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WEEKDAY MATTERS | Beach Boys to perform at Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre

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Here are some of the events happening around the Mahoning Valley this week. For more events, check out our events calendar and sign up here for our Weekend Matters newsletter.

YOUNGSTOWN — The Beach Boys will bring fun, fun, fun to the Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre, 201 S. Phelps St., at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Tickets can be purchased at and the Southwoods Health Box Office inside Covelli Centre.

VIP packages are available at and

The band is known for songs such as “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “California Girls,” “Good Vibrations,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Surfin’ U.S.A.” and “I Get Around.”

Lit Youngstown offers poetry master class

YOUNGSTOWN — Erica Bodwell will teach a poetry master class Tuesday titled "Is Your Poem Telling the Truth?"

The workshop, sponsored by Lit Youngstown, runs from 6 to 9 p.m. and is open to all. It will be tailored to participants with poetry writing experience. Seating is limited to 15. To reserve a spot, click here.

Bodwell is a poet and attorney from Concord, N.H. Her manuscript, "Crown of Wild," won the Two Sylvias Press 2018 Wilder Prize. Her chapbook, "Up Liberty Street," was released in 2017 by Finishing Line Press. Her poems have appeared in VerseDaily, Beloit Poetry Review, North American Review, PANK and other journals.

Scrappers to host 3 games this week

NILES — The State College Spikes will be the Mahoning Valley Scrappers' opponent for three games this week at Eastwood Field. All games begin at 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday's promotions include Topps baseball cards to the first 1,000 fans, as well as an all-you-can-eat menu for an extra $15 for adults and $12 for children. Hot dogs, Italian sausage, soft tacos, French fries, nachos, popcorn and soft drinks are available through the seventh inning. It's also Senior Discount Tuesday, and all fans age 55 or older will receive half-price upper-box-seat tickets.

Wednesday is Military Appreciation Night. Those with a military ID can get two upper-box-seat tickets free at the Chevy All-Stars Box Office. Pizza also is discounted to $2 per slice.

Thursday sees the return of the Peppers in Oil promotion, plus the giveaway of two bobbleheads.

The Scrappers will change their name and wear specialty Peppers in Oil jerseys that will be auctioned off after the game, with proceeds going to the United Way of Trumbull County. Bobbleheads of Francisco Lindor and Jose Ramirez will be given to the first 1,000 fans.

It's also Buck Night, with general admission tickets, hot dogs and drinks costing $1.

Tickets are on sale here or at the Chevy All Stars Box Office.

JCC serving basketball 'breakfast club'

YOUNGSTOWN — The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown will have a basketball “breakfast club” for youths age 8 to 17 on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 12 at LYRIC, 317 Churchill-Hubbard Road.

The focus will be on improving overall basketball fundamentals and sharpening skills on the court. 

Children age 8 to 12 will meet from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and children age 13 to 17 will meet from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The cost is $30 for JCC members and $40 for nonmembers. To register, click here.  

Poland Library to take book donations Friday

POLAND —  The Friends of the PLYMC Bookstore will take donations Friday on the back patio of the Poland Library under the tents.

Donations will be accepted from noon to 3 p.m. Not all donations will be accepted as Friends will choose which materials are able to be taken for the store.

Friends will not take donations inside the bookstore, and customers are asked not to bring donated items inside.

The Friends are especially interested in books in the following categories: history, new fiction, children’s and paperbacks from popular authors.

Registration due Friday for Rabbi Dan Roberts comedy event

YOUNGSTOWN — The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, will present “Laughin’ Thru the Night” with Rabbi Dan Roberts at 6:30 p.m. July 27. 

The comedy event is for all ages. 

Roberts was twice voted Cleveland’s Funniest Rabbi. He is a confirmand of Congregation Rodef Sholom and is rabbi emeritus of Temple Emanu El in Cleveland where he served for more than 35 years. 

The event is free, but registration is required by Friday.

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