Feb. 7


• At 8 p.m., Feb. 7 and Feb. 8, the Western Reserve Playhouse presents “Blithe Spirit” a comedy by Noel Coward. Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at www.thewrp.org or at the door. The playhouse is at 3326 Everett Road, Bath. For more information, visit www.thewrp.org or call the box office at 330-620-7314.


• From 10:30 a.m. to noon, or 1 to 2:30 p.m., homeschoolers ages 7 to 10 can learn about the birds on different continents. Learn about why birds matter and how you can help our avian neighbors a.m. The program is held at Firestone Park, Coventry Oaks, 40 Axline Ave.


• Take a lunch break on Fridays from Feb. 7-28 at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., for beginner-friendly yoga. All ages and levels are welcome to attend for restorative poses, vinyasa, and a five-minute savanna at the end. The group will meet from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Each participant should bring a mat. The fee is $6 per class or $15 for a bundle of three classes. Payment is due at the beginning of the class. No advance registration is necessary. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.


• Free vision screenings are being offered by Stark State College’s ophthalmic technology students on the first Friday of every month, open to individuals of all ages. The clinics are held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. in room J 100 in the Health Sciences Building, 6200 Frank Ave. NW, with entrance off Mega Street and parking in the Massage Clinic lot. For more information, email mbell2@starkstate.edu or call 330-494-6170 ext. 4927.


• All artists are invited to attend the Massillon Museum’s weekly Open Studio with a different model each week. The group will meet from 12:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. No instruction is available during Open Studio. The monthly fee is $15 ($10 per MassMu member). The model fee is an additional $10 per session, which could decrease with the number of participants. Advance registration is required each month by calling Stephanie Toole, education and outreach manager, at 330-833-4061, ext. 104, or emailing her at sltoole@massillonmuseum.org.The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.


Feb. 8


• The Canton Symphony Orchestra will host a fee concert in their education series, SymphonyLand Woodwinds. There will be two performances one at 10 a.m. and another at 11 a.m. The concert is to introduce children ages three to six and their guardians to classical music, instruments and stories in a fun and interactive way. The concert will be held at Foundation Hall, Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th St. NW.


• Stark Parks’ Curious Keen-Agers for adults age 55 and over presents an archery program from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park-North, 5712 12th St. NW. Register at StarkParks.com/keenagers or call 330-477-3552.


• Terry Lee Goffee will perform his Tribute to Johnny Cash at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon. Tickets are $20 for the balcony, and $25 for the floor. All seats are reserved, and may be purchased online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.


• To celebrate Valentine’s Day and the opening of the Massillon Museum’s new ceramics studio, beginner-friendly “Couples’ Clay” workshops will be offered from 2 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Create your own masterpieces with guidance from instructor Laura Donnelly. Class size will be limited to assure wheel time and personal attention. A cash bar will be available. Advance registration is required. The fee, which includes instruction and supplies, is $40 for two people ($35 per MassMu member couple).  Call or visit the Museum to reserve a place. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.


• At 11 a.m., children from Pre-K to grade 6 can attend a Fairy Tale Tea Party at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. Wear your best fairy tale finery if you like. Join in for tea, treats, games, and fairy tale guests at the tea party for children and their favorite adults. For questions or to register call 330-832-9831, ext. 317 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.


• Inspired by World Read Aloud Day, participants will take turns reading a book together, out loud, at the Jackson Township Branch from 11 a.m. to noon. Grab your favorite adult and stop by for a good story, light refreshments, and a mystery guest reader. Registration required StarkLibrary.org


• Join the Jackson Township Branch Library for interactive stations including spin art, catapults, mini figure zip lines, motorized building projects, matching challenges, and our giant bags of bricks. Challenge yourself, or just relax and build with Bricks 4 Kidz. The program is from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Register StarkLibrary.org.


Feb. 9


The Herbal Society will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. at Quail Hollow in the Manor House, 13480 Congress Lake Road. Master Gardener Jeanne Poremski will be the featured speaker. She is also a certified soil specialist. The topic will be How to Better Your Soil: general soil and soil tests. Meetings are open to the public and guests are free to attend. All monthly meetings are held on Sundays.


Feb. 10


• The community is invited to join Stark State College students, faculty and staff in hearing guest speaker State Rep. Thomas West discuss give “A Rendition of Black History in America” at 11 a.m. West, serves the 49th House District including Canton and most of Massillon, and will speak in room M101 in the Business and Entrepreneurial Center at Stark State, 6200 Frank Ave. NW.


Feb. 11


• From 9 to 11 a.m., join the Stark Parks for its Keen-Agers program Indoor Bird Watching Drop-In. The program is for ages 55 plus and will be held at the Wildlife Conservation Center at Sippo Lake Park-West, 800 Genoa Ave. NW. Escape from the cold and pick up tips to identify and feed birds while enjoying indoor bird watching. No reservations are required for this program.


• From 6 to 7:30 p.m., children are invited to come to the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., and read to the dog listeners. Children who read aloud to therapy dogs demonstrate drastic improvement in their reading skills. The program is free and no registration is needed. For more information call 330-832-9831, ext. 317, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.


Feb. 12


• At 6 p.m., Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease will be presented by Terry Tegtmeier, M.D., cardiologist, at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer. Learn how coronary artery disease develops and how plant-based nutrition has been shown to prevent, stop and even reverse heart disease. Reservations are required. Call 330-754-4508 or sign up at www.aultman.org.


Feb. 13


• From 4 to 5 p.m., join a naturalist on an early Valentine’s Day stroll to learn how some of our animal neighbors show their affection for one another. Binoculars will be provided to enjoy the stunning view from the overlook. The program will be at 354 Sackett Ave.


• At 11 a.m., the public is invited to attend a SARTA Travel Training. Come to the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., to learn how to travel via SARTA, the Stark Regional Transit Authority, from a representative of SARTA.  A valid photo ID is required to receive a free bus pass at the end of the training session. The program is free and registration is required. Registrants must call SARTA directly to register at 855-887-2782.


Feb. 15


• Auditions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Feb. 15 and Feb. 16 for performances of “Charlotte’s Web” at Theatre 8:15, 4740 Massillon Road. Have a 2 to 3-minute memorized monologue ready at auditions. If interested in a dramatic role, present a dramatic monologue if interested in a comedic role, present a comedic monologue, if interested in both roles, present both dramatic and comedic. Performance dates are April 24, 25, 26 and May 1, 2, and 3. There will also be readings from the script. Bring all conflict dates. A rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions to fill out with conflicts. All roles are open. For more information, call 330-896-0339.