- The North Canton Library, 185 N. Main St., is holding a Black Friday promotion from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone visiting the library can have their library fines up to $24.99 eliminated. Library patrons will receive free coffee, tea and hot cocoa at the library all day long and prize drawings will be held throughout the day. While here, patrons can take advantage of the library’s ongoing public service that allows anyone with a library card to borrow video games, books, movies, toys, CDs and more every day.
- Single Seniors will be holding a luncheon at noon at Palombo’s, 4100 Portage St. NW. Reservations are needed by calling Norma at 330-452-5889. Participants pay for their own meal.
- The Massillon Public Library and Spring Hill Historic Home present The American Red Cross in World War I, Ohio’s Contribution at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free program to be held at the library’s auditorium, 208 Lincoln Way E. No registration is required. For more information, call the Spring Hill Historic Home at 330-833-6749 or visit www.springhillhistorichome.org.
- Cataract Options and Solutions for Presbyopia will be presented by Sanjeev Dewan, M.D., ophthalmologist, at 6 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Cataracts cause blurry vision and are a leading cause of treatable blindness. Learn about prevention and various treatment options available. Visit Aultman.org to register or call 234-231-9600
- Mona Lisa Touch will be presented by Joann Krivetzky, M.D., at 6 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2051 Wales Ave. NW. Come and learn more about this common problem and treatment options for women during and after menopause. Visit Aultman.org to register or call 234-231-9600.
- At 3 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering Introduction to Microsoft Office Online. Attendees will learn to work with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook Online, plus receive an introduction to Microsoft’s online "cloud" storage system, known as OneDrive. Participants will need a personal email account to register with Microsoft. This is not required if an attendee only wants to watch the presentation. Prerequisites are experience using a computer and accessing the Internet. Registration is required, and the class is free. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.
- The Aultman Foundation is offering community members the chance to honor those they care for and remember those who are no longer here at the "Light Up a Life Memory Tree" program. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5, in Aultman Hospital’s Bedford building lobby 2600 6th Street SW. For a $20 contribution, honoree names will be displayed during the ceremony, as well as in the lobbies at Aultman Hospital and the Aultman Women’s Board Compassionate Care Center during the holidays. The event is free, but reservations are needed by calling 330-915-4315 and following the prompts by no later than Nov. 30. For more information or to contribute to the event, visit www.aultmanfoundation.org or call 330-363-4908.
- At 7 p.m., audiences will enjoy "The Gift" a Christmas play that will pull on your heart strings, make you laugh, and engulf you in the Spirit of the season all at the same time. Come to the Lincoln Theatre in Massillon and see the intertwining of multiple people whom seem to have nothing in common, nothing except the one thing they all need, "The Gift." To purchase tickets, call 330-353-2735 or online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org. All seats are $20.
- A Chorus for a Cause presents Christmas is coming at 7 p.m. The concert will be held at Canton South Performing Arts Center, 600 Faircrest Street SE. Tickets are $10 and are available at cantonlocalschoolspac.eventbrite.com.
At 3 p.m., the Harmony Ringers will present Earth Shall Ring. The concert will be held at Grace United Church of Christ located at 13275 Cleveland Avenue NW, Uniontown. Admission is free, donations are accepted.
- Christmas on Hoover Farm will be presented by the Hoover Historical Center from 1to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Holiday music, a visit with Santa and taking family photos with the holiday décor throughout the family home is part of the event. A Hoover upright vacuum (courtesy TTI) and Cleveland Indians memorabilia, including a jersey, will be available for raffle. Refreshments will be served. Free hot chocolate will be available and encouraged for all who wait to carol through Hoover Park for the horse-drawn wagon ride. Wagon tickets sell for $4 throughout the afternoon. No reservations needed. For more information, call 330-244-4667 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At 6:30 p.m., families are invited to a special story time with Santa at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. Santa’s Magical Story Time will fill your heart with old-fashioned Christmas cheer as Santa himself tells stories of the North Pole. A true holiday delight for all ages. There will be time at the end of the program for children to meet Santa Claus. Registration is required, and the program is free. For more information or to register, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- Guests are invited to bring treasures, curiosities, and special stories to the Massillon Museum’s History Discussion Group on from 10 a.m. to noon. Bring favorite childhood playthings, special Massillon memorabilia, family artifacts, or memories of special times. The event is held at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., and attendance is free and open to everyone. Liebermann’s pastries and coffee are available for a donation. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
- At 6:00 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites readers to attend its Historical Fiction Book Club as they discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The book club is free and open to the public. The library invites members of the community to read this book, then join others for an hour of relaxed discussion. For more information or to reserve your copy, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University is sponsoring an information session for individuals interested in starting a small business or those who are in the early stages of business formation. The session is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Township. It 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 330-244-3290 or email@example.com.
- From 6 to 7:30 p.m., Light Up Downtown at the Stark County Main Library, 715 Market Avenue N. Visit the library during Canton’s annual launch of the holiday season for entertainment, crafts, and, of course, the jolly old elf himself. For more information about upcoming events and to register, visit StarkLibrary.org or call 330-452-0665.
- From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Explore the concepts of Paper Engineering behind Pop-Up Cards while creating your own card at the Jackson Township Branch Library, 7186 Fulton Drive NW. Festive paper and decorations will be provided. For more information about upcoming events and to register, visit StarkLibrary.org or call 330-452-0665.