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The Docket August 2018

Second annual Hall of Fame City BrewFest: Aug. 2, The second annual Hall of Fame City BrewFest is being held in downtown Canton from 4 to 8 p.m. The event will be hosted by Canton Brewing Co. in celebration of Hall of Fame week in Canton for the newly inducted Hall of Famers. The HOF City BrewFest will be held in the Speakeasy at Canton Brewing Co. and will include beer sampling from some of the best local breweries, food served by Canton Brewing Co., as well as music and additional entertainment. Tickets will be available for purchase for $25 ahead of time and at the door, and each admission comes with 20 beer sampling tickets.

Men Who Cook

St. Michael School Men Who Cook fundraising event was held in February and featured 15 male chefs offering various small plates of delicious food. A silent and live auction also were part of the evening. During the course of the evening, the school raised more than $150,000 for school improvements and technology.

Art for Health and Healing

Art therapist Amy Hope provided an informative program on “Art for Health and Healing” at the Canton Museum of Art in April. Sponsored by Canton Fine Arts Associates, the program offered insights and examples of how art therapy can help heal various personal conditions, including veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. The event included an interactive demonstration featuring art therapy, a Q&A session and a catered lunch.

Time to party

The Massillon Museum once again is hosting its annual island party as a thank you to city residents. This year’s event is scheduled for 6 to 11 p.m. July 20 outside the museum and will feature a pig roast and entertainment from the Jackson High School Steel Drum Band and reggae group Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band.

The Docket July 2018

720 Market: A City Affair—July 14, Head to St. Paul’s Church in North Canton from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to peruse the unique and curated, special event open-air market. It’s a fresh opportunity to shop local, support local businesses and experience a local venue in a new way. It showcases local makers, bakers, brewers, growers and more along with community nonprofits, live local music and food vendors.

Canton Fine Arts Associates Luncheon

North Canton resident Barbara Smith shared her collection of Dear Jane Civil War quilts at the Canton Fine Arts Associates March luncheon. Held at the Canton Museum of Art, the program included many quilts related to the renowned historic Jane Stickle 1863 quilt, as well as others in her collection. Guests enjoyed a catered lunch.

ECOPA annual awards

East Central Ohio Pilots Association (ECOPA) held its annual spring awards banquet in March at Skyland Pines. The speaker for the evening was Jack Waters, who was a naval aviator and is now an experimental test pilot for The Boeing Co. His topic was “The NEW Edge of Aviation.” He shared his insights, lessons learned and real-life anecdotes on the factors that are driving the future of aviation. The purpose of ECOPA is to promote general aviation through safety seminars and social events.

Love, acceptance and heroism

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” is at the Players Guild Theatre. The Players Guild Theatre is bringing a story of unconditional love, acceptance and heroism to its main stage.