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Canton Blues Fest is back for another year

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.

Mary Lynne Blevins | Books of My Life

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.

The Docket June 2019

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

“A Century of Sisterhood”

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 Docket May 2019

May 18, North Canton Craft Beer Festival: The North Canton Craft Beer Festival will showcase eight Stark County region brewers and their special guests at MAPS Air Museum. Local breweries include Canton Brewing Company, Lockport Brewery, Maize Valley Winery & Craft Brewery, Muskellunge Brewing Company, Paradigm Shift Brewing, Royal Docks Brewing Company, Sandy Springs Brewing Company and Shale Brewing Company. Plus, each local brewery will invite a surprise “guest” brewer. In total, there will be 16 brewers, and attendees will have the chance to sample 25 brews. Those looking for extra time to chat with brewers, sample beer and make a “snacklace” can purchase a VIP ticket, which grants access an hour early with entertainment options not available to standard ticket holders. The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. for standard ticket holders and 4 to 8 p.m. for VIP ticket holders. The cost is $50 for VIP, $35 for pre-sale, $40 at the door and $10 for designated drivers. For more information, contact the North Canton Chamber of Commerce at 330-499-5100. squareup.com/store/northcantonchamber

Canton Artists League Show

This month, dozens of local artists will have their best pieces up for display in one place. March marks the return of the biennial Canton Artists League show held at the Canton Museum of Art. Members of the league—who range from professional to amateur—will showcase their work in the upper galleries of the museum. The art in the Visions 2019 exhibit will be judged and then awarded during a reception on March 3.

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