Calendar (Week 2) March 8-14

Thursday 8

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.

Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 1, by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 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 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins Thursday, March 1, by calling 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 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.

Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Read the featured book and join us for a discussion led by a reference librarian. March title: “The God of Small Things” by Arundhati Roy. 2 p.m. Free.

Intro to Internet 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 Feb. 1. 2-4 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.

Monthly: Mahoning Valley Professional 20/30 Club Individual Committee Meeting, Peaberry’s, 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield; for information, e-mail social@mvp2030club.org. Meets the second Thursday of the month. 5:30 p.m.

Teen Tech Week Event: Geek Out @ Your Library Costume Party, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Come dressed as your favorite character. 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.

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.

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.

Orchid & Hydrangea Wreath, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Add a touch of romance to a wall or door in your home when you hang up this delicate hydrangea wreath accented with pink and cream colored orchids. Dolly Vivalo will help you create this stunning wreath of dried blossoms and greens. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $29 R, $37 NR.

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. 7-8:30 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.

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. Dances are open to the public of all ages. 8-11 p.m. Free.

Friday 9

Income Tax Preparation Assistance, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. The Liberty Branch Library will be hosting the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) income tax preparers on Fridays from February 3 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Sound of Music, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic brought to the live stage. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17 and 2 p.m., March 11 and 18.  8 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children under 10).

The Altos – Like the Sopranos – Only Lower,  Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. Web site: http://www.trumbullnewtheatre.com. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 25.  8 p.m.

Saturday 10

10th annual New Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Business Expo, Memorial Field House, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-3300 or email brueniap@verizon.net for more information. Organized by the New Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, sponsors include Callahan Supply Inc., First National Bank, The Springfield Restaurant Group, and Westminster College.The event also features a number of prizes, including a 46-inch LED flat-screen television; a home theater with Blu-ray player; and a “Night at the Movies” gift basket. The public is invited. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. A $1 donation from each visitor aged 12 and older will be collected at the door with the proceeds distributed among area charities.

Orchid Walk and Talk, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Dave Miller from the Greater Akron Orchid Society will lead an orchid walk highlighting the many varieties of orchids displayed throughout the Davis Center. There will be time for questions while you are enjoying refreshments. Please register for this free program. 10 a.m.–noon. Free.

Teen Advisory Board, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. For Trumbull County teens in grades 7 to 12 who want to help the library develop and promote programming an resources for teens. 11 a.m. Free.

LegoMania, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Children can stretch their imaginations building creations with the library’s collection of popular Lego building blocks. (Finished projects remain at the library.) For children ages 5-12. Registration is not required. 1-3 p.m. Free.

Teen Advisory Board, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. For Trumbull County teens in grades 7 to 12 who want to help the library develop and promote programming an resources for teens. 3 p.m. Free.

Manjushri Study Group, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; contact Julie Thomas, coordinator, at 330-941-1735 or taradakini108@gmail.com. The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a Youngstown-based Buddhist study group, will offer its next round of teachings this month. The current topic is “Meditation 101: Part II.” Participants do not have to be Buddhist to attend. Nor is any prior experience necessary to drop in. The group meets on Saturdays on March 10, 17, 24, 31 and April 7. (A Tara Dance also occurs afrom 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.) 3-5 p.m. Suggested donation for Manjushri and Tara: $10. $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU.

Semi-Annual Event: Toy Train and Model Railroad Flea Market, McMenamy’s Banquet Hall, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-547-3614, 330-539-4786. The Toy Train and Model Railroad Flea Market features all gauges of model railroad equipment, memoriabilia and railroad-related items. Includes items from dealers, estates, and private collections. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. $5.

Oxbows, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. What on earth is an “oxbow”? Find out on this hike with Bill Whitehouse to explore two: one created by nature and one by humans. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate difficulty, 2 miles. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. The group will generally stop to learn about the hike’s specific topic. 2-4 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. Discusses philosophical topics, questions, ideas, concepts, books and philosophers. Meets the second Sunday. 4 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.

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.

The Altos – Like the Sopranos – Only Lower,  Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. Web site: http://www.trumbullnewtheatre.com. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17, 23-24 and 3 p.m., Sunday, March 25.  8 p.m.

Sunday 11

The Sound of Music, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic brought to the live stage. Call for reservations. 8 p.m., March 9-10, 16-17 and 2 p.m., March 11 and 18.  2 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children under 10).

Monday 12

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.  9:15-11:15 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books, Public Library, Canfield Branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and more for children ages 6-23 months. 10 a.m.

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.

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.

Pups & Pages, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tailwagging audience. These dogs love to be read to! Children in Kindergarten through Grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sesions to read aloud to a registred therapy dog at the Howland Branch 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 330-856-2011, Ext. 106. 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 13

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. Information about diabetes and glucose testing will be provided. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

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 February 28 by calling 330-638-6335. 11 a.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.

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.

Monthly: Open Poetry Reading, Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-747-6932.  Pig Iron Literary and Art Works will host its monthly open poetry reading tonight. Readers are invited to participate in the program, with a sign-in at the door. Presenters may read from original works or read favorite works by others. The maximum on-stage limit is eight minutes. The readings are open to all – either as presenters or listeners. Readings occur the second Tuesday of the month. Call for more information. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 14

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.

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.

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.

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.

Writing Workshop, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Karen Schubert in writing about meaningful, everyday experiences while exploring various writing styles. All levels of experience are welcome; join in when you can. Bring a page or two of your writing to share. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per class.

Ukrainian Pysanka – Traditional Ukrainian Egg Painting, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield Branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Carol Novosel will instruct participants in the art of Ukrainian egg painting, using traditional methods and symbolism on an actual egg shell. Registration is required by calling 330-448-8134. 6 p.m. Free.

We’re Making Stone Soup, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch, 212 Warren Road, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Have you ever had soup made from a stone? Bring a friend and join us at the library for an evening of soup making while you enjoy the classic story of how one starving man tricked an entire town into making “stone soup”. For kids ages 6-12. Registration is required by March 12 by calling 330-638-6335. 6 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. The group meets the second Wednesday. 6:30-8 p.m.

From the Garden: Soup, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Chef David Armstrong will share recipes and culinary techniques as he demonstrates how to prepare two savory soups and a salad to delight your guests. Come with an appetite. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35 ($28 FFRG members).

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.

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