Avatars: Relics from the Future
AVATARS: Relics from the Future will take audiences on an artistic excavation of mighty entities such as mummies and totems extracted from the innovative ceramic studio of Gary Spinosa. The figurative works in “AVATARS” combine human, animal and architectural forms. See the exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art.
Make a Father’s Day Gift
Parents, bring your little artists to this special workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Museum of Art to make Dad a decorative ceramic fish. It’s a one-of-a-kind gift for Dad. This workshop is taught by seasoned pottery instructor Bill Shearrow of Shearrow Tile & Pottery, LLC. The $25 cost includes all materials.
Sam Hunt, Maren Morris and Chris Janson
See Sam Hunt, Maren Morris and Chris Janson live in concert at 7 p.m. at Blossom Music Center. Tickets start at $64.
First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events. It starts with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m., followed by the event downtown till 10 p.m. The theme for June is Carnival. The free family movie at the Canton Palace Theatre is “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted.” It starts at 7:30 p.m.
Murder Mystery Train: Nashville Nights!
Sweeter than a mint julep! Saying “No” to the University that Vander built has cost Fannie Mae Bond millions of dollars, and her life! Channel 6 News reporter Jody Riggs invites you to meet a courtroom full of suspects including Momma’s nurse, a pro golfer, a gold-digging tennis coach, a new daughter-in-law and some hunting dogs. Climb aboard the Murder Mystery Train at 7:30 p.m. at Akron Northside Station, and figure out who done it! Guests role-play as suspects and detectives. Tickets are $50 per person. Advanced registration is required. Your ticket includes a boxed dinner, train ride and performance.
The Spirits of the Palace Ghost Investigation
Enjoy an investigation into the world of the paranormal inside the Canton Palace Theatre. The crew from Team S.P.E.C.T.R.E. will lead you in your investigation into the Spirits of the Palace Theatre. This event begins at 10:30 p.m. and runs until 2 a.m. Doors open at 10 p.m. Groups are limited to 30 people. Admission is $40 per person. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Bike to Eat Week
The North Canton Ernie’s Bike Shop is promoting a “Bike to Eat Week” to promote healthy living in the North Canton area. Local North Canton restaurants will be giving a 10 percent discount to people and families who ride their bikes to the restaurant. The participating restaurants are RO’s Ice Cream, Bill And Mary’s, Pita Pit, BAM! Healthy Cuisine, Best Burger, Contessa’s Pizzeria, Cheese N Crackers Deli, Handel’s Homemade Ice Cream, Diaita Juice, Beyesly’s Restaurant and Mama Guzzardi’s Italian Kitchen.
Friends of the 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. Hardback books, CDs, DVDs and videos are $1, paperbacks and children’s books are 50 cents, and magazines are 25 cents.
Swing into Summer Style Show
Join the Canton Fine Arts Associates, Inc. for its fifth annual style show, “Swing into Summer!” Gorgeous fashions will be provided by Chico’s. You’ll enjoy a luncheon, a door prize raffle, a 50/50 raffle, a silent auction and more. The cost is $25 per person. The event is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Canton Museum of Art. To make reservations, contact Suzie at 330-453-7666, ext. 105.
Do the Mu!
Do the Mu! is the first Saturday of every month. Drop in at the Massillon Museum anytime 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 June is Father’s Day Photo Frames with Diane Gibson.
Imagine: A Choral Celebration of the Life of John Lennon
Voices of Canton Inc. presents the songs of John Lennon and The Beatles. This powerful performance features songs interspersed with short monologues and musings of John Lennon. It’s a musical journey from the early Liverpool days to Lennon’s last solo works. See the performance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Timken Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students with a valid student ID.
Jack Johnson will be at Blossom Music Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $90.
38th Railroad Festival
The Dennison Railroad Festival includes food, rides, a queen’s pageant, car show and parade, and it’s all free. Bring the family for a fun weekend. EDITOR’S PICK
Live at Lunch
June 7, 14, 21, 28
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!
June 7, 14, 21, 28
Free Live Trivia
Do you like trivia? Are you one of those people who stores all sorts of tidbits and facts in your brain? Do you like to play games? 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, one starting at 6:30 p.m. and one starting at 7:30 p.m. 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.
Canton Greek Fest
From live entertainment and cooking demonstrations to great food and gifts-to-go, come celebrate summer the Greek way at the Canton Greek Fest. Carrying on the 30-year tradition, the Canton Greek Fest will have live entertainment, delicious food and pastries, a drive-thru, cooking demonstrations, a wine-sampling room, a kids playground and gift store and marketplace. It’s all happening at the St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church.
Spirits & Spirits Expedition
Join “Haunted Stark” author and paranormal researcher Sherri Brake for an evening canal boat cruise blending spirits and spirits. Hear the dark history in Stark County as you venture to Lock 4 on this one-hour evening cruise. Hear of bootleggers, moonshiners and speakeasies along with frontier ghosts, canal history and the superstitions among the canal workers. After returning to the point of departure, walk with Sherri and step into Canal Spirits, Canal Fulton’s new distillery, and sample spirits made locally. Guests will learn of the distilling process and hear of the building’s history. Next stop is a short walk to the Miller-Doan Tavern. Make sure to arrive at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center at 8 p.m. Departure time is 8:30 p.m. You must be 21 or older to attend, and the cost is $45 per person.
Zac Brown Band
The Zac Brown Band will be at Blossom Music Center at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $64.
Canton Blues Fest
Listen to all kinds of blues music at the Canton Blues Fest on Market Square in downtown Canton. This free festival will feature Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers and Robben Ford. VIP passes are available for $50 and $80.
Summer Car Show
Come join the fun and help support the mission at MAPS Air Museum at the Don Sitts Summer Car Show.
Fourth Annual Dog Fest of Zoar
Buckeye Dock Dogs showcase their Big Air, Extreme Vertical and Speed Retrieval competitions at the Fourth Annual Dog Fest of Zoar. Admission is free, parking is $5 per vehicle, and the event is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 198 Main Street in Zoar. Bring your pets for the parade, costume contest, pet-friendly vendors and more. There will be free museum tours throughout the weekend.
June 10-November 12
Stark County in the Great War exhibit
This exhibit at the Massillon Museum will commemorate the centennial of America’s involvement in World War I, featuring artifacts from the permanent collection. It will be on display in the main gallery and second floor.
North Canton Jaycee Fair
This annual fair is held on the parking lot of the North Canton Memorial Stadium on Seventh Street. Featuring lots of local food vendors, this event is perfect for the whole family.
Critter Tuesdays at Beech Creek Gardens
Beech Creek Gardens visitors 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.
Art Uncorked: Van Gogh Sunflowers
Come enjoy wine, music and friends while creating a personal masterpiece at the Canton Museum of Art from 6 to 8 p.m. Erica Emerson will instruct you step-by-step through re-creating this month’s featured painting, Van Gogh Sunflowers. The $35 cost includes materials, wine and refreshments. You must be 21 or older to register.
June 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29
Farm Fun Days
Head to Nickajack Farms for family fun on the farm. Admission is $5, and children 2 and younger get in free. Admission includes the activity barn, discovery barn, playground, rascals round up and barnyard animals. Pony rides are available for $5 per ride.
Vintner’s Dinners are culinary adventures that pair handcrafted Maize Valley wines with a five-course homegrown meal. The dinner is from 6:30 to 9 p.m. The cost is $40 per guest including tax and gratuity, though certain dinners may cost more. Reserve your space online.
Italian American Festival
Enjoy musical entertainment, Italian foods, pastries, refreshments, bocce tournaments, line dancing, a festival casino and more at the Italian American Festival in downtown Canton.
Do you love “Supernatural,” “Doctor Who” and/or “Sherlock”? This is the crowd for you! Dress as your favorite character for a cosplay contest, enjoy themed nibbles, crafts and activities for all ages, plus photo ops and exciting prizes. Join the fun at the Louisville Public Library from 5:30 to 8 p.m. This event is for the whole family.
June 16, 17
The Akron All-City Musical presents “Mary Poppins,” one of the most popular Disney movies of all time. “Mary Poppins” is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft. This show is a perfect opportunity to showcase a strong, iconic female performer, as well as unique special effects and illusions. See the performance at 2:30 p.m. June 16 and 7:30 p.m. June 16 and 17. Tickets are $10 for general admission seats, $20 and $25 for reserved seats.
Fit Family 5K
The seventh annual Fit Family 5K Run and Walk Race begins on the Walsh University campus and winds through the roads of the surrounding North Canton community. This fast road race promotes health and wellness for all ages. All proceeds will benefit the Walsh University Doctor of Physical Therapy Students by providing them with educational scholarships. Packet pick-up will be available from 7 to 8:30 a.m. inside the David Campus Center on the Walsh University campus. Kids of all ages are welcome to participate in the half-mile Fun Run (two track laps) prior to the 5K race. The race begins at 9 a.m. The standard cost is $25, and the student cost is $20. The kid’s Fun Run cost is $8.
Downtown Canton Flea
The second Downtown Canton Flea of the season 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. It’s all for sale, all for you, all in one place, rain or shine.
Saturday in the City: Grown in Canton
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.
Cruise-On-In & Dance Party
Come out to the Cruise-On-In & Dance Party in Massillon for great vendor food, live entertainment, family fun, fireworks and the main attractions: classic, antique and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles.
June 17, 18, 24, 25
Pirates Dinner Cruise
Join the Canal Fulton Players as they perform an adventurous tale of pirates along the banks of the historic Ohio and Erie Canal and St. Helena III canal boat. Dinner will be provided by Canal Grille. The event is from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Meet at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center. Tickets are $37 and include dinner, the performance and the canal boat ride.
June 17, 24
Canton Farmers’ Market
The Canton Farmers’ Market runs every Saturday morning, 8 to 11:30 a.m., June 17 through October 7 and is located in the Nadine McIlwain Administrative Building Parking Lot at the corner of Fourth Street NW and McKinley Avenue NW. It is a producers-only market that gives shoppers an opportunity to buy fresh, quality, seasonal products. Along with produce, the market offers baked goods, flowers and herbs, honey and jams, artisan bread, cheese, eggs, meat, pet treats and more.
Father’s Day Grand Buffet
Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner choices plus sweet treats and a full-service bar at the Father’s Day Grand Buffet at Fieldcrest Estate. Make reservations for 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. on the site or by calling 330-966-2222.
Tea with the Curator–Mentioning the Unmentionables
Join curator Kim Kenney at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum for a fascinating look at the history of what we wear under our clothes. A fun and entertaining look at a forgotten part of fashion history. The program is from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15 and includes tea/coffee and breakfast sweets. Reservations are required. Call 330-455-7043.
Classic Lit Book Club
Join the discussion on classic literature at the North Canton Public Library. The book club will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room B to discuss “Great Expectations” by Charles Dickens.
SingStark! feat. “Jet Plane” and “Piano Man”
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, will lead attendees in singing two popular songs— “Jet Plane” and “Piano Man” this month. You will learn the songs and perform them. Join others to sing from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Day out with Dad
Head to the Pro Football Hall of Fame for a day of family, football and fun. Admission is $38 for one dad and up to four children ages 12 and younger. It is $25 for an additional adult, $18 per additional child 12 and younger and $25 per additional child 13 and older. Tickets are presale only. Admission includes Official Hall of Fame Character Camp, a chance to interact with a Gold Jacket, a self-guided tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and free parking. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the Hall of Fame Character Camp is from 9 a.m. to noon, and the self-guided museum tour is from noon to 8 p.m.
16th annual Cruisin’ Thru History Car Show
The Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum and Yesterday’s Classics will host the 16th annual Cruisin’ Thru History Antique and Classic Car Show at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Registration will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first 100 cars registered will receive a unique dash plaque. Enjoy live entertainment, refreshments, door prizes and more. This will be a fun day for the entire family. There also will be planetarium shows and Discover World demonstrations throughout the day.
The second 720 Market of the season is at South Main and Waterside Centre (DeHoff/Lemmon) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This newly rising, must-attend market in North Canton showcases makers and bakers, brewers and growers and more at a fresh-air, fresh new way to shop, eat and discover local talent. Expect something for everyone at this rain-or-shine event.
Underground Railroad Experience
The Underground Railroad Experience allows participants to follow along during an outdoor drama on the Spring Hill Historic Home grounds, tour the historic home or dine on a period meal. Tickets are $10 to $20, depending upon how many of the day’s experiences participants engage in. Lunch food and other refreshments also are on sale that day. The event is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort Laurens: Let Them Eat Cake
Dress in your finest for an afternoon of British teas, desserts and history of the British Empire from 2 to 4 p.m. at 11067 Fort Laurens Road NW in Bolivar. Reservations are required. The cost is $10 per person.
Train, Natasha Bedingfield and O.A.R.
See Train, Natasha Bedingfield and O.A.R. live in concert at Blossom Music Center at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $36.
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
The Massillon Museum holds a free monthly lecture series during the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. Guests may bring carry-out, a sack lunch or enjoy a complimentary cookie and coffee provided by the Massillon Museum. No reservations are required.