WYSU-FM and the McDonough Museum of Art present Mad About the Arts, on Friday, February 17, 7:00 - 10:00 pm. It is an evening of fine wines, hors d'oeuvres, live jazz, and dance music, inside the McDonough galleries, on the YSU campus. Tickets and additional information at wysu dot org.
The Youngstown State University’s Division of Multicultural Affairs will host the "2017 Diversity Leadership Recognition Dinner," on Thursday, March 23, at 5:30 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium, on fifth Avenue, in Youngstown. Special guest artist is Bryan Bautista, Seaon 10 semifinalist on "The Voice." Tickets available at stambaughauditorium.com or 330-259-0555. [The efforts and continuous achievements of community and campus leaders in diversity and inclusion will be honored for Leader of Tomorrow, Campus Leadership, and Community Leadership.
Mill Creek MetroParks and Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens presents the exhibit " Orchids: Jewels of Winter," Tuesday, February 7 - Sunday, March 12, in the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. More information at millcreekmetroparks.org.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by writers Robert Miltner and Molly Fuller on Wednesday January 4, at 7:00 pm, at Purple Cat Productions, 220 W. Boardman St. in downtown Youngstown. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.
Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table presents a lecture by Traci Manning, Curator of Education at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, on Monday, January 9, at 6:30 pm, at Antone's Banquet Centre, 8578 Market Street, in Boardman. Manning will talk about the life of David Tod of Youngstown, who served as governor of Ohio from 1862-1864.
First Night Youngstown 2016 Celebration takes place on New Year's Eve from 4:00 pm to Midnight, in downtown Youngstown. This event will include family and children's activities, live theatrical and musical entertainment, with fireworks at 9:00 pm and Midnight. Button sale locations and more information about locations and the schedule of events are available at firstnightyoungstownoh.com (first night youngstown o h dot com).
Lit Youngstown hosts a book release and reception for "Phenomenal Women: Twelve Youngstown Stories,"on Tuesday December 13 at the First Presbyterian Church on Wick Ave. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30; a staged reading from the narratives of African-American women of our community will be at 7:00. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.
Etruscan Press and the YSU Poetry Center presents "A Discussion of International Arts and Culture," featuring Raul Hernandez from Cuba and D. M. Aderibigbe from Nigeria, on Tuesday, December 6, at 6:00 pm, in the YSU English Department Conference Room, in Debartolo Hall, on the YSU campus. It is free and open to the public.
The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present their annual holiday program, "Winterlight," on Sunday, December 11th, at 3:00 pm, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 2985 Center Road, in Poland. The program will feature many familiar carols. The concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be taken. More information available at 330-540-8589.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy presents Jocelyn Palmer Dabney, a storyteller on Tuesday, November 8th at 6:00 pm, at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road. Ms. Dabney, a former Librarian with the Youngstown City Schools, is well known in the Mahoning Valley for her engaging story telling ability. Ms. Dabney presents her story in authentic African garb, uses musical instruments and engages her audience through the technique story telling. More information available from Kris Harper, Executive Director of the Academy, at 330-707-2144,