Calendar (Week 2) June 8-15

Friday 8

Preschool Nature Hour: Time Out for Trilobites, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107.  Preschoolers ages 3-5 will listen to a deer story, explore outdoors for tracks, and enjoy other fun activities while learning about trilobites. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs, do not bring non-participating children. Preregistration/payment required 24 hours in advance.  10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. $2 R, $3 NR.

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.

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. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers! For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. 11 a.m. Free.

Jim Scott in Concert, First Unitarian Universalist Church, Elm Street at Illinois, Youngstown; 330-746-3067. Composer, guitarist and singer Jim Scott will perform. Formerly a member of the Paul Winter Consort, Scott has toured the world, recorded a number of CDs of original music and published a growing line of choral works. A co-creator of the “Green Sanctuary” program for churches to become more sustainable, Scott also compiled the “Earth and Spirit Songbook,” an anthology of songs of earth and peace. Light food and beverages available for purchase. Doors open 6:30 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m. $10.

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.

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball, PNC Park, downtown Pittsburgh; 1-800-BUY-BUCS. The Pirates play the Kansas City at home. 7:05 p.m.

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 9

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.

Preschool Nature Hour: Time Out for Trilobites, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107.  Preschoolers ages 3-5 will listen to a deer story, explore outdoors for tracks, and enjoy other fun activities while learning about trilobites. An adult must accompany each child. To ensure quality programs, do not bring non-participating children. Preregistration/payment required 24 hours in advance.  10 a.m. $2 R, $3 NR.

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.

National Dairy Month, MetroParks Farm, Route 46, Canfield; 330-702-3000.  Make ice cream in a bag and watch a “Moo to You” video. 11 a.m. $2 R,  $3 NR.

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. Noon. $8.

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. 7-10 p.m.

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball, PNC Park, downtown Pittsburgh; 1-800-BUY-BUCS. The Pirates play the Kansas City at home. 7:15 p.m.

Hollywood Nights: River Rock at the Amp, 321 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 866-360-1552 or ricerrockattheamp.com. Tonight’s amphitheater concert features Hollywood Nights, a Bob Seger tribute band. 8:30 p.m. $5.

Sunday 10

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball, PNC Park, downtown Pittsburgh; 1-800-BUY-BUCS. The Pirates play the Kansas City at home. 1:35 p.m.

Drive by Voter Registration, 960 Fifth St., Struthers. The Struthers Obama 2012 team will hold a voter registration drive for all residents in the surrounding area today. Several volunteers will be on hand to distribute clipboards, pens and registration forms to individuals in their cars. All the registration forms will be collected and then hand delivered to the Mahoning County Board of Elections the following Monday. “Our hope is to register as many voters as possible during the four hour time frame and begin to create excitement for the upcoming 2012 elections,” said Kristen Olmi, one of the event’s organizers. 2-4 p.m. Free.

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

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.

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. 7-11 p.m.

Monday 11

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.

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.

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.

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. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Get Connected With Your eReader @ the Library, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-744-8636. Bring your e-Reader to the library and the library will show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog and Web site. Limited availability, sign-up required. Call 330-744-8636 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; 6-7 p.m., Monday, June 18.  6 p.m. Free.

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

Free Job Help 102, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Come to the Library and let us help prepare you for your job search. This class highlights the Resume Writing templates and programs available through the library’s databases, programs and Web sites. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 12

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.

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.

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. 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, 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. 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.

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.

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.

Wednesday 13

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.

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.  9 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.

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.

Ongoing: 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.

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.

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.

7UP Summerfest Spectacular Series: Sarah Turner, Morley Pavilion, Wick Recreation Area, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Country music with Sarah Turner. 7 p.m. Free.

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.

Weekly: Yoga Class, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Fred Astaire offers at yoga class at 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays. Call for more information. 8:15 p.m. $12 per class.

Thursday 14

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.

Family Tours, MetroParks Farm, Route 46, Canfield; 330-702-3000.  Join the park for a guided tour of the Farm on a tractor-wagon ride and enjoy a visit with the animals. Playroom and Gift Shop will be open. Tour is 60-75 minutes, so pack a lunch for a picnic. Reservations are suggested; space is limited. Occurs June 14, 21, 28. 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 Internet Class,  Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 406. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Contact the reference department for this month’s title. 2 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. See Thursday, June 14. Occurs 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 14 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 30.  $10, $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU.

Introduction to Photography, Birch Hill Cabin and Bears Den Cabin, Mill Creek MetroParks, 330-740-7107. Ever wanted to know what all of those letters and numbers on your camera are and how they can make your photographic life easier? Learn how simple photographic strategies can give you more control and expand your creativity. Mill Creek MetroParks has partnered with YM Camera to offer this small hands-on class as the first part of a summer photography series. Registration and payment are due 36 hours prior to program. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 5:30-7:30 pm, Thursday, June 14 at Birch Hill Cabin and 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 23 at Bears Den Cabin. Call for more information. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $25 R, $29 NR.

Tree Walk and Talk, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Lynn Zoccolo will discuss trees suitable for the home landscape. Call for reservations. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20 (non-resident), $15 (resident).

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.

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.

Thursdays at the Amphitheatre: Teddy Pantelas Trio, 321 Mahoning Ave., downtown Warren; http://www.trumbullarts.org for more information. The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County kicks off its free Thursday concert series this evening at the Amphitheatre with the Teddy Pantelas Trio. 7-9 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.

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.

Bimonthly: 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 15

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.

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.

Noon in the Park @ Courthouse Square: The Dana Gypsy Jazz Ensemble, Courthouse Square Park, downtown Warren; http://www.trumbullarts.org for more information. The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County kicks off its noon music series with the Dana Gypsy Jazz Ensemble. This group of talented music students from the Dana School of Music performs 1930s hot jazz with a gypsy-style swing. Gary Lucas opens. 11:15 a.m. Free.

Cleveland Indians Baseball, Progressive Field, downtown Cleveland; 216-420-4487. The Indians play the Pittsburgh 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.

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