Events for March


Saturday - March 2, 2019

March 2 & 3 Experience sugar camp with live historical demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, food and maple products for sale. Free event open to the public. Noon-4:00 p.m.

For more information call 419-892-2784 or visit


Saturday - March 2, 2019

Please join us at The Ohio Theatre on Saturday, March 2, 2019 for a very special educational event! Made possible by the Loudonville Theatre & Arts Committee and the Ashland County Community Foundation, this event will feature world-renowned artist and Jim Henson's cartoonist, Guy Gilchrist! Learn the basics of the ART OF CARTOONING in a two hour, hands on workshop with award-winning illustrator, Guy Gilchrist. This workship is open to all ages and is a great way to learn from the best. All attendees are required to bring their own pencils, markers and paper. It would also be good to bring something hard (folder or book) to draw on since we won't have tables or desks. After the workshop you'll have a chance to talk with Guy and puchase books, posters, pictures and other merchandise brought in for this special event! Workshop Time: Saturday, March 2nd from 10:00 - Noon Check-in will begin starting at 9:30, seating general admission and on a first come basis. Regitration Fee: $15 *(Possible Scholarships available if needed. Call The Ohio Theatre at 419-994-3750) Check out Guy's Bio World-renowned illustrator, author, comic strip artist, and songwriter, Guy Gilchrist is best known as Jim Henson's cartoonist. He created the “Muppets” comic strip (printed worldwide in 660-plus newspapers daily from 1981 to 1986), and was instrumental in Henson's "Fraggle Rock," and the creation of “The Muppet Babies.” Some of his iconic Muppets artwork was enshrined in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. and his work was declared a National Treasure in 1984 by First Lady, Nancy Reagan. Throughout the years, Guy Gilchrist has set his hand to some of the most beloved, high-profile cartoons, such as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Looney Tunes,” “Tom & Jerry,” “Tiny Toons,” “The Pink Panther,” “Minnie Mouse," and others. In 1995, Gilchrist took control of the internationally syndicated, long-running comic strip, "Nancy," originally introduced to the public in 1938 by the celebrated illustrator Ernie Bushmiller. Gilchrist returned the strip to the simple, yet impactful, illustration style introduced by Bushmiller. Like its creator, Gilchrist would also often inject subtle, yet meaningful, sub-themes in the panel's background. Reflective of Gilchrist's love for music and life in Music City, characters were often drawn wearing concert T-shirts or listening to music; Aunt Fritzi was portrayed as a music critic; and occasionally, artists were drawn in cartoon form or given a personal shout out. In 2013, Gilchrist proudly identified Three Rocks (the fictional home of Nancy) as a small suburb located on the outskirts of Nashville—forever cementing the strip with the iconic "it" city. Gilchrist is also an award-winning writer and illustrator of children’s books (42 titles to his name, including the acclaimed “Night Lights & Pillow Fights”), garnering Reuben Awards from the National Cartoonists Society in the Best Book Illustrator category in both 1998 and 1999, and three Children’s Choice Awards by the International Reading Council. For more information on Guy Gilchrist, please visit

For more information call 419-994-3750 or visit


Saturday - March 9, 2019

March 9 & 10 Experience sugar camp with live historical demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, food and maple products for sale. Free event open to the public. Noon-4:00 p.m.

For more information call 419-892-2784 or visit


Monday - March 18, 2019

The Appalachian region covers an extensive area of both the Eastern United States and Ohio, and the term is used to describe geographic areas, cultures, and history. This program will define the region and explore the history of those who settled there. It provides insights into the origins of Appalachian culture and beliefs; important historical events which shaped the region; and the roles absentee ownership and extractive industries continue to play in the region. Presented by Peggy Calestro and Julie Calestro-McDonald, authors. This program is made possible in part by the Ohio Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This program will be held in the meeting hall of the Cleo Redd Fisher Museum on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 7:00 p.m - 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Guests may use the rear entrance.

For more information call 419-994-4050 or visit

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