Sutliff program looks at Civil War quilts
"Quilts of the Civil War Era" will be the second program in the "Victorian Collections and Coffee" series at the Sutliff Museum, located on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
Susan Catanzarito of Hilliards, Pa., who is a recognized quilter and authority on antique quilts, will speak. She will bring reproductions demonstrating the old quilt patterns as well as actual authentic 1860s era quilts to discuss. Because of space limitations, each attendee may bring just one quilt from his or her collection for Catanzarito to evaluate.
Coffee and pastries will be served at 9 a.m. Oct. 10, and the program will start about 9:45 a.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 330-395-6575.
Civil War documentary screens at library
The documentary "Chickamauga! High Tide in the West" will be shown at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Thomas Meeting Room of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, as part of the Sutliff Museum's Civil War 150 Committee programming.
The battle of Chickamauga, in Georgia in the fall of 1863, has been called "Ohio's Gettysburg" because so many Ohio soldiers lost their lives there. About 30 percent of the Union Army there were from Ohio, and many of them came from Trumbull County. In their honor, "Chickamauga" is inscribed on the Civil War monument in Warren's Monument Park. Local historian and Civil War authority Wendell Lauth will talk about the battle and show photographs of the battlefield today.
Admission is free. For more information, call 330-395-6575.
Art show supports Rich Center
The 6th Art of Autism show/dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Enzo's Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road N.E., Warren.
The art show will feature the work of Mauro DiVieste, Barry Burkey, James and Julia Shuttic and students from the The Rich Center for Autism.
Tickets are $30, and include dinner, wine and entertainment and runs until 10 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Rich Center. Tickets are available at the Rich Center at YSU, RD Banks Chevrolet and at the door the evening of the event. For more information, call 330-941-2047.
Bands play cancer fundraiser
Several area bands will perform Saturday at Leon's Bar and Grill, 1111 Niles-Cortland Road N.E., Howland, to benefit Carolyn Tustin, who has been diagnosed with cancer.
The event runs from 2 to 8 p.m. and was organized by Ellie Kovell of the Take II Band, which will perform along with Roger Lewis and the Kynd, Roger Hatfield, Carmen Horvath, Wayne Cardarelli and the Voyage Jazz Band and Dan D'Alio. A pasta and meatball dinner will be available for a $10 donation.
Organizers also are looking for donated items for a Chinese auction. For more information, call Leon's at 330-856-3627.
87th Gymanfa Ganu comes to memorial
The 87th annual Niles Gymanfa Ganu, a Welsh Hymn Sing, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the McKinley Memorial, 40 N. Main St., Niles.
Geraint Wilkes - a native of Aberystwyth, Wales, who now lives in Milwaukee - will direct the event for the 23rd year. The concert also will feature performances by Ed Groves and the Shenango Valley Chorale.
A Te Bach (Welsh tea) will follow the concert. Admission is free, but a free-will offering will be taken to offset the cost of the concert and reception.
'50 Shades' parody plays Powers
A parody musical inspired by the popular "Fifty Shades of Grey" books comes to Youngstown for a 7:30 p.m. show Saturday at Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St.
"50 Shades! The Musical" opens with a ladies' book club deciding to read "Fifty Shades of Grey." Through the members' interpretations of the novel, the audience is led on a roller coaster ride of this unlikely bestseller. The show is full of dance numbers, a live backing band and 11 original songs, including "They Get Nasty" and "There's a Hole Inside of Me."
Tickets range from $25 to $49 and are available at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office.
Cabaret show supports history center
Tickets are on sale now for a cabaret performance by Sweet & Pop as a fundraiser for the Tyler Mahoning Valley Historical Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown.
Sweet & Pop features national cabaret artists Liz Rubino and John Paul Boukis as Little Betty Sweet from Cootchie Coo Cupcakes and ice cream truck driver Johnny Pop. Together they croon their way through nostalgic favorites like "The Candy Man," vaudeville ditties from the Marx Brothers and tunes like "If I Knew You were Coming I'd have Baked a Cake." The show is rated PG-13.
A dessert reception and cash bar starts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11 at the center, and the cabaret show starts at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available by calling 330-743-2589 or online at www.mahoninghistory.org.
Dana offers open house for potential students
Students considering attending Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music are invited to a Fall Open House starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in Bliss Hall's first floor lobby.
Students will have the opportunity to experience a day at Dana by meeting professors and current students and sitting in on vocal and instrumental ensemble rehearsals, recitals and other classes. Audition and admission information will be available as well as scholarship and financial aid materials.
Students should bring their musical instruments with them as there will likely be time to participate in a variety of ensemble rehearsals. No advance registration is necessary. Parking is free and available in the M1, Wick Avenue parking lot when students and parents identify themselves as open house attendees. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.
YSU grad shows work at Bliss Gallery
A reception is planned from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today at Youngstown State University's Bliss Gallery in conjunction with the exhibition "Revealing the Unacknowledged" by YSU alumna Janna Wheeler.
Wheeler recently was accepted into an artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnston, Vt., beginning next May. Currently, she resides in Columbus, where she works as a production artist for Unit 70 Studios. Her artist statement reveals that she seeks out mundane, pre-existing scenes and objects as a foundation for her art, allowing her to explore the beauty found in textures, lights and shadows as well as to challenge her skills within the trompe l'oeil style.
The exhibition runs through Oct. 11. The reception is free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-941-3627.
Yambar's Lawn-Con celebrates fourth year
Chris Yambar's Lawn-Con: Free Comic Book Show returns to Youngstown for its fourth year as a grassroots celebration of all things comics, family fun and children's literacy.
Special comic guests include Superman, Thor and Spider-Girl artist Ron Frenz; Donald Duck art team Pat and Shelly Block; Popeye, Munsters and Lost In Space creator George Broderick, Jr.; Hero By Night artist DJ Coffman; Zombie Bob creator Jimmy Proctor; Lamprey Boy artist Scott Hall; and My Demon Pony creator Heather Kreiter. The show also will include music by Phoenix Rising, ShiSho, McCabe and Baroque Monody; standup comedy by Jason Delfosse, and Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer's Amazing Sideshow of Science.
A limited edition mystery comic will be sold with all proceeds benefitting First Book Mahoning Valley. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 23 S. Hartford Ave., Youngstown. Admission is free. For more information, call 330-506-1991.