Lecture

Pig Iron Literary & Art Works; Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading

Pig Iron Literary and Art Works (26 North Phelps Street) in Downtown Youngstown presents a free Second Tuesday Open Poetry Reading on Tuesday, June 10th at 7:30 P.M. [This poetry reading includes members of the audience, of any age or experience level, reading their own or a favorite poem.] More information about this event is available at (330) 747-6932.

Time Bank Mahoning Watershed; 1st Annual Mahoning Valley Sharefest

The Time Bank Mahoning Watershed presents the 1st Annual Mahoning Valley Sharefest on Saturday, May 24th at noon at the First Presbyterian Church (201 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown. [This event will feature workshops, speakers, interactive exhibits, a showcase of local organizations and projects, children's activities, seed swaps, skill shares, and more.] More information about this event is available at {t b m w dot org slash calling dash sharefest}http://tbmw.org/calling-sharefest

Mahoning Valley Historical Society; Dining On The Town Lecture

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents a free lecture entitled Dining On The Town by local author and historian, Thomas Welsh, on Tuesday, May 20th at 7 P.M. at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center (325 West Federal Street) in Downtown Youngstown. [Mr.

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium; Skywatchers Of Ancient Mexico Program

The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents the program, Skywatchers of Ancient Mexico running on Friday and Saturday nights from Friday, May 23rd through Saturday, May 31st at 8 P.M. each night. [This show describes how Mexican cultures such as the Aztec, Mayan, Toltec, and Olmec marked the changing days and incorporated the changing skies into their religion, daily rituals, and stories.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.

Cleveland Orchestra Family Concert Series; The Composer Is Dead Concert

As part of its Family Concert Series, The Cleveland Orchestra presents a spring concert entitled The Composer Is Dead on Friday, May 16th at 7:30 P.M. at Severance Hall (11001 Euclid Avenue) in Cleveland. [This concert, led by conductor Brett Mitchell, will feature a performance of Lemony Snicket's book The Composer Is Dead, narrated by composer Nathaniel Stookey.] Tickets and more information about this concert are available at (216) 231-1111 or {cleveland orchestra dot com}www.clevelandorchestra.com.

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium; Wilbear's Adventure

The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents the program Wilbear's Adventure on Saturday, May 10th and Saturday, May 17th for two shows at 1 and 2:30 P.M. each day. [This program tells of Wilbear, a teddy bear, who wants to fly, but can't. His grandfather visits and tells him all about myths about flying and how people have wanted to fly for a long time.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.   

Butler Institute of American Art; Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition Tours

In celebration of the opening of the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition, the Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents tours of the exhibition on Sunday, May 18th from 1 until 3 P.M. [The Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition includes some of Sendak's original drawings for his book Where The Wild Things Are, studies, and other materials relating to his extensive career.] More information about the tours is available at (330) 743-1107.  

Austintown Branch Library; Maurice Sendak Celebration

In advance of the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Austintown Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (600 South Raccoon Road) in Austintown presents a celebration of Maurice Sendak and his works on Wednesday, May 14th at 11:30 A.M. [This event will feature a reading of Sendak's book, Where The Wild Things Are, and activities that deal with the story, the author, or his other works.] More information about this event is available at (330) 744-8636.

Villa Maria Center; Taize Prayer And Music Service

The Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center presents a Taize Prayer and Music Service on Tuesday, May 6th at 7 P.M. in the Magnificat Chapel in the Center (2067 Evergreen Road) in Pulaski, Pennsylvania. [This Christian interdenominational prayer event will feature music, scripture, and silence.] More information about this event is available at (724) 964-8886.

Poland Branch Library; Maurice Sendak Celebration

In advance of the Maurice Sendak Memorial Exhibition at the Butler Institute of American Art, the Poland Branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County (311 South Main Street) in Poland presents a celebration of Maurice Sendak and his works on Tuesday, May 13th at 1 P.M. [This event will feature a reading of Sendak's book, Where The Wild Things Are, and activities that deal with the story, the author, or his other works.] More information about this event is available at (330) 744-8636. 

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