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WEEKDAY MATTERS | Boardman musicians ready to celebrate 'School's Out'

Austintown Farmers' Market returns this week; Lit Youngstown offers writing camps, teen workshop
Boardman Jazz Ensemble 1 group photo 2021
Boardman High School Jazz Program will perform a "School's Out" concert tonight in Boardman Park.

BOARDMAN — The Boardman High School Jazz Program will present the 2k21 “School’s Out” Pop/Rock Show this evening in Boardman Park.

2k21 is a rock group with horns that plays a wide variety of music for all ages and features many talented vocalists and instrumentalists.

Among the songs to be performed are “Come and Get Your Love,” “Come See About Me,” “Get Ready,” “It’s Tricky,” “Ain’t No Other Man,” “Me & Bobby McGee” and “Watermelon Sugar."

Rain date for the 7 p.m. concert is Tuesday.

Austintown Farmers' Market returns Wednesday

AUSTINTOWN — The Austintown Farmers’ Market will kick off its annual summer market Wednesday in Austintown Township Park, 6000 Kirk Road.

The market will include free kids’ crafts, yoga, healthy cooking demonstrations and occasional live music.

Patrons will enjoy a variety of items available from a multitude of vendors, including fresh produce, baked goods, soaps and other personal care items and original handmade crafts.

Dinner options will be available. Subscription boxes are also being offered.

Curbside pickup is available.

For more information, contact Shannon Lehn, Market Manager, at or by calling 330-349-2503.

Oakland schedules two week-long summer camps

BOARDMAN — The Oakland Center’s Kids First Theatre Initiative is getting ready to stage CAMP SHOWBIZ 2021.

Two different camps at 4749 South Ave. are available so that safety protocols can be met.

The dates are June 14-18 and July 12-16, with the final day of each camp at Boardman Park. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Campers will receive a continental breakfast, lunch and a snack.

Cost of each camp is $130. Thanks to the generosity of Denise DeBartolo York, full and partial scholarships are available. A family discount also is available.

“Loving the Descendants" is this year's theme and some of the music and dances will be from the new Disney production "Descendants: The Musical."

Oakland Kids' First will stage "Descendants: The Musical" later this summer. Campers will be part of the cast.

For more information or to register, email or leave a detailed message at 330-406-0606.

Lit Youngstown offers writing camps, teen workshop

Lit Youngstown offers two Summer Mini Writing Camps. Thanks to the generous offer of a few local backyards, participants will meet in person. Seating is strictly limited and masks are required.

All ages are welcome but anyone younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

The first camp will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday with Lindsay Sinkovich, Michelle Tarka and Karen Schubert leading the group. Limit is 20. Register here.

The second camp will be from 1 to 4 p.m. June 26, with Cassandra Lawton, Kelly Bancroft and Jeanine Rees leading. Limit is 30. Register here.

A free poetry and prose Teen Writers Workshop will meet June 14, July 12 and Aug. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The stand-alone workshops are limited to teens and led by Carrie George, a poet, photographer, and candidate at the Northeast Ohio MFA program.

Carrie is a graduate fellow for the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State, where she teaches poetry in local schools and various community programs. 

FCA Steel Valley offers charity golf outing

YOUNGSTOWN — Fellowship of Christian Athletes Steel Valley will have a charity golf outing June 14 at Youngstown Country Club, 1402 Country Club Dr.
The event includes breakfast at 9 a.m., a shotgun start at 10 a.m. a clinic and a luncheon at 2:30 p.m.
To register, click.

Registration is open for JCC golf outing June 14

YOUNGSTOWN — Registration is open for the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown’s Annual Suzi Solomon Golf Classic on June 14 at Squaw Creek-Avalon Golf and Country Club, 761 Youngstown-Kingsville Road SE, Vienna Center.

Tee time is 1 p.m. The cost is $185 per person. Visit to register.

Solomon was an avid golfer and skier, as well as an active member of the Youngstown Jewish community. Through the generosity of the Suzi Solomon Philanthropic Fund of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, the JCC pays tribute to Suzi by hosting the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown Suzi Solomon Golf Classic.