By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Jun 09, 2008 at 7:05 PM

The East Side Open Market kicks off this Thursday with a special market that will  "Celebrate Dads."

In addition to the produce, food and crafts provided by more than 25 vendors, the market will feature free activities and live entertainment by John Stano.

Stano, a singer/songwriter, plays guitar and harmonica to create a mix of folk, blues and contemporary music. 

In addition, "Celebrating Dads" day will feature free wine tasting provided by Beans & Barley, plant-your-own cuttings from Riverwest's Kellner's Greenhouse and sidewalk chalk for street art.

The East Side Open Market runs every Thursday, June 12 - Oct. 9, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. It takes place in the Beans & Barley parking lot, 1901 E. North Ave.

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.