- 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.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Register early, as this session will close one week prior to the event or when the session is full.
- Mercy Medical Center is offering free skin cancer screenings to promote early detection beginning at 6 p.m. at Mercy Health Center North Canton, 6200 Whipple Ave. NW. The screenings are free but registration is required. To register call 330-489-1333 or 800-223-8662.
- The Massillon Museum’s History Discussion Group will meet from 10 a.m. until noon. Moderator Chris Craft will lead a conversation about fires such as the Conrad Hotel, the Erie Hotel, Buckeye and Ceres feed mills, The Alibi, and St. Mary’s Church. The discussion may lead to childhood visits to a fire station or the annual Nov. 30 service in remembrance of the seven firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty in Massillon. Everyone is welcome to bring related stories and photographs. The event is free. No reservations are required. Coffee and pastries are available for a donation. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio 172). For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.
- Stark State College's massage therapy program has partnered with Hands for Heroes to provide free massages for area veterans from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at two locations - M100 in the Business and Entrepreneurial Center on the school's main Campus, 6200 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Twp., and at Stark State Akron, 755 White Pond Drive. Veterans must show proof of status. For more information, call 330-996-5458 ext. 4625 or email email@example.com.
- Walsh University’s Lifelong Learning Academy presents “Civil Conversations About Civic Matters: A Roundtable Dialogue on Religion and the State at 7:30 p.m., in the Barrette Business and Community Center. This event is free and open to the public. Questions discussed will include: Why do we have separation of Church and State? What do our Founding Fathers say? What does the Constitution tell us?
- Anybody seeking a career change is invited to attend a free job fair at the Ken Weber Community Campus Goodwill, 408 Ninth St., Canton, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees should bring a copy of their resume and dress in business casual attire.
The Stark County District Library will host its second annual Stark Mini Maker Faire from 2-8 p.m. at the Main Libray in Canton. The free part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new is is included in the First Friday lineup. For more information about the event, visit www.starklibrary.org/maker-faire or call 330-452-0665.
- 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.
- “Do the Mu!” workshop will present the opportunity for sons and daughters of all ages to make creative Mother’s Day cards. Drop in any time from noon to 2 p.m. The session is free and all materials will be supplied. The Museum shop, and Anderson’s in the City. The Massillon Museum is at 121 Lincoln Way East in downtown Massillon. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
- St. Stephen Martyr Lutheran Church, 4600 Fulton Drive NW, Jackson Twp., will host a Handbell Festival at 7 p.m. at the church. The Harmony Ringers and handbell choirs from St. Paul's Lutheran and St. Stephen Martyr will ring individually and then together. The event is part of St. Stephen's 50th anniversary.
- The Paul and Carol David YMCA, 7389 Caritas Cir. NW, Jackson Twp., will host its 8th annual Senior Health & Fitness Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
- Angel Auction presented by the Aultman Women’s Board will be held at the Canton Civic Center to raise funds to benefit the Aultman Cancer Center. The auction includes entertainment, dinner, raffle prizes and hundreds of exclusive live and silent auction items. To make a donation, or for more information, visit www.aultmanfoundation.org and click on Women’s Board or call 330-363-6198.
- 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 Ave. NW.
- The Dancing with the Massillon Stars will be held at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre. The fundraiser helps to pay for the continued restoration of the Lincoln Theatre as well as to provide entertainment and education outreach, so that this landmark can make an impression on the future. Tickets are $10 and are available online at lionslincolntheatre.com or at the door night of performance. For more information, call 330-575-0898, or 330-481-9105.
- The North Canton Lions Club is sponsoring a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Dogwood Park, 241 7th St. There will be bargains on furniture, dishes, housware, bikes, toys, puzzles and more. All proceeds will go to the Local North Canton Meals on Wheels.
- Painting with Light Workshop with Mark Andres will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (with a lunch break) at the Massillon Museum. Participants will “paint” their photographic subjects with flashlight beams. The program is for those ages 16 and older. The cost is $50 ($45 MassMu Member). register by May 10 by calling 330-833-4061.
- The Massillon Museum Brown Bag Lunch program will be held from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Curator Heather Haden, Co-Curator Barry Stirbens and Artist David McDowell will hold a Blind Spot Panel Discussion. Bring your lunch or purchase at Andersons. Complimentary cookie and coffee. Free to the public, no reservations needed.
First Friends Church of Canton, in association with The Legacy Coalition, is hosting Grandparenting Matters! Conference. Grandparents are incredibly important to their grandchildren and are uniquely positioned to influence them spiritually and otherwise. The conference will be held June 2 and 3 at First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave N, North Canton. For more information, visit www.firstfriends.org or call 330-966-2800. Register online at eventbrite.com by May 28.