Fellows Riverside Gardens at Mill Creek MetroParks presents Garden Adventure Day on Saturday, June 4, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. This year's theme is "Dig Into Gardening." Participants can follow the Activity Map throughout the Gardens for fun crafts, activities, and performances. Activities include a drum circle, mini-yoga sessions, scavenger hunt, plant and name your own Dahlia, and more. Garden Adventure Day is free and open to the public.
WYSU-FM is proud to be a sponsor for the 2016 Youngstown Peace Race on Sunday, October 23rd The Kid's Run starts at 9:00 am, and the 2-mile run/walk at 9:30. Both begin on Federal Plaza in downtown Youngstown. The 10k race begins at 10:00 am and winds through Mill Creek Metro Parks, finishing downtown. Race and registration information at peacerace.org.
The Columbiana Women's Club presents "Dishin’ Dirt," a lunch and learn symposium with gardening experts, on Saturday, June 4, from 1:00 pm– 4:00 pm, at The Gardens at Hippley Village, in Columbiana, A box lunch by Michelle Johnson of Shellabellas will be served under the tent in this private Columbiana garden space. Tickets available through the Columbiana Women’s Club at 330-482-2832 or at Willows by Wehr, 702 East Park Avenue in Columbiana.
The Northside Farmer's Market is open every Saturday of the summer, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, at 135 Baldwin Avenue, near the intersection of Elm Street and Baldwin, in Youngstown. Fresh veggies, local eggs and meat, jams jellies and baked goods are available.
WYSU is a sponsor for the popular "Pops at the Ballpark" concert scheduled for Saturday, May 21, at Eastwood Field in Niles. The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra takes to the baseball field for a performance that includes selections from their extensive repertoire. The night ends with a spectacular fireworks display that is synced with orchestral music. The concert begins at 6:45 p.m. More information at the Scrappers box office at 330-505-0000, or mvscrappers.com.
The Summer Concerts at Warren Amphitheater opens with local rock legends Donnie Iris and the Cruisers on Saturday, May 28th, at 8:30 pm. Gates open at 5:00 pm, with Full Moon Allstar Band performing at 5:30 pm. Tickets and more information available at RiverRockattheAmp.com
Simply Slavic is a celebration of the Mahoning Valley’s Slavic culture, on Saturday, June 18th in downtown Youngstown from noon to mindight. The festival includes music, Slavic food, folk dancers, workshops, vendors, and It’s Simply Slavic—a celebration of the valley’s Slavic culture. More information at information at Simply Slavic dot org.
ColorBurst 5K, producers of paint run events across America, and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers present the ColorBurst 5K Run, on Saturday, July 23rd, at 9:00 am, on the grounds of Eastwood Field. Tickets available at colorburst5k.com.
The Villa Maria Education and Spirituality Center, 2067 Evergreen Road, in Villa Maria, Pennsylvania, will host its sixth annual Villa Maria-thon 5K run and 2 mile walk, on Saturday,June 4 at 9:00 am. The event is scheduled rain or shine on the grounds of Villa Maria Community Center. Registration tables open at 7:30 am. Prizes will be awarded for runners in all age groups and overall. Registration information at vmesc.org.
The Youngstown Flea hosts a “Market For Makers” once per month right in the heart of the Downtown Youngstown area. This market is dedicated to local/regional vendors of hand-made, antique and repurposed wood/metal/furniture, vintage clothing, and collectibles. It is located in the heart of the city next to the Covelli Convention center. The next market date is Saturday April 23, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. [Also May 21, June 25, July 23, Aug 30, Sept 24, Oct 22] More information at youngstownflea.com.