Feb. 28


• Take a lunch break 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. No advance registration is necessary. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.


• At 6:30 p.m., March 3, 10 and 17, the St. Raphael Center, 4365 Fulton Drive NW, is expanding its community programming with a three-day Lent mission on the book Prayer: Our Deepest Longing Ronald Rolheiser. The book can be purchased at St. Raphael Books and Gifts for a cost of $9 plus tax. The evening will include a discussion session that will be led by the center’s spiritual advisor Fr. Nicholas Mancini. Those interested in attending should reserve their spot by 5 p.m. Feb. 28 by emailing ccugini@livingbreadradio.com or calling 330-492-7018.


Feb. 29


• Join the Summit County Master Gardeners for presentations by Jacqueline Kowalski, Phyllis Mihalik, Amp Giles and John Palmer as part of the Saturday Garden Series on Feb. 29 and March 7. There will be a silent auction, raffle baskets and a books and bulbs sale. A breakfast buffet and lunch are also included. The cost is $60 for both days or $37.50 for one day. The presentations will be at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road.


• The Greater Stark County Urban League is hosting Chicago Mayor and Massillon native Lori Lightfoot as the keynote speaker for its Black and White Ball to be held from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Metropolitan Event Center, 601 Cleveland Ave. NW. The theme of this year’s fundraising event is Connecting with the Community. The ball will feature dinner, music and dancing. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/greater-stark-county-urban-league-29337115281. For additional information about the event, contact the Urban League at 330-754-1576 or visit www.starkurbanleague.org.


• Beat the Winter Blues by joining Sing Stark for this year's Signature Fundraising Event: Crooners, Cocktails & Cuisine at 6 p.m. at the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N., Canton. Let Sing Stark warm you up with the outstanding cuisine of Northeast Ohio chefs and music of Michael Sonata. Enjoy delectable dishes from DD Stutz, Angelo’s 2 Go, Mr. BBQ, Poagies, Green Vegetarian Food Truck, Michael D’s, Sahara Grille, Aladdin’s Eatery, The Purple Door, Chocolates by Erin, and Nothing Bundt Cakes. Bid on a Hilton Head vacation, a foursome golf outing at Glenmoor Country Club, a foursome golf outing with caddies at Fairlawn Country Club, an exquisite piece from Julz by Alan Rodriguez, or a live Vox Audio performance in the live auction. The evening will also feature a silent auction and a wine pull. Tickets are $55 per person, or $100 for a couple and include one complimentary drink per person. Tickets are available at www.SingStark.org or by calling 330-455-1000. VIP tickets are also available.


March 1


• From 2 to 4 p.m., the Quail Hollow Herbal Society will meet at Quail Hollow in the Manor House, 13480 Congress Lake Road. Laura Alexandria, master gardener, will be the featured speaker. Meetings are open to the public and guests are free to attend.


March 3


• The Massillon Museum’s History Discussion Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon, for an interactive visual program, “A Virtual Massillon Main Street Mansion Tour.” The museum’s archivist, Mandy Altimus Stahl, will project images of long-gone mansions that lined Lincoln Way a hundred years ago. Attendance is free and open to everyone and moderator Chris Craft encourages new participants to attend and bring stories and photos of Main Street mansions. For details, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.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 Fortunate Sons by Liel Leibovitz and Matthew Miller. The program 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, call 330-832-9831, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.


• The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., will host a Meditation Discussion Group at 6:30 p.m., with guest presenter Gwen Miller. The discussion topic will be The Secret to Living Consciously. Registration is required for these free classes held in the Second Floor Meeting Room. For more information or to register, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 312.


March 4


• At 1 p.m., the public is invited to attend the March Meeting of the Massillon Local History and Genealogy Society. The topic for this meeting is “Tales of Beach City Genealogy.” Stumpy Boggs will share stories of his research into genealogy in Beach City, and tales of his discoveries. No registration is required for the meetings which are free and open to the public and held in Massillon Public Library’s Auditorium. For more information, call 330-832-9831 ext. 350 or visit the library’s website at www.massillonlibrary.org.


• Renowned marine scientist Michael W. Beck, Ph.D., will discuss the importance of coastal conservation at this free lecture held at 7 p.m. in auditorium 101 in the Science and Nursing building at Kent State at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. Beck, a research professor in the Institute of Marine Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz, focuses on conserving coastlines in an effort to reduce the risks of storm surges and flooding to property, people and our planet. The event is open to the public; no tickets are required.


• If you like rock music throughout the decades, ​VOICES ROCK! is the thing for you and rehersals are from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning March 4 at the Auricle Bar, 201 Cleveland Ave. NW. The group will be singing everything from Elvis Presley to Journey, the Beatles to Fleetwood Mac. There is no need to audition. Participants have a chance to work with Music Director, Brian Kieffer and perform in concert with a live band. After the 10 practices the group will perform. The introductory registration fee is $80 and includes music, 10 rehearsals and 4 complimentary tickets to the performance with a professional band. For more information, check out www.SingStark.org. Also, follow us on facebook.com/singstark.


March 6


• The Massillon Lions Club presents its 77th Annual Show, “Block Party” at 7 p.m. March 6 and March 7. Everyone will be catching up on neighborhood news and getting ready for the community talent show. Tickets are all general admission at $10. Advance tickets are available at Bill Lindsey’s Sweeper Mart, Buehler’s (Mayflower Location), Emmert’s Market, Friends and Family Credit Union (Downtown Massillon), The Independent, Massillon Senior Center and Massillon Lions Club members or by calling 1-800-838-3006, or online lionslincolntheatre.org until five hours before show time, or at the box office beginning one hour before show time, subject to availability. The theater is at 156 Lincoln Way E in Massillon.


March 7


• Join the Summit County Master Gardeners for presentations by Dan Hermes, Jamey Emmert, Jim Chatfield and Aaron Wilson as part of the Saturday Garden Series. There will be a silent auction, raffle baskets and a books and bulbs sale. A breakfast buffet and lunch are also included. The cost is $37.50 and the event is at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road. Visit the Summit County Master Gardeners website at www.summitmastergardeners.org for additional information and upcoming programs.


• 
From 9 a.m. to noon, Shiloh Baptist Church, 1111 Third St. SE, Massillon, and Massillon Public Library’s Cultural Diversity Committee present a Community Health Fair. Attendees will hear health and wellness experts, visit health exhibits, see fitness demonstrations, and enjoy a heart-healthy luncheon. For more information, contact Sherie Brown at 330-832-9831, Ext. 314 or brownsh@massillonlibrary.org or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.


• Aultman College Corporate and Community Education (ACCE) is hosting a workshop for rehabilitation therapists who work with patients with dementia from 8 a.m. to noon at Aultman Hospital. The event focuses on giving clinicians the knowledge and skills to help patients in various stages of dementia. Organizers have submitted the event for 3.0 CEUs through occupational and physical therapy organizations. The cost to attend is $49. To register, visit http://bit.ly/marchdementia.


• During “Do the Mu!” from noon to 2 p.m., participants of all ages will create kite and pinwheel crafts with Diane Boslett. The workshop is free and all materials are provided. Everyone is welcome and no reservations are necessary. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way East. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.