Library hosts flood program
A free illustrated presentation about the Great Easter Flood of 1913 is planned for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
Guest speaker Trudy E. Bell has been researching the Great Easter 1913 storm system, devastation, and legacies since 2003. According to Bell, the Great Easter Flood of March-April 1913 was the most widespread natural disaster suffered by the United States. It claimed more than 1,000 lives in parts of 15 states, including Ohio, and caused devastation to the heart of the industrial north, including railroads, bridges, dams, telephone and telegraph communications, steel mills, water treatment plants, and city centers. She is the author of the picture book “The Great Dayton Flood of 1913.
Admission is free. For more information, call 330-399-8807, Ext. 128, or visit the library’s website at .
Seniors group stages musical revue
Trumbull Senior Production Company will stage the musical revue ”More Than Just Broadway” for two performances at Champion High School,
The group strives to enrich the lives and health of people ages 50 and older through performances and participation in annual musical productions, including all aspects of the performing arts, while striving for professionalism.
Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10, and proceeds from the show will aid a scholarship fund established to help a Trumbull County graduate further his or her education in the performing arts. For more information, call 330-984-1970.
Musical benefits Rescue Mission
Tickets are on sale now for a performance of 34west Theater Company’s ”Sock Hops and Soda Pops” to benefit the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley.
The event includes a buffet at 6:30 p.m. July 12, followed by the show, which is described as a “blast from the past and feel-good musical.”
The benefit will be at Antone’s Banquet Centre, 8578 Market St., Boardman. Tickets for the dinner-show are $50 and are available by calling Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley at 330-744-5485.
Performers sought for talent show
The Warren Trumbull County African American Achievers Association is looking for contestants for a talent show that will be a part of the 29th African American Festival in downtown Warren.
The talent show will run from 3 to 6 p.m. June 8 in Courthouse Square and is open to singers, singing groups, dancers, bands, poets and (clean) rappers. Trophies and studio time will be awarded to the winners. The talent show will be broadcast on cable public access stations in Warren and Youngstown.
To sign up or for more information, contact Greg Johnson at 330-720-2485.
Big Chuck, Lil’ John return to Packard Museum
Tickets are on sale now for the return of “Big Chuck & Lil’ John Live!” on June 15 at the The National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
The long-time movie hosts on WJW-TV in Cleveland will introduce the 1959 cult classic ”Plan 9 from Outer Space,” which has been called the worst movie ever made. During the movie’s ”commercial breaks,” the duo will perform live comedy skits and show vintage film clips from their series. During intermission, Big Chuck and Lil’ John will sign books and autographs for their fans in the museum lobby.
Tickets are $25 and $20, and seating is limited to 300 people. For tickets or more information, call the museum at 330-394-1899.
A Taste of Love reunites for album, concert
A Taste of Love will play a dinner concert Friday at Tiffany’s Banquet Center, 601 Bedford Road S.E., Brookfield.
The R&B vocal group from western Pennsylvania known for such mid-’70s recordings as ”Cindy” and ”Love Meditations” reunited in 2012, and the group is celebrating the release of its first studio album in 40 years with ”Timeless.” Friday’s show will feature Taste originals as well as tributes to such acts as The Temptations, The Drifters, The O’Jays, The Four Tops, The Spinners and The Dramatics.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with cocktail hour, followed by dinner at 7 p.m. The music will start at 7:45 p.m. with “Ms. Motown” Debbie T. Tickets are $25. For more information, call 330-448-0778 or 724-734-9233.
Butler features pastel artist
An exhibition featuring the work of Rhoda Yanow opens Sunday at the Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown.
The New Jersey native has shown her pastel paintings nationally and internationally since studying at Parsons School of Design and the National Academy of Design in New York City. The Butler exhibit includes portraits, still lifes and landscapes done in pastels.
A meet-the-artist reception is planned from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, and the exhibition will run through July 14.
Keaggy celebrates solo anniversary
Youngstown native Phil Keaggy will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of ”What a Day,” his first solo album, with a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at C.O.B. Stage, 2543 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls.
”What a Day” was the first album released by Keaggy after he left the band Glass Harp to pursue a career in Christian music, and he’s gone on to win multiple Dove Awards for his solo work while still reuniting regularly with his Glass Harp bandmates John Sferra and Daniel Pecchio.
Tickets range from $20 to $40 and can be ordered by calling 855-223-1008.
Pops orchestra salutes veterans
The Cleveland Pops Orchestra will present its 13th Annual “Salute to Our Armed Forces” at 8 p.m. Friday at Severance Hall, 11001 Euclid Ave., Cleveland.
Carl Topilow will lead the orchestra in a program featuring Aaron Copland’s ”Lincoln Portrait,” Tchaikovsky’s ”1812 Overture,” John Williams’ ”Hymn to the Fallen,” all of the military branches’ theme songs and a patriotic sing-along. Joining the orchestra will be the Cleveland Pops Chorus, Mutual Gifts Gospel Choir, The Gates Keystone Club Police Pipes and Drums, Cleveland Grays Color Guard, Joint Veterans Honor Guard and former Cleveland Cavalier Austin Carr, who will be the narrator on ”Lincoln Portrait.”
Tickets range from $20 to $82 and can be ordered by calling 800-686-1141.