- 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.
- Do the Mu: Father’s Day Photo Frames with Diane Gibson will be held from noon to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public and no reservations are needed. Drop-in any time during the workshop at the museum at 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
- The Canton Museum of Art will be the location of the fifth annual style show sponsored by Canton Fine Arts Associates from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event, "Swing Into Summer," will feature fashions by Chico's of Belden Village, punch, a catered lunch, raffle prizes, a silent auction, 50/50, door prizes and more. Tickets are $25, reservations are required by calling Suzie Thomas at 330-453-7666. The event is open to the public.
- A party to kickoff the North Canton Public Library's upcoming summer of programming, events, prizes and reading clubs will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the library. The community is invited to the party for free Milk and Honey ice cream, a visit from the Akron Zoomobile, information about the library’s summer activities and give-a-ways for those who sign up for summer reading clubs, which begin June 1. For additional information about the kickoff event or summer programming, call the library at 330-499-4712 or visit ncantonlibrary.com.
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Massillon Public Library is offering a mini-series of free computer classes during the month of June. The first class, Internet for Beginners, will be held at 2 p.m. Those attending will receive an introduction to navigating the Internet and World Wide Web, and an explanation and demonstration of the most popular web browsers. Prerequisites for this class are experience using a computer mouse, keyboard, and Windows operating system. This class will be held in the library’s Auditorium. Laptop computers will be available for use during these classes, or attendees may bring their own. Because the number of available laptops is limited, registration is required. For more information or to register, stop by the library or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.
- The Massillon Museum’s History Discussion Group session will be devoted to a discussion of what participants want the young people in their lives to remember about them. From 10:00 a.m. until noon, moderator Chris Craft will lead the conversation. The History Group meets on the first Tuesday of every month in the Fred F. Silk Community Room in the Museum’s lower level. The program is open and free to everyone. No reservations required.Coffee and pastries are available for a donations. The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.
- 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.
- Cancer Survial will be presented by Suzan S. Cheng, M.D., Stark Radiation Oncology, from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center. For more information, call 330-363-8255 or visit www.aultman.org.
- 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.
- Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends Annual Stray Cat Strut will be held from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. at Uniontown Community Park, 3696 Apolio Street NW. The evening includes dinner, drinks, live music, raffles and live auction. The event will be held indoors with an outside deck and park/pond. Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends’ mission is to trap/neuter/return feral, stray and free roaming cats. Presale tickets are $25 (plus five raffle tickets) or $30 at the door. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 330-671-8088.
- The Stark County Hunger Task Force at the Sanctuary Golf Course to help drive out hunger during Fairways to Fight Hunger. Tee off at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start during a 18-hole golf scramble on the challenging course at 207 Applegrove Street NW, North Canton. Fees are $80 a golfer or $300 for a foursome for golf, a cart, a hot dog at the turn, dinner, skill contests and hole-in-one prizes. To register and pay on line go to starkhunger.org/golf2017 or send a check, payable to Stark County Hunger Task Force to PO Box 20941, Canton, Ohio 44701. For more information, call 330-455-6667 or visit SCHTF online at www.starkhunger.org. Register online at eventbrite.com.
- Massillon Public Library is offering a mini-series of free computer classes during the month of June. The second class, Microsoft WORD Basics, will be held at 6 p.m. Participants will receive an introduction to Microsoft WORD and hands-on practice using basic text and page formatting skills such as font size and style, page set-up, and cut/copy/paste within a document. Prerequisites for this class are experience using a computer mouse, keyboard, and Windows operating system. This class will be held in the library’s Auditorium. Laptop computers will be available for use during these classes, or attendees may bring their own. Because the number of available laptops is limited, registration is required. For more information or to register, stop by the library or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.
- A book sale, presented by the Friends of the Lake Community Library, will be held on June 14, 15 and 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; 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.
- Ritzman Pharmacy is hosting “Ritzman Revives” workshops, a four-part series themed “Food is Medicine,” From 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Buehler's in Jackson Township, 7138 Fulton Drive NW. The topic will be Ristricted Diets Getting the nutrients you need while on restricted diets (vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, etc. A Ritzman Pharmacist will lead a 30 to 40-minute discussion, followed by an interactive walkthrough of Buehler’s to identify healthy foods. In order to provide a personalized experience, each session will be limited to 12 participants. Registration is $19.99 per person and can be done in practices or online at www.RitzmanRx.com/events. To learn more, visit www.RitzmanRx.com/Ritzman-Revives.
- A Summer Christian MusicFest will be held on Market Square in Downtown Canton, beginning at 4 p.m. with Christian groups performing until 9 p.m. The event is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. A Prayer Tent will be on location. For more information, go to Facebook and search for Christian-MusicFest on Market Square.
- The Aultman Medical Education and Education Development departments present a summer program designed for students who are interested in health care careers. The symposium is open to college students, 2017 high school graduates and high school students who will be seniors in fall of 2017. The symposium will be held from 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Aultman Education Center Amphitheater. Presenters will include doctors, nurses and Aultman administrators, who will share insight on the challenges and opportunities of working in health care. To register or to download a brochure, visit www.aultman.org and click on the “2017 Careers in Health Care Summer Program” link under the Education tab at the top of the home page. The summer program is free. For questions, contact Terena Perez at 330-363-6293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walsh University and Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy Host Mercy and Mary Weekend Retreat June 23-25, featuring bestselling author of 33 Days to Morning Glory and acclaimed speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC. This full immersion experience into Divine Mercy and Mary will be held at Walsh University in North Canton. This retreat has a limited number of spaces and registration is required at http://events.marianmissionaries.org/events/mercy-mary-weekend-retreat-ohio/. For more information, call 413-944-8500, ext. 10.
- Margy Vogt will lead the a public walking tour of Massillon’s historic Fourth Street at 2 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 NE (in front of Five Oaks). In case of rain, the walk will be cancelled.
- Coventry High School Class of 1997 is holding its 20 Year Reunion from 6 to 10 p.m. June 30 at Legendes Sports Pub and Grille. Tickets are $20 each. Join the Facebook Group: Coventry High School Class of 1997 (Akron, OH) for more info or contact Christy (Glemming) Mize at email@example.com. RSVP by June 25.
- From noon to 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library invites readers to join either of two book clubs as they discuss "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion. The library’s Monday Book Clubs meet on the fourth Monday of each month at noon in the auditorium, and at 6 p.m. in the library’s second floor meeting room. The clubs are free and open to the public and no registration is required. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org . The library is at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.