As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a lecture by Denise Narcisse entitled Modern Day Slavery In Human Trafficking, on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30 P.M. in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center. [Denise Narcisse is an associate professor in the YSU Department of Anthropology and Sociology, and has done extensive research on human trafficking and its impact on victims and the community.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-3097.
As part of African American History Month, the Lawrence County Historical Society (408 North Jefferson Street) in New Castle, Pennsylvania, presents a free lecture by Jean Speight entitled The Music Of America: African-American Contribution, on Wednesday, February 12th at 7 P.M. [The Music Of America will feature a time-line on the development of African-American music from 1600 through 1950, including spirituals, folk gospel, and gospel hymns, work songs, field calls, ragtime, and boogie-woogie.] More information about this free event is available at (724) 658-4022.
As part of African American History Month, Youngstown State University presents a lecture by Molefi Asante on Tuesday, February 11th at 7 P.M. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. [Dr. Asante is a professor in the Department of African American Studies at Temple University and has been recognized as one of the 10 most widely read African American scholars.
The Youngstown State University Poetry Center and Etruscan Press present a poetry reading by Bruce Mills on Tuesday, February 11th in the Auditorium in the John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown. [Bruce Mills teaches at Kalamazoo College in Michigan, his works have been published in The Georgia Review, New England Review, and more, he is the author of An Archaeology of Yearning, a memoir of his experience with his autistic son, and he is an advocate for education on autism.] More information about this free reading is available at (330) 941-1952.
The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents the program Black Holes: The Other Side Of Infinity, running on Fridays and Saturdays from Friday, March 14th through Saturday, March 22nd at 8 P.M. each night. [This program journeys to a black hole, showing a place where everything, including light, is captured and can never escape, and where space and time come to a halt.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.
The Youngstown State University Student Government Association, the YSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the YSU College of STEM present Dr. Arthur Benjamin in a free lecture entitled Mathemagics!, on Wednesday, February 19th at 3:15 P.M. in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. [Dr. Benjamin, who has appeared on many television and radio programs, will add and multiply numbers faster than a calculator, recite digits of pi, and other amazing feats of the mind.] More information about this event is available at (330) 941-3302.
The McKinley Memorial Library and McKinley Birthplace Home and Research Center (40 North Main Street) in Niles presents a President William McKinley Birthday Celebration on Saturday, February 1st from 2 until 4 P.M. [This event will feature tours of the McKinley Birthplace Home, refreshments, and more.] More information about this free event is available at (330) 652-1704, extension 212.
As part of its Coffee and Contemplation Series, the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center presents Barbara Lenarcic in a lecture on the topic Lent - A Time of New Life, on Tuesday, March 4th at 9:30 A.M. at the Villa Maria Community Center (2067 Evergreen Road) in Pulaski. [This event will include a lecture, group interaction, and an opportunity for personal reflection.] Registration and more information is available at (724) 964-8886.
The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents Space Shapes running Saturday afternoons from Saturday, February 22nd through Saturday, March 8th for two shows at 1 and 2:30 P.M. each day. [Space Shapes shows the different shapes that can be found in the universe, and will include hands-on explorations of all kinds of shapes.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.
The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents their spring art tour, titled, Spring in Wyeth Country! Philadelphia and the Brandywine, from Thursday, April 24th through Sunday, April 27th. [This tour will include a visit to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Rodin Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Brandywine River Museum, and more.] Reservations, more information, and a complete tour itinerary are available at (330) 744-5035.