Calendar (Week 4) – November 23-30, 2016

Wednesday 23

Caught in Time. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. “Caught in Time” celebrates the 125th anniversary of Mill Creek Park. Nov. 23-Feb. 16. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Live music

Brickhouse. Cin City and the Saints. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. Frank Weston. 7-10 p.m.

Leon’s. Ruckus. 9 p.m.

Thursday 24

Live music

Magic Tree. John Reese Project. 7:30 p.m.

The Manor. Damian Knapp. Blues. 7-10 p.m.

Speakeasy Lounge. Jay Byrd. 5-7 p.m.

Suzie’s/Youngstown. Filthy Foxes. 9 p.m.-midnight.

Vintage Estate. Open Mike Night. Steve Vuich. 9 p.m.

Friday 25

Dom Leone Writing Competition Benefit/Variety Show. Deibel-Morley Auditorium. Ursuline High School, Bryson Street between Madison Avenue and the West Bound Service Road, Youngstown; for more information, call Carmen Leone at 330-755-0633 or Chris Leone at 415-350-1712. This annual event is open to the public and proceeds fund the Dom Leone Writing Competition. Entertainment for this year’s show includes music, dance, magic, and comedy with performances from the Spurs of the Moment, the Finelli School of Dance, The Arcade Comedy Theater (Pittsburgh) and many more. Also, random readings of past year’s winners will be presented. The event also includes an auction featuring a large variety of items donated by local businesses and individuals—including Casal’s de Spa and Salon, Patrick Hyland Photography, and various baked goods, lottery baskets, etc. The Dom Leone Writing Competition is held annually for students in the Youngstown area parochial schools, and is coordinated by Carmen Leone and Teresa Leone. The competition is held in memory of Dom Leone, a published fiction writer, songwriter, poet, and cartoonist from Youngstown, who died of cancer in 1989.  It is sponsored by Dom’s family and friends. It encourages young people to be creative. An awards ceremony is held each spring on the campus of Youngstown State University for winners in the categories of poetry, short stories, and cartoons. 7 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 for students, children admitted for free.

Live music

Christopher’s. Shoeshine Boys. 6-10 p.m.

Courthouse Inn. Teddy Pantelas. Jazz. 6-9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Live jazz.

Saturday 26   

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. See Lanterman’s Mill dressed in holiday finery for this traditional special event. Taste chestnuts roasted on an open fire, give Santa your wish list, watch artisans demonstrate old fashioned crafts, purchase unique handcrafted gifts, and enjoy entertainment by a juggler, balloon artist and many fine musicians. To share the holiday spirit with others, bring a new hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to decorate a “Giving Tree.” Donated items will warm up children in need this winter. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Nov. 26, Nov. 27  11 a.m.-5 p.m.

A Children’s Holiday Journey. Multiple Library branches. This festive performance by Learning Station will share a celebratory message of caring, sharing, and joyful cheer. Join Don Monopoli and celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah. For the entire family. Main Library, 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26. Poland Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 26.

Great Russian Nutcracker. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. This performance features the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker.”  7 p.m. $175-$28.

Live music

Frieda’s. Live jazz.

The Manor. Frank Castellano. 7:30 p.m.

Mocha House. Jay Wonders. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday 27

Santa’s Winter Barn. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Santa will make an appearance with some of his animal friends from around the world as he gets his reindeer ready for that big night. Event is held in the barn, which is not heated; dress appropriately. Craft fee.  11 a.m.-2 p.m. $1.

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. See Lanterman’s Mill dressed in holiday finery for this traditional special event. Taste chestnuts roasted on an open fire, give Santa your wish list, watch artisans demonstrate old fashioned crafts, purchase unique handcrafted gifts, and enjoy entertainment by a juggler, balloon artist and many fine musicians. To share the holiday spirit with others, bring a new hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to decorate a “Giving Tree.” Donated items will warm up children in need this winter. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Nov. 26, Nov. 27  11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday 28 

3-D Printing: Design. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Design your own 3-D READ keychain and get yourself one step closer to using this fascinating, groundbreaking technology. Basic computer skills needed. Registration required, space is limited. Register online via the Library’s event calendar or call 330-744-8636. For adults. 10 a.m.

Joe Bonamassa. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 2:59 p.m. $125-$89.

Music for the Masses: Music Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Nothing says muchas gracias like a song. For Turkey Day, count down the Best Thanksgiving songs. For adults and teens. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 29

Introduction to PowerPoint. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Learn how to create, edit and save a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Registration is required. Contact the Main Library at 330-399-8807 ext. 201 to sign up. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Pillars of Health & Wellness: Supplements. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn more about botanical supplements with Dr. Kathy Padgitt. Register/pay by Nov. 27. 6-8 p.m. $10.

Let’s Dance. McMahon Hall. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Spend the evening dancing the waltz, swing, fox trot, cha-cha, salsa, rumba, tango, hustle, West Coast, polka and more. Half-hour dance lesson at 6 p.m. Both singles and couples welcome. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 6-9 p.m. $6/person at the door.

Wednesday 30

Music at Noon. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3636. Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music, in collaboration with The Butler Institute of American Art, presents Music at Noon performances. The concerts are free and open to the public and parking is free at The Butler. A Barbershop Christmas (Butler North). 12:15 p.m.

A Howland Holiday Program. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Features a night full of holiday cheer, carols, crafts, and a visit from a special guest. The Stephen Foster Chorus will perform at 6 p.m. For all ages. 5 p.m.

Medicare Informational Program. Public Library, Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Join the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteer for this informational program for those approaching Medicare, or for those needing to meet Medicare’s open enrollment deadline of Dec. 7. Covers basic Medicare, supplemental insurance, prescription drug options, and more. Take home handouts will be provided. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

The Piano Guys. Westminster Celebrity Series, Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa. 16172; 724-946-7354. The Piano Guys are four dads who became Internet sensations via strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 50 since early 2011, including an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.” 7:30 p.m. $62-$49.

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