FARMERS MARKET Starting this Wednesday, you can find all the fresh produce, baked goods and hand-crafted items you need at the weekly Downtown Ashland Farmers Markets. The market will be open every Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. The market is in Lot B, next to the city income tax building. Plus, the Ashland Public Library Ohio Book Mobile is returning this year at 3:30 p.m. for book check outs and story time. Can't wait for Wednesday? Check out the Back Alley Market, located on Main Street in downtown Loudonville behind Strive Health Chiropractic, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. The market is a family-friendly environment, and consists of crafts, meats, vegetables, fruits, resale items, food vendors and more.
KIDS DAY The Ashland County Park District, Fin Feather Fur Outfitters, Pheasants Forever and the Ashland County Wildlife Conservation League will host Kids Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, with sessions on fishing, target shoots, conservation, wildlife and more. Experts will perform demonstrations all day. There are two sessions from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. for any child between the ages of 6-12. To register, visit Fin, Feather and Fur in Ashland.
OUTDOOR PAINTING Check out Plein Air local artists at the beach of Pleasant Hill Lake Park and watch and experience European Modernists and Impressionist style painting on Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The paintings are available for purchase at the wet paint sale, which goes from 2-3 p.m. And be sure to stick around for the evening concert featuring Best Jazz Live on the Welcome Center Deck from 7-10 p.m.
CRUISE-IN Shanks Bar & Grill's will host its annual cruise-in from 4-8 p.m. on Friday. Dash plaques will be given to the first 50 vehicles, along with door prizes and 20 percent off to all cruisers. The show is open to all makes of cars, trucks and cycles. Plus, there is no registration fee.
MOHICAN MOUTAIN BIKE 100 This annual race starts at 7 a.m. in downtown Loudonville and finishes at Mohican Adventures, located one mile from downtown. Cross over three counties along a single loop, climb more than 11,000 feet, and go toe to toe with the top pros on this legendary ultra-endurance loop in Northeastern Ohio. The Mohican 100 features both a 100-mile and a 100-kilometer option with seven fully stocked aid stations. The entry fee for the 100-mile is $180 before May 31 and $200 for walk-ups on Saturday. The 100K is $120 before May 31 and $140 for walk-ups. The first racer to reach the city limits of Loudonville after the race start will receive a $200 reward courtesy of the Loudonville Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, visit mohican.net.