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.


• 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.


Feb. 8


• At 10 a.m., see nationally tanked table tennis player, Amanda Graber, compete at Samson Dubina Table Tennis Academy, 2262 S. Arlington Road. Consider registering as a competitor yourself. Visit  www.SamsonDubina.com, Email: tt@SamsonDubina.com or call 330-949-9230 for more information to register or stop by to watch the action.


FEB. 8


• Children in grades 3 to 6 and grades 7 and up can take part in Green Sibshops, a free program for typically developing kids in grades who have a brother or sister with special health or developmental needs. Grades 3 to 6 meet from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and youth in grades 7 and up meet from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. The program is at the Greensburg United Methodist Church, 2161 Greensburg Road. A meal is provided. For more information including registration, visit www.facebook.com/greensibshops/ or call 330-244-7650. Pre-registration requested.


• The Akron Zoo is hiring for its 2020 season at a Seasonal Job Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 8 and Feb. 9. At the job fair, applicants can apply for positions in guest services, groundskeeping, custodial and education. On-site interviews will be conducted for jobs in guest services, which include admissions, food service, gift shop, guest experiences and birthdays. To be considered, applicants will need to bring a completed application and resume to the job fair. Applicants must be 18 years or older and be available to work one weekend day and some evenings and holidays. More details about available positions are available at akronzoo.org/employment, along with a copy of the zoo’s application. The Akron Zoo is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


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.


• The Portage Lakes Branch Library is hosting Money Smarts for Seniors Protecting Your Identity at 2 p.m. Coffee and light refreshments provided. No registration is necessary. The Library is located at 4261 Manchester Road.  For more information, contact 330-643-9075.


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


• The Springfield Township Women’s Club will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the senior/community center, 2491 Canfield Road. The program is "Sleep in Heavenly Peace" a program for making beds for those less fortunate. For more information visit the clubs Facebook page Springfield Township Women’s Club or http://mystwc.com/Home.


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. 12


• Join Metro Parks from 2 to 3:30 p.m. for the Snowflake Hike. Hike Glens Trail to learn about unique snowflakes and other seasonal nature features. Meet at the Main Entrance of Gorge Park, 1160 Front St.


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 held at 354 Sackett Ave.


Feb. 14


• Join Metro Parks for a snow adventure from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Enjoy all things snow: flakes, balls, angels and forts. Bundle up and bring your creativity. Meet at the Nature Play area near Pioneer Shelter at Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 550 Frazier Ave.


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.