Jan. 25


• The Stark County Library is offering a chance to explore the tastiest treats the world has to offer with Chinese New Year Treats held from 10 a.m. to noon. The program will be held at the Main Branch. Reserve your free seats at StarkLibrary.org.


• At 9:30 a.m. a program, Cross Training and Injury Prevention, will be presented by Dr. Verrelle Wyatt owner of Physio Balance and Sports Performance, yoga instructor and was the winner of the 2019 Hall of Fame marathon. He lives by the quote “Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom.” He will speak at the Stark Parks Running Stark Speaker Series. Runners, those that would like to become a runner, or simply looking for information on how to be healthier, can join in. The program will be held at the Exploration Gateway, at the north entrance of Sippo Lake Park in Perry Township, 5712 12th St. NW. Want to get a run in before each event? Join Stark Parks for parkrun, a free, timed 5k every Saturday at 8 a.m. beginning in the lower parking lot.


• An Evening of Organ and Orchestra will be at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 25 at the Canton Symphony Orchestra at 2331 17th St. NW, Canton. The organ soloist is Heather Cooper, who is also a local elementary school music teacher and 2018 Music Teacher of the Year Finalist. Concert Prelude with Assistant Conductor Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz.


• The Jackson Branch Library is holding its LEGO Club Block Party from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 25. Imagine, create, and build with LEGO and/or DUPLO bricks (provided). Drop by and use your imagination to build whatever your mind can dream up. Creative play with building blocks fosters problem solving, enhances spatial skills and encourages imagination.


Jan. 27


• There will be an Owl Prowl at Sippo Lake Park from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27. Have you ever wondered what goes on in the parks after dark? Meet at the Wildlife Conservation Center, and chat with some of Stark Parks’ nocturnal education ambassadors, then take a leisurely hike in the Cottonwood Wetlands searching for resident owls and other nocturnal wildlife. Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight.


• Stark Parks’ Curious Keen-Agers for adults age 55 and over presents a Hike for the Health of it program held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lake Avenue Trailhead on the Towpath Trail, 135 Lake Ave., Massillon. Join Stark Parks on a steady paced three-mile walk down a flat, limestone trail. Register at StarkParks.com/keenagers or by calling 330-477-3552.


Jan. 28


• MassMu’s Brown Bag Lunch will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. an at Genner Hall in the Massillon Museum. Christopher Craft will present “The White House.” Admission to the Brown Bag Lunch is free to everyone and no reservations are required. The Museum provides a free cookie and coffee for every guest. Lunches and specialty beverages can be purchased at Anderson’s in the City, the Museum lobby café. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.


Stark Parks’ Curious Keen-Agers for adults age 55 and over presents a chair yoga program held at from 11 a.m. to noon at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park-North (5712 12th Street NW). All equipment is provided. There is a cost of $5 per participant that will be collected at the door. Register at StarkParks.com/keenagers or by calling 330-477-3552.


Jan. 28


• At 1:30 p.m., Cracking Alzheimer’s Disease will be presented by Shishuka Malhotra, M.D., at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Alzheimer’s disease is the major cause of dementia (70 percent). There is no available treatment for Alzheimer’s disease that slows or stops the damage to the neurons. Learn more about the new cutting-edge research at NBR which may alter the course of the disease. Reservations are required. Call 330-754-4508 or sign up at www.aultman.org.


Jan. 29


At 6 p.m., Weight Management will be presented by Heather Nist-Weisel, MA, RDN/LD, at North Canton Medical Center Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Managing weight can be a struggle. Learn five tried and true techniques to help with losing weight, and more importantly, keeping the weight off. Reservations are required. Call 330-754-4508 or sign up at www.aultman.org.


Jan. 31



• Stark State College will sell classroom items and office furnishings during a one-day sale open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 755 White Pond Drive, Akron. Quantities are limited. Credit and debit cards are not accepted, cash or personal checks only. Some items will require disassembly. All purchases must be picked up day of sale. All sales are final. For more information, call 330-494-6170, ext. 4514, or email surplus@starkstate.edu. A sample of inventory for sale is posted at www.starkstate.edu/sale.


Feb. 1


• At 9:30 a.m., Nate Jackson, Yoga Instructor at Release Yoga will speak about Perfect Your Posture as part of the Stark Parks Running Speaker Series. The talk will take place at the Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp. Join Stark Parks for park run, a free, timed 5k every Saturday at 8 a.m. beginning in the lower parking lot. Aimee Sauls will help guide you and fellow runners will be there for encouragement. Registration is free but bring cash or check for $15 to cover the cost of the materials.


Feb. 4


• Stark Parks’ Curious Keen-Agers, for adults age 55 and older, presents a science program from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park-North, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp. The program will allow for life-long earners to become a scientist for an afternoon by participating in a fun science experiment. All supplies are included visit Register at StarkParks.com/keenagers or call 330-477-3552.