When: Friday, 6-8 p.m.
What: Liberty Merrill, senior program coordinator at YNDC, will share her Veggie Foodie experiences while cooking a black bean chili dinner.
Where: Demonstration Kitchen, 822 Billingsgate Ave. (at back of Iron Roots Urban Farm), Youngstown.
Details: RSVP strongly recommended. All classes free.
Info: Contact Sophia Buggs at 330-480-0423 or firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register.
Coffee With the Birds
When: Saturday, 8-9:30 a.m.
What: Join Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited to watch feathered friends at feeders while sipping a cup of joe.
Where: Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown.
Details: Coffee provided, but bring your own mug. Space limited; call 330-740-7107 to register.
March in to the Sky
When: Saturday, 7-10 p.m.
What: Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society and MetroParks’ Recreation Department “star party.” View night sky through high-powered telescopes. Galaxies, star clusters, double stars, nebulae and Jupiter will be in sight. Brief presentation follows to discuss objects viewed through scopes. Children’s craft and refreshments provided.
Where: MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield.
Details: Weather dependent. More information: 330-533-7572.
When: Tuesday, 6-8 p.m.
What: Katie Phibbs will present her experiences creating an agribusiness growing lettuce.
Where: Demonstration Kitchen.
Details: RSVP strongly recommended. Contact Sophia Buggs, 330-480-0423 or email@example.com to pre-register. All classes free.
When: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to noon.
What: Dave Miller of Greater Akron Orchid Society leads orchid walk highlighting main varieties of orchids throughout Davis Center. Bring your orchid questions or actual orchid to be diagnosed.
Where: Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Avenue, Youngstown.
Details: Program free, but registration required. Call 330-740-7116.
Fruit & Vegetable School for Farmers
When: March 11, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
What: Intense workshop covering diseases, insects, large-scale composting, berry production. Intended for rural and urban farmers.
Details: To register, call 330-533-5538 or visit go.osu.edu/fruitveg.