Today’s entertainment picks:
Today’s entertainment picks:
v Trumbull County Fair, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.: The fair ($10) comes to a close with a demolition derby at the grandstand at 5 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
v Hermitage Arts Festival, noon to 5 p.m.: Live entertainment, children’s activities, food vendors and an artists marketplace (free admission) at Rodney White Olympic Park, 800 N. Hermitage Road.
v Beck/Ward Project, 3-7 p.m.: Jazz in the Park series continues (free admission) on the grounds of B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.
v Holy Apostles Parish Festival, noon to 7 p.m.: Lamb and chicken on the spit, homemade pierogi and entertainment by the Happy Hearts Tamburitzans, Andrew Check and the Del Sinchak polka band. Admission is $5 (free for children 11 and under). It’s at St. Anne’s Church hall, 4310 Kirk Road, Austintown
v Dixie Dudes, 6 p.m.: Wind down the weekend with a free concert at Harding Park, 249 Roosevelt Drive, Hubbard.
“Shades of Blue” (10 p.m., NBC): Harlee discovers that the intelligence unit’s involvement in criminal enterprises goes deeper than she thought.
TV listings, C5
Orchestra presents Picnic at the Pops
The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will present Picnic at the Pops on Aug. 12 on the street in front of the Ford Family Recital Hall. Gates open at 2:30 p.m. with the concert at 5 p.m. For advance tickets, call 330-744-0264 or go to youngstownsymphony.com. Tickets will also be available at the gate the day of the performance.
Patrons can bring picnic baskets or purchase food from vendors at the event. Carry in beverages will not be permitted. Families will be encouraged to participate in a chalk walk, paint a square or visit the instrument petting zoo. Supplies for making musical instruments will be available, and children making instruments will be invited to play their instruments during the concert with the orchestra.
Christmas in July on scenic railroad
The Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad is presenting family-oriented Christmas in July train rides.
On the 90-minute trip, families can play summer bingo, limbo and the hula- hoop freeze dance. Children will have the opportunity to write Santa a letter.
“In years past, CVSR’s Christmas in July excursions have been 21 and older, but this year we wanted to include the whole family in the celebration. We encourage families to dress in their most festive luau attire with Christmas flare,” said spokesperson Kenzie Connor.
Christmas in July excursions run on July 21, 22, 28 and 29. The train departs at 3:40 p.m. from Peninsula Depot and will return at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person and executive tickets are $35 per person. Each ticket includes a cookie and one nonalcoholic beverage.
A 5:40 p.m. cocktail and dinner train (age 14 and up) is also available ($45). Go to cvsr.com or call 800-468-4070.