Community Event

YSU Legacy Forests: Mahoning Valley Tree Symposium

YSU Legacy Forests is hosting the 2021 Mahoning Valley Tree Symposium on Saturday, October 16, at 9 am, in the Ohio Room of Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Noted scientist, Dr. Dan Herms, will discuss impacts of climate warming on our region. Breakout sessions will explore the feasibility of forming a Mahoning Valley coalition for tree-planting and reforestation to reduce our carbon footprint. Information and registration at YSU Legacy Forests at gmail dot com. 


JCC of Youngstown: 2021 Jewish Film Festival

The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown presents the  2021 Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival, with seven movies through Sunday, November 7. The Festival takes participants on a cinematic, cultural journey with films from all over the world,  that depict a broad spectrum of Jewish life. The schedule and more information can be found at 


Thursday, October 7
7:00 p.m. | Documentary

Multi Purpose Room
JCC of Youngstown

Spoken Threads Storytelling

Get your story ready!  Spoken Threads Storytelling, presented by THE HUB, is hosting a community storytelling event on Thursday, October 7th at 6:00 pm.  Spooky Stories is the theme.  Come to share a true to you spooky story at the open mic or just come to listen.  All ages welcome.  Refreshments will be served.  Free.

Ohio NonViolence Week: Jim Ray to Receive Simeon Booker Award

On-Line & On-Air

As a part of Ohio NonViolence Week, Reverend Jim Ray will be awarded the Simeon Booker Award for Courage. The ceremony will take place at the Tyler History Center at 7:00 pm, on Monday, October 4th. Pricing, and more information is available at 'Ohio Nonviolence Week dot org'.


OCCHA: Día De los Muertos Celebration

 OCCHA will be hosting a Dia De los Muertos Celebration on Tuesday, November 2nd, at 6 pm, at the OCCHA Social Hall in Youngstown.  Dia De los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a traditional celebration to remember the departed and share memories of loved ones, includes an altar offering by bringing photos, favorite food, or things the departed enjoyed.  Traditional hot chocolate and “Pan de Muertos" (Bread of the Dead) served, free and open to the community.  For more information, contact Alicia Prieto Langarica at 330-941-1549 or aprietolangaric

YSU Hispanic Heritage Celebration

The YSU LatinX & Hispanic Student Organization and the YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee present a Hispanic Heritage Celebration, on Saturday, October 16th, at noon, in the Chestnut Room of YSU Kilcawley Center.  The celebration will feature music entertainment, dance performances, cultural displays, vendors, resource tables, children’s activities, dancing, and light refreshments. It is free and open to the public. More information at 330-941-1717 or

Ohio NonViolence Parade and Week 2021

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The eleventh Annual Nonviolence Parade and Rally is scheduled for Sunday, October 3rd at 3:00 PM in Youngstown. The parade starts at West Wood Street and Wick Avenue, and proceeds downtown. The parade is open to all nonprofit organizations. More information, and a complete schedule of events for Nonviolence Week, October 3rd through the 9th, is available at 'Ohio Nonviolence Week dot org'.


Butler Institute of American Art: Pablo Picasso: A Primitive Soul, Movie & Discussion

On Tuesday, Sept. 28 at noon, the Butler Institute of American Art presents Pablo Picasso: A Primitive Soul, Movie & Discussion in the Zona Auditorium, 524 Wick Avenue, in Youngstown.  The event consists of a video biography followed by a brief discussion The Making of a Master by Lou Zona, museum director, and Joyce Mistovich, education director. It is free and open to the community. More information at 330-743-1107.

Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County: Book Banter, at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County

The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County presents Book Banter at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County on Wednesday afternoon's at 4:00 pm.  Upcoming titles and authors are: Sept. 15, “We Were Here” by Matt de la Peña; Sept. 22, “The Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea & Tomorrow” by Laura Taylor Namey; Sept. 29, “White Fox” by Sara Faring; Oct. 6, “We Set the Dark on Fire” by Tahlor Kay Mejia. More information and registration, at or call 330-744-8636.

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium: Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe

The Ward Beecher Planetarium at YSU presents “Mayan Archaeoastronomy: Observers of the Universe,” a unique planetarium show describing the way Mayans viewed and understood the universe includes a tour of six Mayan temples and the orientation of the temples in relation to the movements of the sun, moon and Venus. More information at 330-941-3616.


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