Educational

Southside Fine Arts Academy: Opening Event

The Southside Fine Arts Academy, located at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, has its opening event on Tuesday, October 13th at 4:00 pm. The Academy, sponsored by The Mahoning Valley Chorale, will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October, with Saturday classes added in November. The Academy is open to all children in the greater Youngstown area grades K-12. There is no cost to participate. Registration and schedule information at 330-707-2144.

The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County Pop-Up Library at The Center

The Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County is hosting a Pop-Up Library at The Center, located in the Youngstown Unitarian Church on Elm Street, on Tuesday, October 13, 1:00 - 3:00 pm. Check out Library materials, including LGBT-related books and media, sign up for a Library card, or learn about digital resources and branch services.

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 eskolnick@ywcaofyoungstown.org.

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 tracey.hughes@neoacmchapter.org.

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.

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