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HOLIDAY GO & DO



Published: Thu, December 13, 2012 @ 8:41 a.m.

TODAY

BOARDMAN: Akron Children’s Hospital Holiday Hopes and Wishes Luncheon, 10 a.m., Mr. Anthony’s, 7440 South Ave. A basket raffle, silent auction, bake sale and auction for an Apple iPad 3rd Generation. Cost is $35 per person. Reservations required at 330-746-9122.

MERCER, PA.: Annual Courthouse Christmas Concert Series, 12:30 p.m., Mercer County Courthouse Rotunda, 2 Court House. 25-minute performance by Commodore Perry High School.

LEETONIA: Leetonia music students will perform at 6 p.m. Leetonia Public Library, 181 Walnut St.

FRIDAY

BOARDMAN: 14th Annual Tuba Christmas Concert, noon, Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road. Over 100 tuba players will perform Christmas carols. For information call Teresa Kirkland at 330-219-2998.

MERCER, PA.: Annual Courthouse Christmas Concert Series, 12:30 p.m., Mercer County Courthouse Rotunda, 2 Court House. 25-minute performance by Greenville High School.

NEWTON FALLS: Live Nativity, 5 to 7 p.m., First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St. The “Rock” youth group is sponsoring the event under the direction of Seth and Heather Howard, with Pastor Arnold Edmondson.

YOUNGSTOWN: North Side Festival of Lights Bus Tour, meeting 5 p.m. at Heart Reach Ministries, 211 Redondo Ave. Guests will tour decorated houses of Youngstown’s North Side and stop by the city Christmas tree, while enjoying carols and cookies.

COLUMBIANA: Holiday Concert featuring local singer-songwriter Chip Richter, 7 to 7:45 p.m., Columbiana Public Library, 332 N. Middle St. Chip will serve up stories, songs and smiles. The concert will include favorite holiday songs both classic and new. No registration is necessary. Call 330-482-5509 for more information.

BOARDMAN: Holiday Concert by seven and eighth grades, 7 p.m., Boardman High School Performing Arts Center, 7777 Glenwood Ave.

YOUNGSTOWN: “Nativity,” 7 p.m., Top Hat Productions, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road; www.tophatproductions.org.

YOUNGSTOWN: Christmas concert with The Wade Raridon Singers, 7 p.m., Shrine of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted, 517 S. Belle Vista Ave. Christmas and classical music.

NEW CASTLE, PA.: B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., Scottish Rite Cathedral, 110 E. Lincoln Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Special performances by Aliquippa Church in the Round Choir and the New Castle High School Drum Line. Tickets from $30 to $40 available through the Heinz Hall Box Office, 800-743-8560.

SALEM: “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular,” 8 p.m., Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St.; 330-332-9688.

WARREN: “A Christmas Carol,” 8 p.m., Kent Trumbull Theater, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW. 330-675-8887.

YOUNGSTOWN: Judy Collins concert presented by the Monday Musical Club, 8 p.m., Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave. Tickets at 330-743-2717.

YOUNGSTOWN: “The Ugly Christmas Sweater Revue,” 8 p.m., Rust Belt Theater Co., Calvin Centre, 755 Mahoning Ave.; 330-507-2358.

YOUNGSTOWN: “Miracle on Easy Street,” 8 p.m., Easy Street Productions, Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St.; 330-743-8555.

SATURDAY

CANFIELD: The Kiwanis Club of Western Mahoning County Club’s pictures with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon at the Farmers Bank, 20 S. Broad St.; 330-502-1460 or cfsmith99@yahoo.com.

POLAND: Craft and vendor sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heritage Presbyterian Church, 1951 Mathews Road. A basket auction, 50-50 raffle and bake sale included. Hot lunches will be sold; 330-501-0123 or visit “A Christmas to Remember” craft and vendor show on Facebook.

HOWLAND: Pet portraits with Santa will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dog Depot, 8026 E. Market St.The cost is $9.95 for one 4-by-6 photo in a Christmas folder. 100 percent will benefit the Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County. For information call 330-856-6032.

YOUNGSTOWN: “A Winter Wonderland” brunch at noon with Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theater, 600 Playhouse Lane, for children 1 to 12. Cost is $7 for children, $10 for adults. Reservations required, seating is limited; 330-788-8739.

LEETONIA: Leetonia Public Library, 181 Walnut St., sequel to the “Christmas Story” at 1 p.m.

BOARDMAN: The Journey to Bethlehem, 1 to 4 p.m. at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, with a live nativity, walk-through drama, live animals, crafts and refreshments. Free. Take nonperishable food items for WFMJ’s Project Feed Our Valley; 330-758-8189.

CAMPBELL: Gospel Temple Baptist Church, 279 Whipple Ave., “Day of Blessings” from 2 to 5 p.m., free Christmas dinner and free gently used clothing. To register for the dinner, call 330-397-8530.

BOARDMAN: Elegant String Quartet Holiday Concert, 5 to 6:30 p.m., St. James Meeting House, Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road.

NEWTON FALLS: Live Nativity, 5 to 7 p.m., First Church of God, 426 W. Broad St., sponsored by the Rock youth group.

HUBBARD: Holiday dinner buffet and dancing, 6 to 11 p.m. at Brentford House, 737 Myron St. SE; $25 per person; call 330-534-1323 for reservations.

YOUNGSTOWN: “Nativity,” 7 p.m., Top Hat Productions, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road; www.tophatproductions.org.

SALEM: “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular,” 8 p.m., Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St.; 330-332-9688.

WARREN: “A Christmas Carol,” 8 p.m., Kent Trumbull Theater, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW.; 330-675-8887.

YOUNGSTOWN: “The Ugly Christmas Sweater Revue,” 8 p.m., Rust Belt Theater Co., Calvin Centre, 755 Mahoning Ave.; 330-507-2358.

YOUNGSTOWN: “Miracle on Easy Street,” 8 p.m., Easy Street Productions, Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St.; 330-743-8555.

YOUNGSTOWN: A toy and food drive and dance at 9:30 p.m. at Choices, inside the Metroplex, Belmont Avenue. Take toys to be donated to the Boys & Girls Club and canned goods for Salvation Army. Entertainment by Youngstown’s Total Package Band, J Trip and Jody B. Toys and food also may be dropped off at the Metroplex main lobby all day Friday and Saturday. Cost is $7; 330-720-2485 or 330-518-0815.

SUNDAY

NILES: Special Santa Christmas Photo Event, 9 to 11 a.m., Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Autism Society for children with special needs. Elves will play games and activities with the children as they wait. Reservations limited at autismohio.org/mahoningvalley; 330-646-4082.

DAMASCUS: “Meet Me at the Manger” performed by children’s choir, performances 10:10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Damasus United Methodist Church, 300 Valley Road. Evening program will include donation of Christmas toys to a local charity and a cookie and punch reception. 330-537-3031.

BOARDMAN: Boardman High School Chorale performance at 10:30 a.m. at Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road. Free. Take nonperishable food items for WFMJ’s Project Feed Our Valley.

SALEM: “Honky Tonk Angels Holiday Spectacular,” 2 p.m., Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St.; 330-332-9688.

YOUNGSTOWN: “Miracle on Easy Street,” 2:30 p.m., Easy Street Productions, Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St.; 330-743-8555.

WARREN: “A Christmas Carol,” 3 p.m., Kent Trumbull Theater, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW; 330-675-8887.

AUSTINTOWN: Dairy Queen Christmas, 5 to 8 p.m., Austintown DQ, 146 N. Canfield-Niles Road. Free sleigh rides, Christmas music, free photos with Santa and Curly the DQ Cone. Santa will arrive at 5 p.m. Drink hot chocolate and roast marshmallows and hot dogs by an outdoor fire; 330-792-3765.

YOUNGSTOWN: Winter Nights Walk, 5 to 7 p.m., Fellows Riverside Gardens. Music, cocoa and sugar cookies at the Davis Center afterward. Bring a nonperishable food item to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank; 330-740-7116.

NEW CASTLE, PA.: “O Come All Ye Faithful: A Musical Celebration of Christmas,” 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson St. Take donations for New Castle City Rescue Mission. Refreshments will follow; 724-652-7706.

YOUNGSTOWN: “The Ugly Christmas Sweater Revue,” 8 p.m., Rust Belt Theater Co., Calvin Centre, 755 Mahoning Ave.; 330-507-2358.

MONDAY

MERCER, PA.: Annual Courthouse Christmas Concert Series, 12:30 p.m., Mercer County Courthouse Rotunda, 2 Court House. 25-minute performance by Mercer High School.

tuesday

MERCER, PA.: Annual Courthouse Christmas Concert Series, 12:30 p.m., Mercer County Courthouse Rotunda, 2 Court House. 25-minute performance by Mercer Elementary School.

wednesday

MERCER, PA.: Annual Courthouse Christmas Concert Series, 12:30 p.m., Mercer County Courthouse Rotunda, 2 Court House. 25-minute performance by Lakeview High School.

DEC. 20

MERCER, PA.: Annual Courthouse Christmas Concert Series, 12:30 p.m., Mercer County Courthouse Rotunda, 2 Court House. 25-minute performance by Reynolds High School.

BOARDMAN: Cookies for Santa, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road. Children will make cookies and waffles that they will decorate to leave as a snack for Santa. Cost for children 3 and older is $5 for a Boardman resident and $7 for nonresident. Tickets at the park office; none at the door.

ONGOING

BOARDMAN/WARREN/YOUNGSTOWN: Humility of Mary Health Partners’ annual Festival of Trees from through Friday at St. Elizabeth Health Center, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; St. Joseph Health Center, 667 Eastland Ave. SE, Warren; and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, 8401 Market St., Boardman. Hours to visit the trees and enter your tickets are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 7 a.m. to noon Friday. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Winning tickets will be chosen at noon Friday. Winners need not be present to win. Tree pickup is 2 to 5 p.m. Friday.

BOARDMAN: Boardman and Austintown Starbucks locations are conducting a Giving Tree campaign through Dec. 21 to benefit the patients at Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. Customers at both locations can select a gift tag from the trees and deliver their unwrapped toy donations on their next visit. Monetary donations also will be accepted; 330-726-0300. For items needed go to www.akronchildrens.org/giving.

BOARDMAN: Musical Holiday Light Display, 5 to 10 p.m., through Jan. 2, Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road. Light displays at Maag Outdoor Theater will be synchronized to music playing on FM 88.9.

CANFIELD: Marines Toys for Tots are collecting new unwrapped toys through Dec. 21 at Kennsington Golf Club, 4171 Westford Place. For every donation the club is offering a gift certificate for 9 holes of free golf. Go to www.KennsingtonGolf.com or call 330-533-8733.

CANFIELD: Canfield Operation Blessing is collecting new or gently used toys for local children. Drop off donations at Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St., by Dec. 19. Parents may select a toy from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 20 at the church.

COLUMBIANA: Joy of Christmas light show from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays through Dec. 16, then daily Dec 17 through Dec. 25 at Firestone Park. Pictures with Santa are $5 at Santa’s Ice Castle the same hours as the light show through Dec. 23; 330-482-3822.

LEETONIA: “Read for Santa” program at Leetonia Community Public Library, 181 Walnut St., through Dec. 22 for preschool through 12th grade. Stamps will be given on a bookmark, which allow the reader to earn candy, a cone from Dairy Queen and a selection of toys. Pick up an entry card at the library; 330-427-6635.

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE: Professional Alliance of ReSalers holiday food drive through Friday to benefit Second Harvest food bank. Participating shops are: Deja Vu DeCor, 4742 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, 330-774-9967; Educational Consignment Plus, 4950 Mahoning Ave., Austintown, 440-715-0877; Second Time Around, 4954 Mahoning Ave, Austintown, 330-779-3733; Penny Pinchers, 6826 Market St., Boardman, 330-788-6736; Once Again Kids, 211 N. Main St., Columbiana, 330-482-3650; Savvy Chic Consignment Boutique, 6 Union St., Columbiana, 330-482-5247; Nona’s Family Closet, 36 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles, 330-759-0824; Stuff, 11734 South Ave., North Lima, 330-559-7776; Hannah’s Closet, 47 W. McKinley Way, Poland, 330-707-0919; Pretty & Plus Shop, 8 State St., Struthers, 234-201-2797; and The Encore Shop, 4427 Logan Way, Youngstown, 330-759-8229.


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