FYI

- The North Canton YMCA, 200 S. Main St., holds its "Exercise for the Physically Challenged" class every Tuesday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the gym for the summer. It can be done standing behind a chair or sitting. The class consists of stretching, cardiovascular endurance and muscle toning exercises. This program is free and open to any adult with a physical disability caused by multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, or other causes. The class is ongoing, so people may start at any time. For more information, call Terri Pollock at 330-499-2587, ext. 117.

- Aultman College has spots available for Camp Scrubs an experience for students entering grades 6 to 9. The camp runs July 31 to Aug. 4 and introduces students to nursing and other health care fields. It is held on the campus of Aultman Hospital. The cost is $255 for the entire week, with an optional meal plan available. To learn more and register, visit www.aultmancollege.edu/kids-teens.

July 7

- Stark County Courthouse is holding an open house to celebrate its bicentennial from 6 to 10 p.m.  At 6:30 p.m., remarks from the Supreme Court of Ohio will be held in the McKinley Courtroom. A production of "Andersonville Trial" will be held by the Courthouse Players at 7:30 p.m.

July 8

- The Trumpeter's Ball, celebrating 200 years of history, community and justice will be held at 6 p.m. at the Cultural Center For the Arts Great Court, 1001 Market Street N. Reserve tickets online at starkctybar.com.

- The Massillon Public Library presents DIY Fidget Spinners between 2 and 4 p.m. Kids, teens and even adults love them, but you don’t have to buy fidget spinners - you can make them. In fact, one of the coolest aspects of making your own magical spinning machine is using your own individual flair and style. All supplies are provided for this project geared for all ages, and no previous crafting experience is needed. The program is free and no registration is required. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

July 9

- Take a two-hour stroll through with historian Margy Vogt through Massillon Cemetery at 2 p.m. to learn about the history of the community. The grounds of the 171-year-old cemetery are filled with huge trees and the names of the people who built Massillon and helped it flourish. Participants should meet at the cemetery entrance (1827 S. Erie St.). Cemetery parking is limited, but ample free street parking is convenient. Reservations are not necessary; the $7 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour. In case of inclement weather, the tour will be cancelled. For more information about all Massillon walking tours, contact Vogt at 330-832-8469.  

July 11

- At 10:30 a.m., the Massillon Public Library presents Meet a Firefighter, as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World." Kids of all ages are invited meet Massillon Fire Inspector Tammy Wagner who will explain and demonstrate fire equipment, fire safety, and even show off the Massillon Fire Department's new tanker truck. The program, which is free and registration is not required, will be held in the auditorium, 208 Lincoln Way E. For more information, visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Stark 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 program will provide a general overview of issues related to starting a business. After attending the program, participants may contact the Small Business Development Center and schedule an appointment with a business counselor for a one-on-one consultation. The $10 fee covers the cost of program materials. Registration and payment must be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For more information, call 330-244-3290 or email aschwitz@kent.edu. 

July 12

- The Massillon Public Library invites readers to attend an author visit with Linda Castillo, writer of Amish thrillers. Castillo will discuss her newest book "Down a Dark Road" at 6:30 p.m. Castillo is the author of more than 30 novels and is originally from Ohio where her Amish suspense novels are set. This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 330-832-9831, ext. 312. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicap accessible.  

July 13

- At 3 p.m., the Massillon Public Library presents Be Kind to Animals: A Visit from the Stark County Humane Society as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World." Kids entering grade 6 and younger are invited to meet some furry friends from the Stark County Humane Society, learn about how the society rescues animals and how kids can help. Participants are invited to bring an item to donate to the Pet Supply Drive. The program is free and there is no registration required. For more information, visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E.

- The Summer Christian MusicFest will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. at Market Square in Canton. The event is free and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For more information, go visit Facebook and search for Christian-MusicFest on Market Square. The rain date is July 14.

- The Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., will offer a six-week ceramics class for students ages 8 to 16 on Tuesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. beginning July 18. Registration is required by July 13. Students will create a variety of projects based on hand-building techniques introduced by instructor Kaitlyn Gutshall. Glazing techniques and surface decoration will be included. The class fee is $80 ($70 per Museum member). Register by phone, by mail, or in person using cash (exact change), checks, or credit cards. For more information, call  330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

- Join Aultman to walk a one-mile loop in downtown Canton during the July Walk with a Doc event. This month Dr. Noelle Pollino will lead the walk, which starts at 5 p.m. at the Eric Snow YMCA in Canton. Pollino will be discussing the importance of UV and sun safety. All participants will receive sunscreen samples. The 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Queen and her court will be joining the walk. Meet in the lobby of the Eric Snow YMCA, 420 Third St. NW. The walk will move inside in the case of bad weather. For more information on the Walk with a Doc program, visit www.walkwithadoc.org.

July 14

- Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters will be in concert at the Lions Lincoln Theatre. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 for the balcony and $20 for the main floor. Tickets can be purchased online at lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 800-838-3006.

- The Massillon Museum’s family friendly Island Party  will be held on the museum's lawn. It is free and open to the public. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m., food and beverage service will begin about 6 p.m. and reggae music will fill the air from 7-11 p.m. A Caribbean supper of pulled pork sandwiches, jerk chicken, hot dogs, fruit and chips will be offered for sale. An ice cream novelty truck will be parked at the party. There will be a cash bar, while Hula hoops and limbo lines will challenge those all ages. Children’s activities will be fun and free. The event will carry on, rain or shine. Free parking will be available in municipal parking lots, in the parking deck on South Erie Street and on adjacent streets. The Massillon Museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. in downtown Massillon. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

July 15

At 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, presents Summer Reading T-Shirt Art as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World." Kids are invited to bring a light colored T-shirt or tote bag to "No Dye Tie Dye" into beautiful and wearable art. The event free and no registration is required. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-832-5037, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

July 16

- A nature drawing workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon July 22 outdoors at Duncan Plaza in downtown Massillon (moved indoors in case of inclement weather). The class fee is $22 ($20 for museum member). Students may register by calling 330-833-4061, by mail or at the museum. For more information, visit massillonmuseum.org. Pre-registration is required for this class by July 16.

July 17

- Children attending the vacation bible school at Uniontown United Methodist Church will be encouraged to do hero’s work - "do good," seek peace," and "go after it" during a fun-filled time. The program runs July 17 to 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The program is for children preschool to grade 5. There will be hero themed activities each night. Children will also be invited to wear different colored shirts (from home) each day to coincide with planned superhero activities. The program is free and pre-registration is encouraged but registration will be taken through the first several days of VBS. To pre-register, go to http://2017.cokesburyvbs.com/UMCuniontown, call April at UMCU church at 330-699-3587 or e-mail uniontownumc@gmail.com or schfam44685@yahoo.com. The church is at 13370 Cleveland Ave NW.

July 18

- The Massillon Public Library presents Learn Some Simple Sign Language, as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World" at 11 a.m. Kids are invited to learn some simple, basic sign language with Melanie Pardee from TRIAD Deaf Services. The program is being held at the library, 208 Lincoln Way E. It is free and registration is required. All supplies will be provided. For more information, visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

July 20

- The Corporate University at Kent State University at Stark will hold the 2017 Human Resource Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school's conference center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. Designed for HR professionals, attendees will learn about the latest research on emerging trends and best solutions for dealing with tough concerns and tumultuous change. Breakout sessions will be led by professionals with expertise in current hot topics of the workplace. To register, contact Mona Zink at 330-244-3508. For more details, visit www.kent.edu/stark/cucc/conferences. Registration fee is $195. Attendees will receive five general HRCI and SHRM credits.

- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Summit, Medina and Stark Counties will be hosting Over the Edge, a fundraiser that will send people over the rooftop edge of the 13-story Historic Onesto Hotel, 225 Second St. NW, Canton. The event begins at 4 p.m. as people can cheer on the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ staff as they Toss the Boss and send Executive Director Raland Hatchett "Over the Edge." On July 21, those who donate will take their turn tackling the 13-story drop. The first edger steps off at 9 a.m. Funds raised will go directly back into the community through Big Brothers Big Sisters’ approach to answering the call for at-risk youth. Rappel participants can learn more and also sign up over the phone by contacting Jackie Hronek at 330-376-6503, ext. 211, or emailing jhronek@mentorwithme.org.

July 22

- At 2 p.m., kids grades 4 to 8 can work as a team to solve the puzzles, discover the clues and beat the clock at the Massillon Public Library's Escape Room. Bring a friend. Each team has 30 minutes to escape the library auditorium. Registration is required for the free program and can be done in person, online, or by phone beginning July 10. For more information or to register, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E.

July 25

- The Hoover Historical Center is presenting Outdoor Storytelling series. Children’s librarians will share their storytelling talents on the patio adjacent to the Hoover Hall inside Walsh University’s Hoover Park at 10 a.m. Storytellers are former or current children’s librarians. Each present a unique, interactive program for children (geared for 10 years or younger) and the adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served after stories. For information on tours or on the storytelling event, call 330-490-7435 or email Ann Haines at ahaines@walsh.edu.

July 26                                                           

- At 2 p.m., the Children's Department of the Massillon Public Library is hosting Community Helpers. Celebrate the people who keep the community safe and healthy. Kids of all ages up to grade six are invited to meet some surprise guest community helpers, play a matching game, and make a snack. The program is free and there is no registration needed. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org . The library is at  208 Lincoln Way E. and is handicapped accessible. 

July 31

- At 3 p.m., the Massillon Public Library will host The Making of Timeless Rivals, a two-hour class with Dave Jingo, the producer, director and editor for the upcoming sports documentary film, "Timeless Rivals." The program offers an up-close and personal experience demonstrating how Jingo is developing the historic Massillon vs. McKinley storylines for this documentary, set to premiere on Oct. 21 at Massillon’s Lincoln Theatre and Oct. 22 at the Palace Theater in Canton. The event is free but reservations are required. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The Massillon Public Library is at 208 Lincoln Way E.

Aug. 1

- The Hoover Historical Center is presenting Outdoor Storytelling series. Children’s librarians will share their storytelling talents on the patio adjacent to the Hoover Hall inside Walsh University’s Hoover Park at 10 a.m. Storytellers are former or current children’s librarians. Each present a unique, interactive program for children (geared for 10 years or younger) and the adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served after stories. For information on tours or on the storytelling event, call 330-490-7435 or email Ann Haines at ahaines@walsh.edu.

Aug. 8

 

- The Hoover Historical Center is presenting Outdoor Storytelling series. Children’s librarians will share their storytelling talents on the patio adjacent to the Hoover Hall inside Walsh University’s Hoover Park at 10 a.m. Storytellers are former or current children’s librarians. Each present a unique, interactive program for children (geared for 10 years or younger) and the adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Light refreshments will be served after stories. For information on tours or on the storytelling event, call 330-490-7435 or email Ann Haines at ahaines@walsh.edu.