New year, new you

With the New Year comes new resolutions for more exercise. One way to get to work on keeping those resolutions is to get out in one of Jackson Township’s many parks and take a walk or play in the snow. All of the park locations are listed at www.jacksontwp.com/parks. Another way to get into exercise over the winter months is to visit the Paul & Carol David YMCA. Get all the membership details and learn what’s available for exercise equipment and programs at http://www.ymcastark.org/paul-carol-david-ymca. For a bigger winter adventure, take a walk on one of the many, many hiking and walking trails at Stark Parks. Visit www.starkparks.com/ to find a trail or program in the area. 

SymphonyLand performances

The Canton Symphony Orchestra will present its SymphonyLand trio performances on Jan. 9 and Jan. 12 to children ages 3 to 6. The SymphonyLand trios, introduce children to the instruments of the orchestra in an interactive format created specifically to engage young listeners. The series begins with the string trio at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. in Foundation Hall of the Zimmermann Symphony Center, 2331 17th Street NW. The program is free and open to the public and incorporates an age-appropriate story book along with educational components in music and reading. Reservations are recommended for the public and are required for school groups. They can be made online at www.cantonsymphony.org or by calling the Canton Symphony box office at 330-452-2094. Reservations for smaller groups are recommended in order to ensure adequate seating.

Dance with a Mission

Dance with a Mission will be from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 11 at Jackson High School, 7600 Fulton Road NW. Join this St. Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser featuring dance studios from the Canton and Akron area performing a variety of dance styles including ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, Irish, pointe, contemporary and lyrical. Tickets are $5 at the door (performers are free). For more information, email Shananne Lewis at dance@shananne.com.