The Update | Labyrinth Walks to Open; ‘Deaf Guy’ Comedian at Brew Works

CANFIELD, Ohio – The Ursuline Education & Wellness Center, 4280 Shields Road, will begin its 13th year of labyrinth walks.

While the labyrinth is open year-round, themed and guided labyrinth walks are offered by trained facilitators during the warm-weather season.

Each walk is led by a different facilitator, either an Ursuline Sister or associate, with the meditation centering on a related theme. This year’s theme is compassion, a virtue central to the programs of Ursuline Sisters Mission.

All people of faith are invited to these free, weather-permitting events. Each walk takes about half an hour.

Here is the schedule:

  • May 21, 2 p.m.: Compassion as a Way of Life;
  • June 15, 6:30 p.m.: Compassion for One’s Self;
  • July 20, 6:30 p.m.: Compassion for God’s Creation;
  • Aug. 17, 6:30 p.m.: Compassion for Family;
  • Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m.: Compassion for the Marginalized;
  • Oct. 15, 2 p.m.: Compassion for the Journey.

The labyrinth is open from dawn to dusk. There’s no cost to use the labyrinth, which is handicapped- accessible with ample parking.

Printed guides are provided at the labyrinth’s entrance, giving suggestions for following the path, but there is no right or wrong way to experience the sacred walk.

For information, call the Ursuline Education & Wellness Center at 330 799 4941 or visit

Deaf Comedian Justin Loncar at Steel Works

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Comedian Justin Loncar will perform at 7 p.m. May 27 at Steel Valley Brew Works, in the DeBartolo Commons area of Southern Park Mall.

The show, a collaboration between StoneFruit Coffee and White Glove Payroll, will also feature opening acts Brad Klein, known as “the CODA Comedian,” and Sandro Hatibovic.

Tickets are $10 each, and only 300 will be sold.

Loncar, who is deaf, is a rising star in the comedy world, and his performances are enjoyed by both hearing and deaf audiences.

Packard Museum Joins Blue Star Program

WARREN, Ohio – National Packard Museum will join museums nationwide in the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer.

The 2023 program will begin on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 20, and end on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 4. Find the list of participating museums HERE.

Blue Star Museums is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in collaboration with the Department of Defense and participating museums across America.

Celebration of Israeli Independence at JCC

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation will celebrate 75 years of Israeli independence from 3 to 10 p.m. May 21 at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane.

Participants will learn about Israel’s diversity, food, art, technological advances and more through games, crafts and other activities.

Included will be a shuk (marketplace), buffet dinner, junior Maccabee Games, live music by a klezmer band and more.

The cost for the buffet dinner is $10 per person or $25 per household. There is no cost for the other activities, but registration is required. RSVP for the buffet or other activities by contacting Nancy at or 330 746 3250, ext. 108, by May 15.

Jordan Ballet School Concert at Robins Theatre

WARREN, Ohio – The Jordan School of Ballet in Cortland will present “Journey through America” at the Robins Theatre on Sunday, June 4, at 2 p.m.

The dance concert is a patriotic celebration of the United States and will include staples such as “America the Beautiful,” “Stars and Stripes Forever,” “1812 Overture,” as well as pieces from musical theater, George Gershwin and Scott Joplin.

Tickets are $25 and $18 (plus applicable fees) and are on sale at and the box office.

 Pictured at top: Visitors walk the labyrinth at the Ursuline Education & Wellness Center in Canfield.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.