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.

- Sounds of Summer a Beach Boys Tribute will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Lincoln Theatre in Massillon. Tickets are $20 for the balcony and $25 for the main floor. The theatre is at 156 Lincoln Way E. Tickets may be purchased online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 800-838-3006.

- Those of all ages can join the fun-themed events detailed around the book "Rudy" throughout the month at Massillon Public Library. The book is about former Notre Dame football player Daniel "Rudy" Reuttiger's determination and the 27 seconds that changed his life. Younger readers should read "The Little Linebacker." The first event is Huddle Up and Read, a family open house, held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the library.

- The last tour of Massillon's historic Fourth Street for the season will take place with historian Margy Vogt at 2 p.m. The two-hour tour takes visitors through the historic and architectural highlights in the town’s most beautiful old neighborhood. The tour is open to everyone and reservations are not necessary. The $7 fee may be paid at the beginning of the tour, which begins at the corner of Fourth Street and North Avenue NE (in front of Five Oaks). In case of rain, the walk will be cancelled. Call 330-832-8469 for last-minute weather information. For more information, contact Margy Vogt at 330-832-8469 or visit margyvogt.com.

Sept. 10

- 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.

Sept. 12

- 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.

Sept. 13

- Canton Fine Arts Associates will host Treasures of the Museum a look at the Permanent Collection from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wilkof Courtyard of the Canton Museum of Art, 1001 Market Ave. N. The program includes a catered luncheon and is open to the public. Presented by Max Barton, executive director of the Canton Museum of Art, this program will feature a display and explanation of select works of art from the museum's Permanent Collection. Cost of the event is $15 per person. For reservations or more information, contact program coordinator Suzie Thomas at 330-453-7666 ext. 105.

Sept. 14

- 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 jdemio@akroncantonairport.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 aschwitz@kent.edu.

- Join Aultman and walk a one-mile loop in downtown Canton during the Walk with a Doc event. This month, Dr. Michael Marvin, M.D., will lead the walk, which starts at 5 p.m. at the Eric Snow YMCA in Canton. Marvin will be speaking about the broad scope of occupational medicine and all the services it provides. 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.

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.

- 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 Massillon Public Library and Washington High School National Honor Society members present a Sensory-Sensitive Storytime and Movie at 1:30 p.m. in the library’s auditorium. The movie begins at 2 p.m. Sensory-sensitive and special needs children and their families are invited to an ocean-themed storytime followed by a sensory-friendly movie showing. Children are free to talk, sing, or move as needed during the movie, which features lower sounds and more lighting. No registration is required and attendees are free to bring a nut-free snack of their own. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is located at 208 Lincoln Way E.

Sept. 17

- The Canton Christian Women's Connection invites you to join them for its annual Country Fair Luncheon. Enjoy great food, crafts, bake sale, silent auction, raffle, and more. Guest speaker Sandra Barton will talk about how a biker chick like herself perused an elusive dream come true. The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $13, is all inclusive, and will be held at the Fairways at Arrowhead, 1500 Rogwin Circle SW, North Canton. RSVP by Sept. 17 to Sherry at 330-837-6552 or email cantoncwc@aol.com. Complementary childcare is available upon request.

Sept. 18

- The Malone University Department of Music invites high school singers who enjoy choral music to participate in the High School Honors Choir. The choir is open to singers in Stark County and beyond who want to perform challenging music and make friendships outside their school districts. Among other pieces, the singers learn OMEA Contest repertoire and perform once per semester. Rehearsals are held every Monday night in the Johnson Center on Malone’s campus, resuming Sept. 18. There is no fee to participate, but registration is required. For additional information and registration, visit https://www.malone.edu/music/high-school-honors-choir .

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.

- Today’s Opportunities in Real Estate, a free, one-hour seminar covering career opportunities in the real estate industry will be presented by DeHoff Realtors, 821 S. Main St., North Canton, at 7 p.m. Dave Maltese and Linda DeHoff will cover the ins and outs of the business, how it has changed during the past few years, and opportunities within the industry. 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. Reservations are necessary and limited seats are available. Contact 330-305-5202 or 330-305-5203 to reserve a seat.

Sept. 23

- 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.

Sept. 26

- 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.

Sept. 27

- Aultman College will hold Aully’s Open women’s golf scramble at Wilkshire Golf Club in Bolivar. The golf outing benefits the college’s 1892 Scholarship Fund. The cost for the women’s scramble is $300 for a nine-hole foursome, or $400 for an 18-hole foursome. Breakfast and lunch are included for all golfers. For more information about the event, visit aultmancollege.edu/aully-open or contact Leggett at 330-363-6183.

Oct. 3

- The Ohio Small Business DevelopmentCenter at Kent State University 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 on Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Avenue NW, Jackson Twp. There is a $10 fee per person for program materials. Registration and payment must be made at www.cantonsbdc.org. For additional information, contact the SBDC at 330-244-3290 or aschwitz@kent.edu.  

Oct. 21

- 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.