FYI

Community Christian Church, 210 N. Main St., North Canton, is holding rehersals from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Saturday through Sept. 9 ahead of its 9/11 Community Choir's annual performance of George Frideric Handel's "Messiah," which will be performed at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sept 10 at the church. The performance is in honor of Dennis and Marilyn Weaver, who's son, Todd, a Hoover High School graduate, was killed in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

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 23

- Tour Massillon's historic Fourth Street neighborhood to discover its architectural beauty and intriguing history, then step inside the Five Oaks mansion for an interior tour. Guests may take one or both tours. The Fourth Street tour begins at 1 p.m. The $7 fee may be paid upon arrival. The tour will meet in front of Five Oaks (210 Fourth Street Northeast ) and will return there  for the 3 p.m. tour of the mansion. No reservations are necessary for the tours. Admission for the mansion tour is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Visitors who do not wish to take the walking tour may tour the mansion at 2 or 3 p.m. For more information, contact Margy Vogt at 330-832-8469 or vogt@sssnet.com.

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.

- Dr. Leslie Heaphy will present "Women in World War I" at the Massillon Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch. The program begins at 12:10 p.m. and ends at 12:50 p.m. Guests may bring a lunch or purchase food, sweets and specialty beverages from Anderson’s in the City in the Museum lobby.. The Massillon Museum is at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.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 29

- The Massillon Museum will host Relics and Refabs Roadshow from 9 a.m. to 4  p.m. Inside the museum, respected appraisers will offer verbal appraisals for $5 per item. On the lawn, vendors will display and sell their antiques and repurposed treasures. The Stock Pile will present repurposing demonstrations, Chocolates by Erin will offer treats for sale and Anderson’s in the City will be open throughout the event. At 2 p.m., experts will present a free panel discussion, "Should It Stay or Should It Go?" The Museum shop, OHregionalities, will be open during the event and the vintage photo booth will be available for fun photographs. Live music begins at 10 a.m. and free family activities will be offered throughout the day. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

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.

- Do you have any skeletons in your closet? Or any famous ancestors? Did your grandparents live in Stark County? If not, why did they move here? Massillon Museum History Discussion Group moderator Chris Craft will lead a conversation about family histories and traditions from 10 a.m. until noon. The History Group meets the first Tuesday of every month in the Museum’s Fred F. Silk Community Room, 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

Aug. 2

- The Massillon Genealogical Society presents Dating and Identifying Old Photographs at 6:30 p.m. Learn the most effective techniques for unraveling the secrets that old photographs can reveal. There is no registration for this free program held in the Massillon Public Library's second floor meeting room at 208 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call Jill Wingard at the Massillon Public Library 330-832-9831, ext. 337, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org/genealogy.

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.