CALLS FOR TALENT
• The Area Community Theatre of Sharpsville will hold auditions for the next production, “Moods of Christmas,” 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday. Auditions will be held at the former Sacred Heart Church, 40 S. Irvine Ave., Sharon.
• Cana’s Corner at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Sharon, hosts Valerie Vargulich Sinkcus on violin and keyboard with Hungarian, Christian, and oldies 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 8.
• The Penn-Ohio Singers present “One of Those Songs” at 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at Reynolds High School.
Tickets will be available at the door: $12 for adults and $6 for students.
• The Harrisville Community Band annual fall concert is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Hall, 313 E. Mercer St. Some of the selections the band will play include, “Pachabel’s Canon,” “Testimonials to Liberty” (with narration), “Sir Galahad March,” “Men of Ohio March,” “A Stowaway on Santa’s Sleigh” and “A Symphony of Sit-Coms.”
Refreshments will be offered at intermission. A free-will offering will be accepted by the band and fire department to help defray expenses.
• The Rose Ensemble will perform at 7 p.m. Nov. 7 in Thiel College’s David Johnson Memorial Chapel as part of the College’s Con Spirito Chamber Music Series.
The concert is free and open to the public
• Dance every Sunday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6233, Route 18, West Middlesex, with country music by John Henry and Friends. Doors open at 5 p.m. Music from 6 to 9 p.m. Coffee, water and soft drinks available.
• The Niles Friendly Squares have begun a new year of weekly square dance lessons. Sessions will run through April 14. There is a nominal fee of $6 per lesson. All lessons and monthly dances are held at the Niles (Ohio) SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St.
Info: Call Gene or Frankie Hammond (330) 506-3370.
• The Niles Friendly Squares hosts its monthly square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Niles (Ohio) SCOPE Center, 14 E. State St. The theme for the dance is veterans. This will be a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancer. Dress is casual, and light refreshments will be served. Fee is $6 per person at the door.
Info: Call Gene Hammond, 330-506-3370.
• Nathan Demarest, of Greenville, is one of 15 Slippery Rock University student vocalists who will take to the Swope Music Hall stage at 6 p.m. Saturday to compete in the 27th annual Chad Williamson Memorial Vocal Scholarship competition. Each student will present two selections, a classical piece and a piece of their choosing.
The scholarship, which provides tuition support to three SRU students, honors the late Chad Williamson. Williamson, a Slippery Rock Area High School graduate, planned to study music at SRU but was killed in a traffic accident prior to his freshman year.
Williamson’s mother, Karen Legato, a 1991 SRU communication graduate and former SRU employee, and father, the late Fred Williamson, started the scholarship in 1992.
The competition will be judged by Liza Kelly, an assistant professor of music at Western Kentucky University, where she teaches voice and language diction.
The competition is free and open to the public.
• Autumn song, a piano afternoon with Irina Trenga and friends, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Presbyterian Church, Sharon.
• Twin City Elks, 301 Staunton St., Farrell, entertainment includes: DJ Richard Hughes 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays; and Sundays is Jazz with Chuckie Austin from 5 to 9 p.m. Twin City Elks is closed on Mondays.
• Friends of the Mercer Area Library hosts the fifth annual Wander the Wine Trail 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the library. Taste locals wines and chef-prepared food. Music, basket raffle and door prizes offered.
Tickets are $30 and are available at the library or at the door.
• This December, Ballet Western Reserve will present a 1920s rendition of the classic, holiday ballet, “The Nutcracker,” with live musical accompaniment performed by the Youngstown State University Jazz Ensemble. The family-friendly and affordable event will feature the dancers of Ballet Western Reserve and students of YSU’s Dana School of Music. Youngstown State University’s Dana Jazz Ensemble will perform the updated score featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn, Glenn Miller, and more.
Performances will be at the Stambaugh Auditorium at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 and 2 p.m. Dec. 8.
Tickets are on sale at the Florence and Ward Beecher Box office at Stambaugh, by phone at 330-259-0555, online at stambaughauditorium.com, or in person at the box office.
Friday: Moonlight at 10 p.m. at The Jai Alai, Hermitage.
Saturday: Moonlight 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at Farrell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5286, 1233 Idaho St.
Wednesday: Moonlight at 10 p.m. at Rumorz, Greenville.
• Apollo Maennerchor Club entertainment this week: Jim Scott 7 to 9 p.m. today; Pipe Dreams 7 to 10 p.m. Friday; Memphis Cradle 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday; and Jazz Week kickoff with Northside Jazz 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
• The Keg, Sharon, presents: Halloween Party with Reissue 7 to 10 p.m. today; Candy Apple Black 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday; Max Schang and Charlie Barath 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 7; and Reissue 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 10.
• Soundbite performs 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Nov. 30 at the Clark House in Clark and Nov. 2 and Dec. 15 at Jack-R-Wild, Mercer. Soundbite also performs from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Maennerchor Club, Sharon.
• Steve Vuich hosts HoneyBoy’s “Hallo-V.E’en” open mic at 8 p.m. today at Vintage Estate Wine and Beer, Youngstown. At 6 p.m. Friday he and Terry Dach bring the acoustic reunion of “Stagger and Mumble” from Grant Street Exit to The Corinthian, Sharon. From 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday he plays at Squaw Creek Country Club in Vienna. At 7 p.m. Tuesday he hosts HoneyBoy’s open mic at Quaker Steak and Lube in Sharon.
• J. Hicks on the Square, Mercer, hosts: Jazz with Rock Jazz 7 to 10 p.m. today; Well Strung 8 to 11 p.m. Friday; and Bo’ Hog Brothers 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday.
• Terry Dach plays 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hops Asylum in New Wilmington.
• Theatre Westminster presents Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” in Beeghly Theatre on the Westminster College campus, New Wilmington.
Show times are 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.
The play features students from nearby communities including junior Brandon Williams of Sandy Lake as Tom Wingfield and freshman Alexis Garcia of Sharpsville as Amanda Wingfield.
Tickets are free with Titan ID and $15 for adults and $10 for senior citizens, military or non-Westminster students.
Info: Karen Dabney at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Meadville Community Theatre presents Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None” Friday through Nov. 10. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m.
The theatre is in the Odd Fellows Building at 400 N. Main St. on the campus of Allegheny College.
Pre-order tickets at mctbackstage.com or by calling the box office at 814-333-1773.
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