The Southside Fine Arts Academy, located at the Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, has its opening event on Tuesday, October 13th at 4:00 pm. The Academy, sponsored by The Mahoning Valley Chorale, will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October, with Saturday classes added in November. The Academy is open to all children in the greater Youngstown area grades K-12. There is no cost to participate. Registration and schedule information at 330-707-2144.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by the Pig Iron Press poets of Youngstown and the Rust Belt Poets of Warren on Wednesday October 7, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The North of Madison Avenue Better Block Association is sponsoring a celebration on Friday, October 2, 4:30 - 10:00 pm, and all day on Saturday, October 3. It will include a “pop-up” market, YSU Student Jazz Ensemble at Dorian Books; lectures, movement and cooking demos; music, poetry, and food. Music at Madison presents "Songs of Broadway" on Saturday evening - reservations required. The North Side Farmer’s Market will also expand and have some extra activities on Saturday. More information on Facebook, and at (330) 360-0648.
The YSU Melnick Medical Museum presents the exhibit Harry Potter's World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine through Friday, October 9, at various locations around Youngstown. This banner exhibit from the National Library of Medicine incorporates several 15th and 16th century thinkers and how their work is represented in the Harry Potter books. Location information at melnick.ysu.edu.
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.]
Lit Youngstown and the YWCA of Youngstown are hosting the "Slice of Life" event on Tuesday September 29th, at 7:00 pm, at the YWCA in Downtown Youngstown. The event features storytelling of true tales from local writers, with desserts provided. Tickets and more information can be found by contacting either Melissa Papini at the YWCA, 330-746-6361, extension 118, or Lit Youngstown at 330-333-1619.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Kent poets Major Ragain and Joe Caley, on Wednesday September 2, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. Ragain with five collections of poetry and Caley, a decorated Vietnam veteran, are facilitators of the Kent Veterans Writers’ Circle. The reading is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
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.