The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present their annual holiday program Home For the Holidays, on Sunday, December 21st at 3:00 pm at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, in Boardman. The concert will feature many holiday favorites, plus a visit by Santa Claus.
WYSU presents comedian Paula Poundstone, on Friday, February 27 at 8:00 pm, at the Ford Recital Hall in the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown. Poundstone is frequently a panelist on NPR's comedy program Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! Tickets are available at the De Yor Box Office at 330-744-4269 or at youngstownsymphony.com.
WYSU is proud to once again be a Media Sponsor for the First Night Youngstown 2015 Celebration on Wednesday, December 31st from 4 P.M. until Midnight. This event will include family and children's activities, live theatrical and musical entertainment, and two fireworks shows at 9 P.M. and Midnight, with a ball drop at Covelli Center.] Button sale locations and more information about locations and the schedule of events are available at www.firstnightyoungstownoh.com (first night youngstown o h dot com).
The Knox Building and Nove Gatto in Erie Terminal Place in downtown Youngstown present an exhibition of 1,000 unique pieces of art by International Artist and Youngstown native Maple Turner III, with a reception on Saturday, November 29 at 6:00 pm. Tickets are available now at Defend Youngstown & Youngstown Nation and at the door. More information is available at 330-502-8982.
Walk back in history at A Sew-Sew Historical Christmas at the Barnhisel House at 101 N. State St. in Girard. The Open Houses will include displays of quilts, organ music , refreshments and guided tours conducted by costumed docents. Open Houses are open to the public, Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm for small donation. More information is available at 330-883-3847, 330-545-6162 or online atat www.girardhistoricalsociety.org
Ballet Western Reserve, under the direction of Artistic Director Stas Kmiec (Stahsh kay-myech), presents A YOUNGSTOWN NUTCRACKER, Peter Tchaikovsky's famous ballet, on Saturday, December 6 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm at Powers Auditorium in downtown Youngstown. Tickets are available at the Powers Auditorium Box Office at 330-744-0264 and youngstownsymphony.com.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society welcomes Charles Darling to the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center for a free lecture entitled The Civil War in Song, on Tuesday, October 28, at 7:00 pm. Darling is an Emeritus Professor of History at YSU. He is the author of two books on folk music, including Messages of Dissent, Struggle Songs in American history which highlights some Civil War era music. Darling has been a member of the Youngstown Torch Club since 1970s, and he hosts Folk Festival on WYSU.
The Villa Maria Nativity Display is an annual indoor Advent tradition featuring hundreds of nativity sets from around the world, with entertainment from musicians, choirs, a bell choir & more. It is open December 6 and 7, & 13 and 14, noon - 5:00 pm at the Villa Maria Community Center, in Villa Maria, Pa. The Villa Farm will be open then, as well. More information about all the Christmas activities and events at Villa Maria is available at 724 964-8920, ext. 3348.
Youngstown Sate University Theater presents the musical The Spitfire Grill, running this final weekend in Bliss Hall's Ford Theater. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00 pm. Tickets for The Spitfire Grill may be reserved at the University Theater Box Office at 330-941-3105, online to www.ysu.tix.com, or purchased in person in Bliss Hall at the door.
The Geauga County Library Foundation and the combined Friends of the Libraries presents author Alex Kershaw, at the Notre Dame Education Center, on Auburn Road, in Chardon,on Saturday, November 8, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm, sharing his stories about the heroism and sacrifices of the “Greatest Generation” during World War II.