- 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 Friends of the Massillon Public Library’s Fall Book Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 and 7. On sale at bargain prices will be 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 2nd Street S.E. (directly across from the Tiger Town Grille). 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.
- 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.
- The Platters will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon. Tickets are $20 for the balcony and $25 for the main floor. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 800-838-3006.
Touchdowns and Tutus, an event that pairs area high school football players with Canton Ballet ballerinas, was such a hit its first year that NFL films is coming to cover it this year. The auditions for football players will be held at 5 p.m. at the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Avenue N. The "tryouts" are open to all area high school football players. Participants are encouraged to come dressed in workout attire, including sneakers. Players chosen will start rehearsals beginning in January 2018 and will practice weekly. Each couple will rehearse a different routine to be performed and judged at the event. To reserve a spot for tryouts, call Canton Ballet at 330-455-7220.
- 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.
- Senior Singles will hold a luncheon meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Samantha's, 4954 Portage St. NW, Jackson Township. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
- Structural Heart Diseases will be presented at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW, from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn about the most up-to-date techniques and newest technology used to treat cardiovascular and structural heart diseases. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- Breast Health Awareness will be presented at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW, from 2 to 3 p.m. Learn what people need to know about breast health awareness and breast cancer. A discussion about what makes a woman high risk for breast cancer and how that status impacts her mammogram screening routine will be held. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- A dramatic portrayal of First Lady Dolly Madison will be the featured topic for the program offered by Canton Fine Arts Associates. Held in the Wilkof Courtyard of the Canton Museum of Art, the program is entitled "A Portrait of Queen Dolly" and features speaker Lucinda Frailly, director of education at the National First Ladies Library. The event is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will include a full-course catered lunch. Cost of the luncheon and program is $15 per person and is open to the public. For reservations, call 330-453-7666 ext. 105.
- Cataract Options and Solutions for Presbyopia will be presented at North Canton Medical Center Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW from 6 to 7 p.m. Cataracts cause blurry vision and are a leading cause of treatable blindness. Learn about prevention of cataracts and the various treatment options available. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- Brain Fitness will be presented at Aultman West Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, from 6 to 7 p.m. The brain’s health plays an important role in overall well-being. The brain changes with age, but its purpose does not. Learn strategies to keep the brain functioning at its optimal level. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- A free computer class, Basics of Internet Email, will be held at 3 p.m. at the Massillon Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. Those attending will learn how and why to create and use an internet email account on a personal computer and how to navigate a browser-based email account. Being familiar with the internet would be helpful for those attending this class. Registration is required. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.
- The Canton Student Loan Foundation will hold its 95th Annual Meeting at 5:30 p.m. at Brookside Country Club, 1800 Canton Ave. NW, Perry Township. The Foundation is celebrating 95 years of assisting Stark County students in obtaining post high school education and training. The Foundation provides low interest student loans to graduates of Stark County High Schools. To receive further information about the loan program, or to become a contributing member call the foundation at 330-493-0020 or visit www.cantonstudentloan.org.
- The Massillon Museum’s Studio M will host a new exhibition, Sparking Creativity: An Art Teacher Invitational, from Oct. 13 through Nov. 19. The public is invited to meet the artists, view their work, and enjoy refreshments at the exhibition opening on Oct. 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fred F. Silk Community Room of the Massillon Museum. The party is free and open to all. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or massillonmuseum.org. The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172).
- The North Canton Lions Club will hold a Fall Craft and Artisan Show from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. at North Canton Hoover High School. There is no admission charge.
- The 2017 Simulation Symposium, presented by Aultman College Corporate and Community Education (ACCE). Registration starts at 7 a.m., with the program running from 8 a.m. through 3 p.m. The theme of this year’s symposium is "Pathway to Preparedness" and is geared toward nursing educators who use patient simulation scenarios in collegiate and employee education. The cost for attendance is $79 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The program has been submitted for 6.25 Contact Hours through the Ohio Nurses Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. To register, visit http://www.aultmancollege.edu/symposiums. For more information, contact the ACCE office at 330-363-6181 or ACCE@aultman.com.
- As part of Massillon’s annual Zombie Walk, the Massillon Public Library will host a free kids’ craft at Anderson’s in the City, 121 Lincoln Way E, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. The Zombie Walk will begin with the "Thriller" dance at First Street SE at 6 and 7:30 p.m., and also on the library front lawn at 7 p.m. The dance is presented by costumed community members in conjunction with Massillon Zombie Walk. These zombies who are taking over downtown Massillon have Hollywood-quality makeup and costumes. To see video of previous years, visit Massillonzombiewalk.com.
- College-bound students can prep for the ACT at the Canton ACT Prep 1-Day Intensive Workshop from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aultman College, 2600 Sixth St., SW, Canton. The one-day session is packed with review and strategies for time-strapped students to achieve higher ACT scores. Area students will master testing strategies, conquer core subjects and build confidence to ace the college entrance exam and stay competitive among peers for college admission and scholarship dollars. Each workshop costs $99 and includes lunch and materials. To register or receive more information, call Laura Icardi of ACT Test Preparation at 330-722-7235, or email licardi@ActTestPrep.info. Parents and students also can check out the website atwww.ActTestPrep.info or Facebook. Financial aid is available for qualifying students.
- Join Spring Hill’s spooky walking tour of downtown Massillon to explore the silly and weird stories that litter our past. Guides help you see exactly what the world was like in the past, and let you walk in the same places as our predecessors. Tours will take place during the Zombie Walk. Tour times are 5, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person. Tours will start in Duncan Plaza, near the fountain, and will end at the corner of Lincoln Way E and First Street NE. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time by calling 330-833-6749. Reservations are recommended. For more information call 330-833-6749 or visit www.springhillhistorichome.org.
- Canton’s Historic Ridgewood neighborhood offers History-Mystery walking tours, led by a costumed story-teller. Tours are at 7 and 8 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, adults only. Reservations are required and can be made at www.ridgewoodghosttours.com or by calling 330-454-5233.
- Former WHLO disc jockey Todd T. Taylor sings the Million Selling Oldies from the 50s, 60s, 70s, and beyond in his one-man show at the Lions Lincoln Theatre at 7:30 p.m. All seats are reserved, and tickets are $10 each. To order tickets online, go to www.lionslincolntheatre.org or call 800-838-3006.
- Walking Tour of "The Eleven Moments in Football" will be held at 11 a.m. Arts in Stark CEO Robb Hankins will lead a tour of downtown Canton as to explore the art installations celebrating the city’s history with football. The tour starts at the "Birth of the NFL" corner of Second Street and Cleveland Avenue SW and ends at the Scrimmage exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art.
- Balance for Seniors will be presented at North Canton Medical Center Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW, from 6 to 7 p.m. Some may take their balance for granted, but it is a vital part of daily life. Come to learn balance-training activities and exercises to reduce the risk of falling. reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm will be presented at North Canton Medical Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Abdominal aortic aneurysm, also known as AAA, is an enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta. Because the aorta is the body's main supplier of blood, a ruptured AAA can be life-threatening. Learn about symptoms, causes and treatment options for AAA. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- A free Microsoft Words Basics computer class will be held at 3 p.m. at the Massillon Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. participants will learn how to create and edit documents using basic formatting functions such as font size, style, and page justification, and practice the cut/copy/paste process within a document. Attendees may wish to bring their own USB flash drives if they would like to save their documents at the end of the class. Experience with a computer mouse and keyboard and the Windows operating system is needed. For more information or to register stop by or call 330-832-9831 ext. 327.
- Be the Voice for Those You Love will be presented at Aultman West Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, from 6 to 7 p.m. Patient rights are rules of conduct, communication and confidentiality that are meant to keep patients, and their information, safe while they are receiving care. Join in for an engaging discussion of how to advocate for a loved one’s rights as a patient. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- McDonaldsville St. Paul United Methodist Church, 7641 Wales Ave. NW, Jackson Twp., will hold a Swiss steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. All profits go to local community outreach and mission projects. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and children under 2 are free. Call the church office one week prior to obtain tickets if your group has eight or more people and for gluten free meals. For questions, call 330-499-6971.
Canton’s Historic Ridgewood neighborhood offers History-Mystery walking tours, led by a costumed story-teller. Tours are at 7 and 8 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, adults only. Reservations are required and can be made at www.ridgewoodghosttours.com or by calling 330-454-5233.
- The Central Catholic Cheerleaders invite all young ladies, from preschool through sixth grade, and their father/special person to the Annual Father Daughter Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. The dance is inside the Central Catholic gymnasium and admission is $30 and $10 for each additional sibling. The purchase of professional photography packages, corsage and boutonniere packages, basket raffles and silent auction opportunities are available. The admission ticket includes appetizers and refreshments and is entered to win a special door prize. Your prettiest dress, business casual, and Sunday best are suggested for the dance. Reservations are encouraged by Oct. 10. Contact Central Catholic at 330-478-2131 for details or send reservations to 4824 Tuscarawas St W, Canton, OH, 44708.
- 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.
- Canton Ballet hosts "Dracula .. the Ballet" at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22 at the Canton Palace Theatre. Admission is $21 to $25 for adults and $15 to $17 for children under 18. There is a discount for groups of 10 or more. Reserved seat tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.cantonballet.com, in person at the ballet box office in the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or by telephone at 330-455-7220.
- Walsh University welcomes former "America’s Next Top Model" contestant and nationally renowned Catholic speaker and author Leah Darrow at 7 p.m. in the Barrette Business and Community Center. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, contact Walsh Coordinator of Public Events and Catholic Outreach Molly Romano at 330-490-7581.
- Estate Planning will be presented at North Canton Medical Center Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW, from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn how to protect an estate from probate, achieve objectives at death and the basic estate planning documents to provide a framework for decisions in case of incapacitation, and the transfer of assets upon death. reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- An evening with Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theater and will include a lively discussion, a question and answer session and a book signing. Books will be available for purchase the night of the event. Ruettiger is a former Notre Dame football player and motivational speaker. He shares his story of fierce determination, followed by a Q&A.