News from across the Canton area

Sale of books at the Alliance

ALLIANCE — Friends of the Rodman Public Library will be selling used books, DVDs, CDs, magazines, puzzles and board games Aug. 6-10 at the Alliance Neighborhood Center, 405 S. Linden Ave.

The sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on August 6 will be restricted to members of the Friends of Rodman Public Library. Sales hours for the public are 1 to 5 p.m. on August 7 and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. from August 8 to 10.

On August 10, shoppers can fill a bag and donate whatever they want. Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted, but there will be a 3% processing fee on all cards. Attendees should approach the Arch Avenue side of the building and enter through the ramp at Door #4.

Basin workshop

TWP BETHLEHEM. – The Stark Soil and Water Conservation District will be offering a workshop for pond owners and managers at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the North Industry Sportsman Club Fishing Pond, 7825 Beth Ave SW.

Participants will learn to identify aquatic cover plants and algae to help formulate a vegetation management plan. The workshop will also look at the sports club’s aeration system, which has helped maintain a healthy ecosystem with the pond. To register, visit or call 330-451-7645.

Recycling District Gets Grant

BOLIVAR — Three projects in the Stark-Tuscarawas-Wayne recycling district have received a Recycle Ohio grant from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

The total of nearly $44,800 will be used for district outreach and education.

The Ohio EPA also provided a community and litter grant of $21,571 to the Wayne County Farm Bureau for a tire amnesty collection program.

The Ohio EPA awards more than $5 million in grants to 89 recipients, including $3.2 million specifically for community and waste prevention programs.

Community and Litter Grants are available for local governments, parks or health departments, state colleges and universities, solid waste authorities, and nonprofit organizations or Keep America Beautiful communities to support and expand community recycling and waste prevention efforts. Market Development Grants help businesses that purchase equipment and infrastructure for thriving markets for recyclable materials and related products.

For more information on Recycling District programs, visit or call 800-678-9839.

Remi Groomes rides the trapeze over Cable Lake in Jackson Township.

Sensory play time at the library

CANAL FULTON – The Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 E. Market St., will offer sensory play time for children up to age 3 with a parent or caregiver at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Thursday and 4-6 august.

The program contains hands-on activities that help develop fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Activities may include messy or wet materials. Some activities change from session to session. Registration is mandatory; call 330-854-4148.

Family movies

CANTON — The Centennial Plaza film series will premiere “American Underdog” on Wednesday, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on August 10 and “Wonder” on August 17.

Free movies start at 7 p.m. in the Town Center Square.

The Palace Theater, 605 Market Ave. N, will premiere children’s films “Sing 2” on Monday and “Inside Out” on August 8. Movies start at 1:00 p.m. and doors and box office open at noon. Admission is $2.

Blount will speak at a youth rally

CANTON – Professional Football Hall of Famer Mel Blount will speak at noon Friday during the Community Gold Jacket Youth Rally at the Community Drop In Center, 1492 Cherry Ave. SE.

Bikes will be raffled off for free, but winners must have a ticket and be present when the winning numbers are called. Attendees can enjoy free food and activities such as bouncy houses, face painting, water slides and a puppet show.

Remi Groomes jumps from the trapeze at Lake Cable in Jackson Township.

groups to play

CANTON – The Jim Davidson Band will play Aug. 7 and the Hot Cargo Band will perform Aug. 14 at Canton Country Music events at the Polish American Club, 1605 Henry Ave. SW.

Music is from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Food is available as well as a 50-50 raffle and a lottery tree. Admission is $3 at the door and the public is welcome.

Cubers Club at Dover Library

DOVER – Those who want to hone their skills with a Rubik’s Cube are invited to join the Cubers Club at the Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St.

The club meets at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month. Andy Basnett will be on hand Thursday in the library lounge to provide tips and strategies on how to improve resolution time. Enthusiasts of all ages are welcome.

Christian group to play

JACKSON TWP. – The nine-member King’s Brass Band will perform at Church of the Lakes, 5944 Fulton Drive NW, at 7 p.m. Friday. The Christian group offers both sacred and secular music.

The event is free, but an offering will be taken.

Boaters head to the waters of Cable Lake in Jackson Township Monday, July 25, 2022.

Music, children’s events, food

JACKSON TWP. – Daniel Gray, Hot as Funk! will perform a free concert from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Amphitheater, 7454 Community Parkway.

The amphitheater also hosts free events for children. Outback Ray and his amazing animals will appear from 3-4 p.m. Monday. Jackson Township and the Paul & Carol David YMCA will present a children’s program, “Oceans of Possibilities,” from 1 to 1:45 p.m. on August 10. Children will learn about the oceans and learn about the creatures that inhabit their waters.

Barb Craven of Craven Dance Studio will guide children in exercise, singing, and creative movement through music during a 45-minute session beginning at noon on Wednesday and August 10.

Food trucks are on site on Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. until the end of the free concerts. Farmers markets are held from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday through September 28.

Celiac Support Group Event

JACKSON TWP. –The Stark County Celiac Support Group will host an indoor picnic at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Lakes United Methodist Church, 5944 Fulton Drive NW.

The public is invited to sample a variety of gluten-free summer foods. One must reserve. To make a reservation or to learn more about the group and celiac disease, contact Sue Sandy at 330-837-3359 or email [email protected]

Grant applications sought

MASSILLON — The Rotary Massillon Foundation is accepting grant applications through August 31 from nonprofit organizations that sponsor projects focused on health, well-being and other charitable goals.

The foundation makes grants specifically for the Massillon and western Stark County areas. Grant applications are reviewed quarterly. Applications and guidelines are available via the link on under the Rotary Foundation tab.

Tribute to Twitty and Lynn

MASSILLON — The Lions Lincoln Theater, 156 Lincoln Way E, will perform “Twitty & Lynn: A Salute to Conway & Loretta” from 3-5 p.m. on August 7.

Tayla Lynn and Tre Twitty, grandchildren of the famous duo Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, will pay tribute to their grandparents during an evening of music and storytelling.

Ticket prices are ground floor, $35; balcony, $25; and wheelchair/attendant, $25. All remaining tickets will be sold at the box office beginning at 2 p.m. on August 7. To order tickets, visit call 330-481-9105.

Rodeo in Minerva

MINERVA – The Minerva Chamber Rodeo will take place Saturday at City Park on Brock Avenue.

Children’s activities will begin at 3:00 p.m. Children’s rodeos will kick off in the arena, with stick horse races and sheep slaughter preliminaries, in which children weighing 50 pounds or less compete to see who can stay on the back of a sheep the longest. . Helmets and vests will be provided.

The rodeo starts at 7 p.m. In addition to bull riding, bareback bronco riding, saddle bronco riding, calf roping, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and from the roping breakaway, the mutton-busting finals and the calf rush for the kids will take place .

At 9 p.m., the country group 77 South will perform a free concert on stage. A beer garden will be available throughout the day.

Buy presale tickets through Friday at Kishman’s IGA in Minerva and Malvern, Loudon Motors Ford, Gionino’s Pizzeria in Minerva, the Minerva Area YMCA, Consumers National Bank – Minerva Branch, Huebner Chevrolet/Subaru and the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce, or at

Advance tickets are $12 for ages 12 and up, $7 for ages 6-11, and free for ages 5 and under. At the door, tickets will be $15 and $10.

North Township Main Street Festival

NORTH TOWNSHIP – The annual Main Street Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on August 13. There will be food and merchandise vendors, music, local performance bands, inflatables, touch-a-trucks and AIW pro wrestling performances beginning at noon.

A 1980s party featuring a concert by the E5C4P3-Journey Tribute Band will take place from 8-10 p.m. on the Kempthorn Stage outside Pav’s Creamery. The 720 Market will set up a barbecue-themed side street on Main Street North, and the Main Street Festival will take place on Main Street South.

Boaters pass a lighthouse on Cable Lake in Jackson Township Monday, July 25, 2022.

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