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.

- The Players Guild Theatre presents the three-time Tony Award winning musical "Ragtime" through March 4 with performances at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets for this are $29 for adults, $26 for seniors and $22 for those 17 years old and younger. Tickets for all performances can be purchased online 24 hours a day at www.playersguildtheatre.com or in person at the Players Guild Box Office, in the Great Court of the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave N. Tickets may also be purchased by phone at 330-453-7617.

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.

- Are you a runner? Do aches and pains keep creeping up on you? Meet Tim Lasick and Brittany Yentz to learn about how Active Release Therapy (ART) and massage can improve your running performance. Then, join Running Stark for a group run at 10 a.m. along the trails of Sippo Lake Park, 5300 Tyner St. NW, Perry Twp.

- Stay warm indoors with this winter series of talks at noon at Quail Hollow Stewart House Library, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. The talk will give participants a sampler of all the great stories and histories with each Stark Park's historical location. Afterward, stick around for a tour of the house.

- Stark Parks is offering a new citizen-scientist project, FrogWatch USA. As a trained volunteer, participants will assist with identification of our local frog and toad species as well as identifying their various calls. Attendees will also monitor wetlands and record data. This is a two-hour training module and will require a frog calling identification test to complete your certification. Volunteers 18 and over are welcome. The program is at 12:30 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp.

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.

- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, will offer Mouse Basics, during which attendees will practice holding and moving a computer mouse. No previous computer experience is needed for this class. The class begins at 9 a.m. Registration is required but the class is free. To register or for more information, call 330-832-9831 ext. 327.

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.

- The Wallace Coleman Band which is Folk and Electric Blues will perform from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Main Hall Auditorium of the Kent State Stark Campus. The concert is free and open to the public. No tickets required. The campus is at 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Twp.

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.