Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Festival, 6 p.m.: Join the fun with food, rides and drinks at 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown.

v Trumbull County African-American Achievers Festival, 11 a.m.: Come to the 34th annual festival, filled with culture, heritage, gospel music, carnival rides, games, arts and crafts, entertainment and food at Courthouse Square, 111 High St. NE, Warren.

v Riverfest 2018, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.: the 7th annual event that’s family-friendly, free and fun for all ages.The day will be filled with music, concessions, displays, presentations and free canoe and kayak rides on the river. B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown.

v Unity in the Community Parade, 10 a.m.: The parade starts at Midlothian Boulevard and Market Street and ends at South Field House. Come and enjoy the family-friendly event, enjoy the food and the music.

v Josh Lewis and the Federal Street Blues: Easy Street’s Cararet Nights at the DeYor kicks off summer with an array of music from blues to pop, country to live songs. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the performance is at 7:30 p.m. Overture at the DeYor, 260 Federal Plaza West, Youngstown 330-744-9900.

“Marrying Mr. Darcy” (9 p.m. Hallmark): Follow-up to 2016’s “Unleashing Mr. Darcy,” starring Cindy Busby and Ryan Paevey.

“Ransom” (8 p.m. CBS): Eric negotiates with a convicted serial killer to get his insight when a teenager.

For complete listings, see tv week magazine, included in today’s paper.

local topics on TV

“A Conversation with Dee” (Sunday at 7:30 a.m. on WYTV-TV): This week Dee explores elder abuse - what it is, how to prevent it, and upcoming local events to bring awareness to the issue.

“Community Connection” (Sunday at 6:30 a. m. on 21 WFMJ-TV and 11 a.m. on WBCB-TV)


Lit Youngstown to meet Wednesday

Lit Youngstown will host two writers with local ties at its monthly First Wednesday Readers Series Wednesday at the SOAP Gallery, 117 South Champion Street in downtown Youngstown. The reading, which starts at 7:30 p.m., will be followed by an open mic hosted by Amanda Miller. The reading is free and open to the public.

Melissa Barger has been writing for half her life. She is employed with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and is revising a Young Adult Historical Fiction novel set in Youngstown during the summer of 1863.

William Heath was born in Youngstown and grew up in Poland. He is the national-award-winning author of novels: “The Children Bob Moses Led,” “Blacksnake’s Path,” “Devil Dancer;” poetry: “The Walking Man;” history: “William Wells and the Struggle for the Old Northwest;” and interviews: Conversations with Robert Stone. He will be reading some recent poems set in the Steel Valley.

Lit Youngstown is a nonprofit dedicated to the literary arts. For more information, E-mail or visit

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