News from the entire cantonal region

Halloween Themed Fishing Event

AKRON – Children in costume are invited to have a unique experience at the Ohio Division of Natural Resources (ODNR) Youth Fishing Area in Portage Lakes on October 27.

Ghosts, Goblins and Gills! is a special event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Youth Fishing Zone is located at the Division of Wildlife Headquarters in Northeast Ohio at 912 Portage Lakes Drive.

Equipment, bait and assistance from Division of Wildlife staff members are provided free of charge through the purchase of Ohio fishing licenses and federal contributions from the Sport Fish Restoration Fund. Each young fisherman can keep a caught fish during the event. The capture and release of fish is encouraged.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when in the youth area, but adults are not required to have a fishing license. Adults are not allowed to fish in the youth area but can help. Sanitary facilities are available. Fishing tips, techniques and lake maps are available at

Library Pumpkin Painting Event

ALLIANCE – Kids are invited to a family pumpkin painting event at the Rodman Branch Library on Saturday.

Children can visit between 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to choose a pumpkin and paint it during the make and take activity. The library will provide the pumpkins, paint and other decorations. For more information, call 330-821-1313.

Mount Union Faculty Art Exhibition

ALLIANCE – Six faculty and adjunct professors from Mount Union University display their work at the faculty’s annual art exhibit through November 4 in the Sally Otto Gallery at the Giese Center for the Performing Arts.

An artists reception will be held Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., and the artists’ conference will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the same location. The artists featured in this exhibition are Arron Foster, Margo Miller, Lisa Parnell, Jeffrey Piper, Michael Schmidt and Katie White. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Meet the ghosts of Ohio

ALLIANCE – James A. Willis will present “Meet the Ghosts of Ohio” at 7 pm Monday, October 18 in the auditorium of the Rodman Public Library.

Willis, a nationally recognized paranormal researcher and author, is an expert on the subject of almost anything unusual. He is from the Hudson Highlands of upstate New York, the same playground as the Headless Horseman. He moved to Ohio and founded The Ghosts of Ohio (, an organization dedicated to investigating and researching reported hauntings in Ohio. Willis has written several books and contributed to six books in the Weird US series.

Willis will explain what it’s really like to go looking for ghosts and if it’s at all like all of those popular TV shows. He will also share some of his findings across the state over the past 17 years, including ghostly sounds, videos and photographs.

Story time and crafts for children

ALLIANCE – The Rodman Public Library branch will be hosting the Hot Pots Story Time for kids ages 3-12 at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

Attendees will listen to a story at the branch library, then visit Hot Pots to paint a ceramic hedgehog figurine. The cost is $ 12 per child and customers must register with Hot Pots by calling 330-823-3333. For more information, call the library at 330-821-1313.

SARTA changing the stops on route 101

TOWNSHIP – The Stark Area Regional Transit Authority has announced that Highway 101 in Canton will use 35th Street instead of 34th Street from the Cornerstone Transit Center.

The change has no impact on the existing schedule. The change is due to go into effect on November 15. For more information, contact SARTA customer service at 330-477-2782, option 2.

Vintage textile wrapping workshop

TOWNSHIP – The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum will be hosting a hands-on vintage textile wrapping workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday. Participants can bring an item, such as a wedding dress or quilt, to wrap in a museum-quality archival box during the workshop.

The cost is $ 85 per person and includes individual instructions and all packing materials, including a large archive box and acid-free tissues. Call 330-455-7043 before Friday to register.

Museum staff will demonstrate how to wrap historic clothing. Then, participants will pack their own textiles, with assistance. Participants will be socially distanced and will have to wear a mask during the workshop. This event is offered as part of an exhibition program for the current Keller Gallery exhibition “Why do we collect? ”

Roundtable on civil war to meet

DOVER – The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Roundtable will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 14 in the Community Hall of the Dover Public Library.

The featured presenter will be Jim Kleefeld, who will present “Civil War: Personal Stories”. Kleefeld’s presentation will feature stories and artifacts from the 1860s, including carefully researched accounts of families, men, women and children.

Masks will be provided. The Dover Public Library is at 525 N. Walnut Street. Call 330-343-6123 for more information or to register for this free event.

Haunted Hayride

JACKSON TWP. – The Haunted Hayride will take place from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at Jackson South Park.

Hay wagons donated by local farmers will take visitors to the spooky scenes located in South Park at 4811 South Park Dr. NW, adjacent to Jackson High School. The spooky scenes are provided by volunteers and park staff.

Amy Swartelé exhibition at the Massillon Museum

MASSILLON – Amy Swartelé: Supernormal will be exhibited at Studio M of the Musée Massillon from Saturday to December 1st. A podcast interview with the artist, which will begin on November 9 at noon, is available on the museum’s website.

Amy Swartelé’s work has been featured in 16 solo exhibitions and in over 100 group exhibitions internationally. Swartelé is professor of art, director of painting and assistant to the chair of art at the State University of New York in Potsdam.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way E.

Fall family festival

MASSILLON – Spring Hill Farm will be holding a family fall festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Families can taste apple cider and learn how it’s made using a cider press, and pass by a fire pit to make s’more and hear stories from freedom seekers.

There will be 19th century crafts and fun activities, a treasure hunt around the farm to earn a treat, pumpkin decoration, face painting, a tour of the historic house and all that falls.

Buy tickets online at, by calling 330-737-1845 or at the event. Tickets cost $ 4 / adult (18 and over) and $ 7 / child.

Group packages available. Spring Hill is at 1401 Springhill Lane NE.

Stark County Artist Show

MASSILLON – The annual Stark County Artists Exhibit at the Massillon Museum will be on display Saturday through January 16 in the museum’s Aultman Health Foundation gallery.

The Stark County Artists’ Exhibition has been held at the museum since 1934. Artworks submitted must have been created within the past two years. This year, the jurors selected 57 works by 42 artists from 222 works submitted by 86 artists.

The Stark Countians whose works will be exhibited are: Seth Adam, Rodney Atwood, Lawrence Baker, Michael Barath, Diane Belfiglio, Chris Borello, Peter Castillo, Moriah Clay, David L. Dingwell, Laura Donnelly, Libby Bracy Doss, Sharon Frank Mazgaj, Timothy Hirst, Sherri Hornbrook, Christine Janson, Judi Krew, David Kuntzman, Ted Lawson, PJ Lytle, Nicole Malcolm, Judi Malinowski, Beth Maragas, Jake Mensinger, Jaime Meyers, Clare Murray Adams, Benjamin Myers, Claire Nelson, Lee Novotny, Patricia Zinsmeister Parker, Mark V. Pitocco, Brian Robinson, Priscilla Roggenkamp, ​​Lee Rossiter, Sari Sponhour, Stephen Tornero, Daniel Vaughn, Tom Wachunas, Jo Westfall, Gail Wetherell-Sack, Shawn Wood, Isabel Zaldivar and Anna Zotta.

The vernissage from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday will be free and open to the public. The winners of the exhibition (Best in Show, second place, third place and honorable mentions) will be announced at 7 p.m. The People’s Choice Award will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

Beatles tribute band

MASSILLON – Hard Day’s Night, a tribute to the Beatles, will perform Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Lions Lincoln Theater. Call 330-481-9105 for tickets.

Washington High Class of 1964 to assemble

MASSILLON – The 1964 Washington High School class will celebrate their 75th anniversary starting Wednesday at noon at the Massillon Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant.

Animal portrait painting workshop

MASSILLON – The Massillon Museum will offer its members a pet portrait painting workshop with artist Sandi Phillips at 6:30 p.m. Friday.

Anyone with a valid MassMu membership at any level can attend for free. All supplies will be provided. Memberships start at $ 5 for pet members and $ 10 for students through individuals starting at $ 25 and corporate members at various levels. To register, call the Museum at 330 833-4061.

Audio, sale of films at the library

NORTHERN TOWNSHIP – There will be a special sale of audiobooks, music CDs and DVDs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 23 in the lower level of the Canton du Nord library. The items will be priced from $ 1 to $ 2.

The library has a continuous sale of used books, audiobooks, music CDs and DVDs in the northeast corner of the first floor whenever the library is open.

A used book and media sale will also take place at the old Kmart site on Wednesday during the Farmers Market at Applegrove Street NW and N. Main Street from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Dine at the wheel of Pike Grange

PIKE TWP. – Pike Grange, 1421 Battlesburg St. SE, will have a pork chop drive-through dinner Saturday from 3:30 pm until it’s gone. The menu consists of boneless pork chops, au gratin potatoes, corn, rhubarb sauce, applesauce, bread and dessert. The cost is $ 12. It’s the last dinner for 2021.

Woodcarver show at the Wilderness Center

SUGAR CREEK TWP. – The Wilderness Center Woodcarvers group is hosting their 37th annual woodcarving show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 17 at the Wilderness Center.

Several award-winning woodcarvers will present, sell and answer any questions regarding their pieces. Door prizes, raffles, food, chainsaw carving demonstrations and Bob Stadtlander, a woodcarving supplier, will also be present during the show.

Admission is free for this family event. The Wilderness Center is located at 9877 Alabama Ave. SW.

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