The New Castle Lyric Opera's "Italian Market Place" at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, in New Castle, on October 25, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. The Italian Market Place is an evening filled with delicious Italian foods, an artists' market, street performers, and the glorious voices of the New Castle Lyric Opera. Songs from the new opera Katrina will also be performed. Tickets available at 724-714-3003.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians and Trumbull Mobile Meals are sponsoring a Stew Cook Off competition on Saturday October 18, from 5:00 - 10:00 pm, at Blessed Sacrament Parish’s’ Reagan Hall, on Reeves Road, in Warren. This family friendly event features food and refreshments, live music by the Lords of Leisure, an Irish Step Dancing demonstration and gift basket raffles. More information available at (330) 442-6261.
Akron native David Giffels, author of The Hard Way on Purpose: Essays and Dispatches from the Rust Belt, will speak at Canfield High School on Thursday, September 11 at 3:00 pm. All are welcome to attend.
OCCHA’s 42nd Annual Gala is schedules for Friday, October 17, 5:30-11:00 pm, at the Georgetown Banquet Hall, on South Avenue, in Boardman. OCCHA is a social service agency serving the Hispanic and multicultural community, celebrating 42 years of service with an adults only event at the Georgetown Banquet Center. Tickets and more information available at 330-755-0430.
The YSU Hispanic Heritage Committee presents a Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Saturday, October 4, at noon in the Chestnut Room of the YSU Kilcawley Center. This main event will feature music entertainment, dance performances, children’s activities, cultural displays, vendors, information tables and ethnic refreshments. The event is co-sponsored by the Youngstown State University Office Student Diversity Programs with support from campus and community organizations as well as local sponsors. More information is available at 330-941-2086.
The Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee presents the ECHHO College Fair at OCCHA, on Shirley Road in Youngstown, on Thursday, September 25, 9:00 - 11:00 am. The 2014 Annual Educators and Community Helping Hispanics Onward, Inc. (ECHHO) College Fair is for underrepresented high school students and their parents to learn about the college preparation process and the Hispanic/Latino scholarships available to those who qualify. Co-sponsored by YSU’s Office of Admissions, OCCHA, and ECHHO. More information available at 330-941-3243 or www.echho.org.