As part of the Bites and Bits of History Series, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society presents Cassandra Nespor in a lecture entitled Quack Medicine and the Birth of the FDA on Thursday, May 15th at noon at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center (325 West Federal Street) in Downtown Youngstown. Guests are invited to bring their own lunch for events in this series.
The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents the program The Moon, on Saturday, May 3rd for two shows at 1 and 2:30 P.M. [This program explains about the phases of the moon and why the shape of the moon we see seems to change, and also includes hands-on activities.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.
The Ward Beecher Planetarium, on the campus of Youngstown State University, presents Spring Skywatch on Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd at 8 P.M. both nights. [This program deals with locating planets and constellations during the season, constellation lore, and current space events.] More information about this program is available at (330) 941-1370.
The Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents retired Youngstown State University professor of art Al Bright, as he leads a tour of the exhibition Reflections of African-American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection on Saturday, May 10th at 1 P.M.
The John J. McDonough Museum of Art (525 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown presents the Spring Graduating BFA Show running through Friday, May 9th. [This show will exhibit works in various media created by students graduating this semester from the Department of Art at Youngstown State University.] Museum hours and more information about this exhibit are available at (330) 941-1400.
As part of the 30th New Music Festival, the Dana School of Music presents a New Music Festival Recital on Wednesday, April 30th at 12:15 P.M. at the Butler Institute of American Art (524 Wick Avenue) in Youngstown. [This recital will feature composer and Youngstown State University alumnus Lars Brondum, pianist Holly Roadfeldt, and composer Kathy Henkel.] More information about this free recital is available at (330) 941-3636.
As part of the 30th New Music Festival, the Dana School of Music presents the Gala Festival Concert featuring Swedish composer and YSU alumnus Lars Brondum, on Wednesday, April 30th at 8 P.M. in the Bliss Recital Hall, on the campus of Youngstown State University. [This concert will include the premiere of Brondum's Variations for String Orchestra, based on a Swedish folk tune; a premiere of Passing Doble, written as a memorial for two friends; and Moorland, both by composer Kathy Henkel.] More information about this free concert is available at (330) 941-3636.
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society and Youngstown State University's Melnick Museum present a lecture by Betsy Estilow entitled Overlooked And Undervalued - The Role Of African Americans In Civil War Medicine on Wednesday, April 30th at 7 P.M. at the Tyler History Center (325 West Federal Street) in Downtown Youngstown.
The Dana School of Music presents the Youngstown State University Band and the Concert Band in a concert entitled Simple Gifts on Thursday, April 24th at 8 P.M. at Stambaugh Auditorium (1000 Fifth Avenue) in Youngstown. [This concert features the music of Aaron Copland, Percy Grainger, Edwin Franko Goldman, Frank Ticcehli, and Steven Bryant.] Tickets and more information about this concert are available at (330) 259-0555.
As part of their 145th Anniversary, the Dana School of Music& the Stambaugh Chorus will present The Armed Man - A Mass For Peace by Karl Jenkins performed by the Youngstown State University Wind Ensemble, the Dana Symphonic Choir, and the Stambaugh Chorus on Sunday, May 4th at 6 P.M. at Stambaugh Auditorium (1000 Fifth Avenue) in Youngstown. [This work was dedicated to the victims of Kosovo, alternates between scenes of war and the sections of the mass, and challenges audiences to find and tread the path from war to peace.