2015 Model Train Open House

The Youngstown Model Railroad Association presents the 2015 Model Train Open House, at 751 N. Four Mile Run Road in Austintown, Saturday and Sunday, November 7 & 8, 14 & 15, and December 5 & 6, noon to 6:00 pm each day.

Week Without Violence Lunch and Speakers

The YWCA of Youngstown presents Lunch and Speakers in support of the Week Without Violence, on Tuesday, October 20, 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. The Big Green Thing - Better Food Truck will be at the YWCA. Also featured will be speakers discussing Domestic Violence and Systemic Barriers for Women of Color.

YWCA: Library Resources for Job Searchers

The YWCA and The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning Valley are presenting a program about online resources for job searching on October 15th, at 12:00 pm, at the YWCA of Youngstown. The cost is $10 and includes lunch. Registration by October 12th is required. Registration information can be found at 330-746-6361 or

NEOACM: Richard Stallman: A Free Digital Society

The Northeast Ohio Association for Computing Machinery is presenting a talk by Dr. Richard Stallman on Saturday, October 17th, at 1:00 PM at the Kiva Auditorium at the Kent State University Main Campus. Dr. Stallman, a software freedom activist, will speak on "A Free Digital Society." The event is free and open to the public with limited seating. More information is available at

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium: Sky Watchers of Ancient Mexico

The YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee is sponsoring a special showing of Sky Watchers of Ancient Mexico at the YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium, on Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 pm.
This program, free and open to the public, will describe the different ways these ancient cultures incorporated the sky into their religion, stories, and daily rituals. More information at the YSU Department of Physics & Astronomy at 330-941-3616.

North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association Celebration

The North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association is sponsoring a celebration on Friday, October 2, 4:30 - 10:00 pm, and all day on Saturday, October 3. It will include a “pop-up” market, YSU Student Jazz Ensemble at Dorian Books; lectures, movement and cooking demos; music, poetry, and food. Music at Madison presents "Songs of Broadway" on Saturday evening - reservations required. The North Side Farmer’s Market will also expand and have some extra activities on Saturday. More information on Facebook, and at (330) 360-0648.

YSU Science Lecture: Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) Associated with Unconventional Drilling for Shale Gas

Andrew Nelson, of the Department of Human Toxicology, University of Iowa , will speak on Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials (NORM) Associated with Unconventional Drilling for Shale Gas, as part of a free series on various aspects of energy including shale gas development, energy efficiency and renewable energy. The event is at Cushwa Hall in room B100 on the YSU campus, on Wednesday, September 23, at 7:00 pm. More information about the event is available at 330-941-1753.

Racial Justice Film Series: "Race: The Power of an Illusion"

The YWCA Warren, on North Park Avenue, presents its new Racial Justice Film Series with the critically-acclaimed documentary "Race: The Power of an Illusion." The final installment airs on Thursday, November 12, at 6:00 pm. The film interweaves personal stories and academic discussion to examine race in genetics and biology, the origins of race and racism in Western culture, and explore how the concept of race impacts how people live their lives. It is free and open to the public.

Youngstown Ward 6 Candidate Forum

The Youngstown 6th Ward Citizens Coalition is holding a forum with the candidates for Ward 6 City Councilperson on Wednesday, October 14th, at 6:00 pm, at the Newport Library, 3730 Market Street in Youngstown. Candidates Victoria Allen and Anita Davis will speak, with an open forum for questions. This event is free and open to the public. More information is available at

Kent State University at Trumbull Campus Library; Proposal Writing and Budgeting

The Grant Information Center at Kent State University at Trumbull will present “Proposal Writing and Budgeting,” a workshop geared toward understanding the “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting proposals and building relationships with program officers on Tuesday, Oct. 20 from 9 am-12 pm, at the Kent State Trumbull Library, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. The workshop is free for all attendees but registration is required by contacting Amy Royer at 330-675-8865 or


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