Through October 8
‘Beauty & the Beast’
See “Beauty & the Beast” live on stage at the Players Guild Theatre. Performances are Fridays through Sundays at various times. Check the site for ticket prices and show times.
Through October 30
Scrimmage: Football in American Art from the Civil War to the Present
This exhibit investigates the history of football imagery by prominent American artists and photographers beginning at the close of the Civil War and culminating with the work of contemporary artists, and it features more than 60 artworks. See the exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art.
Through February 18, 2018
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 assassination and McKinley’s death.
5K Hopnesia Beer Run
Head to Maize Valley for a cross country 5K that travels on paths from fields to vineyards, through the corn maze and more. Runners will be in heats of approximately 250 people with your choice of start times every half hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. Check the site for registration fees.
Head to Maize Valley for the “Drink for Pink” Zero K Run. This race will be held just after the 5K Hopnesia Beer Run. The Zero K will start at noon, and the after party will start at 12:01 p.m. All ages are welcome. Early registration is $25. This is a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen foundations fight against breast cancer. All participants will receive a T-shirt, complimentary beer and a post-race party with live music and special awards for costumes. You can participate in both the 5K and Zero K races.
Harvest Moon Run
Bring the family for an active day out at Varian Orchards. The scenic trail course, chaperoned kids’ area, grilled food and post-race celebration make this event so popular. Enjoy the Cleveland Browns game on a big screen at 1 p.m. A scenic 1-mile trail walk will be offered for those seeking a stroll through fall foliage starting at 2:30 p.m. Starting at 3 p.m. are the 5k and 10k races through woods and over rolling hills.
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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. 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. and ends at 11 p.m. Check the site for more information.
New for Zoar’s Bicentennial Celebration, the festival will include activities celebrating the legacy and history of the Society of Separatists of Zoar. Throughout the week, enjoy speakers, a photo collection of Zoar’s heritage, German music and more. Check the site for a listing of all of the scheduled events. For more information, call 330-874-3011.
October 4, 6, 10, 17, 21, 24, 29
See the Cleveland Cavaliers play against the Atlanta Hawks, Indiana Pacers, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and New York Knicks. The games on October 4, 10, 24 and 29 start at 7 p.m. The October 6 game starts at 7:30 p.m., and the games on October 17 and 21 start at 8 p.m. All games are at Quicken Loans Arena. Check the site for ticket prices.
Enjoy free, educational activities celebrating the legacy and history of the Separatist Society of Zoar—one of the most successful communal groups in American history. There will be speakers, German music, a photo collection and stage play in Historic Zoar Village at 198 Main St. For more information, call 1-800-262-6195.
October 5, 9, 10, 12, 21, 24
‘Rudy: My Story’ book discussions
Discuss this year’s One Book, One Community book “Rudy: My Story” at 2 p.m. October 5 at the Jackson Township Branch Library, at 6 p.m. October 5 at the Perry Sippo Branch Library, at 6 p.m. October 9 at the Sandy Valley Branch Library, at 6:30 p.m. October 10 at the Canal Fulton Public Library, at 7 p.m. October 10 at the East Canton Branch Library, at 6:30 p.m. October 12 at the North Branch Library, at 2 p.m. October 21 at the Canton Museum of Art and at 6 p.m. October 24 at the Lake Community Branch Library.
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. The theme for October is Wizards & Witches. The free First Friday family movie at the Canton Palace Theatre is “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.” It starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be a free OktoberPrest event at Print & Press Shop & Studios on First Friday featuring music by Ryan Humbert and food from The Pierogi Lady and The Local Frank.
The 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 is from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Admission is $40 per person. For tickets, contact the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office at 330-454-8172, online or in person at 605 Market Avenue N.
October 6, 7
Spirits & Spirits Expedition
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, walk with Sherri and step into Canal Spirits, and sample spirits made locally. The next stop is a short walk away to the Miller-Doan Tavern. Free appetizers await at the final destination. You must be 21 or older to attend. The cost is $45 per person. This event starts at 6 p.m. at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center.
The Friends of the Stark County District Library will have 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.
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.
Canton Farmers’ Market
The Canton Farmers’ Market is from 8 to 11:30 a.m. 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 directly from more than 20 local growers and producers in Northeast Ohio.
October 7, 8, 28
Megasaurus will be at Maize Valley to perform two shows October 7 at 2 and 6 p.m. and one show October 8 at 3 p.m. There will be two shows October 28 at 2 and 6 p.m. Megasaurus is a giant fire-breathing, car-crushing dinosaur. Admission these days will be $15 per person and includes the shows, as well as all of the regular fall harvest activities.
ConverZations: Steinway & Sons—A Family Story of German-American Entrepreneurship
Enjoy this free concert from noon to 1 p.m. at Zimmermann Symphony Center.
October 11, 25
See “Rudy” at 5:30 p.m. October 11 at the Massillon Public Library and at 7 p.m. October 25 at the Minerva Public Library.
Art of Fashion
Celebrate the union of fashion and art at 5:30 p.m. at Center Court inside Belden Village Mall. Hear from breast cancer survivors, explore the latest fall fashion from mall retailers, enjoy musical entertainment and more.
Echoing Hills Village 50th anniversary celebration
Celebrate 50 years of Echoing Hills Village from 6 to 9 p.m. The event will include multiple speeches, musical entertainment, a small fundraiser and a formal dinner.
The Massillon Woman’s Club will be hosting a Fall Fest Autumn Luncheon with punch served at 11 a.m. with a program and lunch to follow. There will be musical entertainment by vocalist Sammy Kay Smith accompanied by Leigh Conti. Reservations are $20 for members and $22 for nonmembers.
Monster Bash, presented by Creepy Classics
Creepy Classics presents a marathon of classic horror films at the Canton Palace Theatre. It starts at 6 p.m. October 13. It continues at 3 p.m. October 14. Admission is $6 per movie, $20 for a day pass or $40 for a weekend pass.
October 13, 14, 20, 21
Mix up your own science experiments including glow-in-the-dark slime, create an owl mask, take a hay ride, dig up bones, watch the mad scientist, and get up-close with reptiles and woodland animals. 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. Bring the whole family to celebrate the fall season at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve. The event is from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $8 per person, $6 for members and free for children 2 and younger. For more information, call 330-829-7050.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Six awkward spelling champions (adults playing middle schooler roles) learn that winning isn’t everything. Because, win or lose, at least they get a juice box. See the performances on the Main Stage at the North Canton Playhouse. Check the site for more information.
October 13-November 19
Art Teachers’ Invitational
Head to the Studio M Gallery inside the Massillon Museum from 6 to 8 p.m. for an opening reception of the Art Teachers’ Invitational exhibit.
ArtsinStark director Robb Hankins will lead a tour of downtown Canton to explore the art installations celebrating the city’s history with football. The tour starts at the “Birth of the NFL” at the corner of Second Street and Cleveland Avenue SW and ends at the Scrimmage exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art. This walking tour begins at 11 a.m.
Family Fall Fest
Costumes are encouraged for Stark Parks’ free, non-scary seasonal event featuring a .25-mile story time hike, inflatables, hay rides, fall games, crafts and more. Activities are from 2 to 6 p.m. at Woodland Shelter and Lakeview Shelter at Petros Lake Park. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Fort Laurens Archaeology Day
Celebrate Ohio Archaeology Month with presentations from professional and hobbyist archaeologists. There will be tool stations and a mock archaeology dig from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 11067 Fort Laurens Road NW in Bolivar. The cost is $7 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and younger. For more information, call 330-874-2059.
MasterWorks: A Scenic Opening
Head to Umstattd Performing Arts Hall from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. to enjoy the sounds of the Canton Symphony Orchestra.
Enjoy a weekend of fall fun at Maize Valley Oktoberfest. Not only will it feature Oktoberfest beer, but also the Pumpkin Cannon Ale—a fall favorite. Food vendors will be well-stocked with German-style bratwurst and sauerkraut. All of Maize Valley’s fall festivities will be in full swing.
Gervasi Vineyard will host the 720 Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free event features a unique mix of handmade wares and locally grown farm fare from new and returning makers, bakers, brewers, growers, keepers, upcyclers, pickers, jewelers and more. A variety of food and drinks will be available as well.
Cole Porter’s Radio Hour
Celebrate the life and songs of Cole Porter with the Voices of Canton and the SingStark band at 3 p.m. at the Cultural Center for the Arts. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and general admission.
Head to the National First Ladies’ Library for “Fruits of Victory: The Woman’s Land Army of America,” the story of the “farmerettes” during WWI with author Elaine Weiss. This event is free, but reservations are required. It starts at 11 a.m. For reservations, call 330-452-0876, ext. 307.
SingStark! is a no-commitment, no-audition chorus that meets at the Canton Brewing Co. Speakeasy. P.J. Chavez leads SingStark attendees each month in singing two popular songs. The singing starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 9:30 p.m.
Soup At Six–The Life of Death
Join Curator Kim Kenney as she explores how the meaning of death and death rituals have changed over time. 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. Pre-paid reservations are required. For more information, call 330-455-7043.
‘Dracula … the ballet’
“Dracula … the Ballet,” a tale of hypnotic power, boundless love and mesmerizing horror returns by popular demand. See the performance at the Canton Palace Theatre at 7:30 p.m. both days. The performance runs 1 hour and 40 minutes including intermission.
Fort Laurens Trick-or-Treaty
Enjoy a fun evening of trick-or-treating from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 11067 Fort Laurens Road NW in Bolivar. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5 to 12 and free for kids 4 and younger. Combo tickets with Ghost Tours of Zoar are available. Reservations are required. For more information, call 330-874-2059 or email email@example.com.
October 20-21, 27-28
Ghost Tours of Zoar
Head to 198 Main Street in Zoar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for ghost tours. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children. Combo tickets with Fort Laurens Trick-or-Treaty are available. Zoar Village lantern light tours will begin every 15 minutes between 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. each night. Reservations are required. For more information, call 1-800-262-6195.
Downtown Canton Flea
The Downtown Canton Flea will be 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 more.
Saturday in the City
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. The theme is tricks and treats.
Mercy Service League’s Harvest Ball
Mercy Service League will hold its signature fundraising event, the Harvest Ball, at 6 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. You and your guests will be treated to an elaborate five-course gourmet dining experience, complimentary cocktails, full-service bar and delicious dessert confections. Tickets start at $175.
Spirits & Spirits Masquerade Ball
The Players Guild Theatre summons you to the second annual Masquerade Ball, beginning at 8 p.m. You’re encouraged to dress in a costume. There will be awards for costumes. Dancing, food, drinks and some very surprising moments await you. Tickets are $50.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Join the second biggest Making Strides walk for the American Cancer Society in the nation with more than 6,500 participants supported by Belden Village Mall. Donations will be accepted for the American Cancer Society. The walk will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Malone University.
GV Fall Crawl
Gervasi Vineyard is having its fall wine and beer crawl from 1 to 5 p.m. 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. Nonalcoholic options also are available. Tickets are $29 per person. Check the site for more information.
October 22, 26, 27
Movie Premiere: ‘Timeless Rivals, McKinley Bulldogs v Massillon Tigers’
See how the McKinley vs. Massillon high school football rivalry has affected the game of football. Admission is $20, and all seats are reserved. Movie showtimes are 3 and 7 p.m. October 22, 7 p.m. October 26 and 3 and 7 p.m. October 27.
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
Head to the Massillon Museum from noon to 1 p.m. for the lecture series. Guests may bring carryout, a sack lunch or enjoy a complimentary cookie and coffee provided by the Massillon Museum. No reservations are required. John Burke, Ohio Native American historian, will speak on the topic of “Captain Wolfe of the Delaware.”
Meet Daniel ‘Rudy’ Ruettiger
Inspiration for the 1993 Blockbuster Film “Rudy,” former Notre Dame football player and motivational speaker Daniel “Rudy” Ruettiger shares his story of fierce determination. Meet Rudy as part of the Dr. Audrey Lavin Speaking of Books Author Series from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.
Halloween-loving boys and “ghouls” 10 years old and younger are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes for mallwide trick-or-treating from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. throughout Belden Village Mall.
2017 Fall Festival Featuring The GLOW
Imagine thousands of pumpkins, hundreds of hay bails, dozens of donuts and autumn treats, and oodles of family-friendly activities—all for one price. Come one, come all for a weekend of fun at Fieldcrest Estate. Check the site for more information.
Halloween Party at the ‘Boo-seum’
Head to the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for trick-or-treating in the Street of Shops and Discover World. Also enjoy hayrides (weather permitting, tickets are $1 per ride), a scavenger hunt, science shows, planetarium shorts, games, stories and more. The museum café will be open also. Admission is $5. To avoid long lines, call 330-455-7043 to pre-pay your reservations. This is a fundraiser for the museum; membership benefits do not apply.
October 27-November 12
‘You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown’
See “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” live on stage at the Players Guild Theatre. Performances are Fridays through Sundays at various times. Check the site for ticket prices and show times.
Shop Cleveland Market
The Shop Cleveland Market is Cleveland’s premier market for local handmade treasures, art, jewelry, beauty, coffee, giveaways, kids activities and more. Bring your family and friends to eat, shop and linger. The market is from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Market Square at Crocker Park in Westlake. For more information, visit the site or call 440-822-7102.
Extreme Pumpkin Carving
Head to Hartville MarketPlace for the Extreme Pumpkin Carving experience from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Watch as extremely talented artists carve extreme pumpkin designs. Make sure to bring your cameras. There also will be a pumpkin decorating contest and face painting.
Trick or Treat in the ’Ville
Bring the kids (and fur kids) to trick or treat at the shops in historic downtown Hartville. Wear your costume, bring a bag and look for orange balloons outside participating businesses. Your fur kids are welcome too! Enter them pet costume contest at Snags & Wags Barkery. Check the site for more details.
SPOOKtacular Hike & Campfire
Join Stark Parks staff on a leisurely 1.5-mile hike through the woods in Halloween costumes. During the hike, you will meet some nocturnal animals that are considered to be spooky. Meet near the Quail Hollow Park Nature Center to get started. Proper dress and footwear is encouraged. The hike will end near a campfire for s’mores and hot cocoa. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This event is free, but you must register online.
Annual Showing: ‘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. Join in the fun with prop bags and a costume contest. The movie starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for the movie and $8 for prop bags. No outside prop bags will be permitted. The costume contest is at 7 p.m.