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MVHS offers special ‘Memories’ tour

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society will have a behind-the-scenes tour of its “Memories of Christmas Past” exhibit with designer Anthony Worrellia at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown.

Learn the history behind the different pieces that are in this year’s exhibit and see what goes into putting up the annual display.

The cost is $12 for MVHS members and $15 for guests. Reservations can be made by calling 330-743-2589.

20th Community Christmas planned

Boardman’s 20th annual Community Christmas runs from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Boardman Park, 375 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman.

The park’s pine trees will be decorated for the season. Santa Claus will arrive by fire truck at 4:30 p.m., and the community Christmas tree will be lit at 4:45 p.m. Music and caroling will be led Linda Smrek and the Boardman High School Band at St. James Church. Cookies and hot chocolate will be available.

Nonperishable food donations will be collected for the Boardman Lions Food Pantry at Boardman Center Intermediate School.

Reading series looks at local history

History-related books will be the focus of the next program in Lit Youngstown’s monthly reading series at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 32 N. Phelps St., Youngstown.

Sean Posey, author of “Lost Youngstown”; Martha Pallante and Donna DeBlasio, authors of “Italian Americans of the Mahoning Valley”; and Cathy Hester Seckman, author of “East Liverpool,” will read from their works. All of the books were released by Arcadia Publishing, which specializes in local history.

The program starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Admission is free.

TubaChristmas back at Stambaugh

The Mahoning Valley’s 18th TubaChristmas concert will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.

TubaChristmas was started in 1974 by Harvey Phillips as a tribute to his teacher and mentor, William J. Bell, who was born on Christmas. The concerts feature holiday favorites arranged for tuba and euphonium and take place in more than 100 cities nationwide.

Musicians interested in participating should contact Teresa Kirkland by calling 330-219-2998 or emailing teresakirkland@ymail.com. Registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with a rehearsal at 12:30 p.m. The participation fee is $10. Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be collected to defray costs.