Here are the events happening in Mahoning Valley this week
Looking for something to do this week? Check out these events.
Here are some of the events taking place in the Mahoning Valley this week. For more events, check out our events calendar and sign up here for our Weekend Matters newsletter.
YOUNGSTOWN – The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will open two exhibits on Tuesday.
â€œWoven Artworks: 19th Century Blanketsâ€ will be at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., while â€œChanging Views: Local Landmarks Over Timeâ€ will be at the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave.
â€œIt seems like an eternity since our two facilities were able to offer new on-site exhibits,â€ Jessica Trickett, MVHS Collections Manager, said in a press release. “We are excited to be able to add them to our other gallery exhibits as we come out of our COVID-19 closures.”
The Tyler History Center and the Arms Family Museum are open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.
In addition, the MVHS Summer Learning Series for Families and Children will premiere on Wednesday.
â€œHands-On-History At Your Houseâ€ is an online program featuring weekly video challenges on the Historical Society‘s YouTube page, supported by activities that can be found on its website.
The first program “Hands-On-History At Your House” will talk about the first inhabitants. Downloadable files with informative activities will include stories, crafts, games, artifacts and more. Guidelines will be available for two age and ability levels: â€œMuseum Assistantâ€ and â€œMuseum Curatorâ€.
Families will be encouraged to share their projects and responses to challenges with the historical society and other participants by uploading to their Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages using the hashtag # HistoryAtMyHouse2021.
YWCA offers artists a show on Tuesday
YOUNGSTOWN – Julie Cancio Harper, Lena Carson, Shari Della Penna, Kellie Kirksey and Cassandra Lawton will read their creative works at the Women Artists Show at the YWCA Mahoning Valley from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 25 W. Rayen Ave.
Cancio Harper’s unexpected sabbatical opened her heart to all the things she intended to try but never took the time for, she said in a statement. She now practices Reiki, Rigid Weaving, and Tarot for self-care in addition to writing poetry, non-fiction, and the occasional screenplay.
Now 8, Carson has been building and reading poetry since she was 5. She is the author of “Brave Girl”, a collection of poems written during the pandemic.
Della Penna is a tree enthusiast, bird watcher and lifelong lover of the Earth. Her training as a children’s librarian helps her communicate her love of nature to children, the statement said.
Kirksey is a global traveler, speaker, poet, tree flayer, yoga teacher, holistic psychotherapist, drummer, dancer, spa promoter, heart-centered hypnotherapist, essential oil enthusiast and wellness promoter. She has presented workshops and wellness circles nationally and internationally.
Lawton, Lit Youngstown’s outreach coordinator, is an MFA student from Northeast Ohio. She received her bachelor’s degree in human development and family studies and her master’s degree in social work from Michigan State University. Her career goal is to bring creative writing and its healing effects to therapeutic and community spaces.
Southern Park Mall offers exercise classes starting Wednesday
BOARDMAN – Southern Park Mall runs exercise classes for guests of all fitness levels.
The Summer Sweat series will be available at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays starting July 7 and will run until September 15.
Classes, led by coaches from Planet Fitness at Center Court, will feature options that include full body workouts with weight resistance, cardio and aerobics.
To register click here.
â€œWe are excited to welcome guests to our upcoming Summer Sweat series as a way to stay active during the summer season,â€ said Brian Gabbert, general manager of Southern Park Mall, in a press release. â€œWhether clients are looking to try a new workout, connect with friends, or just stay active, we invite everyone to join us for these fun fitness activities. “
The Summer Sweat series will follow Southern Park Mall’s COVID-19 security protocols, which can be viewed here.
Youngstown Bed offers an in-person session
YOUNGSTOWN – Lit Youngstown will have its first in-person reading followed by an open mic on Wednesday at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St. Christopher Barzak will co-host the 7 pm program. National Strawberry Sundae Day will be celebrated.
Jason Baldinger and Rose Himber Howse will read excerpts from their works.
Baldinger is from Pittsburgh. His latest book is “A Threadbare Universe”. His work has been published widely in print and online journals. You can hear him reading his work on Bandcamp and on The Gotobeds and Theremonster LPs.
Howse, from North Carolina, is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University and a Steinbeck Fellow in Fiction at San Jose State University. She received a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was the fiction editor of The Greensboro Review. His work appears in Joyland, Hobart, The Carolina Quarterly, Sonora Review and YES! Magazine.
Scrappers take on black bears and spikes this week
NILES – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers have four home games this week at Eastwood Field. The first pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. for all games.
Tonight, the Scrappers close their two-game streak with the West Virginia Black Bears. It’s first responders night, which means any first responder showing their badge or ID at the Chevy All-Stars box office will receive a free general admission ticket.
The State College Spikes will face the Scrappers on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
When the series opens, the first 1,000 fans through the doors will receive a Topps Bowman 2020 Sample Pack.
All You Can Eat Tuesday is available for an additional $ 15 for adults and $ 12 for children. Hot dogs, Italian sausages, soft tacos, fries, nachos, popcorn and soft drinks are on the menu until the seventh round.
Senior Discount Tuesday is offering fans 55 and over half price seat tickets in the top box.
Wednesday is Military Appreciation Night. Anyone with a military ID can get two free tickets for the upper box seat. It’s also $ 2 Pizza Joe’s Pizza Slice Night at concession stands throughout the game.
The series finale falls on Buck Night. Fans can get $ 1 general admission tickets, $ 1 hot dogs, and $ 1 drinks throughout the game.
Tickets are on sale now at www.mvscrappers.com, at the Chevy All Stars box office or by calling 330-505-0000.
Reservations due for the Fellows Riverside Gardens evening
YOUNGSTOWN – The Summer Garden Party will return to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 30. The party was canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Cocktail Under the Stars runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and features a cash bar and appetizers prepared by Inspired Catering by Kravitz.
Pianist Jason Volovar, classically trained pianist and music director of St. Joseph’s Parish in Austintown, and Rudy and the Professionals will provide the music.
Guests should confirm their attendance by Friday by visiting https://www.friendsoffellows.org/ or the Shop in the Gardens at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Tickets can be purchased individually or reserved for a table of six. Sponsorship opportunities are available.
All proceeds from this fundraising event are donated to Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens.