The American Veterans Traveling Tribute is visiting Youngstown through Sunday, May 18th with the “Vietnam Traveling Wall” on Wood Street of the YSU’s Campus. The Traveling Wall will be open for viewing round the clock and free parking is provided in the M3 Lot on W. Rayen Ave. The mission of the project is to travel the nation to honor, respect, and remember men and women who served, and to pay specific tribute to those who gave all in that service. More information is available through YSU’s Office of Veterans Affairs at (330) 941-2523.
The Trumbull Branch of the Butler Institute of American Art (9350 East Market Street) in Howland presents an exhibition of the paintings of Christopher Leeper running through Sunday, June 15th. [Christopher Leeper is a local artist who graduated from and now teaches as an adjunct professor at Youngstown State University. He is a realist painter who specializes in landscape paintings.] More information about this exhibition is available at (330) 609-9900.
The Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens present their annual Spring Plant Sale and Bulb Pre-Sale on Thursday, May 8th from 4 until 7 P.M., Friday, May 9th from 9 A.M. until 7 P.M., and Saturday, May 10th from 9 A.M. until 3 P.M. at the Gardens (123 McKinley Avenue) in Youngstown. [This event features perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees, vegetables, spring blooming bulbs, and master gardeners to offer advice and tips.] More information about this event is available at (330) 740-7116.
The Men's Garden Club of Youngstown presents its annual Spring Plant Sale running from Thursday, May 8th through Saturday, May 10th from 9 A.M. until 6 P.M. each day at the MASCO Greenhouse (on the corner of South Avenue and Bev Road) in Youngstown. [This event features assorted annuals, tomatoes, peppers, potted plants, hanging baskets, and herbs.] More information about this event is available at (330) 799-6046.
The 24th Annual Memorial Mile takes place on Monday, May 26th, beginning at Walgreens on Market Street in Boardman. Registration begins at 8:00 am. The 14-year-old and under race begins at 9:35 am and the 15 and older race begins at 9:55 am.
The 16th Annual Youngstown State University Summer Festival of the Arts is seeking applications from artists for this year's festival. Applications for artists wishing to participate in the juried fine art show and have their works displayed at the festival are encouraged to apply by the early deadline of April 4th.
Mill Creek MetroParks will be accepting applications for its annual Nature Photography Exhibit from Saturday, February 1st through Sunday, February 9th. Applications are available at millcreekmetroparks.org. [The annual Nature Photography Exhibit runs from Saturday, February 22nd through Sunday, March 9th in the Ford Nature Center (840 Old Furnace Road) in Youngstown.] More information is available at (330) 702-3000.
Mill Creek MetroParks presents Plant Parts And Patterns - Conifers on Wednesday, January 29th at 11 A.M. at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center in Fellows Riverside Gardens (123 McKinley Avenue) in Youngstown. [Plant Parts And Patterns - Conifers includes a mid-morning stroll through Fellows Riverside Gardens, an opportunity to learn the basics of patterns of plant families, plant parts, the evolution of plants, and other things that make plants special, and more.] Registration and more information about this event is available at (330) 740-7116.
Mill Creek MetroParks presents the Mid-Winter Warm-Up Party on Thursday, January 16th from 6 until 8 P.M. at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens (123 McKinley Avenue) in Youngstown. [The Mid-Winter Warm-Up Party will feature a hearty winter meal, drinks, entertainment, and viewing the gardens during the winter season.] Reservations and more information about this event are available at (330) 740-7116.
The City of Canfield (584 East Main Street, Route 224) presents the First Night Canfield 2014 Celebration on Tuesday, December 31st from 6 P.M. until Midnight. [This event will include family and children's activities, a cabaret show, a variety of live entertainment, food, and a fireworks show at Midnight.] Button sale locations and more information about this event are available at (330) 533-2290.