MetroParks host book festival
Plant the Seed to Read, the Youngstown Area Children's Book Festival, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mill Creek MetroParks' Fellows Riverside Gardens.
The family-friendly event brings together authors, illustrators, book characters, storytellers and hands-on activities for children to promote literacy in the Mahoning Valley. This year's theme is "Reading Road Trip." Special guests include storyteller and actor Tim Hartman, author Nancy Roe Pimm, author Nancy K. Wallace and author Paul Orshocki. Children can also visit the Western Reserve PBS booth area to meet and pose for photos with Daniel Tiger and Princess Presto.
The eighth annual event is presented by Western Reserve Public Media, the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Mill Creek MetroParks and the Altrusa Club of Youngstown. For more , call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-740-7116.
Opera company seeks members
Opera Western Reserve is seeking members for its Board of Trustees.
The new board members will be elected at its meeting on June 10 and will serve three-year terms. Those interested should send their name, contact information, and a brief biography to admasst@ operawesternreserve.org.
Opera Western Reserve is going into its tenth year of presenting professional opera in the Mahoning Valley. Its next production will be "Don Giovanni" on Nov. 14 at Stambaugh Auditorium.