Dom Leone Writing Competition Benefit/Variety Show

The Dom Leone Writing Competition Benefit/Variety Show will be held on Friday, November 27, at 7:00 pm, at Ursuline High School. There will be music, dance, magic, comedy, comedy theater, and readings by past winners of the writing competition. The Dom Leone Writing Competition is held annually for students in the Youngstown area parochial schools.

Ballet Western Reserve: A Youngstown Nutcracker

Ballet Western Reserve presents "A Youngstown Nutcracker" on Saturday December 5th. at 2:00 and 7:00 pm at Powers Auditorium. It is the classic Tchaikovsky ballet with a local twist and features more than 150 Ballet Western Reserve dancers and local performers. Tickets are available at

YSU Dana School of Music Reunion

The Dana School of Music is holding an "All Dana School of Music Reunion" on Saturday, November 28th, from 5:30 PM to 11:00 PM at the Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. All past and present Dana students and faculty are invited to attend. Reservations are required at by November 13th. More information can be found from Catherine Cala at 330-941-2752.

The Junior Civic League: The 60th Annual Cinderella Ball

The Junior Civic League will host its 60th Annual Cinderella Ball, featuring debutantes from the local high schools within the Mahoning Valley, on Friday, November 27, at 5:30 pm, at Mr. Anthony's, 7440 South Avenue,Boardman. The Michael Austin Project will provide the entertainment. More information available from Jerrine King, Cinderella Ball Chair at 330 261-1261 or

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place Prohibition Costume Ball

M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place in downtown Youngstown will host a YSU collaborative event - a glamorous 1920s themed Halloween Masquerade on Friday, October 30th from 8:00 pm - midnight. The party recalls 1923, the year the historic Erie Terminal was built. 1920s themed costumes encouraged but not required. Music by the swingin' jazz band Dr. Zoot from Pittsburgh! Costume contest at Midnight!

Southside Fine Arts Academy: Opening Event

The Southside Fine Arts Academy, located at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, has its opening event on Tuesday, October 13th at 4:00 pm. The Academy, sponsored by The Mahoning Valley Chorale, will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October, with Saturday classes added in November. The Academy is open to all children in the greater Youngstown area grades K-12. There is no cost to participate. Registration and schedule information at 330-707-2144.

OCCHA’s 43rd Annual Fundraiser Gala

OCCHA, the social service agency serving the Hispanic and Multi-Cultural community, is celebrating 43 years of service with an adults only event at the Antone’s Banquet Centre, on Market Street, in Boardman, on Friday, October 16, 5:30-11:00 pm. Tickets and information available by phone at 330-755-0430 or by email at

North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association Celebration

The North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association is sponsoring a celebration on Friday, October 2, 4:30 - 10:00 pm, and all day on Saturday, October 3. It will include a “pop-up” market, YSU Student Jazz Ensemble at Dorian Books; lectures, movement and cooking demos; music, poetry, and food. Music at Madison presents "Songs of Broadway" on Saturday evening - reservations required. The North Side Farmer’s Market will also expand and have some extra activities on Saturday. More information on Facebook, and at (330) 360-0648.

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.

YWCA of Youngstown: Lunch and Learn - Ballroom Dancing for Physical and Mental Well-being

The YWCA of Youngstown presents Lunch and Learn - Ballroom Dancing for Physical and Mental Well-being, featuring Lynda McPhail and Joe Sepesy from A Time To Dance, on Thursday, August 20 at noon. [Joe will share his journey from US Army helicopter pilot and 100% disabled veteran to accomplished ballroom dancer.] To register, contact Elise at or 330-746-6361.


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