Educational

Ward Beecher Planetarium; Spring Skywatch

The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents Spring Skywatch on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd at 8 P.M. both nights. [This program deals with locating planets and constellations during the season, constellation lore, and current space events.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.

Pig Iron Literary & Art Works; Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading

The Pig Iron Literary and Art Works (26 North Phelps Street) in Downtown Youngstown presents a free Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading on Tuesday, May 13th at 7:30 P.M. [This poetry reading includes members of the audience, of any age or experience level, reading their own or a favorite poem.] More information about this event is available at (330) 747-6932.

Newport Branch Library; Maurice Sendak Celebration

In advance of the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Newport Branch  of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (3730 Market Street) in Youngstown presents a celebration of Maurice Sendak and his works on Monday, May 12th at 5:30 P.M. [This event will feature a reading of Sendak's book Where The Wild Things Are, and activities that deal with the story, the author, or his other works.] More information about this event is available at (330) 744-8636.  

Butler Institute Of American Art; Tour Of Reflections Of African-American Life From The Myrna Colley-Lee Collection

The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents retired Youngstown State University professor of art Al Bright, as he leads a tour of the exhibition Reflections of African-American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection on Saturday, May 10th at 1 P.M.

Villa Maria Center; Stories For Sustainability Film Series - Thomas Berry - The Great Story

In Conclusion of the four part film series Stories of Wisdom for Sustainability, the Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center (2067 Evergreen Road) in Pulaski, Pennsylvania presents Thomas Berry - The Great Story on Wednesday, April 30th at 9:30 A.M. and Thursday, May 1st at 6:30 P.M. [This film tells about the monk, cultural historian, author, teacher, and mystic who created a quiet revolution as a pioneer in the field of spirituality and ecology.

McDonough Museum Of Art; Spring Graduating BFA Show

The John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents the Spring Graduating BFA Show running through Friday, May 9th. [This show will exhibit works in various media created by students graduating this semester from the Department of Art at Youngstown State University.] Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at (330) 941-1400.

Dana School of Music; New Music Gala Festival Concert

As part of the 30th New Music Festival, the Dana School of Music presents the Gala Festival Concert featuring Swedish composer and YSU alumnus Lars Brondum, on Wednesday, April 30th at 8 P.M. in the Bliss Recital Hall, on the campus of Youngstown State University. [This concert will include the premiere of Brondum's Variations for String Orchestra, based on a Swedish folk tune; a premiere of Passing Doble, written as a memorial for two friends; and Moorland, both by composer Kathy Henkel.] More information about this free concert is available at (330) 941-3636.

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens; Spring Plant Sale

The Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens present their annual Spring Plant Sale and Bulb Pre-Sale on Thursday, May 8th from 4 until 7 P.M., Friday, May 9th from 9 A.M. until 7 P.M., and Saturday, May 10th from 9 A.M. until 3 P.M. at the Gardens (123 McKinley Avenue) in Youngstown. [This event features perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, vegetables, spring blooming bulbs, and master gardeners to offer advice and tips.]  More information about this event is available at (330) 740-7116. 

Butler Institute Of American Art; Maurice Sendak - Memorial Exhibition

The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition running from Sunday, May 18th through Sunday, July 6th. [Fifty years ago, artist and illustrator Maurice Sendak created his classic children's book Where The Wild Things Are, and this exhibition includes some of his original drawings for the book, studies, and other materials related to his career.] Museum hours and more information about this exhibition are available at (330) 743-1107. 

Dulci-More Folk And Tradtional Musicians; Spring Concert

Dulci-More Folk and Traditional Musicians present a spring concert on Sunday, April 27th at 2:30 P.M. in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Research Library of the Salem Historical Society (239 South Lundy Avenue). [This concert will feature Madeline MacNeil as she sings, tells stories, and performs using the mountain and hammered dulcimer.] Tickets and more information about this concert are available at (234) 564-3852.

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