Calendar (Week 4) June 23-30

Saturday 23

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.

BIC – Locate Your Customers, Exploring the Library’s Business Databases, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-744-8636. Bring your laptop or use one of ours for this hands-on class. Join a librarian from the Business and Investment Center to learn about how to target potential customers. The featured databases, D&B Million Dollar Database and ReferenceUSA (Business, HealthCare, New Business, and Residential modules), bring timely and authoritative information to develop strategic marketing. Call 330-744-8636 to register. 10 a.m. Free.

Introduction to Photography, 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 p.m., Thursday, June 14 at Birch Hill Cabin and 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, June 23 at Bears Den Cabin. Call for more information. 10 a.m.-noon. $25 R, $29 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.

Strawberry Hide and Seek, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Children ages 3- 5years will discover strawberry plants hiding throughout the Family Garden and decorate a pot for their special plant to grow in all summer. Snack and story will be enjoyed along with the activity. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Occurs June 21 and 23. 11 a.m.-noon. $6 R, $8 NR.

In the Time of Dinosaurs, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Children ages 6 and up will learn about dinosaurs. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 1:30-3 p.m. $10 R, $14 NR.

Saturday Author Chat with Diana M. Skidmore, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Skidmore is the author of “Can You Be LIke Me?” The book provides a fun lesson for children to look deeper within themselves and others to see common bonds. 2 p.m. Free.

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball, PNC Park, downtown Pittsburgh; 1-800-BUY-BUCS. The Pirates play the Detroit at home. 4:05 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. See Thursday, June 14. Occurs 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, 14 and 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, 30.  5 p.m. $10, $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU.

Zoso: River Rock at the Amp, 321 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 866-360-1552 or ricerrockattheamp.com. Tonight’s amphitheater concert features Zoso, a Led Zeppelin tribute band. Opening acts include Damian Knapp and Sam Trina and Gary Pirrung. 8:30 p.m. $7.

Sunday 24

Meditation in Movement, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Julie Thomas in the Tara Dance. Through simple, graceful movements, you’ll learn to focus on inner strengths and appreciate the beauty of the surrounding gardens. Meet in the Gazebo. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Noon-2 p.m. $10.

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

Discover Austintown Township Park, Austintown Township Park, Austintown; 330-740-7107. Bill Whitehouse led monthly walks here for a decade. Join him as he gets reacquainted. Meet at Pritchard Gazebo. Call Ford Nature Center for directions. Moderate rating, 2 miles. 2 p.m. Free.

Lake Milton Memories, Amphitheater, Lake Milton State Park, Grandview Road  (north of the swim beach; Lake Milton. Nostalgia program features memories of Lake Milton, pictures and a sing-along. 7 p.m. Free.

Monday 25

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.

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.

Free Job Help 103, 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 Job Search sites available through the Library’s Web sites. You will learn to create your own free accounts on some of the sites and try sample job searches. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 26

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.

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 required. 11 a.m. Free.

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, 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.

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.

eBooks @ Your Library: For Apple Users, Public Library, Canfield branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Join us to learn about downloading library eBooks to your Apple device, iPad, iPod, or iPhone, 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.

Wednesday 27

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.

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 am. 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: 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. 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.

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: 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.

7UP Summerfest Spectacular Series: Hoss and the Juggernauts, Morley Pavilion, Wick Recreation Area, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Tonight feature blues music. 7 p.m. Free.

Thursday 28

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.

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. 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.

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.

Zombie Prom For Teens: Come In Costume, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main, Poland; 330-744-8636.  The main program for teen in grades 7-12 this summer is the Zombie Prom. (A thriller of an evening.) You can dance the night away, or for at least two hours from 6 until 8 p.m. Ghoulish treats and “horror-ific” things to do await. Door prizes and prizes for the best zombie prom king and zombie queen will be awarded. Come in costume and come looking your undead best. Starting June 1, register to attend by calling 330-744-8636. 6-8 p.m.  Free.

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.

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.

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.

Thursdays at the Amphitheatre: Classic Cruisers, 321 Mahoning Ave., downtown Warren; http://www.trumbullarts.org for more information. The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County continues its free concert series on Thursdays at the Amphitheatre. Tonight features music from the 50s through the seventies with Classic Cruisers. 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.

Friday 29

Breakfast Botany: Poppy 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 poppy. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 8:30-10 a.m. $7 R, $9 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.

Annual event: Chuck Schafer Scholarship Tournament, Field Of Dreams, 410 McClurg Road, Boardman; contact Rick Schafer at 330-507-3598 or rschafer@packerthomas.com. Boardman Community Baseball will present the “9th Annual Chuck Schafer Scholarship Tournament” today. Play occurs at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, and 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 1. This is a non-sanctioned pre-district tournament under Little League rules. The 13-14 division will play under Pony rules. Each game will have a 90 minute time limit (Pony games 120 minutes) and each team is guaranteed a three-game minimum. Chuck Schafer, for whom the tournament is named, volunteered countless hours to the Boardman Community Baseball. The scholarship recognizes his love for children, community and Little League baseball and softball. The Boys Division has four age groups and the Girls Division is new this year and offers two divisions. Registration fee is $200 per team (ages 9-12) and $225 (ages 13-14). Awards will be given to the team champions of each division. Visit http://www.boardmanbaseball.com for more information and to print out the registration form. Payment, registration form and proof of insurance may be mailed to Boardman Community Baseball, P.O. Box 3524, Boardman, Ohio , 44513. Questions may be directed to Greg Krieger at 330-565-3114 or gpk71@aol.com or Rick Schafer at 330.507-3598 or rschafer@packerthomas.com. A $3 daily fee will be charged for spectators with players and coaches admitted free. A full menu concession stand will be available. 5 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 30

Annual event: Chuck Schafer Scholarship Tournament, Field Of Dreams, 410 McClurg Road, Boardman; contact Rick Schafer at 330-507-3598 or rschafer@packerthomas.com. Boardman Community Baseball will present the “9th Annual Chuck Schafer Scholarship Tournament” today. Play occurs at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 29, 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, and 8 a.m. on Sunday, July 1. This is a non-sanctioned pre-district tournament under Little League rules. Payment, registration form and proof of insurance may be mailed to Boardman Community Baseball, P.O. Box 3524, Boardman, Ohio , 44513. Questions may be directed to Greg Krieger at 330-565-3114 or gpk71@aol.com or Rick Schafer at 330.507-3598 or rschafer@packerthomas.com. A $3 daily fee will be charged for spectators with players and coaches admitted free. A full menu concession stand will be available. 8 a.m.

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. Passport to Fishing, MetroParks Farm, Route 46, Canfield; 330-702-3000. This program provides fishing skills, techniques and information for beginning anglers to start fishing in their own communities. Fishing equipment will be provided. For ages 17 and under. Lunch will be provided for a fee of $5. Call 330-740-7106 to register. Held at MetroParks Farm. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $5.

MetroMutts Hike: Arfy Birthday Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Ford Nature Center with your favorite canine companion as we hike the All People’s Trail and explore the Center’s grounds. Enjoy cake and refreshments afterwards. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Easy rating. 10 a.m.  Free.

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.

Saturday Author Chat with Kathleen Fuller, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-399-8807. Author Kathleen Fuller specializes in Christian and Amish romance fiction. 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.  5 p.m. $10, $5 if you are unemployed or a student at YSU.

Fins to the Left: River Rock at the Amp, 321 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 866-360-1552 or ricerrockattheamp.com. Tonight’s amphitheater concert features Fins to the Left, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band. The opening act is Rudy and the Professionals. 8:30 p.m. $7.

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