Educational

The Southside Fine Arts Academy: Fine Arts Classes

The Southside Fine Arts Academy announces its winter class sessions beginning the week of January 11th. The academy will meet on Mondays from 3:30 - 6:30 pm at St. Angela Merici, 400 Lincoln Park Drive; on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 - 7:00 pm at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road; and on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm at St. Angela Merici parish. The academy is open to all children grades K-12 and there is no charge to participate. More information available from Executive/Artistic Director Kris Harper at 330-707-2144 or kharper714@aol.com.

Youngstown Model Railroad Association: Winter Flea Market

The Youngstown Model Railroad Association is sponsoring a Winter Flea Market on Sunday January 10th, 10:00 am - 3:30 pm, featureing all type of railroad related items. The show will include 180 Dealer tables of merchandise and equipment for all model railroad scales and interests. There will be an operating three rail "O" gage layout, courtesy of the Western Reserve Modular Railroad Club. Admission is $5.00 for adults, children under the age of 12 will be admitted free.

Mill Creek MetroParks: Textiles of Perception

Mill Creek MetroParks presents the exhibit "Textiles of Perception," in the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens, through Sunday, February 21. The floral abstractions in the quilts of Cheryl Eddie Deibel are loosely based on the Fibonacci number series to define size and proportion.] More information at 330-740-7116.

The Victorian Players: A Date with the Brontë Sisters

The Victorian Players present actress, author, and storyteller Carol Weakland in "A Date with the Brontë Sisters," two one-woman shows based on "Jane Eyre" and "Wuthering Heights," this final weekend. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm and the Sunday matinee is at 2:00 pm. More information at victorianplayers.org.

Lit Youngstown Reading: Bill Lawson

Lit Youngstown presents a talk and reading by Bill Lawson, Executive Director of The Mahoning Valley Historical Society, on Wednesday January 6, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Lawson will present the life and poetry of Youngstown Irish immigrant steelworker Michael McGovern. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.

Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center: Torah Studies for Christians

The Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center presents Torah Studies for Christians with Rabbi Saul Oresky and Rev. George Balasko, on Wednesday, December 16, at 1:00 pm, at the Center in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania. The topic is "Hanukkah: The Real Festival of Lights." It is co-sponsored by Jewish/Christian Studies Youngstown, and the B'nai B'rith Guardian of the Menorah. More information at 724-964-8886.

Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens: The Forest

Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens presents The Forest, the area’s premier floral display with a reimagined forest, and a Holiday Tree Walk with over 40 live trees -- through Monday, January 4. The Electric Garden, with thousands of twinkling lights, is open until 8:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. More information about hours and the exhibit at 330-740-7116.

Salem Public Library: Holiday Traditions Program

The Salem Public Library presents the program “Holiday Traditions” by Christopher Kenney, Director of Education at McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, on Wednesday, December 2, at 6:30 pm in the Library’s Quaker Room, 821 E. State Street, Salem. This program explores the history behind some of our most cherished traditions and symbols of the holiday season. Reserve your seat online at salem.lib.oh.us. More information at 330-332-0042.

YSU Women's Club: 2015 Holiday Luncheon

The YSU Women's Club presents its 2015 Holiday Luncheon & Silent Auction, on Friday, December 4, from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm in McKay Auditorium, in the Beeghly College of Education building on the YSU campus. Contact Crystal Hawthorne for more information at cmhawthorne@ysu.edu.

McKinley Christmas, Niles, Ohio

The McKinley Christmas will take place in downtown Niles,on Saturday, December 5 afternoon from noon to 4:00 pm. There is free admission to all of the sites, free parking, and a free trolley to shuttle visitors between the sites. The historic Ward Thomas House will be offering tours, President McKinley will be greeting visitors at the McKinley Memorial and the McKinley Family will be greeting visitors at the McKinley House.

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