Playhouse youth theater announces fall classes

Playhouse youth theater announces fall classes

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Playhouse Youth Theatre will have its fall series of drama classes for students in grades 1-12 on six Saturdays, Oct. 17-Nov. 21, at the Playhouse.

Classes include:

U“The Pirates’ Treasure Chest of Stories,” grades 1-3, Candace DiLullo, instructor. stresses development of the imagination, verbal and motor skills and working with others.

U“It Was a Dark and Stormy Night..!,” grades 4-6, Sara Klimenko, instructor; teaches the basics of acting through the use of classic theater games and exercises. This class is designed to develop stage skills, self-esteem and group dynamics.

UActing 101, grades 7-12, John Pecano, instructor; covers audition techniques, basic voice and body skills, improvisation, script analysis and an approach to character development. This course provides necessary building blocks for the new performer.

All classes will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The fee is $65 per student. Class size is limited. Advance enrollment is required and may be made by calling the Playhouse box office at (330) 788-8739.

Giant-pumpkin growers to have annual weigh-off

CANFIELD — The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers will hold its annual giant-pumpkin weigh-off Saturday at Parks Garden Center, 9010 state Route 62.

The current Ohio state record is 1,524.5 pounds, held by Bob Liggett of Circleville.

Prize money this year will exceed $12,500 for heaviest categories of pumpkin, squash, watermelon, tomato, muskmelon, field pumpkin and longest gourd. Heaviest pumpkin will be awarded $2,500 for first place.

Growers wishing to enter any of the six categories must bring their entry to Parks Garden Center by 9 a.m. Saturday. The weigh-off will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Exhibits will remain on display until 4 p.m. Admission is free for spectators.

On Oct. 4 from noon to 2 p.m., weather permitting, there will be a Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Boats made from giant pumpkins will be raced across the water using either paddles or motors.

John Steven Bloom, wife, in magic show

BOARDMAN —The Kiwanis Club of Boardman will present illusionist John Steven Bloom and his wife, Chance, in a show at Center Middle School, Market Street, at 8 p.m. Oct. 9. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased by calling (330) 759-8592 or (330) 726-9289; on online at

SCOPE Follies meeting

WARREN —On Oct. 9, SCOPE will have a get-acquainted meeting for all performers and volunteers interested in performing or doing backstage work (scene design and preparation, costuming, properties, ticket sales and help with all other preparations) for the 20th SCOPE Follies to be in April. The meeting will be at the SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St. The director will be Marlene Strollo.

Fall festival, tours

BERLIN CENTER — Berlin Center Historical Society’s annual Fall Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the The Weidenmeyer House and Fire Department on Route 224, just west of route 534. This year’s festival will also be a bicentennial celebration. Events will include pie baking and bicycle-decorating contests, quilt raffle and free appraisals of antiques. There will also be vintage vehicles and free tours of the Weidenmeyer House Museum.