Summer Fests: May

First Friday—May 5: Spend the first Friday of the month in downtown Canton for First Friday. Start the party at the Canton Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m. for the First Stop, and continue to make your way downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. Enjoy music, performances and visual arts events, as well as local food and drinks in downtown Canton’s variety of restaurants, bars and coffee shops. May’s theme is Make Peace May. And there’s a free First Friday family movie at the Canton Palace Theatre that starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to see “The Princess Bride.”

The Docket May 2017

Free exhibit opening—Mom, what’s that?—Many items that used to be commonplace are now quaint nods to the past. You might remember them, but do your kids know what they are? This exhibition will feature artifacts from the late 20th century, such as rotary phones, typewriters, VCRs and lots more! The exhibit opening is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. May 26, and it’s free. The exhibit will be on view until September 3 at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. mckinleymuseum.org

FA Uncorked

A unique program titled “FA Uncorked” was held at the Canton Museum of Art and sparked the creative spirit in all participants. Sponsored by Canton Fine Arts Associates, “FA Uncorked” was conducted by Erica Emerson, education manager of the Canton Museum of Art. Emerson led guests with step-by-step instructions in the creation of their paintings. Wine, snacks and all painting supplies were included.

Party Gras—Party Deux

Lots of people were loud in the library at the Massillon Public Library’s “Party Gras—Part Deux,” in February. Guests enjoyed refreshments from the bayou buffet and gator bite punch bucket while listening to the Zydeco Kings and competing for prize baskets in a scavenger hunt throughout the main floor of the library.

Culture shot: abstract art and the blind

How do you explain what abstract art looks like ... to a blind person? That’s the concept behind the latest exhibit at the Massillon Museum: Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception (through May 23). Ten abstract paintings from the museum’s collection have been made accessible to those with blindness or low vision for the first time, thanks to an inventive, multisensory experience.

The Docket April 2017

Free Live Trivia: Do you like trivia? Do you enjoy drinking wine or beer? Then come out to Maize Valley for Sporcle Live Trivia. This free event will have two rounds of trivia, one starting at 6:30 p.m. and another at 7:30 p.m. April 6, 13, 20 and 27. Sign up and play one or both rounds. Play as an individual or gather some friends and play as a team. There is no cost to play, and there are prizes awarded to the winner of each round. If you want, you even can join the league for chances to win even more prizes. maizevalley.com