July 20

- The Massillon Museum’s Island Party, a free family friendly event, will be from 6 to 11 p.m..  Food and beverage service will begin about 6 p.m. and reggae music will fill the air from 7 to 11 p.m. No reservations are necessary. Because of the construction of the Museum’s expansion project, the party will be centered in Duncan Plaza and First Street Southeast, just south of the museum. The main entrance will be under the breezeway of the Massillon law and justice center. A map of parking options is available on the museum’s website at massillonmuseum.org.  

July 21

- At 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., will hold Bagpipes with Stephen Holter. Kids of all ages up to grade 6 are invited to come and hear a professional bagpiper play his unusual instrument and tell us all about it. The program is free and no registration is required. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

July 22

- Tour Massillon’s historic Fourth Street neighborhood to discover its architectural beauty and intriguing history, then step inside the town’s grandest mansion, Five Oaks, for an interior tour of the lavish residence. Guests can take one of both of the tours. At 1 p.m., participants will hear the stories of former residents. No reservations are needed. The $7 fee may be paid upon arrival. The tour will meet in front of Five Oaks, 210 Fourth St. NE, Massillon, and will return there in time for the 3 p.m. tour of the mansion. In inclement weather, the indoor tours will proceed; the Fourth Street walking tour will carry on if possible but will be canceled in case of heavy rain or lightning. For more information, contact Margy Vogt at 330-832-8469 or vogt@sssnet.com.

July 24

- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Denise Fogle from AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan at 6 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2051 Wales Ave. NW. Learn what people need to know as they approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help individuals and their loved ones navigate through the Medicare network as they prepare for tomorrow. For more information or to make reservations, call 234-231-9600 or sign up online at www.aultman.org/healthtalks.

- At 11 a.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Green Screen Special Effects. Kids entering grades K through 6 are invited to come and picture themselves as a rock star or film their own weather forecast. They will learn the basic green screen effects and use props to create a picture or short video. Make sure the kids don’t wear green. The program is free and registration is not required. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- Kimberly Kenney, assistant director of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum will present "Meyers Lake Revisited" at the Massillon Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Due to the museum’s construction project, the event will be held at St. George Cultural Center, 364 First St. SE, Massillon. The event is free and open to everyone. No reservations are needed. Guests may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch catered by Anderson’s in the City. Free cookies and coffee will be provided. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering a free, three-part series Learning Microsoft Excel on July 24, 25 and Aug. 1. All classes are free and begin at 6 p.m. Attendees will learn the basics of how to create a spreadsheet that uses formulas to perform simple mathematical calculations and learn how to navigate their personal expense-tracking. Prerequisites are experience using a computer and mouse. Each class builds on the previous class. Attendees must have attended classes one and two of the series to participate in class three. Registration is required by stopping by or calling 330-832-9831, ext. 327.        

July 26

- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Chuck Cheton from AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan at 6 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Learn what people need to know as they approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help individuals and their loved ones navigate through the Medicare network as they prepare for tomorrow. For more information or to make reservations, call 234-231-9600 or visit www.aultman.org/healthtalks.

July 28

- At 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Jazz Painting. Kids entering grades 4 to 8 are invited to come and enjoy a fun mash-up of art and music. Kids will have fun with paint, listen to some cool jazz music, create a masterpiece and maybe learn a little something. The program is free and no registration is required. For more information call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- Beginner students can learn botanical drawing at the Massillon Museum from 1 to 3 p.m. Adults and participants 15 years of age and older are welcome. Students will learn to make realistic drawings of plants using a variety of techniques. Supplies are included with the class fee—$18 ($15 Museum member). Classes are open to the public. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required for this class by July 22. Students may register by phone, by mail, or in person using cash (exact change), checks, or credit cards. For more information call 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

- Members of The Herb Society at the Hoover Historical Center will host free garden tours at the Center on from 1 to 4 p.m. The public will have the opportunity to view, enjoy, and learn about the 12 award-winning gardens at the Hoover Historical Center. The gardens are located at 1875 East Maple Street in North Canton inside Walsh University’s Hoover Park. Light refreshments will be served.  A rain date is set for August 4. For more information, call Ann Haines at 330-490-7435 or email ahaines@walsh.edu.

July 30

- The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Stark is sponsoring an information session for individuals 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 Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. The session will provide a general overview of issues related to starting a business, such as business planning, determining market demand, financing options and available community resources. There is a $10 fee per person for program materials. Registration and payment must be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For additional information, contact the SBDC at 330-244-3290 or aschwitz@kent.edu.

July 30

- Stark County Hunger Task Force is holding its Junior Hunger Fighters Camp aimed to train the next generation of Hunger Fighters from July 30 to Aug. 1. The camp is free and will educate children on hunger in their community through various projects, arts and crafts and other hands on activities. Camp will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ken Weber Community Campus at Goodwill, 408 9th St. SW, Canton. A snack will be provided on each day of camp. Sign up for the camp by visiting starkhunger.org. Children ages 6 to 17 are eligible to enroll. Direct questions to Stephanie Sweany at stephanie@starkhunger.org or at 330-455-6667.

- At noon and 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites readers to join either of two Monday Book Clubs, as they discuss My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She’s Sorry by Fredrik Backman. The book clubs are free and open to the public and no registration is required. The library invites readers to pick the time that best suits their schedules and join others for an hour of fun and relaxed discussion. For more information, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

July 31

- Single Seniors will hold a luncheon at noon at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required and participants pay for their own meal. Call Norma at 330-452-5889 for reservations.

- From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Summer Reading Club Closing Festivities. Celebrate the end of the program with a cookout on the library lawn. Food, lawn games and performances by bucket drummers and the Massillon Tiger Swing Band drumline. The program is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is handicapped accessible.

- The Massillon Dixieland Jazz Band will present a live concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Massillon Senior Center, 39 Lincoln Way West. The first part of the evening will feature traditional New Orleans jazz. The second half of the program will be open to musicians, young and old, who want to sit in and jam with the band. On-street parking, as well as two-hour free parking in the parking deck behind the Senior Center building, is available to the public. Handicapped parking is also available on street level beneath the parking deck. Visit www.massillonlibrary.org for more information.