Nov. 30


• Visit the Massillon Museum during Massillon's Last Saturday downtown event on Nov. 30 as hours will be extended until 7 p.m. From noon to 2:30 p.m., four Downtown Massillon Association member businesses will have a presence in the lobby as part of that organization’s annual BizFest. The museum will include a 20 percent discount in the shop and BOGO membership offer. Throughout the evening, downtown restaurants, wineries, breweries, and bars will be open, some with live music. Learn more at facebook.com/LastSaturdayMassillon. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.


Dec. 2


• At 7 p.m., the Children’s Department of the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., offers its 33rd Annual Christmas Program, Santa’s Magical Story Time. The program is free and held in the library’s auditorium. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 330-832-9831, ext. 317, or log onto the library’s website www.massillonlibrary.org.


• At 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites the public to attend its Vinyl Listening Session. Join in to share Mike Rudy, Steven Malich and Mark and Melina Villono as they share some of their collection of Christmas records. There will also be time for others to share a selection or two. Expand your musical tastes and enjoy listening with others. A turntable will be provided. The program is free and no registration is needed. For more information, call 330-832-9831 ext. 314 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.


• Panels from the internationally celebrated AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at Stark State College Dec. 2-5. The free display is open into the public from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in room M100 of the Business and Entrepreneurial Studies building, 6200 Frank Ave. NW. Nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, the internationally celebrated quilt is composed of more than 48,000 individual 3 x 6 foot panels commemorating the lives of people lost to AIDS. For more information, call 330-494-6170, Ext. 4667 or email kchhay@starkstate.edu.  For information on the NAMES Project and the AIDS Memorial Quilt, visit www.aidsquilt.org.


Dec. 3


• 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 Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. The fiction club is open to the public .For more information or to reserve your copy, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 312 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org .


• Guests are invited to bring treasures, curiosities, and special stories to the Massillon Museum’s History Discussion Group from 10 a.m. to noon. Moderator Chris Craft suggests bringing favorite childhood playthings, special Massillon memorabilia, family artifacts, or memories of special times. The event is held in the Fred F. Silk Community Room in the Museum’s lower level. The Museum is fully accessible. Attendance is free and open to everyone. Liebermann’s pastries and coffee are available for a donation. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way East in Massillon.


Dec. 4


• At 1 p.m., the public is invited to attend the meeting of the Massillon Local History and Genealogy Society A Family History Christmas. Enjoy the holidays with live music and dessert, while reminiscing about your family traditions. Bring a holiday treat to share — perhaps one with a story relating to your family history. No registration needed. For more information, call 330-832-9831 ext. 350 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E.


Dec. 5


• From 6 to 8 p.m., kick off the holiday season at Light Up Downtown with a stop at the library to meet the man of the hour — Santa. The jolly elf himself is coming to the library to take your wish list. You can also make a holiday craft and see special entertainment. No need to register, just stop by and be sure to bring your camera to catch some special moments.


• Take a walk down Storybook Lane and explore downtown Canton Dec. 5-31 as visitors follow the trail of pages in the windows of local businesses to the end. Learn more at StarkLibrary.org.


Dec. 7


• From noon to 2 p.m., participants will create snowflake string art with instructor Shawna Fibikar at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Guests of all ages will make 4 x 4-inch snowflakes using simple supplies. The workshop is free, and all materials are provided, but guests are asked to bring a hammer. Participants are encouraged to visit the galleries, enjoy lunch at Anderson’s in the City, and shop in OHregionalities. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.


Dec. 8


• Massillon’s Community Candlelight Walk Free and open to everyone, the event is a self-guided stroll through downtown Massillon among luminarias and Christmas lights to visit eight historic churches, four community attractions, and luminaria lined historic Fourth Street. Pick up a brochure wherever they start and choose your own route and pace. The brochure includes a map of the event and the addresses of all participating churches and venues. To learn more about the event, visit massillonmuseum.org/candlelight or call Margy Vogt, chairman, at 330-832-8469 or email vogt@sssnet.com.