News from across the Canton area

5K run on Labor Day

ALLIANCE – The CommQuest & Alliance Rotary Run for Hope will be held at 9am on September 5 at Glamorgan Castle, 200 Glamorgan St.

Participants can run or walk the 5K course. Those who register by Monday are guaranteed a race jersey, and the first 175 registered will receive a finisher’s medal. All participants will receive gift bags and snacks, and are invited to visit the castle. A community resource fair will be on site.

Registration is $25. To register for the 5K Run for Hope, visit or call 330-994-1455. Check out the course at

Teen game night

CANAL FULTON – The Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 E. Market St., will host a Pizza and Games Night from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on August 30.

Teens are invited to enjoy pizza and snacks and play JackBox Party Pack games as well as Cards Against Humanity. Bring your own device to participate in JackBox. Registration is not required, but is appreciated; call 330-854-4148.

Volunteer at the First Ladies National Historic Site

CANTON – The First Ladies National Historic Site, 205 Market Ave. S, is looking for people to join its Volunteer-in-Parks program.

Volunteers at the First Ladies National Historic Site can assist in all areas of the park, including directing visitors to the education center and the Canton community; providing interpretive tours of Saxton House; assist rangers at major public or special events throughout the year; help keep the park clean through maintenance projects; and participate in large-scale volunteer events. Students who need service hours or internship hours can work with ranger staff to develop learning opportunities that match their school or program requirements.

For more information on how to volunteer, email [email protected] or call the park at 330-452-0876 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Camdyn Owen, 9, watches her brother Carson Owen, 12, play miniature golf on Tuesday at Pro Putt Miniature Golf in Canton with their grandparents Vickie and Eric Duncan.

Reception of ex-prisoners on Thursday

CANTON — A welcome reception for those recently released from incarceration and prison will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Drop In Center, 1492 Cherry St. SE.

The return reception is to provide informative access to services to enable them to succeed and overcome barriers in today’s society, according to the Stark County Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Outreach Project. All service provider organizations are welcome to participate. Reservations must be made at 330-949-1927.

Saint-Benoît school meeting

CANTON – The former Saint-Benoît school in Canton will hold a meeting on September 17 and 18. The organizers are looking for classmates and photos. Contact David Bernardo at 330-936-6645 or [email protected] for more information.

romanian festival

CANTON — Romanian Byzantine St. George’s Cathedral, 1123 44th St. NE, will hold its annual Romanian Festival from noon to 7 p.m. on August 28.

The event will feature Romanian folk dancers, live music, a raffle, tours, a midday divine liturgy, and traditional Romanian dishes, pastries, and drinks for dine-in or take-out. For more information, call 330-492-8413 or email [email protected]

The REBUILD project receives a grant

CANTON – The Henry & Laura Huth Charitable Foundation recently awarded a $12,000 grant to the REBUILD project.

Affiliated with the YouthBuild USA program, the Canton-based nonprofit’s mission is to re-engage out-of-school youth ages 16-24 and support them in their efforts to earn their high school diploma or GED and become ready to use. People enrolled in the REBUILD project learn skills in construction and related trades by building affordable housing for low- and middle-income individuals and families.

The Henry and Laura Huth Charitable Foundation is a registered non-profit organization. Over the past 18 years, the Huth Foundation has donated nearly $120,000 to the REBUILD project.

Playing trombone quartet

JACKSON TWP. – A trombone quartet from the Canton Symphony Orchestra will perform a free concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Tam O’Shanter Park, 5055 Hills & Dales Road NW, as part of the Stark Parks Summer Serenades concerts.

In case of bad weather, the concert will be cancelled. Check for same-day updates at the Canton Symphony Orchestra box office at 330-452-2094. Changes will be announced at least four hours before the event.

Music at Walborn Reservoir

TWP LEXINGTON. −Stark Parks will host the John Hampu Band playing classic rock and roll music at the shelter overlooking the Walborn Reservoir, 11324 Price St. NE, from 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Spectators should bring a blanket or chair to sit on. No registration is required. The Walborn Reservoir Marina will sell snacks and cold drinks.

Soon the Grand Trail Festival

MALVERN – The Great Trail Arts and Crafts Festival, a celebration of American folk art with contemporary and country crafts, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 27-28 and September 3-5 at the Great Trail Grounds , 6331 Canton Road NW (Route 43).

In addition to crafts, the event will include food, live music, clog dancing, a butterfly house, children’s farm, children’s games, face painting, show fiddlers, Scottish pipers, demonstrations, a Rendezvous living history camp, a live buffalo herd, Ohio Tomahawk Throwing Championship and daily battle re-enactments.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for youth (10-18); free for children under 10. Parking is free. Visit for more information and the entertainment schedule.

The Citizen’s Academy program begins in September

MASSILLON – The Stark County Sheriff’s Office will host a 12-week Citizens Academy program beginning September 13 and continuing Tuesdays from 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Each course will provide an in-depth look at the duties of the sheriff’s office. Most classes will be held at the Stark County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Training Center, 143 First St. SE, and will include gun safety, crime lab tours, prisons, K9 demonstrations, an understanding of the justice system and community engagement initiatives. .

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have no felony convictions, pass a background check, possess a valid Ohio driver’s license, and live or work in Stark County. To apply, go to, select “Community Engagement,” then “Citizen’s Academy.” Download the application from there and mail or drop the completed, signed, and notarized application to 4500 Atlantic Blvd, NE, Canton, Ohio 44705 by September 1.

Citizens will receive a letter informing them of their acceptance. For more information, contact the Stark County Sheriff’s Office Community Engagement Director at 330-430-3889.

Free concert Monday

MASSILLON – Visinata will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Monday at Duncan Plaza. Spectators must bring their own chairs.

Historical presentation

MASSILLON – The Massillon Public Library will host the free presentation “Massillon Then and Now: Spring Hill and the Rotch-Wales Families” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the library’s main auditorium.

Kayla Metzger, Spring Hill Historic House Site Manager and Underground Railroad Site Manager, will share the early history of Massillon, including the village of Kendal and Quaker settlers Thomas and Charity Rotch.

Registration is mandatory. For more information, contact the library at 330-832-9831. This program is co-sponsored by the Massillon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Military Family Center Brick Campaign

NIMISHILLEN TWP. – The Pegasus Military Family Centre, 5495 Meese Road, has launched the Walk of Heroes brick campaign to honor local heroes and community organizations that support veterans, military and first responders.

Purchasing a brick will help continue to provide free programs and activities and maintain the facility. Bricks will be placed around the Military Family Center flagpole, located in front of the facility. For more information or to purchase a brick, visit

The Military Family Center, in partnership with local Rotary clubs, is dedicated to meeting the needs of veterans, military personnel, first responders and their families through equine therapy activities, personalized exercise programs and consulting services.

Learn to photograph fall colors

SUGAR CREEK TWP. – The Wilderness Center Nature Photo Club meeting at 9:30 a.m. Saturday will have a free public program on fall color photography.

Jerry Jelinek, who has taught photography classes for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Cleveland Photographic Society, will present the program at the Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave SW. For more information, visit

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