- The Military Family Center of Pegasus Farm, 7490 Edison St. NE, is taking registrations for two new programs that will begin in January. To learn more, visit www.militaryfamilycenter.org or call Tammi to register, 330-935-2300 ext. 104. The programs are:
Women Veterans and Women First Responders – January 10 to February 14 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The program consists of six weekly sessions. These unmounted sessions will focus on topics such as the power of the herd, the silent language of the horse, the importance of authority, safety from the horse’s point of view, and dealing with an ever-changing environment.
Women Veterans and Their Daughters/Mothers – January 27 at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy a morning at the Military Family Center and learn more about this new endeavor dedicated to veterans, active-duty military, first responders and their families. Activities will include, scarf tying, manicures, wreath bows, horse activities and social time.
- Stark State College invites Ohio artists to apply to be featured in its new Stark State College Akron at Perkins facility. In collaboration with Ohio Arts Council, the selected Ohio artists will be commissioned and have their work featured as permanent installations on the walls of Stark State College Akron. To apply, visit oac.ohio.gov/Artists2, create "Call for Entry Individual Artist" login, submit digital images of previous work (up to five completed works that have been available for purchase and apply before Jan. 4, 2018. The artwork will be commissioned and purchased via a selection committee of Stark State faculty and staff, community leaders and a student ambassador. For more information and to apply, visit oac.ohio.gov/Artists2 and see the entry for Stark State College.
- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, will hold the next session of Story beginning Jan. 8. Family Story Time, for all ages up to grade 6, will be on Monday evenings from 7 to 7:30 p.m., except for Jan. 15. Children may wear pajamas if they wish as they enjoy stories, rhymes and music. Little Listeners Story Time, for children ages 2 to 5, will be on Wednesdays from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. and features lively tales and participatory activities. Tyke Tales Story Time, for children ages 0 to 2 ½ years, will be on Thursdays from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m., followed by a short playtime. Shake-It-Up Story Time, with a special emphasis on music and movement, for children ages 2 to 5, is offered on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 1:30 p.m. Simply Stories is for all ages and will be held on Fridays from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. It is designed to emphasize books and the arts of reading and storytelling. All children attending these free programs must be accompanied by an adult. One child per adult. No registration is required. For more information, call the Children’s Department at 330-832-5037.
- See how science and spirituality support each other as Yoga Central and The Yoga Place present 7 Candles from 1 to 3 p.m. JD Stillwater, a science educator from Harrisburg, Pa., will explain difficult scientific concepts, attainable for non-scientists, while delving further into the mysteries that those concepts engender. For more information, call 330-499-2863 or email Info@TheYogaPlaceOhio.com. Tickets are $20 and are available at www.Eventbrite.com and www.TheYogaPlaceOhio.com. The event will be held at 4626 Cleveland Ave. NW.
- From 10:30 a.m. to noon, children in 6th grade and under and their families are invited to come and welcome in the New Year with the Massillon Public Library. Families will make Noon Year’s Eve glasses and noisemakers, play games, and go on a library scavenger hunt. At noon, celebrate with a balloon drop and toast in the Noon Year with sparkling juice and snacks. The program is free and registration is required by stopping by the library’s Children's Department, by calling 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org. The library is at 208 Lincoln Way E.
- The Massillon Museum’s History Discussion Group will talk about "Lost Massillon - Places that Once Were" at its next session from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Do you remember what was in the McClymonds Building or the Museum building in the 1950s? Do you remember the Red Head gas station, Rizos Steak House, or Davis Photography Studio? Where were the utility offices? Because of construction at the museum, the discussion will be held in the parish hall at St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 226 Third Street SE in Massillon. The entrance to the parking lot is on Oak Street, and guests should use the door with the green awning adjacent to the lot. Historian Margy Vogt invites participants for a brief tour of the church’s stained glass windows. The program is free. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.
- The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, presents Overcoming Adversity from noon to 2:00 p.m. During this program, attendees will hear the incredible stories of two men who used the unbelievable odds they were dealt as their drive to succeed. Jin Stearns, born in Korea, was separated from his family at age six, kidnapped and sold to an orphanage by a stranger. He overcame obstacles and went on to become a motivational speaker and life coach. His book "Lost Seoul" will be on sale during the event. Brian Ziegler’s college basketball career was halted by a car accident that broke his neck, paralyzing him from the chest down. Defying his diagnosis of having only a 10 percent chance of ever walking again, Ziegler went on to eventually climb Machu Picchu in Peru, and hike 40 miles of the Appalachian Trail. He became the basketball coach at Northwest High School. His book "A Paralyzing Redemption" will be on sale during the event. No registration is required for the free program. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 319, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- From noon to 2 p.m., the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, will host "Do the Mu!" at the Massillon Museum. Participants will make crazy New Year hats including resolutions to make the world a better place. 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 the 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
- Single Seniors will hold a luncheon meeting at 1 p.m. at Samantha's, 4954 Portage Street. Participants pay for their own meal. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.
- The Yoga Place and Yoga Central present Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat with Jim Donovan from noon to 6 p.m. Explore the joyful, profound and spiritual side of drumming while partaking in various beginner friendly drumming activities. This program will consist of developing and practicing creative drumming skills, personal wellness and becoming the next best version of you. These techniques will aid in relieving anxiety and stress, help to provide a better night’s sleep, gain mental clarity and increasing overall energy. Drums are provided and this is open to all levels. The cost is $99 if registered by Dec. 31 or $129 after. Tickets are available at www.Eventbrite.com and www.TheYogaPlaceOhio.com. No Refunds. The Yoga Place is at 6990 Whipple Ave. NW. For more information, call 330-499-2863 or email Info@TheYogaPlaceOhio.com.
- Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, presents Kit & Nanea: an American Girl Doll Program at 11 a.m. The program is for grades 3 and up. Kids are invited to bring their favorite adult and their own American Girl or other doll to learn about the Great Depression and WWII Era and how it affected the lives of the American Girl book characters Kit and Nanea. Attendees will enjoy stories, a craft, and light refreshments. The program is free and registration is required by calling 330-832-5037 or visiting www.massillonlibrary.org.
- The Harlem Globtrotters come to the Canton Civic Center at 7 p.m. The team’s upcoming performance will showcase the high-flying, fun, and memory-making moments that the Globetrotters are known for. The dribbling,the dunking and the shooting. They led all of basketball in 4-point shots made in 2017. Prior to the game, the Globetrotters will bring fans closer than anywhere else in sports, with an unmatched pregame fan interaction with its Magic Pass. This ticketed event allows fans an exclusive opportunity to interact with the team’s stars on the court, shoot hoops, learn tricks, and pose for pictures. After the game, Globetrotter stars will be on hand for additional autograph and photo opportunities. Tickets start at $28.50 and are now available at harlemglobetrotters.com, ticketmaster.com, the Canton Civic Center box office, or by phone at 800-745-3000. Information on group and scout tickets can also be found at harlemglobetrotters.com.
- Single Seniors will hold a luncheon meeting at 1 p.m. at LaPizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road. Participants pay for their own meal. Reservations are required by calling Norma at 330-452-5889 or Bernie at 330-477-5325.