Calendar (Week 1) March 1-7

Thursday 1

Register for Children’s Summer Vegetable Gardening Program, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. This hands-on gardening program is for children who have completed second grade. Each child will tend a 3’ x 10’ garden throughout the summer at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield. Horticulture activities add to the fun. Classes meet March 31, April 21, May 12, and June 2, Saturdays, 9-11 a.m. Beginning June 13, children will meet every Wednesday morning through August 15. Final harvest/clean-up will be September 29. An adult must accompany each child.  To ensure quality programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Fee: $85 R, $95 NR.

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.

Jewels of Winter: Orchids, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Visit the orchid display at Fellows Riverside Gardens to feel transported to the tropics. View the many colorful varieties of orchids, like exquisite jewels, to lift your spirits during the heart of winter. Occurs now though March 18, Tuesdays through Sundays. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Painting, Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Thomas Cole painted a new vision of the American wilderness promoting the concept of valuing and preserving the environment and living in balance with nature. Through March 18.

Nature Photography Exhibit, Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Immerse yourself in nature—indoors! The skills of amateur photographers will be readily apparent as you stroll through several hundred images of their best work. Applications for entries can be downloaded at millcreekmetroparks.org. Entry deadline is Sunday, March 4 by 5 p.m. at Ford Nature Center. Occurs March 24 -April 22.

Happy Birthday, Ford Nature Center, Melnick Museum. Mill Creek MetroParks Ford Nature Center is celebrating its 40th birthday in a building that is celebrating its 100th birthday. The Ford family donated their home that had originally been built for a personal friend of Volney Rogers. Through December 2012.

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. A blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on March 6, 13, 20, 27. $10 per class.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books for Lapsitters, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. For children who are not walking independently. Includes 20 minutes of language enrichment, including rhymes, songs and stories and followed by free play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs on Thursdays on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Tales for Twos: Roar, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Dinosaur, Roar!, The dinosaurs are coming! Two-year-olds will walk in a dinosaur’s footsteps as they learn all about these fascinating creatures. Dig for dinosaurs in the sand, assemble a dinosaur’s bones and hear a “roaring” good story. An adult must accompany each child.  To ensure quality programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Call Ford Nature Center to register. 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. $2 R, $3 NR.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talks for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 2-3 years old. 10 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Newport Branch, Newport Branch, 3730 Market, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. 10:30 a.m.

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

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books for Walkers, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. For children who are walking independently. Includes 20 minutes of language enrichment, including rhymes, songs and stories and followed by free play. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs on Thursdays on March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. 11 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Preschool Storytime 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. 11:30 a.m. Free.

Intro to Computers Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 406. Registration begins on February 1. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Do You Like Green Eggs & Ham, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Honor Dr. Seuss by shaking up some green eggs! For kids in grades K-4. Registration is required by Monday, Feb. 27, by calling 330-759-2589. 5 p.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.

Teen Tech Week Event: Just Dance Tournament, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Celebrate Teen Tech Week and dance until you drop. Whose moves will win? Snack will be provided. Prizes will be won. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Registration is required. 6 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime 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. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Bi-monthly: 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.

Monthly: Green Party Mahoning County Meeting, Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-747-6932.  The Green Party of Mahoning County, in affiliation with the Green Party of Ohio, will conduct its monthly meeting tonight. The group meets the first Thursday of the month. Call for more information. 7 p.m. Free.

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.

Faculty Artist Recital, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. Features Duo Allant: Kathryn Thomas Umble, flute, and Francois Fowler, guitar. 8 p.m.  Free.

Friday 2

Income Tax Preparation Assistance, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589.  The Liberty Branch will be hosting the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) income tax preparers on Fridays through April 13. This free tax assistance is particularly for low-income Trumbull-County residents, with special priority to those aged 60 and older. All individuals must bring a copy of their 2010 tax return and a valid photo ID. No appointment needed- first come, first served. 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free.

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. Occurs March 2 an 16. Call for more information. 10 a.m.-noon.

Preschool Nature Hour: Spring Thaw, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Snow is melting, maple buds are bursting, and mud rules!  It’s almost spring!  Children ages 3 -5 will enjoy story time, rhymes, a craft, and a hunt outdoors to look for signs of spring. An adult must accompany each child.  To ensure quality programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Preregister at Ford Nature Center. Occurs at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2 and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. $2 R, $3 NR.

Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Laugh and learn with your baby! Infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011.  Preschool Storytime 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.

eBook Help Drop-in Session, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Library staff will be available to help you learn how to transfer eBooks from Freading, the library?s eBook service, onto your own personal device. Staff will provide one-on-one assistance with the basic operation of eReaders, demonstrate how to connect the device to the computer, and show you how to download an eBook onto the device. In order to fully benefit from this hands-on help session, please bring your device and its computer connection cable and make sure the device is fully charged. Call 330-399-8807, ext. 400 for more information. Noon-2 p.m. Free.

Owl Prowl, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Learn about owl life and lore with a presentation, a live screech owl, and a walk to look and listen for these nocturnal forest residents. Due to limited seating, advance registration is required for the presentation. Call Ford Nature Center to register. Easy rating, 1 mile. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. The group will generally stop to learn about the hike’s specific topic. 7 p.m. Free.

Disney’s Mulan, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. based on the Disney production. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 2-3, 9-10 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. 7:30 p.m.

I’m Not That Girl, Rust Belt Theater, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. Rust Belt Theater will stage Robert Dennick Joki’s original musical revue at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3. 8 p.m.

57th Street, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 1-800-838-3006. Top Hat Productions will present its production of “57th Street” on select evenings and matinees from March 2-10. A dinner occurs at 6 p.m. with the performance following afterward. Call for more information and reservations. 6 p.m., March 2-3 and 10.

Medea, Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Web site: http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. University Theater will present the classic Greek tragedy through March 4. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 2-3 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4. $10 adults, $5 senior citizens, free for YSU students with valid I.D.  8 p.m.

Saturday 3

Preschool Nature Hour: Spring Thaw, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Snow is melting, maple buds are bursting, and mud rules!  It’s almost spring!  Children ages 3 -5 will enjoy story time, rhymes, a craft, and a hunt outdoors to look for signs of spring. An adult must accompany each child.  To ensure quality programs for you and your child, please do not bring non-participating children. Preregister at Ford Nature Center. Occurs at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 2 and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. 12:30 p.m. $2 R, $3 NR.

Dr. Seuss Party, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807.  Come one, come all to the event of the season. It’s a party to celebrate for a very good reason. Seuss is the man we gather for this day. With games and crafts, it’ll be lots of fun, I’d say. For children in grades K-6. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 1 p.m. Free.

57th Street, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 1-800-838-3006. Top Hat Productions will present its production of “57th Street” on select evenings and matinees from March 2-10. A dinner occurs at 6 p.m. with the performance following afterward. Call for more information and reservations. 6 p.m., March 2-3 and 10.

Disney’s Mulan, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. based on the Disney production. Call for reservations.7:30 p.m., March 2-3, 9-10 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. 7:30 p.m.

Medea, Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Web site: http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. University Theater will present the classic Greek tragedy through March 4. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 2-3 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4. $10 adults, $5 senior citizens, free for YSU students with valid I.D.  8 p.m.

I’m Not That Girl, Rust Belt Theater, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. Rust Belt Theater will stage Robert Dennick Joki’s original musical revue at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 2, and Saturday, March 3. 8 p.m.

Sunday 4

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.

Mudlicious!, Newport Wetlands, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-702-3000. As spring draws near and the earth begins to thaw, patches of gooey mud begin to appear. We’ll hike through the Newport Channels and Islands trails in celebration of mud, and the warmer weather it foretells. Meet at Newport Wetlands parking lot. Moderate difficulty, 2.5 miles. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. The group will generally stop to learn about the hike’s specific topic. 2 p.m. Free.

Disney’s Mulan, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. based on the Disney production. Call for reservations.7:30 p.m., March 2-3, 9-10 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. 2 p.m.

Medea, Ford Theatre, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Web site: http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. University Theater will present the classic Greek tragedy through March 4. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 2-3 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 4. $10 adults, $5 senior citizens, free for YSU students with valid I.D.  3 p.m.

Dana Vocal Society, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 4 p.m. Free.

Monday 5

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Lordstown Branch, 1471 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2094. Preschool Storytime 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.

Pups & Pages, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience. These dogs love to be read to! Children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the Main Library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime 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.

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 6

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.

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. A blend of energizing yoga styles will help you keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m., March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on March 6, 13, 20, 27. $10 per class.

Time For Tots, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children ages 24 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins Feb. 28 by calling 330-638-6335. 11 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Preschool Storytime 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.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime 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.

Teens on Tuesday~ Smash Bros. Tournament, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Join the library for this special Teens on Tuesday event. 3-5 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime 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.

Weekly: Standing in the Gap Religious Meeting, Room 204, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit http://www.youngstownymca.org. Occurs every Tuesday. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr. Refreshments will be served. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

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 7

Health & Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown and Boardman; 330-702-3000. A series of health walks occur on Tuesdays and  Wednesdays this month. Recreation hikes are generally fast-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors.They include:  9 a.m., Wednesday, March 7. Groups meets at Metroparks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Moderate difficulty, 2 or 4 miles; 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 20. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate difficulty, 4 miles; and 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 28. Meet at main Golf Course overflow parking lot. Easy rating, 1 or 3 miles. 9 a.m. Free.

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; 330-744-8636. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader.  Occurs on Wednesdays this month on March 7, 14, 21, 28. 10 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. Occurs on Wednesdays this month on March 7, 14, 21, 28. 10 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Canfield branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. Occurs on Wednesdays this month on March 7, 14, 28. 10 a.m.

Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., 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 is required and begins Wednesday, February 22, by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 10 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. Occurs March 7, 14, 21, 28. 10:30 a.m.

Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., 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 is required and begins Wednesday, February 22, by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 11 a.m. Free.

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 on March 7, 14, 21 and 28. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class.

Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting, Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500. Warren chapter of this international business and service organization meets every Wednesday for lunch and a business meeting. Call for more information. Noon.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime 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.

Intro to Computers Class , Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 406. Registration begins on Feb. 1. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Kidz Create, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. A “books and more” program that pairs children’s literature with enrichment activities for grades K-4. Registration is required by March 3 by calling 330-448-8134. 5 p.m. Free.

Wednesday Night Movie, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Stop in to see a newly released movie in the library’s meeting room. Stop in or call to find out what’s showing on the big screen. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Bi-monthly: 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.

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