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 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 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.
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.
The SIMPLY SLAVIC FESTIVAL takes place on Saturday, June 20th, from noon to midnight in Downtown Youngstown. Festival highlights include live music and dance performances, homemade food, children’s activities, Slavic story telling and a bonfire. More information at Simply Slavic dot com.
WaterFire Sharon PA is a unique arts and culture festival that occurs three times a year along the Shenango River in beautiful downtown Sharon. The event days of 2015 are July 18, August 22, and September 26. Each day-long event offers music, food, fine artisans, craft vendors, family activities, and interactive art experiences. Admission is free to the public. Actual WaterFire performances begin at dusk.
The Annual Honoring Our Ancestors Intertribal Powwow takes place on Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21, at the Ashtabula Antique Engine Club Grounds, 4026 US 322, Williamsfield, Ohio. Gates and vendors open daily 10 am to 6 pm. The grand entry is at noon. There will be Native American food, vendors, history, and storytelling! Drums by Rapid River Drum and Clear Water Cherokee Drum. More information at uelnation.org.
Rock Gods: The Art of Rock & Roll Photography is at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 West Federal Street, in downtown Youngstown, through Sunday, August 30. The exhibit features images of some of the world’s greatest rock music idols and entertainers performing live as captured by three of the region’s most popular artistic talents: Janet Macoska, Tony Nicholas and Chris Yambar. More information at mahoninghistory.org.
The YWCA of Youngstown, on West Rayen Avenue, presents its 33rd Women Artists: A Celebration! The art show is free and open for public viewing from 12 to 4 pm through July 17. It features 128 works of art. More information at ywca.org/youngstown and 330 746-6361.
Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown is presenting the Stambaugh Chorus Spring Concert, featuring Joseph Haydn's oratorio, "The Creation", on Sunday, May 17th, at 5:00 PM. There will also be a choral medley from The Sound of Music in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the theatrical release, as well as three other opera choruses. Tickets and more information can be found at stambaughauditorium.com.