FYI

- "Living Memories" by artist Nancy McDonald is the featured art show this spring at Stark State College. The display will be exhibited through April 19 in the College’s gallery on the second floor of the Student Center, 6200 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Twp.. The public is invited to an artists’ reception March 28 from 6 to 7:30 pm. in Room S204 in the Student Center. For additional information, call 330-494-6170, ext. 4733, or email mover@starkstate.edu.

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

March 24

- Stark State College will sell computer equipment, office furniture and other items during a one-day sale open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the college’s Advanced Technology Center, 6200 Frank Ave. NW. Prices on many items are deeply discounted and no reasonable offer will be refused. Credit cards are not accepted; cash or personal checks only. All sales are final. For more information or to purchase any items that remain after the sale, call 330-494-6170, ext. 4514, or email surplus@starkstate.edu. A sample of inventory for sale is posted at www.starkstate.edu/surplus.

- The Friends of the North Canton Library Spring Book sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 24 and 25. The library is at 185 N Main Street.

- Stark State College will sell computer equipment, office furniture and other items during a one-day sale open to the public from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second floor of the College’s Advanced Technology Center on the campus at 6200 Frank Ave. N.W. Prices on many items are deeply discounted and no reasonable offer will be refused. Quantities are limited. Credit cards are not accepted; cash or personal checks only. All sales are final. For more information or to purchase any items that remain after the sale, call 330-494-6170, Ext. 4514 or email surplus@starkstate.edu. A sample of inventory for sale is posted at www.starkstate.edu/surplus.

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. 

- From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Friends of the Massillon Public Library’s Spring Book Sale will be held at the library's garage across the street from the library at Lincoln Way and Second Street SE. On sale at bargain prices will be books for adults, young adults and children; recorded books, CDs, DVDs and much more with a concentration of hardback novels. All proceeds go to the Fiends of Massillon Public Library. For more information, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 301, or visit  www.massillonlibrary.org.

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?"

- The Massillon Public Library will host a Book Swap sponsored by the Massillon Recreation Centerl on March 27 and 28. Gently used books will be collected inside the Second Street entrance in exchange for one ticket per book. Then on March 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., people can use the tickets to redeem a free book from the hundreds collected during the two days. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- SS. Philip and James School is hosting Little Builders Day. During the event, participants visit various learning stations. One station will be led by Bricks 4 Kidz, who will bring in Legos and programmed Robotics. Another will be a dramatic production, led by the owner of Snow Sisters Entertainment (and Drama Teacher for Holy Cross Catholic Schools). Call for an appointment at 330-854-2823.

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. March 28 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.

- The Massillon Dixieland Jazz Band will present a live concert from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Massillon Senior Center, 39 Lincoln Way W. The first part of the evening will feature traditional New Orleans jazz. The second half of the program will be open to musicians, young and old, who want to sit in and jam with the band. On-street parking and two-hour free parking in the parking deck behind the Senior Center building is available to the public. Handicapped parking is also available on street level beneath the parking deck. For more information, contact Jim Chatterton at jrchatt41@gmail.com or visit the library’s website www.massillonlibrary.org.

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.

- Malone University hosts Maggie Smith at 7 p.m. in the Stewart Room of Randall Campus Center as part of Malone’s Spring Writers Series. The series is free and open to the public. Smith is the author of three books of poetry and author of three prize-winning chapbooks. In 2016, Smith’s poem "Good Bones" went viral internationally and has been translated into nearly a dozen languages. PRI (Public Radio International) called it "the official poem of 2016."

March 30

- The Young Adult Department of the Massillon Public Library invites teens in grades 7 to 12 to Cake Wars at 4 p.m. A blank cake, a theme, frosting and 60 minutes on the clock will be given to each teen in order to see who wins this decorating battle. Prizes will be awarded to the winners. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required for this free program and can be done in person, online, or by phone beginning March 20. For more information or to register, call 330-832-9831 ext 321 or visit: www.massillonlibrary.org.

April 2

- The Jackson Township Historical Society will host a program about the Fairmont Children's Home, presented by local historian Carolyn Caskey, at 2 p.m. at Jackson Center School, 7756 Fulton Road NW. Caskey's program will tell the history of the children's home, which opened in 1876 and housed children from Stark and Columbiana counties until it closed in 1973. The program is free to Historical Society members and is $2 for nonmembers. Reservations are requested but not required. For more information, call 330-830-8622 or email jackson.historical@gmail.com.

April 3

- At 1 p.m., the Massillon Public Library will offer Computer Basics I. Attendees will be taught basic computer skills, keyboard, mouse and Windows. The class will be held in the library's auditorium and registration is required. Stop by or call the computer department to register at 330-832-9831,  ext. 327. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

April 4

The College Fair originally scheduled for March 14, but canceled due to weather, will be held at 6 p.m. at the Kent State at Stark Conference Center. For more information, visit www.kent.edu/stark/spring-college-fair or contact Will Casterlow at wcasterl@kent.edu or 330-244-3250.

April 5

- The April meeting of Massillon Genealogical Society presents Tax Records and Their Significance in Genealogy Research at 6:30 p.m. There is no registration for this free program held in the Massillon Public Library auditorium, 208 Lincoln Way E. For additional information, call Jill Wingard 330-832-9831 ext. 337 or log onto the library’s website: www.massillonlibrary.org/genealogy.

April 7

- Join the Jackson School for the Arts students as it shares the story of a young girl coming of age during the Holocaust and the struggles of her family and friends as they hide during the occupation of the Netherlands in the presentation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" April 7, 8, 9. The April 7 and April 8 performances are at 7 p.m.; the April 9 performance is at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale online at http://www.jackson.stark.k12.oh.us/JacksonHigh.cfm?subpage=447923 for $9 and $10 at the door at the Jackson Center for the Performing Arts. Questions can be directed to srg2jc@jackson.sparcc.org or by calling 330-837-3501, ext 1462.  

April 8

- A Chorus For A Cause on April 8 and 9 presents "Watch Me Fly" With music from The Wizard of Oz, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life, and many more that will have you feeling good, uplifted and a message for those who deal with dyslexia. The cause is Children's Dyslexia Center of Canton. The performances are at 7 p.m. at the Westbrook Park UMC, 2521 12th St NW. Tickets are $15 and are available online at at www.achorusforacause.org, from any chorus member or at the door.

April 9

- At 1 p.m., the Massillon Public Library will offer Computer Basics II. Attendees will be taught additional basic skills of using Windows, desktop set-up and email basics. Attendees must have attended Computer Basic I to attend. The class will be held in the library's auditorium and registration is required. Stop by or call the computer department to register at 330-832-9831, ext. 327.  The library is at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

April 11

- New York Times bestselling author Garth Stein visits the Canton Palace Theatre at 6:30 p.m. to discuss his bestselling book "The Art of Racing in the Rain," his newest novel, "A Sudden Light," the writing process and much more. The Art of Racing in the Rain is the contemporary classic narrated by the beloved canine character, Enzo, as he shares the touching story of a dog, his man and their complicated journey through life. Reserve free seats at StarkLibrary.org/SpeakingofBooks or by calling the Library at 330-452-0665.

- The Single Seniors will hold a lunch meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Samantha's Restaurant, 4954 Portage Street. Reservations are required by calling Norma 330-452-5889 or Bernie 330-477-5325.

April 29

- Rock with the Harmony Ringers at their "Oldies" concert premiering Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" and including other hits such as "Stairway to Heaven," "Witchita Lineman," "Copacabana,"  "Here Comes the Sun," "Blues in the Night," "Dancing Queen" and more on April 29 and 30. No tickets needed, donations are appreciated. The April 29 performance is at 3 p.m. and the April 30 performance at 6:30 p.m. at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, 226 3rd Street SE, Massillon. For more information, visit www.harmonyringersofoh.org. APRIL 30