The African American Heritage Weekend kicks off with the African American Male Wellness Walk - Mahoning Valley's 5K Run/Walk/Bicycle -- on Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 7:00 am, at the Covelli Center Parking Lot, 229 East Front Street, in Youngstown . No registration is required, and the event is free. There's more information at aawalk.org.
The 18th-annual YSU Summer Festival of the Arts is on Saturday,July 9th & Sunday, July 10th at and around YSU. There is a juried arts fest that features the work of over 75 artists. There will also be dozens of performances, and participation from arts, culture and creative groups. The Festival is part of a larger weekend of events including the Youngstown Wine and Jazz event, St. Nicholas Greek Summerfest, and the 2k16 gospel fest. More information at ysu.edu/sfa or 330-941-2307.
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, includind a race walk division for the first time, begins at 10:00 am and winds its way 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.