FYI

- Auditions will be held at the Players Guild Theatre, 1001 Market Ave. N., in the Cultural Center for the Arts on June 25 with available audition time slots at 4:00, 4:30, 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m., and also June 26 at 6:30, 7, 7:30, 8 and 8:30 p.m. Dance Callbacks will be held June 27 and principal callbacks will be held June 28. Performances are for the musical "Memphis," which will be held Aug. 11 through Sept. 3. Actors are asked to prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best showcases their vocal ability, and bring the corresponding sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided. In addition, bring a current photo or provide a headshot/resume if available. Diverse and non-traditional casting will be considered for all roles. Make an appointment for an audition time slot by filling out the online audition form at www.playersguildtheatre.com/audition.

June 23

- Walsh University and Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy will host the Mercy and Mary Weekend Retreat from June 23-25 at Walsh University. The event features bestselling author of "33 Days to Morning Glory" and acclaimed speaker Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC. This retreat has a limited number of spaces and registration is required at http://events.marianmissionaries.org/events/mercy-mary-weekend-retreat-ohio/. For more information, call 413.944.8500 ext. 10.

June 24

- Margy Vogt will lead the a public walking tour of Massillon’s historic Fourth Street at 2 p.m. The leisurely stroll, which includes historic and architectural highlights of the town’s grandest old neighborhood, takes about two hours. The tour is open to everyone and reservations are not necessary. The $7 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour, which will begin at the corner of Fourth Street and North Avenue NE (in front of Five Oaks). In case of rain, the walk will be canceled.  

- Join Stark County District Library to learn about alternative and holistic health opportunities at the debut of the Natural Wellness Health and Fitness Expo from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Main library in Canton. It is an all day event to share information about attainable, holistic opportunities participants can pursue to make healthy changes in their life. Presenters will be offering classes on alternative therapies, healthy eating, exercises and essential oils in the McKinley Room. Registration is requested for this free event at StarkLibrary.org. For questions, call 330-452-0665.

- The Massillon Public Library invite kids in grades 4 to 8 to The Amazing Race Library Edition on Saturday at 2 p.m. Join a team or bring your own team of friends. Travel around the library racing through challenges to be the first team to reach the finish line and collect your prize. Light refreshments will be served. Registration is required for this free program. For more information or to register, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.  The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

- The Underground Railroad Experience will be held at Spring Hill Historic Home in Massillon. This award-winning presentation allows participants to experience a series of historical-based vignettes from the perspective of a runaway slave in the early nineteenth century. Small groups are led on a 45 minute trek that encounters a sampling of the dangers and conflicts encountered by freedom seekers of the 1800s including a climactic encounter between local abolitionist farm owners and the predatory slave catchers of the period. There are five shows scheduled throughout the day. Show times are 10 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m. The 1 p.m. performance will be on the front porch, allowing for people with mobility issues or who are unable to walk through the woods to attend. Advance ticket reservations are suggested. For sales and additional information, call 330-833-6749 or visit www.springhillhistorichome.org/upcoming-events/ugrre.

June 25

- Registration is due for 20-year reunion of the Coventry High School Class of 1997. the reunion is from 6 to 10 p.m. June 30 at Legendes Sports Pub and Grille. Tickets are $20 each. Join the Facebook Group: Coventry High School Class of 1997 (Akron, OH) for more info or contact Christy (Glemming) Mize at christylmize@gmail.com.

- Learn about the wildlife living at Stark Parks at the Woodland Wildlife Encounters from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Nature Center at Quail Hollow Park, 13480 Congress Lake Ave. in Hartville. Guests can meet live ambassador animals including a barred owl, red-tailed hawk, Red Fox, box turtle,  mallard and more.  Children are encouraged to bring their favorite stuffed animal so wildlife rehabilitation volunteers can provide the animal a "check-up" and "certificate of good health." Wildlife and nature-themed children's games and information about a new Wildlife Conservation Center facility will also be offered.  Guests are welcome to bring an item from the wish list found at www.StarkParks.com.

June 26

- From noon to 6 p.m., the Massillon Public Library invites readers to join either of two book clubs as they discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. The library’s Monday Book Clubs meet on the fourth Monday of each month at noon in the auditorium, and at 6 p.m. in the library’s second floor meeting room. The clubs are free and open to the public and no registration is required. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org . The library is at 208 Lincoln Way East.

June 27

- Single Seniors will host a luncheon meeting at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Particiapants for their own meal and 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 with trumpet, clarinet, trombone, drums, bass, piano, ukulele, banjo and a vocalist. 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 atjrchatt41@gmail.com or log onto the library’s website: www.massillonlibrary.org.

- DRB Systems and Stark State College will hold an information session about a unique certificate program beginning this fall, focusing on carwash hardware and software. Students in the program earn a one-year certificate in computer maintenance and desktop support technician.  Opportunities exist for tuition discounts of 50 to 100 percent, along with paid internships at DRB Systems during the program and career opportunities after degree completion. The session is at 2:30 p.m. at DRB Systems, 3245 Pickle Road in Green. Seating is limited; reservations can be made at www.starkstate.edu/DRB.

- Doug Scheetz, president of the National Russell Collectors Association, will talk about Massillon’s industrial giant of the nineteenth century at the Massillon Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch. The program will begin at 12:10 p.m. and end promptly at 12:50 p.m. for the convenience of guests who attend on their lunch breaks. Scheetz will tell about the local manufacturing power that incorporated in 1842. Guests may bring carry-out or a sack lunch; purchase lunch, sweets, and specialty beverages from Anderson’s in the City in the Museum lobby; or enjoy a complimentary cookie and coffee provided by the Massillon Museum.  The Museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E in downtown Massillon. For more information, call  330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

June 28

- The Massillon Public Library presents Traveling Tech Lab at 6 p.m., as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Program, Build a Better World! Children of all are invited to explore virtual reality, robotics, green screen apps, snap circuits, drive and code Ozobots, and more. Makerspaces and gadgets for the entire family. The program is free with no registration required. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

July 5

- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, is presenting Wild Animal Rescue and Rehabilitation with Stark Parks at noon as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Program. Kids are invited to come and learn about what to do if you find an injured animal, and to hear some interesting stories from people who rescue wild animals and nurse them back to health. Kids will also get to meet some animals that are on the mend from the wildlife rehabilitation hospital. The program is free and no registration is required.

July 6

- At 2 p.m., the Massillon Public Library presents Christmas in July as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World." Kids are invited to make trash into treasures with Wendy Bullock from the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne Solid Waste District to learn more about the importance of recycling to build a better world. She will instruct the kids in making a great craft out of recycled materials. This program is free and registration is required. All supplies will be provided. Visit www.massillonlibrary.org for more information.

July 7

- Stark County Courthouse is holding an open house to celebrate its bicentennial from 6 to 10 p.m.  At 6:30 p.m., remarks from the Supreme Court of Ohio will be held in the McKinley Courtroom. A production of "Andersonville Trial" will be held by the Courthouse Players at 7:30 p.m.

July 8

- The Trumpeter's ball, celebrating 200 years of history, community and justice will be held at 6 p.m. at the Cultural Center For the Arts Great Court, 1001 Market Street N. Reserve tickets online at starkctybar.com.

- The Massillon Public Library presents DIY Fidget Spinners between 2 and 4 p.m. Kids, teens and even adults love them, but you don’t have to buy fidget spinners - you can make them. In fact, one of the coolest aspects of making your own magical spinning machine is using your own individual flair and style. All supplies are provided for this project geared for all ages, and no previous crafting experience is needed. The program is free and no registration is required. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.