FYI

- Malone University is hosting 10 residential academic summer camps this summer. The variety of camps include music, science, psychology, computer, writing, nursing, theater and more. Registration and cost information is available at: www.malone.edu/summercamps. For more information, call 330-471-8526

- The Department of Music at Malone University is accepting new students for its preparatory lessons program for most musical instruments. This program offers weekly 30-minute lessons with an instructor or Malone music student at Malone University's campus located at 2600 Cleveland Ave. NW. All ages welcome. If you want to learn a new skill or brush up on existing skills, request preparatory lessons via an online form or contact the music office at mhaines@malone.edu or call 330-471-8231. A Malone instructor will contact you with pricing information and to schedule a spring lesson time.

- The Studio M exhibition, "St. Mary’s Church Restoration: Photography by Joe Albert," is on display in the Fred F. Silk Community Room of the Massillon Museum. The photography follows the restoration process from workers in the scaffold-filled sanctuary to the finished shining floors, sparkling windows, and fresh paint that bring new life to the 1876 National Register structure. The Massillon Museum’s Studio M exhibition may be seen during regular Museum hours, Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 5 p.m.  For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061, or visit massillonmuseum.org. The public is also invited to attend the artist’s reception Feb. 19, which will be free with no reservations required.

- Volunteer positions are available at Aultman Hospital. Volunteers are a crucial part of the Aultman team, providing support to both employees and patients. Become part of a team that is committed to improving the health of those we serve. Volunteers make a different in the lives of others, while making friends and learning new skills. A commitment of at least 100 hours of volunteer service per year and a background check is required and volunteers must complete required health and safety tests.  Benefits including free parking in the covered deck, free cafeteria meals (after four hours of volunteering), and 20 percent off over-the-counter items in the employee pharmacy. Fill out an online application at www.aultman.org/volunteer. For questions call additional questions 330-363-6368.

- Children in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten (accompanied by an adult) are invited to attend Mia Meow’s Art Adventures with artist BZTAT at the Massillon Museum. Participants will follow Mia Meow’s adventures as she tells stories and explores her world through art activities. Visit miameow.com to learn more about the artist and her artwork. The three-session class will meet from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. Feb 5, 12, and 19. The class fee is $25 ($20 for Museum members) and includes materials. Pre-registration is required for this class by Jan. 30. Students may register by phone or in person using cash (exact change), checks, or credit cards. The Massillon Museum, as a Blue Star Museum, offers a 10 percent discount on classes for active military personnel and their families. For a detailed class schedule, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org. The Massillon Museum is at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in the nearby city lots.

Jan. 28

- Tween Time Science Saturday Part 2 will be held at 2 p.m. at the Massillon Public Library. Kids in grades 4 through 8 are invited to get the chance to have fun as they channel their inner scientist while potentially being messy. Kids will do experiments from the book "The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments." The program is free and registration is required and can be done in person or by phone. For more information or to register, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. Massillon Public Library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

- Children in grades one through five can learn how to paint a winter scene step-by-step in the Massillon Museum’s Kids’ Acrylic Painting workshop. The one-day session will meet from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The class fee is $18 ($15 per Museum member) and includes instruction and supplies. The class is open to the public and pre-registration is required. by Jan. 23. Students may register by phone, by mail, or in person using cash (exact change), checks, or credit cards. The Massillon Museum, as a Blue Star Museum, offers a 10 percent discount on classes for active military personnel and their families. For a detailed class schedule, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in the nearby city lots and parking deck.

Jan. 30

- Holy Cross Catholic Schools will hold an open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Families interested in a a private education for their children are invited to see what a typical day is in a Catholic school. Open houses will be held at the following schools: Regina Coeli/St. Joseph, Alliance; Our Lady of Peace, St. Joan of Arc, St. Michael's and St. Peter, Canton; SS. Philip & James, Canal Fulton; St. Barbara and St. Mary, Massillon; St. Paul, North Canton; and St. Louis, Louisville. Central Catholic High School and St. Thomas Aquinas High School and Middle School will also be open. No appointment is necessary. For more information about Holy Cross, call 330-526-8366 or visit starkholycrossacademy.com. 

- Families with children who will enter preschool or kindergarten during the 2017-18 school year are invited to St. Michael's School, 3430 St. Michaels Blvd. NW, Canton, at 5:30 p.m. for a school preview night. The evening will include: pizza and refreshments, carnival games and crafts for children which will spark their excitement to start school in the fall. For more information, call St. Michael's at 330-492-2657.

Jan. 31

- Chocolate: A Healthy Treat will be presented by Bobbie Randall, RD, LD, Certified Diabetes Educator, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at  Aultman West, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Learn all about the wonderful world of chocolate. Explore the health benefits of chocolate and cardiac function. Taste-test a variety of chocolates and you will change the way you eat this treat. Make sure you bring your sweetheart. Reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- St. Paul School, 303 S. Main St., North Canton, will hold a free Kindergarten Readiness Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. to help incoming kindergartners beat the first-day jitters. The fair offers fun for parents, family, friends and students with carnival games, food, face painting, and balloon art. For more information, call 330-494-0223.

Feb. 4

- Celebrate the Chinese New Year by making animal zodiac kites at the Massillon Museum’s "Do the Mu!" workshop from noon to 2:00 p.m. Instructor Diane Gibson will introduce participants to "The Year of the Rooster," which begins on Jan. 28.Open to participants of all ages, the session is free and all materials will be supplied. Guests are invited to drop in any time during the workshop. No reservations are required.

Feb. 7

- The Canton Inventors Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Howard Wernow will be the speaker for the meeting. He will talk about what inventors should expect from President Trump as far as changes in the patent laws. The meeting will be held at the DeHoff Realty meeting Room.

Remember Brady’s Pink Cottage and Ted’s Root Beer Stand? The buttery French fries at Roberta’s and the signature steak and onion on rye sandwich at Lujan’s? What was your favorite diner-style food at Smitty’s and Bill’s diners?  Which restaurants and bars did you consider "dives" back in the day? From 10 a.m. to noon Chris Craft will lead a conversation about diners, dives, and drive-ins; the foods they served; and the owners and servers who operated them. Everyone is welcome to bring stories, photographs, matchbook covers, and menus. The history group meets in the Fred F. Silk Community Room in the Massillon Museum’s lower level. The Museum is handicap accessible. It is free to the public and coffee and pastries are available for a donation. The museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio 172). For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

Feb. 10

- NewPointe Community Church (Dover Campus) will host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience centered on God’s love for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. This worldwide movement is set to take place in all 50 states and 10 countries around the world. Every guest enters the complimentary event on a red carpet, complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including hair and makeup stations, shoe-shining areas, limousine rides, corsages and boutonnieres, a catered dinner, karaoke, prom favors for each honored guest and a dance floor all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned king or queen of the prom. To register visit newpointe.org/nighttoshine. The church is at 3950 SR 39 NW, Dover.

Feb. 12

Enjoy some creative fun with someone you love at the Massillon Museum Couples Clay workshop for Valentine's Day. It is a one-day clay workshop for adults from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. All levels of ceramics skill are welcome. Space is limited.The class fee—$35 per couple ($30 for Museum members)—includes instruction and materials. Pre-registration is required for this class by February 6. Students may register by phone, by mail, or in person using cash (exact change), checks, or credit cards. For a detailed class schedule, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. in Massillon.

Feb. 15

- Best-selling author and New York Post reporter Susannah Cahalan will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center of Kent State University Stark. The Featured Speakers program is free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. Tickets are available at the Main Hall Information Desk at Kent State Stark. Cahalan, whose book, "Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness" has been made into a major motion picture. The book recounts her experience as a victim of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. Her medical records, from a month-long hospital stay of which she has no memory, showed psychosis, violence and dangerous instability. Since sharing her story, thousands more have been diagnosed with the same autoimmune disease and saved the anguish and cost of misdiagnoses.

- Best-selling author Terry McMillan will be the guest at the Stark County District Library's latest installment of the Dr. Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books Author Series at 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre in Canton. McMillan is world-renown for her books, including "Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," both which were adapted into award-winning movies. Reserve free tickets to the event at StarkLibrary.org/Speakingofbooks.com or by calling the library at 330-452-0665.

Feb. 16

- Peer to Peer Class education classes begin at Hunter House, 1114 Gonder Ave. SE, Canton. Peer to Peer is a free 10-week program designed to foster learning, healing and empowerment among adults with neurobiological brain disorders (mental illness). This course is taught by trained mentors or peer teachers who are successfully managing their own conditions. The course provides participants with comprehensive information on mental illness and teaches strategies for personal and interpersonal awareness, coping skills, and promotes effective paths to recovery and wellness. There is a monetary stipend given to participants for attendance and refreshments are available. The course is free but pre-registration is required. To learn more, or to register for the class, call (330) 455-6264.  

Feb. 17

Join in for a Happy Heart Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Aultman Health Coach Linda Brunk will teach participants about seven health changes that can lead to a happier and healthier life. The morning will end with some fun HEART bingo. The cost is $5 per person. Reserve your space by calling 330-363-6262 or visit www.aultman.com/generations.