- The Canton Ballet will present Celebrate Dance! at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 12 and at 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N., Canton. Admission is $10 and all seating is reserved. There are discounts for groups of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased at cantonballet.com, in person, or by calling 330-455-7220 or at the ticket office in the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N.
- The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot, is celebrating its 30th year of the Enchanted Forest on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13. This year at the Enchanted Forest, Mouse, Bat, Slug, Skunk, Spider and Coyote will invite families into their forest home to share the recipes of their favorite culinary treats. As guests are escorted along pumpkin-lit trails the friendly animals will sing songs, tell jokes and share stories of how they forage and feed themselves in the nighttime woodlands. Following the 45-minute walk, refreshments are served. Non-scary costumes for children and adults are welcome. The price is $6 for members and $8 for non-members. Children age 3 and under are free. An early time slot for the youngest visitors will be offered at 6 p.m. Oct. 13. For both Oct. 12 and Oct. 13, the remaining departure time choices will be 6:30, 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m.. Advance registrations are encouraged and can be made at wildernesscenter.org or by calling 330-359-5235.
- The Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., will feature two artists in its Art as Journal Studio M exhibition at 3 p.m. The public is invited to this free event and no reservations are required. The photos by Laura Ruth Bidwell and Shari Wilkins, will continue to be displayed through Nov. 4. The artists talk will provide an opportunity to meet the artists and gain insight about their artwork. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
- At 2 p.m., historian Margy Vogt will lead visitors around the perimeter of the grounds to see the exteriors of the mausoleums at the Massillon Cemetery, 1827 Erie St. S. She will tell about the prominent families buried in the beautiful vaults. The 1.25-mile walk will be slow and shady, covering both paved lanes and grassy paths of the 172-year-old graveyard. Meet at the cemetery entrance. Reservations are not necessary and the $7 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour. The walk is about two hours. In case of inclement weather, call 330-832-8469 for last-minute weather verification. For more information about local walking tours, call 330-832-8469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- At 3 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering Accessing Your Library from Home. Learn to use your home computer or mobile device to find, reserve, and renew materials, plus download free eBooks. Also, create a Hoopla account to stream digital movies, eBooks and music with your library card. The Overdrive and Libby apps will be demonstrated. Registration is required and the class is free. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, et. 327.
- Mercy Cancer Center is offering free skin cancer screening beginning at 6 p.m. at Mercy Health Center of North Canton. Registration is required and can be made by calling 330-489-1333 or 800-223-8662.
The Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., will host its children’s Pumpkin Patch Party for members, members’ children, and members’ grandchildren from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Costumes are optional for the free event, which will include games, art activities, and refreshments. Although the event is restricted to members and family, new members are welcome at any time. The Museum’s 2018 membership drive is going on now. To learn more, visit massillonmuseum.org. For more party information or required reservations, call 330-833-4061.
- The Canton Artists League’s show, Diversity 2018, will run until Oct. 26 in the Stark State College gallery on the second floor of the Student Center, 6200 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Twp. The public is invited to attend a reception for the artists set for 6 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in S204 of the Student Center. All art is available for purchase with 25 percent of the proceeds going to the college’s aesthetics fund for the purchase of artwork for the campus. The gallery is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. For more information call 330-494-6170, ext. 4733, or email email@example.com.
- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Pinterest program Homemade Soap on from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Make homemade soap in the scent of your choice. The program is free, but registration is required. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Limit 15 participants. For information or to register, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- The annual Unity in Our Community fundraising Pancake Breakfast & Health Fair will be from 8 a.m. to noon in the Jackson High School Commons. Tickets are $5 per person and senior citizens can get a buy-one, get-one free ticket. Children under three are free. Proceeds from the event will go toward families in need within the Jackson Local School District.
- The North Canton Lions Club will hold a Fall Craft and Artisan Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hoover High School. There is no admission charge.
- The public is invited to Stark State College’s STEMfinity War, an evening of exploration, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the school, 6200 Frank Ave., Jackson Twp. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs will be in the Avenger-themed spotlight with hands-on activities and demonstrations (geared toward junior high and high school students, but fun for the whole family) There will be career info about jobs in-demand, STEM occupations and conversations with STEM program faculty and students, along with free food and door prizes. Registration deadline for the event is Oct. 24.
- From 4 to 6 p.m. in partnership with Stark Library, Belden Village Mall is hosting a free Mall-O-Ween event for little ones to bring their most fun, most ghoulish costumes for trick-or-treating inside the property. Trick-or-treat bags will be provided while supply lasts. Participating stores will pass out candy, coupons or other giveaways as long as supplies last. Free photos will also be provided in Center Court.
- One Book, One Community encourages Stark County residents to read a common book, share ideas, and create community — and nothing brings a community together better than food! Ruth Reichl, this year’s One Book, One Community author, is one of the most recognizable voices in the culinary world. She’s an American chef, food writer, co-producer of PBS's Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie, culinary editor for the Modern Library, host of PBS's Gourmet's Adventures With Ruth, and was the last editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine. Ruth will talk about her books, her experiences as a foodie and take your questions at the Canton Palace Theatre. Visit StarkLibrary.org/OneBook to reserve your free seats.