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Mini Farmer’s Market — Northeast Ohio Medical University
Every Wednesday through October, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. 4209 Ohio 44, Rootstown, in Parking Lot A, which is on the southeast corner of campus nearest the Key Bank. More information is available at

Watercolor Painting Class — Historic Zoar Village
Thursdays, Sept. 18-Oct. 23, from 3-5 p.m. Zoar School House, 221 W. 3rd St., Zoar. A watercolor class for everyone wanting to learn new techniques and paint the buildings and landscapes of Historic Zoar Village. Class instructor is Jack Fetzer of Canton. Cost for the six-week class is $60. For more information, call 330-874-3011 or visit

Facebook for Seniors Computer Class — Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
Friday, Sept. 19, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road, Youngstown. See how you can connect with friends and family, send messages and share photos on Facebook. Then call Book-a-Librarian to set up your own Facebook account. For more information, call 330-744-8636 or visit

11th Annual Mychal Clayton Sickle Cell Awareness Walk and Motorcycle Ride — Akron Children’s Hospital
Saturday, Sept. 20, at 8 a.m. Lock 3 Park, Downtown Akron. Gather at Lock 3 Park to walk along the towpath trail behind Lock 3 to Spaghetti Warehouse and back. There will be free food for the walkers and a DJ, music, 50/50 raffle and more. For more information, contact LaTonya Lewis at 330-543-3521or .

Organist Jonathan Ryan — Stambaugh Auditorium
Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. 1000 5th Ave, Youngstown. A native of Charlotte, N.C., Jonathan Ryan began playing the organ at age 8. He has received multiple awards including first prize and the LeTourneau Prize in the 2009 Jordan II International Organ Competition. Tickets are $12. For more information, call 330-259-0555 or visit

“You Can’t Take It With You” — Kent State University
Oct. 3-12 Center for the Performing Arts, Wright-Curtis Theatre, 1325 Theatre Dr., Kent. Add together a family’s eccentric chaos, the IRS, a Russian grand duchess and a love story, and you have a recipe for a happy life. Directed by Kathleen Conlin. For more information, call 330-672-2787 or visit

44th Annual Algonquin Mill Fall Festival
Friday, Oct. 10, through Sunday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy history, food, crafts and entertainment in a pioneer village setting. Admission is $8 per vehicle. For more information, call 877-727-0103 or visit

Silent Film “Speedy” — Stambaugh Auditorium
Sunday, Oct. 19, at 4 p.m. 1000 5th Ave, Youngstown. Organist Todd Wilson accompanies this comedy, originally released in 1928. It is the story of a recently unemployed soda jerk as he becomes a cab driver entrusted with getting Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium and then organizes the neighborhood to save the last remaining horse-drawn carriage. Todd Wilson is head of the Organ Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music. For more information, call 330-259-0555 or visit

Dancing for the Kids — Akron Children’s Hospital
Friday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. Watch local celebrities dance across stage, paired with a University of Akron dance student. For more information or tickets, call 330-543-8037 or visit

Halloween Howls at Newport! — Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 6-7 p.m. Newport Large Meeting Room, 3730 Market St., Youngstown. Halloween party includes games, activities, crafts and treats. Event is intended for school-age children, who may wear costumes. Children under age 7 must be with an adult. Space is limited; make your reservation by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for the Newport Branch. Registration ends Oct. 28.

Ghost Tours — Historic Zoar Village
Friday, Oct. 31; tours leave every 15 minutes from 6:30-7:30 p.m. 198 Main St., Zoar. Stroll through the haunted village and buildings of Zoar. Costumed guides lead the tours and tell tales of spirits past and present. You may even encounter spirits from the past as you visit the buildings. Cost is $15 per adult; $10 per child. Reservations required by calling 330-874-3011. For more information, visit


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