FYI

- Aultman College has spots available for Camp Scrubs an experience for students entering grades 6 to 9. The camp runs July 31 to Aug. 4 and introduces students to nursing and other health care fields. It is held at Aultman College, located on the campus of Aultman Hospital. The cost is $255 for the entire week, with an optional meal plan available for an additional cost. To learn more and register, visit www.aultmancollege.edu/kids-teens.

- Save the date Sept. 9 for Jackson High School's Class of 1977 reunion. The event will be held at the Lake Cable Clubhouse. Send your contact information to Jennifer Jones at partyondude1999@aol.com.  

July 1

The free Beer Collectables show is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McKinley Grand Hotel, at 320 Market Ave. S. The show is part of the American and East Coast Breweriana Association's annual meeting. Breweriana items from all over the US will be on display and for sale. Attendees will find more than 100 tables with cans, steins, glasses, trays, bottles, mugs, signs, coasters, and many other items all related to beer. For questions, call 678-427-9512, email wxxhead@msn.com or visit americanbreweriana.org

July 2

- A nature drawing workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, July 8, outdoors at Duncan Plaza (moved indoors in case of inclement weather). The class fee is $22 ($20 for museum member). Students may register by July 2 by calling 330-833-4061, by mail, or at the museum. For more information, visit massillonmuseum.org.

Register by July 3

The Massillon Museum will offer a one-day cartooning workshop for students ages eight through 14 July 9 from  2:30 to 4:30 p.m.  Instructor Alex Strader will introduce a variety of approaches to cartooning to help students create dynamic characters filled with personality. The fee is $18 ($15 for members). Registration is required by July 3 and can be done by phone330-833-4061 , mail or at the museum. Visit massillonmuseum.org. The museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon.  Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in the nearby city lots and parking deck.

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.

- The Massillon Museum’s next History Discussion Group session on will be from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a discussion of streetcar and bus transportation. Attendance is free, no reservations required and the event is open to everyone; and new participants are welcome at any time. Coffee and pastries are available for a donation. The Massillon Museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E in downtown Massillon. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

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.

July 11

- At 10:30 a.m., the Massillon Public Library presents Meet a Firefighter, as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World." Kids of all ages are invited meet Massillon Fire Inspector Tammy Wagner who will explain and demonstrate fire equipment, fire safety, and even show off the Massillon Fire Department's new tanker truck. The program, which is free and registration is not required, will be held in the auditorium, 208 Lincoln Way E. For more information, visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

- The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University at Stark 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 to 7 p.m. at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. The program will provide a general overview of issues related to starting a business. After attending the program, participants may contact the Small Business Development Center and schedule an appointment with a business counselor for a one-on-one consultation. The $10 fee covers the cost of program materials. Registration and payment must be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For more information, call 330-244-3290 or email aschwitz@kent.edu. 

July 13

- At 3 p.m., the Massillon Public Library presents Be Kind to Animals: A Visit from the Stark County Humane Society as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World." Kids entering grade 6 and younger are invited to meet some furry friends from the Stark County Humane Society, learn about how the society rescues animals and how kids can help. Participants are invited to bring an item to donate to the Pet Supply Drive. The program is free and there is no registration required. For more information, visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E.

- The Summer Christian MusicFest will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. at Market Square in Canton. The event is free and attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For more information, go visit Facebook and search for Christian-MusicFest on Market Square. The rain date is July 14.

July 14

- Bill Pinkney’s Original Drifters will be in concert at the Lions Lincoln Theatre. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 for the balcony and $20 for the main floor. Tickets can be purchased online at lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 800-838-3006.

July 15

At 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, presents Summer Reading T-Shirt Art as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World." Kids are invited to bring a light colored T-shirt or tote bag to "No Dye Tie Dye" into beautiful and wearable art. The event free and no registration is required. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-832-5037, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

July 16

- A nature drawing workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon July 22 outdoors at Duncan Plaza in downtown Massillon (moved indoors in case of inclement weather). The class fee is $22 ($20 for museum member). Students may register by calling 330-833-4061, by mail or at the museum. For more information, visit massillonmuseum.org. Pre-registration is required for this class by July 16.

July 17

- Children attending the vacation bible school at Uniontown United Methodist Church will be encouraged to do hero’s work - "do good," seek peace," and "go after it" during a fun-filled time. The program runs July 17 to 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The program is for children preschool to grade 5. There will be hero themed activities each night. Children will also be invited to wear different colored shirts (from home) each day to coincide with planned superhero activities. The program is free and pre-registration is encouraged but registration will be taken through the first several days of VBS. To pre-register, go to http://2017.cokesburyvbs.com/UMCuniontown, call April at UMCU church at 330-699-3587 or e-mail uniontownumc@gmail.com or schfam44685@yahoo.com. The church is at 13370 Cleveland Ave NW.

July 18

- The Massillon Public Library presents Learn Some Simple Sign Language, as part of its 2017 Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World" at 11 a.m. Kids are invited to learn some simple, basic sign language with Melanie Pardee from TRIAD Deaf Services. The program is being held at the library, 208 Lincoln Way E. It is free and registration is required. All supplies will be provided. For more information, visit www.massillonlibrary.org.

July 20

- The Corporate University at Kent State University at Stark will hold the 2017 Human Resource Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school's conference center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. Designed for HR professionals, attendees will learn about the latest research on emerging trends and best solutions for dealing with tough concerns and tumultuous change. Breakout sessions will be led by professionals with expertise in current hot topics of the workplace. To register, contact Mona Zink at 330-244-3508. For more details, visit www.kent.edu/stark/cucc/conferences. Registration fee is $195. Attendees will receive five general HRCI and SHRM credits.

July 22

- At 2 p.m., kids grades 4 to 8 can work as a team to solve the puzzles, discover the clues and beat the clock at the Massillon Public Library's Escape Room. Bring a friend. Each team has 30 minutes to escape the library auditorium. Registration is required for the free program and can be done in person, online, or by phone beginning July 10. For more information or to register, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E.

July 26                                                           

- At 2 p.m., the Children's Department of the Massillon Public Library is hosting Community Helpers. Celebrate the people who keep the community safe and healthy. Kids of all ages up to grade six are invited to meet some surprise guest community helpers, play a matching game, and make a snack. The program is free and there is no registration needed. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org . The library is at  208 Lincoln Way E. and is handicapped accessible.