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Summit-Up Cloggers to perform
AKRON – Haven of Rest’s women’s auxiliary will present the Summit-Up Cloggers on Tuesday at the Haven of Rest Mission, 175 E Market St.
Bargain shopping that supports the Mission starts at 10 a.m., the light luncheon is at noon, and the free program is at 1 p.m. No membership required.
Free parking is available. Call or email Rose at 330-535-1563, [email protected] for more information.
Shakespeare at the Castle is back
ALLIANCE – The seventh season of Shakespeare at the Castle (SATC) returns this year and kicks off with four performances Thursday through Sunday of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Alliance’s historic Glamorgan Castle.
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Shakespeare’s comic fantasy of four lovers who find themselves bewitched by fairies is a sly reckoning with love, jealousy and marriage. The SATC adaptation of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be directed by Matthew Greenberg, who has taken the play out of 16th century Athens, Greece, and dropped it into 21st century Athens, Ohio.
All four performances begin at 7 p.m. The Glamorgan Castle grounds will open early for those who wish to picnic before the show. There will also be a vendor selling desserts and drinks prior to the show and during the intermission.
General admission and bleacher pre-sale tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Day-of tickets will be $25 for adults and $15 for students. Children younger than 6 are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased online at www.mountunion.edu/Shakespeare-at-the-castle or by calling the Mount Union Box Office at 330-821-2565.
Book sale in Alliance
ALLIANCE – The annual Friends of Rodman Library used-book sale will be Aug. 7-11 at the Alliance Neighborhood Center, 405 S. Linden Ave.
The book sale, which runs in conjunction with the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival, will begin with a members-only day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 7. The sale will continue from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 8, as well as 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 9-11. Memberships to Friends of Rodman Library can be purchased at the door or in advance at the library.
MU professor’s painting in exhibit
ALLIANCE – Margo Miller, associate professor of art at the University of Mount Union, recently had a painting accepted into the Butler Institute of American Art’s 85th National Midyear Art Exhibit in Youngstown.
Miller’s work, “Wahalla Plateau #1,” joins other works from across the country.
Miller, who is the current Dr. Robert T. and Phyllis S. White Endowed Chair in Art, has been with the University of Mount Union since 2004. Miller graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and Kent State University with a Master of Fine Arts degree before beginning her professional career.
The annual midyear juried show at the Butler Institute runs through Sept. 5.
Farmers Market set for Saturday morning at Alliance Giant Eagle
ALLIANCE – The Alliance Farmers Market will run from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday in the Giant Eagle parking lot at 1800 W State St. It will feature a variety of vendors selling products such as baked goods, produce, plants and handmade soaps.
Football wives, YWCA team up
CANTON – Pro Football Hall of Fame Wives, the Kent chapter of The Links Inc., Stark Library and YWCA Canton are holding a literacy event and panel discussion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the YWCA, 231 Sixth St. NE.
The event will include reading to children attending the YWCA’s Early Learning Center.
The discussion will focus on women sharing their life stories, experiences on overcoming adversity, and the importance of women empowering women. The event is free and open to the public, but guests must reserve a seat in advance.
Free school supplies and haircuts
CANTON – Building Bridges Mentoring Group will hold its “Back to School Magnificent Xtravaganza” to provide free school supplies, haircuts and hairstyles for Canton youth Aug. 14-15. The event will be noon to 6 p.m. both days at the J. Babe Stearn Community Center, 2628 13th St. SW.
Free book bags and school supplies will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Hair must be clean/shampooed and dry to be serviced. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and waivers must be signed. The event also will feature a DJ and music, food and a bounce house.
Foster and adoption meeting
CANTON – Stark County Job and Family Services’ Division of Children Services will host a virtual information meeting to recruit foster care and adoptive parents from 6 to 7 p.m. Aug 11.
Attendees can talk with a caseworker, ask questions and learn about the foster care and adoption process. A link to the Zoom meeting will be provided after registration. To register, contact Jennifer Loomis at 330-451-8789 or [email protected]
The Division of Children Services has a great need for foster care families. Stark County has nearly 400 children living in the foster care system.
Hunger Task Force seeks artists
CANTON – Stark County Hunger Task Force is looking for local professional artists to participate in its signature Palette 2 Palate art auction event.
Proceeds benefit the organization’s hunger-fighting efforts. The organization is looking for a wide range of art to auction. This event coincides with a yearlong 40th anniversary celebration. Artists interested in donating can contact Stephanie Sweany at [email protected] Artists should provide a sample picture of their art with their inquiry. The deadline for inquiries is Aug. 20.
After artists are selected, their name and artwork will be promoted on Stark County Hunger Task Force social media accounts, the agency website, and other marketing collateral. Participating artists will also receive a ticket to the Sept. 24 Palette 2 Palate event.
Movies in downtown Canton
CANTON – The Palace Theatre will show the movie “ET: The Extra Terrestrial” at 1 p.m. Monday. Admission is $2. The Summer Kids Movie Series shows a movie each Monday afternoon throughout the summer.
“Draft Day” will be shown at the Palace Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Admission is $2.
Buy tickets at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org or call 330-454-8172. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.
“Remember the Titans” will be shown on the Centennial Plaza screen at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Bring your own blankets and/or chairs for seating. Centennial Plaza is on Market Avenue N between Third Street NW and Fourth Street, NW. Admission is free.
Party in the Plaza today
CANTON – Bluecoats Party in the Plaza takes place from noon to 9:30 p.m. today at Centennial Plaza, 300 Market Ave. N. The day of music features local artists such as the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Matt Corey, The Scenic Route, EN-RICH-MENT, and The Bluecoats.
Country music jam and dance today
CANTON – A country music jam and dance will be held today at the Nazir Grotto, 1717 Sixth St. SW. Vintage Country Band will provide music. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $3.
The event, sponsored by the Country Western Music Association, is open to the public. Food and a 50/50 drawing will be available. No alcohol is permitted on the premises.
Child and Adolescent fundraiser
CANTON – Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health will present the 16th annual Let Your Light Shine fundraiser at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Great Court, Canton Cultural Center. The event includes dinner, entertainment and silent and online auction.
Down to Earth Aerials will provide the entertainment.
For more information and to order tickets, visit www.childandadolescent.org.
Entrepreneurship training program set for veterans and spouses
GREEN – An entrepreneurship training program for veterans and their spouses will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at the North Canton Armory, 5990 W. Airport Drive.
Boots to Business Reboot is instructed by the Small Business Association and its partners, who are skilled business advisers. To register, visit https://sbavets.force.com.
For information, contact [email protected] or 216-522-4826.
Get free school supplies
JACKSON TWP. – TCC and Wireless Zone stores nationwide are teaming up from 1 to 4 p.m. today to donate more than 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s ninth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.
Participating TCC store locations are inviting families to pick up backpacks filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and other items. Each TCC store will donate up to 150 backpacks on a first-come, first-served basis.
TCC stores in Stark County are at 6781 Wales Ave. NW and 7216 Fulton Drive NW, Suite 201, in Jackson Township, and 2111 Locust St. S in Canal Fulton. For a list of participating locations in Ohio, visit locations.tccrocks.com.
Learn about animals
JACKSON TWP. – Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show will be presented from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Jackson Amphitheater, 7454 Community Parkway NW.
Outback Ray shares his knowledge about exotic animals and may allow audience members to hold the animals. He has appeared on television, radio talk shows and has trained animals for commercials. He also breeds and studies exotic animals.
Jackson Township Farmers Market is Thursday
JACKSON TWP. – The Jackson Farmers Market will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at North Park, 7454 Community Parkway NW, through Sept. 30.
YMCA “Back to School Bash”
LOUISVILLE – The Louisville Area YMCA will hold a “Back to School Bash” from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 with family activities on the green space on Mill Street to celebrate the start of the new school year. There will be family relays, a speed and agility course, fitness challenges, and a chance to win prizes For more information, contact the Louisville Area YMCA at 330-875-1611.
Classic Car Cruise on Thursday
MARLBORO TWP. – The “Meet up in the Meadow” Classic Car Cruise happens Thursdays through September from 5 to 8 p.m. with vehicles of all types at the grassy hillside behind Maize Valley Winery and Brewery, 6193 Edison St. NE. There is music, door prizes, and 50/50 drawing each week. The 50/50 benefits a local charity. For information, call 330-877-8344 or visit maizevalley.com.
Local author to visit Massillon library
MASSILLON – The Massillon Public Library will host a visit from local author Cat Russell from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Russell will read from her latest book, “An Optimist’s Journal of the End of Days and Other Stories,” followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. Her books will be available for purchase. The public is invited to the free event. Free refreshments will be served. No registration is required. For more information, contact the library at 330-832-9831, ext. 319.
Concert at Duncan Plaza on Thursday
MASSILLON – The Massillon Summer Concert Series will present Walt Wise (Billy Joel/Elton John tribute) from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday on Duncan Plaza. Parking is available free in the city parking lots and on adjacent streets. Concerts and events are all held weather permitting. For more information, visit the city Facebook page or by calling the city at 330-830-1700.
Massillon charitable funds
MASSILLON – Two charitable funds at Stark Community Foundation – The Massillon Community Charitable Fund and The Arthur P. Underhill and Martha Q. Underhill Charitable Fund – recently awarded $26,000 in grants to local organizations serving the Massillon area.
This year’s grant recipients are:
- Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health: $2,000 to provide case management services to dialectical behavioral therapy clients from western Stark County.
- Hospice of Tuscarawas County: $4,000 to provide meaningful end-of-life experiences for western Stark County patients and their families.
- Massillon Museum: $4,000 to support a community-curated exhibit, Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories.
- Refuge of Hope: $4,000 to help homeless men transition to independence by providing bus passes and rental assistance.
- Stark County Diaper Bank: $4,000 to serve western Stark County community partners, which require the purchase of diapers, shelving, tables, chairs, packaging supplies and inventory space.
- StarkFresh: $4,000 to expand its mobile grocery market.
- Tri County Jobs for Ohio’s Graduates: $2,000 to provide dropout prevention services and workforce development opportunities for at-risk youth in Massillon.
- VANTAGE Aging: $2,000 to purchase new equipment to meet new Ohio Department of Agriculture and Ohio Department of Health regulations.
History of Massillon churches
MASSILLON – Anyone interested in the history of Massillon churches is invited to attend a panel of speakers as they present on a selection of the area’s churches. This talk will take place online via Zoom at 1 p.m. Wednesday and include St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and First United Methodist Church.
Registration is required and ends at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday. A Zoom invitation will be emailed to registered participants in advance of the program. For more information, contact Christine Bowman at 330-832-9831, ext. 350.
Virtual ‘Do the Mu!’
MASSILLON – Doug Laubacher will lead participants in a mini comic art activity during the Massillon Museum’s next Do the Mu. The video will be shared to facebook.com/MassillonMuseum, youtube.com/user/MassillonMuseum/videos, and the MassMu website at noon Saturday.
The workshop is appropriate for all ages, and registration is not required. Visit massillonmuseum.org/do-the-mu in advance for a supply list.
Laubacher is a Northeast Ohio cartoonist and art educator. He teaches regularly at the Canton Museum of Art, The Tuscarawas County Art Center and the Beck Center for the Arts.
Farmers Market on Saturday mornings in Massillon
MASSILLON – The Massillon Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 2 in the Municipal Parking Lot at Tremont Avenue SE and Second Street SE.
Live music, food truck at library
NORTH CANTON – Live at the Library, featuring live music and a food truck, takes place on the North Canton Public Library’s Main Street patio from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The Ohio Weather Band will perform, and the New Berlin Dough Company will sell food. (Their appearances were rescheduled due to inclement weather June 3.)
‘Into The Woods’ scheduled
NORTH CANTON – The North Canton Playhouse will present “Into The Woods” this Friday through Sunday and Aug. 13-15. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 8 p.m., and Sunday performances will be at 2:30 p.m.
The North Canton Playhouse Main Stage is at 525 Seventh St. NE. The play is directed by Delorna Toy.
Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for youth (17 or younger). Performance details and tickets can be found at www.northcantonplayhouse.com. “Into The Woods” originally was scheduled for last summer. The majority of the cast returns to perform before a live audience as North Canton Playhouse once again welcomes productions to its newly renovated Main Stage.
Farmers Market on Wednesday
NORTH CANTON – The Farmers Market takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the former Kmart parking lot, 1447 N. Main St. The market will feature more than 45 vendors offering a wide range of farm products, baked goods, crafts and home/pet/personal care items, along with food trucks and live music. The North Canton Public Library holds a book sale at the Farmers Market on the second Wednesday of each month.
Klick selected for farm program
PERRY TWP. – Camille Klick of Perry Township is one of eight farmers and agribusiness professionals selected to participate in Ohio Farm Bureau’s 2021-2022 AgriPOWER Institute.
The yearlong program focuses on public policy issues confronting agriculture and the food industry such as consumer relations, regulations, energy, and trade policies. It helps individuals develop the skills necessary to become effective leaders and advocates for agriculture by learning from experts in these fields.
Klick is a grain originator for Deerfield Ag Services, where she works with farmers to educate them on how to market their grain. She is a member of Stark County Farm Bureau, currently serving on the board of trustees, and is a 4-H adviser.
Cruise-in at Oakwood Square Plaza
PLAIN TWP. – A cruise-in is held Mondays through Sept. 27 at Oakwood Square Plaza, 2610 Easton St. NE, from 5 to 8 p.m. DJ Spikeman will provide music.
Little Flower golf outing
PLAIN TWP. – The Men’s Club of Little Flower Catholic Parish is holding the annual Gabe Russo Memorial Golf Outing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at Sable Creek Golf Course, 5942 Edison St. NE, Marlboro Township.
The deadline to register is Aug. 22. The annual golf outing helps the club fund various parish projects.
The cost is $90 per person ($360 per team), which includes golf, hot dogs and chips, and steak dinner with beer following golf. Gifts and prizes will be awarded. Men and women are welcome.
Make checks payable to Little Flower Men’s Club. Mail check, your name and contact information and your name to Mike Schumacher, 7414 Marelis Ave. NE, Canton, Ohio 44721. For questions, call Mike Schumacher at 330-284-6054 or email [email protected]