- The Stark County NAACP will host the 88th NAACP Ohio State Conference at the Holiday Inn in Belden Village on Sept. 7 and Sept. 8. Among the events taking place are keynote speakers Ohio House Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-34); Thelma T. Daley, national director for the women in the NAACP and a past national president of Delta Sigma Theta; and Quincy Bates, national manager for the NAACP Youth. Also, a peek at an exciting collaboration on community and police relationships with the Football Hall of Fame and the Ohio Association of Police Chiefs, a workshop aimed to dispel the stigma of mental illness in the Black community and more. Convention information can be found at naacp-ohio.net. Registration is through EventBrite.
- 2018 is for the birds. Mark the Year of the Bird with a hike to discover bird facts, then listen to campfire stories about our feathered friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Good for spree credit. For information, call 330-865-8065. The event is at Firestone Metro Park/Tuscarawas Meadows Area, 2620 Harrington Road.
- From 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., paddle in the "Heart of Akron" at Summit Lake. Explore nature by water while discovering the marvelous history of the community which surrounds the lake. Led by a certified instructor and a naturalist. Minimum age is 13; ages 13 to 17 must be with an adult participant. Participants must wear closed-toe shoes and be able to swim. Bring water, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses and wear clothes that can get wet. Fee includes instruction and loan of kayak, paddle and life jacket. Space is limited. Cost is $15 is person. Registration is required at summitmetroparks.org. For information, call 330-865-8065. Meet at the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail/Summit Lake Trailhead, 380 W. Crosier Street.
- Summit County Children Services’ Women’s Auxiliary Board is holding a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at the Fairlawn Community Center, 3486 South Smith Road. Rummage donations such as housewares, lawn and garden items, craft supplies or accessories are welcome. No clothing, large furniture, or TVs. Donated rummage items can be dropped off at the Fairlawn Community Center from 8:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 or 7. Proceeds from the sale will be used to directly benefit the children in the care of Summit County Children Services. For more information, contact Sandy DeLuca at 330-379-1994 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Cleveland Clinic Akron General Women’s Board presents "A Night of Music" featuring Face: 2, The Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel at the Akron Civic Theater, 182 S. Main Street. A VIP reception begins at 6 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit patients and staff in need at Cleveland Clinic Akron General, through their patient assistance fund, employee emergency hardship fund, and patient-centered care initiatives. To purchase general admission concert tickets for $25 each, call 330-253-2488 or visit Ticketmaster. To purchase VIP event tickets for $200 or $500, or for sponsorship information, call 330-344-6888 or visit Cleveland Clinic Giving. Raffle tickets are also on sale for $150 each for a 1 in 300 chance to win $10,000 cash, call 330-344-6888. For full terms and conditions, visitwww.akrongeneral.org/WomensBoard.
- From 7 p.m. to midnight join in the Grown-Up Play Date: A Great Gatsby Affair at the Akron Children’s Museum, 216 S. Main Street. The fun, interactive adult-only fundraiser to support the museum includes appetizers, dinner. Drinks, dessert, casino tables, games, dancing, live auction, wine pull and much more. Purchase tickets at www.akronkids.org/programs.html and click on the Grown-Up Play Date banner.
A tribute to The Carol Burnett Show, which aired on CBS from 1967 to 1978, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. by The Lincoln Players at the Lions Lincoln Theatre located at 156 Lincoln Way E. All seats are reserved and are $10 each. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. For more information, call 330-481-9105.
- From 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., attend a day long symposium on William McKinley. Topics will include McKinley’s early career in Canton, McKinley and the Spanish American War, Ida McKinley, a nooks and crannies tour of the McKinley Memorial and more. The symposium will include a continental breakfast and lunch. The cost is $45 per person, $40 for members and a student price of $25 with a valid student ID. Reservations are required. Call 330-455-7043 to make a reservation or purchase tickets online.
- Any time between 2 and 4 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Coloring for All Ages! Coloring is a relaxing, de-stressing activity, generating wellness and peacefulness. Join us for this special program designed for the whole family. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. The program is free, open to the public and no registration is required. Call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org for more information.
- The season’s final public walking tour of Massillon’s historic Fourth Street will be held at 1 p.m. The tour of historic and architectural highlights in the town’s most beautiful old neighborhood takes about two hours. The houses span a century of architectural examples (1830s to 1930s), and were home to Massillon’s entrepreneurs and bankers, prominent Massillonians who hosted President McKinley and humanitarians who harbored fugitive slaves. Participants will learn about the Five Oaks mansion and the "Lillian Gish house." Reservations are not necessary. The $7 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour, which begins at the corner of Fourth Street and North Avenue, N.E. (in front of Five Oaks). In case of rain, the walk will be canceled. Call 330-832-8469 for more information or visit margyvogt.com.
- At 3 p.m., the 9/11 Community Commemorative Choir will perform "Lest We Forget" at Community Christian Church, 210 N. Main St., North Canton. The concert is in honor and memory of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The concert will feature George Lynn's arrangement The Gettysburg Address and select anthems including the Anthem of Dedication, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Canticle of Praise, A Patriotic Salute to the Armed Forces and more. Childcare is provided at the event. The choir is made up of volunteers from area churches of all denominations. The concert is free but goodwill offerings will be accepted.
- The annual Carnival of Wheels car show will be held Sept. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stark State College. Street rods, hot rods, customs, classics, race cars, tractors, trucks, motorcycles and more will be on display. Last year, more than 600 vehicles from 1904-2017 were shown. The family-friendly event will include a silent auction, engine valve cover car racing for adults and Hot Wheels racing for kids. Admission is free for spectators. The vehicle participation fee is $10 (dash plaques available for the first 450 registrants, as well as goody bags and door prizes). Proceeds primarily benefit the automotive technology scholarships at Stark State College. Learn more at cantoncarnivalofwheels.com.
- The India Association of Greater Canton is hosting its second annual India Fest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Jackson North Park. The event is open to everybody.
- At 3 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering Internet Basics. Attendees will hear an introduction to navigating the Internet and World Wide Web and an explanation and demonstration of the popular web browsers. Prerequisites are experience using a computer mouse, keyboard, and Windows.
- Single Seniors will hold a luncheon at noon at Meyers Landing, 1326 Whipple Ave. NW in Meyers lake Plaza. Reservations are required, and participants pay for their own meal. Call Norma at 330-452-5889 for more information.
- At 3 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., will offer Email Basics. Participants will learn to create their own free email account and send emails. Prerequisites are experience using a computer and accessing the internet. Registration is required. The classes are free. For more information, stop by the library or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.
- The Jackson Historical Society will host "A Walk Down Memory Lane" on the second Thursday of each month when the Jackson Historical Society welcomes the public to an informal discussion. The topic will be sports greats and memorable sports moments." The discussions begin at 7 p.m. inside Jackson Center One-Room School, 7756 Fulton Drive. No reservation necessary. Just bring your stories, photos or memorabilia to share.
The Little C Music Festival is returning to Canton offering attendees a two-day indoor/outdoor festival experience, featuring a wide range of musical styles and including plenty of home-grown Canton talent on Sept. 14 and Sept. 15. Hosted by Canton’s own Hey Monea, winners of the 2012 Hard Rock Battle of the Bands, the action take place at the Auricle along with free outdoor sessions at the Downtown Canton Flea. The Auricle is at Cleveland Avenue and Second Street. Festival passes are $20, for both nights, $10 for one night and VIP passes are $60. Passes can be purchased at www.littlecmusicfestival.com/tickets. Visit www.littlecmusicfestival.com for a schedule of performances.
From noon to 2 p.m., St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 1827 Erie St. S., Massillon, will open its doors to display its splendid stained-glass windows, among them three Tiffany creations, as well as its architecture and history. The event is free and open to the public. Local historian Margy Vogt, will be on hand to talk about the windows, offer brief drop-in tours, discuss the architecture and fittings of the church, and answer questions. A walking tour of Massillon Cemetery with Mandy Altimus Stahl will take place at 2 p.m. for a fee of $7. It will include the St. Timothy’s plot of the cemetery and two stained glass mausoleum windows. No reservations are needed. St. Timothy’s Church is at 226 Third Street Southeast and the cemetery is located at 1827 Erie St. S. For more information, contact Vogt at 330-832-8469 or Stahl at 330-704-7631.
- The North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce is holding a chocolate walk along Main Street from 1 to 4 p.m. The walk route spans Main Street with the northernmost point being the North Canton Fire Department and Waggoner Chocolates being the ending point on South Main Street. More than 30 businesses and organizations will participate. Tickets for the chocolate walk are $20 and can be purchased through the Chamber website (northcantonchamber.org) or in person at the Chamber office. The event is open to all ages, and a maximum of 200 tickets will be sold. For additional information, contact Christina Weyrick at email@example.com or 330-715-1557.
- Hoover retirees and all former employees are gathering to celebrate the 110th anniversary of the first Hoover vacuum cleaner from 1 to 5 p.m. at Hoover Banquet Hall (Dance Hall) inside Hoover Park, Walsh University’s North Campus at 10-1 E. Maple St. Free admission for retirees, former employees and spouse or guest. Memories, friends, fun and fool.
The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Pinterest program Beaded Key Chains from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Make a beautiful beaded key chain to keep or give as a gift. All supplies provided. The program is free and registration is required. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. For information or to register, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- At 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library will offer Introduction to Microsoft Excel Part 1. During the free class, attendees will learn the basics of Excel by creating a personal expense-tracking spreadsheet that uses formulas to perform simple mathematical calculations. Participants are encouraged to bring their own USB Flash Drive and save the spreadsheet to work with at home. These classes are free and registration is required. Prerequisites are experience using a computer and mouse. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.