July 2017

Family Tour Thursdays – MetroParks Farm
Thursdays through August 17, 10:00-11:30am
MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Rd., Canfield, 330-533-7572
Every Thursday through the summer explore the MetroParks Farm with a tour guide. Time includes a visit to our playroom, a tractor-wagon ride, and visit to the Barns. Bring along a snack or lunch and enjoy our picnic area after your tour. Space is limited. Call MetroParks Farm to register.

Family Fun Fridays – Fellows Riverside Gardens
Fridays through August 25, 11:00am-1:00pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown
Each Friday, take part in fun drop-in activities in the Family Garden, where families can learn and explore together. Drop-in.     

81st National Midyear Show – Butler Institute of American Art
Through 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. 

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.

Youth Kayaking – Lake Milton State Park
Thursday, July 27, 6:00-7:00pm
Meet at the Pointview Launch Ramp area. We’ll cover basic safety and paddling techniques followed by some fun on the water. This is for ages 15 and under. A parent must be present. Dress appropriate, you will have fun and may get wet. Proper footwear is a must. No open-toed shoes. Please call the Park Office at 330-654-4989 to sign up. Limit of five.

Intro to Kayaking – Lake Milton State Park
Thursday, July 27, 7:00-8:00pm
Meet at the Pointview Launch Ramp area. We’ll cover basic safety and paddling techniques followed by some fun on the water. This is for all ages. Dress appropriate, you will have fun and may get wet. Proper footwear is a must. No open-toed shoes. Please call the Park Office at 330-654-4989 to sign up. Limit of five.

Full Moon Paddle – Lake Milton State Park
Thursday, July 27, 8:00-9:00pm
This is for the adults. After a brief intro on the basics, we’ll launch from the Pointview Launch area. We’ll take a relaxing paddle and watch the sun set. Dress appropriate. Proper footwear is a must. No open-toed shoes. Please call the Park Office at 330-654-4989 to sign up. Limit of five.

Picnic in the Park – Mill Creek MetroParks Trolley
Friday, July 28, 1:00-4:00pm
Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 330-740-7107
Enjoy an afternoon excursion of Mill Creek MetroParks. We’ll stop to explore several park landmarks and make a very special stop for a picnic with delicious sandwiches. Register/pay in advance at Ford Nature Center. Adults $14 R, $17 NR; 12 & under or 60 & over $12 R, $15 NR.

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).

Summer Ride! – Mill Creek MetroParks Trolley
Saturday, July 29, 2:00-3:30pm or 4:00-5:30pm
Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 330-740-7107
Enjoy summer in Mill Creek MetroParks with natural and historic views aboard the Cohasset Express. Limited seating. Register/pay by 7/27 at Ford Nature Center. Adults: $8 R, $11 NR; 12 & under/60 & over: $6 R, $9 NR.

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

Hands-On History Open House Programs
Wednesday, 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!

Mahoning Valley Railroad Heritage Association
Saturday, August 5, 10:00am-2:00pm
1340 Poland Ave., Youngstown
Open the first Saturday of the month. $2 per person, kids under 12 free. Use the gate nearest the railroad tracks.

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).

Wine & Beer Tasting – Habitat for Humanity of Mahoning Valley & Animal Charity
Saturday, August 19, 7:00-9:00pm
Magic Tree Pub & Eatery, 7463 South Avenue, Boardman
Tickets must be purchased in advance! $20/person (you get, 6 “tasting” tickets). Please contact Kristina Nicholas for more information, to purchase tickets, and/or to donate to the Chinese Raffle, at 330-743-7244 x 303, or resources@habitatmahoning.org.

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).

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.