The Mahoning Valley Historical Society: Charles Darling

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.


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, or purchased in person in Bliss Hall at the door.

Geauga County Public Library's 2014 Distinguished Speaker

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.

Mahoning Valley Chorale Concert

 The Mahoning Valley Chorale will present a special Halloween concert, “Trick or Treat” on Sunday, October 26th at 2:00 pm at St. Patrick Church, on Oak Hill Ave, in Youngstown.  Adults and children are encouraged to attend in costume.  The concert will feature a sing-along opportunity and treat bags will be available for the kids. Selections include, songs from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Monster Mash and “The Purple People Eater.”  The concert is free and open to the public. 


YSU’s College of Creative Arts and Communication event

YSU’s College of Creative Arts and Communication presents Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photographer, David Hume Kennerly on Friday, October 3, at 5:30 p.m. in an opening reception at the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus.  Photos from Kennerly’s latest work, “On the iPhone” will be on exhibit.  

Opera Western Reserve presents Don Giovanni

Opera Western Reserve presents Mozart's opera Don Giovanni on Friday, on November 14th at 7:30 pm.  Don Giovanni is a tale of an outrageous, arrogant playboy, his loves, his stratagems, and a fatal confrontation that leads to his demise. This Mozart masterpiece includes a live orchestra and area opera singers. Ticket information is available at Opera Western Reserve DOT org.

Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table Lecture


The Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table presents Eugene Schmiel, author and retired professor of history, speaking on Jacob Dolson Cox: Civil War Warrior from Warren, on Monday, October 13, at 6:30 PM, at Antone’s Banquet Center in Boardman.  reservation information is available at  330.726.7603 and


Community Artworks Regional Annual Artist’s Exhibition


 The Art Outreach Gallery in the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles presents the Community Artworks Regional Annual Artist’s Exhibition, a juried exhibit featuring artwork by area artists, through Sunday, November 10. The exhibit showcases artists from a 50 mile radius in Ohio and Pennsylvania. Gallery hours are Friday 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm to 9:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm to 5:00pm. All exhibits are free and open to the public.


2014 STIC (for Space Time Ideas Community)

 The Art Outreach Gallery in the Eastwood Mall Complex in Niles will host the third of six 2014 Space Time Ideas Community (STIC) events Thursday, October 2.  STIC is a non-partisan Art Outreach Gallery initiative whose goal is to help spread ideas worth spreading. Gallery doors open at 5:30 pm and the STIC program begins at 6:30. The event features two screenings from the TED Talks video archives. The opening video is “Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce” by best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell. The second video,”Institutions vs.

American Girl Doll Tea

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor presents American Girl Doll Tea, on Saturday, October 25, at 1:00 pm.  Girls, their favorite doll, and Mom or Grandmother are invited. The event will include a light lunch of tea sandwiches, fruit and sweets, tea or pink lemonade, and crafts, games, and a brief tour of the museum.  More information and reservations are available at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor at 330-941-1314.


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