Friday

May 31

Coffee with a Cop at McDonald's - Several rangers from the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District will join the City of Ashland and Ashland Police Division at 7:30 a.m. at the McDonald’s on Claremont Avenue. Coffee with a Cop is an opportunity for community members of all ages and the local officers to get to know each other one-on-one, over a free cup of coffee. There is no set agenda or discussion topic.

Wayne County Music and Ribfest - The gates at the Wayne County Fairgrounds open tonight at 4 p.m. for the sixth annual Music and Ribfest. Parking and admission are free. Ribs and other food vendors will be on hand until 11 p.m., along with the cruise-in, beer and wine tent and the Hog Wild Fun Zone. The Electric Circus will perform from 5 to 7:30 p.m., the cornhole tournament starts at 6 p.m. (registration closes at 5:45 p.m.) and Jessica Hannan will perform from 8-11 p.m. The event continues Saturday with the Quota Rockin' Rib Run, a poker run benefiting speech and hearing-related causes in Wayne County. The run begins at Leroy’s Bar & Grill with registration from 9-11 a.m. The first bike out is at 9:30 a.m. with prize drawings at 5:30 p.m. at the Wayne County fairgrounds. The cost is $15 for a single rider and $20 per couple. Early registrants at woosterquota.org receive a T-shirt. Contact Becky Foster (330) 465-0606 for further information. Big Q Raffle tickets can be purchased now through the day of the event for $20 each or six for $100. The food vendors will serve from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. For a full schedule, visit waynecountyfairohio.com.

Living History Days - Living History Days will be held today through Sunday at Lowe Volk Park. Beginning tonight at 8 p.m., the War Council between Native Americans and British agents will explain how the decision was made to go war. The British will offer gifts and "make their case" and the Natives will decide if they will take the side of the British or the Patriots. The opening ceremony will start on Saturday at 9 a.m., followed by guest speakers, native and military camps, displays, vendors and games for the children. Visitors also can talk to the reenactors, watch the capture of Col. William Crawford twice daily or catch the Bus Tour at 11:45 a.m. with Hannah Crawford to the historic sites in Wyandot County. The Lantern Tour will run from 8 to 10 p.m., with stations set up in the woods to show what life was like for the Native Americans before the incursion of Europeans into their land. Living History Days continues on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the same speakers, capture reenactments and camps to visit. The entire event and parking are free. Living History Days is sponsored by the Crawford Park District and Colonel Crawford’s Company. Lowe-Volk Park is located at 2401 Ohio 598, Crestline. For additional information, contact the Crawford Park District at (419) 683-9000.

Kids’ Day - Children are invited to celebrate summer vacation during Kids’ Day at the Wayne County Public Library from 1-4 p.m. This event is designed for preschool, elementary and middle school age children. Kids' Day is a free afternoon of activities, arts, crafts, contests, inflatables, music, live animals and many hands-on activities.

Bike Parade - Join the naturalist for a talk about bike safety at 2 p.m. Then decorate your bike for a ride around the Mohican Campground. Meet at the Nature Center. For more information call (419) 994-4290 or visit ohiostateparks.org/mohican.

Season Preview Party - The Renaissance is hosting its biggest party of the season and the entire community is invited. The annual Season Preview Party at the Renaissance Theatre will be held at 6 p.m. This event will officially announce the 2019-2020 Renaissance Performing Arts season lineup and will feature live performances, swag bags, a dessert reception, giveaways and other surprises from the Renaissance. The Season Preview Party is a free, ticketed event. Tickets can be reserved by visiting mansfieldtickets.com/seasonpreview or calling the Renaissance Box Office at (419) 522-2726 between noon and 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

Final Friday Concert Series - Chad and Lorrie, Terry Douglas Band and County Line will perform at the Brickyard at 24 Temple Ct., Mansfield, for this month’s Final Friday Concert Series. The performances begin at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments are available for purchase. This show is free and open to the public. For additional details, contact (419) 522-0099.

Saturday

June 1

Mohican Mountain Bike 100 - The race begins at 7 a.m. in downtown Loudonville and finishes at Mohican Adventures, located one mile from downtown. The race will criss-cross three counties along a single loop and climb more than 11,000 feet. The Mohican 100 features both a 100 mile and a 100 kilometer option with seven fully stocked aid stations. For more information, call (419) 989-0239 or visit mohican.net

Locust Hill Home - To celebrate the Jeromesville store’s one-year anniversary, Locust Hill Home will have raffle gifts and sweet treats from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. The store is at 15 W. Main St., Jeromesville.

Kids’ Day - Kids’ Day will be held at the Ashland County Wildlife Conservation League, with a morning session at 8 a.m. and an afternoon session at 12:30 p.m. The event is open to children ages 6-12 years old only. Ashland County Wildlife Conservation League’s goal is to teach the next generation about the outdoors, teaching them how to fish, shoot BB guns, hold a bow and more. Register at the Ashland Fin Feather Fur Outfitters store.

Barbecued Chicken Dinner and Fundraiser - Every spring, several of the Loudonville area’s top chicken grillers get together and make barbecue chicken for charity. This year’s event will be held at 2532 Township Road 457, Loudonville, and served from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Carryout is available, and the meal includes kettle cooked beans and ice cream. The location is three miles north of Loudonville or two miles south of McKay on State Route 60. Proceeds will benefit the Mohican Parochial Schools. For more information, call (419) 368-3165, ext. 4.

Summer Concert Series - The Summer Concert Series at Pleasant Hill Lake Park will feature Yak Pack rock band from 7-10 p.m. Concerts are open to the public and free with gate admission.

Sunday

June 2

Raiders of the Lost Ark - The Renaissance will show the final film in its Family Film Series, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," at 3 p.m. The movie series is part of the Spherion Staffing Family Film Series. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Renaissance Box Office, at the door, via phone at (419) 522-2726 and online at MansfieldTickets.com/film.

Monday

June 3

Chamber Golf Outing - Join the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce for a day of golf, food and conversation. The event starts at 8:30 a.m. with check-in and a putting contest, and a shot-gun start at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $100 per player and $400 per team. Team bundles are also available, including Perfect Drives, Hole-In-Ones, 3 Mulligans, Skins Game and 1 - arms length of raffle tickets. Visit members.ashlandoh.com for registration information.

Wednesday

June 5

Farmers Market - Ashland Main Street’s Downtown Farmers Market starts up today from 3 to 5 p.m. The market runs every Wednesday from 3-5 p.m. in lot B (the downtown parking lot just behind South Street) through early October.

5th Annual Shank's Bar & Grill Cruise-In - Visit Shank's Bar & Grill for its annual car, truck and motorcycle cruise-in. The show is open to everyone, and runs from 4-8 p.m. There is no registration fee, and the first 50 cruisers will receive dash plaques. There also will be door prizes and 20 percent off food at Shank's. JR the DJ will be playing cruisin' oldies for the event.

LOOKING AHEAD

Admission to the International Wine at the Mill Festival, on June 8 from noon to 11 p.m., is $10 per person. The festival is at Wolf Creek Grist Mill on State Route 3 South in Loudonville. Enjoy nearly 100 varieties of international and Ohio wines, domestic beers and food from multiple food vendors on site at the Mill. All wines are available for purchase separately by sample tasting or by the glass and bottle. Live music will be performed throughout the day. For more information, visit WolfCreekMill.org.

The United Way of Ashland County will host its first summertime Fun Friday of the year on June 14 from 11:45 a.m.to 1:15 p.m. at the Ashland Corner Park (corner of Main Street and Claremont Avenue). The events include free food and entertainment for the whole family. The next Fun Fridays are July 12 and Aug. 9. 

To have an event listed in the Out & About calendar, call 419-281-0581, Ext. 259, or email lifestyle@times-gazette.com. Please send in items at least one week in advance.