The Docket November 2018

Nov. 1
Book Club
Enjoy lively discussions with others on today’s most intriguing books and topics at the Perry Sippo Branch Library. The book this month is “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood. The club will meet from 6 to 7 p.m.

Nov. 1
Unforgettable Mystery Book Club
The North Canton Public Library will host its Unforgettable Mystery Book Club from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The book up for discussion this month is “Little Elvises, A Junior Bender Mystery” by Timothy Hallinan.

Nov. 1-3
Guitar Weekend
Enjoy concerts, workshops and master classes in classical and popular styles at Kent State University at Stark. For a schedule of performances, visit the site.

Nov. 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 November is Multicultural Canton.

Nov. 2
The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band, presented by Live Nation
See the Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band presented by Live Nation at 8 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Tickets are $44.50 and $64.50. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Nov. 2
Steve Martin and Martin Short
In this special performance, Martin and Short recall their iconic careers, creative influences and most memorable encounters, uniquely presented though a blend of stand-up, musical numbers and conversations about their lives in show business. Martin and Short also will be joined on stage at Ej Thomas Hall by the Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers and renowned jazz pianist and Jimmy Kimmel Live band member, Jeff Babko. Tickets start at $89.50. The show is at 8 p.m.

Nov. 2-18
Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal. This engaging musical chronicles the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. Tickets are $32 for adults, $29 for seniors and $25 for age 17 and younger. Check the site for performance times.

Nov. 3
Nature Fest
Find one-of-a-kind gifts for all the nature lovers on your list at The Wilderness Center’s annual nature-themed craft show from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local artists will be on hand offering natural bath and beauty products, photography, original artwork, wooden housewares, jewelry, upcycled decorative pieces and much more. This event is free.

Nov. 3
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.

Nov. 3
Walsh Women’s Committee Fall Fashion Show & Luncheon
Join the Walsh University Women’s Committee for a “Mad Hatter Tea Party”-themed fashion show and luncheon featuring a silent auction. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. The event begins at 11 a.m. at Brookside Country Club. For more information, call 330-490-7654.

Nov. 3
‘World of Fashion’ Show
The St. Haralambos Philoptochos organization is sponsoring this show that starts at 11 a.m. at the Krassas Event Center. The event will start with appetizers, followed by lunch, the style show and entertainment. There will be a gift card board available, as well as door prizes. Tickets are $35 and are available from Helen Tsarwhas, 330-499-4649 or Mary Trifelos, 330-492-9353.

Nov. 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.

Nov. 3
Petula Clark, presented by Latshaw Productions
See Petula Clark presented by Latshaw Productions at 3 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Tickets are $30, $50 and $75. Doors open at 2 p.m.

Nov. 3
The Patriot Ball
The Patriot Project presents The Patriot Ball, a black-tie military ball, at 6 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Enjoy dinner, dancing and entertainment. For more details, call 330-495-8333.

Nov. 3
The Roxy Theatre in Minerva will show “Trolls” at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 pm, and admission is $3 per person. Come early to visit The Troll Hole Museum mobile museum and meet Princess Poppy.

Nov. 3, 17
Adoptable Cats and Kittens
Meet adoptable cats and kittens from A Cat’s Cradle rescue group at the North Canton Public Library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27
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.

Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27
NaNoWriMo Write In
November is National Novel Writing month. Every November, people across the country join together to try their hands as novelists. Whether you are an experienced writer or this is your first time working on a novel, this is your chance to branch out. North Branch Library will open its doors to writers whether they are looking for a dedicated time to write, feedback on their writing, people to share ideas with or anything else they need as they participate in NaNoWriMo 2018. The event is from 6 to 7:45 p.m.

Nov. 7
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 be at 5:30 p.m. at Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. Tickets are $60.

Nov. 7
‘Elf the Musical’
“Elf The Musical” is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toymaking abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. See the performance live at the Performing Arts Center at Kent State University at Tuscarawas at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $55.

Nov. 8
Writers Club
Those wishing to learn more about writing and how to publish their works are invited to join the monthly gathering from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Sippo Branch Library.

Nov. 8
The Divergent Sounds Series—Latin Funk 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 The Labra Brothers. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. Tickets are $5, and there will be a cash bar. There is free admission with donation of a gently used musical instrument for the Summit’s Music Alive Program.

Nov. 8, 9
The Marketplace 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 new holiday lines. Dine in the Crush House for holiday lunches. This event is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days.

Nov. 9-11
Christkindl Markt
The 47th annual Christkindl Markt will be at the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts. Sponsored by the Canton Fine Arts Associates, Christkindl Markt is a juried fine arts and crafts show with a holiday theme. Profits benefit the Canton Museum of Art. New this year, several award-winning artists will demonstrate their talents for guests November 9 and 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. Two eateries will be available for shoppers, including beer and wine, catered by That Little Italian Kitchen. Tickets are $7 per person and free for children 12 and younger. Parking is free. For more information, contact Marcie Shaw, fine arts program coordinator, 330-453-7666, ext. 105.

Nov. 9, 10, 16, 17, 24
‘A Football Life’
Showcasing the lives and careers of legendary players, coaches and executives, NFL Films examines the untold stories of the most influential NFL icons with unprecedented access. Each film tells the story of how their legacy is forever intertwined in the fabric of NFL history. The Bill Cowher episode will play November 9 and 10. The Mike Holmgren episode will play November 16 and 17. The Cris Collinsworth episode will play November 24. All episodes will be at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. The film is included with your Pro Football Hall of Fame admission each of those days.

Nov. 10
Pegasus Farm Annual Gala
Mark your calendar for the Pegasus Farm Gala from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. The evening will include dinner as well as a live and silent auction. Proceeds will support Pegasus Farm’s mission to maximize the potential of persons with disabilities to become independent, well-rounded, self-confident individuals. Tickets are $100 each. For more information, contact Shelley Sprang at or 330-935-2300, ext. 110.

Nov. 10
Dancing with Canton’s Stars 8
Head to the Canton Palace Theatre for the eighth annual Dancing with Canton’s Stars show, where dance instructors are paired with local stars in a ballroom dancing competition for the coveted mirrorball trophy. This year will feature an “All Star” cast of previous contestants. The show will feature Danette Lund, Joe Martuccio, Eric Smer, Debbi Spaner, Jay Spencer, Jennifer Spring and Jane Vignos. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12.

Nov. 10, 14, 16, 28
Canton Charge
Watch as the Canton Charge takes on the Erie Bayhawks, Westchester Knicks, Long Island Nets and Agua Caliente Clippers of Ontario. All games start at 7 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. For more information, visit the site.

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

Nov. 14
Mira Sorvino
Mira Sorvino is an Academy Award-winning actress, documentary filmmaker, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, silence breaker and passionate voice of the #MeToo movement and lifelong champion of victims of social injustice. She will be at Kent State University at Stark as part of the featured speakers series at 7:30 p.m. in the conference center. This is a free event, but tickets are required. Visit the site for more details.

Nov. 15
Soup at Six—Inverted Intersections III
Join archivist Mark Holland for the next installment in his popular Inverted Intersections series. Robert H. Hildebrand was a photographer in the Timken Company, and in 1956, he shot 70 photograph intersections in Canton. These photographs can be found on Cleveland and Market avenues and McKinley and Walnut Avenues. This exciting evening begins at 6 p.m. with a signature soup, fresh baked bread, drinks and dessert. The cost is $15, and prepaid reservations are required. For more information, call 330-455-7043.

Nov. 15
Vintner’s Dinner
Head to Maize Valley the third Thursday of every month for a Vintner’s Dinner paired with Maize Valley wines. With guests seated along one long table, these dinners are a great way to visit old friends and meet new ones as you explore the tastes of Maize Valley. Meals are $50 per guest including tax and gratuity. Dinners require advance reservations and payment. Dinner is from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Nov. 16
Moving our Community Forward gala
The gala will be held at Brookside Country Club. Seven people and one organization making a difference in Stark County will be the inaugural recipients of The Canton Repository Moving Our Community Forward awards. The black tie-optional event will begin at 5:45 p.m. with a cocktail hour and will include a dinner, an awards ceremony and dancing, with music provided by local band La Flavour.

Nov. 17
Wine Pairing for Beginners
Join wine professional and writer Wanda Haynes from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Stark County Main Library to learn how to select wines for special holiday meals and everyday occasions.

Nov. 17
Eighth Annual Baseball Night at the Races and Casino Fundraiser
Enjoy an action-packed evening to support the Walsh University baseball team. The evening includes horse races; silent, wine and dessert auctions; lottery boards; a 50/50 raffle and more. The cost is $40 per person. The event is from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Barrette Business and Community Center at Walsh University. For more information, contact Coach Tim Mead at or 330-490-7013.

Nov. 17
The Priests—The Alleluia Tour, presented by Holy Cross Academy
See The Priests—The Alleluia Tour presented by Holy Cross Academy at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Tickets are $30, $50 and $75. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 18
Gershwin & Tchaikovsky: Music of the People
George Gershwin and Pytor Tchaikovsky have been called populist composers, writing music to touch deep in the souls of their country’s people. Spencer Myer will be at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall to perform Gershwin’s Concerto for Piano in F, and the orchestra will perform selections from one of Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballets, Swan Lake. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28, $38 and $48.

Nov. 21
SingStark! is a no-commitment, no-audition chorus that meets the third Wednesday of every month at the Canton Brewing Co. Speakeasy in downtown Canton. Forget auditions and commitments; just sing. If you’re ready for an evening of fun singing and great beer, then come on down. The singing starts at 7 p.m.

Nov. 24
High Mileage Hike—Turkey Burner
A longer hike can challenge your body and mind as the miles go by. The accomplishment feels great though. Challenge yourself on this 7.12-mile trek. Burn off those extra holiday calories and enjoy your time hiking with others toward health and happiness. Be sure to dress for the weather. The hike will begin at 9 a.m. at the Skyland Avenue Trailhead at Sippo Valley Trail. Make sure to register online.

Nov. 24-Dec. 23
Christmas at Beech Creek Gardens
Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and from noon to 5 p.m. Sundays, Christmas at Beech Creek Gardens is bursting with fun for the whole family. Admission is $5 per person and free for members and ages 2 and younger. Enjoy Candyland and the Christmas Express, as well as the Festival of Trees, a visit with the Grinch, workshops for adults and children and more.

Nov. 26
Lindsey Buckingham with special guest J.S. Ondara, presented by Live Nation
See Lindsey Buckingham with special guest J.S. Ondara presented by Live Nation at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Palace Theatre. Tickets are $62.50, $80 and $104.50. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 26-Dec. 6
Gingerbread House Extravaganza
Design and build a gingerbread creation and bring it to the Stark County Main Library to decorate the Children’s Department. Entries, along with their entry forms, can be brought to the Main Library Children’s Services during regular library hours. To be eligible for the People’s Choice Award, entries must be received by noon December 6. Voting will take place during Light Up Downtown on December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Main Library, and the winner will be announced December 8.

Nov. 30
Holiday party at the museum
Start your holiday season at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum at its annual open house. Activities include musical entertainment, crafts for kids, open hearth cooking demonstrations, unique stocking stuffers and gifts in the Museum Shoppe, special planetarium and science shows, reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas and, of course, Santa. The museum will be beautifully decorated with more than 30 trees and holiday scenes. Light refreshments will be served. Canned goods also will be collected for the Hunger Task Force. The party starts at 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per person and free for members. Reservations are appreciated.

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