The Docket January 2018

High-Mileage Hike Jan. 13 Lace up your hiking boots and get out with Stark Parks for this 4.5-mile hike. Dress for the weather. Hikers will meet at 9 a.m. at the E. Maple Street ball fields trailhead of Hoover Trail.

Through Feb. 18
The Pan American Exposition
While shaking hands at the Temple of Music at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, President McKinley was shot. This exhibition at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum will explore what happened in the eight days between the shooting and McKinley’s death. The exhibit also will examine the Exposition itself, what it was, why it was held and what new technologies were on display.

Through March 04
Elijah Pierce: An American Journey
“An American Journey” explores the work of self-taught American folk artist Elijah Pierce. Pierce was a prolific African American woodcarver known for his brightly painted sculptural panels illustrating biblical stories, moral lessons, historical events and images from popular culture—a landscape of woodcarved art that is unlike any in America. The exhibit will focus on 40 major works. See the exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art.

Jan. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Open mic night
Open mic night gives local talented people the chance to come out and play in front of a fabulous crowd in the coffee shop environment at Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co. in downtown Canton. Bring yourself, friends, neighbors and instruments on Tuesday nights for a good time. The sign-up sheet goes out at 7:30 p.m., and music starts at 8 p.m. Each performer gets to play three songs. Open mic night ends at 11 p.m. Check the site for more information.

Jan. 2, 15, 18, 20, 26, 28, 31
Cleveland Cavaliers
See the Cleveland Cavaliers play against the Portland Trailblazers, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, Oklahoma City Thunder, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat. All games are at Quicken Loans Arena. Check the site for ticket prices and tipoff times.

Jan. 3
Woodcarving Get-Together
Learn a relaxing, low-cost hobby or meet other people who share your interest. Master woodcarvers will share their expertise with you. Materials will be provided for beginners. Additional wood blanks may be available for purchase. For ages 10 and older. Adults must remain at the class with participants younger than 18. This workshop is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Science Lab at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park.

Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Free live trivia
Do you like trivia? Do you like to drink wine or beer? Then come out to Maize Valley on Wednesday evenings for Sporcle Live Trivia. This free event will have two rounds of trivia, one starting at 6:30 and one starting at 7:30 p.m. Sign up and play one or both rounds, as an individual or as a team. There is no cost to play, and there are prizes awarded to the winner of each round.

Jan. 4
Cocoa & Conversation
Escape the cold winter weather by curling up with a good book. The book this month, “Hope is the Thing With Feathers” by Christopher Cokinos, talks about imperiled and extinct bird species of North America. After some discussion and cocoa, you will talk about ways you can help native bird species and make an upcycled bird feeder. This event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park.

Down to Earth Yoga
Jan. 4
Yoga meets each person where they are and can offer great benefits to people in all walks of life. This hourlong yoga practice will leave you feeling relaxed and strong. Instructor Kim Kohler creates an environment that is judgment free and adaptable to all levels of experience. The class is from 6 to 7 p.m. at Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park.

Jan. 5
Fit Friday
Get out with Stark Parks for this biweekly, healthy walking series. Join park staff for a 3-mile walk on the natural surface trails of Quail Hollow Park. Park in the lot at the top of the hill from the manor house, located across the street from the Dogwood parking lot. Dress for the weather. The walk will start at 9 a.m.

Jan. 5
First Friday
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.

Jan. 5
Rick Springfield
Over the past three decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, he’s a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits. See him at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $52.


Canton Charge

Jan. 5, 17, 20, 26, 27, 30
See the Canton Charge take on the Westchester Knicks, Raptors 905, Sioux Falls Skyforce, Lakeland Magic, Greensboro Swarm and Ft. Wayne Mad Ants. All games are at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Check the site for more information and to purchase tickets.

Jan. 5-7, 11-14
Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream
Are your kids Disney fans? Bring them to Quicken Loans Arena to see Disney on Ice Presents Dare to Dream. There are various showtimes and various ticket prices. Check the site for more information.


Cross Country Skiing Basics

Jan. 6
Explore in the snow around Quail Hollow Park while learning about cross country ski equipment, basic techniques and safety. The cost is $12 per participant for equipment rental. Rental fees will be collected by Quail Hollow Park the morning of the program. Cash or check only. The program is weather dependent, and registered participants will be contacted prior to the program to confirm attendance. Preregistration is required with a minimum of 10 participants. This is for ages 12 and older. The class is from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Quail Hollow Park Ski Shop.

Jan. 6
Friends of the Stark County District Library Book Sale
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.

Jan. 6
Do the Mu!
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.

Jan. 6-Feb. 25
Bird in Hand
Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees at Beech Creek Gardens near Alliance. Enjoy the fresh winter air as you explore the outdoors and connect with nature. Visitors also will enjoy a warm outdoor fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows for roasting. Bring the whole family to this unique experience. This happens every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $3 per person, and it’s free for ages 2 and younger and Beech Creek members. For more information, call 330-829-7050 or email

Jan. 9
Adventures in Birding: Hoover Trail
A database used by birders and scientists alike, eBird, categorizes the Hoover Trail as a hotspot, which means it’s an excellent place to see a variety of different bird species. Take a leisurely hike along Hoover Trail, and search for birds along this suburban trail. Bring your own binoculars. The event is from 9 to 11 a.m. Meet at the E. Maple Street ball fields trailhead.

Jan. 9
Flights & Bites
Head to The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard for a fun and interactive experience in the casual, cozy Balconatta. Gervasi’s wine steward will lead guests through three wines paired with three appetizer bites. Make it an evening and enjoy dinner before or after the event. Reservations are recommended for dining. The Flights & Bites sessions are at 5:45 and 7 p.m. The cost is $16 per person per session.

Jan. 10
Canton Fine Arts Associates Luncheon
Join the Canton Fine Arts Associates for a luncheon featuring the exhibit Elijah Pierce: An American Journey. Canton Museum of Art Director Max Barton will present a private tour of this exciting folk art exhibit. The program begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Canton Museum of Art. The cost is $15 and open to the public. Request an invitation by contacting Suzie Thomas at or 330-453-7666, ext. 105.

Jan. 11
Book club
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today’s most intriguing books and topics. The book for January is “A Brief History of Seven Killings” by Marlon James. Meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the North Branch library to discuss this book.

Jan. 12
The Perry Sippo Branch Library will be playing “Moana” starting at 6 p.m. In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right in Disney’s 2016 movie “Moana.”

Jan. 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
“Doubt, A Parable”
See “Doubt, A Parable” at the W.G. Fry Theatre at Players Guild Theatre. Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, one of the key elements of “Doubt” is the issue of certainty, and begs the question “How difficult is it to be certain, even in an environment of faith?” There are multiple performances. Check the site for more information.

High-Mileage Hike
Jan. 13
Lace up your hiking boots and get out with Stark Parks for this 4.5-mile hike. Dress for the weather. Hikers will meet at 9 a.m. at the E. Maple Street ball fields trailhead of Hoover Trail.

Jan. 13, 27
Adoptable Cats and Kittens
Meet adoptable cats and kittens from A Cat’s Cradle rescue group at the North Canton Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Jan. 17, 19, 25, 27
Cleveland Monsters
Watch the Cleveland Monsters take on the Rockford Icehogs and Iowa Wild at Quicken Loans Arena. Check the site for starting times and ticket prices.

Jan. 18
Soup at Six–Music in the White House
Join Director of Education Christopher Kenney for this new program, Music in the White House. Kenney will explore the different types of music enjoyed by our presidents in this entertaining and educational program. Using audio and video clips, the program also takes a look at a sampling of the thousands of musicians who have performed at the White House over the last two centuries. This exciting evening begins with a signature soup, fresh baked bread, drinks and dessert. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. The cost is $15 per person, and prepaid reservations are required. For more information, call 330-455-7043.

Jan. 18
“The Sound of Music”
The hills are alive! A brand new production of “The Sound of Music” is coming to The Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp family once again will thrill audiences with its Tony-, Grammy- and Academy Award-winning best score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. See it at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $53.

Jan. 20
Royalty on the Rails
Climb aboard the train to listen to stories, sing songs and enjoy a sweet treat with your favorite princesses. Passengers will have the opportunity to receive autographs and take pictures with special guests: the Snow Queen, Ice Princess, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty. Tickets are $30 per person. Passengers ages 3 and older need a ticket. Younger passengers do not need a ticket but must sit on a parent or guardian’s lap. This event is from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m., and the train departs at 1:45 p.m. out of Peninsula Depot.

Jan. 20
Pours & Pairings at the Palace
Enjoy craft beer tasting, food pairing and a movie at the Canton Palace Theatre from 7 to 10 p.m. There will be craft beer samplings hosted by Anheuser Busch, George’s Lounge gourmet burgers and the film “The Love of Beer.” Purchase your tickets by Monday, January 15. Seating is limited. The cost is $55 per person.

Jan. 23
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
All Brown Bag Lunch presentations are free and run from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Pack a lunch or purchase a lunch at Anderson’s in the City inside the Massillon Museum. There are complimentary cookies and coffee for guests. No reservations are needed. Check the site for topic information.

Jan. 23
Harlem Globetrotters
See the Harlem Globetrotters work their magic at 7 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Tickets range from $25.50 to $93.50. Check the site for more information, including a special pregame event and courtside seating.

Jan. 23
Lee Ann Womack
Progressive traditionalist Lee Ann Womack has sung for presidents, the Concert for the Nobel Prize and Maya Angelou’s Celebration of Joy Rising. More importantly, the Grammy winner built a career seeking songs that slice life wide open to let the pain, emptiness, rage and desire pour out. See her at 7:30 p.m. at the Kent State University at Tuscarawas Performing Arts Center. Tickets start at $48.

MasterWorks: German Genius
Jan. 27
Share the evening with two of Germany’s most famous composers. The Canton Symphony Orchestra will perform Bach’s “Double Violin Concerto” and one of Mahler’s most accessible symphonies at 7:30 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. Tickets are $28, $38 and $48.

Jan. 28
Coaching Legends, featuring Jim Tressel & John Cooper
The Canton Repository and Dusty Guitar Promotions are excited to announce “Coaching Legends” featuring Jim Tressel and John Cooper will be at The Canton Palace Theatre from 7 to 9 p.m. Legendary former Ohio State head coaches Jim Tressel and John Cooper will be taking the stage to chronicle their time with the organization. There will be a question and answer portion as well for the audience. Tickets are $30 and $40.

Jan. 30
ABBA Mania
ABBA Mania is now accepted as the world’s No. 1 touring ABBA production. It features a special concert presentation, which celebrates the music of ABBA in a respectful and enjoyable way, reviving special memories of when ABBA ruled the airwaves. The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Akron Civic Theatre. Tickets are $40.

Jan. 31
Once in a Blue Moon Hike & Campfire
Did you know the saying “once in a blue moon” stemmed from a natural phenomenon? Join this hike to find out what rare phenomenon we are talking about. The hike will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Fry Shelter at Fry Family Park.

Where to buy

The Repository
Select Rite Aid Stores
Spee-D Foods
Buehler's Fresh Foods
Fishers Foods, including 44th Street NW, Tuscarawas St. W, Fulton Drive, Lincoln Way E. and Cleveland Ave. NW locations
Aultman Hospital Gift Shop
Mercy Medical Center Gift Shop
Gervasi Vineyard Marketplace
Carpe Diem Coffee Shop, downtown Canton and Belden Village Mall locations
News Depot
Avenue Arts Marketplace
Yum Yum Tree Alliance
Grapes in a Glass