- The North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., is kicking off the holiday season with a Black Friday promotion. Anyone visiting the library during open hours (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) can have their library fines up to $24.99 eliminated. In addition to the fine forgiveness offer, library patrons will receive free coffee, tea and hot cocoa at the library all day long and prize drawings will be held throughout the day. While here, patrons can take advantage of the library’s ongoing public service that allows anyone with a library card to borrow video games, books, movies, toys, CDs and more every day.
- From 1 to 4:45 p.m., the Massillon Public Library invites students in grades 1 through 12 to come to the library and play the game of chess. Library staff members will be on hand to teach those who do not know how to play the game. Kids in grades 3 or below must be accompanied by an adult. No reservations needed. For more information, 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 Kent State University at Stark Theatre is holding open auditions for its second theatrical production of the season, "Virtual Devotion," by Eric Coble. Auditions are open to everyone, including students and members of the community and will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 28 and 29 in the Fine Arts Theatre, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Twp. Visit www.kent.edu/stark/theatre-auditions for more information about auditions for this production.
- Mona Lisa Touch (Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause) will be presented by Joann Krivetzky, M.D., gynecologist, at Aultman West Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon, from 6 to 7 p.m. Make vaginal dryness a thing of the past. Come learn more about this common problem for women during and after menopause. Guests will also learn about the newest treatment options. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-TALK (8255) or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- "The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show" will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N, Canton. Concertgoers will enjoy the four-part harmonies with Christmas songs and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys, such as "Elvira," "Dream On," "Bobby Sue," "Fancy Free," "American Made" and "Thank God for Kids." Tickets are$35, $40, $45, $50,$55, $65, $70 and can be purchased online at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org, or by calling the box office at 330-454-8172.
- During Massillon’s Light Up Downtown event, "An Old-Fashioned Family Christmas," the Massillon Museum will offer free holiday activities from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to everyone. Guests can enjoy free cookie decorating (and eating) and some basic folds of the ancient art of origami to create beautiful handcrafted gift boxes. Supplies and paper will be provided; guests are welcome to bring their own holiday paper for the craft. The museum is at 121 Lincoln Way E in downtown Massillon. Free parking is available on city streets and in nearby city lots. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
- Neuropathy and Diabetes will be presented by Benjamin Nafziger, Podiatry/Foot and Ankle Surgery, at North Canton Medical Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Diabetes increases the risk for developing a range of problems in the lower extremities, including neuropathy (nerve damage) and peripheral vascular disease (poor circulation). Dr. Nafizger will discuss these conditions, their treatments and how to prevent the complications associated with them. The center is at 6046 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton. Use entrance A. For more information or to make reservations, call 330-363-8255, or sign up online at www.aultman.org.
- The Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., will host its annual members holiday party from 7 to 9 p.m. The theme is a fun tip of the hard hat to the Museum’s construction project. While the party is open only to museum members, new members are welcome at any time. The annual membership drive is underway and will continue until Dec. 31. The party includes holiday treats, beverages, and live music. Fifteen trees decorated by downtown Massillon neighbors will be in the lobby. The Museum shop, patrons will find handcrafted items, local books, and unique Christmas gifts. Although reservations are requested, current members and anyone who walks in to purchase a new membership will be welcome. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
- Walsh University digital photojournalism classes have examined the work of renowned photojournalists from the perspectives of artistic style, technique, and history. Their project will culminate when they collaborate with the Massillon Museum to host the Image to Image exhibition in the Museum’s Studio M. The exhibition opens Dec. 3 and the public is invited to meet the photographers, view their work and enjoy refreshments from 3 to 5 p.m. at the museum, 121 Lincoln Way E. The show will run through Dec. 31, call for hours the exhibit is available for viewing at 330-833-4061.
- From noon to 2 p.m. at the Massillon Museum, participants will make galaxies and nebulas they can hold in their hands. The workshop is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. Guests may drop in any time during the two-hour session. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
- A free family holiday celebration will be held at the Hoover Historical Center inside Walsh University’s Hoover Park from 1 to 4 p.m. John Whitacre will provide Christmas selections alternating the mandolin, mountain dulcimer and violin. Santa will be available throughout the afternoon to greet and take pictures with children of all ages. North Canton Girl Scouts will be crafting gingerbread houses that will be displayed throughout and available for free raffles. Other volunteer-based organizations decorating trees throughout the Hoover family home and Cleveland Indians memorabilia, including a jersey, will be available for raffle. Ladies in vintage attire will be baking cookies in the old-fashioned, cast-iron stove and refreshments will be served. Free hot chocolate will be available and encouraged for all who wait to carol through Hoover Park for the horse-drawn wagon ride. Wagon tickets sell for $3 throughout the afternoon.
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 of those who are in the early stages of business formation. The information session will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the conference center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. There is a $10 fee per person for program materials. Registration and payment must be made online at www.cantonsbdc.org. For additional information, contact the SBDC at 330-244-3290 email@example.com
Caring Note Card Making classes will be held at the North Canton YMCA in the Ellsworth Gallery, 200 S. Main St. The classes will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Each guest will make eight cards. Bring adhesive and scissors all other supplies will be provided. Registration closes two days prior to class date. To register, call the North Canton YMCA at 330-499-2587 or register online at http://www.ymcastark.org/. the cost for members is $18 and non-members is $20.
- Walsh University is hosting Bob Stutman, a former DEA special agent, and Judge Jodi Switalski, who will present "Not My Kid Not My Community," a program for parents and community leaders on how to protect your children from America’s opioid and heroin epidemic. The program is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for the The Center is owned and operated by Walsh University. The event will be held at the Krassas Event Center at 251 25th St. NW. For more information, call Dr. Constantin Farah’s office at 330-494-7004.
- The Coffee and Cookies Blanket Drive Open House will be held by Shared Blessings to provide blankets, gloves, scarves and hats to the men, women and children of Hope Outreach Ministries Refuge of Hope Family Living Center Canton Calvary Mission. Stop in and enjoy Christmas cookies, coffee and cocoa with your friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Stephen Martyr Church on the corner of Fulton and Dressler Roads in Jackson Township. For more information, call 330-575-0295.
-First Friends Church invites the community to join in for a night of song and worship. Singer, songwriter and musician Josh Lavender of Indianapolis, Indiana will lead the audience in traditional Christmas worship. Additionally, he will publicly debut his own Christmas songs. First Friends Church is at 5455 Market Ave. N, Canton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at the church or at eventbrite.com. Fee applies to tickets purchased online.
- At 6 p.m., the Children’s Department of the Massillon Public Library invites kids in grades 3 to 8 to attend Harry Potter Trivia Night. Kids are invited to bring their friends and challenge them to trivia from all of the Harry Potter books. Fun prizes for the winners. Magic-themed snacks will be provided. Registration is required for this free program. For more information, call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.
- A basic computer class is being offered at 3 p.m. at the Massillon Public Library. Attendees will learn how to use a computer, then practice using a mouse and keyboard. Hear about the hardware and software parts of a computer system. No previous experience needed. The classes are held in the Library's auditorium, are free and registration is required. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way East. The Second Street entrance is handicapped accessible.
- Pittsburgh-based alt/indie-rock band James Drakes and the Chris Taylor Trio will be performing at George's Lounge, 229 Cleveland Ave. NW. The band has a fun, distinct sound. The show starts at 7 p.m. and will feature other musicians from Canton and from the region.