- The Massillon Museum’s "Do the Mu!" workshop will feature "Tiny Buildings" with Kat Francis. Guests will construct a miniature house or building with reclaimed materials from the Museum’s expansion project. In addition to its connection to the construction work, the "Do the Mu!" project relates to the exhibit of dollhouse furnishings in the Museum’s lower level lobby. Workshop participants of all ages are invited to drop in any time from noon to 2:00 p.m. No reservations are required for the free program. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
- The Little Art Gallery’s upcoming exhibit celebrates the life of teacher and artist, Lowell E. Smith (1924-2008). To share their father’s work, the Smith family will be releasing more than 50 of Smith’s original works from their personal collections. These pieces will be available for purchase. The exhibit opens with a public reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 2 and remains open through November 4. For additional information, contact Christina Weyrick at 330-499-4712, ext. 331 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- At 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites readers to attend its Historical Fiction Book Club as they discuss "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead. The book club is free and open to the public. The library invites members of the community to read this book, then join others for an hour of relaxed discussion. For more information or to reserve your copy, call the 330-832-9831, Ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
The Stark County NAACP will host the 88th NAACP Ohio State Convention at the Holiday Inn in Belden Village on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8. Among the events taking place are keynote speakers Ohio House Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-34); Thelma T. Daley, national director for the women in the NAACP and a past national president of Delta Sigma Theta; and Quincy Bates, national manager for the NAACP Youth. Also, a peek at an exciting collaboration on community and police relationships with the Football Hall of Fame and the Ohio Association of Police Chiefs, a workshop aimed to dispel the stigma of mental illness in the Black community and more. Convention information can be found at naacp-ohio.net. Registration is through EventBrite.
- The Lake High School marching band will host its annual band show at 7 p.m. at Lake Blue Streak Stadium (Alumni Field). Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at lakebandshow.info.
- A tribute to The Carol Burnett Show, which aired on CBS from 1967 to 1978, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. by The Lincoln Players at the Lions Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. All seats are reserved and are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. For more information, call 330-481-9105.
- From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., attend a day long symposium on William McKinley. Topics will include McKinley’s early career in Canton; McKinley and the Spanish American War; Ida McKinley; a nooks and crannies tour of the McKinley Memorial and more. The symposium will include a continental breakfast and lunch. The cost is $45 per person, $40 for members and a student price of $25 with a valid student ID. Reservations are required. Call 330-455-7043 to make a reservation or purchase tickets online.
- The season’s final public walking tour of Massillon’s historic Fourth Street will be held at 1 p.m. The tour of historic and architectural highlights in the town’s most beautiful old neighborhood takes about two hours. The houses span a century of architectural examples (1830s to 1930s), and were home to Massillon’s entrepreneurs and bankers, prominent Massillonians who hosted President McKinley and humanitarians who harbored fugitive slaves. Participants will learn about the Five Oaks mansion and the "Lillian Gish house." Reservations are not necessary. The $7 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour, which begins at the corner of Fourth Street and North Avenue Northeast (in front of Five Oaks). In case of rain, the walk will be cancelled. Call 330-832-8469 for more information or visit margyvogt.com.
- At 3 p.m., the 9/11 Community Commemorative Choir will perform "Lest We Forget" at Community Christian Church, 210 N. Main Street. The concert is in honor and memory of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The concert will feature George Lynn's arrangement, the Gettysburg Address and select anthems including the Anthem of Dedication, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Canticle of Praise, A Patriotic Salute to the Armed Forces and more. Childcare is provided at the event. The choir is made up of volunteers from area churches of all denominations. The concert is free but, goodwill offerings will be accepted.
- The annual Carnival of Wheels car show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stark State College. Street rods, hot rods, customs, classics, race cars, tractors, trucks, motorcycles and more will be on display. Last year, more than 600 vehicles from 1904-17 were shown. The family-friendly event will include a silent auction, engine valve cover car racing for adults and Hot Wheels racing for kids. The entertainment also includes a live DJ, an awards show and games. Admission is free for spectators. The vehicle participation fee is $10 (dash plaques available for the first 450 registrants, as well as goody bags and door prizes). Proceeds primarily benefit the automotive technology scholarships at Stark State College. Learn more at cantoncarnivalofwheels.com.
- At 3 p.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.
- Single Seniors will hold a luncheon at noon at Meyers Landing, 1326 Whipple Ave. NW in Meyers Lake Plaza. Reservations are required and participants pay for their own meal. Call Norma at 330-452-5889 for more information.
At 3 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., will offer 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. Registration is required and the classes are free. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.