The Links, Inc. Youngstown Chapter presents "Fertilizing the Dream: A Community Forum on Youth Literacy," on Saturday, May 30, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, at the Jewish Community Center on Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This is a panel discussion on the unique factors within the Mahoning Valley contributing to the achievement gap that exists between those that are socioeconomically secure, and those that are the most vulnerable. More information available at 330-519-3013.
As part of its monthly Lunch and Learn series, the YWCA of Youngstown will hold a Job Skills workshop on Thursday, May 21 at noon. Experts from Ohio Means Jobs will provide information on resume writing and interviewing skills. Registration is required by Monday, May 18 and can be made at (330) 746-6361.
The Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens is celebrating National Public Gardens Day with the Spring Plant Sale on Friday from 10:00 to 6:00 and Saturday from 10:00 to 3:00, and with Family Fun Friday in the Family Garden from 11:00-1:00. The Garden Café is also open. More at 330 740-7116.
The Tech Belt Technology Summit at YSU is bringing together technology solutions providers and business decision makers in an all-day event at the YSU Williamson College of Business on Thursday, May 14th, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm. Find event & registration information at "tech belt technology summit dot com."
WYSU-FM and St. John's Episcopal Church in Youngstown are presenting award-winning public radio broadcaster Krista Tippet, on Friday, June 12th, at 7:00 PM at St John's Church on Wick Avenue in Youngstown. A reception will follow Tippet's discussion about personal and social change. Tippet is host of On Being, heard Sunday mornings at 7:00 on WYSU. The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required for the event and reception. Registrations can be made at 330-941-1777.
The Hubbard Public Library is presenting an information session on the 2015 World of Wildlife Bike Tour, on Saturday, May 16th, at 1:30 pm. Presenters include Zachary Svette of Trumbull County MetroParks and Ed Howley of the Outspoken Wheelmen Club. More information is available at beyond-books.org.
Inspiring Minds' 1st Annual Black Tie Affair in Youngstown is scheduled for Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The evening will feature keynote speaker Jim Tressel; appearances by Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and YSU football coach Bo Pelini; dinner and dancing; and the opportunity to learn more about Inspiring Minds. Since 2006, over 2,000 students have participated in the program's Education, Health & Wellness, College & Career Readiness and Personal Development activities.
The YSU Peace & Conflicts Studies Program and the YSU Department of Politics & International Relations are sponsoring a talk on the topic How Do Planes Crash? A Discussion of Two Controversial Air Disasters from an Engineering Perspective, in the Jones Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center, on Friday, April 17 at 3:00 pm. Presenting their findings will be Dr. Wieslaw Binienda of Akron University's Civil Engineering Department and Glenn Arthur Jorgenson, an aviation expert at the Technical University of Denmark.The event is free and open to the public.
On Thursday, April 23 at 5:30 pm, YWCA Warren will participate in the national event, Stand Against Racism, and invites the community to a free screening of the film Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism. The event is intended to raise awareness of the negative effects of racism on individuals and communities and provide a safe space for civil dialogue. The event will be held at the YWCA Warren, 375 North Park Ave., just north of Courthouse Square.
Fallen City Writers will present a reading from their recently published anthology on Sunday, April 19th at 2:00 pm, at the Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill, in Youngstown. Parking available in lot on lower level. Please use entrance at lower level door. This is a celebration of the new anthology and National Poetry Month.