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in educational classes, workshops and summer camps in a variety of art disciplines, including visual arts, pottery/ ceramics, music, theatre and dance. The Center also hosts a wealth of events and free community gatherings including concerts, exhibit openings and youth theatre and dance performances. Presented annually are Brewfest Wooster, Ohio Designer Craftsmen Functional Ceramics Workshop and Exhibition, Wooster Wine & Beer Festival, Wooster Arts Jazz Fest, Community Open House, Potters Guild Sale and Holiday Artisan Market. People of all ages can find something to enjoy at Wayne Center for the Arts.

WAYNE COUNTY CHORAL UNION Contact Information - (330) 464-9988; waynechoralunion@ gmail.com, www.waynechoralunion.org. President - Jo Walter Director - Tim Frye Accompanist - Jason Metheney More Information - The Wayne County Choral Union is a community chorus for adult singers (18 and older) interested in performing mixed 4-part choral music. Two main concerts a year plus other area events, practices on Tuesday, 7-9, $30/session. Singers welcome to attend a rehearsal before joining.

WAYNE COUNTY PERFORMING ARTS COUNCIL Contact Information - Ben Ott, president, www.wacpac.org More Information - The Wayne County Performing Arts Council (commonly and affectionately referred to as WACPAC) draws on talent from Wayne and surrounding counties to stage several productions each year. The organization is funded primarily through ticket sales and membership fees, supplemented by private donations and corporate contributions. WACPAC is a member of the Ohio Community Theater Association.

WOOSTER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Contact Information - (330) 263-2047, jlindberg@wooster. edu, www.wooster.edu/music. Conductor - Jeffery Lindberg (since 1986)

More Information- Founded in 1915, the Wooster Symphony Orchestra is the second oldest in Ohio. The group is a joint venture between The College of Wooster and the community; it is made up of more than 60 musicians who are students and faculty of COW, plus area residents. The orchestra presents several concerts each year on the College of Wooster campus, and professional soloists often headline. Visit the symphony’s website (see above).

2016 COW PERFORMANCES Tickets are required for each of these concerts ($10/adult) and can be purchased at: Buehler’s Milltown and Towne Market; The Wooster Book Company; Lowry Center Wilson Bookstore; and at the Door The College of Wooster Jazz Ensemble Rob Parton, trumpet Friday, February 12, 8:15 p.m. McGaw Chapel Wooster Symphony Orchestra Music Directors Return! Saturday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. McGaw Chapel The College of Wooster Jazz Ensemble Rodney Whitaker, bass Friday, April 22, 7:30 p.m. Freedlander Theatre Wooster Symphony Orchestra 100th Anniversary Concert Dedicated to Founder Daniel D. Parmelee Thomas Wood, violin Friday, May 6, 7:30 pm McGaw Chapel

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Wooster Today: The 2016 Community Guide  

A guide to services and life in Wooster, Ohio, published by Spectrum Publications, a division of The Daily Record.

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