Here are some events happening around the Mahoning Valley


Looking for something to do this week? Check out these events.

Here are some of the events taking place in the Mahoning Valley this week. For more events, see our calendar of events.

YOUNGSTOWN – Registration is open for the Youngstown Playhouse next online course session, “Building a Great Story”, moderated by Michael Dempsey.

Classes, for beginners and experienced writers aged 13 and over, will be held on Zoom from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays from May 16 to June 6. Registration is $ 75 and is due by Friday. Register now here.

The course will explore how the principles of dramatic writing can be applied to all forms of creative writing, including screenplays, novels, musicals, poetry and verbal storytelling, as well as commercial writing, the marketing and branding.

Dempsey is a professional director, actor-singer, novelist and playwright. He is a former television and motion picture comedy writer for CBS, Carsey-Werner Productions, and other production companies.

Through group and individual sessions, participants will develop their storytelling skills and create an original 10 to 15 minute piece, culminating in a guest reading on June 13.

The course is suitable for novice playwrights looking to learn the basics, experienced writers looking to hone their skills, and people from other disciplines looking to deepen their understanding of the motivational power of storytelling.

Class sizes are limited and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

YSU will host an online session on the graphic and interactive design program

YOUNGSTOWN – Youngstown State University Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts has scheduled an online session at 6 p.m. today on the Graphic + Interactive Design program.

Michelle Nelson, Faculty of Art, and Stephanie Smith, Interim President, will moderate the session.

Students and families will have the opportunity to ask questions and get information.

Click on here record. A link will be sent by email to access the session.

Oak Hill Collaborative Offers Broadband Workshops This Week

YOUNGSTOWN – The Oak Hill Collaborative will offer for free Emergency broadband advantage workshops Wednesday and Saturday.

Hour-long workshops start at 2 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. Saturday at 507 Oak Hill Ave.

Oak Hill Collaborative staff will help attendees navigate the verification and registration process for high-speed emergency benefits, review the availability of low-cost Internet services, identify low-cost PC choices, and to provide training and education options.

“No one should have to choose between paying their Internet bill or paying to put food on the table,” Pat Kerrigan, executive director of the Oak Hill Collaborative, said in a statement. , eligible households will have a new way to access virtual learning, connect to telehealth for healthcare or, perhaps, learn new skills online and search for their next job.

Current ISP programs already provide discounted service to eligible residents. The provision of emergency broadband service will provide an additional rebate of up to $ 50 per month on broadband service to qualifying households.

Eligible households can also take advantage of a one-time discount of up to $ 100 to purchase a laptop, desktop or tablet from participating vendors.

For more information and to register for the workshop, call 330-406-0271.

Registrations are due before Thursday for the celebration of the wedding anniversary

YOUNGSTOWN – The Office of the Ministry of Life, Marriage and Family of Youngstown Catholic Diocese hosts a wedding anniversary celebration to honor couples who are celebrating their 25th, 40th, 50th or more this year.

The celebration will take place at 2 p.m. on June 13 at St. Columba’s Cathedral, 159 W. Rayen Ave. Couples planning to attend the celebration should register with their parish by Thursday.

The wedding anniversary celebration will include Mass with Bishop David J. Bonnar, renewal of marriage vows and a personalized certificate for each couple. Couples can attend Mass in person at St. Christopher’s Cathedral or participate remotely via the live broadcast on the Diocesan website. Limited places are available for couples at the cathedral.

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