St. John's Episcopal Church, the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Wean Foundation, and Lit Youngstown are sponsoring a free lecture on The Challenge of Food and Food Policy in the 21st Century, by food policy expert Mark Winne, on Wednesday, April 5 at 7:00 pm, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. The lecture is hosted by Dr. Tim Francisco of YSU's English Department and WYSU. More information at 330-743-3175.
The League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown will induct seven accomplished women into their 2017 Women’s Hall of Fame, during Women’s History Month, on Thursday, March 30, at 6:00 pm, at the Youngstown YWCA on Rayen Avenue. Reservations can be made at 888-781-1176. More information at lwvgy.net.
Mill Creek MetroParks presents Woodland Wonders from the Wild, a free lecture by native plant expert Barry Glick, on Sunday, April 2, at 6:00 pm, at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Glick's talk will highlight the wildflowers and plants in local woodlands and backyards.
The Taft Promise Neighborhood presents a Community Job Fair on Tuesday, March 21, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, at Metro Assembly of God Church at 2530 South Avenue, in Youngstown. There will be 27 local employers and recruiters.
The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania will hold its annual Orchid Show on Saturday, March 18, 10 am - 5 pm, and Sunday, March 19, 10 am to 4 pm at the Phipps Garden Center, 1059 Shady Avenue, in Pittsburgh. The show captures the amazing variety and beauty of orchids. The show is open to the public and admission is free. More information about the Orchid Show, orchids, and The Orchid Society of Western Pennsylvania available at oswp.org.
The Youngstown Playhouse is hosting the three-day, "Forged in Steel" event, with a different theme each night, each including films about Youngstown, and panel discussions with local historians, film makers, and authors, while the Playhouse transforms into a nostalgic display of yesteryear. This Tuesday through Thursday. Tickets are available at the door for each event. More information can be found on the Youngstown: Forged in Steel Facebook page, or at youngstown playhouse dot com.
Youngstown Area PFLAG and other organizations present ACLU speaker Erik Meinhardt giving a talk on Civil Liberties in a Hostile Environment, on Tuesday, March 21st, at 7:00 pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. Erik Meinhardt is the Administrator at Plexus, the LGBT and Allied Chamber of Commerce in Northeast Ohio. This event is free and open to the public.
Trumbull County Children Services is hosting a panel discussion on Addiction: Disease and the Family Dynamic, on Monday, March 20th, at 7:00 pm. The panel will be moderated by April Caraway, Executive Director of the Trumbull County Mental Health and Recovery Board. More information available from Claire Gysegem, Community Liaison for Trumbull County Children Services at (330) 372-2010.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Chapter presents A Health Symposium/Financial Fortitude, on Saturday, February 25, from 8:00 am until 1:30 pm, at the Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority, 131 W. Boardman Street, in downtown Youngstown. Registration information available at 330 744-2161 Ext.274.
YSU's Africana Studies Program presents Nina Turner as its Black History Month Keynote Speaker. The event will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 2:00 pm. Nina Turner will present her speech, "Titles are Good, but Purpose is Better" at the DeBartolo Stadium Club, on the YSU campus.