Today’s entertainment picks:

Today’s entertainment picks:

v Swizzle Stick Day, noon to 4 p.m.: Open house (free admission and tours) at Daffin’s Candies chocolate factory, 7 Spearman St., Farrell, Pa.

v “Church Basement Ladies,” 3 p.m.: Comedy continues ($12, $10 for seniors and students) at Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1103.

v White House Weekend, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Incredible doughnuts, maple syrup and other goodies will be available at White House Fruit Farm, 9249 Youngstown Salem Road (state Route 46), between Canfield and Salem;

v “8-Track: The Sounds of the Seventies,” 2 p.m.: A musical revue ($15, $11 for seniors and $9 for students) that features songs by the Doobie Brothers, Labelle, the Carpenters, Helen Reddy and many more, at Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688.

v “Messiah” sing-along, 4 p.m.: Get in the Easter spirit (bring your own sheet music) with Handel’s great oratorio, led by Stambaugh Chorus and Warren Civic Chorus at Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. Free-will offerings will be accepted.

“American Idol” (8 p.m., ABC): The journey to find the next superstar continues at auditions in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and Savannah, Ga.

“Instinct” (8 p.m., CBS): Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic star in this new drama about a college professor and former CIA operative who is lured back to his old life by a detective who is trying to stop a serial killer.

“Last Man on Earth” (9:30 P.M., FOX): Tandy and Todd try to convince the rest of the gang that something is wrong with Karl in the spring premiere.

“Timeless” (10 p.m., NBC): The Time Team chases Rittenhouse to a stock car race in the 1950s.

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Stambaugh board adds Stephens


Tracie L. Stephens, CPA, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Stambaugh Auditorium Association. A principal in the firm of Schroedel, Scullin & Bestic, she joins current board members Terrence F. Cloonan, Esq., Jeanne Simeone, Barbara H. Tinkham, David J. Konik, CPA, John Yerian III and Mark Gasser.

Be the first to ride new roller coaster


Cedar Point and the LeBron James Family Foundation are giving park guests the chance to be the first public riders on the new Steel Vengeance hyper-hybrid roller coaster on April 27 from 6 to 10 p.m.

Tickets for the First Rider Benefit are $75 per person and go on sale Monday at For riders who want additional bragging rights, tickets for access to the event and the coveted first public train are $250 each and can also be purchased online. Tickets are limited and are expected sell out. Proceeds benefit the LeBron James Family Foundation.

The event also includes rides on the Maverick roller coaster and a commemorative souvenir.

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