February 2018

Twice Loved Book Sale – Fellows Riverside Gardens
February 17-25, Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown
Peruse the tables in the Antonucci Horticulture Library for much loved books on gardening, cooking, crafts, and nature. There will also be magazines for sale. Donations of related used books are appreciated at any time. All proceeds benefit the Maxine Antonucci Library.

Music at Noon: Piano Studio Recital
Wednesday, February 21, 12:15pm
Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown
The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University presents this weekly concert which is free and open to the public.

Mystifying Melody of Psychics – Halliday’s Winery
Wednesday, February 21, 4:00-8:00pm
Halliday’s Winery, 2400 NE River Road, Lake Milton, 330-654-9463

Live Music: Don Richards – Halliday’s Winery
Friday, February 23, 7:00-10:00pm
Halliday’s Winery, 2400 NE River Road, Lake Milton, 330-654-9463

Moons: Worlds of Mystery – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Friday, February 23, 8:00pm; and Saturday, February 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.

STEM Storytime! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, February 24, 10:00am–11:00am
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Join us for a special program designed especially for our tiniest explorers! Explore the inner workings of our bodies with the InspireWorks Staff to see your heartbeat and make your own paper lungs to take home! Ages 5 and under: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Microscope Mayhem – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, February 24, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
We’ll explore the micro world around us by viewing some everyday materials under a high-powered lens. All Ages. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

One World, One Sky (Big Bird’s Adventures) – Ward Beecher Planetarium
Saturday, February 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.

The Music Man – Kennsington Grille
Saturday, February 24, 8:00pm-12:00am
Kennsington Grille, 4171 Westford Place, Canfield, 330-533-8733

Story Time with the Phantoms
Monday, February 26, 6:30pm
Poland Library, 311 S. Main Street, Poland
Hear a story, make a craft and meet Phantoms hockey players. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served. Each child will receive a ticket voucher for a Phantoms Hockey game. For children of all ages.

Music at Noon, Percussion Ensemble
Wednesday, February 28, 12:15pm
Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown
The Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University presents this weekly concert which is free and open to the public.

 

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.

Make! Math Tools – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, March 3, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Make your own math tools. We’ll learn how to use some mathematics tools that were used before calculators and computers. All Ages: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

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!

What is Pi? – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, March 10, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
As Pi Day approaches, we will explore what makes this irrational number so, well, irrational. All Ages: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

“My Butler” Lecture Series – The Butler Institute of American Art
Sunday, March 11, 2:00pm
The Butler Institute of American Art – Zona Auditorium, 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown
A series of talks on The Butler Collection presented by members of the community. This lecture will be presented by Steve Sava, President, Perigee.

Pi Day – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Wednesday, March 14, 10:00am–8:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
During this special event WOW! Pals will celebrate Einstein’s birthday and the peculiar number pi all day with contests and hands-on activities! Receive $3.14 reduced museum admission if you bring a pre-packaged pie to donate.

Make! Magic Math – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, March 17, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Make your own Magic Math kit to thrill and amaze your friends! Ages 8 and up: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

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.

Hack-it! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, March 24, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

“My Butler” Lecture Series – The Butler Institute of American Art
Sunday, March 25, 2:00pm
The Butler Institute of American Art – Zona Auditorium, 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown
A series of talks on The Butler Collection presented by members of the community. This lecture will be presented by Nils Johnson, Attorney.

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.

STEM Storytime! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, March 31, 10:00am–11:00am
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Join us for a special program designed especially for our tiniest explorers! Want to learn about numbers in a cool and refreshing way? Join our InspireWorks Staff as we make watermelon squish bags to demonstrate basic counting principles. Ages 5 and under: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Tinker Time! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, March 31, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

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

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.

Make! Map of ME – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, April 7, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Practice your map-making skills while making a personalized ME Map and exploring some examples of different types of maps. Ages 6 and up: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

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.

Tinker Time! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, April 14, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

“My Butler” Lecture Series – The Butler Institute of American Art
Sunday, April 15, 2:00pm
The Butler Institute of American Art – Zona Auditorium, 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown
A series of talks on The Butler Collection presented by members of the community. This lecture will be presented by James Brodell, Orthopedic physician.

Make! Seed Balls – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, April 21, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Get ready for Spring! We’ll explore the world of pollinators while making some “throw and grow” seed balls to dress up our yards for the upcoming season. All Ages: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

STEM Storytime! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, April 28, 10:00am–11:00am
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Join us for a special program designed especially for our tiniest explorers! Make your own birdfeeder! Join our InspireWorks Staff to learn about our earth and the animals that live among us. Ages 5 and under: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Make! Weather Tools – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, April 28, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Make your own tools to take home and observe the weather with. Learn what meteorologists watch for and why in this fun, hands- on workshop. Ages 6 and up: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

 

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.

Make! Worm Farm – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, May 5, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
One of our favorite programs! We’ll adopt and race our own pet worms while learning how worms help to make our gardens and lawns so beautiful. Ages 6 and up: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

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!

Tinker Time! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, May 12, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

“My Butler” Lecture Series – The Butler Institute of American Art
Sunday, May 20, 2:00pm
The Butler Institute of American Art – Zona Auditorium, 524 Wick Avenue, Youngstown
A series of talks on The Butler Collection presented by members of the community. This lecture will be presented by C. Robert Buchanan, Architect.

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!

STEM Storytime! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, May 26, 10:00am–11:00am
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Join us for a special program designed especially for our tiniest explorers! Our weather and sky is always changing, join our InspireWorks Staff to make puffy paint clouds to take home and rainbow paper! Ages 5 and under: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Make! Tornado – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, May 26, 12:00pm–2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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 2018

Make! Physics Toys – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, June 2, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

Hack-it! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, June 9, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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! Circuits – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, June 16, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Explore circuits OH WOW! style. Ages 8 and up: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Tinker Time! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, June 23, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

STEM Storytime! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, June 30, 10:00am–11:00am
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Join us for a special program designed especially for our tiniest explorers! Join our InspireWorks staff to learn about engineering through making STEM structures to take home! Also, we’ll be exploring how to build YOUR name! Ages 5 and under: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Hack-it! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, June 30, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

 

July 2018

MAKE! Marshmallow Launcher – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, July 7, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

Make! Water Works – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, July 14, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Explore the wonders of water in this hands-on workshop. All Ages. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Energy Showcase – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, July 21, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

STEM Storytime! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, July 28, 10:00am–11:00am
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Join us for a special program designed especially for our tiniest explorers! Make your own pendulum painting with our InspireWorks Staff as we learn about the fun we can have with physics! Ages 5 and under: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Tinker Time! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, July 28, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

 

August 2018

Bubble Bonanza – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, August 4, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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 11, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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 18, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

STEM Storytime! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, August 25, 10:00am–11:00am
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Join us for a special program designed especially for our tiniest explorers! Make your own bubble wands using household materials to take home! Ages 5 and under: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Wonders of Water – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, August 25, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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 2018

Make! Musical Instrument – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, September 1, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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 8, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

Hack-it! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, September 22, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., 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).

STEM Storytime! – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, September 29, 10:00am–11:00am
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Join us for a special program designed especially for our tiniest explorers! Make maracas with the InspireWorks Staff during this special program. Ages 5 and under: pre-registration suggested. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Beautiful Sound – OH WOW! Children’s Center
Saturday, September 29, 12:00pm-2:00pm
OH WOW! Children’s Center, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 330-744-5914
Did you know sound is powerful enough to move things? Let’s try it! All Ages. Free (general admission rates apply to non-members).