Thursday, August 25, 2005
Mustang auto showcoming to Metroplex
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Mustangs are coming! The Mahoning Valley Mustangs automobile club will host a Mustang Club of America Grand National car show Labor Day weekend.
The show will be Sept. 2-4 at the Holiday Inn Metroplex in Liberty. It will include 400 Ford Mustangs from 30 states and Canada. Corporate sponsor displays, vendors, a Chinese auction and door prizes will be part of the event.
Registration and classification will take place Sept. 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a hospitality party for the participants. On Sept. 3, registration will close at 10 a.m. Judging will follow. A banquet will be held in the evening.
The awards ceremony will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 4.
Spectator parking will be in Churchill Park, just north of the Holiday Inn. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for Tod Children's Hospital. Donors will be eligible for prize drawings.
Back-to-schoolblock party on North Side
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Whole Man Ministries is sponsoring a back-to-school community block party from noon to 9 p.m. on Sept. 3 on Park Avenue, next to Wick Park, on the North Side.
The theme is Stopping the Violence. Guests will include mayoral candidate Jay Williams, Councilman Richard Atkinson, WRBP-FM music director Frankie Halfacre and WANR radio personality Michele Stevenson.
Other guests will include national recording artists Lucky Penny and Jareed Andrews.
Butler opens sales gallery
YOUNGSTOWN -- The Butler Institute of American Art has opened a Fine Arts Sales Gallery on the main level of the museum. It is located in the former gift shop, which has been moved to the Andrews Pavilion addition.
The sales gallery is currently displaying works by 15 professional artists. The artists themselves staff the gallery as volunteers and are available to meet interested visitors by appointment.
A variety of media, styles and prices are represented. A portion of each sale goes to the museum's free education programs and free admission program.
Want to be a docent?
YOUNGSTOWN -- Each year, thousands of visitors come to the Butler Institute of American Art. They are introduced to the museum and the world of art by a group of knowledgeable docents.
Docents are specially trained volunteers who guide visitors. If you are interested in becoming a docent, call the museum's education department at (330) 743-1711, extension 114. Classes begin Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.