Today’s entertainment picks:
v Whistle Blow, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Steam whistles were a familiar sound in the Mahoning Valley in the days when steel mills lined the river. You can hear them again at this annual event in the parking lot of B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.
v Guitar Shorty, 9 p.m. and 11 p.m.: Two shows by the old-school R&B guitarist, featuring singer Miss Priscilla, at Monteen’s, 3807 Belmont Ave., Liberty; 330-759-3699
v Eliot Lewis, 8 p.m.: Guitarist who performs with Hall and Oates will be at the Dash Inn, 2716 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-793-5030.
v Holiday craft show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Concessions, kids activities, a raffle and basket auction will be part of the show at the St. Nicholas Church Great Hall, 64 Fifth St., Struthers; 330-755-9819.
v “Specter of Treason — The Oswald Trial,” 7:30 p.m.: The audience renders the verdict in this fictional trial for the man who assassinated President Kennedy. At Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455.
“Let It Snow” (8 p.m., Hallmark Channel): “Let It Snow” is a new holiday movie. This one is about a grinchy executive (Candace Cameron Bure) assigned to overhaul a beloved winter lodge. Our guess is that her heart will grow three sizes before this is over.
“Swamp Pawn” (10 p.m., CMT): You may have never seen this show and you have no idea if it’s any good, but the episode title, “The Crawfather,” is propably more entertaining than anything else on tonight.
For complete listings, see TV Week magazine, included in today’s paper.
LOCAL TOPICS ON TV
“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV, and at 11 a.m. on WBCB): The Survivors Exhibition Project and Traveling Exhibit, dedicated to the life and times of Holocaust survivor William Vegh, will be discussed when Vegh’s daughter, Rochelle Miller, and Bonnie Burdman of the Jewish Community Center join host Madonna Chism Pinkard on this week’s show.
Finally, Addonnus Harden of the Hands On Volunteer Network (HOVN) RSVP Lead Program will discuss opportunities for senior citizens.
“Increase the Peace” (today at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on MyYTV): Al Stabilitio, Renee Walton and Francine Jefferies of Mahoning-Youngstown Community Action Program will join host Andrea Mahone to discuss the upcoming changes at the agency due to budget cuts.
“A Conversation with Dee” (8:30 a.m. Sunday on WKBN-TV): Former Youngstown State University President Les Cochran and his wife, Lin, will join host Dee Crawford to discuss his new novel, “Signature Affair.”
Canfield Community Concert Band will give a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Eastwood Mall’s Center Court. Eric Bable is the conductor.