Thursday

July 12

Children's Homestead - Bring the Farm To You is back again this summer with a whole new experience. Children will comb wool, grind grain, roll dough, use washboards, play with rolling hoops, stilts, and wooden toys and experience the work and joy of a childhood from the past at the Corner Park, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Cellocentric at Myers Memorial Band Shell - This instrumental group blends acoustic guitar, cello and bassoon for a very unique sound and innovative interpretations of a variety of musical styles and original material. The line-up is Doug Wood on guitar, Arleigh Savage on bassoon and Carolina Borja on cello. The band will play at 8 p.m.

Friday 

July 13

Great Mohican Indian Pow Wow - The first rendition of the 2018 Great Mohican Indian Pow Wow will be held Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day at the Mohican Reservation Campground. First held in the mid-1980s and now in its 34th year, the Pow Wow is one of the most enduring special events in the Mohican Area. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12 years old, with discounts for groups and multi-day ticket purchases. For advanced sale tickets and more information on group sales, visit MohicanPowWow.com. Tickets also can be purchased at Creative Outlet in downtown Loudonville. Pow wows are a time to renew through of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage. This is done in various mediums, including music, dance, storytelling, singing, sales of Indian made crafts, jewelry and other artifacts, and serving of Indian foods.

2nd Annual Euchre Tournament - Benefiting Ashland County Honor Bus and Ashland Fire Public Safety Projects, this event starts at 10 a.m. at the Ashland Golf Club. The $30 per player cost includes breakfast, lunch, prizes and more. The card games begin at 11 a.m.

Our Zoo To You and Summer Reading Picnic at Greenwich - Our Zoo To You is coming to its Greenwich location to help celebrate Summer Reading at 11 a.m. Come out to the Greenwich Reservoir Park as the program celebrates the end of its "Libraries Rock!" Summer Reading. Come meet animals close up with "Our Zoo To You" from Medina.

4-H Big Green Garage Sale - The sale, put on by the Ashland County 4-H Committee, will take place 5-8 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sunday at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the sale are used for award trips, leadership training for both youths and adults, educational clinics, camps and camp scholarships, STEM programming and new activities for the county 4-H program.

Fun Friday - The United Way of Ashland County will present a Fun Friday at Corner Park at 11:45 a.m. Magic Mike the Magician will perform. Lunch will be provided by Donna D's, Besta Fasta and KD Pizza. If it rains, the event will be held at The Salvation Army Kroc Center.

Sundown Sounds - Old Enough to Know Better will play at the PNC Park from 6-8 p.m. Bring a chair, and come out for live music, a cash bar and food from Dan's Deli 62. 

Sounds of Downtown - Stroll along to the sounds of music from 6-8 p.m. in Downtown Wooster. This street music series features Craig Butdorf on steel drums and Karen Alley playing folk music this week.

Friday the 13th Ghost Walk - Take a trip back in time to the 1830s as you embark on an hour-long guided haunted history tour of Heyd Cemetery at Landoll’s Mohican Castle. Learn about the early pioneers of the castle property and the mischievous things they do to the current visitors. During the last 15 minutes of the tour you will attempt to communicate with the spirits that call Landoll's Mohican Castle home. The walk begins at 8:30 p.m. Please arrive at the castle lobby 10 minutes early. If the event gets cancelled due to weather, you will be given a rain check to attend another ghost walk. A limited number of tickets are available at $25 each. Buy online at landollsmohicancastle.com or call 419 994-3427 ext. 0.

Lessons In Fear - Spend a midsummer evening having a scary fun time at this Friday the 13th haunted house event from 8-11 p.m. at Lessons In Fear in Perrysville. Tickets are $15 each.

Saturday

July 14

Farmers Market at Christ United Methodist Church - Every Saturday from 9-11 a.m., Christ United Methodist Church will hold a farmers market in the parking lot with area vendors.

Parade of Flxibles - The biannual Parade of Flxibles will run through Loudonville at 10:15 a.m. Buses will be driven from the campground to the Loudonville High School Campus via South Mount Vernon Avenue, with the parade staging at the school. The parade will run from west to east on Main Street through the downtown, then turn right on South Market Street in Central Park with the buses heading back to the campground. After the parade, the public is invited to an open house at the Mohican Adventures campground where you can see the interiors of the buses that were driven in the parade. The open house will run until 4 p.m.

Dream Cruise and Car Show - Head to downtown Ashland on Saturday for the eighth annual Dream Cruise and Car Show, and check out some cool cars, trucks and motorcycles. All of the proceeds from the registered cars goes to "Shop With a Cop". New this year, children can race slots cars, and at 5 p.m., Main Street Ashland will host an after-party at PNC Park, featuring food trucks from Charcoal Mafia, Flamingo Jack's Food Truck and Grants Guac and Roll, live entertainment from the County Line band and a cash bar.

Kids Fest - Associated Charities will hold its seventh annual Kids Fest from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at 240 Cleveland Ave., with games, prizes and hot dogs and baked goods. Donations are accepted. Proceeds go toward new clothes and shoes for children in need in Ashland County.

Have A Mohican Heart - The Mohican Area Community Fund will kick off its 2019 "Have a Mohican Heart!" campaign with an expanded four-hour community celebration designed to promote a greater appreciation of the 35-plus nonprofit agencies and other charitable programs that serve the Mohican community. From 11 a.m. -3 p.m., the fund will host its 5th Annual Health and Agency Fair at the Loudonville Public Library, with a consumer-oriented event featuring information and exhibits by area charities, other nonprofit programs and health-related vendors who service the Mohican area. The fair provides an opportunity for local residents to learn more about those agencies that their annual contributions support, and those that directly benefit our community as a whole.

Mermaid & Pirate Kids Day - Between 1-4 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Lake Park, join Mermaid Tami and Pirate Troy for mermaid story time, arts and crafts, a mermaid swim and photos at the beach. The Mermaid Grotto will also be open to purchase some Mermaid Treasures to take home. The cost is $25 per person, and the event is open to ages 5 and up. Register at pleasanthillparkohio.org.

Sunday

July 15

Auditions - The Renaissance Theatre will hold auditions for the MY Theatre production of Disney’s "Aladdin, Jr." at 2 p.m., and on Monday at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Theatre in downtown Mansfield. Appointments are not required for auditions. Those auditioning must be 18 or younger (unless still attending high school) during the 2018-19 school year, and should be no younger than 7. Anyone auditioning should be prepared to sing a 16-32 measure excerpt from a song of their choice and bring sheet music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Some actors may be asked to read a short scene from the script. Performance dates are September 14-16. All performances will be held on stage at the Renaissance. "Aladdin, Jr." will be directed by Dauphne Maloney, with musical direction by Brian K. Nabors.

Motown Sounds of Touch at Myers Memorial Band Shell - This Motown tribute band has shared the stage with industry greats such as The Temptations, Rick Springfield, Al Green and Ray Charles. Touch members have written songs for the Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson. Their sound and stage show of pure Motown is at 8 p.m. 

Twilight Kayak Tour - Enjoy a kayak tour of Pleasant Hill Lake and watch the sun set over the lake at 8 p.m. Bring your own equipment or borrow the lake’s. Boat, paddle, life jacket and light can be provided. Meet at the beach, and be prepared to get wet as you will be kayaking. The event is open to ages 12 and up and the activity level is easy to moderate.

Monday

July 16

Auditions - See Sunday listing.

Tuesday

July 17

Ashland Chautauqua: Oceans, Rivers, & Seas - The 19th Ashland Chautauqua at the Guy C. Myers Memorial Band Shell kicks off with a live history performance of George Frein as Herman Mellville, sailor, philosopher and author of "Moby Dick" at 8 p.m. Visit ashlandchautauqua.org for a complete schedule.

Wednesday

July 18

Farmers Market at City Lot B - Find all the fresh produce, baked goods and hand-crafted items you need at the weekly Downtown Ashland Farmers Market. The market is open every Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. The market is in Lot B, next to the city income tax building.

Ashland Chautauqua: Oceans, Rivers, & Seas - The living history performances continue with Karen Vuranch as Grace O'Malley,16th century political activist and pirate queen, at 8 p.m. Visit ashlandchautauqua.org for a complete schedule.

LOOKING AHEAD

The Ashland Chautauqua: Oceans, Rivers, & Seas continues at the Myers Memorial Band Shell through July 21, with more living history and musical performances. Look for an Evening with Henry Beston on July 19, Edith Russell on July 20 and York on July 21. Visit ashlandchautauqua.org for a complete schedule.

On Aug. 31, the Senior Citizens of Ashland will enjoy a dinner buffet at 4:30 p.m. at Chalet in the Valley before traveling to the Ohio Star Theater in Sugarcreek to see Mark Lowry’s Show at 7 p.m. Lowry is a well-known Christian comedian and vocalist. The bus departs from the Senior Citizen Center at 2 p.m., with a boarding time of 1:45 p.m. and will arrive back in Ashland around 10 p.m. The cost is $98, which includes the roundtrip coach, buffet dinner and show. Reservations must be made no later than July 24. 

Grandpa’s Cheesebarn and Sweeties Chocolates will have its 40th Anniversary Celebration Extravaganza on July 27-29. On July 27, visit the exotic petting zoo from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. See what the World Class Cheese Carver can do with 100 pounds of cheese throughout the days of July 27 and 28. Check out the Polka Pirates Band on July 28 from 1-4 p.m. and receive a free gift with purchases on July 29. Grandpa’s Cheesebarn & Sweeties Chocolates Ashland is open Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

JeromeFest returns Saturday, July 28 at Lewis Memorial Park in Jeromesville. JeromeFest replaced the Homecoming Festival last year after a 70-year run to create a festival that is inclusive of the entire community. Sponsored by the Jeromesville Lions Club, with the help of the Village of Jeromesville, this year’s event features a parade (3:30 p.m.) and car show (4 p.m.), a talent show, a musical performance by The Blackbirds (6 to 8 p.m.), silent auction of local merchants’ goods and services, 50/50 raffle, the mayor’s dunk tank, inflatables, kiddie car rides, carnival games and an open house at the Jeromesville Historical Society. Available food includes barbecued beef brisket sandwiches, fish sandwiches, rotisserie hotdogs, side dishes and pies. Proceeds will fund creation of a pavilion a Lewis Memorial Park and other Jeromesville Lions Club projects. Hours are 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For questions about the JeromeFest, contact Linda Nethero at 419-368-3055; for questions about the car show, contact Jim House at 330-466-6930.

The Renaissance Theatre’s Richland Bank Broadway Series will present a fully staged production of Disney’s "Newsies: The Broadway Musical" July 28-29, and August 4-5. Directed by Michael Thomas, "Newsies" tells the stirring tale of the 1899 New York City Newsboys Strike. With a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken and Jack Feldman, and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein, songs such as "Carrying the Banner, " "Seize the Day, " and "Santa Fe" have become much-beloved classics. Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone at 419-522-2726, and online at MansfieldTickets.com. A limited number of $50 Family Four Packs are available for this production by calling or visiting the Box Office.

To have an event listed in the Out & About calendar, call 419-281-0581, ext. 259, or email lifestyle@times-gazette.com. Please send in items at least one week in advance.