The Docket October 2018

“The Wedding Singer” Oct. 11-28, The year is 1985. The place is New Jersey. A wannabe rock star (aka a professional wedding singer) is left at the altar and finally changes his tune. The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, “The Wedding Singer’s” sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in 20 years. See the show live on the Main Stage at North Canton Playhouse. Tickets are $15. Check the site for showtimes.

Through Oct. 7
Stop the presses! Set in turn-of-the century New York City, “Newsies” is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage “Newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what is right. See the performance at Players Guild Theatre. Check the site for ticket prices and showtimes.

Through Oct. 21
Exhibit Opening–Under Cover: Highlights from the Hat Collection
Head to the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum for the Under Cover: Highlights from the Hat Collection exhibit. This exhibition, guest curated by curatorial volunteer Kathy Fleeher, features the museum’s vast collection of 20th century hats. It will explore millinery design elements such as flowers and feathers, as well as iconic hat styles such as the cloche, pillbox and many more. The exhibit will be on view through October 21.

Through Oct. 28
Maize Valley Fall Fun
With activities for all ages, Maize Valley is the perfect destination for fun fall family outings. Plan to spend several hours here to experience the fun family entertainment. Regular weekend admission is $10 for all ages, and children younger than 2 get in free. October 6, 7 and 20 carry an additional attraction charge with the admission rate being $15 because Megasaurus will be performing those days. Weekday rates are $8 per person.

Through Oct. 28
The Art and Sole of Lisa Sorrell
Master cowboy-bootmaker Lisa Sorrell brings her talents to the Canton Museum of Art for an unforgettable exhibit. Many call her an artistic genius and a pioneer who entered into a craft that few, if any, women were a part of. Her work is characterized by intricate inlay and overlay—delicate shapes cut into leather, and held in place with stitching done on an old single-needle Singer sewing machine.

Through Oct. 28
Arden Riddle: Master of Mid-Century Design
Midcentury modern furniture is simple and timeless. As the saying goes, “what goes around comes around,” and it is with nostalgia that we have incorporated this simple yet beautiful style of design back into our lives. See the exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art.

Through Oct. 28
Everyday People: Works from the Permanent Collection
In this exhibit, each piece of art features the artist’s idea of what traits make up everyday life and the everyday person, and how daily life can be translated onto a canvas. Throughout this exhibit, we will ask ourselves: What is daily life like for other people? See the exhibit at the Canton Museum of Art.

Oct. 2
Stories From the Kitchen
Head to the Madge Youtz Branch Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for Stories from the Kitchen, an event for One Book, One Community. Create a memory around a favorite family recipe. You will design a family page for a scrapbook, a memory frame to hang in the kitchen or a family recipe book. Bring a recipe and a photograph of the creator of the family recipe. This is a family program.

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
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.

Oct. 4
History Happy Hour: Eugene Debs & the Great War
Head to the Massillon Museum from 6 to 7:30 p.m. for History Happy Hour. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Beverages will be available for purchase. This event is free.

Oct. 4
The Women’s Fund Annual Gathering
Women philanthropists of all ages are invited to The Women’s Fund annual gathering at 11 a.m. at Brookside Country Club to see and hear firsthand the impact of women helping women. Social time starts at 11 a.m., and lunch is served at 11:30 with the program to follow. For reservations, $30 each, call 330-454-3426 or visit the site.

Oct. 5
25th annual Holiday Boutique
The 25th annual Holiday Boutique at the Canton Woman’s Club is sure to have something for everyone. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendors will fill the house with their wares just in time for the start of holiday shopping season. Find that unique gift that you are looking for. Admission is free. The cafe will be open during boutique hours. For more information, call Holly Smith at 330-453-4802.

Oct. 5
Emerging Brews: Hoppin Frog!
Climb aboard for a two-hour train ride through Cuyahoga Valley National Park and sample four of Hoppin Frog’s beers with light appetizers. Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is happy to have Hoppin Frog back for this smaller beer-tasting event. Your ticket includes the two-hour train ride and four beer samples. Tickets start at $50 per person. The train departs from Akron Northside Station at 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 5
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 October is Glow Night. The First Friday free family movie at the Canton Palace Theatre is “Casper.” It starts at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 6
Join the Mount Union student body and alumni for the Homecoming weekend 5K road race. You do not have to be a current or former student to participate. This race is part of the Carnation City Race Series. The race begins at 8 a.m. in front of the Peterson Fieldhouse. For more information, visit the site or call Anne Schultz at 330-829-4135.

Oct. 6
Hartville Antique Show
The Hartville Antique Show is a local event at the Hartville MarketPlace and Flea Market showcasing local vendors with vintage, antique and unique items. The event will be taking place in the food court area with more than 20 antique vendors selling items such as primitives, vintage toys, advertising and so much more. The event is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oct. 6
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.

Oct. 6
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.

Oct. 6
All City Reunion
The All City Reunion committee invites you to its fifth annual reunion at 4:30 p.m. at La Pizzaria. This event is an informal get-together of high school graduates from the 1950s and 1960s, and this year, it’s open to all students who attended Lehman, Lincoln, McKinley and Timken high schools through 1976. The social hour is at 4:30 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $33. For more information, contact Joe Helaney at

Oct. 6
A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein
The Canton Symphony Orchestra opens its 81st season with a tribute to Bernstein. It’s all happening at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $28, $38 and $48.

Oct. 6-7, 13-14
Fall Train Rides
This year, Dennison Depot is offering train trips in the fall. Choose from the Storybook Express, Bing’s Magical Halloween Adventure, Chocolate and Cheese Sweetheart Ride, WWII Troop Train Ride or Fall Foliage Trip. For more information or to order tickets, visit the site or call 740-922-6776.

Oct. 6, 7, 20
Megasaurus at Maize Valley
Megasaurus is coming back to Maize Valley and will perform at 2 and 6 p.m. October 6, 3 p.m. October 7 and at 2 and 6 p.m. October 20. Admission these days will be $15 per person and includes the Megasaurus shows as well as all of the regular fall harvest activities. No discounts or coupons will be accepted.

Adventure Race

Oct. 7
Run, hike and paddle as part of the Kent State University at Stark’s adventure race. Equipment rentals are available. All finishers get a long-sleeve T-shirt and medal. Choose one of two categories: singles (kayak only) or doubles (canoe only). The cost is $30 for singles and $50 per team of two. Equipment rental pricing is $10 per bike, $5 per helmet and $20 per canoe or kayak. No dogs and no strollers are permitted. Participants must be 9 years old on day of registration. Meet at St. Helena Heritage Park. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 9
Flights & Bites
Head to The Bistro at Gervasi Vineyard for a fun and interactive experience in the Balconatta. Gervasi’s wine steward will lead you through three wines paired with three appetizer bites. There are Flights & Bites sessions at 5:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. The cost is $16 per person per session.

Oct. 10
The Seven Wonders of the World
Sponsored by Canton Fine Arts Associates, the program will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Canton Museum of Art’s Wilkof Courtyard and will feature a full-course lunch, a program on “The Seven Wonders of the World” by Lynette Reiner. Reservations are required, and it costs $15 per person.

Oct. 10
Clays for Kids Tournament
Experienced and novice shooters alike are invited to join Pathway Caring for Children for a day of shooting, a clam bake and trophies. Being held at Hill n’ Dale Club in Medina, the cost is $300 per shooter and $1,650 for a team of six. All proceeds will benefit Pathway programs and services. Details and registration may be found online or by calling 330-493-0083.

Oct. 11
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 “Delicious!” by Ruth Reichl. The club will meet from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.

“The Wedding Singer”

Oct. 11-28
The year is 1985. The place is New Jersey. A wannabe rock star (aka a professional wedding singer) is left at the altar and finally changes his tune. The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, “The Wedding Singer’s” sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in 20 years. See the show live on the Main Stage at North Canton Playhouse. Tickets are $15. Check the site for showtimes.

Oct. 12
Moonlight Market
Looking for something different? Hosted under the pavilion at Hartville MarketPlace, the Moonlight Market will have a unique atmosphere with vendors, music, food trucks and more from 6 to 10 p.m. This event is perfect for someone who works during the day or someone who loves to shop.

Celebrate Dance!

Oct. 12, 13
With a focus on innovation, Celebrate Dance! presents modern choreographers showcasing the athleticism, strength and versatility of dancers in a diverse display of dance. See the performance at the Canton Palace Theatre at 7:30 p.m. October 12 and at 2 p.m. October 13. Tickets are $10.

Oct. 12-13, 19-20
Spooky Science
Mix up your own science experiments and get up-close with reptiles and woodland animals at Beech Creek Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve. This 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.

5K on the Runway

Oct. 13
It’s a truly one-of-a-kind experience as the Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) celebrates United Airlines. The 5K race will start and finish at the MAPS Air Museum. The course will take you out on to the runway/taxiway areas of the airport that are normally restricted for aircraft only. Expect a fast course. Race features include finish line food, a super cool start/finish experience, a long-sleeve event shirt and a fantastic finisher medal. The race starts at 9 a.m. Help “Stuff the Plane” by bringing canned goods/nonperishable foods in an attempt to fill an airplane entirely with donated items for the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank. The cost is $15 for children 18 and younger and $35 for adults.

Oct. 13
Picture Perfect Cake Decorating Demonstration
Marjorie Funk shows you how she decorates cakes and cupcakes. Get tips for picture-perfect desserts at this One Book, One Community event at the North Branch Library from 1 to 3 p.m.

Oct. 17
SingStark! is a no-commitment, no-audition chorus that meets monthly at the Canton Brewing Co. Speakeasy in downtown Canton. If you’re ready for an evening of fun singing and great beer, then come on down. The singing starts at 7 p.m.

Oct. 18
Vintner’s Dinner
Head to Maize Valley 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. This meal’s theme is “A Taste of Fear” featuring foods you might be afraid to try. Meals are $50 per guest including tax and gratuity. Dinners require advance reservations and payment. Dinner is from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Oct. 18
The Divergent Sounds Series—Gypsy Folk Meets the Symphony
This performance, “Where Classical Meets the Unexpected,” features Angie Haze and starts at 7:30 p.m. at Zimmermann Symphony Center. Tickets are $5, and it’s casual seating with a cash bar.

Oct. 19
The Spirits of the Palace Ghost Investigation Tour
Head to the Canton Palace Theatre for an investigation into the world of the paranormal. The Spirits of the Palace Ghost Investigation Tour, led by Team S.P.E.C.T.R.E. will start at 10:30 p.m. The tour is limited to 30 people. Attendees younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. The cost is $40 per person. The event ends at 2 a.m.

Oct. 19, 20
Spirits & Spirits Cruise
Join “Haunted Stark” author and paranormal researcher Sherri Brake for a one-hour canal boat cruise blending spirits and spirits, departing at 6 p.m. Hear of the dark history in Stark County as you venture to Lock 4. After returning, walk to Canal Spirits and sample spirits made locally. You must be 21 or older to attend. The cost is $45 per person. Arrive at the Canal Fulton Canalway Center at 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 19, 26, 27, 31
Scream Fest Silent Film Series
The Canton Palace Theatre presents the Scream Fest Silent Film Series with special accompaniment by organist Jay Spencer at the Kilgen Organ. The series will feature “The Phantom of the Opera” at 7:30 p.m. October 19, “Night of the Living Dead” at 7:30 p.m. October 26, “Child’s Play” at 7:30 p.m. October 27 and the annual showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at 7:30 p.m. October 31. Doors open at 7 p.m. Check the site for admission rates.

Oct. 20
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, collectibles and all kinds of other stuff you won’t find anywhere else. It’s all for sale, all for you, all in one place. Plus, there’s live music, kids crafts and activities, yoga from 9 to 10 a.m. and more. It’s all happening along Court Avenue between Fifth Street NW and Third Street NW.

Oct. 20
Mercy Service League’s Harvest Ball: Amore Amalfi
Delight in a night of charming elegance with Mercy Service League at its fundraising event, the 2018 Harvest Ball. The event at is at 5:30 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. You will be treated to an elaborate gourmet dining experience. Complimentary cocktails and full-bar service, delicious dessert confections and dancing the night away to the music of Rumpelstiltskin will make this evening unforgettable. For more information, contact Gina M. Waller, Development Officer, Special Events, at or by calling 330-489-1062.

Oct. 20
Art after Dark Costume Party
This is a costume party at the Massillon Museum to benefit the Massillon Museum and the Canton Museum of Art. Put on your spookiest, most creative costume and come party with friends at the Massillon Museum. The third annual Art After Dark Costume Party features a nonstop dance floor, roaming entertainment and other spooky surprises. Explore Halloween-inspired cocktails, craft beer, gallery activities, tarot card readers, a photo booth and much more. A costume contest will ensue with cool prizes given for “Overall Best Costume” and “Best Art History Inspired Costume.” This is not your typical soiree. All proceeds from the party will benefit the Massillon Museum and Canton Museum of Art. The ticket price of $20 includes entertainment, snacks and entry into the costume contest, galleries and dance party. There will be a cash bar. This event is for ages 18 and older and is from 7 to 11 p.m.

Oct. 20
Twilight Zone Fest
Head to the Canton Palace Theatre for a showing of a selection of classic “Twilight Zone” episodes, as well as a raffle for prizes. Featured episodes are “The Rip Van Winkle Caper,” “People are Alike All Over,” ”The Masks” and “Five Characters in Search of an Exit.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the episodes start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $6.

Oct. 20
Ghost Tours
If you believe in the world of the supernatural, come and travel through Dennison Depot with only the glow of a flashlight to hear the tales of those who still remain there in spirit. Tours leave at 8, 8:30 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and members. Advanced reservations are required.

Oct. 23
Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
All Brown Bag Lunch presentations are free and run from 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. There are complimentary cookies and coffee for guests. No reservations are needed. The topic is “John Chapman’s Westward Journey,” with Muskingum University American History professor William Kerrigan speaking. The location is to be announced.

Oct. 24
Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience
Theresa Caputo, medium and star of the hit TLC show “Long Island Medium” will be appearing live. Witness Caputo’s amazing gifts firsthand as she gives live readings to audience members throughout the show. See her live at the Akron Civic Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $43.25.

Oct. 25
Boo U Fall Festival
Kent State University at Stark welcomes the community to campus for Boo U, a free family-friendly, educational fall celebration for elementary school-aged kids. The festival is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wear a weather-appropriate costume for outdoor activities. Dress in layers, bring coats and prepare for rain. Activities take place outdoors, even during rain. Activities include trick-or-treating, candy stations, a swamp walk, games and a coloring contest drop-off.

Oct. 25
Book Bingo
Do you like to play bingo? Then try out Literary Book Bingo. Get a bingo and win a book. This event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Perry Sippo Branch Library.

Oct. 25
One Book, One Community
Each fall, One Book, One Community encourages Stark County residents to read a common book, share ideas and create community—and nothing brings a community together better than food. Ruth Reichl is this year’s author. You’ll be discussing her novel “Delicious!,” the story of New York Times bestselling author Billie Breslin, who traveled from her California home to take a job at Delicious, the most iconic food magazine in New York. When the publication is suddenly shut down, the staff, now Billie’s extended family, must move on. But Billie is offered the job of staying behind in the deserted downtown mansion offices to uphold the “Delicious Guarantee.” What she doesn’t know is that this boring, lonely job will be the portal to a life-changing discovery. Reichl will be at the Canton Palace Theatre to take your questions from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Visit the site to reserve your free seats.

Oct. 26
Halloween Party at the Boo’seum
Head to the Boo’seum for trick or treating in the Street of Shops and Discover World at the Wm. McKinley Presidential Library & Museum. Also enjoy hayrides (weather permitting for $1 per ride), a scavenger hunt, science shows, Planetarium shorts, games, stories and more. The museum café will be open. Admission is $5. To avoid lines, call 330-455-7043 to pre-pay your reservations. This is a fundraiser for the museum, and membership benefits do not apply. The event is from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Oct. 27
Shop Cleveland Market
Shop Cleveland Market is an indoor market at Market Square at Crocker Park in Westlake, which showcases Cleveland’s premier local shops and boutiques. Find home decor, art, jewelry, apparel, beauty, food, a good time and so much more. Grab a friend for some coffee, crepes and shopping. Trick or treating will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. inside the market and throughout Crocker Park. The market hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

Oct. 27
Mark Kosower’s Dvorak
The principal cellist from The Cleveland Orchestra, Mark Kosower, joins the Canton Symphony Orchestra to wow the audience with his interpretation of Dvorak’s Rondo for Cello and Orchestra and Herbert’s second cello concerto. The concert also features contemporary masterpieces from Benjamin Britten and Arvo Pärt. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. Tickets are $28, $38 and $48.

Oct. 28
Ballet le Reve presents “Alice in Wonderland”
Step into the mysterious world of Wonderland where you will enjoy Ballet Le Rêve’s interpretation of the classic tale, “Alice in Wonderland.” Dancing scenery, brilliant colors and costumes will be sure to delight all ages. Ballet Le Reve is a pre-professional, youth ballet company from Canal Fulton and will be accompanied by the Canton Youth Advanced Orchestra. Doors open at 1 p.m., and the show starts at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 and $29.

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