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Annual Turkey Trot 5k, 8 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, sponsored by the Wooster YMCA in memory of Jim Boyd, who was an avid runner and worked for the YMCA for 32 years, volunteer at all of the races. The race will begin at Wooster High School, 515 Oldman Road. Wooster. Bag pick-up will be noon-9 p.m. today. For more information email Leslie Pamer at email@example.com or call 330-264-3131.
Shop Small Woo, 6 a.m.-10 p.m., Wooster. Competing against Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Shop Small Saturday is fast becoming a holiday shopping tradition. For more information, call 330-262-6222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Stop Christmas Shop, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Church of the Saviour, 480 Fry Road, Wooster. Support for local businesses and nonprofit organizations. To allow for social distancing, booths will be spread out in a large gymnasium. Parking and admission are free. Visit the online event for virtual shopping at https://fb.me/e/4dOGg31zX.
Christmas Extravaganza at the Lincoln, 7 p.m. Saturday, Lions Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at www.lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 330-481-9105. The show features area talent and celebrates all things Christmas, with all proceeds going to the nonprofit Lions Lincoln Theatre.
Timothy Noble and family concert, 7 p.m., Sunday, Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, 5100 Cleveland Road, Wooster. The church is handicap accessible. A free will offering will be taken at the end of the program. For more information call 330-345-6472 or visit www.timothynobleplayspiano.com.
Family Holiday Pops, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, presented by Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Robert M. and Janet L. Archer Auditorium. John Deliman is the guest conductor. The program will be available to stream Dec. 3-Jan. 1. Tickets for live and virtual concerts are $24 for adults, $21 for seniors and $5 for children and students, and may be purchased at the ASO office, 331 College Ave, online at ashlandsymphony.org or at the door starting 45 minutes before the downbeat. Patrons must wear masks. Patrons may request socially distanced seats at the time of purchase. For more information, call 419-289-5115.
Christmas Country Store, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec, 4, Millersburg United Methodist Church, one mile east of Millersburg along state Route 30. The event will feature quarts of homemade soup available for carry-out along with a large cookie and candy walk (sold by the pound). Proceeds will benefit the church's Compassion Fund, providing support to local families with medical expenses.
Historic Downtown Church Walking Tour, 5-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, downtown Wooster. Pick up a map at one of the participating churches and take the self-guided walking tour. At each church participants can get free treats and beverages, sing a Christmas carol, hear a bit of the church's history and admire Christmas decorations. Churches are Trinity United Church of Christ, First Baptist Church of Wooster, St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, People to People Ministry, Wooster United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. James Episcopal Church, Zion Lutheran Church and Central Christian Church. For more information contact Main Street Wooster at 330-262-6222 or visit mainstreetwooster.org.
County Line Historical Museum open house, second Saturday of each month (Dec. 11), noon-3 p.m., 281 N. Market St., Shreve. Handicap parking at rear of museum, entering alley off East Robinson Street. Adults $2; children 12 and younger, free. For information, call 330-464-4382 or email email@example.com.
Origami Holiday Ornaments, 1-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4, Wayne Center for the Arts, Wooster, ages 14-adult. Learn the ancient and intricate art of origami. More information is available at www.wayneartscenter.org or 330-264-2787.
Nativity Walk and Soup Supper, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, Millersburg First Presbyterian Church, 90 S. Clay St., Millersburg. Nativities from church and community members will be showcased. The soup supper is by donation. Proceeds benefit Friends in Need, which helps Holmes County families.
Killbuck Christmas Tree Lighting, Sunday, Dec. 5. Santa arrives at Duncan Theater at 4 p.m. for cartoons and visits. There will be hot chocolate, cookies, Christmas carols, the reading of the Christmas Story and Tree Lighting at Snowside Café at 5:30 p.m. Cookie donations can be dropped off at Snowside or Pizza Parlor II.
Medina Railroad & Toy Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, Medina County Community Center (Medina County Fairgrounds), Medina. Admission is $7.
"The Nutcracker," 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10-11, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, presented by Holmes Center for the Arts at the Ohio Star Theater in Sugarcreek. For a shortened story version of "The Nutcracker," attend a 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. This show is specifically designed for those new to ballet and families with young children. A Sugar Plum Tea will be held after the 2 p.m. show. Code for the tea is TEA21. Purchase tickets at www.holmescenterforthearts.org/nutcracker or call the Ohio Star Theater box office at 855-344-7547.
Christmas Craft Show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, St. John's Church, state Route 30, west of Millersburg.
Community School of Dance Holiday Performance, Saturday, Dec. 11, Wayne Center for the Arts Auditorium, Wooster. For details, visit www.wayneartscenter.org or call 330-264-2787.
"The Nutcracker," 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, and 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, Wooster High School Performing Arts Center, presented by Ballet Wooster. Cast of nearly 90 dancer. Adults $15, students, seniors and children $10. Tickets may be purchased at www.balletwooster.org.
Capture the Light Regional Photography Exhibit, through Dec. 31, Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum, 300 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton. Admissions prices are adults, $5; children, $4; family, $15; Friends, free. The exhibition features regional photographers. Earlier this year, the Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum called upon photographers that either reside, work, go to school, or grew up in Coshocton, Muskingum, Licking, Holmes, or Tuscarawas counties to submit photos. Thirty photographers submitted their work for a collection of over 100 photos of varying styles, techniques and formats. For more information, contact Jennifer Bush at 740-622-8710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gnat Boxers Western Square Dance Club, 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, Ida Sue School, 266 Oldman Road, Wooster; caller Jack Pladdys and cuer Amy Riehl for the the eighth All Star Cookie Bake Off Dance. Members are asked to take a plate of homemade Christmas cookies for the cookie contest and refreshments. Call Patty at 330-641-2395 or Elaine and Tom at 330-262-1963 for more information.
Second Fridays: Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; galleries, refreshments with special prices; free admission. Advanced online reservations are recommended, but walk-ups welcome. Current exhibitions: Totally Rad: Bold Color in the 1980s, through Sept. 19; Totally Radical: Art and Politics in the 1980s, through Sept. 18; Akron Art Mail, through Oct. 15; Making Your Mark, through Aug. 8. For tickets or more information visit akronartmuseum.org.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, tours Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; the last admission is at 4:30 p.m. For more information visit stanhywet.org. Stan Hywet is located at 714 N. Portage Path, Akron.
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli concert, Dec, 2, 7 p.m., Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland. Tickets start at $79. For ticket information, go to RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com or call 888-894-9424.
Machine Gun Kelly concert, Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m., Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, Cleveland. For tickets or more information, go to RocketMortgageFieldHouse.com or call 888-894-9424.
This article originally appeared on The Daily Record: Area happenings: Plenty of holiday activities to keep you busy