Organizations that purchase a Western Reserve Public Media nonprofit paid promotional announcements on-air package
also receive a free listing in our Select Events column
in both The Alternative and online. If you are interested
in taking advantage of our on-air package for nonprofits,
call the station at 1-800-554-4549.
Wynona & Friends, “Stories & Songs” – Stambaugh Auditorium
Friday, Jan. 30, at 8 p.m. 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Experience the timeless tales of the artistry of Wynona Judd as she takes you on the journey of her 30-year career. Hear the stories that inspired her to record the songs, create the tours and make recording history To order tickets, call 330-259-0555 or visit http://stambaughauditorium.com.
Crowd the Covelli – Akron Children’s Hospital
Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. Covelli Center, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown. The Youngstown Phantoms hockey team will play Cedar Rapids. The Phantoms will be wearing special child-inspired jerseys that will be raffled off at the end of the game. Raffle tickets will also be sold during the game. Proceeds from both raffles, and $2.50 of each admission, will benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. For tickets, call 330-747-7825.
Mad About the Arts 20th Anniversary Celebration – WYSU
Friday, Feb. 20, at 6 p.m. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Benefitting the John J. McDonough Museum of Art, YSU’s Center for Contemporary Ideas, Art, Education, and Community and WYSU FM, the night begins with Wine Craft and Connoiseurship, followed by the YSU Jazz Ensemble 2 and the YSU Jazz Combo. Finish the night off with live dance music by Redline. For more information, visit http://wysu.org/content/featured/mad-about-arts-tickets-now-sale. To purchase tickets, visit http://wysu.org/madaboutthearts.
Gospel Meets Symphony – Akron Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 p.m. E.J. Thomas Hall 198 Hill St. Akron. Gospel Meets Symphony combines the power of 200 voices with a first-rate orchestra in a high-combustion mix of two great musical traditions. It brings together talent from all over northeast Ohio, making us one community year after year. For tickets, call 330-972-7570 or visit http://akronsymphony.org.
U.S. Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus – Akron Civic Theatre
Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St., Akron. Western Reserve PBS is the Presenting Media Sponsor for this very special music-filled evening. Tickets are free but are required for admission. For more information, call 330-253-2488 or visit http://akroncivic.com.
2015 Tri-County Heart Ball – American Heart Association
Saturday, Feb. 28, at 6 p.m. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. This evening includes dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction. The proceeds go toward the mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. For more information, visit http://youngstownheartball.heart.org.
Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival — Fellows Riverside Gardens
Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. “Soar Into Reading” during the ninth annual Children’s Book Festival at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. Western Reserve PBS, the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Mill Creek MetroParks and Altrusa Club of Youngstown present an event that brings together authors, illustrators, book characters, storytellers and hands-on activities for children to promote literacy in the Mahoning Valley. Bring your camera and come to the Western Reserve PBS booth for a meet-and-greet with the lead characters from the popular PBS Kids show “Peg + Cat”! For more information, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-740-7116.
Kay Jewelers Pavilion – Akron Children’s Hospital
Sunday, April 26, from 1-4 p.m. 1 Perkins Square, Akron. Akron Children’s Hospital invites you to celebrate its 125th anniversary with the unveiling of its new Kay Jewelers Pavilion, a building totally unlike any other pediatric facility in this region. For details about the community grand opening event, visit http://125.akronchildrens.org.