News from across the Canton area

Festival Props and Pistons

AKRON – The Props and Pistons Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and August 14 at Akron Fulton International Airport, 1600 Triplett Blvd.

The festival features flight demonstrations, aircraft exhibits, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities, airplane tours, and airplane rides. The dozens of exhibits range from WWII warbirds to current military, commercial and specialty aircraft. There will be a car show on Saturday, free flight simulators, a children’s play area, live music and food trucks.

Free parking and shuttles will be available at marked car parks near Derby Downs. For more information, visit Where

Palace monster party

CANTON – The Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N, will host the Monster Bash: Bela Lugosi Film Festival and Expo on Friday and Saturday.

Ticket prices through the Canton Palace Theater box office are $40 for the weekend pass (in and out privileges); $20 for the day pass (in and out privileges); and $5 per film (no in and out privileges).

Visit for more information and presale tickets. Tickets are also available at the door during the festival. Doors open at 3 p.m. Friday, with the first film starting at 5 p.m. Doors open at noon on Saturday, with the first film at 2 p.m.

Pop-up youth store

CANTON — Non-profit organization Dream by Royal will present Fun in the Sun: Supporting the Youth Pop-Up Shop from 3-6 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Martin Center Gymnasium, 1253 Third St SE.

The aim of the organization is to provide knowledge, support and fun for young people. The event is free for young entrepreneurs who wish to present their own business.

Sellers interested in participating should contact Destynee Hardy at 330-268-4466 and explain the business they would like to enter the pop-up store. A $35 donation is required upon registration for those who are not young entrepreneurs. Registration closes September 1. Vendors must have kid-friendly businesses and can sell their wares at the event, but the goal is to have as many free stations as possible.

Setup begins at 2 p.m. on the day of the event.

It takes two food vendors, three volunteers who will help with the setup and fun stations from start to finish (volunteers will get a free t-shirt and meal provided by Dream by Royal), two bouncy houses, two makeup artists, a custom-made t-shirt/items, educators who agree to provide books and school supplies.

The event will include a basketball shootout for girls and boys in grades 5-7. Cash donations or donations of clothing, paper products and books are welcome.

Public Education Discussions

CANTON — The Canton Area League of Women Voters Education Fund will host two public education roundtables at Timken Commons (formerly Timken High School), 521 Tuscarawas St. W. The entrance and parking lot are located off Fourth Street NW.

“What do children learn in history class?” will be presented from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The panel will discuss efforts to legislate what is taught. “How can we protect funding for public schools? will be presented from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on September 8. The panel will discuss the impact of school vouchers.

A question-and-answer session will follow the two discussions. For more information, visit

Zach Zeisig descends the Clearwater Park slide inside Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park in Lake Township on Tuesday.  Zeisig is a lifeguard at the pool and occasionally has to inspect the slide to make sure it is safe for their guests, an obvious perk of his job.

MAPS dinner dance

GREEN — The Military Aviation Preservation Society (MAPS) Air Museum, 2260 International Parkway, will host a dinner dance Aug. 20, featuring music from LaFlavour’s “Five Decades of Hits.”

Guests can attend dinner and dancing, or just dancing.

Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and dancing runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Dinner and dance tickets are $21.72 per person; advance reservations are required for this option. Order tickets and make reservations at or or call 330-896-6332, ext. 110. The deadline for orders is 1 p.m. on August 19. Dinner, provided by Mr. Mike’s Catering, will consist of chicken cordon bleu, potato gratin, mixed vegetables, dinner salad, roll and a bottle of water.

No advance ticket purchase or reservation is required for the dance only, and the cost is $10 per person at the door. Admission for the dance only opens at 6:30 p.m.

Seating for both options is first come, first seated. No outside food, drink or alcohol is permitted. The MAPS snack will be open throughout the event.

Hartville Kitchen Events

HARTVILLE – The Hartville Kitchen, 1015 Edison St. NW, will present Thursday, Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton, by Brian Hoffman.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m., dinner is at noon, and the show is at 1 p.m. Tickets are $47.

The Martins will present a dinner concert on August 18. Tickets are $52. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and concert at 7 p.m.

For more information or tickets, visit or call 330-877-9353.

Lion Club Party

HARTVILLE – The Uniontown Lions Club’s annual festival to raise funds to support its various community service and outreach programs takes place August 17-20 at the grounds of the HRM Complex, 1315 Edison St. NW, adjacent to the Hartville Market Place.

The festival features food, rides, a car show, games, instant bingo, bingo, 50/50 drawing and music.

The schedule is as follows:

  • August 17 – Festival opens at 6 p.m.; La Flavor (music from the 50s, 60s, 70s) from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • August 18 – Festival opens at 6 p.m.; hymn sing local churches from 6:30 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.; Better Monday (soft rock music) from 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • August 19 – Motor Show at 5 p.m.; the festival opens at 6:00 p.m.; Dave & Daphne – Live from Nashville Now from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.; auto show registration, $10, is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Prices are at 8:30 p.m. Categories are Best of Show, Best of Pre-War and Post-War 1900-1954 , Best of Ford, Best of T-Bird, Best of Corvette, Best of Chevy, Best of Pontiac, Best of Mopar, Best of Buick, Best of Custom, Best of Truck, Best of Open. For more information, call Jim Palmeri 330-699-4333.
  • August 20 – Parade at 5 p.m.; the festival opens after the parade; Lake High School Band at 7 p.m., Gerald Harris the Entertainer, with jazz, oldies and Motown from 9 p.m. to 10:15 p.m., fireworks at 10:30 p.m.

The theme of the festival is “Community Partnership”, and the grand marshal of the festival will be Marion Coblentz, retired president of Hartville MarketPlace. He helped the Lions find a new home for the festival and continues to be one of the main supporters and partners. All proceeds from the festival help support various local community projects.

Jackson Amphitheater Events

JACKSON TWP. – Southern Roots will perform a free concert at the Jackson Amphitheater, 7454 Community Parkway, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Chris Wintrip and company will pay tribute to the Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Elton Rohn, featuring music by Elton John, will perform from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are available at

The free children’s film “Encanto” will be screened Friday at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater. Doors open at 6 p.m.

String quartet in the park

TWP LEXINGTON. – The Stark Parks Summer Serenades series continues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Deer Creek Reservoir, 14514 Price St. NE, with a free string quartet concert.

Fishing contest

MAGNOLIA – The Stark Parks Sandy & Beaver Canal Fishing Derby for ages 4 to 15 will take place Saturday at Magnolia Flouring Mills Pond, 261 Main St.

Bait will be provided. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and fishing runs from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. For more information, visit

Healthiest Soil Contest

MASSILLON – The Stark Soil and Water Conservation District is searching for the healthiest soil in Stark County.

Competitors may stop at the district office to pick up a standardized 4 inch cylinder, which may be used to take a uniform sample. Detailed instructions on proper sampling are available at Samples can be dropped off at the office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. August 15-19.

District staff and soil scientists will conduct soil health assessment tests to determine the healthiest soil. The district is at 2650 Richville Drive SE., Suite 100, Massillon. For more information, call 330-451-7645.

Coffee with a cop

NIMISHILLEN TWP. – A Coffee with a Cop program will take place at the Pegasus Military Family Center, 5495 Meese Road, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The community is encouraged to ask questions, raise concerns, and get to know members of the Stark County Sheriff’s Office. For more information, contact the Stark County Sheriff’s Office at 330-430-3889.

Storage compartments in the Canton du Nord

NORTH TOWNSHIP – The Friends of the North Township Library will hold a book sale on the library patio, 185 N. Main St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday (weather permitting) during the Main Street Festival.

The annual book sale will be held August 17-20, with 4-7 p.m. on August 17 for members of the Friends of the North Township Library only. Hours of operation for the public will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on August 18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. ug. 19 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 20.

For more information, visit

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