Today’s entertainment picks:
v “9 to 5, the Musical,” 7:30 p.m.: A live version of the famed 1980 film starring Dolly Parton, on state at New Castle Playhouse, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle, Pa.; 724-654-3437.
v “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” 6 p.m.: A student musical at Columbiana High School, 720 Columbiana-Waterford Road, Columbiana; 330-482-3818.
v Kentucky Derby day: Mark the occasion with a mint julep at Hallidays Winery, 2400 NE River Road, Lake Milton; 330-654-9463.
v Civil War lecture, 7 p.m.: Allen C. Guelzo of Gettysburg, Pa., a leading expert on the war between the states, will give a presentation titled “Was the Civil War the Second American Revolution?” at the new Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 W. Federal St., downtown Youngstown; 330-743-2589.
v Art sale and open studio, noon to 5 p.m.: The Ward Bakery Building artists colony will be open to the public. It’s at 1024 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-718-2696.
“Mr. Hockey: THE GORDIE HOWE STORY” (9 P.M., HALLMARK CHANNEL): “Mr. Hockey: The Gordie Howe Story” is a film that recalls the NHL icon (Michael Shanks) who ended a brief retirement in 1973 — at age 45 — and became the league’s only player to suit up in five different decades.
For complete listings, see TV Week magazine, included with 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): Child and Family Solutions organization will celebrate National Foster Care and Mental Health Awareness Month with a special fundraising event in which the community can participate.
Heather Craver and Danette Palmer will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the event, how individuals can become foster parents and the numerous services available to families who are experiencing mental-health issues.
Next, Dr. Tonia Farmer-Pitts and audiologist Kathie Griffith will discuss the dangers of potential hearing loss from ear buds and other devices used to listen to music.
They will offer healthier solutions.