News from across the Canton area

Changing library hours

CANAL FULTON — The Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market St., will have new hours of operation beginning Tuesday. The library will be open one hour longer in the evening from Monday to Thursday and will close one hour earlier on Friday and Saturday. The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

The library will be closed Monday for Memorial Day. For more information about the library or its programs, call 330-854-4148 or visit

Movies at Centennial Plaza

CANTON — The Stark State College Centennial Plaza film series, presented by the Canton Palace Theater, will take place at 7 p.m. every Wednesday from June 1 through August 17.

The free outdoor event, rain or shine, features movies for the whole family on the big screen at Centennial Plaza downtown. This week’s movie is “Trolls 2: World Tour”. Other films are “The Prom” on June 8; “The Princess Bride” on June 15; “Annie – 30th Anniversary Sing-Along” on June 22; and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” on June 29.

For a full schedule of movies this summer, visit

Blues Party on Saturday

CANTON – The Canton Blues Fest will take place Saturday at Centennial Plaza in downtown Canton. Annika Chambers will perform at 9:30 p.m., with opening act Gary Lee & The CatDaddys at 7:30 p.m. Visit for the latest event details.

greek party

CANTON – Canton Greek Fest will run from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church. Family-friendly event features food, performances by St. Haralambos Hellenic Dancers, wine and craft beer tasting room, live music, cooking demonstrations, gift shop, drive-thru and a playground.

Parking and admission are free. For more information, a full schedule and menu for all dining options, visit

The YMCA offers Camp on the Fly

TOWNSHIP – The Central Stark County YMCA will again be offering Camp on the Fly this summer. The camp is part of the “Y Without Walls” program which aims to bring the YMCA to communities outside of its normal service area.

The “Y on the Fly” initiative aims to provide a fun and safe space for all to enjoy and will make stops at SMHA properties, local schools, and parks in the Alliance, Canal Fulton, and Canton communities from May 31 through May 5. august. The free program is designed for children entering grades one through six.

For more details, visit your local YMCA or see

First Responder Appreciation Day

CANTON – Christ the King Apostolic Church, 1004 Fourth St. NE, will host a day of appreciation for all rescue and security providers in Canton City and surrounding areas on June 8. Bishop Randall B. Winn and the congregation invite first responders to drop by from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and enjoy free refreshments at the church. Park and visit or have refreshments brought to your vehicle.

Dances June 5, 12

CANTON – Canton Country Music will hold dances at the Polish American Club, 1605 Henry Ave. SW, as follows: June 5 with music from Kenny Falls Band and June 12 with music from Pat Massie & PM Country. Music is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Food is available, as well as a lottery tree and a 50-50 draw. Admission is $3 at the door.

Cubers club meet at Dover Library

DOVER – Anyone who wants to hone their skills in solving the Rubik’s Cube is invited to join other cubers who meet at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St. Participants share techniques and advice on improving their resolution time. Andy Basnett is always available to demonstrate the different strategies. No registration necessary. For more information, contact Sherrel Rieger at 330-343-6123.

The Forestry Association will meet

DOVER – The East Central Ohio Forestry Association’s monthly meeting will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St. The guest speaker will be Colton Frink, a consulting forester, who will speak about carbon credit and the money that could be granted to those who participate in carbon sequestration programs. All are welcome and no registration is necessary.

Concerts at the Jackson Amphitheater

JACKSON TWP. – A Night of Music and Compassion, a free concert benefit event, will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Jackson Amphitheater, 7454 Community Parkway NW.

Four Jackson Township-based nonprofits — Another Act of Kindness, 33 JordynStrong Foundation, Jackson Bear Hugs and the Jackson Local Schools Foundation — will come together for a fun night of music, camaraderie and support. There will be live music with Hot DJang! on stage at 6:30 p.m. and Tim & TJ Gang on stage at 7:30 p.m.

Enjoy adult beverages and raffle baskets. The food trucks start serving at 11:30 a.m. and will be there until the evening. For more information, visit

The concert at the amphitheater from 7.30pm to 10pm on Saturday will be Without U2 – Celebrating the Music of U2, with the sights and sounds of a live U2 concert in look, sound and feel. Buy tickets for this concert at

Mass Mu plans stationery course

MASSILLON — The Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, will offer a free, family-friendly paper marbling workshop at the upcoming Do the Mu in-person Saturday. Everyone is welcome to stop by the museum between noon and 2 p.m. to join instructor and mixed-media artist Kat Francis to learn how to create marbled stationery using shaving cream.

Stark Agency Plans Factory Sale

MASSILLON – Stark Soil & Water Conservation District is holding a sale of native perennial flower plants in 1-gallon containers for $12 each. The sale includes plants for various purposes and ownership conditions. Guidelines such as plants for shade, partial shade/sun, moist/clay soil, and full sun/meadow planting help you understand which plants will do well on your property. Plants can be purchased individually or in kits.

Orders are by credit/debit only and only at Find details such as plant size, light and soil requirements, flowering times and colors, and other benefits on the site. The order deadline is June 13 and order pickup is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 23 and 24 at the SWCD office, 2650 Richville Drive SE, Suite 100.

Puzzle Exchange

MINERVA — The Minerva Public Library Puzzle Swap will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring in puzzles you’ve done before and swap them out for ones that are new to you. The library accepts donations of lightly used puzzles to ensure the exchange begins with a good supply. Minerva’s public library is at 677 Lynnwood Drive. For more information about library programs, call 330-868-4101. Visit the online library at

Golf outing against hunger

NORTHERN TOWNSHIP – Golfers can join the local fight against hunger by teeing off at the Stark County Hunger Task Force Fairways to Fight Hunger golf outing June 11 at Sanctuary Golf Club, 2017 Applegrove St. NE. To register and pay online, go to or send a check payable to Stark County Hunger Task Force at PO Box 20941, Canton OH 44701.

Fees are $80 per golfer or $300 for a foursome for golf, cart, food at the turn and box lunch. The jamming event begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.

Every dollar raised at the event provides seven pounds of food to help alleviate hunger in Stark County, according to a news release. This can provide up to four meals for starving families in Stark County.

President de Walsh will host a fundraiser

NORTHERN TOWNSHIP – Walsh University President Dr. Tim Collins and his wife, Drenda Collins, want to show their Southern hospitality by hosting a Southern Party at 6 p.m. on June 10 at Walsh University Hoover Park Dance Hall and Grounds. The event is meant to celebrate their southern roots while raising funds for Walsh University students. Guests are encouraged to wear Southern attire for the event, such as seersucker jackets, georgette dresses, bow ties and beads.

Reservations can be made at RSVP by Friday. The $100 per person cost includes a full Southern buffet, open wine and beer bar, specialty cocktail at Magnolia Cottage, and whiskey tasting at Whiskey River Saloon. Tables of eight are also available.

The Browse & Bid online silent auction will feature Walsh Athletics “experiences” and handmade items from the Walsh community. The live auction will feature a beach house getaway. Guests can also sponsor handcrafted magnolias for $500 to support scholarships.

Music, food trucks on Thursday

CANTON DU NORTH – Live music on the portico of the Town Hall on Thursdays in June and July from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and passage of food trucks.

The music and food truck schedule for the month of June is as follows:

  • This Thursday: Front Porch Lights, a group of 5 Indie Folk Rock from Cleveland; food truck A Movable Feast
  • June 9: Great Day for Ducks, soft rock; Empamami food truck
  • June 16: Dustin Kines, a country artist from Nashville with Ohio roots; food truck The Teacher’s Pet
  • June 23: Box of Squirrels, eclectic acoustic music from the 1960s to the present day; food truck Vegan A Go-Go
  • June 30: Josee McGee, a soul jazz band from Canton/Akron; Cheezylicious food truck

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