The Docket August 2017 About Staff July 21, 2017 About Arts & Entertainment, The Docket 802 July 28-August 13 Greater Alliance Carnation Festival carnationfestival.com Honoring Alliance as the Carnation City, the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival is a festival full of parades, food and fun throughout the community. There are more than 40 fun-filled events during this festival. Visit the site for more information.August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Open mic night muggswigz.com Open mic night gives local talented people the chance to come out and play at Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co. in downtown Canton. Music starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. Check the site for more information. EDITOR’S PICK Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the PresentAugust 1-October 30 cantonart.org This exhibit investigates the history of football imagery by prominent American artists and photographers beginning with Winslow Homer’s engravings for Harper’s Weekly at the close of the Civil War and culminating with the work of contemporary artists such as Catherine Opie and Shaun Leonardo, and it features more than 60 artworks. See the exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art.August 2 First Play profootballhoffestival.com First Play will be at 10 a.m., featuring a 3-mile long human chain of area youngsters stretching from the Frank T. Bow Building in downtown Canton to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Kids will toss an official NFL football along the route until it reaches the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Participants will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last), free admission to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 2 and lunch on the Hall of Fame grounds.August 2, 9 Live at Lunch visitcanton.com Bring your lunch to Market Square in the Canton Arts District for Live at Lunch! There will be live music from noon to 1 p.m. Pick up lunch at your favorite spot in downtown Canton, enjoy great music, and shop in the Canton Arts District!August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Gervasi Vineyard Cruise-in gervasivineyard.com Wednesday nights through September, Gervasi will be hosting a weekly car cruise-in this summer from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy a fun, casual evening at Gervasi Vineyard with the whole family. Showcase your automobile or stroll among the cars. Admission is free, and there will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, live music on the piazza and more.August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Free Live Trivia maizevalley.com Do you like trivia? Do you like to drink wine or beer? Then come out to Maize Valley for Sporcle Live Trivia. This free event will have two rounds of trivia, the first starting at 6:30 p.m. There are prizes awarded to the winner of each round. EDITOR’S PICK Pro Football Hall of Fame gameAugust 3 profootballhof.com The Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals will face each other in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game in the new Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. For more information, including ticket prices, check the site.August 3 Book Club for Adults starklibrary.org Enjoy lively discussions with others on today’s most intriguing books and topics at the Perry Sippo Branch’s book club for adults. The book for August is “The Girl Before” by JP Delaney. The book is available at the library desk. The book club will meet from 6 to 7 p.m.August 3 Class of 2017 Autograph Session presented by Panini profootballhof.com Get your memorabilia signed at the autograph session at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Event Center. Check the site for pricing and on-sale dates.August 3 Total solar eclipse with the Wilderness Center Astronomy Club starklibrary.org Learn fascinating facts about a solar eclipse with the Wilderness Center Astronomy Club at the Lake Community Branch Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. EDITOR’S PICK Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Fashion Show LuncheonAugust 4 profootballhoffestival.com Guests will enjoy delicious wine, lunch and dessert, followed by a show featuring fashions from casual to dressy and everything in between. The season’s hottest fashions are provided by local and regional stores, and showcase both male and female models. The fashion show luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center. Check the site for ticket information. August 4 Hall of Fame Story Time starklibrary.org/hofstorytime Get into the Hall of Fame spirit with an afternoon of football fun and a special story time with a mystery guest from the NFL. Who could it be? Find more information on the site.August 4 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner profootballhoffestival.com Guests at the 2017 event will witness the Class of 2017 Enshrinees receiving their jackets. The evening will begin with a cocktail party and dinner, prior to the crowd offering warm congratulations to the Class of 2017. The event begins at 5 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center. Check the site for ticket information.August 4 First Friday cantonartsdistrict.com First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events. It begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m., followed by the event downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. The free First Friday family movie at the Canton Palace Theatre is “The Lego Movie.” It starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.August 4 Spirits & Spirits Cruise cityofcanalfulton-oh.gov Join “Haunted Stark” author and paranormal researcher Sherri Brake for an evening canal boat cruise blending spirits and spirits. Hear of the dark history in Stark County as you venture to Lock 4 on this one-hour evening cruise, starting at 8 p.m. Guests should arrive at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center at 7:30 p.m. After returning to the point of departure, walk with Sherri to Canal Spirits. The next stop is the Miller-Doan Tavern. There will be free samples at both places. There are limited spots available. This event is for ages 21 and older. The cost is $45 per person. EDITOR’S PICK The Canton Repository Grand ParadeAugust 5 profootballhoffestival.com More than 200,000 spectators will be on Cleveland Avenue to welcome the Class of 2017 enshrinees and many returning Gold Jackets. Specialty units, giant helium balloons, fabulous floats and marching bands will dazzle the crowd. The parade will be from 8 to 10:30 a.m.August 5 Do the Mu! massillonmuseum.org Do the Mu! is the first Saturday of every month. Drop in at the Massillon Museum any time between noon and 2 p.m. for a different art and history workshop taught by local artists or museum staff. No registration is required, and it’s free for all ages. The theme for August is WWI airplanes with Gary Spangler. Learn about WWI airplane markings, and assemble and paint your own functional toy aircraft.August 5 Fanatics Authentic Autograph Session Presented By Panini profootballhof.com Gold Jackets and current players will be on-hand to sign football memorabilia at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Check the site for more information.August 5 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony profootballhof.com The Class of 2017 will be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the spectacular ceremony held at 7 p.m. in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. For more information, including ticket prices, check the site. August 5, 12, 19, 26 Canton Farmers’ Market cantonchamber.org The Canton Farmers’ Market is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. in the Nadine McIlwain Administrative Building parking lot at the corner of Fourth Street and McKinley Avenue NW. It is a producers-only market that gives shoppers an opportunity to buy fresh, quality, seasonal products directly from more than 20 local growers and producers in Northeast Ohio. The market offers produce, baked goods, flowers and herbs, honey and jams, artisan bread, cheese, eggs, meat, pet treats and more.August 5, 12, 19, 26 Massillon Farmers’ Market massillonparks.com Various vendors set up Saturday mornings in Massillon from June to October to sell homemade/homegrown goods. The farmers’ market is at First Street SE between Charles and Tremont avenues from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy tasty seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, fresh cut flowers, honey, chicken, eggs, herbs, soaps, syrup and more.August 6 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Enshrinees’ Roundtable profootballhoffestival.com Congrats to the Class of 2017 enshrinees: Morten Andersen, Terrell Davis, Kenny Easley, Jerry Jones, Jason Taylor, LaDainian Tomlinson and Kurt Warner! The 2017 Enshrinees’ Roundtable will be an unscripted, up-close-and-personal format where the enshrinees share stories and memories of their careers. Once you attend this fan favorite, you’ll never want to miss it again. It starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center and Cultural Center. Check the site for ticket information.August 6 Concert for Legends 2017 profootballhoffestival.com Together for the first time, rock ’n’ roll icon Kid Rock will join Toby Keith at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium during the annual Concert for Legends, a part of the 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls. Tickets range from $45 to $230. August 7 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Drum Corps International competition profootballhoffestival.com Come see if the Canton Bluecoats can defend their title at the Drum Corps International competition at 7:30 p.m. at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium. Check the site for ticket information.August 7, 14 Summer Kids Movies cantonpalacetheatre.org Part of an eight-week movie series, Summer Kids Movies will begin at 1 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Admission is $1, and group reservations are available. The featured movies are “Sing” and “The Lego Batman Movie.”August 8 Critter Tuesdays beechcreekgardens.org Visitors will get to see a variety of native wildlife animals up close. Learn about their families, habitats, foods they eat and more from 1 to 2 p.m. at Beech Creek Gardens. Admission is $6 per person, $4 for seniors and free for children 2 and younger. August 9 2017 Solar Eclipse Smart Viewing starklibrary.org Phil Creed from the Wilderness Center Astronomy Club will share his enthusiasm and knowledge of the upcoming solar eclipse at the Perry Sippo Branch Library from 6 to 7 p.m.August 10 Liverpool Legends Concert fieldcrestestate.com Catch some Beatles music live at Fieldcrest Estate from 8 to 11 p.m. This is the only Beatles tribute band with a direct family link to the original fab four. This is a benefit concert for the YMCA’s Camp Tippecanoe. Doors open at 6 p.m., and the concert starts at 8. Tickets are $45 for general admission lawn seating.August 11-13 Classic Movies Weekend cantonpalacetheatre.org The Canton Palace Theatre will be hosting a Classic Movies Weekend featuring “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” on August 11, “An American in Paris” on August 12 and “All About Eve” on August 13. Admission is $5 for each showing. Check the site for showtimes.August 11-September 17 Caught Off Guard: A Candid View massillonmuseum.org See artwork by members of the Canton Artist League on display in the Studio M Gallery at the Massillon Museum. There will be an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. August 11.August 12 Fort Laurens Jogs for Logs 5K Fun Run & Walk fortlaurens.org Race along the Towpath Trail with Revolutionary War soldiers cheering you on. Proceeds will benefit Fort Laurens preservation. Registration is required by August 5. Call 330-874-2059 or visit the site. The race will be at 11067 Fort Laurens Road NW, Bolivar. The cost is $15 per participant, and there are discounts for military, fire, police and EMTs with proper ID.August 12 Massillon Fun Fest massillonmuseum.org Fun Fest is a free, annual event held as a part of Massillon’s Summer Celebration! This event features games, trucks, contests, a movie, safety and health information and arts and crafts. Head to downtown Massillon from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to join the fun.August 12 Book Sale scdlmainfol.org The Friends of the Stark County District Library is having a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the north end of the main library parking lot and in the McKinley Room in the main library. Hardback books, CDs, DVDs and videos are $1, paperbacks and children’s books are 50 cents, and magazines are 25 cents.August 12 Glitter and Glow fieldcrestestate.com Picture half of the property at Fieldcrest Estate devoted to all things glittery, while the other half is blacklit and neon. A huge LED dance floor will be in the middle, surrounded by food. This event is for ages 18 and older, and will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Check the site for ticket information.August 13, 26 Summer Serenades in the Park cantonsymphony.org What happens when the spontaneous sounds of nature and people enjoying a park are combined with the orchestrated sounds of musicians? Serenades in the Park—a free, family-friendly series of brass, woodwind and string ensembles performing all over Stark County and finishing with a full-orchestra concert! You’re invited to bring your favorite picnic food, games and blanket or chair and enjoy the setting and music. The performance will be at 4 p.m. August 13 at Quail Hollow Park in Hartville. The August 26 performance will be at 3 p.m. at Fry Family Park in Magnolia.August 14 Eclipse Informational Open House starklibrary.org Come to this open house event one week before the eclipse and grab books and brochures to learn fascinating facts, proper eye safety and to get your free safety glasses. The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Branch Library.August 15 Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour theqarena.com See Bruno Mars at Quicken Loans Arena at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets start at $49.50. August 16 SingStark! featuring “Africa” and “Don’t Stop Believing” voicesofcanton.org Inspired by Pop Up Chorus in Durham, N.C., SingStark! is a no-commitment, no-audition chorus that meets every third Wednesday at the Canton Brewing Co. Speakeasy in downtown Canton. P.J. Chavez, musician and educator, leads SingStark attendees each month in singing two popular songs. You will learn the songs and then perform them. The singing starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.August 19 Downtown Canton Flea downtowncantonflea.com The Downtown Canton Flea is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along Court Avenue NW in downtown Canton (between Sixth and Third streets NW). Awaiting you are more than 50 vendors, offering art, crafts, antiques, handmade goods, vintage finds, farm fare, food and drink, collectibles and all kinds of other crazy stuff you won’t find anywhere else.August 19 Maker’s Market hartvillemarketplace.com Hartville Maker’s Market brings together makers from all backgrounds within the well-known Hartville MarketPlace. Come find unique vintage wares, handmade goods and other one-of-a-kind pieces from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.August 19 Saturday in the City On the third Saturday of every month, come to downtown Canton from noon to 4 p.m. and enjoy an afternoon full of art, live music, street performers, great food and more.August 19 The gARTen Oasis: A Mirage in the Desert cantonart.org The hottest party of the summer returns to the rooftop of the Cultural Center with the area’s swankiest restaurants alongside surprise entertainment. The oasis awaits with mouthwatering cuisine, exquisite artworks, lavish cocktails and mesmerizing rhythms—transporting you to an exotic paradise overflowing with unworldly wonders! The party starts at 7 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit programming for the Canton Museum of Art.August 19 Cold Play: A Head Full of Dreams Tour theqarena.com See Coldplay live in concert with special guests AlunaGeorge and Izzy Bizu. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and tickets start at $29.50.August 19, 20 Main Street Festival northcantonchamber.org The 21st annual North Canton Main Street Festival will offer food, kids activities, a business expo tent, arts and crafts and much more!August 21 Great American Solar Eclipse 2017 starklibrary.org Head to the Lake Community Branch from 12:30 to 2 p.m. for the Great American Solar Eclipse.August 22 Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series massillonmuseum.org The Massillon Museum holds a free monthly lecture series during the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. Guests may bring carryout, a sack lunch or enjoy a complimentary cookie and coffee provided by the Massillon Museum. No reservations are required.August 22 Booked on Tuesdays starklibrary.org What better way to stay smart than by joining a book club? Experience lively discussions on today’s most intriguing reads, connect with others who share your interests and make time for you. Booked on Tuesdays Book Club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lake Community Branch Library to discuss “The Life We Bury,” by Allen Eskens.August 22 Veraison Vineyard Dinner gervasivineyard.com You’re invited to enjoy an exclusive dining experience in the vineyard at Gervasi. Included is a five-course gourmet meal freshly prepared by the culinary team with wine pairing led by Gervasi’s wine steward Brad Preston. Arrival time is 6:30 p.m., with dinner served at 7. The cost is $140 per guest, and taxes are not included. Tickets are nonrefundable.August 23 Lady Gaga Joanne World Tour theqarena.com See Lady Gaga in concert at Quicken Loans Arena at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets start at $46.August 26 Sci-fi Double Feature cantonpalacetheatre.org Enjoy a sci-fi double feature of “The Day the Earth Stood Still” at 7:30 p.m. and “Crack in the World” at 9:20 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Admission is $5 for one movie or $8 for both. Doors open at 7 p.m.August 30 John Mayer clevelandamphitheater.com See John Mayer at Blossom Music Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $37.August 31 Ohio Craft Beers and Royal Docks Brewing Company starklibrary.org Celebrate the variety of craft brewing in Ohio. Paul Gaston’s new book “Ohio’s Craft Beers” is a guide of Ohio’s prime destination for great craft beer. He will be joined by the brewmaster from Royal Docks who will discuss his style and process of brewing. This event will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Sippo Branch Library.August 31, September 1, 2, 4 78th annual Labor Day Flea Market hartvillemarketplace.com The 78th annual Labor Day Flea Market at Hartville MarketPlace will be huge. The weekend kicks off on Thursday and runs through Saturday. The market will be closed Sunday, but the festivities will pick up for one final day on Monday. There are typically more than 1,000 outdoor vendors and about 30,000 customers at this event. Mark your calendars so you won’t miss out on all of the bargains and fun.