FYI

- Opening Jan. 14 is the Studio M exhibition, "St. Mary’s Church Restoration: Photography by Joe Albert." The exhibit will be held in the Fred F. Silk Community Room of the Massillon Museum. The photography follows the restoration process from workers in the scaffold-filled sanctuary to the finished shining floors, sparkling windows, and fresh paint that bring new life to the 1876 National Register structure. The Massillon Museum’s Studio M exhibition may be seen during regular Museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061, or visit massillonmuseum.org. The public is also invited to attend the artist’s reception, which will be free with no reservations required on Feb. 19.

- Volunteer positions are available at Aultman Hospital. Volunteers are a crucial part of the Aultman team, providing support to both employees and patients. Volunteers make a different in the lives of others, while making friends and learning new skills. A commitment of at least 100 hours of volunteer service per year and a background check is required and volunteers must complete required health and safety tests. Benefits include free parking in the covered deck, free cafeteria meals (after four hours of volunteering), and 20 percent off over-the-counter items in the employee pharmacy. Fill out an online application at www.aultman.org/volunteer. For questions, call 330-363-6368.

Jan. 14

- The 2017 Celebration in Art show will open from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Massillon Museum with a reception for young artists from schools throughout western Stark County. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. The Celebration in Art show includes 275 pieces of work from students at schools throughout the western part of the county, including Jackson.

- Make melted wax bookmarks at the Massillon Public Library between 2 and 4 p.m. During this program, attendees will make a bookmark that is almost as easy as it is beautiful. This craft project requires no art skills and is designed for all ages. All supplies provided for this free program and no registration is required. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or log onto www.massillonlibrary.org. The Massillon Public Library is at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible. 

- The Massillon Public Library will host "Melody and the civil Rights Experience: an American Girl Doll Program" for grades three and up from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Kids are invited to bring their favorite adult and their own American Girl doll to learn about the Civil Rights Era and how it affected the life of the American Girl book character Melody Ellison. Kids will enjoy stories, light refreshments and bouquet craft like those at the flower shop of Melody’s grandfather. This program, held in the library’s auditorium, is free and registration is required. For questions, or to register, call 330-832-5037, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The Massillon Public Library is at 208 Lincoln Way E.

Jan. 18

- Fall Prevention will be presented by Sheree Nuske, RN, of the Aultman Trauma Center at the North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW., from 2 to 3:30 p.m. During this free presentation, attendees will learn how to keep themselves, or their loved ones, safe with easy home modifications and strength exercises. Reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Aultman West, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Learn what you need to know as you approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help you and your loved ones navigate through the Medicare network. Reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

Jan. 19

- Judy Katsaras will be the guest speaker during the Canton Christian Women's Connection luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 19. The theme is "Dance Teacher's Amazing Discovery." The luncheon is at The Fairways, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, North Canton. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Sherry at 330-837-6552 or emailing cantoncwc@aol.com by Jan. 15. Cost is $13 and includes lunch. Canton Christian Women's Connection is a non-denominational ministry.

- Cervical Cancer: What’s New? will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Altman West, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Take charge of your health by knowing the facts about Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Learn what it is, how it can progress to abnormal PAP testing, how precancerous lesions are managed and what current treatments are available if a cancer diagnosis is found. Reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- The Stark County District Library invites the public to join local author Wade Leslie Meyer as he discusses his lighthearted cookbook from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Sippo Branch. The evening will include a discussion about his book featuring easy-to-make treats, tasty food samples and an opportunity to play Foodie Jeopardy. A book signing will follow the discussion. The event is free, but registration is requested due to limited seating. For more information about upcoming events and to register, visit StarkLibrary.org or call 330-447-8482. The Perry Sippo Branch is at 5710 12th Street NW.

Jan. 21

- The 2017 Belden Village Bridal Show will be held in Belden Village Mall beginning at 2 p.m. Jan. 21 and 22. The show will provide area couples with information on how to create the perfect wedding experience. Brides-to-be can find their dream dress at the Glam To-Go pop up bridal shop, brides and grooms can spin the prize wheel and play the Honeymoon Hunt. Each bride will receive a complimentary issue of Akron Canton Weddings magazine. Sign up for the chance to be a contestant in the Price is Right Game Show and the Nearly Newlywed Game.

- From 11 a.m. to noon, the Massillon Public Library invites children in grades K-6 to attend a Super Saturday program Angry Birds Games. Kids will join in to build their own structures to launch birds at the pigs like the video game. It is a free program and registration is required. For questions or to register, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The Massillon Public Library is at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

- Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences is opening its doors at 10 a.m. for prospective students interested in health care degrees. The event is built around the theme of "Discover Your Path to a Health Care Career" and features tours of college facilities and presentations about the college’s various nursing, radiography, and health sciences degrees and the College Credit Plus program. The college will also waive the application fee for anyone who applies at the event. Aultman College recently announced a new bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program, with the first group of students being accepted for fall semester 2017. Reservations are required. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.aultmancollege.edu/open-house. Aultman College is located next to Aultman Hospital at the corner of Dartmouth Avenue and Seventh Street Southwest in Canton.

Jan. 24

- How to Give it Up and Leave the Pack Behind! will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Aultman West, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Let Aultman help you quit smoking in 2017 with a few tips from doctors in training. You’ll learn strategies to quit and how to continue those habits. You will have the opportunity to meet some of our patients who have successfully quit and learn about their journey toward leaving the pack behind.  Reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

Jan. 25

- Eye Health and Nutrition will be presented by Laurence J. Karns, M.D., Ophthalmologist at North Canton Medical Center, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. A plant-based diet has tremendous benefits to eye and systemic health. Switching to this type of diet has the ability to prevent suspend and/or cure many of the most debilitating and chronic conditions that plague our society. Reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org. North Canton Medical Center is at 6046 Whipple Ave. NW.

Jan. 26

- ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Chuck Cheton, AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Learn what you need to know as you approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help you and your loved ones navigate through the Medicare network as we prepare you for tomorrow. Reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

JAN. 28

- Tween Time Science Saturday Part 2 will be held at 2 p.m. at the Massillon Public Library. Kids in grades 4 through 8 are invited to get the chance to have fun as they channel their inner scientist while potentially being messy. Kids will do experiments from the book "The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments." The program is free and registration is required and can be done in person or by phone. For more information or to register, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. Massillon Public Library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

Jan. 31

- Chocolate: A Healthy Treat will be presented by Bobbie Randall, RD, LD, Certified Diabetes Educator, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at  Aultman West, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Learn all about the wonderful world of chocolate. Explore the health benefits of chocolate and cardiac function. Taste-test a variety of chocolates and you will change the way you eat this treat. Make sure you bring your sweetheart. Reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.