DIVERSIONS

ART

• Random Acts of Artists Gallery and Art Emporium hosts a show of the works of eight local artists. Original paintings, drawings, prints, cards, sculpture, woodwork and jewelry are on display by Jackie Bader, Diane Beatty, Mindy Young, Ken Cole, Gil Thurman, Cliff Dawson, Jeff Vargo and Michele Kienast.

The gallery is inside Cravings Cafe, 76 Shenango Ave., Sharon.

 

CONCERTS

• Westminster College Celebrity Series kicks off its 2019-2020 season with “An Evening with John Lloyd Young” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Orr Auditorium. Young, a film, stage and concert artist, will take the stage with his repertoire of classic pop and rhythm and blues. He was the original “Frankie Valli” in Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical “Jersey Boys.

Tickets are available by calling 724-946-7354 or by visiting www.westminster.edu/celebrity

• Shenango Valley Jamboree presents classic country and gospel music fror dancing or just listening from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the West Middlesex VFW. No admission, but donations and snacks accepted.

Info: 724-456-2571 or 724-866-4666.

 

DANCES

• Oldies, Country and Funk Night with DJ Platter 7 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday at Hartford Winery. No cover.

Table reservations, call 330-772-8040.

• 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.

• A Hee-Haw Barn Dance will be held 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the West Middlesex VFW. Admission $5. Bring a dish to share.

 

ETC.

• 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.

• The 29th Annual Lawrence County Polish Day will be Sunday at Cascade Park Pavilion, 1928 E. Washington St., New Castle.

Entertainment will be provided by John Gora and Gorale (Canada) and Polish New Castle Radio. Doors and kitchen open at noon. Polish food prepared by Krakus Deli of Boardman, Ohio, with wine tasting by Novosel Wineries.

Admissions is $13, and children 16 and under are free.

This event is sponsored by the Polish Americans of Lawrence County. Proceeds benefit the PALC Scholarship fund and other organization activities.

Info: Jean Calvert (724) 654-6337 or Gary Fray (724) 752-9988.

• Comedians Chris Barnes and Tim Wolfe appear at the Revolver Lounge and Tapas, inside the Quality Inn, Hermitage. Shows are 8 p.m. Sept. 27 and 7 p.m. Sept. 28.

• The 7th Annual Orthodox Food Festival will be 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine, at Holy Cross Orthodox Church, 950 Maple Drive, Hermitage.

Enjoy live entertainment. Ethnic foods for purchase prepared by Holy Cross Orthodox Romanian Church, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church and St. John Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Food includes lamb, sausage, stuffed grape leaves, gyros, holuski, stuffed cabbage, pastries, soda, beer and more. There will be a 50/50 raffle and basket auction.

Info: 724-346-3151.

 

KARAOKE

Today: Moonlight at 9:30 p.m. at the Slovenian Home, Sharon.

Friday: Moonlight at 10 p.m. at The Jai Alai, Hermitage.

Saturday: Moonlight at 9 p.m. at Farrell VFW.

Wednesday: Moonlight at 10 p.m. at Rumorz, Greenville.

 

LOCAL BANDS

• Max Schang and Charlie Barath perform 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Fresh MarketPlace at the Wilmington Center, New Wilmington, which is part of the community dinner (pig roast) from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Info: www.nwfreshmarketplace.org

• FX Project plays from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Farrell Croatian Home.

• Steve Vuich hosts HoneyBoy’s Open Mic at 8 p.m. today at Vintage Estate Wine and Beer, Youngstown. From 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. he plays acoustic favorites of the ‘80s on a boat at WaterFire in Sharon. He hosts HoneyBoy’s Open Mic at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Quaker Steak and Lube in Sharon and at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Brew 32 in Pulaski.

• Revolver Lounge and Tapas, inside the Quality Inn, Hermitage, presents Nutron Falls at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

• J. Hicks on the Square, Mercer, hosts: Catro on Thursday; Redefined on Friday; and Riff Riders on Saturday.

• The KEG, Sharon, presents: Mike Adams and Common Ground 7 to 10 p.m. today; Candy Apple Black 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday; Reissue 7 to 10 p.m. Sept. 26; and Max Schang Trio 7 to 10 Sept. 29.

• The Red Hot Whatevers play Saturday at Nick’s Inn 62, Hermitage.

• The FX Project plays 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Croatian Home, 412 Stanton St., Farrell.

• Apollo Maennerchor, Sharon, presents: Ruby 7 to 9 p.m. today; Bobby Selvaggio and his Grass Roots Movement 7 to 10 p.m. Friday; and Waterfire after the Fire Party with Reissue 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday.

• Justin Moyar will play 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Mortals Key Brewing Co,. Jamestown. Root Theory plays 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 50 Miles to Empty plays 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

 

STAGE

• Meadville Community Theatre presents “The Fantasticks,” a romantic musical, Friday through Sunday in the Odd Fellows Building, 400 N. Main St. on the campus of Allegheny College.

Showtimes are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

To make a reservation, call the box office at 814-333-1773 or visit mctbackstage.com.

• Black Sheep Players presents “Of Mice and Men” on Sept. 26, 27, 28 and 29 on the stage at First Presbyterian Church, 600 E. State St. Sharon. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. for all shows and 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 29.

Tickets are sold at the door or call 724-418-4180 to reserve them. Doors open one half hour before the play. Play contains some strong language.

• Theatre Westminster and Sodexo Dining Services will host a murder mystery dinner fundraiser for the Stop Hunger Foundation at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28, in Berlin Lounge in Westminster’s McKelvey Campus Center.

In the student-directed “A Meal to Die For,” Theatre Westminster invites guests to come watch the drama unfold and try to figure out who’s guilty. Throughout the whodunit performance, guests can enjoy a three-course meal and participate in raffles to raise funds for the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation.

The event is open to the public. Tickets must be reserved by Monday on www.showtix4u.com.

Info: 724-946-6238.

SUBMISSIONS for Diversions are printed on a space-available basis. As such, there are no guarantees that all requests will be printed. Deadline for submissions is noon Tuesdays. Email: diversions@sharonherald.com

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