The Docket October 2016

Halloween at the ‘Boo-seum’ ( Head to the annual Halloween party at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, and trick or treat in the Street of Shops and Discover World. The party will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. October 28. There also will be hayrides (weather permitting, tickets are $1), a scavenger hunt, science shows and much more. A hot dog supper will be available for purchase in the museum cafe. Admission is $5 per person. To avoid lines, call 330-455-7043 to pre-pay your reservations.

Through October 31
Nickajack Farms Fall Festival
Head to Nickajack Farms to celebrate all things fall. There will be pumpkins, corn mazes, hay rides and more. Open every day from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. until October 31.

October 1
Canton Farmers’ Market
The Canton Farmers’ Market is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the former Timken High School administrative building parking lot.

October 1
Downtown Canton Coffee Crawl
The second annual Downtown Canton Coffee Crawl will take you to wonderful downtown coffee shops and craft goodie destinations. Knowledgeable tour guides will escort you from one coffee shop to another downtown from 1 to 4 p.m. There are goodie bags for all. Register online. Tickets are $15 per person.

October 1
Friends of the Stark County District Library book sale
The Friends of the Stark County District Library Book Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Book Sale Building at the north end of the main library parking lot and in the McKinley Room in the main library. This sale is a bag sale which means that you can fill your first bag for $4. Your second bag is $3, and the rest are $2.

October 1
Do the Mu!
Head to the Massillon Museum from noon to 2 p.m. for a fun-filled family afternoon. No reservations are required, and the event is free and open to the public.

October 1
MasterWorks 1: Audience Choice
Enjoy favorites that were voted on by Canton Symphony Orchestra audience members in 2015. See the performance at the Zimmermann Symphony Center from 8 to 10 p.m. Tickets range from $26 to $51.

October 1, 2, 15
Megasaurus is a giant fire-breathing, car-crushing dinosaur that performs across the United States at Monster Jam Truck Shows and other events. Megasaurus will be at Maize Valley for two shows October 1, one show October 2 and two shows October 15. His show typically involves him “eating” two cars, one of which is filled with pumpkins. Check the site for admission prices, which also include being permitted to the fall harvest activities.

Kent State University at Stark Adventure Race

October 2
Starting at 9 a.m. at St. Helena Heritage Park in Canal Fulton, teams of two will run, canoe and bike together. You will run 2.3 miles, canoe 2.5 miles and bike 4.8 miles. Early bird registration, available till September 25, is $50 per team of two. After that, it is $70 per team of two. No race-day registration will be available. Participants must be 9 years old. Long-sleeve shirts and medals will be given to all finishers. For more information, contact Stacie Humm at or 330-244-3390.

October 4
Bistro Flights & Bites
Enjoy three wines paired with three appetizer bites at 5:45 or 6:30 p.m. at the cozy Balconatta at Gervasi Vineyard. The cost is $16 per person. Make your reservations online. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

October 5
Woodcarving get-together
Learn a relaxing, low-cost new 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. This event is for ages 10 and older. This will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway Science Lab. It is a free event.

October 6
‘The Price is Right Live’
“The Price Is Right Live” is the hit interactive stage show that gives eligible individuals the chance to “Come On Down” to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a new car. Play classic games from TV’s longest running and most popular game show. If you enjoy the rush of emotions experienced while watching the show, just imagine the possibilities if you were actually in the audience watching it live. Get tickets for $29.50 to $59.50 for the show at the Akron Civic Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

October 6
Amy Schumer Live
See Amy Schumer live at Quicken Loans Arena at 8 p.m. Tickets are $42 and $112 plus a $3 facility fee.

October 7
First Friday
First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events and always a few surprises for adults and children. It is primarily a self-guided tour of local art galleries, studios, stores and restaurants. First Friday begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m., followed by the full-out event downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. The theme for October is Glow Night.

Spooky Science

October 7, 8, 14, 15
This is a unique, fun and educational event at Beech Creek Gardens. Spooky Science is all about teaching people in a fun and creative environment about all the things in nature that can spook or creep you out—such as spiders, snakes and bats. It is an open house type venue—come anytime between 4:30 and 8:30 p.m., and stay as long as you like. Food will be available for reasonable prices. Admission is $8 per person, $6 for members and free for children 2 and younger.

October 7, 28
Spirits of the Palace Ghost Investigation
Head to the Canton Palace Theatre for an investigation into the world of the paranormal. The crew from Team S.P.E.C.T.R.E. will lead you in your investigation into the Spirits of the Palace Theatre. Doors open at 10 p.m., and the event begins at 10:30 p.m. and lasts until 2 a.m. Groups are limited to 30 people. Admission is $40 per person. Participants younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For tickets, call the box office at 330-454-8172, purchase online or in person at 605 Market Avenue N.

October 14, 15
Spirits and Spirits Cruise
Haunted history, a canal boat ride, distilled spirits and a tavern visit—what’s not to love? 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. After returning to the point of departure, you’ll walk with Sherri to Canal Spirits, Canal Fulton’s new distillery, and sample spirits made locally. The next stop is the new Miller-Doan Tavern. Free appetizers await you at the final destination. Limited spots are available. Participants must be 21 or older. The cost is $45 per person. Arrive at 6 p.m. The boat departs at 6:30 p.m. from the Canal Fulton Canalway Center.


Director’s Choice

October 14, 15
Through the years, the Canton Ballet has been building a repertoire which rivals that of any pre-professional classical ballet company. Experience classical ballet, contemporary ballet and modern dance with creative and challenging new works by resident and guest choreographers. The performances start at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Tickets are $10.

October 14, 15
Ghost Tours
Take a tour of the original Dennison Railroad Depot in the dark, and enjoy hearing the tales of the people who still remain here in spirit. The cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $6 for children and $5 for members. Reservations must be made in advance.

October 15
Black and White Harvest Ball
Mercy Service League will hold its signature fundraising event, the Harvest Ball, at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. There will be a five-course meal, complimentary cocktails and full-bar service, delicious desserts and dancing. Cocktails start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. and the $10,000 cash raffle drawing at 9:15 p.m. Individual dinner tickets are $175 each. All proceeds, as well as the $10,000 cash raffle, will benefit the Mercy Facility Transformation Project, a multi-year project to provide private rooms throughout the hospital to improve patient experience. The attire for the event is cocktail/black-tie optional. 1920’s-themed apparel is encouraged.

October 15, 16
Colonial Trade Faire
Colonial vendors will fill the cabins at Dennison Depot and give a feel for what the village looked like in 1772. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 15 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 16. Regular admission applies.

October 18
One Book, One Community
The Stark County District Library presents One Book, One Community Stark County author Forrest Pritchard. New York Times bestselling author Forrest Pritchard will discuss his book “Gaining Ground,” chronicling his farming adventures in the world of sustainable agriculture. Books will be available for purchase. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Reservations are available through the Stark County District Library.

October 19
Teens Create
Head to the Plain Community Library Branch to hang out with your friends and make new ones from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Enjoy activities including music, art, STEM, snap circuits and more. Each day will bring something new to do and explore.

October 19
Midweek movie
Each month, the Perry Sippo Library has a midweek movie, featuring a newly released film. The movie for October is “Concussion” featuring Will Smith. See it at 5:30 p.m. in Room C.

October 19
SingStark happens the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Canton Brewing Company Speakeasy. There is a $5 cover charge. There are no auditions and no commitments. Just come as you are and sing along.

October 20
Chess Club
Whether you are a beginner, novice or expert, the whole family is invited to come and join the fun. Chess boards are provided. The club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 2 at the North Branch Library.

October 20-23
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
The circus is coming to Quicken Loans Arena. Take the whole family for a day of fun. Show times vary. Check the site for times. Tickets range from $12 to $75 with a $3 facility fee.

October 20-31
Night of the Living Dead
Fall-out from a satellite probe shot to Venus returns to Earth carrying a mysterious radiation that transforms the unburied dead into flesh-eating zombies. Seven people trapped in an isolated farmhouse, held hostage by the ravenous ghouls, begin to turn on each other as the dead encroach. This is a gripping terror-filled monochromatic play that brings all the fright of the cult classic to life. This blend of thrilling horror laced with touches of dark humor envelops the audience in the action and unfolds into a shocking theatrical ending. See the performances on the Main Stage at the North Canton Playhouse.

October 21, 22
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
There is nothing sleepy about this hollow. Travel down to the lower depths of Historic Schoenbrunn Village and listen to the dramatic reading of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” reenacted by the glow of a bonfire. One word of caution: Remember to watch your head! Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children and members. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

October 21, 22, 28, 29
Haunted Ghost Tours
Tour historic buildings by lantern light as a costumed guide tells you haunted tales of Zoar from past and present. Tours leave each night at 6:30, 6:45, 7, 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. Tours leave from 198 Main Street in Historic Zoar Village. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Call 330-874-3011 to reserve your spot.

October 22
Visit Memorial Branch Library from 3 to 4 p.m. and use your imagination to build whatever your mind can dream up. Creative play with building blocks fosters problem solving, enhances spatial skills, encourages imagination, and it’s fun.

October 23
GV Fall Crawl 2016
Head to Gervasi Vineyard for the second annual fall wine and beer crawl. Stroll the grounds while making your way to all four stops, and select a beer or wine taste from each stop on the crawl paired with a fall favorite bite. All tickets are pre-sold and $29 per person. Tickets are nonrefundable and nontransferable. The event is rain or shine, so dress accordingly. Each ticket includes a selection of one beer or wine along with a fall favorite bite at four stops, a Gervasi logo glass, a winery tour—available at the Crush House stop from 1 to 3 p.m. and a 20 percent-off discount at the Marketplace. The event will be from 1 to 5 p.m.

October 25
MassMu Brown Bag Lunch
Head to the Massillon Museum for a Brown Bag Lunch with Tim Hudak, football historian and author. He will be speaking from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. This event is free, and no reservations are required. There are free cookies and coffee. You can bring your lunch or purchase one at the lobby cafe, Anderson’s in the City.

Fall Festival featuring The Glow

October 27-29
Imagine thousands of pumpkins, hundreds of hay bails, dozens of donuts and autumn-licious treats and oodles of family-friendly activities—all for one price. Head to Fieldcrest Estate to enjoy all of these fun fall activities. Visit the website to register.

October 29
MasterWorks 2: All American
The evening will open with Herbert’s American Fantasy followed by Canton Symphony Orchestra alumnus and winner of The International Violin Competition in Indianapolis, Jinjoo Choo on Korngold’s “Violin Concerto.” The program will close with Gershwin’s famous “An American in Paris” and Bernstein’s thrilling “On the Waterfront.” The performance will be from 8 to 10 p.m. at the Zimmermann Symphony Center.

October 30
Silent Film Special: “The Phantom of the Opera”
Enjoy a classic film on the big screen, with original accompaniment by organist Jay Spencer at the Kilgen Organ at the Canton Palace Theatre. The film starts at 4 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Admission is $10.

October 30
Quail Halloween Night Hike
In the spirit of Halloween, take a guided lantern hike at Quail Hollow Park. Learn about the history of the area and explore the historic Brumbaugh Cemetery. Lanterns will be provided. Meet at the Quail Hollow Park Nature Center. The hike will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event is free and open to all ages.

October 31
Spooktacular Fall Fun Night
Celebrate Halloween with not-so-spooky stories by the fireplace, fun activities, plus a unique trick-or-treat at the Perry Sippo Branch Library. Costumes are welcomed. The event is in the meeting room from 6 to 7 p.m.

October 31
Annual Showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
The annual tradition continues as the Canton Palace Theatre presents “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in HD digital quality on Canton’s largest movie screen at the Canton Palace Theatre. Join in the fun with prop bags and a costume contest. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the costume contest at 7 p.m. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for the movie and $8 for the prop bag. Movie tickets may be purchased online, and prop bags will be for sale the night of the movie.

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