Calendar (Week 3) January 16-23

Monday 16

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Workshop, First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-4307. First Presbyterian Church will host its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Workshop today at the church. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the workshop occurs from 9 a.m. to noon. Call for more information.

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.

Multiple Sessions: Diabetes Day Group Class Series, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E Market St., Warren; call Diabetes Department at 330-841-9689 to register.  Meets Jan. 16 and 17 (2-3 p.m.) and Jan. 18 and 19 (1:30-3 p.m.) Class meets in Diabetes Room 905. Physician referral required. 2-3 p.m.

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. Meetings held the third Monday. 6:30 p.m.

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 17

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. Work on favors. Bring scissors/tracing paper/pipe cleaners/felt/quilt batting/tracing pencil. Meets the third Tuesday. 10 a.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).

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.

Blood Pressure Screening, Public Library, Struthers Branch, 95 Poland Ave., Struthers; 330-755-3322. Discuss topics of interest in this conversation salon group. 1-4 p.m.

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.

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.

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).

Grant Center: Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Hands-on instruction to the Foundation Center’s web subscription database that helps searchers develop targeted lists of foundations that matches their funding needs. Call to register. 6:30 p.m.

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 18

Alzheimer’s Association Meeting, Conference Room B, Ground floor, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E Market St., Warren; for additional information, call Erin at 330-533-3300. 10 a.m.-noon.

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.

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.

Teen Movie Night, Public Library, East Branch, 6 N. Jackson St., Youngstown; 330-744-2790. Teens in grades 7-12 can view a movie at the library. 5 p.m.

Mindfulness Meditation Seminar, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-799-0323. Karres Cvetkovich, CYT, will lead this seminar. Call to register. 5:30–8:30 p.m. $45 ($35 FFRG members).

eBooks – Choosing a Device ad Downloading Library Books, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. This two-hour program covers  ebook devices and instruction on how to download library ebooks. Registration required. Occurs at Boardman on Jan. 18, 24 and 28. 6 p.m. Free.

Thursday 19

Austintown Stitch and Share, Humanity House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown; for more information call Theresa at 330-793-1619. Pam Sullivan will demo luggage tags. The group meets the third Thursday of the month. 10 a.m.

Starting Out the Year on the Right Foot, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Each preschooler age 3–5 will have fun time planting a houseplant in a whimsical old shoe. A story and snack will add to the fun. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 11 a.m.-noon. $6 R, $9 NR.

Hot-Chocolate Tasting, Public Library, Canfield Branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-533-5631. Taste and vote on your favorite hot chocolates. For grades 7-12. 2:30 p.m.

American Sign Language Classes, Youngstown Hearing and Speech Center, 6614 Southern Blvd., Boardman; to sign up, contact Rebecca Somintz at 330-726-8855 or via email at RSSomintz@yohsc.com.  These classes will help students develop expressive and receptive skills by learning spelling, language, grammar/structure and deaf culture. Classes occur on a number of days and times. Fees vary.  They include:  ASL I, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 24 to March 27 ($115); ASL II, 5:30-7:30 p.m. from Jan. 24 to March 27 ($90); ASL III, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 23 to March 26 ($90); and ASL IV, 6-8 p.m., Jan. 19 to March 22 ($85). 6-8 p.m. $85.

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.

From the Garden: Celebrating Chinese New Year, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Dr. Y. T. Chui will share Asian recipes and demonstrate culinary techniques in anticipation of cooking for the Chinese New Year. Come with an appetite. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $35 ($28 FFRG members).

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.

Winter Concert Series: Jim Frank Combo, Yellow Creek Park, Mill Creek MetroParks, Struthers. 330-702-3000. The Jim Frank Combo will be playing a variety of music for an evening of entertainment. Held indoors at Yellow Creek Park. 7 p.m. Free.

Friday 20

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).

Starting Out the Year on the Right Foot, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Each preschooler age 3–5 will have fun time planting a houseplant in a whimsical old shoe. A story and snack will add to the fun. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 11 a.m.-noon. $6 R, $9 NR.

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.

22-Hour Retreat, Villa Maria Community Center, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920, ext. 3331. This 22-hour retreat will help you discover new ways of looking at and balancing an overbooked calendar. Registration required. 7 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20 through 5 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21.  7 p.m. $99 (Includes meals, snacks, single room with common bath). Private baths are also available.

Saturday 21

Saturday Lamaze In A Day, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, 1350 E Market St., Warren; call Educational Services at 330-841-9880 to register. Prepares mothers-to-be and their partners for a shared learning experience.  In addition to learning Lamaze techniques, class attendants will receive important information about pregnancy, labor and delivery. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Starting Out the Year on the Right Foot, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Each preschooler age 3–5 will have fun time planting a houseplant in a whimsical old shoe. A story and snack will add to the fun. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 11 a.m.-noon. $6 R, $9 NR.

Chinese New Year Arrangement, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. In celebration of Chinese New Year, each child age 6 years or older will make an arrangement with a distinctively Asian theme. Chrysanthemums, the national flower of China, will be arranged in a container decorated with origami. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 1:30-3 p.m. $10 R, $14 NR

Twice Monthly: Manjushri Study Group, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-941-1735. The Manjushri Study Group and YSU Professor Julie Thomas will offer two explanatory sessions this month for those interested in learning more about Buddhist principles. This month’s topic, “Meditation101,” occurs from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 and 28. A Tara Dance Offering is also scheduled for 1-3 p.m. on Jan. 28. Call for more information. 3-5 p.m. $10 (both sessions), $5 (students).

Sunday 22

Winter Hike: Naked Trees, meet at Lily Pond parking lot, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Believe it or not, you can identify a tree without its leaves. Join longtime Mill Creek Park naturalist Bill Whitehouse to learn how. Moderate difficulty, 2 miles. 2 p.m. Free.

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.

Monthly: Bluegrass Concert, Newton Falls Community Center, 52 E. Quarry St., Newton Falls; 330-540-9861 or 330-646-2134. Bluegrass concert, occurs the third Saturday of the month.  7-11 p.m. $9, $3.50, free.

Monday 23

Southington So Sews, Southington Christian Church, State Route 534, Southington; 330-538-2819. Today: Jennie’s zipper necklace. 9:30 a.m. $5 (kit fee).

Slovaks of the Greater Mahoning Valley: Friends of the Library Meeting, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-792-6982. This program covers the book “Slovaks of the Greater Mahoning Valley” and its author, Loretta Ekoniak, a retired teacher and president of the American Slovak Cultural Association. 10 a.m. Free.

Go for It! Children’s Weight Management and Fitness Program, D.D. and Velma Davis Family YMCA,  McClurg Road at Market Street, Boardman; 330-480-3151. The program is specifically designed for children 9 to 12 years old. It includes nutrition classes taught by a registered dietitian certified in childhood and adolescent weight management and fitness classes taught by YMCA fitness instructors. The goal is a healthy outlook on weight and exercise that will last a lifetime. The program runs two days a week from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. from Jan.23 to Feb. 29 at the Y. Fitness classes are held on Mondays and nutrition/fitness classes are on Wednesdays. Parents attend the Wednesday class with the children for the first half hour; the child then goes to a fitness class while parents stay for a half hour parent-only session. YMCA members may register online. All others should call Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll free 1-877-700-4647. Deadline for registration is Jan. 20. 5:30 p.m. $40.

Learn How To Play Bridge, Adult Lounge, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown;  Learn basic bridge techniques.  The book needed is “Bidding in the 21st Century.” The club series provides opportunities for players to play, talk, observe and develop ways of thinking about the game.  Basic bidding is emphasized in the club series. Occurs on Mondays on Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 and March 5, 12. 5:45-7:45 p.m. $60, $50.

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