Here’s what’s happening around the Valley this weekend

Blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy will perform at Warren on Friday.

Blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy will perform at Warren on Friday.

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Here are some of the events happening around the Mahoning Valley this weekend. For more events, check out our events calendar.

Blues guitarist and singer Boyfriend will occur at Robins Theater in Warren at 8 p.m. Friday.

Guy will be joined by Tom Hambridge, a Grammy-winning producer, songwriter and drummer.

Tickets, which range in price from $30 to $85 plus applicable fees, can be purchased here and at the Robins Theater Box Office, 160 E. Market St.

Guy is inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and has received eight Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 37 Blues Music Awards, the Magazine Billboard Century Award for Distinguished Artistic Achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Presidential National Medal of Arts.

Rolling Stone ranked it No. 23 on its list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

Guy’s latest album, “The Blues Is Alive and Well”, was released in 2018.

Annual herb and plant sale scheduled for Saturday

The Holborn Herb Growers Guild will hold its annual convention Sale of herbs and plants from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays in the Canfield Fairgrounds vegetable garden.

Visitors should enter through Gate 5 from the road, across from the Canfield State Highway Patrol Station.

The sale will include a variety of herbs and perennials, succulents, fairy garden plants and “twice-loved perennials,” a press release said. Guild members will be on hand to assist with purchases, answer questions, and share information.

Only cash or checks will be accepted during the sale. For more information, call 330-406-0364 or 330-533-3009.

The Holborn Herb Growers Guild began in 1982 to educate members and the public about the use and enjoyment of herbs, the statement said. The guild established public herb gardens at the Western Reserve Village at Canfield Fairgrounds and Boardman Park, and held numerous educational programs, herb sales, and events.

Dinner Theater Rejects will perform at Trinity Playhouse

Youngstown Sketch Comedy Group The dinner theater rejects will present an evening of improv comedy at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon.

The show is a fundraiser for Stage Left Playersa non-profit community theater.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased here and at the door.

Author Jane Turzillo will discuss the book “Wicked Women of Ohio”

crime writer Jane Turzillo will discuss her book “Wicked Women of Ohio” at 10 a.m. Saturday in the meeting room at Grills and Italian pubs from Chad Anthony4698 Belmont Ave, Liberty.

The discussion, part of the William Holmes McGuffey Historical Society’s Memories of a Lifetime lecture series, is open to the public. Admission is $5 for historical society members and $10 for non-members. Refreshments will be served and a 50/50 raffle will be held to benefit the historical society’s educational mission, a press release said.

Walk-ins will be admitted, but reservations are suggested. Call 330-726-8277.

Turzillo’s other books include “Historic Bank Holdups, Train Robberies, Jewel Stings & More”, “Unsolved Murders and Disappearances in Northeast Ohio”, “Ohio Train Disasters”, and “Murder and Mayhem on Ohio’s Rails”.

TriCounty Heart Walk will take place on Saturday

the TriCounty Heart Walk The fundraiser will take place on Saturday at weaning pen in Youngtown.

Check-in will open at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. There are 1 and 3 mile route options.

“Joining the Heart Walk is a great way to connect socially and get moving – while making a big impact on our community and saving lives,” the TriCounty Heart Walk website states.

To register or donate, click here.


  • DINO-DIG: Eastwood Mall in Niles will host a Dino digging from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesdays at Center Court. Children can dig in the sand and discover prizes. The event will also include Jocko balloons, coloring and giveaways. The event is part of the mall Sandsational Celebration.
  • JCC PRESENTATION: Musician Tom Roberts will present an interactive multimedia presentation on the life of Louis Armstrong and his connection to Judaism from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Youngstown Jewish Community Center. Dinner will be served. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

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