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.

- 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 worldwide. Celebrate this event with us as we turn off the lights at the Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp., and learn how to reduce your carbon footprint and light pollution.

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.

- Join Walsh University students for a special presentation of The Living Stations of the Cross at 8 p.m. in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel. These events are free and open to the public. The Living Stations will combine modern day music, student reflections and re-enactments of each step Jesus took to dying on the cross. For more information, please contact Walsh University Office of Campus Ministry, at 330-490-7182.

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.

- At 1 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, is offering Email Basics. Participants will learn to create their own free email account, plus send emails with file attachments. 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. 

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.

- At 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, is offering Microsoft Excel Basics. Attendees will learn how to create a spreadsheet that uses formulas to perform simple mathematical calculations. Prerequisites: Experience using a computer and mouse. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own USB Flash Drive to save their spreadsheet to work with at home. 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.

- The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Stark is sponsoring an information session from 5 to 7 p.m. at the KSU at Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Twp., for individuals interested in starting a small business or those who are in the early stages ofbusiness formation. The fee is $10 fee for program materials. Registration and payment can be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For additional information, contact the SBDC at 330-244-3290 or aschwitz@kent.edu.  

April 3

- At 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, is offering Microsoft Power Point Basics. Attendees will learn how to create a slide presentation from scratch, adding text, photos and graphics. Attendees will also learn to move, add, and delete slides from their presentation.  Prerequisites:  Experience using a computer mouse, keyboard, and the Windows operating system. The class is free and registration is required. Questions or to register, stop by or call the Computer Center 330-832-9831, ext. 327.

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, 1001 Market Ave. N. 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 5

- Stark State College is hosting an open house to help students learn how they can spend will help students learn how they can spend less on the way to a good-paying job or a bachelor’s degree. The event is set for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in M100 of the Business and Entrepreneurial Center, 6200 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. Information about programs and financial aid will be available. For more information, go to starkstate.edu/openhouse, call 330-494-6170 or email info@starkstate.edu.

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.

April 7

- From noon to 3 p.m., the Young Adult Services of Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, will host a Stranger Things Party for teens in grades 7 to 12. During this program attendees will watch your favorite Stranger Things episodes, eat Elevens Eggos, drink Demogorgan Punch, take pictures in the 1980s Photo Booth, and even have the chance to win an 11 Funko Pop Figurine. No registration is required for this free program. For more information, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 321, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

April 10

- Registration is open for Walsh University’s Physical Therapy Community Clinic on April 10, 11 and 13. Participants must be 18 years or older. All clinics are open to the public and offered at no charge. Space is limited and registration is required. Performed by the students in the Walsh Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and supervised by licensed Physical Therapists, the event will include a physical therapy exam, movement system and health screenings, posture assessment, individualized home exercise program, education and referrals to other health care professionals, if needed. One-hour time slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, with multiple clinic times available each day. For more information or to reserve an appointment, call 330.490.7566, email walshdptclinic@walsh.edu or visit our website at www.walsh.edu/dptclinic.