The 54th annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown, will take place January 4, at 1:30 and 4:30 pm. The festival is one of the longest running such festivals in the country. It features the Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival Choir & Brass, bagpipers, drummers, and a cast of approximately 100 St. John’s parishioners dressed in medieval costume. Tickets may be purchased in the church office from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Thursday, and until noon on Fridays.
Mill Creek MetroParks presents its annual Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman's Mill on Saturday, November 29th from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Lanterman’s Mill will be festively decorated for the event. There will be fine entertainment, chestnuts roasted over an open fire, Santa Claus, and artisans demonstrate crafts at this popular community event..
Walk back in history at A Sew-Sew Historical Christmas at the Barnhisel House at 101 N. State St. in Girard. The Open Houses will include displays of quilts, organ music , refreshments and guided tours conducted by costumed docents. Open Houses are open to the public, Saturday, December 13 and Sunday, December 14, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm for small donation. More information is available at 330-883-3847, 330-545-6162 or online atat www.girardhistoricalsociety.org
Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens presents Winter Celebration: The Gingerbread Garden at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center. This year's Winter Celebration features a floral display; Gingerbread Lane; Delphinium’s Gingerbread Shoppe, and a Holiday tree display. It is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, through Sunday, January 4.
Christmas on the Farm, a craft and gift market will be held on Saturday, November 29 from 10 AM to 5 PM at Molnar Farms in Poland. The farm will host several local artisan vendors with unique hand-crafted gifts, decorations and treats perfect for the holiday season at its inaugural seasonal market. Entry is free and open to the public.
Boardman's 18th Annual Community Christmas Celebration is scheduled for December 7th, 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Tree decoration begins at 4:00, Santa arrives by firetruck at 4:30, and music and caroling starts at4:45 in the St. James Meeting House. Tree reservations can be made at the Park office at 330-726-8105 or at email@example.com.
The Don Juan Festival continues this week with a screening of the classic silent film Don Juan starring John Barrymore and Mary Astor at the Butler Institute of American Art at 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 19. Admission is free, and reservations can be made at Opera Western Reserve at 330-480-0693.
Pumpkin Carve-out Contest RUNS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10TH, 6:00 TO 9:00 PM; SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11TH, NOON TO 9:00 PM AND SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12TH, NOON TO 5:00 PM. There is a small fee for the pumpkins. prizes will be awarded in different age categories from children to adults.
Seven Days of STEM, the Youngstown Regional Science & Technology Festival, takes place from Monday, September 15 through Sunday, September 21. 7 Days of STEM is a collaborative effort powered by OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology.
The YSU Hispanic Heritage Committee presents a Hispanic Heritage Celebration on Saturday, October 4, at noon in the Chestnut Room of the YSU Kilcawley Center. This main event will feature music entertainment, dance performances, children’s activities, cultural displays, vendors, information tables and ethnic refreshments. The event is co-sponsored by the Youngstown State University Office Student Diversity Programs with support from campus and community organizations as well as local sponsors. More information is available at 330-941-2086.