Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Summer Festival of the Arts, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.: Today’s highlights of this pleasant art-centric gathering include music by JD Eicher (2 p.m.) and Conjunto Riquena (5 p.m.) and dance by Ballet Western Reserve (1:30 p.m.). It’s on the campus of Youngstown State University.

v TNA wrestling, 7:30 p.m.: Ethan Carter III will defend his family honor during this outdoor throwdown at Eastwood Field in Niles; 330-505-0000.

v Trumbull County Fair, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.: Truck and tractor pulls begin at 4 p.m. at the grandstand. The fairgrounds are at 899 Everett Hull Road, Cortland;

v Kool & the Gang, 8 p.m.: Legendary R&B funk band is at the auditorium at Mountaineer Casino and Resort; 800-804-0468, ext. 8297.

v 52nd St. with Capt. Fantastic, 5 p.m.: Tribute bands will recreate the concert experience of Billy Joel and Elton John at Warren Community Amphitheatre;

“Presumed Dead in Paradise” (8 p.m., Lifetime): “Presumed Dead in Paradise” is the intriguing title for a TV film about a troubled teen who becomes embroiled in a dark conspiracy after everyone thinks she drowned while vacationing on a tropical island with her estranged stepmother.

“Bad Teacher” (8 p.m., CBS:) Class dismissed. The burn-off of this canceled series continues with back-to-back episodes.

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


“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a.m. on 21 WFMJ-TV and 11 a.m. on WBCB-TV): The Volney Rogers Youth Association is showcasing its upcoming season and making an open request for volunteers. Dave Robinson and Anthony Floyd will join host Madonna Chism Pinkard to discuss the VRYA.

“Increase the Peace” (6:30 p.m. today and 6:30 a.m. Sunday on MyYTV): Bergen Giordani and Melanie Carfolo will be host Andrea Mahone’s guests. They will address autism and the programs at Youngstown State University’s Rich Center for Autism.

“A Conversation with Dee” (8:30 a.m. Sunday on WKBN-TV): The Rev. Lewis Macklin and John Dagas will be host Dee Crawford’s guests. The two men will discuss the upcoming Mahoning Valley African American Male Wellness Walk/Run.


Opera receives several grants


Opera Western Reserve has received grants from the following foundations:

The Frank and Pearl E. Gelbman Foundation: $7,000 as the first installment of a three-year contribution of $21,000.

The Frances Schermer Charitable Trust: $1,000.

The Thomases Family Endowment: $1,500 in support of OWR’s Nov. 14 production of “Don Giovanni.”

The Home Savings Charitable Foundation: $1,000 to support OWR’s Young Artists Program, which is offered free to tri-county- area schools.

Dominion East Ohio: $1,000 to support OWR’s Young Artists Program.

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