- Kent State at Stark is hosting an On Track to Transfer program at 1 p.m. designed for new transfer students to help them seamlessly transition to Kent State Stark’s 20 bachelor's degree programs, which can be completed entirely at the Stark Campus. Students also will learn about course equivalency, financial aid options and student support services. The Admissions team will help students navigate the transfer enrollment process. Each hour-long session takes place in the Learning Resource Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. Register today at www.kent.edu/stark/transfer-track.
- From noon to 3 p.m., the Young Adult Services of Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, will host a Stranger Things Party for teens in grades 7 to 12. During this program attendees will watch your favorite Stranger Things episodes, eat Elevens Eggos, drink Demogorgan Punch, take pictures in the 1980s Photo Booth, and even have the chance to win an 11 Funko Pop Figurine. No registration is required for this free program. For more information, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 321, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- The Moonlight Serenaders Big Band will perform at the Lions Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, at 7:30 pm. The Moonlight Serenaders is a 19-piece Jazz Big Band with vocalists who perform in the tradition of Glenn Miller. Reserved seat tickets are $10 for the balcony and $15 for the main floor. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org, or by calling 1-800-838-3006. Tickets will also be on sale at the box office one hour before the show. For more information, call 330-481-9105.
- A free Hernia Screening and Education Program will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Mercy Health Center of Jackson, second floor community room, 7337 Caritas Circle NW, next to the Paul and Carol David YMCA. Reservations are required and can be made online at cantonmercy.org/hernia-screening-0418/ or by calling 330-489-1333.
- The Northeast Ohio Small Farm Conference will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. for those that have recently acquired land or are currently farming a small farm. With more than 25 break-out sessions, attendees can tailor a schedule to fit your educational needs. Sessions focus on marketing, farm management, horticulture, livestock and specialty crops for small farms. It will be held at R. G. Drage Career Technical Center, 2800 Richville Drive SE, Massillon. Register online with a credit card at go.osu.edu/NEOHSmallFarms. Registration is $60 or $30 for full-time students.
- Stark Parks celebrate the birth of the park’s mascot, FeLeap the Frog. Drop into the open house party to enjoy a snacktivity, games, dancing, FeLeap's live animal friends, and a photo station with FeLeap himself. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St NW, Perry Twp.
- Tour Quail Hollow Park from the perspective of a park volunteer. First, find out the history of the people, buildings, gardens, and natural wonders of the park. Then, see what volunteers make happen around the park through opportunities like cross-country skiing rental, Herb Society, gift shop attendant and helping to staff the Nature Center. If you are interested in helping, fill out a volunteer application and interview on the spot. The event is from 1 to 4 p.m. at the park, 13480 Congress Lake Ave.
- Registration is open for Walsh University’s Physical Therapy Community Clinic on April 10, 11 and 13. Participants must be 18 years or older. All clinics are open to the public and offered at no charge. Space is limited and registration is required. Performed by the students in the Walsh Doctorate of Physical Therapy program and supervised by licensed Physical Therapists, the event will include a physical therapy exam, movement system and health screenings, posture assessment, individualized home exercise program, education and referrals to other health care professionals, if needed. One-hour time slots will be assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis, with multiple clinic times available each day. For more information or to reserve an appointment, call 330.490.7566, email email@example.com or visit our website at www.walsh.edu/dptclinic.
- Stop at the Massillon Museum after work from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the the second History Happy Hour. The free event will include social time and a half-hour presentation, "The Evolution of the Hero: Different Heroes for Different Times," by Ann Martinez. Beowulf, King Arthur, Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter and Wonder Woman all share some heroic qualities we admire in our main characters - heroic traits are constantly changing, updating and echoing each other. History Happy Hour is open to the public and no reservations are necessary. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. The Massillon Museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.
- Play, create, investigate and explore with Stark Parks at a mega messy sensory play drop-in program for you and your little ones. Get down and dirty and leave clean up to us. Instructions and recipes for all activities will be provided. The program is from 10 a.m. to noon at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St NW, Perry Twp.
- Meet some of Stark Park’s animal ambassadors, learn about the ways the park takes care of wild animals and learn about some other ways you can help wildlife. Children will enjoy a story, a craft and hands-on activities. The program is for ages 3 to 5 and registration is required at starkparks.com. The program is at 10 a.m. at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St NW. The program will also be held for ages 6 to 12 at 1 p.m. Registration is required at starkparks.com.
- Help improve the ecosystem of Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Twp., at 5 p.m. by removing invasive garlic mustard with Stark Parks. Sample garlic mustard pesto after the event and take some recipes and ingredients home. Registration is required at starkparks.com.
- Down to Earth Yoga will be held at 6 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW. Instructor Kim Kohler creates an environment that is judgement free and adaptable to all levels of experience. The cost is $5 per participant and registration is required at starkparks.com.
- Cal Thomas and Juan Williams are the featured speakers for Kent State University at Stark’s speaker’s series. The two will debate in a fair and balanced format at 7:30 p.m. about why our political leaders consistently fail to meet on common ground. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information, visit www.kent.edu/stark/featured-speakers-series.
- Join Stark Parks' staff for a 2.5 to 3 mile walk on the Hoover Trail. Registration is required at starkparks.com The walk begins at 9 a.m. and participants meet at East Maple Street ballfields at Hoover Park in North Canton.
- Join Stark Parks for a 4.5 mile hike at 8 a.m. at the Exploration Gateway Lower Parking Lot at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St NW. Dress for the weather. Registration is required at starkparks.com.
- From 6 to 7:30 p.m., children are invited to the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, and read to a wonderful assortment of dog listeners. Paws to Read is a way to connect struggling readers to the benefits that trained therapy dogs can offer. Reading to and petting the dogs help kids relax, forget to feel nervous, and start to enjoy themselves, becoming engaged in the reading instead of their insecurities. The program is free and no registration is needed. For more information, call the library at 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- From 2 to 4 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincon Way E., presents a 2nd Saturday Event Runes and Codes with guest presenter Kathy Jevec. Why did Vikings and medieval Norse people sometimes carve runic codes onto sticks of wood, stones and other objects? Researchers still don’t know for sure, but this program will allow children and adults to solve runes and codes using a code breaking table. Children under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- Join Stark Parks and Intelligent Fitness for a two-part talk on The Secret to Lacing Your Shoes and Finding the Right Fit, Helping You Find the Right Athletic Shoe for You. Learn the proper lacing technique for every activity ... whether that be hiking, biking, running, or just plain walking. Learn a few quick tips on picking out your next shoe. The event is at 10 a.m. at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St NW. Registration is required at starkparks.com.
- North Canton Garden Club is sponsoring scholarships to Ohio Forestry and Wildlife Conservation Camp for students who have completed eighth grade to those entering 12th grade. The camp will be held from June 10 to 15 at FFA Camp Muskingum on Leesville Lake in Carroll County. Deadline for applications is April 15. For those interested, call Elise at 330-499-6950 and/or go to http://www.ohioforest.org/ for further information about the camp.
- At 5:30 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Family Movie Night. Join in for a family, animated movie based on a classic children's book about a bull who prefers flowers and friendship to aggression and fighting. The movie has important messages of nonviolence, respect for the beliefs of others, and befriending someone completely different than you. It is a free, fun, family event and features a newly released movie shown on the library’s big screen. No registration is required. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 317, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- The Stark Library is looking for individuals and organizations that identify as makers and wish to participate in a one-of-a-kind event, the Stark Mini Maker Faire. The event is from 2 to 7 p.m. May 4 at the main library, 715 Market Ave. N., Canton. It is park science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an award winning, family friendly event, celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. A maker is anyone who is a tech enthusiast, crafter, tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, author, or artist. Those who are interested in being an exhibitor can fill out the online form at StarkLibrary.org/MakerFaire or email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20.
- The North Canton Heritage Society is holding a Heritage Walk on April 21 at your leisure from noon to 4 p.m. beginning at the North Canton Heritage Society. Explore the history of North Canton in this family friendly event, centered around an hour long self-guided walking exploration of the community’s unique history. The event is a fundraiser for the society to continue offering educational opportunities for the local community. Admission for adults (age 13 and up) is $15, and admission for children is $10. Children under the age of 3 are free. Those who pre-register for the event prior to April 7 will receive a Heritage Walk T-Shirt and Water bottle. Pre-register at www.heritagewalk.ticketleap.com or by calling the Heritage Society directly at 330-494-4791. Cash only tickets will be sold the day of the event.
- Treasurers of the Heart black-tie event will be held April 21 to celebrate the journeys of two local heart warriors. The American Heart Association will host the ball at the Historic Masonic Temple, 836 Market Ave. N. Included in the night is dinner, dancing, mystery, intrigue, celebration and an opportunity for attendees to explore the once secret rooms of the historic temple which have been closed to the public for the last 90 years. For sponsorship opportunities, event information or tickets visit cantonheartball.heart.org, or contact Valerie Stutler at 330-445-2617 or email@example.com.
- The North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., will celebrate Earth Day with a recycle fair, spring market and repair clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The recycle fair will allow for recycling of electronics, reuse of cooking and gardening equipment and paper document shredding. The event is open to everyone. eCycle Solutions of Ohio will accept electronic items for recycling. Gardening equipment/tools, gently used pots, pans, canning jars and dinnerware will be collected for redistribution to the StarkFresh community garden and partner sites. U-Shredd-It will accept up to three boxes of paper per household for shredding and recycling. A spring market allowing community members to meet local farmers, food producers and artisans will be also be on site and the Canton Hacker and Maker Place, C.H.A.M.P. will try to fix anything from coffee pots to stuck zippers. For more information, visit www.ncantonlibrary.com/ or call 330-499-4712.
- First Friends Church of Canton invites women from Northeast Ohio for the Priscilla Shirer Simulcast being held in association with Lifeway Women Events. Along with Priscilla Shirer, one of today’s top Bible teachers, Christian recording artist Anthony Evans will lead worship via simulcast. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. April 28 at First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave. N. Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite.com by April 23 and include simulcast, coffee and donuts in the morning and a box lunch. For more information, www.firstfriends.org or 330-966-2800.