Musical performances at Mount Union
ALLIANCE – The University of Mount Union will host a Flute Studio and Flute Ensemble Recital at 7:30 tonight in Presser Recital Hall. The Mount Union Jazz Ensemble Concert will be at 7:30 pm Monday in Brush Performance Hall.
Library giving away Apple iPad
ALLIANCE – During April, patrons of Rodman Public Library who have downloaded the library’s app onto a phone or tablet can earn an entry into a drawing to win a new Apple iPad.
To earn an entry, visit any service desk at the Main or Branch Library and show the Rodman Library associate that you have the app, which is available for free at all app stores. The entries will be logged electronically, and the winner will be generated randomly from all entries on May 2. For more information about the app, call 330-821-2665.
Learn about Ulysses S. Grant’s life
ALLIANCE – Rodman Public Library will mark the 200th anniversary of President Ulysses S. Grant’s birth with a presentation from Dave Puterbaugh, a former member of the Alliance Historical Society board of trustees who has had an interest in Grant for many years. Puterbaugh will discuss Grant’s life at 7 pm Monday.
Born April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant, Ohio, about 25 miles southeast of Cincinnati, Grant is one of eight Ohioans who became president. Puterbaugh will share pictures of Grant throughout his life and will discuss the key phases of Grant’s life, including his youth, his time at West Point, the Civil War, his 1869-1877 presidency, a tour around the world after leaving office that made him the first president to do so, and his death on July 23, 1885.
Registration is required for the program at rodmanlibrary.evanced.info/signup. Patrons can also register, or get more information, by calling 330-821-2556, ext. 107.
Library offers craft projects
ALLIANCE – During April, children can pick up a bunny mask take-and-make project at Rodman Branch Library, 1808 W. State St. All supplies for the craft are included as well as step-by-step instructions. Supplies are limited and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Children ages 7-12 can come to the Main Library, 215 E. Broadway St., at 4 pm Thursday to make tissue-paper flowers. Space is limited and registration is required.
Adults can attend Maker Monday at 7 pm April 18 in the Rodman Main Auditorium. The project will be to decorate a DIY herb pot. Each participant will get a packet of seeds to grow in their pot. Registration is required.
Registration for Kids Crafting and Maker Monday can be made on the library’s online calendar at rodmanlibrary.evanced.info/signup, or by calling 330-821-2665.
Swiss steak dinner Saturday
BEACH CITY – Beach City American Legion Hall Post 549, 125 Third Ave. NE, will have a drive-thru carryout Swiss steak dinner from 4 to 7 pm Saturday or until food runs out.
The meal features three-bean salad, applesauce, mashed potatoes / homemade gravy, corn, bread and dessert for $ 10.
Science Saturday at McKinley Museum
CANTON – The Wm. McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, will present Science Saturday: Enviro-fun from 11 am to 2 pm Saturday.
Participants can see a puppet show, learn about recycling, craft a mini pot for seedlings, create pine cone bird feeders and more. For more information, call 330-455-7043 or email [email protected]
Children’s movie at Palace
CANTON – The Palace Theater, 605 Market Ave. N, will show the children’s movie “Hop” at 1 pm Friday. Doors open at noon. Admission is $ 2.
Trout derby is Saturday
CANAL FULTON – Children 5 to 15 years old are invited to fish for rainbow trout from 8 to 11 am Saturday at the Jack Cullen Memorial Trout Derby along the historic Ohio & Erie Canal at Lock 4 Park south of Canal Fulton.
The event is free; adults may fish after the derby is over. No pre-registration required. The derby is sponsored by the Stark Parks, Stark County Federation of Conservation Clubs and the Berkley Fishing Team.
CommQuest Services sets fundraiser
CANTON – CommQuest Services will present Taste of Hope, a fundraiser to help provide mental health, addiction recovery and social support services, from 6 to 8:30 pm April 28 at the Metropolitan Center, 601 Cleveland Ave. NW.
Tickets are $ 125 with 200 spots available, and $ 75 of each ticket goes directly to support CommQuest’s mission. Buy tickets at www.commquest.org/tasteofhope22 or call 330-994-1455. Tickets include tastings from a dozen of the best local restaurants, as well as fountain drinks and a signature beverage. Anyone can sign up for the online auction using the link above without purchasing an event ticket. The auction began the first week of April and ends when the event concludes.
Also featured at Taste of Hope will be a presentation of awards to event honorees, entertainment from local musician Saxy Rob Thompson, an online auction and food carvings from Food Network celebrity chef and Canton native Stephan C. Baity.
Radio Lark meets the symphony
CANTON – Canton Symphony Orchestra musicians will perform at 7:30 pm April 21 as part of its Divergent Sounds series with Radio Lark at Zimmermann Symphony Center / Umstattd Hall, 2331 17th St. NW.
Radio Lark is an indie group from Youngstown. Tickets are $ 20 general admission and are available online or by phone. Call 330-452-2094 or visit www.cantonsymphony.org/radio-lark.
‘Purple Rain’ at Palace
CANTON – The Palace Theater, 605 Market Ave. N, will present the movie “Purple Rain,” a concert movie experience complete with stage lighting and a costume contest, on Saturday.
Showtime is 7:30 pm Doors open at 6:30 pm Admission is $ 10.
Trivia competition at Dover library
DOVER – Trivia Night at the Dover Public Library will begin at 6:30 pm Wednesday. Teams of two to six players are invited to compete. Everyone is welcome even if you do not belong to a team. Prizes will be provided for members of the winning team. The Dover Public Library is located at 525 N. Walnut Street. For more information or to register your team, call the library at 330-343-6123.
Craft beer program Friday
DOVER – Hoodletown Brewing Co. at 424 W. Third St., and in conjunction with the Dover Public Library, will host a craft beer program for the public at 6:30 pm Friday.
“Ales & Tales: The Story of Ohio’s Craft Beer Industry” will be presented by author Rick Armon, the managing editor of the Canton Repository and the Massillon Independent. He will discuss the growth of the craft beer industry over the last decade and will quiz the audience about their knowledge of Ohio’s beer industry. Armon has been writing about beer as a newspaper reporter and author since 1999 and is the author of “Ohio Breweries” and “50 Must Try Craft Beers of Ohio.”
Learn to use electronic library in Dover
DOVER – The Dover Public Library offers three different electronic collections where you can access thousands of e-books, audiobooks, songs, movies, and magazines. It also offers a variety of databases full of articles for research papers, family histories, information on how to fix your car, and even classes to learn another language.
None of this matters if you do not know how to use these free resources. Come to the Dover Public Library at 3:30 on Saturday to learn what the library offers and how to access and use these free apps and databases. For questions or to sign up, stop by the Dover Public Library or call 330-343-6123.
Tribute show Saturday
JACKSON TWP. – A Tribute to Elton and Billy, an Elton John and Billy Joel tribute show, will be Saturday at La Pizzaria, 3656 Dressler Road NW. Doors open at 6:30 pm Dinner and show are $ 38. There will be a cash bar and a live band. Get tickets at eventbrite.com or call 330-327-2087.
Date Night: Navigate using a compass
JACKSON TWP. – Stark Parks will offer Land Navigation Date Night from 6 to 8 pm Friday.
Participants will learn the basics of reading a topographic map and using a compass as they work with their partner to navigate around Tam O ‘Shanter Park, 5055 Hills & Dales Road NW. Meet at the Tam O’Shanter Clubhouse. Alcoholic drinks and snacks will be available for purchase. Must be 21 or older to register. Register at https://reservations.starkparks.com/program/3851.
Greentown Cemetery Association to meet
LAKE TWP. – The Greentown Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 1 pm Tuesday at 9800 Bellhaven Ave. NW. The meeting is open to the public.
Student art at Lake Township Historical Society
LAKE TWP. – The Lake Township Historical Society and Lake Local School District will
present Art from the Classroom from 2 to 5 pm today at the Lake Township Historical Society, 3300 Myers St.
Students in grades 4 and 5 will present their artwork on Earth Day, climate change or Arbor Day.
Tour the Magnolia Flouring Mill
MAGNOLIA – The historic Magnolia Flouring Mill, 261 Main St., will be open from 6 to 8 pm Thursday for tours.
Built in 1834, the structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. No registration required.
Anime Afternoon on Saturday
MASSILLON – The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, will host Anime Afternoon from 2:30 to 4:30 pm Saturday for teens in grades 7 through 12.
Teens will watch watch “Love Live! School Idol Project.” No registration is required for this free program. Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Susan Baker at 330-832-9831, ext. 312.
Library to show documentary
MASSILLON – The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, will show the critically acclaimed documentary film “Gather” in the Main library Auditorium from 5:30 to 7:30 pm Wednesday. According to IMDb, this film is “an intimate portrait of a growing movement amongst Indigenous Americans to reclaim their spiritual and cultural identities through food sovereignty.”
The program is open to those 18 years and older. Registration is required and closes Tuesday. This is a 2022 Big Read program. For more information, contact Miranda Greathouse at 330-832-9831, ext. 304.
Sigrist Woods to be inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network
SUGAR CREEK TWP. – Sigrist Woods at The Wilderness Center in Stark County will be inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network at 11 am Tuesday.
Joan Maloof, executive director of the Old-Growth Forest Network, will present a plaque to The Wilderness Center Executive Director Jeanne Gural. The dedication celebrates the addition of the 19th forest to join the Old-Growth Forest Network in Ohio. Those interested in participating in the dedication can find details at www.oldgrowthforest.net/upcoming-events.
The 21-acre old-growth area has been a dedicated state natural landmark since 1983. A number of trees are nearly 175 years old, as determined by field studies from the Wooster Tree Ring Lab at the College of Wooster. These are largely white oak.