The John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents the audio exhibition entitled Voices of the Valley running from Tuesday, June 24th through Saturday, July 26th. This Story Corps event features thirty conversations about transforming the Valley with sixty individuals who have a deep connection with the community through entrepreneurship, redevelopment, technology, activism, and faith.] More information about this exhibition is available at (330) 941-1400.
Youngstown State University's Summer Festival of the Arts needs volunteers to help with the event which runs on Saturday, July 12th and Sunday, July 13th. [Volunteers are needed for various shifts during the festival, and they will be provided with a Summer Festival of the Arts tee shirt and plenty of cold water.
The Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County presents a Wine and Chocolate Tasting Event on Friday, January 24th at 6 P.M. at Leo's Ristorante (7042 East Market Street) in Howland. [This event features a flight of wine and a flight of chocolate, a Table of Cheer, a silent auction, and more.] Tickets and more information about this event are available at (330) 394-3512.
The First United Methodist Church (22 North Main Street) in Girard presents a free Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day at noon. Reservations are due for this dinner by Thursday, December 19th. Reservations and more information about the dinner are available at (330) 545-4361.
Mill Creek MetroParks and the National Audubon Society present the Youngstown Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 14th from 8 A.M. until 5 P.M. [In earlier times, hunting birds during the holidays was a favorite pastime. In 1900, the killing of birds was changed to observing birds, and, since 1904, a Mahoning Valley merchant joined the effort, and our area has participated ever since.] More information about the Youngstown Christmas Bird Count is available at (234) 564-7900, or (330) 629-2473.