FYI

- Art from the Classroom will be on display in the North Canton Public Library’s Little Art Gallery through March 26. The exhibit is composed of four shows (elementary and preschool, intermediate school, middle school and high school). Community members, including families, students, educators and patrons, are cordially invited to attend opening receptions for each of the shows. Receptions will be held the first day of each exhibit from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 330-499-4712. The Little Art Gallery is inside the library, 185 North Main St.

- Walsh University will present a new art exhibit "A Celebration of African and African-American Art" the Atrium Gallery of the Birk Center for the Arts. The free exhibit is open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will run until March 12 and is in conjunction with Black History Month. The exhibition contains paintings and sculptures by Canton-based artists Errick Freeman and Margene May. The works of art are interspersed with objects collected in Uganda by Dr. Jo Anna Kelly, professor of sociology. Books and artifacts on African-American art, literature and music will be on display from the collection of Dr. Cindy Staudt, dean of academic services. The exhibition will feature an album cover portrait of Otis Redding rendered from life by Dot Ogden Brown of Macon, Ga., in 1967.

- Programming registration for the 2017 spring, summer and fall sessions will begin March 6 online or  in-person at The First Tee of Canton, 2525 25th Street NE. Winter sessions and scholarship opportunities are available. The First Tee of Canton is a non-profit youth development program and golf instruction center that teaches life skills, healthy habits and positive character development through the game of golf. Any child ages 5 to 18 is able to attend. For more information, please visit www.thefirstteecanton.org or call 330-452-5331.

Feb. 17

Join in for a Happy Heart Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Aultman Health Coach Linda Brunk will teach participants about seven health changes that can lead to a happier and healthier life. The morning will end with some fun HEART bingo. The cost is $5 per person. Reserve your space by calling 330-363-6262 or visit www.aultman.com/generations.

Feb. 20

- Aultman College is opening its doors for a special event at 2 p.m. for anyone who wants to learn about degree programs in nursing, radiography, BSN completion and health sciences, as well as the College Credit Plus program for high school students. The event includes tours of college facilities and classrooms; the opportunity to meet with students, faculty and staff; and presentations about the new bachelor’s degrees in nursing and the health sciences. The application fee will be waived for anyone who applies at the open house. Attendees can bring previous college transcripts and an Aultman College representative will review the credits to determine how they could apply toward various degree programs. Reservations are required for the open house. To learn more and RSVP, visit www.aultmancollege.edu/open-house. Aultman College is located next to Aultman Hospital at the corner of Dartmouth Avenue and Seventh Street SW in Canton. For more information about Aultman College, visit www.aultmancollege.edu.

Feb. 22

- Malone University welcomes author Kelly Luce as she discusses her work as a novelist as part of Malone’s Spring Writers Series. Her reading will be at 7 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center. It is free and open to the public. Luce is the author of "Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (A Strange Object, 2013),"" which won Foreword Review’s Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, and the novel "Pull Me Under from Farrar, Straus and Giroux."

- Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease will be presented by Terry Tegtmeier, M.D. at from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center. Learn how coronary artery disease develops and how plant-based nutrition has been shown to prevent, stop and even reverse heart disease. The center is at 6046 Whipple Avenue NW, use entrance A. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Aultman College is holding an information session at 6 p.m. for professionals interested in serving as adjunct faculty members. The fair will be held in the Aultman Education Center building, on the Aultman Hospital campus, in classrooms 3 and 4. Free parking will be available in lot 8 at the corner of Ninth Street and Dartmouth Avenue. The college is seeking faculty members in a wide variety of subjects including nursing, radiography and the health sciences. Attendees should bring a copy of their resume and transcripts. For more information about the fair and requirements for adjunct faculty members, visit www.aultmancollege.edu/careers.

Feb. 23

- Kids ages 6 to 11 can join in the Kids’ Craft Club from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market Street. Kids will be creating some modern looking art with canvas, painter’s tape and paint. Register at the children’s desk or call 330-854-4148.

- The Massillon Public Library is hosting "Party Gras" from 7 to 9 p.m. The event will feature live music by Bob Corlett and the Zydeko Kings, a Cajun catered dinner, Bayou décor and photo ops, adult beverages and other shenanigans for $40 per person. It all goes down at 208 Lincoln Way E in Massillon.Tickets are available at the library’s Adult Circulation desk or by contacting Administrative Assistant Nancy Bixler at 330-832-9831, ext. 316, or bixlerna@massillonlibrary.org.

Feb. 25

- The Massillon Public Library invites kids in grades 4 to 8 to attend Fabric Marker Art at 2:00 p.m. Kids will use fabric markers to create wearable art. Bring your own white or light-colored t-shirt or tote bag to decorate. Registration is required for this free program and can be done in person or by phone. For more information or to register, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

- Join Stark County District Library for an antiques appraisal event at the Main Library in from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ed Fernandez, of Fernandez Auctioneers, will offer free and entertaining appraisals of any item that can be carried into the library. This includes furniture, art, and other antiquities. Patrons can stop by the library any time during the event to have their items appraised on a first-come first-served basis. Registration is requested for this free event, but walk-ins are welcome. Those who have questions about the event can contact the Main Library at 330-452-0665 or visit www.starklibrary.org. The Main Library is at 715 Market Avenue N., Canton.

Feb. 27

- ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Denise Fogle, AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan from 6 to 7:30 p.m at North Canton Medical Center. 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. The center is at 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

Feb. 28

- Track Your Health Using Mobile Technology will be presented by Chuck Piscitello, Aultman College Sociology Instructor and Instructional Designer at Aultman West, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This interactive presentation will provide details on how to track your health with a few mobile applications on an Apple or Android mobile phone - specifically, the Apple Health App, My Fitness Pal, Map My Run, Fitness Point and Sleep Better. With these apps, participants will learn how to track their diet, exercise and sleep. Using any one - or a combination - of these apps will aid in a better understanding of diet and fitness needs, and serves as a giant step to a healthier lifestyle.  Aultman West is at 2021 Wales Ave. NW. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- The MassMu Brown Bag Lunch will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Ed McHugh will present, "How Massillon Steel Built the World’s First Streamline Diesel Train." No reservations needed. Bring a lunch or purchase at Anderson's in the City (lobby cafe). A cookie and coffee will be served. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

- Single Seniors will meet for a luncheon at 1 p.m. at LaPizzaria located at 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required by calling Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.

March 1

- The monthly meeting of the Massillon Genealogical Society presents Genograms. A genogram is a family map or visual history that uses special symbols to document relationships, major events and the dynamics of a family over multiple generations. Mental health and medical professionals often use genograms to identify and analyze hereditary patterns of mental and physical illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, cancer and other genetic diseases. This graphic representation goes beyond a traditional family tree by allowing the user to highlight factors person-by-person that reveal hereditary patterns over generations. There is no registration for this free program held in the Massillon Public Library auditorium, 208 Lincoln Way E. For additional information, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 337, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org/genealogy.

March 4

- An Antique and Classic Bicycle and Motorbike Show and Swap Meet will be held at Nativity of the Lord Jesus Catholic Church Hall. Admission is free. For more information contact Dan Schwaberow at 330-699-4517, Ron Ashley at 330-899-9447, or Bob Hirschfelt at 330-699-9798.

- The McKinley Stamp Club of Canton will hold its 86th annual stamp show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 4 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 5 at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, 4667 Applegrove St. NW, Jackson Twp. The stamp show will feature 20 stamp dealers buying and selling stamps, covers, postcards and some stamp supplies. For more information, visit mksc.webs.com or call Dave Pool at 330-832-5992 or email him at lincolnway@sssnet.com.

March 5

- The bluegrass band Honeytown and the musicians of Voices of Canton will perform an all-American concert at 3 p.m. Bernstein and Bluegrass will be held at Timken Auditorium, 521 Tuscarwas St. W., Canton. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and can be purchased online at www.voicesofcanton.org or by calling the Box Office at 330-452-4098. 

March 6

- The Ohio Small Business Development Center is sponsoring an information session for individuals interested in starting a small business or those who are in the early stages of business formation. The information session will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Avenue NW, Jackson Township. A general overview of issues related to starting a business, such as business planning, determining market demand, financing options and available community resources will be covered. After attendingthe program, participants may contact the Small Business Development Center to schedule an appointment with abusiness counselor for a one-on-one consultation. There is a $10 fee per person for program materials. Registration and payment can be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For more information, contact the SBDC at 330-244-3290 or email aschwitz@kent.edu.

March 7

- The Massillon Public Library invites readers to attend its Historical Fiction Book Club as they discuss Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim. The book club is  held in the library’s auditorium and is free and open to the public. The library invites members of the community to read this book, then join others for an hour of relaxed discussion. For more information or to reserve your copy, call the Reference Desk at 330-832-9831, Ext. 312, or visit  www.massillonlibrary.org.

March 8

- Lake Cable's PTO is hosting an adult only internet safety presentation at 6:30 p.m. Jesse Weinberger, author of "The Boogeyman Exists; And He's In Your Child's Back Pocket," will be the presenter. Weinberger travels around the U.S. giving internet safety presentations to students and parents. The presentation is free and held at Jackson High School.