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).
The Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania presents "Winter Wisdom," with Frank Romeo and Sister Barbara O’Donnell, on Sunday, January 24, at 2:00 pm. Frank reflects on his observations and experiences of nature in winter. Sister Barbara offers information about Global Climate Change and the seasons. Information available from Dana Stiger at 724-964-8886 and online at vmesc.org.
YSU Student Diversity Programs present the 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast, Thursday, January 21, at 8:30 am,in YSU's Kilcawley Center. The Keynote Speaker is Dr. Emma Fraser Pendleton. Ticket information at 330 941-2087.
The Kinsman Historical Society presents a program on "Idora Park History," by Jim Amey, on Wednesday January 20th, at 7:30 pm, at the Kinsman Presbyterian Church on Church Street, in Kinsman. It is free and open to the public. More information at 330-240-8094.
Prospective students and their parents can learn the ins and outs of financial aid at Youngstown State University’s Financial Aid Night, on Wednesday, January 27, 6:30 pm, in the Chestnut Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center. Get the basics about applying for financial aid, meet YSU financial aid counselors, and get direct assistance with online financial aid applications.
[Appointments for free tax form preparation will also be available through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program.] Registration information at ysu.edu/finaid/night or 330-941-3505.
John Williams of Frack Free Mahoning Valley will speak on "A case study of shale gas development in Trumbull County, Ohio" as part of the YSU Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment. This free event is at Cushwa Hall in room B112 on the YSU campus, on Wednesday, April 20, at 7:00 pm. More information is available at 330-941-1753.
Fr. Bob Bonnot of Christ Our Savior Parish, in Strutherswill speak on "Laudato si’, Caring for Our Common Home, Creation, the Second Encyclical of Pope Francis" as part of the YSU Speaker Series on Energy and the Environment. This freeevent is at Cushwa Hall in room B112 on the YSU campus, on Wednesday, April 13, at 7:00 pm. More information is available at 330-941-1753.