Lit Youngstown: Phenomenal Women Book Celebration

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

Etruscan Press andd the YSU Poetry Center: A Discussion of International Arts and Culture

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.

Mahoning Valley Chorale: Winterlight Christmas Program

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: Story Telling Event

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,

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor: Remembering the Ohio Works

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor presents the exhibit “Comin’ on the Ohio Works,” in reference to the 1995 Bruce Springsteen song, “Youngstown,” on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:00 pm. The class of students under the direction of Dr. Thomas Leary; researched the history of the plant and interviewed former workers in creating this exhibit. There is more information at or 330-941-1314.

YSU Division of Multicultural Affairs: Murphy Meets Motown

Youngstown State University's Division of Multicultural Affairs presents "Murphy Meets Motown," featuring Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., 2011 Winner of America's Got Talent; and Leonard, Coleman & Blunt (former lead vocalists of the Temptations, Platters, and Drifters respectively). The concert is Thursday, November 17, at 8:00 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium, in Youngstown. Tickets are available at 330-259-0555 or More information available at 330-941-3370

Youngstown Jewish Community Center: The Great Israeli-American Songbook Concert

The Youngstown Jewish Community Center presents "The Great Israeli-American Songbook,” on Thursday, November 10, at 6:30 pm. "The Great Israeli-American Songbook" is a collection of new arrangements of classic songs from the Golden Land and the Holy Land and original music, performed by singer and pianist Gòn Halevi. More information at 330-746-3250 ext 159.

Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table: The Lost Gettysburg Address: Charles Anderson’s Civil War Odyssey

The Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table presents a lecture by David T. Dixon, author and historian, on "The Lost Gettysburg Address: Charles Anderson’s Civil War Odyssey," on Monday, November 14, at 6:30 pm, at Antone’s Banquet Centre, in Boardman. Reservations are required. More information at
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YSU Dana School of Music: Carols and Cocoa & Dana Holiday Concert

The YSU Dana School of Music presents the "Carols and Cocoa & Dana Holiday Concert," on Wednesday, December 7, at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium, in Youngstown. A Youngstown Holiday favorite for years, Carols & Cocoa and the Dana Holiday Concert features performances by many Dana School of Music ensembles. Tickets available at

The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality: Understanding the Refugee Crisis

The Dorothy Day House of Hospitality presents a panel discussion on "Understanding the Refugee Crisis," on Wednesday, October 19, at 7:00 pm, at St. Columba Hall, on Wood Street, in Youngstown. Master of Ceremonies will be Dr. Timothy Francisco, Professor of English and Director of Working Class Studies at YSU. [Panelists include Kelly A. Gauger, Deputy Director, Refugee Admissions Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration U.S. Department of State; Rev.


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