A session to explore how to divert the region’s organic wastes from landfills to create biologically compost will be held on Thursday, September 11, from 1:00 to 4:30 pm at Fellows Riverside Gardens of Mill Creek MetroParks. Topics at the free public session will include identifying and collecting materials; compost benefits to business, families and communities; complying with siting and regulations; finding suitable markets; and exploring multiple aspects of profitability. Registration information is available at 330-549-9408.
The United Eastern Lenape Nation is proud to present the Healing Mother Earth 6th Annual Native American Powwow, September 5 - 7, at Fischer’s Pine Lake, 3796 Maple Road in Jefferson, OH. All drums and dancers are welcome to participate! There will be Native Vendors, Native American Storytelling, Flute & Auction; Evening Activities include Trade Blanket, Moonlight Dancing, and Drumming.
Heart Reach Ministries will host its "Hustle 4 Heart Reach" 5K Run/Walk at the Masters Pavilion in Boardman Park on Saturday, October 4. The race is open to the public and begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. Pre-Registration is strongly encouraged. More information is available at 330-744-2000.
Pops at the Ballpark features the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra in an outdoor concert at Eastwood Field in Niles on Saturday, August 23rd at 6:00 pm. The Orchestra will perform popular classical pieces and film music, with a fireworks finale set to John Philip Sousa's march The Stars and Stripes Forever and music from Star Wars. Ticket information is available at 330-505-0000.
The Lake Milton Nature Arts Council, in collaboration with the Dana School of Music, will present YSU Jazz & Wine Under the Stars, on Saturday, August 9, at 7:30 pm, on the waterfront at the Lake Milton State Park Amphitheater. The program Old Wine - New Bottles will highlight the bebop and swing compositions of Clevelander Tadd Dameron, based on his favorite standards. YSU faculty and alumni musicians include Kent Engelhardt, Glenn Schaft, Shawn Marko, and Alton Merrell. The Youngstown Jazz Collective Swing Band will follow.
The Fossil Free Energy Fest will be held on the campus of Slippery Rock University on Saturday, July 26 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. The festival will include speakers, presenters and vendors on alternative energy. This is an opportunity learn about alternative energy sources. There will be hot dogs cooked by solar heat, a solar powered motor boat, an electric car are a many other activities. More information is available at 724-748-4055.
Mahoning County will present its annual Canfield Fair running from Wednesday August 27th through Monday, September 1st from 8 A.M. until 11 P.M. each day at the Canfield Fairgrounds (7265 Columbiana-Canfield Road).
The Girard First Presbyterian Church (890 Churchill Road) presents a free concert featuring Rudy And The Professionals on Sunday, July 20th at 2 P.M. [Rudy And The Professionals is a high-energy band specializing in a wide variety of music styles including rock, Caribbean and Bob Marley music.] More information about this event is available at (330) 505-1192.
The W.D. Packard Band presents a free concert featuring the Packard Dixieland Band on Friday, July 18th at 7:30 P.M. at the South Lawn Band Shell of the W.D. Packard Music Hall (1703 Mahoning Avenue, North West) in Warren. More information about this concert is available at (330) 841-2619.
As part of its Music In The Park Summer Concert Series, Boardman Township Park (375 Boardman-Poland Road, or Route 224) presents a concert featuring the Grammy-nominated Del Sinchak Band, performing polka music, on Thursday, July 17th at 7 P.M. at the Maag Outdoor Arts Theatre. More information about this event is available at (330) 965-0482.