Welcome back to our Snapshots of Youngstown Winter blog series, providing you with the inspiration you need to enter our Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2021 gift card giveaway, happening January 19 through February 28! Throughout this series, we’ve shared ways to get outdoors, where to eat right, and ways to get fit. Keep reading today’s post for local resources that teach you something new.
But First, What Is Snapshots of Youngstown?
Great question! Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2021 encourages you to start the new year off right in a healthy and positive way. Share a photo of what YOU are doing for a fresh start to 2021 and YOU can be randomly chosen as one of two weekly winners of a $50 restaurant gift card. We’re talking some of Youngstown’s favorite local eateries, like Springfield Grille, Barry Dyngles, Zenobia Middle Eastern Cuisine, and Salvatore’s Italian Grill, just to name a few.
How to enter:
- Take a photo of what you are doing to start the new year off right (hiking outdoors, healthy eating, yoga, reading)
- Submit your photo here
- Continue submitting photos for more entries!
Two winners of a $50 local restaurant gift card will be chosen each week, January 19 through February 28. Winners will be chosen at random and notified on Mondays. Multiple entries can be submitted, but winners are limited to winning one gift card. Learn more about Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2021 here.
Library Informational Videos and Curbside Book Pickup
The Youngstown Public Library offers so much more than checking out books. Catering to both the kids or adults in the home, the library’s website offers plenty of new opportunities for learning. You can join the librarians each week for a Facebook Live featuring cooking tips, or the kids can learn how to code websites in an online class. From office skills, to accounting, to mathematics, there’s an online class available for you at their Universal Class Center. Find book chats, book clubs and story time for the kids on their Facebook page. Remember, curbside pickup is available at most library locations. Just place a hold on a book, pull up, give them a call and they’ll deliver your books right to your car.
MCMP Virtual Classroom
Visit different Mill Creek MetroParks locations and learn all about them without ever leaving the house with the Mill Creek MetroParks Virtual Classroom. You can explore many different areas of the park with Park educators. They’ll tell you stories about the cabins, show you around some of the recreational activities and facilities, and even give you the history of the golf course and its architect. After checking out the videos head outside and explore Mill Creek MetroParks and check out the locations you learned about.
Mahoning Valley Historical Society
You may not be able to visit the Historical Society’s locations and resource centers, but they are still giving you plenty of information to take in online. Students and families can learn about local history right at home through their Hands on History and Learning Kit programs. The projects vary in topics from people to places to events, and even give you some activities to do with the kids with common household items.
Visit The Butler Institute of American Art
You can enjoy a safe, socially distanced learning experience at The Butler. Be your own teacher as you journey through galleries filled with American art masterpieces. The museum was once referred to as a “poor man’s university” and there are plenty of “lessons” to take in. Walk through the history of America and enjoy the cultural and artistic beauty throughout the museum. Keith Wisdom: Junkanoo Inspired is a must-see exhibit on display through February 28. This exhibition springs directly from the creative essence, costumes, color and rhythm of the Bahamian national cultural festival known as Junkanoo.
Now that you have some inspiration, learn something new, then take some photos of your fresh start! Stay tuned for one more Snapshots of Youngstown Winter 2021 blog post right here on our website. In the meantime, visit our Facebook page or our website for more information about all things Youngstown.