News from across the Canton area

Recital at Mount Union tonight

ALLIANCE — Mount Union University will present a faculty and guest artist recital featuring rock band Salt and Nails at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Brush Performance Hall at the Giese Center for the Performing Arts.

Rock Salt and Nails are an acoustic band based in northeast Ohio. Band members include Priscilla Roggenkamp, ​​Keith McMahon, Jim Dutter and Jim Perone. Perone is a distinguished faculty member at Mount Union. The band performed at local wineries, clubs, farmers markets and festivals. The recital program will include original works by Rock Salt and Nails as well as covers by artists like Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Vince Gill.

Face coverings are mandatory for this performance. The event is free and open to the public.

Museum to stream live
wreath laying ceremony

CANTON — The annual wreath-laying ceremony honoring William McKinley’s birthday will be livestreamed on Facebook at noon Saturday. The ceremony includes local government officials, a general representing the White House, a bagpiper and a bugler to tap dance.

In addition to the wreath laying ceremony, the McKinley Museum will host a Pet Appreciation Day and collect pet supplies to donate to the Stark County Humane Society. Those who donate pet supplies will get $1 off their entry fee through Friday. On Saturday, those who donate will receive $2 off their entry fee. The birth of William McKinley was on January 29, 1843 – 179 years ago.

Stacy Note to the President
‘Let Your Light Shine’

CANTON — Stacy Remark will serve as chair of the 2022 Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Let Your Light Shine annual fundraiser. This year’s theme is Glamping, and the event is scheduled for September 17 at the DoubleTree Hilton in downtown Guangzhou.

Remark, whose professional career was spent as a school nurse, is a member of the C&A Board of Directors and sits on the agency’s Mission Advancement Committee.

Remark’s committee chairs include Jen Frey, vice president and auction president; Nicole Dietz Hunt, president of logistics; Jamie Lowre, Decorations Chair; Colleen Porter, President of Marketing; Karen Shackelford, invitations chair; Trina Miller, President of Online Access; Lindsay Smith, raffle chair; and Heather Chapman and Lori Martino, program and editorial co-chairs.

Dover Library to host local author Jeff Beitzel

DOVER – Jeff Beitzel, author, artist and local musician, will present his first short story, ‘Sideman’, at the Dover Library at 6.30pm on Thursday. He will explain how his personal life has translated into a work of fiction. Beitzel will talk about the real people and events that were part of the Columbus music scene in the early 1980s. A book signing will follow the program.

Beitzel was born in Dover in 1957. He graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in political science and served four years as a pitcher on the baseball team, while also getting involved in the club scene of the downtown as a musician. After a brief career as a musician in Columbus, Jeff returned to his hometown, where he still resides with his wife, Shelly. He pursues his passion for musical composition, painting and writing.

This program will take place in the Library’s Community Room, 525 N. Walnut St. To register, call the library at 330-343-6123 or register online.

Dover Library hosts heart screening

DOVER – February is American Heart Month and the first Friday in February is Go Red Day. Dover Library partners with Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease. Members of the Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital will provide relevant information and conduct a cardiac and lipid panel from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Feb. 4 in the Community Room, 525 N. Walnut St. The most accurate results for screening are obtained after 12 p.m. quick. Registration is required for this screening. To make an appointment, call 330-602-0779.

Minerva Library Blueprints Programs

MINERVA – The Minerva Public Library has announced the following programs:

  • Story time, from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the youth services. For children from 0 to 5 years old and their companions Registration not required. Canceled when local Minerva schools are not in session.
  • Family story time in the evening, from 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the youth services. Registration not required. Canceled when local Minerva schools are not in session.
  • Reading Buddies program, from January 24 to February 9. Children up to 2nd grade are welcome to participate. Starting Monday, pick up a cuddly reading buddy and reading challenge sheet from the youth office, then read books to win small prizes. Available while supplies last.
  • Go bear hunting, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Join the Youth Services librarians on a bear hunting trail, play out the classic story and enjoy themed activities. For young children and their caregivers. No registration required.
  • Chocolate Trials, 6-7 p.m. Feb. 14. Take part in chocolate-themed challenges, answer trivia questions, test candies, and more. For young people from 4th to 12th grade. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is recommended. Registration opens January 31. To register, call 330-868-4101 or visit the youth office.
  • Visit Youth Services to play in the Sensory Spot, filled with hands-on activities to stimulate the senses. This month, enjoy sensory activities on the theme of Goldilocks and the Three Bears; build a chair for toys, play with oats in the sensory bin, sort hard and soft objects, and more. All ages are welcome, but minors must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Youth in grades 3-12 can visit the youth office beginning January 31 to pick up Winter Mystery break-in bags. What is a break-in bag? Think of a mini inverted escape room in the form of a bag. Sort through the clues to solve the winter mystery and unlock the treat bag. Available in two different difficulty levels while supplies last.

The Minerva Public Library is located at 677 Lynnwood Drive, one block from US Route 30. For more information, stop by the library or call 330-868-4101. Visit the library online at and follow the library on Facebook and Instagram.

“Black Leagues in Ohio”
the presentation is February 2

MASSILLON – Massillon Public Library, 208 Lincoln Way E, will host “The Negro Leagues in Ohio” presentation on February 2 in its auditorium. The guest speaker will be Leslie Heaphy, associate professor of history at Kent State University at Stark and author of “The Negro Leagues 1869-1960.”

This program is free, open to the public and presented in partnership with the local history and genealogy society of Massillon. The program will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. and an MLHGS meeting will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. Visit to register. Registration is required for the program and closes at 11:59 p.m. on January 31.

New photography
exhibition at the museum

MASSILLON – The photography gallery on the second floor of the Massillon Museum now presents Snapshot Collection: Faces of Massillon Business – images spanning around a century selected from more than 75,000 photographs in the permanent collection.

Local visitors may remember the small businesses downtown, including Frieg’s Restaurant, Kanner’s Store for Men, Segel’s, Bordner’s, The Ideal Company, the Sugar Bowl, and Baltzly Drug Store. A bustling barbershop from a century ago, Breckel’s horse-drawn grocery cart from 1894, the Evening Independent news crew and the Sterling School Lunch Bread truck from the 1940s depict local life in in the past.

Massillon’s industries are represented by several images from the 1960s of Republic Steel, the inside of the meat locker at Superior Brand Meats in the 1950s, and the men and boys who worked at the Rhodes Glass and Bottle Works in the early 20th century. century.

The exhibition can be viewed during normal museum opening hours – 9:30am to 5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 2pm to 5pm on Sunday. In collaboration with the “Last Saturday” event in Massillon, the Musée de Massillon extends its hours until 7 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way E. Admission is free.

Learn about the classic automobile era

MASSILLON – The Massillon Museum will present a three-part class, “The Classic Automobile Era (1916-1942): Cars and People” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on February 1, 8 and 15.

Automotive historian David Schultz, an instructor, became interested in vintage cars in his youth. Although he has owned a variety of classic automobiles over the years, he considers himself more of a historian than a collector. He is president of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation, which built the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in 2014. He is president of the Lincoln Owners Club, past president of the Classic Car Club of America, and columnist for Hemmings Classic Cars. He was chief judge at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance.

Registration is open and places are limited. Visit or call 330-833-4061 before 5 p.m. Friday. The cost is $45 ($30 for Musée Massillon members) per person. The course is recommended for people aged 18 and over.

Eric Myers will present
Lunch talk with a brown bag

MASSILLON – Eric J. Myers, Chairman of the Board of Spring Hill Historic Home, will present the Massillon Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch program on Tuesday. The program will begin at 12:10 p.m. and end at 12:50 p.m. to accommodate those attending their lunch hours.

Playing Kendal’s founder and Spring Hill’s first resident, Thomas Rotch, Myers will chronicle Rotch’s life, the arduous journey and colorful history of what we know today as Spring Hill Historic Home, and the importance of the house in world events.

Admission to Brown Bag Lunches is free for all and no reservations are required. Gessner Hall provides ample space and seating for the Brown Bag Lunch audience. The museum provides free cookies and coffee to Brown Bag Lunch patrons. Sandwiches, salads, and smoothies can be purchased at the Greatness Cafe in the museum lobby, or patrons are welcome to bring their own. Program participants are required to wear masks when not consuming food.

Poetry writing group to meet

MASSILLON – Local author Cat Russell will lead a poetry writing group from 6 to 7 p.m. on February 2 in the auditorium of the Massillon Public Library. The group meets on the first Wednesday of each month. All poets 18 and over are welcome, from beginners to seasoned writers. Bring several copies of your favorite poems and plan to share them with the group. Participants will swap poems, give feedback and share tips on creating poems.

No registration necessary. For more information about this free program, contact Miranda Greathouse at [email protected] or 330-832-9831, ext. 304.

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