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Braylin Grubb, 8, of Madison sleeps on a dog grooming table as his mother Chelsay Grubb cares for their dog during the Hall of Fame City Classic Dog Show held earlier this month at the Stark County Fairgrounds.

Braylin Grubb, 8, of Madison sleeps on a dog grooming table as his mother Chelsay Grubb cares for their dog during the Hall of Fame City Classic Dog Show held earlier this month at the Stark County Fairgrounds.

There will be a walking tour of Canal Fulton’s historic district on Saturday

CANAL FULTON − The Canal Fulton Public Library, 154 Market St. NE, is offering a guided walking tour with a glimpse into times gone by on Saturday from 3 to 4 p.m. This tour will note some of the ways the lifestyle in Canal Fulton has changed in recent years. All ages are welcome, but anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Participants should dress appropriately for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and bring water if necessary. The tour route would be considered easy and is less than a mile long, but does require the ability to walk up a few stairs to a historic house and also down a small hill along an alley. In bad weather, the tour will take place virtually in the library’s Program Room. Registration is required; call 330-854-4148.

Summer camps for children at the McKinley Museum

CANTON – The McKinley Presidential Library & Museum, 800 McKinley Monument Drive NW, will host two summer camps for children in July. Foodie Camp is offered on July 11 and 12 for children in grades 4 through 6. July 11 is Wonka Day and July 12 is Ultimate Bake-Off Day.

Summer Science Camp is offered from July 16 to 19 to children in groups 1 to 5. The themes are Fun with Physics, Glow Day, Be Dr. Jones for the Day and Fun in the Sun Nature Day.

Summer camps last from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The costs are €25 per student per day. Space is limited. Registration is online only at mckinleymuseum.org/summer-science-camps. For more information, contact Scientific Director Lynette Reiner at 330-455-7043, ext. 208.

Dancing on Wednesday afternoon

CANTON − Dancing at the Polish American Club, 1605 Henry Ave. SW, on a live band is open to the public every Wednesday from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Admission is 3 euros, including snacks.

Fourth Street NW will be closed for Farmers Market

CANTON – Fourth Street NW will be closed from Cleveland Avenue to McKinley Avenue NW every Saturday from 10am to 1pm beginning June 29 and ending October 5 for the Canton Farmers Market.

Summer serenades start Thursday

CANTON – The team of Canton Symphony Orchestra and Stark Parks will launch the 10th annual Summer Serenades in the Park Concert Series with a small ensemble on Thursday at Canton City Stadium Park on the lawn of the Garden Center, 1615 Stadium Park Drive NW.

Musicians will play from the garden shed from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Bring your chairs, blankets and a picnic dinner. This concert will be canceled in case of bad weather. For updates on the day of the concert, visit starkparks.com or cantonsymphony.org.

Friday gala on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the JRC

CANTON – JRC will hold a 50th anniversary gala Friday at DoubleTree by Hilton, 320 Market Ave. S. Cocktail hour begins at 6:00 PM and dinner and program begins at 7:00 PM. For tickets, visit https://rb. gy/mrf20o or call 330-454-3471, ext. 402.

Book sale this week at the Lake Branch Library

MORE TWP. – The Friends of the Lake Community Branch Library will be holding a book sale at the library, 565 Market Ave., on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (members only, $10 memberships available); Thursday from 9:00 am to 7:30 pm; Friday from 9am to 5pm; and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (bag sale, $3). Puzzles, games, CDs, DVDs and record albums will also be available. For more information, visit www.lakelibraryfriends.info.

Courtney Corral of Wellington plays with her golden retriever Haines during a break from showing him at the Hall of Fame City Classic Dog Show held earlier this month at the Stark County Fairgrounds.Courtney Corral of Wellington plays with her golden retriever Haines during a break from showing him at the Hall of Fame City Classic Dog Show held earlier this month at the Stark County Fairgrounds.

Courtney Corral of Wellington plays with her golden retriever Haines during a break from showing him at the Hall of Fame City Classic Dog Show held earlier this month at the Stark County Fairgrounds.

Drawing from the Life workshop series at the Massillon Museum

MASSILLON – In conjunction with the exhibition “Gilding Northeast Ohio: Fashion and Fortune 1870–1900,” the Massillon Museum, 121 Lincoln Way E, will offer a Drawing from Life workshop series from June 29 to 3 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. :30 June 30.

Adults and youth ages 15 and older can work with instructor Nick Lee with graphite, colored pencil and art crayons to create works inspired by garments from “Gilding Northeast Ohio.” The students draw mannequins wearing antique clothing on drawing paper.

Register at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Tuition is $55 per person or $50 per Massillon Museum member. Registrants will receive a list of items they need to bring or purchase before the first class. The cost of supplies for each student is approximately $50. Students may bring materials they already own. Dry media must be approved by the museum for gallery use. The museum provides drawing paper and drawing clipboards to all students.

Massillon Woman’s Club Arts in the Garden is Saturday

MASSILLON − The Massillon Woman’s Club presents the fourth annual Edna and Ruth’s Arts in the Garden in and around Five Oaks Mansion, 210 Fourth St. NE, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“Edna and Ruth” refer to the McClymond daughters who donated their historic home to the Massillon Woman’s Club in 1920.

The family-friendly event, free and open to the public, includes artisans and artisans, wine tasting, live music, food trucks, pastries (including Massillon Woman’s Club’s famous sticky buns), and a balloon artist and face painting for the kids. The gift shop will be open. Call 330-833-4896 for more information.

Poetry reading Saturday at the Massillon Museum

Expanding Circles Collective will present an open-mic poetry reading at the Massillon Museum on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The event is open to all ages. Participants are invited to share their own poetry or read the work of their favorite poet.

The lecture is free and everyone is welcome to participate or attend. Registration is preferred, but not required; visit MassMu.org/Tickets.

North Canton Alumni Association announces inductees

NORTH CANTON – The North Canton Alumni Association has announced its 2024 Hall of Distinction inductees:

  • Charles (Hop) Collier – innovative history teacher and varsity basketball coach.

  • Douglas Froelich – 1987 graduate with several high school teaching awards and community volunteer at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival.

  • Grace (Rojek) Stewart – graduated in 2009 and founded an online store that turns wedding dresses into family heirlooms.

  • Dr. Alexander Michael – successful orthopedic surgeon who was Hoover’s team physician for 30 years.

  • Robert Smiley (deceased) – 1943 No-Ca-Hi graduate, research chemist for DuPont and holder of 35 U.S. patents for products ranging from rocket fuels to organic pesticides.

The Alumni Association will hold an induction ceremony at Hoover High School on September 25 at 7 p.m. After the ceremony, light refreshments will be served and the ceremony is open to everyone. There are no costs associated with participating, although a donation is possible. For more information, visit http://www.northcantonalumni.org/ or https://www.facebook.com/NorthCantonAlumniAssociation.

Live music, food trucks Thursday in North Canton

NORTH CANTON – Dustin Kines, a country singer/songwriter from Nashville, will perform Thursday at 6 p.m. on the patio at City Hall, 145 N. Main St., as part of the North Canton Summer Series. Food trucks are Thai It Up and Boba TLicious.

Lindsay Gorder of Pittsburgh uses hairspray on her Standard Poodle Desi before showing him at the Hall of Fame City Classic Dog Show held earlier this month at the Stark County Fairgrounds.Lindsay Gorder of Pittsburgh uses hairspray on her Standard Poodle Desi before showing him at the Hall of Fame City Classic Dog Show held earlier this month at the Stark County Fairgrounds.

Lindsay Gorder of Pittsburgh uses hairspray on her Standard Poodle Desi before showing him at the Hall of Fame City Classic Dog Show held earlier this month at the Stark County Fairgrounds.

Spectrum donates $5,000

NORTH CANTON − Spectrum recently donated $2,500 to the Akron-Canton Regional Food Bank and another $2,500 to Sarah’s House Inc. through the company’s national philanthropic community program, Spectrum Employee Community Grants.

Since its founding in July 2019, Spectrum has provided funding to more than 498 local nonprofits in 34 states across the company’s service area.

For more information, visit https://corporate.charter.com/community-impact.

Perry History Club to meet

PERRY TWP. − The Perry History Club meets Monday at 6 p.m. on the lower level of the Perry Police Department on Genoa Road S.

Richard Haldi will speak on “Ridgewood / 1919-1929.” The presentation is followed by the business meeting.

Stark Parks Summer Solstice Hike-a-Thon is Thursday

Start your summer by hiking on Thursday, the longest day of the year, at various Stark Parks locations. You can spend the day walking and following the staff from location to location, or choose which walks you want to attend.

Locations and times are:

6 a.m. to 8 a.m.: Quail Hollow (Manor House-13480 Congress Lake Ave., Lake Township) – 2.5 to 3 miles

9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Nickel Plate Trail (Metzger Park, 1420 S. Nickel Plate Ave., Louisville) – 3 miles

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Hoover Trail (Washington Square, 1325 E. Maple St, North Canton) – 3 miles

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM: West Branch Trail (Gatehouse, 1305 Stadium Park Drive NW, Canton) – 3 miles

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM: Sippo Lake Park (Marina Parking, 5300 Tyner St. NW, Perry Township) 3.5 to 4 miles

6:00 PM to 7:00 PM: Petros Lake Park (Perry Drive Long Parking Lot, 3519 Perry Drive SW, Canton) 2.5 to 3 miles

8:00 PM to 9:00 PM: Towpath (Craig Pittman Trailhead-8218 Hudson Drive SW, Navarra) 1.5 to 2.5 miles

This article originally appeared in The Repository: Stark County roundup: News from around the Canton region