Select Events
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Organizations that purchase a Western Reserve Public Media nonprofit paid promotional announcements on-air package also receive a free listing in our Select Events column in both The Alternative and online. If you are interested in taking advantage of our on-air package for nonprofits, call the station at 1-800-554-4549.

 

2nd Annual Neuroscience Symposium: The Neuroscience of Obesity — Kent State University
Friday, April 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kent State Hotel and Conference Center, 215 S. D
epeyster St., Kent. This symposium will present the latest obesity research by Kent State researchers and scientists from around the nation. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 330-346-0100.

Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival — Fellows Riverside Gardens
Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Books will come alive along the “Reading Road Trip” during the eighth annual Children’s Book Festival at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. Western Reserve Public Media, the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Mill Creek MetroParks and Altrusa Club of Youngstown present an event that brings together authors, illustrators, book characters, storytellers and hands-on activities for children to promote literacy in the Mahoning Valley. Join the fun, bring your camera and come to the Western Reserve PBS booth area to meet and pose for photos with Daniel Tiger and Princess Presto! For more information, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-740-7116.

“The Higher Calling” — Northeast Ohio Medical University
Tuesday, April 15, from 5-6 p.m. Ralph Regula Conference and Event Center, Intermediate Hall, 4209 S.R. 44, Rootstown. From the day of his birth, his grandfather was certain that Alessio Salsano, M.D., would become a doctor. In the presentation, “The Higher Calling: A Physician’s Journey Through the Career of Medicine,” Dr. Salsano will tell of his Italian heritage and upbringing, share how he established medicine as his career goal and describe his search for life’s meaning as he embraced evangelical Christianity. A NEOMED Embracing Diversity Series event. Food will be served. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP by April 11 by contacting Andre Burton at 330-325-6733.

Pop Series: The Music of John Denver — Akron Symphony Orchestra
Friday, April 25, at 8 p.m. E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, 198 Hill St., Akron. The Akron Symphony Orchestra with Jim Curry and his band perform some of the greatest hits by one of the most popular recording artists of the 1970s — country-folk singer songwriter John Denver — featuring original charts created for orchestra. Tickets are available through the Akron Symphony box office at 330-535-8131 or http://www.akronsymphony.org.

Webinar: The Effects of Vision Impairments on Early Development — Akron Children’s Hospital
Tuesday, April 29, at 10 a.m. Web Ex Training Center. The presentation will cover a general understanding of the visual system, how vision affects each developmental domain and strategies for encouraging visual development/compensatory skills. Who should attend: Parents whose children ages birth through 5 have a delay or disability, and the professionals who serve them. Presenter Brenda Lammers, early intervention specialist, Cleveland Sight Center, has been working with infants and toddlers who are blind or have visual impairments and their families for over 20 years. Brenda has her bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University in Family Relations and Human Development. For more information, contact Janet Strottner, Family Child Learning Center, 330-633-2055, or email her at .

 
Western Reserve Public Media Events

Western Reserve Public Media takes pride in being a part of our greater northeast Ohio community. We hope to see you at the next one! View the photo gallery of our past events.

Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival — Fellows Riverside Gardens
Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. Books will come alive along the “Reading Road Trip” during the eighth annual Children’s Book Festival at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. Western Reserve Public Media, the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County, Mill Creek MetroParks and Altrusa Club of Youngstown present an event that brings together authors, illustrators, book characters, storytellers and hands-on activities for children to promote literacy in the Mahoning Valley. Join the fun, bring your camera and come to the Western Reserve PBS booth area to meet and pose for photos with Daniel Tiger and Princess Presto! For more information, call Mill Creek MetroParks at 330-740-7116.

 

 
 
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