Educational

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.

The Butler Institute of American Art: An American Holiday

The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents the 45th Annual American Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show & Sale, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm on Saturday, December 5 and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sunday, December 6. 100 craft vendors will be offering original pottery, jewelry, fine art, holiday decor and more. More at ButlerArt.com

Butler Institute of American Art: Family Holiday Open House

The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents its Annual Family Open House on Sunday, November 22nd from noon to 3:00 pm. Enjoy a free afterooon of fun with kids's hands-on activities. Even take a 'selfie' with Santa and the Elves. More at Butler Art.com

Metaphysical Insights 528: Author Freddie Silva

Metaphysical Insights 528 is hosting a presentation by Freddie Silva, author of The Lost Art of Resurrection, on Wednesday, November 11, at 7:00 pm, at the Scope Center, 220 West Market Street, in Warren.

Mercer County District Attorney Forum

The League of Women Voters of Mercer County, a non-partisan organization, will be sponsoring a District Attorney Forum on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm, at Penn State Shenango in the Forker Laboratory building. Join the League of Women Voters at this event to learn more about the views and visions of these candidates, who are vying for the Mercer County’s top law enforcement position.

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