5 Events You Haven’t Heard About This Weekend April 20-22 Blog RSS

5 Events You Haven’t Heard About This Weekend April 20-22

April 16, 2018 -- It's almost time for Spring Weather! With so many special events going on this weekend, it's time to start making those weekend plans!

April 20 | 6:00PM
Lost Kendal Walking Tour in Massillon

First-time walking tour of historic Kendal, led by Mandy Altimus Stahl, author of the 2017 Arcadia Book, Early Massillon and Lost Kendal. 

The village of Kendal, now part of Northeast Massillon, was founded on April 20, 1811. This tour celebrates the 206th anniversary of the founding of the village. Kendal's New England Quaker roots influenced the appearance and values of the community and its activism in the Underground Railroad. Many of the original residences, its cemetery, and its village greens remain today. $7 per person at the beginning of the tour. Reservations are not necessary. Meet at Charity Square at the corner of Wales Road and Roslyn Avenue, N.E. Park on Roslyn. Spring Hill Historic Home (1401 Spring Hill Lane, N.E.)home of Thomas and Charity Rotch, Kendal founders, will be open for an hour prior to the tour for a separate entry fee.

April 21 | 8:00AM
The Hungry Turtle Crawl: 2.57 Mile Walk/Run & Kid's Run

The Hungry Turtle Crawl is a 2.57 Mile Run/Walk & Kid's Run in Northeast Canton. This is the inaugural year for this race. The race is presented by StarkFresh and each registration fee goes towards their mission to improve healthy food access throughout Stark County. The course is very flat and takes you through historic North East Canton neighborhoods and Nimisilla park. The race starts and ends at the StarkFresh Food production & Job skills Training farm space. Following the race, there will be an open house at the farm site. Healthy refreshments will be available for all participants. Each participant will receive a printed t-shirt and the first 250 registrants will receive a commemorative turtle foam visor.

Registration for the race online is at the following can be found here.

April 21 | 9:00AM-3:00PM
Enviro Fun Day @McKinley Presidential Library & Museum 

 During this event there will be workshops on bats, recycling, and composting. Make and take pinecone bird feeder, meet the beekeepers, Oceans Ohio and folks from Green Energy of Ohio. Educational booths throughout. You will even be able to view the short film Life of a Plastic Bag. Programs and workshops are included with your Museum admission.

Admission for adults is $10, Senior (60 & above) $9, and Children (3-18) $8. 

April 21 | 12:00PM-4:00PM
NCHS Heritage Walk @ North Canton Heritage Society

 Join the North Canton Heritage Society for our Heritage Walk on Saturday April 21st from noon to 4:00 PM at the North Canton Heritage Society. Enjoy a Spring afternoon exploring the history of North Canton in this family-friendly event, centered around a walking exploration of our community's unique history. This event is also being organized and coordinated by Walsh University students through the Service Learning Program. This approximately 3 mile walk will begin and end at the North Canton Heritage Society parking lot. Registration is $15 (ages 13+) and $10 (ages 3-12). The event is a fundraiser for the Society and is part of the year-long commemoration of the centennial anniversary of the New Berlin-North Canton name change. Register online at Heritage Walk 2018 or stop by NCHS Gallery to pick up a registration form. Our hours of operation are Noon - 4pm, Tuesdays to Thursdays.

April 22 | 1:00PM-4:00PM
Earth Day Celebration @ Kent State University at Stark

 Kent State University at Stark commemorates Earth Day 2018 with a free, family friendly celebration on the campus at 6000 Frank Ave. NW. Set to inspire environmental responsibility and to improve the appreciation for our planet’s natural resources, Kent State Stark’s Earth Day Celebration will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Campus Center lot and the Pond and Wetlands Research Area. Attendees will enjoy an afternoon filled with educational activities, entertainment, demonstrations and discussions for all ages.

The event, in its 10th year, will include family favorites, such as a nature walk led by Biology Professor Robert Hamilton, a children’s area with face painting, mock fossil digs, crafts, a coloring contest, photo opportunities and much more. Singer Foster Brown will again perform original children’s nature songs, Mike Salvino will hold a magic show based on recycling, and entomologist Jim Smolka will display his extensive collection of mounted insects from around the world, as well as live specimens that include spiders, scorpions, centipedes and millipedes. New participants this year include the Jackson Township Fire Department, Environmental Education Council of Ohio, Canton Museum of Art and Habitat for Humanity ReStore, among others. Also new this year, the campus has transitioned to making the Earth Day Celebration a low-waste event. From pre-event activities and promotion, to encouraging exhibitors to make changes to post-event clean up and waste removal, participants will be mindful of lessening the amount of waste generated.

For more information on Kent State Stark’s Earth Day Celebration, a campus map and a complete list of participants, visit To enter the coloring contest for a chance to win a backpack filled with prizes, please print the scene from the event web page, and bring completed artwork to the event. Winners will be selected and contacted during the week following Earth Day.

Allison Rowe


Allison Rowe is the Marketing Coordinator for Visit Canton.  She enjoys shopping, spending time with friends & family, going to concerts, and watching football!  Allison can be found trying new restaurants, exploring museums, and hanging out at Canton First Fridays.

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