The Update | Boardman High Rock Orchestra Concert; Taylor Swift Tribute at Stadium

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Project Mayhem, Boardman High School’s rock orchestra, will present its annual show at Spartan Stadium at 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 17. The stadium is on the high school grounds on Glenwood Avenue.

This year’s concert will be followed by fireworks.

Project Mayhem is a group of more than 40 student musicians. The set list will include songs ranging from Foo Fighters to the Zac Brown Band, and Guns ‘N Roses to Olivia Rodrigo.    

Tickets are $10, with seating on the bleachers and blanket-only seating on the lawn, and can be purchased at the high school’s main front entrance on school days between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets will also be sold at the gate. The rain date is May 18.

Taylor Swift Tribute at Eastwood Field

NILES, Ohio –The Miss Americanas, a Taylor Swift tribute band, will perform at Eastwood Field at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9.

The family-friendly show celebrates the eras of Taylor Swift’s music.

Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now at and the Eastwood Field box office. A limited number of suites are available for $325 each.

Historian to Discuss Hike-Bike Trails

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local historian Jacob Harver will discuss the evolution of industrial roads into modern hiking and biking trails that started as industrial roads in a presentation at noon Thursday, May 16, at Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., downtown.

A significant gap in the national network of hike-bike trails exists in the Mahoning Valley.

Admission is free, and guests can bring a lunch.

Exhibit on Elegant Tableware at Tyler

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A new exhibit that focuses on elegant dining accoutrements, including dishware and glasses, over the past 200 years will open Tuesday, May 14, at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., downtown, and run through Aug. 18.

The exhibit was created by Youngstown State University students in the Art for the Table course taught by Johnathan Farris during the spring semester.

It features a range of tableware in ceramics, glass, metal and other materials.

Each of the 20 art history students chose a theme relating to the customs and objects used for dining. They researched the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s collection, as well as private collections, finding objects that tell the story of how dining has evolved.

From everyday plates, cutlery and platters to celery vases and pickle dishes, the exhibit will celebrate the art of the dining experience.

The Tyler is open from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Color Run at New Castle’s Riverwalk Park

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Art & Education at the Hoyt’s third annual Color Fun & Run will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at Riverwalk Park, downtown.

The event is a noncompetitive 5K run, open to the public, in which participants are showered with clouds of colored powder as they pass by the spectators.

Race registration is now open HERE for all ages. Participants can take advantage of the early bird discount by registering before May 11. After that date, the fee is $30; and $40 the day of the event.  

Registration includes a white T-shirt and finishing medal. Children age 12 and under can enter for free with a paid adult (no T-shirt provided).

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Scrappers Offer Game Tickets for A’s

NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers will again reward students for A’s on their report cards.

Students can present their report cards at the box office before the June 28-30 games and receive one free general admission ticket for each A. Equivalent grade markings will also be accepted.

Pictured at top: Keegan Kilpatrick performs as part of Boardman High School’s Project Mayhem.

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