The Update | Scrappers Bobblehead Nights; Art Exhibit at Medici Museum

NILES, Ohio – The Mahoning Valley Scrappers will have three bobblehead giveaway games in the upcoming season. The first 1,000 fans in through the gates will receive one for free.

Fans can be guaranteed all three bobbleheads with a special three-game ticket package that starts at $44. Tickets are available at and the stadium box office, and by calling 330 505 0000. The offer ends May 10.

The dates and bobbleheads are:

  • June 7: Team mascot Scrappy, in Margaritaville Night outfit. Gates open at 5 p.m.
  • July 20: Brayan Rocchio, who was a Scrapper in 2019. Gates open at 6 p.m.
  • Aug. 3: Jose Ramirez, who was a Scrapper in 2012. Gates open at 6 p.m.

Works by Ohio Artists at Medici Museum

HOWLAND, Ohio – In Touch, an exhibition of contemporary works by 13 Ohio artists curated by the Riffe Gallery in Columbus, will open Sunday, April 21, at the Medici Museum of Art, 9350 E. Market St., and run through July 2.

An opening reception will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

“After years of pandemic-induced distance and absence, it seems we are still relearning what to do with ourselves,” Megan Young, curator of the exhibition, said in a statement. “One response to the lingering unknowing has been a return to the body as the subject of creative inquiry. This exhibition gathers 13 artists from across Ohio whose practices build from embodied knowledge and whose works navigate the unruly task of being together. Each piece offers a pathway back to sensation, physicality, and interpersonal connection.”

The artists in the exhibition are Hala Abubaker, Kate Budd, April D. Felipe, Amber N. Ford, Kate Hampel, Elaine Hullihen, Yusuf Dubois Abdul Lateef, Rebecca Nava Soto, Pipo Nguyen-duy, Sarah Paul, Lo Smith, Laura Swedenborg and Britny Wainwright.

Garden Luncheon Programs at Firestone Park

COLUMBIANA, Ohio – The Columbiana Women’s Club, a civic organization operating a century house at 121 N. Main St., has announced this year’s luncheon events at Idabelle Firestone’s Gathering Place & Garden at Firestone Park.

Tickets are $25 per person, with lunch served at noon, and $15 per person for the program only, which starts at 12:30 p.m.

Reservations are required. Make checks payable to Columbiana Women’s Club and mail to the club at: 121 N. Main St., Columbiana, OH 44408. Include the number of tickets/attendees for each program choice when sending in payment. For information, call 330 207 1470.

Here is the schedule:

  • May 2: Lilacs Then & Now, with Skip McCullough of Meadowbrook Nursery.
  • June 6: What’s the Buzz about Pollinator Gardens? with Cindy Tyler, Terra Design Studios.
  • July 25: Hydrangeas in the Landscape, with Eric Barret, Extension Service.
  • Aug. 15: Harvesting and Preserving and Careers in Gardening and Horticulture, with a panel of Extension service master Gardeners.
  • Oct. 5: Color in the Autumn Garden, with Keith Kaiser, Pittsburgh Botanical Garden.

Performing Arts at YSU Next Week

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Cliffe College of Creative Arts at Youngstown State University will present the following programs during the week of April 22:

  • Monday: The Department of Art’s Junior Portfolio Review opens in the Judith Rae Solomon Gallery. It is a presentation of junior-level students’ work for review by a studio faculty committee prior to beginning their senior-level studio art coursework. The Review will close Friday. The Solomon Gallery is located on the second floor of Bliss Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday: The “Best of Annecy 2023” film screening will take place in the McDonough Museum of Art Lecture Hall at 5:30 p.m. The Annecy International Animation Film Festival is the largest of its kind in the world. The McDonough’s program includes a series of international shorts and custom opening sequences by Gobelins Paris students.
  • Tuesday: The Dana School of Music presents a concert by the YSU Wind Ensemble and the YSU Concert Band at 7:30 p.m. at Stambaugh Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and free for anyone with a valid YSU ID at or at the door.
  • Wednesday: The Dana Guitar Ensemble will perform at 12:15 p.m. at The Butler Institute of American Art.
  • Friday and April 28: The Dana School of Music Voice Studio will present “Little Women,” an opera, at 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Sunday in Ford Theater, Bliss Hall.
  • Recitals: Dana Guitar Ensemble, Monday, 7:30 p.m., Bliss Recital Hall; Composition Studio, Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., Bliss Recital Hall; Tuba and Euphonium Studio, Thursday, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Youngstown; Contemporary Ensemble in concert, Thursday, 7 p.m., Spotlight Theater, Bliss Hall.

RDNA to Perform at Fundraiser at Penguin City

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Dylan’s House, a local nonprofit that supports families affected by autism, will have a fundraiser at 2 p.m. April 28 at Penguin City Brewing.

The event will include live music by rock band RDNA, food trucks, basket raffles and more.
Tickets can be purchased at

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.