Plenty of holiday activities to keep you busy
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Killbuck Thrift Store Christmas Open House, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. The event will feature cookies and punch and a display of Christmas items as well as a raffle for a Christmas wreath. Profits go to Killbuck community projects.
Holiday craft market, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster. The two-day event features live music, food trucks and craftsmanship. For more information visit www.wayneartscenter.org or call 330-264-2787.
Seasonal splendor arts and crafts fair, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 20, Fisher Auditorium at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. Presented by the Wayne County Arts and Crafts Guild. Free entry. About 140 booths (no commercial vendors). Profits go to the school’s fine arts program. For more information, call 330-347-5915.
Window in Wonderland, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, November 19, in downtown Wooster. Highlights of the evening’s program include the lighting of the children’s tree in the public square and the appearance of Santa Claus.
Swiss steak dinner, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Beach City American Legion Hall Post 549, 125, Third Ave. NE, Beach City; drive-thru service only. The meal includes a three bean salad, applesauce, mashed potatoes, house sauce, corn, bread and dessert for $ 10. For more information, call 330-340-1159.
Holiday craft market, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Wayne Center for the Arts. The two-day event features live music, food trucks and craftsmanship. For more information visit www.wayneartscenter.org or call 330-264-2787.
Window Wonderland Arts Center, 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, Wayne Center for the Arts. Join this celebration ushering in the holidays. Arts and crafts and ornament making, as well as take-out gingerbread and holiday ornament kits. For more information visit www.wayneartscenter.org or call 330-264-2787.
Gnat Boxers Western Square Dance ClubSaturday, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Ida Sue School, 266 Oldman Road, Wooster; calling him Dave Stuthard and cuer Phyllis Burdette. Call Patty at 330-641-2395 or Elaine and Tom at 330-262-1963 for more information.
5k annual turkey trot, 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25, sponsored by the YMCA of Wooster in memory of Jim Boyd, who was an avid runner and worked for the YMCA for 32 years, volunteering at all races. The race will start at Wooster High School, 515 Oldman Road. Wooster. Bag pickup will be from noon to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, November 24. For more information, email Leslie Pamer at email@example.com or call 330-264-3131.
One Stop Christmas Shop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, November 27, Church of the Savior, 480 Fry Road, Wooster. Support for local businesses and non-profit organizations. To allow social distancing, the kiosks will be distributed in a large gymnasium. Parking and entry are free. Visit the online event for virtual shopping at https://fb.me/e/4dOGg31zX. Suppliers include Central American Medical Outreach, Usborne Books & More, Thirty-One Gifts, Norwex, Scentsy, Church of the Cross Crafters, Sadie’s No-Bakery, Wellspring Farm Products, Michelle Spaid Crochet, A&D Designs, Color Street, Tupperware, Pruvit , Interior decoration with Peyton, Pampered Chef and 4 Paws Boutique.
Timothy Noble and family concert, 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, 5100 Cleveland Road, Wooster. The church is accessible to people with disabilities. A free will offering will be taken at the end of the program. For more information call 330-345-6472 or visit www.timothynobleplayspiano.com.
Family Vacation Pops, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 28, presented by Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Robert M. and Janet L. Archer Auditorium. John Deliman is the guest conductor. The program will be available for streaming from December 3 to January 3. 1. Tickets for live and virtual concerts cost $ 24 for adults, $ 21 for seniors, and $ 5 for children and students, and can be purchased at the ASO office, 331 College Ave, online at ashlandsymphony.org or at the door starting 45 minutes before the high point. Users must wear masks. Customers can request distanced headquarters at the time of purchase. For more information, call 419-289-5115.
Holiday origami, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, December 4, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, 14 and adults. Learn the ancient and intricate art of origami. More information is available at www.wayneartscenter.org or 330-264-2787.
Walking tour of the historic church in the city center, 5-8 p.m. Friday, December 3, in downtown Wooster. Pick up a map from one of the participating churches and take the self-guided walking tour. At each church, attendees can get free treats and drinks, sing a Christmas carol, hear a bit of church history, and admire Christmas decorations. The churches are Trinity United Church of Christ, First Baptist Church of Wooster, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, People to People Ministry, Wooster United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. James Episcopal Church, Zion Lutheran Church and Central Christian Church. For more information contact Main Street Wooster at 330-262-6222 or visit maintreetwooster.org.
Line County Historical Museum Open House, second Saturday of each month (December 11), noon to 3 p.m., 281 N. Market St., Shreve. Disabled parking at the back of the museum, entering the lane of East Robinson Street. Adults $ 2; children 12 and under, free. For more information call 330-464-4382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nativity walk and soup supper, 4 pm to 7 pm Saturday, December 4, Millersburg First Presbyterian Church, 90 S. Clay St., Millersburg. Nurseries for church and community members will be featured. The soup supper is by donation. Proceeds go to Friends in Need, which helps families in Holmes County.
Killbuck Christmas Tree Lighting, Sunday December 5. Santa Claus arrives at the Duncan Theater at 4 p.m. for cartoons and tours. There will be hot chocolate, cookies, Christmas carols, Christmas story reading and tree lighting at Snowside Café at 5:30 pm Cookie donations can be dropped off at Snowside or Pizza Parlor II.
Christmas Craft Fair, 9 am to 2 pm Saturday, December 11, St. John’s Church, National Highway 30, west of Millersburg.
Community Dance School Holiday Show, Saturday December 11, Wayne Center for the Arts Auditorium, Wooster. For more details, visit www.wayneartscenter.org or call 330-264-2787.
“Nutcracker,” 2 p.m. Saturday, December 18 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, December 19, Wooster High School Performing Arts Center, presented by Ballet Wooster. Cast of nearly 90 dancers. Adults $ 15, students, seniors and children $ 10. Tickets can be purchased at www.balletwooster.org.
Capture the light regional photography exhibition, until December 31, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton. Entrance prices are for adults, $ 5; children, $ 4; family, $ 15; Friends, free. The exhibition features regional photographers. Earlier this year, the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum called on photographers who live, work, attend 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 various styles, techniques and formats. For more information, contact Jennifer Bush at 740-622-8710 or email@example.com.
Gnat Boxers Western Square Dance Club, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, December 18, Ida Sue School, 266 Oldman Road, Wooster; calling him Jack Pladdys and cuer Amy Riehl for the eighth All Star Cookie Bake Off dance. Members are asked to pick up a plate of homemade Christmas cookies for the cookie and refreshment contest. Call Patty at 330-641-2395 or Elaine and Tom at 330-262-1963 for more information.
Second friday: Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron, 11 am-8pm; galleries, refreshments at special prices; free entry. Online reservations in advance are recommended, but walk-in tours are welcome. Current exhibitions: Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s, until September 19; Totally Radical: Art and Politics in the 1980s, until September 18; Akron Art Mail, until October 15; Make your mark, until August 8. For tickets or more information, visit akronartmuseum.org.
Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, visits from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am-6pm; the last admission is at 4:30 p.m. For more information, visit stanhywet.org. Stan Hywet is located at 714 N. Portage Path, Akron.
Concert by Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli, Dec. 2, 7 p.m., Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. Tickets start at $ 79. For more information on tickets, visit RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com or call 888-894-9424.
Machine Gun Kelly concert, December 18, 7:30 p.m., Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland. For tickets or more information, visit RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com or call 888-894-9424.