Calendar (Week 2) April 8-14

Sunday 8
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. Meets the second Monday.  9:15-11:15 a.m.

A Host of Golden Daffodils, Lake Newport, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boadman; 330-702-3000. Features a hhike around Lake Newport. Meets at Newport Wetlands parking lot. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. The group will stop to learn about the hike’s topic. Difficult rating, 5 miles. 2 p.m. Free.

The Case of the Disappearing Planet, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. The planet Pluto has vanished and schoolchildren everywhere are distraught. Private Investigator Skye Watcher is on the case and sets out to crack the case. Find out what happened to Pluto and learn more about the solar system and the history of astronomy. For 3rd graders and older. 2:30 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 tail-wagging audience. Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered 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.

YSU Jazz Ensemble 1, Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU, University Plaza near Elm Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 8 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 10

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., April 3,10, 17, 24. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19, 26. $10 per class.

Monthly: Wellness Clinic, Grace Lutheran Church, 162 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; for more information call Beth Stricko at 330-530-4038, ext. 2031 or e-mail bstrick@shepherdofthevalley.com. Information about diabetes and glucose testing. Occurs the second Tuesday. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

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.

Great Space Treasure Hunt, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org.  Bleamer, a typical Snoozling, enjoys cleaning his room, playing with his friend Spot, and finding hidden treasure. Help him follow his treasure map past constellations, nebulae, the sun, planets, and moons to where X marks the spot of a treasure. For children younger than 10. This program comes to Youngstown from the Calgary Science Centre. 2:30 p.m. Free.

Teens on Tuesday, 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.

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. Occur the second Tuesday. Call for more information. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: PFLAG, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696. The Youngstown area’s Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), is a local chapter of the national support, education, and advocacy organization. Meets every second Tuesday. For information or immediate help, contact the organization through Help Hotline, “211” or email youngstownpflag@aol.com. 6:30 p.m. Free. 3-5 p.m. Free.

Guest Artist Recital, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. Features Johannes Moller, winner of 2010 Guitar Foundation of American International Guitar Competition. 8 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 11

Garden Guide Gathering and Training, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Volunteers are needed to lead group tours through Fellows Riverside Gardens. Part of the volunteer training will be outdoors, so dress for the weather and walking. Call to register. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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:  6 p.m., Tuesday, April 3 at the Golf Course overflow parking lot; 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 11 at the at the Golf Course overflow parking lot;  6 p.m., Tuesday, April 17 at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Metroparks Farm; and 9 a.m., Wednesday, April 25 at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Metroparks Farm. Golf course-area hikes are approximately 1-3 miles and the trailway hikes are approximately 2-4 miles. 9 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 April 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.

Music at Noon: String Department Recital,  Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 12:15 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

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. Monthly series focuses on books from the New York Time’s best seller list. Meets the second Wednesday. 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. Meets the second Wednesday. 8 p.m.

YSU Percussion Studio Recital, Room 2326, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 8 p.m. Free.

Thursday 12

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 April 12, 19, 26. 9:30 a.m. Free.

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., April 3,10, 17, 24. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on April 5, 12, 19, 26. 9:30 a.m. $10 per class.

Idora Park: An Historic Look Back, Park Vista, Fifth Avenue at Broadway, Youngstown; 330-746-2944, extension 1555. Dr. Richard Shale, professor of English at Youngstown State University, will present “Idora Park: An Historic Look Back.” The hour-long presentation will be a visual, historic look at the amusement park that once stood on Youngstown’s South Side and cover the park’s ties to the development of the South Side, its impact on local families and the community.  Shale co-authored the book “Idora Park: The Last Ride of Summer.” Call for more information or to make a reservation. 9:30 a.m.

Stars, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. New stars are created every day and each one has a story to tell. Some simply fade away while others are destroyed in powerful explosions. Whether they are old and faint or young and radiant, they all release the energy that powers the entire universe. Narrated by Mark Hamill, this fulldome program is a production of Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. For all ages. 10:30 a.m. Free.

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 April 12, 19, 26. 11 a.m. Free.

National Library Week Open House, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Lordstown Branch, 1471 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2094. Refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Lordstown Branch Library as Lordstown celebrates National Library Week. Noon-2 p.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. April title: “Heresy” by S.J. Parris. 2 p.m. Free.

The Little Star That Could, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Once upon a time, a little star was born. During his search to find a planet to take care of, Little Star meets other kinds of stars in the galaxy. He also learns that being completely average can be special. This program features animation and artwork by YSU alumnus Joe Tucciarone. Originally produced by the St. Louis Science Center and converted to fulldome by AVI and Brevard (Florida) Community College, “Little Star That Could” is seen as one of the best family programs available to planetariums. For younger audiences and families. 2 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. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Intro to Internet Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 406.  Registration is required. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Contact the reference department for this month’s title. 2 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. Designed for individuals who have been diagnosed with a schizophrenic disorder. Meets the second and fourth Thursday. 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. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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. 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. Every Thursday. 7 p.m.

Saxophone Studio Recital, First Presbyterian Church, corner of Wick Avenue and Wood Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m. Free.

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. Every second and fourth Thursday. Dances are open to the public of all ages. 8-11 p.m. Free.

Friday 13

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.

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 Little Star That Could, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Once upon a time, a little star was born. During his search to find a planet to take care of, Little Star meets other kinds of stars in the galaxy. He also learns that being completely average can be special. This program features animation and artwork by YSU alumnus Joe Tucciarone. Originally produced by the St. Louis Science Center and converted to fulldome by AVI and Brevard (Florida) Community College, “Little Star That Could” is seen as one of the best family programs available to planetariums. For younger audiences and families. 2:30 p.m. Free.

Clarinet Studio Recital, Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Buried Child, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739.  The Playhouse will stage the Sam Shepard drama at 7: 30 p.m. on April 13-14 and April 20-21. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m. $15-12.

Hubble Legacy, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Now more than 20 years in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to provide the fantastic images from which great astronomical discoveries are made. This program will highlight the lifetime of the telescope from its first discoveries and in-orbit repairs to its most recent images. A lecture-based program for general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday 14

The Titanic, Thomas Room, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Features displays and memorabilia. Exhibit will be open from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Program lecture with local Titanic historian Frank Rendes occurs at 1 p.m. 11 a.m. Free.

In My Backyard, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Fred Penner hosts a tour of his favorite place: his backyard! This interactive show goes over colors, numbers, shapes, seasons, stars, star stories, and the moon. From the Calgary Science Centre. For preschool through early elementary grades. 1 p.m. and 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. 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 April 7, 14, 28. 3-5 p.m. $10, $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU.

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.

Buried Child, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739.  The Playhouse will stage the Sam Shepard drama at 7: 30 p.m. on April 13-14 and April 20-21. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m. $15-12.

Hubble Legacy, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Now more than 20 years in orbit, the Hubble Space Telescope continues to provide the fantastic images from which great astronomical discoveries are made. This program will highlight the lifetime of the telescope from its first discoveries and in-orbit repairs to its most recent images. A lecture-based program for general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

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