Calendar (Week 2) May 8-14

Tuesday 8

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.

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. 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.

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.

Mother’s Day Family Story Time, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.The library will devote this family story time to mom. Bring a picture of yourself or of you and your mom for a special craft that you can give her as a present on Mother’s Day. Fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 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.

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.

Grant Center: Proposal Writing Basics, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This program will provide the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organizadesigned for new proposal writers or for those requiring a refresher. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 9

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.

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Have a jigsaw puzzle you’ve already conquered? Want to trade off for a puzzle from another enthusiast? Join the library in Boardman for the jigsaw puzzle swap sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Puzzle enthusiasts needing information can contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. 5 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.

Flower Arranging With Marie, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The delicate pastel blooms in this spring arrangement will give your mother a reason to smile. Marie Borocz will demonstrate each step in creating this Mother’s Day arrangement. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $28 R, $36 NR.

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.

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.

Thursday 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., 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.

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.

Garden Author Lecture: Pearl Fryar’s Topiary, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. African-American topiary artist Pearl Fryar is a wizard with electric hedge trimmers. His marvelous topiary garden, designated as a Preservation Project by the Garden Conservancy, is beautiful, whimsical, and educational. Pearl Fryar, frequent guest on HGTV programs, will share insights into his inspiring journey. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Registration at 6:30 p.m.; lecture at 7 p.m. 6:30 p.m. $10.

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.

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 11

National Public Gardens Day, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Today promotes environmental stewardship and education while emphasizing the role all citizens have in plant and water conservation. Visit Fellows Riverside Gardens on National Public Gardens Day on May 11 to celebrate the role our public garden plays in the Mahoning Valley community. Schedule: 9 a.m., Pearl Fryar Topiary Demonstration. Call FRG to register; space limited. Fee: $5; 11 a.m.: “Hydrangeas for the Landscape” presented by Bill Hendricks of Klyn Nurseries. Fee: $5 (Call 330-568-7065 to register) 9 a.m.

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.

Cosmic Castaways, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Learn about faraway places without cosmic constellations. 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.

429 Miles Off Broadway-KIDS!, Ford Family Recital Hall, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-743-8555. This weekend features an all-new original musical salute to the Great White Way with talent from Easy Street’s Little Rascal Workshops. Performers ranging from 4 years old through the teen years will sing and dance to some of Broadway’s greatest songs for young people. Selections include songs from “Annie,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Sound of Music,” “Mary Poppins” and more. Don Yallech is musical director for the production and Megan Cleland returns as the show’s choreographer. Sunday’s performance features a Mother’s Day brunch provided by Jeff Chrystal in the DeYor’s Overture Restaurant before or after the show (for an additional fee). Reservations are recommended. Performances: 7 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, and 2 p.m. on Sunday May 13. 7 p.m. $12 adults, $10 seniors and students and $8 for children 12 and under.

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.

Man In The Iron Mask, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915. Crown Theater Productions will stage “Man in the Iron Mask” 8 p.m., May 11-12, 18-19 and 2 p.m., May 13 and 20. 8 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children under 10).

Saturday 12

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.

Howland American Legion 100 Mile Legion Riders Legacy Run, Starbucks, Route 46 (in front of the Eastwood Mall at Eastwood Mall Boulevard), Niles; email: alhp700@aol.com. Donations provide funds for deceased veterans’ children to attend college. The day also includes food , music, raffles and door prizes. Registration: 9:30-11:30 a.m. Rides: Noon to 4:30 p.m. The 100-mile run ends at Leon’s Bar in Howland. Call for more information. $10, $5.

Annual: Austintown Lions 5-K in May 2012, Christy National Guard Armony, 475 Victoria Road, Austintown; 330-793-4046. Today’s event includes a 5K run, walk and 1/4 mile Kids Run (for children 10 and under). Races and walks occur in male and female age categories. Call for more information. 8:30 a.m. (registration) 9:30 a.m. (race) Registration: $15 in advance, 18 day of the race.

3rd Annual Chris Mattura Instructional Football Clinic, Chaney High School, 731 S. Hazelwood Ave., Youngstown; 330-755-0586. Football clinic open to Youngstown City School students enrolled in the 5th-8th grades. Call for more information. 9-930 a.m. (registration).  9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

SPEED (Safe People Equal Excellent Drivers), Kent State Trumbull Campus, Champion. The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other local organizations will offer summer safe driving tips. Participating organizations include Motorcycle Ohio, AAA, the State Highway Patrol and Boy Scouts of America. The day also includes a Dunk-a-Bear dunk tank. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

Coupon Swap @ the Library, Public Library, Canfield branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have?  Join us at the Canfield Library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. A Smart Money program. 10 a.m. Free.

Annual: Kite Festival, MetroParks Farm, Route 46, Canfield; 330-740-7107. Lift your spirits and your kites on warm breezes at the MetroParks Farm. Members of the Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites and Fly Pittsburgh will provide a sensational day of expert flying, ingenious designs, and outrageous color! Bring kites of your own creation (check out Create-a-Kite Workshop on May 5) to share the skies, the fun, and enter a contest or game. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

429 Miles Off Broadway-KIDS!, Ford Family Recital Hall, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-743-8555. This weekend features an all-new original musical salute to the Great White Way with talent from Easy Street’s Little Rascal Workshops. Performers ranging from 4 years old through the teen years will sing and dance to some of Broadway’s greatest songs for young people. Selections include songs from “Annie,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Sound of Music,” “Mary Poppins” and more. Don Yallech is musical director for the production and Megan Cleland returns as the show’s choreographer. Sunday’s performance features a Mother’s Day brunch provided by Jeff Chrystal in the DeYor’s Overture Restaurant before or after the show (for an additional fee). Reservations are recommended. Performances: 7 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, and 2 p.m. on Sunday May 13. 2 p.m. $12 adults, $10 seniors and students and $8 for children 12 and under.

Manjushri Study Group: Heart Advice for Death and Dying, 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 Heart Advice for Death and Dying” is a FPMT course that has been developed from a series of teachings given by Venerable Sangye Khadro. It is designed to provide practical instructions for the time of death to students who are interested in learning about death and dying from a Tibetan Buddhist perspective. It is appropriate for beginners and does not assume that those who come for this course know anything at all about Buddhism. This course includes audio recordings, readings, handouts and discussion questions. Participants do not have to be Buddhist to attend. Nor is any prior experience necessary to drop in. The group meets on Saturdays on May 12, 19, 26 and June 23 and 30. 3-5 p.m. $10, $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Two young adventurers explore the heavens with a cardboard box, a book on astronomy and their imaginations. For youth 5-10 and their families. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free.

429 Miles Off Broadway-KIDS!, Ford Family Recital Hall, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-743-8555. This weekend features an all-new original musical salute to the Great White Way with talent from Easy Street’s Little Rascal Workshops. Performers ranging from 4 years old through the teen years will sing and dance to some of Broadway’s greatest songs for young people. Selections include songs from “Annie,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Sound of Music,” “Mary Poppins” and more. Don Yallech is musical director for the production and Megan Cleland returns as the show’s choreographer. Sunday’s performance features a Mother’s Day brunch provided by Jeff Chrystal in the DeYor’s Overture Restaurant before or after the show (for an additional fee). Reservations are recommended. Performances: 7 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, and 2 p.m. on Sunday May 13. 7 p.m. $12 adults, $10 seniors and students and $8 for children 12 and under.

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).

Cosmic Castaways, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Learn about faraway places without cosmic constellations. 8 p.m. Free.

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.

Man In The Iron Mask, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915. Crown Theater Productions will stage “Man in the Iron Mask” 8 p.m., May 11-12, 18-19 and 2 p.m., May 13 and 20. 8 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children under 10).

Sunday 13

Meditation in Movement, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Celebrate Mother’s Day by joining Julie Thomas in the Tara Dance. Learn to focus on inner strengths through simple, graceful movements. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Noon–2 p.m. $10..

Mother’s Day Buffet, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Celebrate Mother’s Day at Fellows Riverside Gardens with your family and enjoy a brunch catered by the Georgetown. Afterward, take a walk in the Gardens to see the spring flowers. Call the Gardens Café at 330-740-7074 for reservations and prices.  11:30 a.m., 1:30 or 3:30 p.m.

429 Miles Off Broadway-KIDS!, Ford Family Recital Hall, DeYor Performing Arts Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-743-8555. This weekend features an all-new original musical salute to the Great White Way with talent from Easy Street’s Little Rascal Workshops. Performers ranging from 4 years old through the teen years will sing and dance to some of Broadway’s greatest songs for young people. Selections include songs from “Annie,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Sound of Music,” “Mary Poppins” and more. Don Yallech is musical director for the production and Megan Cleland returns as the show’s choreographer. Sunday’s performance features a Mother’s Day brunch provided by Jeff Chrystal in the DeYor’s Overture Restaurant before or after the show (for an additional fee). Reservations are recommended. Performances: 7 p.m., Friday, May 11, 2 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, and 2 p.m. on Sunday May 13. 2 p.m. $12 adults, $10 seniors and students and $8 for children 12 and under.

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).

Man In The Iron Mask, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9915. Crown Theater Productions will stage “Man in the Iron Mask” 8 p.m., May 11-12, 18-19 and 2 p.m., May 13 and 20. 2 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children under 10).

Monthly: Hubbard Historical Society Tour, 27 Hager St., Hubbard. The museum is open to the public the second Sunday. 2-5 p.m.

The Beaver’s World, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. After a slide presentation, the group will look for signs of the park’s largest rodent. Moderate difficulty, 3 miles. 2 p.m. Free.

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.

Monday 14

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.

Friends of the Boardman Library present “The Catacombs of Rome: Form and Function,” Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. By Dr. Stephany Smith will present. Friends will hold their regular meeting. 10 a.m. Free.

Tales to Tails, Public Library, Canfield branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Sign up to read to a registered therapy dog, which helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence, and encourages a love of reading. Readers of all levels and abilities are welcome. Bring a book of your choice. Dogs are provided by K-9 for Compassion, registered Delta society therapy dogs. Sign up is required. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the Canfield Library. 6:30 p.m. Free.

BIC: Generating Leads For Your Business Web site, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Tyler Clark, from the Youngstown Business Incubator, is the presenter for this program. Generating leads is the most valuable role for your Web site. Often, the focus is placed on getting customers to your page in the first place. That is critical and requires its own set of best practices, but how do you then convert the visitor to a lead? The program will take a step-by-step look at online lead-generation from start to finish. 6:30 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 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 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.

Weekly: Lowellville  Cruisin’ the River Car Show, downtown Lowellville; 330-536-6811. This car show occurs every Monday tonight through mid-October in downtown Lowellville. Features classic cars, hot rods, street rods, motorcycle and choppers. Registration is optional at $2 per vehicle. Admission is free. 6-9 p.m. Free.

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