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March 21, 2018

3/19/2018 1:42:00 PM

Editorial Assistant

"SHREK The Musical" to be Presented at JMS Auditorium March 23-25

The Jackson High School (JHS) Drama Club & Music Department will present "SHREK The Musical" with public performances Friday and Saturday, March 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. and also on Sunday, March 25 at 3 p.m., at JMS Auditorium. Based on the Oscar-winning animated film, SHREK The Musical is a fairy-tale adventure that rewrites the book on fairy-tale adventures and proves that not only is beauty more than skin-deep, but that heroes can come in every shape and size. Also, a "Shrektacular Swamp Bash" will be held prior to the show on Saturday, March 24, with guests able to meet and interact with the characters, share a few special Shrek snacks, and register for one-of-a-kind door prizes. Following the Bash, guests will enjoy reserved seating for the Saturday evening performance. Tickets for this special event are $12 per person. Swamp Bash tickets and regular admission pre-sale tickets (which are good for open seating at any performance) are currently available from any student involved in the show and in the JHS office.

"Willy Wonka JR." to be Presented at WHS Cafetorium March 23-25

The Wellston High School Drama Club will present the classic, "Willy Wonka JR.," on the following dates and times at Wellston High School Cafetorium: Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 24 at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. General admission tickets cost $5 each and are available for purchase at Brodigan's in Wellston, Wellston High School and Wellston City Schools Administration Office. Reserved seats cost $10 each and are available for purchase at Brodigan's in Wellston. Roald Dahl's timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir is a golden ticket to adventure. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl's fantastical tale.

Happy Campers of Jackson Lake Holding Easter Egg Hunt March 24

The Happy Campers of Jackson Lake will hold their Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 24 at Jackson Lake Campground. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. and the fee is $2 per child.

Songfest at Calvary United Methodist Church in Jackson March 25

Calvary United Methodist Church would like to invite the community to a Songfest on Sunday, March 25 at Calvary Church, 483 Chillicothe St., Jackson, Ohio beginning at 6:30 p.m. The following individuals who will be bringing the message in song that evening are: Jon Hensler & The Potter's Clay, Craig Harrison, Lin Dimmel, and Kylie Logan. There will be soup and sandwiches after in the Fellowship Hall. For more information, contact the church at 740-286-5751.

Cannon Band Quartet at Emmanuel Baptist in Jackson March 25

The Cannon Band Quartet will be in concert on Sunday, March 25 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church, 201 Breaden Ave., Jackson, and all are welcome. Service time begins at 10:45 a.m.

Redeemed Riders to Hold Bake Sale Fundraiser March 31

The Redeemed Riders Christian Motorcyclist Association will hold a Bake Sale Fundraiser on Saturday, March 31 beginning at 10 a.m., at the Save-A-Lot location, 71 E. Huron St., Jackson. "The ministry of CMA has seen approximately 24 million people profess acceptance of Jesus Christ as a direct result of the outreaches funded by Run for the Son," a spokesman noted. None of the funds raised are used to fund daily operations. World Biker Outreach and Ministry Partners are co-sponsors.

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Central Memorial Park March 31

A Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Central Memorial Park, Oak Hill, on Saturday, March 31 beginning at 11 a.m. There will be prizes for all ages, food and 5,000 Easter eggs. Find more information at fb.me/WorldOutreachMin.

"Easter at World Outreach," a Day of Family Fun April 1

"Easter at World Outreach" will be held on Sunday, April 1 beginning at 9:30 a.m., at 6533 State Route 327, Jackson (beside Splashdown). There will be an Easter egg hunt, prizes, food and more. Find more information at fb.me/WorldOutreachMin.

Cub Scout Troop 42 Cake Auction Fundraiser April 16

Cub Scout Troop 42 invites the public to attend its Cake Auction Fundraiser on Monday, April 16 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Oak Hill Presbyterian Church, located at 205 E. Cross St., Oak Hill. Cub Scouts will be bringing cakes they have made to be sold in a live auction conducted by Auctioneer Pat Ball. "Please join us for this fun event to support our local Scouts," a spokesman invites.

Senior Citizens Art Show, Photography, Poetry & Essay Contest in May-June

The 36th Annual Senior Citizens Exhibit Art Show, Photography, Poetry and Essay Contest, sponsored by Area Agency on Aging District 7, will be held May 21-25 (Monday-Friday) and May 29-June 1 (Tuesday-Friday), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. A "Meet the Artists Tea" will be held Friday, June 1 at 10:30 a.m. - all at The University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio, Esther Allen Greer Museum. For more information, call 1-800-582-7277 or e-mail to info@aaa7.org.

Jackson City Tourism

Opening Reception for Artist Pam DeCamp at Markay March 23

An opening artist reception for Pam DeCamp will be held on Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Markay Cultural Arts Center, located at 269 Eat Main St., Jackson. The exhibit will run through April 22. For more information, call 740-286-6355 or visit info@markayjackson.org.

Revival and Sunrise Service at Poplar Church March 28-31

Revival Services will be held March 28-30 at Poplar Church. The regular service will be held Saturday, March 31 at 6 p.m.; with a sunrise service on Easter morning, followed by breakfast at 10 a.m. The church is located at 1994 Perkins Road, Jackson. For more information, call Pastor Dale Adkins at 740-978-7424.

Jackson Bowhunters Whitetails Unlimited Banquet March 31

The Jackson Bowhunters Whitetails Unlimited Banquet will be Saturday, March 31. Social hour begins at 5 p.m. and the dinner at 6:30 p.m. It will be held at Canter's Cave Lodge, 1362 Caves Road near Jackson. Tickets cost $40 for a single, $20 for a spouse and $20 for a junior. Deadline to order tickets is March 28. To buy your tickets, contact Kenny Moon at 740-418-7404. That's the Jackson Bowhunters Whitetails Unlimited Banquet, Saturday, March 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Waterfall Hike at Lake Katharine State Nature Preserve March 31

Enjoy an off-trial trek through Lake Katharine State Natural Preserve with the preserve manager on Saturday, March 31, at 10 a.m. ON this hike, people will have a rare opportunity to observe a beautiful waterfall located in Lake Katharine. Meet at 1703 Lake Katharine Road, Jackson, OH 45640. This hike will be limited to 30 people. Call 740-286-2487 to reserve a spot on this hike.

'Redeemed - By the Blood of the Lamb' at First Baptist April 1

Few words in a believer's heart are as precious and significant as the word "redeemed". Redemption is a gift; it's something only Christ can offer. Come experience "Redeemed - By the Blood of the Lamb," a moving musical containing old and new songs arranged in an uplifting fashion. "Join us at the First Baptist Church of Wellston, located at 102 S. Pennsylvania Avenue, in celebrating the redeeming power of Jesus and what He has done for His people -- Easter Sunday night, April 1 at 6:30 p.m.," a spokesman invites. The community is also invited to join at Wellston Pride Park for a sunrise service at 7 a.m., and also morning worship at First Baptist, 10:15 a.m. on Easter Sunday. First Baptist would also like to welcome the community to Good Friday service at the church on Friday, March 30 at 12 p.m. Questions may be directed to the church office at 740-384-2754, Dave Kelly, Pastor.

"The Battle of Berlin Heights" (Berlin Crossroads) at Wellston Library March 29

The Sylvester Memorial Wellston Public Library will be pleased to welcome historian Ron Salmons on Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. as Salmons will discuss the Battle of Berlin Heights (Berlin Crossroads). Salmons will be dressed in Civil War attire and in character as Colonel Benjamin Runkle. He will discuss the battle and the agenda of Confederate General John H. Morgan. Also, for the first time on display, Salmons will share Civil War artifacts from the Berlin Crossroads area. Donations will be accepted and will go towards the digitalization of the old microfilm copies of newspapers at the library. If you have any questions concerning this program please call 740-384-6660.

Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Buckeye Furnace State Memorial March 24

Buckeye Furnace State Memorial will host its Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 24 beginning at noon. Visitors are advised to arrive early to see the Easter Bunny, who will be a special guest. There will be prizes and tons of eggs, and also the opportunity to have pictures taken with the Easter Bunny.

Community Easter Egg Hunt at Hamden Community Building March 31

A Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, March 31 beginning at 1 p.m., at the Hamden Community Building in downtown Hamden. Free food and refreshments will be provided with many Easter eggs and a prize drawing for each age group. An Annual Easter Egg Hunt is put on by Hamden Nursing and Rehab and is sponsored by many local businesses with a full list of sponsors at the event.

Humane Society of Jackson County Spring Yard Sale at Faith Lutheran April 7

The Humane Society of Jackson County Spring Yard Sale is scheduled for Saturday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church on Huron Street. Donations can be dropped Friday, April 6 at the church from 5 to 8 p.m.

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