- The Body Positive project comes to Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre. The project is a movement-based, adult only burlesque class for anyone looking to become more comfortable with themselves physically and/or mentally. The class will focus on fluid movement, balance, isolations and more. The cost is $20 per class and all are welcome. The class is being held from 2 to 3 p.m. Individuals must be 18 years or older to register for the class. For more information and to register, visit www.avenuearts.org/classes.
- At 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites Tweens in Grades 4 through 8 to come and try their hand at modern calligraphy. All supplies will be provided, and each attendee receives a calligraphy pen to keep. The program is free and requires registration by calling 330-832-5037 or by visiting www.massillonlibrary.org.
- Healthy Kid’s Day will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the David YMCA, 7389 Caritas Circle NW. The day is the Y’s national initiative to improve families health and well-being. Activities include games, nature encounters, inflatables, Kid’s Yoga and Kid’s Zumba, open swim, educational activities, arts and crafts, local vendors to motivate and teach families how to develop healthy routines at home. For more information contact: 330-830-6275 or visit www.ymcastark.org/paul-carol-david-ymca.
- Join in Behind Bedroom Doors walking tour that is happening in conjunction with Massillon’s Last Saturday. Explore downtown Massillon and visit locations that would have been important to any young couple during their courtship and marriage. Learn how to flirt, who was really in charge, and how to make sure your Victorian marriage will be a happy one. The tour is at 5 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $15. The tour is not recommended for children due to some content. If you have questions call 330-833-6749 or at www.springhillhistorichome.org/walking-tour. Reservations in advance are recommended. For more information or tickets call 330-833-6749 or visit www.springhillhistorichome.org.
- From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Stark State will host its second Student Symposium showcasing SSC students and area high school students as they present their capstone projects, speeches, research projects, technical skills and creative works across a variety of disciplines and fields. The event is free and open to the public. The symposium will be held in the Business and Entrepreneurial Center, M100, 6200 Frank Avenue NW. The Green High School Ensemble will entertain. Refreshments will be provided. Visit starkstate.edu/symposium for more information.
- The Lincoln theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E., is presenting classic Rock’n’Roll hits from the 1950’s and 1960’at 7:30 p.m. with the GeezeCats. Tickets are $15 for the balcony and $20 for the main floor, and can be purchased at the box office beginning one hour before the show, in advance at www.lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
- Kent State University at Stark commemorates Earth Day 2019 with a free, family friendly celebration on the campus at 6000 Frank Avenue NW. New exhibitors highlight this year’s event, including an Akron Zoo animal presentation, Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Stark County Beekeepers Association and Ernie’s Bike Shop, among many others. The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Campus Center lot and the Pond and Wetlands Research Area. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon filled with educational activities, entertainment and interactive demonstrations for all ages. A children’s area will include face painting, mock fossil digs, crafts, a coloring contest, photo opportunities and much more. For more information visit www.kent.edu/stark/earth-day-celebration. To enter the coloring contest for a chance to win a prize, please print the scene from the event web page, and bring completed artwork to the event. Winners will be selected and contacted during the week following Earth Day.
- At 3 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering Computer Basics. During this class, attendees will learn how to use a computer, then practice using a mouse and keyboard. Additionally, they will hear about the hardware and software parts of a computer system. No previous experience needed. The class is free and registration is required. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327. Massillon Public Library.
- From 4 to 6:30 p.m., those interested in staring their own business or who have recently started a business whether a commercial lease or a home-based operation can learn about the planning process, initial financial projections, ownership options, review of the required forms, licensing, loan options and additional funding availability. Participants will receive the business plan outline during the session. The seminar is free, but advance registration is required. For more information call 330-375-2111, or email email@example.com. The seminar is being held at the Bounce Innovation Hub, 526 S. Main Street, 7th Floor Video Conference Room # 716A, Akron. Parking is in White Zone Parking lot.
- The Walsh University Women’s Committee is hosting a special evening of international food and wine tastings that highlight where the Brothers of Christian Instruction are located throughout the world. The new Passport to the World event will be held at 6 p.m., in the Marlene and Joe Toot Global Learning Center. The event is open to the public and will include an auction, entertainment and a wine pull, while guests enjoy food and wine pairings from France, Greece, Japan and Peru. The cost is $75 per person or $150 per couple. Dress is business casual. Contact Lucia Cirese at 330-244-4752 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Registration is available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/passport-to-the-world-international-food-wine-tasting-event-tickets-58674714651.
- At 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is hosting Vinyl Listening Session. Join music lovers John Shultz and Don Specht as they spin their faves, with time for others to share a selection or two. Expand your musical tastes and enjoy listening with others. No registration is required for this free program. Coffee and tea will be served. For more information call Sherie Brown at 330-832-9831 ext. 314 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
The Massillon Public Library presents Meditation Discussion Group on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, from 6:30 to 7:40 p.m. with guest presenter Gwen Miller. The May Meditation meetings will be May 7 and 21. Registration is required for the free classes. For more information or to register, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 312.