Calendar (Week 1) June 1-7

Friday 1

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.

Family Garden Fun, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Plan a drop-in visit to the Family Garden on fair weather Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays to dig, water, pot a plant to take home, or read a book. The Family Garden Greeter will be on hand to tell you about the plants and has free hands-on activities for children to enjoy with their favorite adults. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs 10 a.m-2 p.m. on Tuesdays; 10 a.m.–2 p.m. on Fridays; and noon-3 p.m. on Sundays.

Words with Friends, Public Library, Canfield and Sebring branches; 330-744-8636. Stop by the library this month to take a turn building a word in our Words with Friends game. We’ll post the highest word scores! For teens in grades 7-12. During library hours in June.

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.

Boardman Park Adventure Day Camp, Boardman Township Park, Boardman; 330-965-0482. The Adventure Camp will run for nine weeks starting June 18 through August 17.  Camp hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday for children who have completed kindergarten and up to 12 years old. Arrangements can be made if you need to bring campers early or pick them up later. Call for more information or to register. In addition to experiencing the great outdoors in a beautiful environment, children will benefit from the participating in creative arts, team building, theater, science and more. The goal of the Camp is to offer young minds the opportunity to explore their imagination, discover physical fitness, expand their knowledge of sports and develop a growing sense of adventure through diverse activities. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Call for information on fees.

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 June 1, 15. Call for more information. 10 a.m.-noon.

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

Weekly: Friday Night at the Movies, Amphitheater, Lake Milton State Park, Grandview Road  (north of the swim beach; Lake Milton. Features family movies every Friday. Bring a blanket. 9 p.m.

Saturday 2

Weekly: Lake Milton Farmer’s Market,  Amphitheater, Lake Milton State Park, Grandview Road  (north of the swim beach; Lake Milton.  Features fresh produce, including peaches, apples, corn, tomatoes, peppers, plus baked goods and flowers. Occurs weekly in summer. 9 a.m.-noon. Free.

Grant Center: Getting Started With Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn effective strategies for finding funders that support individuals with the Foundation Center’s online funding database. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Classes, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Fred Astaire offers Intermediate/Advanced Ballet Classes at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesdays and 9:45 a.m. on Saturdays. Students and professionals are welcome.  Call for more information. 9:45 a.m. $10 per class.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., First Unitarian Universalist Church, Youngstown; 330-518-6971. (This organization also offers a downtown farmers market every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Central Square.) Both feature fresh local produce, baked goods and small vendors. Accepts WIC and EBT. Every Saturday. 10 a.m. to 1 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 and Web site. Limited availability, sign-up required. Call and ask for Poland Library. Occurs 10-11 a.m., Saturday, June 2; 6-7 p.m., Monday, June 4; 6-7 p.m., Monday, June 11 and 6-7 p.m., Monday, June 18. 10 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Beginner Ballet Classes, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Fred Astaire offers beginner ballet classes at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Call for more information. 11 a.m. $10 per class.

Weekly: Beginner Ballroom Classes, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Occurs 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m. on Fridays and 12:45 p.m. on Saturdays. Call for more information. 12:45 p.m. $10 per class.

Cleveland Indians Baseball, Progressive Field, downtown Cleveland; 216-420-4487. The Indians play Minnesota at home. 7:15 p.m.  $85-$9.

Sunday 3

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.

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.

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.

Fishin’ Hike, Meets at the Ford Nature Center; 330-740-7107. Bring your rod for this walk to Lake Glacier and try to catch a carp. We’ll provide the bait. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating, 1 mile. Interpretive hikes are generally slow-paced. Group will stop to learn about the hike’s topic. 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.

Cleveland Indians Baseball, Progressive Field, downtown Cleveland; 216-420-4487. The Indians play Minnesota at home. 3:05 p.m.  $85-$9.

Monday 4

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Lordstown Branch, 1471 Salt Springs Road; 330-824-2094. 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.

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.

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).

Tuesday 5

Ongoing: 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., June 5, 12, 19, 26. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on June 7, 14, 21, 28. 9:30 a.m. $10 per class.

Weekly: Downtown Farmers Market, West Federal Street at Central Square, Youngstown; 330-518-6971. (This organization also offers a North Side farmers market every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Unitarian Church (Elm, at Illinois). Both feature fresh local produce, baked goods and small vendors. Accepts WIC and EBT. Every Tuesday. 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Dream Big, READ: Summer Reading Kick-Off Party, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch, 9095 E. Market St., Warren; 330-856-2011. Drop in for refreshments, crafts and steel drum music. Children can sign up for the summer reading program. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Night Carnival: Teen Summer Reading Program, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Features a glow-in-the-dark carnival. 6 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Health & Wellness Walks, Mill Creek MetroParks, various locations; 330-702-3000. Join Mill Creek MetroParks for some group walking events. Sessions include: June 5–Meet at main Golf Course overflow parking lot. Easy rating, 1 or 3 miles; .June 13—Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Easy rating, 2 or 4 miles; June 19—Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Easy rating, 2 or 4 miles; June 27—Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating, 3 miles. Occurs at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 a.m. on Wednesdays.  6 p.m. Free.

Twice-Weekly: Zumba at Lake Milton, Amphitheater, Lake Milton State Park, Grandview Road  (north of the swim beach; Lake Milton. Features upbeat Latin-inspired dance music. Participants do not know how to dance.  Bring water and a towel. Occurs at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. 6:30 p.m. $5.

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: Zumba Classes, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Fred Astaire offers a Zumba class at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at noon on Saturdays. The fees is $8 per class or discounts with class card. The center offers a special half-off price for the first class. Call for more information. 6:45 p.m. $8.

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, which meets 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. 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. The group meets each Tuesday. 7-8:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday 6

Weekly Ongoing: Summer Evenings in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center will be open to visitors on Wednesday evenings until 8 p.m. through August. The Antonucci Library and Shop in the Gardens will have extended hours. The Garden Café will be open until 7 p.m. for your enjoyment of summer evenings at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

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.

Ongoing: Music and Movement at Main, 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 is required each week beginning Wednesday, May 30. by calling 330-399-8807, Ext. 401. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 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 June 6, 13, 20, 27. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Monthly: Farmers’ Markets, St. Joe’s Minor Emergency, 1296 Tod Place, N.W., Warren. A series of Farmers’ Markets is planned for the St. Joseph Minor Emergency from June through October. The first of these occurs today. Area neighbors are invited. The site has been selected because the West Side of Warren is considered a food desert by the United States Department of Agriculture. A food desert is a place without access to fresh produce. The Lake-to-River Food Cooperative is partnering with Humility of Mary Health Partners to bring fresh produce to its employees and nearby neighbors. Farmers who produce locally grown, sustainable produce will be featured. (St. Elizabeth Farmers’ Markets, which are held in the main lobby on Park Avenue, are held the third Wednesday of the month on June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19 and Oct. 17. ) The Farmers’ Markets at St. Joseph’s Minor Emergency will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month (excluding holidays). Dates are June 6, July 11, Aug. 1, Sept. 5 and Oct. 3. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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, June 6, 13, 20, 27. 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,

Dream Big, READ!: “A View of Night” Art Workshop @ Main, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807.  Create both collaborative and individual pieces of art in this fun, hands-on art program. For ages 5-12 years. Registration is not required. 2 p.m. Free.

On the Terrace at 5, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Garden Terrace with the beautiful view of Lake Glacier can be a nice place to relax and unwind after work. Enjoy a glass or two of wine while listening to the music of Acoustic Rain. The Garden Café will be open for visitors wishing to purchase food. 5-7 p.m. $10.

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.

Annual: Immaculate Heart of Mary Festival, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown; 330-793-9988. Features polka Mass, cash drawings, rummage sale and fireworks. Occurs June 6-10. 7 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 7

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.

Ongoing: 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., June, 5, 12, 19, 26. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on June 7, 14, 21, 28. 9:30 a.m. $10 per class.

Tales for Twos: Turtles, Birch Hill Cabin, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-330-740-7107. Two-year-olds will learn about the creatures that carry their houses on their backs! Preregister 24 hours in advance at Ford Nature Center. Held at Birch Hill Cabin. 10 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. $2 R, $3 NR.

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. 10 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.

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. Occurs 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 14 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 30.  4-6 p.m. $10, $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU.

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.

Weekly: Zumba Classes, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Fred Astaire offers a Zumba class at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at noon on Saturdays. The fees is $8 per class or discounts with class card. The center offers a special half-off price for the first class. Call for more information. 6:45 p.m. $8.

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.

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.

Annual: Immaculate Heart of Mary Festival, 4490 Norquest Blvd., Austintown; 330-793-9988. Features polka Mass, cash drawings, rummage sale and fireworks. Occurs June 6-10. 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.

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.

Struthers Concert Series. Yellow Creek Park, Mill Creek MetroParks, 330-702-3000. Tonight features a free concert. Bring a lawn chair. 7 p.m. Free.

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