FYI

- To celebrate National Poetry Month and Library Week, the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites all non-published poets to submit up to three original poems to be entered into a poetry contest. Winners will be chosen in three categories: grades 3 to 8, 9 to 12 and adult. A $75 gift card to Books-a-Million will be awarded to the winner of each category. Winners will be awarded prizes and given the opportunity to read their poems at the Poetry Read-In on April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Deadline for entries is March 31. Entry forms are available at the library's reference desk or can be downloaded from the website, www.massillonlibrary.org. For more information, contact Laura Klein at kleinla@massillonlibrary.org, or call 330-832-9831 ext. 319.

- 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). For more information call 330-499-4712. The Little Art Gallery is located inside the library, 185 North Main Street.

March 17

- The McDonaldsville St. Paul United Methodist Church, 7641 Wales Road NW, Jackson Twp., is holding a swiss steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Carryout and gluten free are available. All profits go to local community outreach and mission projects. Cost is $8 for adults and $3.50 for children. Those under 2 are free. Call the church office one week prior to obtain tickets if your group has eight or more people. For questions, call 330-499-6971.

March 18

- Hoover High School's American Sign Language (ASL) Club is hosting a program, "All deaf people have a story" from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hoover High School Commons. The event is open for students and the community.

- Community Archives Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Geroge Cultural Center, 364 First St. SE, Massillon. The event is free to the public and no reservations needed. Bring World War I photographs, journals, letters, stories, and memorabilia to be scanned, photographed and recorded for possible inclusion in the Massillon Museum’s summer exhibition. Take home original artifacts and well as copies compliments of the museum.

- Enjoy watching the original 1969 film "True Grit," starring John Wayne at 11 a.m. followed by the 2010 version with Jeff Bridges at 1 p.m. at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way East. This is a Massillon Public Library NEA Big Read event and is free to the public.

- The Massillon Museum will host a one-day event at St. George Cultural Center in Massillon to prepare for assembly of Stark County in the Great War, an exhibition commemorating the centennial of the involvement of the United States in World War I. Members of the community are invited to bring their artifacts, ephemera, and stories to share with Museum staff between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call Mandy Pond at the museum, 330-833-4061, or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

- Central Catholic High School and the Greater Health Foundation present a healthy fun run to benefit Family Living Centers Homeless Shelter. The two-mile run will be held on the school's campus, 4824 W. Tuscarawas Street. First place age group cash prizes, door prize drawings for finishers and free healthy food. A $5 entry fee to aid Family Living Center gets participants a pair of socks. Call 330-478-2131 or email scooper@cchsweb.com.

- The students of Holy Cross Drama Club will present "Kids of Broadway: A Musical Revue." This is a children’s theateer production, done by students for students. Bring the family for scenes from "Lion King," Peter Pan," "Annie," "Shrek" and "Hairspray." The event will be held at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic School, 303 South Main Street, North Canton. Admission is $5 at the door.

- Create a fairy garden cottage and learn the history of fairy gardents at 11 a.m. at Jackson Center School, 7756 Fulton Drive NW. Cost is $5 per person for Jackson Historical Society members and $10 for nonmembers. The price includes all the materials for building and decorating a fairy cottage. The program is open to those of all ages, with an alternative program for children six years and younger. For more information, call 330-830-8622 or email jackson.historical@gmail.com.

March 19

- The Malone University Zoo Education Department invites the community to view an animal handling show featuring Malone’s exotic animal collection. The show begins at 3 p.m. and is free to the public. Malone’s East Campus building is on the corner of 25th Street and Yale Avenue. Contact cjevans2@malone.edu for additional information.

- A Western-Inspired Candle Workshop will be held from 3 to 4p.m. for adults and grades 9 and up. The cost is $23 ($20 MassMu member). Register by March 12. The event is held at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

- Holy Cross Catholic Schools is hosting an Art and design symposium from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Canton Museum of Art, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. This event will showcase student work and families will be able to participate in free, family fun interactive stations. The event will showcase art, performance and STEM projects from students K through 8th grade.

March 22

- Finding Evidence-based Information will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at North Canton Medical center by Erin Murphy, librarian/marketing research assistant. These days, it is very easy to Google something. What causes knee pain? What are the symptoms of diabetes? Do I need to do a juice cleanse? Just because it is easy, does not mean the information is accurate. Learn how to find evidence-based information so that you can make better health decisions. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Aultman’s Generations, the "Healthier, Together" program, is presenting Red, Hot and Blue will at the Croatian Lodge Ballroom in Eastlake starting at 10:30 a.m. Direct from Branson, Mo., this award-winning musical revue through the decades is a wonderful trip down memory lane. The ticket price includes transportation from St. Michael’s Church, lunch and the show. The cost is $80 per person. Call Generations at 888-285-7746 or stop by the Generations office, located off the main lobby of Aultman Hospital, by the Seventh Street entrance.

- The  Friends of the North Canton Library Spring Book Sale members only sale will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Dues can be paid at the door to join. The library is at 185 N Main Street.

- Discover chair yoga at a free session sponsored by Plain Friends of the Library from 1 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. at the Plain Community Branch Library, 1803 Schneider St. NE. No experience is required. Do not eat within two to three hours prior to the session. The program is free, but Plain Friends welcomes donations. For questions, contact PlainFOL@gmail.com.

March 23

The Friends of the North Canton Library Spring Book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 23-26. The library is located at 185 N Main Street.

- From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Friends of the Massillon Public Library’s Spring Book Sale will be held March 23-25 in the garage across the street from the library at Lincoln Way and Second Street SE. On sale will be books for adults, young adults and children, recorded books, CDs, DVDs and more. All proceeds go to the Fiends of Massillon Public Library. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 301 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

March 24

- Stark State College will sell computer equipment, office furniture and other items during a one-day sale open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the college’s Advanced Technology Center, 6200 Frank Ave. NW. Prices on many items are deeply discounted and no reasonable offer will be refused. Credit cards are not accepted; cash or personal checks only. All sales are final. For more information or to purchase any items that remain after the sale, call 330-494-6170, ext. 4514, or email surplus@starkstate.edu. A sample of inventory for sale is posted at www.starkstate.edu/surplus.

March 25

- Wild West Terrariums Workshop with Manda’s Plant Farm will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. for adults and students in ninth grade and older at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Register by March 18 for this Museum NEA Big Read event. The cost is $30 ($27 for MassMu members. Visit www.massillonmuseum.org for more information.

- The North Canton Lions Club will hold a Spring Craft and Artisan Show from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Hoover High School. All proceeds will benefit the North Canton Lions projects. There is no admission charge. 

March 26

- The Massillon Museum will host a discussion of this year’s NEA Big Read book, "True Grit" by Charles Portis, at the Blue Heron Café from 1 to 2 p.m. Raven Venegas will moderate the session. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information about the book discussions or the NEA Big Read, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org or NEABigRead.org.

March 27

- A Bone to Pick: Cowboys and Cowgirls Getting Even - Justice or Vengeance? A Discussion and Viewing of the Moral Messages in Classic Film Portrayals will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Walsh University Barrette Business and Community Center, Conference Room C, 2020 East Maple Street. A lecture by Walsh University Provost Dr. Larry Bove on the novel "True Grit," which looks at the question, "Is revenge cowboy justice?"

- The Massillon Public Library will host a Book Swap sponsored by the Massillon Recreation Centerl on March 27 and 28. Gently used books will be collected inside the Second Street entrance in exchange for one ticket per book. Then on March 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., people can use the tickets to redeem a free book from the hundreds collected during the two days. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- SS. Philip and James School is hosting Little Builders Day. During the event, participants visit various learning stations. One station will be led by Bricks 4 Kidz, who will bring in Legos and programmed Robotics. Another will be a dramatic production, led by the owner of Snow Sisters Entertainment (and Drama Teacher for Holy Cross Catholic Schools). Call for an appointment at 330-854-2823.

March 28

- The Massillon Museum Brown Bag Lunch with Mark Dawidziak: "Roughing It with Mark Twain: True Grit and the True West" will be from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. The event is free for the public and no reservations needed. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. Bring lunch or purchase one at Anderson’s in the City (lobby café). For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit www. massillonmuseum.org.

- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. March 28 by Chuck Cheton, of AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan. The presentation will be held at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Avenue 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. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Single Seniors will hold a luncheon and meeting at 1 p.m. at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required call Norma 330-452-5889 or Bernie 330-477-5325.

- The Massillon Dixieland Jazz Band will present a live concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Massillon Senior Center, 39 Lincoln Way W. The first part of the evening will feature traditional New Orleans jazz. The second half of the program will be open to musicians, young and old, who want to sit in and jam with the band. On-street parking and two-hour free parking in the parking deck behind the Senior Center building is available to the public. Handicapped parking is also available on street level beneath the parking deck. For more information, contact Jim Chatterton at jrchatt41@gmail.com or visit the library’s website www.massillonlibrary.org.

March 29

- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. by Denise Fogle, with AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan at Aultman West, 2021 Wales Avenue NW. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Tracks and Trails will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot. Learn how to read the signs left by wild animals, then, go out on the trail to learn about the animals of the forest. A Wilderness Center NEA Big Read event. For more information call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

- Caring for Alzheimer’s will be presented at 2:30 p.m. by Samantha Sathre, education coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Association's Greater East Ohio Chapter, at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Caregivers will learn to recognize common symptoms of dementia, communication techniques for caregivers and ways to access services while maintaining your health. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

March 30

- The Young Adult Department of the Massillon Public Library invites teens in grades 7 to 12 to Cake Wars at 4 p.m. A blank cake, a theme, frosting and 60 minutes on the clock will be given to each teen in order to see who wins this decorating battle. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required for this free program and can be done in person, online, or by phone beginning March 20. For more information or to register, call 330-832-9831 ext 321 or visit: www.massillonlibrary.org.

April 5

- The April meeting of Massillon Genealogical Society presents Tax Records and Their Significance in Genealogy Research at 6:30 p.m. There is no registration for this free program held in the Massillon Public Library auditorium, 208 Lincoln Way E. For additional information, call Jill Wingard 330-832-9831 ext. 337 or log onto the library’s website: www.massillonlibrary.org/genealogy.