Sutliff Museum sets Saturday open house
An open house is planned from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Sutliff Museum, located on the second floor of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren.
Decorated in Victorian style with patriotic themes and natural materials from the seashore, the museum recaptures the spirit of the late 1800s. The parlor area is complete with furniture and decorative items from the 1850 Levi Sutliff home on High Street in Warren. Homemade cookies and punch will be served at the free event.
The museum is operated by the Warren Library Association. For more information, call 330-399-8807, Ext. 121.
LaBrae schools host carnival
The LaBrae Homecoming Carnival runs this weekend at the LaBrae Schools Complex, 1001 N. Leavitt Road, Warren Township.
The LaBrae High School Marching Band will lead a parade a 5:30 p.m. Friday to start the festivities. Other activities planned for the weekend include a 5K race at 9 a.m. Saturday and a Duck Race at 1 p.m. Sunday.
The carnival will be open from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Serbian Day Picnic celebrates 81 years
The 81st Serbian Day Picnic will be Sunday at Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 54 Laird Ave., Youngstown.
The event, which originally was started by area Serbian immigrants and took place at Idora Park, later was moved to the church grounds. The picnic begins at noon and offers a variety of traditional foods, including barbecued lamb and pork sold by the pound, cevapcici (grilled sausages), kolbasi and kraut sandwiches, chicken paprikash and homemade donuts. Musical entertainment will be provided by Libby’s Tamburitzans from noon to 2 p.m. in the Serbian Hall and by Djuro Klipa of Pittsburgh in the Pavilion from 4 to 9 p.m. (rain or shine).
Admission is $3. For more information, call 330-550-6628 .
Howland native conducts orchestral concert
The Scintas will be backed by the Akron Symphony Orchestra for a concert at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron.
The concert is being co-produced by Orchestral Events, founded by Howland native Mariano Longo, who will be conducting the orchestra on Saturday. Longo started the company to create concert events that mix classic rock and pop with a classical orchestra and can be scheduled by orchestras for their pops concert series.
Tickets are $62, $52, $42 and $32 and are available through Ticketmaster.
Artists sought for show in Sharon
Entries by CD are due Aug. 12 for the Community Artworks Regional Art Exhibition.
The show will run Oct. 3-26 at the James E. Winner Jr. Arts & Culture Center, 98 E. State St., Sharon, Pa. Community Artworks is based in Cortland and encompasses artists from northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania.
Comedians play Sharon ACC
Three New York comedy veterans will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the James E. Winner Jr. Arts & Culture Center, 98 E. State St., Sharon, Pa.
Pat Dixon is a regular on VH1’s ”Best Week Ever” and has appeared on his own Comedy Central special as well as “The Late, Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Chris Roach has been seen on Comedy Central and had a recurring role on the soap opera ”One Life to Live.” Mark Riccadonna is a Brookfield native who now lives in New York and has performed for U.S troops around the world.
Tickets range from $18 to $28. For more information, call 724-983-8222.
Pioneer fest returns to Pymatuning
The 20th Pymatuning Pioneer & Art Festival runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the dam in Pymatuning State Park in Linesville, Pa.
The event includes a Civil War Encampment, a Native American encampment, Ben Franklin and Abraham Lincoln impersonators, an antique tractor show, water rescue demonstrations, 60 crafters and many food vendors.
Admission is $1, and parking is free. For more information, call the Jamestown Area Historical Society at 724-927-9473.
Farm to Fork dinner benefits United Way
Tickets are on sale now for the second Farm to Fork Dinner, which is scheduled at 5 p.m. July 28 at White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown-Salem Road, Canfield.
The evening, presented by Covelli Enterprises, will feature a complete menu of locally grown and produced items, private shopping in the White House farm market, wagon tours of the farm and orchard and musical entertainment by the Jack Ciarniello.
Tickets are $100 per person with seating limited to 100 people. Proceeds will benefit the United Way. For tickets or more information, call 330-746-8494.
Artist leads workshop at Butler
Acclaimed artist Mary Whyte will teach a two-day artists’ workshop at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown in conjunction with an exhibition of her work opening in September.
Whyte has been featured on ”CBS Sunday Morning” and has attracted notice for her figurative watercolors, particularly her depictions of the African-American Gullah women of Johns Island, S.C. She is the subject of the recent biography ”More Than a Likeness: The Enduring Art of Mary Whyte.”
The exhibition will be on display Sept. 8 through Nov. 24, and Whyte will lead a two-day artists’ workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 10 and 11. The cost is $450. To register or for more information, call 330-743-1107, Ext. 122.
Straw Hat stages ”Legally Blonde”
”Legally Blonde the Musical” opens Friday as part of the Straw Hat Theatre season on the grounds of Ashtabula Arts Center, 2928 W. 13 St., Ashtabula.
The musical, directed by Kimberly Godfrey, is based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon as a California fashionista who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and proves there is more to her than perfect hair and a bright pink wardrobe.
It will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday and July 19-21 and 25-27. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for students and senior citizens and $11 for children ages 12 and younger. For reservations or more information, call 440-964-3396.
‘Big Night Out’ is off in Austintown
The Big Night Out Tour scheduled for Wednesday at Rodeo Music Hall in Austintown has been canceled.
The tour originally was slated to feature past hitmakers Fuel, Hoobastank, Lit and Alien Ant Farm, but Lit posted on its website Friday that the band was off the tour “due to circumstances beyond our control.”
Promoter Corey Ward said with Lit off of the tour and no replacement act planned, they decided to cancel the Austintown show.
Butler offers docent training classes
The Butler Institute of American Art is offering classes for new docents (volunteer tour guides) beginning Sept. 10.
Anyone interested in learning about art and willing to share time and knowledge with museum visitors is qualified. Each year children and adults participate in programs conducted by Butler docents experiencing the difference art can make in their lives.
Docent classes are held from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays from September through March. For more information, contact the Butler Education Department at 330-743-711, Ext. 114, or email email@example.com.