Dr. Paula Mouser, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geodetic Engineering at The Ohio State University, will give a lecture on Biodegradation of Organic Additives in Hydraulic Fracturing, on Wednesday, September 10 at 7:00 pm in room 2000 of Moser Hall on the YSU campus. More information is available at 330-941-1753 and at www.ysunews.com/10836/.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting a walking tour of downtown Youngstown, on Monday, September 11 at 5:30 pm. The the focus will be on the revitalization and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. Meet at the Erie Terminal Building on Commerce Street. More information is available at 330-743-2589.
The Skeggs Lecture Series presents Wally Lamb, a New York Times Best-selling Author (She's Come Undone and I Know This Much Is True) on Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The event is free, but tickets are mandatory. They can be picked up at the Stambaugh Box Office weekdays between 9 am and 6 pm.
Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS and a New York Times Best-Selling Author (Start Something That Matters), will speak as part of the Skeggs Lecture Series on Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. The lecture is free and open to the public but tickets are mandatory and can be picked up at the Stambaugh Box Office weekdays between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Sal Giunta, first living Medal of Honor Recipient Since the Vietnam War and author of Living with Honor, will present a free lecture on Wednesday, September 17, at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown. Mr. Giunta will sign books after the lecture. The event is open to the public. Tickets are free, but are mandatory. They can be picked up at the Stambaugh Auditorium Box Office weekdays between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm.
Stephen Snyder-Hill will be on the campus of Youngstown State University on Friday, October 3, at 2:00 pm in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center to discuss his new book, Soldier of Change, from the Closet to the Forefront of the Gay Rights Movement. Th event is free and is open to the public. Mr. Snyder-Hill will sign books brought to the event.
The Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will host author and speaker Jennifer Weiner (whiner) on Thursday, September 18, at the Lake Club in Poland. Jen is known for her books In Her Shoes and The Guy Not Taken, as well as numerous tv appearances. The evening begins with an author reception and cocktails at 6:00 pm followed by dinner and a presentation by Ms. Weiner (whiner). Reservation information is available at LibraryVisit.org/LiterarySociety.
The Youngstown State University Centofanti Annual Symposium presents Salvatore Augustine Giunta, the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor for service in Iraq or Afghanistan, the first living service member to be awarded the Medal of Honor since the Vietnam War, and the eighth service member to receive the nation's highest military decoration for valor in Iran and Afghanistan. The Symposium will take place on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 pm at Stambaugh Auditorium.
A session to explore how to divert the region’s organic wastes from landfills to create biologically compost will be held on Thursday, September 11, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm at Fellows Riverside Gardens of Mill Creek MetroParks. Topics at the free public session will include identifying and collecting materials; compost benefits to business, families and communities; complying with siting and regulations; finding suitable markets; and exploring multiple aspects of profitability. Registration information is available at 330-549-9408.
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown sponsors the Journey Cafe on Thursday, July 31 at 7:00. The topic is Self in Relation to Family. Susie Beiersdorfer and Karen O'Malia will facilitate the discussion on how our maternal grandmother's family culture influenced our families and our selves, and how we might use this part of our identities to enhance our personal growth and community connections.