- The Pinkertones will perform at 7 p.m. on the new Kempthorn Stage. The band is a Weezer tribute band with lots of energy. The performance is free and will be held at Cleveland Avenue NW in the Auricle parking lot across from the Onesto Hotel.
- The Tudor House, 655 Latham Lane, New Franklin, is hosting movie night on the lawn and 7 p.m. The water themed Additional events include Movie Night on the Lawn. The water-themed movie night will be a double feature showing Finding Nemo and Jaws on a giant, inflatable big screen on the lawn. The plan is for the movie screen to also be visible from the lake for those who want to watch from their boats. For questions contact Christine Lippincott at 330-882-4324 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- It’s time to light up the scoreboard from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Arts District in Downtown Canton this First Friday, where the theme is Game Time! Free game truck and photo booth will be provided by Ohio Mobile Gaming as well as bungee trampolines and more on Third street. Check out Cantonology for discounts on all football-themed items. Stop at the new Fromage Du Monde to build your own Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches starting at 7:30 p.m. A verity of live music will be flooding the streets. For more information and to download a map, visit www.cantonfirstfriday.com.
- Teens Create will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Jackson Township Branch Library, 7186 Fulton Drive NW. The program is to help teens become a prepared and capable adult. The program is for teens in grades 6 through 12.
- Join a woodcarving get together from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sippo Lake Park at Exploration Gateway. Master woodcarvers will be on hand to work with all participants. Materials will be provided for beginners. Additional wood blanks may be available for purchase. For ages 10 and up and adults must remain at the class with participants under age 18. The program is free, but registration is required at www.starkparks.com.
- The Stark Library Summer Reading challenge will wrap up with a finale celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum with an ice cream truck, visit from the bookmobile, outside activities and a green screen for some galactic fun for star readers who read all 40 days. Participants who read an extra 10 days will win a bonus prize.
- From 9 to 10:30 a.m., mountain biking provides will be held for youth ages 5 to 11 and develops self-esteem, provides kids with a strong sense of community, and introduces them to a healthy active lifestyle and it is fun. This introductory mountain bike skills clinic is geared specifically toward youth. Beginner and intermediate youth riders will learn about balance, stability, handling skills, trail etiquette, basic bike safety, and equipment needed out on the trail to ride with confidence. Each session will include skills, drills, games, and trail time to apply what's been learned. Participants bust bring their own mountain bike (road bikes are not acceptable). Bring a helmet, water bottle and wear closed toed shoes. A snack and bug spray are recommended. Drop off and pick up will take place at the Quail Hollow Mountain Bike Trailhead.
- Traditional Music Night will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Quail Hollow Park inside the Manor House. Traditional, bluegrass and Celtic music are played. Bring an instrument and join in or sit back and enjoy the music. No reservations required. Admission is $1. Beverages and snacks are for sake by the volunteer association.
- A Stark Parks Youth Fishing Derby for children ages 4 to 15, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. and this year, adults have the opportunity to take advantage of fishing derbies, open to all ages, at Sippo Lake Park, 5300 Tyner Street NW. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and a $5 cash entry fee is required. Participants 16 years and older must show a valid Ohio fishing license at registration. Children under 16 must always be accompanied by an adult. Food and bait will be available for purchase at the marina. Cash prizes will be available, and the winners must be present at 10 p.m. to collect them.
- In an effort to better equip the region’s young professionals with skills needed for success in the workplace, Kent State University at Stark’s Corporate University is hosting its 2019 Young Professionals Conference. The session is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kent State Stark’s Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. The conference is an opportunity for participants to network with next-generation leaders, learn critical workplace skills and discover new strategies for guiding success in career and life. How to have difficult conversations in the workplace and discover techniques to maintain composure while communicating key messages. For more information, visit bitly/Register-StarkYPC. The cost of the conference is $245, or $215 for multiple registrants. To register, call Mona Zink at 330-244-3508 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.