The Power of Imaginations Running Wild Goodwill delivers the reality of a ‘Community Campus’
G 2010 Downtown Event Schedule Downtown Canton’s stre etscape comes alive with fun fe stivals!
oodwill will ask you to imagine the possibility of a community campus – a unified group of service organizations dedicated to helping people. Many helping hands, one roof. Well, imagine no more.
The Community Campus at Goodwill became a reality in October of last year in downtown Canton. The Campus is an allied collective of organizations that are sharing space and resources. But the organizations that have made their homes inside the 90,000 square foot facility share more than an address and an electric bill. They share those they care for, those who need them most. Right now, individuals in need can walk through one set of doors to be served by more than a dozen organizations, some of which they may never have had access to in the past.
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“The Community Campus at Goodwill is what we envisioned as the solution for a very real dilemma,” said Ken Weber, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio. “On the one side we have rapidly shrinking resources. On the other, a growing demand for these resources. Our board devised the Community Campus at Goodwill to best serve these opposing issues.” Goodwill believes that by consolidating services and the agencies that provide them, there is greater exposure for and access to each of the individual agencies at the campus. How does it work? When all 90,000 square feet have been developed, there will be room for more than 20 agencies. Each agency has a low-cost office space that they occupy and all of the other space in the facility is shared, including meeting rooms, rest rooms, lobby and reception. A non-profit renting 2,500 square feet of space for $7.50 a square (gross) would conservatively save 800 square feet of space and $500 per month in rent by moving into the Campus. At $500 per month for 20 agencies, the savings realized from shared space would equate to $120,000 per year!
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SPECIAL FEATURES • Goodwill Community Campus • First Friday Tidbits • CIRV hosts first ‘call-In’ • IlluminArts Celebration • Fe d e ral Center Progression • Downtown Cat Mural
Art Works for the March 5 First Friday, where all facets of the arts will be celebrated! ArtsinStark kicks off their 2010 fund drive campaign with live performances at the Canton Palace Theatre beginning at 5:30 p.m. Also at the Palace will be Celtic music and dancing as part of the St. Pet’s Day festivities. Downtown gallery Acme Artists will celebrate their third anniversary and new art will be on view at the galleries and studios. The Players Guild Page to Stage traveling troupe will perform the audience participation play Alice in Wonderland. Matthew Brown, assistant conductor for the Canton Symphony Orchestra, will set poetry to music, followed by a poetry showdown and contest at the Kathleen Howland Theatre. Whatever your arts pleasure – whether dance, theatre, music, visual arts or written word – you are sure to find it downtown at the March First Friday!
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Update: Wayfinding Signage Program Progress is being made on the Wayfinding Signage program. The vehicular signs will be installed this March in order to direct visitors to points of interest, including city and public buildings, as well as art, cultural and recreational locations. The lower part of each sign will be dedicated to identifying the district drivers are in, be it the Arts or Historic Districts, Lincoln Highway or Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Corridor.
Streetscaping projects are almost complete at the Federal Center site and are being considered for the area surrounding Cormony Development’s Hercules project.
The Arts District signage in downtown Canton is already up and is a great representation of how other vehicular signs will look. The signs throughout the city will be approximately 30” x 40” and will hang from decorative trusses on the light poles so that they are highly visible for drivers. Signs will also be mounted on the brick columns th roughout the city. All signs for the project will be produced locally.
The energy efficiency stimulus money will be used for a total of eight projects, including an energy audit for the City of Canton, replacing the remaining incandescent traffic signals with LED signals, replacing lighted road signs with LED signs, replacing decorative sodium lights throughout the city with more energy-efficient LED lights, and replacing lighting at the Canton Memorial Civic Center and other miscellaneous buildings.
In late 2010 we will begin Phase II of the project by producing large pedestrian maps that identify businesses, organizations and points of interest throughout the central business district. There will be s p o n s o rship opportunities for businesses in the central business district to promote their businesses on these map signs and we’ll be making periodic updates to the maps to account for new businesses opening downtown over time. We hope to begin mounting these large maps strategically throughout the city in the spring of 2011. The third and final phase, including historical and event land markers, is on the horizon as well. Streetscaping Downtown The city is working on several revitalization projects downtown involving streetscaping for developing areas. Currently in the planning stage is a project to streetscape along 12th Street N, between I-77 and Mahoning Avenue. This will include widening the street to account for turn lanes at the Market Avenue intersection. We will also be adding decorative lighting and planting trees, as well as developing a multi-use trail and sidewalk on the south side of the street. The project is estimated for completion in 2014.
Energy Efficient The City of Canton has received an $803,000 Community Development Block Grant for energy efficiency projects to help reduce energy consumption and make Canton greener.
We prioritized the selection of energy efficient projects based on the savings they represent to the City’s general fund budget. In 2005, the energy ex p e n d i t u re for the incandescent traffic signals alone was $144,000 in today’s dollars. When we complete the replacement of all of the signals in the city, our annual cost will be $30,000 - a savings of $114,000 per year. This is just one of the eight energy efficient projects. When we fully implement all of the projects, we’ll see a significant impact to our energy efficiency and to our budget.
By Carson Pavkov
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A Studio Photography 602 Sixth Street N.W. • Canton, Ohio 44703 Phone: (330) 323-5659 • www.astudionow.com Consultation By Appointment Only • Open to the Public First Fridays In October 2007, Jeremy Aronhalt took Cindee Swanson on a “going away” date to celebrate her moving away from Canton. It was their first date. Now, they are engaged, have a little boy, and just opened A Studio Photogra p hy in dow n tow n Canton. Passionate photographers, the couple shares a unique ability to see the world in a different light. It is their philosophy to capture every moment naturally. “I want a bride to look at her pictures and say ‘when did that happen,’” Swanson said. Aronhalt and Swanson opened A Studio on a First Friday, December 3, 2009. Both were photographers before they met, but they have since learned that they are most inspired by each other. “Jeremy has a lot of passion for photography, and it makes me love it even more,” said Swanson. The duo specializes in weddings, senior portraits and family events. They also offer what they call “The Art of Family,” in which a family can document 13 events over the course of a year. This unique offering allows families to capture candid, everyday moments and create personal, visual art for their homes. Optical Storytellers Aronhalt and Swanson like to keep photography true to what it is. They are passionate about telling the stories of their subjects from an artistic perspective. When shooting, they stay out of the way of the event and like things to happen naturally. The couple appreciates people who trust them to do their thing and who care about what they are getting, “We want them to really feel the pictures, not just look at them.” They also believe they are more than just photographers for their clients. They are willing to do anything to make the day work and are there to be more than just workers, “We’re your photographers, but we are your friends, too,” Swanson said. Why Downtown Canton? “We come downtown a lot, we are friends with the local business owners, and we believe the center of
community should be downtown,” said Aronhalt. The couple used to go to Joe’s Bar and realized that some space was available down the block, so they jumped at the opportunity. “Stark County is a bit of a gem with how many great photographers there are around here. By being around a lot of other creative people, we are constantly challenged to be better, to be the best,” said Aronhalt. Although they are just getting started, they already have plans to expand into a larger shooting space. The studio on Sixth Street is their first opportunity to expose themselves to the public, and they are excited about developing their future in Canton. Frequent bloggers, the couple stays active in social media like Facebook and Twitter. Currently, they have a portfolio website (www.astudionow.com) and a blog (www.astudioblog.com), but th ey intend to launch their official site in the summer.
By Evelyn Canterbury
Community One Credit Union has proudly served the financial needs of Canton area residents since 1936, and we are thrilled to have a front row seat to the continuing revitalization of the downtown area from our office at Sixth Street NW and Cleveland Avenue. Originally serving employees of the telephone company, Community One now offers membership to the entire Stark County area. Our office locations include the recently-renovated office at 537 Cleveland Avenue NW and Frank Avenue in Jackson Township. We are excited to participate in the First Friday events. First Fridays offer a wonderful family environment in which to explore all that Canton has to offer – from art galleries to great restaurants! Each month gives us more insight on the benefits of this involvement. It’s exciting to watch the streets come alive, and even in the coldest of weather, people are out bundled up and ready to go. We see a lot of families having fun and enjoying the entertainment. It’s wonderful to see artists demonstrating their abilities to create such unique pieces. Our participation has provided us with a tremendous opportunity to grow, as these events bring people from all over Stark County to downtown Canton. First Friday events at Community One Credit Union focus on the financial well-being of Stark County families. We cater to all ages, starting with youngsters with our Dollar Dog, Teen, and Edge accounts, to members of any age with loans of all types, retirement accounts, and financial planning assistance. Our presence in downtown Canton is important and we are proud to support the downtown community. Evelyn Canterbury is the president and CEO of Community One Credit Union
THE VIOLENCE MUST STOP! Canton Community Initiative to Reduce Violence to host first ‘call-in’ in April On April 23, the Canton Community Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) will host its first “call-in” at the Stark County Courthouse. This is the first calculated, public step in reducing gang violence in our community through CIRV. CIRV is a multi-agency and community collaborative effort, designed to quickly and dramatically reduce gun-violence and associated homicides in Canton. The call-ins are the first step in the strategy to show violent gangs and their members that there is another way, another life. During the call-in sessions, parolees and probationers who are known to be affiliated with violent groups are presented with a clear, consistent message of nonviolence. Law enforcement representatives explain there will be focused scrutiny on sub sequent violent incidents. In other words, the next shooting or homicide will result in swift, targeted enforcement by any legal means available for the entire group that is affiliated with the individual responsible for the violence. Although only the suspect will be held accountable for the violent act itself, the ongoing criminal activities of other group members will receive greatly increased scrutiny by law enforcement based on any past or future criminal behavior. “We believe that this strategy will send the message to the entire group that law enforcement will
do all it can if it results in saving a life from violence. Too many lives are being tragically lost or ruined because groups endorse violence among their members instead of convincing each other of the tragic consequences for everyone involved,“ said Captain Bruce E. Allison (retired), project director for Canton’s CIRV initiative. CIRV’s progressive partnership includes multiple law enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal level, social service providers and the community. CIRV has been established to deliver a clear message to violent street groups: the violence must stop! This message is communicated through the call-in sessions, as well as through mentors, police, probation, and parole officers, community outreach and via media outlets. Law enforcement agencies have gathered intelligence on violent street group networks. This intelligence shows that, from April of 2007 to May of 2009, there were 148 shootings in the City of Canton. 105, or 71%, of these shootings were group member involved. The intelligence gathering has also identified 12 violent street groups comprised of approximately 620 to 963 individuals, many of whom have been identified by name. Also identified during the intelligence gathering were the geographical locations of each group, their networks and their level of violence ranging from high, medium or low.
Goodwill Community Campus ... Likewise, agencies at the Campus also share receptionists, security, phone systems, IT Support, internet access, basic janitorial services, parking, meeting rooms and amenities and beverages. The combined savings on these services for 20 agencies is more than $460,000 per year. Factor in utility costs at $80,000 in total savings and the Community Campus at Goodwill is providing the potential for total operational savings of $667,760 per year. It’s th rough these savings that the Community Campus at Goodwill puts the participant before the agency that serves them in the most economical way possible. All of the participating partners are 501(c)3 non-profit entities or charitable organizations with meaningful missions who are willing and able to collaborate in a Campus setting. Who does it help? “It’s difficult to pinpoint our ‘at-risk’ population. In these economic times we serve the homeless, the
“Our absolute primary goal is to reduce violence, but we’re also offering alternatives to individuals who want out of the life,” said Marc Warner, co-owner of the CIRV systems team and court administrator for Stark County Court of Common Pleas. Those offenders seeking a more productive lifestyle are provided streamlined social services, training and educational opportunities with the hope of better employment opportunities. The community and law enforcement are working as partners, and as a result, strengthening their relationships. Service p rov i d e rs present alternatives to violence by offering job, educational, and social services to those individuals who want them. Members of the community plea for an end to the violence, articulating the grief and damage it produces and invalidating any excuses for the violence. The general message to be conveyed is, “We will help you if you will let us, but we will stop you if you make us.” Forms of this type of violence reduction effort have resulted in reductions of homicides ranging from 30-80% in cities across the country. Canton’s CIRV initiative is based on successful implementation in Cincinnati, Dayton and other cities in Ohio and across the U.S.
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impoverished, those suffering from disease and disability and those who are just down on their luck. Our population is dive rs e ,” explained Weber. For a diverse population in need comes a diverse offe ring of organizations. Current collabora t i ve agencies include Access Health Stark County, Alzheimer’s Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Coming Together Stark County, Leave a Legacy Stark County, Mayor’s Literacy Commission, Prescription Assistance Network of Stark County, Reentry Bridge Network, Inc., Senior Employment Center, SPARK, Stark County Hunger Task Force and United Way 2-1-1. What’s next for the Community Campus? Plans are in the works to create a structured, common intake process for all of the agencies to better serve those who come through the doors. The process will extend beyond the bounds of the Campus to ensure that agencies can seamlessly refer those in need to agencies and organizations outside of the physical Campus walls.
Goodwill of Gre a ter Cleveland and East Central Ohio is still working to raise $2 million in their capital campaign, which concludes August of 2011. For donation information, visit TheCommunityCampus.org. “There’s something great happening here in Canton and we’re very proud to be a part of the efforts underfoot to really try to create a gateway from the South,” said Weber. The Community Campus at Goodwill is located at open at 408 Ninth Street SW in downtown Canton. For more information about the Campus, to learn about joining the Campus, or to volunteer with one of the participating agencies, visit TheCommunityCampus.org.
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hree ye a rs ago Mark Ball, Dylan Atkinson and their good friend Christian Harwell we re at a reception being hosted by Mike King and ArtsinStark. They we re debuting the Studio 5 on Fourth Street gallery and studio concepts, and showing off the first of the completed spaces.
That was a turning point in Canton’s future arts district. “The more we thought about it, we searched through our pockets and came up with the deposit,” said Mark Ball, co-owner and one of many talented artists at Acme Artists. After signing the lease in January 2007, Acme Artists was given a white-walled space and told to go to town. They were the first ones in and have been in their location at 332 Fourth Street NW the longest. Acme Artists will celebrate its third birthday in a big way on First Friday, March 5. “Art is a very organic business and when you’re starting out you soon discover that there aren’t any business plans. It has a mind of its own,” said Ball. Despite being in what is essentially a luxury goods market, Ball says that they have begun to see the economy swing back up for them, that things are turning around. Before opening Acme Artists, Ball worked for FirstEnergy for 22 years. He admits that he didn’t truly begin exploring the arts until 1998. The other half of the dynamite artis-
tic duo is business partner Dylan Atkinson, who’s been an artist for 20 years. Atkinson also owns Plan 9 Designs, a computer networking and web development firm. “Art is similar to other business models. The diversity of the arts downtown gives people choice, it gives people different flavors to try,” said Ball. “We’re one of those flavors and we can’t wait for more to come.” According to Ball, Acme is serious about art, but they don’t take themselves all that seriously. “We ’ re re a l ly just a diffe rent type of gallery. We have some traditional stuff, but we made a decision early on to have a certain identity, and we have fun with it.” Other artists who have carved out wall space in Acme’s close quarters are Ron Copeland, Steve Ehret, Lynn Digby, Marti Jones Dixon, Tim Reisinger, John Pinkerton, Bili Kribbs, Bill Shearrow and Holly “Buffy” Atkinson. “A lot of our artists show all over the United States. If you think about it, all artists are local. Jackson Pollock was somebody’s
neighbor. You can be a national artist with a national name, but you’re still just somebody’s guy next door.” Beyond their mantra “BUY ART,” Atkinson and Ball are very much for keeping money locally at all levels. “I think it’s important for people to see the necessity of keeping money here in the community. We want to watch it travel around the community,” said Ball. “You might not think that a little $5 purchase means much but it does. Keeping that money in our community has a great effect on us all.” One thing is certain – these guys are showing that the creativity per capita in Canton is incredible. Check out more about Acme Artists online at AcmeArtists.com.
IlluminArts back with CELEBRATION 2010 art extravaganza! IlluminArts will host a countywide interactive arts extravaganza for the Stark County community this month! The event, dubbed IlluminArts Celebration 2010, is scheduled for Saturday, March 27, at Timken Senior High School, 521 Tuscarawas St. W in downtown Canton. IlluminArts Celebration 2010 is the fifth annual arts festival produced by IlluminArts, an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the arts throughout Stark County and the surrounding area. The IlluminArts Celebration, a collaboration of IlluminArts and the Canton City Schools, with funding support from ArtsinStark, the County Arts Council, is FREE and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Celebration 2010 will feature hands-on activities for all ages, musical and theatrical performances, workshops, demonstrations, exhibits and food. Celebration is held to raise awareness of the arts, increase participation in the arts and build connections between the arts and the community.
IlluminArts Celebration 2010 will showcase the program displays from the recent IlluminArts Mentoring Program. In addition, the event will feature Battle of the Brush, in which professional and student artists compete in a mural painting contest for prizes, Picture It! Photo Exhibit and performances by area high school rock bands. For more information about IlluminArts and Celebration 2010, visit www.illuminArts.org. IlluminArts Celebration 2010 is sponsored by Downtown Canton Special Improvement District, Mercy Medical Center, Stark County ESC, Motter and Meadows Architects and Creative Juices Communications.
Federal Center full steam ahead
he Federal Center project is right on time,” said John Crook, director of retail development and in-house architect at Carnegie Management, the developer behind Canton’s new Federal Center.
The Federal Center will open in early June, after the Memorial Day holiday. New Federal Center tenants, including the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, U.S. Trustees, U.S. Marshals, Social Security Administration, and Internal Revenue Service, will begin moving in this May. The new center will incorporate new federal security requirements and provide a modern workplace, emphasizing efficiency and design excellence. It replaces the Frank T. Bow Federal Building, and is bound by 3rd Street SW, McKinley Avenue SW, 5th Street SW, and High Avenue SW. The project is the culmination of the commitment and cooperation by U.S. Congressman Ralph Regula, along with the City of Canton, the developer, the new Federal Center tenants and the U.S. General Services Administration.
Tidbits ... Come to the Arts District for fun foolery, amazing art and magical music for the April Fool’s First Friday on April 2. Pranks, tricks and silliness will abound among the art, music and performances that make First Friday great! Wear a silly hat or mix and match your clothes for the evening…anything goes for this light-hearted theme. Adding to the fun, 2nd April Galerie is holding a party to celebrate 2 years at their downtown Cleveland Avenue location on this serendipitous date of April 2nd. Spring Fever will be in the air as the First Friday festivities head back outdoors in full fo rce on May 7. Outside grills from the downtown restaurants, art vendors and street musicians will be lining Court Avenue and Fourth Street in celebration of the return of warmer temperatures!
New downtown mural features a fantastic quartet of felines Vicki Boatright, owner and artist of BZTAT Studios in downtown Canton, is the artist behind the l a te st installation of public art planned for downtown Canton’s Arts District. Her mural, Downtown Cats, will be hung this July on the side of the HEAP Building along Fifth Street NW. Downtown Cats is a four-panel painted installation featuring her four eclectic kitties, from left to right: Noah, named after he escaped a basement flood by floating to s a fety inside his own personal Rubbermaid arc. Slick, who was rescued from an oil slick on the Tuscarawas River 15 years ago. Who, originally Boatright’s mother’s cat, got his name from the Lilian Jackson Braun’s “The Cat Who” series. He is Noah’s brother.
And finally, Brewskie Butt, who is Boatright’s social media spokescat. Brewskie has a very active, global following and frequently takes his fans on tours of the Canton Arts District via Twitter. “I’ve been wanting to do a mural for some time and I wanted to do something fun and whimsical.
Having Brewskie become a permanent part of the art landscape seemed fitting,” said Boatright. Boatright and Brewskie Butt have a significant online global following, and Boatright was recently named a finalist in the Shorty Awards, honoring the best producers of short, real-time content on Twitter. Each panel of the mural is 4’ x 8’ with the cats sitting in windows reminiscent of the neighboring Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photogra p hy’s arts and cra fts style. Each window panel is designed so that the cats are looking inward with the city as the backdrop. Downtown Cats is being created from MDO ply wood, the kind used by sign makers to ensure l o n gevity aga i n st the elements. Other materials that Boatright is using for the project are likewise suited for exterior murals, and she is adding a UV coating to protect the artwork from fading. Boatright believes that the materials will survive for as long as 15 to 20 years. Downtown Cats is made possible with funding from the Timothy S. Belden Foundation at the Stark Community Foundation and is being coordinated by ArtsinStark.
Boatright’s artistic niche is pet portraits and animal artwork, but this isn’t her first endeavor into murals. As a mental health therapist, Boatright helps traumatized children. Her large-scale collage, Jesse’s Journey, created for the Stark County Traumatized Child Taskforce, brings attention to the issue of childhood trauma. Many of her other pieces represent hope, faith, peace and other socially-conscious themes. For more about Boatright, to follow her process online or to get to know Brewskie, visit her blog at bztat.com.
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Steve McCurry: The Unguarded Moment Exhibit Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography www.jsaxtongallery.com A Stitch in Time: Highlights from the Museum’s Quilt & Coverlet Collections McKinley Presidential Library & Museum www.mckinleymuseum.org
First Friday - Art Works Canton Arts District www.cantonfirstfriday.com
TEAM ARTS Annual Arts Campaign Kick-off
ArtsinStark at Palace Theatre www.artsinstark.com Winnie the Pooh Players Guild Theatre www.playersguildtheatre.com The Canton Repository Battle of the Bands Palace Theatre www.cantonpalacetheatre.org Scared Scriptless Improv Kathleen Howland Theatre www.secondapril.org/theater MasterWorks Classical Concert V Canton Symphony Orchestra www.cantonsymphony.org Tea with the Curator: “Hearth & Home” McKinley Presidential Library & Museum www.mckinleymuseum.org Fine Wednesday Wine Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography www.jsaxtongallery.com SymphonyLand! Brass Canton Symphony Orchestra www.cantonsymphony.org Turning Point Opening Reception Second April Galerie www.secondapril.org History Day McKinley Presidential Library & Museum www.mckinleymuseum.org The Voice of the American Soul: Marian Anderson National First Ladies Library www.firstladies.org “Get Together” Second April Galerie www.secondapril.org About Showcase Choral Concert Canton Symphony Orchestra www.cantonsymphony.org
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Soup at Six: “On the Move: The Early Auto Industry in Stark County” McKinley Presidential Library & Museum www.mckinleymuseum.org The Wizard of Oz Canton Ballet www.cantonballet.com Ice Cream Social Canton Ballet www.cantonballet.com Folk Friday Second April Galerie www.secondapril.org True West Kathleen Howland Theatre www.secondapril.org/theater (Thru Apr. 4) - Stark County High School Art Exhibition Canton Museum of Art www.cantonart.org Socrates Café Second April Galerie www.secondapril.org The Wizard of Oz Canton Ballet www.cantonballet.com The Works of John Rutter VOCI at Christ Presbyterian Church www.voicesofcanton.org Stark County High School Art Exhibition Reception Canton Museum of Art www.cantonart.org Coffee & Crafts: “Beading Chain” McKinley Presidential Library & Museum www.mckinleymuseum.org Aultman Cameo Concert Canton Symphony Orchestra www.cantonsymphony.org True West Kathleen Howland Theatre www.secondapril.org/theater Fiddler on the Roof Players Guild Theatre www.playersguildtheatre.com Ohio Legacy Casual Concert Canton Symphony Orchestra www.cantonsymphony.org
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First Friday – April Fools Canton Arts District www.cantonfirstfriday.com Scared Scriptless Improv Kathleen Howland Theatre www.secondapril.org/theater Fiddler on the Roof Players Guild Theatre www.playersguildtheatre.com ArtisAlive Art Show & Sale Cultural Center for the Arts www.artisalive.com Fiddler on the Roof Players Guild Theatre www.playersguildtheatre.com MasterWorks Classical Concert VI Canton Symphony Orchestra www.cantonsymphony.org Bridal Show McKinley Presidential Library & Museum www.mckinleymuseum.org Applause Dance Competition Palace Theatre www.cantonpalacetheatre.org Fine Wednesday Wine Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography www.jsaxtongallery.com Form, Function & Figure: Contemporary Ohio Ceramics Exhibit Opens Canton Museum of Art www.cantonart.org Socrates Café Second April Galerie www.secondapril.org Amelia and Eleanor National First Ladies Library www.firstladies.org Volunteer Recognition McKinley Presidential Library & Museum www.mckinleymuseum.org Aultman Cameo Concert Canton Symphony Orchestra www.cantonsymphony.org Ohio Legacy Casual Concert Canton Symphony Orchestra www.cantonsymphony.org Kinder Concerts Canton Symphony Orchestra www.cantonsymphony.org Coffee & Crafts: “Stamping” McKinley Presidential Library & Museum www.mckinleymuseum.org
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