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
Tuesday, August 14
7PM USA Today-bestselling and Agatha Award-winning mystery author, Amanda Flower, speaks in the auditorium at Rodman Public Library (215 E. Broadway Street) in Alliance. Open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call the Library at (330)-821-2665, ext. 107.
Wednesday, August 15
2PM—6PM Scan & Share Day in the auditorium at the Rodman Public Library (215 E. Broadway Street) in Alliance. The Library and the Alliance Historical Society are looking for historical photos to expand Alliance Memory online and research materials for the historical archives. Alliance Memory (www.alliancememory.org) was founded in 2004 and now includes over 6,000 images, documents, and audio-visual files covering the history of Alliance, including many photos from the turn of the 20th Century and 1950-1960. They’re looking to fill in the gaps and you’re invited to help. Photo subjects of particular interest include Alliance businesses, churches, events, civic organizations, meeting spaces, and especially things that aren’t there anymore. Four scanning stations will be available at the library with staff on-hand to assist with scanning old photos. Images scanned for Alliance Memory will be saved to a flash drive in high-resolution format and returned to patrons at no cost. If you plan to bring more than 20 photos, please schedule an appointment by calling the Library at (330)-821-2665, ext. 101.
Friday, August 17
6PM—9PM “God is Greater” ministry event at the gazebo on the square on High Ave. in downtown New Philadelphia. The evening begins with magic tricks, illusions, live reptiles, and some personal testimony by entertainer Blathmac and a live musical performance by local artist Austin Kamban. Immediately after, Pastor Jason Jordan will lead a worship service. Food trucks on-site and admission is free. For more information, contact Pastor Jordan at (614)-254-4486 or e-mail Godisgreaterministry@gmail.com, or Like him on Facebook.
Friday, August 17 & Saturday, August 18
8PM Live performances of August: Osage County at the Kathleen Howland black box theatre, located inside the Avenue Arts Marketplace in Downtown Canton. A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Tickets available online at www.avenuearts.org or by calling (234)-410-3475 during business hours.
Saturday, August 18
10AM—11AM Kid-friendly program on dinosaurs at the Rodman Public Library (215 E. Broadway Street) in Alliance, presented by McKinley Presidential Library & Museum Science Director Lynnette Reiner, with a focus on some of the dinosaur species once native to America. Learn about paleontological sites of interest and all the latest technologies and theories in the field. Open to the public and admission is free. For more information, call the Library Children’s Department at (330)-821-2665, ext. 223.
10AM—5PM Underground Railroad Experience at the Spring Hill Historic Home (1401 Spring Hill Lane N.E.) in Massillon. The Experience is a small-group, 45-minute trek from the perspective of a runaway slave in the 1800s, with a climactic encounter between abolitionist farm owners and predatory slave catchers of the period. During the event, Spring Hill also offers house tours, history exhibits, period activities, and a pulled pork dinner. Basic admission to the Underground Railroad Experience is $10 for adults, $7 for students, and free for ages 5 and younger. For tickets, show times, and pricing on additional ticket packages, call (330)-833-6749 or visit www.springhillhistorichome.org/ugrre.
Friday, August 17—Sunday, August 19
Annual used book sale on the lower level of the North Canton Public Library on Main Street. Fiction and nonfiction books for all ages, CDs, and DVDs for sale. More information available at http://ncantonlibrary.com/friends-of-the-library. Proceeds support the library by providing programs and supplies for children and adults throughout the year.
Wednesday, August 22
NOON The Alliance High School is having a picnic at the log cabin at Silver Park in Alliance. Bring a covered dish to share and a white elephant gift.
Saturday, August 25
7PM—MIDNIGHT The 4th annual “gARTen of Versailles” Royal Masquerade Ball at the Canton Museum of Art (1001 Market Ave. N.) in Canton. Tickets available now. More information to come!
Wednesday, August 29
6:30PM Guest speaker, Susan Talbot-Stanaway, presents World War I Posters: For the Hearts and Minds of Ordinary People in the auditorium at the Massillon Public Library (208 Lincoln Way E.). World War 1 Posters examines wartime posters as works of art and propaganda, how they established new American heroes and heroines, and their lasting importance in national history. Admission is free. For more information, call the Spring Hill Historic Home at (330)-833-6749 or visit www.springhillhistorichome.org.
Saturday, September 22
10AM—NOON Annual “Touch-A-Truck” event, hosted by the Alliance Parks Department and the Alliance Lions Club, at Butler Rodman Park (2295 W. State Street) in Alliance. Features a variety of vehicles for children to explore up-close, sit in the driver’s seat, and sound any horns or sirens. Free admission.
Saturday, October 20
6PM—MIDNIGHT 3rd annual charity “Spooktacular” at the Elk’s Lodge (606 Glamorgan Street) in Alliance. Meet early in the Alliance High School parking lot at 4pm for a scavenger hunt. Tickets $20 each; to purchase, call Mark (330)-614-1489. Proceeds benefit Homes for our Troops.