Sept. 16

- In the spirit of fitness and fun, Malone University invites the greater community to participate in the 2017 Pioneer Ride and Run, a fundraiser to benefit scholarships for Malone students. The event provides options for runners and cyclists by offering a variety of distances and routes. A Kids’ Adventure Run and other family-friendly activities will also be available on that day. Start times, donation information, and sign up instructions are available at www.malone.edu/rideandrun.

- The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Music for All will present the 2017 Bands of America Northeast Ohio Regional Championship marching band competition at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Bands from across Ohio and surrounding states will perform. Ticketing and schedule information is available online at musicforall.org or by calling 800-848-2263. Tickets will also be available at the gate. Standard general admission is $18 for preliminaries or finals, or $27 for a day pass to both. Children ages 10 and under are free for general admission seats. A $5 off any general admission ticket (individual preliminaries, finals or full day passes) discount will be available at the gate for college students with an ID, spectators 11-18 years of age, military members and spouses (military ID required) and spectators age 62 and over.

- The Massillon Public Library and Washington High School National Honor Society members present a Sensory-Sensitive Storytime and Movie at 1:30 p.m. in the library’s auditorium. The movie begins at 2 p.m. Sensory-sensitive and special needs children and their families are invited to an ocean-themed storytime followed by a sensory-friendly movie showing. Children are free to talk, sing, or move as needed during the movie, which features lower sounds and more lighting. No registration is required and attendees are free to bring a nut-free snack of their own. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is located at 208 Lincoln Way E.

Sept. 17

- The Canton Christian Women's Connection invites you to join them for its annual Country Fair Luncheon. Enjoy great food, crafts, bake sale, silent auction, raffle, and more. Guest speaker Sandra Barton will talk about how a biker chick like herself perused an elusive dream come true. The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $13, is all inclusive, and will be held at the Fairways at Arrowhead, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, North Canton. RSVP by Sept. 17 to Sherry at 330-837-6552 or email cantoncwc@aol.com. Complementary childcare is available upon request.

- Aultman Hospital is hosting its annual remembrance ceremony for local families who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss during the past year at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Hill Cemetery, 4414 Cleveland Ave. NW, Canton. A balloon release is planned, along with the reading of the babies’ names. Aultman provides a headstone to commemorate the losses, which is placed next to the mausoleum. Reservations for the remembrance ceremony are appreciated. Contact Melinda Wiles at 330-363-4250 or melinda.wiles@aultman.com for reservations or additional information. For additional resources, visit www.aultman.org/pregnancyandinfantloss.

Sept. 18

- The Malone University Department of Music invites high school singers who enjoy choral music to participate in the High School Honors Choir. The choir is open to singers in Stark County and beyond who want to perform challenging music and make friendships outside their school districts. Among other pieces, the singers learn OMEA Contest repertoire and perform once per semester. Rehearsals are held every Monday night in the Johnson Center on Malone’s campus, resuming Sept. 18. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required. For additional information and registration, visit https://www.malone.edu/music/high-school-honors-choir.

- Stark State College will host two hiring events for IT internet and phone support positions at Spectrum. The events are set for Sept. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sept. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m., both in the Gateway Center on Stark State’s main campus, 6200 Frank Ave NW, Jackson Twp. Participants will meet Spectrum employees and learn about the company’s tuition reimbursement benefits and job opportunities, including full-time positions in the company’s North Canton call center. For more information, visit jobs.spectrum.com or call 330-630-6428.

Sept. 21

- The five SCORE chapters located in Northeast Ohio are combining to host NEO Women Connect, a women’s leadership luncheon, workshop and trade show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. Forty five minute sessions will run concurrently from 10:15 a.m. to noon. The five SCORE chapters involved are Akron, Canton, Cleveland, North Central and Youngstown. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.canton.score.org or calling 330- 244-3294. Table sponsorships, including a table of eight, sponsorship signage and program recognition are available for $500. Those interested in exhibiting at the trade show can call 330-244-3280 or email cantonscore@gmail.com.

- Today’s Opportunities in Real Estate, a free, one-hour seminar covering career opportunities in the real estate industry will be presented by DeHoff Realtors, 821 S. Main St., North Canton, at 7 p.m. Dave Maltese and Linda DeHoff will cover the ins and outs of the business, how it has changed during the past few years, and opportunities within the industry. The session will also focus on the real estate outlook for Stark and Summit counties, as well as the training and the benefits that are available to real estate sales associates. Reservations are necessary and limited seats are available. Contact 330-305-5202 or 330-305-5203 to reserve a seat.

Sept. 22

- The Massillon Museum invites the public to attend the Studio M exhibition opening of Artwork by Members of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Museum’s Fred F. Silk Community Room. The party is free, casual, and open to everyone; no reservations are required. The annual exhibition and the opening reception are intended to showcase the children’s artwork, to collaborate with the club to help some of the students move to the next level of competition, and to raise awareness for the work of the Boys and Girls Club of Massillon. The Studio M exhibition may be seen through Oct. 8 during regular Museum hours. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org. The Massillon Museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E.

Sept. 23

- The Massillon Public Library invites kids in grades 4 to 8 to come and learn about India at 2 p.m. Tweens are invited to come learn about India and its holiday of Diwali, make and sample some Indian foods and teas, and experience some Bollywood dancing and Rangoli painting. Registration is recommended for this free program held in the library’s auditorium. For more information or to register, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

- Aunt Susie’s Cancer Wellness Center for Women will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, Pasta for a Purpose, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3757 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. Come and be served dinner and enjoy the basket raffles and chances for prizes. All tickets are pre-sale and the cost is $10 (children under 4 are free). Call 330-400-1215 for more information or visit www.auntsusies.org.

- Come be a part of "Seeing A Difference" when A Chorus for a Cause presents a fun concert of songs that "see." at 7 p.m. at Advent Luthern Church, 1516 Edison St. NW, Lake Township. Some of the songs that you’ll hear are "Fire and Rain," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You" and many more. The cause is for Lions Club sight programs. Tickets are $15 with proceeds going to the sight program. Tickets are available online at www.achorusforacause.org, from any chorus member, or at the door.

Sept. 24

- Come be a part of "Seeing A Difference" when A Chorus for a Cause presents a fun concert of songs that "see." at 3:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Catholic Church, 241 S. Main St., North Canton. Some of the songs that you’ll hear are "Fire and Rain," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You" and many more. The cause is for Lions Club sight programs. Tickets are $15 with proceeds going to the sight program. Tickets are available online at www.achorusforacause.org, from any chorus member, or at the door.

Sept. 25

- At noon and 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library invites readers to join either of two Monday book clubs, as they discuss "My Beloved World" by Sonia Sotomayor. In this inspiring personal memoir, Sotomayor, the first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court, tells the story of her life before becoming a judge. The group meets in the library’s second floor meeting room. The book clubs are free and open to the public with no registration. For more information, call the reference desk at 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or log onto: www.massillonlibrary.org . The Massillon Public Library at 208 Lincoln Way East.

Sept. 26

- Single Seniors will hold  a luncheon meeting at 2 p.m. at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required and participants pay for their own meal. For reservations call Norma 330-452-5889 or Bernie 330-477-5325.

- In an effort to help keep mature drivers safe and mobile, AAA, Stark County Safe Communities/Stark County Sheriff’s Office, Aultman Hospital and Danbury Senior Living are joining forces to hold a one-day event focused on senior mobility from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Danbury Senior Living, 181 Applegrove St. NE, North Canton. To register, call 330-497-8718. Breakfast and lunch will be served. All attendees will receive goody bags and will have a chance to win prizes. For more information, contact 330-430-3835.

Sept. 27

- Aultman College will hold Aully’s Open women’s golf scramble at Wilkshire Golf Club in Bolivar. The golf outing benefits the college’s 1892 Scholarship Fund. The cost for the women’s scramble is $300 for a nine-hole foursome, or $400 for an 18-hole foursome. Breakfast and lunch are included for all golfers. For more information about the event, visit aultmancollege.edu/aully-open or contact Leggett at 330-363-6183.

Oct. 3

- The Ohio Small Business DevelopmentCenter 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 on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Avenue NW, Jackson Twp. There is a $10 fee per person for program materials. Registration and payment must be made at www.cantonsbdc.org. For additional information, contact the SBDC at 330-244-3290 or aschwitz@kent.edu.  

Oct. 21

- A pancake breakfast and health fair, with all proceeds going toward families in the Jackson Local School District in need, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Jackson High School commons. All tickets are sold at the door. Tickets are $5 per person and age 3 and under are free. Senior citizens are buy one get one free.