- 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.
- 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.
- What did you do for fun as a kid? Maybe played hop-scotch, kick the can, hide and seek, pick-up baseball, lemonade stands and bicycle parades. Chris Craft will lead a conversation about memorable neighborhood traditions from 10 a.m. until noon at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. The free program is open to everyone. Coffee and pastries are available for a donation. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.
- The Massillon Genealogical Society presents Deciphering Foreign Documents at 6:30 p.m. If your family tree has roots in foreign soil, at some point you will have to analyze foreign records. It’s possible to make sense of them by implementing a variety of translation tools to puzzle things out. During this program, Barb Amburgey will share some user friendly resources and valuable tips to assist you in more successfully decoding these different archives. No registration is required. The program is free and will be held at the Massillon Public Library auditorium, 208 Lincoln Way E. For information, call Jill Wingard at 330-832-9831, ext. 337, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org/genealogy.
- Visit the Massillon Museum after work starting at 5:30 p.m. for the inaugural History Happy Hour. The free event will include social time and a half-hour presentation by Dr. Molly Sergi, of Kent State University. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Everyone is welcome and no reservations are necessary. The Massillon Museum is at 121 Lincoln Way East. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.
- Aultman Trauma Services is offering a free community program, Matter of Balance, to help reduce the risk of falls and increase activity levels among older adults.The program is designed to benefit those who have concerns about falling, have fallen in the past, are interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength or have restricted activities due to concerns of falling. The program runs through Oct. 26. Classes are held every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon at North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton. To register, email Sheree.Nuske@aultman.com or call 330-363-5827.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Massillon Museum will offer a three-week class, ,Painting: Artist for a Day, for students ages 10 through 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. Participants must register by Sept. 10. Classes will be held Sept. 16, 23 and 30. Students will learn about famous artists and their painting styles while making art to take home. The class fee is $50 ($45 per Museum member) and includes all materials, tools, and instruction. Massillon Museum classes are open to the public. Students may register by phone, by mail, or in person using cash (exact change), checks, or credit cards. The Massillon Museum, as a Blue Star Museum, offers a 10 percent discount on classes for active military personnel and their families. For a detailed class schedule, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E.
- Single Seniors will meet for a luncheon meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Samantha's, 4954 Portage St. Reservations are required and participants pay for their own meal. Call Norma 330-452-5889 or Bernie 330-477-5325 to make a reservation.
- Children are invited to read to dog listeners from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible. The free program requires no registration. For more information, call the library at 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- The Akron-Canton Airport is hosting its first CAK Business Travel Forum from 8 to 10 a.m. The interactive event is designed to help small and medium-sized business travelers discover new ways to save time and money. CAK is offering this event to local businesses at no charge, but a reservation is required. Those interested in attending this event should RSVP to email@example.com, or on the airport’s website www.akroncantonairport.com/business-travel/travel-forum-sign-up.
- The final 2017 Summer Christian MusicFest will be held on Market Square in Downtown Canton at 3 p.m. with six worship teams performing until 9 p.m. Market Square is on the west side of Market Avenue North between 3rd and 4th Streets. The event is free. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. For more information, go to Facebook and search for Christian-MusicFest on Market Square.
- The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Kent State University is sponsoring an informational session for individuals interested in starting a small business or who are in the early stages of business formation. The session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Stark County District Library, Downtown Branch, 715 Market Avenue N. The fee is $10 for program materials. Registration and payment must be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For more information, call 330-244-3290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Music for All will present the 2017 Bands of America Northeast Ohio Regional Championship marching band competition at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Bands from across Ohio and surrounding states will perform. Ticketing and schedule information is available online at musicforall.org or by calling 800-848-2263. Tickets will also be available at the gate. Standard general admission is $18 for preliminaries or finals, or $27 for a day pass to both. Children ages 10 and under are free for general admission seats. A $5 off any general admission ticket (individual preliminaries, finals or full day passes) discount will be available at the gate for college students with an ID, spectators 11-18 years of age, military members and spouses (military ID required) and spectators age 62 and over.
- 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 email@example.com.
- The Massillon Public Library invites kids in grades 4 to 8 to come and learn about India at 2 p.m. Tweens are invited to come learn about India and its holiday of Diwali, make and sample some Indian foods and teas, and experience some Bollywood dancing and Rangoli painting. Registration is recommended for this free program held in the library’s auditorium. 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.
- Aunt Susie’s Cancer Wellness Center for Women will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, Pasta for a Purpose, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 3757 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. Come and be served dinner and enjoy the basket raffles and chances for prizes. All tickets are pre-sale and the cost is $10 (children under 4 are free). Call 330-400-1215 for more information or visit www.auntsusies.org.
- Single Seniors will hold a luncheon meeting at 2 p.m. at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Reservations are required and participants pay for their own meal. For reservations call Norma 330-452-5889 or Bernie 330-477-5325.
- A pancake breakfast and health fair, with all proceeds going toward families in the Jackson Local School District in need, will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Jackson High School commons. All tickets are sold at the door. Tickets are $5 per person and age 3 and under are free. Senior citizens are buy one get one free.