The English Language Institute at Youngstown State University provides non-credit English classes for speakers of other languages. It is dedicated to helping individuals learn to speak English as their second language. Classes provide a warm and caring atmosphere and a dedicated and well trained staff to privide English instruction. Program and enrollment information for the spring semester, which begins January 11, is available at 330-941-4711.
Mahoning Valley Historical Society Executive Director Bill Lawson, gives the next Bites & Bits Lecture on James L. Wick, Jr.: A Community Leader During Times of Change, on Thursday, September 17 at noon, at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. James L. Wick, Jr., was deeply involved in the business, civic and cultural lifeblood of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley throughout his adult life. He was an incorporator of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society in 1909, and served two terms as President.
Big Foot Day is coming this Saturday, August 16, to Beaver Creek State Park. There is a Pancake Breakfast at the Pioneer Village Barn Pavilion from 8:00 am - noon. Big Foot researchers will be speaking at the Barn throughout the afternoon. Vendors will be open for business from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm. More information at 724-777-4803.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Sean Posey, local photographer, essayist, and historian, on Wednesday August 5, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Sean is currently working on a book about Youngstown for the History Press. The reading is free and open to the public. More information att LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
Jane Turzillo is the guest author at this month's Third Mondays Author Series at the Ashtabula Library, on Monday, July 20 at 6:00 pm. Turzillo is the author of "Wicked Women of Northeast Ohio," "Murder & Mayhem on Ohio’s Rails," and "Ohio Train Disasters." Registration and more information at 440-997-9341.
The Youngstown State University Skeggs Lecture Series presents award-winning biologist and virus hunter Nathan Wolfe in a program entiled "Before It Strikes," at Stambaugh Auditorium, on Thursday, October 8, at 7:00 pm. The lecture is free, but tickets are mandatory, and available at the Stambaugh Box Office, weekdays from 9 am to 6 pm, and online at stambaughauditorium.com.
The Centofanti Symposium at YSU presents "An Evening with Soledad O'Brien: Her Life Stories," on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:30 pm, with a book signing to follow. O'Brien is an award-winning journalist, documentarian, news anchor, and producer. The lecture is free, but tickets are mandatory and limited to four per person. Tickets are available at the Stambaugh Box Office, weekdays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Hubbard Public Library is presenting an author talk bySeamus McGraw, featuring his most recent book, "Betting the Farm on a Drought: Stories from the Front Lines of Climate Change", on Thursday, May 14th, at 6:30 pm. The talk is free and open to the public. Find more information and reservations at www.beyond-books.org.
The YSU Peace & Conflicts Studies Program and the YSU Department of Politics & International Relations are sponsoring a talk on the topic How Do Planes Crash? A Discussion of Two Controversial Air Disasters from an Engineering Perspective, in the Jones Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center, on Friday, April 17 at 3:00 pm. Presenting their findings will be Dr. Wieslaw Binienda of Akron University's Civil Engineering Department and Glenn Arthur Jorgenson, an aviation expert at the Technical University of Denmark.The event is free and open to the public.
The Ursuline Center is presenting "From Sarajevo to Syria- the Horror & Hope for Refugees", a free lecture about oppression in war-torn areas, on Saturday, May 2nd, at 10:00 AM, at The Ursuline Center in Canfield. The lecture is free and open to the public but a ticket is required. More information is available at 330-799-4941.