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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/

 

MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY & MUSEUM CALENDAR

http://mckinleymuseum.org/calendar/

 

FREE ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASS

TUESDAYS AT 11AM, INSTRUCTOR RONDA IAMS (LPTA) OFFERS A FREE ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASS AT MCCREA MANOR NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (2040 MCCREA STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  THE CLASS IS DESIGNED FOR BEGINNING THROUGH ADVANCED EXERCISE LEVELS.  ALL CLASSES INCLUDE STRETCHING, STRENGTHENING, AND CARDIO.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-823-9005 OR VISIT WWW.MCCREAMANOR.COM.

 

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 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 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.  DURING THE MONTH OF 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.

 

 

 

“JOURNEY TO PEACE” BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT

7PM-8:30PM MONDAYS, AUGUST 22—OCTOBER 3 (EXCEPT LABOR DAY)

A SIX-WEEK MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND SPIRITUAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AT QUEEN OF HEAVEN CATHOLIC CHURCH (1800 STEESE ROAD) IN GREEN, FOR THOSE OF ANY FAITH WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE.  MINISTRY MEMBERS WILL STRIVE TO PROVIDE CHRISTIAN SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE FOR DAILY LIVING FOR ANYONE SUFFERING GRIEF, WHETHER RECENT OR LINGERING FROM THE PAST.  TO REGISTER OR GET MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-499-3937.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24

6PM-9PM  KEVIN DISIMONE PERFORMS LIVE AT LUCCA DOWNTOWN IN CANTON.

 

6:30PM  JELLYFISH STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN, AGES 3-12, AT THE RODMAN BRANCH LIBRARY IN ALLIANCE.  A STORY WILL BE READ AT THE BRANCH LIBRARY, THEN THE CHILDREN AND THEIR GUARDIANS WILL PROCEED TO HOT POTS TO PAINT A JELLYFISH FIGURINE.  A $10 FEE (PAYABLE TO HOT POTS) WILL BE COLLECTED FOR SUPPLIES ON THE DAY OF THE PROGRAM.  SNACKS AVAILABLE.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE BRANCH LIBRARY OR CALL (330)-821-1313.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 25

3PM-5PM  LARGER-THAN-LIFE-SIZE GAMES FOR TEENS AT RODMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY (215 E. BROADWAY STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  BE THE LIVE GAME PIECE THAT PLAYS ON A GIANT GAME BOARD, PLAYING CLASSIC GAMES—LIKE MONOPOLY, JENGA, SCRABBLE, BATTLESHIP, AND PAC-MAN.  PARTICIPANTS WHO PLAY BATTLESHIP SHOULD BE PREPARED TO GET WET!  PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED.  THE EVENT IS FOR TEENS, AGES 12-18.  NO REGISTRATION IS NEEDED.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-821-2665, EXT. 214.

 

7PM  THE BAND BRIGHT RIGHTEOUS PERFORMS ELECTRONIC ROCK AT JUPITER STUDIOS (346 E. MAIN STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  $5 COVER CHARGE.

 

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

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

7PM-10PM  KEVIN DISIMONE PERFORMS LIVE AT LUCCA DOWNTOWN IN CANTON.

 

8PM  MEG AND THE MAGNETOSPHERE, MICHELLE FERGASON, AND KEVIN PHILLIPS PERFORM LIVE AT JUPITER STUDIOS (346 E. MAIN STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  $5 COVER CHARGE.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26 & SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

12PM FRI

1:30PM SAT

FIRST ANNUAL RUBBER CITY JAZZ AND BLUES FESITVAL IN DOWNTOWN AKRON.  ALL COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE INVITED TO THE AKRON ART MUSEUM FOR A PREVIEW EVENT AT NOON ON FRIDAY; MORE MUSIC TO FOLLOW AT BLU JAZZ+ FROM 8 TO 11 THAT NIGHT.  SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THE FESTIVAL WILL KICK OFF AT MAIDEN LANE AT 1:30, WITH A VARIETY OF JAZZ AND BLUES MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AT MAIDEN LANE, MUSICA, AND BLU JAZZ+ FROM 2 TO 11.  THE FESTIVAL WILL END WITH A LATE-NIGHT DANCE PARTY FROM 11 TO 1:30 AT MUSICA.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT WWW.RUBBERCITYJAZZ.COM.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 27

11AM  JELLYFISH STORYTIME FOR CHILDREN, AGES 3-12, AT THE RODMAN BRANCH LIBRARY IN ALLIANCE.  A STORY WILL BE READ AT THE BRANCH LIBRARY, THEN THE CHILDREN AND THEIR GUARDIANS WILL PROCEED TO HOT POTS TO PAINT A JELLYFISH FIGURINE.  A $10 FEE (PAYABLE TO HOT POTS) WILL BE COLLECTED FOR SUPPLIES ON THE DAY OF THE PROGRAM.  SNACKS AVAILABLE.  REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED; REGISTER IN PERSON AT THE BRANCH LIBRARY OR CALL (330)-821-1313.

 

7PM  THE BAND ROCK, SALT, & NAILS PERFORMS TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC LIVE AT JUPITER STUDIOS (346 E. MAIN STREET) IN ALLIANCE.  $5 COVER CHARGE.

 

7PM-MIDNIGHT  “GARTEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS” ON THE ROOFTOP OF THE CULTURAL CENTER FOR THE ARTS (1001 MARKET AVE. NORTH) IN CANTON.  ENJOY CUISINE FROM LOCAL RESTAURANTS, A CRAFT BEER AND WINE BAR, LIVE MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT, AND A RAFFLE OF LUXURY GET-AWAY PACKAGES AND OTHER PRIZES.  PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE CANTON MUSEUM OF ART.  FOR EVENT TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION, VISIT WWW.CANTONART.ORG/GARTEN.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

11:30AM-1PM  THANKS TO A NEW SPONSORSHIP FROM GASSER FINE JEWELERS, ADMISSION TO THE CANTON MUSEUM OF ART’S (CMA) GALLERIES WILL BE FREE EVERY THURSDAY FOR THE 2016-2017 EXHIBITION SEASON, AND THE MUSEUM IS KICKING IT OFF WITH A CELEBRATORY LUNCH EVENT.  BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH OR PURCHASE A LUNCH FROM ANY OF THE 72 BBQ FOOD TRUCKS ON SITE AT THE MUSEUM.  RELAX IN THE WILKOF COURTYARD AND ENJOY A LIVE BROADCAST OF “TODAY’S HIT MUSIC” FROM Q92 (92.5-FM), AND BE AMONG THE FIRST TO TOUR THE NEW CMA-ORIGINAL EXHIBITION, “THREE VOICES: CONVERSATIONS ON LIFE AND CONFLICT.”  MUSEUM HOURS ARE 10AM TO 8PM ON THURSDAYS.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-453-7666 OR VISIT WWW.CANTONART.ORG.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5

9AM  LABOR DAY MASS AT THE QUEEN OF HEAVEN CHURCH (1800 STEESE ROAD) IN GREEN, FOLLOWED BY A DONUT SOCIAL.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

10AM-12PM  ANNUAL BOB MEISTER SPECIAL NEEDS DERBY ON THE SHERBAN FISHING PIER AND SHORELINE AT SIPPO LAKE (5300 TYNER STREET N.W.) IN CANTON, HOSTED BY STARK PARKS AND THE BERKLEY FISHING TEAM.  OPEN TO AGES 4-18.  RESERVATIONS REQUIRED; FOR MORE INFORMATION OR RESERVATIONS, CALL (330)-409-8096 OR VISIT WWW.STARKPARKS.COM.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

11AM  “MURDER IN THE PRESIDENT’S FAMILY,” PRESENTED BY RICHARD HALDI AT THE HARTUNG HOUSE (131 WERTZ AVE. N.W.) IN CANTON.  THE PRESENTATION FOCUSES ON THE UNSOLVED 1898 MURDER OF PRESIDENT WILLIAM MCKINLEY’S BROTHER-IN-LAW, GEORGE DEWALT SAXTON.  BEVERAGES AVAILABLE.  RESERVATIONS AND $10 DONATIONS TO THE CANTON PRESERVATION SOCIETY REQUESTED IN ADVANCE; CALL (330)-452-9341.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

8:30AM-4PM  SYMPOSIUM ON PRESIDENT WILLIAM MCKINLEY AT THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM (800 MCKINLEY MONUMENT DRIVE N.W.) IN CANTON.  A VARIETY OF SPEAKERS WILL HOST AN OVERVIEW OF MCKINLEY’S LIFE, HIS SERVICE IN THE CIVIL WAR, THE ELECTION OF 1896, PRESIDENT MCKINLEY’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PRESS (SPECIFICALLY, THE CANTON REPOSITORY) A CEMETERY WALK TO THE MCKINLEY FAMILY PLOT IN WEST LAWN, AND A TOUR OF THE MCKINLEY MONUMENT.  THE SYMPOSIUM INCLUDES A CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND LUNCH.  ADMISSION IS $45 PER PERSON OR $40 FOR MEMBERS OF THE MCKINLEY PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM; $25 FOR STUDENT ADMISSION, WITH VALID STUDENT ID.  PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED; CALL (330)-455-7043.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

9AM-12PM  JOB FAIR AT THE MASSILLON RECREATION CENTER (505 ERIE STREET NORTH).  PROMOTE YOURSELF FACE-TO-FACE WITH LOCAL EMPLOYERS. VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

6:30PM-8PM  OPENING RECEPTION FOR THE EXHIBIT, “DUSK TO DUSK: UNSETTLED, UNRAVELED, UNREAL,” AT THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER ART MUSEUM (1220 BEALL AVE.).  SELECTED FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION IN THE NETHERLANDS, 28 INTERNATIONALLY-RENOWNED ARTISTS EXAMINE THEMES OF INDIVIDUAL ISOLATION, POLITICAL REPRESSION, AND COLLECTIVE ENNUI THROUGH PAINTING, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE, AND VIDEO.  FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.  THIS EXHIBIT IS OPEN SEPTEMBER 13TH THROUGH NOVEMBER 20TH (CLOSED OCTOBER 8TH-17TH FOR THE COLLEGE’S FALL BREAK).  FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL (330)-263-2495 OR VISIT WWW.WOOSTER.EDU/CWAM.