Culture

YSU Melnick Medical Museum: Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents the exhibit Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine through Friday, October 9, at various locations around Youngstown. This banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine incorporates several 15th and 16th century thinkers and how their work is represented in the Harry Potter books. Location information at melnick.ysu.edu.

The Soap Gallery: Opening Gala and Art Walk

Youngstown's newest fine art gallery, The Soap Gallery, will host their Grand Opening Gala and Art Walk on Friday, October 2nd, at 5:00 pm at 117 S. Champion Street. The Opening will feature artists who unite the arts in Youngstown and represent a range of artistic styles. Live music will be provided by Third Class and Bitter Alms. More information can be found at Stephen@SoapGalleryYo.com or Daniel@SoapGalleryYo.com.

The Poland Historical Society: Dressed for the Day!

The Poland Historical Society is presenting "Dressed for the Day!" on Saturday, October 3rd, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Poland Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. The event will feature a presentation about fashion and life in early Poland, Ohio. The event will be followed by an afternoon tea. More information and tickets can be found at 330-536-6877.

Fifth Annual Nonviolence Parade and Rally

Fifth Annual Nonviolence Parade and Rally is scheduled for Sunday, October 4, at 3:00 pm, in downtown Youngstown. The parade will start on W. Wood and Wick streets and proceed downtown. It is open to all nonprofit organizations. More information at pennywells@sbcglobal.net.

Lit Youngstown Reading Series: Major Ragain & Joe Caley

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Kent poets Major Ragain and Joe Caley, on Wednesday September 2, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Ragain with five collections of poetry and Caley, a decorated Vietnam veteran, are facilitators of the Kent Veterans Writers’ Circle. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.

Butler Institute of American Art: Director's Art Talk

The Butler Institute of American Art presents a Director's Art Talk on Sunday, August 23, at 2:00 pm, in the Beecher Center Auditorium, in the Butler. Join Butler Director Lou Zona for the first in a series of five illustrated talks that cover two centuries of artistic movements from the Neo-Classicism of France’s Jacques Louis David through the Post-Modernism of America’s Jeff Koons. Program highlights will also include Cubism, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and Post Modernism These programs are free; seating is on a first come, first served basis.

Annual Tribute to Black Excellence

The Youngstown Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority presents its Annual Tribute to Black Excellence Award Dinner, honoring outstanding African Americans who contributed in Delta's Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Educational Awareness; Political Awareness; Physical and Mental Health; International Awareness, and Economic Development. The dinner is scheduled for Friday, September 25, at 6:30 pm.

The African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative

The African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative presents a wellness 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, August 15, at 7:00 am at the Covelli Center in downtown Youngstown. Free health screenings are also available. More information available at .aawalk.org.

Beaver Creek State Park: Big Foot Day

Big Foot Day is coming this Saturday, August 16, to Beaver Creek State Park. There is a Pancake Breakfast at the Pioneer Village Barn Pavilion from 8:00 am - noon. Big Foot researchers will be speaking at the Barn throughout the afternoon. Vendors will be open for business from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. More information at 724-777-4803.

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.

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