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School of Canton Ballet summer classes are a great way for current students to maintain their levels of training and for new students to enter the ballet school program. Classes for all ages are offered July 13 to August 3. The program includes a full range of classical ballet plus other dance styles. Pianists accompany all ballet classes. There are scholarships available for boys. View special discounts and register online at www.cantonballet.com or call 330-455-7220.

JUNE 24

Nashville recording artist, Ricky Lee will entertain with patriotic music written by him and others at 7:00 p.m., at the Lincoln Theatre. Proceeds from ticket sales will fund a new Gold Star marker in Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Massillon. Tickets are available for $7 each and can be picked up in the Mayor’s office and from all committee members. Donations may be sent to the office at 151 Lincoln Way East, Massillon 44646 (Payable to "City of Massillon;" memo—"Gold Star"). For more information, call Mayor Kathy Catazaro-Perry’s office at 330-830-1700.

JUNE 25

Events happening all day at the Massillon Museum:

The Massillon Museum is holding a Relics and Refabs Appraisal Fair and Market from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. George Cultural Center, 364 1st Street SE, and the museum, 121 Lincoln Way East. Visitors will enjoy appraisers, antiques and repurposing vendors, panel discussions, food and beverages and live music. It is the MassMu Capital Campaign fundraiser. The cost is $5 admission/$5 per appraisal for up to three items and free parking will be available in the St. George Cultural Center lot, in city lots, and on adjacent streets..

SARTA will provide free continuous shuttle service from Relics and Refabs (pick up point outside the Museum) to two additional Massillon events:

The Massillon Woman’s Club, 10 Fourth Street NE, will present Edna and Ruth’s Lawn and Garden Sale from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The sale spans many interests: bake sale, popcorn, and lemonade on the porch; perennial and potted plant sale; antique and collectible sale; tours of Five Oaks; antique cars; speakers; free books for children and adult books for sale; and hummingbird feeders. Call 330-833-4896 for further details.

Also presented the same day:

The Underground Railroad Experience, an interactive outdoor drama, at Spring Hill Historic Home, 1401 Spring Hill Lane NE. Take a trip back in time to the year 1822, when Ohio was the frontier and the Underground Railroad was just a thought. Meet the men and women who lived at Spring Hill and those who risked everything for freedom during an outdoor, walking drama. Spring Hill will be open for house tours, and the grounds will be filled with exhibits, activities, and historic displays. A barbecued chicken and pulled pork dinner with fresh strawberry shortcake will be served throughout the event. Call the Spring Hill office at 330-833-6749 for reservations.

JUNE 28

MassMu Brown Bag Lunch from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. with Jerry Prout, "Coxey’s Campaign for Jobs". Held at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East, the event is free to the public and no reservations needed. Bring lunch or purchase at Anderson's in the City. Cookie and coffee served.

JUNE 28

Single Seniors will meet at 5 p.m. at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required. Call Norma 330-452-5889 or Bernie 330-477-5325.

JUNE 29

Plain Township will host "Retirees Make and Take Herb Garden from 9 to 10 a.m. at Diamone Community Park, 2782 Diamond Street NE, Canton. Attendees will learn what organic and non-GMO really means, be introduced to simple recipes for that herb as well as discuss health tips. Register at Town Hall located at 2600 Easton Street NE or visit www.plaintownship.com. The cost is $16 per person and includes coffee and a take home herb garden. Call 330-492-4689 or email general@plaintownship.com for more information.

At 1 p.m. as part of the Summer Reading Program, "On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!", the Children's Department of the Massillon Public Library invites children in grades K through 6 to attend Salad Bowl Veggie Planting. They will and learn how to plant yummy salad vegetables into a single garden container. Supplies are provided and the program is free. For more information call 330-832-5037 or log onto www.massillonlibrary.org.

JUNE 30

The ABC's of Medicare will be presented by Chuck Cheton from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Find out what you need to know as you approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help you and your loved ones navigate through the Medicare network as we prepare you for tomorrow.

JULY 2

The Massillon Public Library presents T-Shirt Scribble Art as part of its 2016 Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! The children’s Department invites children up to grade 6 to attend T-Shirt Scribble Art at either one of two sessions: 10:30 or 11:30 a.m. Kids are to their own white or light-colored t-shirt to decorate by scribbling. The program is free and will be held in the library’s auditorium and no registration is required. Call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org for more information.

JULY 5

Widows and Widowers Starting Over Socially will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. at Red Lobster, 4600 Belden Village Street. Reservations are required. Diners pay for their own meals. Call Jackie 330-802-5648 or Sue 330-499-8727 by June 30.

JULY 6

As part of the Summer Reading Program, On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! the Children’s Department of the Massillon Public Library invites children up to grade 6 to Meet Race Car Driver Will Nonnamaker at 1 a.m. Find out what it is like to be a REAL race car driver, how he stays fit and healthy, and see his racing suit and helmet! This free program will be held in the library’s auditorium and no registration is required. Call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

At 6:30 p.m. the monthly meeting of the Massillon Genealogical Society, Genealogy Specialist, Jill Wingard, will introduce the library’s recently acquired historic Sanborn Fire Insurance map. Wingard will also explain the history of the Sanborn Company and its maps, how to read them, and why they are invaluable tools to genealogical and local history research. The program is free to the public and is held in the auditorium. For information, call Jill Wingard at 330-832-9831, Ext. 337 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org .

JULY 7

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University (KSU) is sponsoring an information session for those interested in starting a small business or those who are in the early stages of business formation from 5 to 7 p.m. at the KSU Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Avenue NW. There is a $10 per person for materials. Registration and payment can be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For more information call 330-244-3290. registration closes one week before the event.

JULY 9

Widows and Widowers Starting Over Socially will meet at 10 a.m. for Brunch and Dominos at Perkin's, 4896 Everhard Road. No reservations necessary. Diners pay for their own meals. Call Jackie 330-802-5648 or Sue 330-499-8727 for information.