YSU Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies: Lecture: The Global Rise of Religious Violence

The Dr. Thomas and Albert Shipka Speaker Series of the Youngstown State University Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies presents a free lecture by Dr. Mark Juergensmeyer, a professor at University of California Santa Barbara, on Thursday, March 28th at 12:30 pm, in the Chestnut Room of YSU's Kilcawley Center.  The lecture is titled The Global Rise of Religious Violence. More information at 330-941-3448






Portland Locomotive Works: 27th Midwest Scale Train Show

Portland Locomotive Works presents the 27th Midwest Scale Train Show, Friday, March 21, 1:00 - 7:00 pm, and Saturday, March 23, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. at the Salem, OH Center Plex.  There will be manufacturers, clinics, operating layouts, and a model contest. All scales and gauges are welcome. More information at 330-719-0264.


Youth Climate Strike Youngstown

Youth Climate Strike Youngstown takes place on Friday, March 15th, noon - 2:00 pm, at Wick Park, on the Fifth Avenue side, in Youngstown.  Youth are asking for renewable energy by 2030, and the dismantling of systemic oppression. 

City Club of the Mahoning Valley: State of Youngstown Address

The City Club of the Mahoning Valley presents Mayor of Youngstown Jamael Tito Brown delivering the 2019 State of Youngstown Addresson Thursday, March 28, at 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, at the Ford Family Recital Hall, in the DeYour Performing Arts Center, in downtown Youngstown.  This is a free event.

Tuesday Musical Association: Caroline Oltmanns Concert Conversation with the Musicians

On Tuesday, March 12 at 6:30 pm, at Akron's EJ Thomas Hall, before the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's Russian Mastery program, sponsored by the Tuesday Musical Association, Dr. Caroline Oltmanns, a Steinway Artist and piano professor at Youngstown State University, will lead the pre-performance Concert Conversation with the musicians.

YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium: Moons: Worlds of Mystery

The YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents Moons: Worlds of Mystery. Delve into what they look like and how they contribute to our knowledge of the solar systems in this program that explores hundreds of these known satellites throughout the solar system. Program dates at

*Doors open half an hour before showtime.


YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

The YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium presents One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure. Big Bird's Aventure begins on Sesame Street when Elmo's friend Hu Hu Zhu visits from China. Big Bird, Elmo, and Hu Hu Zhu take viewers on an exciting discovery of the Sun, Moon, and stars.  Program dates at

*Doors open half an hour before showtime.


How Many Ways Can A Black Hole Kill You?

Black holes lurk in the vastness of space. But unlike their Hollywood depictions, black holes don't go around devouring everything in sight. Nevertheless, they are still dangerous creatures, and best studied from afar. Join Professor Rajib Ganguly, Associate Chair of Physics and resident astronomer at the University of Michigan-Flint, as he ponders the many ways an encounter with a black hole could lead to an untimely demise. 

The Butler Institute of Art: Keifel: Only in America

The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown presents Holger Keifel: Only in America, on display from Sunday March 24th through Sunday, May 5th. Holger Keifel is best known for his powerful and stirring images of the First Responders on 9-11, his subjects now include broad and fascinating aspects of life in America. More information at

Alfred Leslie and the Tradition of American Realism: A Gallery Talk

On Friday, March 1, 10:00 am - noon, The Butler Museum of American Art in Youngstown presents "Alfred Leslie and the Tradition of American Realism," A Gallery Talk presented by Butler Director Louis Zona with special guest artist and legend Alfred Leslie live via telephone. More information at


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