Culture

Mahoning Valley Chorale: In the Good Old Summertime Concert

The Mahoning Valley Chorale, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present their annual summer concert, “In the Good Old Summertime” on Sunday, August 9 at 2:00 pm, at Prince of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church,on Route 224, in Poland. The concert will feature light music celebrating the relaxing days of summer. Tickets can be purchased at 330-707-2144 or at the door.

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: 17th Annual Italian Festival

The 17th Annual Italian Festival at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Youngstown scheduled for Thursday,July 23 - Sunday, July 26 on the parish grounds. Hours are 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm on Saturday, and 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm on Sunday. There will be food, an Italian auction, craft vendors, a dunk tank with popular locals, dancing, kids games, and much more.

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens: Garden Party

The Garden Party at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for Friday, July 31st, at 6:00 pm. Enjoy the beauty of the gardens, a fresh and seasonal menu, and musical entertainment by Geo C and the Storm. More information and tickets available at 330-740-71-16, or at FriendsOfFellows.org.

Lit Youngstown: Sean Posey Reading

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Sean Posey, local photographer, essayist, and historian, on Wednesday August 5, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Sean is currently working on a book about Youngstown for the History Press. The reading is free and open to the public. More information att LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.

Shakespeare at the Castle: Taming of the Shrew

Shakespeare at the Castle presents, Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew." The second annual theatre festival performing live on the grounds of Glamorgan Castle in Alliance, will take place July 23-26, at 7:00 pm. For tickets, information is available at mountunion.edu/Shakespeare.

St. Patrick Church: Summer Arts Camp

St. Patrick Church, on Oak Hill Avenue, in Youngstown, is hosting a Summer Arts Camp the week of August 3 - 7, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm daily. Activities include singing, drama, handbells, boomwhackers, hands-on visual art activities, creative writing/poetry and individual instrument tutoring. All of the classes are being taught by qualified artists from the parish, artists from the community, as well as from Youngstown State University. The art camp is open to all children Grades K-12. There is a $5.00 registration fee per child.

MVHS: Hands On History

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents Hands On History this summer -- with several events that encourage learning about history through arts & crafts, dressing up, playing games and more -- Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Tyler History Center and the Arms Family Museum. More information at mahoninghistory.org.

The Amazing History Race: Mahoning Valley

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Young Leaders Advisory Board presents "The Amazing History Race" on Friday, June 26th at 5:00 PM. The race begins at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal Street in Downtown Youngstown. The final clue will lead to a party at secret location with snacks and beverages included. Independent transportation is required and there is a $5 event fee per person. More information and registration is available at 330-743-2589 or mahoninghistory.org.

Lit Youngstown: Larry Smith & Paul Gentile

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Larry Smith, editor of Bottom Dog Press of Sandusky, and Paul Gentile, author of Salvatore and Maria: Finding Paradise , on Wednesday July 1, at 7:00 pm., at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. The reading will be followed by an open mic segment. It is free and open to the public.

Summer Festival of the Arts 2015

Youngstown State University presents its annual Summer Festival of the Arts on Saturday, July 11th from 10 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, July 12th from 11 am to 5 pm. This event features a showcase of art works in all media by local and regional artists in the Artists' Marketplace, craft making at a Children's Hands On Art Tent, the Festival of Nations, food, and live musical entertainment. More information is available at ysu.edu/sfa.

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