- The Stark Library is looking for individuals and organizations that identify as makers and wish to participate in a one-of-a-kind event, the Stark Mini Maker Faire. The event is from 2 to 7 p.m. May 4 at the main library, 715 Market Ave. N., Canton. It is park 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. A maker is anyone who is a tech enthusiast, crafter, tinkerer, hobbyist, engineer, author, or artist. Those who are interested in being an exhibitor can fill out the online form at StarkLibrary.org/MakerFaire or email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20.
- Kent State University at Stark Theatre performs "26 Pebbles" at 7:30 p.m. April 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. April 22. "26 Pebbles" is a docudrama that incorporates verbatim interview excerpts from Newtown, Conn., residents recounting the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Playwright Eric Ulloa’s work delves into the aftermath of unthinkable tragedy and the resulting push forward toward healing. Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show are $10 for adults and $7 for senior citizens and non-KSU students. Tickets are free to all Kent State students with student IDs. Tickets for the show can be purchased online at www.kent.edu/stark/26-pebbles, by phone at 330-244- 3348 or in person at the box office in the Fine Arts lobby. Will call opens one hour prior to performances.
- The North Canton Heritage Society is holding a Heritage Walk on April 21 at your leisure from noon to 4 p.m. beginning at the North Canton Heritage Society. Explore the history of North Canton in this family friendly event, centered around an hour long self-guided walking exploration of the community’s unique history. The event is a fundraiser for the society to continue offering educational opportunities for the local community. Admission for adults (age 13 and up) is $15, and admission for children is $10. Children under the age of 3 are free. Those who pre-register for the event prior to April 7 will receive a Heritage Walk T-Shirt and Water bottle. Pre-register at www.heritagewalk.ticketleap.com or by calling the Heritage Society directly at 330-494-4791. Cash only tickets will be sold the day of the event.
- Treasurers of the Heart black-tie event will be held to celebrate the journeys of two local heart warriors. The American Heart Association will host the ball at the Historic Masonic Temple, 836 Market Ave. N, Canton. Included in the night is dinner, dancing, mystery, intrigue, celebration and an opportunity for attendees to explore the once secret rooms of the historic temple which have been closed to the public for the last 90 years. For sponsorship opportunities, event information or tickets visit cantonheartball.heart.org, or contact Valerie Stutler at 330-445-2617 or email@example.com.
- The North Canton Public Library, 185 N. Main St., will celebrate Earth Day with a recycle fair, spring market and repair clinic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The recycle fair will allow for recycling of electronics, reuse of cooking and gardening equipment and paper document shredding. The event is open to everyone. eCycle Solutions of Ohio will accept electronic items for recycling. Gardening equipment/tools, gently used pots, pans, canning jars and dinnerware will be collected for redistribution to the StarkFresh community garden and partner sites. U-Shredd-It will accept up to three boxes of paper per household for shredding and recycling. A spring market allowing community members to meet local farmers, food producers and artisans will be also be on site and the Canton Hacker and Maker Place, C.H.A.M.P. will try to fix anything from coffee pots to stuck zippers. For more information, visit www.ncantonlibrary.com/ or call 330-499-4712.
- The Aultman Cancer Center’s is hosting a Cancer Screening Day provided free cancer screenings to uninsured and underinsured members of the community. The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at Aultman Hospital, 2600 6th St. SW, Canton. Screening options will include breast, cervical, colon, lung, prostate and skin. Appointments are required. Call 330-363-6011 to register. Participants will be asked questions to determine if they meet screening eligibility guidelines when they schedule an appointment. People with a family history of cancer or those who have never been screened are encouraged to take advantage of the free cancer screenings. For more information, visit www.aultman.org.
- Adventure Kids' Nature Heroes program for children 3 to 5 will be held at 10 a.m. at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW, Perry Township. Meet some animal ambassadors, learn about the ways the park takes care of wild animals and learn about some other ways you can help wildlife. Children will enjoy a story, a craft and hands on activities. Registration is required at starkparks.com.
- Squirrel Olympics will be held at 11 a.m. at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park. Join the Squirrelly Stark Parks staff and learn all about native squirrels, their adaptations and how we can help scientists learn about their populations. We will act and think like squirrels while we learn and play. Registration is required at starkparks.com.
- A Nature Series, Frogwatch Volunteer Training will be held at 1 p.m. at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake. Trained volunteers will assist with identification of local frog and toad species, as well as identifying their various calls. Also they will monitor wetlands and record data. This is a two hour training module, and will require a frog calling identification test to complete certification. Volunteers 18 plus are welcome. This program is part of the Natural Resources Series and registration is required at starkparks.com.
- First Friends Church of Canton invites women from Northeast Ohio for the Priscilla Shirer Simulcast being held in association with Lifeway Women Events. Along with Priscilla Shirer, one of today’s top Bible teachers, Christian recording artist Anthony Evans will lead worship via simulcast. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. April 28 at First Friends Church, 5455 Market Ave. N. Tickets can be purchased online at eventbrite.com by April 23 and include simulcast, coffee and donuts in the morning and a box lunch. For more information, www.firstfriends.org or 330-966-2800.
- At noon and 6:00 p.m., the Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E., invites readers to join either of two Monday Book Clubs, as it discusses "Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Intimate Memoir by Clint Hill." Jackie Kennedy’s personal Secret Service agent details his very close relationship with Jackie during the four years leading up to and following John F. Kennedy’s assassination. For more information, call 330-832-9831, ext. 312, or visit www.massillonlibrary.org.
- Plain Township Parks is offering a Messy Hands session. The session begins April 23 and continues April 30, May 7, 14 and 21. The registration fee is $41 per child per session and parent or guardian participation is required. Sessions are from 10 to 11 a.m. The program is open to children ages 2 to 5 years old. To register, call Plain Township at 330-492-4689 or online at apm.activecommunities.com/plaintownship/Home.
- The Running Stark Couch to 5k will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Kent State at Stark campus track, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, Jackson Twp. Join Running Coach Samantha Collmar for a group run. Runners of all abilities and paces are welcome. Wear appropriate running attire for the weather and bring your own water. Registration is required at starkparks.com.
- Ben Curtis, a retired professional golfer, will visit The First Tee of Canton. Curtis, a Kent State University graduate, is best known for winning the 2003 Open Championship at Royal St George's. The event is free and open to the public. The First Tee of Canton is at 2525 25th St. NE. Raffle tickets to play a round of golf with Curtis will be available. Limited tickets will be sold and can be purchased by calling 330-452-5331.
- Author Mindy McGinnis will tell how she builds complex fantasy worlds as settings for her novels and short stories when she speaks at the Massillon Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. The event will be held at Massillon Salvation Army, 315 Sixth Street NE and is free and open to everyone. No reservations are required. Brown Bag Lunch guests may bring a sack lunch or purchase lunch catered by Anderson’s in the City. Free cookies and coffee will be provided. For more information, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org.
- Students can create a small fantasy figurative sculpture using the hands-on techniques used by professional sculptors in "Creature Class" at the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on April 29. Participants nine years of age and older are welcome. The class fee is $7 ($5 for museum members) and includes instruction and materials. Pre-registration is required for this class by April 24 by phone, mail, or in person using cash (exact change), checks, or credit cards. Call 330-833-4061 or visit www.massillonmuseum.org for more information.
- Hoover History Hike will be held at 9 a.m. at the E. Maple Street ballfields trailhead on the Hoover Trail, 1325 E. Maple St., North Canton. Enjoy nature and the history of local industry on this hike along the Hoover Trail with Stark Parks. Hikers will stop at the Hoover Historical Center to take a tour. Meet at the East Maple Ballfields trailhead at 9:00 am to begin. Registration is required at starkparks.com.
- The full "pink" moon is just around the corner. Explore the different phases of the moon with cookies. You will also get a chance to make a moon rock and craft. Registration is required at starkparks.com. The event is at 4 p.m. at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St NW.
- Garlic Mustard Pull and Pesto Making will be held at 5 p.m. at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW. Help Stark Parks improve the ecosystem of the park by removing invasive garlic mustard. Sample garlic mustard pesto after the event and take some recipes and ingredients home. Registration is required at starkparks.com.
- Down to Earth Yoga will be held at 6 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park, 5712 12th St. NW. Yoga meets each person where they are and can offer great benefits to people in all walks of life. This hour-long yoga practice will leave you feeling relaxed and strong. The cost is $5 per participant and registration is required at starkparks.com.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.