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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/

 

ARTSINSTARK J-JAMS

12PM  FOR THE 7TH YEAR, ARTSINSTARK IS PROUD TO PRESENT J-JAMS, THE SERIES OF FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS ON WEDNESDAYS IN JUNE AND JULY.  THE PERFORMANCES ARE HELD UNDER THE COVERED PATIO AT THE CULTURAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS (1001 MARKET AVE.) IN CANTON—RIGHT NEXT TO THE CIVIC CENTER AND DIRECTLY OUTSIDE OF THE CULTURAL CENTER TICKET OFFICE.  TABLES AND CHAIRS ARE SET UP FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE.  PARKING AND ADMISSION ARE BOTH FREE.  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH OR PURCHASE ONE; HOT POPCORN AND COOL DRINKS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE.  FOR A SCHEDULE OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCES, GO TO HTTP://WWW.ARTSINSTARK.COM/JJAMS.

 

CHRISTMAS IN JULY SUPPLY DRIVE

BENEFITTING THE FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS SHELTER IN NEW PHILADELPHIA, THE DRIVE HELPS TO PROVIDE TOILETRIES, PAPER PRODUCTS, AND CLEANING SUPPLIES TO THE SHELTER.  PRODUCT DONATIONS OF ALL SIZES ACCEPTED.  COLLECTION BOXES ARE LOCATED AT COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH (BOTH DOVER AND PHILA LOCATIONS), AS WELL AS DENNISON FIRE DEPARTMENT.  ITEMS WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE SHELTER JULY 25TH.  DONATION PICKUP CAN BE ARRANGED BY CALLING (330)-243-5416 OR (330)-365-0959.  FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF NEEDED ITEMS OR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/JULYFORTHEHOMELESS.

 

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.

 

  1. EVERY THURSDAY, FROM NOON TO 1PM, RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE WILL HOST ITS “BOOK F.E.A.S.T.”—“FUN, EATS, AND STORIES, TOO”—FOR CHILDREN, AGES 3 AND OLDER.  FREE HOT LUNCHES WILL BE SERVED TO VISITORS AGES 18 AND YOUNGER AT 11:45AM IN THE MAIN AUDITORIUM.  YOU MAY ALSO BRING YOUR OWN PACKED LUNCH.  NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 330-821-2665, EXT. 223.

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 2

7:30AM-1PM  ALLIANCE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HOSTS ITS MONTHLY AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE.  DONORS MUST BE AT LEAST 17 YEARS OF AGE—OR 16, WITH PARENTAL CONSENT—AND WEIGH NO LESS THAN 110LBS.  ALL DONORS MUST PRESENT A PHOTO ID OR DONOR CARD.  APPOINTMENTS CAN BE SCHEDULED ON THE WEBSITE, WWW.REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG, OR BY CALLING (330)-596-7821.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 4

5PM  JOIN THE ALLIANCE INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION AT SILVER PARK IN ALLIANCE.  MANY FAMILY ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE, INCLUDING A JUMP HOUSE, A FREE TRAIN RIDE, AND A FAMILY NATURE HUNT.  FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-875-9398.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 5

11:30AM-2PM  ST. GEORGE ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (144 30TH STREET N.W.) IN CANTON SERVES A TRADITIONAL ROMANIAN DINNER ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH.  THE MENU INCLUDES: BREAD, SALAD, CHICKEN & GRAVY, STUFFED CABBAGE ROLLS, BAKED CORNMEAL WITH CHEESE, AND COFFEE OR TEA.  ADMISSION COSTS $10 FOR ADULTS, $5 FOR CHILDREN AGES 5–10, AND IT’S FREE FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND YOUNGER.  DESSERTS AND CARRY-OUTS ARE AVAILABLE.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 7

9:30AM  A COMMUNITY SPINNING GROUP MEETS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  BRING YOUR FIBERS AND WHEEL OR SPINDLE.  ANYONE WHO SPINS, OR WHO WANTS TO LEARN HOW, IS INVITED TO NETWORK AND COMPARE NOTES.  THE LIBRARY ALSO HAS MANY BOOKS SUITED TO EVERY SKILL LEVEL AND ADVISORS TO HELP LOCATE ANY INFORMATION YOU NEED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS OR OTHER PROGRAMS/SERVICES OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY, CALL 330-821-2665, EXT. 107.

 

10AM-11AM  CHILDREN OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO MAKE AND DECORATE THEIR OWN CARDBOARD BOX CAR AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  SIGN UP IN ADVANCE IF A CARDBOARD BOX IS NEEDED, OR THE DAY OF THE PROGRAM, FROM 10 TO 11AM, IF YOU’RE BRINGING YOUR OWN BOX TO DECORATE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL 330-821-2665, EXT. 223.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8

4:15PM-5PM  BOYS, AGES 8-11, ARE INVITED TO MEET WITH THE “JUST FOR BOYS” 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 4-6 GRADE READING LEVEL. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. TO REGISTER OR OBTAIN MORE INFORMATION, CALL 330-821-2665, EXT. 223.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 10 – SUNDAY, JULY 12

7PM FRI & SAT

2:30PM SUN

THE NEW DIRECTION PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CANTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, WILL PRESENT “SHREK: THE MUSICAL, JR.” IN UMSTATTD HALL AT MCKINLEY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (2323 17TH STREET N.W.) IN CANTON.  THE STORY FOLLOWS THE MANY-LAYERED ADVENTURES OF AN OGRE NAMED SHREK, WHO FINDS HIS SWAMP INVADED BY FAIRYTALE MISFITS—BANISHED BY THE DIMINUTIVE, EVIL LORD FARQUAAD.  SHREK CONFRONTS FARQUAAD, WHO MAKES A DEAL WITH HIM: IF HE RESCUES A PRINCESS FROM A DRAGON-KEPT TOWER, HIS SWAMP WILL BE RETURNED.  PART ROMANCE, PART FAIRYTALE—SHREK, JR. IS AN IRREVERANT TWIST ON CLASSIC FABLES.  THE CAST OF THE PLAY CONSISTS OF OVER 30 STUDENTS, AGES 8 THROUGH 18, WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP IN JUNE; THEY REPRESENT SEVERAL SCHOOLS IN STARK AND TUSCARAWAS COUNTIES.  THE CANTON CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS CO-SPONSORING THE PRODUCTION TO RAISE MONEY TO BENEFIT ITS ARTS PROGRAM FOR THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR.  TICKETS COST $10 AND CAN BE PURCHASED BY CALLING (330)-222-2849, OR ONLINE AT WWW.NEWDIRECTIONSPERFORMINGARTSACADEMY.COM.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 11

10AM-5PM  A CARWASH WILL BE HELD AT THE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH PARKING LOT AT 567 WABASH AVE. IN NEW PHILADELPHIA.  BOTH CASH AND PRODUCT DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED, BENEFITTING THE FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS SHELTER IN NEW PHILADELPHIA.

 

6PM-8PM  CHRIST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WILL ITS 6TH ANNUAL FREE COMMUNITY CARNIVAL IN THE CHURCH PARKING LOT, AT 470 EAST BROADWAY STREET IN ALLIANCE.  FREE FOOD, GAMES, MUSIC, AND PRIZES.  IN THE EVENT OF BAD WEATHER, THE CARNIVAL WILL BE HELD THE NEXT SATURDAY, ON THE 18TH, INSTEAD.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-823-7136.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 12

2:30PM-4:30PM  DRAWING CLASS AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM (121 LINCOLN WAY EAST) ON THE BASICS OF PERSPECTIVE AND FORESHORTENING.  ADMISSION IS $15 FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS, $18 FOR NON-MEMBERS.

 

MONDAY, JULY 13

10:30AM  THE “KNITWITS” KNITTING CIRCLE MEETS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  KNITTERS AND OTHER NEEDLE WORKERS ARE INVITED TO NETWORK AND COMPARE NOTES.  THE LIBRARY ALSO HAS MANY BOOKS SUITED TO EVERY SKILL LEVEL AND CAPABLE STAFF TO HELP LOCATE ANY INFORMATION YOU NEED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS OR OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY, CALL 330-821-2665, EXT. 107.

 

5:30PM  DO YOU LIKE TO CREATE WITH WORDS?  OR HAVE SOMETHING WRITTEN THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE WITH OTHERS?  MEET WITH THE WRITERS’ GROUP AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  NO REGISTRATION IS NEEDED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 330-821-2665, EXT. 107.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 16

7PM  THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (800 MCKINLEY MONUMENT DRIVE N.W.) IN CANTON IS OFFERING A NEW, ILLUSTRATED PROGRAM ON WILLIAM MCKINLEY’S CIVIL WAR UNIT—THE 23RD OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY (OVI).  “PRESIDENT MCKINLEY” WILL MAKE A SPECIAL APPEARANCE.  CAKE AND COFFEE WILL BE SERVED AFTER THE PROGRAM.  ADMISSION COSTS $10 PER PERSON AND PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  PLEASE CALL THE MUSEUM AT (330)-455-7043.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 17

6PM-11PM  21ST ANNUAL ISLAND PARTY AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM (121 LINCOLN WAY EAST).  ENJOY A PIG ROAST, ISLAND BEVERAGES, AND LIVE REGGAE MUSIC.  BRING A CHAIR OR BLANKET; THIS EVENT IS FAMILY-FRIENDLY AND ADMISSION IS FREE.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 23

9:30AM  A COMMUNITY SPINNING GROUP MEETS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  BRING YOUR FIBERS AND WHEEL OR SPINDLE.  ANYONE WHO SPINS, OR WHO WANTS TO LEARN HOW, IS INVITED TO NETWORK AND COMPARE NOTES.  THE LIBRARY ALSO HAS MANY BOOKS SUITED TO EVERY SKILL LEVEL AND ADVISORS TO HELP LOCATE ANY INFORMATION YOU NEED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS OR OTHER PROGRAMS/SERVICES OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY, CALL 330-821-2665, EXT. 107.

 

MONDAY, JULY 27

10:30AM  THE “KNITWITS” KNITTING CIRCLE MEETS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  KNITTERS AND OTHER NEEDLE WORKERS ARE INVITED TO NETWORK AND COMPARE NOTES.  THE LIBRARY ALSO HAS MANY BOOKS SUITED TO EVERY SKILL LEVEL AND CAPABLE STAFF TO HELP LOCATE ANY INFORMATION YOU NEED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS OR OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE LIBRARY, CALL 330-821-2665, EXT. 107.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 2

3PM  THE 5TH ANNUAL PRINCESS TEA PARTY WILL BE HELD AT THE ALLIANCE COUNTRY CLUB.  “PRINCESSES” 12 YEARS OLD AND YOUNGER ARE INVITED TO COME SPEND THE AFTERNOON WITH THE GREATER ALLIANCE CARNATION QUEEN AND HER COURT, WHO WILL HELP CREATE ONE-OF-A-KIND PRINCESS CROWNS.  CHILDREN CAN HAVE THEIR PICTURES TAKEN WITH THE QUEEN AND HER COURT, AND ONE WILL WIN A TEA SET.  ADMISSION COSTS $15 PER CHILD AND $3 PER ADULT.  PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT THE VISITING QUEEN’S GIFTS.  FOR DIETARY OR HANDICAP NEEDS, CALL (330)-823-6260.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 7 – SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

9AM-4PM FRI

9AM-1PM SAT

THE DAMASCUS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, LOCATED AT 300 VALLEY ROAD, IS HAVING ITS 19TH ANNUAL RUMMAGE SALE.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15

7PM-10PM  STEAMPUNK SOIRÉE AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM (121 LINCOLN WAY EAST).  ENJOY COMPLIMENTARY FOOD, DANCE INSTRUCTION AND MUSIC, ARTS AND CRAFTS VENDORS, AND A CASH BAR.  COSTUMES ARE ENCOURAGED, BUT NOT REQUIRED; THEY SHOULD BE PERIOD APPROPRIATE, BUT HISTORICAL ACCURACY IS NOT REQUIRED (DRAW INSPIRATION FROM A FICTIONAL SOURCE, IF YOU LIKE).  THIS EVENT IS INTENDED TO BE FAMILY-FRIENDLY, SO THERE WILL BE A COSTUME CONTEST FOR BOTH ADULTS’ AND KIDS’ CATEGORIES.  ADMISSION TO THIS CIVIL WAR-ERA-INSPIRED BALL COSTS $20 PER PERSON, JUST $18 FOR MUSEUM MEMBERS, AND $10 FOR KIDS—BUT TICKET AVAILABILITY IS LIMITED!  TO PURCHASE, CALL (330)-833-4061, EXT. 114.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE WEBSITE AT WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG/STEAMPUNK.