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The Docket December 2019

Dec. 7: Downtown Wonderland Christmas Celebration, Minerva’s Downtown Wonderland Christmas Celebration will kick off with the Christmas parade at 3 p.m. The parade begins at Minerva Elementary School. Following the parade, Treat Trees, sponsored by area businesses and organizations, will line the sidewalks, covered with treats for kids to take. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be in the Roxy Theatre, hearing wishes and posing for free photos.

The Docket November 2019

Nov. 7, Stark County Artists Exhibition Opening and Awards: The Stark County Artists exhibition opening reception will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Massillon Museum. This is an annual juried exhibition for present and former Stark County residents and those working in Stark County. Awards are at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Heather Bullach at 330-833-4061 or hbullach@massillonmuseum.org. massillonmuseum.org

The Docket October 2019

Through Oct. 31, Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch: Enjoy all kinds of fall fun for the whole family at Nickajack Farms Fall Festival & Pumpkin Patch. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. September 14 through October 27 and then from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through October 31. Admission is $10 per person, $8 for seniors and free for children 2 and younger. nickajackfarms.com

The Docket September 2019

Sept. 7, Pro Football Hall of Fame Craft Beer Fest: The Pro Football Hall of Fame and Hop Culture Magazine will host the Pro Football Hall of Fame Craft Beer Festival with beer tastings, food and music at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium from 6 to 10 p.m. The festival will be highlighted by craft beer from 50 breweries including one from each National Football League city. General admission tickets are $60 and include a taster glass and unlimited tastings from all 50 breweries. VIP tickets are $80 and include access to the VIP area, a taster glass, unlimited tastings, food options, an exclusive brewery-themed swag bag, a limited edition Craft Beer Festival glass and the opportunity to interact with a living Hall of Famer. Designated driver tickets are $20 and include admission to the event and a meal voucher. profootballhof.com

The Docket July 2019

July 5, First Friday: First Friday is a monthly party in the downtown Canton Arts District featuring themed music, performance and visual arts events. It begins with a First Stop at the Canton Museum of Art at 5:30 p.m., followed by the event downtown from 6 to 10 p.m. The theme for July is Chalk the Walk. The free First Friday family movie at the Canton Palace Theatre is “Wonder Park,” and it starts at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. downtowncanton.com

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

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

The Docket March 2019

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

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