News from around the Canton region

The Rodman Library hosts a food program

ALLIANCE – Holly Bandy of the Ohio State University Extension College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Science will present “Know Your Food” Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rodman Public Library, 215 E. Broadway St.

Key points of the presentation include health benefits, portion sizes, and how to prepare and store food. Attendees can sample a healthy treat made from seasonal produce after a cooking demonstration.

The event is free, but places are limited. Registration is required at rodmanlibrary.evanced.info/signup. For more information, call 330-821-2665 ext. 107

“Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead” at Mount Union

ALLIANCE – The Department of Performing Arts at the University of Mount Union will present “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” Thursday through Sunday at the Gallaher Black Box Theater at the Giese Center for the Performing Arts.

Performances Thursday through Saturday begin at 7:30 am and a matinee performance takes place on Sunday at 2:00 pm.

Order tickets for $10 for adults and $8 for seniors/veterans at mountunion.edu/boxoffice or call 330-821-2565. You can also buy tickets at the box office from Monday to Friday, one week before the performance, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The evening box office opens one hour before the start of the performance for ticket sales.

Palette 2 Palate fundraiser Saturday

CANTON — The Stark County Hunger Task Force will hold its eighth annual charity art auction, Palette 2 Palate, Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N, organize.

Attendees can bid on donated artworks by local artists, silent and live auction items, and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and desserts with cash payment.

All proceeds will benefit the organization’s local initiatives to fight hunger. To purchase tickets, visit starkhunger.org/p2p2022. For more information, call 330-455-6667 or email [email protected]

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Canton Film Fest this week

CANTON – The Canton Film Fest is held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the Canton Palace Theater, 605 Market Ave. N, instead.

Tickets are $25 for all three days or $10 per day. Students with a valid student ID get free admission at the box office. Student ID must be presented prior to entry. A full schedule and tickets are available at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org.

Speaking of books-author series

CANTON – The free author series 2022-23 by Dr. Stark Library’s Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books opens at 6:30 p.m. at the Palace Theater, 605 Market Ave. N, continued on the following dates:

  • 18 Oct: Tyler Merrit, author of I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith and Being Black in America and actor, comedian, activist and musician. He has also produced the viral YouTube videos Before You Call the Cops and Walking While Black.
  • November 29: Nigella Lawson, internationally renowned food writer and TV chef, will be entertained with stories from her new book, Cook, Eat, Repeat.
  • February 16: Danni Washington, self-proclaimed “educational mermaid” and the first black woman to host her own science TV series. Her book, Bold Women in Science, tells the inspirational stories of 15 women who changed the course of science.
  • April 27: Dylan Dreyer, weather forecaster and co-host of the third hour of the NBC show Today, combines science and social-emotional learning in her new picture book Misty the Cloud.

Books are available for signing at all events.

To register or get more information about the Dr. For Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books events, visit https://starklibrary.org/home/events/spoken-of-books/.

Monster Bash at the McKinley Museum

CANTON – The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum Saturday Science Workshop will be a Monster Bash on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Participants can learn about Ohio cryptids, Frankenstein, and vampires. There will be fun activities and crafts for all ages. This open house style workshop takes place in the auditorium and is included with museum admission.

Security Center Open Day

JACKSON TWP. − The annual Jackson Township Safety Center Open House will be held on October 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at 7383 Fulton Drive NW.

meet a celiac support group

JACKSON TWP. − The Stark County Celiac Support Group meets Thursday at 6:15 p.m. at Church of the Lakes, UMC, 5944 Fulton Drive.

Participants share a baked potato bar and gluten-free desserts with members and guests. The event is free and the public is invited, but reservations are required.

To make a reservation or to learn more about the Stark County Celiac Support Group and Celiac Disease, contact Chair Sue Sandy at 330-837-3359 or [email protected]

Kenny Rogers tribute

MASSILLON – The Lions Lincoln Theater, 156 Lincoln Way E, presents The Gambler Returns – Ultimate Kenny Rogers Tribute from 4-6pm on October 9th.

Ticket prices are VIP seat $30; ground floor $25; Wheelchair/companion $20; and balcony $20. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit lionslincolntheatre.org or call 330-481-9105.

The history discussion group resumes its meetings

MASSILLON – The Massillon Museum History Discussion Group will resume its monthly meetings this Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Moderator Chris Craft will lead the discussion on live performances and venues.

Attendees can learn about the bandstand that hosted concerts in City Hall Park – now the front lawn of the Massillon Museum. Entertainers often performed at the Opera House on South Erie Street; and the Grand Theater across Lincoln Way from the museum’s present site was built in 1915 as a variety theater. In the mid-20th century, Stark residents often danced at Meyers Lake Ballroom or at Moonlight Gardens.

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Participants should bring their own memories and memorabilia — ticket stubs, newspaper ads, programs, dance tickets, signed artist photos — to share.

The History Discussion Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Fred F. Silk Community Room in the basement of the museum. The museum is fully accessible. Participation is free and open to all; New participants are welcome and no reservations are required. Pastries and coffee are available for a donation. Free parking is available in the adjacent streets and in the nearby municipal parking lots.

Broadcast in the library about the robbery of Harpers Ferry

MINERVA – The Minerva Public Library, 677 Lynnwood Drive, will be hosting a presentation on the October 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry at 7:00 p.m. Monday. Paul Goebbel, a local historical reenactor, will tell the stories of the 18 men who accompanied John Brown.

For more information about library services and programs, visit the library, call 330-868-4101, or visit www.minervalibrary.info.

Apply for Christmas help

MASSILLON – Western Stark County families with children 12 and younger who need help with gifts and groceries during the Christmas holiday can register online for the Salvation Army Massillon Christmas Relief Program October 3-28.

The application is available at www.salvationarmyohio.org/massillon or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TheSalvationArmyofMassillon. A Spanish version is available online.

Zip codes eligible for assistance with The Salvation Army Massillon are 44614, 44646, 44647, and 44648. Photo ID is required at pick-up. The Salvation Army Massillon works with Toys for Tots. The distribution will take place from December 15th to 16th.

For more information call the Salvation Army Massillon at 330-833-6473.