Calendar (Weeks 1-4) December 1-31

Thursday 1

Children’s Holiday Art Classes, Daydreamers Art Studio for Children, 127 Penn Ave., Salem, 330-332-1760. The Daydreamers Art Studio is offering holiday craft classes for children and families. No talent, special skills, or previous experience is necessary.  Classes occur through Dec. 17. Call for more information.

Ticket Giveaway: Disney Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey Contest – Enter a chance to win a family four-pack of tickets to “Disney on Ice,” which will come to the Covelli Centre on Dec. 15-18. Enter to win tickets at any public library in Mahoning County from Nov. 2-Dec. 2.  The drawing will take place Dec. 9.

Teenage Dream, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches; 330-744-8636. Stop by the library for a dream analysis tip sheet and take our poll on what teens dream about most. One randomly selected participant will win a prize at the end of the month. For teens grades 7-12. Canfield, library hours, month of December; Sebring, library hours, month of December. Free.

Merry Cryptic II, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Back for the season – only this time you’ll have to translate the word clues to guess the Yuletide songs. Get them right and a bonus holiday gift could be yours. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours, month of December. Free.

Library Shelf Elf, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, East Branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Newport Branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Struthers Branch, 95 Poland Ave., Struthers; 330-744-8636. The library elf is off the shelf and spreading his holiday joy, and the magic of the holiday season to his friends at the library. Elf is on the move, so you might find him hiding throughout the library this month. The library also wants to give the elf a name. Tell where you found him and suggest a name, and you can win a prize. For children of all ages. Dec. 1-23 during library hours. Free.

Santa Around the World, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches; 330-744-8636. Santa has many different names around the world. Match the name with the country for a chance to win a prize. For children of all ages.  Greenford, Library Hours, month of December; Sebring, library hours, month of December. Free.

Trim a Tree for December, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches; 330-744-8636. Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. For children of all ages. Boardman, library hours, month of December;  Poland, library hours, month of December;

Springfield, library hours, Thursday, month of December. Free.

Creation Station: Snowflakes, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Austintown Branch, 600 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; ; 330-744-8636.  Lake Milton Branch, 1320 Grandview Ave., Lake Milton; 330-744-8636. North Jackson Branch, 10775 Mahoning Ave. Extension, North Jackson; 330-744-8636. No two snowflakes are the same. Make a glittery one all your own. For children of all ages. Occurs during the month of December.

Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit http://www.youngstownymca.org. 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Free Blood Pressure Screening, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Screenings occur   from 9 a.m. till noon every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9  till noon and 2-4 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. 9 a.m.- noon. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books for Lapsitters, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Austintown Branch, 600 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-744-8636. For children who are not walking independently. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time for free play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs Thursday, Dec. 1, 8, 15. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Walk and Chat, Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. The group meets each Thursday for walking and socializing. 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-758-1414 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Occurs Dec. 1, 15. (Dec. 15 is a holiday program.) 10 a.m. Free.

Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; Warren; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration for this 6-week session begins Thursday, Oct. 27, by calling 330-856-2011, ext. 106. 10 a.m. Free.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; Warren; 330-856-2011. Provided by Concord Care Center of Hartford. Reservations not required. 10-10:30 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., Poland; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (Dec. 22 is a holiday program.) 10:30 a.m. Free.

Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; Warren; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration for this 6-week session begins Thursday, Oct. 27, by calling 330-856-2011, ext. 106. 11 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11:30 a.m. Free.

Holiday Event: Warren Republican Women’s Club Meeting, Auction and Gift Drive, Dilucia’s Banquet Hall, 2610 Elm Road NE,  Warren; 330-856-5228.  Auction proceeds to benefit the Toys For Tots campaign.  Items will include crafts, gift baskets and baked goods.  Donated toys should be new. Call for more information.

Holiday Extravaganza, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Join the fun as the group makes ornaments for your tree! Registration is required by Nov. 28 by calling 330-759-2589. 5 p.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books for Walkers,  Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Austintown Branch, 600 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-744-8636. For children who are walking independently. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time for free play. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Occurs Dec. 1, 8, 15. 11 a.m.  Free.

Warriors Inc.: Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs, Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-783-3276. This is a weekly, state-certified program that focuses on preventing drug use through fishing and aquatic resource education. 5-6 p.m.

Bi-monthly: Canfield Widow/ers Group, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield; for more information, an interview and registration, call Jane Peachey at the Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. The group meets the first and third Thursday of the month. 6-8 p.m.

Bimonthly: Recovery, Inc., Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road; 330-747-1176. Self-help mental health group meets the first and third Thursdays of the month. 7 p.m.

Weekly: Youngstown Area Community Band, Bliss Hall, YSU Campus, One University Plaza, Youngstown; 330-542-3313. New members are welcome. Bring your instrument to practice; held each Thursday. 7 p.m.

Bi-Monthly: Night of the Poets, B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. There will be poetry readings the first and third Thursday of the month. 7-10 p.m. $2.

Friday 2

Annual Festival of Trees, St. Elizabeth Health Center in Youngstown, St. Joseph Health Center in Warren, and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center. A total of 95 trees, decorated by hospital staff, will be available for raffle at the health care region’s three acute care hospitals. Proceeds from the St. Elizabeth event go to the REACH Fund, which helps employees when facing a crisis. St. Joseph’s proceeds benefit the St. Joseph Mission Fund. And proceeds from St. Elizabeth Boardman will go to a mission closet for patients and families who may need clothing or other supplies while at the hospital and the Helping Hands of Boardman Fund. Display hours: 7:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Dec. 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8; 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m., Dec. 3 and 4; and 7 a.m. till  noon on Friday, Dec. 9.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Newport Branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs Dec. 2, 9, 16. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; Warren; 330-856-2011. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. Free.

Fall Graduating Senior Show, McDonough Museum of Art, YSU.  Occurs from Dec. 2-16, with an opening reception on Friday, Dec. 2 from 6-8 p.m. Features an exhibition of work by students graduating in the fall semester from YSU’s art department. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Holiday Event: How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas, Oakland Center for the Arts. 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown;  330-746-0404. The Oakland will present “How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas” at 8 p.m. on Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10. An additional midnight performance occurs on Dec. 10. In its sixth year, “Drag” blends many familiar, traditional holiday stories. It follows the journey of “Starlet O’Hara,” as she discovers the true meaning of Christmas. Robert Dennick Joki wrote, directs and stars in the production. Call for reservations. 8 p.m.

Saturday 3

Holiday Event: Breakfast with Santa, St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church, 10143 Main St., New Middletown; 330-740-6086. Meet Santa at this special breakfast fund-raising event. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Springfield Capital Campaign Committee. Proceeds benefit the Springfield Branch Library. For information or tickets, call the development office at 330-740-6086. 9 a.m.

Holiday Event: Butler Art Museum Craft Show & Sale, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1107. This annual sale features goods ranging from fine arts to crafts and collectibles. The event also includes food photos with Santa Claus and more. An appraisal occurs from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday and is limited to hand-held antiques and collectibles. Sale occurs 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4.  Proceeds benefit museum programs. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 for adults, free for children under 12.

Easter Seals Garage Sale, 1986 Ridgeview Plaza, Warren; 330-727-8884. Sale features holiday items, Christmas trees, furniture, new toys and more.  Proceeds from the garage sale benefit Easter Seals and Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center programs and services. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

Holiday Event: “Winter Wonderland,” Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown 330-788-8739. This new, interactive-holiday event is for children in pre-school through the elementary grades. Dance with elves, play with the trees and presents, pet Rudolph and meet Mrs. Claus. A children’s lunch will be served while favorite holiday characters interact with the participants. The Playhouse also will be holding its annual toy and coat drive to benefit the Rescue Mission. Bring a new unwrapped toy or coat and place in the barrels in the lobby. Reservations are required. 11:30 a.m. $12 for adults, $10 for children.

Holiday Event: 6th Annual Nativity Display, Villa Maria Community, Villa Maria, Pa., Annual event displaying hundreds of nativity sets from around the world. Also includes music each day, including violinists, cellists, harpist, choirs, and entertainment from the HM Sisters. Dec. 3-4, 10-11. Noon- 5 p.m. Free.

Youngstown Holiday Parade and Festival, 20 Federal Place (Strouss’ Building), downtown Youngstown. Features vendors, a train ride, Santa’s workshop and more.

1-7p.m. Free.

Teen Central Anime, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Hey otaku! Did you know we had a club just for you? Theme: Bento Boxes. 3 p.m. Free.

Lighting of the Village @ the Library!, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., Poland; 330-744-8636. Join the fun as the Poland Library celebrates with the Village of Poland in their tree-lighting ceremony. Enjoy a special visit and story time with Mrs. Claus – arriving straight from the North Pole. The evening also includes a puppet show and music by the Good Hope Junior Choir. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

Holiday Event: How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas, Oakland Center for the Arts. 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown;  330-746-0404. See Friday, Dec. 2 for complete listing. Occurs Dec. 2-3, 9-10. 8 p.m.

Sunday 4

Holiday Event: Butler Art Museum Craft Show & Sale, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1107. This annual sale features goods ranging from fine arts to crafts and collectibles. The event also includes food photos with Santa Claus and more. An appraisal occurs from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday and is limited to hand-held antiques and collectibles. Sale occurs 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4.  Proceeds benefit museum programs. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 for adults, free for children under 12.

Annual Event: Polish Wigilia and Christmas Dinner, The Youngstown Club, 201 E. Commerce St, Youngstown;  330-647-9634. Web: http://www.polishyoungstown.org. The Polish Arts Club of Youngstown will host its annual Wigilia Christmas Eve celebration today.  The event features traditional Polish food, music, raffles, Christmas carols, and an interactive theater presentation of the traditional “Jasełka” (nativity play), which will be performed in English. Reservations required. Paid reservations are due by Nov. 30. Noon-1 p.m., cocktails. 1-5 p.m. (dinner). $30 (adults); $50/couple; $10, children (6-12) and children 5 and under are admitted free.

Monthly: Austin Log Cabin Tour and Open House, 3797 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-792-1129. The Austintown Historical Society hosts its open house every first Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Strock Stone House Open House, 7171 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-792-1129. The Austintown Historical Society host its monthly open house and tour every first Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Monthly: John Stark Edwards Home Viewing, 303 Monroe St., N.W., Warren; for more information call the Trumbull County Historical Society at 330-394-4653. The museum is open the first Sunday of the month. 2-5 p.m.

Monthly: Ward-Thomas House Tours, 503 Brown St., Niles; 330-544-2143. Volunteer guides from the Niles Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions from visitors. The house, built in 1862, is a stately mansion in the Italianate style of architecture. Tours run the first Sunday of the month. 2-5 p.m.

Holiday Event: Ward-Thomas Museum Christmas Open House, 503 Brown St., Niles; 330-544-2143. Volunteer guides from the Niles Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions from visitors. The house, built in 1862, is a stately mansion in the Italianate style of architecture. Tours occur the first Sunday of the month. All 14 rooms of the home will be filled with displays and Christmas decorations. The museum also will be open on Jan. 1. Call for more information. 2-5 p.m.

LightWorks Retreat Series, the Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield; 330-792-7636. Web: http://www.theursulinecenter.org. In this prayer-based retreat series, spiritual director Eileen Novotny will lead members in an introduction to Ignatian spirituality and the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola, which have been employed for more than 400 years. Sessions will be held Sundays through Dec. 11. Each session offers presentations on prayer and practices, with time for reflection and sharing. LightWorks is a true retreat. Participants commit themselves to attend all meetings, pray at least 15 to 30 minutes daily (according to suggestions made), and reflect and share what happened between them and God. Pre-registration is suggested. 2-3:30 p.m. $40.

Monday 5

Know Your Numbers Class, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Nile; 330-652-7542. Learn more about your blood pressure, your blood sugar and your cholesterol. Taught by Gloria Pozega, RN. Call to register.  9-10:30 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 212 North High St., Cortland; 330-638-6335. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. Free.

Easy Yoga Class, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Nile; 330-652-7542. Dawn Perhacs will facilitate. Occurs Dec.. 5-19. 11 a.m.-noon. $20 for four classes or $6 each.

Preschool Storytime , Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Warren Parent’s Group, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland; for more information, an interview and registration, call Karen Lewis at the Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. The group meets each Monday. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Ohio Cultural Alliance: Resonating Voice – The Life of Jack Warner, Powers Auditorium (Warner Theater), 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; visit http://www.ohioculturalalliance.org. YSU history professor Dr. Donna DeBlasio will portray the wife of Hollywood mogul Jack Warner in tonight’s presentation. DeBlasio has done extensive research on the Warner brothers, who started their Hollywood careers showing films in downtown Youngstown. The evening will include Warner film clips, a short film on Warner Bros., a catered dinner, tours and music. 6 p.m. $15 (members), $20.

Weekly: Seraphim, Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Boardman; for more information call the director, Kris Harper at 330-707-2144. The chorus meets every Monday. 7 p.m. Weekly: Co-Dependents Anonymous, Prince of Peace Church, 2985 Center Road, Poland; 330-743-3768 or visit http://www.lowselfhelpsystems.org. This 12-step recovery program for individuals in codependent relationships meets every Monday. Call for more information. 7:30 p.m.

The Youngstown Camera Club Meetings, Christ’s Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; for more information e-mail Roy at Rjmpinc@aol.com. The club meets the first and third Monday of the month. 7:30 p.m. $20 (yearly dues).

Tuesday 6

Weekly: Warren Children’s Group, 5000 E. Market St., Suite 19, Warren; for more information, an interview and registration, call Kim Calhoun at the Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. The group meets each Tuesday. Call for times.

Design Review Committee Meeting, City Council Caucus Room, 6th Floor, City Hall, 26 S. Phelps St., Youngstown.  Up for consideration: Proposal by Tony Armeni for placement of bike rack sculpture as part of the Youngstown bike-rack initiative. The property in question is located on Hazel Street, between Federal and Commerce. 9 a.m. Free.

T’ai Chi Classes, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Nile;  330-727-4477.  T’ai chi emphasizes soft flowing movements and has proven health benefits. Nine weekly classes are $45. An advanced class is also available. Lucinda Kutsko, certified instructor, will lead. Call to register 330-727-4477. 9:30-10:30 a.m. $45.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Meeting, Senior Center of Mahoning County, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 330-650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900. 10 a.m.

Monthly: Wellness Clinic, Grace Lutheran Church, 162 South Raccoon Road, Austintown; for information, call Beth Stricko at 330-530-4038, ext. 2031 or e-mail bstrick@shepherdofthevalley.com. Provides information on diabetes and glucose testing. Meetings occur the second Tuesday of each month. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Time For Tots, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 212 North High St., Cortland; 330-638-6335. A developmentally-appropriate storytime program for children ages 24 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration for this 6-week session begins Tuesday, Oct. 25 by calling 330-638-6335.  11 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free.

Free Hearing Screening, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches; 330-744-8636. A licensed audiologist from The Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center will be offering free hearing screenings, for adults only.  East, 1 p.m., Tues., Dec. 6. Main, 10 a.m.-Noon, Thurs., Dec. 15. Newport, 10:30 a.m., Tues., Dec. 13.  Free.

Webinar: Healthy Bones: Build Them for Life, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542.  Dr. E. Michael Lewiecki will present. Call to register for this informative program on osteoporosis. 1-2 p.m. 330-652-7542.

Blood Pressure Screening, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches; 330-744-8636. By the “Original” Visiting Nurse Association. East, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6; Main, 10 a.m.-noon, Thursday, Dec. 15; Newport, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday., Dec. 13. Free.

Teens on Tuesday, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Crafts, anime, snacks and more. 3-5 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; Warren; 330-856-2011. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6 p.m. Free.

Holiday Event: Yuletide Jamboree, 34west Theater, Das Dutch House Village Inn, 150 E. state Route 14, Columbiana; 866-482-5050. 34west Theater goes country with an all-new bluegrass holiday musical filled with beauty pageants and holiday humor. This dinner-theater musical occurs Dec. 6, 7, 10, 12, 17. Seating for evening shows begins at 6:45 p.m., with a four-course meal beginning at 7 p.m. Seating for matinees begins at 11:45 a.m., with a four-course meal at noon. 11:45 a.m. $40 ($35 matinee); discount given for groups of eight or more.

Family Story Time, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Waddle on into the library for a Penguin Party. Fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult.  6:30 p.m. Free.

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Free Carotid or AAA Screening, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. For those at risk and who meet criteria. By appointment only. Call 330-652-7542. 8:30 am.-noon. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., Poland; 330-744-8636. For babies 6-23 months. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs Wednesday, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Canfield Branch,  43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Occurs Dec. 7, 14, 28. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Austintown Branch, 600 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; ; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs Dec. 7, 14. 10 a.m. Free.

Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the next 6-week session begins Wednesday, Oct. 26 by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 401.  10 a.m. Free.

Mobile Computer Training Lab Open House, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. The State Library of Ohio is sending its mobile computer lab to visit the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library. The bus will be parked at the Main Library, and guests are welcome to tour the mobile lab and learn about the variety of computer classes offered by the W-TCPL. 10 a.m.-noon. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Newport Branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. For babies 6-23 months. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Time to Move Story Time, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Newport Branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. An active story time for the young and restless. Explore various forms of movement with stories, finger plays, music and more. For ages 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 11:30 a.m. Free.

Fun Time for 4s & 5s, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Austintown, 11 a.m., Wed., Dec. 7, 14 ; Boardman, 10 a.m., Tues., Dec. 6 ; Canfield, 1:30 p.m., Tues., Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27; Main, 10 a.m., Thurs., Dec. 8, 22 ; Poland, 1 p.m., Thurs., Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Free.

Preschool Storytime @ Cortland Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 212 North High St., Cortland; 330-638-6335.   Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free.

Holiday Event: Living Nativity Scene, Park Vista Retirement Community, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. A Holiday tradition continues today and tomorrow  when Park Vista presents its annual Living Nativity. For two evenings, Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Thursday, Dec. 8,  volunteers will recreate the n nativity scene on the front lawn of Park Vista. Depicting the nativity with live animals and volunteers is a regular tradition at Park Vista. This year the organization is partnering with the Mineral Ridge Presbyterian Church, the Tabernacle Baptist Church and Poland Seminary High School to bring the scene to life. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Free.

Holiday Event: The Vocal Alliance, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; Warren; 330-856-2011. A festive evening of song presented by the Vocal Alliance. 6:30 p.m. Free.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Check out at the monthly TAB meeting the first Wednesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12.  6:30 p.m., Dec. 7. Free.

Celebration of St. Elizabeth Health Center’s 100th Anniversary: Interfaith Prayer Service, St. Columba Cathedral, W. Wood and Elm streets, Youngstown. St. Elizabeth Health Center is wrapping up a year of centennial celebrations with a closing Interfaith Prayer Service. A reception to follow at St. Columba Hall.  5 p.m. Free.

Thursday 8

Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; Warren; 330-856-2011. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration for this 6-week session begins Thursday, Oct. 27, by calling 330-856-2011, ext. 106.  10 a.m. Free.

Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; Warren; 330-856-2011. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration for this 6-week session begins Thursday, October 27, by calling 330-856-2011, ext. 106. 11 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required.  11:30 a.m. Free.

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.

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.

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.

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 9

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; Warren; 330-856-2011. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme, and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. Free.

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.

Holiday Event: How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas, Oakland Center for the Arts. 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown;  330-746-0404. See Friday, Dec. 2 for complete listing. Occurs Dec. 2-3, 9-10. 8 p.m.

Saturday 10

Holiday Event: How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas, Oakland Center for the Arts. 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown;  330-746-0404. See Friday, Dec. 2 for complete listing. Occurs Dec. 2-3, 9-10. 8 p.m., midnight.

Sunday 11

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.

V.E. Blind Christmas and Winter Season Beer Taste, 7317 South Ave., Boardman; 330-629-8080. Sample a variety of imported and seasonal beers. Call for more information. 3-6 p.m.

Monday 12

‘Tis the Season for Crafts!, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches; 330-744-8636. Drop by the library in December and create a holiday craft. For children of all ages. Canfield, library hours, month of December; Brownlee Woods, library hours, Mon., Dec. 12 – Sat., Dec. 17;  Campbell, library hours, Dec. 12-17; West, library hours, Dec. 12-17. Free.

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: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Canfield Branch,  43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. For babies 6-23 months. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Time to Move Story Time, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, East Branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. An active story time for the young and restless. Explore various forms of movement with stories, finger plays, music and more. For ages 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Family Night Capades: Merry Grinch-mas – Whobalation!, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Austintown Branch, 600 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; ; 330-744-8636. Come for the story. Come for the noise. Come dressed in jammies or as Who girls and boys.! Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 13

Special Talk For Caregivers: Your Emergency Kit!, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Anna Keck from Home Instead will speak.  Call to register. 330-652-7542. Includes a luncheon. Noon-1 p.m. $2.

Anatomy of a Confidentiality Agreement, Youngstown Business Incubator Learning Lab, 241 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-599-4583 or email rshaffer@ybi.org. Register now for a Learning Lab networking workshop that provides a look at Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA’s), confidentiality agreements, and what information entrepreneurs should disclose to others and when.  Atty. Ted Theofrastous will be presenting a workshop about managing confidential information in the corporate context. He will educate attendees on how to structure: non-disclosure agreements, how to structure disclosure procedures, and how to secure Intellectual property including trade secret protection under Ohio law.  He will also state ways to manage and monetize trade secrets.  This workshop is centered around educating entrepreneurs on how to secure their intellectual property. Noon-1:30 p.m. $20 (includes lunch and meeting materials).

Teens on Tuesday, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Features crafts, anime, snacks and more! 3-5 p.m. Free.

Lego My Library, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Canfield Branch,  43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Kids, age 6 and up, will meet at Canfield library to enjoy creating Lego designs. Last approximately 2 hours. Legos will be provided. For school-age children. 6 p.m. Free.

Monthly: La Leche League, Columbiana County WIC office, 7876 Lincoln 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.

A Holiday Puppet Show, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. A holiday puppet show for children of all ages. Refreshments will be served. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. For children of all ages. 7-8 p.m. Free.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Meeting, Howland United Methodist Church, 730 Howland-Wilson Road, Howland Township. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 330-650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 14

Notary Public Services, Living Wills and Durable Power of Attorney for Healthcare, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542.  Completed this day with help from Palliative Care staff.  9 a.m.-noon. Free.

Fall Prevention Class, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542.  Prevent yourself or a loved one from a fall by attending this class. Free balance testing. Also beginning Tai Chi instruction.  Call to register. 330-652-7542. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free.

Kids’ Club: Celebrate the Season, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Holiday story time for children in grades K-6. Everything Gingerbread: stories, people, and even houses. 4 p.m. Free.

Puzzle Swap, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Have a jigsaw puzzle you’ve already conquered? Want to trade off for a puzzle from another enthusiast? Join the Boardman Library for the jigsaw puzzle swap, sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. 5 p.m. Free.

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. Meets the second Wednesday of the month. 6:30-8 p.m.

Monthly Meeting: 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. Meets the second Wednesday. 8 p.m.

Thursday 15

It’s a Holiday Celebration at Boardman Library, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Meet characters from Disney’s Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey, watch a holiday puppet show, and enjoy light refreshments. For preschool children. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.  10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Time to Move Story Time, Public Library, Struthers Branch, 95 Poland Ave., Struthers; 330-755-3322 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. An active story time for children ages 2-5. Explore various forms of movement with stories, finger plays, music, and more. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Hooray for the Holidays!, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Sebring Branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave., Sebring; 877-715-1233 (Sebring area only), 330-744-8636. Fun stories and a holiday craft for preschoolers. Child must be accompanied by an adult.  11 a.m. Free.

Talk With The Doc Program: Gall Bladder! Or Is It?! , St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542.  Dr. Matt Robinson will be speaking. Call to register. Program includes a light lunch. Noon-1 p.m. $2.

Sharing & Caring: Grief and Bereavement Book Club, Borders Books, Cafe, 2102 Niles-Cortland Road, Niles; for more information call the Bereavement Coordinator at 330-770-0502. The group meets the third Thursday of the month, and is a topical support group, sponsored by Senior Independence Hospice, for those experiencing grief and bereavement issues. Noon. Free.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Meeting, Alzheimer’s Association, Building B, Suite 301, 3695 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Canfield. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 330-650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900. 1:30 p.m.

Monthly: Sci-Fi Book Group, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Meetings cover popular titles in the Sci-Fi genre. (Contact the reference department for a list of suggested titles for each month’s theme.) Participants are asked to read at least one book that applies to the theme and then join in the discussion. This month’s theme: A Sci-Fi Christmas. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Friday 16

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

John Tesh, Westminster College Celebrity Series Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-7354.  The six-time Emmy winner and Grammy Award nominee will share the stage with 12 band members, including eight horns, to capture the holiday spirit with swing arrangements of classic songs. 7:30 p.m. $35-$55.

Holiday Event: “Miracle on Easy Street,” Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-743-8555. For the past 23 years Easy Street Productions and “Miracle on Easy Street” has become an annual holiday tradition for many local theater-goers in the Mahoning Valley. Join hosts Maureen Collins and Todd Hancock along with over 100 singers, dancers and children. This year’s show features 12 new songs and dance routines. Cast regulars include James McClellan, Colleen Chance, Alyssa DiBernardi, Rosie Jo Neddy, Candace Campana and Gina Martini. Megan Cleland is production choreographer and will feature dancers from studios all across the Valley performing routines in a wide variety of styles, including tap, jazz and hip hop. Jeff Sanders will return with an expanded Easy Street Little Big Band blending a mixture of the season’s most popular tunes both old and new. Call for reservations. Show days and times: 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 16; 2:30 and 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17; and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 18. 8 p.m. $28 for adults; $23 seniors and students; $15 children 12 and under.

Saturday 17

Bone-Density Screenings, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542.  Have an ultrasound of the heel bone to screen for osteoporosis. No appointment necessary. 9 a.m.-noon. Free.

Artists of the Rust Belt: Last Minute Market, B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Features unique and hand-crafted gifts by 25 local artisans, local brews, food and raffles. Noon-7 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Main Library Teen Advisory Board, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. For teens in grades 7-12 who would like to help develop and promote library programming. 3 p.m.  Free.

The Israeli Family Project, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-746-3251. Web: http://www.jccyoungstown.org. About eight years ago, Oksana and Chami Zemach of Israel moved with their four daughters to Moshav Kadesh Barnea in the desert, where they built a small food factory called Desert Magic. Soon, they received groups of tourists from around the world who came to the Moshav (agricultural village) to hear their story. Two years ago, they created the Israeli Family Project. Tonight’s event will cover their work and life. This engagement is part of their U.S. tour and also includes a number of events scheduled locally. Call for more information. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly:  Coast to Coast AM Study Group of Austintown, Denny’s Restaurant, 4927 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-781-0030. Topics for discussion include spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health, and the paranormal. Meetings include speakers and topics featured on past shows. Meets the third Saturday of every month. 7 p.m. Free.

Sunday 18

Monthly: PFLAG, Mahoning Valley Pride Center, 1523 Poland Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696. The Youngstown area’s Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays is a local chapter of the national support, education, and advocacy organization. PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and strives to create a society respectful of human diversity. Meets the third Sunday of every month. 3-5 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Irish Music, Quinlan’s Irish Pub, 5154 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; for more information call 330-757-9057 or 330-349-4500. Irish music enthusiasts from the area get together every third Sunday of the month to play traditional Irish tunes. The event is open to the public. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Monday 19

Blood Sugar Screenings, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Nile; 330-652-7542. Requires an eight-hour fast.  Free foot screenings for those at risk with Dr. C. Reyes. call for information. 9-10 a.m. Free.

Friends of the Library Meetings, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches; 330-744-8636. Austintown, 10 a.m., Mon., Dec. 19; Poland, 10 a.m., Tues., Dec. 6. Free.

Monthly: Hospice of the Valley Common Bond, Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. The group focuses on one grief topic a  year, and it meets the third Monday of the month. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Monthly: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Meeting, Antonine Sister’s Adult Day Center, 2691 North Lipkey Road, North Jackson; for information call the Association at 330-650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900. Held each month. 2 p.m.

Healthy Weight Management Through Behavior Modification, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Nile; 330-652-7542.  Molly Letcher, RN, and director of HM Surgical Weight Loss center, will be speaking to this class on Weight Management. Call to register. 3-4 p.m. Free.

Monthly: TLC Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Book-discussion group for teens in grades 9 to 12 only. Tonight: “Dragoneye Reborn” by Allison Goodman.  6 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Habitat for Humanity Monthly Meeting, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; for more information call 330-743-7244 or visit http://www.hfhofmc.org. The local chapter of Habitat for Humanity will host its monthly meeting tonight. Meetings occur the third Monday of the month. 6:30 p.m.

Pajama Jam, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., Poland; 330-744-8636. Put on your PJs, bring out the whole family and come listen to holiday stories read by Mrs. Claus. For children of all ages. 6:30-7 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting, St. Charles Church, 7325 Westview, Boardman; for more information call Janet at 330-758-6366. The group meets the third Monday of the month. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 20

Howland Happy Stitchers, Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles-Cortland Road, Warren; for more information call Margaret at 330-847-9813 or Jane at 330-638-2916. Meets the third Tuesday. 10 a.m.

Blood Pressure Screening by the Mahoning Chapter, American Red Cross, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches; 330-744-8636. Boardman, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Mon., Dec. 5; Poland, 1-4 p.m. p.m., Tues., Dec. 27; Struthers, 1 p.m., Tues., Dec. 20. Free.

Hospice of the Valley’s Craft and Chat, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180.  Establishing a “new normal” requires being social and meeting new friends. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month. 1-3 p.m.

Prayer Shawl Ministry, The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield; for information visit http://www.theursulinecenter.org or call Eileen Novotny at 330-533-3831. The group meets the third Tuesday and third Wednesday of the month. 10:30 a.m.-noon (Tuesday), 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesday).

Family Story Time: Holiday Workshop, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Holiday craft program for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Mahoning County Computer Club, Canfield Presbyterian Church, 104 Main St., Canfield; for more information call 330-757-9854 or 330-799-1676. Many computer related subjects are discussed. Visitors are welcome. The group meets every third Tuesday of the month. 7-9 p.m.

Monthly: RTS Bereavement Support Group, Beeghly Medical Park, Community Learning Center, 6505 Market St., Youngstown; 330-884-2911. The group is for people who are dealing with grief from miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday 21

It’s a Play-Doh Party!, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Enjoy holiday stories and snacks, and create a dough ornament keepsake. For ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Rhythm and Motion for 2s and 3s, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Canfield Branch,  43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Join us for a variety of music, dance, song and special activities, guaranteed to appeal to the young and restless. Activities include the use of props, musical instruments and imagination. Child must be accompanied by an adult. A holiday program. 10 a.m. Free.

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Meeting, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 East Market St., Conference Room 1, 2, 3, Warren. For more information, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 330-650-0552 or 1-800-272-3900. 10 a.m.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Provided by Liberty Fire EMTs. Reservations not required. 10:30-11 a.m.

Sharing & Caring: Grief and Bereavement Support Group, Mahoning Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; for more information call the Bereavement Coordinator at 330-770-0502. The group meets the third Wednesday of the month, and is a topical support group for those experiencing grief and bereavement issues. 11 a.m. Free.

Teen Movie Night, Public Library, East Branch,430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-2790 or for information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. Teens in grades 7-12 can view a movie at the library. 5 p.m.

Thursday 22

Austintown Stitch and Share, Humanity House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown; for more information call Pam at 330-533-7445.  The group meets the third Thursday of the month. 10 a.m.

Austintown Stitch and Share, Humanity House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown; for more information call Pam at 330-533-7445.  The group meets the third Thursday of the month. 10 a.m.

Sharing & Caring: Grief and Bereavement Book Club, Borders Books, Cafe, 2102 Niles-Cortland Road, Niles; for more information call the Bereavement Coordinator at 330-770-0502. The group meets the third Thursday of the month, and is a topical support group, sponsored by Senior Independence Hospice, for those experiencing grief and bereavement issues. Noon. Free.

Teens on Tuesday, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Join us each week for crafts, anime, snacks and more. 3-5 p.m. Free.

Farewell to Hogwarts, Warren-Trumbull Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807.. Say a final goodbye to the epic movie series on the big screen at the library! 5:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: The Mahoning Valley Rose Society Meeting, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The society meets every third Thursday. Various programs will include: back to basics of growing roses, rose arranging, garden tours, speakers, slide presentations and more. 6:30 p.m.

Romance Readers’ Book Club, McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-652-1704, ext. 205. The group meets every third Thursday and is for those who love to read romance novels. 6:30 p.m.

Monthly: Angelic Support, Davis Family YMCA, Conference Room, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman. The support group is for those with acute or chronic health concerns as well as their family and friends. The group meets the third Thursday of every month. 7-9 p.m.

Holiday Event: Holiday Variety Show, Lemon Grove Café, 122 W. Federal St., downtown Youngstown; 330-518-4718. Performers include Amanda Beagle, Sterling Anderson, Nikita Jones, Brenda Rider, Clint Joiste and more.  Includes a 50/50 raffle fund-raiser for Pride Youngstown.  8-10 p.m. Free.

Friday 23

Hospice of the Valley: For Men Only, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrot Road, Poland; for more information or to register call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. The group, facilitated by Chaplain Jay Eastman, meets each fourth Friday of the month. 8:30-10 a.m.

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

Saturday 24

Monthly: All Families Matter, Mahoning Valley Pride Center, 1523 Poland Ave., Youngstown; for more information visit http://www.allfamiliesmatter.org. This is a parenting group that will be held the fourth Saturday of the month. 2-5 p.m.

Sunday 25

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Monday 26

Tuesday 27

Talk with the Author, St. Joe’s, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-7542. Featuring Janet Decesare, author of “Ticked Off.” Call to register. Noon-1 p.m.

Wednesday 28

School’s Out, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Books, bingo and beach ball fun for children of all ages. All preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult. 10-11 a.m.  Free.

Thursday 29

Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Nile; 330-652-7542.  Nurse will measure blood flow to the legs by doing Ankle Brachial Index. By appointment only. Call 330-652-7542. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Notary Public Services, Living Wills and Power of Attorney for Health Care, St. Joe’s at the Mall, Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Nile; 330-652-7542.  Call for more information. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Friday 30

Saturday 31

First Night Youngstown, downtown Youngstown, YSU Campus, and the Wick Avenue cultural district, Youngstown; 330-744-9966. Web site: http://www.firstnightyoungstownoh.com. Email: infofirstnightyoungstown@netzero.net. This alcohol-free New Year’s celebration features food, music, art and cultural performances in the downtown and university areas. The celebration will culminate with fireworks in the downtown.  Admission buttons allow access to all the events. Call or visit the “First Night” offices (25 E. Boardman St., Suite 405, Youngstown) for more information. $10 for adults; $5 for students (age 13 through college, with ID), senior citizens and members of the military (with ID); children 12 and under are admitted for free.

First Night Canfield, various locations in Canfield; 330-533-2290. First Night Canfield, the annual alcohol-free, community-wide celebration for Canfield, will occur at various locations from 4 p.m. until midnight. The event features live musical performances, magicians, clowns, children’s activities, and more. Two cabaret dinner shows are scheduled from at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Elsewhere, entertainment will be ongoing. Fireworks occur at midnight. The event will offer free bus transportation between venues. Call for event locations and schedule of events. 4 p.m.-midnight.

New Year’s Eve at the Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown;  for tickets, call  Mike Teutsch Jr. at 330-509-9670 or Bill Karako 330-540-1262.  Doors open at 7 p.m. with dinner. Guys Without Ties will perform. A       continental buffet and champagne toast occurs at midnight. This BYOB event is open to the public. 7 p.m.  $30.

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