Jan. 17


• The community is invited to Stark State College’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, Fulfilling the Dream in 2020, which is set for 11:30 a.m. in M101. Obie Shelton, public information officer for Cleveland Municipal Clerk of Courts and former reporter for WKYC-TV3, will open the event with a violin performance, followed by the keynote speaker Dr. Willis Lonzer III. A reception will follow. Lonzer, regional medical director for Horizon Therapeutics. Stark State College is located at 6200 Frank Avenue NW.


• Real Hope Church is holding a Swiss Steak dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Gluten free and carry out meals are available. All profits go to community outreach projects and ministries. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under and children two and under are free. All profits go to community outreach projects and ministries. The church is handicapped accessible and is located in Jackson Township between Portage and Strausser Streets, 7641 Wales NW. If Jackson Schools are not in session the day of the dinner then the event will be canceled. Call 330-499-6971 with questions.


Jan. 18


• From Noon to 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., presents Empowered Minds Vision Boards with author of the J.O.Y. Journal Kayleigh Hanlin, who will tell about the J.O.Y. Journal, then guide attendees in designing their own vision boards, intended to help inspire their self-acceptance, self-love and confidence, enabling them to become the best version of themselves they can be. Registration is required. For more information, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit the library’s website www.massillonlibrary.org.


Jan. 20


• St. Raphael Books and Gifts and Living Bread Radio, located inside the St. Raphael Center, at 4365 Fulton Drive NW, is expanding its community programming with a Mass for Life at 6:30 p.m. Following Mass will be a free screening of the film “Unplanned” at 8:30 p.m. about former Planned Parenthood worker Abby Johnson. Those interested in attending should reserve their spot by 5 p.m. Jan. 20 by emailing ccugini@livingbreadradio.com or calling 330-492-7018.


Jan. 21


• Delay the Disease, a 12-week program designed to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease and improve overall physical and social wellness, will be held at Aultman Massillon Door 3, 2051 Wales Ave. NW, starting Jan. 21 and will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Led by licensed physical therapy professionals, the class delivers evidence-based exercise protocols to improve balance, prevent postural deviations, increase gait speed and improve self-care abilities. The cost for the 12-week session is $79 for the once-a-week program or $129 for the twice-weekly program. For more information and to register, contact the Aultman College Corporate and Community Education (ACCE) office at 330-363-6181.


• Portage Lakes Branch Library is hosting Adulting 101: A Money Smarts series for Teens and Young Adults on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28.  Presented by Aimee Steele from USBank, each program begins at 6:30 pm. Programs are Jan 21: Paying for College and Cars; Jan 28: A Roof Over Your Head. The Library is at 4261 Manchester Road.  For more information, contact 330-643-9075.


Jan. 22


• At 6 p.m., the ABCs of Medicare will be presented by a representative from AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Learn what people need to know as they approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help individuals and their loved ones navigate through the Medicare network as they prepare for tomorrow. Reservations are required. Call 330-754-4508 or sign up at www.aultman.org.


• A reception will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for Artist Amanda Morena and Caleb Rex which are featured in an art show through Jan. 30. The reception is being held at Stark State, in room S203, in the student center, 6200 Frank Ave. NW. The public is invited. The gallery is open 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 additional information about the show, call 330-494-6170, ext. 4733 or email mover@starkstate.edu.


• The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., is offering a series of skill-building classes on Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. Session one begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 22. Attendees will learn the basics of Excel and how to work with formulas to perform simple calculations. Prerequisites for session one are familiarity with using a mouse and a computer. Session two is held Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. Learn how to work with subtotal formulas and what order the formulas must follow. Prerequisite are attendees must have taken session one. Jan. 29, at 6 p.m., learn to apply specific formatting based on your personal use for the table. Learn to build a pivot table and create a two-axis chart. Prerequisite: Attendee must have taken session two. The three classes are free and registration is required. For more information stop by or call the 330-832-9831, ext. 327.


Jan. 23


• At 6 p.m. the ABCs of Medicare will be presented by a representative from AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan at Aultman Massillon, Door 3, 2051 Wales Ave. NW. Learn what people need to know as they approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help individuals and their loved ones navigate through the Medicare network as they prepare for tomorrow. Reservations are required. Call 330-754-4508 or sign up at www.aultman.org.


Jan. 25


• The Stark County Library is offering a chance to explore the tastiest treats the world has to offer with Chinese New Year Treats held from 10 a.m. to noon. The program will be held at the Main Branch. Reserve your free seats at StarkLibrary.org.


• At 9:30 a.m. a program, Cross Training and Injury Prevention, will be presented by Dr. Verrelle Wyatt owner of Physio Balance and Sports Performance, yoga instructor and was the winner of the 2019 Hall of Fame marathon. He lives by the quote “Treat the Cause, Not the Symptom.” He will speak at the Stark Parks Running Stark Speaker Series. Runners, those that would like to become a runner, or simply looking for information on how to be healthier, can join in. The program will be held at the Exploration Gateway, at the north entrance of Sippo Lake Park in Perry Township, 5712 12th St. NW. Want to get a run in before each event? Join Stark Parks for parkrun, a free, timed 5k every Saturday at 8 a.m. beginning in the lower parking lot.


Jan. 28


• MassMu’s Brown Bag Lunch will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. an at Genner Hall in the Massillon Museum. Christopher Craft will present “The White House.” Admission to the Brown Bag Lunch is free to everyone and no reservations are required. The Museum provides a free cookie and coffee for every guest. Lunches and specialty beverages can be purchased at Anderson’s in the City, the Museum lobby café. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.