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News from across the Canton area

Swiss steak dinner to go

BEACH CITY – Beach City American Legion Hall Post 549, 125 Third Ave. NE, will be hosting a take-out Swiss Steak Dinner from 4-7 p.m. Saturday or while supplies last.

The meal includes three-bean salad, applesauce, mashed potatoes with house sauce, corn, bread and dessert for $10. For more information or to rent a room, call 330-340-1159.

“Napoleon Dynamite”, casting at the Palace

CANTON – The Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N, will screen the film “Napoleon Dynamite” at 6 p.m. on May 22, followed by a moderated discussion with fan-favorite cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Efren Ramirez (Pedro).

Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $25 to $35. A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $125, which include a premium seat for the show, an autographed poster and a meet and greet with the two men. The meeting will take place before the show. All the places are reserved.

Jameson Whitacre gets to know, left to right, Snow White, Elsa, Cinderella and Belle on May 9 during Reading Under the Lights at the Blue Streak Stadium in Lake Township.  The event promoted reading and took place on the soccer field.

Last weekend for ‘Ghost: The Musical’

CANTON — “Ghost: The Musical,” presented by the Canton Players Guild, ends this weekend at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. May 22 on the stage of the Fry Theater, 1001 Market Ave N.

Tickets are $34 for adults, $27 for ages 17 and under, and $31 for seniors. For more information and tickets, call 330-453-7617 or visit

Concert for First Responders

CANTON – The Concert for First Responders will take place Saturday at Centennial Plaza.

The free concert features American Idol finalist and Louisville native Lauren Mascitti from 8-10 p.m. and the Buck Naked Band from 6-8 p.m.

The First Responders Concert raises money for emergency services. For more information or to donate, visit

Remi Pearson kicks the Lake Youth Athletics stand May 9 during Reading Under the Lights at the Blue Streak Stadium in Lake Township.  The event promoted reading and took place on the soccer field.

Seat belt challenge is Saturday

CANTON — Preventing fatal vehicle crashes and near-misses is the goal of the 18th annual Seat Belt Challenge, which takes place Saturday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The event allows local teens to learn the importance of seat belts and responsible driving. Teens, parents and family members are invited to this free and fun event. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the event starts at 10 a.m.

Area high school students can participate in the Seat Belt Challenge. Each team of four students competes in a timed obstacle course, which involves buckling up in an Ohio Army National Guard Humvee and wearing “fatal vision goggles” to simulate impaired vision. the alcohol.

The seat belt challenge includes other activities such as the vertical jump challenge, K9 demonstrations and free cotton candy and popcorn for participants. Q92 WDJQ radio will broadcast live. All participants will be entered into a raffle.

Thursday Big Band Dinner Dance

TWP TOWNSHIP. — The 13-piece Savoy Big Band will perform jazz standards and accompany vocalist Peggy Coyle at Tozzi’s at 12, 4210 12th St. NW, from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Admission is $15 at the door. Included with paid admission is a $5 discount on a dinner entree. Reservations are suggested; call 330-477-7515

Finley Nisly plays Spanish Twister on May 9 during Reading Under the Lights at the Blue Streak Stadium in Lake Township.  At right is Lily McLaughlin.  The event promoted reading and took place on the soccer field.

North Township Craft Beer Festival

GREEN – The annual North Township Craft Beer Festival will take place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday at the MAPS Air Museum, 2260 International Parkway.

More than 18 local breweries will be present at the event. Each participant will receive a personalized tasting glass and 20 tickets for 20 flavors. Tickets are VIP, $75; presale, $50; designated driver, $10. VIP ticket holders can access the event at 4 p.m.

For tickets, visit Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

Currency Fair in Hartville

HARTVILLE – More than 30 coin vendors will be at the Hartville Coin Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hartville Marketplace and Flea Market, 1289 Edison St. NW. For more information, call 330-877-9860.

Graham Baldridge, right, catches a ball thrown by Lake High School football players May 9 during Reading Under the Lights at Blue Streak Stadium in Lake Township.  The event promoted reading and took place on the soccer field.

Film at the amphitheater

JACKSON TWP. – The movie “Sing 2” will screen at the Jackson Township North Park Amphitheater, 7454 Community Parkway NW at 7 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m.

go fishing

JACKSON TWP. – The Jackson Township Fishing Day, for ages 15 and under, will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on May 28 at North Park Pond, 7660 Fulton Drive NW.

Register at the Jackson Township administrative offices from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You can also mail to 5735 Wales Ave NW, Massillon 44646; email Courtney at; or fax the registration forms to the office at 330-832-5936. Entry forms must be received by 4:00 p.m. Friday; no registrations will be accepted on the day of the event.

Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. on May 28 at the North Park Pavilion. The event will take place rain or shine.

Round table on the civil war to meet

TWP LAKE. –The Stark County Civil War Roundtable will host a first-person presentation of “Jennie Wade,” the only civilian killed in the Battle of Gettysburg, with Raylene Hlavaty at 7 p.m. Thursday at the United Methodist Church, 3088 State St. NW.

The Smith family, left to right, Caleb, Helen, Benny, Lauren and Will cheer as they listen to those who read on the scoreboard May 9 during Reading Under the Lights at the Blue Streak Stadium in Lake Township.  The event promoted reading and took place on the soccer field.

Louisville Auto Show

LOUISVILLE — The Louisville Cruise N Dine Auto Show will take place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on May 22 in downtown Louisville. Registration is free at the Louisville Fraternal Order of Eagles, 306 W. Main St.

The first 100 registered vehicles will receive dashboard plates. Music, door prizes and food will be offered.

Magnolia for flushing fire hydrants

MAGNOLIA – The water service will empty the fire hydrants this week starting Monday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents can expect some water discoloration after standpipes are emptied.

Cruises on Thursdays

MARLBORO TWP. – The classic car cruises will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays from May 19 to September 29 in the meadow of Maize Valley Winery and Craft Brewery, 6193 Edison St. NE (State Road 619).

For more information, call 330-877-8344 or visit

‘Public Speaking 101’ at the Library

MASSILLON – The Massillon Public Library will host a “Public Speaking 101” class from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the library’s main auditorium, 208 Lincoln Way E.

Registration is required and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday; visit For more information, contact the Technology Department at 330-832-9831 ext. 344.

Tribute to Elvis on Saturday

MASSILLON — Lions Lincoln Theater, 156 Lincoln Way E, will perform The Ultimate Elvis Tribute, featuring Mike Albert and the Big “E” Band, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are VIP seats, $35; ground floor, $30; balcony, $25; wheelchair/attendant $25. To order tickets, call 330-481-9105 or visit

A group of young people organize an open day

MEYERS LAKE — Stark County Youth-Led Prevention will hold an open house from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Meyers Lake Village Hall, 1600 North Park Ave. NW. Community members, families and children of all ages are welcome.

Stark County Youth Led Prevention is a youth-led, adult-guided leadership development group focused on promoting and celebrating healthy lifestyles. The open house will include activities, food, games, raffles and information about community resources.

Youth ages 13-20 are welcome for group meetings from 5-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Meyers Lake Village Hall. For more information, visit

Sale of plants Friday and Saturday

NORTH TOWNSHIP – The North Canton Garden Club Perennial Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 520 Heatherwood St. SW. Cash or check only accepted.

Swiss Steak Drive-In Dinner

PIKE TWP. — Pike Grange, 1421 Battlesburg St. SE, will host a Swiss Steak Drive-In Dinner Saturday from 3:30 p.m. while supplies last.

The meal includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, applesauce, rhubarb sauce, bread, and dessert. The cost is $14.

Celebrate the bees

SUGAR CREEK TWP. – The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, will host a free World Bee Day celebration from 4-7 p.m. Friday as part of this year’s Save Ohio Bees campaign. Save Ohio Bees is an initiative to save bee and pollinator habitats and fund community conservation programs.

Participants can learn how to identify bees in Ohio, observe and map a bee’s flight, which plants attract bees for pollination, and bring home seeds. Participants can participate in a raffle to win prizes. Reservations can be made by visiting or by calling 330-359-5235.

Lions Club Chicken Dinner

TUSCARAWAS TWP. – The Tuslaw Lions Club will host a Chicken BBQ from 4-6 p.m. Saturday.

The meal includes chicken, sides, dessert and a drink for $12. Proceeds are donated to Tuslaw Lions Club Park. Drive-thru pickup is at 2515 Manchester Ave. SW. For pre-order sales, call 330-837-8614.

Stark Parks' Trevor Householder, left, helps Jackson Lippenga shoot an arrow at a target May 9 while playing under the lights at Blue Streak Stadium in Lake Township.  The event promoted reading and took place on the soccer field.