May 2017

Tractor-Wagon Rides – MetroParks Farm
Saturday, May 27, 10:00am-2:00pm
MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd, Canfield, 330-533-7572
Bring the family for a guided tractor wagon tour of the farm leaving approximately every ½ hour. We will update riders on the spring planting progress. Barns are open to visit the animals. Dress appropriately for the weather. Donations accepted. Craft fee $1.

Make! Tornado – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, May 27, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
We’ll learn about one of Nature’s most fascinating phenomena while making our own tornadoes in a jar to take home. Ages 6 and up: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

 

June 2017

Boardman Community Day
Saturday, June 3, 11:00am-2:00pm – Free Event Hosted by Boardman Park – call 330-726-8107 for more information
At the Boardman Township Building – touch-a-truck, hot dogs, exhibits and wagon rides to the stables. 
At the Southern Park Stables – Horse Show, $2 pony rides, petting zoo, and activities for kids.
Parking will be at the Township Building, 8299 Market Street, Boardman

Make! Physics Toys – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, June 3, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Make your own toys using real tools during this family workshop. Ages 6 and up: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Family Fun Fridays – Fellows Riverside Gardens
June 9-August 25, 11:00am-1:00pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown

Hack-it! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, June 10, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Come and explore circuitry and robotics with our InspireWorks Staff. Ages 9 and up. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Tractor-Wagon Rides – MetroParks Farm
Sunday, June 11, 1:00pm-4:00pm
MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd, Canfield, 330-533-7572
Bring the family for a guided tractor wagon tour of the farm leaving approximately every ½ hour. We will update riders on the spring planting progress. Barns are open to visit the animals. Dress appropriately for the weather. Donations accepted. Craft fee $1.

Make! Circuits – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, June 17, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Explore circuits OH WOW! style. Ages 8 and up: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Family Night in the Park
Saturday, June 17, 6:00pm
Boardman Park, 375 Boardman Poland Rd., Boardman, 330-726-8107
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for some fun-filled free events. Beginning at 6pm-wagon rides, crafts, Children’s Bouncers, and Jocko the Balloon Man. 6:30pm- Band: Backbeat. 8:15pm- Entertainment: Infini-Tribe. 9pm or at dark-Movie: Annie the Original version. Concessions available for purchase.

Father’s Day Old-Fashioned Fun at Lanterman’s Mill
Sunday, June 18, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Lanterman’s Mill, 1001 Canfield Rd., Youngstown, 330-740-7115
Bring your dad out for some old-fashioned fun at Lanterman’s Mill. Admire real antique cars owned by the Meander Chapter of The Antique Automobile Club of America, discover toys from a past era provided by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, tour the Old Mill to learn how grain was made into flour before electricity, create a handmade craft, and more. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Fee: regular Mill admission applies; $2 add’l for each craft.

Tinker Time! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, June 24, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Join your WOW! Pals as we bring out the LEGOs and KINEX to solve the daily engineering challenge! All ages with adult supervision: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Tractor-Wagon Rides – MetroParks Farm
Sunday, June 25, 1:00pm-4:00pm
MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd, Canfield, 330-533-7572
Bring the family for a guided tractor wagon tour of the farm leaving approximately every ½ hour. We will update riders on the spring planting progress. Barns are open to visit the animals. Dress appropriately for the weather. Donations accepted. Craft fee $1.

The John Philip Sousa Piccolo Palooza 
Tuesday, June 27, 7:00pm
Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road, Austintown
The Canfield Community Concert Band is hosting this new event. The band is inviting area piccolo players to join in an epic performance of Sousa’s Stars and Stripes Forever. The band has applied to set a world record for number of piccolos playing the piece. The event is also part of the Austintown Fireworks Committee Fourth of July celebration. Players of any age are invited to sign up at the band’s website  www.canfieldccband.org.  The concert begins at 7:00pm.  For more information please contact band president Leann Rich at lrich1216@gmail.com.

 

July 2017

Make! Marshmallow Launcher – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, July 1, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
We’ll use physics and make our own device to launch tasty treats. Ages 7 and up: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Hands-On History Open House Programs
Wednesdays, July 5, 19, and August 2, 1:00-3:00pm
Tyler History Center, 325 West Federal Street, Youngstown
Join the Mahoning Valley Historical Society on these Wednesday afternoons for free interactive programs this summer! Each week will feature a different local history theme. Hands-On activities will include immersive programs, arts and crafts, games, toys, artifacts, dress-up clothing, and more!

Make! Water Works – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, July 8, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Explore the wonders of water in this hands-on workshop. All ages. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Family Night in the Park
Saturday, July 8, 6:00pm
Boardman Park, 375 Boardman Poland Rd., Boardman, 330-726-8107
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for some fun-filled free events. Beginning at 6pm-wagon rides, crafts, Children’s Bouncers, and Jocko the Balloon Man. 6:30pm- Band: U.S. Army Jazz Band. 8:15pm- Entertainment: Jocko the Balloon Man. 9pm or at dark-Movie: Miracle.             

81st National Midyear Show – Butler Institute of American Art
Sunday, July 9 – Sunday, August 20, Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00am-4:00pm; Sunday, 12:00-4:00pm
Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown, 330-743-1107
The Butler’s Midyear Show is open to artists age 18 or older who reside within the fifty United States or its territories. Works in all two dimensional media are eligible including oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel, drawings, prints, photographs and digital works. 

My Town, Your Town, Youngstown Summer Day Camp
July 10-14, 10:00am-4:00pm each day
Best suited for ages 8-12. Cost is $100/MVHS members and $125/Non-MVHS members.
Celebrate the history and culture of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley! New events and field trip destinations. This five day camp will explore more than 10,000 years of history as we discover the people and events that helped to shape the Mahoning Valley. Participants will explore aspects of Youngstown history, from the first inhabitants through the pioneer settlement, the rise and fall of the iron and steel industries, and the emergence of Youngstown as a cultural and business center. Field trips to area landmarks, immersive activities, and a focus on Youngstown Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow highlight the week. Call 330-743-2589 x121 to sign up.

Hack-It! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, July 15, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Come and explore circuitry and robotics with our InspireWorks Staff. Ages 9 and up: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Energy Showcase – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, July 22, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Let’s explore all the different types of energy that we rely on to power our busy lives. All ages. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Young Historians Summer Day Camp
July 24-28, 10:00am-4:00pm each day
Best suited for ages 12-15. Cost is $100/MVHS members and $125/Non-MVHS members.
Are you creative? Do you love history? Explore history like a true historian! Are you looking for something a little bit more in depth? This five day camp dives deeper into local history as participants work like true historians. Participants will explore the MVHS archival collections to dig into the fascinating people, places, and legacies that surround us each day. Participants will work closely together to not only research the history but also present those stories to the public through videos, blog posts, or small exhibits.
Call 330-743-2589 x121 to sign up.

Tinker Time! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, July 29, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Join your WOW! Pals as we bring out the LEGOs and KINEX to solve the daily engineering challenge! All ages with adult supervision: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

85th Annual Serbian Day Picnic of Youngstown
Sunday, July 30, 12:00pm-9:00pm
Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 39 Laird Ave., Youngstown
There will be several varieties of traditional foods for sale, continuous live music, and games for children.  Admission is $3.00. 

 

August 2017

Bubble Bonanza – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, August 5, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Who doesn’t love bubbles? We’ll explore how bubbles work with a ton of good, clean fun! All ages. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Hack-It! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, August 12, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Come and explore circuitry and robotics with our InspireWorks Staff. Ages 9 and up. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Make! Bubble Toolkit – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, August 19, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Make your own tools for bubble play using household materials. All ages: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Wonders of Water – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, August 26, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
We’ll explore water and all of the things that make it wonderful with tons of hands-on fun! All ages. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

 

September 2017

Make! Musical Instrument – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, September 2, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Make a working instrument with our InspireWorks Staff and some real tools. Ages 8 and up: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Beautiful Sound – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, September 9, 12:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal Street, Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Sound can make beautiful pictures in our mind, but what about on paper? Let’s try it! All ages. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).