Alliance Amateur Radio Club
Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce
Alliance Symphony Orchestra
Canton Amateur Radio Club
Canton Memorial Civic Center
Canton Museum of Art
Canton Palace Theater
Canton Symphony Orchestra
Carnation City Players
Louisville Art and History Gallery
McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
Rodman Public Library
Spring Hill Historic Home
The Wilderness Center
University of Mount Union
Saturdays & Sundays, January—February 2018
NOON—3PM Hand-feed wild birds at the Beech Creek Gardens (11929 Beech Street) in Alliance, with helpful instruction from volunteers. Includes hands-on activities for children and adults alike, as well as marshmallow-roasting and hot cocoa around a campfire. Hike the woodland trails at Beech Creek and check out the exhibits. Playground available for children. $3 general admission per person; members and children ages 2 and under admitted free of charge. Find more information online at www.beechcreekgardens.org.
Friday, February 16
6PM—10PM “Geekfest” Art Opening at Jupiter Studios (346 E. Main Street) in Alliance, a comic book-themed event featuring live music by local musicians, dancing, and original and fan artwork created by amateurs and pros alike. Children can make their own comic books. Costumes will be judged for a “cosplay” (dressing in-costume) contest. Food and beverages available. For more information, call (330)-829-3399 or visit http://jupiterstudios336.wixsite.com/jupiterbistro.
Friday, February 16—Friday, March 23 (Fridays only, except Good Friday)
11AM—6:30PM Annual pierogi sale for lunch, dinner, and carryout available at St. Ann’s Church (323 S. 15th Street) in Sebring, including Halushki, Pierogies, apple fritters, and drinks. Now accepting debit and credit cards! To place orders, call (330)-938-9678.
Saturday, February 17
2PM—4PM Chocolate tasting at Rodman Public Library (215 E. Broadway Street) in Alliance. Area chocolatiers bring samples of their chocolate to try and buy, including: Harry London Chocolates, Fannie May Confection, Heggy’s Confectionery, Malley’s Chocolates, and the Yum Yum Tree with Gorant chocolates. Cash or credit accepted at the Harry London table; all other companies will accept cash only. The Friends of Rodman Library will also have a raffle basket―tickets are $1 each or $5 for six. This event is open to the public in the auditorium at the Main Library. For more information, call (330)-821-2665.
6PM 4th Annual ALS Benefit at Don Pancho’s Restaurant (2105 W. State Street) in Alliance, in memory of Greg Giacometti. All-you-can-eat taco bar with soft drinks included. Live music by Jimmy & The Soul Blazers from 8pm—11pm, auctions, and a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance; to purchase tickets and make reservations, call (330)-575-1076. All proceeds go to The ALS Care Project of Stark County.
Monday, February 19
5PM—8PM Fundraising dinner to benefit the Marlington Cheerleaders at Frank’s Family Restaurant (423 E. State Street) in Alliance. Includes grilled chicken, salad, vegetables, potatoes, dinner rolls, drinks, and dessert. $10 per person. Get tickets from any Marlington Cheerleader or at the door the night of the event.
2PM—3PM “Snowed In… at the Library,” a program for children ages 6-10, at Rodman Public Library (215 E. Broadway Street) in Alliance. Create a decorative snow shield to use during an indoor “snowball” fight, using soft, stuffed snowballs. Attendees can also practice their throwing skills by hitting snow targets. Snacks provided. Free admission. No registration is required. Adult caregivers are asked to remain in the library during the program. For more information, call the Children’s Department at (330)-821-2665, ext. 223.
Thursday, February 22
5:30PM—8PM 36th annual Engineering Technology Expo in the student union of Founders Hall at Kent State University at Tuscarawas (330 University Drive N.E.) in New Philadelphia. Participating companies will have representatives from engineering, management, personnel, and human resources available to address questions on job availability, skill requirements, salaries, and career opportunities in engineering, with information on their products and services as well. At 7pm, KSU Tusc will present awards to the winners of competitions held for area high school students. The Expo is open to the public. For more information, call (330)-339-3391, ext. 47475.
Saturday, February 24
9AM Amateur Radio License Testing on the lower level of the Stark County Safety Building (4500 Atlantic Blvd. N.E.) in Canton. Registration from 8am—9am, with testing at 9am. For more information, call (330)-832-0609.
Friday, March 2—Sunday, March 4
7PM FRI & SAT
“Kill on the Hill” murder mystery theater performed at Spring Hill Historic Home (1401 Spring Hill Lane N.E.) in Massillon. Light refreshments served after each performance. Performances begin promptly at times listed, so please arrive with plenty of time to park and check in. Tickets cost $15 each for non-members, $12 each for members of Spring Hill; limited tickets are available, so make reservations ASAP. Call (330)-833-6749.
Saturday, March 10
7PM The Association performs live at the Abbey Foltz stage inside Glenoak High School (1801 Schneider Street N.E.) in Canton, including a full set of their classic hits like Windy, Cherish, and Never My Love. Doors open at 7 and the concert begins at 8. Tickets and meet-and-greet packages available online at www.pulsemidwest.com or by calling (561)-703-7812.