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WEEKEND MATTERS | Stambaugh Auditorium to present 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde'

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events.

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

YOUNGSTOWN — Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., will present the silent film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" with organ accompaniment in a hybrid format at 4 p.m. Sunday.

This year’s screening will feature a live audience and will be livestreamed on Stambaugh Auditorium’s Digital Concert Hall App.

Organist Peter Richard Conte will play along on the auditorium's 1926 E.M. Skinner pipe organ.

Tickets are $10 and include a bottle of water and a bag of fresh popcorn. To purchase, call 330-259-0555 or click here. The livestream is free.

Southern Park Mall to celebrate opening of DeBartolo Commons

BOARDMAN — DeBartolo Commons at Southern Park Mall will kick off its grand opening with a Community Day celebration from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday.

During Community Day, the public is invited to enjoy free, safe and socially distanced outdoor activities for families.

Community Day will kick off at noon with a performance by the Boardman High School marching band.

Also on tap:

  • Bounce houses and yard games, Boardman Police and Fire Department meet and greets and Touch a Truck, rock wall climbing, a selfie station provided by The Selfie Space, and Shelby’s Sugar Shop and Youngstown Clothing Co. pop-up shops;
  • Stilt walkers, bubble artists and complimentary train rides provided by All Smiles Aboard! from noon to 5 p.m.;
  • Pony rides and a petting zoo, face painting and strolling princesses and superheroes from noon to 4 p.m.;
  • Pumpkin painting led by Southern Park Mall’s The Art Café beginning at 1 p.m. for the first 100 children.
  • Caricature artist from 2 to 6 p.m. The Syndicate will take the stage from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and 80s Proof will conclude the evening with a performance from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Throughout the day, food and beverages will be available for purchase from a variety of local food trucks, including De Chellis Concessions, Le Macaron, Molnar’s Concessions, OH Donut and Ye Olde Kettle Corn.

The Beer Garden will open at 4:30 p.m., and guests age 21 and older can choose from a variety of beers, wine and seltzers to purchase. All proceeds from the sale of alcohol will benefit the Sojourner House Domestic Violence Program.

To further support the Sojourner House mission, guests are encouraged to bring a toiletry item or cleaning product to donate.

Youngstown Playhouse offers Trunk or Treat

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, will host a free Trunk or Treat event from 4 to 7 p.m. today.

The event will offer a safe, centralized trick-or-treating experience for children and families. Donations will be accepted in support of the Youth Theatre, which serves 150 children annually via classes, workshops and productions.

Plazas in Boardman plan Halloween event Saturday

BOARDMAN — Multiplaza trick-or-treating and the fifth annual One Hot Cookie Dog Costume Contest will take place Saturday in the 1300 block of Boardman-Canfield Road.

Festivities will kick off at 1 p.m. with the Dog Costume Contest at One Hot Cookie. Preregistration is not required, and there is no cost to participate. Prizes will be awarded to the top three dog costumes.

Trick-or-treating starts at 1:30 p.m. in the plaza with Blue Wolf Tavern and continues past Zoup, Spruce, OH Donut Co., One Hot Cookie and Giangelo’s to the next plaza, home of Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts, Mission Taco, Branch Street Coffee Roasters and Hot Head Burritos. It ends at 3:30 p.m.

Austintown Community Day set for Saturday

AUSTINTOWN — AmeriCorps Seniors, Senior Support Action Group and Advocates for Austintown will host a national Make a Difference Day and Austintown Community Day event Saturday at Austintown Township Park.

Events are planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Volunteers will participate in a park cleanup from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers can sign up here.

A community fair is set from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m. Activities will be centered around the Fireman’s Pavilion at the back of the park. 

Vendors will participate in a trick-or-treat. There also will be a basket raffle to raise funds for an accessible walkway for the Austintown Farmers Market.

America coming to Robins Theatre

WARREN — America, best remembered for "A Horse With No Name" and "Sister Golden Hair," will perform at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Robins Theatre.

Founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell will perform as the group marks its 51st anniversary. (Dan Peek, the other original member, no longer tours.)

In the 1970s, America's other hits included "Ventura Highway," "I Need You," "Lonely People" and "Tin Man."

For diehard fans, a Front Row Package is available for $225. A VIP Tour Package ticket is $175. Other ticket prices are $30, $45, $55, $65 and $79 plus fees. Ticket are available here and at the Robins Theatre Box Office.

Per the band’s request, proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of the show are required for admission, according to Robins Theatre’s website. More information is available here.

Some quick hits …

  • The Friends of Poland Forest is inviting the public to an electrofishing demonstration in Yellow Creek at 10 a.m. Saturday. Ecologist Kyle Filicky and associates will use electrofishing and other techniques to sample the creek's wildlife and assess water quality. The demonstration is free and will last about two hours.
  • The Dana School of Music's Strings & Chamber Music Day will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in Youngstown State University's Bliss Hall. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, click here.
  • The Jewish Community Center of Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, will have a Princess Tea Party at 2 p.m. Sunday. "Frozen" characters will join participants for a winter-themed tea party served with lunch. The event will include an interactive concert and crafts. The cost is $15 for children and $20 for adults. All attendees must purchase a ticket. To register, click here.
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