FYI

- Reservations for the Garden Tea fundraiser for The Herb Society are being accepted through Aug. 31 on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at noon Sept. 12 for the fundraiser, which is in the banquet hall inside Walsh University’s Hoover Park. With limited seating, the advance paid $20 reservation at the Tea also includes shopping in the "Unique Boutique" followed by guided tours of the award-winning gardens. An herbal-themed menu of sweets and savories will be served. For more information, call 330-490-7435. The Center is at 1875 East Maple Street.

- The Kent State University at Stark Theatre is holding open auditions for Consider the Oyster by David MacGregor. Auditions are open to everyone, including students and members of the community. Kent State at Stark encourages diversity in casting. Auditions will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7 in the Fine Arts Theatre, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. Those auditioning may perform a prepared monologue, if they wish, and the director may also choose sides (selected scene excerpts) for some to perform. The production will be in November and rehearsals will begin Sept. 11 and will occur five evenings a week until opening. Visit www.kent.edu/stark/theatre-auditions for more information.

- 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 partyondude1999@aol.com.  

Aug. 19

- The exhibit, Paul Brown: Innovator, will begin at the Massillon Museum. The exhibit will focus on football changes Brown created that continue to influence the game today. While coaching in Massillon, Brown first used game films to scout opponents and improve his own team. He tested players on their knowledge of a playbook, devised the draw play and created the taxi squad. Most notably, he invented the modern face mask. The exhibit will include photographs from the Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club collection. the museum will extend its hours Aug. 23, until 8 p.m. so fans attending the Tiger Kick-Off Rally and the Museum’s traditional, Tiger-Striped Ice Cream Night can see the new Paul Brown exhibit as well as early game films, which will be running continuously. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way East. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.

Aug. 20

- Back-to-back tours of Five Oaks and Massillon’s historic Fourth Street will be offered. Guests may take one or both tours. At 1 p.m., local historian Margy Vogt will lead a walking tour of the historic Fourth Street neighborhood. No reservations are required for the outdoor tour. The cost is $7 to be paid upon arrival. The tour will meet in front of Five Oaks (210 Fourth St. NE) and will return there for the 3 p.m. tour of the Five Oaks mansion. No reservations are necessary for the Five Oaks tours. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Visitors who do not wish to participate in the walking tour can tour the mansion at 2 or 3 p.m.  For more information, contact Margy Vogt at 330-832-8469 or vogt@sssnet.com.

Aug. 21 

- The Lake Community Branch Library will be handing out free glasses to view the solar eclipse safely. From 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., visitors will receive the glasses and then head out to the garden where the eclipse will be visible. For more information about the event or to register, visit StarkLibrary.org or call 330-452-0665.

Aug. 22

- David Harding will tell the history of television game shows at the Massillon Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch. The event is free and open to the public without reservations. Brown Bag Lunch guests may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch from Anderson’s in the City (the lobby café). Free cookies and coffee will be provided. The program will begin promptly at 12:10 p.m. and conclude about 12:50 p.m. to accommodate guests who attend during the lunch hour. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.

Aug. 24

- DeHoff Realtors is holding a free, one-hour, in-depth seminar covering career opportunities in the real estate industry at 7 p.m. at the agency's corporate office, 821 S. Main St., North Canton. The session will also focus on the real estate outlook for Stark and Summit Counties, as well as the training and the benefits that are available to real estate sales associates. Reservation necessary and limited seats are available. Contact the agency’s career advisor at 330-305-5202 or 330-305-5203 to reserve a seat.

Aug. 25

- Join in the fun of the Chamber Golf Par-Tee held at Tam O'Shanter Golf Course. The golf event will be a scramble format, with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost is $115 per golfer and includes 18 holes of play with a cart, fun hole contests and prizes, golf course refreshments, a full lunch and a come back and play certificated for a round of 18 holes including a cart. Register online at www.cantonchamber.org/golf-par-tee or call 330-458-2070 for more information.

Aug. 29

- Single Seniors will host a luncheon meeting at 1 p.m. at  LaPizzaria located at 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.

Sept. 2

- During the "Do the Mu!" workshop, participants will learn how to handcraft paper. Guests of all ages may drop in any time from noon to 2:00 p.m. The session will be free and all materials will be supplied. No reservations are required. The Museum shop, OHregionalities and the lobby café (Anderson’s in the City) will be open, and photostrips from the vintage photobooth will be available for purchase. Guests will be able to see the Stark County in the Great War; Paul Brown: Innovator; Caught Off Guard: A Candid View exhibitions; and the Immel Circus gallery. The Massillon Museum is at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) 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 visitmassillonmuseum.org.

Sept. 5

- The Massillon Public Library’s Historical Fiction Book Club is going to discuss Suite Française by Irene Nemirovsky at 6 p.m. The library invites members of the community to read the book, then join others for an hour of relaxed discussion. For more information or to reserve your copy, call 330-832-9831, Ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is located at 208 Lincoln Way E.

Sept. 8

- At 4 p.m., the Massillon Public Library invites readers to attend a visit with author Wanda Brunstetter, writer of Amish romance novels. Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their hearts to stories of Amish life. She is the author of nearly 90 books with more than 10 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today. During Brunstetter’s visit, she will be accompanied by her co-authors of The Beloved Christmas Quilt, her daughter Jean and granddaughter Richelle. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-832-9831, ext. 312. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.

Sept. 9

- Rock the Park 2017 will be held at 6 p.m. at Metzger Park in Louisville. The Small Town America Tour will bring Rock the Park 2017 to life with Seventh Day Slumber, Manic Drive, Consumed by Fire, Shonlock, and V Rose and opening act Safe Kept to fill concert-goers with lots of music and God's word. The concert is free, but bring a non perishable food item to support the local food banks. Safe Kept will help lead an open-air church service at 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at the park.

Sept. 16

- In the spirit of fitness and fun, Malone University invites the greater community to participate in the 2017 Pioneer Ride and Run, a fundraiser to benefit scholarships for Malone students. The event provides options for runners and cyclists by offering a variety of distances and routes. A Kids’ Adventure Run and other family-friendly activities will also be available on that day. Start times, donation information, and sign up instructions are available at www.malone.edu/rideandrun.

Sept. 21

- The five SCORE chapters located in Northeast Ohio are combining to host NEO Women Connect, a women’s leadership luncheon, workshop and trade show from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. Forty five minute sessions will run concurrently from 10:15 a.m. to noon. The five SCORE chapters involved are Akron, Canton, Cleveland, North Central and Youngstown. Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.canton.score.org or calling 330- 244-3294. Table sponsorships, including a table of eight, sponsorship signage and program recognition are available for $500. Those interested in exhibiting at the trade show can call 330-244-3280 or email cantonscore@gmail.com.