The Update | Rotary Calendars on Sale; Festival of Trees at Fellow Gardens

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – The Rotary Club of New Castle’s 2022 calendar is now available for purchase.

The calendar highlights 12 historic homes that are still standing. A photo of each home from its early days is juxtaposed with a current photo, along with the history of the home. 

The calendar costs $20 and can be purchased in time for holiday gift giving. All proceeds benefit Rotary Club of New Castle initiatives. Photos were provided by the Lawrence County Historical Society.

Those who buy the calendars have a chance to make money from it.

The calendars are numbered from 000 to 999 and a daily drawing will be based on the Pennsylvania Lottery’s three-digit evening number. All numbers are played straight as drawn and daily awards are $25, except on five bonus days where winners receive between $100 and $500.

Calendars will be available for purchase at the following locations:

  • Baker Tilly (formerly Arnett Carbis Toothman), 2599 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
  • C.J. Cochran & Co., 409 N. Jefferson St., New Castle.
  • Cialella & Carney Floral Designs, 1006 S. Mill St., New Castle.
  • Lawrence County Historical Society, 408 N. Jefferson St., New Castle, Pa.
  • Phil Fitts Ford, 3250 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
  • Visit Lawrence County, 229 S. Jefferson St., Suite 101, New Castle.

Festival of Trees at Fellows Gardens

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Winter Celebration: Festival of Trees will begin Dec. 4 and run through Jan. 7 at the Davis Education Center at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave.

The free event will feature 60 trees uniquely decorated by local nonprofits. Visitors will also be able to participate in a scavenger hunt and view the seasonal flowers on display. 

The exhibition will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hours will be extended until 7 p.m. every Saturday from Dec. 4 to 18 so guests can enjoy the outdoor light display.

Inside the Davis Center, there will be live music and special appearances by characters Moana and Blippi on Dec. 4; and Ana, Elsa and Spiderman on Dec. 18.

The gift shop and Kravitz Garden Café will also be open. For information, call 330 740 7116.

YSU Youth Orchestra in Concert

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Area high school and middle school students in the YSU Youth Orchestra will perform a concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave. 

Tickets are $5 (free for children under 12 and those with a valid YSU ID).

Formerly the Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra, the group is now sponsored and supported by the Cliffe College of Creative Arts and the Dana School of Music. It is open to students ages 13-18 by audition.

The 31 students in the middle school orchestra will perform first. Then, the full student orchestra, which has more than 70 members, will perform.

Free Jazz Concert at Bliss Hall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – A free concert by the Youngstown State University jazz quintet and sextet, led by David Morgan, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, in Spotlight Theater, lower level of Bliss Hall, on the YSU campus. All visitors are required to masks.

The concert will feature original music and arrangements by YSU students Chandler Carpenter, Enzo Chiodi, Lucas Ciesielski, and Mason Ciesielski, as well as American Songbook standards.

New Exhibitions at McDonough Museum

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The McDonough Museum of Art on the campus of Youngstown State University will open three additional exhibitions this week.

The Fall Graduating BFA Exhibition and the MFA Collaborative Project Exhibition will also remain on view.

The new exhibitions are “Talking with Mascots,” with work by Francesca Baldarelli, Alex Ferrante, Jeremiah Ibarra and Rachel Sanders; Missy McCormick’s “creating (a) space;” and Dustin Grella’s “Animation Hotline Shorts Exhibition.” An opening reception for the shows will take place Dec. 3 from 3 from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibitions will remain on view through Dec. 18.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.