FYI

From 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Faith United Methodist Church North Canton is presenting Summer Youth Honor Chorus, involving talented middle school students. It is a one week day camp which cultivates the art of singing in promising vocal students. Students will receive music and vocal training in four afternoon sessions. The camp is for incoming 7 through 9 graders. The cost is $50 and registration includes camp t-shirt, snacks and lunches as well as dinner before the performance. To register call the office to make a credit card payment at 330-455-1000 or visit http://voicesofcanton.org/ for a registration brochure and more information.

May 19

The North Canton Public Library, North Canton Chamber of Commerce, North Canton YMCA and North Canton Jaycees will join forces to kickoff a summer of fun in the center of the city. The event, a STARtacular invites the community to Bitzer Park for Star Wars themed activities beginning at 7 p.m. and an outdoor viewing of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at dusk. Each organization will provide fun Star Wars themed activities as well as information about the summer fun they have planned for the community. The event is open to all ages; the film is rated PG-13. Refreshments will be available and attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and/or blankets. The park is located at Maple and Main Streets. In the event of rain, the event will be moved to the North Canton YMCA. Contact  cweyrick@northcantonlibrary.org or 330-499-4712, ext. 331, for more information.

May 20

- Painting with Light Workshop with Mark Andres will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with a lunch break) at the Massillon Museum. Participants will “paint” their photographic subjects with flashlight beams. The program is for those ages 16 and older. The cost is $50 ($45 MassMu Member). register by May 10 by calling  330-833-4061.

- The Children's and Young Adult Departments of the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, invite kids in grades 4 to 8 to Escape the Room: Mystery at Stargazer’s Manor at 2:00 p.m. Work as a team to solve puzzles, discover clues and beat the clock. Registration is required for this free program and can be done in person, online, or by phone. Space is limited. For more information or to register call 330-832-9831 ext 317 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- The North Canton Garden Club Perennial Annual Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dogwood Park, 241 7th Street NE, North Canton. The club recycles pots.

- Aultman Health Foundation is filling open nursing positions across multiple facilities with the organization’s RN Recruitment Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registered nurses of all experience levels are welcome to attend the event. The fair is not open to licensed practical nurses or current Aultman employees. Aultman hiring managers will be on-site during the fair, where they will walk applicants through the entire hiring process and possibly make contingent job offers. Those seeking nursing positions are encouraged to wear interview attire and to bring at least four copies of their resumes. Online registration is required at www.aultman.org/nursefair. Park in the Aultman College lot off of Dartmouth Avenue. The event will be held on the second floor of Aultman College, located at 2600 Sixth St. SW, in Canton.

- The Ohio State Master Gardener Volunteers of Stark County will be holding their Annual Plant Expo from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Stark County Fairgrounds, Exhibition Hall. A variety of plants will be for sale including perennials, native plants, heirlooms, vegetables, and herbs. Visitors will also have the opportunity to learn from the pros and get answers to gardening questions. Proceeds of the Plant Expo will benefit educational and community outreach programs in Stark County sponsored by the organization. The Expo is open to the public and includes free parking and free admission. Transactions by cash or check only will be accepted. For questions and information please contact 330-477-7333 and email daigen@sbcglobal.net.

- DRB Systems and Stark State College will hold an information session about a certificate program beginning this fall, focusing on carwash hardware and software. Students in the program earn a one-year certificate in computer maintenance and desktop support technician. Opportunities exist for tuition discounts of 50 to 100 percent, and paid internships at DRB Systems during the program and career opportunities after degree completion. The information session will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at DRB Systems, 3245 Pickle Road in Akron. Information session seating is limited; reservations can be made at www.starkstate.edu/DRB.

- The Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Belden Village celebrates being open one year with an event open to the public, Jumpin’ Jamboree. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Sky Zone Belden Village, 4381 Belden Whipple Ave. NW, and offers a day full of discounted jumping fun, food, prizes and more. Jump passes will be 50 percent off for one day only. All ages are welcome all day. For the schedule of events call 330-538-8300, visit www.SkyZone.com/BeldenVillage and follow updates at www.Facebook.com/SkyZoneBeldenVillage.

May 21

- Margy Vogt will lead the first 2017 public walking tour of Massillon’s historic Fourth Street at 2:00 p.m. The leisurely stroll, which includes historic and architectural highlights of the town’s grandest old neighborhood, takes about two hours. The tour is open to everyone and reservations are not necessary. The $7 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour, which will begin at the corner of Fourth Street and North Avenue Northeast (in front of Five Oaks). In case of rain, the walk will be canceled.

May 23

- The Massillon Museum Brown Bag Lunch program will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Curator Heather Haden, Co-Curator Barry Stirbens and Artist David McDowell will hold a Blind Spot Panel Discussion. Bring your lunch or purchase at Andersons. Complimentary cookie and coffee. Free to the public, no reservations needed.

- Heart-healthy Behavior will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. at Aultman College, at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW. Learn about behaviors that will keep the heart healthy. Participate in self-assessment activities and learn simple strategies to integrate heart-healthy behaviors into daily life. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

May 24

- Advance Directives and End-of-life Planning will be presented from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Canton Christian Home, 2550 Cleveland Ave. NW. Critical illnesses can arise without warning, and loved ones may not know how to treat family members who are unable to speak for themselves. Advance directives allow people to document and communicate their values to their families so that the burden of decision making is not left for them. Learn about living wills and health care power of attorney forms in this interactive presentation. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

May 25

- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW. Learn what is needed when approaching Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help people and their loved ones navigate the Medicare network as they prepare for the future. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

May 28

First Friends Church of Canton, in association with The Legacy Coalition, is hosting Grandparenting Matters! Conference. Grandparents are incredibly important to their grandchildren and are uniquely positioned to influence them spiritually and otherwise. The conference will be held June 2 and 3 at First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave N, North Canton. For more information, visit www.firstfriends.org or call 330-966-2800. Register online at eventbrite.com by May 28.

May 30

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

- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Learn what is needed when approaching Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help people and their loved ones navigate the Medicare network as they prepare for the future. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- The Massillon Dixieland Jazz Band will present a 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, as well as 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 jrchatt41@gmail.com or log onto the library’s website www.massillonlibrary.org.

- The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University 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 Ave. NW. The fee is $10 per person for materials. Registration and payment for the session can be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For additional information, contact the SBDC at 330-244-3290 or aschwitz@kent.edu. 

May 31

- Diabetic Foot Care will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Find out how diabetes affects the feet, and learn more about neuropathy, diabetic foot ulcers, infections and wound care. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Stark County Safe Communities, a program of the Stark County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with AAA Ohio Auto Club, Aultman Hospital and the North Canton YMCA presents the Keep Seniors Driving Safely program. The purpose of this free program is to give seniors the tools and information they need to drive safely for a longer period of time and what they need to determine when to stop driving. Reservations are needed, call 330-455-6761 for reservations or more information. The program is held at the North Canton YMCA, 200 South Main Street. The program runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and lunch is included.

June 3

- The North Canton Mayor's Fishing Rodeo will be held at Price Park with registration from 8 to 9 a.m. The competition runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. There will be prizes and refreshments. All children ages 2 to 12 who live in the North Canton School District are invited to join in the fun.

- The Plain Township Fire Department is hosting Walk for Heroes, a fun run or walk at 9 p.m. The cost for runners is a minimum $10 donation and for walkers a minimum $5 donation. Register online at www.GetMeRegistered.com/WalkforHeroes or the day of the event with cash or check. Pre-registration deadline is May 29. All proceeds will go to Heroes Honored, a nonprofit organization. The money earned from the race will go toward flag poles, flags, a concrete walkway, lighting and enhancements to the Veterans’ Memorial.

June 4

- St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church, 4600 Fulton Drive NW in Jackson Township, will feature Loren C. Veigel, organist, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and the 50th anniversary of St. Stephen Martyr. Entitled “Music of the Lutheran Church,” the program begins at 3:00 p.m.  Vocalists Julie Meinhart Dewald, soprano; and Alan Irvin, baritone, will also be a part of the program. A freewill offering will be taken and a cookie reception will follow. For more information, call 330-492-4591.

June 5

SURF SHACK, Vacation Bible School for ages 3 through grade 6, will be held June 5 to 9 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Attend all week or part of the week. Bible Stories-Snacks-Games-Crafts-Prizes and fun. The program is free and bring a friend. Pre-register by calling 330-499-6971 or on www.realhope.us.com .You may also register on the opening day or any day of that week. The program is held at McDonaldsville St. Paul United Methodist Church and Here for You Child Development Center, located in Jackson Township between Portage and Strausser Streets, 7641 Wales NW.

- Hartville Church of the Brethren is holding its Vacation Bible School program from 9 a.m. to noon from June 5-9. It is a week of searching the visible to discover the invisible at Galactic Starveyors. Kids will begin each day at a worship rally, then off to the Starveyors Clubhouse where they will explore God's work. For more information, call 330-877-9480.

June 6

- The Massillon Public Library invites readers to attend its Historical Fiction Book Club as it discusss The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore at 6 p.m. The Massillon Public Library’s Historical Fiction Book Club meets 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 330-832-9831, Ext. 312 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

June 7

- The Massillon Genealogical Society  presents Brick Wall Session at 6:30 p.m. At some point, everyone encounters barriers in their genealogy research known as brick walls, often appearing impossible to work around. At the meeting, attendees can present their brick walls in either their genealogy or local history research, allowing others to share what they have found to be solutions to their own roadblocks. The program is free and is held in the Massillon Public Library auditorium, 208 Lincoln Way E. For information, call Jill Wingard 330-832-9831, Ext. 337 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org/genealogy.

- The Junior League of Stark County is celebrating  80 years of community volunteerism at an anniversary luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Brookside Country Club, 1800 Canton Ave. NW, Perry Twp. The organization is welcoming any past or current members to attend and celebrate the positive influence Junior League has had on the community throughout the past eight decades. Longtime members will be honored with a special recognition. A complete list of achievements can be found at http://jlstarkcounty.org/about-jlsc/history-junior-league-stark-county/. Tickets are $35 and can be reserved by calling  330-491-4552 or co-chairs Sally Bernard 330-495-4045 or Judy Russell 330-453-7936.

June 8

- The Massillon Public Library will host Trevor Zahara, author of "Confessions of an OSU Usher." Join in for a unique insider's perspective on Ohio State University football as an OSU usher reveals some of the most humorous, unusual and captivating experiences of this very dedicated group. Zahara will share exclusive stories of coaches and teams and, best of all, what happens in The Horseshoe when the gates are closed. The program is free and will be held in the library’s auditorium and no registration is required. For more information, call the library at 330-832-9831, ext 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way East.

June 14

- A book sale, presented by the Friends of the Lake Community Library, will be held on June 14-17 at the library, 565 Market Ave. SW. On June 14, the sale will be for members only and run from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The sale is then open to the public and runs from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. June 15, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 16 and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 17. The sale included books, CDs, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles. Memberships are available at the door.