Educational

Vietnam Traveling Wall

The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is visiting Youngstown through Sunday, May 18th with the “Vietnam Traveling Wall” on Wood Street of the YSU’s Campus.  The Traveling Wall will be open for viewing round the clock and free parking is provided in the M3 Lot on W. Rayen Ave.  The mission of the project is to travel the nation to honor, respect, and remember men and women who served, and to pay specific tribute to those who gave all in that service.  More information is available through YSU’s Office of Veterans Affairs at (330) 941-2523.

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium; The Little Star That Could Program

The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents a program entitled The Little Star That Could on Saturday May 24th and Saturday, May 31st for two shows at 1 and 2:30 P.M. each day. [This show tells about Little Star, who, after birth, searches to find a planet to take care of, and while searching, meets other kinds of stars and also learns more about himself.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370. 

Time Bank Mahoning Watershed; 1st Annual Mahoning Valley Sharefest

The Time Bank Mahoning Watershed presents the 1st Annual Mahoning Valley Sharefest on Saturday, May 24th at noon at the First Presbyterian Church (201 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown. [This event will feature workshops, speakers, interactive exhibits, a showcase of local organizations and projects, children's activities, seed swaps, skill shares, and more.] More information about this event is available at {t b m w dot org slash calling dash sharefest}http://tbmw.org/calling-sharefest

Mahoning Valley Historical Society; Dining On The Town Lecture

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents a free lecture entitled Dining On The Town by local author and historian, Thomas Welsh, on Tuesday, May 20th at 7 P.M. at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center (325 West Federal Street) in Downtown Youngstown. [Mr.

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium; Skywatchers Of Ancient Mexico Program

The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents the program, Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico running on Friday and Saturday nights from Friday, May 23rd through Saturday, May 31st at 8 P.M. each night. [This show describes how Mexican cultures such as the Aztec, Mayan, Toltec, and Olmec marked the changing days and incorporated the changing skies into their religion, daily rituals, and stories.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.

Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert Series; The Composer Is Dead Concert

As part of its Family Concert Series, The Cleveland Orchestra presents a spring concert entitled The Composer Is Dead on Friday, May 16th at 7:30 P.M. at Severance Hall (11001 Euclid Avenue) in Cleveland. [This concert, led by conductor Brett Mitchell, will feature a performance of Lemony Snicket's book The Composer Is Dead, narrated by composer Nathaniel Stookey.] Tickets and more information about this concert are available at (216) 231-1111 or {cleveland orchestra dot com}www.clevelandorchestra.com.

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium; Wilbear's Adventure

The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents the program Wilbear's Adventure on Saturday, May 10th and Saturday, May 17th for two shows at 1 and 2:30 P.M. each day. [This program tells of Wilbear, a teddy bear, who wants to fly, but can't. His grandfather visits and tells him all about myths about flying and how people have wanted to fly for a long time.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.   

Butler Institute Of American Art; Gary T. Erbe - Painting Americana Exhibition

The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents the exhibition Gary T. Erbe - Painting Americana running through Sunday, May 25th in the Butler North Gallery. [This exhibition features nine works by the New Jersey fool-the-eye master painter.] More information about this exhibition is available at (330) 743-1107.

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium; What Are Constellations? Program

The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents the program What Are Constellations? running Friday and Saturday nights from Friday, May 9th through Saturday, May 17th at 8 P.M. each night. [This show will explore where 88 constellations came from and explain the history of astronomy.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.

Butler Institute Of American Art; Family Day

The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents a free Family Day celebrating the opening of the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition on Sunday, May 18th at 1:30 P.M. [This event will feature activities for families that focus on the author Maurice Sendak, his studies, and his works, including Where The Wild Things Are.] More information about this event or the exhibition is available at (330) 743-1107.

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