Educational

The English Center: English for Speakers of Other Languages

English for Speakers of Other Languages is dedicated to helping individuals learn to speak English as their second language. Registration days for the Fall term are Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30, 9:30 am - noon. Classes are held at Rodef Sholom Temple on Elm Street, in Youngstown. More information available from The English Center at 330-743-5767, or The English Language Institute at 330-941-4711.

Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past: Sixth Annual Nonviolence Parade and Rally

The Sixth Annual Nonviolence Parade and Rally is scheduled for Sunday, October 2, 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. This is the kickoff of nonviolence week in the state of Ohio. More information at pennywells@global.net.

YSU Centofanti Symposium: W. Kamau Bell

The Centofanti Symposium at YSU presents a talk by W. Kamau Bell, on Wednesday, September 14, at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium. Bell is a sociopolitical comedian, and host of the CNN docu-series "United Shades of America." He is best known for the FX comedyseries "Totally Biased." Tickets are available at the Stambaugh Box Office at stambaughauditorium.com.

Lit Youngstown: Jamie Marich and Johanna Slivinske

Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Jamie Marich and Johanna Slivinske on Wednesday September 7, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic emceed by Deborah Cunningham will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.

Mercy Health and Man Up Mahoning Valley: Stand Up for Man Up event

Mercy Health and Man Up present the "Stand Up for Man Up, Making a Stand Against Prostate Cancer" event, on Saturday, September 10, 6:00 - 10:00 pm, at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 West Federal Street, in downtown Youngstown. There will be dinner, music, and comedy. Registration information at 330-480-3405.

Southside Fine Arts Academy Summer Programming

The Southside Fine Arts Academy will hold their summer sessions in the fine arts Tuesday, July 19th through Tuesday, August 23rd, 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road. The classes are open to all children in the Youngstown area, free of charge. Classes include dance and movement, visual arts, creative writing/poetry, creative listening activities and drum circles. More information on facebook or by contacting Executive Director Kris Harper at 330-707-2144.

McDonough Museum of Art: Public Meeting for INPLACE

The College of Creative Arts and Communication at YSU is announcing the first public meeting for INPLACE -- an Innovative Plan for Leveraging Arts through Community Engagement – to be held Tuesday, July 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the Youngstown Business Incubator, 241 West Federal Street, Youngstown. Information is available at eagyo.org/inplace.

OCCHA Food and Culture Festival

O.C.C.H.A. Inc., the Hispanic American Civic and Cultural Organization will host its Fifth International Latino Food Festival from noon to 8:00 pm, on Saturday, July 23. The annual festival takes place at the O.C.C.H.A. Social Hall, 3660 Shirley Road, in Youngstown. Experience a taste of Hispanic cuisine through authentic handmade food delicacies, desserts, and beverages. Festival goers will be treated to traditional dances, musical performances, and a DJ throughout the day. A piñata, children’s activities, and raffles will also be featured. Admission and parking are free.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society: Bites and Bits of History

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents "Bites & Bits of History - Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry," with Belinda Vavlas, MVHS Museum Assistant, on Thursday, September 15 at noon, at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center in downtown Youngstown. [Learn about Commodore Perry’s extraordinary naval career with a focus on his service during the War of 1812.] More information at mahoninghistory.org.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society: Bites and Bits of History

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents "Bites & Bits of History - Form and Function: The Beauty of Glass," with Jessica Trickett, MVHS Collections Manager, on Thursday, August 18 at noon, at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center in downtown Youngstown. [This presentation explores ancient and modern glass, glass making techniques, and examples of glassware as works of art.] More information at mahoninghistory.org.

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