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.
The Youngstown State University Centofanti Annual Symposium presents Salvatore Augustine Giunta, the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan, the first living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, and the eighth service member to receive the nation's highest military decoration for valor in Iran and Afghanistan. The Symposium will take place on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting a free Founders Day Open House at the Arms Family Museum on Sunday September 7th from 1-5 pm, in celebration of the Society’s 139th anniversary. The museum will be open for tours, the education staff will have indoor and outdoor games and activities for all ages and refreshments. More information is available at 330-743-2589 or online at www.mahoninghistory.org.
A session to explore how to divert the region’s organic wastes from landfills to create biologically compost will be held on Thursday, September 11, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm at Fellows Riverside Gardens of Mill Creek MetroParks. Topics at the free public session will include identifying and collecting materials; compost benefits to business, families and communities; complying with siting and regulations; finding suitable markets; and exploring multiple aspects of profitability. Registration information is available at 330-549-9408.
Iron Roots Urban Farm presents their cooking class schedule. The classes are designed to work with families, local growers, and community cooks to help foster a healthier and more sustainable community. All classes will be held on Fridays from 6:00-8:00 PM in the HMHP Foundation Demonstration Kitchen located at 822 Billingsgate Avenue in Youngstown. More information about these free classes is available at 330-480-0423 or online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Youngstown Regional Science & Technology Festival called “7 Days of STEM” begins on Monday, September 15 and concludes on Sunday, September 21. The seven-day celebration of STEM education will be hosted at numerous venues, with various participating institutions, organizations and businesses. Learn about composting one day, see how the Butler Institute of American Art is using technology in art the next, or discover the 3D printing process. The full schedule of events at OHWOWKids.org/7-days-of-stem.
The United Eastern Lenape Nation is proud to present the Healing Mother Earth 6th Annual Native American Powwow, September 5 - 7, at Fischer’s Pine Lake, 3796 Maple Road in Jefferson, OH. All drums and dancers are welcome to participate! There will be Native Vendors, Native American Storytelling, Flute & Auction; Evening Activities include Trade Blanket, Moonlight Dancing, and Drumming.
The Church of Jesus Christ located at 185 N. Canfield-Niles Road in Austintown will host a book bag and school supply giveaway for Austintown Kindergarten students who need a little help getting a good start to the school year. The giveaway will be held Saturday, August 16th from 10 am to 3 pm at the church. More information ia available at 330-533-6615.
The Butler Institute of American Art, located at 524 Wick Avenue in Youngstown, is exhibiting a 300 pound bronze sculpture of Martin Luther King, Jr., in the museum’s main floor through November 7th. The three dimensional portrait was created by sculptor John Wilson as a prototype for an eight-foot bronze sculpture that was installed in October, 1983, in Martin Luther King, Jr., Park in Buffalo, NY.
The Youngstown Maker City Kickoff Event will be held on Sunday, August 3 from 1-4 pm at America Makes’ headquarters at 236 West Boardman Street, in downtown Youngstown. This family-friendly event is open to the public, and will feature local hobbyists and makers, 3D printer demonstrations, and tours of the America Makes facility. The Youngstown Maker City Initiative effort has been lead by America Makes, with support from Congressman Tim Ryan, the Youngstown Business Incubator, the Mahoning County Commissioners, the Convention and Visitors