FYI

- Save the date for the Jackson High School Class of 1977 reunion Sept. 9. The event will be held at the Lake Cable Clubhouse and details will follow. Send your contact information to Jennifer Jones at partyondude1999@aol.com.

- Stark County’s free bike sharing program, BikeSmart, is back. The collaborative program founded by Stark County District Library, Stark Parks, and Canton Parks and Recreation allows library patrons to borrow a bike for free with their library card. Community members over the age of 18 can visit any Stark County District Library location to sign up for BikeSmart for free. Bikes can be checked out for up to eight hours. Individuals may also use the system for a fee without their Library card. For more information and locations for picking up a bike visit www.StarkLibrary.org/BikeSmart or call 330-452-0665.

- The Little Art Gallery of the North Canton Public Library is calling for entries for the 74th Annual May Show. The event is open to any artist at least 16 years of age residing in Stark County. All works submitted must be original, recent and not previously exhibited at the gallery. All media, with the exception of photography (unless altered as mixed media fine art), will be accepted for consideration. Official submission categories are acrylic, watercolor, oil, drawing and original prints, mixed media and three-dimensional. The show opens May 1. Awards are given for best of show and first and second place in each of the six categories. Show entry forms are available at area art organizations, the gallery and online at ncantonlibrary.org. The 2017 entry fee is $25 per artist. With each entry, an artist may submit two works. For questions call 330-499-4712, ext. 312.

April 7

- Join the Jackson School for the Arts students as it shares the story of a young girl coming of age during the Holocaust and the struggles of her family and friends as they hide during the occupation of the Netherlands in the presentation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" April 7, 8, 9. The April 7 and April 8 performances are at 7 p.m.; the April 9 performance is at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale online at http://www.jackson.stark.k12.oh.us/JacksonHigh.cfm?subpage=447923 for $9 and $10 at the door at the Jackson Center for the Performing Arts. Questions can be directed to srg2jc@jackson.sparcc.org or by calling 330-837-3501, ext 1462.  

- The North Canton YMCA is hosting a senior trip to Atlantic City Boys at Carrie Cereno's Ballroom. The cost of the trip is $80. Call the Y for registration and more information at 330-499-2587.

- Walsh University’s Physical Therapy Community Clinic will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The clinic is open to the public and offered at no charge. Space is limited and registration is required. Participants must be 18 years or older. One hour time slots will be assigned for a physical therapy exam, movement system and health screenings, posture assessment, an optional balance and fall prevention assessment, individualized home exercise program education and referrals to other health care professionals, if needed. For more information or to reserve an appointment, call 330-490-7566, or email walshdptclinic@walsh.edu or visit our website at www.walsh.edu/dptclinic.

April 8

- A Chorus For A Cause on April 8 and 9 presents "Watch Me Fly" With music from The Wizard of Oz, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, and many more that will have you feeling good, uplifted and a message for those who deal with dyslexia. The cause is Children's Dyslexia Center of Canton. The performances are at 7 p.m. at the Westbrook Park UMC, 2521 12th St NW. Tickets are $15 and are available online at at www.achorusforacause.org, from any chorus member or at the door.

- Puzzle and Egg Hunt for teens and adults will be held in historic Downtown Hartville. The goal is to answer a mystery question about downtown. But, three words are missing from this question. On a quest to solve three puzzles, teams will find eggs hidden all over downtown for clues, to enter to win prizes, and score a sweet treat for their team. The first 25 teams to sign up will receive a pizza from Pizza BOGO to enjoy after the game. Team captains should register their group at www.discoverhartville.com/downtown. Be sure to check the page out for a bonus puzzle hidden in the event flyer. For additional information, contact puzzle hunt coordinator Megan Wise at Best Bib and Tucker, 330-877-3308 or by emailing historicdowntownhartville@gmail.com.

- Wild West Whistles and Wheels will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. The event is free, and for the whole family. View the Massillon Railroad Club's model trains, create a Western-themed craft, sample cowboy chow, and listen to a storyteller. A Massillon Public Library NEA Big Read event.

- The Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon presents Voice Impressionist-Comedian Johnny Counterfeit performing with his band, The Time Travelers, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for the balcony and $20 for the main floor, all seats are reserved. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.lionslincolntheatre.org or call 1-800-838-3006.

April 9

- At 1 p.m., the Massillon Public Library will offer Computer Basics II. Attendees will be taught additional basic skills of using Windows, desktop set-up and email basics. Attendees must have attended Computer Basic I to attend. The class will be held in the library's auditorium and registration is required. Stop by or call the computer department to register at 330-832-9831, ext. 327.  The library is at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

- Local historian Margy Vogt will lead a public walking tour of downtown Massillon beginning at 2 p.m., with special attention to the town’s appearance, people and history of the late 1800s. Participants will stroll through the history and architecture of Massillon's 191-year-old downtown to learn about the canal, streetcars, early businesses and National Register sites. The walk begins outside of the museum (121 Lincoln Way, East) and will take about two hours. The tour is open to everyone and reservations are not necessary. The cost is $7 and may be paid at the beginning of the tour. In case of rain, the tour will be canceled, but the museum will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. with no admission fee. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org. 

April 10

- At 1 p.m., the Massillon Public Library will offer Computer Basics II.  Attendees will be taught additional basic skills of using Windows, desktop set-up and email basics. Attendees must have attended Computer Basic I to attend. The class will be held in the library's auditorium and registration is required. Stop by or call the computer department to register at 330-832-9831, ext. 327. The library is located at 208 Lincoln Way E.

- Walsh University’s Physical Therapy Community Clinic will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic is open to the public and offered at no charge. Space is limited and registration is required. Participants must be 18 years or older. One hour time slots will be assigned for a physical therapy exam, movement system and health screenings, posture assessment, an optional balance and fall prevention assessment, individualized home exercise program education and referrals to other health care professionals, if needed. For more information or to reserve an appointment, call 330-490-7566, or email walshdptclinic@walsh.edu or visit our website at www.walsh.edu/dptclinic.

April 11

- New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein visits the Canton Palace Theatre at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his bestselling book "The Art of Racing in the Rain," his newest novel, "A Sudden Light," the writing process and much more. The Art of Racing in the Rain is the contemporary classic narrated by the beloved canine character, Enzo, as he shares the touching story of a dog, his man and their complicated journey through life. Reserve free seats at StarkLibrary.org/SpeakingofBooks or by calling the Library at 330-452-0665.

- The Single Seniors will hold a lunch meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Samantha's Restaurant, 4954 Portage Street. Reservations are required by calling Norma 330-452-5889 or Bernie 330-477-5325.

- Aultman Hospital hosts Updates and Innovations in Eye Care presented by Sanjeev Dewan, M.D., from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Join in for a fast-paced discussion of recent and upcoming innovations in ophthalmology, including the effects of space travel on vision, marijuana and eyesight, laser pointer dangers and iPad games to treat lazy eye. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- Walsh University’s Physical Therapy Community Clinic will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic is open to the public and offered at no charge. Space is limited and registration is required. Participants must be 18 years or older. One hour time slots will be assigned for a physical therapy exam, movement system and health screenings, posture assessment, an optional balance and fall prevention assessment, individualized home exercise program education and referrals to other health care professionals, if needed. For more information or to reserve an appointment, call 330-490-7566, or email walshdptclinic@walsh.edu or visit our website at www.walsh.edu/dptclinic.

- Aultman Hospital presents Help for Vertigo Victims by Chad Gooding,from 6 to 7 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Vertigo is a feeling that you, or your surroundings, are moving or spinning. Severe vertigo can cause nausea and headaches. Come and learn about the causes, symptoms and, most importantly, how you can get relief from vertigo. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- The Ohio Department of Insurance’s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will be hosting two free events, Welcome to Medicare, beginning at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in Mercy Hall Auditorium at Mercy Medical Center, 1320 Mercy Drive NW. This program is for new and soon-to-be Medicare users who have questions and concerns about their health insurance. Participants will have the opportunity to meet OSHIIP staff and learn about Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. Reservations are requested as seating is limited. For more information, or to RSVP,  call Mercy at 330-489-1215 or 1-800-223-8662.

April 12

- Aultman Hospital hosts Updates and Innovations in Eye Care presented by Sanjeev Dewan, M.D., from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Join in for a fast-paced discussion of recent and upcoming innovations in ophthalmology, including the effects of space travel on vision, marijuana and eyesight, laser pointer dangers and iPad games to treat lazy eye. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- Walsh University’s Physical Therapy Community Clinic will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The clinic is open to the public and offered at no charge. Space is limited and registration is required. Participants must be 18 years or older. One hour time slots will be assigned for a physical therapy exam, movement system and health screenings, posture assessment, an optional balance and fall prevention assessment, individualized home exercise program education and referrals to other health care professionals, if needed. For more information or to reserve an appointment, call 330-490-7566, email walshdptclinic@walsh.edu, or visit our website at www.walsh.edu/dptclinic.

April 13

- Aultman Hospital presents Help for Vertigo Victims by Chad Gooding from 6 to 7 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Vertigo is a feeling that you, or your surroundings, are moving or spinning. Severe vertigo can cause nausea and headaches. Come and learn about the causes, symptoms and, most importantly, how you can get relief from vertigo. Seating is limited, and reservations are required. Call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- Investigate the science behind slime at the Canal Fulton Library, 154 Market Street. Participants will make slime using three common household products. The program is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Visit www.canalfultonlibrary.org or call 330-854-4148 for more information.

April 14

- Kent State University at Stark presents "Reasons to Be Happy," a play by Neil LaBute at 7:30 p.m. April 14, 15, 21 and 22 and 2 p.m. April 16 and 23. "Reasons to Be Happy" begins three years after a contentious break-up with characters Steph and Greg wondering if they can make a fresh go of it. The play is for mature audiences due to strong language. Ticket are $10 for adults and $7 for non-Kent State students and senior citizens. All Kent State students are admitted free of charge with a current student ID. Tickets are available online at http://www.kent.edu/stark/theatre or call the Kent State Stark Theatre Box Office at 330-244-3348. For more details, visit http://www.kent.edu/stark/reasons-be-happy.

April 15

- Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way W., invites the public to for its Local Author Fair featuring David Lee Morgan Jr. The fair is an exciting event for readers to explore new authors, talk with them, and peruse their books, which will be available for sale. For more information, call Laura Klein at 330-832-9831, ext. 319, or log onto: www.massillonlibrary.org .

- Nickajack Farms, 2773 Manchester Ave. NW, Lawrence Twp., is holding Horse Fun Day from 3 to 6 p.m. The event is for those ages 5 and up and features an afternoon of riding, games, trivia, crafts, learning and more. To register, visit nickajackfarms.com/funday or call 330-323-9714.

April 17

- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Debbie Banal from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 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 the Medicare network as we prepare you for tomorrow. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

April 18

- Mobility Through Yoga and Massage will be presented by Lyn Sabino from 6 to 7 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Learn how yoga, therapeutic movement and massage can enhance physical and mental health. Whether you choose to participate or just watch, join us for an engaging look at how to stay mobile at any age. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

April 20

- Kent State University at Stark is hosting John Quinones, ABC News anchor and reporter and creator of "What Would You Do?," the hidden camera ethical dilemma series. This event was originally scheduled for April 19. The seven-time Emmy winner has become "the face of doing the right thing" to millions of fans both on and off camera. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Conference Center. Quinones will present "Words of Wisdom About Doing the Right Thing," based on what he has learned from the series. Tickets are required for this free event and may be obtained by visiting the Kent State Stark Information Desk in Main Hall. A limit of two tickets will be distributed per person while supplies last. For more information on Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series, contact Kelly Simonis at 330-244-3223 or email her at ksimonis@kent.edu, or visit http://www.kent.edu/stark/featured-speakers-series.  

- Use your engineering abilities to make LEGO creations at Lego Free Play at the Canal Fulton Library, 154 Market Street. Participants will make and create the most unique Lego creations. The program is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Visit www.canalfultonlibrary.org or call 330-854-4148 for more information.

- Lymphedema Management will be presented by Anna Frum from 6 to 7 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Lymphedema, though not curable, is a treatable condition. Individuals experiencing swelling in the limbs can find it frustrating when trying to manage basic daily tasks. Symptoms can include difficulty walking and difficulty finding properly fitting clothes, as well as swelling and tightness of the skin. Learn about the various treatment options available. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

April 21

- Kids Night Out will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the North Canton YMCA, 200 South Main Street. For kids ages 3 (potty trained) to age 12. Includes dinner and all activities. Cost is $14 for members and $16 for nonmembers. Add $6 for day-of-event registration.

- McDonaldsville's St. Paul United Methodist Church, 7641 Wales Ave. NW, Jackson Twp., is holding its Swiss Steak Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. It is the last dinner until the fall. Enjoy Swiss steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, roll, green beans, dessert and beverage choice. Carryout and gluten free are offered. All profits go to local community outreach and mission projects. The cost of dinner is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children and free for those ages 2 and under. For more information, call 330-499-6971.

April 22

- A Puzzle and Egg Hunt for teens and adults will be held in historic Downtown Hartville. The goal is to answer a mystery question about downtown. But, three words are missing from this question. On a quest to solve three puzzles, teams will find eggs hidden all over downtown for clues, to enter to win prizes, and score a sweet treat for their team. The first 25 teams to sign up will receive a pizza from Pizza BOGO to enjoy after the game. Team captains should register their group at www.discoverhartville.com/downtown. Be sure to check the page out for a bonus puzzle hidden in the event flyer. For additional information, contact puzzle hunt coordinator Megan Wise at Best Bib and Tucker, 330-877-3308 or by emailing historicdowntownhartville@gmail.com.

- North Canton YMCA is hosting Community at Play, Healthy Kids, Healthily Families from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit the Y for a fun-filled play date with community partners and swim, play, ride bikes, play games and win prizes. It is a free event open to all. The Y is located at 200 S. Main St. For more information, visit www.ymcastark.org or call 330-499-2587.

- Spring Scene Kids’ Acrylic Painting will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Massillon Library, 208 Lincoln Way W. The event is for kids grades 1 through 5. The cost is $18 ($15 MassMu Member) and includes supplies. Register by April 18.

- From 2  to 3 p.m., the Young Adult and Children’s Departments of the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites teens and tweens in grades 4 to 8 to attend Magizoology 101: Become a Magizoologist. In celebration of the DVD release of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the library will transform into 1920s New York, where tweens will become magizoologists and create their own "fantastic beast" in the Experimental Creatures lab. Costumes are welcome. Registration is recommended for this free program. For more informatio,n call  330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the North Canton Public Library will celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Market and Recycling Fair. The Spring Market will allow community members to meet local farmers, food producers, artisans and activities for children. Attendees will have an early opportunity to purchase produce provided by the StarkFresh Grower’s Collaborative as well as starter plants, handmade baked goods, locally produced personal care items, pet products and more. In addition to the market, Earth Fare North Canton will provide complimentary Earth friendly snacks all day. Recycle electronics, reuse of cooking and gardening equipment and paper document shredding. The event is open to everyone. There is no registration required. For more information, visit http://ncantonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar.

- Take in all the wonder of Northeast Ohio trail habitats during an early morning run/walk on The Wilderness Center’s property to celebrate Earth Day. The Wilderness Run is a 5k chip-timed race beginning at 9:30 a.m. along the Wilderness Walk and Pioneer Path trails. The cost of registration includes a race event t-shirt and after-race refreshments. A 1-mile Fun Run will also be held around Wilderness Lake at 9 a.m. for those who would prefer a shorter distance. Walkers are welcome to participate in both races, so bring the whole family. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers overall, as well as the top male and female finishers in each age group. After the run, stay and learn more about those habitats that you just ran past. For more information, visit www.wildernesscenter.org. To register for the run, visit Vertical Runner Race Management at verticalrunnerrm.com.

April 23

- The NEA Big Read Campfire will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Quail Hollow Park,13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. It is a free event and open to the public. It is held at the fire pit behind the nature center. Bring a chair. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors. Register at https://reservations.starkparks.com/programs/. 

- A Self-Publishing Workshop with Author JoAnn Shade will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. It is for ages 18 and up and is held at the Massillon Museum. Self-publishing options, manuscript preparation, cover design, self-publishing websites, and marketing plan will be discussed. Cost is $18 ($15 MassMu member). Register by April 18 by calling 330-833-4061.

April 25

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

- The MassMu Brown Bag Lunch will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. the topic is "Katharine Hepburn: On Leaning Against a Great Tree." Complimentary cookie and coffee is provided. Bring lunch or purchase at Andersons. The event is free to the public. No reservations are needed but seats fill early. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

April 26

- Low cost glucose and cholesterol screenings will be offered  from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Acme Fresh Market, 1474 N. Main Street, North Canton. To measure LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, be sure to fast for at least twelve hours. No appointments required. Free parking is provided. Screenings are done by a finger-stick test. Costs range from $12-$58 depending upon the combination of tests ordered. Call 330-665-8248 with questions. A schedule with complete dates, times and locations for the year is available at the front desk of each of the Akron General Health and Wellness Centers or atakrongeneral.org/screenings.

April 29

- Rock with the Harmony Ringers at their "Oldies" concert premiering Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" and including other hits such as "Stairway to Heaven," "Witchita Lineman," "Copacabana,"  "Here Comes the Sun," "Blues in the Night," "Dancing Queen" and more on April 29 and 30. No tickets needed, donations are appreciated. The April 29 performance is at 3 p.m. and the April 30 performance at 6:30 p.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 226 3rd Street SE, Massillon. For more information, visit www.harmonyringersofoh.org.

- The YMCA of Central Stark County is hosting Healthy Kids Day with the Canton Charge at Canton Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to Y members. For more information, call 330-491-9622.

- Aultman Cancer Center is holding a Cancer Screening Day providing free cancer screenings to uninsured and underinsured members of the community. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Aultman Hospital. Free cancer screening options will include breast, cervical, colon, lung, prostate, skin and oral. Appointments are required for all screenings. To register, call 330-363-6011 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.aultman.org.

April 30

- Rock with the Harmony Ringers when at their "Oldies" concert premiering Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" and including oldies such as "Stairway to Heaven," "Witchita Lineman," "Copacabana," "Here Comes the Sun," "Blues in the Night," "Dancing Queen" and more. No tickets needed, donations are appreciated.  The performance will be held at 6:30  p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 300 Ninth Street NW, North Canton. For more information, visit www.harmonyringersofoh.org.

May 6

- Boy Scout Troop 1 of North Canton will be sponsoring Taco Dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost of the event is $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Proceeds from the event go to supporting the camping and outdoor program for the troop. The event is at Zion United Church of Christ, 415 South Main St.