March 9

- The Massillon Lions Club presents its 75th annual show, "Laugh-In Out Loud," an entertaining nod to the comedy and music of the 60s and 70s. Performances will be at 7 p.m. March 9, 10, 16, and 17 and 2 p.m. March 11 and 18 at the Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way East. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org and Bill Lindsey’s Sweeper Mart, Buehler’s (Mayflower location), Emmert’s Market, Flowers by Pat, Friends and Family Credit Union (downtown Massillon location), Massillon Independent office, Massillon Senior Center and Massillon WestStark Chamber of Commerce. They can be purchased from Massillon Lions Club members and at the door subject to availability.

- "Shake! Shades of Gray," an exhibition by Pawsitive Ohio to showcase the beauty of adopting a dog from your local shelter will open at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to everyone with no reservations necessary. To create the paintings in the exhibit, shelter dogs were doused in safe, non-toxic paint. The colorful canvases are the result of the dogs shaking. The exhibition will also include David Baio's artistic photographs of the dogs in action. The exhibit will continue through March 25. Shake! aligns with the Massillon Museum's pet membership program.  For more information, visit massillonmuseum.org or call 330-833-4061.

- Stark County’s first-ever Early Childhood Advantage: A Symposium on School Readiness will be h eld from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. The event is intended to help educators and the community explore ways to increase school readiness for the county’s youngest citizens.  The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Julian Ford. For more information, visit ecresourcecenter.org/ec-advantage or contact Kristine Filhour at 330-491- 3272 or at earlychildhoodadvantage@gmail.com.

- Lil’ Lambs Closet is holding a sale from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Find deals on Spring and summer clothing, infant to young adult, shoes, books, strollers, car seats, sports, bikes and much more. The sale is located at 5944 Fulton Drive NW at Church of the Lakes in Jackson Township. For more information, visit www.cotl-lillamscloset.com.

March 10

- At 11 a.m., the Massillon Public Library's Cultural Diversity Committee will present a special program on "Physical Therapy and Fitness," with guest speaker Olivia Ramsey. During this program, attendees will learn how physical therapy strengthens older adults; the benefits of continued exercise; fall risk factors, including medications and your environment; about fall risk testing; various types of therapy and equipment, and how to obtain a referral from your doctor. For more information, call Patricia Beane at 330-833-4560 or Sherie Brown at 330-832-9831, ext. 314.  The Massillon Public Library is at 208 Lincoln Way East.

- The Walsh University Alumni Office will host a Viva Walsh Vegas Dinner and Auction at 6 p.m. in the Barrette Business and Community Center.  Event attire is casual and ticket prices are $35 per person or $280 to reserve a full table of eight seats. Tickets are available at www.walsh.edu/vegas-night. This fun-filled evening includes horse races, charitable gambling, sure bet auctions, a silent auction, Chinese auction and more. If you'd like to sponsor this event or donate an item(s) for the auction, contact Sarah Trescott at 330-244-4943 or strescott@walsh.edu. All proceeds support student scholarships and the Walsh University Alumni Association Fund.

- Lace up your hiking boots and get out with Stark Parks staff for a brisk 5.5- to 6-mile hike along the Hoover Trail at 9 a.m. at the East Maple Street ballfields, 1325 E. Maple St., North Canton. Please wear proper hiking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring plenty of water.

- Take this opportunity to learn archery as a family at 1 p.m. at Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW. Family archery is an introductory-level program that promotes archery education, outdoors experience and personal development for children/adults. Archers must be age 8 and up and will learn range safety and fundamental archery skills while having fun. All equipment is provided.

March 12

- At 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincolnn Way E, is offering Microsoft WORD 2007 Basics. Attendees will learn how to create and edit documents using basic formatting tools like font size and style, page set-up, and cut/copy/paste within a document. Prerequisites: Experience using a mouse, keyboard, and the Windows operating system. This class is free and registration is required. For more information or to register, stop by or call the Computer Center 330-832-9831, ext. 327.

- From 6 to 7:30 p.m., children are invited to come to the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., and read to dog listeners. Paws to Read is 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. No registration is needed for the free program. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- Join local artist Aimee Sauls, of Muddy Lane Studio, for Cupcakes and Canvas and create a masterpiece at 6 p.m. at Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp. Parents and children will work together to create a one of a kind painting. Make memories, create your own masterpiece, and enjoy cupcakes. Registration is required and cost is $15 per canvas. Please register for the number of canvases you would like to paint.

March 13

- Did you know that Sippo Lake Park is home to three species of owls? Investigate the amazing adaptations that make these nocturnal creatures efficient hunters and then take a hike searching for owls and other nocturnal creatures. Meet at 7:30 p.m. at Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th Street NW, Perry Twp.

- Join the Natural Resource and Education teams for a hike to discuss the importance of deer and their habitat. Conduct a mock deer survey to experience how these teams manage park resources. Hiking is included in this program, so wear appropriate clothing/shoes. The program will be at 4 p.m. at Quail Hollow Park Nature Center, 13480 Congress Lake Ave.

- From 6 to 7:30 p.m., children are invited to come to the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., and read to dog listeners. Paws to Read is 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. No registration is needed for the free program. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- Single Seniors is holding a luncheon and meeting beginning at 12:30 p.m. at Samantha’s, 4954 Portage St. Reservations are required and participants pay for their own meal. Call Norma 330-452-5889 or Bernie 330-477-5325.

March 14

- At 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering Microsoft Office Online. Attendees will learn to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook Online, plus receive an introduction to Microsoft’s online "Cloud" storage system, known as OneDrive. Participants will need a personal email account to register with Microsoft. This is not required if an attendee only wants to watch the presentation. Prerequisites: Experience using a computer and accessing the Internet. Registration is required for this free class. For more information or to register, stop by or call the Computer Center 330-832-9831, ext. 327.

- Hearing Loss and Solutions will be presented by Denise Testa, Au.D., CCC/A, FAAA, and Amy Yoder, MA, CCC/A, FAAA, at 6 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2051 Wales Ave. NW. They will discuss the signs, symptoms and effects of hearing conditions, as well as the latest treatment options. Reservations are required, call 234-231-9600 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- Children ages three to five can join in the Adventure Kids Settlers program at 10 a.m. and children ages six to eight at 6 p.m. at Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp. What was it like to be a settler in Ohio? Hear stories and try fun, hands-on activities as you travel in time to see how the settlers lived.

- Have you ever been out on the trails and wondered what an animal or plant was? Did you know that there's an app that could help you identify that species? Bring your smartphone and explore how to use iNaturalist, then test out your skills on a short hike along the trails at 6 p.m. at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp.

March 15

- Understanding and Responding to Dementia-related Behavior will be presented by Samantha Sayre of the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater East Ohio Chapter, at 6 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2051 Wales Ave. NW. She will discuss. how to decode the behaviors of people experiencing dementia to understand their needs. Reservations are required, call 234-231-9600 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- The Canton Christian Women's Connection is hosting "Snuggle up with a 'new' Book" luncheon at 11:30 a.m. March 15 at The Fairways at Arrowhead, 1500 Rogwin Cir. SW, North Canton. The cost is $13 and includes the lunch buffet and program featuring a used book sale, Speaker Annie McQuate with "Holding Hands, Holding Hearts" and soloist Jim Gindlesberger. RSVP by March 11 to 330-837-6552 or email cantoncwc@aol.com. Complementary childcare upon request.

March 15

- Down to Earth Yoga will be held at 6 p.m. at Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp. Join Stark Parks for a relaxing hour of yoga. Participants will combine physical postures with breathing techniques to achieve a calm mind and strong body. Open to all fitness levels and no experience required. Equipment is available or bring your own. The cost is $5 per participant. Registration is required and payment is online only.

- "Running Stark: Couch to 5k: will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Kent State at Stark track, 6000 Frank Ave., Jackson Twp. Join RRCA certified running coach Samantha Collmar for a group run. Runners of all abilities and paces are welcome. Come wearing appropriate running attire for the weather and bring your own water.   

- John C. Fazio will speak on "The Vigilantes of Montana" during the next Stark County Civil War Roundtable at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 3088 State St. NW, Greentown. Cost is $4 for nonmembers. Annual membership is $20 or $25 for more than two people at the same residence.

March 16

- Kent State at Stark is hosting an On Track to Transfer program at 1 p.m. designed for new transfer students to help them seamlessly transition to Kent State Stark’s 20 bachelor's degree programs, which can be completed entirely at the Stark Campus. Students also will learn about course equivalency, financial aid options and student support services. The Admissions team will help students navigate the transfer enrollment process. Each hour-long session takes place in the Learning Resource Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. Register today at www.kent.edu/stark/transfer-track.

McDonaldsville St. Paul United Methodist Church, 7641 Wales Ave. NW, Jackson Twp., will hold a Swiss steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinners include Swiss steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, roll, green beans, dessert and beverage choices. Carryout and gluten free are available.  All profits go to local community outreach and mission projects. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children (ages 3 to 12) and children 2 and under-free. For questions, call 330-499-6971.

March 17

- Walsh University will host its annual International Dinner in the Auxiliary Gym in the Cecchini Family Health and Wellness Complex. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., the program will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served by 6:30 p.m. Entertainment provided by Walsh’s international community will immediately follow dinner. Ticket prices are $15 per adult, $5 for students, and children under age 5 are free. Reservations must be made in advance. All tickets must be reserved and purchased through Eventbrite at www.eventbrite.com/e/walsh-university-international-dinner-2018-tickets-42543865848 or contact the Kristi Campbell at 330-490-7105 or kcampbell1@walsh.edu.

- At 11 a.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., will present "Felicity & the Year 1774: an American Girl Doll Program" for grades 3 and up. Kids are invited to bring their favorite adult and their own American Girl or other doll to learn about life in Colonial America and the American Girl book character Felicity. Crafts (Tussy-Mussies), light refreshments and learning about Felicity will be included. The event is free but registration is required. Call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- The North Canton Lions Club will hold a Spring Craft and Artisan Show from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Hoover High School. There is no admission charge. Contact Bill Humphrey at 330-497-1694 or bhumphrey5@att.net for more information.

- From 1 to 4:45 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., 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. But for those who know how to play, invite some friends and challenge them. Come anytime 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.  

March 19

- At 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering Basics of Digital Photo Editing. Learn digital photo editing with basic software on the Windows 10 operating system. Bring your photos on a flash drive for editing during the class. Prerequisites: Experience using a computer and accessing the Internet. Registration is required for and the class is free. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.

March 20

- At 5:30 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Family Movie Night. Join in for this touching, true story of a boy with a cranial facial difference that launched a nationwide Kindness movement.  It is a free event and no registration is required, but seating is limited. The movie begins at 5:30 p.m. and the auditorium doors open at 5:15 p.m. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Free popcorn. For more information, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 317, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Denise Fogle, AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan, at 6 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2051 Wales Ave. NW. 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, call 234-231-9600 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- Winter is officially over and spring is here. So dust off your boots and celebrate by taking a hike around Sippo Lake and look for signs of spring. Meet at 9 a.m. at the shelter at Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp.

March 21

- At 9 a.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., will offer a Mouse Basics class. During this class, attendees will practice holding and moving a computer mouse. No previous computer experience is needed for this class. Registration is required and the class is free. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.

- Safety & Security at Home will be presented by Safety Specialist Charles Bell at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW, at 6 p.m. He will discuss important safety tips around the house. Reservations are required, call 234-231-9600 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- "Overcoming Vice: Combating the Seven Deadly Sins Through Spiritual Practice," part of the Woolman Lecture Series with Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, will be held at 7:30 p.m. March 21 and March 22 at Malone University's Johnson Center for Worhip and Fine Arts, room 106. DeYoung, Professor of Philosophy at Calvin College, will present on the subjects of her two most recent books. March 21 will be The Seven Deadly Sins, Self-Examination, and Spiritual Formation and March 22 will be The Vice of Vainglory, or How to Share Your Virtue without Showing Off.

- A free 10-week education program designed to foster learning, healing and empowerment among adults with neurobiological brain disorders (mental illness) will begin from 5 to 7 p.m. at Make A Way, 223 Third St. SE, Massillon. It is sponsored by Stark County’s National Alliance on Mental Illness and is taught by trained mentors or peer teachers who are successfully managing their own conditions.  The course provides participants with comprehensive information on mental illness and teaches strategies for personal and interpersonal awareness, coping skills, and promotes effective paths to recovery and wellness. Meetings move each week. There is a monetary stipend given to participants for attendance and refreshments are available. Pre-registration is required. To learn more, or to register for the class, call 330-455-6264.

- "Running Stark: Couch to 5k: will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Kent State at Stark track, 6000 Frank Ave., Jackson Twp. Join RRCA certified running coach Samantha Collmar for a group run. Runners of all abilities and paces are welcome. Come wearing appropriate running attire for the weather and bring your own water.     

March 22

Lymphedema Management will be presented by Anna Frum, OTRL, CLT, Aultman Therapy Services, at 6 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2051 Wales Ave. NW. She will discuss the various treatment options available for individuals who are experiencing swelling in the limbs. Reservations are required, call 234-231-9600 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- Walsh University is hosting its DeVille School of Business Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. It will feature "Secret Ingredients for Success in a Rapidly Changing Environment," by Mark R. Smucker, president and CEO of the J.M. Smucker Company. Tickets are $40 per person and event sponsorships are available. Call Andrea Singarella at 330-490-7567 or email asingarella@walsh.edu. Event registration is available at walsh.edu/businessluncheon.

March 26

- During the week of March 26, the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., will host a Book Swap sponsored by the Massillon Recreation Center. Do you have some books you have already read and need to shed?  From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 26, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 27, bring your gently used books inside the Second Street entrance of the Massillon Public Library and exchange for one point per book. From 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 27, you may use each of those points to redeem a free book from the hundreds that have been collected. For more information, call the library’s Reference Desk at 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

March 27

- ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Debbie Banal of AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan at 6 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Avenue. NW. 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, call 234-231-9600 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- Advanced Care Planning will be presented by Jeffrey Marsh, M.D., Hospice and Compassionate Care, at 6 p.m. at Aultman Compassionate Care Center, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW. He will discuss how living wills and health care power of attorney help families when patients cannot speak for themselves. Reservations are required, call 234-231-9600 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- Single Seniors will hold a luncheon and meeting at 12:30 p.m. at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required and participants pay for their own meal. Call Norma 330-452-5889 or Bernie 330-477-5325.

April 6

- Kent State at Stark is hosting an On Track to Transfer program at 1 p.m. designed for new transfer students to help them seamlessly transition to Kent State Stark’s 20 bachelor's degree programs, which can be completed entirely at the Stark Campus. Students also will learn about course equivalency, financial aid options and student support services. The Admissions team will help students navigate the transfer enrollment process. Each hour-long session takes place in the Learning Resource Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. Register today at www.kent.edu/stark/transfer-track.