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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, STARTING MAY 2ND AND GOING UNTIL 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 THE HOME: http://www.springhillhistorichome.org/calendar-3/action~agenda/request_format~html/

 

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.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 24

5PM  FREE DINNER AT BRETHEREN CHURCH (27333 MAIN STREET) IN NORTH GEORGETOWN.  DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE CHURCH’S FOOD BANK.  ALL ARE WELCOME.

 

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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.

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 24 & SATURDAY, APRIL 25

9AM-4PM  KNOX ANTIQUE AUTO, ENGINE, AND TRACTOR ASSOCIATION WILL HOLD THEIR 25TH ANNUAL (AND FINAL) ANTIQUE MACHINERY SHOW AT THE NORTH GEORGETOWN FIREMENS FAIRGROUNDS (27425 GEORGETOWN ROAD) IN NORTH GEORGETOWN.  ANTIQUE MACHINERY OF ALL TYPES AND FLEA MARKET VENDORS WILL BE AT THIS EVENT.  FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE.  DONATIONS FOR THE ASSOCIATION ARE ACCEPTED, BUT ADMISSION IS FREE; ALL ARE WELCOME!

 

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.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

6PM  JOIN THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (800 MCKINLEY MONUMENT DR. N.W.) IN CANTON FOR AN ENTERTAINING AND EDUCATIONAL LOOK AT TWO AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS: BASEBALL AND THE PRESIDENCY.  THIS ILLUSTRATED PROGRAM WILL SHOW HOW THESE TWO PAST TIMES HAVE INTERTWINED THROUGHOUT HISTORY.  ADMISSION IS $15 PER PERSON AND INCLUDES ONE OF OUR SIGNATURE SOUPS, BREAD, A BEVERAGE, AND DESSERT.  PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED; PLEASE CALL 330-455-7043.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 1

12PM  CHURCH WOMEN UNITED OF ALLIANCE AREA IS HAVING ITS ANNUAL MAY FRIENDSHIP LUNCHEON AT THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH (1141 BEECH STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  THERE WILL BE A GUEST SPEAKER, JOAN ROBERTS, ON THE THEME “JOURNEY OF THE CAREGIVER.”  ADMISSION IS $9 PER PERSON.  ALL MEMBERS AND GUESTS ARE INVITED.  RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE BY CALLING (330)-823-8430 OR (330)-829-3919.

 

6PM-10PM  HIT THE STREETS FOR OUTDOOR AWESOMENESS IN THE DOWNTOWN CANTON ARTS DISTRICT.  FOLLOW YOUR NOSE TO YOUR FAVORITE SUMMERTIME TREATS AND INSPIRE YOUR INSTINCTS TO DO SOME ART BUYING FOR MOM, GRADS AND EVEN YOURSELF AT THE OUTDOOR BOOTHS AND INSIDE GALLERIES.  STOP DOWN TO JOURNEY FOR MORE BUYING OPTIONS WITH TWO EXHIBITS, INCLUDING EXPLORATIONS BY CAROL MCGILL AND POST HUMAN BIOMES BY JONAH JACOBS.  THE BEAD FOR LIFE TRUNK SHOW, ASSISTING THE WOMEN OF UGANDA, IS ALSO AT THIS LOCATION.  NEXT DOOR, DABBLE IN THE JACKSON POLLOCK PROJECT AT SNARKY ART AND THEN KEEP ON WALKING OVER TO THE HUB ART FACTORY TO SEE GIANT SLOTHS, GUARDIAN WHALES, AND COMBAT CATFISH—THE UNEXPECTED HEROES BY ILLUSTRATOR TIM EAKIN AND ALASKA THOMPSON.  THEN HEAD DOWN TO JULZ BY ALAN RODRIQUEZ FOR IT’S A MAD MAD WORLD, TRANSLATION’S TOAST TO THE LAST SEASON OF THE TV SHOW MAD MEN.   RAISE A GLASS AT GRAPES IN A GLASS AS THEY OPEN THEIR OUTDOOR PATIO WITH THE TUNES OF BRET KUHNASH.  KIDS IN TOE?  TAKE THEM TO SEE THE ARTWORK FROM CANTON MIDDLE SCHOOLS AT THE JULLIARD ART CENTER’S 3RD SPACE AND THE WORK OF ST. PETER’S STUDENTS AT SECOND APRIL.  STOP AT THE UNITED WAY PARKING LOT–FILLED WITH HEALTH BUILDING BLOCKS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES TO PROMOTE HEALTHY EATING CHOICES, EXERCISE, AND GOOD MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH CREATIVE ARTS.  EVERYONE CAN START THEIR EVENING AT FIRST STOP FIRST FRIDAY AT THE CANTON MUSEUM OF ART AT 5PM.  INSIDE, YOU’LL FIND THE ANNUAL CANTON CERAMIC ARTISTS GUILD MAY SHOW & SALE, WHERE YOU CAN PURCHASE “EMPTY BOWLS AGAINST HUNGER” TO BENEFIT THE STARK COUNTY HUNGER TASK FORCE.  DOWNLOAD THE MAP FOR HIT THE STREETS, PLUS ADDITIONAL DETAILS YOU MAY NEED, AT WWW.CANTONARTSDISTRICT.COM/FIRSTFRIDAY.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 2

10AM-2PM  SPRING FLING AT CARNATION CITY MALL IN ALLIANCE.  THERE WILL BE FREE FOOD AND ACTIVITIES SPONSORED BY LOCAL CHILDCARE PROVIDERS AND SCHOOLS, FREE VISION SCREENINGS, GIVEAWAYS, AND A RAFFLE.  IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE SUMMER LEARNING IDEAS AND ACTIVITIES FOR HOME, LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS PROVIDING FAMILY SERVICES, ASK-A-NURSE, AND TEACHERS AVAILABLE TO ANSWER YOUR PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN ENTRY QUESTIONS.  COME OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN WHILE LEARNING ABOUT THE GREAT EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES IN ALLIANCE.

 

7:30PM  THE HARMONY RINGERS OF A CHORUS FOR A CAUSE PRESENT “RING, ROCK N’ ROLL” AT ST. STEPHEN MARTYR LUTHERAN CHURCH IN CANTON, WITH SING-ALONGS TO CLASSIC BANDS LIKE THE BEATLES, ABBA, AND MORE.  ADMISSION IS FREE, BUT DONATIONS ARE GLADLY ACCEPTED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-309-5612.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 3

11:30AM-2PM  ST. GEORGE ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH LOCATED AT 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 WITH GRAVY, STUFFED CABBAGE ROLL, BAKED CORNMEAL WITH CHEESE, AND COFFEE OR TEA.  DINNER COSTS $10 FOR ADULTS, $5 FOR CHILDREN AGES 5 – 10, AND IS COMPLETELY FREE FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND YOUNGER.  DESSERTS AND CARRY-OUTS ARE AVAILABLE.

 

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.

 

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FIREHOUSE THEATER, 450 E. MARKET STREET, ALLIANCE

BOX OFFICE: 330-821-8712

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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.