Calendar – Week 2 (November 8-14)

Tuesday 8

Coffee and Contemplation Series: The Communion of Saints, Villa Maria Community Center, 1 mile east  of the Ohio state line, south of State Route 422 on Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920 or visit villamaria.org. The series focuses on a variety of spiritual and holistic topics. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $14 (program and lunch), $7 (program only).

Monthly: Low-Vision Support Group, Park Vista Retirement Community, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; to RSVP, call 330-746-2944, ext. 1551. Held the second Tuesday of the month. 10 a.m.

Free Hearing Screening, Public Library, Newport Branch Library, 3730 Market, Youngstown; 330-747-6424 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. A licensed audiologist from Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center will be offering hearing screenings for adults only. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Blood Pressure Screening, Public Library, Newport Branch Library, 3730 Market, Youngstown; 330-747-6424 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. Held by the  “Original” Visiting Nurse Association of Mahoning  County. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Monthly: Wellness Clinic, Grace Lutheran Church, 162 South Raccoon Road, Austintown; for more information call Beth Stricko at 330-530-4038, ext. 2031 or e-mail bstrick@shepherdofthevalley.com. The meeting, held by Shepherd of the Valley Home Health, will be held the second Tuesday of each month. Information about diabetes and glucose testing will be provided. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Blood Pressure Check, Public Library, Sebring Branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave., Youngstown; 330-938-6119 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. Held by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association. Noon-2 p.m.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children ages 3-5. Held each Tuesday. 1 p.m.

Crafty Kids, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 East Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Children ages 5-12 can drop in for crafts. 1-4 p.m.

Getting Started on Strategic Planning, Kent State University, Trumbull Campus, Workforce Development and Continuing Studies Center, Room 211,  4314 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; to register visit http://www.rjweanfdn.org/eventregistration.aspx or call Cheryl Crooks at 330-394-5600. Held by The Raymond John Wean Foundation. 5-7 p.m. $10.

Lego My Library, Public Library, Canfield Branch, 43 W. Main, Canfield; 330-533-5631 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. Kids ages 6 and up will meet to create Lego designs. 6 p.m.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 East Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Stories and a craft related to a weekly theme that reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Held each Tuesday and Friday. 6 p.m. (Tuesday), 11 a.m. (Friday).

Look Good, Feel Better Program, St. Joseph Cancer Care Center, 667 Eastland Ave., Warren; for more information call the American Cancer Society at 1-888-227-6446, ext. 2600. The program is for women who are concerned about their appearance while they undergo cancer treatment. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Military Records, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. An introduction to searching military records with the focused being the National Archives website and the library’s subscription databases. Registration is required by asking for Information Services. 6:30 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Meetings, Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road, Warren; for information call the Association at 330-650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900. Held each month. 7 p.m.

Monthly: La Leche League, Columbiana County WIC office, 7876 Lincole Place, Lisbon; 330-427-2155. All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. The group meets the second Tuesday of the month. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 9

Health and Wellness Walks, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk for a 2-4 mile hike. 9 a.m.

The 34th Annual Celebrity Series: Roland Mesnier, Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-372-1900. Mesnier, former White House Pastry Chef, will guest speak. 10:30 a.m. $60 (season tickets).

Lunch and Learn, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Featuring “Images of the New Jerusalem: Latter Day Saint Faction” with Dr. Craig Campbell of YSU. Bring a bag lunch. Coffee and tea are provided. Call 330-740-6086 for more information. Noon.

Music at Noon, Butler Institute of American Art, Wick Avenue, Youngstown; for more information call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636 or visit http://web.ysu.edu/fpa. Featuring Saxophone Studio Recital. 12:15 p.m. Free.

Midweek Mayhem, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; 330-759-2589. Held again Nov. 30. Teens can join in for crafts, anime, games, and more. 3 p.m.

Kidz Create, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Held each Wednesday through Oct. 19. A “books and more” program that pairs children’s literature with enrichment activities for kids in kindergarten to grade 4. 5 p.m.

Puzzle Swap, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-758-1414 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. Trade off for a puzzle. 5 p.m.

Wii Wednesday, Public Library, Newport Branch Library, 3730 Market, Youngstown; 330-747-6424 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. For grades 7-12. Try some Wii games. 5 p.m.

Writing Workshop, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join the group (held again Nov. 30) in writing about meaningful, everyday experience, and explore various topics to shape writing about experiences. All skill levels are welcome. Call to register. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10.

The Life of the POWs at the Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Featuring historical and archaeological evidence from the Prison. Presented by Dr. David Bush. 6 p.m.

Monthly: Book Club, Villa Maria Community Center, 1 mile east  of the Ohio state line, south of State Route 422 on Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920, ext. 3223. This monthly series will focus on books from the New York Time’s best seller list. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month. 6:30-8 p.m.

The 19th Mock Convention, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; for information call Dr. James Rhoads at 724-946-7255 or e-mail jrhoads@westminster.edu. Held through Nov. 10. This convention and its candidates will be Republican this year. Held in Orr Auditorium (Wednesday), and in the Field House (Thursday). The event is open to the public. 7 p.m. (Wednesday), 3 p.m. (Thursday). Free.

Monthly: Mothers of Twins, Davidson Becker Family Center, Struthers; for more information call Michele at 330-530-2128 or visit http://www.orgssites.com/oh/twins. The group meets the second Wednesday. 8 p.m.

Thursday 10

Getting Started on Strategic Planning, D.D. and Velma Davis Education and Visitor Center, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; to register visit http://www.rjweanfdn.org/eventregistration.aspx or call Cheryl Crooks at 330-394-5600. Held by The Raymond John Wean Foundation. 8:30-10:30 a.m. $10.

Adult Hearing Screening, St. Joe’s, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. By appointment only. 9-11 a.m.

“101 Dalmatians- Kids,” DeYor Performing Arts Center, Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Held through Nov. 12. 10 a.m. (Nov. 10-11), 7 p.m. (Nov. 11), 1 p.m. (Nov. 12.).

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; 330-759-2589. Featuring stories and a craft for children ages 3-5. Every Thursday. 11:30 a.m.

Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Read the book “Of Bees and Mist” by Erick Setiawan and join in a discussion. 2 p.m.

Police and Fire Retirees of Ohio, District 2 — Chapter 2, Brandywine Clubhouse, 3390 Flo-Lor Drive, Youngstown. Any member wishing to run for any office can call Rich Holzschuh at 330-743-5502. Elections of officers will be held. 5:30 p.m.

Monthly: Mahoning Valley Professional 20/30 Club Individual Committee Meeting, Peaberry’s, 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield; for information, e-mail social@mvp2030club.org. The group meets the second Thursday of the month. 5:30 p.m.

Got Game? Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 East Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Kids in grades 4-8 can join in for an assortment of video and board games. 6 p.m.

Material Girls, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N. High St., Cortland; for more information call Barb at 330-550-1215 or 330-759-1211. Bring a small toaster oven if possible. 6 p.m.

Sonny  Geraci Concert and Dinner, The Georgetown, 5945 South Ave., Boardman; for tickets call 330-757-2779. Featuring Sonny Geraci and opening acts Kelly Conners and Peter Pylypiw. 6 p.m. (doors open), 6:30 p.m. (dinner), 7:30 p.m. (showtime). $45.

Natural Health Lecture, Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D., 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite K-4, Boardman; 330-729-1350 or visit ohiond.com. The program is “Naturopathic Thyroid Care.” Learn about naturopathic options for thyroid health. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Sinus Treatment Seminar, Salem Community Center, 1098 North Ellsworth Ave., Salem; to register call the Salem Community Hospital’s Marketing Dept. at 330-332-7152.  Otolaryngologist Wayland Wong, M.D. will present “New Trends in Sinus Treatment.” 6:30 p.m. Free.

Bimonthly: Schizophrenics Anonymous, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, 1044 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; for more information call Advocacy Through Education at 724-342-5914 or e-mail vajadvocate@hotmail.com. The group is designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with a schizophrenic disorder, and it meets the second and fourth Thursday. 6:30-8 p.m.

The Police & Fire Retirees of Ohio District 2 — Chapter 10 Meeting, Brandywine Clubhouse, 3390 Flo-Lor Drive, Youngstown; for more information call Rich Holzsehuh at 330-743-5502. All retirees and DROP participants of the Ohio Police and Fire Disability and Pension  Fund living in Mahoning and Columbiana Counties along with their spouses or survivors are encouraged to attend. 7 p.m.

“The 1940s Radio Hour,” Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU Campus, One University Plaza, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Held Nov. 10-13 and 18-20. 7:30 p.m. (Thursday-Saturday), 3 p.m. (Sunday).

“A Streetcar Names Desire,” Spotlight Theater, Bliss Hall, Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3105. The show runs Nov. 10-13 and 18-20. 7:30 p.m .(Friday and Saturday), 3 p.m. (Sunday).

Monthly: Messies Anonymous Support Group, Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Niles; 330-544-4846. Meetings are based on the 12 steps and traditions of the Messies Anonymous for Household Organization. The organization meets the second Thursday of each month. 7-8:30 p.m.

DARE Singles Group Meeting, Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; for information call 330-533-7062, 330-757-1440 or 330-793-1484. Speaker night. 7:30 p.m.

Square Dancing, The Senior Citizens Center, E. 4th Street, East Liverpool; for more information call the Catholic Charities Regional Agency’s Senior Center at 330-744-3320. The program is for individuals who want heart healthy exercise. The program runs the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Dances are open to the public of all ages. 8-11 p.m. Free.

Friday 11

Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support Initial or Refresher Course, National Safety Council, Ohio One Building, 25 E. Boardman St., Suite 343, Youngstown; call 330-747-8657 to register. 9 a.m. $50 (initial), $32.

Holiday Craft Show, Shepherd of the Valley, 1500 McKinley, Niles; 330-544-0771. 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Designing Women, Domestic Sewing Center, 2011 Youngstown Road, S.E., Warren; for more information call Jennie at 330-847-7386. Christmas party. 10 a.m.

Fabulous Food Show, I-X Center, One Center Drive, Cleveland; 216-265-2665. Held through Nov. 13. For additional information visit http://www.fabulousfoodshow.com. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sunday). $65, $45.

Monthly: Storytime for Adults and Children with Special Needs, Barnes and Noble, 381 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman. Join the group the second Friday for a low-key, easily accessible storytime for adults and children with special needs. 11 a.m.

Monthly Pinochle Game, The Senior Citizens Center, E. 4th Street, East Liverpool; 330-385-4732. The public is invited to attend. Games are held the second Friday of each month. 1-3 p.m. Free.

Phantoms Hockey, Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-747-7825. Phantoms vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks. 7:15 p.m.

“Tosca,” Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-480-0693. Annual operatic performance staged and produced by Opera Western Reserve. Call for tickets. 7:30 p.m.

“Gee’s Bend,” The Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739 .The show runs Nov. 11-12 and 18-19. 7:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 2 p.m. (Sunday).

“The Wizard of Oz,” New Castle Playhouse, 202 E. Long Ave., New Castle, Pa.; 724-654-3437. Held Nov. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27 and Dec. 2-4.  7:30 p.m. (Friday and Saturday), 2 p.m. (Sunday).

“Debbie Does Dallas: The Musical,” Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. The show is held Nov. 11-12 and 18-19. Presented by Rust Belt Theater Company. 8 p.m. (Friday and Saturday).

Saturday 12

Disney Prince and Princess Party, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-792-6982 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. Children in preschool through grade 3 are invited to dress up as their favorite Disney prince or princess. This is a fundraising event that includes a ticket voucher for Disney on Ice’s “Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey.” 10 a.m.-noon. $20.

Photography: Outdoor Portraits, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old-Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Learn tips to help capture perfect outdoor moments at this workshop. Call to register. 10 a.m.-noon.

The AMS PTA 28th Annual Craft Show, Austintown Middle School, Raccoon Road, Austintown; for more information call 330-270-0049 or e-mail frankdeb1@aol.com. Featuring over 200 vendors. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free.

Support Meeting, Canfield Christian Church, 123 South Broad St., Canfield; 330-533-2246. This meeting is for adults with aging parents and it meets the second Saturday of the month. 11 a.m.

American Indian Heritage Month Presentation, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; 330-759-2589. Gene Allison, member of the Red Hawk American Indian Culture Society will discuss American Indian clothing, customs, and more. 1 p.m.

National Gaming Day, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Teen gamers are invited to play a live version of Plants vs. Zombies and more. 1 p.m.

Pictureka! Tournament, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 East Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Children ages 6-12 who love “I Spy” or “Hidden Pictures” can try Pictureka in honor of National Gaming Day. 1 p.m.

“FoodStock’s1950s Elvis” Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren; for tickets call 330-545-2720 or visit http://www.50selvis.webs.com or e-mail Limakeh@aol.com. Featuring Mark Lee Pringle and the Blue Moon Band. Bring 10 on-perishable food items for admission or pay $10 for this “FoodStock” Benefit. 5 p.m. $10.

National Book Signing, The Art Outreach Gallery, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; for information call 330-394-3384. Featuring author Michael Dempsey, author of “Necropolis.” 6-9 p.m. Free.

Just Got to Dance Club, Ukrainian Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown; for information call 330-518-8891 or visit http://www.justgottodance.com. 7-8 p.m. (hustle lesson), 8-11 p.m. (dance). $10, $5 (members), $2.50 (students).

Phantoms Hockey, Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-747-7825. Phantoms vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints. 7:15 p.m.

Sunday 13

All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast, Ursuline High School cafeteria, 750 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-4563. Hosted by The Ursuline High School Interact Club and the Youngstown Rotary Club. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. $6, $3, free (children 5 and under).

Lecture: Human Trafficking, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield; 330-533-2246. Dr. Tomi Lee Grover of TraffikStop.org will speak on this topic. 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate Midlothian Free Clinic, Lemon Grove Cafe, 122 Federal Plaza West, downtown Youngstown; for more information e-mail romi@lemongrovecafe.com. Featuring live music by Tribe of Two and That Other Jazz Group with performance artist Brandon Martin. 11 a.m. $15.

East Hi Volleyball Club Tryouts, Warren YMCA, 210 High St., N.W., Warren; 330-394-1565. Tryouts for high school volleyball players. Register online at http://www.eovc.org. Held again Nov. 20. EOVC trains teams and coaches from various schools. 1-3 p.m. (6-8th grade tryouts), 3-5 p.m. (9-12th grade tryouts), 5-6 p.m. (any grade).

“Forks Over Knives,” Temple Emmanuel Sda Church, 108 W. Indianola Ave., Youngstown; for information call 330-788-8815 or 330-360-2003. Hear about how you can improve your health with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and more through this public viewing. 2 p.m. Free.

Hike: Walk for Woodpeckers, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Meet at Ford Nature Center for a walk around Lake Cohasset. 2 p.m.

Monthly: Hubbard Historical Society Tour, 27 Hager St., Hubbard. The museum is open to the public the second Sunday of each month. 2-5 p.m.

Monthly: The Philosophy Group (Socrates Cafe), Barnes and Noble, 381 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; for more information call Joe at 330-788-0315. The group meets the second Sunday of the month and discusses philosophical topics, questions, ideas, concepts, books and philosophers. 4 p.m.

Phantoms Hockey, Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St.,Youngstown; 330-747-7825. Phantoms vs. Dubuque Fighting Saints. 6 p.m.

“Legends in Concerts,” DeYor Performing Arts Center, Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Dinner is also being offered prior to the show. 8 p.m.

Monday 14

Monthly: Mothers of Preschoolers, First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem; for more information call Amy Zimmerman at 330-337-0939. A support group for any woman with children around the kindergarten age or younger. Speakers and crafts usually alternate. Childcare is available for preschoolers. The group meets the second Monday of each month.  9:15-11:15 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Canfield Branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-533-5631 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636.  Held each Wednesday.  Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. 10 a.m.

Boardman Friends of the Library Meeting, Public Library, Newport Branch Library, 3730 Market, Youngstown; 330-747-6424 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. Bonnie Burdman of the Jewish Community Center will present “What’s News in the Middle East Today and U.S. Relationship to that Region.” The meeting is held at Newport until improvements at the Boardman location are finished. 10 a.m.

Fancy Cutters, Lake Vista, 303 North Mecca St., Cortland; for information call Virginia at 330-847-4827. 10 a.m.

Blood Pressure Screening, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Provided by Concord Care Center of Hartford. 10 or 10:30 a.m. Free.

OSBA District 13 Annual Luncheon, The Youngstown Club, 201 E. Commerce St., Youngstown; for more information call Kenneth Brown at 800-282-6556 or 614-487-4426. Carl Seubert Marx, OSBA president, will speak. Registration is required. 1:30-4 p.m. $110-25.

East Committee Meeting, Public Library, East Branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-2790 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. For Friends of PLYMC. 4:30 p.m.

Friends of the Museum of Industry and Labor Meeting, The Museum of Industry and Labor, 151 West Wood St., Youngstown; for more information call 330-941-1314. 5 p.m.

Family Night Capades, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-792-6982 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. The program “Family Financial Fling: A Smart Money Program,” will be presented and includes activities for school-age children and preschoolers. 6:30 p.m.

Grant Center: Proposal Writing Basics, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. An introductory overview of the proposal writing process. Call and ask for Information Services to register. 6:30 p.m.

Evening Cut Ups, Grace Church of the Nazarene, 5253 W. Webb Road, Austintown; For information call Joanne at 330-652-5564 or Kim at 330-545-6520. Finish Christmas favors. Bring basket items. 7 p.m.

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