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Jul
15
Sun
Sunday Buffet @ All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility
Jul 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday Buffet every Sunday at All Occasions Catering & Banquet Facility. Enjoy many delicious items off the buffet, including a variety of meats, pastas, vegetables, salad bar, desserts, and more! Groups are welcome, but please make a reservation.

Disney’s NEWSIES @ Marion Palace Theatre
Jul 15 @ 2:00 pm

The Marion Palace Theatre is fortunate to be among the first community theatres in the US to snag the performance rights for Disney’s NEWSIES. We are thrilled to bring this Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon to Marion, Ohio.

Set in turn-of-the century New York City, NEWSIES is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!

Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, NEWSIES features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” NEWSIES is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience. Directed by Clare Cooke.

Main Stage | Tickets: $40 Patron; $18, $22 Adult; $12 Child age 12 & younger
$40 Patron ticket includes premium seating, name listed in the souvenir program, and a party on 7/7/18

Summer Concert Series @ Erickson Pavilion: McKinley Pavilion
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm

The 2018 Summer Concert Series will be at the Erickson Pavilion in McKinley Park throughout the summer. Bring a lawn chair, sit back, and enjoy the sounds of the music in the park.

This concert will feature Trombones Plus Featuring Ali Ryerson, Jazz Flutist.

All concerts, unless rained out, will be taking place every Sunday at 7 p.m. through August 12th. Concerts are free.

Jul
16
Mon
Summer Reading Club 2018: Rock the Waves! Armstrong Air and Space Museum @ Marion Public Library
Jul 16 @ 6:00 pm

Summer Reading Club features incentives for kids who keep track of their reading over the summer, with prizes earned when they hit certain reading milestones.  Thousands of reading hours have been logged in each previous summer and community partnerships are a huge reason why the program is so successful.  Many local businesses contribute by donating coupons and freebies that serve as prizes for successful readers.

Experience the science of sound through interactive experiments, We’ll use tuning forks, conductors, and insulators to analyze sound waves,

Jul
17
Tue
Summer Reading Club 2018: Tuesdays Rock ‘N’ Art Series @ Marion Public Library
Jul 17 @ 3:00 pm

Summer Reading Club features incentives for kids who keep track of their reading over the summer, with prizes earned when they hit certain reading milestones.  Thousands of reading hours have been logged in each previous summer and community partnerships are a huge reason why the program is so successful.  Many local businesses contribute by donating coupons and freebies that serve as prizes for successful readers.

Teens will enjoy music from across the decades and try their hand at a different style of art each week. Rock out, with art! If you enjoy rock music and making art, you will definitely want to stop by!

July 17 – 60s music and Pop Culture Art

Jul
18
Wed
Summer Reading Club 2018: Wednesdays Kids Create! @ Marion Public Library
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am

Summer Reading Club features incentives for kids who keep track of their reading over the summer, with prizes earned when they hit certain reading milestones.  Thousands of reading hours have been logged in each previous summer and community partnerships are a huge reason why the program is so successful.  Many local businesses contribute by donating coupons and freebies that serve as prizes for successful readers.

This fun-filled program combines art with creative writing, and allows the participants the chance to create original works of art and expression. Each week the program will focus on a different style of prose or poetry, with complimentary artwork. This flexibility allows the participants to attend one, or attend them all. Kids will play games and respond to writing prompts designed to spark their creativity. They will also create their own writer’s notebook, as well as complete several other creative projects throughout the course of the program.

Ages 8-12

Summer Reading Club 2018: Wednesdays Creative Writing for Teens & Adults @ Marion Public Library
Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm

This program is for anyone who is interested in creative writing and artistic expression. Whether you are an experienced writer, or a novice just starting out, you have a story to tell! And this program will help you find your voice to do just that. We will explore journaling, poetry, and novel writing, as well as other forms of writing, in inspiring, exciting ways. Participants will create a writer’s notebook that will help them tap into their creativity far beyond the duration of this program. An opportunity to become a part of a supportive writer’s community to share your writing is also a focus of this program.

Ages 12 and up

Jul
19
Thu
Summer Reading Club 2018: Rock Your Bangle @ Marion Public Library
Jul 19 @ 3:00 pm

Summer Reading Club features incentives for kids who keep track of their reading over the summer, with prizes earned when they hit certain reading milestones.  Thousands of reading hours have been logged in each previous summer and community partnerships are a huge reason why the program is so successful.  Many local businesses contribute by donating coupons and freebies that serve as prizes for successful readers.

Are you interested in making a bangle? Some music from The Bangles may actually make an appearance as inspiration! Teens will be able to decorate their own bangle to take home, using a variety of decorating techniques including mod podging magazines, stick-on gems, and markers. If you are a teen or tween that enjoys crafting and wants to rock your own bangle, you’ll want to be here!

Jul
20
Fri
Summer Reading Club 2018: Movement & Dance Storytime Fridays @ Marion Public Library
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am

Each Friday during Summer Reading Club, we’ll be celebrating the different ways Libraries Rock with a special movement and dance storytime for all ages. Get ready for your little ones to move to the beat and have a blast, without realizing they’re also supporting literacy! Learn tips and tricks to continue the fun at home every day!

Did you know that the movements and motions kids practice when they dance will also help with reading and writing later? When kids are jumping and dancing, their brains are practicing the coordination needed later to turn pages, write, and read.

Jul
21
Sat
Harding Symposium @ The Ohio State University at Marion
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Each year, the Symposium revolves around a new theme which leads to in-depth analysis and research by authors, historians, researchers and experts on the Harding Era and related areas of interest.

A reception with entertainment on Friday night puts the weekend’s events in motion. The annual Presidential Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Harding Memorial presidential grave site takes place Saturday morning before two or three workshop sessions in the afternoon. A gala dinner with keynote speaker culminates the event on Saturday night.

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