The John S. and Doris M. Andrews Memorial Lecture Series and Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens are presenting Emmy Award Winning producer, television host, and writer, Doug Oster, on Thursday, September 24th, at 7:00 PM, at the Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek Metro Parks. Doug will share techniques on how to extend your garden season. The event is free and open to the public. Registration requested, but not required, at 330-740-7116.
Boardman Township Park in Youngstown is hosting Outdoor Family Day on Saturday, September 12th, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. All ages are welcome to enjoy archery, fishing, live animals, wagon rides, a live band, and much more! Admission is free with a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to Second Harvest Food Bank. Food concessions will be available. Information on the event can be found at boardmanpark.com.
Youngstown's newest fine art gallery, The Soap Gallery, will host their Grand Opening Gala and Art Walk on Friday, October 2nd, at 5:00 pm at 117 S. Champion Street. The Opening will feature artists who unite the arts in Youngstown and represent a range of artistic styles. Live music will be provided by Third Class and Bitter Alms. More information can be found at Stephen@SoapGalleryYo.com or Daniel@SoapGalleryYo.com.
Fifth Annual Nonviolence Parade and Rally is scheduled for Sunday, October 4, at 3:00 pm, in downtown Youngstown. The parade will start on W. Wood and Wick streets and proceed downtown. It is open to all nonprofit organizations. More information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mill Creek MetroParks Fellows Riverside Gardens presents Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat, a large outdoor exhibit on display through October 31. [Vanishing Acts takes a compelling look at the precarious plight of the world’s trees and what that means to our everyday lives.] The self-guided exhibit begins at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center and continues throughout the Gardens. Discovery backpacks with activities related to the exhibit and trees are available for families to check out at the Information Desk. Admission is free. More information at
The African American Male Wellness Walk Initiative presents a wellness 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, August 15, at 7:00 am at the Covelli Center in downtown Youngstown. Free health screenings are also available. More information available at .aawalk.org.
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.
The City of Ashtabula presents the Big Bands on the Beach Summer Concert at the Walnut Beach Concession Stand area in Ashtabula, on Sunday, August 30, 4:00 - 6:00 pm, featuring the Tony Esposito Big Band, performing tunes from the 1930s and 1940s. It is free and open to the public.
Art on the Lawn in Yellow Springs, OH, is a juried Fine Art and Fine Craft show with over 100 artists displaying their work, on August 8, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. There will also be music, food and much more at the Mills Lawn school yard in the center of Yellow Springs. This event is free to the public.
The 17th Annual Italian Festival at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Youngstown scheduled for Thursday,July 23 - Sunday, July 26 on the parish grounds. Hours are 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm on Thursday and Friday, 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm on Saturday, and 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm on Sunday. There will be food, an Italian auction, craft vendors, a dunk tank with popular locals, dancing, kids games, and much more.