Calendar (Week 1) May 1-7

 Tuesday 1

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens Bulb Pre-Sale, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Find colorful alliums, tulips, narcissus, crocus and hyacinths in your home garden. Place your order now for bulbs to be planted in the fall. Forms are available at the Gardens. Now through June 15.

Open for the Season, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Beginning April 15, the barns will be open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 p.m. – 4  p.m. on Sundays. Sundays feature guided tractor- wagon tours of the farm from 1-4 p.m. ($2). In addition, there are farm-related crafts and visits with the farm animals. Call for more information.

Monthly: 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.

Creation Station: Make-and-Take May Flowers, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. Cut, tear, scrunch, and glue tissue paper to a pattern to create a flower, or make your own. For children of all ages. Occurs during library hours in May.

Flower Power: Celebrate National Flower Month. Make a flower pot card with a special surprise inside. For children of all ages.  Brownlee Woods, durting lirbary hours, May 1-12; Struthers, durting library hours, May 1-12; West, during library hours, May 1-12. Free.

Get Caught Reading at Your Library. Show your love of reading by celebrating “Get Caught Reading Month.” Stop by the children’s area and visit the library’s reading table. Get caught reading and earn a bookmark and a sticker. Your name will also be entered in a prize drawing. For children of all ages. East and Newport, during library hours, this month.

Trim a Tree for May. Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. For children of all ages. Poland and Sprindfield branches this month during library hours.

Sky Craft, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-744-8636. Make art on a string to swing from the sky above the librarian’s desk. School age children.  Occurs in May during business hours.

May Babies, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Match the bizarre “baby photos” of celebs with May birthdays to the correct names and you could win. For teens in grades 7-12. Occurs during library hours in May.

Guess ‘N’ Go – Do You Know?, Public Library, Canfield branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins. For children of all ages. Library hours in the month of May.

Who’s Who @ Your Library. Get to know the great people that work at your Library. If you can match up the correct high school photo to each library worker, you could win a prize. For teens grades 7-12. Occurs at Canfield and Springfield during business hours in May.

Book Discussion on Communication, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-744-8636. This book- discussion group is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC and facilitated by Greg Smith and will feature John C. Maxwell’s “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect.” The author takes readers through the Five Connecting Principles and the Five Connecting Practices of top-notch achievers. For information and reservations, contact the Library’s Development Office at 330-740-6086. Occurs Tuesday, May 1, 8, 15. 8-9 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., May 1, 8, 15, 22. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on May 3, 10, 17, 24. $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; call 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. 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. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free.

Mah Jongg Class, Adult Lounge, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown; 330-746-3251. Mah Jongg has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity the last several years. Evelyn Solomon (an avid player and experienced teacher) will conduct the class. Participants must have current Mah Jongg (2012) card. Large cards may be purchased at the bursar’s office for $8. You also may purchase cards from Solomon ($7 for small print, $8 for large print). For a card, make checks payable to Evelyn Solomon, 586 Tod Lane, Youngstown, Ohio 44504. Class meets on May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 1-3 p.m. $50 members, $60 non-members.

PS2sday, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. Video gaming for teens. For teens in grades 7-12. 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.

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. 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. 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. Every Tuesday. 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. Each Tuesday. 7-8:30 p.m.

Weekly: Stephen Foster Chorus, SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren; for information, call Jerry at 330-652-5739. If you enjoy singing, you are welcome to walk in and join the chorus. Each Tuesday. 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 2

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. Every 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. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful readers. Occurs on Wednesdays: May 2, 9, 16, 23. 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 successful readers. Occurs on Wednesdays: May 2, 9. 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 successful readers. Occurs on Wednesdays: May 2, 9, 23, 30. 10 a.m.

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 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 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 required; call 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 10 a.m.  and 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 Wednesday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 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. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 1 p.m. Free.

Intro to Computer Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Registration required. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Buying a New Car or Maintaining Your Old Car, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Learn about online databases and more. 5:30 p.m. Free.

TAB Meeting, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. Meets the first Wednesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12. Boardman, 6:30 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. Every 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. Every Wednesday. 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.

Thursday 3

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., May 1, 8, 15, 22. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on May 3, 10, 17, 24. 9:30 a.m. $10 per class.

Garden Forum Garden Mart, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Garden Forum of Greater Youngstown will host this spring sale at Fellows Riverside Gardens. An unusual assortment of hanging baskets and bedding plants will be available. Occurs over a three-day period: May 3-5. 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Free.

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.

Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011, ext. 106. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. 10 a.m. Free.

Blood Pressure Screening, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589.  10-10:30 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. 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. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Special Invitation for Magnificent Moms and Creative Children, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589.  For kindergarten through fourth grade. Registration required. 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.

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. 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. Meets the first and third Thursday. 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. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Famous Chefs and Fabulous Recipes: Lessons Learned at One of the Oldest Cooking Schools in America, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Food writer and columnist Lisa Abraham will talk about her book, “Famous Chefs and Fabulous Recipes: Lessons Learned at One of the Oldest Cooking Schools in America,” tonight. The book contains recipes from chefs who have taught at The Western Reserve School of Cooking in Hudson. Abraham compiled the recipes with the assistance of the school’s head chef, Catherine St. John. There are more than 200 recipes from 60 chefs who have taught at the school over the years, including Hugh Carpenter, Shirley O. Corriher, David Hirsch, and Michael Symon. Also included are biographies of the chefs, who explain how they got into a food career and what lessons they want you to know about being successful in the kitchen. Reservations are 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 Thursday. 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. Meets the first Thursday. 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. Every Thursday. 7 p.m.

Friday 4

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 May 4 and 18. Call for more information. 10 a.m.-noon.

Preschool Nature Hour: C is for Cardinal, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Children ages 3-5 will partake in special activities including story, craft and short walk outdoors to observe and learn about Ohio’s state bird. Pre-register 24 hours in advance at Ford Nature Center. 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. on Friday or 10 a.m. on Saturday. 10 a.m. $2 R, $3 NR.

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

Cleveland Indians Baseball, Progressive Field, downtown Cleveland; 216-420-4487. The Indians play Texas at home. 7:05 p.m.  $85-$9.

Grease, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. This popular musical takes the audience back to Rydell High in 1959. Although the film version was lighter, the stage version deals withe the trials of love, plus gangs, teen pregnancy and high-school friendships. Of course, there’s comedy and some familiar tunes, too.  Brent Rodgers directs. Call for tickets. April 27 through May 13. 7:30 p.m., April 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12. 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, May 6, 13. 7:30 p.m.

An Evening of One-Act Plays, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present a series of one-act plays May 4-20. Plays include: “The Marriage Proposal” by Anton Chekhov; “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter” by Muriel and Richard Eldridge; and “Box and Cox” by John M. Morton. Performances: 7:30 p.m., May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 13, 20. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors).

Red, White and Tuna, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. http://www.trumbullnewtheatre.com.Directed by Patricia Latham. The much anticipated third installment in the Tuna series takes the audience back to Texas’ third smallest town.  8 p.m., May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 3 p.m., Sunday, May 20.  8 p.m.

Skywatch, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Program covers seasonal astronomical occurrences and special celestial events. For general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday 5

Bird Walks, Newport Wetlands, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-702-3000. Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage leads these spring walks. Participants are advised to bring binoculars. Easy rating, less than 1 mile. 8 a.m. Free.

ODNR Boating Safety Class, Yellow Creek Park, Struthers; 330-740-7100. This approved boating class is offered at Yellow Creek Park Lodge. Participants will receive full training and complete a proficiency exam at the end of the class. Bring a lunch. Call 330-740-7100 to register or inquire. 8 a.m. -4 p.m. $10.

BIC: Creating a Business Plan, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-744-8636. Although business plans are created in order to obtain funding, more and more businesses are developing business plans for refocusing their development and mission and for unique projects. Learn about writing and revising a business plan for your new or established business with a member of SCORE. A librarian from the Information Services Department’s Business and Investment Center (BIC) will introduce print and electronic sources that can provide information for developing your business plan. 10 a.m. Free.

Preschool Nature Hour: C is for Cardinal, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Children ages 3-5 will partake in special activities including story, craft and short walk outdoors to observe and learn about Ohio’s state bird. Pre-register 24 hours in advance at Ford Nature Center. 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. on Friday or 10 a.m. on Saturday. 10 a.m. $2 R, $3 NR.

MetroMutts: Dogs Need Therapy Too!, Scholl Pavilion, Mill Creek MewtroParks; 330-702-3000. Did you ever wonder what your dog is thinking? Join us and find out! We’ll have a short hike, and then meet Doris Straka, animal sommunicator. Doris will give us some insight into dog minds, and will be available for private sessions afterwards (additional cost). Refreshments will be served for dogs and their human companions. Held at Scholl Pavilion. MetroMutts Members, $8/individual, $10/couple; all others. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. $12.

At Day’s Close, Night in Times Past, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Read what A. Roger Ekirch has written about life after dark for people in the pre-industrial age, and then join our discussion at Ford Nature Center. 1 p.m. Free.

Create-a-Kite Workshop, OH WOW!, 11 W. Federal St., downtown Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Create a kite from scratch and learn the science behind why kites fly just in time for the Kite Festival on Saturday, May 12. Mill Creek MetroParks and OH WOW! Children’s Center for Science & Technology will partner for this workshop. Call for registration and fee details. 1-4 p.m.

Cleveland Indians Baseball, Progressive Field, downtown Cleveland; 216-420-4487. The Indians play Texas at home. 7:05 p.m.  $85-$9.

Hello Moon, Hello Stars, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. This program is essentially “Skywatch” adapted for a younger audience. Features an introduction to the astronomical world. 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Free.

Skywatch, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Program covers seasonal astronomical occurrences and special celestial events. For general audiences. 1 p.m. Free.

Skywatch, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Program covers seasonal astronomical occurrences and special celestial events. For general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

Grease, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. This popular musical takes the audience back to Rydell High in 1959. Although the film version was lighter, the stage version deals withe the trials of love, plus gangs, teen pregnancy and high-school friendships. Of course, there’s comedy and some familiar tunes, too.  Brent Rodgers directs. Call for tickets. April 27 through May 13. 7:30 p.m., April 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12. 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, May 6, 13. 7:30 p.m.

An Evening of One-Act Plays, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present a series of one-act plays May 4-20. Plays include: “The Marriage Proposal” by Anton Chekhov; “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter” by Muriel and Richard Eldridge; and “Box and Cox” by John M. Morton. Performances: 7:30 p.m., May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 13, 20. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors).

Red, White and Tuna, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. http://www.trumbullnewtheatre.com.Directed by Patricia Latham. The much anticipated third installment in the Tuna series takes the audience back to Texas’ third smallest town.  8 p.m., May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 3 p.m., Sunday, May 20.

Sunday 6

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.

Cleveland Indians Baseball, Progressive Field, downtown Cleveland; 216-420-4487. The Indians play Texas at home. 1:05 p.m.  $85-$9.

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.

The Preserve in Spring, Mill Creek Preserve, Western Reseve Road, North Lima; 330-702-3000. The group will explore the Mill Creek Preserve to see what spring has brought to the restored wetland habitats. Meet at the Preserve parking area off Western Reserve Road. Moderate rating, 2 miles. 2 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 occur the first Sunday. 2-5 p.m.

Grease, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. Web site: http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. This popular musical takes the audience back to Rydell High in 1959. Although the film version was lighter, the stage version deals withe the trials of love, plus gangs, teen pregnancy and high-school friendships. Of course, there’s comedy and some familiar tunes, too.  Brent Rodgers directs. Call for tickets. April 27 through May 13. 7:30 p.m., April 27-28, May 4-5, 11-12. 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, May 6, 13. 2 p.m.

An Evening of One-Act Plays, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present a series of one-act plays May 4-20. Plays include: “The Marriage Proposal” by Anton Chekhov; “The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter” by Muriel and Richard Eldridge; and “Box and Cox” by John M. Morton. Performances: 7:30 p.m., May 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, 13, 20. 2 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (students and seniors).

Monday 7

Pups & Pages, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 401. 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. 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.  For 3 to 5 years. Registration not required. 6 p.m. Free.

Rachell Joy, Mocha House, 7141 tiffany Blvd., Boardman; 330-965-0890.Vocalist Rachell Joy will perform songs in the adult contemporary, pop and jazz genres. 6:30-8 p.m. Free.

Cleveland Indians Baseball, Progressive Field, downtown Cleveland; 216-420-4487. The Indians play the Chicago White Sox at home. 7:05 p.m.  $85-$9.

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).

eBooks @ Your Library: for Nook Users, Public Library, Canfield branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Learn about downloading library eBooks to your Nook device and how to use our digital catalog. Space is very limited and sign-up is required. Call to register. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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