2018 Summer Kids Movie Series—June 18, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, August 6: The Canton Palace Theatre and the Canton Professional Educators’ Association (CPEA) present the eight-week movie series Summer Kids Movies. The movies will begin at 1 p.m., with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. Admission is $1, and group reservations are available by calling 330-454-8172 until 4 p.m. the Friday before the movie. All tickets are sold at the door the day of the movie showing. The schedule includes “Ferdinand” on June 18, “Despicable Me 3” on June 25, “Early Man” on July 2, “The Smurfs: Lost Village” on July 9, “Emoji Movie” on July 16, “Kung Fu Panda 3” on July 23, “Elf” on July 30 and “Wonder” on August 6. cantonpalacetheatre.org
In March, the 26th annual Celebrity Cuisine hosted by Atlantic Food Distributors and The Tri-County Restaurant Association to benefit Community Harvest, a program of the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, brought a record-breaking crowd to the Canton Memorial Civic Center.
In February, the Josette Beddell Memorial Foundation hosted the eighth annual Wind Chime Ball to a sold-out crowd of 675 people at the Piazza at La Pizzaria in Jackson Township. The event raised $85,000 for women battling breast cancer in our community.
The 27th annual Comedy, Magic and Illusion Show is coming to Canton this month. A magicians’ convention and battle will run here May 3 through 5, and the related Comedy, Magic and Illusion Show will be held at the Canton Palace Theatre on May 5 and May 6.
2018 Angel Auction, May 11: Mark your calendars to join the Aultman Women’s Board for a safari through the plains of Africa during the 2018 Angel Auction, “Splendors of the Serengeti.” The 49th annual event will be under the direction of auction co-chairs Jen Clark and Ann McCabe. Enjoy an evening of fabulous live entertainment, a delicious catered dinner and hundreds of unique live and silent auction items. There will be two exciting raffle packages available this year. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Canton Civic Center. Reservations are $175 per person or $350 per couples. For more information, call 330-363-6198. aultmanfoundation.org/home/womens-board/angel-auction/event/
Local artist Tim Carmany provided a special February program at the Canton Museum of Art for the members and guests of Canton Fine Arts Associates. Owner of the Hub Art Factory in downtown Canton, Carmany demonstrated his unique reverse glass painting technique for the audience. Decorative theme centerpieces and a catered lunch also were included at the event.
In February, the Stark County District Library hosted a small soiree/open house at the Canton Brewing Co. to say farewell to Tena Wilson, as she moves on to the Cleveland Public Library, and to welcome the interim executive director, Jean Duncan McFarren. Wilson was honored with a proclamation from the mayor for her service.
A panoramic painting of African wildlife is coming to Canton. “African Menagerie—The Inquisition” will run April 26 through July 15 at the Canton Museum of Art. The touring exhibit created by American artist Brian Jarvi is considered art with a mission, because it is intended to draw attention to wildlife extinction.
North Canton resident Ryan Humbert is an award-winning singer-songwriter and lead singer of the traditional honky tonk band Shooter Sharp & The Shootouts, which recently recorded its national debut album to be released this fall. He also hosts Shooter Sharp’s Americana Roundup every Sunday morning on The Summit WAPS-FM.