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.

- The Massillon Lions Club presents its 75th annual show, entitled, "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 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. March 18 on the Lincoln Theatre stage, 156 Lincoln Way E. 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.

- Join Walsh University students for a special presentation of The Living Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church in Massillon. The event is free and open to the public. The Living Stations will combine modern day music, student reflections and reenactments of each step Jesus took to dying on the cross. For more information, contact Walsh University Office of Campus Ministry at 330-490-7182.

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.  

- At 10 a.m., children can hear what it was like to be a settler in Ohio at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp. Hear stories and try fun, hands-on activities as you travel in time to see how the settlers lived.

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.     

- Ohio photography by Ann Bridges will be in the spotlight through March 28 at Stark State College on the second floor of the Student Center, 6200 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Twp. The Stark State graduate and Akron resident will display "Landscapes Around Ohio," including photos from areas around Lake Erie, Amish country, Cuyahoga Valley and across the state. The public is invited to a reception for the photographer from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on March 21. All art in the show is available for purchase, with 25 percent of the proceeds going to the College’s aesthetics fund for the purchase of artwork for the campus. The gallery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday For additional information about the show, call 330-494-6170, ext. 4415 or email mover@starkstate.edu.

- All Northeast Ohio middle and high school students are welcome to attend a program provided by Pregnancy Choices, the Solver Ring Thing, from 7 to 9 p.m. at New Pointe Community Church, 5305 Broadmoor Cir. NW, Canton. Register for free at www.silverringthing.com/events/cantonoh. Parents are welcome to attend a separate event taking place concurrently at the same location. The program, "Explicit Truth," is described as a concert style event about love, sex and second chances. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

- A wood carving get together will be held at 6 p.m. at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St NW. Learn a relaxing, low-cost hobby or meet other people that share your interest. Master woodcarvers will share their expertise with you. Materials will be provided for beginners. Additional wood blanks may be available for purchase. For ages 10 and up. Adults must remain at the class with participants under age 18. 

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.

- Down to Earth Yoga will be held at 6 p.m. at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp. Yoga meets each person where they are and can offer great benefits to people in all walks of life. This hour-long yoga practice will leave you feeling relaxed and strong. It is an environment that is judgment free and adaptable to all levels of experience. Cost is $5 per participant.

March 23

- Amphibians are one of the earliest signs of spring, with spring peepers singing even before all the snow has melted. Vernal pools are temporary pools of water that are critical for the success of many amphibian species. Meet at 7 p.m. at the Quail Hollow Nature Center, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., to discover and discuss vernal pools and then hike the trails in search of frogs, toads, and salamanders. Please dress for the weather and expect to get muddy.

 

- 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.

- Join Walsh University students for a special presentation of The Living Stations of the Cross at 5 p.m. on the campus of Walsh University. The event is free and open to the public. The Living Stations will combine modern day music, student reflections and reenactments of each step Jesus took to dying on the cross. For more information, contact Walsh University Office of Campus Ministry at 330-490-7182.

March 24

- Celebrate spring with a festive egg hunt at 9 a.m. at Quail Hollow Park, 13480 Congress Lake Ave. Explore the Nature Center, meet live animals and make a craft. The egg hunt will begin at 9:30 a.m.

- Are you a runner? Are you looking for a way to improve your running? Meet Jaime Palinchak, owner of Jaime's Kitchen, and learn about how healthy fueling can enhance your running at 10:30 a.m. at Sippo Lake's Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp. Then join Running Stark for a group run along the trails at Sippo Lake.

March 25

- The United States Air Force Band of Flight featuring their brass band, Spirit of Freedom, will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E, Massillon. For more information, call 330-481-9105. No tickets will be required for the concert, seating will be general admission. For more information visit www.lionslincolntheatre.org

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.

- An annual global event to encourage individuals, businesses, and communities to turn off their lights for one hour as a way to take a stand for climate change will be held at 8:15 p.m. Earth Hour is the world’s largest environmental movement for the planet that involves 178 countries and territories. Celebrate this event as Stark Parks turns off the lights at Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp., and learn how to reduce your carbon footprint and light pollution.

- 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.

March 28

- At 9:00 a.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering Keyboard Basics. During this class, attendees will learn how to use the computer keyboard. No previous experience using a computer is necessary. The 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.

March 31

- The great songs and the great harmonies of the legendary Statler Brothers will be recreated by the River City Boys at 7:30 p.m. on the stage of the Lions Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. Tickets are $20 for the main floor and $15 for the balcony, and are available online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org, or by calling 1-800-838-3006. For more information, call 330-481-9105 or visit www.lionslincolntheatre.org.

- At 11 a.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering Internet Basics. Attendees will hear an introduction to navigating the Internet and World Wide Web and an explanation and demonstration of the popular web browsers. Prerequisites are experience using a computer mouse, keyboard, and Windows. 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.

April 2

- At 6:30 p.m., Sam Quinones, a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter and author of three acclaimed narrative nonfiction books, will speak as part of the author events for Stark Library. His most recent book addresses America’s opiate epidemic. He was selected as a 2008 recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot prize and is a 1998 recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship. For more information, call 330-452-0665 or visit www.starklibrary.org. The event will be held at the Canton Palace Theatre.

April 4

- The Canton Senior Expo, sponsored by Aultman, will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center for the Arts. Parking and admission is free. Seniors will enjoy more than 50 exhibits, healthy, active lifestyles, free health screenings from Aultman Hospital, Photo Booth, Bingo, Price is Right Game Show, spin the Prize Wheel and welcome bags. Complimentary coffee and donuts will be available in the morning while supplies last, free root beer floats will be available in the afternoon and lunch can be purchased from Chick-fil-A for only $5. The expo will include information on healthcare, senior housing, insurance, travel, home improvement, senior organizations and more. Local businesses looking to participate may call 330-556-9974 for more information.

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.