Today’s entertainment picks:
v Serbian Day Picnic, 3 p.m.: Pastries, live music, lamb and other specialties at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, 420 N. Raccoon Road, Austintown.
v Ghoul Mansion, 7 p.m. to midnight: R.J. Haddy, a contestant on Syfy’s “Face Off” series, will greet folks who come to this Halloween haunted house at 66 N. Main St., Sharon, Pa.; ghoulmansion.com.
v Badfish, 7 p.m.: Sublime tribute band at Nelson Ledges Quarry Park ($50, includes camping), near Garrettsville; nlqp.com.
v Beaver Township Autumnfest, 1 to 5 p.m.: Family festival at the township’s nature preserve on state Route 165; 330-549-3993.
v Quinn Patterson, 9 p.m.: Comedian returns to the Funny Farm comedy club, inside Mojo’s Pub and Grill, 6292 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-759-4242.
“The Cheating Pact” (8 p.m., Lifetime): This week’s Lifetime movie lesson? Don’t agree to take a college-entrance exam for a friend, because if your score isn’t high enough, you could end up dead. Thanks to “The Cheating Pact” for that one.
“Saturday Night Live” (11:30 p.m., NBC): The venerable sketch- comedy series returns after a mass cast exodus with new comics and host Tina Fey. Arcade Fire is the musical guest.
For complete listings, see TV Week magazine, included with today’s paper.
LOCAL TOPICS ON TV
“Community Connection” (7 a.m. Sunday on 21 WFMJ-TV; and 7 p.m. Tuesday and noon next Saturday on Time Warner Cable community access channel): The Mahoning Valley Task Force on Crime and Violence Prevention will hold the 17th annual Peace Awards Banquet in Youngstown. Tina Milner, chairwoman, will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the banquet, the various community honorees and keynote speaker, Judge Robert Douglas (retired) of the Youngstown Municipal Court.
Next, Danette Palmer of Homes for Kids will discuss a new fundraiser for the organization, the Steel Valley Wing Challenge, which by popular vote will crown the Valley’s best chicken wings.
Jennifer Rapczak and Mialie Szymanski will discuss the Newton Falls Ladies Fire Auxiliary Club’s 24th annual Chili Cook-off. Local cooks and chefs will compete for the title of Best Chili in Trumbull County.
Finally, retired educator Penny Wells, local coordinator of the Sojourn to the Past Program, will discuss the third annual Non-Violence Rally and Parade in downtown Youngstown on Oct. 6. The event will involve local businesses, organizations and groups making a statement against crime and violence.
Organist to enliven ‘Hunchback’ film
New Castle, Pa
Scottish Rite Cathedral, 110 E. Lincoln Ave., will screen the 1923 film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Internationally-known organist Walt Strony will play the film score on the Hall’s pipe organ. Tickets are $12 with student and group pricing available.
For advance tickets, call 724-654-5800.