EVENTS for WEEKS of APRIL 20 and 27, 2015:
Registered voters may vote absentee in person at the Stark County Board of Elections office now through May 4th for the Primary Election on Tues. May 5th. Requests for absentee ballots to be mailed must arrive at the Board of Elections no later than Noon on Sat. May 2nd. For additional information, call 330 451-7004.
The April Meeting of the Massillon Public Library Board of Trustees will be held on Thurs. Apr. 23rd at 4 pm at the Pam S. Belloni Branch Library, located at Fairless Elementary School on Navarre Rd. in Navarre. The Library Board's Audit and Finance Committee will also meet at the Massillon Public Library on Thurs. Apr. 23rd at 3 pm in the Director's office. Call 330 832-9831, Ext. 314 if needing more info.
Summer is almost here. Beginning in May, Canton First Friday artists and non-profit groups will be back on Court Avenue and Fourth Street. Would you like to be one of those non-profits? If so, there is no charge to set up your table/tent. Catch is though - you must provide a fun / family-friendly art activity (coloring doesn't count) that goes with the monthly theme. Applications and more info are available by visiting: www.cantonartsdistrict.com/participate/
The Carnation City Players will present "STEEL MAGNOLIAS" on Apr. 24th - 26th and May 1st - 3rd at The Firehouse Theatre in Alliance. Call 330 821-8712 or visit: www.carnationcityplayers.org for times and tickets.
The Massillon Lions Club will present its 72nd ANNUAL SHOW - this year entitled "PROUDLY THEY SERVE" at The Lions Lincoln Theatre on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday = April 24th, 25th, and 26th. For more info, times and tickets, call 330 309-1900.
A NATIVE PLANT SALE will be sponsored at The Wilderness Center on Sat. Apr. 25th from 9 am - 4 pm along with Seminars; and the plant sale will continue on Sun. April 26th from 1 - 4 pm. Classes are $ 5 each and you can register now by calling 1-877 359-5235 or on the day of the seminar - Sat. Apr. 25th.
All Saints Temple (located on Wilbur Allen Jr Ave. SE in Canton) will be providing FREE HOT MEALS on Sat. Apr. 25th from 1 - 3 pm. Call 330 280-1873 if needing more info.
AN ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be served at The Zoar Volunteer Fire Dept. on East 5th St. in Zoar on Sat. Apr. 25th from 7 - 10 am. $ 5 for adults and $ 2.50 for children under 12. More info and carryouts available by calling 330 874-2069.
Mark your calendars for Historic Zoar Village's "BUILING A ZOAR STOOL" on Sat. Apr. 25th from 8 am - 2 pm. You'll learn to set up and operate hard planes, the history of the bow saw, the uses of files, and proper sanding techniques. Cost is $ 95 per person or $ 85.50 for Zoar Community Association members and will include all materials and lunch. Required reservations can be made by calling 330 874-3011.
Marcus Neiman & The Sounds of Sousa Band will appear in concert at Sandy Valley High School, on State Route 183, Magnolia on Sunday, Apr. 26th at 2 pm. Parking and admission are free and please enter through door H7 - the event entrance to the auditorium. Featuring the Sandy Valley High School Concert Band and Jazz Band, Craig Carnes conductor; Marcus Neiman conducting the Sound of Sousa Band with special guest soloists.
The Malone University Department of Music will present AN HONORS RECITAL on Mon. Apr. 27th at 7:30 pm in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center on Cleveland Ave. NW in Canton. The program - featuring collaborative pianist Deanna Parks is free and open to the public.
On Monday, April 27th, at noon and 6 pm, The Massillon Public Library invites readers to join either of TWO MONDAY BOOK CLUBS, as they read and discuss "Defending Jacob". The book clubs are free and open to the public and no registration is required. For more info, call 330 832-9831, Ext. 310.
In celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week, The Massillon Public Library invites all local poetry lovers to the 9th ANNUAL POETRY READ-IN on Tues. Apr. 28th at 6:30 pm in the library's reading room. Come recite your original or favorite classic poem or just sit back and listen! Readers will be limited to five minutes and poems must be family-friendly. During the event, winners of the library's poertry contest will be awarded their prizes and given the opportunity to read their poems.
The next Brown Bag Lunch Series at The Massillon Museum will be held on Tues. Apr. 28th from 12:10 - 12:50 pm for lunch hour convenience and will feature Perry Township History Club members with "HISTORY & RESTORATION of THE GENOA SCHOOLHOUSE". No need to call for a required reservation.
First Lutheran Church on East Tusc. St. near downtown Canton will be serving FREE HOT MEALS on Wednesday, April 29th from 4:30 - 6 pm.
The Massillon Museum's Event Coordinator and Studio M Coordinator will teach a four-week introduction to Acrylic Painting Class for beginners and intermediates at The Massillon Museum from 1 - 2 pm on Thursdays, starting April 30th. The class is open to anyone ages 18 and older. The class fee is $ 50 ($40 per Museum members) and pre-registration is required by Apr. 25th deadline. Call 330 833-4061 if needing more details.
Parents and Grandparents, would you like to bond with your children and granchildren and make some good memories? Then, why not bring them to a MODEL TRAIN LAYOUT at Old Eli's just east of the railroad on St. Rt. 39 in Sugarcreek. Open every Friday and Saturdays from 10 am - 8 pm now to Oct. 24th. $ 2 per person and children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Questions, call 330 763-1184.