May ’16

Havana Nights

Havana Nights was a magical, imaginary trip to 1950s Cuba, complete with island-flaired food, an ice sculpture spectacularly designed to chill tequila shots, cigars to smoke on the terrace, a sizzling band that easily could have played at the Tropicana in the day, enticing auction items, centerpieces of authentic cigar boxes filled with tropical flowers and 200 guests dressed for a night of salsa dancing and intrigue. Beyond being Massillon’s hottest new event, Rotary Club of Massillon’s Havana Nights raised money for scholarships for area high school students.

Glitz and Glitter

Canton Fine Arts Associates sponsored its February luncheon with the program “Glitz and Glitter: Jewelry from the Ohio Presidents’ Wives.” Presented by Mari Halkovich, a vintage jewelry expert, the program featured a history of the jewelry worn by the first ladies from Ohio and was held at the Canton Museum of Art.

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