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The Update | Mill Creek Park Opens Ball Fields, Tennis Courts; College Choir Releases Album

YOUNGSTOWN – Mill Creek MetroParks will open the baseball/softball fields at Wick Recreation Area and Scholl Recreation Area, along with all tennis courts at Wick Recreation Area, Volney Rogers Field, Scholl Recreation Area and Yellow Creek Park, on May 26.

The state-mandated guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus must be followed at all locations. The guidelines can be found at millcreekmetroparks.org.

All playgrounds, basketball courts and volleyball courts in the park will remain closed.

If interested in reserving a field or court, go to the website for a printable application or call 330 740 7114 ext. 104.

Local Artist Monica Vega Plans Exhibition

YOUNGSTOWN – Monica Vega, owner of Gallery 18, will have an exhibition of her art on June 6 at 7 p.m.

The studio is located in Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave. To RSVP, go to eventbrite.com.

Vega’s artworks are in the American Expressionism genre. The size of her works range from postcard to wall-sized canvas and wood pieces.

All of the work in the studio is available for purchase on the night of the show. Buyers can also pre-order art at mygallery18.com or by calling Vega at 330-623-3923.

Grove City College Choir Releases Album

GROVE CITY, Pa.  – Grove City College’s Touring Choir annual 2019 album is out and available on major music streaming services, including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and Amazon.

The albums is a project of Katherine Mueller, director of choral activities, and Jeffrey Tedford, chair of the music department.

“I am very excited to be able to offer our annual Touring Choir recording via streaming for the very first time,” Mueller said. “We believe this is a great way that we can share the performances of our talented Grove City College singers with more listeners than ever, including alumni, prospective students and the general public. I am so proud of these students and their ability to make music of the highest quality.”

Music on the album ranges from spirituals to Bernstein’s Mass and art songs. The choir recorded it in the spring of 2019 on tour. Audio engineer Darren Morton, director of Broadcasting and Audio Support Systems and director and engineer for WSAJ Radio, mixed the album.

Polish Day Festival Is Canceled

AUSTINTOWN – This year’s Polish Day, scheduled for Aug. 30, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to event sponsore PolishYoungstown. The festival, which takes place at St. Anne’s Church in Austintown, will return on Aug. 29, 2021.

Foundations Offers Grants to Arts Groups

YOUNGSTOWN – Recognizing the important role that arts and culture organizations will play as the Mahoning Valley rebounds from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation is offering grants to arts organizations.

Smaller organizations (those with operating budgets of $250,000 or less) are encouraged to apply for the new Arts and Culture Challege Grants. Go to cfmv.org for an application and information. Applications are due June 1.

Arts and Culture Challenge Grants program.

Those selected will be challenged to raise funds in 30 days, with CFMV matching up to $2,500.

Posted May 22, 2020.

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