- 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.
- The Players Guild Theatre will present the one-man drama, "RFK," by Jack Holmes. Starring local actor and longtime Guild collaborator Aaron Brown, RFK will be presented in the intimate surroundings of the William G. Fry Theatre in Canton throughout November. Tickets for this Downstage Drama are $17 for adults and $13 for 17 years old and younger. Tickets may be purchased online at www.playersguildtheatre.com, or in person at the Players Guild Box Office, located in the Great Court of the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Avenue N. Tickets may also be purchased by phone: 330-453-7617. Celebrate opening night on Nov. 4 with the Guild in the Green Room after the show to celebrate with a 1960s themed political party. This event is open to the first 50 guests who purchase their tickets. The total price is $37.00 per guest and includes the backstage pass to the opening night event and a ticket to the performance.
- 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 ncantonlibrary.org 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 StarkLibrary.org/Genealogy. The Main Library is at 715 Market Avenue N.
- 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.
- Children are invited to read to dogs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. Reading to and petting the dogs helps kids relax and become engaged in the reading instead of their insecurities. The program is free and no registration needed. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit :www.massillonlibrary.org. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.
- 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 www.aultmanfoundation.org 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.
- A visit with author Linda Castillo, writer of Amish thrillers, will take place at 6:30 p.m.at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. Castillo will discuss her newest book, "Among the Wicked." The event is free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 330-832-9831, ext. 312. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.
- 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 atwww.CantonSBDC.org. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.
- The arts community continues its collaboration with the Stark County Hunger Task Force to fight local hunger by staging Palette2Palate charity art event at the Joseph A. Saxton Gallery of Photography in Canton. Talented local artists donate their work to be featured for purchase inlive and silent auctions with proceeds going to help alleviate hunger in Stark County. Every dollar raised provides up to seven pounds of groceries for residents struggling to put food on their table. Doors open at 7 p.m. For tickets, visit www.starkhunger.org – a pre-sale price of $50 continues through Saturday, after the price increases to $55. The event is held at 520 Cleveland Ave NW.
- 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 www.firstfriends.org.
- 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 www.cantonsbdc.org. For more information, contact the SBDC at 330-244-3290 or email email@example.com.
- 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 www.walsh.edu/motherteresa. For questions, contact Molly Romano at 330.490.7581 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 www.pregnancychoicesforme.org.
- Lil’ Lambs Closet toy sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Brand new and like new toys, games, books, puzzles, electronics, arts and crafts, sports, play furniture and more. Thirty percent of all proceeds go to local Children's Charities. The sale is located at Church of the Lakes United Methodist Church, 5944 Fulton Road, at the corner of Fulton and Brunnerdale in Jackson Township. For more information, visit www.cotl-lillambscloset.com.
- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites readers to join in the free local Author Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fair provides a platform for local writers to showcase their work, connect with interested readers and network with other area authors. It is also an exciting event for readers to explore new authors, talk with them, and peruse their books. For more information, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.