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March Calendar of Events

Katherine Ryder Published: March 1, 2012 10:50 AM

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Amish Country Spring Home and Garden Show

When: Thursday, 1-7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Buckeye Event Center

Get ready to upgrade the look of your home. Great landscaping ideas, and furniture to complement your home, plus more great ideas. For more information call 740-397-7788 or visit www.homeshowsrus.com.

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Star Watch & Planetarium Show

When: 8 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Join TWC's Astronomy Club for a Planetarium Show; then view the real things through telescopes. All ages. Free.

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Book Sale

When: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Proceeds support the Wayne County Public Library. Located in the Book Cellar, Operations Center of the Wayne County Library, corner of Market and Larwill Streets in downtown Wooster. Parking across the street at the Zion Lutheran Church.

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Learn Bird Calls Hike

When: 10 a.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Last year we learned about bird calls while we were inside. This year, as suggested, we will learn them outdoors! You do not need to have attended the "Learn Bird Calls" classes to come along. Naturalist Lynda Price will do a short introduction indoors and then we will go out to listen and and identify what we can! All ages. Free.

Nature Book Club

When: 2 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Bringing It to the Table by Wendell Berry is a collection of essays about farmers, farming, and sustainable agriculture. Come and share thoughts with the Book Club. Free. Trees of Ohio Sun., Mar. 4, 2 p.m. Marvin Smith of the TWC Botanizers will take you on a slide tour of Ohio's trees. This is an indoor program. Free.

Machinery Sale

When: 9 a.m.

Where: Kidron Auction

For more information call 800-589-9749.

Westwood Ruritan & Wooster Twp. Fire Department's 27th Annual Pancake Day

When: 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Where: Triway High School

All the pancakes you can eat, sausage, applesauce, beverage. Carry-out available. For more information call 330-264-9786 or visit www.woostertwpfire.org.

Wooster Christian School Legacy Auction

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Where: 4599-B Burbank Rd.

For more information call 330-317-5519.

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Scot Symphonic Band Concert

When: 2:30 p.m.

Where: McGaw Chapel, College of Wooster

For more information call 330-263-2419 or visit www.wooster.edu/music.

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Wayne County Junior High School Art Exhibit

When: Daily

Where: Wayne Center for the Arts

Exhibit of the best of Wayne County's Junior High School artists; for more information call 330-264-2787 or visit www.wayneartscenter.org.

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Docent Enrichment: Early Spring Walk

When: 2 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Depending on the weather, we may or may not see signs of spring. We are going to take a walk to study the plants that are coming up, listen for frogs that may be singing, and study the animal signs we find. If it's been really cold and spring is late, we'll talk about how animals have survived the cold! Docents are TWC volunteers who lead our established group programs. For TWC Docents and those interested in docenting. Free.

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Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope

Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold.

For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

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Full Moon Walk: Moon of Winds

When: 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

March winds howl! It's also a good time to look for animals as they start more active for the coming spring. This year, we're exploring the Celtic names for full moons. We'll meet in the parking lot, then go for a quiet walk to see and hear evening wonders. Readings from favorite nature writers help us discover and enjoy the seasons. Dress for the weather. You may bring a flashlight, but try not to use it. We'll cancel if it's raining, snowing, or the weather's dangerous-check our Facebook page after 4 p.m. if there's any doubt. Free for TWC members; donation requested from nonmembers.

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Meeting: Vernal Pools and Salamanders of Ohio

When: 7 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

The Wilderness Center OCVN chapter invites anyone interested to join them for this evening program. Free.

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The Amazing Bluebird

When: 10 a.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Would you like to learn more about Eastern Bluebirds? about a "bluebird trail"? and/or how to attract these beautiful little jewels to your yard? Join TWC Bird Club as they present THE AMAZING BLUEBIRD. Bird Club

member Pat Soehnlen will present the program instructing how to set up a "bluebird trail" and how to attract bluebirds to your backyard. Then, participants will be given the opportunity to make their own bluebird box.

You will need to pre-register for this event if you plan on building a bluebird box (payment can be made the day of the event). Please call Sue (330-412-9192) to reserve your bluebird box kit.

The Rock Cycle

When: 1-2:30 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Rocks are constantly being weathered, formed, and deformed. They are constantly being recycled! Learn sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic classifications and how to generally identify rocks. Bring your own rocks to show! Appropriate for all ages except the very young. Sponsored by the TWC Geology Club. Free.

Fare Passage Concert

When: 7 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Folk music of the Celtic lands, just in time for St. Patty's Day! Add in some tunes from the Viking countries and feel the heat! Fare Passage is back! Fare Passage has entertained people throughout Ohio for over two decades. Their bill of fare is British Isles, Scandinavia, French Canada, Brittany France, and New England style dance tunes. Includes hammered dulcimer, fiddle, melodeon, concertina, accordion, marimbula, guitar, and Russian domra. $8/

member; $10/nonmember; children 15 and younger half price.

Northwestern Ruritan Pancake Day & Craft Show

When: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Where: Northwestern High School

All you can eat pancakes and whole hog sausage and craft show; for more information call 330-345-5547.

Whitetail Deer Farmers of Ohio

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Buckeye Event Center; 624 Henry St., Dalton

Annual Spring meeting and fundraiser for WDFO; for more information call 330-683-2055.

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Family Nature Club

When: 2-4 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Want to play in the woods? Want to connect with other families who love nature? Save the date for the first FAMILY NATURE CLUB meeting.

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Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope

Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold.

For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

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The Perry's Gospel Dinner Concert

Where: Amish Door Restaurant; 1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot

For more information call 888-264-7436 or visit www.amishdoor.com.

Wilderness Walk

When: 2 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Join a naturalist on the third Thursday of every month for a walk on our trails. See what's interesting today! Free.

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Harry H. Hawk Day Benefit

When: 8:30 a.m.

Where: Canaan Township Fire Department; 256 S. Main St., Creston

Producers Livestock Sales; Benefit for the Canaan Township Fire Department.

2012 Wadsworth-Rittman Hospital Foundation Black Tie Event

When: 5-11:30 p.m.

Where: Galaxy Restaurant; 201 Park Center Dr., Wadsworth

Dinner and dance to benefit the hospital; for more information call 330-331-1168.

Foxfield Preserve Info Session

When: 2 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Foxfield Preserve is a nature preserve cemetery at TWC. Natural burial is an

economical, environmentally friendly alternative to modern burial. As a

nature preserve, we provide wildlife habitat, a clean watershed, and clean air.

Walking trails allow the community to enjoy the beauty and serenity of the

preserve. A natural burial at Foxfield Preserve leaves a permanent legacy for

your family, community, and the natural world. Free info session.

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Voices from the Past Series: Bob Milne

When: 2 p.m.

Where: Wayne County Historical Society

Tickets available at the Historical Society or the Wooster Book Company; for more information call 330-264-8856 or visit www.waynehistorical.org.

"Music from the Heart" Concert

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Scheide Music Center, College of Wooster

Benefit performance for local charity by local healthcare professionals; for more information call 330-263-1827.

Week of the Young Child Celebration

When: 12:30-3 p.m.

Where: Fisher Auditorium, OARDC

A celebration for pre-schoolers and their families featuring special entertainment and hands-on activities; for more information call 330-264-8722.

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Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope

Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold.

For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

Story Time: Days of the Dinosaurs

When: 11 a.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Travel back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the Earth! Listen to dino stories, sing dino songs, visit our fossil wall, and hunt for dino eggs. We focus on stories for 3-4 year olds, but younger and older children are welcome, if you think they'll be interested. Dress for the weather. Registration is optional; however, if we have to reschedule or cancel, we'll call the folks who are registered. Free for TWC members; donation requested from nonmembers.

Woodcock Walk

When: 7 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

The American Woodcock has many names - including Timberdoodle, Labrador Twister, Night Partridge, and Bog Sucker. Wouldn't you like to see one?? Join TWC Bird Club at dusk to listen for their vocal "Peent" preceding the most spectacular aerial courtship display. We will meet in the TWC parking lot at around 7 p.m. to start listening and watching. Plan on joining us for this 'Harbinger of Spring!' Be sure to dress warm - it can get pretty chilly standing there waiting - but the result is more than worth it!! Call Sue (330-412-9192) for more information.

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Annual Spring Fair

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: P. Graham Dunn

All aboard! Our fair is all about trains this year. Loads of fun for kids of all ages and incredible specials; for more information call 866-922-0306 or visit www.pgrahamdunn.com.

42nd Annual Wayne County Arts & Crafts Guild Spring Show

When: Friday, 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Greenbriar Conference & Party Centre

Juried arts and crafts show with over 125 booths, free admission and lunch available. Sponsored by the Wayne County Arts and Crafts Guild. For more information call 330-345-5962 or visit www.greenbriarwooster.com.

March 23-April 20

Functional Ceramics Exhibit

When: Daily

Where: Wayne Center for the Arts

An exhibit of ceramics by artists attending and presenting at the Functional Ceramics Workshop; for more information call 330-264-2787 or visit www.wayneartscenter.org.

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Quilting 'n Cuisine Mini Shop Hop

Where: Miller's Dry Goods; 4500 SR 557, Charm

When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

For more information call 330-893-9899 or visit www.millersdrygoods.com.

Now two days! We've combined quilting and cooking for a fun day out with your quilting friends!

*Visit the five participating shops and receive free mystery wall hanging instructions and a recipe at each shop.

2:30 p.m. " Doors Open

2:30-3:30 p.m. " Food Sampling & Quilt Show

3:30 p.m. " Prize Drawing (Must be present to win).

There are prizes each day!

Grand Prize " Mrs. .Miller's Cabin in Charm " 1 night for up to 10 people (need not be present to win Grand prize).

Quilt Show & Food Sampling located at Berlin Christian Fellowship Church, 1 mile west of Berlin.

Passports: $5 pre-register for Friday or Saturday; $8/day of Shop Hop, if not sold out. Available by phone and at each shop.

Participating Shops:

Miller's Dry Goods " Charm, 330-893-9899; Country Craft Cupboard " Berlin, 330-893-3163; Gramma Fannie's Quilt Barn " Berlin, 330-893-3243; Helping Hands Quilt Shop " Berlin, 330-893-2233; Lone Star Quilt Shop " Mt. Hope

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OABGC Kids' Benefit Auction and Dinner

When: 6 p.m.

Where: The Pines Golf Club & Restaurant

A fun evening with auctions, raffles and buffet dinner benefiting the Orrville Area Boys and Girls Club. For more information call 330-683-4888 or visit www.oabgc.org.

Shreve Migration Sensation

When: 7 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Shreve Elementary School

Full day of events centering around the annual start of birding in the Killbuck Marsh Area in Shreve. Guest speakers, workshops, vendor hall and special childrens' educational activities. For more information call 330-567-2342 or visit www.shreveohio.com.

Your Night Sky Planetarium Show

When: 2 p.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

Join us one Saturday each month for "Your Night Sky." After a quick update of astronomy in the news, we'll see a star show of tonight's sky. The rest is up to you-ask questions or bring up some astronomical topic you'd like to know more about. We'll try to answer them that afternoon, but it's a big universe! If we or others in the audience can't answer right away, we'll find out and follow up next month. All ages. Free.

Amish Photography

When: 9:30 a.m.

Where: The Wilderness Center; 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot

The Nature Photo Club welcomes Doyle Yoder, internationally acclaimed photographer of Amish and the famed Ohio Amish Country Byway. Mr. Yoder photographs and publishes his Amish Country Calendar in his shop in the hills of Holmes County. Free.

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Greater Wayne County Train & Toy Show

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Where: Buckeye Event Center

Over 450 dealer tables. Trains and toys for sale, running layouts, all gauges, plus farm and vintage toys for sale. Food available and free parking. For more information call 330-262-7488 or visit www.cjtrains.com.

Jr. Women's Club Mother/Daughter Tea

When: 1-3 p.m.

Where: American Red Cross Building

Benefit tea by presale tickets only; for more information call 330-466-1474.

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Live Original Music at the Winery

When: 6-8 p.m.

Where: Troutman Vineyards

Bring a picnic dinner and enjoy live music while sipping some great Wayne County wines. For more information call 330-263-4345 or visit www.troutmanvineyards.com.

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Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 11:30 a.m.

Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope

Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold.

For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

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Doo-wops & Beauty Shops Dinner Theater

Where: Amish Door Restaurant; 1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot

Sally's Sheerly Delicious Hair Salon is all a-bustle with the biggest baby shower in town. But when the party's entertainment breaks down on Route 66, Sally will need the help of some trusty old friends and a visiting soap opera star to keep the party rockin' and a rollin'. Join us for a fun filled night and see how it unfolds! For more information call 888-264-7436 or visit www.amishdoor.com.

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Machinery Sale

Where: Kidron Auction

For more information call 330-857-3431 or 800-589-0749.

Bunny Trail

When: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Where: Orrville Elementary School

Local businesses will have activities, treats and surprises for children (toddlers through 4th grade) as they walk through this Spring Themed Trick or Treat! All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 330-682-8881 or visit www.orrvillechamber.com.

Wooster Kiwanis Pancake Day & The Easter Bunny

When: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Where: Wooster High School

Doo-wops & Beauty Shops Dinner Theater

Where: Amish Door Restaurant; 1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot

Sally's Sheerly Delicious Hair Salon is all a-bustle with the biggest baby shower in town. But when the party's entertainment breaks down on Route 66, Sally will need the help of some trusty old friends and a visiting soap opera star to keep the party rockin' and a rollin'. Join us for a fun filled night and see how it unfolds! For more information call 888-264-7436 or visit www.amishdoor.com.


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