Car show to benefit veterans
A car show to benefit the Travis Mills Foundation will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday outside the Sunrise Inn Restaurant, 510 E. Market St., Warren.
Registration starts 10 a.m. Saturday, and the fee is $10 for cars, trucks and motorcycles. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, dash plaques and trophies awarded with entertainment by DJ Jeff Burke.
All proceeds benefit the Travis Mills Foundation, which supports “recalibrated veterans” — those who became amputees in service to their country — and their families through long-term programs that help them overcome physical obstacles, strengthen their families and provide well-deserved rest and relaxation.
For more information, call 330-392-5176.
Animal-themed art show returns
The second All About Animals Art Show will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Courthouse Square, West Market Street and North Park Avenue, Warren.
The event was started by Kari Crawford, whose animals became her therapy after she was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in 2010 that required three surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy. The show will feature artists selling paintings, photographs, jewelry and other items as well as information booths from organizations focused on animals. Those attending with their pets will be able to help their animals make their own art.
Admission is free.
New play staged at Playhouse
A reading of “The Happiness They Seek,” a new play by Boardman native Rob Zellers, will be staged 2 p.m. Sunday in the Moyer Room at the Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane.
The play is set in 1995 at the last remaining steel mill in Youngstown, and the characters include a private equity takeover artist with a personal history he is trying to escape and a community activist in a desperate struggle to save her dying city. Pat Foltz will direct the reading with a cast featuring Laura Collins Phillips, Nick Kerpsack, Matthew Mazuroski, John Cox, Nick Wic and Lexi Denney.
Admission is free, but seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 330-788-8739.
Gibbons exhibit opens at gallery
An exhibition by artist Charles “Bud” Gibbons opens today at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown.
Gibbons is a highly accomplished painter and professor emeritus at Penn State University, New Kensington campus. His work can be found in private and public collections across the country and internationally. This exhibition features works large scale landscapes, en plein air palette knife works, figurative works and still lifes.
The work will be on display through Oct. 11 in the Thomases Family Endowment of the Youngstown Jewish Area Federation Art Gallery, where an opening reception is scheduled from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today. For more information, call 330-746-3250, Ext. 195.
Entries sought for 54th TAG Annual
Entries for the 54th TAG Annual will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Trumbull Art Gallery, 158 N. Park Ave., Warren.
All work must be original, current (completed within the last three years) and never before shown at the gallery. Youngstown artist Tony Armeni will be the juror for this year’s show. Artists who are accepted will be notified by Tuesday. Work not accepted for the TAG Annual can be shown at the Nissen Gallery at Trumbull Regional Medical Center for a Salon des Refuses exhibition.
Entry forms can be downloaded at www.trumbullartgallery.com. The 54th TAG Annual will be on display Sept. 8 through Nov. 3 with an opening reception from 6 to 9 p.m Sept. 8.
Wine Spectator awards Station Square
Station Square Restaurant received a 2018 Best of Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine.
The publication compiles a list annually of the top restaurant wine lists across the country. Those selected are recognized for their wine presentation and knowledge as well as offering a wine list with at least 350 selections.
Station Square, 4250 Belmont Ave., Liberty, was the only restaurant in Trumbull and Mahoning counties to receive the designation.