Calendar (Week 1) January 1-7

Sunday 1

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: 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.

Monday 2

13 Unlucky Questions, Public Library, Canfield Branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-533-5631. Celebrate Friday the 13th with 13 questions about the unlucky number in January. For teens in grades 7-12 during library hours. All month.

13 Unlucky Questions, Public Library, Sebring Branch. Celebrate Friday the 13th with 13 questions about the unlucky number in January. For teens in grades 7-12 during library hours. All month.

Weekly: 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. 5-7 p.m.

Weekly: Warren Parent’s Group, 5000 E. Market St., Warren; for information or to register call Karen Lewis at 330-549-5900. The group meets Mondays. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Weekly: Seraphim Chorus, Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St., Boardman; for more information call the director, Kris Harper at 330-707-2144. Meets every Monday. 7:30 p.m.

Weekly: Co-Dependents Anonymous, Prince of Peace Church, 2985 Center Road, Poland; 330-743-3768. 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 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 3

Ongoing: Angels for Animals Volunteer Signups, 4750 state Route 165, Canfield; 330-549-1111, ext. 316. Email: info@angelsforanimals.org. Volunteer sign-up and orientation during hours of operation.

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.

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, , Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Features a blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook in 2012. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call for information. Occurs 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays. Dates: Jan. 3, 10 17, 24, 31 and January 5, 12, 19, 26.  Fee: $10 per class.

Blood Pressure Screening, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-758-1414. Held by the American Red Cross. 12:30-3 p.m.

Lupus Support Group Meeting, Oakhill Renaissance Center, 345 Oakhill Ave., Youngstown; for more information call Patricia Phillips at the YWCA at 330-746-6361. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month. Noon-2 p.m.

PS2sday, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-792-6982. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to stop in to play video games. The program is held again Jan. 11 and is held during library hours. 2:30 p.m.

BIC: Small Business Seminar, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Members of SCORE will address key topics for those considering beginning a business. Topics include business and marketing plans, finances, and technology for business. Call to register. Occurs Jan. 3 and 17. 5:30 p.m.

Weekly: Canfield Community Band, Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; for more information call 330-542-3313. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join the group, which meets each Tuesday. 7 p.m.

Weekly: Sounds of Square County, Trinity Lutheran Church, 56 N. Chestnut St., Niles; for more information call Doris at 330-544-2252 or Terry at 330-544-0242. This is a female barbershop chorus for females ages eleven and older. 7 p.m.

Weekly: Valley Bible Study, St. Brendan Parish, Room 103, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown; for more information call Joan Lawson at 330-792-3875 or Jim Merhaut at 330-743-2308. The group meets each Tuesday. 7-8:30 p.m.

Weekly: Stephen Foster Chorus, SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren; for more information call Jerry at 330-652-5739. If you enjoy singing you are welcome to walk in and join the chorus, which meets each Tuesday. 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 4

Weekly: Valley Bible Study, St. Brendan Parish, Room 103, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown; for more information call Joan Lawson at 330-792-3875 or Jim Merhaut at 330-743-2308. The group meets each Wednesday. 9:30-11 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-758-1414. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. The program is held again each Wednesday. 10 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-792-6982. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. The program is held again each Wednesday. 10 a.m.

Bi-Monthly: Widowers Group, Bereavement Resource Center, 3736 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. The group meets the first and third Wednesday. 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Beginning Genealogy and Family History Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 402. Learn how to trace your family history while learning about library resources. Registration requited. Call to reserve. 5 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Family Financial Education Services, Family Service Agency, 535 Marmion Ave., Youngstown; to register call 330-782-5664. A workshop for potential home buyers. The workshop meets the first Wednesday of each month. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

TAB Meeting, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-758-1414. Teens in grades 7-12 who are interested in meeting new people and in giving ideas for future teen events can participate. The program also goes toward service credits. 6:30 p.m.

Bimonthly: Girard Community Band, Girard High School, 31 N. Ward Ave., Girard; 330-539-1453. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join. Rehearsals are the first and third Wednesday. 7 p.m.

Weekly: Cortland Community Band Practice, Lakeview Middle School, 640 Wakefield Drive, Cortland; for more information call Pat at 330-652-2424 or visit http://www.cortlandcommunityband.org. Musicians are welcome to attend the practices, which are held each Wednesday of the month. 7-9 p.m.

Monthly: Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown, Davis Center, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116 or for more information call 330-757-4727. Meetings include an educational speaker, and are held the first Wednesday of the month. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 5

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.

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.

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, , Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Features a blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook in 2012. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call for information. Occurs 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays. Dates: Jan. 3, 10 17, 24, 31 and January 5, 12, 19, 26.  Fee: $10 per class.

Niles Nimble Thimbles, Viking & White Sewing Center, 40 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-856-5676. Bring BIB patterns for adults and kids. Contact Barb for more information. 10 a.m.

Tales for Twos: Snowmen, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Two-year-olds will listen to stories and a craft. Call to register. 10 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. $3, $2.

Weekly: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-757-1852. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. Ocdurs Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26. 10:30 a.m.

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

Monthly: Blood Pressure Screening, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. 10-10:30 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.

Weekly: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation, St. Joseph the Provider Church, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell; 330-646-4082 or http://www.Polishyoungstown.com. Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle (Polish culture, crafts, dance and songs for children and opportunities for adults with the Village Folk Singers. New members welcome. Meets every Thursday. 6-8 p.m. Free.

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.

Civil War Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 East Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. In commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the library will discuss a variety of  novels set during that period. Copies of the featured book will be available for purchase or loan. This month’s book: “Faded Coat of Blue.” Call for more information.  7 p.m. Free.

Hockey: Youngstown Phantoms, Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600 or for tickets call 330-747-PUCK. The Phantoms play Muskegon. 7:15 p.m. $9.50-13.50.

Friday 6

Clowning Ministry Workshop, Villa Maria Community Center/Magnificat Chapel, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920, Ext. 3331. This 22-hour class will cover a religious clowning ministry. Call for more information. Occurs Jan. 6-7.

Twice Monthly: A Loose Knit Group, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Help fellow crafters “Warm Up America,” by making afghans and other projects to donate locally. All skill levels are welcome to this program held again Jan. 20. Call for more information. 10 a.m.-noon.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Newport Branch Library, 3730 Market, Youngstown; 330-747-6424. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. Occurs Jan. 6, 13, 20 and 27. 10:30 a.m.

Winter Hike: The Snow Moon, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Though the park can’t promise that participants will be walking on cold, crunchy snow, many Native American tribes referred to this month’s moon as the “Snow Moon.” Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate difficulty with hills. 2 miles. 7 p.m. Free.

Hockey: Youngstown Phantoms, Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600 or for tickets call 330-747-PUCK. The Phantoms play Muskegon. 7:15 p.m. $9.50-13.50.

Saturday 7

Bird in the Hand With Nancy Brundage, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Black-capped chickadees are curious birds that can sometimes be coaxed into landing on your hand—especially if you tempt them with food. Visitors provide the hands and the park provide the birdseed. Meet at Ford Nature Center. 9 a.m. Free.

Grant Center: Grantseeking Basics with an Introduction to the Foundation Center Website, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. This session for beginners provides instruction in foundation research and identifying potential funders. Call to register. 9:30 a.m.

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