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TAG offers classes

Trumbull Art Gallery is offering three classes in December.

Georgia O’Keefe will be the subject of the monthly artist tribute series class from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Students can paint either flowers or a landscape with acrylics. The cost is $25 and includes all supplies. Participants can decorate a kiln-fired holiday piece at “Glaze a Christmas Ceramic,” which will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday for $20. And a winter scene acrylic painting class will be offered from 11 to 3 p.m. Dec. 16. The cost is $25 and includes all supplies and lunch.

To register or for more information, call 330-395-4876.

Harding stages ‘Willy Wonka’

“Willy Wonka Jr.,” a musical based on Roald Dahl’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and featuring music from the 1971 film version, will be staged this weekend at Warren G. Harding High School, 860 Elm Road NE., Warren.

Todd Letlow, a junior at Harding, plays Willy Wonka, and Christopher Cox, a sixth-grade student at Lincoln K-8 School, plays Charlie Bucket, a boy who finds one of the golden tickets to get a tour of Wonka’s magical factory.

It will be staged at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and can be purchased in advance at the Lincoln school office or at the door.

Warren library presents Sherlock Holmes tale

Sherlock Holmes Reader’s Theater will present an adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventure of the Naval Treaty” at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren.

Holmes aficionado Donald Novorsky adapted the detective story, which will be presented in reader’s theater style, similar to listening to an old-time radio drama.

Admission is free. For more information, call 330-399-8807, Ext. 128.

First Wednesday hosts NEOMFA authors

Christopher R. Alonso, William R. Soldan and Sara Tracy will be the featured readers at Lit Youngstown’s next First Wednesday event at the Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown.

All three are past or current students in the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program.

Their readings start at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and will be followed by an open mic emceed by Kayla Jeswald. Admission is free.

‘Toyland’ opens at Mill Creek MetroParks

“Toyland,” Mill Creek MetroParks winter celebration event, opens Saturday at the D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.

Family can enjoy favorite games and toys from the past as they wander among giant game pieces and 10-foot-tall toy soldiers. There will be a scavenger hunt, and the center will be decorated with trees and seasonal blooms.

It runs through Dec. 31 with hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Saturdays. An outdoor light display will be featured on Saturday evenings. For more information, call 330-740-7116.

Authors, musicians sign works in Boardman

The Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown-Mahoning County are hosting local authors and musicians 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Boardman Library large meeting room, 7680 Glenwood Ave. Authors and musicians will sign and sell their books and CDs.

Tribune Chronicle humor columnist Burton Cole, who writes “Burt’s Eye View,” will be among the authors.

For information, call Deborah Liptak, library system development director, at 330-740-6086. Admission is free.

BTA stages ‘Nutcracker’

Ballet Theatre Ashtabula will stage “The Nutcracker” for a three-weekend run starting Friday at the Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13th St., Ashtabula.

Shelagh Dubsky directs the production, which features Avery Nank as young Clara, Finley Morris as the Nutcracker, Jayson Gage as the Evil Mouse King and Brandon Carlson as Herr Drosselmeyer. Amaris LaSalle and Trinity Stevens will alternate in the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Show times are 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through Dec. 17 with an additional performance at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students, senior citizens and military and $11 children for ages 2 to 12 if purchased in advance and $17, $15 and $13 at the door. For tickets or more information, call 440-964-3396.

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