Frankie Vallie tribute band, magic show, soups, tab dinners

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Community meal, 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Jeromesville Lutheran Church, 18 E. North St. Meal includes chicken noodle casserole, green beans, applesauce and brownies. This is a free drive-in meal for anyone who could benefit from a home-cooked meal. For delivery to a closed location in the Jeromesville area, call Sue at 419-282-1926.

Magic gives back, 7 p.m. Friday, Fisher Auditorium, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster. The show will be magician and card thrower Rick Smith Jr. Students from the local Green School District and their families will be in the audience. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $20 and $25 and can be purchased at For more information, email Green Elementary School at

Soft and Gooey: Wooster Area Children’s Home’s Maple Syrup Making Activity Benefits Children

heart for home celebration, 5 p.m. Saturday, Christian Children’s Home of Ohio at the Greystone Event Center in Wooster. Food, heartwarming camaraderie, an auction and life changing stories. The guest speaker will be Romona Robinson, eight-time Emmy Award-winning journalist and former Cleveland news anchor.

Swiss steak dinner, 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Beach City American Legion Hall Post 549, 125 Third Ave. BORN. Drive-thru or take-out only. Watch for signs indicating where to enter. The meal includes three-bean salad, applesauce, mashed potatoes/homemade gravy, corn, bread and dessert; $10.

Supper Soup, 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at the Holmes County Historical Society in the Castle Club Events Center next to the Victorian House Museum. Choose from three soup options – signature ham and beans, broccoli cheese and chili. There will also be cornbread, coleslaw, applesauce and a selection of dessert bars. Take-out meals are available. All through donations, the proceeds of which will go to projects and upgrades to the company.

Night Euchre Nibblers, 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 25, Smithville United Methodist Church, 243 N. Milton Street, Smithville. All ages are welcome. Grab an individually wrapped snack to share. For more information, call 330-669-2371, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

clearance sale, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, United Methodist Cross Church, 5100 Cleveland Road, Wooster. Treasures for all ages. Donations are accepted for all items unless otherwise stated. Light lunch available.

Curfew, a Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Tribute Band, will perform at the Lions Lincoln Theater in Massillon at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Tickets are $30 for VIP seating, $25 for ground floor, and $20 for balcony and wheelchair/companion seating. . Tickets purchased at or by calling 330-481-9105.

Medina County Home and Garden Show, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. March 26-27, Medina County Community Center at Fairgrounds, 735 Lafayette Road., Medina. Admission for adults is $5, seniors 60 and over are $4, and children 12 and under are free. Free parking.

French Toast Breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m. Saturday, March 26, Highland Church of God, 669 W. Highland Ave, Wooster. Complimentary breakfast of French toast, sausage, fruit cup, coffee and juice. Open to everyone.

County Line Historical Museum Open House, second Saturday of each month (April 9), 12-3 p.m., 281 N. Market St., Shreve. Handicapped parking at the rear of the museum, as you enter the driveway from East Robinson Street. Adults $2; children 12 and under, free. For more information, call 330-464-4382 or email

The Wayne County Historical Society the eight-building campus is open every Saturday, with tours at 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults; free for children under 14. Special exhibits include “Votes for Women!”, “Apron Strings”, and “A Season of Quilts: Spring”. The historical society is located at 546 E. Bowman St., Wooster. The parking lot entrance is on Spink Street, just north of Bowman. For more information, visit or call 330-264-8856.

Lenten fry, 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 1, at UMC Cross Church, 5100 Cleveland Road, Wooster. The event is hosted by Troop 68 of the Wooster Boy Scouts of America. Dine in or take away. The cost is $12 and includes fried fish, baked potatoes with toppings, applesauce, rolls, homemade desserts and drinks.

Spring shoot of the Baltic Conservation Club, 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 5650 Troendly Road SW, Stonecreek. Enjoy trap shooting, raffle tickets, meat prizes and the concession stand.

square dance, 7-10 p.m., Saturday, April 9, Smithville High School Cafetorium. Lessons start at 6:45 p.m. Admission is $5 with a band and caller and free refreshments.

storybook trail at Kingwood Center Gardens, with “Good Night, Bat! Good Morning, Squirrel!”, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, along the nature trail that begins at the Peacock Playhouse. General admission is $5 for ages 13 and up; admission is free for children 12 and under and for Kingwood members. The center is located at 50 N. Trimble Road, Mansfield.

Secret Garden Lounge, Saturday, June 11, Secret Arboretum, 2122 Williams Road, Wooster. The juried event will promote handmade crafts, plants and food. Applications are accepted. A printable form is available at Master gardeners will lead tours of the arboretum grounds. For more information, visit or contact Merry Gentry at or 330-461-4160.

Brian L. Hartfield