Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley, Inc.: Recognition Breakfast

Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley is holding their Annual Recognition Breakfast on Tuesday, October 23, at 7:30 AM at the Avalon Inn, 9519 East Market Street in Warren. They will honor organizations, businesses, and individuals who contributed to their success in the past year. Admission is free, but reservations are required, and can be made at 330-539-5268.

YWCA Mahoning Valley: Candidate's Forum

The YWCA Mahoning Valley is hosting a Candidates Forum, on Tuesday, October 9th at St. John's Episcopal Church, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown. There will be a Candidate Meet & Greet from 5 to 6 pm, with a Mooderated Forum from 6 to 7:30 pm.  The focus will be on Ohio House and Senate races in the Valley. More information at 330 746-6361.

YSU Thomas Colloquium Lecture: Guy Kawasaki

The YSU Thomas Colloquium Lecture series presents Guy Kawasaki, chief evangelist of Canva, brand ambassador for Mercedes-Benz, executive fellow of the Haas School of Business  at UC Berkeley, and author; on Thursday, October 25th, at 7:00 pm, at Stambaugh Auditorium. Tickets are free, but are required and can be obtained at the Stambaugh Box Office, or online at

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium: Wizarding Weekend

The Ward Beecher Planetarium is hosting a magical weekend in the J.K. Rowling universe, celebrating all things Harry Potter! Visitors can learn about the night sky and how it relates to the wizarding world. Upon entering the planetarium doors, visitors will be sorted into a house by their sorting hat. At the end of our show, the house with the most points will be awarded a house cup! Visitors are encouraged to come in costume! Shows are Friday, 7:00 and 8:30 pm; Saturday, 12:30. 2:00, 7:00, and 8:30 pm.

Ohio House Districts 63 and 64 MBE/EDGE/VBE Business Day

State Representatives Glenn Holmes and Michael O'Brien,  and Senator Sean O'Brien invite area businesses to the Ohio House Districts 63 and 64 MBE/EDGE/VBE Business Day, on Friday, October 19, at 1:00 pm.  Discussion will focus on the State of Ohio's three primary certification programs that help grow minority, female and veteran-led businesses. This event is free and open to the public, but participants are asked to register by October 12 at

City Club of the Mahoning Valley: Coming Out for Equality

The next City Club of the Mahoning Valley Views & Brews program will be a panel discussion on Coming Out for Equality, on Monday October 15, at 7:00 pm at Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts in downtown Youngstown.  It will be a wide-ranging discussion on the rights of LGBTQ individuals on the 40th anniversary of the first National Coming Out Day. [Panelists will be Kage Coven, Professional Pet Groomer, Advocate, and Activist; Gwen Stembridge, Northeast Ohio Coordinator, Equality Ohio; and Toni Schildcrout, Co-President of Youngstown Area PFLAG .  The moderator os Dr.

St. John's Episcopal Church and WYSU: author Austin Channing Brown

St. John's Episcopal Church and WYSU present a lecture by Austin Channing Brown,author of the book, I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, on Monday, October 29, at 7:00 pm, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, on Wick Avenue, in Youngstown.

Opera Western Reserve: More Than Vases & Fans: Japanese Influence on Western Art & Design in the 19th & 20th Centuries

Opera Western Reserve presents a lecture on More Than Vases & Fans: Japanese Influence on Western Art & Design in the 19th & 20th Centuries, by Johnathan Farris, YSU Assistant Professor of Art History, on Thursday, October 25, at 7:30 pm, in the Kilcawley Center Presidents Suite, on the YSU campus.


Opera Western Reserve: East Meets West: Food, Flora and Arias

Opera Western Reserve presents East Meets West: Food, Flora and Arias, on Friday, October 19, 6 - 9 pm, at the SOAP Gallery, 117 South Champion Street, in Youngstown.  There will be Japanese appetizers, a demonstration of Kokedama Japanese floral arranging, and Opera Western Reserve Young Artists singing songs from Miss Saigon and Madama Butterfly.  Reservations through Opera Western Reserve at 330-480-0693.


YSU LatinX & Hispanic Student Organization: The 1968 Tlatelolco, Mexico Massacre

The YSU LatinX & Hispanic Student Organization presents a panel discussion on The 1968 Tlatelolco, Mexico Massacre, in Global Context: A Year of Student-Driven Change around The World, on Thursday, October 11th, at 5:00 pm, at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry & Labor, on Wood Street, Youngstown.  The panelists will discuss the origins of the movements, what the students and civil rights activists accomplished, the similarities to today, and their legacy five decades later. 


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