News from across the Canton area


Conference at Mount Union

ALLIANCE — Michael Crawford, Chairman, President and CEO of Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Co., will speak at the Heffern Lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday at the University of Mount Union Brush Performance Hall within the framework of the university. Series of lectures.

Tickets are free, but mandatory. Visit to order tickets.

Free family party

CANTON — ArtsinStark will present All Together Now, a free family party, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. N, with food trucks and free activities.

Featured performers will be magician Rick Smith Jr., storyteller Lindsay Bonilla from World of Difference, The Amazing Giants Strawberry Circus and West African dance from Djapo Cultural Arts Institute. For more information, visit

Brass Quintet at Centennial Plaza

CANTON — A brass quintet from the Canton Symphony will perform at Centennial Plaza downtown from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on September 11. The event is free and has been postponed to July 17 due to bad weather.

9/11 Memorial Climbing Set

CANTON – The Canton Fire Department will hold a 9/11 Memorial Climb at the McKinley National Memorial, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, on September 11 to honor the 343 firefighters who died 21 years ago in the terrorist attacks.

All first responders and community members are welcome to participate.

The ceremony will begin at 8 a.m. with the memories of the guests of honor. An 8.46am ascent will commemorate the climb made by first responders to reach the victims of the attack after hijackers aboard American Airlines Flight 11 crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center .

Hall of Fame Food Bank Fundraiser

CANTON — The Pro Football Hall of Fame Taste to benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on September 13 at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, 2121 George Halas Drive NW.

Attendees can meet Hall of Famers Isaac Bruce, Steve Largent and Randall McDaniel. For tickets, visit

Saturday Social Ice Cream

CARROLLTON — An ice cream party will be held Saturday from 2-3 p.m. behind the McCook House Museum, 15 S. Lisbon St.

To reserve, call 330-437-4715 or 330-627-3345. Donations will be appreciated.

Gun Safety Program Tuesday

DOVER — The Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St., will offer a program called “Gun Safety 101” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Hall.

Carl Bell, Hunter Education Instructor for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, will discuss general gun safety, as well as specific safety precautions to observe in the field and at home. This is an introduction to gun safety, not a formal course leading to licensing in Ohio.

To register, call the library at 330-343-6123 or visit

Bike show and exchange meeting

HARTVILLE — The Classic Bike Show and Swap Meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday outdoors in a designated area at the Hartville MarketPlace and Flea Market, 1289 Edison St. NW.

The event features vintage and classic bicycles, motorcycles and scooters.

Canton Wheel Carnival

JACKSON TWP. − The annual Canton Wheel Carnival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 11 on the campus of Stark State College, 6200 Frank Ave. NW.

All net proceeds benefit the Stark State Automotive Technology Scholarship Fund. The show showcases a range of old and new vehicles, from cars to trucks, motorcycles or anything that drives. The vehicle entry fee is $10.

Additionally, Jackson Township, Stark County and Canal Fulton law enforcement agencies will be holding K-9 demonstrations by their trained police dogs. There will be food, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction, valve cover races for adults, Hot Wheels races for kids and prize giving.

Spectators will be admitted free and free parking is available on the paved grounds. Visit for more information.

Lake Township FISH Banquet

TWP LAKE. – Lake Township FISH will hold its annual banquet on September 13 at The Hartville Kitchen.

All proceeds from ticket sales and the silent auction will go to Lake Township FISH. Buy dinner tickets, $25 per person, at Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m., and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m. Magician and illusionist Rick Smith Jr. will host.

For more information, call 330-877-1845 or email [email protected]

Yankee Peddler Festival lasts three weekends

LAWRENCE TWP. – The Yankee Peddler Festival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, September 17-18 and 24-25 at Clay’s Park Resort, 12951 Patterson St. NW.

The festival depicts life between 1776 and 1825 and features artisans, artisans, food, demonstrations and entertainment such as magicians, puppets, clog makers and musicians. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Constitution Week in Louisville

LOUISVILLE – Louisville will celebrate Constitution Week from September 12-18.

The Mayor’s Breakfast will be held at 8 a.m. Sept. 12 at Christ United Methodist Church, 600 E. Gorgas St. The speaker will be Congressman Bill Johnson. The cost is $5 and reservations are required.

The Queen’s Community Banquet/Mini Pageant will be held at Paradise United Church of Christ at 6:30 p.m. on September 14. The 2022-23 Queen and Ambassadors will be crowned and the Louisville Rotary Citizen of the Year will be unveiled. Dinner will be served ($18) and reservations are required.

State Representative Scott Oelslager, R-North Canton, will speak at the memorial at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 at Louisville Middle School, 1300 S Chapel St. The Rotary Grand Parade begins at 2 p.m. Sept. 18.

For breakfast and dinner tickets, call 330-495-7219 or email [email protected]

Elliana Ramsey, 9, with the Stark Jr. Showmen 4-H brushes her goats Colton and Fozzy on the first day of the Stark County Fair.  The fair continues until Labor Day.

Motown Sounds at Lions Lincoln Theater

MASSILLON – The Motown Sounds of Touch will perform in concert from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lions Lincoln Theater, 156 Lincoln Way E.

Ticket prices are $35 VIP seats; ground floor $30; balcony $25; wheelchair/attendant $25. For more information or tickets, visit

Master Rain Gardener certification course offered

MASSILLON — The Stark Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will present a Master Rain Gardener Certification Course at 10 a.m. on six Thursdays, September 15 through October 13.

The $25 cost includes a metal certification sign that graduates can display. This course will provide step-by-step training to design and install your own rain garden to manage runoff, improve water quality, and prevent pollution of streams, rivers, and water bodies.

For more information, visit or call 330-451-7645. To register, go to the SWCD office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday with payment by check or cash.

Fundraiser for the Roxy Theater

MINERVA — The second annual “Cars Are the Stars: A Night at the Roxy” car show will take place Saturday from 4-9 p.m. on North Market Street.

The event featuring rare and premium vehicles benefits the historic Roxy Theater. There will be food, drink and live music. For more information, call 330-868-7979 or email [email protected]

Historical Society Celebration

NAVARRE — The Navarre-Bethlehem Township Historical Society, 123 High Street, will hold a celebration on Saturday to thank the community for keeping it in business for its 50 years.

All three museums will be open from noon to 5 p.m. and refreshments will be available. Guests can view bulletin boards with historical society information and photos to help the community identify.

At 11:30 a.m., those who want to take a walking tour of Canal Street and learn the history of how three cities became one, Navarre, will meet at the Loew/Define Building at the corner of Market and Canal Streets and walk the mile at Historical Society complex. All activities are free and the public is welcome.

“Everything is fine” in the North Canton

NORTH CANTON — The North Canton Playhouse, 525 Seventh St. NE, will present the musical “Anything Goes” on Friday and Saturday, as well as September 11, 16, 17 and 18.

Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m. For more information or tickets, visit or call the box office at 330-494 -1613.

Orchestra at Petros Lake Park

PERRY TWP. – The Canton Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Petros Lake Park, 3519 Perry Drive SW. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on.

Community parade and Oktoberfest

PERRY TWP. – The Township Community Parade and Oktoberfest will take place on Saturday.

The parade will begin at 11:30 a.m. with the following Oktoberfest from noon to 4:00 p.m. in Hartwick Park (next to the Perry High School tennis courts). See show details at

Oktoberfest will feature live entertainment from the Funkology band, pumpkin decorating, free inflatables, arts, crafts, face painting, vendors and food and drink, plus exhibits of the Perry administration and the police, fire and road departments.

September 11 takeout ham dinner

WILMOT – The Wilmot Fire and Rescue 9/11 Ham Dinner will be take-out only from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Drive to the front of the fire department, 204 Mill St., and someone will bring meals to your vehicle. Dinners are $10 each and include ham, potatoes au gratin, green beans, applesauce, coleslaw and rolls. Dessert will not be provided.

Delivery in the village is available; call 330-359-5995. All proceeds benefit Wilmot Fire and Rescue, a volunteer service.


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