Ashtabula Area Orchestra: 27th Annual Holiday Concerts

The Ashtabula Area Orchestra, in residence at the Lakeside Performing Arts Center, presents its 27th annual Holiday Concerts, Saturday, December 4, at 7pm at the Lakeside Performing Arts Center, in Lakeside High School, in Ashtabula; and Sunday, December 5, at 2 pm, at the Jefferson Area High School Auditorium, in Jefferson. These fun and exciting, family-friendly weekend concerts, with guest conductor, Lakeside’s Director of Instrumental Music, David Roth, will feature orchestral Christmas and holiday musical favorites.

Ward Bakery Artists: Fa, La, La Open Artists' Studios

The annual Fa, La, La Open Artists' Studios at the Ward Bakery Market, 1024 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown is back, and will be held the weekend before and the weekend after Thanksgiving, Nov. 20 & 21, and Nov. 27 & 28 - noon until 5 each day. There will be paintings, jewelry, silks, pottery and more. 

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.

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

OCCHA 49th Annual Gala

The OCCHA (Organización Cívica y Cultural Hispana Americana, Inc.), a social service agency serving the Hispanic and Multicultural community, celebrates 49 years of service with an adults-only event at the Marnoite Center in Youngstown. It will include a cocktail hour, dinner, and entertainment.  Tickets are $50 and are available at  More information can be found at 330-781-1808 or by email at

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

BYSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee: Bobby González- “Why Latinos are Not ‘Spanish’ :The Cultural and Racial Diversity of Hispanics"

The YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee presents a lecture by Bobby González on “Why Latinos are Not ‘Spanish’ - The Cultural and Racial Diversity of Hispanics,” on Tuesday, October 12, at 5 pm, in the Ohio Room of YSU Kilcawley Center.  González is a nationally-known multicultural speaker, poet and storyteller who offers a message of hope, pride and love for diversity. the event is free and open to the community. [Sponsored by the YSU Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the YSU Hispanic Heritage Planning Committee.] More information at 330-941-3370.



Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor: “El Último Traje”

The Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor (the Steel Museum), will be showing the film "El Último Traje", on Monday, October 11th at 6 pm, with discussion and a presentation by Stephanie Pridgeon, an assistant professor of Hispanic Studies at Bates college.  The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Center for Judaic and Holocaust Studies at YSU.

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.


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