Calendar (Week 4) May 22-31

Tuesday 22

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: 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. Group focuses on one grief topic a  year. Meets the third Monday. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Girls Night Out at the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Features food, shopping and a fashion show by Vintage Hollywood. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Reservations are limited. Occurs May 22-23. 5:30 p.m. $25.

Family Story Time: What’s Cooking?, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Come to the library for some food fun. The libary will share stories and other activities about food and then finish up with a craft and a snack. For all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 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. Meets the third Tuesday and third Wednesday. 10:30 a.m.-noon (Tuesday), 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesday).

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

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. Meets the third Monday. 6:30 p.m.

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

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. Meets the third Monday. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 23

Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 401. 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. 10 a.m., 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.

Girls Night Out at the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Features food, shopping and a fashion show by Vintage Hollywood. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Reservations are limited. Occurs May 22-23. 5:30 p.m. $25.

Monthly: Write On, Write Now, Work in Process Creative Writing Workshop, Pig Iron Press, 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-747-6932. Pig Iron Literary and Art Works and Jim Villani, center director, continue their creative writing workshop. Sessions include readings of works and a discussion. Walk-ins or occasional visitors are welcome. Every fourth Wednesday. 7-9 p.m. $3.

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

Thursday 24

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.

Hanging Basket, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Children ages 3-5 will plant hanging baskets of annuals. A snack and story will be shared along with the activity. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Occurs May 24-26. 1-2 p.m. $10 R, $14 NR.

Soap! Soap! Soap!, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Stories and a soap craft activity for children of all ages. Preschoolers must attend with an adult. Program will last one hour and all children will leave with a small soap sample they created.  7 p.m. Free.

Friday 25

Breakfast Botany: Figwort Family, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Start your spring morning with a brisk walk in the Gardens. Return to the Garden Café to enjoy a light breakfast and learn about the family that includes digitalis and penstemon. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 8:30-10 a.m. $7 R, $9 NR.

Hanging Basket, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Children ages 3-5 will plant hanging baskets of annuals. A snack and story will be shared along with the activity. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Occurs May 24-26. 1-2 p.m. $10 R, $14 NR.

Transit of Venus, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Did you miss the Transit of Venus in 2004? You’ll have another chance – the last – to see tiny Venus travel across the face of the sun. The orbits of Earth and Venus are such that viewers on Earth can see this crossing, called a transit, twice in eight years, but not again till 2117. This rare celestial event will occur June 5, 2012 and tonight’s program helps you prepare. For general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

Saturday 26

Hanging Basket, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Children ages 3-5 will plant hanging baskets of annuals. A snack and story will be shared along with the activity. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Occurs May 24-26. 11 a.m.-noon. $10 R, $14 NR.

Blazed and Bedazzled Lock In Benefit, 8414 Market St./Unit 4, Boardman; contact Kathy Grantonic, owner/operator at 330-758-2868, Jaime Hughes at 330-531-1705 or Brandon Perry at 513-885-0152. Let your imagination run wild as you paint and decorate your own plates, picture frames or other ceramic gifts today. A portion of each purchase will be donated to the June 30 Youth Lock-In being held at the downtown YMCA sponsored by Adopt an Angel, City Kids Care, C.A.R.E Inc. Noon-7 p.m. Call for more information.

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.

Strawberry Tower, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Children ages 6 and up will decorate a tower of pots and plant alpine strawberries to enjoy all summer. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 1:30-3 p.m. $10 R, $14 NR.

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.

Transit of Venus, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Web site: http://www.wbplanetarium.org. Did you miss the Transit of Venus in 2004? You’ll have another chance – the last – to see tiny Venus travel across the face of the sun. The orbits of Earth and Venus are such that viewers on Earth can see this crossing, called a transit, twice in eight years, but not again till 2117. This rare celestial event will occur June 5, 2012 and tonight’s program helps you prepare. For general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

Sunday 27
Monday 28

Cleveland Indians Baseball, Progressive Field, downtown Cleveland; 216-420-4487. The Indians play the Kansas City at home. 4:05 p.m.  $85-$9.

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.

Tuesday 29

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, Ciminero’s Banquet Centre, 123 N. Main St., Niles; 330-744-2131 ext. 12. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, who is  serving his second year as attorney general, is expected to speak on a number of topics including the state’s oil and gas drilling regulations, shale development in Ohio, and Ohio consumer law. DeWine served one term in the Ohio Senate, four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, one term as Lieutenant Governor of Ohio  and two terms in the  U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007. The public is invited to attend the luncheon. Cost is $20 for Chamber members and non-members. Advance reservations are requested by May 22 by calling Jennifer at 330-744-2131 ext. 12, or emailing jennifer@regionalchamber.com or by going to the Chamber’s Web site, http://www.regionalchamber.com and clicking on events. 11:30 a.m. $20.

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

Wednesday 30

Family Storytime, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Stories and Bingo activity for children of all ages. Preschoolers must attend with an adult. 10 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.

Cleveland Indians Baseball, Progressive Field, downtown Cleveland; 216-420-4487. The Indians play the Kansas City at home. 12ß:05 p.m.  $85-$9.

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.

Thursday 31

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