FYI

- The Players Guild Theatre will present three performances of 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 Theater at 8 p.m. tonight and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Performance begins at 8 p.m. Tickets for this Downstage Drama are $17 for adults and $13 for those 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 at 330-453-7617.

- Kent State University at Stark’s theatrical department presents "What We’re Up Against" by Theresa Rebeck. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Kent State Stark Theatre, 6000 Frank Avenue NW. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $7 for non-Kent State students and senior citizens. Reserve tickets online at www.kent.edu/stark/theatre or call the Kent State Stark Theatre Box Office at 330-244-3348, Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. The play is designed for mature audiences only. For more information on the play, cast and crew visit http://www.kent.edu/stark/what-were-up-against.

Nov. 11

- Lake High School will host a Veterans Day Celebration from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to honor those that have fought for the country and freedom. All veterans and their families are invited to attend. An informal morning reception will be held for veterans prior to the ceremony in the Lake High School Cafeteria beginning at 7:45 a.m. The ceremony, includes speakers and music. Enter door No. 7 off Market Avenue by the Lake Community Library or door No. 5 by the YMCA.

- Jason Petty will be performing some of Hank Williams’ greatest hits at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon at 7:30 p.m. All seats are reserved and tickets are $15 for the main floor and $10 for the balcony. Petty brings Williams story to audiences in his one man tribute "Jason Petty’s Hank Williams – The Lonesome Tour." The Lions Lincoln Theatre is at 156 Lincoln Way E. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.lionslincolntheatre.org or call 330-481-9105.

- Meals on Wheels holds its annual fundraiser, "MOWnopoly" at 6 p.m. at the Alex D. Krassas Center in Canton. The event includes a silent auction, dinner and a live auction plus a few twists. Tickets can be purchased by calling the agency at 330-832-7220, or visiting Meals on Wheels’ website at http://www.mow-starkwayne.org/main-event-2016.

Nov. 12

- 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.

- Singing impressionist Randy Velez will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon. Seating is general admission. Tickets are $10 and children 11 and under are admitted free with an adult. With a vocal range of more than five octaves, Velez performs as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Freddie Fender, Hank Williams, Louis Armstrong, Neal Diamond, Elton John and many others. The theater is located at 156 Lincoln Way E. For more information or to buy tickets, visit www.lionslincolntheatre.org or call 330-481-9105.

Nov. 13

- The Glenn Miller band will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Lincoln Theatre. Tickets are $20 and $15 for reserved seats. The 18-member ensemble plays many original Glenn Miller arrangements, including "Moonlight Serenade," "At Last"  and "A String of Pearls." It also plays more modern selections arranged and performed in the Miller style and sound. The entire Glenn Miller repertoire now exceeds 1,700 compositions, which keeps the band popular with all ages. The theater is located at 156 Lincoln Way East. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.lionslincolntheatre.org or call 330-481-9105.

Nov. 15

- The Walsh University Department of History will host a reception in honor of the release of Walsh Associate Professor Dr. Kelly Mezurek's book, "For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops." The reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the lower level of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chapel. This event is open the public. Light refreshments will be provided and copies of the book will be available for sale. The book is the first comprehensive history of the 27th USCT.

- The Memory Café is holding Decoding Symbols in Art from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the North Canton Library. Memory Café is a free social engagement program for those experiencing early-stage memory loss. Memory Café seeks to offer a fun, safe, educational space for individuals to meet others handling similar diagnoses. Registration is required at geoachl@alz.org or by calling 1-800-272-3900.

Nov. 16

- The second speaker of the Kent State University at Stark's Featured Speakers Series will be held at 7:30 p.m. The speaker, RJ Mitte played Walt Jr., the son of the cancer-stricken science teacher-turned-drug manufacturer, on the Emmy-winning  AMC drama "Breaking Bad." All Featured Speakers Series programs are free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. Tickets are now available at the Main Hall Information Desk on the Kent State Stark campus. For more information about RJ Mitte’s talk or Kent State Stark’s Featured Speakers Series, call 330-244-3223 or visit http://www.kent.edu/stark/featured-speakers-series. 

- Local author and award-winning sports columnist Terry Pluto will speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the  Lake Community Branch Library, 585 Market Ave. SW. The event is free event and will feature a discussion on the good, the bad and the ugly of Cleveland sports followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. Registration is requested for the event due to limited seating. For more information, visit StarkLibrary.org or call 330-877-9975.

- SingStark, a no-audition, no-commitment choir, will be singing "American Pie" by Don McLean and "Hallelujah" by Cohen at 7 p.m. at the Canton Brewing Company. SingStark is perfect for anyone who loves to sing on stage or in the car. Be a part of Canton’s Pop-Up Choir. The choir meets every third Wednesday at the brewing company located at 227 Market Avenue N. The choir will learn two popular songs each month, which they perform, record, and film on the same night. It is never the same group twice - meet new people, sing old and new songs. For more information, visit www.voicesofcanton.org/singstark.

Nov. 17

- Theresa Herr will speak at the Canton Christian Women's Connection luncheon at 11:30 a.m. The topic is "Victory over Rejection." Vocalist Bonnie Baughman will perform and the special feature is an appearance by Anne Hanson, from Bare Naked Wools Boutique. The luncheon will be held at The Fairways, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, North Canton. For required reservations or complimentary nursery, call Sherry at 330-837-6552 or e-mail cantoncwc@aol.com by Nov 13. The $13 cost includes lunch. Canton CWC is a non-denominational ministry affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

- Stark State College will host an open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. to help students learn how they can spend less on the way to a good-paying job or a bachelor’s degree. Professors will highlight many of the academic areas among the hundreds of associate degrees and certificates the college offers. Students and their families also can watch live demonstrations, speak with admissions reps, take tours, enjoy refreshments and be entered for a Cavs tickets giveaway. The event is held in M100 of the Business and Entrepreneurial Center, 6200 Frank Ave. NW. Financial aid staff will be on hand to help students and parents look at financial aid and scholarship opportunities. For more information, visit starkstate.edu, call 330-494-6170 or email info@starkstate.edu.

- A diabetes support group meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. in Affinity Medical Center's Conference Room One, located off the Eighth Street entrance. The Diabetes Support Group features various guest speakers on important health and lifestyle issues that have an impact on individuals with diabetes. The meeting is free and family and friends of individuals with diabetes are welcome to attend. Registration is not necessary. For more information, contact 330-834-4703.

- 'Fashiontini' will present its eighth annual fundraising event, "A Prelude to Christmas" at 6 p.m. at Kent State at Stark's University Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. The fundraiser benefits En-Rich-Ment of Stark County. Tickets are $50 and available at fashiontini.org. Fashions will be provided by Doreen Leaf Designs, Belden Village Limited, Edge Hair Design & Spa, Targer, Hollister and My Style. Entertainment will be provided by students of En-Rich-Ment.

- The Stark County Civil War Roundtable Meeting will be at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 3088 State St. NW, Lake Twp. The topic is "Civil War Era Music" and songs will be performed on vintage guitars and there will be an explanation on the stories behind the songs. Cost is $20 per member or $25 for two or members of the same residence. There is a $4 meeting fee for non-members.

- The Aultman Cancer Center, the Aultman Heart Center and the Aultman Health Vision 2020 community wellness team are encouraging smokers to qut by hosting an educational event from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the hallway beteen the main and Bedford lobbies outside the Aultman Breast Care Center, 2600 Sixth St. SW, Canton. The event is in conjuction with the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout. For more information, visit Aultman.org.

Nov. 18

- Malone University's education majors and Kappa Delta Pi will host the 14th annual, "Jammin' in your Jammies" from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Center. The event is a fundraiser featuring Chip Richter and the Munks. Children are invited to have a dance party in their pajamas, with cookies and milk afterward. All of the proceeds will be  used to purchase pajamas and books for needy children in Stark County. The cost is $5 per person or $20 max per family. Church groups may pay as a family. Register online to reserve a spot. Payment is made at the door with cash or checks made payable to Malone University.

- McDonaldsville St. Paul United Methodist Church, 7641 Wales Ave. NW, Jackson Twp., is hosting a swiss steak from 5 to 7 p.m. Carry-out and gluten free are available. All profits go to local community outreach and mission projects. Cost for adults is $8, children $3.50 and age 2 and under are free. If your group has eight or more people, call the church office one week prior to obtain tickets. For questions cal 330-499-6971.

Nov. 19

- Malone University Opera Theatre will present Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors at 7:30 p.m. in the Johnson Center Chapel, 2600 Cleveland Ave NW. It is open to the public; school and church groups are welcome and can be provided with educational material to enhance the experience. General admission is $5 and tickets can be purchased online at www.malone.edu.

Nov. 22

- Join Dan Moldea, organized crime specialist, political corruption investigator and bestselling author from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Sippo Branch of Stark County District Library, 5710 12th St. NW. The event is free and will feature a discussion on Moldea’s latest book, "Confessions of a Guerrilla Writer," followed by a question-and-answer session and book signing. Registration is requested for this free event due to limited seating. For more information and to register, visit StarkLibrary.org or call 330-477-8482.

Nov. 24

- You are  invited to a Thanksgiving Meal at noon in the Church of the Lakes activity center, 5944 Fulton Drive NW, Jackson Twp.. Don’t be home alone for the holiday. Join us for a family-style meal with great food and lively conversation. This event is free and open to the community. However, seating is limited, and reservations are required. To reserve your space, contact Sheri Grunwald at slgtherapy@gmail.com or 330-806-1934 with your name, phone number and number of people in your group.