This Opening Ceremony for Hispanic Heritage Month is on Thursday, September 18, at 12:15pm at the Mahoning County Courthouse. The event will feature a flag ceremony representing 22 Hispanic countries as well as musical performances. The keynote speaker will be attorney Miriam Ocasio and YSU student Josiah Banks will serve as emcee. The event is co-sponsored the YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee and the YSU Office of Student Diversity Programs. More information about all Hispanic Heritage Month events is available at 330-941-2086.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents an after-work walking tour of Downtown Youngstown, on Thursday, September 11. The event is part of the Young Leaders History-To-Go Series and will begin at 5:30 pm at the Erie Terminal building on Westt Commerce Street, with a brief tour of that recently restored property. The tour will visit several locations before concluding with a reception at the Rust Belt Brewing Company. The tour and reception are open to the public. More information can be found at www.mahoninghistory.org or at 330-743-2589.
Dr. Paula Mouser, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at The Ohio State University, will give a lecture on Biodegradation of Organic Additives in Hydraulic Fracturing, on Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm in room 2000 of Moser Hall on the YSU campus. More information is available at 330-941-1753 and at www.ysunews.com/10836/.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting a walking tour of downtown Youngstown, on Monday, September 11 at 5:30 pm. The the focus will be on the revitalization and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. Meet at the Erie Terminal Building on Commerce Street. More information is available at 330-743-2589.
The next Warren Toastmasters Club meeting is Saturday, September 13th, at 9:00 am, at Christ Episcopal Church on Atlantic Street in Warren. All are welcome. , More information is available from Ken Shellito at 330-373-6113.
The Skeggs Lecture Series presents Wally Lamb, a New York Times Best-selling Author (She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True) on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The event is free, but tickets are mandatory. They can be picked up at the Stambaugh Box Office weekdays between 9 am and 6 pm.
Sal Giunta, first living Medal of Honor Recipient Since the Vietnam War and author of Living with Honor, will present a free lecture on Wednesday, September 17, at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Mr. Giunta will sign books after the lecture. The event is open to the public. Tickets are free, but are mandatory. They can be picked up at the Stambaugh Auditorium Box Office weekdays between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Stephen Snyder-Hill will be on the campus of Youngstown State University on Friday, October 3, at 2:00 pm in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center to discuss his new book, Soldier of Change, from the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement. Th event is free and is open to the public. Mr. Snyder-Hill will sign books brought to the event.
The Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will host author and speaker Jennifer Weiner (whiner) on Thursday, September 18, at the Lake Club in Poland. Jen is known for her books In Her Shoes and The Guy Not Taken, as well as numerous tv appearances. The evening begins with an author reception and cocktails at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and a presentation by Ms. Weiner (whiner). Reservation information is available at LibraryVisit.org/LiterarySociety.
Salem Public Library announces the "Life after High School" series designed for high school juniors, seniors and interested graduates. The three-part series will help students prepare for brighter futures by explaining some of the options in education and training. The events will take place on Tuesdays, September 2, 9 & 16, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, in Room 23 of the Salem Memorial Building located at 785 E. State St. in Salem. Information is available at 330 332-0042, and online at salem.lib.oh.us.