Sutliff offers Civil War glass program
A program on Civil War-era pattern glass is scheduled Tuesday as part of the Sutliff Museum's Victorian Collections and Coffee series.
Ellen King an appraiser, historian, dealer and writer will focus on antique glass tableware of the 1860s, how it was made, how it reflected the styles of the times and what its value is today. Audience members are invited to bring in one or two pieces from their own collections for King to identify and appraise informally.
The morning will begin with coffee and pastries at 9 a.m. followed by the program at 9:45 a.m. in the Thomas Meeting Room of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. Admission is free. For more information, call 330-395-6575.
Snowflake Ball tickets available
Tickets are on sale now for the Snowflake Ball sponsored by USA Dance, the Youngstown-Warren Ballroom Dancers Association.
The ball will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Dec. 8 at Avon Oaks Ballroom, 1401 N. State St., Girard, and will feature a buffet dinner and dancing, including smooth ballroom, Latin, swing and hustle.
Tickets are $40 for adults and $30 for students and advance purchase is required. For tickets or more information, call 330-502-5492 or go to www.usadance2015.com.
Sax player joins youth band
The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band will be joined by guest artist Joseph Murphy for a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
Murphy, a saxophone professor at Mansfield University in Pennsylvania, has premiered more than 40 new works and is a clinician for the Selmer Corporation. The performance will include Gustav Holtz' "Second Suite in F," "Chorale and Shaker Dance" by John Zdechlik, "Fusion" by Brian Balmages and Dennis Sichner's "Fantasy and Chorale" featuring Murphy. The concert also will feature the Stambaugh Youth Concert Band Percussion Ensemble directed by Tyler Husosky. The band is under the direction of John Veneskey, Brandt Payne, Husosky and Eric Bable.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students and senior citizens and will be available at the door.
Guitarist plays recital
Canadian guitarist Jeffrey McFadden, a lecturer at the University of Toronto, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at Youngstown State University's Bliss Recital Hall.
He has been a featured performer at several international music festivals. In 1992 McFadden was awarded a Silver Medal in the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Competition and was also a prize winner in the 1993 Great Lakes Guitar Competition. His debut recording was the first in the "Laureate Series" on the Naxos label and was released worldwide. His classical repertoire includes works by J.S. Bach, A. Barrios, R.R. Bennett, L. Berio, and A.C. Jobim.
Admission is free. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.
Pride seeks new marchers
High School seniors interested in being a member of the Youngstown State University Marching Pride can attend Senior Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Some of the activities include watching the MP game day rehearsal; attending the pre-game Ice Breaker performance; watching pre-game and halftime performance, and staying for the YSU vs. North Dakota State game. Questions will be answered about participating in the Marching Pride, and students will perform with the Marching Pride in the stands during the game.
Students can sign up at www.ysubands.org.
Former YSU president signs novel at Butler
Former Youngstown State University President Les Cochran will sign copies of his novel "Signature Affair" on Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown.
The novel looks at sex, politics and backroom machinations on a midwestern college campus, and the protagonist is a university president juggling affairs with five women when his wife finds out.
Cochran will sign books from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m .and give a presentation at 2:15 p.m. The book will be for sale in the Butler gift shop.