FYI

- 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. on 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, due to strong language. For more information on the play, cast and crew, visit http://www.kent.edu/stark/what-were-up-against.

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.

- The North Canton Library is a drop off location for a number of charity programs. Until Dec. 2, bring your new and gently used coats of all sizes for Coats for Christmas. Through Dec. 9, help fill the Mitten Tree with mittens, gloves, hats and socks for all ages. Also with a deadline of Dec. 9, select a tag and purchase a gift for someone in need. Until Dec. 12, help out a pet by donating pet food and supplies for dogs and cats through the Holiday Paws Pantry. The library is at 185 North Main Street. For more information, visit www.ncantonlibrary.com.

- Addiction and its consequences are the focus in a free, public presentation by author Linda Naseem on from noon to 2 p.m. at Stark State College’s ATC Building, 6200 Frank Ave. NW. Naseem is the author of "NOTHING," a book inspired by her personal journey of marriage to a man with a methamphetamine addiction. Naseem is a retired RN who worked for many years on long-term care AIDS units and in county jails. She speaks and writes with the goal of initiating dialogue on addiction prevention. For more information, email sriddle@starkstate.edu or call 330-494-6170, ext. 4080.

- Do you have a special holiday cookie recipe that you think is a real winner? Enter the Christmas Cookie Contest held at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. The public is invited to vote for the yummiest cookies from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Three exciting prizes will be awarded in all. Open to all ages. Cookies must be brought to the Massillon Public Library auditorium by 4 p.m. today. For more information, call 330-832-5037, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

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.

- After the Massillon Holiday Parade, the Massillon Public Library's Children’s Department will host a Grinch-themed event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a variety of activities taking place throughout the library, 208 Lincoln Way E. The many activities include crafts, Santa, free photos with Santa, cookies and milk and much more. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-832-5037, or email at brantdi@massillonlibrary.org.

Nov. 20

- Join St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church which is beginning a year-long celebration for its 50th Anniversary. The church is known as the place, "Where Love Lives." The celebration will start with a return to Lake Cable Clubhouse, 5725 Fulton Drive NW, where the church began, with a special commemorative service at 10:30 a.m. All past members, families, friends and guests are invited to join current members for this special service and reception as the past is remembered and to celebrate in the present and look to the future. The church is located on the corner of Fulton and Dressler Road NW. For more information, visit www.wherelovelives.org.

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.

Nov. 25

- The North Canton Library Black Friday promotion from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the library. Visitors will be treated to a variety of hot deals and promotions. They can have their library fines up to $24.99 eliminated. Along with the forgiveness of fines patrons will receive free coffee, enjoy adult craft supply kits and children's make-it, take-it crafts and prize drawings.

Nov. 26

- From 2 to 4 p.m., The Young Adult Department of Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., will present Shrinky Dinksprogram. Students in grades 7 to 12 are invited to come and create their own designs, then shrink them into tiny masterpieces. Patterns that are available include: Minecraft, Nightmare Before Christmas, Marvel and DC Superheroes, Emojis, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, Scooby-Doo, Pokémon and many more. The program is free and held in the auditorium and no registration is required. For more information, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 321 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

Nov. 29

- Single Seniors will meet for dinner and a meeting at 5 p.m. at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required by calling Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.