Thursday

Oct. 24

Community Night Craft Show - Visit Bailey Lakes Village Hall from 6-8 p.m. for a free event of snacks, drinks and door prizes. Local vendors and groups will be on hand to share products or information with the public.

Friday

Oct. 25

Coffee with a Cop - Officers from the Ashland Police Division and community members will come together in an informal space to discuss community issues, build relationships and enjoy a free cup of coffee. October’s Coffee with a Cop is hosted by New Life Community Church, located at 1489 State Route 511. All are encouraged to attend any time between 7:30-9 a.m. the morning of the event.

The Last Five Years - The second production of the 2019-20 season in Theatre 166, the Black Box Theatre of Renaissance Performing Arts, will be "The Last Five Years," starring Ryan Shreve and Matti-Lynn Chrisman this evening and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $25 and are on sale now at the Renaissance Box Office, via phone at (419) 522-2726 and online at RenTickets.org. "The Last Five Years" is sponsored by Coffy Creations Photography and Nanogate Jay Systems, LLC.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane - On a remote hill in the Irish countryside, Maureen Folan, a lonely woman in her early 40s, cares for Mag, her aging mother. Mag’s interference in Maureen's one chance for a loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that leads toward the play's terrifying ending. "The Beauty Queen of Leeane" was the winner of the 1998 Lucille Lortel Award for outstanding play. You can catch the production in Founders Auditorium tonight and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets for the 2019-2020 Theater Season productions are available through Ticketmaster online (for a convenience fee) or at the onsite box office in the 45 minutes before each performance (for no fee). For more information, call (419) 755-4045. General admission is $8; senior citizens, students, faculty and staff of Ohio State Mansfield and NC State are $6. Irish music will be presented by Dagda’s Harp in the hour before each performance: 6:30-7:25 p.m. for the Friday, Saturday and Monday shows and 1:30-2:25 p.m. for the Sunday show. The public is welcome to come early and enjoy the music at no charge.

Saturday

Oct. 26

Breakfast With The Eagles - Ashland University's women's basketball team will continue its recent tradition of playing host to "Breakfast With The Eagles," from 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Kates Gymnasium. Doughnuts and water will be provided, as fans can watch practice and meet the players and coaches afterwards prior to the start of the 2019-20 campaign. The Eagles will begin the 2019-20 season with two games in Louisville, Ky. on Nov. 8 at 12:30 p.m. vs. Cedarville, and Nov. 9 at 12:30 p.m. vs. Ohio Dominican.

One-Stop Shopping - The Ashland Senior Citizen Center will hold the 17th annual "Christmas Extravaganza" from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., along with a bake sale. Representatives will be available for the customers’ shopping convenience. Some of the vendors include Watkins Products, Fuller Brush, Scentsy and Avon. The extravaganza also will feature hand-crafted jewelry, homemade greeting cards, cashew brittle, the center’s homemade noodles, caned chairs and more. Also, enjoy a homemade soup and sandwich lunch and door prizes. 

Bird Walk - Join the Ashland County Park District each fourth Saturday of the month at Byers Woods for a bird walk at 9 a.m.

Vendor/Craft Extravaganza - The American Cancer Society Vendor/Craft Extravaganza will take place from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Mozelle Hall at the Ashland County Fairgrounds. Admission is free, and vendors include Color Street, Zurvita, Watkins, UsBorneBook, Trades of Hope and more. Along with the vendors, food will be available for purchase, along with a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Cider Days & Craft Show - See a 100-plus-year-old cider press in operation from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Ashland County Park District Sauers Farm Park, located at 260 Township Road 1601, Greenwich. Crafters and artisans will sell their wares inside the barn and on the grounds. Pigfoot BBQ & Best Batch Kettle Corn will sell food and free cider samples are available. Admission is free. For more information, contact Karen Leonetti at (330) 590-0720 or kleonetti.acpd@gmail.com.

Monsterfield Masquerade: Downtown Trick or Treat and Halloween Parade - Downtown Mansfield, Inc. presents a night of Halloween fun in historic downtown Mansfield. Activities include downtown trick or treat with more than 60 participating merchants and the Halloween Parade. Trick or treat will take place throughout downtown beginning at 11 a.m. Directly following trick or treat, guests are encouraged to move to the route and watch the Halloween Parade. The parade route will start at the corner of North Main Street and Fifth Street, move south on North Main Street, head west on Park Avenue, then head north on Walnut Street. The parade will step off at noon.

Soup-er Saturday 2019 - Soup-er Saturday is an all-you-can-eat soup luncheon, with a live basket auction, and bake sale. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at ashlandaccess.com/soup-er-saturday.html. 

Out of the Darkness Walk at Wooster Memorial Park - When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and the walk runs from 1-4 p.m. For more information, contact Adrianna Anderson at (567) 215-5430 or adrianna.anderson@pepsico.com.

Fun Day at the Farm - Buckeye Country Creamery will have free food and dairy products, farm tours, a bounce house, petting zoo, cow train rides, games, music, face painting and more from 1-3 p.m. Admission is $5 per car load.

Fall Hiking Spree - For the final date of the Fall Hiking Spree, hike about one mile on Meadowview Trail at Pine Hill and Sauers Farm. Stephanie Featheringill will lead the walk, which starts from the parking lot, goes straight past the pond and veers to the left. The guided hike starts at 2 p.m.

Movie Matinee House - The Ashland Public Library will show "Spider-Man: Far from Home" at 2 p.m. in the Stockwell Meeting Room. Following "Avengers: Endgame," Peter Parker wants to go on a summer school trip and just be a regular teen, not Spider-Man. But new threats may change his plans. 

Halloween Parade - The lineup for Loudonville’s Halloween Parade begins at 3:30 p.m. at Budd Elementary School and will proceed down Main Street. The parade begins at 4 p.m. After the parade, there will be children’s costume judging at the Loudonville Fair event center. Downtown business Trick or Treat runs from 5-6 p.m. and residential Trick or Treat runs from 6-7 p.m.

Orrville Halloween Party - Come to the Orrville American Legion to enjoy the Halloween Party. It will host a hog roast from 5-7 p.m. at $10 per person. Costume judging will be held at 8 p.m. The entry fee is $5. The first place winner will receive $40, second place will get $20 and third place will receive a drink card. The Road Dog Band will perform, playing rock, country and blues. The party is open to the public with a $3 one-day membership pass.

Pumpkin Glow - The Ashland County Historical Society will host its inaugural Pumpkin Glow from 6-8 p.m. The event is family-friendly and includes a pumpkin carving/decorating contest and display, children’s games, prizes, refreshments and a Johnny Appleseed portrayal by Ken Hammontree. A $5 donation per family is requested. Guests can vote for their favorite pumpkin and families are encouraged to come in Halloween costumes as they trick or treat for prizes throughout the pumpkin glow display.

Malabar Farm Barn Dance - Join Malabar Farm State Park in continuing a Bromfield Tradition as you square and line dance with live music and a caller. Beginners are welcome. Food concessions are available. A $1 per person donation is requested at the door for ages 12-plus.

Bluegrass & Americana Concert at Savannah Town Hall - The Savannah VFW will host the Bluegrass & Americana concert  at 7 p.m. at the Savannah Town Hall, featuring the Blue Universe Band with Scott Osborne and Friends, along with a 50/50 drawing, pie auction and food. Admission is by donation and proceeds from the concert will help cover the cost of repairs and refurbishment to the Veterans Monument in the Savannah cemetery. 

Glow Night Corn Maze & Scary Hollow Hayrides at Barnyard Park - Bring your flashlights and glow gear to the Barnyard Park for its nighttime corn maze from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $5 and includes the corn maze, a Halloween family dance, featuring DJ Connections, a marshmallow roast and a costume contest. Purchase admission at the ticket window or online at barnyardpark.com. The Barnyard is located in Richland County, just outside of Mansfield near Lexington and Bellville, at 1179 Kings Corner East Rd., Mansfield.

Sunday

Oct. 27

Nightmare Before Christmas - The Renaissance will show the first of three films in its Family Film Series, "The Nightmare Before Christmas," at 3 p.m. The movie is part of the Spherion Staffing Family Film Series. The remaining films in the Family Film Series are "Home Alone" on Dec. 15 and "The Goonies" on May 17. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Renaissance Box Office, at the door, via phone at (419) 522-2726 and online at RenTickets.org.

Fall Choral Concert - The Ashland University Choir, Women's Chorus and the Ashland Area Chorus will present a fall choral concert, which is free and open to the public, at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel.

Tuesday

Oct. 29

Costume Capers - Visit downtown Ashland for trick-or-treating during Ashland Main Street’s Costume Capers from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Children can collect candy on the sidewalks and participate in the second annual costume contest, starting at 6 p.m., at the east end of Main Street. 

Fall Fest at Substance Church - Following Ashland Main Street’s Costume Capers, enjoy free food and family-friendly activities at Substance Church from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The church will have cotton candy and popcorn for the children and a drawing for three $50 gift cards to Uniontown Brewing Co. for the adults. 

Murder Mystery- A 1950’s Sock Hop Gone Sour - The Wishmaker House is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner. Tickets are limited, and the cost is $75, plus tax and tip, per person. The doors will be open at 6 p.m., and the show will start at 7 p.m. Tickets are available now by emailing Kathryn at kathryn@wishmakerhouse.com or by calling (419) 886-9463. Ask for Jennifer or Kathryn. This is a themed event — feel free to dress in your ‘50s attire.

Wednesday

Oct. 30

Dessert and a Show - Black River High School invites the public to enjoy Dessert and a Show at 7 p.m. in the high school gym. The Black River High School Drama Club and the Black River Family, Career and Community Leaders of America are working together to host this event. The Drama Club will present the one-act plays "How to Kill a Mockingbird," "The Perfect Diet" and "Heads Up" and FCCLA will prepare a dessert buffet for guests to enjoy. Tickets for the event are $10 and can be purchased from Julia Borkosky, director and publications adviser, FCCLA adviser Jenny Demczyk or from the high school office.

LOOKING AHEAD

Trick or treat times on Oct. 31 include the city of Ashland from 6-7 p.m.; Bailey Lakes from 6-7:30 p.m.; Hayesville from 6-7 p.m., with costume judging at the fire department, 8 High St., right after trick-or-treating; Jeromesville from 6-7 p.m.; Mifflin from 6-7 p.m., with Saint Michael Lutheran Church, 26 E. Maine St., serving donuts and drinks afterward; Polk from 6-7:30 p.m.; and Savannah from 6-7 p.m.

A Vietnam Era Reunion and dinner will be held Nov. 8 from 5-9 p.m. at the Ashland Eagles Club at 400 Eastlake Drive and is open to all veterans and the families of veterans who served between November 1955 and May 15, 1975, regardless of whether they served in Vietnam. The guest speaker is Ron Rutowski, a combat veteran and author of "We Were Not the Enemy: A Tribute to the Vietnam Veterans." Tickets can be purchased for $10 by calling (419) 289-1454. 

Loudonville High School Drama Club’s fall production, Murder Most Fowl, a murder mystery comedy in two acts, will be performed Saturday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. on The Ohio Theatre stage. Two lucky audience members will have a better than a bird’s-eye view of the performance as they join the cast onstage for the entire play and eventually determine "whodunit" in this hysterical mystery comedy. Ticket are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors and students (ages 5 thru 18). Children 4 and younger are admitted for free. Tickets will be available at the door the night of the performance.

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