EVENTS for WEEKs of APRIl 20 and APRIL 27, 2015:
Registered voters may vote absentee in person at the Stark County Board of Elections office now through May 4th for the Primary Election on Tues. May 5th. Requests for absentee ballots to be mailed must arrive at the Board of Elections no later than Noon on Sat. May 2. For additional information, visit: www.starkcountyohio.gov/elections or call 330 451-7004.
Thanks to the support from St. Joseph's Federal Credit Union, every fourth grade student at St. Joseph's; St. Michaels; and Louisville Elementary schools will receive an evergreen tree to take home on Thurs. Apr. 30th - to plant, and help celebrate Youth Month and Arbor Day Celebrations.
"APRIL in PARIS" a tribute to Ole Blue Eyes with Michael Sonata will be presented at The Foltz Community Center on Wood St. in East Canton on Sat. April 25th. $ 35 per person ticket includes buffet dinner and show. For more info and reservations, call 330 875-7371.
To celebrate THE BIG READ SELECTION this year, "OLD SCHOOL", The Massillon Museum will explore local histories and school memories in a main gallery exhibition April 25th through May 24 during regular Musuem hours. A special event will be held on Sat. Apr. 25th from 3 - 5 pm. Call 330 833-4061 for additional details.
Malone University's A ONE VOICE GOSPEL CHOIR REUNION CONCERT will take place on Sat. Apr. 25th at 6:30 pm in the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts on Cleveland Ave. NW in Canton. The concert is free and open to the public. For more info, call 330 471-8239.
Mark your calendars for Historic Zoar Village's "BUILDING a ZOAR STOOL" on Sat. Apr. 25th from 8 am - 2 pm. You'll learn to set up and operate hard planes, the history of the bow saw, the uses of files, and proper sanding techniques. Cost is $ 95 per person or $ 85.50 for Zoar Community Associaltion members and will include all materials and lunch. Required reservations can be made by calling 330 874-3011.
AN ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be served at The Zoar Volunteer Fire Dept. on East 5th St. in Zoar on Sat. Apr. 25th from 7 - 10 am. $ 5 for adults and $ 2.50 for children under 12. More info and carryouts available by calling 330 874-2069.
All Saints Temple (located on Wilbur Allen Jr. Ave. SE in Canton) will be providing FREE HOT MEALS on Sat. Apr. 25th from 1 - 3 pm. Need directions or more details, call 330 280-1873.
The Massillon Museum will offer a ONE-AFTERNOON SELF-PUBLISHING WORKSHOP on Sun. May 3rd from 2:30 - 4:30 pm. Participants will review self-publishing options, learn about working with internet-based print-on-demand opportunities, talk about manuscript preparation and cover design, and discover how to develop a simple marketing plan. Fees are $ 18 ($ 15 for members) and are due by Apr. 28th deadline. Visit: www.massillonmuseum.org for reservations.
The next Brown Bag Lunch and Program at The Massillon Museum will be held on Tues. Apr. 28th from 12:10 - 12:50 pm for lunch hour convenience. Featuring folks from The Perry Township History Club with "HISTORY & RESTORATION of THE GENOA SCHOOLHOUSE". Call 330 833-4061 if needing more info.
In celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week, The Massillon Public Library invites all local poetry lovers, to the 9th ANNUAL POETRY READ-IN on Tues. Apr. 28th at 6:30 pm in the library's reading room. Come, recite your original to five minutes and poems must be family-friendly. During the event, winners of the library's poetry contest will be awarded their prizes and given the opportunity to read their poems. For more info, visit: www.massillonlibrary.org
First Lutheran Church on East Tusc. St. near downtown Canton will be serving FREE HOT MEALS on Wednesday, April 29th from 4:30 - 6 pm.
Join the McKinley Presidential Library & Museum on Thurs. Apr. 30th at 6 pm for an entertaining and educational look at two American institutions, BASEBALL and the PRESIDENCY - all part of their next Soup at Six Program. $ 15 per person and must be prepaid by calling 330 455-7043.
Sign up now for Louisville Area YMCA'S - SPRING SESSION of INSANITY CLASSES. The cost of the classes for the 5 week session is $ 18 for members and $ 36 for non-members and you can sign up for either the AM or PM class. For hours and reservation info, call 330 875-1611.
The Wilderness Center will be sponsoring A STAR WATCH & PLANETARIUM SHOW on Fri. May 1st at 8 pm. Come and learn about the bright Moon dominating the sky, but Jupiter and Venus will also be on display. After the program and if weather permits, you can take a peak through their new telescope in the observatory. For directions and more info, call 1-877 359-5235.
The past graduates of East Canton 1940 through 1979 and East Canton residents are invited to East Canton High School on Sat. May 2nd from 3 - 6 pm for "YOUNG at HEART GALA". No charge for this special event featuring a promenade, dancing, pictures, snacks, and a video of the past reunion. Transportation will be provided to those in need by calling 330 488-0189.
The Kiwanis Club of Belden Village will host the ANNUAL MILES for MOMS 5K and FREE KIDS FUN RUN on Sat. May 2nd. Registration will be open at the race from 7:30 - 8:45 am. The Kids Fun Run will begin at 8:30 am with the 5K RUN/WALK following it at 9 am. This event will take place at Kent State Uniersity at Stark at the Advanced Technology Center building. For more info and to register, visit: www.runsignup.com
Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Chapter of Magnificat, a women's minsitry, invites you to a BREAKFAST on Sat. May 9th at Walsh University, Barrette Center on East Maple St. in North Canton. Doors open at 8:30 am and breakfast at 9 am. Cost is $ 18 per person and to place a required reservation before May 2 deadline, call 330 305-1146.
During the next "Do the Mu!" at The Massillon Museum will be on Sat. May 2nd from noon - 2 pm and participants will make typewriter art. Free parking and for more info, visit: www.massillonmuseum.org
Canton Youth Symphony will be presenting A SPRING CONCERT on Sun. May 3rd at 4 pm at GlenOak High School Theater. For more details, visit: www.cantonsymphony.org/education/youth-symphony
The Perry Township Lions Club is seeking civic-minded men and women to join them in making a difference in the community by attending AN INFORMATION SESSION on Tues. May 5th at New Life Methodist Church on Whipple Ave. NW in Canton at 6 pm. There will be a meal planned, so please call 330 488-7681 it you are planning on attending.
A NATIONAL DAY of PRAYER will be held on Thursday, May 7th from 5:50 - 6:30 pm at Jackson Friends Church on Portage St. NW in Massillon (corner of Portage and Arlington) and everyone is invited.
A MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH will be sponsored on Sun. May 10th from 10:30 am - 2 pm at The Foltz Community Center on Wood St. in East Canton. $ 13.50 for adults ; Kids ages 3 - 6 - $ 6.75 and free for children age 2 and under. Call 330 488-6500 by May 6th registration deadline and for more info.