Stark County roundup: News from around the Canton region

Anthony Robinson of Culler's Barber Shop 2.0 gives Army veteran Fred Haywood a haircut last week when more than 60 people attended a veterans' resources fair hosted by the Eric Snow YMCA in downtown Canton. The event was organized by Navy veteran Tam Church.
Anthony Robinson of Culler's Barber Shop 2.0 gives Army veteran Fred Haywood a haircut last week when more than 60 people attended a veterans' resources fair hosted by the Eric Snow YMCA in downtown Canton. The event was organized by Navy veteran Tam Church.

Canton Woman's Club Holiday Open House is Dec. 2

CANTON − The Canton Woman's Club’s 154-year-old Victorian home at 822 Market Ave. N will be open to the public Dec. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. The building will be lavishly decorated for the holidays. The event is free and offers free parking in the private parking lot next to the building.

The house will be filled with musical sounds of the season featuring Matthew Jaroszewicz, assistant conductor of the Canton Symphony; Dennis Vernier, popular local event musician; and Bob Morrison, renowned local musician of Palace Theatre fame. They will be playing holiday favorites on the Steinway grand piano in the second-floor ballroom or on the organ on the main floor throughout the evening. Several club members will provide piano and violin holiday music.

Shop in the Christmas Room or, for a donation, choose an ornament for the In Memoriam Tree or to take home for your tree. Free cookies, coffee and punch will be served in the upstairs ballroom.

For those interested, a holiday dinner will be served in two seatings from 5 to 6 p.m. or 6 to 7 p.m. in the first-floor dining room amid decorated Christmas trees. The dinner menu is a choice of Swiss steak or cranberry chicken plus salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn casserole, roll, beverage and cookies. Cost is $23 per adult, and $15 per child 12 and younger.

For dinner reservations, call 330-453-4802 by Nov. 28. Reservations must be pre-paid. Limited walk-in seatings will be available.

Free Kids Friday at Pro Football Hall of Fame

CANTON − The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Annual Free Kids Friday event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. The yearly event is a way of kicking off the holiday season and welcome families to a fun-filled day of activities, holiday cheer and giveaways.    All kids ages 12 and younger accompanied by an adult purchasing admission at the regular rate of $33 will be admitted into the Hall of Fame free. There must be one adult admission purchased for every four children. This Free Kids Friday admission offer is not valid with any other discounts or coupons.    Every child age 18 and younger will receive a grab bag full of football merchandise provided by the Hall’s NFL-licensed partners while supplies last. Santa Claus will be available for photos with visitors from noon to 2 p.m.    Toys for Tots will be collecting new toys and taking monetary donations. Guests can bring a new, unwrapped toy.

MAPS fundraising dance is Saturday

GREEN − The Military Aviation Preservation Society Museum, 2260 International Parkway, is hosting its last fundraising dance of 2022 featuring LaFlavour on Saturday.

Unlike the previous dances, this occasion will not require registration. The dance features “Five Decades of Hits,” live music by LaFlavour. Because it is not catered, admission is reduced to $10 per person, payable at the door. Guests may bring their own food and nonalcoholic beverages.

The dance will be in the MAPS aircraft hangar amid restored historic planes. Beverages, chips, and cookies will be available at the snack bar. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

The dance is open to museum members and the general public. Doors open at 6 p.m., with music starting at 7 p.m. and lasting until 10. No reservations are needed.

Concerts at Hartville Kitchen on Saturday

HARTVILLE − Ernie Haase & Signature Sound will perform two dinner concerts at the Hartville Kitchen, 1015 Edison St. NW, on Saturday.

For the matinee concert, doors open at 11:30 a.m., with dinner at noon and the concert at 1 p.m. For the evening concert, doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 and the concert at 7. To order tickets, call 330-877-9353 or visit

Lake Township Historical Society sets dinner, auction

LAKE TWP. − Lake Township Historical Society will have its annual dinner, silent and live auction on Dec. 2 at the Hartville Kitchen. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and seating for dinner is at 6:30. Price per meal is $35.

The Reflections from Lake High School will entertain with music and dance steps. A short business meeting and election of LTHS board members will follow.

Items to be auctioned include a one-week stay in a private home near Sarasota, Florida, and a stay at Gervasi Vineyard with breakfast, birthday or anniversary balloons, a bottle of Prosecco, a sampling of homemade desserts and a $75 gift card.

The silent auction includes baskets filled with items such as chocolate from The Chocolate Factory; beauty and body products from Beginnings Salon and Day Spa; meats, cheese, and fruit from Beiler’s; items from Maize Valley Farm. Also on the silent auction table will be Rubbermaid items; Cleveland Monsters tickets; four rounds of golf from Sable Creek; and gift certificates from various local businesses.

To make a reservation, call Rosie at 330-877-3780 by Nov. 28.

Book sale Saturday

MASSILLON − The Friends of the Massillon Public Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Massillon Public Library Book Garage located diagonally across the street from the library on the southwest corner of Lincoln Way and Second Street.  Gently used/new hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, DVDs, video games, and other items will be available for purchase. The Friends can accept only cash or check at the sale. For more information, contact the library at 330-832-9831, ext. 319.

Pastor Joyce Williams of New Beginnings House of God in Alliance and Feed My Sheep Ministries gathers resource information from Therapist Becky Lindesmith with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, for people she runs across who may need help. Williams attended a veterans' resources fair hosted by the Eric Snow YMCA in downtown Canton and organized by Navy veteran Tam Church who said his goal was to increase veterans' awareness and offer resources "under one umbrella." The event included public and private vendors who offered information on housing, finances, social services, as well as free lunch and haircuts. Church organized a previous veterans' resource fair in May. He plans to offer another in the spring of 2023.

Christmas shows at the Lions Lincoln Theatre

MASSILLON − The Lions Lincoln Theatre, 156 Lincoln Way E, will present "MajesticVoice: Celebrating Christmas with Friends and Family" at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3. All tickets for the concert are $25. To buy tickets, visit

A Solid Gold Christmas Tribute Show will be at the Lincoln at 4 p.m. Dec. 4, with Christmas songs and skits. Ticket prices are $30 VIP seating; $25 main floor; and $20 balcony and wheelchair/companion. To buy tickets, visit

Small Business Saturday in Minerva

MINERVA − Minerva will celebrate Small Business Saturday this Saturday.

A wide variety of businesses throughout the village will be offering discounts, giveaways, door prizes and activities. A map of participating businesses, their hours, and special offers will be available at the businesses and on the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. The first three customers at each location will receive a goody bag filled with information and treats.

Participating businesses are: Sphon’s CCW & Armory, Minerva Music Center, Hinton Primitives & Christmas Tree Farm, Sandy Springs Brewing Co., Tropical Paradise Pet Store, Kishman’s IGA, Grinders Above & Beyond, Rae’s Jewelry, the Market Street Art Spot, John’s Café & Bakery, Route 30 Buckeye Bargains, Vintage Home by IlluminArt, Minerva Perk, Crosspoint Barber Shop, Simply Scarves ... and Such, Walker’s Café, Flour Box Bakery, and Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Pop-up shops, featuring handmade items from local artisans will be held in Salute Banquet Hall, at SummerGirl Studio, and at 226 N. Market St., next door to Sandy Springs Brewing.

Anyone visiting at least six of the participating businesses, getting his map stamped or signed, and returning it to the Minerva Chamber office by Dec. 5 will be entered into a drawing for prizes, including a $50 gift certificate from Vintage Home by IlluminArt, a cake and coffee basket with $25 gift card donated by Real Integrity Real Estate Services agent Brandy Berry, and a hot cocoa gift basket from Salute Banquet Hall.

Perry Rotary Turkey Trot is Thursday

PERRY TWP. − The 26th annual Perry Township Rotary Turkey Trot will be Thursday. This is a 5K Run/Walk, Competitive Walk, and Little Gobbler Run at Central Catholic High School, 4824 Tuscarawas St. W.

Packet pickup is at Central Catholic High School, 4824 Tuscarawas St. W, in the gymnasium from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, and from 7 to 8:40 a.m. Thursday. Start times are 8 a.m. for the Little Gobbler Run and 8:40 a.m. for 5K Events (5K Run/Walk & 5K Competitive Walk).

For more information and to sign up, visit

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