FYI

- The Revenge: Vengeance through Art Exhibition will be held from March 17 through April 13 at Walsh University, Br. Edmond Drouin Library, Farrel Hall, 2020 E. Maple St. NE, during library hours. Classical through contemporary artwork focusing on themes of revenge and vengeance with an interactive component. It's a Walsh University NEA Big Read event. Visit www.walsh.edu for more information.

- Studies have shown that kids who learn cursive handwriting rather than simply manuscript writing score better on reading and spelling tests. Beginning April 1, at 10:30 a.m. the Massillon Public Library is offering a free six-week series to teach the soon-to-be-lost art of cursive handwriting to kids in grades second and over. The series runs April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and May 6. Registration for this free by visiting or calling the library’s Children’s Department 330-832-5037. Space is limited. Massillon Public Library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible. 

March 10

- Lil' Lambs Closet consignment Spring Summer sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. March 10 and 11 at Church of the Lakes United Methodist Church, 5944 Fulton Drive NW, Jackson Twp. For more information, visit www.cotl-lillambscloset.com. All of our items are bar coded for easy check out. Credit cards are accepted for purchases over $25, cash and checks (with proper ID).

March 11

- The National Endowment for the Arts  Big Read Kick-Off and Book Giveaway will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Receive a free copy of True Grit by Charles Portis. The event is free and open to the public. No reservations needed. Western costumes encouraged. Enjoy refreshments, participate in theme-related intergenerational activities. The second-floor gallery will host the opening of Westward Ho! True Grit Themes in Costumes and Artifacts. The event is held at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

- The Canal Fulton Heritage Society will be holding an Antique Appraisal Event at 10 a.m. at the Warehouse on the Canal, 239 N. Canal Street. Call 330-854-3808 for more information. 

- Former LPGA Tour golfer Renee Powell will kick of Clearview's annual LPGA-USGA girls golf program from 2-4 p.m. at the Stark County District's Main Library. The event is free for girls between the ages of 7 to 17. At the kick off event, participants will get an introduction to the world of women's golf. After the kick off, the program meets once a month during the school year and twice a month during the summer. Cost for the kick off is $25 and each session after is $7. For more information, call Powell at 330-488-0404 or email her at rpowell@clearviewgolfclub.com or visit www.clearviewgolfclub.com/programs.

- The Canal Fulton Heritage Society will be holding an Antique Appraisal Event at 10 a.m. at the Warehouse on the Canal, 239 N. Canal Street. Call 330-854-3808 for more information. 

- The Walsh University Alumni Office will host the 17th Annual Viva Walsh Vegas Night and Auction beginning at 6 p.m., with dinner in the Barrette Business and Community Center. All alumni and  friends of the university are invited to enjoy a delicious "All You Can Eat Las Vegas" style buffet, bid on wonderful auction items, buy tickets for the "Super Raffle", cheer on your favorite horses, and spend time catching up with friends. Activities will start at 7 p.m. with the Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffles, Charitable Gambling, Horse Races, Lottery Board Raffle, Restaurant Tree, and Wine Raffle. Event attire is casual and ticket prices are  $45 per person.  It is $280 to reserve a full table of eight seats and $10 to buy and name a horse. All proceeds support student scholarships and the Walsh University Alumni Association Fund. To buy Viva Walsh Vegas Super Raffle Tickets or to RSVP, visit walsh.edu/events, call the Alumni Office at 330-244-4752 or email atlcirese@walsh.edu.

- Between 2 and 4 p.m., the Massillon Public Library presents 2nd Saturday event Beaded Patriotic Necklace. All ages are invited to come make a Beaded Patriotic Necklace. This fun craft project requires no art skills, is designed for all ages and all supplies are provided. This program is free, open to the public and no registration is required. For more information call 330-832-5037 or visit  www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way East.

March 12

- The Jackson High School Jazz Department presents its annual "Jazz Desserts" concert from 5-7 p.m. in the high school Commons. All five Jackson High School big bands will perform and dessert items/beverages will be served. Cost is $5 for a dessert ticket, but anybody is welcome to come and listen to the bands for free. Tickets can be purchased at the door.  

March 14

- From 6 to 7:30 p.m., children are invited to visit the Massillon Public Library and read to dog listeners at the Paws to Read program. Reading to and petting the dogs helps kids relax, forget to feel nervous and start to enjoy themselves, becoming engaged in the reading instead of their insecurities. No registration is needed. For more information, call  330-832-5037 or visit  www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E.

- Single Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. for a luncheon and meeting at Smantha's, 4954 Portage Street. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.

- Parkinson’s Disease will be the topic presented by Ryan Drake, D.O., Neuromuscular Medicine, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Join in for an update on this chronic progressive disorder of the nervous system. The talk is free. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.

- All local high school students and their parents invited to attend the Stark County Spring College Fair beginning at 6 p.m. at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. A variety of sessions will be held with information needed to prepare for college. Parking is free. Reservations are not required. For more information, visit http://www.kent.edu/stark/spring-college-fair or contact the Kent State Stark admissions counselor, a wcasterl@kent.edu or 330-244-3250.

March 15

- Aultman Hospital presents "Ask a Pharmacist: Medication Adherence Strategies." The presentation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Aultman West, 2021 Wales Avenue NW. Pharmacists will discuss how to manage the most common reasons patients do not take their medications. Bring your medications and come ready to ask a pharmacist your questions. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- A Taste of the Wild West: Book Discussion and Food Tasting will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E.. Sample traditional Western and cowboy dishes while discussing the book "True Grit." The event is free to the public. Reservations are required by calling  330-832-9831, ext. 312.

- The Symphony Orchestra and Stark County District Library team up for the 11th year to bring back the popular musical story time," Listen at the Library" at 10 a.m. at the Plain Community Branch. It is a free event that combines music and story time, creating an interactive experience for children and parents. Children can experience how music and literature fit together. The musicians will also teach the children about their instruments and demonstrate how each instrument makes different sounds. Registration is requested for this free story time, but walk-ins are welcome. More information, including location addresses, is available at www.StarkLibrary.org or by calling 330-452-0665.

March 16

- From 10:30 a.m. to noon, Plain Community Branch Library will be holding a story time and picnic at the township's Veterans Community Park for children in pre-K or younger. Bring a sack lunch and enjoy stories and activities. Drinks and a treat will be provided.

- Counting Carbs will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. by Bobbie Randall, a certified diabetes educator, at Aultman West. Learn how to make sense of carbohydrate counting. Aultman West is at 2021 Wales Avenue NW. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Canton Christian Women's Connection invites people to its "Make Like A Lighthouse ... and Shine" lunch at 11:30 a.m. March 16 at The Fairways, 1500 Rogwin Circle NW, North Canton. Speaker Sandy Bartz will present her story "A Lighthouse Lovers View" and will also do an informative presentation on lighthouses. Piano music will be preformed by Rick Harper. Cost is $13. For required reservations and more information, call Sherry at 330-837-6552 or email cantoncwc@aol.com by March 13.

- The Stark County Civil War Roundtable meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 3088 State Street NW, Greentown. The program is "Akron-After the Civil War" presented by Dawn Hawkins. Non-member meeting fee is $4. Members $20 per member, or $25 for two or more at the same residence.

March 17

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

March 18

- Hoover High School's American Sign Language (ASL) Club is hosting a program, "All deaf people have a story" from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Hoover High School Commons. The event is open for students and the community.

- Community Archives Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. St. Geroge Cultural Center, 364 First St. SE, Massillon. The event is free to the public and no reservations needed. Bring World War I photographs, journals, letters, stories, and memorabilia to be scanned, photographed and recorded for possible inclusion in the Massillon Museum’s summer exhibition. Take home original artifacts and well as copies compliments of the museum.

- Enjoy watching the original 1969 film "True Grit," starring John Wayne at 11 a.m. followed by the 2010 version with Jeff Bridges at 1 p.m. at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way East. This is a Massillon Public Library NEA Big Read event and is free to the public.

- The Massillon Museum will host a one-day event at St. George Cultural Center in Massillon to prepare for assembly of Stark County in the Great War, an exhibition commemorating the centennial of the involvement of the United States in World War I. Members of the community are invited to bring their artifacts, ephemera, and stories to share with Museum staff between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, call Mandy Pond at the museum, 330-833-4061, or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

- Central Catholic High School and the Greater Health Foundation present a healthy fun run to benefit Family Living Centers Homeless Shelter. The two-mile run will be held on the school's campus, 4824 W. Tuscarawas Street. First place age group cash prizes, door prize drawings for finishers and free healthy food. A $5 entry fee to aid Family Living Center gets participants a pair of socks. Call 330-478-2131 or email scooper@cchsweb.com.

March 19

- The Malone University Zoo Education Department invites the community to view an animal handling show featuring Malone’s exotic animal collection. The show begins at 3 p.m. and is free to the public. Malone’s East Campus building is on the corner of 25th Street and Yale Avenue. Contact cjevans2@malone.edu for additional information.

- A  Western-Inspired Candle Workshop will be held from 3 to 4p.m. for adults and grades 9 and up. The cost is $23 ($20 MassMu member). Register by March 12. The event is held at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way East. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

March 22

- Finding Evidence-based Information will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at North Canton Medical center by Erin Murphy, librarian/marketing research assistant. These days, it is very easy to Google something. What causes knee pain? What are the symptoms of diabetes? Do I need to do a juice cleanse? Just because it is easy, does not mean the information is accurate. Learn how to find evidence-based information so that you can make better health decisions. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Aultman’s Generations, the "Healthier, Together" program, is presenting Red, Hot and Blue will at the Croatian Lodge Ballroom in Eastlake starting at 10:30 a.m. Direct from Branson, Mo., this award-winning musical revue through the decades is a wonderful trip down memory lane. The ticket price includes transportation from St. Michael’s Church, lunch and the show. The cost is $80 per person. Call Generations at 888-285-7746 or stop by the Generations office, located off the main lobby of Aultman Hospital, by the Seventh Street entrance.

- The  Friends of the North Canton Library Spring Book Sale members only sale will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Dues can be paid at the door to join. The library is at 185 N Main Street.

March 23

The Friends of the North Canton Library Spring Book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. March 23 and 24. The library is located at 185 N Main Street.

March 25

- Wild West Terrariums Workshop with Manda’s Plant Farm will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. for adults and students in ninth grade and older at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. Register by March 18 for this Museum NEA Big Read event. The cost is $30 ($27 for MassMu members. Visit www.massillonmuseum.org for more information.

- The North Canton Lions Club will hold a Spring Craft and Artisan Show from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Hoover High School. All proceeds will benefit the North Canton Lions projects. There is no admission charge. 

March 26

The Massillon Museum will host a discussion of this year’s NEA Big Read book, True Grit by Charles Portis, at the Blue Heron Café from 1 to 2 p.m. Raven Venegas will moderate the session. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information about the book discussions or the NEA Big Read, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org or NEABigRead.org.

March 27

- A Bone to Pick: Cowboys and Cowgirls Getting Even - Justice or Vengeance? A Discussion and Viewing of the Moral Messages in Classic Film Portrayals will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Walsh University Barrette Business and Community Center, Conference Room C, 2020 East Maple Street. A lecture by Walsh University Provost Dr. Larry Bove on the novel "True Grit," which looks at the question, "Is revenge cowboy justice?"

March 28

- The Massillon Museum Brown Bag Lunch with Mark Dawidziak: "Roughing It with Mark Twain: True Grit and the True West" will be from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. The event is free for the public and no reservations needed. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. Bring lunch or purchase one at Anderson’s in the City (lobby café). For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit www. massillonmuseum.org.

- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. by Chuck Cheton, of AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan. The presentation will be held at North Canton Medical Center, 6046 Whipple Avenue NW. 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. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Single Seniors will hold a luncheon and meeting at 1 p.m. at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required call Norma 330-452-5889 or Bernie 330-477-5325.

March 29

- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. by Denise Fogle, with AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan at Aultman West, 2021 Wales Avenue NW. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.

- Tracks and Trails will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot. Learn how to read the signs left by wild animals, then, go out on the trail to learn about the animals of the forest. A Wilderness Center NEA Big Read event. For more information call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

- Caring for Alzheimer’s will be presented at 2:30 p.m. by Samantha Sathre, education coordinator of the Alzheimer’s Association's Greater East Ohio Chapter, at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Caregivers will learn to recognize common symptoms of dementia, communication techniques for caregivers and ways to access services while maintaining your health. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.