Kent Summer Stock includes youth acting classes
Kent State University at Trumbull Theater in Champion will offer two youth acting classes in conjunction with Summer Stock 35.
The Beginning Acting class includes improvisation, basic acting technique and theatre games. The Musical Theatre class contains singing, choreography and acting. The hour-long classes run for eight weeks on Mondays in June and July and are open to students ages 7 to 17.
The cost is $45 per class, and enrollment is limited to 20 students in each class. To register or for more information, call 330-675-8887.
Gallery talks focuses on artists, celebrities
Louis Zona, director of the Butler Institute of American Art, and Gene DeCaprio of the Westminster College Celebrity Series will talk about their experiences with famous artists and celebrities in a gallery talk at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Butler, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown.
”Ah, Yes! I Remember It Well” will feature the two men trading stories about some of the well-known figures who have visited the Butler and Westminster over the years.
Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come basis. For more information, call 330-743-1107.
Seraphim Chorus plays doubleheader
The Seraphim Chorus, under the direction of Kris Harper, will present performances of ”100 Years of Broadway” this weekend.
The concerts will feature soloists James McClellan, Kiyan Taghaboni, Alexis Musgrove, Sue Sivak, Betty Jones and Tom Hatthorn. The chorus is accompanied by Kathy Miller.
A free will offering will be collected at a concert at 7 p.m. Friday at St. James the Apostle Parish, 4019 U.S. 422, Pulaski, Pa. A 6:30 p.m. event at St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown, will be a dinner-concert performance. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered by calling 330- 799-3931.
30 Mile Meal plans Earth Day fundraiser
30 Mile Meal, a group dedicated to raising awareness about the availability of locally grown food, will have an Earth Day Tasting Fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Magic Tree Pub & Eatery, 7463 South Ave., Boardman.
The event will include a tasting of Ohio made beers and wines as well as food samples from local vendors. Products also will be available for sale at the event.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information, call 330-718-8659.
Victorian Players offer youth theater workshop
The Victorian Players will offer a summer theater workshop, “Victorian Ventures in Youth Theater,” for students ages 8 and older.
Classes, which run from July 8 to Aug. 9, will be offered in oral interpretation, diction, stage movement, improvisation and creative dramatics and will culminate in a production of ”The Princess Who Had No Name.
The cost is $50. Parents of younger children will be expected to help with supervision of the children. Classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 to 1:45 p.m. and 2 to 2:45 p.m. For more information, call 330-533-8789.
Former poet laureate comes to KSU
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will do a poetry reading today at Kent State University in Kent in celebration of National Poetry Month.
Collins is the author of several books of poetry, including ”Ballistics,” “Nine Horses,” “Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems” and “Questions About Angels,” which was selected for the National Poetry Series. His works have appeared in textbooks, anthologies and periodicals like Poetry, American Poetry Review and The New Yorker. Collins has received awards and recognition from the New York Foundation of the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation.
The program starts at 7:30 p.m. today at the Kent Student Center Ballroom. The reading is free and open to the public. A U.S. Poet Laureate exhibit will be on display in the Kent State University Library throughout April.
Sutliff offers spring open house
The Sutliff Museum will have a spring open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday.
The public is invited to have some punch and cookies along with a visit to the Victorian parlor featured in the museum, located on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. The parlor was created with furniture, paintings and memorabilia from the Sutliff family home, which was built in Warren in 1850 and located on High Street. The family home was maintained in authentic Victorian style until the death of Phebe Temperance Sutliff in 1955.
On display during the open house will be a collection of Victorian Easter cards and teapots made by the Hall China Company, which is located in East Liverpool. The teapots will remain on display through April. For more information, call 330-399-8807, Ext. 121.
Staloff paintings displayed at Butler Trumbull
The work of New Jersey artist Fred Staloff is featured in a exhibition currently on display at the Butler Institute of American Art Trumbull Branch, 9350 E. Market St., Howland.
”Interiors and Landscapes” includes paintings that span six decades of the artist’s career. Staloff is a member of Allied Artists of America, Audubon Artists and Artists’ Fellowship Inc., and his work has been shown in solo shows at The James A. Michener Art Museum, Galerie Mouffetard, Paris; Atelier Decida, Paris; Kunstzall Polder, The Hague, Holland; and Galerie des Jeunes, Paris.
The 50 paintings, which are part of the Butler’s permanent collection, will be on display through May 5. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, call 330-609-9900.
MetroParks Farm plans animal baby shower
Mill Creek MetroParks Farm will celebrate the arrival of spring with a farm animal baby show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield.
Visitors will be able to see and pet some of the new arrivals at the farm. Cake and punch will be provided while supplies last.
Admission is free. Wagon rides and a craft will be available for $2 per person or $5 per family. For more information, call 330-533-7572.
Dana choirs perform spring concert
The Dana School of Music will present its spring choral concert, “Humanity and Deity in Choral Music,” at 8 p.m. Monday at St. Columba Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown.
The concert will feature the YSU Dana Chorale, University Chorus, and the Symphonic Choir. The program under the baton of Hae-Jong Lee, will be accompanied by the Dana Chamber Orchestra, a brass quartet and organist Kathryn Miller. It will also feature several vocal soloists, including Lauren Corcoran, Rebecca Enlow, Emily Alcorn, Victor Cardamone, Anthony Ventura, William Hogue and Chris Nutter.
A free-will offering will be collected. For more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.
Crown Theater stage Wilde comedy
Crown Theater Productions will stage the Oscar Wilde comedy ”The Importance of Being Earnest” the Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana.
The cast features Erich Offenburg, Leigh Ann Kocanjer, Caleb Pieplow, Amy Arthurs, Ginger Wilczak, Jim Couchenour, Kate Murphy, Kevin Clark and Brian Moore.
Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and April 12-13 and 2 p.m. Sunday and April 14. Tickets are $13 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and younger and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com and by calling 330-482-9915.
GLSC unveils renovated NASA center
The Great Lakes Science Center will celebrate the opening of its renovated NASA Glenn Visitor Center on Saturday with free admission for children ages 12 and younger.
The redesigned visitor center will feature more than 9,000 square feet of new galleries with 50 new interactive exhibits, artifacts and media. The NASA center moved to the science center in 2010, and the renovations were financed through a $5 million capital campaign.
NASA engineers will be on hand for Saturday’s festivities, and the first 300 guests will receive a free bag of astronaut ice cream. For more information, call 216-694-2000.