Pig Iron Literary & Art Works; Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading

Pig Iron Literary and Art Works (26 Phelps Street) in Downtown Youngstown presents a free Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading on Tuesday, July 8th at 7:30 P.M. [This poetry reading includes members of the audience, of any age or experience level, reading their own or a favorite poem.] More information about this event is available at (330) 747-6932.

YSU Summer Festival of the Arts; Volunteers

Youngstown State University's Summer Festival of the Arts needs volunteers to help with the event which runs on Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th. [Volunteers are needed for various shifts during the festival, and they will be provided with a Summer Festival of the Arts tee shirt and plenty of cold water.

The City Of Niles; 2nd Annual Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day

The City of Niles, The Avenue and Main, and the Trumbull County Board of Tourism present the 2nd Annual Harry Stevens Hot Dog Day on Sunday, June 29th at noon in Downtown Niles. [Harry Stevens is credited with popularizing the hot dog, and inventing the baseball scorecard. This event features wiener dog races, a hot dog topping contest, a hot dog eating contest, a parade, and more.] More information about this event is available at {H S H D D dot com}

Trumbull Art Gallery; Children's Art Parade

Concluding Summerfest 2014 - Fiber That Makes Art, the Trumbull Art Gallery presents a Children's Art Parade on Friday, June 27th at 11 A.M. along the sidewalks of the Trumbull County Courthouse lawn and ending with a parade review at the Gazebo. [Workshop participants and others will meet at the Gallery (158-162 North Park Avenue) and display crazy creative art projects from the Summerfest Art Program.] More information about the parade or the Summerfest workshops is available at (330) 519-1422.

Jewish Community Center; The History Of Ha! Presentation

The Jewish Community Center (505 Gypsy Lane) in Youngstown presents author, playwright, songster, blogger, teacher, and recovered stand-up comic David Misch in a presentation entitled The History Of Ha! on Sunday, June 15th at 7 P.M. [This event provides a survey of comedy, from the mythological Trickster and comedy from Ancient Greece to modern comedies. Mr. Misch includes clips and commentary to look at what comedy is, where it comes from, and where it is going.] Reservations and more information about this event are available at (330) 746-3250. 

Art Outreach Gallery; Mrs. Fran Litch Book Readings

The Art Outreach Gallery presents local guest author Mrs. Fran Litch in book readings from her book series The AmericAnts, on Thursday, June 26th at 10:30 A.M. and at noon in the Eastwood Mall Center Court (5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Route 422) in Niles. [The books, written in rhyme, rhythm, and often containing repetition, feature ants dressed in the colors and patterns of the American flag, with special "ant" names.] More information about these book readings is available at (330) 652-6980.

Art Outreach Gallery; Youth Summer Workshops

The Art Outreach Gallery at the Eastwood Mall Complex (5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, or Route 422) in Niles presents Youth Summer Workshops running from Monday, June 23rd through Friday, July 11th.

Trumbull Art Gallery; Summerfest Art Program

The Trumbull Art Gallery (158-162 North Park Avenue) in Warren presents Summerfest 2014 - Fiber That Makes Art running from Monday, June 16th through Friday, June 27th. [This event features workshops where local artists and teachers will guide young, emerging artists as they transform fibers from plants and animals into art projects. The festival will conclude on Friday, June 27th in a Children's Art Parade.] Registration and more information about Summerfest 2014 is available at (330) 519-1422.

Ohio State University Extension; Urban Landscape Pruning Clinic

The Ohio State University Extension presents an Urban Landscape Pruning Clinic on Tuesday, June 3rd at 6 P.M. at the Arms Family Museum (648 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown. [This clinic will include pruning and shaping techniques, a review of the proper tools for any job, and information about maximizing flower potential, minimizing disease, and shaping landscapes.] Registration and more information about this clinic is available at (330) 533-5538.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society; Challenges Of Preservation Planning - A Cambodian Perspective Lecture

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents a lecture by Songmeng Chea entitled Challenges Of Preservation Planning - A Cambodian Perspective on Saturday, May 31st at 7 P.M. at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center (325 West Federal Street) in Downtown Youngstown. [Mr. Chea is a foreign-service national with the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia who previously lived and studied in northeastern Ohio.] More information about this lecture is available at (330) 743-2589.


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