free children’s hour at 7:15 p.m. with yard games, crafts, and story time hosted by the library. Tickets are $5 for children 12 and under and $10 for adults if ordered in advance. Tickets are $15 at the gate. For more information and tickets please visit

Shrek the Musical, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 18, Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19 and 26, Ohio Theatre, Loudonville, performed by the Loudonville Theatre and Arts Co and Committee, tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for students and free for children 4 years old and younger (as long as space is available). All seats are reserved seating only. Presale tickets are available at and at the Ohio Theatre Box Office at 419-994-3750. Remaining tickets will be available at the door beginning an hour before each performance.

Classic, Antique and Collection Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 19, Stan Hywet Hall, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Tickets to the Father's Day Car Show are pre-sale only and must be purchased prior to the event at or by calling Stan Hywet ticketing at 330-315-3287. No tickets will be sold at the event. Tickets are $16 for adults and $8 for youth, ages 3-17. Children 2 and under are free.

Chicken Barbecue, 4-7 p.m. Friday, June 24, Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary. Wayne County Fair-style half chicken, applesauce, chips, roll, cookie and drink for $13. Proceeds benefit Coats for Kids.

Butterfly Release, 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster. As a way to remember and honor loved ones. For  more information visit

The Wayne County Historical Society’s eight-building campus is open every Saturday, with tours at 1, 2, and 3 p.m. 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 or call 330-264-8856.

Northern Ohio Railway Museum, 5515 Buffham Road, Seville, open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays through Sept. 28. On the second and fourth Saturday of each month (weather permitting) ride an historic 1914 trolley car, Shaker Heights Rapid Transit car 12, on the museum’s demonstration railroad. Trolley rides are scheduled every hour on the hour 11 a.m.-3 pm. Adult and teen tickets are $4; children ages 6-12, $2; and ages 5 and younger, free. For more information, visit

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