Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Return of the Monsters, 7 p.m.: Bad Habit and some other tough-sounding trucks will roar at Canfield Fairgrounds grandstand. Tickets are $18 ($12 for kids) at the gate.

v Fake Fest, 5 p.m.: Bands will do their best KISS, Ozzy and Kid Rock at the Quaker Steak and Lube complex, 101 E. Chestnut St., Sharon, Pa.

v Natalie Sprouse, 7:30 p.m.: Singer- songwriter will perform with special guest Maureen Collins at Salem Community Theater, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688.

v Almost Queen, 6 p.m.: Opening the show for this Queen tribute band will be J.D. Eicher and Jukebox Heroes. It’s at Warren Community Amphitheater, Mahoning Avenue, downtown Warren (tickets are $7).

v Giant Garage Sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: A little bit of everything will be available at this annual fundraiser for Angels for Animals at Canfield Fairgrounds.

“Anna Nicole Smith” (8 p.m., Lifetime): This TV movie follows the infamous rise and fall of Vickie Lynn Hogan (Agnes Bruckner), a pretty but plain girl who grew up in a small Texas town and transformed herself into a voluptuous, Marilyn Monroe-esque Playboy pinup and model. Martin Landau co-stars.

“CMT’s 20 Greatest Redneck Videos” (9 p.m., CMT): No further explanation is necessary.

For complete listings, see TV Week magazine, included in today’s paper.

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“Community Connection” (7 a.m. Sunday on 21 WFMJ-TV; and 7 p.m. Tuesday on Time Warner Cable community access channel): With the Fourth of July approaching, Jerry Bostocky, vice president of Phantom Fireworks, will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss fireworks safety.

Next, Lori Factor, director of the Youngstown State University Summer Festival of the Arts, will discuss the annual event.

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Hoyt seeks entries for juried art show

New castle, pa.

The Mid Atlantic Juried Exhibition will open Oct. 1 and run through Nov. 1 at the Hoyt Center for the Arts, 124 E. Leasure Ave.

Entries are now being accepted. The deadline to submit works is July 27. The juror is Michael O’Sullivan, art and film critic at The Washington Post since 1993.

All artists from the mid-Atlantic states are eligible. An application and instructions are available at or by calling 724-652-2882 ext. 14.

Free youth theater program at Top Hat


Top Hat Productions is now taking applications for its free summer youth program “The Starbelly Sneeches.” The six-week program teaches youths age 5 through 12 the basic concepts of theater, including song, movement and stage presence, while building self-esteem.

The program, on Wednesdays, begins July 17.

A meal is served at each session. A performance for family and friends will be Aug. 25.

All children must be pre-registered. Call 330-307-8384.

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