FYI

- Art from the Classroom will be on display in the North Canton Public Library’s Little Art Gallery through March 26. The exhibit is composed of four shows (elementary and preschool, intermediate school, middle school and high school). Community members, including families, students, educators and patrons, are cordially invited to attend opening receptions for each of the shows. Receptions will be held the first day of each exhibit from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 330-499-4712. The Little Art Gallery is inside the library, 185 North Main St.

- Walsh University will present a new art exhibit "A Celebration of African and African-American Art" the Atrium Gallery of the Birk Center for the Arts. The free exhibit is open to the public daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The exhibit will run until March 12 and is in conjunction with Black History Month. The exhibition contains paintings and sculptures by Canton-based artists Errick Freeman and Margene May. The works of art are interspersed with objects collected in Uganda by Dr. Jo Anna Kelly, professor of sociology. Books and artifacts on African-American art, literature and music will be on display from the collection of Dr. Cindy Staudt, dean of academic services. The exhibition will feature an album cover portrait of Otis Redding rendered from life by Dot Ogden Brown of Macon, Ga., in 1967.

Feb. 10

- Register by Feb. 10 for the Aultman Volunteer Services Happy Tails animal-assisted activity program on Feb. 18. The program begins at 8 a.m. in the Morrow House Auditorium at Aultman Hospital. Happy Tails dogs and handlers go through a rigorous training process performed by Pet Partners certified evaluators to enable dogs and their handlers to visit hospitalized patients. Registration is required at www.petpartners.org. The fee for the course is $50 and includes lunch and snacks, handler’s book and handouts. The fee, along with the handler/questionnaire form, which can be found on the Volunteer Services page at www.aultman.org/volunteer, should be mailed to: Volunteer Services at Aultman Hospital, Attn: Lee Kenny, 2600 Sixth Street SW, Canton, OH 44710.

- Register by today for Mercy Heart Center's free heart healthy Sweetheart Cooking Demonstration to the community at noon Feb. 14 in Mercy Hall Auditorium, 1320 Mercy Drive NW. The program will teach participants how to make healthier versions of several food and dessert items. Taste testing, recipes, a special give-a-way item and a presentation will take place. Register by calling Mercy Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662.

- ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Debbie Banal, AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at  Aultman West 2021 Wales Ave. NW. Learn what you need to know as you approach Medicare eligibility. Reservations are required. Register no later than Feb. 10 by calling Mercy Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662.

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.

- The Players Guild Theatre is holding auditions for the presentation of the musical CABARET on Feb. 12 and 13. Available audition time slots are 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 8:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Feb. 13. Auditions will be held in the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton. Actors are asked to prepare 32 bars of a musical theater song that best showcases their vocal ability and bring the corresponding sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. Also bring a current photo or provide a headshot/resume if available. Make an appointment for an audition time slot by filling out the online audition form at www.playersguildtheatre.com/audition.

Feb. 13

- Family Story Time with Miss Beth will be held from 5 to 5:30 at the Canal Fulton Library. Families are guaranteed a good time as they explore stories and activities that are great for children of all ages. This is a relaxed and fun story time for all. For more information or to register, call 330-854-4148. The library is at 154 Market Street.

Feb. 14

- The Single Seniors will hold a luncheon meeting at Samantha's 1:30 p.m. at 4954 Portage Street. Reservations are required. For more information, call Norma at 330-452-5889.

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.

- Aultman Hospital presents Beauty: Blepharoplasty & Botox Facial Fillers from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Beauty radiates from the eyes and smile. Learn about options of blepharoplasty for eyelid repair and Botox for facial wrinkles. Come find out the newest in fillers for a quick and dramatic cheek lift, treatment of lip volume loss and smoker’s wrinkles.The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

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.  

- Aultman Hospital presents Acupuncture, Healing Gems, Stones & More from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW. Join in for an informal discussion on acupuncture, Chinese dietary therapy, healing gems and stones. Come learn more and get your questions answered. The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Canton Christain Women’s Connection hosts speaker Joe Abraham at 11:30 a.m. The Theme is "Sometimes getting what you don’t deserve can be a good thing." The luncheon will be held at The Fairways, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW. For required reservations or complimentary nursery, call Sherry at 330-837-6552 or e-mail cantoncwc@aol.com by Feb. 12. The $13 cost includes lunch. Canton CWC is a non-denominational ministry affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

- Lego Free Play: If you build it, they will come will be held from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Canal Fulton Public Library. Kids ages 6 to 11 will use their engineering abilities to make LEGO creations. Register now at the children’s desk or call 330-854-4148. The library is located at 154 Market Street.

- Learn why Johnson's Island on Lake Erie was chosen as a Confederate POW camp for officers and who was in charge of the prison during the Stark County Civil War Roundtable Meeting at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 3088 State St. NW, Greentown. There is a non-member meeting fee of $4.

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.

Feb. 22

- Malone University welcomes author Kelly Luce as she discusses her work as a novelist as part of Malone’s Spring Writers Series. Her reading will be at 7 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center. It is free and open to the public. Luce is the author of "Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail (A Strange Object, 2013),"" which won Foreword Review’s Editor’s Choice Prize for Fiction, and the novel "Pull Me Under from Farrar, Straus and Giroux."

- Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease will be presented by Terry Tegtmeier, M.D. at from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center. Learn how coronary artery disease develops and how plant-based nutrition has been shown to prevent, stop and even reverse heart disease. The center is at 6046 Whipple Avenue NW, use entrance A. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Aultman College is holding an information session at 6 p.m. for professionals interested in serving as adjunct faculty members. The fair will be held in the Aultman Education Center building, on the Aultman Hospital campus, in classrooms 3 and 4. Free parking will be available in lot 8 at the corner of Ninth Street and Dartmouth Avenue. The college is seeking faculty members in a wide variety of subjects including nursing, radiography and the health sciences. Attendees should bring a copy of their resume and transcripts. For more information about the fair and requirements for adjunct faculty members, visit www.aultmancollege.edu/careers.

Feb. 23

- Kids ages 6 to 11 can join in the Kids’ Craft Club from 6 to 6:45 p.m. at the Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market Street. Kids will be creating some modern looking art with canvas, painter’s tape and paint. Register at the children’s desk or call 330-854-4148.

- The international hit show "Menopause The Musical" will be performaned at 7:30 p.m. at  to the Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Avenue. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office, online at cantonpalacetheatre.org, or by calling 330-454-8172. Greater discounts for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 330-454-8172. The show is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." For more information, visit www.MenopauseTheMusical.com. Tickers are available for $42 and $46 at the box office, www.cantonpalacetheatre.org or by calling 330-454-8172.

Feb. 25

- The Massillon Public Library invites kids in grades 4 to 8 to attend Fabric Marker Art at 2:00 p.m. Kids will use fabric markers to create wearable art. Bring your own white or light-colored t-shirt or tote bag to decorate. Registration is required for this free program and can be done in person or by phone. For more information or to register, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

Feb. 27

- ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Denise Fogle, AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan from 6 to 7:30 p.m at North Canton Medical Center. Learn what you need to know as you approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help you and your loved ones navigate through the Medicare network as we prepare you for tomorrow. The center is at 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

Feb. 28

- Track Your Health Using Mobile Technology will be presented by Chuck Piscitello, Aultman College Sociology Instructor and Instructional Designer at Aultman West, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. This interactive presentation will provide details on how to track your health with a few mobile applications on an Apple or Android mobile phone - specifically, the Apple Health App, My Fitness Pal, Map My Run, Fitness Point and Sleep Better. With these apps, participants will learn how to track their diet, exercise and sleep. Using any one - or a combination - of these apps will aid in a better understanding of diet and fitness needs, and serves as a giant step to a healthier lifestyle.  Aultman West is at 2021 Wales Ave. NW. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- The MassMu Brown Bag Lunch will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Ed McHugh will present, "How Massillon Steel Built the World’s First Streamline Diesel Train." No reservations needed. Bring a lunch or purchase at Anderson's in the City (lobby cafe). A cookie and coffee will be served. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

- Single Seniors will meet for a luncheon at 1 p.m. at LaPizzaria located at 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required by calling Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.