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.
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.