The Docket February 2019

Feb. 11: WWE Live—Road to WrestleMania: WWE returns to Canton for the first time in 2019. See your favorite Smackdown WWE superstars including AJ Styles vs. the Miz, Charlotte Flair vs. Smackdown Women’s Champion Beck Lynch, Jeff Hardy and many more. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Tickets start at $15. To purchase tickets, call the Civic Center box office at 1-800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. Additional fees may apply. cantonciviccenter.com

Through Feb. 24
Bird in Hand
Experience the thrill of hand-feeding wild chickadees at Beech Creek Gardens on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. Enjoy the fresh winter air as you explore the outdoors and connect with nature. Children will love exploring the Play-viary filled with fun and educational bird-related activities. Visitors also will enjoy a warm outdoor fire, hot cocoa and marshmallows for roasting. Bundle up and bring the whole family to this unique experience. Admission is $5 per person and free for Beech Creek members and children 2 and younger. beechcreekgardens.org

Through March 27
Classic Ceramics
Learn how to make ceramics or fine-tune your skills. Beginning students will be taught the basics of hand-building and wheel-work while intermediate students will refine their skills. Individual projects will include functional pottery and decorative work. Glazing techniques will be taught, finished ware will be discussed and demonstrations will be given. Classes are Wednesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All Canton Museum of Art ceramics students are required to purchase their clay from the CMA; the cost is $40 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing. Beginning students may also purchase clay and a pottery tool kit ($13.50) from the museum. The cost of the class is $155 for nonmembers and $125 for members. cantonart.org

Feb. 1
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 February is Cocoa Loco. downtowncanton.com

Feb. 1
Emerging Brews: Jackie O’s Brewery
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is happy to host Jackie O’s Brewery for the first Emerging Brews of 2019. Climb aboard for this two-hour train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you enjoy four beer selections and light appetizers. The train departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $60 per person. This is for ages 21 and older. cvsr.com

Feb. 2
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. scdlmainfol.org

Feb. 2
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 February is Found Creations with Chris Muller. Create sculptures using found materials. Bring your bits of junk to create a sculpture. massillonmuseum.org

Feb. 2, 5, 11, 13, 21, 23, 25
Cleveland Cavaliers
See the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies and Portland Trail Blazers. All games are at Quicken Loans Arena. Check the site for tipoff times. theqarena.com

Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26
Open mic night
Open mic night gives local talented people the chance to come out and play in front of a fabulous crowd in the coffee shop environment 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. Each performer gets to play three songs. Open mic night ends at 11 p.m. Check the site for more information. muggswigz.com

Feb. 6
Cher: Here We Go Again Tour
See Cher live with Nile Rodgers and Chic at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $37.95. theqarena.com

Feb. 6, 20, 26, 28
Canton Charge
Watch as the Canton Charge takes on Grand Rapids Drive, Greensboro Swarm, Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Raptors 905 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Check the site for tipoff times and ticket prices. canton.gleague.nba.com

Feb. 7
Stark County District Library Author Series: Imbolo Mbue
Award-winning author Imbolo Mbue will discuss her book, “Behold the Dreamers,” at the Canton Palace Theatre from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Following the discussion, there will be a Q&A and book signing. Books will be available for purchase. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, but reservations are required. cantonpalacetheatre.org

Feb. 7
Divergent Sounds Series—Girl Next Door Meets the Symphony
Discover the new sound of two different musical genres combined into one unique concert series. Hear Canton Symphony Orchestra musicians perform with some of the region’s most popular musicians. This performance features Madison Cummins from Akron. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. Tickets are $10. cantonsymphony.org

Feb. 8
Justin Moore
Justin Moore will be at the Canton Memorial Civic Center with special guest Cody Johnson at 7:30 p.m. Justin Moore has recorded seven No. 1 singles, 15 top 10 hits, one gold and two platinum albums. Tickets start at $32.75. Additional fees may apply. To purchase, visit ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000. cantonciviccenter.com

Feb. 8
Emerging Brews: Wild Ohio Brewing
Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is happy to host Wild Ohio Brewing as part of the Emerging Brews of 2019. Climb aboard for this two-hour train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park while you enjoy four beer selections and light appetizers. Tickets are $60 per person. The train departs from Rockside Station at 7:30 p.m. This is for ages 21 and older. cvsr.com

Feb. 8
“Legally Blonde—The Musical”
“Legally Blonde—The Musical” is coming to the Akron Civic Theatre at 8 p.m. Fabulously fun and international award-winning “Legally Blonde—The Musical” is the ultimate Broadway tribute to girl power. The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods, as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams and proves that you can be blonde and still be the smartest person in the room. Tickets start at $35. akroncivic.com

Feb. 9
20th Annual Garden Symposium
Learn gardening tips, watch cooking demonstrations and participate in hands-on workshops as you become inspired at this annual garden seminar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at R.G. Drage Career Technical Center. Expert speakers from all over the state are brought together to offer their experience and knowledge on numerous gardening and landscaping topics. Other activities include garden vendors, raffle baskets and networking opportunities. Registration is required. The cost is $50 per person and $40 for Beech Creek members and horticulture students. beechcreekgardens.org

Feb. 9
“Say Anything”
The Roxy Theatre in Minerva will show “Say Anything” at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and admission is $3 per person. minervachamber.org

Feb. 9
Wine, Cheese & Chocolate, Darling
Celebrate life’s little pleasures at Akron Civic Theatre’s Wine, Cheese & Chocolate, Darling event. This unique and immersive tasting event will showcase 45 different wines, both domestic and international. Patrons will enjoy wines from dry to sweet, white to red, champagne to port—and even a few of the trendy new “outside the bottle” wines. Tastings will be paired with 21 different cheeses and chocolates presented by local purveyors. Elaborately themed tables will enchant guests, and recommended tasting flights will help everyone navigate to the wines they’re most interested in trying. It’s all happening at the Akron Civic Theatre at 7 p.m. Tickets are $45. akroncivic.com

Feb. 9, 10, 12, 22, 24, 28
Cleveland Monsters
See the Cleveland Monsters take on the Binghamton Devils, Rochester Americans, Milwaukee Admirals and Laval Rocket at Quicken Loans Arena. Check the site for ticket prices and tipoff times. theqarena.com

Feb. 11
Sandy Valley Book Club
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today’s most intriguing books and topics. This book club will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Sandy Valley Branch Library. The book up for discussion is “Glass Houses” by Louise Penny. starklibrary.org

Feb. 11
WWE Live—Road to WrestleMania
WWE returns to Canton for the first time in 2019. See your favorite Smackdown WWE superstars including AJ Styles vs. the Miz, Charlotte Flair vs. Smackdown Women’s Champion Beck Lynch, Jeff Hardy and many more. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Tickets start at $15. To purchase tickets, call the Civic Center box office at 1-800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. Additional fees may apply. cantonciviccenter.com

Feb. 12
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. gervasivineyard.com

Feb. 13
“Sweet Stuff: The Story of Chocolate”
A special program series for 2018-19 titled “Artistic Adventures” will be offered at the Canton Museum of Art. Sponsored by Canton Fine Arts Associates, the programs will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The February event titled “Sweet Stuff: The Story of Chocolate” will be hosted by Kim Kenney, curator at the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Enjoy a presentation about the history of chocolate with samples for all guests.

Feb. 15, 16
Giant tool sale & expo at Hartville Hardware
This event at Hartville Hardware features great deals on tools, live demonstrations from vendor reps, seminars from industry experts, 50 cent hot dogs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and free popcorn and lemonade from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hartvillehardware.com

Feb. 15-March 3
“Next to Normal”
Denial-as-survival is a recurring theme as “Next to Normal” explores how the Goodman household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize, “Next to Normal” also was chosen as “one of the year’s 10 best shows” by critics around the country. See it at the Players Guild Theatre on most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Check the site for showtimes. Tickets range from $25 to $32. playersguildtheatre.com

Feb. 16
Hartville Sports Card Show
There will be more than 30 vendors at the Hartville Sports Card Show. They will be selling sports cards, memorabilia, autographs and more. This show will have something for everyone, from the entry level collector to the seasoned veteran. This show is free general admission and will be located in the food court at the Hartville Marketplace from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. hartvillemarketplace.com

Feb. 20
Classic Lit Book Club
Meet at the North Canton Public Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. to discuss “Ivanhoe” by Sir Walter Scott. ncantonlibrary.com

Feb. 21
90’s Country Unplugged featuring Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt & Neal McCoy
Country musicians Joe Diffie, Mark Chesnutt and Neal McCoy will be together on one stage at the Canton Palace Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Watch them play all of their hits and more in one amazingly entertaining acoustic event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $40, $50 and $70. cantonpalacetheatre.org

Feb. 23
2019 Winter Cub Scout/Girl Scout “Go See It” Day
The 2019 Winter Cub Scout/Girl Scout “Go See It” Day is coming to the MAPS Air Museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person and includes a patch for all scouts. Reservations are required. There will be scheduled tours at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. If you have questions about the event or want to reserve spots, contact James Felner by calling 330-800-8063 or emailing felner.james@mapsairmuseum.org. mapsairmuseum.org

Feb. 25
Most Delicious Book Club Ever!
Head to the Louisville Public Library for the monthly potluck cookbook club! Each month, there is a theme, everyone checks out cookbooks, then everyone brings a dish to share. Sometimes there’s a speaker or special activity. You do not need to register. Just show up and enjoy. Check the site for this month’s theme. This event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. louisvillelibrary.org

Feb. 26
Booked on Tuesdays
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today’s most intriguing books and topics. This book club will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lake Community Branch Library. The book up for discussion is “Beneath A Scarlet Sky” by Mark T Sullivan. starklibrary.org

Feb. 26
Mary Frances Berry
For more than four decades, Mary Frances Berry, Ph.D., has been one of the most visible and respected activists in the cause of civil rights, gender equality and social justice. Serving as chairperson of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, Berry led the charge for equal rights and liberties for all Americans over the course of four presidential administrations. She made history as one of the founders of the monumental Free South Africa Movement (FSAM), for which she received the Nelson Mandela award. Berry will be speaking at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center at 7:30 p.m. All Featured Speakers Series programs are free and open to the public; however, tickets are required. Tickets will be available at the Main Hall information desk at 7:30 a.m. on the specified date listed with each speaker. kent.edu/stark/featured-speakers-series

Feb. 28
Soup at Six—Lawyer, Congressman, Friend: William McKinley’s Stop in Stark County that Lasted Forever …1871-1891
Join Mark Holland as he illustrates with sight and sound a part of William McKinley’s life in Canton before he places himself on the national scene as governor of Ohio and president of the United States. You will be transported back to Canton in the 1870s and 1880s. You will experience more about William McKinley, his new bride, Ida Saxton Mckinley, and their life in Canton. See how McKinley rose to a seat in the United States Congress, his victories and defeats. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a signature soup, fresh baked bread, drinks and dessert. The cost is $20. Pre-paid reservations are required. Call 330-455-7043. mckinleymuseum.org

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