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AULTMAN BLOOD CENTER DONATION CALENDAR

http://aultman.org/docs/default-source/blood/may-calendar-2016-revised.pdf?sfvrsn=2

 

CANTON MUSEUM OF ART EVENT CALENDAR

http://www.cantonart.org/visit/events

 

MASSILLON MUSEUM EVENT CALENDAR

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

 

THE WILDERNESS CENTER EVENT CALENDAR

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

 

2016 CHILDREN’S SUMMER ART EXPERIENCE AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

OFFICIAL REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016 “SUMMER ART EXPERIENCE” FOR CHILDREN BEGINS MONDAY, APRIL 11TH.  APPLICATIONS MAY BE PICKED UP AT THE MAIN AND BRANCH LIBRARIES OR ONLINE.  DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN AGES 5-13, PARTICIPANTS REGISTER FOR A TOTAL OF THREE FREE ART CLASSES OVER A SIX-WEEK PERIOD, UTILIZING VARIOUS ART TECHNIQUES TAUGHT BY LOCAL ART INSTRUCTORS.  CLASS DATES WILL BE ON MONDAY AFTERNOONS FROM JUNE 13-JULY 25, OR TUESDAY AFTERNOONS FROM JUNE 14-JULY 26.  THERE WILL BE NO CLASSES THE WEEK OF JULY 4.  AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF CLASSES, CHILDREN WILL RECEIVE ART SUPPLIES TO TAKE HOME.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, STOP BY OR CALL THE MAIN LIBRARY CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT AT (330)-821-2665, EXT. 223.  PLEASE RETURN FORMS TO THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT OR THE BRANCH LIBRARY BY MAY 30, 2016.

 

MAY MINISTRIES AT THE TOTAL LIVING CENTER

THE TOTAL LIVING CENTER (2221 9TH STREET S.W.) IN CANTON HAS A HEALING SERVICE EACH WEDNESDAY EVENING AT 6 AND WORSHIP SERVICE SUNDAY MORNING AT 11:30.  THERE ARE MEALS BEFORE WEDNESDAY’S HEALING SERVICE AND AFTER SUNDAY’S WORSHIP SERVICE.  OTHER MINISTRIES INCLUDE: BEAUTY SALON, “SOUPER BOWL” LUNCHEONS MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY, CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC, NUTRITIONAL CLINIC, KID’S KLUB, HELPING OTHER MINISTRIES WITH GROCERIES, CLOTHING FOR ALL AGES, BIBLE STUDY, COPY PAPER SUPPLY FOR CHURCHES AND NON-PROFIT MINISTRIES, PET FOOD, CHRISTIAN LITERATURE, AND MORE.  FOR INFORMATION ON MINISTRIES AT THE TOTAL LIVING CENTER, VISIT WWW.TOTALLIVINGCENTER.ORG OR CALL (330)-455-3663.

 

CIVIL WAR CAMP FOR KIDS

THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (800 MCKINLEY MONUMENT DRIVE N.W.) IN CANTON IS OFFERS A WEEK-LONG CAMP JUNE 13 THROUGH 17, 2016—FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 4-6.  THE CAMP RUNS FROM 9AM—12PM EACH DAY AND IMMERSES CAMPERS IN THE LIFE OF A CIVIL WAR SOLDIER BY EXPERIENCING:

*SWEARING IN CEREMONY

*SETTING A TENT

*DRILLING AND MARCHING

*CIVIL WAR SNACKS

*MEETING THE CAVALRY

*MEDICINE DURING THE CIVIL WAR

*THE BOOM OF THE ARTILLERY

*MEETING PRESIDENT LINCOLN

EACH CAMPER RECEIVES A REPRODUCTION CIVIL WAR HAT.  TUITION IS $80 PER CHILD; $75 FOR MEMBERS AND COVERS ALL FIVE DAYS.  PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED AND SPACE IS LIMITED.  TO SIGN UP, PLEASE CALL (330)-455-7043.

 

STARK COUNTY ARTISTS EXHIBITION AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM

EXHIBITION: OCTOBER 5—DECEMBER 31, 2016

ENTRY DEADLINE: JULY 10

THE EXHIBITION IS OPEN TO PRESENT AND FORMER STARK COUNTY RESIDENTS AND THOSE CURRENTLY WORKING IN STARK COUNTY.  ENTRANTS MUST BE 18+ YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER.  EACH ARTIST MAY SUBMIT UP TO 3 DIGITAL IMAGES OF ARTWORK COMPLETED WITHIN THE PAST 2 YEARS.  ARTWORK IN ANY MEDIUM WILL BE CONSIDERED; WORK MUST BE COMPLETELY READY TO HANG OR DISPLAY.  PRIZES INCLUDE: BEST IN SHOW ($300), SECOND PLACE ($200), THIRD PLACE ($100), AND PEOPLE’S CHOICE ($100).  $15 FEE PER ENTRY (LIMIT 3 PER ARTIST) DUE UPON SUBMISSION.  ENTRIES MAY BE SOLD; THE MASSILLON MUSEUM WILL RETAIN A 30% COMMISSION ON ANY ARTWORK SOLD.  THERE IS A PRESENTATION & ONLINE SUBMISSION WORKSHIP TUESDAY, MAY 24TH, FROM 6PM-7PM; A FREE INFORMATION SESSION ON PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATION AND USING THE NEW ONLNE SUBMISSION FORM; NO RESERVATIONS NECESSARY.  ENTRY FORMS, ONLINE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS, AND COMPLETE ARTISTS’ GUIDELINES CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG/SCAE.  PAPER ENTRY FORMS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE MUSEUM’S RECEPTION DESK.  TO REQUEST A FORM BY MAIL, E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS@MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG OR CALL (330)-833-4061.

 

STORY TIME FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY

6:30PM-7:15PM ON TUES EVENINGS

10:30AM-11:15AM ON THURS MORNINGS

RODMAN MAIN LIBRARY AND RODMAN LIBRARY BRANCH WILL HOST STORYTIME FOR 3-5 YEAR OLDS.  PATRONS MAY ATTEND STORYTIME AT EITHER LOCATION ON TUESDAY EVENINGS OR THURSDAY MORNINGS.  THE GOAL OF STORYTIME IS TO ENCOURAGE LIFE-LONG READERS THROUGH STORIES, MUSIC, MOVEMENT AND ACTIVITIES.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED.  RODMAN MAIN IS LOCATED AT 215 E. BROADWAY ST., AND RODMAN BRANCH IS LOCATED AT 1808 WEST STATE ST. IN THE MARKETPLACE PLAZA.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE MAIN CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT, AT (330)-821-2665, EXT. 223, OR THE BRANCH, AT (330)-821-1313.

 

 

TEEN SUMMER READING

THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM TEENS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST AND RUNS THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST.  THE PROGRAM IS OPEN TO CHILDREN AND TEENS, AGES 12 TO 18.  THERE WILL BE PROGRAMS, PRIZES, HANDS-ON CREATIVE OPPORTUNITIES, AND SPECIAL EVENTS.  PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A READING RECORD TO KEEP TRACK OF THE AMOUNT OF TIME SPENT READING.  TEENS WHO COMPLETE FIVE HOURS OF READING PER WEEK WILL GET ONE ENTRY INTO THE SUMMER READING TEEN GRAND PRIZE DRAWING THAT WILL CONSIST OF TWO GRAND PRIZE BASKETS, EACH CONTAINING A FITBIT AND OTHER ASSORTED PRIZES.  TEENS WILL GET TO CHOOSE WHICH BASKET ENTRY THEY WANT FOR EACH FIVE HOURS OF READING AND MAY ENTER TO WIN EITHER BASKET.  ONLY ONE BASKET MAY BE CLAIMED BY A PARTICIPANT.  THERE WILL ALSO BE WEEKLY ONLINE CHALLENGE QUESTIONS FOR TEENS.  FOR EACH CORRECTLY ANSWERED CHALLENGE QUESTION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN A PRIZE.  TEENS WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO RECORD THEIR HOURS ONLINE AFTER STOPPING IN AND SIGNING UP FOR THE PROGRAM.  TO REGISTER OR GET MORE INFORMATION, STOP BY RODMAN’S MAIN LIBRARY IN PERSON, VISIT WWW.RODMANLIBRARY.COM, OR CALL THE LIBRARY AT (330)-821-2665, EXT. 107.

 

ADULT SUMMER READING

THE ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1ST AND RUNS THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31ST.  THE PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ADULTS, AGES 18 AND OLDER.  FOR EACH BOOK READ, THE ADULT READER WILL ENTER A TICKET INTO A WEEKLY PRIZE DRAWING FOR A SUMMER READING PROGRAM TOTE BAG AND A PEN.  WITH EACH SIXTH BOOK READ, A TICKET WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE SUMMER READING GRAND PRIZE DRAWING FOR A TOTE BAG FILLED WITH ASSORTED GOODIES, PLUS A THREE-MONTH MEMBERSHIP TO THE ALLIANCE YMCA.  FOR EVERY “SPECIAL” ADULT PROGRAM ATTENDED—NO STANDING PROGRAMS—SUMMER READING PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE ONE GRAND PRIZE DRAWING TICKET.  ALSO, CORRECTLY ANSWER A WEEKLY CHALLENGE QUESTION AND RECEIVE ONE TICKET FOR THE GRAND PRIZE DRAWING—PLUS, WIN A SMALL PRIZE.  THE GRAND PRIZE IS PROVIDED COURTESY OF THE FRIENDS OF RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY.  TO REGISTER OR GET MORE INFORMATION, STOP BY RODMAN’S MAIN LIBRARY IN PERSON, VISIT WWW.RODMANLIBRARY.COM, OR CALL THE LIBRARY AT (330)-821-2665, EXT. 107.

 

RODMAN LIBRARY “SUPER READER” PROGRAM

AREA FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) FOR THE NEW “SUPER READER” PROGRAM THIS SUMMER.  EACH MONTH, DURING JUNE, JULY, AND AUGUST, LIBRARY CARDHOLDERS MAY PICK UP A “SUPER READER” CARD AT THE MAIN LIBRARY CHILDREN’S DESK, BRANCH LIBRARY, OR BOOKMOBILE.  FOR EACH CHILDREN’S ITEM (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF DVDS, VIDEOS, TOYS, OR MUSIC CDS) CHECKED OUT AT ANY RODMAN LIBRARY LOCATION, PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE ONE STAMP.  EACH COMPLETED CARD, WITH 50 STAMPS, MAY BE TURNED IN TO THE LIBRARY FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THAT MONTH’S DRAWING OF $50 IN PAPERBACK BOOKS.  YOU MAY ENTER MULTIPLE TIMES.  EACH MONTH STARTS WITH A NEW CARD AND PARTIAL CARDS MAY NOT BE COMBINED.  ALL COMPLETED CARDS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A GRAND PRIZE DRAWING OF $100 IN PAPERBACK BOOKS.  A SMALL PRIZE, JUST FOR ENTERING, MAY BE CHOSEN FROM ANY LOCATION WHEN TURNING IN A COMPLETED CARD.  STAMPS MAY ONLY BE GIVEN AT TIME OF CHECKOUT.  THE LIBRARY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY LOST CARDS.  WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY PHONE AND MUST CLAIM THEIR PRIZE WITHIN ONE MONTH’S TIME.

 

BOOK F.E.A.S.T. (FUN, EATS, AND STORIES, TOO)

STAFF WILL SHARE BOOKS ON THE 2016 SUMMER READING PROGRAM AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE EVERY THURSDAY, JUNE 9TH THROUGH JULY 28TH, FROM NOON TO 1PM.  FOR CHILDREN, AGES 3 AND UP, AND THEIR FAMILIES.  FOR EVERY FIVE BOOKS CHECKED OUT, THE CHILD’S NAME WILL BE ENTERED INTO A WEEKLY DRAWING TO WIN PRIZES DURING THE THURSDAY PROGRAM.  FREE HOT LUNCHES WILL BE SERVED IN THE MAIN AUDITORIUM AT 11:45AM FOR THOSE WHO ARE 18 YEARS OF AGE AND UNDER.  PARTICIPANTS MAY ALSO PACK THEIR OWN LUNCHES.  NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-821-2665, EXT. 223.

 

 

THURSDAY, MAY 26

7PM  TOWN HALL MEETING WITH COUNCILWOMAN SHEILA.  REGISTER TO VOTE AND DISCUSS IDEAS FOR THE ALLIANCE COMMUNITY’S NEEDS.  FREE ADMISSION.

 

7PM-10PM  KEVIN DISIMONE PERFORMS LIVE WITH THE SAVOY BIG BAND AT TOZZI’S ON 12TH STREET IN CANTON.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 27

8PM  SINGER-SONGWRITERS CHRIS KRAFT AND KEVIN PHILLIPS IMPRESS AND INSPIRE WITH GREAT SONGS FOR EVERYONE TO ENJOY.  $5 COVER CHARGE.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 27 & SATURDAY, MAY 28

9AM-6PM FRI   9AM-2PM SAT

MAYOR ANDREANI HAS PROCLAIMED MAY 27TH AND 28TH AS THE AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY’S “POPPY DAYS.”  THE RED POPPY SYMBOL OF THE AUXILIARY WILL BE DISTRIBUTED BY VOLUNTEERS AND THE MEMBERS OF THE C. C. WEYBRECHT UNIT 166 AT THE BUCKEYE VILLAGE MALL, CHASE BANK ON W. STATE STREET, CHASE BANK AND SAVA-A-LOT GROCERY AT THE COLLEGE PLAZA, AND TEXAS ROADHOUSE RESTAURANT.  THIS SMALL MEMORIAL DAY FLOWER IS AN INSPIRATION TO OUR MANY HOSPITALIZED VETERANS—SUPPORTING THE THERAPIES AND TREATMENTS THEY REQUIRE, IN ADDITION TO GIVING OUR VETS A SENSE OF PURPOSE.  THE POPPIES OFFERED IN ALLIANCE ARE MADE BY VETERANS LIVING AT THE OHIO VETERANS’ HOSPITAL IN SANDUSKY, OH.  FUNDS DONATED FOR THE POPPIES ARE USED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR VETERANS, ASSISTING THEM IN LOCAL NURSING HOMES AND THE 5 VETERANS’ HOSPITALS IN OHIO.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 28

7:30AM-9:30AM  FREE COMMUNITY BREAKFAST AT THE FIRST CHURCH OF GOD (505 N. LINCOLN AVE.) IN ALLIANCE.  INCLUDES SAUSAGE AND PANCAKES.

 

7PM  TRADITIONAL FOLK NIGHT AT JUPITER STUDIOS (346 E. MAIN STREET) IN ALLIANCE, WITH A LIVE PERFORMANCE BY ROCK SALT AND NAILS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!  $5 COVER CHARGE.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 29

11AM  OUTDOOR MASS AND PROCESSIONS (WEATHER PERMITTING) WILL BE HELD TO HONOR THE FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST AT THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN CHURCH (1800 STEESE ROAD) IN GREEN.  PARISHIONERS WILL PROCESS TO TWO OTHER ALTAR STATIONS FOR THE LITURGY OF “THE WORD” SERVICE, WITH HYMNS OF PRAISE AND ADORATION TO JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT AND BENEDICTION.  A HOT DOG SOCIAL WILL FOLLOW IN THE PAVILION.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-896-2345.

 

MONDAY, MAY 30

8:30AM  AN OUTDOOR MEMORIAL DAY MASS WILL BE HELD IN THE PAVILION (WEATHER PERMITTING) AT THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN CHURCH (1800 STEESE ROAD) IN GREEN.  THIS SERVICE IS A TRIBUTE TO OUR FALLEN SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN AND ALL OUR DECEASED.  A DONUT SOCIAL WILL FOLLOW.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-896-2345.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 5

8AM-12PM  ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT BENEFIT BREAKFAST AT THE AMERICAN LEGION HALL (395 W. CALIFORNIA AVE.) IN SEBRING, HOSTED BY THE SEBRING SALVATION ARMY.  $7 PER PERSON.  FUNDS RAISED WILL HELP THE SALVATION ARMY AID THE SEBRING COMMUNITY AND SURROUNDING AREA WITH DAILY NEEDS INCLUDING: GAS, ELECTRIC, WATER/SEWER, RENT, MEDICATION, AND OTHER EMERGENCY NEEDS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-938-2531.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11

11AM-11PM  ROMANIAN FESTIVAL AT ST. GEORGE ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH (144-30TH STREET N.W.) IN CANTON.  TRADITIONAL ROMANIAN FOODS, ASSORTED PASTRIES, AND IMPORTED ROMANIAN BEVERAGES WILL BE AVAILABLE.  THERE WILL BE ROMANIAN MUSIC ALL DAY.  THE POPULAR DOINA FOLKLORIC DANCE ENSEMBLE WILL PERFORM AT 4PM AND 8PM.  FREE ADMISSION.

 

2PM  AUTHOR KAREN HARPER SPEAKS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  HARPER IS A NEW YORK TIMES AND

USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CONTEMPORARY SUSPENSE AND HISTORICAL NOVELS.  BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT RODMAN’S MAIN LIBRARY, PRIOR TO THE AUTHOR’S VISIT, WHICH THE AUTHOR WILL THEN SIGN AT THE TIME OF THE PROGRAM.  THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  NO REGISTRATION IS NEEDED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE MAIN LIBRARY AT (330)-821-2665, EXT. 107.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 13

10AM  TEA WITH THE CURATOR AT THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM (800 MCKINLEY MONUMENT DRIVE N.W.) IN CANTON.  CURATOR KIM KENNEY WILL PRESENT HER PROGRAM “SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING BLUE: A HISTORY OF WEDDING TRADITIONS.”  SHE WILL DISCUSS THE HISTORY BEHIND BOUQUETS, COURTSHIP, INVITATIONS, FAVORS, WEDDING RINGS, GIFT GIVING, WEDDING CAKE, AND MANY MORE OF OUR FAVORITE TRADITIONS.  WE WILL ALSO EXPLORE WEDDING SUPERSTITIONS.  $15 PER PERSON AND PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED; INCLUDES BREAKFAST SWEETS AND TEA OR COFFEE, ALONG WITH THE PROGRAM.  TO MAKE RESERVATIONS OR GET MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-455-7043.

 

7PM-8PM  LYNETTE REINER—SCIENCE DIRECTOR AT THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM—SPEAKS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET), IN ALLIANCE, ABOUT THE KINDS OF PLANTS THAT ATTRACT BUTTERFLIES AND BIRDS TO YOUR BACKYARD.  REINER IS AN OHIO CERTIFIED VOLUNTEER NATURALIST, CERTIFIED BY OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, AND A CERTIFIED PROJECTS WILD, AQUATIC, AND GROWING UP WILD FACILITATOR.  THIS PROGRAM IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  TO REGISTER OR GET MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-821-2665.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15

11AM  RICHARD HALDI PRESENTS THE STORY OF STARK COUNTY’S PREMIER 19TH CENTURY ARCHITECT, GUY TILDEN, AT THE HARTUNG HOUSE (131 WERTZ AVE.) IN CANTON.  TILDEN IS LOCALLY FAMOUS AS THE ARCHITECT OF CANTON’S CARNEGIE LIBRARY, MASSILLON’S LINCOLN THEATRE, THE CASE MANSION, TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH, THE ST. FRANCIS HOTEL, AND MANY OF CANTON’S EARLY SCHOOL BUILDINGS.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.  $10 DONATION TO THE CANTON PRESERVATION SOCIETY.  FOR RESERVATIONS, CALL (330)-452-9341.

 

6:30PM  SINGER-SONGWRITER CHIP RICHTER PERFORMS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  TOURING NATIONALLY AS A SOLO ARTIST–OR WITH HIS BAND, “THE MUNKS”–CHIP’S ORIGINAL SONGS USE ACOUSTIC INSTRUMENTS, HUMOR, AND A LOT OF AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION.  THE CONCERT IS FREE AND APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES.  NO REGISTRATION IS NEEDED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT AT (330)-821-2665, EXT. 223.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 16

3PM-5PM  LIBRARY OLYMPICS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE, FOR ALL TEENS, AGES 12-18.  THE LIBRARY OLYMPICS OPENS WITH ALL TEENS CREATING THEIR OWN COUNTRY FLAG TO REPRESENT THEMSELVES IN THE GAMES; THEN, TEENS PROCEED TO EVENT ONE: THE RELAY RACE.  IN THIS EVENT, TEENS ARE DIVIDED INTO GROUPS OF THREE AND COMPETE BY NAVIGATING AN OBSTACLE COURSE, WHILE STEERING A HALF-FULL BOOK CART.  EVENT TWO CHALLENGES TEENS TO WALK TO ONE END OF THE ROOM, PICK A BOOK, AND PLACE IT ON THEIR HEADS.  THEY MUST THEN CARRY THE BOOK, ON THEIR HEADS, TO THE OPPOSITE END OF THE ROOM; IF THE BOOK FALLS OFF, THEY MUST START OVER.  ONCE THE OPPOSITE END OF THE ROOM IS REACHED, TEENS MUST PLACE THE BOOK ON A SHELF IN THE PROPER ORDER IT WOULD BE LOCATED ON A LIBRARY SHELF.  AFTER PLACING THE BOOK, THEY MUST RACE BACK AND CONTINUE GRABBING BOOKS UNTIL ALL BOOKS HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THEIR PROPER ORDER.  EVENT THREE IS A SCAVENGER HUNT; TEENS USE IPADS OR SMART PHONES TO TAKE PICTURES OF ASSORTED ITEMS THEY MUST FIND WITHIN THE LIBRARY.  IN EVENT FOUR—BLIND BEACH VOLLEYBALL—TEENS ARE DIVIDED INTO GROUPS OF TWO OR THREE TO COMPETE.  THE GAME PLAYS LIKE NORMAL VOLLEYBALL, BUT THE NET WILL BE COVERED, SO THAT THE ONLY THING VISIBLE WILL BE THE BALL BEING TOSSED OVER THE NET.  MEDALS ARE AWARDED AT THE END OF EACH EVENT.  THERE WILL BE A CLOSING CEREMONY, RECAPPING THE MEDAL COUNT—AFTER WHICH, ICE CREAM WILL BE SERVED.  NO REGISTRATION IS NEEDED FOR THIS FREE EVENT.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-821-2665, EXT. 214.

 

7PM  CIVIL WAR MUSIC AT THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM (800 MCKINLEY MONUMENT DRIVE N.W.) IN CANTON, WITH HISTORIAN AND MUSICIAN STEVE BALL.  STEVE WILL GIVE THE HISTORY OF EACH PIECE AND PERFORM THEM ON GUITARS FROM THE PERIOD.  $10 PER PERSON.  PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.  TO MAKE RESERVATIONS, PLEASE CALL THE MUSEUM AT (330)-455-7043.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 17

2PM-3PM  “COACH” LINDSAY BONILLA RETURNS TO RODMAN LIBRARY AND THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT WITH AUDIENCE-PARTICIPATORY STORIES, BASED ON THE SUMMER READING THEME “ON YOUR MARK, GET SET… READ.”  THE PROGRAM IS OPEN TO ALL AGES AND NO RESERVATIONS ARE NEEDED.  CHILDREN UNDER 10 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT AT (330)-821-2665, EXT. 223.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 18

9AM-2PM  THE ATWATER HISTORICAL SOCIETY’S ANNUAL FLEA MARKET AT THE ATWATER TOWN HALL (STATE RT. 183).  SNACKS WILL BE AVAILABLE.

 

12PM-4PM  CRUISE-IN FUNDRAISER FOR ERICAH BROWN AT C&B AUTO BODY (1704 W. MAIN STREET) IN LOUISVILLE.  15-YEAR-OLD ERICAH WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CHIARI MALFORMATION, WHICH OCCURS WHEN THERE IS A STRUCTURAL DEFECT IN THE CEREBELLUM (THE PART OF THE BRAIN THAT CONTROLS BALANCE).  THIS STRUCTURAL DEFECT CAUSES DIZZINESS, MUSCLE WEAKNESS, NUMBNESS, AND VISION AND COORDINATION PROBLEMS.  IN LATE JUNE, SHE WILL UNDERGO HER SECOND SURGERY.  THIS FUNDRAISER WILL HELP DEFRAY THE COST OF HER MEDICAL BILLS.  $10 PER CAR.  FOOD AND BEVERAGES AVAILABLE.  RAFFLE BASKETS AND 50/50 DRAWING.  DASH PLAQUES FOR THE FIRST 25 CARS.  TROPHIES FOR BEST-IN-SHOW, INCLUDING: BEST ‘50S, ‘60S, ‘70S, ‘80S, & OVER.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-418-4309 OR (330)-904-2532.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 19

10AM-3PM  BATTER UP BARBECUE AT FIELDCREST ESTATE (1346 EASTHILL STREET S.E.) IN NORTH CANTON.  GUESTS CAN ENJOY FIELDCREST’S AWARD-WINNING SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET, WITH THE ADDITION OF HOT-OFF-THE-GRILL CHICKEN AND RIBS.  THERE WILL BE PLENTY OF OTHER FARE, INCLUDING PASTA, SALADS, SEAFOOD, SIDE DISHES, AND A FULL ARRAY OF HOMEMADE DESSERTS—PLUS, A FULL-SERVICE BAR.  AT 1PM, THE AKRON BLACK STOCKINGS TAKE ON THE SMITHVILLE STARS FOR A VINTAGE BASEBALL GAME.  THE BATTER UP BARBECUE IS $27.95 FOR ADULTS; $10 FOR CHILDREN AGES 4-12 AND FREE FOR THOSE UNDER 4 YEARS OF AGE.  RESERVATIONS ARE STRONGLY SUGGESTED AND CAN BE MADE BY CALLING FIELDCREST ESTATE AT (330)-966-2222.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FIELDCREST ESTATE, VISIT WWW.FIELDCRESTESTATE.COM.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22

6PM-10PM  RHYTHM & BREWS AT THE CANTON CULTURAL CENTER, FEATURING SAMPLS FROM OHIO MICROBREWERIES AND LOCAL RESTAURANTS.  LIVE MUSIC BY CYPHERT AND THE SCENIC ROUTE, RAFFLES, AND MORE.  TICKETS ARE $35 EACH; NON-DRINKING TICKETS ARE $20 EACH.  AGES 21+ ONLY.  PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE ARC OF OHIO-STARK COUNTY, WHICH SERVES THOSE WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES.  TO BUY TICKETS ONLINE, VISIT HTTPS://GOO.GL/4AKO5B OR CALL (330)-492-5225.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

SPRING HILL HISTORIC HOME IN MASSILLON, OHIO, HOSTS ITS 12TH ANNUAL UNDERGROUND RAILROAD EXPERIENCE.  THIS AWARD-WINNING PRESENTATION ALLOWS PARTICIPANTS TO EXPERIENCE A SERIES OF HISTORICAL-BASED VIGNETTES FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A RUNAWAY SLAVE IN THE EARLY 19TH CENTURY.  SMALL GROUPS ARE LED ON A 45 MINUTE TREK AND ENCOUNTER SOME OF THE SAME DANGERS AND CONFLICTS ENCOUNTERED BY FREEDOM SEEKERS OF THE 1800S—INCLUDING A CLIMACTIC ENCOUNTER BETWEEN LOCAL ABOLITIONIST FARM OWNERS AND THE PREDATORY SLAVE CATCHERS OF THE PERIOD.  THERE ARE FIVE SHOWS SCHEDULED THROUGHOUT THE DAY.  SHOW TIMES ARE: 10AM, 11:15AM, 1PM, 2:15PM, AND 3:30PM.  DUE TO THE PROGRAM’S POPULARITY, ADVANCE TICKET RESERVATIONS ARE SUGGESTED.  FOR TICKET SALES AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION, CALL SPRING HILL HISTORIC HOME AT (330)-833-6749.  10AM-5PM, THE HISTORIC HOME WILL ALSO BE OPEN FOR SELF-GUIDED TOURS.  THERE IS A NOMINAL ADMISSION FEE FOR HOUSE TOURS; $3 FOR ADULTS AND STUDENTS.  THERE WILL BE PERIOD ACTIVITIES, DISPLAYS, AND ENTERTAINMENT OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE GROUNDS ALL DAY, INCLUDING LIVE MUSIC AND PERIOD DANCING BY THE MADRIGAL DANCERS OF WOOSTER, OHIO.  A PULLED PORK DINNER WILL BE PREPARED AND SERVED FROM LATE MORNING THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON, INCLUDING SIDES, DESSERTS, AND REFRESHMENTS.

TICKET PACKAGES:

UNDERGROUND RAILROAD EXPERIENCE: $10 PER ADULT; $7 PER STUDENT; FREE FOR CHILDREN AGE 5 AND UNDER.

HOUSE TOUR: $15 PER ADULT; $10 PER STUDENT; FREE FOR CHILDREN AGE 5 AND UNDER.

PULLED PORK DINNER: $20 PER ADULT; $16 PER STUDENT; $6 PER CHILD AGE 5 AND UNDER.

MORE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE AT WWW.SPRINGHILLHISTORICHOME.ORG.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14

2016 GREATER ALLIANCE CARNATION QUEEN PAGEANT.  FEMALES AGES 17-21 ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY IN ORDER TO REPRESENT THE CITY OF ALLIANCE, MEET NEW PEOPLE, PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS, DEVELOP LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS, LEARN THE HISTORY OF THE CARNATION CITY, AND HAVE FUN.  SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED ARE:  $1,500 FOR THE QUEEN, $1,000 FOR THE FIRST RUNNER-UP, $500 FOR THE SECOND RUNNER-UP, $250 FOR THE THIRD RUNNER-UP, AND $50 FOR MISS CONGENIALITY.  DEADLINE TO APPLY IS JUNE 3, 2016.  APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE AT WWW.CARNATIONFESTIVAL.COM OR THE ALLIANCE AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL (330)-680-4221.