The Update | ‘Field of Dreams’ Actor at Scrappers Event

NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers will present Dinner on the Diamond with “Field of Dreams” actor Dwier Brown on Saturday, Sept. 30, at Eastwood Field.

Brown played the father of Ray Kinsella (played by Kevin Costner) in the acclaimed 1989 movie.

Dinner on the Diamond will consist of a buffet dinner, silent auction and 50/50 drawing, presentation and Q&A with Brown, photos in the outfield and a screening of the movie “Field of Dreams.” Guests can bring gloves and play catch in the outfield.

VIP meet and greet table tickets are available to guarantee time with Brown. These include dinner and two drink tickets. Single VIP table tickets are $100 each, and $700 for a full VIP table (eight people). General table tickets include dinner and are $75 each and $500 for a full table (eight people). Tickets are on sale HERE

Early entry for VIP will be at 5 p.m., with the main gate opening at 5:30 p.m.

Summer Festival of the Arts Seeks Volunteers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Summer Festival of the Arts is seeking volunteers for this year’s event, which will be July 8-9 at Wean Park, downtown. 

The festival brings together artists, performers, musicians and art enthusiasts.

Volunteers play a vital role in the success of the event. To sign up as a volunteer or for more information, go to by July 1. Contact Katie Merrill at with questions.

Tickets on Sale for USFL Playoff Game, Championship

CANTON, Ohio – Tickets are on sale for the USFL North Division Championship, Saturday, June 24, and the USFL Championship, Saturday, July 1, at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. 

The Pittsburgh Maulers will battle the Philadelphia Stars in the North Division Championship, with the winner taking on either Birmingham or New Orleans for the title.

Prices range from $30 to $100 for the Division Championship and $33 to $120 for the Championship. Both games start at 8 p.m. Promotional discount rates for groups and season ticket holders are available. All tickets can be purchased online HERE.

Each game ticket also provides access to a special pregame fan celebration, with entertainment to be announced soon.

The USFL is a spring professional football league playing in four hub cities, Canton among them. The Pittsburgh Maulers and New Jersey Generals shared Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on the campus of the Hall of Fame Village during the regular season.

Fireworks Celebration on July 3 at Westminster

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College’s annual Independence Day celebration, featuring a concert and fireworks, will take place Monday, July 3, at Brittain Lake, on the campus.

The old-fashioned, family-oriented celebration, now in its 32nd year, will begin at 7:30 p.m. with music by the River City Brass Band. Ryan Keeling, director of choral activities at Westminster College, will be the featured soloist.

The evening will be capped by a fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, although a free-will offering will be taken.

Attendance in recent years has reached more than 5,000, so early arrival is suggested. Free parking is available throughout Westminster’s campus.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for seating, as well as picnic baskets and refreshments. Food vendors will also be on site.

In case of rain, the concert will take place in the Anderson Amphitheater.

Sip and Paint at Jewish Community Center

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown is offering a two-hour sip and paint class at 6 p.m. June 29, for ages 18 and older, at the Logan Campus, 3245 Logan Way.

Participants will create an inspirational pineapple-themed painting while sipping on tropical drinks. The cost is $25 for JCC members and $30 for nonmembers. Register HERE.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.