Although we’re bringing the action in this month, we are not bringing it down. In fact, the undercover entertainment and excitement for Noteworthy November, the November 4 First Friday in the Canton Arts District, is bound to raise the roof on all venues in its path. Featuring a plethora of talent in spoken word and live music, the notes to be heard, all evening will be high (in a good way). Area poets, including Diane Borsenik, Jen Pezzo, Peter Hessman, Geoffrey Landis, Mary Turzillo, Jessica Skrzypiec, TM Gotti and Arianna Cheree will be featured in ½ hour slots throughout the Canton Arts District, beginning at the Canton Museum of Art @ 5:30 p.m. and ending at 9:30 p.m. at Carpe Diem. You’ll also take note of the new art on display, starting with Into the Light at Anderson Creative, Hello Dollies at Lynda Tuttle’s Art Center, Penguin Palooza at 2nd April Galerie, and a glass blowing demo by John Boyett at Canton Glassworks. And if you like to write, and on occasion, rhyme – be sure to check out the Noteworthy November contest where cash prizes from $150 to $25 will be awarded for the best poems or songs written about First Friday and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 6. Those who’d rather listen than get the lead out, will enjoy a little night music, beginning @ 6:00 p.m. with VOCI madrigal singers at First Stop First Friday at the Canton Museum of Art, followed by flute and harp performances by members of the Canton Symphony Orchestra @ 6:30 at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography and then Jeff King will take the Saxton stage @ 7:30 p.m. Other gallery groups include classical guitar duo Ryan & Fazio, Yankee Bravo, Vanhorn & McKeon, Joe Waller and Brian Lisik at Carpe Diem and One Man Band Death Match at Buzzbin Magazine. Solo acts are also abound with sightings of Jeff Poulos, Major Lee, Lare Sattler, Richard Moore, and Bob Esterle plus many more. In short, if you can walk to it, you can hear it…even if you have to travel around the block where you’ll be delighted with the antics of the TV-famed Stockdale Family Bluegrass Band, performing at Christ Presbyterian Church on Tuscarawas Avenue at 8 p.m. The featured flick is Smurfs at the Canton Palace Theatre and the Canton Woman’s Club is opening their doors for the holiday open house and tours of their Victorian home. All downtown restaurants will be open for business, with reservations being suggested. Download all the details for the eats and the evening, including a map of all events, at www.cantonfirstfriday.com. Don’t forget to stop by the Buzzbin Art and Music Shop while you’re down there! First Friday is presented by ArtsinStark in cooperation with the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District.