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THE CANTON MUSEUM OF ART (1001 MARKET AVENUE NORTH) PRESENTS THE 24TH ANNUAL STARK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION, ON VIEW MARCH 28 THROUGH APRIL 12, IN THE MUSEUM’S LOWER GALLERIES.  THE STARK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION PROVIDES AN EXCELLENT PLATFORM FOR ASPIRING ARTISTS TO HAVE THEIR WORK EXHIBITED IN A PRESTIGIOUS MUSEUM SETTING.  ALL PIECES PRESENTED ARE ORIGINAL WORKS CREATED AS PART OF THEIR SCHOOL CURRICULUMS AND CHOSEN BY THE SCHOOL’S ART INSTRUCTOR.  EACH SCHOOL IS LIMITED TO TEN ENTRIES WITH NO MORE THAN TWO PER ARTIST.  WORKS ARE JUDGED ON BOTH ORIGINALITY AND TECHNICAL ABILITY.  ADMISSION TO THIS EXHIBITION IS FREE TO THE PUBLIC BETWEEN MARCH 28 AND APRIL 12; BEGINNING APRIL 24, REGULAR ADMISSION PRICES WILL RESUME.  FREE ONSITE PARKING IS AVAILABLE AROUND THE MUSEUM.   CALL 330-453-7666 FOR INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS, OR VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.CANTONART.ORG.

AN AWARDS CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, APRIL 7, AT A RECEPTION SCHEDULED FROM 5:00 TO 7:00PM.  AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT 6:00PM; ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND.  COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR THE FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD PLACE ARE $1,000, $600 AND $400, RESPECTIVELY.  HONORABLE MENTION AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED, WITH EACH WINNER RECEIVING A SCHOLARSHIP FOR CLASSES AT THE CANTON MUSEUM OF ART.

 

PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS IN THE 2015 STARK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL ART EXHIBITION ARE:

• ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL               • HOOVER HIGH SCHOOL                 • NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL

• CANTON SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL      • JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL                • PERRY HIGH SCHOOL

• CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL   • LAKE HIGH SCHOOL                     • ST. THOMAS AQUINAS HIGH SCHOOL

• FAIRLESS HIGH SCHOOL               • MALVERN HIGH SCHOOL                 • TUSLAW HIGH SCHOOL

• GLENOAK HIGH SCHOOL              • MINERVA HIGH SCHOOL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 5

11:30AM-2PM  IN OBSERVANCE OF PALM SUNDAY, ST. GEORGE ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (144-30TH STREET N.W.) IN CANTON WILL SERVE A TRADITIONAL FISH DINNER.  THE MENU INCLUDES: BATTER-DIPPED, FRIED, OR BAKED COD, RICE PILAF, COLE SLAW, BREAD, AND COFFEE OR TEA.  ADMISSION IS $10 PER ADULT, $5 PER CHILD AGES 5-10; FREE FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND UNDER.  DESSERT AND CARRY-OUT AVAILABLE.  THANK YOU!

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 7

10AM  TOM PUKYS, PRESIDENT OF ALLIANCE AREA DEVELOPMENT, WILL SPEAK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MT. UNION (1972 CLARK AVE.) IN ALLIANCE, IN THE HOOVER-PRICE CAMPUS CENTER.  THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT VISITORS ARE ALSO WELCOME TO STAY AFTER THE SESSION FOR LUNCH; ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT IS $6.75 PER PERSON.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR REQUIRE SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL (330)-829-8168 OR E-MAIL HONAKEAL@MOUNTUNION.EDU.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 9

8:30AM  MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE CANTON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB WILL BE MEETING FOR BREAKFAST AT THE BLUE FIG (6041 WHIPPLE AVE. N.W.) IN NORTH CANTON.  ALL RADIO AMATEURS AND INTERESTED PERSONS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED.

 

12PM  EASTER SENIOR LUNCH AT MCCREA MANOR NURSING & REHABILITATION CENTER (2040 MCCREA STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  THE MENU INCLUDES BAKED HAM, POTATOES AU GRATIN, GREEN BEENS, CARROT CAKE, AND REFRESHMENTS.  THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO SENIORS IN THE COMMUNITY, BUT PLEASE RSVP BY APRIL 7 BY CALLING (330)-823-9005.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 11

10AM  THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (800 MCKINLEY MONUMENT DRIVE N.W.) IN CANTON CORDIALLY INVITES YOU TO ATTEND THEIR ANNUAL “I THEE WED: 100 YEARS OF BRIDAL FASHION” EVENT.  THERE WILL BE A PRE-PARTY WITH BASKET RAFFLE, PRIZE WHEEL, AND SILENT AUCTION, FOLLOWED BY BRUNCH AT 10:45 A.M. WITH THE BRIDAL FASHION SHOW TO FOLLOW.  THE FASHION SHOW WILL BE MODERATED BY CURATOR KIM KENNEY, WHO WILL DISCUSS THE HISTORY OF EACH WEDDING DRESS.  THIS YEAR’S EVENT WILL HAVE A FRENCH THEME.  LIVE MUSIC BY CHRISTOPHER KENNEY AT THE STEINWAY PIANO WILL BE FEATURED.  ADMISSION IS $30 AND PREPAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED; THE RESERVATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 3.  CALL (330)-455-7043 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

12PM  THE MASSILLON WOMEN’S CLUB EVENING HANDICRAFT SECTION 2ND ANNUAL QUARTER AUCTION & VENDOR SHOPPING EVENT IS BEING HELD AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (301 LINCOLN WAY EAST) IN MASSILLON.  $5 FOR A PADDLE, $1 FOR AN EXTRA PADDLE; BRING ROLLS OF QUARTERS!  THERE WILL BE A CAFÉ, FEATURING STROMBOLI, SALAD, AND A DRINK FOR $6, AND THERE WILL BE MANY OTHER VENDORS ON-SITE.  FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION, CALL 330-833-4896.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 14

10AM  DON MCDONALD, DIRECTOR OF THE LOCAL EMERGENCY PLANNING COMMITTEE, WILL SPEAK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MT. UNION (1972 CLARK AVE.) IN ALLIANCE, IN THE HOOVER-PRICE CAMPUS CENTER.  THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT VISITORS ARE ALSO WELCOME TO STAY AFTER THE SESSION FOR LUNCH; ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT IS $6.75 PER PERSON.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR REQUIRE SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL (330)-829-8168 OR E-MAIL HONAKEAL@MOUNTUNION.EDU.

 

4PM-6PM  RIGATONI DINNER AT THE ALLIANCE AREA SENIOR CENTER (602 W. VINE STREET).  INCLUDES RIGATONI WITH MEAT SAUCE, TOSSED SALAD, DESSERT, BREAD, AND COFFEE.  $8 PER PERSON; $5 PER CHILD AGES 10 AND UNDER.  TICKETS MAY BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE OR AT THE DOOR; CALL (330)-821-3348.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

45TH ANNIVERSARY MULTI-COUNTY JUVENILE ATTENTION SYSTEM PRESENTS

DAVE PELZER, AUTHOR OF “A CHILD CALLED IT.”

7:30AM  WAYNE COUNTY CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH BREAKFAST AT THE ARDEN SHISLER CENTER FOR EDUCATION & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, 1625 WILSON ROAD IN WOOSTER.

10AM  MCJAS YOUTH PROGRAM AT THE COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS FACILITY, 815 FAIRCREST STREET S.W. IN CANTON.

12:30PM  EMPLOYEE TRAINING & LUNCHEON AT MCCALL’S RESTAURANT, 130 FAIRCREST STREET S.W. IN CANTON.

6PM  COMMUNITY EVENT AT MCKINLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL’S UMSTATTD PERFORMING ARTS HALL, 2323 17TH STREET N.W. IN CANTON.

FOR TICKET INFORMATION FOR THE COMMUNITY EVENT, CALL 330-484-6471, EXT. 2818.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT THE WILDERNESS CENTER (9877 ALABAMA AVE. S.W.) IN WILMOT. THIS YEAR’S EARTH DAY CELEBRATION AT TWC HAS MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN: FOTO FEST, BIRD WALK, BACKPACKING DEMO, WILD EDIBLES CLASS, NATURAL BURIAL INFO SESSION, AND THE TWC’S EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, DR. JEFF CORNEY, WILL SPEAK ON CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE MIDWEST.  THE TWC IS ALSO LOOKING FOR GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS TO HELP WITH INVASIVE GARLIC MUSTARD REMOVAL.  BRING YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY OR GROUP AND SPEND THE DAY CELEBRATING EARTH!  THE WILDERNESS CENTER IS ALSO COLLECTING OLD CELL PHONES AND INK CARTRIDGES FOR RECYCLING; PLEASE BRING YOUR OLD CELL PHONES OR CARTRIDGES.  VISIT WWW.WILDERNESSCENTER.ORG FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR CALL 1-877-359-5235.

8AM  JOIN TWC’S BIRD CLUB FOR A WALK AROUND THE POND TRAIL TO LOOK FOR BIRDS.  FREE FOR ALL AGES.

9AM-12PM  BACKPACKING EXPO.  STOP BY AND CHAT WITH MEMBERS OF TWC’S BACKPACKERS & DAYHIKERS CLUB.  GATHER INFORMATION AT THE PRAIRIE SHELTER FOR YOUR NEXT DAYHIKE OR BACKPACKING TRIP.  SOME OF THE SUBJECTS INCLUDE BACKPACKS AND HOW TO PACK THEM, MEALS AND WATER, TENTS, FIRST AID, AND PERSONAL CARE, CLOTHING, AND ULTRA-LITE BACKPACKING.  COME AND VIEW VARIOUS PIECES OF EQUIPMENT AND FIND OUT WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU.  FREE.

9AM-4PM  EARTH DAY CLEANUP.  HELP CLEAN UP THE TWC ENVIRONMENT!  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!  YOU, YOUR FAMILY, OR YOUR GROUP CAN ADOPT A TRAIL OR AREA TO CLEAN, OR HELP REMOVE GARLIC MUSTARD TO PROTECT NATIVE WILDFLOWERS.  WE’LL PROVIDE GLOVES, TRASH BAGS, AND REFRESHMENTS.  ALSO HELP REMOVE INVASIVE SPECIES PLANTS.  PLEASE EMAIL VICKI AT VICKI@WILDERNESSCENTER.ORG IF YOU CAN HELP.

SAT., APR. 18, 9 A.M.-4:30 P.M. AND SUN., APR. 19, 1-4:30 P.M.  FOTO FEST.  THE FOTO FEST’S GOAL IS TO SHOWCASE OUTSTANDING NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC’S ENJOYMENT.  VIEW BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS OF NATURE AND VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITEENJOY THE BEAUTY OF NATURE THROUGH THESE WONDERFUL WORKS OF ART!  FREE ADMISSION.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.WILDERNESSCENTER.ORG.

10AM  FREEZING & DRYING/WILD EDIBLES MEET-UP.  FREEZING AND DRYING FOODS CAN PROVIDE A QUICK AND EASY WAY TO PRESERVE FOOD WHILE MAINTAINING A HIGH NUTRIENT QUALITY, BUT THERE IS MORE TO THESE METHODS THAN MEETS THE EYE.  CHRISTINE KENDLE FROM THE OSU EXTENSION SERVICE WILL SHOW HOW TO PROPERLY DRY FRUITS AND VEGETABLES TO ENSURE BOTH HIGH QUALITY AND FOOD SAFETY.  INFORMATIONAL HANDOUTS AND SAMPLES PROVIDED.  THIS MEET-UP IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC; NO PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THIS EVENT, PLEASE CONTACT BARB AT 330-359-5235 EXT. 20 OR EMAIL BARB@WILDERNESSCENTER.ORG.

2PM-4PM  THE SALAMANDER ROOM.  WALK A TRAIL AND READ A BOOK!  FOLLOW PAGES FROM THE SALAMANDER ROOM BY ANNE MAZER; READ THE BOOK AND END AT THE POND!  OHIO CERTIFIED VOLUNTEER NATURALISTS WILL BE THERE TO HELP YOU LEARN ABOUT ALL THE PLANTS AND ANIMALS THAT USE THE POND FOR THEIR HOME.  YOU CAN EVEN GRAB A NET AND DIP INTO THE POND TO DISCOVER FOR YOURSELF WHAT LIVES THERE.

 

7PM  A CHORUS FOR A CAUSE PRESENTS “SING OUT AGAINST BULLYING” AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN MASSILLON (AND A REPEAT PERFORMANCE WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUNDAY, APRIL 19, AT COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN NORTH CANTON—SAME TIME).  TICKETS ARE $15 EACH AND MAY BE PURCHASED ONLINE AT WWW.ACHORUSFORACAUSE.ORG OR AT THE DOOR.  TICKET SALES BENEFIT THE CHILDREN’S NETWORK OF STARK COUNTY.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-453-3460.

 

 

CARNATION CITY PLAYERS 55TH SEASON

FIREHOUSE THEATER, 450 E. MARKET STREET, ALLIANCE

BOX OFFICE: 330-821-8712

WWW.CARNATIONCITYPLAYERS.ORG

STEEL MAGNOLIAS

APRIL 24-26, MAY 1-3

THE QUINTESSENTIAL STORY OF FRIENDSHIP AND TRUST, STEEL MAGNOLIAS SERVES UP A SOUTHERN SLICE OF LIFE THAT’S AS WARM AND COMFORTING AS SWEET POTATO PIE.  IN THE WORLD OF TRUVY’S LOCAL HOMEGROWN BEAUTY SALON, SIX VERY DIFFERENT WOMEN COME TOGETHER TO SHARE THEIR SECRETS, FEARS, AND LOVE FOR ONE ANOTHER, WHILE ENGAGING THE AUDIENCE IN HYSTERICAL AND NEIGHBORLY GOSSIP.  FROM WEDDINGS TO DIVORCES, BABIES TO FUNERALS, NEW BEGINNINGS TO HAPPY ENDINGS, THEY SHARE EACH MOMENT IN THEIR LIVES WITH GRACE, DETERMINATION, AND PERFECTLY COIFFED HAIR.  WHEN TRAGEDY STRIKES, IT IS IN THE FAMILIAR COMFORT OF TRUVY’S SALON WHERE THEY SEEK SOLACE AND SUPPORT THAT CARRIES THEM THROUGH.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

10AM  KEN BABBY, OWNER AND CEO OF THE AKRON DUCKS, WILL SPEAK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MT. UNION (1972 CLARK AVE.) IN ALLIANCE, IN THE HOOVER-PRICE CAMPUS CENTER.  THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT VISITORS ARE ALSO WELCOME TO STAY AFTER THE SESSION FOR LUNCH; ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT IS $6.75 PER PERSON.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR REQUIRE SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL (330)-829-8168 OR E-MAIL HONAKEAL@MOUNTUNION.EDU.

 

12PM  SPRING LUNCHEON AT THE ALLIANCE AREA SENIOR CENTER (602 W. VINE STREET).  TICKETS ARE $12 PER PERSON AND MUST BE PURCHASED OR RESERVED IN ADVANCE; CALL (330)-821-3348.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 25

3PM-7PM  MAIN STREET MANIA WILL TAKE PLACE IN DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE, IN CONJUNCTION WITH ARTSINSTARK’S 2020 VISION AND THE 8TH ANNUAL FIBER ART WALK, SPONSORED BY THE TROLL HOLE ART EMPORIUM.  THIS FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND WILL FEATURE LOCAL ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, BUSINESSES, AND RESTAURANTS.  THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE ALONG MAIN STREET, WITH OPEN-AIR VENDORS, STUDENT ACTIVITIES, MUSIC, A BIKE RAFFLE AND PRESENTATION OF THE NEW BIKE RACKS BY ARTSINSTARK, AND MORE.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 28

10PM  JARED SHIVE, MARKETING SPECIALIST AT STARK PARKS, WILL SPEAK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MT. UNION (1972 CLARK AVE.) IN ALLIANCE, IN THE HOOVER-PRICE CAMPUS CENTER.  THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT VISITORS ARE ALSO WELCOME TO STAY AFTER THE SESSION FOR LUNCH; ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT IS $6.75 PER PERSON.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR REQUIRE SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, CALL (330)-829-8168 OR E-MAIL HONAKEAL@MOUNTUNION.EDU.

 

12:10PM-12:50PM  BROWN BAG LUNCH AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM (121 LINCOLN WAY EAST).  CARY COATES, DANA VARGO, & JENNIE SELF, OF THE PERRY TOWNSHIP HISTORY CLUB, PRESENT: “HISTORY & RESTORATION OF THE GENOA SCHOOLHOUSE.”  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH OR BUY LUNCH AT ANDERSON’S IN THE MUSEUM LOBBY CAFÉ.  COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA, & COOKIE AVAILABLE.  FREE ADMISSION.  NO NEED TO RSVP.  FOR MORE INFO, CALL 330-833-4061 OR GO TO WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

10AM  SPRING BRUNCH AT THE ALLIANCE AREA SENIOR CENTER (602 W. VINE STREET).  TICKETS ARE $5.50 PER PERSON AND MUST BE PURCHASED OR RESERVED IN ADVANCE; CALL (330)-821-3348.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 22

2PM  VETERAN’S APPRECIATION AND PINNING CEREMONY AT MCCREA MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2040 MCCREA STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  MCCREA MANOR AND CROSSROADS HOSPICE HONOR VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY ALIKE, PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE SERVED OR ARE SERVING OUR COUNTRY.  CHAPLIN MATT DOERLE WILL LEAD THE SERVICE, WHICH WILL INCLUDE A PINNING CEREMONY FOR ALL VETERANS IN ATTENDANCE; PLEASE RSVP WITH YOUR NAME, YEARS SERVED, AND BRANCH OF MILITARY SERVICE BY CALLING (330)-823-9005 BY MAY 12TH.  CAKE AND PUNCH WILL BE SERVED.  THE EVENT IS OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 26

12:10PM-12:50PM  BROWN BAG LUNCH AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM (121 LINCOLN WAY EAST).  CHRIS CRAFT, MASSMU SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR, PRESENTS: “THE ENDURING IMPACT OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR.”  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH OR BUY LUNCH AT ANDERSON’S IN THE MUSEUM LOBBY CAFÉ.  COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA, & COOKIE AVAILABLE.  FREE ADMISSION.  NO NEED TO RSVP.  FOR MORE INFO, CALL 330-833-4061 OR GO TO WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG.

 

CARNATION CITY PLAYERS 55TH SEASON

FIREHOUSE THEATER, 450 E. MARKET STREET, ALLIANCE

BOX OFFICE: 330-821-8712

WWW.CARNATIONCITYPLAYERS.ORG

THE ANDERSONVILLE TRIAL

JUNE 5-6, 12-14

IN 1865, CAPTAIN HARRY WIRZ IS BROUGHT TO TRIAL TO ANSWER CHARGES OF MURDER AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY PERTAINING TO ADMINISTRATION OF THE ANDERSONVILLE PRISON, WHERE 13,700 PRISONERS OF WAR MET THEIR DEATH DUE TO INADEQUATE MEDICAL CARE, UNCHECKED SPREAD OF DYSENTERY, SHODDY SANITATION, AND LACK OF PROPER FOOD.  WHILE WIRZ AND HIS DEFENSE TEAM CONTEND THE CAPTAIN WAS ONLY FOLLOWING ORDERS AND UNABLE TO PREVENT THE TRAGEDY, PROSECUTORS COUNTER WITH THE ARGUMENT THAT THE CHAIN OF MILITARY COMMAND DID NOT SUPERSEDE HIS MORAL AND ETHICAL OBLIGATIONS TO THE MEN UNDER HIS WATCH.