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.
Take a historic and photographic tour of the Canton Palace Theatre with Vans Camera from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information or to register, contact Van’s Camera at 330-493-3534.
November 1, 5, 7, 17, 22, 28
See the Cleveland Cavaliers play against the Indiana Pacers, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat. The games on November 1, 7, 22 and 28 start at 7 p.m. The November 5 game starts at 3 p.m., and the game on November 17 starts at 7:30 p.m. All games are at Quicken Loans Arena. Check the site for ticket prices.
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Free live trivia
Come out to Maize Valley at 6:30 p.m. for free Sporcle Live Trivia. 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.
Marketplace Holiday Gala
Let the festivities begin! Head to Gervasi Vineyard to kick off the holiday season at The Marketplace’s annual Holiday Gala. Enjoy tiny treats while shopping the new holiday lines. The Marketplace will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
November 3, 11, 18, 25
“A Football Life”
NFL Films examines the untold stories of the most influential NFL icons with unprecedented access. The films are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring Jim Kelly on November 3, Larry Fitzgerald on November 11, Eddie George on November 18 and Joe Gibbs on November 25. The cost is included with admission.
Find one-of-a-kind gifts at The Wilderness Center’s annual free nature-themed craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Wilderness Center in Wilmot. For more information, call 330-359-5235.
The Friends of the Stark County District Library book sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the north end of the main library parking lot and in the McKinley Room.
The Charge 5K is the only race in Stark County to start and finish indoors. The atmosphere is electric as you gather courtside in the Canton Memorial Civic Center, cross the start line and head outside for the full 5K. Finish at the same courtside spot, and party indoors after the race. The race starts at 9 a.m. Runners and walkers are welcome. With your registration fee, you get a voucher for a free game ticket, a long sleeve tech race shirt, a finisher medal and more. There are prizes for overall first-, second- and third-place male and female finishers, as well as age groups. For more information, including registration fees and packet pickup times, visit the site.
Laura of Pembroke’s Holiday Open House
Celebrate 30 years of chic at Laura of Pembroke’s annual holiday open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Fashion Show Luncheon
Presented by the Walsh Women’s Committee, the Breakfast at Tiffany’s Fashion Show Luncheon will begin at 11 a.m. at Brookside Country Club. It will feature a silent auction with home décor and gifts for all seasons, jewelry, handbags and more. For more information, contact Lucia Cirese at 330-244-4752.
One Team, One Mission Gala Celebration
Together as one team, Pegasus Farm has one mission: to serve children and adults with disabilities so they can achieve more productive and enjoyable lives. Pegasus Farm celebrates enhancing its services to military veterans, first responders and their families with the opening of its new Military Family Center. Head to the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center from 6 to 11 p.m. for a gourmet dinner, a live and silent auction, raffles and the much-anticipated dessert room. Tickets are $85 per person.
The Patriot Project Presents: The Patriot Ball
Honoring the military, military families, wounded veterans and gold star dependents, this black tie military ball is from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Country music sensation Lonestar is the musical guest. There will be a dinner, dancing and entertainment. For more information, including ticket prices, call 330-495-8333.
November 7, 14, 21, 28
Open mic night
Open mic night gives local, talented people the chance to come out and play in front of a crowd at Muggswigz Coffee and Tea Co. in downtown Canton. 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.
Community Salute Awards
Each year, the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce recognizes the area’s unsung heroes at the Community Salute Awards by honoring select individuals, corporations, businesses and organizations for outstanding contributions to the greater Canton community. This year’s awards dinner will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. If you have any questions, call 330-458-2070.
International Science Center and Science Museum Day
Head to the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum for the International Science Center and Science Museum Day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will present the program Young Wonders (Children Changing the World), have educational booths and much more. These special programs and displays are included with your admission.
Refuge of Hope eighth annual Gala
Refuge of Hope is hosting its eighth annual gala at 6 p.m. at Brookside Country Club. Enjoy a formal dinner and auction. It’s a cocktail attire event, and tickets are $100. Register online by November 3.
Fourth Annual Women’s Empowerment Conference
Building off of the previous three years, this year’s conference will continue to interrogate rules and norms of gender while focusing specifically on the theme of service. The conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barrette Business and Community Center at Walsh University. The cost is $25 for community members and free for Walsh students, faculty and staff. Register online.
Fort Laurens Veterans Day Ceremony
Head to 11067 Fort Laurens Road NW in Bolivar from 1 to 4 p.m. for a free wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Patriot, including honor and color guard, a keynote speaker and lunch provided by Friends of Fort Laurens. For more information, call 330-874-2059.
Stark County District Library Author Series: Jay Asher
Jay Asher, author of Netflix Original and New York Times bestseller “Thirteen Reasons Why,” discusses his novels, suicide prevention and creative writing. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session and book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Admission is free, and reservations can be made on the site.
Flights & Bites
Head to The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard for a fun experience in the casual, cozy Balconatta. Gervasi’s wine steward will lead guests through three wines paired with three appetizer bites. The Flights & Bites sessions are at 5:45 and 7 p.m. The cost is $16 per person per session.
Shannon Huffman Polson: Lessons from the ‘Grit Project’
After nearly a decade as an Army officer, Shannon Huffman Polson turned her attention to storytelling, sharing the stories of remarkable female leaders and trailblazers through her “Grit Project.” Hear her speak at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit the site.
November 15, 25
See the Canton Charge take on the Memphis Hustle at 7 p.m. November 15 and the Long Island Nets at 7 p.m. November 25. Both games are at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Check the site for more information and to purchase tickets.
November Stir After Hours: Thanksgathering
The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce is giving thanks to its members at the annual Thanksgathering event at the Millennium Centre building. Enjoy entertainment, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and wine and beer from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Give to those in need by bringing a nonperishable food item or a $3 donation for the Stark County Hunger Task Force and receive free admission to the event. Although it is free with a donation, registration is required. If you have questions, call 330-458-2070.
Soup at Six–Pan American Exposition
William McKinley said that “expositions are the time keepers of American progress.” During this Soup at Six, Christopher Kenney, director of education, will explore the history and legacy of the Pan-American exposition, including the eight days between the shooting of President McKinley and his death. The program begins at 6 p.m. at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. The cost is $15 and includes a signature soup, bread, dessert and beverage. Prepaid reservations are required. For more information, call 330-455-7043.
Reserve your spot to take a culinary tour of the world at Maize Valley from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Experience the best flavors of Scandinavia paired with Maize Valley wines. The cost is $40 per guest.
November 16, 18, 24, 25
Watch the Cleveland Monsters take on the Milwaukee Admirals and Texas Stars at Quicken Loans Arena. All games are at 7 p.m. except for the game on November 24. It is at 1 p.m.
The 36th annual Holiday Tree Festival
Mark your calendars for the 36th annual Holiday Tree Festival at the John S. Knight Center presented by the Volunteers of Akron Children’s Hospital. Every year, more than 200 decorated trees, 85,000 strings of lights and countless other holiday creations are displayed. Check the site for more information, including hours and pricing.
Jay-Z 4:44 Tour
See Jay-Z live in concert at 8 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. Tickets start at $29.50.
Thanksgiving Grand Buffet
For all the major holidays—even some that don’t fall on a Sunday—Fieldcrest Estate brings families together for a sit-down celebration featuring all your favorites from the Sunday Brunch Buffets, plus some seasonal treats such as turkey, ham and sweet potatoes. And the best news? They do the dishes. To make reservations, call 330-966-2222. Note that holiday grand buffet prices are different from Sunday Brunch Buffets.
Day After Thanksgiving Activities
Come to the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum for a full day of family fun and activities! The museum will be decorated beautifully for the holidays. Step into the Street of Shops and view the magnificent trees in each shop. When you are finished upstairs, be sure to visit Discover World and the Planetarium. (Parents: remember that children must be 5 years old and accompanied by an adult to attend a planetarium show.) Complete your visit with some holiday shopping in the Museum Shoppe.
Free Kids Friday
Spend your Black Friday at the Pro Football Hall of Fame avoiding the lines for holiday shopping to enjoy the fun festivities with your family. Up to four kids 12 and younger get in free with one paid adult admission.
November 24-December 23
Christmas at Beech Creek Gardens
Enjoy lots of hands-on holiday activities, fun areas to explore, sweet treats and things to learn at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve in Alliance. Enjoy the festival of trees and lights, special Grinch visits, storybook trail, snowflake theater and more. The plant science center will be transformed into Candyland for the holiday season and will be full of fun and educational exhibits about candy and plants. Enjoy sweet treats and have fun watching the Candyland train. The cost is $5 per person and is free for members and children 2 and younger. This is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. For more information, call 330-829-7050.
High Mileage Hike
Lace up your hiking boots and get out with Stark Parks for this 6-mile hike on the Sippo Valley Trail, starting at Lincoln Park. Dress for the weather. The hike is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon. Register online.
Small Business Saturday
What better place to shop on Small Business Saturday than Hartville MarketPlace? Experience more than 90 independently owned boutique style shops all under one roof. Shop all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Adult Make & Take Workshop
Welcome holiday guests with an impressive, lush and fragrant swag adorning your front door. Let your own personality shine by creating a forest fantasy door swag at Beech Creek Gardens in Alliance. Materials used are from nature’s winter bounty—assorted fresh evergreens, twigs, pine cones, berries and more. This workshop is from 2 to 4 p.m. Reservations are required. The cost is $24 for members and $28 for nonmembers.
November 27-December 18
Gingerbread House Extravaganza
Design and build a gingerbread creation and bring it to the Stark County District Library to decorate the children’s department. Entries must be entirely constructed of edible products (candies, cookies, crackers, cereals, etc.). All entries should be on a wooden or heavy cardboard base. Please tape a 3-inch-by-5-inch card with name, address and phone number of contact person underneath the base. Starting November 27, entries along with their entry forms can be brought to Main Library, Children’s Services, during regular library hours. The entry form will be available for download on the site starting in November. To be eligible for the People’s Choice Award, entries must be received by noon on Thursday, December 7. Voting will take place during Light Up Downtown at Main Library (December 7 from 6 to 8 pm). To be eligible to win in one of the other categories, entries must be received by end of the business day December 10. Voting will take place December 11 through 15, and winners will be announced December 18. Winners do not need to be present to win. Contestants may enter more than one category, but must fill out a form for each entry.
Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Show, presented by Latshaw Productions
One of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry, the four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits. Throughout their four-decade career, The Oak Ridge Boys have received numerous gold and platinum records and continue to thrill audiences with their unique blend of country and gospel music. See them at the Canton Palace Theatre from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $75.
November 30-December 2
OHSAA Football State Championships
The Ohio high school football season culminates in a battle for seven division championships to be contested on the gridiron inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Games are at 7:30 p.m. November 30, 10 a.m., 3 and 8 p.m. December 1 and 10 a.m., 3 and 8 p.m. December 2.