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Stir After HoursCANTON, OH (September 14, 2011) - Take a walk on the wild side with the Canton Regional Chamber’s Stir After Hours safari adventure at Exploration Gateway on Sept. 29. The Stark County Park District and Stark County District Library are teaming up to show you a roaring good time at this networking adventure! Come see live wildlife as well as animal mounts from around the world, and even a special appearance by Stark County’s elusive mountain lion! Enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by premier Exploration Gateway caterers, including Old Carolina Barbecue, Joe Pileggi’s and Santangelo’s. Free tours of the Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center will be available and the Perry Sippo Branch Library will be open for guests to check out books or pickup music. You can even take an evening stroll along Sippo Lake (weather permitting). Enter for your chance to win fabulous prizes including Birds of Ohio Guide and bird feeder gift set, a Friends of Stark Parks Membership with hiking stick, and a collection of Towpath Tags. The Stark County District Library is also raffling off cookbooks and a Friends of the Library membership. Tickets are just $5 in advance or at the door. Visit www.CantonChamber.org to register online by Sept. 27 or call (330) 458-2070. The event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Exploration Gateway, located at 5710-5712 12th Street NW in Canton. About the Exploration Gateway The Exploration Gateway at Sippo Lake Park is a center of nature, culture and life-long learning established in June 2007 as a partnership between the Stark County Park District and the Stark County District Library. The two organizations share more than a building: staff members work together daily to demonstrate a commitment to education, the environment, community outreach and stewardship of financial resources that makes this partnership unique. The facility includes three banquet and meeting rooms, a video conference center, the Lily Pad Gift Shop and Herbert W. Hoover Foundation science classroom. For more information, visit StarkParks.com or StarkLibrary.org.

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