- Save the date for the Jackson High School Class of 1977 reunion Sept. 9. The event will be held at the Lake Cable Clubhouse and details will follow. Send your contact information to Jennifer Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kent State University at Stark presents "Reasons to Be Happy," a play by Neil LaBute at 7:30 p.m. April 14, 15, 21 and 22 and 2 p.m. April 16 and 23. "Reasons to Be Happy" begins three years after a contentious break-up with characters Steph and Greg wondering if they can make a fresh go of it. The play is for mature audiences due to strong language. Ticket are $10 for adults and $7 for non-Kent State students and senior citizens. All Kent State students are admitted free of charge with a current student ID. Tickets are available online at http://www.kent.edu/stark/theatre or call the Kent State Stark Theatre Box Office at 330-244-3348. For more details, visit http://www.kent.edu/stark/reasons-be-happy.
- Between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way W., invites the public to for its Local Author Fair featuring David Lee Morgan Jr. The fair is an exciting event for readers to explore new authors, talk with them, and peruse their books, which will be available for sale. For more information, call Laura Klein at 330-832-9831, ext. 319, or log onto: www.massillonlibrary.org .
- Nickajack Farms, 2773 Manchester Ave. NW, Lawrence Twp., is holding Horse Fun Day from 3 to 6 p.m. The event is for those ages 5 and up and features an afternoon of riding, games, trivia, crafts, learning and more. To register, visit nickajackfarms.com/funday or call 330-323-9714.
- The Canton Christian Women's Connection invites you and your friends to join in for a “Cup of Tea and a Good Book” Luncheon. Linda Harrah will show how to put together a great tea party. Attendees will try a variety of delicious teas and treats, and don't forget your tea hats. The luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Fairways at Arrowhead, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, North Canton. The cost is $13. RSVP by April 16. Call Sherry 330-837-6552 or email email@example.com.
- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented by Debbie Banal from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Learn what you need to know as you approach Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help you and your loved ones navigate the Medicare network as we prepare you for tomorrow. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.
- Mobility Through Yoga and Massage will be presented by Lyn Sabino from 6 to 7 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Learn how yoga, therapeutic movement and massage can enhance physical and mental health. Whether you choose to participate or just watch, join us for an engaging look at how to stay mobile at any age. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.
- Use your engineering abilities to make LEGO creations at Lego Free Play at the Canal Fulton Library, 154 Market Street. Participants will make and create the most unique Lego creations. The program is from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Visit www.canalfultonlibrary.org or call 330-854-4148 for more information.
- Lymphedema Management will be presented by Anna Frum from 6 to 7 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon. Lymphedema, though not curable, is a treatable condition. Individuals experiencing swelling in the limbs can find it frustrating when trying to manage basic daily tasks. Symptoms can include difficulty walking and difficulty finding properly fitting clothes, as well as swelling and tightness of the skin. Learn about the various treatment options available. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org.
- Malone University’s Worldview Forum speaker series presents "Moving the Conversation Forward: The Legal Rights of the LGBTQ and Religious Communities" and will focus on the issues at the intersection of religious liberty and LGBT rights. The moderated discussion is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center. It is expected that the forums will help those who attend learn to identify the constituent elements of differing worldviews as well as their implications upon belief and practice.
- The Stark County Civil War Roundtable meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 3088 State Street NW, in Greentown. Speaker Harry Schoger will be telling the story of the "CSS Shenadoah", which fired the last shot of the civil War. Non-member meeting fee is $4, annual membership is $20 per member, or $25 for two or more at the same residence.
- Kids Night Out will be held from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the North Canton YMCA, 200 South Main Street. For kids ages 3 (potty trained) to age 12. Includes dinner and all activities. Cost is $14 for members and $16 for nonmembers. Add $6 for day-of-event registration.
- McDonaldsville's St. Paul United Methodist Church, 7641 Wales Ave. NW, Jackson Twp., is holding its Swiss Steak Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. It is the last dinner until the fall. Enjoy Swiss steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, roll, green beans, dessert and beverage choice. Carryout and gluten free are offered. All profits go to local community outreach and mission projects. The cost of dinner is $8 for adults, $3.50 for children and free for those ages 2 and under. For more information, call 330-499-6971.
- A Puzzle and Egg Hunt for teens and adults will be held in historic Downtown Hartville. The goal is to answer a mystery question about downtown. But, three words are missing from this question. On a quest to solve three puzzles, teams will find eggs hidden all over downtown for clues, to enter to win prizes, and score a sweet treat for their team. The first 25 teams to sign up will receive a pizza from Pizza BOGO to enjoy after the game. Team captains should register their group at www.discoverhartville.com/downtown. Be sure to check the page out for a bonus puzzle hidden in the event flyer. For additional information, contact puzzle hunt coordinator Megan Wise at Best Bib and Tucker, 330-877-3308 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- North Canton YMCA is hosting Community at Play, Healthy Kids, Healthily Families from 1 to 4 p.m. Visit the Y for a fun-filled play date with community partners and swim, play, ride bikes, play games and win prizes. It is a free event open to all. The Y is located at 200 S. Main St. For more information, visit www.ymcastark.org or call 330-499-2587.
- Spring Scene Kids’ Acrylic Painting will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Massillon Library, 208 Lincoln Way W. The event is for kids grades 1 through 5. The cost is $18 ($15 MassMu Member) and includes supplies. Register by April 18.
- From 2 to 3 p.m., the Young Adult and Children’s Departments of the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites teens and tweens in grades 4 to 8 to attend Magizoology 101: Become a Magizoologist. In celebration of the DVD release of "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the library will transform into 1920s New York, where tweens will become magizoologists and create their own "fantastic beast" in the Experimental Creatures lab. Costumes are welcome. Registration is recommended for this free program. For more informatio,n call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the North Canton Public Library will celebrate Earth Day with a Spring Market and Recycling Fair. The Spring Market will allow community members to meet local farmers, food producers, artisans and activities for children. Attendees will have an early opportunity to purchase produce provided by the StarkFresh Grower’s Collaborative as well as starter plants, handmade baked goods, locally produced personal care items, pet products and more. In addition to the market, Earth Fare North Canton will provide complimentary Earth friendly snacks all day. Recycle electronics, reuse of cooking and gardening equipment and paper document shredding. The event is open to everyone. There is no registration required. For more information, visit http://ncantonlibrary.evanced.info/signup/calendar.
- Take in all the wonder of Northeast Ohio trail habitats during an early morning run/walk on The Wilderness Center’s property to celebrate Earth Day. The Wilderness Run is a 5k chip-timed race beginning at 9:30 a.m. along the Wilderness Walk and Pioneer Path trails. The cost of registration includes a race event t-shirt and after-race refreshments. A 1-mile Fun Run will also be held around Wilderness Lake at 9 a.m. for those who would prefer a shorter distance. Walkers are welcome to participate in both races, so bring the whole family. Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers overall, as well as the top male and female finishers in each age group. After the run, stay and learn more about those habitats that you just ran past. For more information, visit www.wildernesscenter.org. To register for the run, visit Vertical Runner Race Management at verticalrunnerrm.com.
- The NEA Big Read Campfire will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at Quail Hollow Park,13480 Congress Lake Ave., Hartville. It is a free event and open to the public. It is held at the fire pit behind the nature center. Bring a chair. In case of rain, the event will be moved indoors. Register at https://reservations.starkparks.com/programs/.
- A Self-Publishing Workshop with Author JoAnn Shade will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. It is for ages 18 and up and is held at the Massillon Museum. Self-publishing options, manuscript preparation, cover design, self-publishing websites, and marketing plan will be discussed. Cost is $18 ($15 MassMu member). Register by April 18 by calling 330-833-4061.
- Single Seniors will meet at 1 p.m. at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road for a luncheon meeting. Reservations are required. Call Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie 330-477-5325.
- The MassMu Brown Bag Lunch will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. the topic is "Katharine Hepburn: On Leaning Against a Great Tree." Complimentary cookie and coffee is provided. Bring lunch or purchase at Andersons. The event is free to the public. No reservations are needed but seats fill early. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
- Low cost glucose and cholesterol screenings will be offered from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at Acme Fresh Market, 1474 N. Main Street, North Canton. To measure LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, be sure to fast for at least twelve hours. No appointments required. Free parking is provided. Screenings are done by a finger-stick test. Costs range from $12-$58 depending upon the combination of tests ordered. Call 330-665-8248 with questions. A schedule with complete dates, times and locations for the year is available at the front desk of each of the Akron General Health and Wellness Centers or atakrongeneral.org/screenings.
- The Walsh University Women’s Committee will host its Annual Kentucky Derby Day Fundraiser at 4 p.m. May 6 at Brookside Country Club in Perry Township. Tickets are $59 per person. This event is open to the public. For more information or to reserve tickets, call 330-284-1376 or 330-490-7111. Register online at www.walsh.edu/derby. RSVP by April 28. Proceeds will benefit the Walsh Women’s Committee pledge for student scholarships. Ryan Humbert will provide the entertainment.
- 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.
- The YMCA of Central Stark County is hosting Healthy Kids Day with the Canton Charge at Canton Civic Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to Y members. For more information, call 330-491-9622.
- Aultman Cancer Center is holding a Cancer Screening Day providing free cancer screenings to uninsured and underinsured members of the community. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Aultman Hospital. Free cancer screening options will include breast, cervical, colon, lung, prostate, skin and oral. Appointments are required for all screenings. To register, call 330-363-6011 between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit www.aultman.org.
- Rock with the Harmony Ringers when at their "Oldies" concert premiering Elton John's "Crocodile Rock" and including oldies such as "Stairway to Heaven," "Witchita Lineman," "Copacabana," "Here Comes the Sun," "Blues in the Night," "Dancing Queen" and more. No tickets needed, donations are appreciated. The performance will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Faith United Methodist Church, 300 Ninth Street NW, North Canton. For more information, visit www.harmonyringersofoh.org.
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University is sponsoring an information session for individuals interested in starting a small business or those who are in the early stages of business formation. The information session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stark County District Library, Perry Sippo Branch, 5710 12th Street NW. The fee is $10 fee per person for program materials. Registration and payment must be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For additional information, contact 330-244-3290 or email@example.com. Register early, as this session will close one week prior to the event or when the session is full.
- Boy Scout Troop 1 of North Canton will be sponsoring Taco Dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost of the event is $8 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Proceeds from the event go to supporting the camping and outdoor program for the troop. The event is at Zion United Church of Christ, 415 South Main St.
- Quail Hollow Park will hold its annual Art, Craft and Herb Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7. Various artists and crafters will be set up on all three floors of the historic Stewart Manor House. Displays will also be stationed on the rolling, scenic lawn surrounding the house. More than 150 varieties of culinary and decorative herbs and flowering plants, as well as art and handmade crafts will be for sale. The Hartville Lions Club will be selling food items. They will also be selling beautiful hanging flower baskets. All proceeds from the go toward maintaining the formal herb garden, historic rock garden and historic buildings at the park. It is free to the public and the park is located at Congress Lake Avenue. For more information, visit www.quailhollowpark.net or call 330-608-1487.
- The Kiwanis Club of Belden Village Miles for Kids 5K event is being held at 9 a.m. at Stark State College with a free Kids Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. The event benefits Pathway Caring for Children of Canton and Association of Church Sports Recreation Ministries of Canton. Online registration is $25 through May 12 at www.runsighup.com. Wicking t-shirts will be provided to runners and walkers. The race begins at the Stark State College Advanced Technology Center 6200 Frank Avenue NW.