Rodeo weekend planned at Hoppel’s Arena


Rodeo will return to Hoppel’s Arena Friday and Saturday. The crew will include rodeo clown Rusty McCray from Florida, and bullfighter Adrian Mast of Winesburg, Ohio.

Shows begin both nights with entertainment at 7 p.m., and the rodeo at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the Salem Giant Eagle, East Palestine Sparkle Market, and Save-A-Lot in Rogers and Lisbon. Tickets also will be sold at the door for $12 ($8 for children).

On Saturday, teen groups of four or more can purchase tickets for $8. For information, go to hoppelsarena.com.

Music inspired by Pernotto art


Lars Brondum will perform original music inspired by a painting by Youngstown artist James Pernotto at Greyland Gallary, 25 W. Boardman St., downtown, at 8 p.m. Friday. Admission is free.

Pernotto’s painting, which will be on display, is based on the anti-war rally and subsequent fatal shooting of four students by National Guardsmen at Kent State University in 1970.

Brondum’s music explores the interaction between acoustic and electronic instruments and straddles the border between written works and improvisation. He performs using an analog modular synthesizer, Theremin, effect pedals and a laptop.

An alumnus of the Dana School of Music, he lives in Stockholm, Sweden, where he is involved in the Music and Art Society Fylkingen, and is a professor of music at the University College of Skovde.

Military appreciation weekend at museum


Active military personnel and veterans, and their families, will get free admission this weekend to the Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave.

The museum will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. The weekend event will include outdoor games and crafts for children, and a large “thank you” banner for attendees to personalize. There also will be guest speakers at 2 p.m. each afternoon in the Carriage House, including Judge Robert Milich on Friday; retired Army Major Carl Nunziato on Saturday; and Major Brent Davis from the 910th Youngstown Air Reserve on Sunday.

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