Sept. 29

- 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.  

Sept. 30

- 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 cweyrick@northcantonlibrary.org. 

- The Stark County District Library is hosting a DIY Fest from 1 to 4 p.m. at North Branch, 189 25th Street NW, Canton. Visitors can explore DIY stations set up throughout the library showcasing a variety of exhibitors and attend free presentations on topics including how to play guitar, make herbal teas, duct tape crafts, and much more. Registration is requested for the DIY Artisan Bread presentation due to limited class size. Visit StarkLibrary.org or call 330-456-4356 to register or for schedule of classes.

Oct. 2

- The Aultman Cancer and Breast Care centers are sponsoring a free mammography clinic from 3 to 7 p.m. at the hospital’s main campus, 2600 6th St. SW, Canton. The clinic is catered to women who are 40 or older in need of a mammogram who may not be insured or do not qualify for free preventive screenings through their health insurance. Each attendee will receive: A breast exam, a free mammogram and breast health tips and information. Appointments are required for the screenings. Parking will be validated. To register, call 330-363-6025 or erin.meek@aultman.com.

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. 

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.

Oct. 4

- 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.

Oct. 5

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. 

- Stark State College’s open house on will help students learn how they can spend less on the way to a good-paying job or a bachelor’s degree. The open house is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in M100 of the Business and Entrepreneurial Center, 6200 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Professors will highlight many of the academic areas among the hundreds of associate degrees and certificates the College offers. Students and their families also can watch live demonstrations, speak with admissions reps, take tours, enjoy refreshments and be entered to win one of five new laptops. Financial aid staff will be on hand to help students and parents look at financial aid and scholarship opportunities and help with FAFSA applications. Spring session classes begin Jan. 16. For more information, go to starkstate.edu/openhouse, call 330-494-6170 or email info@starkstate.edu.

- A free computer class will be held at 3 p.m. for beginners at the Massillon Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. Attendees will be shown how to navigate the Internet and World Wide Web using a computer laptop. In addition, an explanation and demonstration of today's popular web browsers for Microsoft Windows will be given. Registration is required. Experience with a computer mouse and keyborar and the Windows operating system is needed. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831 ext. 327.

Oct. 6

- 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.

Oct. 7

- 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 North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., is hostiing Bagels & Big Ideas panel discussion, moderated by Wendell Horn from 10 to 11 a.m. Dreaming big is the theme of this year's One Book, One Community selection, "Rudy." The panel will discuss how they dream big and persevere to make those dreams a reality in their lives.

- From noon to 2 p.m. Massillon Museum is hosting how to apply scary makeup to transform into zombies for Massillon's annual Zombie Walk on Oct. 14 and for Halloween. Chris Muller will help participants of all ages design their "look," then show them how to create it. Supplies will be provided for the workshop. Muller will suggest to budding zombies how to replicate the scary makeup, fake wounds, and special effects, often with materials found around the house. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E in downtown Massillon.  For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

Oct. 9

- 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 eweingart@malone.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.