Calendar (Weeks 1-4) May 1-31

 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.

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.

Tuesday 15

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.

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.

BIC: SCORE @ the Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask questions on any business topic. SCORE, in partnership with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will have two volunteers in the Business and Investment Center (BIC) of Main Library to provide advice and answer questions. SCORE counselors will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the department’s Business and Investment Center, located on the second floor of Main Library, 305 Wick Ave. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. 5:30 p.m., May 1, 15. 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.

Genealogy: Using the Library’s Databases for Genealogical Research, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. You will be given a tour of powerful databases and shown techniques for effective use. Registration is required. To register, call and ask for Information Services. 6:30 p.m. Free.

The Kinsman House on Warren’s Millionaires Row, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. This illustrated lecture covers the history and heritage of a landmark Warren home. Trumbull County historian Wendell Lauth will present. 6:30 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. Meets every third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday 16

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.

Kids’ Club Science, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. If you think that science is superb, and you don’t mind getting a little messy, then head down to the Main Library for science time fun. Share books, activities, and a science experiment or two at this program for kids in grades k-6. 4 p.m. Free.

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

Thursday 17

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.

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

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.

Preschool Storytime Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589.  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 Email Class,  Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 406. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens Spring Plant Sale, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Unusual, quality plants for the home garden will be available. Perennials will be offered in addition to annuals, herbs, shrubs, vegetables and summer bulbs. Occurs 4-7 p.m., Thursday, (FFRG members’ preview sale); 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, (open to the public); and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday (open to the public). 4-7 p.m. Free.

McKinley Memorial Library Book Sale, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-652-1704. Tonight includes a preview for the Friends of the Library. Memberships will be sold at the door. The public sale occurs May 18-20. 5-7 p.m.

Today’s Healthy Woman, St. Nicholas Church Hall, 764 Fifth St., Struthers; for more information or to register, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free at 1-877-700-4647. Tonight’s program is an informative evening designed especially for women and their health concerns. Health care professionals Nancy Gantt, M.D., Barb Modic, M.D., Kathie Nelson, M.D., Darrell Grace, D.O., and Juli Dulay, R.N., will discuss menopause, hypertension, obesity and breast health. The informal setting will allow those in attendance to discuss their own health concerns. Reservations required. A light supper will be served. 6 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. 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: 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.

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. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr. Every Thursday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: 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. Every third Thursday. 6:30 p.m.

Monthly: Angelic Support, Davis Family YMCA, Conference Room, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman. The support group is for those with acute or chronic health concerns as well as their family and friends. Meets the third Thursday. 7-9 p.m.

Friday 18

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.

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens Spring Plant Sale, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Unusual, quality plants for the home garden will be available. Perennials will be offered in addition to annuals, herbs, shrubs, vegetables and summer bulbs. Occurs 4-7 p.m., Thursday, (FFRG members’ preview sale); 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, (open to the public); and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday (open to the public). 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free.

McKinley Memorial Library Book Sale, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-652-1704. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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. 11 a.m. Free.

Mill Creek MetroParks Rib Burn Off, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. The area’s largest backyard barbeque is back. This special event features great ribs prepared by six top professional rib teams, live musical entertainment, and activities for the entire family will take place each day. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Children’s Playground project at the Wick Recreation Area. Sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call the MetroParks Administrative Office at 330-702-3000. The event will be held at the James L. Wick Recreation Area. Admission is free before 3 p.m.; $5 per person after 3 p.m. Noon-10 p.m, Friday and Saturday, noon-8 p.m. on Sunday. Noon-10 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).

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

The Big Friendly Giant, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. A Youth Theatre Main Stage production. Directed by Candace DiLullo and Johnny Pecano. Daytime school performances are May 15-17. Public performances will be 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. An adaptation of Roald Dahl’s modern fairy tale where an orphan (Sophie) befriends a friendly giant. 7:30 p.m.

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).

Saturday 19

Watershed Festival, MetroParks Farm, Route 46, Canfield; 330-702-3000. We all live in a watershed—come to learn how you can help protect the watershed where you live! The Alliance for Watershed Action and Resource Education (AWARE) will is hosting this event. The festival will feature displays, activities, games, and demonstrations from local agencies, clubs, and organizations that showcase nature and the environment. There will be live birds of prey from Birds in Flight Sanctuary, as well as tractor tours of the MetroParks Farm. Other activities include guided nature hikes, rain barrel construction, and stream sampling demonstrations. The Mahoning County Green Team will also be hosting a Composting Workshop (contact the Green Team for registration details). All ages are invited to join the fun. For details, visit http://www.watershed.cboss.com, or call the MetroParks at 330-702-3000. Held rain or shine. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

McKinley Memorial Library Book Sale, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-652-1704. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens Spring Plant Sale, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Unusual, quality plants for the home garden will be available. Perennials will be offered in addition to annuals, herbs, shrubs, vegetables and summer bulbs. Occurs 4-7 p.m., Thursday, (FFRG members’ preview sale); 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday, (open to the public); and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday (open to the public).10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Get Connected With Your eReader @ the Library, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-744-8636. Bring your eReader to the library and we’ll show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on our Web site. Limited availability, sign-up required. Call and ask for Poland Library. 6-7 p.m., Monday, May 7, 14; 10-11 a.m., Saturday, May 19. 10 a.m. Free.

Seventh Annual North Coast Motorcycle Safety Ride, Harley-Davidson Bike Town, 5700 Intertstate Blvd., Austintown; 330-505-2000. This year, the safety ride will include Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Mahoning, and Trumbull counties. Riders can register the day of the ride at each starting point from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Both groups will depart at 11 a.m. from their respective starting points. This year, the ride will feature two starting points, one at the Ashtabula County Fair Grounds, and the other at Bike Town in Mahoning County. Both groups will meet at the Parkman Community Center, located in Geauga County.  All riders will then return to the Cortland Moose and Family Center for festivities, safety displays, and food.  The entire ride will be escorted by State Troopers and local law enforcement officers. 10 a.m.

Mahoning Valley Scrappers Fanfest, Eastwood Field, 5555 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-505-0000. The Mahoning Valley Scrappers start the 2012 season with Fan Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event kicks-off single game ticket sales. The first 25 fans that purchase $50 or more in tickets that day will receive two free tickets to the Cleveland Indians vs. Cincinnati Reds game in Cleveland on Tuesday, June 19. Additionally, the team invites fans to participate in an open batting practice from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The first fan to hit a home run will receive two free season tickets for the 2012 Scrappers season. Fans will be able to purchase $1 hot dogs, soft drinks and beer, and merchandise specials in the team store. Games, inflatables and face painting will be provided for children’s entertainment. The Scrappers are also looking for performers. Open auditions for National Anthem singers occur from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. This season the Scrappers are hosting the New York-Penn League All-Star Game for the first time in team history. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Mill Creek MetroParks Rib Burn Off, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. The area’s largest backyard barbeque is back. This special event features great ribs prepared by six top professional rib teams, live musical entertainment, and activities for the entire family will take place each day. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Children’s Playground project at the Wick Recreation Area. Sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call the MetroParks Administrative Office at 330-702-3000. The event will be held at the James L. Wick Recreation Area. Admission is free before 3 p.m.; $5 per person after 3 p.m. Noon-10 p.m, Friday and Saturday, noon-8 p.m. on Sunday. Noon-10 p.m.

Garden Forum Spring Flower Show, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Enjoy the beauty of this spring flower show presented by Garden Forum of Greater Youngstown. Occurs May 19-20. Noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.  Noon-5 p.m. Free.

Desktops, Laptops, Netbooks OH MY. What You Should Know Before You Buy, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Gain an understanding of what’s important when shopping for a computer. Noon-2 p.m. Free.

Yankee Lake and Unique Biker 2012 Bike Show, Yankee Lake, state Route 7, Brookfield. Features entertainment Saturday and Sunday night. Enter your bike and win a custom trophy. Prizes for first and second place in the following categories: stock, metric, vintage, and custom. Rodeo games daily, backyard atmosphere. $10 gate fee. Noon-midnight. Free for under 16.

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.

The Big Friendly Giant, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. A Youth Theatre Main Stage production. Directed by Candace DiLullo and Johnny Pecano. Daytime school performances are May 15-17. Public performances will be 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18 and 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. An adaptation of Roald Dahl’s modern fairy tale where an orphan (Sophie) befriends a friendly giant. 2:30 p.m.

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.

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

Monthly:  Coast to Coast AM Study Group of Austintown, Denny’s Restaurant, 4927 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-781-0030. Topics for discussion include spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health, and the paranormal. Meetings include speakers and topics featured on past shows. Meets the third Saturday. 7 p.m. Free.

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 20

Dahlia Plant Sale, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society will offer unique varieties that will add to the diversity of your dahlia collection. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Free.

Garden Forum Spring Flower Show, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Enjoy the beauty of this spring flower show presented by Garden Forum of Greater Youngstown. Occurs May 19-20. Noon-5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday.  10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Mill Creek MetroParks Rib Burn Off, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. The area’s largest backyard barbeque is back. This special event features great ribs prepared by six top professional rib teams, live musical entertainment, and activities for the entire family will take place each day. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Children’s Playground project at the Wick Recreation Area. Sponsorship opportunities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call the MetroParks Administrative Office at 330-702-3000. The event will be held at the James L. Wick Recreation Area. Admission is free before 3 p.m.; $5 per person after 3 p.m. Noon-10 p.m, Friday and Saturday, noon-8 p.m. on Sunday. Noon-8 p.m.

Yankee Lake and Unique Biker 2012 Bike Show, Yankee Lake, state Route 7, Brookfield. Features entertainment Saturday and Sunday night. Enter your bike and win a custom trophy. Prizes for first and second place in the following categories: stock, metric, vintage, and custom. Rodeo games daily, backyard atmosphere. $10 gate fee. Noon-10 p.m. Free for under 16.

McKinley Memorial Library Book Sale, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-652-1704. Today features a $2-per-bag sale. 1-3 p.m.

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

Guided Tour of Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Enjoy a leisurely walk in Fellows Riverside Gardens to admire the vibrant hues of tulips displaying their spring colors. A guide will point out highlights while sharing anecdotes and history. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. 2-3:30 p.m. Free.

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).

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.

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. Open to the public. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Monday 21

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.

Pajama Jam: Sleepy-Time Fun for the Family, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-744-8636. Put on your PJs, bring out the whole family and come for stories and more fun. Poland, 6:30-7 p.m. Free.

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.

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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.

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