Bluegrass fest returns to Newton Falls
The fifth annual Bluegrass Music Festival is planned for Saturday at General Assembly Church of God, 2021 E. River Road, Newton Falls.
The music starts at 2 p.m. with The Blanton Family, Beyond Calvary, and Limited Edition. Charlie Lape will serve as emcee. All of the bands are donating their time, and proceeds from the festival will go to the church's youth group program.
Admission is a suggested donation of $5 for adults with children admitted free. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Limited picnic table seating will be available, and those attending are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blanket. For more information, call 330-979-4882 or 330-240-5541.
HeartStrong founder speaks at church
Marc Adams, co-founder of HeartStrong, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown.
Adams, the son of a Pentecostal minister, has traveled more than a half-million miles working with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students attending religious educational institutions and have experienced bullying and discrimination. His latest book is "It's Not About You: Understanding Coming Out and Self-Acceptance." A book signing will follow the program.
Admission is free, and the lecture is hosted by Youngstown Area PFLAG, First Unitarian Universalist Church and St. John's. For more information, call 330-942-1440.
Whistler prints displayed in Pittsburgh
The Carnegie Museum of Art will display its collection of rare prints by James Abbot McNeill Whistler for the first time since 1998 in an exhibition opening Saturday.
The artist, best known for his painting ''Whistler's Mother,'' served on advisory boards for the museum's Carnegie International exhibitions from 1897 until his death in 1903. ''Whistler & Rebellion in the Art World'' draws upon the museum's collection to explore Whistler's flamboyant defiance of artistic conventions, and his insistence on the importance of "art for art's sake."
The work will be on display through Dec. 9 at the museum, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 412-688-8690.