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LEARN ABOUT LIFE CYCLES OF BUTTERFLIES AND HOW TO IDENTIFY THEM, WITH BUTTERFLY WALKS AT THE WILDERNESS CENTER! WALKS WILL TAKE PLACE ON (FRIDAY, AUGUST 1ST; WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13TH; WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20TH FROM 11 A.M. TILL NOON AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 23RD FROM 1-2 P.M.)  WE WILL WALK THE PRAIRIE TRAIL TO VIEW THE COMMON BUTTERFLIES VISITING THE AREA. WE WILL USE THE BOOKLET COMMON BUTTERFLIES AND SKIPPERS OF OHIO, A DIVISION OF WILDLIFE PUBLICATION TO AID IN IDENTIFICATION. THIS EVENT IS FREE AND WILL BE CANCELLED IF RAINING. FOR MORE INFO VISIT WWW.WILDERNESSCENTER.ORG OR CALL 1-877-359-5235 FOR MORE INFO.

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THE CANTON MUSEUM OF ART (CMA) WILL HOST THE MIDWEST PREMIERE OF A PROVOCATIVE NEW EXHIBIT ABOUT ART FRAUD AND DECEPTION. “INTENT TO DECEIVE: FAKES AND FORGERIES IN THE ART WORLD” WILL OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON AUGUST 28 AT THE MUSEUM, AND THE EXHIBIT WILL BE ON VIEW THROUGH OCTOBER 26, 2014. A SPECIAL TICKETED OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW CELEBRATION WILL BE HOSTED ON AUGUST 27, 6-9PM AT CMA, WITH TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CALLING 330.453.7666.

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QUEEN OF HEAVEN, 1800 STEESE RD., GREEN.  “JOURNEY TO PEACE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT” A MINISTRY OF INFORMATION, CONSOLATION, SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AT QUEEN OF HEAVEN CATHOLIC CHURCH WILL OFFER A FREE SIX-WEEK SERIES.  FOR THOSE OF ANY FAITH HAVING EXPERIENCED THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE, THE SERIES WILL BE HELD ON SIX MONDAYS, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 8 FROM 7-8:30 PM IN THE CHURCH.  THE MINISTRY MEMBERS WILL STRIVE TO PROVIDE CHRISTIAN SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE FOR DAILY LIVING FOR ANYONE SUFFERING GRIEF, WHETHER RECENT OR LINGERING FROM THE PAST.  FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER, CALL SUE LYONS AT 330-499-3937.

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MAURICE’S AT 2029 WEST STATE STREET IN ALLIANCE IS HOSTING A CLOTHING DRIVE TO SUPPORT THE ALLIANCE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SHELTER.  BRING YOUR SLIGHTLY-WORN CLOTHING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND BRIGHTEN SOMEONE’S LIFE.  AUGUST 24—SEPTEMBER 6.  RECEIVE 20%-OFF-ONE-ITEM COUPONS FOR EVERY THREE PIECES OF CLOTHING YOU DONATE (MAX. 5 COUPONS PER CUSTOMER).  COME HELP SPREAD AWARENESS AND EMPOWER WOMEN.

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CARNATION CITY PLAYERS 55TH SEASON

FIREHOUSE THEATER, 450 E. MARKET STREET, ALLIANCE

BOX OFFICE: 330-821-8712

WWW.CARNATIONCITYPLAYERS.ORG

 

VIOLET

OCTOBER 10-11, 17-19 2014

A MUSICAL THAT TELLS THE STORY OF A YOUNG WOMAN’S QUEST FOR BEAUTY AMIDST THE IMAGE-OBSESSED LANDSCAPE OF THE 1960S.  FACIALLY DISFIGURED IN A CHILDHOOD ACCIDENT, VIOLET DREAMS OF A MIRACULOUS TRANSFORMATION THROUGH THE POWER OF FAITH.  CONVINCED THAT A TELEVANGELIST IN OKLAHOMA CAN HEAL HER, SHE HOPS ON A GREYHOUND BUS AND STARTS THE JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.  ALONG THE WAY, VIOLET FORMS UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPS WITH HER FELLOW RIDERS, WHO TEACH HER ABOUT BEAUTY, LOVE, COURAGE, AND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AN OUTSIDER.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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12PM-3PM, ON THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH, ST. GEORGE ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IS HOSTING A ROMANIAN DINNER.  CHICKEN STEW, MAMALIGA, AND SARMALE ARE SOME OF THE TRADITIONAL ROMANIAN DISHES ON THE MENU.  ADMISSION IS $10 PER ADULT (OLDER THAN 10), $5 PER CHILD (5-10 YEARS), AND FREE FOR CHILDREN AGES 4 AND UNDER.

 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23

7PM  1K FUN RUN.

7:45PM  5K RUN AND WALK.  BOTH START AT ALLIANCE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL, AS PART OF THE ACH STEPPIN’ OUT FOR HOSPICE RUN/WALK.  REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.ACHOSP.ORG.  INFO:  330-596-7516.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26

12PM AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM, MAIN LEVEL.  “EXPLORING THE JACKSON BOG NATURE PRESERVE.”  PHOTOGRAPHER AND AUTHOR, MICHAEL WITT.  FREE ADMISSION; NO NEED TO RSVP.  COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA & COOKIE.  BRING YOUR LUNCH OR BUY LUNCH IN THE MUSEUM LOBBY.  WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG 330-833-4061

 

6:30PM ‘GARDENING WITH ZEST’ EDUCATIONAL SERIES AT THE NORTH PARK PAVILION. TONIGHT’S PROGRAM IS ABOUT BEES AND POLLINATION. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL JACKON TOWNSHIP PARKS AT 330-832-2845 OR VISIT WWW.JACKSONTWP.COM.

 

8PM – GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING PIANIST BOB JAMES IN CONCERT AT THE PAVILION. DOORS AND CASH BAR OPEN AT 7P. IT’S A GREAT NIHGT FOR WINE-LOVING JAZZ FANS AT GERVASI VINEYARD.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27

6-8PM  ORGANIZERS FOR THE 2014 WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS WILL BE HOLDING AN INFORMATIVE MEETING, AT THE HOLIDAY INN (4520 EVERHARD RD NW) IN CANTON, FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN LEARNING ABOUT AUTISM SPEAKS AND PARTICIPATING IN ITS SIGNATURE FUNDRAISING EVENT.  ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND LEARN HOW THEY CAN SPREAD AWARENESS ABOUT THE INCREASING PREVALENCE OF AUTISM AND RAISE MUCH-NEEDED FUNDS FOR AUTISM SPEAKS’S RESEARCH, ADVOCACY, AND FAMILY SERVICE PROGRAMS.  PARTICIPANTS CAN PICK UP WALK MATERIALS, SHARE TEAM BUILDING AND FUNDRAISING IDEAS, AND MEET WITH COMMITTEE MEMBERS.  FOR MORE INFO, CALL 216-524-2842 OR E-MAIL CANTON@AUTISMSPEAKS.ORG.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28

8:30AM-3:30PM  THE STARK COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE COMMISSION WILL BE HOLDING OFFICE ON THE SECOND FLOOR OF CITY HALL IN ALLIANCE (470 E MARKET STREET).  ALL VETERANS AND THEIR DEPENDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND IF THEY HAVE QUESTIONS OR WISH TO APPLY FOR VA BENEFITS.  APPOINTMENTS ARE NOT NEEDED; VISITORS WILL BE HELPED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS EVENT OR ANY OF THE OUTREACH PROGRAMS OFFERED BY THE VSC, CALL 330-451-7457.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30

FIREWORKS SCHEDULED AT PLEASANT HILL LAKE PARK. BEGINS AT DARK.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

9AM  LABOR DAY MASS IN THE PAVILION, OR INSIDE THE CHURCH IN CASE OF RAIN.  DONUT SOCIAL WILL FOLLOW.   INFORMATION: 330-896-2345.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

2PM – 10PM ARTSIN STARK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF MOUNT UNION WILL HOLD THE FIRST ANNUAL ALLIANCEFEST IN THE NEW DOWNTOWN ARTS DISTRICT, THE CROSSING.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

7PM  AN OUTDOOR MASS ON THE FEAST OF THE NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY WILL BE HELD AT THE GROTTO IN THE MARIAN GARDEN AT QUEEN OF HEAVEN CHURCH, 1800 STEESE RD., GREEN.  INFORMATION: 330-896-2345.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12

6PM MARY STREET ALINDER AUTHOR/ FORMER CHIEF ASSISTANT TO ANSWEL ADAMS PRESENTS ‘ANSEL ADAMS: THE DEVELOPMENT OF VISION’ AT THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON’S MYERS SCHOOL OF ART AUDITORIUM.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

10AM-4PM  SALEM LISBON FALL FESTIVAL AT 33807 WINONA ROAD, IN SALEM.  THERE WILL BE A CHILI COOK-OFF, BROWNIE BAKE-OFF, CAR SHOW, GAMES, AND MORE.  FOR MORE INFO, CALL 800-562-3361.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

12PM AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM, MAIN LEVEL.  “A CENTURY OF THE MASSILLON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL BAND.”  VOICE OF THE TIGER SWING BAND, ROBERT WENZEL.  FREE ADMISSION; NO NEED TO RSVP.  COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA & COOKIE.  BRING YOUR LUNCH OR BUY LUNCH IN THE MUSEUM LOBBY.  WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG 330-833-4061

 

6:30PM ‘GARDENING WITH ZEST’ EDUCATIONAL SERIES AT THE NORTH PARK PAVILION. TONIGHT’S PROGRAM IS ABOUT SUSTAINABLE GARDENING. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL JACKON TOWNSHIP PARKS AT 330-832-2845 OR VISIT WWW.JACKSONTWP.COM.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

6PM  COMING TOGETHER STARK COUNTY AND ITS COMMUNITY PARTNERS—THE CANTON AREA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, WHBC RADIO, ACTION FOR SOCIAL EQUALITY, AND THE LOCAL CHAPTERS OF THE NAACP—ARE SPONSORING A COMMUNITY TOWN HALL CALLED “COMING TOGETHER AT THE POLLS.”  THE EVENT WILL INCLUDE A PRESENTATION ON THE HISTORY AND POLITICS OF VOTING RIGHTS AND WILL BE HELD IN THE MCKINLEY ROOM OF THE CANTON CIVIC CENTER.  IN ADDITION, THERE WILL BE A CONVERSATION ON THE TOPIC OF INCREASING ACCESS AND PARTICIPATION IN THE ELECTION PROCESS; INVITATIONS TO THIS DISCUSSION HAVE BEEN ISSUED TO INCUMBENT OHIO SECRETARY OF STATE JON HUSTED AND DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE SENATOR NINA TURNER.  PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION ARE REQUESTED; NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.  THE HONORARY CHAIR OF THIS EVENT IS MASSILLON MAYOR KATHY CATAZARO-PERRY.  FOR MORE INFO, CALL 330-454-5880 OR E-MAIL AT RMOORE@COMINGTOGETHERSTARKCOUNTY.ORG.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

8:30AM  STARK COUNTY’S WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME (2121 GEORGE HALAS DR. NW) IN CANTON.  THE WALK BEGINS AT 10AM.  AT 11:30AM, THERE WILL BE A POST-EVENT PARTY, WITH CONCESSIONS AND KID-FRIENDLY ENTERTAINMENT.

 

12PM-4PM 2014 16TH ANNUAL ED KEATING CENTER CLAMBAKE, LOCATED AT 2121 W. 117TH ST., CLEVELAND, OHIO 44111.  EACH CLAMBAKE TICKET (FILLED OUT WITH NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE NUMBER, AND E-MAIL) WILL INCLUDE A CHANCE TO WIN A HARLEY DAVIDSON FXDB MOTORCYCLE.  MUSIC BY COLIN DUSSAULT’S BLUES PROJECT.  TICKETS COST $30 AND INCLUDE YOUR CHOICE OF CHICKEN OR STEAK, CLAMS, AND ALL THE TRIMMINGS. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ED KEATING REHABILITATION CENTER.  RSVP BY SEPTEMBER 20TH.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL MARTY AT THE ED KEATING CENTER AT 216-472-1276, KATIE AT 216-676-4618, OR TOMMY AT 216-641-7730.

 

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11

HARVEST MOON RUN. A 3.1-MILE CROSS COUNTRY RACE THROUGH STARK COUNTY. RUNNERS AND WALKERS CAN REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.RUNTOYOURACING.COM.

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28

12PM AT THE MASSILLON MUSEUM, MAIN LEVEL.  “MASSILLON AND THE WAR TO END ALL WARS.”  MASSILLON MUSEUM ARCHIVIST, MANDY POND.  FREE ADMISSION; NO NEED TO RSVP.  COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE, TEA & COOKIE.  BRING YOUR LUNCH OR BUY LUNCH IN THE MUSEUM LOBBY.  WWW.MASSILLONMUSEUM.ORG 330-833-4061

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4

9:30AM THE STARK COUNTY INVESTMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE WILL MEET IN REGULAR SESSION FOR ITS 2014 QUARTERLY REVIEWS OF STARK COUNTY’S INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO. MEETING WILL BE HELD IN THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER’S BOARD ROOM, LOCATED ON THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING LOCATED AT 110 CENTRAL PLAZA SOUTH, CANTON.