Catholic Charities Regional Agency will host its 1st Annual Family Fun Walk, making strides to reduce poverty one step at a time on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at the Howland Township Park, 2000 Rosegarden, in Warren, beginning at 10:00 am. The Family Fun Walk will consist of a two-mile walk, games, food, music and free information addressing the issues of poverty specifically in Trumbull County. Registration information is available at 330-744-3320, and at the Catholic Charities’ website - www.ccdoy.org.
Crisis Shelter's annual 5k Run or Walk and 10K Run will take place at Pearson Park, in New Castle, on October 11. Registration begins at 7:00 am and race starts at 8:30. Registration is available at https://runsignup.com/RACE/PA/NewCastle?fightforzero. Additional information is available at crisisshelter.org.
Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning County is holding its 15th annual Home Run 5K/2k Fun Walk on Saturday, November 1, at 9:00 am, at Holy Family Church in Poland, Ohio. Preregistration is $15 through October 31. Race Day registration is $18. The kids' Race is free for children ten and under. Adult registration includes a t-shirt, and snacks and drinks for all will be provided at the event. Registration information is available at habitatmahoningcounty.org/fundraisers/.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents an after-work walking tour of Downtown Youngstown, on Thursday, September 11. The event is part of the Young Leaders History-To-Go Series and will begin at 5:30 pm at the Erie Terminal building on Westt Commerce Street, with a brief tour of that recently restored property. The tour will visit several locations before concluding with a reception at the Rust Belt Brewing Company. The tour and reception are open to the public. More information can be found at www.mahoninghistory.org or at 330-743-2589.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting a walking tour of downtown Youngstown, on Monday, September 11 at 5:30 pm. The the focus will be on the revitalization and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. Meet at the Erie Terminal Building on Commerce Street. More information is available at 330-743-2589.
Electra, adapted by Robert Dennick Joki from the writings of Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus, tells the story of the aftermath of the Trojan War, as family members fight to decide who will control the throne of Atreus. The performance by Rust Belt Theater takes place on Sunday, September 21 at 12:30 pm, in the Formal Garden. Ticket information is available at stambaughauditorium.com.
The final concert in the summer long series in the Garden at Stambaugh Auditorium -- Bands at the Baugh -- takes place on Monday, September 18, at 6:00 pm. The concert features Cloud 9, Co-ed singing duo performing classic hits. features local musicians and local fare from Kravitz Delicatessen. Ticket information is available at stambaughauditorium.com.
The Yellow Brick Place Color vs Cancer 5K Color Run/Walk takes place at Austintown Township Park, on Sunday, September 12, with registration beginning at 7:30 am, and the race at 10:00. This Color Run is an untimed event that emphasizes fun over competition. Runners begin dressed in clean white t-shirts and pass through a dyed cornstarch color station every kilometer. Registration information is available at www.yellowbrickplace.org.
The Dana School of Music announces an outdoor concert by the YSU Wind Ensemble on Wednesday, September 3, at 7:00 pm, at Harrison Common, located on Walnut Street across from the MVR. The concert features a variety of music including music from the soundtrack of the movie Robin Hood to a patriotic Armed Forces Salute. The concert is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Bliss Hall. More information is available at 330-941-3636.
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.