News from across the Canton area

Native American Celebration Saturday

AKRON — The Ohio Native and Veteran Legacy Celebration, a celebration of Native American culture, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Springfield Baptist Church Youth Building, 1920 Krumroy Road.

There will be food, an information and culture table, and vendors. Admission is $5; children under 6 are free. Parking is free. Dinner is $10. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Camping forbidden. Public participation is encouraged.

Lunch Haven of rest

AKRON — The Haven of Rest Women’s Auxiliary lunch on Tuesday will feature local chocolate maker Diana Kindler of Diana’s Delectable Chocolates who will introduce the history of chocolate.

Lunch starts at noon and the free program is at 1 p.m. There will be a chocolate door prize. No membership is required and the public is welcome.

Auxiliary is held the first Tuesday of every month in the main dining hall at Haven of Rest, 175 E. Market St. Free parking is available.

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The Mount Union Choirs will perform

ALLIANCE — The Mount Union University Kantorei and Cantus Choirs will perform a free concert titled “Pathways” at 7:30 p.m. tonight at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 427 E. Broadway St. The concert is open to the public.

“Pathways” will include pieces by Joseph Haydn, Ivo Antognini, Craig Hella Johnson, Sarah Quartel, James M. DesJardins, Bob Chilcott and Jacob Narverud. Amy Haines will serve as collaborating pianist.

For more information, contact the Office of Visual and Performing Arts at 330-823-2473.

LWV meeting on disinformation

CANTON — The Cantonal League of Women Voters and Building Bridges for America will host a forum on fake news, misinformation, and outlandish conspiracies from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the District Library’s Innovation Center in Stark County, 715 Market Ave. NOT .

The public program is free.

Caz Margenau, co-director of leadership development for the South Bend, Indiana organization, will lead the morning discussion via Zoom. Those wishing to participate virtually can request a Zoom link at Alternatively, guests can participate in the discussion in person at the library.

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Star Wars evening, Mario Day at the library

CANAL FULTON – The Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market St. E, will host a “May the ‘Fourth’ Be With You Party” for teens and adults at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Star Wars themed party will include trivia, crafts, snacks and activities.

Meanwhile, the Children’s Department will host Mario Day at 11 a.m. Saturday. Kids who love Mario and his brother Luigi can stop by to do crafts, play games, eat snacks, and enjoy all things Mario. The program is for ages 3-12. Register by visiting the Children’s Department or by calling 330-854-4148.

Fundraiser for the Kentucky Derby

CANTON – The Eric Snow YMCA will host a Kentucky Derby fundraiser party at The Onesto, 225 Second St. NW, from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Dress up in your best derby outfit and cheer on your favorite horse with your friends. The event will take place on the sixth floor terrace. Tickets are $150 per couple or $100 per person. Buy your tickets at

Conscious well-being session

DOVER — Christine Kendle, family and consumer science educator for The Ohio State University Extension in Tuscarawas County, will deliver the final session in a four-part mindfulness series at 6:30 p.m. Monday in Dover Public Library Community Hall, 525 Noyer Street N.

During this session, participants will learn how to integrate mindfulness into all aspects of life. Register online at or call the library at 330-343-6123. The library is at 525 N. Walnut St.

The Forestry Association will meet

DOVER — The East Central Ohio Forestry Association will meet Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Community Room at the Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St.

Guest speaker Marne Tichenell, Wildlife Extension Program Specialist for The Ohio State University, will speak about owls. Everyone is welcome.

No registration necessary. For more information, call the library at 330-343-6123.

Dover Public Library is hosting a game night

DOVER – The Dover Public Library Outreach Department will host Game Night: A Look Inside Memory & Sensory Kits at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Community Hall, 525 N. Walnut St.

The library will introduce attendees to its collection of memory and sensory kits and will use the Game Night kit to play games and ask trivial questions. This event is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Interested patrons can register by calling the library at 330-343-6123 or visiting

‘Do the Mu!’ Saturday workshop

MASSILLON – Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, will be offering a free, family-friendly workshop on creating an abstract painting using recycled stamps at “Do the Mu” from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

All are welcome to join the workshop to make abstract art acrylic paintings using found objects. All supplies will be provided. Pre-made stamps created by artist Erika Reynolds will be available for guests, and attendees will receive a worksheet listing items they can find at home to create their own stamps after the workshop.

Navy Harmony will perform

MASSILLON — The US Navy Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Massillon Washington High School, 1 Paul E. Brown Drive SE. All Navy Band performances are free and open to the public.

Cantonese-born bandleader William Dunn will return to Stark County on a tour with the band. He joined the Navy Band in 2006. Prior to his Navy career, Dunn was a member of the US Military Academy Band at West Point. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree from The Ohio State University in trumpet performance and a Master’s degree in trumpet performance from the Manhattan School of Music.

The US Navy Concert Band is the premier wind ensemble in the US Navy. As the original ensemble of the Navy Band, the Concert Band has been performing in public concerts and performing at major events for over 95 years.

Food gardening series this month

MASSILLON — The Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, will host a series of vegetable gardens from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 in the main library auditorium.

The series is presented by the Ohio State University Extension Stark County Master Gardener Volunteer Program. May’s topics are garden and garden maintenance. Registration is mandatory on before 11:59 p.m. May 8.

For more information, contact Miranda Greathouse at or 330-832-9831, ext. 304.

Author, illustrator at the library; exhibition at the museum

NAVARRE — Artist, author and illustrator Michael Gill will visit the Pam S. Belloni Memorial Branch of the Massillon Public Library, 12000 Navarre Road SW, from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Gill, wood engraver and typographer, will read excerpts from his children’s works and explain his process. The program is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome and no registration is necessary.

His woodcuts and associated artist books can be viewed in the exhibition Michael Gill: The Grownups Keep Talking/Nobody Knows Why at Studio M at the Massillon museum until June 1. A podcast interview with the artist will be published on on May 17.

The exhibition will feature twenty framed woodcuts from two artists’ books: “Common Household Rhymes for the Modern Child” and “A Pocket Full of Change”, as well as original examples from these and other books, presented on stands, with gloves available, so that users can read them. The stories and pictures are suitable for families.

The author of Big Read at the museum on Thursday

MASSILLON – The finale of the Massillon Museum’s NEA Big Read 2022 will be the keynote speech by Joy Harjo, American poet laureate and author of “An American Sunrise”, a poetry anthology.

The presentation will take place Thursday at 7 p.m. in the museum’s Gessner Hall, 121 Lincoln Way E.

Although the event is free, registration must be made by visiting or calling the museum at 330-833-4061.

Crowns Across America Event

PERRY TWP. – Perry Township Rotary will host the Wreaths Across America educational trailer from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Perry High School, 3737 13th St. SW.

The event is free. The trailer is a rolling interactive exhibit that remembers fallen veterans and honors those who serve. Vietnam veterans will receive special pins.

Astronomy day at the Wilderness Center

SUGAR CREEK TWP. – The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, will host Astronomy Day on Saturday.

The free event will celebrate the successful launch and commissioning of the James Webb Space Telescope. Launched on December 18, 2021 and located about 1 million kilometers from Earth, Webb will be the first space telescope in the next decade, serving thousands of astronomers around the world. The first images of Webb are expected in late June or early July.

The event will take place in the Wilderness Center Interpretive Building and Observatory from noon to 4:30 p.m. After 4:30 p.m. there will be events at the Planetarium and Observatory. Activities are designed for all ages and visitors can attend the whole event or come and go for specific activities. For more information and a schedule of events, visit

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