HARTFORD APPLE FEST: The 58th annual Hartford Apple Festival will be held Friday through September 18 at the Township Center, State Routes 7 and 305. Rides, games and food are offered. Events include a Queen Contest on Friday, a parade on Saturday at 6pm and a 5K race and car show on September 18 at 9am. Hartford’s Fire Hall hosts a variety of art and food competitions. Crafts, produce, baked goods, art, Lego creation and painting for kids are all judged.
HOWLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The Howland Historical Society will be welcomed by speaker Sean Posey at the Howland Township Administration Building Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Posey, a photographer and historian, will continue to speak “The Hidden History of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.” Posey will be speaking about his latest book, in which he tells tales of little-known or lost history he uncovered while researching the 1918 flu pandemic.
KINSMAN HOUSE CELEBRATION: The Warren Heritage Center is celebrating the 190th anniversary of Kinsman House with a gala from 6pm to 9pm Monday at the house grounds at Mahoning Avenue, Warren. The event includes live entertainment, a basket draw and wine tastings, as well as the second installment “Meet the Kinsmans.” The gala will include Olive and Frederick Kinsman’s wedding reception. Participants are encouraged to wear their wedding dress. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the box office. For more information call 2340830-0070.
McKINLEY’S LIFE AND TIMES: The McKinley Memorial Library will be hosting “Celebrate McKinley’s life and times” Saturday until 4 p.m. Participants participate in McKinley-related crafts, games, and activities at the McKinley Birthplace Home, 40 S. Main St., Niles, and the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial Museum, 40 N. Main St.
BUDDY WALK: The Down Syndrome Association of the Valley is hosting the 15th Annual Buddy Walk of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania on September 18 at 1:00 p.m. at Eastwood Field in Niles. Gates open at 12pm. The Buddy Walk is the association’s most important fundraising campaign. The walk celebrates skills and encourages acceptance. The proceeds from the event benefit programs and services of the DSAV. For more information call 330-726-3728. or [email protected] for more information.
OHIO OPEN DOOR: The Ohio History Connection and Open Doors host a “Behind the Scenes at Small Town Ohio History” 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday at Mantua City Hall, 4122 State Route 82, Mantua. The program will include how objects are safely stored and identified through a grant. Moonshadow music will be played from 10:30am to 12:30pm. Visitors can stroll through the historic district in central Mantua.
UNITY BLESSING: The Unity Spiritual Center, 1225 Naylor Lloyd Road, Liberty will host a Unity Blessing at 12:30pm today. The Oneness Blessing is a practical blessing that creates changes in the energy of the brain. The blessing comes from Paul Christian, who will also lead the service at 11 am.
SCIENCE DAY: The Corner House Christian Church in Hubbard Township is hosting Professor Seven’s Amazing Science Day on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The free event includes interaction activities with science and various shows throughout the day. There will also be food, games and activities. The program will also be offered on Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Library.
DANCE EVENT: USA Dance with guest DJ John Siefkin and classes sponsored by Bob McPhail take place today at the Avon Oaks Ballroom. A basic lesson starts at 17:00 and a second lesson at 17:30 will be more advanced. General dancing to a variety of genres is offered until 9pm. The cost is $10 for USA Dance members, $15 for non-members, and $3 for high school and college students. The dances are public. For ballroom dancing information, visit www.usadance2015.com or follow us on Facebook at USA-Dance-Chapter-2015-Youngstown-Warren.