Shakespeare play, Canton Farmers Market, balloon launch

The Balloon Classic presented by Aultman will take place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the campuses of Kent State University at Stark and Stark State College at 6000 Frank Ave. NW in Jackson Township.

The event attracts balloonists from across the country. Balloon launches take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, weather permitting.

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Activities between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. include a target drop, inflatables for kids, and skydivers. Food vendors will also be available.

Friday night features the Night Glow event. Admission is free and parking is $5.

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"Dream of a summer night" will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Duncan Plaza in downtown Massillon.

Shakespeare presented outside at Massillon

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will premiere at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Duncan Plaza in downtown Massillon.

Shakespeare’s play tells the story of Oberon, king of the fairies, and the mischievous imp Puck as they travel through the woods outside Athens.

Roaming Rogue Productions features the play, which is directed by Cait McNeil while featuring actors from northeast Ohio.

Admission is free and donations are accepted.

Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase. Attendees are requested to arrive 30 minutes prior to show time. You can also bring portable chairs and blankets to sit on.

Geneva College's New Song Music Ministry will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at Minerva City Park on Brock Avenue.

Choir of the ministry of the College of Geneva in Minerva on Friday

College of Geneva New Department of Song Music will perform at 6 p.m. Friday at Minerva Municipal Park on Brock Avenue.

The park is about a block from US 30. Minerva Community Church, 22763 E. Lincoln Way, will serve as a backup location in the event of rain.

New Song is a music and theater ministry at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

The free Minerva show is part of a summer tour and features a nine-member band. New Song sings hymns and spiritual music while sharing the gospel in short dramatic performances.

A brass quintet from the Canton Symphony Orchestra will perform Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Cook's Lagoon in Guangzhou.

Summer Concert at Cook’s Lagoon in Guangzhou

A Cantonal Symphony Orchestra the brass quintet will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Cook’s Lagoon in Guangzhou.

Summer Serenades in the Park is a collaboration between Stark Parks and the Canton Symphony Orchestra.

Cook’s Lagoon is located at 1819 Mahoning Road NE.

Canton Farmer’s Market on Saturday

The Canton Farmers Market is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Centenary Square in downtown Guangzhou.

Vendors will sell fruits, vegetables, pastured meats, eggs, baked goods, honey, maple syrup, canned goods, tea, coffee, plants, fresh herbs, pet treats, personalized face coverings, snacks and other items.

Produce grown in Ohio includes tomatoes, peppers, peaches, melons, and cucumbers.

Centennial Plaza is on Market Avenue North between Third and Fourth Streets NW and near Court Avenue NW.