Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v The Texas Tenors, 7:30 p.m.: The classical-crossover trio in concert ($30 and $35) at Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555.

v “Young Frankenstein,” 2:30 p.m.: The comic musical continues at the Youngstown Playhouse, off Glenwood Avenue. And it’s pronounced “fronk-en-steen.” Call 330-788-8739.

v Old Fashioned Christmas in the Woods, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: An open-air bazaar of top-quality crafters at the Shaker Woods grounds ($8), 44337 County Line Road, just off state Route 7, a mile north of state Route 14, near Columbiana;

v Blood Moon Farm, 7 to 11 p.m.: All manner of ghouls lurk at this Halloween attraction at the Canfield Scaregrounds. Check pricing options at

v Pick a pumpkin, 1 to 4 p.m.: Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch and then decorate it to take home (rides $1, pumpkins $3); at Millcreek Metroparks Farm, state Route 46, Canfield.

“Anthony Bourdain: PARTS UNKNOWN” (9 P.M., CNN): The celebrity chef and world traveler does an episode on Pittsburgh.

“The Walking Dead” (9 p.m., AMC): It’s war in the much-anticipated season premiere. Rick and his group, along with the Kingdom and Hilltop, have banded together to bring the fight to Negan and the Saviors. They are faced with an enemy that is larger, better-equipped and ruthless – but Rick and Co. are fighting for their future.

TV listings, C4


Pumpkin festival on town square


The Mercer Rotary Club Pumpkin Festival will take place Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Courthouse Square, with a costume parade at 5 p.m.

The family event starts at 8 a.m. with a 5K race (registration at 7 a.m.), a craft and vendor show, touch-a-truck for kids and pumpkin carving, starting at 11 a.m.

Kids games, coloring contest, corn hole tournament and the Great Chili Challenge start at noon.

The pumpkin-pie-eating contest starts at 3 p.m., and the ball drops at 4 p.m. for cash prizes. Tickets for the ball drop are available from Aaron Sines at 724-977-4994.

McCain memoir is coming in April


An upcoming memoir from Sen. John McCain has taken on new meaning since he first decided to write it.

“The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations” is scheduled to come out in April, according to Simon & Schuster. The publisher quietly signed up the book in February, without any formal announcement. In July, McCain disclosed he had been diagnosed with brain cancer and last month he said the prognosis was “very poor.” McCain, 81, was re-elected to a sixth term in the Senate in 2016.

“This memoir will be about what matters most to him, and I hope it will be regarded as the work of an American hero,” said Jonathan Karp, president and publisher of Simon & Schuster’s flagship imprint.

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