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The Docket April 2020

April 25, 2020 Canton Film Fest: Cantonfilm.com, in association with the Canton Palace Theatre, will host the 2020 Canton Film Festival at the Canton Palace Theatre at 5 p.m. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. The documentary screening of “Like Harvey Like Son” will start at 5 p.m. The Q&A with Harvey Lewis will start at 6:40 p.m. The Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) winning short films will start at 7:15 p.m. There will be a CIFF Q&A at 8:45 p.m., and the event will end at 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 for a day pass, $10 for “Like Harvey Like Son” only and $5 for the CIFF films only. cantonpalacetheatre.org

Cristina Sicard | Books of My Life

Cristina Sicard recently graduated from the University of Georgia (go dawgs), attaining a Master of Arts in Teaching Early Childhood Education preK-5. She considers herself a “Bob-Dawg” because she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Ohio University (go bobcats). Going from Athens, Ohio, to Athens, Georgia, resulted in all kinds of crazy, beautiful moments.

The Docket March 2020

March 12, 24th annual JRC Women in History Luncheon: Celebrate women in history at the 24th annual JRC Women in History Luncheon. The theme this year is “A Mad Hatter Tea Party—Where Imagination Meets Inspiration, Anything is Possible.” It will be at the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for a silent auction, 50/50 and grand raffles. The program will begin at noon. Sara Shookman of WKYC will be the guest speaker. For more information, call Karen Shackelford at 330-455-3873, ext. 406. jrccares.org

Erin Murphy | Books of My Life

Erin Murphy is a communications specialist at Aultman Hospital. Before joining the Aultman team, she spent nearly 10 years building library collections geared toward teens, working with teen library volunteers and planning after-school programming. She really recommends following your favorite authors on social media. Who doesn’t love to hear what is coming next? And many of them share great beloved pet pictures.

Stephanie Simmons | Books of My Life

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.

The Docket January 2020

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

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