Mill Creek MetroParks presents the Jewels of Winter: Orchids exhibit, through Sunday, March 13, at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center. Exhibit hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. More information at Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330.740.7116. The exhibit is sponsored by Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens.
From Earth to the Universe is currently showing at the YSU's Ward Beecher Planetarium, this Friday and Saturday evening (2/19 & 2/20) at 8:00 pm. From Earth to the Universe leaves our home to take the audience out to the colorful birthplaces and burial grounds of stars, and still further out, beyond the Milky Way, to the unimaginable immensity of a myriad of galaxies. All public shows are free. There is more information at wbplanetarium.org, and at 330-941-1370.
Youngstown Area PFLAG -- Parents, Friends, Families, and Allies United with LGBT People to Move Equality Forward -- has a grant available for a college student to create a video production suitable for TV, cable, internet, and social media. More information at youngstownpflag.org.
The Southside Fine Arts Academy is holding an open house at The Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown Poland Road, on Saturday, February 20th, 10:00 - 11:30 am. The open house will feature Harambee of Youngstown in a performance and participation. A cookie and punch reception will follow the performance. Classes are offered in singing, drama, visual arts, recorders, creative writing and poetry, dance, drum circles, boomwhackers, and lessons are offered on all instruments.
The Mahoning Valley Manufacturers Coalitionl is sponsoring a free Introduction to Manufacturing course, teaching skills to enter into a manufacturing career pathway in a seven-week program beginning Tuesday, March 8. Classes will be held in Trumbull and Columbiana County. There are a limited number of slots available. More information at 330-480-4384, and at industryneedsyou.com.
M Gallery at Erie Terminal presents the opening for the art exhibit, "You Make Me - David Pokrivňák and Heather Anderson," on Friday, April 1, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. It's on view April 1 - May 6. Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 11:00-5:00, Thursdays 1:00-7:00, or by appointment. This show is a split presentation of David's observational photography and Heather's ritualistic abstract paintings. M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place is located at 112 W. Commerce Street, in Youngstown.
The League of Women Voters of Mercer County is sponsoring the program," Shale Update: Public Health Issues," on Saturday, February 20 at 2:00 pm, at the Community Library of the Shenango Valley, in Sharon, PA. It is free and open to the public. The program’s speaker is Jill Kriesky, associate director of the Southwest Pennsylvania Environmental Health Project. All those attending the program will receive a copy of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s most recent edition of the “Shale Gas Extraction and Public Health Resource Guide."
For the February Wellness Wednesday program, the Salem Public Library presents "Dealing with Toxic Relationships," on Wednesday, February 10, at 6:30 pm, in the Quaker Meeting Room. Betsy Williams, Assistant Director of Case Management at Salem Regional Medical Center, discusses methods to identify these relationships and suggest methods we may use to deal with them in healthier ways. The program is is free and open to the general public. Register online at salem.lib.oh.us . More information at (330) 332-0042.
Ebony Lifeline presents the Sports Museum Exhibit in the Youngstown Foundation Community History Gallery at the Tyler History Center, on West Federal Street in Youngstown, through April 30. Celebrate the rich athletic contributions of the African-American and Latino community to sports in Mahoning and Trumbull counties.
The League of Women Voters of Mercer County will be asking local legislators questions on voting and election reform issues on Friday, January 29, during an open meeting at the Community Library of the Shenango Valley in Sharon. The interviews will follow a light lunch beginning at noon. Legislators expected to participate will be Senator Michele Brooks (50th District), Representative Mark Longietti (7th District), Representative Tedd Nesbit (8th District), and Representative Parke Wentling (17th District).