Mill Creek Annual Pumpkin Walk
Mill Creek MetroParks will have its annual Pumpkin Walk at Twilight from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.
The gardens will be decorated with carved and illuminated pumpkins. Families also can enjoy the music of JD Eicher, refreshments and children’s activities. Admission is free.
Those interested can help carve the pumpkins that will be displayed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the garden’s service building. Carving tools will be available or participants can bring their own. Pumpkin carving will continue while pumpkin supplies last, and there is no charge.
History talk focuses on Warren
Janne Hurrelbrink-Bias will discuss the history of the Warren Junior Military Band for the next Bites and Bits of History lunch program, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown.
She is the author of “Squire’s Warren Junior Military Band” and the daughter of Donald W. “Squire” Hurrelbrink, who led the band for 66 years that featured students from Trumbull and Mahoning counties and western Pennsylvania. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.
The program starts at noon Oct. 19. For more information, call 330-743-2589.
Century Village to host Apple Fest
The Geauga County Historical Society will have its annual Apple Butter Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Century Village, 14653 E. Park St., Burton.
Along with apple butter making, demonstrations will include broom making, weaving, kite flying, blacksmithing, woodworking and pottery making. There will be children’s games, a barrel train, a craft show and Amish baked goods.
Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 12. For more information, call 440-834-1492.
‘Blossom’ opens at Weller Gallery
The Weller Gallery in the Davis Visitor Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens presents “Blossom” by Youngstown artist Daniel Rauschenbach.
The exhibit features watercolor paintings which reflect the inspiration of blooms in Fellows Riverside Gardens and the plants throughout Mill Creek MetroParks. Rauschenbach, part owner of SOAP Gallery in downtown Youngstown, creatively places the plants in vessels from old homes in the Youngstown area.
It will be shown through Nov. 19. A meet-the-artist session is planned from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 330-740-7116.
YSU voice students set for recital
Thirteen vocal students in Misook Yun’s studio will give a recital 3 p.m. Sunday at Youngstown State University’s Bliss Recital Hall.
Participating students include Olivia Kochunas, Sarah Hunter and Sierra McCorvey, all of Warren; Erika Walker and Alexander Kluchar, both of Canfield; Kate Landry, Poland; and Sara Eckenrode, Youngstown. The repertoire will feature classical and contemporary selections from such composers as Cesti, Carew, Dougherty, Duke, Mozart and Mahler.
Admission is free. For more information, call 330-941-2307. A complete calendar of events is available at www.ysu.edu.
Award winners announced for YMCA art show
Diane Beatty of Campbell received best in show honors for the “But I Know What I Like” art show at the Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman.
Her photographs, “Is It Just a Dream?” and “What Now?,” are depictions of a Youngstown steel worker on Black Monday. Other award winners were Jeff Olsavsky, Suzanne Pirlo, Loretta Tipton, Jeff Beede, Anita Gray, Lisa Lee Kohler, Don Wright, Elayne Bozick, Anthony Campanizzi, Diane Carlisle, Lindsey Hoskings, John Schlabaugh, Susan Stevens, Patricia Watson and Gloria Williams. Eight other artists received honorable mentions.
The show runs through Nov. 19. All art sales commissions fund the John Patterson art scholarship for adults with disabilities. This year’s recipient is Ed O’Malley, who is recovering from a stroke.