Calendar (Week 3) March 15-21

Thursday 15

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.

Austintown Stitch and Share, Humanity House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown; for more information call Theresa at 330-793-1619. Sewing group meets the third Thursday . 10 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.

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.

Monthly Euchre Game, The Senior Citizens Center, E. 4th Street, East Liverpool; 330-385-4732. The public is invited. Games are held the third Friday of the month. 1-3 p.m. Free.

Intro to Email 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.

Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Participate in a group dedicated to these popular genres. Contact the Reference Department for a list of suggested titles for each month’s theme. Read at least one book that applies to the theme, and then join in the discussion. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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 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.

The Mahoning Valley Rose Society Meeting, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Various programs will include back to basics of growing roses, rose arranging, garden tours, speakers, slide presentations and more. Every third Thursday. 6:30 p.m.

Romance Readers’ Book Club, McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-652-1704, ext. 205. For those who love to read romance novels. Meets every third Thursday. 6:30 p.m.

Friday 16

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.

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.

The Foreigner, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players and Chalet Premier will present the Broadway comedy “The Foreigner” on select nights from March 16-31. The comedy will be directed by Dr. Thomas Copeland. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and 2 p.m., March 18, 25. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors).

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 17

Birding the Sanctuary, Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead this walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, a 264-acre park district property closed to the public. Binoculars and boots are required. Reservations must be made by calling Ford Nature Center by 5 p.m. March 16. Additional details will be given upon registration. No “walk ins” will be permitted. 8 a.m. Free.

Landscape Watercolor Series, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Local artist Chris Leeper is teaching a watercolor class emphasizing special elements in a landscape. This month learn techniques for painting skies. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register and receive a supply list. 9 a.m.-noon. $32 ($25 FFRG members).

MetroMutts: Shamrock Hike, Get your green on and bring your pot-o’gold (canine companion) for this hike along East Golf Hike Bike Trail. All dogs must be on a leash, non-aggressive, and under the owner’s control. MetroMutts members will get a special treat. Meet at the parking lot off Shields Road. Easy rating, 2 miles. 10 a.m. Free.

Unplugged @ Your Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Step away from the TV! Put down that game controller! Kids ages 6-12 years are invited to experience stories, crafts, and games that have stood the “fun test” of time. Every week will be something different! Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 1 p.m. Free.

Reading and Other Forms of Art @ The Butler, The W-TCPL and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a unique blend of art and books during this interactive family program. Children’s librarians will present stories, and art educators from the Butler will present a companion craft. For ages 5-10 with an accompanying adult. This program will be held at the Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market Street (Howland Township). 2 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. 3-5 p.m. Suggested donation for Manjushri and Tara: $10. $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU.

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.

The Foreigner, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players and Chalet Premier will present the Broadway comedy “The Foreigner” on select nights from March 16-31. The comedy will be directed by Dr. Thomas Copeland. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and 2 p.m., March 18, 25. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors).

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 18

Looking for the Green, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. We’ll carry over the theme of yesterday’s “green holiday.” Although it’s still officially winter, we should be able to spy some of this special color. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate difficulty, 4 miles. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. The group will generally stop to learn about the hike’s specific topic. Sunday, 2 p.m. Free.

The Foreigner, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players and Chalet Premier will present the Broadway comedy “The Foreigner” on select nights from March 16-31. The comedy will be directed by Dr. Thomas Copeland. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m., March 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 and 2 p.m., March 18, 25. 2 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors).

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.

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 19

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. 10:30 a.m.-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. 6 p.m. Free.

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 20

Teens on Tuesday, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Join us each week for crafts, anime, snacks & more. 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.

Young Science Wizards, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807.  Experiment within the magical world of science in this hands-on program for kids in K-3. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 6 p.m. Free.

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. 10:30 a.m.-noon (Tuesday), 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesday).

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. 6 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

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. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday 21

Spring Landscape Clinic, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Mahoning Valley Landscape & Nursery Association, Mill Creek MetroParks, and OSU Extension Mahoning County will sponsor this spring horticulture clinic at Fellows Riverside Gardens. The topics will focus on innovative ideas for the green industry. Vendors will display current service products. Call 330-757-0884 for details or visit http://www.mvlna.org for speaker and registration information. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $50 ($30 MVLNA & FFRG members).

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.

Intro to Email 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 17 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.

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