Spring Band Concert

April 21/ASHLAND – Ashland University Department of Music presents its final band concert of the 2017-2018 academic year at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre. Admission to the concert is free and open to all. This program is themed “The Masters” as it features major composers within the band and orchestra world. The event will serve as a celebration for the AACCB’s 25th anniversary, and will recognize the senior AU Band members for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program. >MORE

Bicentenial Bash

April 27/SPRINGFIELD – Held at the Clark County Fairgrounds. Celebrate the 200 hundredth anniversary of the founding of Clark County at the Bash.  You may come with or without 1800’s theme costume. Several special guests will attend including Abe Lincoln.  Cocktails at 6:00 pm, dinner will be at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $20 per person,  $35 per couple.  Cash or check only, no credit cards.  Tickets available at the Clark County Fair Office.  Office hours are 8:30 – 4:30, Monday through Friday.

Annual Mohican Wildlife Weekend

April 27-29/MOHICAN AREA – A celebration of wildlife, heritage, habitat and natural history. There are several sites with over 30 programs available. . Learn about bats, snakes and butterflies. Pan for gold or eat bugs. Pick-up some backpacking tips. Have a campfire cookout. Enjoy sunset and wildflower hikes. Go birding by land or by boat. Gather the family for critter hunts, hands-on animal opportunities and scavenger hunts in nature. All of this and more in one jam-packed weekend. >MORE

The Prometheus Project

May 10-13,17-19/CLEVELAND – By The Cleveland Orchestra at Severence Hall. The exploration of the music of Ludwig van Beethoven. Concerts will examine Beethoven’s music through the metaphor of Prometheus, a daring Greek Titan who defied Zeus to bestow on humanity the gift of fire. For Beethoven, this gift of fire represented the beginning of human civilization, the spark of creativity that has powered the imagination of generations, the warmth of justice and goodness, the fight for right, and individual freedoms. For more information, visit clevelandorchestra.com.

Feast of the Flowering Moon

May 24-28/CHILICOTHE – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Yoctangee Park, in historic downtown. Free admission and parking. This festival brings a combination of free education and entertainment for the entire family. This year marks the 35th anniversary of this historic festival celebrating the rich Native American heritage of Chillicothe. Featuring Native American music & dancing, as well as, traders and exhibits, a mountain men encampment rendezvous with working craftsmen and demonstrations, an extensive arts and crafts show and commercial exhibits. Entertainment is continuous on the main stage with area talent and the singing competition, Ross County Idol. There’s plenty of good food, fun, rides and games for the whole family to enjoy. This festival is a combination of education and entertainment for the entire family. For more information, call 800-413-4118.