Educational

Lit Youngstown: Phenomenal Women Book Celebration

Lit Youngstown hosts a book release and reception for "Phenomenal Women: Twelve Youngstown Stories,"on Tuesday December 13 at the First Presbyterian Church on Wick Ave. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30; a staged reading from the narratives of African-American women of our community will be at 7:00. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

Etruscan Press andd the YSU Poetry Center: A Discussion of International Arts and Culture

Etruscan Press and the YSU Poetry Center presents "A Discussion of International Arts and Culture," featuring Raul Hernandez from Cuba and D. M. Aderibigbe from Nigeria, on Tuesday, December 6, at 6:00 pm, in the YSU English Department Conference Room, in Debartolo Hall, on the YSU campus. It is free and open to the public.

McKinley Memorial: McKinley Christmas

The McKinley Memorial presents the 4th Annual McKinley Christmas, on Saturday, December 10, noon - 4:00 pm. It is presented by McKinley Birthplace Home, National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, Ward-Thomas House, and the Niles Historical Society. It is free and open to the public

Lit Youngstown: Four Historians

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by historians Donna DeBlasio, Martha Pallante, Sean Posey and Cathy Seckman on Wednesday December 7, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. These authors will read from their books on local history. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.

Black Friday at OH WOW!

OH WOW ! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology, will be open on Black Friday, November 25th at 11 West Federal Street in downtown Youngstown – and offering special surprises to families who show up early to spend the day there. OH WOW! also has a gift shop with great ideas for kids for the holidays! Information at 330-744-5914.

Dom Leone Writing Competition and Benefit

The Dom Leone Writing Competition Benefit/Variety Show will be held on Friday, November 257, at 7:00 pm, at Ursuline High School. Entertainment for this year’s show includes music, dance, and comedy, with performances from the Spurs of the Moment, the Finelli School of Dance, The Arcade Comedy Theater (Pittsburgh), and readings by past winners of the writing competition.

YSU Bible Study: 2nd YSU Bible Seminar

YSU Bible Study presents the 2nd YSU Bible Seminar on the topic, "The Beatitudes," on Tuesday, November 22, at 6:30 pm, in the President's Suite of YSU's Kilcawley Center. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Mahoning County Regional Council of Governments: Substitute Teacher Job Fair

The Mahoning Valley Regional Council of Governments is presenting a Substitute Teacher Job Fair, on Wednesday, December 7, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, at the Joyce Brooks Center, 7300 North Palmyra Road, in Canfield. There are a broad range of substitute teaching opportunities in ten school districts located throughout the county. Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree (any field), clean criminal background and pass a drug screening. Position includes flexible scheduling and compensation of $75 per day. On-site interviews will be conducted so please bring your resume.

The Southside Fine Arts Academy: Story Telling Event

The Southside Fine Arts Academy presents Jocelyn Palmer Dabney, a storyteller on Tuesday, November 8th at 6:00 pm, at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road. Ms. Dabney, a former Librarian with the Youngstown City Schools, is well known in the Mahoning Valley for her engaging story telling ability. Ms. Dabney presents her story in authentic African garb, uses musical instruments and engages her audience through the technique story telling. More information available from Kris Harper, Executive Director of the Academy, at 330-707-2144,

Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor: Remembering the Ohio Works

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor presents the exhibit “Comin’ on the Ohio Works,” in reference to the 1995 Bruce Springsteen song, “Youngstown,” on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:00 pm. The class of students under the direction of Dr. Thomas Leary; researched the history of the plant and interviewed former workers in creating this exhibit. There is more information at yhcil@ohiohistory.org or 330-941-1314.

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