- Save the date for the Jackson High School Class of 1977 reunion September 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.
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 Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon presents Ohio Rock Legends “Rockin’ in the Free World” at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for reserved seating. The show features Gary Markasky, guitarist and hit songwriter for the Michael Stanley Band; Marty Hoenes, guitarist and hit songwriter for Donnie Iris and the Cruisers; and Chris Wintrip, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter for Brimstone. All three artists were honored in The Cleveland Rock Hall of Fame’s exhibit, “My Town!" This rockin’ high energy show features music from Joe Walsh, James Gang, CS&N, Neil Young, Eagles, Peter Frampton, Michael Stanley Band, Eric Clapton, Hendrix, Zeppelin, Black Crows, Bob Seger and others. For more information or to buy tickets, go to www.lionslincolntheatre.org or call 1-800-838-3006.
- A computer basics class for those that have not used a computer will be held at 6 p.m. at the Massillon Public Library. Participants will learn the basics of Microsoft EXCEL. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E and the Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.
- Single Seniors will meet at 1:30 p.m. for a luncheon meeting at Samantha's, 4954 Portage St. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
- From 6 to 7:30 p.m., children are invited to come and read to dog listeners at Paws to Read. The free program takes place at the Massillon Library. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E.
- Eye Health and Nutrition will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW. A plant-based diet has tremendous benefits to eye and systemic health. Switching to this type of diet has the ability to prevent, suspend and/or cure many of the most debilitating and chronic conditions that plague our society. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- 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.
- Hearing Loss and Solutions will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Hearing loss is the third most common chronic condition for older Americans. Learn more about the signs, symptoms and effects of hearing conditions, as well as the latest treatment options available. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- Ten Steps to Managing Diabetes will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Diabetes now affects 29 million Americans. Discover simple steps to keep diabetes under control. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- Pregnancy Choices welcomes New York Times best-selling author, speaker and national radio talk show host Eric Metaxas at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. The program begins at 7 pm. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased by calling 330-455-7500.
- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, will offer Computer Basics I at 1 p.m.. Attendees will be taught basic computer skills, keyboard, mouse and Windows. The free class will be held in the Library's auditorium. Call 330-832-9831, ext. 327, to register.
- The Corporate University at Kent State University at Stark is holding a one-day conference targeting novice and seasoned professionals for a day of immersion with Lean Six Sigma experts. The conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Kent State Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. Cost of the conference is $295 and includes breakfast and lunch. To register, contact Mona Zink at 330-244-3508 or email@example.com. For an agenda and more information about the conference, visit www.kent.edu/stark/cucc/conferences.
- A “Walk with a Doc” event will be held at 5 p.m. Walk the one mile loop in downtown Canton with Barbara Fordyce, Ph.D. Meet in the lobby at the Eric Snow YMCA, 420 Third St. NW. Fordyce will be discussing ways you can stay calm and motor on – even when life is stressful. She will provide all participants with helpful stress relief tips that can be easily integrated into daily life. In case of inclement weather, the walk will move inside the YMCA. For more information on the Walk with a Doc program, visit www.walkwithadoc.org.
- 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 Children's and Young Adult Departments of the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, invite kids in grades 4 to 8 to Escape the Room: Mystery at Stargazer’s Manor at 2:00 p.m. Work as a team to solve puzzles, discover clues and beat the clock. Registration is required for this free program and can be done in person, online, or by phone. Space is limited. For more information or to register call 330-832-9831 ext 317 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- The North Canton Garden Club Perennial Annual Plant Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dogwood Park, 241 7th Street NE, North Canton. The club recycles pots.
- 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.
- Heart-healthy Behavior will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. at Aultman College, at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW. Learn about behaviors that will keep the heart healthy. Participate in self-assessment activities and learn simple strategies to integrate heart-healthy behaviors into daily life. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- Advance Directives and End-of-life Planning will be presented from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Canton Christian Home, 2550 Cleveland Ave. NW. Critical illnesses can arise without warning, and loved ones may not know how to treat family members who are unable to speak for themselves. Advance directives allow people to document and communicate their values to their families so that the burden of decision making is not left for them. Learn about living wills and health care power of attorney forms in this interactive presentation. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW. Learn what is needed when approaching Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help people and their loved ones navigate the Medicare network as they prepare for the future. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
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.
- The Single Seniors will hold a luncheon meeting at 1 p.m. at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations required by calling Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
- The ABCs of Medicare will be presented from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Learn what is needed when approaching Medicare eligibility. This educational meeting will help people and their loved ones navigate the Medicare network as they prepare for the future. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255 or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- Diabetic Foot Care will be presented from 6 to 7 p.m. at North Canton Medical Center Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW. Find out how diabetes affects the feet, and learn more about neuropathy, diabetic foot ulcers, infections and wound care. 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.
- The North Canton Mayor's Fishing Rodeo will be held at Price Park with registration from 8 to 9 a.m. The competition runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m. There will be prizes and refreshments. All children ages 2 to 12 who live in the North Canton School District are invited to join in the fun.
- The Plain Township Fire Department is hosting Walk for Heroes, a fun run or walk at 9 p.m. The cost for runners is a minimum $10 donation and for walkers a minimum $5 donation. Register online at www.GetMeRegistered.com/WalkforHeroes or the day of the event with cash or check. Pre-registration deadline is May 29. All proceeds will go to Heroes Honored, a nonprofit organization. The money earned from the race will go toward flag poles, flags, a concrete walkway, lighting and enhancements to the Veterans’ Memorial.
The Massillon Public Library will host Trevor Zahara, author of "Confessions of an OSU Usher". Join in for a unique insider's perspective on Ohio State University football as an OSU usher reveals some of the most humorous, unusual and captivating experiences of this very dedicated group. Zahara will share exclusive stories of coaches and teams and, best of all, what happens in The Horseshoe when the gates are closed. The program is free and will be held in the library’s auditorium and no registration is required. For more information, call the library at 330-832-9831, ext 312 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is located at 208 Lincoln Way East.