The Update | Drumline Live at Westminster; Youngstown Flea to Launch Season

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.  – Westminster College Celebrity Series will present Drumline Live at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in Orr Auditorium.

The show, created by the musical team behind the hit movies “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat,” embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the marching band experience associated with historically Black colleges and universities.

It gives audiences the experience of an HBCU halftime show.

To reserve tickets, call the Celebrity Series Box Office at 724 946 7354 or go to

Youngstown Flea Season Begins Saturday

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Flea, a Market for Makers, will start its eighth season Feb. 11 with a Valentine’s Day-themed sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Flea is located at 365 E. Boardman St., downtown.

The other dates in the monthly market will be March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, Aug. 12, Sept. 9, Oct. 7 and Nov. 11. Additional holiday pop-up markets will be announced later.

Go to for information.

Stained-Glass Classes at Trumbull Gallery

WARREN, Ohio – The Trumbull Art Gallery will offer Make and Take stained-glass classes this month.

Three workshops are planned that will give students a choice of completing one of two stained-glass art pieces.

The classes will take place Feb. 16, March 16 and April 20 from noon to 3 p.m. The cost is either $60 or $100, depending on which art kit is selected.

Advanced payment and registration is required. To learn more, go to or call 330 395 4876. The gallery is at 158 N. Park Ave.

‘Creating a Character’ Theater Workshop

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering “Creating a Character,” a theater workshop for ages 10 to 17 at 5 p.m. Mondays from Feb. 20 through March 27 at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane. Registration is required by Feb. 16.

Participants will learn how to bring a character in a script to life. The cost is $75 for JCC members and $100 for nonmembers. Go to to register.

‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ Opera for Kids

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Emerging Artists of Opera Western Reserve will present the children’s opera “Jack and the Beanstalk” at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12, in the Grand Ballroom at Stambaugh Auditorium.

This performance is adapted from music by Gilbert and Sullivan, the Victorian-era theatrical partners, who created works such as “The Pirates of Penzance” and “The Mikado.”

This educational and entertaining production is appropriate for children of all ages. At the conclusion, the cast will meet and interact with the audience. The show features stage direction by Robert Pierce.

Tickets are $8 (children) and $10 (adults) and are available Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., by calling 330 259 9651; at the DeYor Performing Arts Center box office; and online at

Friendly Squares Schedule Monthly Dance

NILES, Ohio – The Friendly Squares’ next monthly square dance will take place Saturday, Feb. 11, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the Niles Scope Center, 14 E. State St.

Gene Hammond will be the caller, and Frankie Hammond will cue the line dances. Valentines will be the theme for the dance. This will be a High/Low dance, with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancers. Dress is casual. Admission is per person. For information, call Gene Hammond at 330 506 3370.

Lit Youngstown Winter Gala 

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Lit Youngstown will host Just Desserts: A Lit Winter Gala at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Great Hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Tickets and information are available at

The gala will include readings by creative nonfiction writer David Giffels of Akron, author of “The Hard Way on Purpose” and “Barnstorming Ohio”; and poet Philip Brady of Youngstown, author of “The Elsewhere: Poems & Poetics” and “To Banquet with the Ethiopians.”

Craig and Christine Duster, owners of POP! Art, Books and Culture bookstore in Boardman, will award prizes in this year’s book title-themed costume contest. Attendees will enjoy music by Andrew Karkoziak’s jazz trio. Desserts, hors d’ouevres and cocktails donated by community members will include literary-inspired desserts such as butter-beer cupcakes (Harry Potter), Turkish Delight (The Chronicles of Narnia) and a huge chocolate cake (Matilda). Artworks by Liz Testa, Linda Vasconi, Daniel Rauschenbach, Maryann Limmer and Elayne Bozick will be auctioned, and guests can take a chance on a Willy Wonka-inspired golden ticket raffle.

Workshop on Writing Short Fiction at JCC

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering an introduction to writing short fiction workshop for ages 15 and older from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at the JCC, 505 Gypsy Lane.

In this workshop led by Mari Alschuler, participants will learn about point of view, dialogue and using nouns and verbs in interesting ways. Participants should bring a notebook and pen.

The cost is $10 for JCC members and $15 for nonmembers. Registration is required by Feb. 5. Visit to register.

Pictured at top: Drumline Live will come to Westminster College on Saturday.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.