Feb. 9

- Walsh University is commemorating the dedication and opening of its newest academic building, the Marlene and Joe Toot Global Learning Center. Walsh invites the public to tour the new building during a Community Open House from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Guests will have the opportunity to explore the center. For more information, visit www.walsh.edu.

- Get your craft on with a night of Pinterest-inspired projects at the Stark Parks Pinterest Party held at 5:30 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp. All levels of craftiness are welcome in this judgment-free class. Materials and instruction will be provided for preselected crafts. Check out Our Pinterest Page for inspiration. Cost is $10 per participant.

- Sandi Phillips will lead owners of Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, pet members in creating portraits of their furry friends from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The HeARTful Paws workshop is free, but mobile pet membership and reservations are required. Pet memberships are offered for mobile members ($10 per pet) and stationary supporters ($5 per pet). Pet and people memberships at all levels are available by contacting Museum Operations Officer Scot Phillips at 330-833-4061 ext. 110, or emailing orbsphillips@massillonmuseum.org. The Museum accepts Visa, Mastercard, check and cash. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

Feb. 10

- Explore in the snow around Quail Hollow Park while learning about cross country ski equipment, basic techniques, and safety. The program is held at 9 a.m. and the cost is $12 per participant for equipment rental. Rental fees will be collected by Quail Hollow Park the morning of the program. Cash or check only please. Program is weather dependent and registered participants will be contacted prior to the program to confirm attendance. Pre-registration is required with a minimum of 10 participants. Ages 12 and up.

- Join in Adventure Kids: Ice Age Ohio at 10 a.m. at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp. Winter can seem like it will never end. Did you know during the Ice Age, winter did go on forever? Through stories, games, and hands on activities kids will explore a time when Ohio was covered in ice.

- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Valentine's Day Make-it & Take it Crafts from 2 to 4 p.m. All ages are invited to make Valentine's Day crafts during this free program. For more information, call the library’s Children’s Desk at 330-832-5037 or log onto the library’s website: www.massillonlibrary.org.

Feb. 12

- Take a guided lantern hike at Quail Hollow Park. On this hike you will learn about the history of the area and even get to explore the Historic Brumbaugh Cemetery. Lanterns provided. Meet at the nature center at 7 p.m. to begin.

- Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering Accessing Your Library from Home at 2 p.m. Learn to use your home computer or mobile device to find, reserve, and renew materials, plus download free eBooks - all from the library's website. Also, create a Hoopla account to stream digital movies, eBooks and music with your library card. The Overdrive and Libby apps will be demonstrated. The classes are intended for adults and are free. Registration is required. For more information or to register, stop by or call the Computer Department 330-832-9831, ext. 327.

Feb. 13

- From 6 to 7:30 p.m., children are invited to read to dog listeners at Paws to Read, a program instituted as a way to connect struggling readers to the benefits that trained therapy dogs can offer. Reading to and petting the dogs help kids relax, forget to feel nervous, and start to enjoy themselves, becoming engaged in the reading instead of their insecurities. The program is free and held in the Massillon Public Library’s auditorium. There is no registration. For more information, call the library at 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E.

- Single Seniors will meet for a luncheon and meeting at 1 p.m. at Samantha’s, 4954 Portage St. NW, Jackson Townshop. Reservations are required. Participants pay for their own meal. To make a reservation call Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.

- Goodwill is holding Hiring Events for open retail positions from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 13 and 15 at its Jackson Township warehouse location, 4101 Shuffel St. NW. Job seekers can apply on-site for both full and part time positions. Although open interviews are held at Goodwill’s warehouse, candidates are applying for positions at Goodwill’s new North Canton retail store, 1230 N. Main Street. Goodwill employees enjoy a range of benefits, including flexible hours, vacation time, health coverage, and store discounts.

- Plant Perfect Diet will be presented at Aultman West, 2051 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn about the "plant perfect" diet prescribed by Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, which is clinically proven to prevent and reverse heart disease. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 234-231-9600 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Mercy Heart Center, 1320 Mercy Drive NW, Canton, is holding a heart healthy cooking demostration at noon. The program will teach participants how to make healthier versions of several food and dessert items. Call Mercy Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 1-=800-223-8662 to RSVP for the free program.

Feb. 14

- Malone University Chorale presents Singing Valentines from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Surprise someone you love with the gift of music. Quartets of singers will serenade your loved one with your choice of a " love" or "friendship" song which will be delivered with a flower, chocolage, and card. Tickets are available at www.malone.edu/music/tickets.

- Join Stark County District Library at 6:30 p.m. for the Dr. Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books Author Series, which is bringing #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber to the Canton Palace Theatre for a special Valentine’s Day event. Macomber has captured the hearts of fans with uplifting stories of love, hope and forgiveness, making her one of today’s most popular women’s fiction writers. Though she is celebrated as "the official storyteller of Christmas," Macomber delights her readers with her romantic tales year round. Reserve your free seats  at starklibrary.org/SpeakingofBooks.

Feb. 15

- The Canton Christian Women's Connection invites people to its Adventure on the Road and in Life luncheon at 11:30 p.m. at The Fairways at Arrowhead, 1500 Rogin Cir. SW, North Canton. Cost is $13 and includes all-inclusive lunch buffet. RSVP by the Feb. 11 by calling 330-837-6552 or email cantoncwc@aol.com. Complementary childcare upon request.

- United Methodist Churh, 3088 State St. NW, Greentown, will host Jack Hinson's One-Man War at 7 p.m. during the Stark County Civil War Roundtable Meeting featuring speakers Rick and Pam Tenan. Annual membership cost $20 or $25 for two or more people living at the same residence. There is a $4 nonmember fee.

Feb. 16

- Enjoy an indoor movie with the whole family at 6:30 p.m. at Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp. Bring a blanket or camp chairs and watch Beauty and the Beast at 6 p.m., meet a princess and make your own enchanted rose.

- McDonaldsville St. Paul United Methodist Church, 7641 Wales Ave. NW, is holding a Swiss Steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is aults $8, children 12 and under $4 and children 2 and under free. Carryout and gluten free dinners are available. For questions call 330-499-6971. If Jackson Schools are closed that day, the dinner will not be held.

Feb. 17

- As far back as the ancient Romans, the egg symbolized new life and has become a universal symbol of springtime. If you’re on the lookout for egg decorating ideas, pickling recipes or tips for identifying bird eggs in the wild, The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot, has the class to inspire your creativity – an "Eggstravaganza!" The class is for 10 and up. There will be a natural dyeing and decorating demo, a pickled egg tasting and a presentation on identifying eggs in the wild, The "Eggstravaganza" is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pre-register, $25/per person. For more information, or to pre-register for this class, call 330-359-5235 or email barb@wildernesscenter.org.

- From 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Children’s Department of the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, invites children from Pre-K to grade 6 to attend their Wonderland Tea Party. It is a tea party for kids and their favorite adult. If you wish, wear your fanciest dress or hat. Attendees will make a Mad Hatter hat, play flamingo croquet and have tea party refreshments. Bring a tea cup. Registration is required for this free program. For more information, call the library Children’s Department at 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- The Portage Lakes Polar Bear Jump registration begins at noon and jumping begins at 2 p.m. it takes place at Portage Lakes State Park at the swim beach, 5031 Manchester Road. The cost is a minimum donation of $25, to receive a free t-shirt cost is $100, $500 makes you a VIPB - Very Important Polar Bear. For more information, visit portagelakespolarbearclub.com.

- Explore in the snow around Quail Hollow Park while learning about cross country ski equipment, basic techniques, and safety at 9 a.m. Cost is $12 per participant for equipment rental. Rental fees will be collected by Quail Hollow Park the morning of the program. Cash or check only please. Program is weather dependent and registered participants will be contacted prior to the program to confirm attendance. Pre-registration is required with a minimum of 10 participants. Ages 12 and up.

Feb. 18

- The Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., will begin exhibiting artwork by area school children. Art teachers in all schools within and surrounding Massillon have been invited to submit artwork by their students from kindergarten through high school. The 2018 Celebration in Art show will open from 2 to 5 p.m. with a reception for young artists from public and parochial schools throughout Western Stark County. Refreshments will be served in the lobby. The party is free and open to everyone; reservations are not necessary. The works of art will be on display through March 18. For hours or more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.  

Feb. 19

- Design and make your own secret message bracelots between 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Best Bib and Tucker, 127 Mill St. SE, Hartville. Crafting will take between 20 and 30 minutes and cost is $5 per bracelot. The class is suited for ages 12 and older, but younger crafters are welcome. For more information, call 330-877-3308.

Feb. 20

- Blood Glucose Monitoring will be presented at Aultman West, 2051 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, from 6 to 7 p.m. Nobody likes sticking their finger to check their blood sugar, but given the many benefits of self-monitoring of blood glucose, it would be foolish not to. Come learn some helpful hints to maximize the benefits associated with glucose monitoring. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 234-231-9600 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

Feb. 21 

- At 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., will present Chair Fitness with guest presenter Julie Fairless. You don't have to get up from your seat to improve your fitness level. Have fun stretching and moving to the music while staying safely seated. Participants will practice strengthening muscles and increasing range of motion through gentle exercise. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312.

- Hearing Loss and Solutions will be presented at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW, from 6 to 7 p.m. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic condition for older Americans. Come learn more about the signs, symptoms and effects of hearing conditions, as well as the latest in treatment options. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 234-231-9600 or sign up online at www.aultman.org

Feb. 22

- ABCs of Medicare will be presented at Aultman West, 2051 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn what individuals need to know as they approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help attendees and their loved ones navigate through the Medicare network and prepare for tomorrow. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 234-231-9600 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

Feb. 24

- A new workshop offers a one-day session packed with review and strategies for time-strapped students to achieve higher ACT scores. The ACT Prep 1-Day Intensive Workshop will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on at Aultman College, 2600 Sixth St. SW, Canton. The workshop costs $99 and includes lunch and materials. The one-day format will offer tips and problem-solving techniques, practice questions published by ACT and a review of core subjects in a condensed format. The new scoring method of the exam’s writing portion also will be discussed. 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.

- The Children's and Young Adult Departments of the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invite kids in grades 4 to 8 to come and learn how to communicate using American Sign Language. The program begins at 1 p.m. Registration is suggested for the free program. For more information or to register, please call the Children's Desk 330-832-5037 or log onto the library’s website: www.massillonlibrary.org.

Feb. 27

- Single Seniors will hold a luncheon and meeting at 1 p.m. at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required. Participants pay for their own meal. To make a reservation all Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.

- ABCs of Medicare will be presented at Aultman West, 2051 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, from 6 to 7 p.m. Learn what individuals need to know as they approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help attendees and their loved ones navigate through the Medicare network and prepare for tomorrow. Reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 234-231-9600 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Safety in Your Home will be presented at Aultman Hospital’s Transitions Center from 6 to 7 p.m. The new Transitions Center, located on the campus of Aultman Hospital, 2600 Sixth St. SW, Canton, ensures that the discharge process is a seamless transition from hospital to post-acute care. Transition advisers work with the hospital discharge team, offering resources and products available to ensure a safe transition. For more information or to make reservations, call 234-231-9600 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

March 2

- See if you can figure out who did it. And more importantly, why. Performances of Kill on the Hill will be held at 7 p.m. March 2-4 at the Spring Hill Historic Home in Massillon. The cost is $15 for non-members and $12 for members and tickets are available at Spring Hill. Call for reservations at 330-833-6749 for reservations. Tickets are limited. Additional information is available at www.springhillhistorichome.org.

March 6                

- At 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites readers to attend its Historical Fiction Book Club as they discuss Thieving Forest by Martha Conway. The book club meets in the library’s auditorium and is free and open to the public. The library invites members of the community to read this book, and then join others for an hour of relaxed discussion. For more information or to reserve your copy, call the Reference desk at 330-832-9831, Ext. 312 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.