September 2017

Beer School with Shorts Brewing Co. – Magic Tree Pub & Eatery
Monday, September 25, 6:30pm
Magic Tree Pub & Eatery, 7463 South Ave, Boardman
Enjoy learning about craft beer by way of tasting and captivating lectures from industry professionals. $17/person. RSVP online at MagicTreePubandEatery.com or stop by Magic Tree.

Cigar, Scotch & Beer Tasting – Magic Tree Pub & Eatery
Wednesday, September 27, 6:30pm
Magic Tree Pub & Eatery, 7463 South Ave, Boardman
Join us on Wednesday, September 27 for a very special cigar, scotch & beer tasting. $50/person. Includes light buffet, 1 premium cigar, 4 scotch & beer pairings. RSVP online at MagicTreePubandEatery.com or stop by Magic Tree.

Shane & Emily – Magic Tree Pub & Eatery
Thursday, September 28, 7:00pm
Magic Tree Pub & Eatery, 7463 South Ave, Boardman
Pop/acoustic/folk duo from Tampa that travels the country and has opened up for artists such as Echosmith, Johnny Craig & others.

Let’s Talk Hair: The Mane Event
Saturday, September 30, 11:00am-5:00pm
Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown
A conference to help women better understand coiled, curly hair. Doors open at 10:00 AM. Register at CarmellaMarie.com.

Canfield History Walk: A Step Back in Time
Saturday, September 30, tours beginning at 4:30pm
On the Green in Canfield
Three tours each day beginning at 4:30pm with the last tour departing at 5:45pm, will guide visitors through Canfield’s past, from early pioneer days to the 20th century. Many Canfield residents will portray historical persons and events with re-enactments. The event will conclude with dinner at Piccadilly Parlour Victorian Tea Room. Ticket price including dinner is $40 per couple or $25 individual. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Canfield Historical Society at 330-533-7423.

Little Steel Derby Girls vs. Eerie Roller Girls
Saturday, September 30, 6:00pm
Youngstown Skate, 7080 Tiffany Blvd., Boardman
Join us for our last home game of the season for an awesome double header.  Our Lawless Rollers will be taking on Eerie Roller Girls’ All-Stars team and the Rustbelt Rollers will be taking on B Squad. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $10. $5 for ages 6-12. Free for kids 5 and under. We will be accepting donations of feminine hygienic products that we will be donating to shelters. You may drop off at the door.

Scammin’ Jones – Magic Tree Pub & Eatery
Saturday, September 30, 8:00pm
Magic Tree Pub & Eatery, 7463 South Ave, Boardman
Playing together since 2011, Scammin’ Jones is four individuals with four different styles who come together to create great acoustic sounds with amazing harmonies.

 

October 2017

Fall Skywatch – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, October 6, 8:00pm; and Saturday, October 7, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
The night sky changes with the seasons and so does our Skywatch program. This LIVE traditional star talk covers the current night sky, constellation lore, and current astronomical events.

Nightlights – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, October 13, 20 & 27, 8:00pm; and Saturday, October 14, 21 & 28, 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
The Ward Beecher Planetarium’s spooky and spectacular annual Halloween spectacular has been going strong since 1974! ALL NEW visuals this year with our new SkySkan system— you won’t believe your eyes or ears! COME IN COSTUME! Great for all ages, although younger visitors might be scared of the loud music and dark.

18th Annual Home Run 5K – Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley
Saturday, October 14, 8:30am-12:00pm
Holy Family Church, 2729 Center Road, Poland
There will be a 5K Race and 2-Mile Fun Walk beginning at 9am as well as a Kids Race that starts at 8:45am. Awards will be given to the top runners in each age group. Door Prize winners will be announced after the race. FEES & REGISTRATION: Pre-Race Day – $15.00 Race Day – $20.00 (7:30 – 8:30am) Kids Race (10 and under) – FREE (no t-shirt) Register and pay online: http://habitatmahoning.org/fundraisers/

Nightlights LITE – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, October 14, 21 & 28, 2:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
The Ward Beecher Planetarium’s popular light and music extravaganza, presented in a fun, non-scary style, making this show ideal for all ages. COME IN COSTUME!

 

November 2017

Lecture Series – Galileo, Shakespeare, van Gogh: Creative Reactions to the End of the World
Friday, November 3, 8:00pm–9:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Dr. Bill Harris, Professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, ON explores how Galileo’s discoveries such as the size of the universe have resonated over the past 4 centuries. These discoveries have profoundly changed the fields of art and literature and of our thinking beyond our world. For General Audiences.

Legends: Perseus and Andromeda – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, November 4 & 18, 2:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Children and adults will enjoy this animated show where Aesop the owl leads you on a light-hearted journey as you look at the Greek mythology associated with some of our constellations. This includes stories behind the mighty warrior Perseus, beautiful princess Andromeda, and Cetus the terrible sea monster.

Journey to a Billion Suns – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, November 4, 11, & 18, 8:00pm; and Friday, November 17, 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
The age-old history of measuring the stars and a stunning journey through our Milky Way merge in a modern astronomy show about stars, space science, and the distances in the Universe. Journey has a thrilling story, amazing 3D graphics, and great music for a full omni-directiona​l experience!

So You Want to Buy a Telescope? – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, November 11, 1:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
The Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society (MVAS) has been offering help and advice the past few years to telescope owners. So You Want to Buy a Telescope returns on Saturday, November 11 to help you make wise choices when it comes to the purchase of your own telescope. Drop in any time between 1:00-3:00pm.

 

December 2017

Winter Skywatch – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, December 1, 8:00pm; and Saturday, December 2, 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
The night sky changes with the seasons and so does our Skywatch program. This LIVE traditional star talk covers the current night sky, constellation lore, and current astronomical events.

Legends: Perseus and Andromeda – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, December 2, 2:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Children and adults will enjoy this animated show where Aesop the owl leads you on a light-hearted journey as you look at the Greek mythology associated with some of our constellations. This includes stories behind the mighty warrior Perseus, beautiful princess Andromeda, and Cetus the terrible sea monster.

Let It Snow – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, December 8, 15, & 22, 8:00pm; and Saturday, December 9, 16, & 23, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
A NEW holiday music show celebrating the winter season. Artistic impressions of popular winter holiday music come to life on the dome transporting the entire family to a magical wonderland of music and light. Experience bells and reindeer, presents and cookies, snow and nutcrackers in colorful spectacles of fun!

 

January 2018

So You Bought a Telescope? – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, January 13, 1:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
The Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society (MVAS) has been offering help and advice the past few years to telescope owners. People are invited to bring their new scopes (and ones that have been gathering dust) and have one-on-one time with the MVAS experts. Drop in anytime during the two hours.

One World, One Sky (Big Bird’s Adventures) – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Tuesday, January 23, 2:00pm; and Saturday, January 27, 2:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Big Bird’s Adventure 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. They learn about the Big Dipper and the North Star and take an imaginary trip to the Moon. Celebrate with Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu the idea that even though we live in different countries, we still share the same sky.

Winter Skywatch – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, January 26, 8:00pm; and Saturday, January 27, 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
The night sky changes with the seasons and so does our Skywatch program. This LIVE traditional star talk covers the current night sky, constellation lore, and current astronomical events.

 

February 2018

Moons: Worlds of Mystery – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, February 2, 9, 16 & 23, 8:00pm; and Saturday, February 3, 10, 17, & 24, 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
When you consider the solar system, you often think of the Sun and its planets. But what about moons? What role do they play? Delve into what they look like and how they contribute to our knowledge of the solar system in Moons: Worlds of Mystery! It explores hundreds of these known satellites throughout the solar system, orbiting five other planets and even some asteroids and Kuiper Belt objects.

One World, One Sky (Big Bird’s Adventures) – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, February 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Big Bird’s Adventure 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. They learn about the Big Dipper and the North Star and take an imaginary trip to the Moon. Celebrate with Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu the idea that even though we live in different countries, we still share the same sky.

 

March 2018

Seeing! – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, March 2, 9, & 16, 8:00pm; and Saturday, March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Produced by Mirage3D and Koenig Films, “SEEING!” follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye. The viewer follows the photon into the girl’s eye, learning the structures of the eye and their functions prior to taking a ride on the optic nerve. “Seeing!” is narrated by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist, cosmologist, and author.

Legends of the Night Sky: Orion – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, March 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Aesop the owl continues his journey in a light-hearted adventure as you look at the Greek mythology associated with some of our constellations. This includes stories behind Orion the hunter, and Scorpio the scorpion!

Lecture Series: A Quark’s Life – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, March 23, 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Dr. Jane Charlton (from the Pennsylvania State University) debuts the remarkable story of “Herbert the up quark”, who currently resides in the right frontal lobe of her brain. Follow Herbert’s journey through the 13.8 billion year history of the Universe, from the quark soup, to the core of a star, to a huge explosion, to an alien world, and to the era of the dinosaurs. This program is suitable for general audiences.

Spring Skywatch – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, March 30, 8:00pm; and Saturday, March 31, 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
The night sky changes with the seasons and so does our Skywatch program. This LIVE traditional star talk covers the current night sky, constellation lore, and current astronomical events.

Earth, Moon, and Sun – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, March 31, 2:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Coyote has a razor sharp wit, but he’s a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this amusing character (adapted from American Indian oral traditions) in a fast-paced and fun show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles. Engaging and immersive, Earth, Moon & Sun also examines how humans learn through space exploration.

 

April 2018

Earth, Moon, and Sun – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, April 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Coyote has a razor sharp wit, but he’s a little confused about what he sees in the sky. Join this amusing character (adapted from American Indian oral traditions) in a fast-paced and fun show that explores lunar phases, eclipses and other puzzles. Engaging and immersive, Earth, Moon & Sun also examines how humans learn through space exploration.

Oasis in Space – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 8:00pm; and Saturday, April 7, 14, 21, & 28, 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Oasis In Space transports the audience on a startling and beautiful voyage through our universe, galaxy and solar system in search of liquid water – a key ingredient for life on Earth. Oasis In Space will delight viewers of all ages.

 

May 2018

Cosmic Origins Spectograph – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, May 4, 11, & 18, 8:00pm; and Saturday, May 5, 12, & 19, 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
The show looks at the basics of spectroscopy, the fascinating way astronomers learn about what makes up stars and galactic and extragalactic gas. It also explores the use of quasars as background light sources.

Cosmic Colors – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, May 5, 12, & 19, 2:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
Discover the many reasons for color—like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Take a tour within a plant leaf and journey inside the human eye. Investigate x-rays by voyaging to a monstrous black hole and then back at your doctor’s office. You will even see the actual color of a dinosaur based on recent evidence. Get ready for an amazing adventure under a rainbow of cosmic light!

Visitor Appreciation Weekend – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, May 25, 8:00pm; and Saturday, May 26, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Ward Beecher Planetarium, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 330-941-1370
As a big THANK YOU for a great year, you get an encore: vote for any of our shows on this year’s schedule, and we will run it one more time!