Andrew Rudd grew up all over the Midwest and moved to Canton in 1999. He teaches about movies and communication at Malone University. He also makes films and screens films, including directing 2019’s Canton Film Fest.
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. ncantonlibrary.com
A small-scale symphony concert is coming to a park near you. This summer marks the fifth season of the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s Summer Serenades in the Park series, which offers free family-friendly concerts in Stark Parks. Concerts begin June 27 and run through the beginning of September.
Christina Weyrick is the community relations manager for the North Canton Public Library. She also serves as chair of the board of directors for the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce. Christina is a member of the North Canton Educational Endowment board and is an active advocate for homeless animals.
July 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 July is Chalk the Walk. The free First Friday family movie at the Canton Palace Theatre is “Wonder Park,” and it starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. downtowncanton.com
This year’s Canton Blues Fest will bring a “southern blues-rock guitar wizard” and a “modern swamp-blues master” to Stark County. The 18th annual outdoor festival is set for June 7 and 8 in Centennial Plaza (formerly Market Square). Friday night’s headliner is Tinsley Ellis, a guitarist who recently released his album “Winning Hand,” and Saturday night’s headliner is Kenny Neal, a multi-instrumentalist with a Louisiana sound. Both are touring the country this summer and stopping in Canton before making international appearances.
Dr. Mary Lynne Blevins and her husband are optometrists. Her practice is in Louisville, and his is in North Canton. Even their son is taking up the family profession. He currently is in optometry school in Arizona. Mary Lynne’s mother instilled in her a love of reading—she read every Agatha Christie book after her mother finished them. See her book picks here.
June 15, 22, 29-September 28—Canton Farmers’ Market: Join everyone at the Nadine Mcllwain Administrative Building parking lot at the corner of Fourth Street and McKinley Avenue NW in Canton. 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. cantonfarmersmarket.com
One hundred years of Massillon Woman’s Club history will be on display at the Massillon Museum this month. The exhibit “A Century of Sisterhood: A History of Massillon Woman’s Club” will open May 17 in the Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery and run through June 23. The collection is expected to include between 40 and 50 pieces, mostly photographs.
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