English for Speakers of Other Languages is dedicated to helping individuals learn to speak English as their second language. Registration days for the Fall term are Monday, August 29 and Tuesday, August 30, 9:30 am - noon. Classes are held at Rodef Sholom Temple on Elm Street, in Youngstown. More information available from The English Center at 330-743-5767, or The English Language Institute at 330-941-4711.
Youngstown State University's Women's Club will host it's Annual Fall Membership Event on Wednesday, September 14th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the B & O Station Banquet Hall, 530 Mahoning Avenue, in Youngstown. A buffet dinner will be served, and there will be a cash wine bar, a lottery tree raffle and door prizes. More information is available at 330 941-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The YSU Dana School of Music and the Butler Institute of American Art present the Music at Noon concert series every Wednesday at 12:15 pm, at the Butler. The Dana Brass will perform on Wednesday, August 31. More information is available through the YSU Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307.
The Centofanti Symposium at YSU presents a talk by W. Kamau Bell, on Wednesday, September 14, at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium. Bell is a sociopolitical comedian, and host of the CNN docu-series "United Shades of America." He is best known for the FX comedyseries "Totally Biased." Tickets are available at the Stambaugh Box Office at stambaughauditorium.com.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by Jamie Marich and Johanna Slivinske on Wednesday September 7, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic emceed by Deborah Cunningham will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
Scott Simon, host of NPR's Saturday Weekend Edition, and best-selling author, is coming to Youngstown to give a talk on Tuesday, September 13, at 7:00 pm, at St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. Tickets are $10 each and are available at 330-743-3175, and at stjohnohio.org. Seating is limited.
M Gallery at Erie Terminal Place presents the exhibit "The City of You: Visual Stories of Youngstown," a collaborative re-branding campaign for the City of Youngstown. The exhibit will be on display from Friday, August 5 - Friday, September 23. [A public reception will be held Friday August 5, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.] [The City of You presents a citizen-generated, future focused narrative for Youngstown, visually portrayed through graphic design and photographic expressions that tell positive stories of the changing city.] The M Gallery, located at 112 W.
Lit Youngstown presents a reading by novelists Mary Beth Earnheardt and Randi Barlow Pappa, on Wednesday August 3, at 7:00 pm, at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts on N. Phelps St. in downtown Youngstown. An open mic emceed by Colleen Clayton will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. More information at LitYoungstown.wordpress.com.
The College of Creative Arts and Communication at YSU is announcing the first public meeting for INPLACE -- an Innovative Plan for Leveraging Arts through Community Engagement – to be held Tuesday, July 19, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, at the Youngstown Business Incubator, 241 West Federal Street, Youngstown. Information is available at eagyo.org/inplace.
O.C.C.H.A. Inc., the Hispanic American Civic and Cultural Organization will host its Fifth International Latino Food Festival from noon to 8:00 pm, on Saturday, July 23. The annual festival takes place at the O.C.C.H.A. Social Hall, 3660 Shirley Road, in Youngstown. Experience a taste of Hispanic cuisine through authentic handmade food delicacies, desserts, and beverages. Festival goers will be treated to traditional dances, musical performances, and a DJ throughout the day. A piñata, children’s activities, and raffles will also be featured. Admission and parking are free.