Heritage Day schedule
NILES -- Antique appraisals will be offered during the city historical society's Heritage Day activities Aug. 5 at Ward-Thomas Museum, 503 Brown St. Qualified appraisers will give current value of any two items for a $5 fee. Heritage Day will also feature hand-quilting and blacksmith demonstrations; tours of the 14-room Victorian-era mansion; barbershop music; a bake sale; and a white elephant sale. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students and free for children under 5 years of age.
Car show for kids
AUSTINTOWN -- A Toy Car & amp; Truck Show for children ages 5 through 13 will be part of Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club's 23rd annual Antique, Classic & amp; Special Interest Car Show and Flea Market on Aug. 5 at Austintown Middle School, Mahoning Avenue. Trophies will be awarded in two age divisions and three classes: hand-built by participant, ready-built and pinewood derby or similar hand-built vehicles. In addition, soap box derby racers will be on display.
Admission is $2. Vendors may register now for $5 or $15 on show day. Gate proceeds will go to Freddie Seitz, who is being treated for Goldenhar Syndrome at University of California at Los Angeles Craniofacial Center. For information about the flea market, call (330) 799-8134. For toy car show details, call (330) 792-9350.
WEST FARMINGTON -- Amish pony pulling and Rockin' Country Cloggers are among the features at the 11th annual Farmington Festival from Aug. 3 to 5 in Village Park, one block north of state Route 88. The pony pulling will be at 6 p.m. Aug. 3; music by Fort Huntsburg Band will be at 7 p.m. Aug. 4; and the cloggers will perform at 3 p.m. Aug. 5. There will also be pancake breakfasts during the weekend, a roast beef dinner Aug. 4 at United Methodist Church and an afternoon parade Aug. 5.
YOUNGSTOWN -- Live jazz and the works of N.U.S.E., a poetry group from Cleveland, will be featured at the second annual Urban Slam at the YSU DeBartolo Stadium Club on Fifth Avenue 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 28. All poetry must be original, no vulgarity allowed. The event is sponsored by the YSU NAACP and African Studies. Competitors pay $5 to register, and must sign in at 7 p.m. The winner gets $100. Admission is $8. For information, call (330) 746-1675.