Trumbull Town Hall presents Jack Hanna, Animal Adventurer, at the Packard Music Hall, in Warren, on Wednesday, September 16, at 10:30 am. Ticket information is available at the Packard Music Hall at 330-841-2619 or 330-393-3628.
The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents a lecture by John Granger entitled "Literary Alchemy: The Secret Magic-Formula of Harry Potter and Today’s Best Selling Books," on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:00 pm, at Room 132 of YSU's Debartolo Hall. This event is FREE and open the public. [There is also a banner exhibit "Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Medicine, and Magic" from the National Library of Medicine. It will be set up in the lobby of Debartolo Hall on the day of the lecture.]
The Butler Institute of American Art presents an Illustrated Art Talk by Butler Director Lou Zona, on Sunday, January 31, at 2:00 pm, in the Beecher Center Auditorium, in the Butler. The topic for this talk is "Thoughts on Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol." The program is free; seating is on a first come, first served basis. More information at butlerart.com.
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 provide 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.