Culture

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. Maj, with five collections of poetry and Joe, 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.

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.

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