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February

WAYNE COUNTY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Please check the SPECIAL listings for more events

View plantings of witch hazel while enjoying the 88-acre Secrest Arboretum at the OARDC. Free Admission. Open day light hours. 330-263-3700.

2/1

Sip and Play:An Evening of Board Games

Description: Man your stations and ready the torpedoes because February's Game of the Month is the smash hit "Captain Sonar" by Asmodee! Two teams of four engage in a tense standoff between submarines on the prowl. Each of your teammates has a role to play -- Captain, Chief Mate, Radio Operator, and Engineer -- and each role will be critical if you ever hope to see the sky again. The fate of your crewmates is in your hands, so have a drink to cool your nerves. But drink quietly...your don't want to set off the enemy's sonar! Sip and Play is our monthly board game night. In addition to our featured Game of the Month, we also bring other games from our collections, and if you have something you're interested in playing, please bring it along! All experience levels are welcomed and encouraged, but you must be 21+. Bent Ladder Cider and Wine 6:30 PM 330-485-1089

Website: https://bentladder.com/events

2/2-2/3

Wooster Oilers Jr. Hockey Games

NA3HL Junior Hockey Club. Alice Noble Ice Arena 7:45 PM

Website: www.woosteroilers.com

2/3

Singer/Songwriter Showcase with Ryan Manthey

Description: Ryan Manthey is a folk singer from Cleveland Ohio. Heavily influenced by Bob Dylan, Todd Snider, John Prine and anyone else who has ever sung anything meaningful over three chords, Ryan's music tells the stories of lesser known heroes over simple melodies. On the verge of releasing his debut album, Ryan is playing often around Cleveland, always with a smile and an eagerness to find the next subject of inspiration. Must be 21+. Bent Ladder Cider and Wine 6:30 PM 330-485-1089

Website: https:bentladder.com/events

2/3

Wayne County Farm Toy Show

Vendors selling farm toys, tractors, implements, advertising and farm memorabilia. Smithville High School 9 AM-3 PM 330-669-9455

2/4

Scot Symphonic Band & Tri-County Honors Band Concert

Performance by high school students chosen for two honors bands. Guest band appearance by the College of Wooster Scot Symphonic Band, including the bagpipers and Highland dancers. McGaw Chapel, College of Wooster 2:30 PM 330-263-2419

Website: www.wooster.edu

2/7-2/9

International Festival

Join us in the Student Life Building at Wayne College. The festival provides a glimpse of how others live around the globe in a fun and interesting way. Live entertainment, activities and exhibits. Wayne College Wed-Thu 10 AM-2 PM & 5-7 PM, Fri 7-9 PM 330-684-8973

Website: www.wayne.uakron.edu

2/9

Cellar Tour and Tasting

Description: Every other Friday in January and February we're offering tours of our cider and wine making facilities. Grab this chance for a look behind the scenes at our cider and wine making processes capped off with a tasting. We'll vary the tastings from week to week depending on what's happening with the ciders and wines at that time as you might be sampling the ciders currently on tap, brand new wines, or even sipping tank or barrel samples of products yet to be released. Tours are $7, will begin promptly at 6:30pm and are limited to a maximum of 20 guests. All participants must be 21 years of age or older, please bring ID. Bent Ladder Cider and Wine 6:30 PM 330-485-1089

Website: www.bentladder.com

2/9

Sizzlin' Salsa Dance Party

When the weather outside is cold, come inside to feel the heat. Wayne Center for the Arts 7-9 PM 330-264-2787

Website: www.wayneartscenter.org

2/10

Singer/Songwriter Showcase with Gretchen Pleuss

As with some of her proudly stated musical heroes, which include Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon, and Ani Difranco, Pleuss keeps the music above the standard, three-chord, coffee-house troubadour sound with some cool chord progressions (a la Mitchell) and grooves. Pleuss also trusts her lilting melodies enough to use her quiet, emotive alto to sell her lyrics. No cover charge. Please note that after 6pm, Bent Ladder is 21+ only, please. Bent Ladder Cider and Wine 6:30 PM 330-485-1089

Website: www.bentladder.com

2/10

Guided Bird Walk

Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society accompany bird watchers of all skill levels scouting dozens of birds found in the arboretum. Please dress for the weather. Seaman Orientation Plaza-Secrest Arboretum 9 AM

Website: http://secrest.osu.edu

2/10

Wayne County Bark Ball

Benefit for the Wayne County Dog Shelter. Formal reception including meal and silent auction. Shisler Conference Center, OARDC 5:30-9:30 PM 330-345-1018

Website: www.waynedogshelter.org

2/11

Wooster Chamber Music Series-Dover Quartet

Musical performance of the Dover Quartet presented by the Wooster Chamber Music Series. Gault Recital Hall, College of Wooster 3 PM 330-263-2115

Website: www.woosterchambermusic.com

2/15

Bent Science: Visions of the Flowers of Spring

Description: Stephen Tomasko has been photographing gardens since 1989. However, in 2007, as he first began to work in color and then to add supplemental light to the scenes, the imagery took on a life of its own. Time after time, visitors to the studio would gravitate to the prints of the blossoms and exclaim, It smells like flowers in here! With encouragement like that, he had little choice but to further focus his efforts photographically selecting and directing the wonders of spring. The drama unfolds with the flowering trees in the starring roles, the surrounding landscape as the set. Super-charged with heightened fresh spring light and packed edge to edge with natural abundance, the frames are unapologetic blasts of beauty, mystery and sensuality. Stephen's presentation will be followed by a book signing of his recent book, Delira and Excira, a beautiful collection of his photography of flowering trees. Bent Ladder Cider and Wine 7:00 PM 330-485-1089

Website: www.bentladder.com

2/16-2/17

Wooster Symphony Orchestra Concert

The Wooster Symphony Orchestra will perform the Dvorak Concerto featuring Miles Richardson on violoncello. Gault Recital Hall, College of Wooster 7:30 PM 330-263-2419

Website: www.wooster.edu

2/16-2/17

Tri-County Health Expo

10th Annual with the goal to help you and your family have a healthy future. Wide variety of vendors and seminars. Kidron Auction/Sprunger Bldg. Fri 8 AM-7 PM, Sat 8 AM-2:30 PM 330-473-2825

Website: www.tricountyhealthexpo.com

2/17

Singer/Songwriter Showcase with Jim Gill

It's true that Jim Gill was a finalist in the new song competition at Kerrville's Music Festival in Texas. It's also true that he was the first runner-up in the 2006 Pittsburgh Singer/Songwriter competition and has toured throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and New England. It would not be a lie to state that he has shared stages with artists as renowned and varied as John Gorka, Michael Stanley and Tommy James and the Shondells. Nor is it a fallacy to divulge that he has seven sisters and no brothers. (I'll let that sink in.) But perhaps most notably, Jim Gill may be most proud for winning a coloring contest in fourth grade. (It's been discovered that the other kids in the class weren't trying all that hard!) Oh, and he sings and plays a guitar. No cover charge. Please note that after 6pm, Bent Ladder is 21+ only, please. Bent Ladder Cider and Wine 6:30 PM 330-485-1089

Website: www.bentladder.com

2/20

Civil War Roundtable Program

Lincoln's Funeral Train, presented by Jerry and Marilyn Payn, Lincoln presenters for over 17 years. Learn the details of Abraham Lincoln's extensive funeral and burial. Wayne County Public Library 6:30 PM 330-345-5547

Website: www.wcpl.info

2/21

Music on Market: "Upriver"

The music of Teresa Morrison and Dan Moorefield woven together with stories and legends. Upriver plays a mixture of traditional and orginial folk music in the Celtic and Appalachian tradition. Free-will offering collected. Wooster United Methodist Church 7 PM 330-262-5641

Website: www.facebook.com/MusiconMarketWooster

2/22

Sip and Color

Are you an adult? Do you like to color? If so, please come join fellow adult colorists at Bent Ladder the fourth Thursday of every month. Bring your pencils, markers, crayons and coloring books to Bent Ladder. Come sit and sip wine or cider while you share in your love of coloring, shading, blending and layering! Never colored before? Don't have materials? Don't worry! We will have some for you to try out. No need to sign up or register, just show up and ask about the coloring group! We can't wait to get started! Please note that after 6pm, Bent Ladder is 21+ only Bent Ladder Cider and Wine 6:30 PM 330-485-1089

Website: www.bentladder.com

2/23

Guided Winter Walk

Guided walks draw attention to seasonal treasures. Come dressed for the weather. Seaman Orientation Plaza-Secrest Arboretum 2 PM

Website: http://secrest.osu.edu

2/23-2/24

College of Wooster Jazz Ensemble Concert

The College of Wooster's Jazz Ensamble will perform with saxophonist Grace Kelly. Gault Recital Hall, College of Wooster 7:30 PM 330-263-2419

Website: www.wooster.edu

2/23-2/24

Arts & Crafts Guild Spring Arts and Crafts Show

Juried art and craft show with over 120 booths of handcrafted vendors. No commercial vendors. Baskets, candles, dolls, floral, clothes, woodworking and sewing items. Hand painted items, soaps, primatives and pet items. Shisler Conference Center, OARDC Fri 5-9 PM, Sat 9 AM-4 PM 330-345-5962

2/24

Sip and Create: Wooden Tray Workshop

Guests will paint their own personalized, decorative wooden tray! This tray is 17 in. tall by 24 in. wide. $40 includes all stain, paint, hardware, a glass of hard cider or wine, and a small appetizer. Upon registration, you can submit text to include on your tray( i.e., your name and year, a favorite Bible verse, or a favorite saying). This product is not food safe, but will be a gorgeous addition to your home décor. Registration will close a week before the event to give time to prepare everything. Please register early. Bent Ladder Cider and Wine 1PM 330-485-1089

Website: www.bentladder.com

2/24

Singer/Songwriter Showcase with Josh Ferro

Josh is a singer/songwriter who grew up outside of Cleveland and currently lives in Canal Fulton, Ohio. He writes and performs original tunes based on his life experiences covering topics from frogs to condoms and everything in between. His songs might make you laugh, or they might make you cry, but his performances are always a guaranteed good time. Josh will be joined by banjo and guitar extraordinaire DJ Buell. No cover charge. Please note that after 6pm, Bent Ladder is 21+ only, please. Bent Ladder Cider and Wine 6:30 PM 330-485-1089

Website: www.bentladder.com

2/24

A Jane Austen Ball sponsored by C.O.W

Step back in time at a Jane Austen Ball sponsored by the College of Wooster Student Ballroom Club. A dance workshop will be offered in the afternoon for those new to English Country Dancing, followed by informative and entertaining presentations on Jane Austen and the Regency Era. Then join us for a delightful evening of dancing. Instruction and calling by Susan English. Live music provided by Fourpence. Period attire is encouraged but not required. Light refreshments will be served. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time for $15 or at the door for $20, students are just $5. Workshops 2-5 PM and ball 7-10PM Kittredge Hall, College of Wooster 2-5 PM 330-680-6269

Website: http://ballroom.spaces.wooster.edu/events/jane-austen-ball/

2/25

Voices from the Past: "Edgar Allen Poe"

Tickets available at the Historical Society or Local Roots. Wayne County Historical Society 2 PM 330-264-8856

Website: www.waynehistoricalohio.org

2/26-3/3

Main Street Wooster Restaurant & Retail Week

Our version of "Restaurant Week" with shopping on the side. Visit us online for more details. Main Street Wooster 330-262-6222

Website: www.mainstreetwooster.org

2/28-3/15

Wayne County Jr. High Art Show

A diverse selection of arts from all medias presented by junior high school artists from across Wayne County. Artists reception on March 15th at 7 PM. Wayne Center for the Arts daily, 330-264-2787

Website: www.wayneartscenter.org