Calendar (Week 2) January 8-15

Sunday 8

Annual Event: 51st annual Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-3175. The annual festival mark’s the Epiphany and features the Boar’s Head & Yule Log Festival Choir and Brass. This year will include bagpipers, drummers, and a cast of approximately 100 St. John’s parishioners dressed in medieval costume. The event includes the performance and an optional dinner. Performance tickets are $6 each. Dinner tickets with preferred performance seating are available for $15. The dinner will be a traditional roast beef feast complete with wassail. The festival will be performed twice, once at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. For both performances, one dinner will be served at 3:15 p.m. Call to reserve.1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. $15, $6.

Resolution Hike, meet at the Newport Wetlands parking lot, Boardman; 330-702-3000. If your New Year’s resolution is to get more exercise, then this is an opportunity to get started. Features a steady, but moderate, pace around scenic Lake Newport. Meet at difficult rating due to length. 5 miles. 2 p.m. Free.

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.

D.A.R.E. Singles Group Dance, Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown; for more information call 330-533-8062 or 330-757-1440. D.A.R.E. (Divorce/Death Aren’t Really the End) is a social group for singles that meets every Thursday at the Disciples Christian Church on Boardman-Canfield Road. 6 p.m.

Monday 9

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, Canfield Branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-533-5631. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. 10 a.m.

Fancy Cutters, Lake Vista, 303 N. Mecca St., State Route 46, Cortland; for more information call Virginia at 330-847-7549. Jennie will demo a wool headband. 10 a.m.

Friends of the Library Meeting, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-758-1414. Featuring “Global Warming” by Dr. Ian Drennen. 10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Lordstown Branch, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Featuring stories and a craft related to a weekly theme for children ages 3-5. The program is held each Wednesday. 1 p.m.

Diabetes Support Group, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, Conference Room F, Ground Floor, 1350 E. Market St., Warren; 330-841-9689. No registration required. 1-2 p.m. Free.

Friends of the Library Meeting, Public Library, East Branch, 6 N. Jackson St., Youngstown; 330-744-2790. 4:30 p.m.

BIC: Business Startup Workshop, 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. 6 p.m.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 North High St., Cortland; 330-638-6335. This is a developmental story time program for children 3-5 years old. No registration required. 6 p.m.

Pups and Pages, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 401. Children in kindergarten through sixth grade can read aloud to a registered therapy dog. According to the library, children gain confidence reading to a receptive, uncritical audience. Occurs in 15-minute intervals.  Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a pet-partner group that offers animal-assisted therapy. Call for more information. 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

Three Week Class on Prepared Childbirth, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E Market St., Warren; 330-841-9880. Occurs for three consecutive weeks (Monday, Jan. 9, 16 and 23). Call to register. 6:30–9:30 p.m.

Evening Cut Ups, Grace Church of the Nazarene, 5253 W. Webb Road, Austintown; for more information call Kim at 330-545-6520. Paper piecing demo with Kim Zolnier. Bring sewing machine and BSS. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 10

Coffee and Contemplation Series: Christian Response to Violence, Villa Maria Community Center, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920, Ext. 3331. Monthly program series that focuses on a variety of spiritual and holistic topics which includes time for reflection and discussion. Registration required. 9:30-11:30 a.m. $12 (lunch/program), $7 (lunch).

Time for Tots, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 North High St., Cortland; 330-638-6335. This is a developmental storytime program for children ages 24-35 months. Registration is required for this six-week program, which is held every Tuesday. 11 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.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. A program for children ages 3-5 featuring stories and a craft related to a weekly theme.1 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Featuring stories and a craft for children ages 3-5.  1 p.m. Free.

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.

Weekly: Teens on Tuesdays, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Featuring activities for teens. The program is held each Tuesday. 3-5 p.m.

Teen Movie Night, Public Library, Newport Branch Library, 3730 Market, Youngstown; 330-747-6424. Teens in grades 7-12 can view a movie at the library. 5 p.m.

Weekly: Mixed Grievers’ 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 Tuesday. 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Featuring stories and a craft related to a weekly theme for children ages 3-5. The program is held again each Tuesday and Friday. 11 a.m. (Friday), 6 p.m. (Tuesday).

Mill Creek MetroParks Open House: Strategic Master Plan Input, MetroPark’s Farm, Canfield; for more information, call 330-702-3000. Help plan the park system’s future. Mill Creek MetroParks is undertaking a strategic master plan that will chart the system’s course for the next 10 years. Citizens are invite to attend one of two open houses to share their thoughts.  6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10 (Mill Creek MetroParks Farm) and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11 (Fellows Riverside Gardens). Free.

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 11

Health and Wellness Walk, Mill Creek Metro Parks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Meet at Main Golf Course overflow parking lot for a 1-3 mile hike. Dress for the weather, including appropriate footwear. 9 a.m.

Weekly: T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class.

Puzzle Swap, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-758-1414. Bring a new or once completed puzzle to swap. 5 p.m.

Writing Workshop, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens at 330-740-7116 to register. Learn about writing about meaningful, everyday experiences with facilitator Karen Schubert. Explore various topics to shape writing about these experiences. Bring a page or two of your writing to share. Call to register. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10.

Mill Creek MetroParks Open House: Strategic Master Plan Input, Fellows Riverside Gardens, McKinley Avenue, Youngstown; for more information, call 330-702-3000. Help plan the park system’s future. Mill Creek MetroParks is undertaking a strategic master plan that will chart the system’s course for the next 10 years. Citizens are invite to attend one of two open houses to share their thoughts.  6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 10 (Mill Creek MetroParks Farm) and 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11 (Fellows Riverside Gardens). 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. The group meets the second Wednesday of the month. 6:30-8 p.m.

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 12

Dr. Armon Shayesteh, Multi-Purpose Room, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-. Dr. Armon Shayesteh will speak on diet and nutritional matters. Shayesteh has a PhD in clinical nutrition and is a board certified nutritionist and diabetes educator. He has been in private practice more than 20 years designing diet and  exercise programs for nutrition related medical problems.  Noon-1:30 p.m. $10, $7.

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.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; 330-759-2589. Featuring stories for children ages 3-5. 11:30 a.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. Star/Snowflake demo by Debby and Donna Kramer. 6 p.m.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Featuring stories and a craft for children ages 3-5.  6:30 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 of the month. 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 13

Designing Women, Domestic Sewing Center, 2011 Youngstown Road, S.E., Warren; for more information call Jennie at 30-847-7386. Bring embroidery gifts you received or made (or photos)–all participate. 10 a.m.

Preschool Nature Hour: Harpys, Jaguars & Sloths, Oh My!, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Preschoolers ages 3-5 are invited to learn about the tropical rainforest home of these and other unusual creatures through story and fun activities. Call to register. 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 13 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. 10 a.m. $2 R, $3 NR.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Featuring stories and a craft related to a weekly theme for children ages 3-5. The program is held again each Tuesday and Friday. 11 a.m. (Friday), 6 p.m. (Tuesday).

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

Saturday 14

Preschool Nature Hour: Harpys, Jaguars & Sloths, Oh My!, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Preschoolers ages 3-5 are invited to learn about the tropical rainforest home of these and other unusual creatures through story and fun activities. Call to register.

10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m., on Friday, Jan. 13 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14. 10 a.m. $2 R, $3 NR.

Monthly:  Coast to Coast AM Study Group of Austintown, Denny’s Restaurant, 4927 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-781-0030. The Group meets the third Saturday of every month. Topics for discussion include spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health, and the paranormal. Meetings include speakers and topics featured on past shows. 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 Team USA. 7:15 p.m. $9.50-13.50.

Sunday 15

Wintry Wanderings, Meet at Deerpath Drive off Hitchcock Road, Boardman; 330-702-3000. Pull on your warmest gear and spend the afternoon exploring the winter beauty of Hitchcock Woods. Moderate difficulty, 2 miles. 2 p.m. Free.

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. Meets the third Sunday. PFLAG provides the opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and strives to create a society respectful of human diversity. 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.

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