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STARTING NOVEMBER 19TH, VISITORS TO THE EXPLORATION GATEWAY (5710-5712 12TH ST. N.W.) IN CANTON CAN VOTE AND WIN A THEMED-HOLIDAY WREATH, DONATED BY LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDING THE CANTON AUDUBON SOCIETY, LIVE WELL STARK COUNTY,  MASSILLON MUSEUM, BERKLEY FISHING TEAM,  ROTARY CLUB OF PERRY TOWNSHIP, PERRY SIPPO FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, AND FRIENDS OF STARK PARKS.  EACH TIME YOU CHECK OUT A BOOK, ATTEND A STARK PARKS PROGRAM, OR BRING IN A DONATION FOR TOYS FOR TOTS, YOU CAN VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE WREATH AND BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN IT!  THE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON DEC. 6 – AND WHILE WINNERS DON’T NEED TO BE PRESENT, THERE WILL BE SPECIAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR LAST MINUTE VOTING!  TOYS FOR TOTS DONATIONS CAN BE DROPPED OFF INSIDE THE EXPLORATION GATEWAY AT SIPPO LAKE PARK’S NORTH ENTRANCE, MONDAY TO SATURDAY, FROM 9 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AND SUNDAYS FROM 1P.M. TO 4 P.M.

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27

10:30AM-1PM  FREE THANKSGIVING MEALS FOR CARRY-OUT OR DELIVERY.  FOR DELIVERY, CALL 330-823-7124 TO ORDER MEALS—BE SURE TO GIVE THE ADDRESS WHERE YOU WANT THEM DELIVERED!  DELIVERIES WILL BE MADE BETWEEN 10:30AM AND 1PM.  THE DEADLINE TO CALL FOR DELIVERY IS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26TH AT NOON.  CARRY-OUT WILL BE AVAILABLE WITHOUT NOTICE; JUST COME TO THE CHURCH (208 EAST OXFORD STREET IN ALLIANCE) TO PICK UP MEALS ANYTIME BETWEEN 11:30AM AND 1PM, OR UNTIL NO MEALS REMAIN.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5

6PM  “LIGHT UP DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE” WILL FEATURE MAYOR ALAN ANDREANI LIGHTING THE CITY’S FREEDOM SQUARE CHRISTMAS TREE ACCOMPANIED BY ENTERTAINMENT FROM UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION BAND MEMBERS AND ALLIANCE HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR MEMBERS.  ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN WILL BE OFFERED BY MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION’S SOPHOMORE SERVICE BEGINNING AT 5:30PM IN CITY HALL; THE LIGHTING CEREMONY WILL OFFICIALLY BEGIN AT 6, AND WILL INCLUDE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT, SPECIAL GUESTS (INCLUDING SANTA CLAUS), AND MORE.  FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE, COURTESY OF STARK STATE UNIVERSITY AND PUCCI’S CULINARY CUISINE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 330-823-6260.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6PM-8PM  THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (800 MCKINLEY MONUMENT DR. N.W.) IN CANTON WILL BE HOLDING ITS ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE.  THERE WILL BE 20 THEMED AND DECORATED TREES THROUGHOUT THE MUSEUM.  VISIT WITH CHRISTOPHER POP-IN-KINS AND THE WINTER PRINCESS.  ENJOY HOT CIDER AND DONUTS PREPARED IN THE MUSEUM’S OPEN HEARTH.  IN ADDITION TO SCIENCE SHOWS AND PLANETARIUM SHORTS, THERE WILL BE STORIES AND CRAFTS FOR THE KIDS.  THE MUSEUM’S NEW EXHIBIT, THE LEGACY OF FERDINAND BRADER, WILL OFFICIALLY OPEN IN THE KELLER GALLERY DURING THE EVENT.  VISIT WITH SANTA CLAUS AND CONCLUDE THE EVENING WITH A SPECIAL READING OF ‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.  STOCKING STUFFERS AND UNIQUE GIFT ITEMS CAN BE PURCHASED IN THE MUSEUM SHOPPE.  COOKIES AND PUNCH WILL BE SERVED.  MEMBERS ARE ADMITTED FREE; ADMISSION FOR NON-MEMBERS IS $5.00.  NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS WILL BE COLLECTED FOR THE HUNGER TASK FORCE.  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OR TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION, CALL THE MUSEUM AT 330-455-7045.

 

 

CARNATION CITY PLAYERS 55TH SEASON

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PETER PAN, JR.

DECEMBER 5-7, 12-14 2014

THINK OF THE HAPPIEST THINGS AS THE CLASSIC STORY OF PETER PAN IS BROUGHT TO LIFE IN THIS DISNEY MUSICAL.  WENDY DARLING LOVES TO TELL STORIES TO HER BROTHERS, MICHAEL AND JOHN.  BUT WHEN HER FATHER DECIDES SHE MUST MOVE OUT OF THE NURSERY, PETER PAN SHOWS UP AND WHISKS THE CHILDREN AWAY TO THE “SECOND STAR TO THE RIGHT” AND BEYOND—TO NEVER LAND!  THERE, THE DARLING CHILDREN EMBARK ON A MAGICAL ADVENTURE AND ALONG THE WAY MEET MERMAIDS, INDIANS, THE LOST BOYS, A BAND OF PIRATES, AND MORE.  IF THE CHILDREN ARE EVER TO GET BACK HOME, PETER MUST DEFEAT THE NOTORIOUS CAPTAIN HOOK WITH THE HELP OF TINKER BELL AND HER FAIRY FRIENDS.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6

9AM-2PM  SANTA’S STOP-AND-SHOP AT FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (1141 W. BEECH STREET, ALLIANCE).  OPEN TO CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH AGE 12.  BRING A LIST OF YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY AND SANTA’S ELVES WILL HELP YOU SELECT A GIFT (AT NO CHARGE) FOR EACH MEMBER.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 330-823-6620.

 

9AM-3PM  THE ALLIANCE WOMAN’S CLUB AT 229 S. UNION AVE. IN ALLIANCE WILL BE HOSTING A GIFT BASKET EXTRAVAGANZA.  HOLIDAY ITEMS, TREE ORNAMENTS, BAKED GOODS, HAND-CRAFTED ITEMS, THE NEWEST AWC COOKBOOK, AND BASKETS OF MANY SIZES, THEMES, AND PRICES WILL BE AVAILABLE.  IN ADDITION TO THEMED BASKETS, THERE WILL ALSO BE RAFFLE BASKETS.  STROLL THROUGH THE DECORATED ALLIANCE WOMAN’S CLUB, RELAX WITH YOUR FRIENDS, AND FIND UNIQUE ITEMS TO PURCHASE FOR YOURSELF OR AS HOLIDAY GIFTS.  GIFT WRAPPING AND REFRESHMENTS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.  PROCEEDS TO ASSIST IN MAINTENANCE AND PRESERVATION OF THE ALLIANCE WOMAN’S CLUB BUILDING.

 

10AM  JOIN STARK PARKS AND THE PERRY SIPPO BRANCH OF THE STARK COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY FOR SOME HOLIDAY SPIRIT INSIDE THE EXPLORATION GATEWAY AT SIPPO LAKE PARK (5710-5712 12TH ST. N.W.) IN CANTON!  KIDS CAN WRITE LETTERS TO SANTA AND VISIT WITH MR. AND MRS. CLAUS AND THEIR ELF INSIDE THE LIBRARY.  ENJOY COOKIES AND MILK WHILE LISTENING TO SOUNDS OF THE JACKS ‘N JILLS SHOW CHOIR FROM JACKSON HIGH SCHOOL.  KIDS CAN MAKE A WREATH CRAFT IN THE LOWER LEVEL, WITH A 1 P.M. SHOWING OF THE MUCH-LOVED CLASSIC, A CHRISTMAS STORY.  AT 2 P.M., A FAMILY WREATH WORKSHOP WILL BEGIN IN THE SCIENCE LAB.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR THE WREATH WORKSHOP AT WWW.STARKPARKS.COM.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7

6PM  CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH WILL BE HOSTING A NIGHT OF GOSPEL SONGS AT 1779 DEPOT ROAD IN SALEM.  THE EVENING WILL FEATURE PERFORMANCES BY BETWEEN HERE & HEAVEN AND THRISH & MIKE ADAMS.  ALL ARE WELCOME.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 330-257-0419.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12

6PM-10PM  CHRISTMAS DINNER & DANCE AT THE ALLIANCE AREA SENIOR CENTER (602 W. VINE STREET), FEATURING THE REX TANERI ORCHESTRA.  ADMISSION IS $14 PER PERSON FOR BOTH THE DINNER AND DANCE; $7 PER PERSON FOR THE DANCE ONLY.  DINNER TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED OR RESERVED IN ADVANCE.  CALL 330-821-3348.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14

2PM-4PM  THE ALLIANCE AREA PRESERVATION SOCIETY IS HOSTING AN 1850′S CHRISTMAS TEA FOR CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH THIRD GRADE AT THE HAINES HOUSE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD MUSEUM (186 W. MARKET STREET, ALLIANCE).  TEA AND COOKIES WILL BE SERVED BY MR. AND MRS. HAINES. THERE WILL BE A CRAFT, CHRISTMAS STORY, GAMES, AND CAROLING.  COST IS $5 PER CHILD (ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT).   FOR MORE INFORMATION, A REGISTRATION FORM, AND DIRECTIONS, GO TO: WWW.HAINESHOUSE.ORG.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17

10AM  CHRISTMAS BRUNCH AT THE ALLIANCE AREA SENIOR CENTER (602 W. VINE STREET).  ADMISSION IS $6.50 PER PERSON AND TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED OR RESERVED IN ADVANCE.  CALL 330-821-3348.

 

CARNATION CITY PLAYERS 55TH SEASON

FIREHOUSE THEATER, 450 E. MARKET STREET, ALLIANCE

BOX OFFICE: 330-821-8712

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THE ADDAMS FAMILY

FEBRUARY 27—MARCH 1, MARCH 6-8 2015

THE BIZARRE AND BELOVED CHARACTERS ARE BACK IN A MACABRE COMEDY THAT SHAKES THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH THE ADDAMS FAMILY HAS LIVED FOR GENERATIONS.  WEDNESDAY ADDAMS HAS GROWN UP AND FALLEN IN LOVE WITH A SWEET, SMART YOUNG MAN FROM A RESPECTABLE FAMILY.  IF THAT WASN’T UPSETTING ENOUGH, SHE CONFIDES IN HER FATHER AND ASKS FOR “ONE NORMAL NIGHT” TO IMPRESS HER “NORMAL” BOYFRIEND AND HIS PARENTS.  NOW, GOMEZ MUST DO SOMETHING HE’S NEVER DONE BEFORE—KEEP A SECRET FROM HIS BELOVED WIFE, MORTICIA.  WITH THE HELP OF THE ADDAMS FAMILY ANCESTORS, THE OOKY CLAN IS IN FOR A FATEFUL NIGHT THAT COULD CHANGE THE WHOLE FAMILY FOREVER.

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7 (2015)

YWCA MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION AT THE YWCA OF ALLIANCE (239 E. MARKET STREET).  MUSIC, FOOD, FUN, AND BOTH SILENT AND LIVE AUCTIONS.  CALL 330-823-1840 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

 

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 2015

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.

 

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 2015

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.