- Soroptimist International of Canton/Stark County will celebrate its 75th anniversary as a club with a Diamond Jubilee-themed event and fall fundraiser at Brookside Country Club on Oct. 8. The club is located at 800 Canton Avenue. The doors will open at 10 a.m. and the brunch will be served at 11 a.m. The public is invited and tickets must be purchased by toay. In addition to the meal, the event will include a fashion show, a basket raffle and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased online at Youth tickets are available at a reduced price. To learn more or for a link to purchase tickets, visit<

OCT. 1

- From noon to 2 p.m., learn how to apply scary makeup to transform into zombies for the Oct. 8 Massillon Zombie Walk and for Halloween. Supplies will be provided for the workshop, which is free and will be held at the museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or

- Registration begins for the Halloween Horror Makeup workshop at 2 p.m. at the North Canton Library. Jason Drake from Drake Enterprises of Ohio will be here to lead a workshop on creating ghoulish Halloween makeup. This program is open to teens and adults. Register at

- Introduction to Genealogy will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Lake Branch Library, 565 Market Ave N. For more information, call 330-877-9975.

- Thinking about buying the latest gadget, but want to try it out first? Stop by the North Canton Library at 2 p.m. Tablets, 3D pens, drones and more will be available for hands on discovery during this informal program. Visit for more information.

OCT. 4

- Mercy Cancer Center is offering free oral cancer screenings from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at Mercy Dental Services (on the second floor of the Surgery Center/Cancer Center building). Dental professionals will visually examine the soft tissues in and around the mouth and neck; checking for abnormalities that may require additional attention. Screenings are free but registration is required. For more information or to register, call Mercy’s Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 800-223-8662. 

OCT. 5

- The Plain Branch Library will start TeensCREATE, a new weekly event just for teens. Budding artists, musicians, makers, tech gurus and writers are welcome to mess around with one of the eleven rotating CREATE crates (themed traveling activity kits); explore the library’s extensive collection of books, magazines, and media; or just hang out and have fun. The program is held from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. at the library, 1803 Schneider St NE. For more information, call 330-452-0665 or visit

- Learn symptoms, causes and treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysm, also known as AAA. AAA is a weakened area of the abdominal aorta that expands or bulges. The program will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the North Canton Medical Center, entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at

- A Farmer’s Market, will be held in  partnership with StarkFresh from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. at Lake Community Branch Library.

- Progressive Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Massillon is hosting "Progress 4 the Cure" to benefit both Aultman and Mercy Cancer Centers from 4 to 8 p.m. Local radio station 101.7 will be broadcasting live at the event. Address for the event is 7966 Hills and Dales Road. Enjoy free food and beverages, door prizes and family fun while learning about breast cancer screenings. Attendees can purchase a pink duck for just $5. Buying a duck entitles you to special deals and discounts at participating Stark County businesses in October and November. All proceeds will benefit breast cancer programs at Aultman Hospital and Mercy Medical Center.

OCT. 6

- From 5 to 7 p.m. the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University is sponsoring an information session for those interested in starting a small business or those who are in the early stages of business formation. The session will be held at the conference center on campus, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. The fee is $10 for program materials. For more information or to register, visit or call 330-244-3290.

- As part of the Baby Boomer series North Canton Medical Center will hold estate planning. The talk will provide an introduction to the options and benefits of estate and charitable gift planning. The talk will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the center, entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW.

- "Community. Seeds. Agriculture. Art."In the Little Art Gallery. The exhibit features art from a permanent collection, agricultural memorabilia and winners of the One Book, One Community Planting Seeds of Kindness art contest for children in grades kindergarten through 12. 185 N Main St, North Canton, OH 44720

OCT. 7

- Affinity Medical Center’s Civic Fund Committee will be hosting a craft show to raise funds for scholastic scholarships awarded to children of Affinity Medical Center employees, United Way, Harvest for Hunger, Relay for Life and the American Heart Association. The event will take place in Conference Room 1 and the Eighth Street Lobby from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public with no admission charge. To request an application for a space or for more information on the event, call 330-837-6860.

OCT. 8

- How-To Live Sustainable Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Classes will be held on exploring eating local, homesteading and clean living. Presented at the North Canton Branch Library, 185 N. Main Street.

OCT. 9

- A day retreat for engaged couples will be held at 11:15 a.m. beginning with registration and ending at 6:45 p.m. The cost is $75 per couple (due with advance registration). Dress is casual. For more information, call 330-896-2315 or visit to download a registration form.

OCT. 12

The Massillon/North Canton Ladies of Elks 2029 will hold a fall card party Oct. 12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at Arrowhead Golf and Banquet Center, 1510 Rogwin Circle SW. In addition to playing cards, after a light dinner at 6 p.m. there will be a basket raffle, 50/50 raffle and door prizes. Tickets are $12 and the deadline is Oct. 6; no tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds benefit charities and scholarship. For tickets and questions, contact Jan at 330-494-1905.

- Do you have an awesome costume you want to show off? Want to talk to others about cosplay or Halloween costume ideas? Need to have a place to work on your costume or cosplay? Come share information and ideas. Use sewing machines and hand sewing supplies to bring your idea to life at the Teen Make It from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the North Canton Library, 185 N. Main Street. 

- Changing the Future of Cancer Treatment will be presented by Janet Moore at North Canton Medical Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Learn about the history of the regulations governing clinical research and what the future holds. The presentation will cover the types of research, the reasons for clinical trials and what it takes to be a part of medical history. The center is located at 6046 Whipple Ave. NW.

- St. Jacob’s apple dumplings on sale from 1 to 4 p.m., unless sold out. This is the fifth year that St. Jacob’s has offered frozen, oven-ready dumplings for sale. Profits go to the Martin Center (a faith-based facility in Canton for youths in grades 7-12), Camp Quality Ohio (support program for children with cancer), and the Young Adult Canter in Hartville. The "Apple Dumpling Gang," are preparing 4,000 of the frozen treats, which come six to a package priced at $9. Instructions for baking and making a topping are included. No advance orders will be taken. St. Jacob’s is located at 1460 State St. N.E. between Ohio Route 43 and Market Ave. N.E.

- Quota International of Canton will hold a Reverse Raffle fundraiser at 6 p.m. The theme for this event is, Quota: The People's Choice, to be held at Skyland Pines (3650 Columbus Road, NE). A total of $2,250 in cash prizes are to be awarded in addition to a Chinese Auction, Silent Auction, bingo, a 50/50 drawing, and a side board. A $75 ticket includes dinner at 7 p.m. For tickets, contact Twyla Gates at or call 330-526-2002.