- Friends of the Canal Fulton Public Library is sponsoring a book sale at the library’s community building, 735 E. Cherry St., will all proceeds to benefit the library. A friend’s preview sale will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on April 27 and a public sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 28 and from 1 to 4 p.m. April 29. Shoppers can buy a bag for $3 and fill it. Books, CDs, DVDs and VHS will be available. For more information, call 330-854-4148.
- HistoryAlive is a living history evening with actors portraying people from different parts of our past. Actors portraying local figures all the way to internationally famous men and women throughout U.S. history. The event is held from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Spring Hill Historic Home, 1401 Spring Hill Lane NE, Massillon. The house will also be open for guests to explore. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for students ages 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. For more information, visit www.springhillhistorichome.org.
- Aultman College is hosting an open house at 10 a.m. for anyone who wants to learn about degree programs in nursing, radiography, BSN completion, social work and health sciences, as well as the College Credit Plus program for high school students. The event includes tours of college facilities and classrooms; the opportunity to meet with students, faculty and staff; and presentations about the various bachelor’s and associate degree programs. The application fee will be waived for anyone who applies at the open house. Reservations are required. To learn more and RSVP, visit www.aultmancollege.edu/open-house. Aultman College is next to Aultman Hospital at the corner of Dartmouth Ave and 7th St. SW in Canton.
- The GeezeCats will perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E., Massillon. The GeezeCats offer a mixture of rock-n-roll, Doo-wop and improv comedy. Featuring the classic songs of the pre-Beatle days of the late '50s and early '60s along with improv-style comedy which includes sight gags, one-liners, skits, bits, and costumes. Tickets are $20 for the main floor and $15 for the balcony. Tickets for the concert can be purchased online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006.
- Help Northeast Ohio compete in the City Nature Challenge. Parks, museums and nature centers across the country will be hosting BioBlitzes during the weekend as they try to find the most species in their area. Become a scientist for the day and explore Quail Hollow Park searching for animals and plants. Join naturalists and local scientists for guided hikes or strike out on your own, making observations and sharing them on iNaturalist, a free app. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Quail Hollow Park Nature Center, 13480 Congress Lake Ave.
- At 11 a.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, is offering Internet Basics. Attendees will hear an introduction to navigating the Internet and World Wide Web and an explanation and demonstration of the popular web browsers. Prerequisites are experience using a computer mouse, keyboard and Windows. Registration is required for the free class. For more information or to register, stop by or call 330-832-9831, ext. 327.
- Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, presents Cake Wars from 5 to 7 p.m. A blank cake, a theme, frosting, and 60 minutes on the clock will be given to each teen to see who wins the decorating battle. Prizes will be awarded to the winners of this sweet war. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required for this free program and can be done in person, online, or by phone. For more information or to register, call 330-832-9831 ext. 321 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
From 6 to 7:30 p.m., children are invited to come to the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., and read to dog listeners. Paws to Read was instituted to connect struggling readers to the benefits that trained therapy dogs can offer. Reading to and petting the dogs help kids relax, forget to feel nervous and start to enjoy themselves, becoming engaged in the reading instead of their insecurities. The program is free and no registration is required. For more information call 330-832-5037 or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- The Taste of North Canton will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and the Arrowhead Golf and Banquet Center, 1500 Rogwin Cir. SW. Taste samples featuring local eateries, a 50/50 raffle and silent auction will be the highlight of the evening. For more information, call 330-685-2989 or visit www.newworkcityfoundation.org.
- At 1 p.m., the Massillon Genealogy Society, with support from the Friends of Massillon Public Library, will host a free tour of the Rodney G. Klein Museum and Library at 22 Federal Avenue NE in Massillon. It is a one-of-a-kind museum of the stock market and financial world features artifacts from Massillonian Rodney G. Klein’s lifetime of collecting. You will see ticker-tape machines, and anything remotely related to Wall Street trading, but also an extensive art collection and thousands of books relating to economics, finance and politics. For more information, contact Sherie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-832-9831, ext. 314.
- Stark Library is hosting the Stark Mini Maker Faire from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Main Library, 715 Market Ave. N., Canton. The event is free and will be included in the Canton Arts District First Friday lineup. Part science fair, part county fair and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an award winning, family friendly event, celebrating technology, education, science, arts, crafts, engineering, food, sustainability, and more. Makers are tech enthusiasts, crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, authors, or artists. More information is available at www.StarkLibrary.org/MakerFaire or by calling 330-452-0665. The event is free and open to the public and is appropriate for all ages.
- At 11 a.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, presents The Last Steel Strike. This author visit and commemoration of the 1937 deaths of striking workers will be presented by Professor Ahmed White, author of "The Last Great Strike;" poet Sue Burton; and special guest Leo Gerard of the United Steelworkers (USW). Join USW’s SOAR (Steelworkers’ Organization of Active Retirees) in a commemoration of the deaths of local workers in the 1937 "Little Steel Strike," involving 13,000 employees in Canton and Massillon. No registration is needed for the free program. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 314.
- A Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E., hosts a workshop featuring fantastical plant terrariums. With guidance instructor Kat Francis, guests will create terrariums with fanciful plants from their imaginations. Drop in any time from noon to 2 p.m. No reservations are required. For more information, call 330-833-4061 or visit massillonmuseum.org.
- Join the Aultman Women’s Board for a safari through the plains of Africa during the 2018 Angel Auction, "Splendors of the Serengeti" held at the Canton Civic Center. All proceeds from the gala will benefit the current Women’s Board pledge of $900,000 for two important hospital projects. The first raffle package features a 10-piece Yeti package including Tundra 65 and Hopper Flip 12 coolers, Colsters, Tumblers and more, paired with the "Atlas Petite" handbag and "Finley" wristlet designed by Cleveland-based Fount Leather. The second package features a Simon G 18-karat white gold pave diamond bracelet paired with a Samsung 65" Smart 4k UHD TV. Tickets for the raffle are $100 each and are limited to 125 for each package. To make a donation or for more information, visit www.aultmanangelauction.org. You can also call The Aultman Women’s Board at 330-363-6198.
- The North Canton Garden Club annual plant sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dogwood Park, 241 7th St NE. The club does recycle pots.
- The Belairs take the stage with their oldieOldies s show at 7:30 p.m. at the Lion’s Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.lionslincolntheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The Belairs are known as Northeast Ohio’s Premier Band.