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Alliance Farmers Market is Saturday
ALLIANCE – The Alliance Farmers Market will run from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday in the Giant Eagle parking lot at 1800 W. State St.
It will feature a variety of vendors selling products such as baked goods, produce, plants and handmade soaps.
Donations accepted for used-book sale
ALLIANCE – The annual Friends of Rodman Library used-book sale is returning in August, but there are a few changes this year.
The sale will be held Aug. 7-11 at the Alliance Neighborhood Center, 405 S. Linden Ave.
As a result of the change in venue, donations are being accepted at the Neighborhood Center on a limited schedule. Beginning Tuesday, donations can be dropped off between 10 a.m. and noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at the location. The last day that donations will be accepted will be Aug. 5.
Those wishing to donate items such as books, DVDs, CDs and magazines should enter at the Arch Street parking lot. Patrons will be able to drop off items at door No. 4, which is equipped with a ramp. Carts will be available to help wheel donations into the building.
People who need a special drop-off time should call Rodman Public Library at 330-821-2665 to make arrangements.
Meet rainforest creatures Friday
CANAL FULTON – The Canal Fulton Library will partner with the Akron Zoo at noon and 1 p.m. Friday to give an up-close look at three rainforest animals.
People will learn how they live in their environment, while also learning how to protect that environment. The program is for ages 3-12.
Registration begins Monday. Call Brittany McMaster at 330-854-4148 or email [email protected]
Bar Association swears in officers
CANTON – Aletha M. Carver was sworn in as the 104th president of the 800-member Stark County Bar Association on June 30.
She takes over for a one-year term from Ivan Redinger Jr. with the firm of Redinger & Morris. Also sworn in were the association’s officers: First Vice President Stephan P. Babik; Second Vice-President Frank Forchione; Secretary Angela T. Vagotis; and Treasurer Gust Callas.
Carver is a court mediator at the Fifth District Court of Appeals. She was previously with the law firm of Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths and Dougherty. She is a graduate of Marlington High School and the University of Akron. She earned her law degree from the University of Akron.
Carver has held leadership positions at the Stark County Bar Association, including first vice-president, second vice-president and secretary. She also served on the Community Involvement Committee, Probate Practice Committee and co-chaired the Notary Public Committee.
Movies in downtown Canton
CANTON – The Palace Theatre will show the family-friendly movie “Soul” at 1 p.m. Monday.
Admission is $2, with all seats reserved. The doors open at noon. “Soul” is rated PG and lasts 1 hour, 40 minutes. The Summer Kids Movie Series shows a movie each Monday afternoon throughout the summer.
The Palace Theatre will show the classic 1990s films “Clueless” and “Pulp Fiction” as part of its ’90s Movie Weekend. “Clueless” starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $7. “Clueless” is rated PG-13. “Pulp Fiction” will be shown at 7:30 p.m. Saturday; doors open at 6:30 p.m. “Pulp Fiction” is rated R.
Buy tickets for “Soul,” “Clueless” or “Pulp Fiction” at www.cantonpalacetheatre.org or call 330-454-8172. Remaining tickets will be available at the door.
“Grease” will be shown on the Centennial Plaza screen at 7 p.m. Wednesday. People should bring blankets and/or chairs for seating. Centennial Plaza is on Market Avenue N between Third Street NW and Fourth Street NW.
“Grease” is rated PG. Admission is free, and seating is first-come, first-served. For information, call 330-454-8172. The Summer Movie Series shows a movie at Centennial Plaza each Wednesday night throughout the summer.
Canton Farmers Market on Saturday
CANTON – The Canton Farmers Market will be at Centennial Plaza, Fourth Street NW and Court Avenue NW in downtown Canton, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Saturday through Sept. 25.
The Farmers Market is closed Aug. 4 and Sept. 4.
Mental health board recognizes work
CANTON – Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery (StarkMHAR) has selected five HOPE Award winners and two Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Award winners.
Those being honored are making strides and influencing change to advance behavioral health care in Stark County.
The following were selected for HOPE Awards: Julie Oster Priebe (Professional of the Year); Ashley Wood (Advocate of the Year); YOUng People Matter (Innovation Award); Light After Loss (Community Champion Award); and Brenna Walker (Young Advocate of the Year). Criteria for each HOPE Award category can be found under “Advocacy” at StarkMHAR.org.
CIT Awards honor people who are advancing best practice in encounters involving those who may be struggling with substance use and/or a mental illness. Stark County sheriff’s deputy Chad Carruthers was named the CIT Officer of the Year and Canton police detective Todd Gillilan received the CIT Champion of the Year award.
Awards were presented at a virtual board of directors meeting June 24. Information and photos of the honorees will be shared on StarkMHAR’s social media, mainly Facebook.com/StarkMHAR and starkmhar on Instagram.
Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health gets grants
CANTON – Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health (C&A) received three grants totaling $102,405 in May and June. The agency received grants and funding for the following projects:
- Aultman Foundation: $5,000 for 33 C&A clinicians to be trained in dialectical behavioral therapy-informed services to work with kids who are self-harming and have suicidal tendencies. Currently, C&A has two staff members providing DBT services.
- Massillon Community Charitable Foundation: $2,000 for case management services for DBT clients. This grant will help defray the cost for clients whose insurance will not cover the cost of this service.
- Ohio Children’s Trust Fund: $95,405 for Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) to work with kids and families ages 2 to 12 to provide parenting tips and strategies. This program will work with families in Stark, Summit and Portage counties.
Learn about reptiles Thursday
GREEN – The Children’s Summer Entertainment Series will present Realm of the Reptiles, a reptile show, at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Central Park Amphitheater.
The amphitheater is at 1795 Steese Road, adjacent to the Green Intermediate School and Central Administration Building.
Golf fundraiser is Friday
GREEN – The 29th annual Huth Invitational will be held Friday at Raintree Golf Center.
Participants have the opportunity to win prizes with four separate competitions for a hole-in-one. Start time is 9 a.m., with registration at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $105 per adult, $55 for those 26 and younger. The event includes coffee and pastries, lunch, dinner and awards presentation, raffle drawing and a complimentary gift package.
The event, a fundraiser for area at-risk youth, benefits The Henry and Laura Huth Charitable Foundation. For more information, call 330-864-2971. To register for the event, visit https://tinyurl.com/wbpk58ce.
Legacy Five performs Thursday
HARTVILLE – Hartville Kitchen will host a Legacy Five dinner concert Thursday.
Legacy Five’s four-part harmony has made them one of Southern Gospel’s favorite groups.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the performance at 7 p.m. Tickets are $54.
For information and tickets, visit https://www.hartvillekitchen.com/events/legacy-five-dinner-concert.
Hartville Maker’s Market is Saturday
HARTVILLE – Hartville Maker’s Market brings together makers from all backgrounds within the Hartville MarketPlace, 1289 Edison St. NW, from 9 am. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The Maker’s Market features vintage wares, handmade goods and other one-of-a-kind pieces. Attendees also can enjoy live music and food trucks.
Concert at Tam O’Shanter Park
JACKSON TWP. – Friends of Stark Parks will host a concert featuring Anya Van Rose and The Ohio Weather Band at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
The concert will be at Tam O’Shanter Park, 5055 Hills & Dales Road. Gates open at 5 p.m. Advance tickets only, $20 per ticket.
For details, visit: https://app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/FriendsofStarkParks_1/rockinandrollin.html.
The concert also will feature local food trucks. Adult beverages will be available in a designated area. Pop, water and concessions also will be available. The evening will benefit Stark Parks’ water trail projects.
Jackson Farmers Market is Thursday
JACKSON TWP. – The Jackson Farmers Market will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30 at North Park, 7454 Community Parkway NW.
String quartet at Deer Creek Reservoir
LEXINGTON TWP. – Friends of Stark Parks will host a concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday featuring a string quartet from the Canton Symphony Orchestra lakeside at Deer Creek Reservoir, 14514 Price St. NE.
Music, Blueberry Festival at Pegasus Farm
MARLBORO TWP. – A string quartet from the Canton Symphony will perform in the Pegasus Farm Wellness Garden from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The Pegasus Farm Equestrian Center is at 7490 Edison St. NE.
The Blueberry Festival, which celebrates the farm’s blueberry harvest, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The family-friendly event features wagon rides and barn tours, as well as a photo booth with a horse, ice cream making, a scavenger hunt, hand painting, feeding the fish and visiting the animals.
Food includes blueberry sundaes, soda floats, hot dogs, Lynn and Marty Concessions, Kona Ice and blueberry lemonade shakeups. This is a free community event, although there is a cost for food and the photo booth.
Follow the StoryWalk in Massillon
MASSILLON – The Massillon Public Library Children’s Department invites families to take a walk on its StoryWalks during its annual Summer Reading Program.
The StoryWalk for July 19-29 is “Summer Walk” by Virginia Brimhall Snow. The stroll begins in the Camille Leslie Memorial Garden on Lincoln Way E and people can read their way to the library’s Second Street entrance.
Participants can pick up a take-home craft at the end of each walk.
Do yoga at the Massillon Museum
MASSILLON – The Massillon Museum’s beginner-friendly yoga class is being held from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Fridays in July.
All ages and levels are welcome to attend for restorative poses, vinyasa, and a five-minute savasana at the end.
Each participant should bring a mat. The class will meet outdoors whenever the weather permits.
The fee is $6 per class or $15 for a bundle of three classes, which will continue each month. Payment is due at the beginning of the class. No advance registration is necessary, and people may attend occasionally or participate every week.
Pat Benatar tribute band at Duncan Plaza
MASSILLON – The Massillon Summer Concert Series will present Invincible, a Pat Benatar tribute band, from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday on Duncan Plaza.
Free movie Friday at Duncan Plaza
MASSILLON – The movie “Raya & the Last Dragon” will be shown at Duncan Plaza starting at dusk Friday.
The movie is rated PG. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Concessions will be available. No pets will be allowed.
For more information, call Lisa Benton at 330-832-1621 or email [email protected]
Massillon Farmers Market on Saturday
MASSILLON – The Massillon Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon every Saturday through Oct. 2 in the Municipal Parking Lot at Tremont Ave SE and Second Street SE.
Music, food trucks at library on Thursdays
NORTH CANTON – Live at the Library, featuring live music and food trucks, takes place on the North Canton Public Library’s Main Street patio from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays in July.
Dustin Kines, a Nashville-based Ohio native performing a blend of country pop rock, will perform this Thursday. The Macho Nacho food truck will be on site to sell tacos, nachos and other refreshments.
North Canton Farmers Market on Wednesday
NORTH CANTON – The Farmers Market takes place from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the former Kmart parking lot, 1447 N. Main St.
The market will feature more than 45 vendors offering a wide range of farm products, baked goods, crafts and home/pet/personal care items, along with food trucks and live music. The North Canton Public Library sells books, audiobooks and CDs at the Farmers Market on the second Wednesday of the month.
Clay’s Park Resort hosts The Country Fest 2
NORTH LAWRENCE – The Country Fest 2 will be at Clay’s Park Resort on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
The Country Fest 2 is the ultimate “Country Fan” experience with camping, swimming and shows.
The musical performers include Jake Owen, Chris Young, and Dierks Bentley. The full lineup and details about purchasing commuter tickets or camping tickets are available at thecountryfest2.com.
Perry History Club meets Monday
PERRY TWP. – “Meyers Lake Amusement Park, from horse farm to famous Northeast Ohio trolley park” is the subject of Bill Haldi’s next program at the Perry History Club meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. Meetings will be held at the Perry Community Room on the lower level of the Perry Police Department at Genoa Road and 13th Street SW. All are welcome to attend the program and the business meeting following. The club will be reservations for the Hiway-Buyway Sale on Aug. 12-14 in the Central Catholic High School parking lot. Contact Paul at 330-479-1945 to rent a $15-per-day space.
Craft show at GlenOak High School
PLAIN TWP. – The GlenOak High School Band Christmas in July Craft Show will be held 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday inside the high school, 1801 Schneider St. NE.
Cruise-In at Oakwood Square Plaza
PLAIN TWP. – A Cruise-In will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Square Plaza, 2610 Easton St. NE.
DJ Spikeman will provide music.