Humorist to appear
WARREN -- Sibling rivalry, nagging and upper-arm flab are just a few of the subjects touched on by Lori Borgman, the first guest of the YWCA of Warren's Trumbull Town Hall Celebrity Series. Borgman will appear at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 6 at Packard Music Hall.
Borgman's appearance will take the place of actress Jane Seymour, who had to reschedule her appearance for April 5, 2006.
Borgman's writing appears in 325 papers in the United States and in 25 papers in Canada. She is the author of "I Was a Better Mother Before I Had Kids," which will be available for purchase at the lecture.
A luncheon will be held at the Avalon Inn immediately following the lecture. Town Hall subscribers and guests may attend for $13. Advance reservations must be made by contacting the YWCA of Warren, 375 N. Park Ave., Warren, or by calling (330) 373-1010.
Season tickets are available for $60, and single tickets for the Borgman lecture are $25 ($5 for students). Other speakers in the lecture series are Edgar Robb, who was an undercover FBI agent who infiltrated the Mafia, 10:30 a.m., Nov. 9; and Dr. Elliot Engel, a scholar and performer, 10:30 a.m., March 8.
Annual Welsh hymn festival scheduled
NILES -- The 79th Niles Gymanfa Ganu (Welsh Hymn Festival) will be held at 3 p.m.Oct. 2 in the McKinley Memorial Auditorium, 40 S. Main St.
The festival is a celebration of the heritage of Wales with music that is sung in both Welsh and English. Musical director for the festival will be Geraint Wilkes, "The Welsh Tenor," originally of Aberystwyth, Wales, and now of Milwaukee.
Music will be provided by Shenango Valley Chorale, including a special performance of John Rutter's "Psalm 23." This piece will also feature oboist Loyal Mould and soloist Megan Morris, who recently won the U.S. national Eisteddfod. She will perform her winning Eisteddfor selections, "Gwynfyd" and "Cartref." Accompanist will be Sally Sampson of Deerfield.
A traditional tea will be held after the entertainment in the auditorium. Admission is free. For more information, call Nelson L. Llewellyn at (330) 847-9892.
Actress bows outof Carousel production
AKRON -- "American Idol" finalist (season 3) Camile Velasco has chosen to leave the Carousel Dinner Theatre's production of "Footloose," running Wednesday through Nov. 12. Velasco will instead go on the road to promote her new single from her upcoming album.
Vanessa Ray, a West Coast actress, will replace Velasco in the role of Rusty.
Annual Chalk Festivalplanned in Cleveland
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Museum of Art annual Chalk Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 18. This year's festival will again be held on the museum's South Terrace, overlooking Wade Lagoon.
Admission is free, but there is a minimal cost for participation. A large square and a 24-color box of chalk are $15, while a small square and a 12-color box are $7.50. Sign up when you arrive. Groups are encouraged to pre-register for the event by calling (216) 707-2483, before Sept. 14. Non-paid advance registrations will be held until 1 p.m. Sunday. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
This free, daylong event involves thousands of participants and spectators in a display of brilliant color and creative fun.
STRONGSVILLE -- The Warrensville Heights Coin Club will hold its annual three-day coin show Oct. 28-30 at Michaud's Party Center, 16808 Pearl Road (Route 42), about a mile south of Route 82, Strongsville.
The show will have 100 nationally known coin dealers, who will buy, sell, trade and identify coins from all over the world. Several dealers will also have a selection of gold and silver bullion as well as jewelry for sale.
Registration and parking is free. Admission is $2.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30.