The Update | Silent Horror Film at Stambaugh; Trick or Treat at Playhouse, Stadium

YOUNGSTOWN – Stambaugh Auditorium will present the silent film “The Monster” with live pipe organ accompaniment by Jay Spencer at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The annual event typically attracts over 1,500 people.

“The Monster” is a 1925 horror film starring Lon Chaney as Dr. Ziska, an insane surgeon overseeing an abandoned sanitarium where he conducts bizarre experiments. The story follows the meek clerk Johnny, who doubles as an amateur detective, as he investigates the strange happenings and attempts to stop Dr. Ziska and save his friends.

Spencer has been playing the organ at the Canton Palace Theatre since the early ’90s, and performing with silent films there for 13 years.

He prepares his repertoire for silent film accompaniment by watching the film several times and then utilizing popular music from the era to complement the themes and characters of the films.

Tickets are $7 (plus fee) and available at or by calling 330 259 0555.

The show will also be livestreamed for free on the Digital Concert Hall app; information can be found on the website.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact JoAnn Stock at or 330 747 5175.

Trunk or Treat at Youngstown Playhouse

YOUNGSTOWN – The Youngstown Playhouse will host its second annual Trunk or Treat on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 4-7 p.m. in The Youngstown Playhouse parking lot, 600 Playhouse Lane.

This event will offer community resources, as well as a fun, safe and centralized trick-or-treating experience for children and their families. Participants will be able to judge decorated cars and vote on the best dressed one.

Participating community organizations planning to decorate their trunk and pass out treats include DeYor Performing Arts Center, Opera Western Reserve, Stambaugh Auditorium, The Youngstown Air Reserve Station, The Youngstown Symphony Society, McKee Foos Photography, Spark Motherhood, and Station Square.

Community organizations can register until Oct.  7 by contacting education coordinator Emelia Sherin at

Trick or Treat at Eastwood Field

NILES, Ohio – The Scrappers will present the annual Trick or Treat at Eastwood Field on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from  6 to 8 p.m. for children age 12 and under.  Ticket quantities are limited and are available on a first come first served basis. Children and adults will require a ticket. Tickets are $1 each and will be available starting Friday, Sept. 23, at the Scrappers team office at Eastwood Field. 

Anyone who donates canned goods at the event for Feed Our Valley will receive a free general admission Scrappers ticket valid during the 2023 season.

A “fast pass” is available for $10. Available only to the first 100 children, it includes admission for one child and two adults to skip the line and get in at 5::45 p.m.

Oktoberfest on the Square Fundraiser

WARREN, Ohio — Oktoberfest on the Square will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4-8 p.m. on Courthouse Square.  Oktoberfest is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Trumbull County Historical Society.

Twenty-two local businesses as well as six local restaurants and six Ohio breweries (Modern Methods, Paladin, Noble Creature, Aeonian, Birdfish, and Unhitched) will be represented. “This year the event is growing with increased food options as well as a snack tent, and we are providing more family friendly activities than ever before,” said Historical Society director Meghan Reed. Pony rides will be available from 5-7 p.m. Food options will include bratwurst, sauerkraut, spaetzel, German potato salad and pretzels.

Activities will include a grape stomping competition, the tapping of the keg, ax throwing, 50/50 raffle, and music by the Youngstown Saxon Brass Band.  There will also be gingerbread cookie decorating, face painting, and junior grape stomping game early in the evening.

Presale tickets are $25 until Friday, Sept. 23, and include a German inspired meal and two drink tickets.  A discounted $15 ticket is available for children ages 12-20.  Children under 12 are free. Adult tickets are $30 when purchased at the door.

To purchase tickets, go to or the Oktoberfest on the Square Facebook event page.

Virtual Field Trip to Cleveland Museum

KENT, Ohio – Ohio Learns 360, an initiative of Ohio’s PBS stations including PBS Western Reserve, will present a free virtual field trip to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Thursday, Sept. 29. There are sessions available at 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The event is perfect for families, children at home, after-school programs and other child-care providers. To sign up, go to 

 This virtual field trip will include a behind-the-scenes look at the museum’s operations, exhibits and more.

‘Elf’ and ‘Polar’ Experience for Kids at Robins

WARREN, Ohio – “The Elf Experience” will take place Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 3 at noon.

The holiday event for children will feature a visit from Buddy the Elf, a screening of the film “Elf,” photo opportunities, live music and more. Tickets for children and adults are $23.50. An optional “Magical Goodie Bag” is also available for $17.50. It includes popcorn, a nonspill beverage, cookie, a commemorative mug and maple syrup.

No outside food or beverage will be permitted. For information, contact Moxie Events at 330 759 4570.

Tickets will go on sale on Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. at and at the Robins Theatre box office located at 160 E. Market St., Warren, Ohio.

Moxie will present a similar event, “The Polar Experience,” based on the movie, “The Polar Express,” at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 andf 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at The Robins Theatre.

Tickets are $23.50 (plus applicable fees); a  “Magical Goodie Bag” is available for $17.50

 Ticket details are the same as for “The Elf Experience.”

‘Goldfinger,’ ‘The Birds’ at The Robins

WARREN, Ohio – The Robins Theatre will screen the classic James Bond film “Gold finger” on Saturday, Sept. 24, and the Alfred Hitchcock thrill “The Birds” on Oct. 1. Show times are 7 p.m.

Tickets are $7 and are on sale now at and at the box office

Westminster Planetarium Schedule

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa.  – Join the Westminster College Planetarium under the starts for four different shows this fall season. 

“Dinosaurs: A Story of Survival” will be shown at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 23. It is an exciting adventure of Celeste and Moon as they journey through time. Stargazers will see fascinating transformations that dinosaurs underwent over millions of years, creating giant creatures, armored beasts and super predators as Celeste discovers the key to their survival. Recommended for ages 5 and up. 

Two showings of “Rising Star” will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, and Friday, Oct. 14. “Rising Star” takes students on an astronomical journey from our beginnings through the development of astronomy research in South Africa and looks at what the future of astronomy holds for the country. Recommended for ages 12 and up. 

The Planetarium will get into the Halloween spirit with two showings of “Halloween: Celestial Origins” at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, and Monday, Oct. 31. Explore the night sky and learn about the history of Halloween, how it fits into the seasons as a cross-quarter day and what planets and start will be out on Halloween evening. Recommended for ages 7 and up. 

 “Navajo Skies,” the final show of the fall season, is a full-dome animated star show featuring authentic Navajo astronomy stories told in Navajo and English, with traditional Navajo songs and Native American flute music. Showings will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, and Friday, Dec. 2. Recommended for ages 12 and up. 

 The programs are free and open to the public, but reservations are necessary due to limited seating. 

To register for information, click here

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.