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‘Mary Poppins’ in Canton

A Time to Dance Junior Company presents “Mary Poppins” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 28 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at Canton South High School Performing Arts Center. Purchase tickets at Visit

KVFD chicken BBQ April 29

KIDRON  Kidron Volunteer Fire Department has its spring chicken BBQ Saturday, April 29. Firefighters and volunteers will be cooking 3,000 halves and will begin serving chicken only drive thru at 3:30 p.m. at Central Christian School, 3970 Kidron Road and will serve until all 3,000 halves are sold. The chicken is by donation only.

Schantz Organ Co. open house

ORRVILLE  Schantz Organ Company celebrates its 150th year with an open house celebration 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 29 at Oak and Walnut streets. Free admission. Celebrate the anniversary by touring the shop, take home free souvenirs. Food trucks will be onsite for lunch, including Lerch’s donuts.

Artrageous! returns to Wayne Center for Arts

WOOSTER  For the first time since 2019, Wayne Center for the Arts hosts its annual fundraiser and open house event Artrageous! at 7 p.m. April 29, according to a news release.

The event is dubbed as “an evening of inspiring experiences” because the entire night will revolve around the experiences that inspire art and creativity.

Attendees will be able to tour the Arts Center building including the newly renovated auditorium and galleries which will be filled with works of art from local high school students. Wayne Center for the Arts faculty will be demonstrating their crafts and facilitating hands-on activities as well. Live music and entertainment as well as drinks and refreshments will round out the activities for the first half of the night.

Tickets to the event are $75 per person, and all proceeds benefit art education in the community.

Book signing in Berlin, Ohio

BERLIN  Author Brandy Gleason has a book signing 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 29 for “100 Things to Do in Ohio’s Amish Country Before You Die,” published by Reedy Press, at Sol’s in Berlin, 4914 W Main St., Berlin. The event is free and open to the public.

Whatever you are looking for in Amish Country, the author provides a personal perspective into the community she has enjoyed visiting and exploring for over 35 years.

West Lebanon drive thru Chicken BBQ

West Lebanon United Methodist Church has a drive thru chicken barbecue May 6 4 p.m. until they run out. The menu includes BBQ chicken, macaroni salad, baked beans, bun and butter and a brownie. By donation only.

Dalton Library Children’s Garden 

With the support of Lehman’s in Kidron, the Dalton Branch of the Wayne County Public Library has maintained a children’s community garden since 2017. Lehman’s kindly donated the planter boxes and tools. Local gardener Karen Geiser has educated those young and old at Library gardening programs. Library garden programs have included a pollinator garden, green bean trellis, salsa garden, and Mexican sour gherkins. Flowers from the pollinator garden were delivered to residents by the Dalton Library Friend’s to brighten their day. Patrons have created dishes from veggies grown in the garden, including salsa and even created flower arrangements to enter in the County Fair.

On Tuesday, May 23 at 6:30 pm, Geiser will share kid-friendly gardening tips a work together to plant our raised garden beds with veggies and flowers. Registration for ages 5 and up is required and parents’ help is suggested. Call the Dalton Library 330-828-8486 to register.

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