Feb. 13, Writers Club: Those wishing to learn more about writing and how to publish their works are invited to join the monthly gathering at the Perry Sippo Branch Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starklibrary.org
Stephanie Simmons is a lifestyle photographer specializing in maternity, newborn and family photography. Her style is focused on raw, authentic moments, and she is passionate about working with families to capture the important details of their little one’s lives that they’ll want to remember for years to come. She shoots outdoors on location within the Akron, Canton and Cleveland area as well as at her studio in downtown Hartville.
Jan. 25, An Evening of Organ and Orchestra: Organ and Orchestra? Yes please! Enjoy a new viewpoint of some older works with two pieces on the program reworked by the Canton Symphony Orchestra’s Maestro himself. The Canton Symphony Orchestra’s organ soloist is Heather Cooper, who is also a local elementary school music teacher and 2018 Music Teacher of the Year finalist. The concert prelude with Assistant Conductor Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz starts at 6:30 p.m. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. Tickets range from $28 to $48. Student tickets 18 and older with ID are $10. Children 17 and younger get in free. cantonsymphony.org
Santa will return to downtown Canton this December for the annual Light Up Downtown family celebration. This year’s event is scheduled for December 5, with the stage show beginning at 6 p.m., the fireworks going off at 6:45 p.m., and everything wrapping up at about 8:30 p.m.
Dec. 7: Downtown Wonderland Christmas Celebration, Minerva’s Downtown Wonderland Christmas Celebration will kick off with the Christmas parade at 3 p.m. The parade begins at Minerva Elementary School. Following the parade, Treat Trees, sponsored by area businesses and organizations, will line the sidewalks, covered with treats for kids to take. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the Roxy Theatre, hearing wishes and posing for free photos.
Certified sommelier Wanda Haynes wants you to stop buying the same $5 bottle of wine every time you go to the grocery store. She understands that people often don’t know what to choose from the wine aisle, so they end up drinking one wine over and over and over again. But don’t worry; she’s here to help.
Erin Mingus is a mom of two handsome boys and the proud owner of The Birch Tree Furniture and Boutique. Beauty, fashion, design and all things creative and outside of the box are her thing. Learning to love and understand all things in this lifetime are her goals. She believes, “If you’re not growing or learning, you are going nowhere!”
Nov. 7, Stark County Artists Exhibition Opening and Awards: The Stark County Artists exhibition opening reception will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Massillon Museum. This is an annual juried exhibition for present and former Stark County residents and those working in Stark County. Awards are at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Heather Bullach at 330-833-4061 or firstname.lastname@example.org. massillonmuseum.org
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