The recently-formed City Club of the Mahoning Valley presents a panel discussion on the Economic State of the Mahoning Valley, on Wednesday, September 21, at Stambaugh Auditorium. Members of the panel include Economic Development Secretary and former Youngstown Mayor Jay Williams, Ohio State Senator Capri Cafaro, YSU President Jim Tressel, and Executive Director of the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber of Commerce Tom Humphries. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm, andd the program at 6:00 pm.
Mahoning Valley Vegan Meetup is presenting a lecture by Dr. Will Tuttle, "Healing Our World: A Deeper Look at Food," on Friday, August 26 at 6:00 pm, at Bella Nitesh, 837 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 100. Dr. Tuttle is author of "The World Peace Diet." Reservations can be made at meetup.com/Mahoning-Valley-Vegan-Meetup.
The Centofanti Symposium at YSU presents a talk by W. Kamau Bell, on Wednesday, September 14, at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium. Bell is a sociopolitical comedian, and host of the CNN docu-series "United Shades of America." He is best known for the FX comedy series "Totally Biased." Tickets are available at the Stambaugh Box Office at stambaughauditorium.com.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Jamie Marich and Johanna Slivinske on Wednesday September 7, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic emceed by Deborah Cunningham will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
Scott Simon, host of NPR's Saturday Weekend Edition, and best-selling author, is coming to Youngstown to give a talk on Tuesday, September 13, at 7:00 pm, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. Tickets are $10 each and are available at 330-743-3175, and at stjohnohio.org. Seating is limited.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents "Bites & Bits of History - Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry," with Belinda Vavlas, MVHS Museum Assistant, on Thursday, September 15 at noon, at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center in downtown Youngstown. [Learn about Commodore Perry’s extraordinary naval career with a focus on his service during the War of 1812.] More information at mahoninghistory.org.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents "Bites & Bits of History - Form and Function: The Beauty of Glass," with Jessica Trickett, MVHS Collections Manager, on Thursday, August 18 at noon, at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center in downtown Youngstown. [This presentation explores ancient and modern glass, glass making techniques, and examples of glassware as works of art.] More information at mahoninghistory.org.
The Columbiana Women's Club presents "Dishin’ Dirt," a lunch and learn symposium with gardening experts, on Saturday, June 4, from 1:00 pm– 4:00 pm, at The Gardens at Hippley Village, in Columbiana, A box lunch by Michelle Johnson of Shellabellas will be served under the tent in this private Columbiana garden space. Tickets available through the Columbiana Women’s Club at 330-482-2832 or at Willows by Wehr, 702 East Park Avenue in Columbiana.
The .First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown presents Dr. Lou Zona, Director of The Butler Institute of American Art, on Thursday June 2, at 11:30 am, at Antone’s Banquet Centre on Market Street in Boardman. Dr. Zona will speak on “The Art of Genius: Five Artists Inspired by God and the Universe.” Reservations can be made at 330-720-4498 or at firstfridayclubofgreateryoungstown.org.
There will be a panel discussion regarding the film The Hunting Ground with Sofie Karasek of End of Rape on Campus and Lynn Bilal of the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence on YSU's campus in Williamson Hall room 2212.