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SPRING HILL HISTORIC HOME (1401 SPRINGHILL LANE N.E.) IN MASSILLON IS OPENING ITS DOORS FOR TOURS THIS SUMMER.  VISITORS CAN TOUR THE NEARLY-200-YEAR-OLD FARMHOUSE ON SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS BETWEEN 1PM AND 4PM, NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 4TH.  ADMISSION IS $5 PER ADULT, $4 FOR SENIORS (AGES 65+) AND STUDENTS (AGES 6-17), AND FREE FOR CHILDREN (AGES 5 AND UNDER).  MEMBERS OF THE SPRING HILL HISTORIC HOME MAY TOUR AT ANY TIME FOR NO CHARGE.  THERE IS A CALENDAR OF EVENTS BEING HELD AT SPRINGHILL HISTORIC HOME DOT ORG.

 

MASSILLON MUSEUM EVENT CALENDAR

http://www.massillonmuseum.org/modules/calendar/calendar.php

 

THE WILDERNESS CENTER EVENT CALENDAR

http://www.wildernesscenter.org/calendar/

 

CHILDREN’S READING EVENTS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

  1. WEE READ, A PROGRAM OFFERED THROUGH THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT, IS DESIGNED TO INTRODUCE CHILDREN TO BOOKS, FINGERPLAYS, AND MUSIC—INCORPORATING EARLY LEARNING SKILLS.  CHILDREN FROM BIRTH THROUGH TWO YEARS OF AGE AND THEIR PARENTS OR CAREGIVERS ARE INVITED TO WEE READ AT THE MAIN LIBRARY ON MONDAY EVENINGS, FROM 6:30PM-7:00PM, AND WEDNESDAY MORNINGS, AT THE MAIN AND BRANCH LIBRARIES, FROM 10:30AM-11:00AM.  SESSIONS LAST 20-30 MINUTES.  NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; COME AS OFTEN AS YOU LIKE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE MAIN CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT AT 330-821-2665, EXT. 223, OR THE BRANCH AT 330-821-1313.

 

  1. RODMAN LIBRARY’S BRANCH WILL HOST STORYTIME FOR 3-5 YEAR OLDS.  THE GOAL OF STORYTIME IS TO ENCOURAGE LIFE-LONG READERS THROUGH STORIES, MUSIC, MOVEMENT, AND ACTIVITIES.  PATRONS MAY ATTEND ON TUESDAY EVENINGS, FROM 6:30PM-7:15PM OR THURSDAY MORNINGS, FROM 10:30AM-11:15AM.  RODMAN BRANCH IS LOCATED AT 1808 WEST STATE STREET, IN THE MARKETPLACE PLAZA.  NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE BRANCH LIBRARY AT 330-821-1313.

 

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4

6PM-10PM  IT’S CANTON FIRST FRIDAY, AND THE DOWNTOWN ARTS DISTRICT IS CELEBRATING WITH A ‘70S FLASHBACK.  START YOUR NIGHT AT THE CANTON MUSEUM OF ART’S FIRST STOP, WITH FREE ADMISSION TO THEIR NEWEST EXHIBIT: “BEYOND CRAFT.”  BRING THE KIDS TO ENJOY A FREE MAKE-AND-TAKE ART ACTIVITY WITH THE CMA ART TEACHERS.  THE DEAN JAMES BAND AND SAXY ROB WILL HEADLINE THE FIRST FRIDAY MAIN STAGE WITH YOUR FAVORITE SONGS FROM THE ‘70S.  BUZZBIN ALSO HAS A BIRTHDAY BASH CELEBRATING 5 YEARS IN THE ARTS DISTRICT.  CHECK OUT “WE ARE MARSHALL”, THE FREE MOVIE AT THE PALACE THEATER, AND THEN RELAX AT THE HUB ART FACTORY, WHERE TIM CARMANY WILL HOST A BACK PATIO PARTY WITH HIS BUDS FROM CANTON GLASS WORKS AND CANTON BIKE KITCHEN.  GASSER JEWELERS FEATURES THE ARTWORK OF CLAUDIA STIMER-MULLANE WHILE SNARKY ART HAS ART FOR SALE IN THEIR “ONE SIZE FITS ALL” COLLECTION.  MARTI JONES DIXON DOES DOUBLE DUTY THIS MONTH, WITH “SCENES FROM HITCHCOCK” AT JULZ BY ALAN RODRIGUEZ AND JOURNEY ART GALLERY FOR A COLLECTION OF NEW WORK; JOURNEY ALSO HAS A SPECIAL SURPRISE OPENING THAT YOU’LL HAVE TO COME SEE FOR YOURSELF.  THERE WILL BE NO SHORTAGE OF STREET VENDORS AS WELL.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

11:30AM-2PM  ST. GEORGE ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (144-30TH STREET N.W.) IN CANTON SERVES A TRADITIONAL ROMANIAN DINNER.  THE MENU INCLUDES: BREAD, SALAD, CHICKEN & GRAVY, STUFFED CABBAGE ROLL, BAKED CORNMEAL WITH CHEESE, AND COFFEE OR TEA.  DESSERTS AND CARRY-OUTS ARE AVAILABLE.  ADMISSION IS $10 FOR ADULTS, $5 CHILDREN AGES 5-10, AND FREE FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND UNDER.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

10AM  TAKE A BASIC COMPUTER CLASS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  THIS CLASS WILL COVER THE VERY BASICS OF USING A COMPUTER; TOPICS WILL INCLUDE USING A KEYBOARD AND MOUSE, WHERE TO FIND THE POWER BUTTON, AND SOME BASIC TERMINOLOGY.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; CALL (330)-821-2665.

 

4:15PM-5PM  BOYS, AGES 8-11, ARE INVITED TO MEET WITH THE BOY’S BOOK CLUB IN THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  THE MEETING INCLUDES A BOOK DISCUSSION, GAMES, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES.  THE BOOK FOR THE MONTH IS A SINGLE SHARD, BY LINDA PARK.  CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO READ ON A 4TH-6TH GRADE READING LEVEL.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  PARTICIPANTS NEED NOT ATTEND ALL SESSIONS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER, CALL (330)-821-2665, EXT. 223.

 

5:30PM-9PM  THE 8TH ANNUAL “TASTE OF THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME” WILL BE HELD AT THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME IN CANTON, BENEFITTING THE AKRON-CANTON REGIONAL FOOD BANK.  EXPERIENCE CUISINE FROM LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND WINE FROM LOCAL AND NATIONAL WINERIES.  THE GOAL IS TO RAISE FUNDS AND AWARENESS FOR HUNGER-RELIEF EFFORTS IN NORTHEAST OHIO.  AT THE EVENT, HALL OF FAME ENSHRINEES LIKE DAVE ROBINSON, ANTHONY MUNOZ, ELVIN BETHEA, JACK YOUNGBLOOD, AND PAUL WARFIELD WILL BE DRESSED IN GOLD JACKETS, MINGLING WITH GUESTS.  THE EVENT INCLUDES AUCTIONS AND RAFFLES.  GENERAL ADMISSION IS $150; $250 FOR VIP ADMISSION, WHICH INCLUDES LOUNGE ACCESS, EARLY ADMITTANCE, PRIORITY VALET PARKING, AND A VIP TICKET HOLDER GIFT.  YOUNG PROFESSIONALS CAN ATTEND THE EVENT AT A DISCOUNT PRICE OF $100.  TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT WWW.AKRONCANTONFOODBANK.ORG OR BY CALLING (330)-535-6900.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

11AM  HERB LUNCHEON AT SPRING HILL HISTORIC HOME (1401 SPRING HILL LANE N.E.) IN MASSILLON.  THERE WILL ALSO BE A SHORT PRESENTATION INCLUDED WITH THE LUNCHEON.  MENU: HERBAL CHICKEN ON BOSTON LETTUCE, TOMATO MOZZARELLA SALAD, MUFFINS, APPETIZERS, WINE, AND DESSERT—ALL MADE BY SPRING HILL’S WOMEN’S BOARD MEMBERS.  ADMISSION IS $15 FOR MEMBERS OF SPRING HILL, $18 FOR NON-MEMBERS.  RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED; PLEASE CALL (330)-833-6749.

 

3PM-6PM  FIRST-IMMANUEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST (208 E. OXFORD STREET) IN ALLIANCE IS HAVING ITS ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD COOKOUT.  ENJOY HAMBURGERS, HOT DOGS, VEGGIES, COOKIES, AND MORE, ACCOMPANIED BY THE MUSICAL PERFORMANCE OF THE JOHN HAMPU BAND.  THERE WILL ALSO BE BALLOONS, CRAFTS, A TRACTOR TRAIN, AND GAMES FOR THE KIDS.  THE RODMAN LIBRARY BOOKMOBILE WILL STOP BY, TOO.  IT’S ALL FREE AND EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

9AM-3PM  THE MAYOR’S COMMISSION ON AGING PRESENTS SENIOR EXPO 2015 AT THE ALLIANCE AREA SENIOR CENTER (602 W. VINE STREET).  FREE ANTIQUE APPRAISAL; FREE BINGO FROM 1:45 TO 2:45.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-821-3348.

 

4:15PM-5PM  GIRLS, AGES 8-11, ARE INVITED TO MEET WITH THE GIRL’S BOOK CLUB IN THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  THE MEETING INCLUDES A BOOK DISCUSSION, GAMES, AND OTHER ACTIVITIES.  THE BOOK FOR THE MONTH IS THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN, BY KATHERINE APPLEGATE.  CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO READ ON A 4TH-6TH GRADE READING LEVEL.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  PARTICIPANTS NEED NOT ATTEND ALL SESSIONS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO REGISTER, CALL (330)-821-2665, EXT. 223.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

FIRST SHOWING @ 3PM

SECOND SHOWING @ 6PM

NEO FLY FISHERS IS SPONSORING THE 2015 EDITION OF THE FLY FISHING FILM TOUR (F3T), WHICH WILL BE HELD AT THE PALACE THEATER (605 MARKET AVENUE) IN CANTON.  THE DOORS OF THE PALACE THEATER WILL OPEN AT 2PM.  HUNDREDS OF FLY FISHERS GATHER TO ENJOY FLY FISHING EPISODES FROM AROUND THE WORLD.  IN BETWEEN SHOWINGS, MAJOR SPONSORS WILL HAVE BOOTHS DISPLAYING SOME OF THE NEWEST FLY FISHING GEAR ON THE MARKET.  DURING THIS TIME, ATTENDEES WILL ALSO BE ABLE TO VIEW AND PURCHASE TICKETS FOR A VARIETY OF DOOR PRIZES AND RAFFLE ITEMS (FLY RODS, FLY REELS, ETC.).  ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE DONATED TO PROJECT HEALING WATERS (PHW), AN ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO THE PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL REHABILITATION OF DISABLED ACTIVE MILITARY PERSONNEL AND VETERANS THROUGH FLY FISHING AND ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES.  PRE-SALE TICKETS CAN BE ORDERED AT WWW.FLYFILMTOUR.COM FOR $15, OR YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM AT THE DOOR OF THE PALACE THEATER FOR $17.  IN ADDITION, FIN, FEATHER, FUR OUTFITTERS WILL BE OFFERING A FREE TICKET TO ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO PURCHASES $75.00 OF FLY FISHING GEAR AT ONE OF THEIR FOUR STORES.  FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT, PLEASE CALL (330)-456-8731 OR (330)-452-6475.

 

7PM  THE FIRST MEETING FOR L.E.A.F. (LISTENING, ENCOURAGING, AND ASSISTING FAMILIES OF THE INCARCERATED), A LOCAL PROGRAM OF THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND, IS HELD AT NATIVITY OF THE LORD JESUS CATHOLIC CHURCH (2425 MYERSVILLE ROAD) IN AKRON.  THE L.E.A.F. PROGRAM IS A RESOURCE AND REFERRAL MINISTRY OFFERING SUPPORT, COMFORT, AND FELLOWSHIP, BRINGING TOGETHER FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THE INCARCERATED.  THE PROGRAM IS SPONSORED IN SOUTHERN SUMMIT COUNTY BY NATIVITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, QUEEN OF HEAVEN, AND ST. FRANCIS DE SALES CATHOLIC CHURCHES.  ALL ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE, REGARDLESS OF FAITH AFFILIATION.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE E-MAIL DCBENDER@QUEENOFHEAVENPARISH.ORG OR CALL (330)-896-2345.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9 & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10

MEET CREATURES OF THE NIGHT IN “THE ENCHANTED FOREST” AT THE WILDERNESS CENTER (9877 ALABAMA AVE. S.W.) IN WILMOT.  THE ENCHANTED FOREST IS A FUN, EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR CHILDREN 4-10 YEARS OLD AND THEIR FAMILIES.  COME IN COSTUME, IF YOU’D LIKE!  VISITORS ARE ESCORTED ALONG A PUMPKIN-LIT TRAIL, WHERE THEY WILL MEET A MOUSE, FLYING SQUIRREL, TREE FROG, MOLE, SKUNK AND SALAMANDER.  THESE CREATURES WILL SHARE FACTS ABOUT THEIR NOCTURNAL LIVES.  THIS EVENT IS NOT AT ALL SCARY AND IS PERFECT FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.  $8 FOR MEMBERS; $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS.  CHILDREN AGES 3 AND UNDER MAY ATTEND FOR FREE.  REGISTER BY CALLING (330)-359-5235, OR ONLINE AT WWW.WILDERNESSCENTER.ORG.

 

NOVEMBER 3-NOVEMBER 15

WHETHER YOU’RE A SEASONED BIRDWATCHER OR A CASUAL ENTHUSIAST, ECUADOR DESERVES A SPOT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST.  ECUADOR IS HOME TO 1,600 BIRD SPECIES—ALL IN AN AREA NO LARGER THAN THE STATE OF COLORADO—AND IS CONSIDERED A MEGA-BIODIVERSITY COUNTRY.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING THIS ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME DREAM VACATION A REALITY, PLEASE JOIN THE WILDERNESS CENTER (TWC) FOR A SOUTH AMERICAN ECOTOUR.  THE TOUR WILL FOCUS ON THE ANDES REGION OF ECUADOR, AN AMAZING HABITAT FOR MANY WONDERFUL BIRDS AND OTHER FOREST CREATURES.  ECOTOURISM INVOLVES TRAVEL TO AREAS OF NATURAL OR ECOLOGICAL INTEREST—UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF A NATURALIST—FOR THE PURPOSE OF OBSERVING WILDLIFE AND LEARNING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT.  THIS TOUR WILL BE LED BY TWC BOARD MEMBER CHUCK JAKUBCHAK, AND WILL ALSO INCLUDE LOCAL GUIDES WITH IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF LOCAL FLORA, FAUNA, CULTURE, AND NATURAL HISTORY.  TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TWC’S UPCOMING ECUADOR ADVENTURE, PLEASE VISIT WWW.WILDERNESSCENTER.ORG.  YOU MAY ALSO CALL (330)-359-5235 OR E-MAIL VICKI@WILDERNESSCENTER.ORG.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2

8:30AM-6PM  THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (800 MCKINLEY MONUMENT DRIVE N.W.) IN CANTON IS OFFERING A BUS TRIP TO VISIT PRESIDENT GARFIELD.  THIS EXCITING AND EDUCATIONAL TRIP WILL INCLUDE A TOUR OF LAKEVIEW CEMETERY, FROM THE COMFORT OF THE COACH.  STOPS WILL INCLUDE WADE CHAPEL AND THE GARFIELD MONUMENT.  LUNCH WILL BE AT THE TRATTORIA IN LITTLE ITALY, WITH TIME TO EXPLORE THE SHOPS AFTERWARDS.  FINALLY, RECEIVE A GUIDED TOUR OF PRESIDENT GARFIELD’S HOME AT LAWNFIELD, WITH TIME TO ENJOY THE GARDENS AND THE VISITORS CENTER IN THE 1894 CARRIAGE HOUSE.  ADMISSION IS $75 PER PERSON; RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND PAYMENT IS DUE IN-FULL AT THE TIME OF RESERVATION.  PLEASE CALL (330)-455-7043 TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT.  RESERVATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 18.