The Docket August 2019

Aug. 1, Live at the Library: Music and Food Truck: Live at the Library features free live music from Erin Nicole Neal and the Chill Factors with special guest Sam Hooper and delicious food from the Vegan a Go-Go food truck outside at the North Canton Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Through Aug. 5
Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival
The Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival spans 16 days with a multitude of events. The football fun begins July 31 with Play Football First Play at 10 a.m. and Play Football Skills Camp at 6 p.m. Starting August 1 is the HOF Fun Fest & Beer Fest at the Hall of Fame. This event runs from August 1 through 4. The Hall of Fame Game is August 1, as well. August 2 kicks off with a photo opportunity, followed by the Fashion Show Luncheon. The evening concludes with the Enshrinees’ Gold Jacket Dinner at the Civic Center. August 3 kicks off with The Canton Repository Grand Parade. That evening is the Enshrinement Ceremony at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. The Enshrinees’ Roundtable is the next day, August 4, followed by the Concert for Legends that evening. The festival concludes with the Drum Corps International Competition Tour of Champions at InfoCision Stadium. There are also multiple autograph sessions throughout the festival. Check the site for full details, including ticket prices.

Through Aug. 10
Watercolor Art Show
Head to the Wayne Center for the Arts in Wooster to see local artist Kathy Prosser Bovard’s watercolor paintings. For more information, call 330-264-2787.

Through Aug. 14
Nature Exploration Day Camp
Children ages 7 to 12 will have endless fun exploring the outdoors and interacting with nature at this weekly day camp. Each week, campers will spend the day learning about a different topic from a master naturalist. Topics could involve anything from butterflies and salamanders to geology and water science. Activities include hikes, crafts, games and the chance to see wildlife up close. Space is limited, and registration is required. The camp is Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cost per day per child is $35 for nonmembers and $30 for members.

Through Sept. 15
Summer Exhibits Open at Beech Creek Gardens
Interact with nature in a fun and unique way as you explore the summer exhibits at Beech Creek Gardens, including the Butterfly House, Caterpillar Nursery and Amazing Garden Plant Science Center. Explore two dozen hands-on interactive activity stations related to nature and environmental science. Admission is $8 per person for nonmembers and free for members and ages 2 and younger. It is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Through Sept. 28
Canton Farmers’ Market
Join everyone at the Nadine Mcllwain Administrative Building parking lot at the corner of Fourth Street and McKinley Avenue NW. The market runs every Saturday morning from 8 to 11:30 a.m. through September 28. The site is perfectly suited with grass, trees and plenty of free parking. The market has been providing locally grown produce, locally made products, fun activities and entertainment on Saturday mornings in downtown Canton for 15 years.

Through Oct. 13
A Heritage of Harvest: The Industry of Agriculture in Western Stark County
A Heritage of Harvest: The Industry of Agriculture in Western Stark County exhibit will be in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery. This is free and open to the public. The exhibit continues through October 13.

Through Jan. 5, 2020
Exhibit: Stark County Food: From Early Farming to Modern Meals
Based on the new book by Assistant Director and Curator Kim Kenney and Barbara Abbott of Canton Food Tours, this exhibition will explore food history in Stark County from the earliest orchards and farms to today’s culinary tourism scene. Using artifacts, photographs, restaurant menus, grocery store ads and oral histories, visitors will relive old memories and discover new stories about what we have eaten in this community over time. The exhibition will be on view through January 5, 2020.

Aug. 1
Live at the Library: Music and Food Truck
Live at the Library features free live music from Erin Nicole Neal and the Chill Factors with special guest Sam Hooper and delicious food from the Vegan a Go-Go food truck outside at the North Canton Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Aug. 1
Downtown@Dusk: Theron Brown Trio
Enjoy an evening of jazz from the Theron Brown Trio. The Theron Brown Trio (Theron Brown, Zaire (Zigg) Darden and Jordan McBride) is in the business of making you feel good and digging into the roots of jazz, gospel and fusion. In the event of inclement weather, concerts are held on the terrace or moved to the museum lobby. Throughout the summer, the museum café will offer delicious food options, including ice cream novelties and ice-cold beverages. The event is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Aug. 1-11
Greater Alliance Carnation Festival
Honoring Alliance as the Carnation City, the Greater Alliance Carnation Festival is a festival full of parades, food and fun throughout the community. Throughout the festival, there are more than 30 fun-filled events. There is truly an event for everyone. Check the site for more details about individual events.

Aug. 2
Monthly Tour of the Canton Palace Theatre
Learn about the history and architecture of the Canton Palace Theatre with an hourlong walking tour, held each First Friday of the month. Tours last from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and are limited to 20 people. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations must be made by 4 p.m. the day of the tour; no tickets will be sold at the door.

Aug. 2
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. The theme for August is Game Time. The free First Friday family movie at the Canton Palace Theatre is “Radio,” and it starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 2
Brad Paisley, Chris Lane & Riley Green
See Brad Paisley, Chris Lane and Riley Green at Blossom Music Center at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $27.

Aug. 3
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. The theme for August is Fruit and Veggie Prints with Angelina Verginis.

Aug. 3
First Saturday Canal Boat Cruise and Dinner Show Series
The first Saturday of the month, enjoy a fun-filled evening of riding on the St. Helena III Canal Boat and then a dinner show at the Warehouse on the Canal, located just a few blocks from the Canalway Center, in the historical downtown district. Several shows are offered with a buffet style dinner catered by the Canal Grille Restaurant. The theme for August is Egyptian Mysteries. The cost is $39.95 per person. The event is from 5 to 8:30 p.m. St. Helena Heritage Park is at 125 Tuscarawas Street in Canal Fulton.

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Friends of Stark Parks is hosting a new 2019 parkrun at Sippo Lake Park. Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5K staged at parks around the world. Parkruns are open to everyone, including walkers, and sign-ups are easy at Bring your friends, family and barcode each Saturday after registering at 7:50 a.m. for a quick briefing. The run starts at 8 a.m., and you’re welcome to stick around for coffee and community afterwards.

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Winery Pairings Tour
Enjoy a more in-depth, intimate tour of the Gervasi Vineyard winery, enhanced by a tasting of popular Gervasi wines paired with small bites. Tours start at 3 and 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $22 per person. The tour lasts 45 minutes. Check in at The Crush House Tasting Bar approximately 15 minutes prior to tour start.

Aug. 5
SingStark! at the Royal Docks Brewhouse and Cannery
SingStark! is back at the Royal Docks Brewhouse and Cannery in Jackson Township. This month, back by popular demand, is Beatles night. There is a $5 cover charge, and the event is open to all ages. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. There will be a limited menu available for orders to be placed before the 7 p.m. start time. Drinks will be available for purchase at the bar.

Aug. 5
Summer Kids Movies
The Canton Palace Theatre presents the eight-week movie series Summer Kids Movies. The last movie of the series will begin at 1 p.m. Admission is $1. All tickets are sold at the door the day of the movie showing. “Wonder” will play August 5. The concession stand is always open, serving movie theater favorites including popcorn, soft drinks, water and candy. The movie will play at 6:30 p.m. with the theater environment tailored to the attendees on the Autism Spectrum and their families.

Aug. 6, 15
Yoga Strong in the Vineyard
Come to the pavilion at Gervasi Vineyard from 6 to 7 p.m. for Vinyasa Flow Yoga with Amanda Fulmer of Yoga Strong Studio in Canton. Vinyasa means breath-synchronized movement, and Vinyasa yoga is a series of poses that will move you through the power of inhaling and exhaling. All level yogis are welcome to come and enjoy a fun class that will have you moving with your breath and the music for an invigorating workout. Bring your own mat, check in when you arrive with your last name, and afterward, feel free to enjoy dinner at one of the three restaurants on the property. The cost is $15 per person.

Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27
Market in the Park
Minerva’s Market in the Park is a farmers’ market featuring fresh, local produce, as well as handmade crafts. It is held every Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in Municipal Park.

Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27
Open mic night
Open mic night gives local talented people the chance to 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.

Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28
Gervasi Cruise-In
Gervasi Vineyard Cruise-Ins are from 5 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday through September 25. Showcase your automobile or come to admire the cars. All makes/models/years of cars and trucks are welcome. Admission is free. Take advantage of door prizes, 50/50 drawings and special cruiser food discounts for the first 100 vehicles in the showcase lot.

Aug. 8-11
Based on Roald Dahl’s classic children’s book of the same name, “Matilda” follows Matilda Wormwood, a bright little girl who immerses herself in books. See this play at the North Canton Playhouse. Check the site for ticket prices and showtimes.

Aug. 8, 18
Summer Serenades
Serenades in the Park is a free, family-friendly, series of brass, woodwind and string ensembles performing all over Stark County. Everyone is invited to bring a favorite picnic food, games and blanket or chair and enjoy the setting and music. The music starts at 6:30 p.m. August 8 at Fry Family Park and at 4 p.m. August 18 at Quail Hollow Park.

Aug. 9-17
“Cry It Out”
Neighbors Jessie and Lina, who happen to both be new moms, become fast friends. Jessie and Lina may be from vastly different financial backgrounds but they have one huge thing in common: they’ve been cracked open by the love they feel for their newborns. See this play at Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre in downtown Canton. Check the site for ticket prices and showtimes.

Aug. 10
Hartville Sports Card Show
There will be more than 30 vendors at the Hartville Sports Card Show selling sports cards, memorabilia, autographs and more. This show is free general admission and will be in the food court at the Hartville MarketPlace from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 10
Fun Fest 2019
Fun Fest is a free, annual event held as a part of Massillon’s Summer Celebration. The festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in downtown Massillon outside the Massillon Museum. Enjoy games, trucks, contest, a movie, safety and health information and arts and crafts.

Aug. 10
Friends of the Stark County District Library Book Sale
Book sales held by The Friends of the Library include gently used books, CDs, DVDs and other materials donated by the community or no longer needed at the library. The book sale will be at the Stark County District Main Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aug. 10
“The Gold Rush”
The Canton Palace Theatre will host a special presentation of the silent film “The Gold Rush” starring Charlie Chaplin, with special accompaniment by organist Jay Spencer at the Kilgen Organ. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the movie starts at 1:30 p.m. Admission is $7.

Aug. 10, 24
Caturday: Adoptable cats and kittens at the library
Come meet some adorable, adoptable kitties from Cats Cradle of Stark County at the North Canton Public Library every other Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Aug. 11
Stanford and Sons Cruise
Join Stardust Theater group as they performance two classic shows from Stanford and Sons. Visitors will enjoy a hilarious performance aboard the St. Helena III canal boat while traveling down an original section of the Ohio and Erie Canal. The ticket price of $23 includes the canal boat ride and performance. Meet at St. Helena Heritage Park in Canal Fulton for the 5 to 7 p.m. event.

Aug. 13
Critter Tuesday
Ohio wildlife experts will engage you in learning about some of Ohio’s beautiful native animals and teach you ways to protect them and their habitats. Presentations begin at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. and last approximately 30 minutes. Admission is $8 per person for nonmembers and free for members and children 2 and younger.

Aug. 13
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. There are Flights & Bites sessions at 5:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. The cost is $16 per person per session.

Aug. 14-18
Summer Book Sale
The North Canton Public Library Friends of the Library Summer Book Sale at the North Canton Summer Fest is open to members only from 4 to 7 p.m. August 14. It’s open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. August 15, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. August 16, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. August 17, and there will be a bag sale from 1 to 4:30 p.m. August 18.

Aug. 15
Vintner’s Dinner
Head to Maize Valley for a delicious meal paired with Maize Valley wines. The theme for 2019 is secret ingredients. Each dinner focuses on a secret ingredient. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per guest, including tax and gratuity.

Aug. 16
Night Ride on the Towpath Trail
These free monthly rides on the Towpath Trail begin at the Lake Avenue Trailhead. Riders must have a helmet and headlights and taillights on their bikes. The Blue Heron Cafe will be open after the ride. Meet at the Lake Avenue Trailhead at 8:30 p.m. For more information, call 800-291-0099 or visit

Aug. 16, 17
Monster Bash: Vincent Price Film Festival
The Scary Monsters Magazine & Creepy Classics presents Monster Bash: Vincent Price Film Festival and Expo at the Canton Palace Theatre from 3 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. August 16 and from noon to 10:30 p.m. August 17. There will be vendors there both days, and there will be multiple movies each day. The cost is $5 per movie, $20 for a day pass or $40 for a weekend pass.

Aug. 17
Hartville Makers Market
Hartville Makers Market brings together makers from all backgrounds within the well-known Hartville MarketPlace. Come find unique vintage wares, handmade goods and other one-of-a-kind piece. Enjoy live music and food trucks while you shop from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Aug. 17
Family Fun Day
Presented by the Minerva Ministerial Association, Family Fun Day offers inflatables, games, crafts, a door prize drawing and food. It’s all happening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Municipal Park in Minerva.

Aug. 17
Downtown Canton Flea
Awaiting you at the Downtown Canton Flea are more than 75 vendors offering art, crafts, antiques, handmade goods, vintage finds, farm fare, food and drink and collectibles. Plus, there’s live music, kids crafts and activities, yoga and more. It’s all happening from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts.

Aug. 17
A Day in the Life of a Dairy Farmer
This is an interactive, family-friendly workshop presented by Patti Schmucki from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Massillon Museum. The cost is $10 for nonmembers and $8 for members. Register by calling 330-833-4061.

Aug. 17
Saturday Sizzlers Book Club
Head to the Stark Country District Library to discuss “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee from 2 to 3 p.m.

Aug. 17
Clay Paddle Fest
Head to the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum for its Third Annual Clay Paddle Fest. Live Entertainment, kayaking and activities will be taking place, and pizza from Superior Clay will be provided.

Aug. 17
Spirits and Spirits Cruise
Join “Haunted Stark” author Sherri Brake for an evening canal boat cruise blending Spirits & Spirits. You’ll venture to Lock 4 on this one-hour cruise. After returning, walk to Canal Spirits and sample spirits. Next stop is a short walk away to The Barrel Room. Limited spots are available, and guests must be 21 or older. Meet at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center at 7:30 p.m. Departure is at 8 p.m. The cost is $45 per person.

Aug. 17, 18
Main Street Festival
The 23rd annual North Canton Main Street Festival is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. August 17 and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 18. Come enjoy food, kids’ activities, business expo, arts and crafts and much more! It’s all happening on Main Street.

Aug. 21
Mid Week Movie: “Creed II”
Grab your friends and head to Perry Sippo Branch Library at 5:30 p.m. to see “Creed II.”

Aug. 21
Tiger Stripe Ice Cream Night
Immediately following the 6:30 p.m. kickoff pep rally at Duncan Plaza, there will be free orange and black ice cream given out at the Massillon Museum. This event is sponsored by the Massillon Museum and Massillon Tiger Football Booster Club.

Aug. 23
Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Par-Tee
The Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce Golf Par-Tee will be a scramble format, with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The cost is $115 per golfer which includes 18 holes of play with cart, contests and prizes, golf course refreshments, a full lunch at the conclusion of play and a “come back and play” certificate for a round of 18 holes including cart.

Aug. 23
Moonlight Market
Looking for something different? Hosted outside under the pavilion, the Moonlight Market at Hartville MarketPlace will have a unique atmosphere with music, food trucks, lights and vendors from 6 to 10 p.m. This event is perfect for someone who works during the day or someone who just loves to shop.

Aug. 23-24
Neon Nights
Come celebrate with the top country music artists of the ‘80s and ‘90s at this two-day country music festival at Clay’s Park. Deluxe camping and cabin rentals are available with ticket packages for the two-day festival. Check the site for ticket prices.

Aug. 27
Brown Bag Lunch Series
Guests may bring carryout or a sack lunch; purchase a lunch special, sweets and specialty beverages from Anderson’s in the City; or enjoy a complimentary cookie and coffee provided by the Massillon Museum. No reservations are required. This event is from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. at the Massillon Museum. Check the site for a list of topics.

Aug. 27-Sept. 2
Stark County Fair
Head to the Stark County Fairgrounds for all kinds of fun. Admission is $7. With that, you get daily pavilion concerts and entertainment, free parking on fair grounds, daily Dinosaur Adventure, the tractor pull, high school band shows, harness racing, livestock shows and Junior Fair sales, plus exhibits, barns, animals, horse shows and more. Rides are not included with gate admission.

Aug. 29-Sept. 2
Labor Day Flea Market
Hartville MarketPlace’s big flea market weekend kicks off August 29, and runs through Monday. It is closed Sunday. There are typically more than 1,000 outdoor vendors.

Aug. 30-Sept. 1
Akron Pizza Fest
The Akron Pizza Fest is a three-day food and music festival featuring pizza parlors from all over the Akron-Canton area, live music, pizza eating contests, a cornhole tournament and more. It’s at Lock 3 in downtown Akron from 5 to 11 p.m. August 30, from noon to 11 p.m. August 31 and from noon to 8 p.m. September 1. Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for ages 13 to 17 and free for 12 and younger.

Aug. 31
Family Yoga in the Gardens
Head to Beech Creek Gardens from 11 a.m. to noon for an outdoor yoga class. No yoga experience is required. Bring yoga mats or large towels. Advanced payment and registration are not required but are appreciated. Check the site or call 330-829-7050 for prices and more information.