April 13 

- Join Stark Parks' staff for a 2.5 to 3 mile walk on the Hoover Trail. Registration is required at starkparks.com The walk begins at 9 a.m. and participants meet at East Maple Street ballfields at Hoover Park in North Canton.

- Kent State University at Stark Theatre performs "26 Pebbles" at 7:30 p.m. April 13-15 and at 2 p.m. April 16. "26 Pebbles" is a docudrama that incorporates verbatim interview excerpts from Newtown, Conn., residents recounting the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Playwright Eric Ulloa’s work delves into the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy and the resulting push forward toward healing. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and non-KSU students. Tickets are free to all Kent State students with student IDs. Tickets for the show can be purchased online at www.kent.edu/stark/26-pebbles, by phone at 330-244- 3348 or in person at the box office in the Fine Arts lobby. Will call opens one hour prior to performances.

April 14

- Join Stark Parks for a 4.5 mile hike at 8 a.m. at the Exploration Gateway Lower Parking Lot at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St NW. Dress for the weather. Registration is required at starkparks.com.

- From 6 to 7:30 p.m., children are invited to the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, and read to a wonderful assortment of 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. The program is free and no registration is needed. For more information, call the library at 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- From 2 to 4 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincon Way E., presents a 2nd Saturday Event Runes and Codes with guest presenter Kathy Jevec. Why did Vikings and medieval Norse people sometimes carve runic codes onto sticks of wood, stones and other objects? Researchers still don’t know for sure, but this program will allow children and adults to solve runes and codes using a code breaking table. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- Join Stark Parks and Intelligent Fitness for a two-part talk on The Secret to Lacing Your Shoes and Finding the Right Fit, Helping You Find the Right Athletic Shoe for You. Learn the proper lacing technique for every activity ... whether that be hiking, biking, running, or just plain walking. Learn a few quick tips on picking out your next shoe. The event is at 10 a.m. at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St NW. Registration is required at starkparks.com.

- Internationally known Elvis tribute artist Mike Albert, along with his Big "E" Band, will be performing at the Lions Lincoln Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for the main floor and $20 for the balcony and can be purchased online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The theate is at 156 Lincoln Way East in Massillon. For more information, call 330-481-9105.

- Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites the public to attend its Local Author Fair featuring many talented area writers. This free fair is an exciting event for readers to explore new authors, talk with them, and peruse their books, which will be available for sale. No registration required. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 319, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- At 6:30 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Fairy Gardens with Master Gardener Rita Mullet. Participants will be guided in creating their own fairy garden to take home. All materials will be supplied and the cost of the program is $18. Registration is required and must be made along with payment by April 14. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit the library.

April 15

- North Canton Garden Club is sponsoring scholarships to Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp for students who have completed eighth grade to those entering 12th grade. The camp will be held from June 10 to 15 at FFA Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake in Carroll County. Deadline for applications is April 15. For those interested, call Elise at 330-499-6950 and/or go to http://www.ohioforest.org/ for further information about the camp.

- An ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) support meeting will be held at 2 p.m. at ALS Care Project, Suite 216, Belden Glass Tower, 4450 Belden Village St. NW. The topic is enhancing mobility, comfort and safety.  For more information or help, call 330-492-4ALS or visit alscareproject.org.

April 16

- The public is invited to attend A Wizard of Earthsea; an Analysis with Dave Harding at 6 p.m. The informal discussion will be held at Kozmo’s Grille, 37 First St. SW, in Massillon. Harding, a former Washington High School English teacher and Massillon Museum board member, will help participants examine various themes found in the novel. He may introduce some poetry to augment the conversation. Free copies of "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K. Le Guin will be available at the Massillon Museum. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

April 17

- At 5:30 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Family Movie Night. Join in for a family, animated movie based on a classic children's book about a bull who prefers flowers and friendship to aggression and fighting. The movie has important messages of nonviolence, respect for the beliefs of others, and befriending someone completely different than you. It is a free, fun, family event and features a newly released movie shown on the library’s big screen. No registration is required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 317, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. 

April 18

At 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering Email Basics. Participants will learn to create their own free email account and send emails. Prerequisites are experience using a computer and accessing the Internet. The class is free and registration is required. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.

- At 5:30 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents DIY Fairy Gardens Accessories. Participants will make several Fairy Garden accessories to take home. All supplies provided. Registration is required for this free program. For more information or to register, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit the library.

April 19

- The Canton Christian Women's Connection is holding a "Let’s Get Cooking" luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Fairways at Arrowhead, 1500 Rogwin Cir. SW, North Canton. The cost is $13 and includes a lunch buffet. The program features Clarissa Sill from Pampered Chef, Speaker Nancy Montagna with "From straightjacket to sound mind" and soloist LaDonna Rogers. RSVP by the April 15 to 330-837-6552 or email cantoncwc@aol.com. Complementary childcare and/or a gluten free meal upon request.

 

- Kent State University at Stark Theatre performs "26 Pebbles" at 7:30 p.m. April 19-21 and at 2 p.m. April 22. "26 Pebbles" is a docudrama that incorporates verbatim interview excerpts from Newtown, Conn., residents recounting the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Playwright Eric Ulloa’s work delves into the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy and the resulting push forward toward healing. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and non-KSU students. Tickets are free to all Kent State students with student IDs. Tickets for the show can be purchased online at www.kent.edu/stark/26-pebbles, by phone at 330-244- 3348 or in person at the box office in the Fine Arts lobby. Will call opens one hour prior to performances.

April 20

- The Stark Library is looking for individuals and organizations that identify as makers and wish to participate in a one-of-a-kind event, the Stark Mini Maker Faire. The event is from 2 to 7 p.m. May 4 at the main library, 715 Market Ave. N., Canton. It is park science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an award winning, family friendly event, celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. A maker is anyone who is a tech enthusiast, crafter, tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, author, or artist. Those who are interested in being an exhibitor can fill out the online form at StarkLibrary.org/MakerFaire or email contactus@starklibrary.org by April 20.

April 21

- The North Canton Heritage Society is holding a Heritage Walk on April 21 at your leisure from noon to 4 p.m. beginning at the North Canton Heritage Society. Explore the history of North Canton in this family friendly event, centered around an hour long self-guided walking exploration of the community’s unique history. The event is a fundraiser for the society to continue offering educational opportunities for the local community. Admission for adults (age 13 and up) is $15, and admission for children is $10. Children under the age of 3 are free. Those who pre-register for the event prior to April 7 will receive a Heritage Walk T-Shirt and Water bottle. Pre-register at www.heritagewalk.ticketleap.com or by calling the Heritage Society directly at 330-494-4791. Cash only tickets will be sold the day of the event.

- Treasurers of the Heart black-tie event will be held April 21 to celebrate the journeys of two local heart warriors. The American Heart Association will host the ball at the Historic Masonic Temple, 836 Market Ave. N. Included in the night is dinner, dancing, mystery, intrigue, celebration and an opportunity for attendees to explore the once secret rooms of the historic temple which have been closed to the public for the last 90 years. For sponsorship opportunities, event information or tickets visit cantonheartball.heart.org, or contact Valerie Stutler at 330-445-2617 or valerie.stutler@heart.org.

- The North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., will celebrate Earth Day with a recycle fair, spring market and repair clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The recycle fair will allow for recycling of electronics, reuse of cooking and gardening equipment and paper document shredding. The event is open to everyone. eCycle Solutions of Ohio will accept electronic items for recycling. Gardening equipment/tools, gently used pots, pans, canning jars and dinnerware will be collected for redistribution to the StarkFresh community garden and partner sites. U-Shredd-It will accept up to three boxes of paper per household for shredding and recycling. A spring market allowing community members to meet local farmers, food producers and artisans will be also be on site and the Canton Hacker and Maker Place, C.H.A.M.P. will try to fix anything from coffee pots to stuck zippers. For more information, visit www.ncantonlibrary.com/ or call 330-499-4712.

- The North Canton Public Library will celebrate Earth Day with a recycle fair, spring market and repair clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The recycle fair will allow for recycling of electronics, reuse of cooking and gardening equipment and paper document shredding. The event is open to everyone. eCycle Solutions of Ohio will accept electronic items for recycling. Gardening equipment/tools, gently used pots, pans, canning jars and dinnerware will be collected for redistribution to the StarkFresh community garden and partner sites. U-Shredd-It will accept up to three boxes of paper per household for shredding and recycling. A spring market allowing community members to meet local farmers, food producers and artisans will be also be on site and the Canton Hacker and Maker Place, C.H.A.M.P. will try to fix anything from coffee pots to stuck zippers. For more information, visit www.ncantonlibrary.com/ or call 330-499-4712.

April 23

- First Friends Church of Canton invites women from Northeast Ohio for the Priscilla Shirer Simulcast being held in association with Lifeway Women Events. Along with Priscilla Shirer, one of today’s top Bible teachers, Christian recording artist Anthony Evans will lead worship via simulcast. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. April 28 at First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave. N. Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite.com by April 23 and include simulcast, coffee and donuts in the morning and a box lunch. For more information, www.firstfriends.org or 330-966-2800.

- At noon and 6:00 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites readers to join either of two Monday Book Clubs, as it discusses "Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by Clint Hill." Jackie Kennedy’s personal Secret Service agent details his very close relationship with Jackie during the four years leading up to and following John F. Kennedy’s assassination. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

April 24

Ben Curtis, a retired professional golfer, will visit The First Tee of Canton. Curtis, a Kent State University graduate, is best known for winning the 2003 Open Championship at Royal St George's. The event is free and open to the public. The First Tee of Canton is at 2525 25th St. NE. Raffle tickets to play a round of golf with Curtis will be available. Limited tickets will be sold and can be purchased by calling 330-452-5331.