Lit Youngstown presents a reading by YSU students in the writing program, hosted by Writing Center Director Angela Messenger on Wednesday, February 1, at 7:00 pm, Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.org.
Mill Creek MetroParks and Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens presents the exhibit " Orchids: Jewels of Winter," Tuesday, February 7 - Sunday, March 12, in the Davis Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens. More information at millcreekmetroparks.org.
Mahoning Valley Civil War Round Table presents a lecture by Traci Manning, Curator of Education at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, on Monday, January 9, at 6:30 pm, at Antone's Banquet Centre, 8578 Market Street, in Boardman. Manning will talk about the life of David Tod of Youngstown, who served as governor of Ohio from 1862-1864.
As part of the First Night Youngstown Celebration on New Year's Eve, the YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium offers programs beginning on the half hour from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The programs combines lights, music, and visual effects for a spectacular experience under the dome. More information at wbplanetarium.org.
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.
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association presents Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference "Growing Today, Transforming Tomorrow," Thursday, February 9 - Saturday, February 11, at the Dayton Convention Center, in Dayton, OH. This event offers lots of educational and networking opportunities for farmers, backyard growers, home cooks, homesteaders, and others committed to local food, sustainable agriculture, and green living. There is more information at oeffa.org/conference2017.
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.
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 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.
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.