Joe French is the CEO of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Elementary Education and a master’s degree from Ashland University in Early Childhood Education-Curriculum and Instruction.
March 9: Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus fundraiser: Kickoff time for Canton Ballet’s Touchdowns and Tutus fundraiser is 6:30 p.m. at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall. The Game Day Performance will feature local high school football talents paired with Canton Ballet dancers before a panel of celebrity judges. Preceding the performance will be a VIP Pre Game Reception at 5 p.m., which includes cocktails, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a private concert at the Zimmermann Symphony Center. At 7:30 p.m., the Tailgate After Party, a meet-and-greet with the celebrities and performers, music, specialty tailgate foods, drinks, cash bar and a tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum, will take place at the Pro Football HOF Event Center. Admission for the Game Day Performance is $25 for adults, $15 for students and $35 for Preferred Gold seating. The Tailgate After Party admission is $25 for adults and $15 for students. The Pre Game Reception admission is $65 per person. There is a VIP All Access Pass available for $125, which includes admission to all three events. Tickets are available online or by calling 330-455-7220. cantonballet.com
Cameroon native Imbolo Mbue lost her job as a market researcher during the financial crisis, and she had a hard time finding a new one. As she walked around New York City one day, she saw chauffeurs waiting on the street for their clients. It triggered her interest, partly because some of the chauffeurs looked like they could be African immigrants and partly because it made her wonder what the relationship between the driver and the executive was like.
Stephanie Werren has been with Leadership Stark County since 2005, first as development director and then as assistant director and as director since 2015. Stephanie is also a certified Gallup Strengths Coach and leads many training and facilitations for individuals and groups on Strengths Finder.
Feb. 11: WWE Live—Road to WrestleMania: WWE returns to Canton for the first time in 2019. See your favorite Smackdown WWE superstars including AJ Styles vs. the Miz, Charlotte Flair vs. Smackdown Women’s Champion Beck Lynch, Jeff Hardy and many more. The event starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. Tickets start at $15. To purchase tickets, call the Civic Center box office at 1-800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com. Additional fees may apply. cantonciviccenter.com
Painter Evie Zimmer loves flowers so much she stops to take photos of them in the grocery store. And once she has those photos, she manipulates them until they look interesting, and then she gets and idea, and then she heads to the canvas.
Kay Port has been the iCARE team director at the Stark County Educational Service Center since April 2011. After graduating from Perry High School in 1976, Kay earned a Bachelor of Science in Education K-12 degree in 1980 from Ohio State University. She began her teaching career in Columbus in 1980 and returned to her alma mater in 1982 to continue her educational profession.
Jan. 18, Donut Day at the Library: Learn how to make donuts, learn a new recipe and decorate a mini donut from Peace Love and Little Donuts at Perry Sippo Branch. Check the site for more information. starklibrary.org
The Canton Ballet’s annual performance of “The Nutcracker” once again will feature a member of the New York City Ballet. Sterling Hyltin, who has been a principal dancer with the New York company since 2007, will dance the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy alongside 300 students from the local ballet program.
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