Un-Valentine’s Day Party at library
ALLIANCE – Teens, ages 12 to 18, are invited to Rodman Public Library’s Un-Valentine’s Day Party to celebrate being single on Tuesday.
From 3 to 5 pm, teens will watch a movie, play games and make crafts. A photo booth will be available, and snacks will be offered. No registration is required. For more information, call 330-821-2665 ext. 217.
Beeghly Hall Gallery features work by Carol Klingel
ALLIANCE – The University of Mount Union is hosting works by Carol Klingel in the Beeghly Hall Gallery through May.
Klingel received a bachelor’s degree in art education from Kent State University, followed by a master’s in education from the University of Akron. Klingel taught in the Medina Public Schools, Brunswick High School and at the University of Akron. She has led a wide range of workshops on creativity and drawing. Klingel’s work by her has been included in numerous group and solo exhibitions.
The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Craft project Feb. 21 is bird feeder
ALLIANCE – Maker Monday crafters will create a DIY bird feeder when they meet at 7 pm Feb. 21 in Rodman Public Library’s Main Auditorium. The feeder will be made using wooden craft sticks, glue and twine.
Led by Nicole Brown, Maker Monday is an in-person craft program for adults that is held monthly on select Mondays. All materials are provided free, thanks to Friends of Rodman Library, but space is limited and registration is required for each session.
To register, call 330-821-2665 ext. 107, or visit Rodman Public Library’s online calendar at rodmanlibrary.evanced.info/signup.
Tracy Byrd and Aaron Tippin at Palace
CANTON – Tracy Byrd and Aaron Tippin will perform in concert at 8 pm Saturday the Canton Palace Theatre.
Doors open at 7 pm Tickets are $48.50, $58.50, $68.50 plus fees. All seats reserved.
For tickets, visit https://cantonpalacetheatre.org.
Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Club elects officers
CANTON – The Jefferson-Jackson Democratic Club of Greater Canton has elected officers for the years 2022-23: Daniel J. Fonte, president; John Slebodnik, first vice president; William Sherer Sr., second vice president; Pattie Dorosky, treasurer; Deborah Watkins, recording secretary; Trustees John Cihon, James Griffin, Tom McDermott, Jason Scaglione and William Sherer II; and Greg Conrad sergeant-at-arms.
The Jefferson-Jackson Club meets the fourth Thursdays of the month January through October (no meeting in July) at the Golden Lodge, 1234 Harrison Ave. SW. Meetings start at 7 pm, with refreshments served after each meeting. Membership fees are $20 per year and are available and payable at the meetings. The next meeting is Feb. 24.
dances on wednesdays
CANTON – The Variety of Music Dance Band will perform for dancing from 1:30 to 4 pm every Wednesday at the Polish American Club, 1605 Henry Ave. SW. Admission is $3. All are welcome.
Booth Brothers dinner show Thursday
HARTVILLE – The Hartville Kitchen, 1015 Edison St. NW, will feature the Booth Brothers in concert at a dinner show Thursday.
Tickets are $62. The doors open at 5:30 pm Dinner is at 6 pm, and the concert is at 7. To buy tickets, call 330-877-9353 or visit https://hartvillekitchen.com.
Church plans Swiss steak dinner
JACKSON TWP. – Real Hope Church, 7641 Wales Ave. NW, will have a Swiss steak dinner from 5 to 7 pm Friday. The dinner includes Swiss steak and onions, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, roll, dessert and beverage.
Meal prices are adults $8; children (12 and younger) $4; age 2 and younger, free. Gluten-free and carryout meals are available. All profits go to community outreach projects and ministries. Groups of eight or more are welcome, but a representative is asked to call the office one week prior to arrange for tickets.
Real Hope Church is handicap accessible through the north entrance and is located between Portage and Strausser streets.
If Jackson Local Schools are not in session the day of the dinner, the event will be canceled. For more details, call 330-499-6971.
Tree and fish sale going on now
MASSILLON – Stark Soil & Water Conservation District is accepting orders for tree seedlings and fish.
Order forms for both are available at www.starkswcd.org. For more information, call the office at 330-451-7645.
For the tree sale, payment must accompany the order. Trees will not be available for sale on the day of pickup. Only prepaid orders will be accepted. The order deadline is March 7. Tree orders will be available for pickup April 25-28 from 8 am to 4:30 pm The pickup location is at the Stark SWCD office, located in the USDA Service Center, 2650 Richville Drive SE.
Fish are pre-sale only. Payment must accompany the order. The order deadline is March 29. The pickup date is April 5 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am only. Arrive within the designated time frame and bring plastic-lined containers partially filled with your pond water.
The fish truck will be on Business Place (the street between the USDA Service Center and Anchor Baptist Church).
Massillon Knights of Columbus selling carryout dinners
MASSILLON – The Massillon Knights of Columbus will have a to-go only city chicken dinner from 5 to 6:30 pm Tuesday.
The cost is $12 for one piece and $15 for two pieces, which includes salad, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread/butter and dessert. The last day for reservations is Monday.
Call 330-837-9101, leave your name, phone number and number of pieces and dinners if no one answers. Pickup will be at the front door under the canopy.
Library holding poetry contest
MASSILLON – The Massillon Public Library is holding its annual poetry contest in celebration of National Poetry Month and National Library Week.
Writers may submit up to three original, family-friendly poems. Winners will be chosen in three categories: grades 3-8, grades 9-12 and adult (18+).
Poems will be judged by Duane Matthew Dodson, a local published poet and faculty member at Stark State College. The winner of each category will receive a $50 gift card, courtesy of the Junior Friends of the Massillon Public Library.
Winners may read their poems at the Poetry Read-In at the Massillon Public Library at 6:30 pm April 26. In conjunction with the Massillon Museum and The Big Read, the winners and any writers who submit original poems on the subjects of literature, the featured book “An American Sunrise,” by Joy Harjo, or books in general will be considered to read their works in April at “One-Act Plays” at Washington High School.
Entry forms are available and the forms and poems may then be submitted at the Reference Desk and Children’s Desk of the Massillon Public Library, on the library’s bookmobile, and at the Barry Askren Memorial Branch Library and Pam S. Belloni Branch Library. Entries also may be submitted online at www.massillonlibrary.org. Deadline for entries is March 31.
For more details, contact Laura Klein at 330-832-9831, ext. 319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fleetwood Mac tribute at Lions Lincoln Theater
MASSILLON – Fleetwood Gold, The Fleetwood Mac Experience, will present a live concert tribute at the Lions Lincoln Theater at 7:30 pm Saturday. Fleetwood Gold covers more than three decades of the most popular hits of Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks and Peter Green.
Prices are VIP seating $30; main floor $25; balcony $20; wheelchair/companion $20. All seats are reserved. To order tickets, call 330-481-9105 or visit https://www.tickettailor.com/events/lionslincolntheatre/593853.
Stitchers to gather at library Tuesday
MASSILLON – Stitch Therapy will meet in the Massillon Public Library auditorium from 10:30 am to noon Tuesday.
Knitters, crocheters and other stitchers can meet new people and chat while they work on their stitching project. No registration is needed, and all ages and skill levels are welcome. The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month. For questions, call 330-832-9831 ext 342.