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To market, to market! The Titusville Open-Air Market opens on Saturday.

Festivities are planned for all ages, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To kick off the season, the Market Committee will be offering strawberry smoothies to sample as they welcome the availability of strawberries, the first fruit of summer.

Master Gardener Sharna Harger, of Abundant Hillside Gardens, will present a display and demonstration of “Simple Ways to Add Herbs to Your Lifestyle,” with more than 50 herbs available.

In recognition of National Get Outdoors Day on Saturday, bicyclists of all ages are encouraged to bring their bike to Fleming Park, between the 10 a.m. and noon, so they can register their bike with the Titusville Police Department, and learn how to use the bike fixit station, located in the park.

While at the market, all are encouraged to view the poster contest entries from the Titusville YMCA and Benson Memorial Library after school programs, and vote for their favorite.

The market features fresh, local produce and products.

It’s held in Fleming Park, located at the corner of South Martin and Diamond Street, and is open Tuesdays and Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., through October.

Evening market is held the first and third Thursdays of the month, from 4 to 8 p.m. The night market includes music, food, and games. The first evening market will be held June 16, with music by Dan Stockwell, and refreshments offered by First Baptist Church Mission Group.

On Tuesdays, the market features the “Picnic in the Park” program, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch available from VFW Post 5958. 

On the third Tuesday of each month, chair massages with Raeann Rauch will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning June 21.

The market will be welcoming Oil Creek State Park naturalist Chris Mosebach on June 21. He will have a display from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with special programs at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. about “Plants that Changed History.”

Titusville Renaissance Inc. will celebrate the 10th anniversary of managing the market with a celebration on June 25. Activities will include crafts with Savory Studio, a make-n-take project with the Titusville Garden Club and give-aways.

Vendor applications are available at the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce, 202 W. Central Ave. To learn more, call 827-2941, or email titusvilleren@gmail.com.

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