FYI

- Aultman Trauma Services is offering a free community program called Matter of Balance to help reduce the risk of falls and increase activity levels among older adults. The program includes eight two-hour sessions led by a trained facilitator, to help participants view falls as controllable. Participants will learn to recognize and address many factors in their life, and lifestyle, that may be increasing their risk of falling. The program runs through Aug. 31. Classes are held from 10 a.m. to noon at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, located at 6046 Whipple Avenue. NW. To register for the free program, email Sheree.Nuske@aultman.com or call 330-363-5827.

- The North Canton YMCA holds its "Exercise for the Physically Challenged" class every Tuesday from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the gym for the summer. Class can be done standing behind a chair or sitting. The class consists of stretching, cardiovascular endurance and muscle toning exercises. Music and props are provided to enhance the movements and for fun. After the gym class, the swimming pool, with chair lift, is available for class participants. 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 on-going, so you may start at any time. Please call Terri Pollock, 330-499-2587, ext. 117 for more information. The Y is located at 200 S. Main Street.

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.

- The  ABCs of Neuropathy and Foot Health will be presented at Aultman West from 6 to 7 p.m. What is neuropathy and why is it painful? Join in the discussion of foot pain and function, and learn why pain is such an important sense. Reservations are required. The presentations is at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Reservations are required. Call 330-363-TALK (8255), or sign up at www.aultman.org.

July 19

- Introduce your child to the farmstead of the original settlers of the area at 1 p.m. at the Spring Hill Historic Home. The story time is for ages 2 to 5 and their adult companions. They will enjoy books, rhymes, a take-home craft and a light snack. The program is free and children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. For more information, call Spring Hill at 330-833-6749 or the library at 330-832-5037, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org or www.springhillhistorichome.org. Spring Hill Historic Home is at 1401 Spring Hill Lane NE, near the intersection of Lake and Wales, in Massillon.  

- Home Modifications: Stay Safely in Your Home as Long as Possible will be presented at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW, from 6 to 7 p.m. Almost everyone wants to stay in their homes as they age. However, for those caring for someone in their homes, mobility and safety may become a concern. Minor home modifications that may make caring for loved one easier will be discussed. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-363-TALK (8255) or visiting www.aultman.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.

- Oncology Research: Changing the Future of Cancer Treatment will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Learn about the history of the regulations governing clinical research and what the future holds. Types of research, the reasons for clinical trials and what it takes to be a part of medical history will be discussed. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-363-TALK (8255) or visiting www.aultman.org.

- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented at Aultman West, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn what people need to know as they approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help people navigate the Medicare network and prepare them for tomorrow. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-363-TALK (8255) or visiting www.aultman.org.

- Canton Christian Women's Connection invites you and your friends to join them for their luncheon "Step it up!" The feature will be the MacConmara Irish Dance School. The Speaker will be Marilou Johnson, who will speak about how she looked "Every which way but up." Lunch will be held at The Fairways at Arrowhead, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, North Canton. RSVP by July 16 to Sherry at 330-837-6552 or emailcantoncwc@aol.com. It is $13 (all inclusive) and begins at 11:30 am. Complementary childcare upon request.

July 21

- The North Canton Public Library will host a Patio Party concert on the Little Art Gallery patio at noon and again at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided and attendees are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or dinner. The music will be friendly to all ages. The library is at 185 Main Street. For more information, visit www.ncantonlibrary.com.

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.

- Christmas in July Craft Show will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at GlenOak High School, 1801 Schneider Street NE. The event is sponsored by the Plain Local Instrumental Music Patrons Association. All craft vendors welcome. Contact plimpaparents@gmail.com for information.

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.

- 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. This popular concert series is co-sponsored by the Massillon Public Library. The first part of the evening will feature traditional New Orleans jazz and 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 www.massillonlibrary.org.

- ABCs of Medicare will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Learn what people need to know as they approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help people navigate the Medicare network and prepare them for tomorrow. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-363-TALK (8255) or visiting www.aultman.org.

- Seniors: Balance and Exercise for Summer will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Many times, people take their balance for granted, but it is an important and vital part of daily life. Learn balance training, activities and exercises to reduce the risk of falling. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-363-TALK (8255) or visiting www.aultman.org.

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. 

 

- Introduce your child to the farmstead of the original settlers of the area at 1 p.m. at the Spring Hill Historic Home. The story time is for ages 2 to 5 and their adult companions. They will enjoy books, rhymes, a take-home craft and a light snack. The program is free and children must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is required. For more information, call Spring Hill at 330-833-6749 or the library at 330-832-5037, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org or www.springhillhistorichome.org. Spring Hill Historic Home is at 1401 Spring Hill Lane NE, near the intersection of Lake and Wales, in Massillon.  

July 27

- Kidney Disease Basics will be presented at Aultman West, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn all about kidney disease, risk factors for the disease and tips to help prevent it. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-363-TALK (8255) or visiting www.aultman.org.

July 28

- The North Canton Public Library will host a Patio Party concerts on the Little Art Gallery patio. The Patio Party will begin at noon and again at 5 p.m. Light refreshments will be provided and attendees are welcome to bring a picnic lunch or dinner. The music will be friendly to all ages. The library is at 185 Main Street. For more information, visit www.ncantonlibrary.com.

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. 3

- SS. Philip and James is hosting Glory and Praise, a free family event from 6 to 8 p.m. Music, bible stories, crafts, dramatic play, snacks, and more. Enjoy a one-day evening Bible School event. To register, call 330-854-2823 or visit www.starkholycrossacademy.com

Aug. 7

Auditions for the Massillon Museum-sponsored rendition of Sandra Perlman’s full-length play "Dear Mother and All" will be held from 5:30 until 8:30 p.m. at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. The cast is comprised of 10 males and 10 females, ages 16 and older. For more information, contact Dave Harding at 330-837-1829 or email dave12148@sssnet.com.

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.

- 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, Jackson Township. The fee is $10 for program materials. Registration and payment must be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For more information, contact the SBDC at 330-244-3290 or aschwitz@kent.edu.  

Aug. 10

A Christian MusicFest will be held on Market Square in Downtown Canton beginning at 4 p.m. The square is on the west side of Market Avenue North between Third and Fourth streets. The event is free and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For more information, go to Facebook and search for Christian MusicFest on Market Square. WNPQ is the event media sponsor.