- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- From 2 to 6 p.m., the Early Childhood Resource Center will host its Big, Big, REALLY BIG Toy Box event at the Cultural Center for the Arts in Canton. The family oriented fundraising event will feature family activities and interactive experiences, including train rides, inflatables, face painting, crafts, activities, and games. PBS’ Daniel Tiger will be making a special appearance, as will Elmo, Batman and Captain America. Proceeds from the event will go to the Early Childhood Resource Center. Admission is $5 per person, with ages 3 and younger admitted for free. The ticket price includes a food and beverage item. To purchase tickets or donate tickets for families in need, visit www.ecresourcecenter.org. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event. For more information on the Early Childhood Resource Center, visit ecresourcecenter.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or at 330-491-3272, ext. 5677.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Massillon Dixieland Jazz Band will present a concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Massillon Senior Center, 39 Lincoln Way W. The first part of the evening will feature traditional New Orleans jazz and the second half will be open to musicians, young and old, who want to sit in and jam with the band. For more information, contact Jim Chatterton at email@example.com or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- 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.
- At 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library presents Backyard Composting with guest presenter Wendy Bullock of the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Joint Solid Waste Management District. From reducing waste that goes to landfills to turning food scraps into valuable, rich humus for your garden, there are many reasons to try composting. Attendees will hear the best methods for composting, along with some important do’s and don'ts. No registration is required for this free program. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- The Massillon Public Library invites students in grades 1 to 12 to come and play the game of chess. Library staff members will be on hand to teach those who do not know how to play the game. For those who know how to play, invite some friends and challenge them. Come any time between 1 and 4 p.m. Kids in grades 3 or below must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations are required for this free program. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.
- The North Canton Public Library is partnering with the Rotary Club of North Canton and Character Counts North Canton to host a community service fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair aims to assist community members in finding a volunteer or service opportunity that is a great match for them. Beginning Sept. 25, the library and other service fair participants will be accepting in-kind donations for the Domestic Violence Project and the Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne Counties' "Wheels for Wags" program. Domestic Violence Project is in need of full-size toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower gel, etc.) for victims of domestic violence. "Wheels for Wags" is a program in which Meals on Wheels delivers pet food to their clients in addition to meals. Unopened bags/cans of pet food will be collected for this program leading up to and during the service fair. For additional information, contact Christina Weyrick at 330-499-4712, ext. 331, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 email@example.com.
The Stark County Educational Service Center and Stark County institutions of higher education, presents the 2017 Stark County College and Career Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities will be available to provide information on choosing a college, pursuing careers and planning futures. Financial aid and college credit plus sessions will be held at 6:15 and 7 p.m. Visit http://tinyurl.com/StarkCountyCollegeFair.
- The Massillon Museum’s History Discussion Group session will be devoted to a discussion of phrases our grandmothers passed on to us. From 10 a.m. until noon. Moderator Chris Craft will lead the conversation. The session will be held in the Fred F. Silk Community Room. Attendance is free and open to everyone and no reservations are required. Coffee and pastries are available for a donation. The Museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.
- At 6:30 p.m., the monthly meeting of the Massillon Genealogical Society presents You Are Not Quite Dead Yet: Writing Your Own Obituary with Massillon Public Library Genealogy Specialist Jill Wingard. The program will help you consider what you should include in your obituary that family members might overlook (or purposefully leave out), as well as the information about yourself that you want your descendants to know. No registration needed for the free program. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 337, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org/genealogy.
The Friends of the Massillon Public Library’s FALL Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 5-7. Bargain prices will be set for books for adults, young adults and children; recorded books; CDs; DVDs; and much more, with a concentration of hardback novels and teen books. This sale will be held at the library’s book garage, across the street from the library at Lincoln Way and Secont Street Southeast. All proceeds go to the Friends of Massillon Public Library, a non-profit organization which encourages library use, sponsors programs and contributes funds for library operations. Visit www.massillonlibrary.org for more information.
- Canton Woman's Club's is hosting its 24th Annual Holiday Boutique from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct .6 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 7. Vendors, Christmas and Halloween items and so much more. It's an event for all ages. The cafe will be open for one of the few times a year without a reservation. The club is at 822 Market Avenue N, Canton. For more information, call 330-453-4802 or visit www.cantonwomansclub.biz.
- The Massillon Public Library presents the Hygge Lifestyle at 10:30 a.m. Presenter Gloria Miller will explain Hygge, a concept created by the Danish, who are considered to be the happiest people on earth. Hygge is more than the process of creating coziness and comfort in your home. It is a way to live mindfully and with less stress. During the free program, attendees will learn how to create Hygge in their homes, making the winter months welcoming and enjoyable. Registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.
- Calling all gardening enthusiasts. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program of Stark County will host a fall gardening symposium, BOTANICA 2017, "Grow Your Garden with Us", from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the R. G. Drage Career Technical Center. Doors open at 8 a.m. The event is open to the public. A registration fee of $25 is due by Sept. 30 and includes a continental breakfast. Participants have the option to purchase a lunch for $7 or may pack a lunch. After Sept. 30, the registration fee increases to $30. For more information or to register, visit go.osu.edu/Botanica2017 or contact Stark County OSU Extension office at 330-832-9856, ext. 3476.
- The School of Nursing and Health Sciences at Malone University will host a mental health panel and expo from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Johnson Center Dining Room on Malone’s campus. Five expert panelists will facilitate a discussion titled "Finding Hope: Depression and Faith." The panel will last for an hour, beginning at 4 p.m. Additionally, a stress management health expo will be available, featuring booths with information about message therapy, yoga, nutrition, exercise, acupuncture and art/music therapy. Aultman Behavioral Health counselors will be on-site to offer free depression screenings. The panel and expo will be free and open to the public. No registration is required. The Johnson Center is at 2600 Cleveland Avenue NW. For more information, contact 330-471-8166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.