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Today’s entertainment picks:



Published: Sat, August 9, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Warren Italian-American Festival, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.: The wine competition gets under way at 1 p.m. at the gazebo on Courthouse Square in downtown Warren; go to warrenitalianfestival.com.

v Family Fun Night, 6-10 p.m.: Free event at Boardman Park on U.S. Route 224 incudes The Rage band at 6:30 p.m., Porgie the Clown at 8:15 p.m. and the film “Despicable Me 2” at dusk. Bring blankets or lawn chairs. Go to boardmanpark.com,

v Revive Music and Arts Festival, 3 p.m. until 2 a.m.: This all-day (and night) outdoor festival ($10) includes some of the region’s top bands, including Jones for Revival, Winslow, 5 Elements and Hoss and the Juggernauts, plus artists, hoop dancing, beer, food and house music until the wee hours. It’s at B&O Station complex, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; jonesforrevival.net.

v “The Producers,” 8 p.m.: Salem Community Theater’s production of this Mel Brooks musical-comedy has gotten rave reviews. The theater is at 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688.

v Jazz and Wine Under the Stars, 7:30-10:30 p.m.: Ohio wines and food will be available, and ensembles will play bebop and swing jazz at the Lake Milton State Park Amphitheater in Craig Beach ($12); nature-artscouncil@yahoo.com.

“Outlander” (9 p.m., Starz): Ready for some time travel? Based on the wildly popular books by Diana Gabaldon, “Outlander” follows the adventures of World War II nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), who somehow finds herself in 18th-century Scotland and in the company of a kilt-wearing hottie (Sam Heughan).

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

LOCAL TOPICS ON TV

“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV, and 11 a.m. on WBCB-TV): Joining host Madonna Chism Pinkard will be Brenda Heidinger of Mahoning County Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and Dan Brown of Meridian Community Services, who will discuss their partnership to address the opiate addiction problem in the Valley.

“Increase the Peace” (6:30 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. Sunday on MyYTV): Joining host Andrea Mahone will be Eboni Gordon, Kavon Gordon and Lorne Laney, who will discuss educational and social issues that affect today’s youth.

“A Conversation with Dee” (8:30 a.m. Sunday on WKBN-TV 27): Host Dee Crawford’s guests will be Connie Hathorn, superintendent of Youngstown City Schools, and Guy Burney, coordinator of the Community Initiative to Reduce Violence.

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Speech champs

Youngstown

Youngstown Toastmasters club had a speech competition Aug. 4 at Shepherd of the Valley.

Winners were Stephanie Richman in the table topics contest, and Alex Mangie in the humorous speech contest.

Richman and Mangie will move on to an area Toastmasters contest.

Richman teaches psychology at Westminster College, and Mangie is a CPA for the Mahoning County Board of Elections.


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