- The Socrates Cafe discussion group now meets at the Lake Cable Clubhouse from 6-8 p.m. the last Monday of each month. The group used to meet at the Jackson Branch Library. The next meeting, "What makes something funny?" will be on Oct. 31. Bring a cartoon or joke to share. For more information, call Annjeanette Witmer at 330-499-8973.

Oct. 21

- McDonaldsville St. Paul United Methodist Church, 7641 Wales Road NW, will hold a Swiss Steak Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. All proceeds go to local community outreach and mission projects. Cost of dinners are $8 for adults, $3.50 for children and free for those ages 2 and under. For questions, call 330-499-6971. The church is handicapped accessible. Carryout and gluten-free are available.

- Join in XBox Gaming Night, part of the Teen Program, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Canal Fulton Library, 154 Market St. Registration is required. For more information, call 330-854-4148.

Oct. 22

- Reader’s Theater for grades Kindergarten through grade 2 will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Kids can practice reading skills while performing in their own Reader’s Theater. Parents will be the audience for the last 20 minutes of the program. Kids will first practice their part from a story, add any necessary props, and then perform for their family. To register visit

- The Canton Museum of Art and MassMu have collaborated to create an epic costume party and everyone 18 and older is invited. "Art after Dark" will be held at the Massillon Museum and include tarot readings, stargazing and a street magician. DJ Dave Ignizio will keep music flowing from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. There will be a few surprises to keep you looking over your shoulder. Come in costume—but don’t stay away if you prefer to party in street clothing. Tickets are $20 ticket and include entertainment, snacks, the dance party and costume contest entry. Raffle tickets for unique baskets and tarot card readings will be sold separately at the event. The cash bar will be open throughout the party. Proceeds from the party will benefit Massillon Museum exhibitions and programming and Canton Museum of Art exhibition programming. Purchase tickets at Tickets will be sold at the door if they remain available. The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For additional information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061, or visit

- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, presents Super Satuday at 11 a.m. The program, "Halloween Hijinks" is for children in grades K through 6. Have some Halloween fun with slightly spooky stories, tricks and, of course, treats. Come in a costume, if you like. The program is free but registration is required. For more information or to register, call 330-832-5037, stop by the library or visit

Oct. 23

- The Canton Stamp Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the newly remodeled Holiday Inn Belden Village, 4520 Everhard Road NW, Jackson Twp. There will be four stamp dealers buying and selling postage stamps, covers and some stamp supplies. Admission and parking is free. For more information, call Dave Pool at 330-832-5992 or email

- Share in the fun and fellowship of the Faith and Light Ministry for children and adults with mental and developmental disabilities, their families, and their caregivers at Layola Retreat House. Hot dogs and beverages will be provided.  Bring a snack to share with friends. This is a free event, however, advance registration is required. The retreat is located at 700 Killinger Road, Clinton. For more information, call 330-896-2315, email, or visit

Oct. 25

- Author Timothy Hudak will speak at the Massillon Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch from 12:10 to 12:50. It is free and open to the public. No reservations need. Hudak's book, "All the Way to No. 1," is filled with 330 black and white photos, statistics, and the most comprehensive listing of the 20th century’s high school football champions found anywhere. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit

- Malone University will host a career fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Employers are welcome to recruit soon-to-be graduates. Employers may register at 

- Malone University hosts Novelist Lindsay Starck as part of Malone’s Writer Series. She will be on campus to read and discuss her work. "Noah's Wife" is her first novel which has caught the attention of numerous best-selling authors. She will read at 7 p.m. in the Stewart Room, inside the Randall Campus Center. The program is free and open to the public.

Oct. 26

- Diabetes Medications will be presented by Bobbie Randall at North Canton Medical Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There are more than 20 different pills or combination pills and six different types of insulin, as well as two other injectable medications that are not related to insulin. Learn more about the actions and side effects of various diabetes treatments that are used today. North Canton Medical Center is at 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Use entrance A.

- Days for Girls Sewing Project will be held at 5 p.m. at the North Canton Library, 185 North Main Street. Adults and Teens help to create feminine hygiene products during this simple sewing program to benefit young women in low-income areas. Don’t know how to sew? No problem. Can’t attend the program, but still want to participate? Stop by the Adult/Teen Services desk to pick up a pattern and complete the project at home. Completed feminine products will be collected through November. For more information, visit

- From 5:30 to 7 p.m., the Canal Fulton Library, 154 Market Street, is hosting Board Game Night with snacks, part of the Teen Program. For more information, call 330-854-4148.

- Walsh University is hosting "Dead Man Walking: "The Quandary between Restorative and Retributive Justice," ' at 7 p.m. The free program will be held at Betzler Auditorium and presented by Walsh Provost Dr. Laurence Bove. Is the aim of justice punishment or restoration? Or, both? Through lecture, case-study and discussion, Bove will lead take attendees on an exploration of the nature and types of justice and the quandary faced when identifying and applying aspects of justice that seek to punish and/or restore. For more information, call 330-244-4734.

Oct. 27

- A Medicare Options Event will be held at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Mercy Medical Office Building Auditorium. This is an event offered by the Ohio Department of Insurance, OSHIIP Division and Mercy Medical Center, which provides an opportunity to evaluate and change Medicare Part D for the 2017 year. Call for an appointment at Mercy Senior Friends at 330-489-1215.

- Baby Boomer Series: Memorialization Options and Planning will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. by L.J. Schneeberger at North Canton Medical Center. You will learn the different ways to remember a loved one. Learn how not to fall into a pit of emotional distress and how to make informed financial decisions. Let your final wishes be known by discussing and pre-planning your funeral arrangements. North Canton Medical Center is at 6046 Whipple Ave. NW; use entrance A.

- A Graduate School Fair will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Malone University, in which graduate schools are welcome to display materials and talk with interested students. Graduate school recruiters may register at .

- Kids of all ages help set the world record for the number of people reading the same book on the same day at the Massillon Library. The book is "The Bear Ate Your Sandwich," by Julia Sarcone-Roach and it will be available for the public to read, as well as sandwich-themed games, crafts, snacks and more. The event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

- Kent State at Stark will host Boo U, a free, family friendly educational celebration for elementary-aged children from 5 to 7 p.m. The outdoor event begins in the Main Hall Parking lot. For more information, visit,

Oct. 29

- Jason Drake from Drake Enterprises of Ohio will lead a workshop on creating ghoulish Halloween makeup. The event is open to teens and adults at 2 p.m. at the North Canton Library, 185 North Main Street. Register in advance. Visit for more information.

- Stark County District Library invites genealogy buffs to an evening of family history research on from 6 p.m. to midnight at Diggin’ in the Dark. The free evening is a  marathon genealogy event open to all skill levels and will be held at the Main Library in downtown Canton. Trained genealogy staff will be on hand throughout the evening to help both new and experienced researchers dig into their family history using databases. Registration is requested for this free event. For questions, call 330-452-0665 or visit The Main Library is at 715 Market Avenue N.

Oct. 31

- Trick or Treat around the North Canon Library for children of all ages from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wear a costume to trick or treat at different stations in the library. The library is at 185 North Main Street. Call 330-499-4712 for more information.

Nov. 3

- The Women’s Board of Aultman Hospital is hosting a fashion show, Angels on the Runway: Fashion for a Cause from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at The Historic Onesto Hotel in downtown Canton. The runway show will start at 7:45 p.m. Featured fashions will include a Joan Onesto Private Collection, Kent State School of Fashion, Chico’s, Mainstream Boutique, Vita, Laura of Pembroke, Red Bar, Steve’s Tailoring and Men’s Store, Charleston Shoe Company and more. Reservations are available for purchase by visiting or call 330-363-6198 for tickets or questions. Proceeds from this event will benefit the board’s pledge of $5 million to the Aultman Cancer Center. The Onesto Hotel is located at 225 Second Street NW.

- The community is invited to an opening reception hosted by Friends of the Little Art Gallery from 5:30 to 7 p.m. to kick off the exhibit "Fabrical and Digital: The Art of Karen and Bogdan: Celebrationg 50 Years Together." Hors d'oeuvres and resfreshments will be served. The exhibit runs from Nov. 3 to Dec. 4.

Nov. 4

- Quick Books I for beginners will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Learn how to use the accounting software to create meaningful financial statements; profit and loss reports; budgets and forecasts and more to grow your business. Registration and payment for the session must be made online Click on QuickBooks and choose the available date. Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. For more information, contact the Small Business Development Center at 330-244-3290 or

Nov. 5

- The Massillon Public Library invites kids grades 4 through 8 to attend a special Tween Time from 1:30 to 3 p.m. It will be a fun and messy afternoon of science experiments. The program is free and registration is required in person, by phone at 330-832-5037 or The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

Nov. 6

- With lights, fog, a unique sound track and loads of action, FamBlitz Live will be held at 6 p.m. at Canton’s First Friends Church. Live is a fast-paced, high-octane event for the entire family. In a Super Bowl atmosphere, families will witness the Mama’s Pajama Jump, Grandpa’s Rubber Face, the Ultimate FX Live Chicken and Bone Challenge, the Gator Snot Drop and The Flying TP Blast. Tickets are free for kids aged 18 and under and $5 for adults. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the church located at 5455 Market Avenue N, or at the door the night of the event. For more information, call 330-966-2800 or visit the church’s website at

Nov. 7

- The Ohio Small Business DevelopmentCenter at Kent State University at Stark is sponsoring an information session in starting a small business or for those who are in the early stages of business formation. The session will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Avenue NW, Jackson Township. There is a $10 fee per person for program materials. Registration and payment must be made online at For more information, contact the SBDC at 330-244-3290 or email

Nov. 9

- The Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Mother Teresa will be held in Walsh University's Barrette Business and Community Center, 2020 East Maple Street, North Canton. The event is free and open to the public at begins at 7 p.m. Registration preferred as seating is limited. Register online at For questions, contact Molly Romano at 330.490.7581

Nov. 10

- Pregnancy Choices will present "An Evening with Scott Klusendorf" from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Conference Center of Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Towsnhip. Special music will be provided by recording artist Renee Welsch, best known for her album "All I Want to Say." There will be an opportunity to partner financially with Pregnancy Choices. Make reservations by calling 330-455-7500 or online at