PANCAKE DAY Support a good cause and get some pancakes in your stomach when the Ashland Fire Local 1386 holds its 47th Pancake Day at the Ashland Central Fire Station from 6 a.m. to noon on Saturday. The breakfast includes sausage, milk, coffee and juice. Donations are appreciated, and proceeds benefit multiple Ashland County charities.
WENDY'S SPRING CLASSIC If the weather permits, take yourself out to the ball game. The 25th Annual Wendy's Spring Classic will run from 4:30 p.m. on Friday through Saturday at Brookside Park. Local teams include Ashland, Hillsdale and Loudonville. Visit wendysspringclassic.com for a full schedule and more information.
TRUE CRIME, TRAINS & WICKED WOMEN Take a trip through the darker side of Ohio history with award-winning, Ohio author Jane Ann Turzillo on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Ashland Public Library. Turzillo will discuss several of her books, including "Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio," which recounts the misdeeds of 10 dark-hearted women behind some of the region’s most notorious crimes. Turzillo’s previous works include "Unsolved Murders & Disappearances in Northeast Ohio" and "Ohio Train Disasters." Copies of her books will be available for purchase, for cash or check only.
SPRING BAND CONCERT The Ashland University Department of Music will present its final band concert of 2017-18 on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Spring Band Concert. The Ashland Area Community Concert Band, under the direction of Leonard Salvo, and the Ashland University Concert Band, directed by Joseph Lewis Jr., will perform a program themed "The Masters" as it features major composers within the band and orchestra world. The event will serve as a celebration of the concert band's 25th anniversary, and will recognize the senior Ashland University band members for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program. The concert is free and open to the public.
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT The Mansfield Youth Theatre will present this Andrew Lloyd Webber classic musical on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as a part of the Mechanics Bank Education Series. The cast is made up of 41 students, ages 10-18, from area schools, including Ashland, Mansfield, Mapleton and St. Edward's. Performances will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 and on sale now at the Renaissance box office, via phone at 419-522-2726 and online at MansfieldTickets.com.