Calendar (Week 4) July 22-31

SUNDAY 22

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Festival, 381 Robbins Ave., Niles; 330-652-5825. Annual parish festival touts entertainment, rides, raffles, Italian food and fireworks. July 18-22.

Annual Car Show, National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning, Warren; 330-394-1899. July 20-22.

Sound Chakra Insights, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Chakras represent energy centers that influence our awareness and health. Learn how therapeutic sound and visualization methods are at the forefront of neuroscience and used to clear the mind and open the heart. All are welcome! Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register by July 20. 9 a.m.-noon. $35 R, $45 NR.

Central YMCA Adult and Youth Triathlon, Central YWCA, 17 N. Champion St., downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411, ext. 155. This event seeks to instill lifelong exercise habits of swimming, biking, and running for you and your family. Competition in youth and adult divisions. Ask for Maureen Horvath or email mhorvath@youngstownYMCA.org for more information. Make check payable to Youngstown YMCA, Attn. Maureen Horvath, 17 N. Champion St., P.O. Box 1287, Youngstown, Ohio 44501. Adult entry fees – YMCA members: $42. Non-members: $52. Team: $96. Youth entry fees – First child: $19 (members), $25 (non-members). Each addition child: $13 (members), $18 (non-members). $45 (family/members), $61 (family/non-members).

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.

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

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

Dam Tour & Hike, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Miles upriver from where Mill Creek enters the Mahoning, the river is dammed to create Berlin Reservoir. We’ll have a special look inside the structure, courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. We will also take short hike below the dam. Space is very limited; until July 15 registration is open only to those who have earned a “Hike for the Health of It” hiking stick. Call FNC to register and for details. 2 p.m. Free.

MONDAY 23

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.

Mommy & Me Boot Camp, Boardman Township Park, 375 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 323-547-3969 to sign up or e-mail shapingup@att.net.  A 55-minute workout that use strollers for a focus on cardiovascular exercises, legs and upper body strength. Session one:  May 7-June 16. Session two:  June 18-July 28, Session three: July 30-Sept. 15. Occurs at 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. 11 a.m. Six weeks $58 or $10 a class.

Senior Striders, Boardman Township Park, 375 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 323-547-3969 to sign up or e-mail shapingup@att.net.  Walking and cardiovascular strength training will be the core of the class with focus on balance. Meets at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, Session one:  May 7-June 16. Session two: June 18-July 28. Session three: July 30-Sept. 15.  Noon. Six weeks and $36 all classes or $5 a drop-in class.

Power Sculpting, Boardman Township Park, 375 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 323-547-3969 to sign up or e-mail shapingup@att.net.  Cardiovascular strength-training class will shape and tone the entire body.  All fitness levels and both men and women are welcome. Bring a mat and weights.  Meets at 5 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and 8:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Sessions last for six weeks. Session one:  May 7-June 16. Session two: June 18-July 28. Session three:  July 30-Sept. 15. 5 p.m. Fees are $58 or $10 per drop-in class. Add Phenomenal Abdominal for $15.

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.

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.

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 website. Limited availability, sign-up required. Call and ask for Poland Library. Occurs 10-11 a.m., Saturday, July7; 6-7 p.m., Monday, July 9; 6-7 p.m., Monday, July 16 and 6-7 p.m., Monday, July 23. 6 p.m. Free.

Backyard Boot Camp, Boardman Township Park, 375 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 323-547-3969 to sign up or e-mail shapingup@att.net.  This program is under the direction of Dyanna Crane, a certified fitness instructor who has four years of experience. All fitness levels and both men and women are welcome. Occurs at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays. Session one occurs from May 7-June 16, session two occurs from June 18-July 28, and session three occurs from July 30-Sept. 15. All classes are 55 minutes. 6:30 p.m. Sessions are six weeks for $58 or $10 per class. (Add Phenomenal Abdominal for $15.)

eBooks @ Your Library: For Kindle Users, Public Lirbary, Canfield branch, Canfield; 330-7448636. Learn about downloading library eBooks to your Kindle device and how to use the library’s 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.

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

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

TUESDAY 24

Ohio Chautauqua, downtown Warren; 330-675-3081. Performers will present living history performances that explore the lives and legacies of those who helped shape Ohio heritage. July 24-28.

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., July 3, 10, 17, 24. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on July 5, 12, 19, 26. 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.

Ongoing: Health & Wellness Walks, Mill Creek MetroParks, various locations; 330-702-3000. Join Mill Creek MetroParks for some group walking events. Sessions include: July 10: Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating, 2 or 4 miles. July 18: Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Moderate rating, 2 or 4 miles. July 24: Meet at the overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive. Easy rating, 1 or 3 miles. July 31: Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Easy rating, 2 or 4 miles. Occurs at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 a.m. on Wednesdays. 9 a.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. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr. Every Thursday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

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

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

WEDNESDAY 25

Ohio Chautauqua, downtown Warren; 330-675-3081. Performers will present living history performances that explore the lives and legacies of those who helped shape Ohio heritage. July 24-28.

St. Demetrios Grecian Festival, St. Demetrios Community Center, 3223 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren; 330-394-9021. This festival features Greek food, live music and dancing, rides, displays and games. July 25-29.

Family Storytime, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. All ages. 10-10:30 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 July 11, 18, 25. 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.

Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball, PNC Park, downtown Pittsburgh; 1-800-BUY-BUCS. The Pirates play the Chicago Cubs at home. 12:35 p.m.

Ongoing: 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. Occurs July 11, 25. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per class.

Computer Research 103: Information Searching for You & Me, Public Library, Boardman branch; 330-744-8636. This is an in-depth look at those databases and websites for finding magazine/newspaper/encyclopedia articles, literary criticism, consumer reviews and more. 6:30 p.m. Free.

7UP Summerfest Spectacular Series: Red Sun Rising, Morley Pavilion, Wick Recreation Area, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Rock. 7 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Music at the Beach: Mid-Life Crisis Band, Amphitheater, Lake Milton State Park, Grandview Road  (north of the swim beach; Lake Milton. A music blend from 70s to Jimmy Buffet to Jack Johnson. This duo features Rick Mastriana and Tom Panagopoulis. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket. 7 p.m. Free.

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

THURSDAY 26

St. Demetrios Grecian Festival, St. Demetrios Community Center, 3223 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren; 330-394-9021. This festival features Greek food, live music and dancing, rides, displays and games. July 25-29.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown; 330-743-4144. Bocce tournament, homemade wine-making contest, food vendors and music. July 26-29.

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 July 5, 12, 19, 26. 10 a.m. Free.

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

FRIDAY 27

Ohio Chautauqua, downtown Warren; 330-675-3081. Performers will present living history performances that explore the lives and legacies of those who helped shape Ohio heritage. July 24-28.

St. Demetrios Grecian Festival, St. Demetrios Community Center, 3223 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren; 330-394-9021. This festival features Greek food, live music and dancing, rides, displays and games. July 25-29.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown; 330-743-4144. Bocce tournament, homemade wine-making contest, food vendors and music. July 26-29.

Every Child Ready to Read Parent and Child Workshop, Public Library, Newport branch, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. It’s never too early or too late to help a child develop important literacy and pre-reading skills. Developing early literacy skills now will make it easier for your child to learn to read when he or she starts school. You can help your child learn language and other early literacy skills with simple activities. These are easy to make part of your everyday routine and are fun for both you and your child. This workshop is for parents, caregivers, and teachers of children ages 0-5 to help learn about the five early literacy practices – talking, singing, reading, writing, and playing. The approximately 50-minute workshop is for adults, but there will be activities to help occupy the children attending. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Noon in the Park @ Courthouse Square, Courthouse Square Park, downtown Warren; http://www.trumbullarts.org for more information. The Fine Arts Council of Trumbull County continues its noon music series. Noon-1 p.m. Free.

Sugar Beets Meet City Streets—A Summer Garden Party, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. This celebration of urban gardens and local produce includes dinner, drinks, and music. Celebrate the two diverse vistas in Fellows Riverside Gardens at this spectacular fundraising event as you experience the connection from an urban garden in the city.  Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for reservations. 6:30 p.m. $70.

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 28

St. Demetrios Grecian Festival, St. Demetrios Community Center, 3223 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren; 330-394-9021. This festival features Greek food, live music and dancing, rides, displays and games. July 25-29.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown; 330-743-4144. Bocce tournament, homemade wine-making contest, food vendors and music. July 26-29.

Ohio Chautauqua, downtown Warren; 330-675-3081. Performers will present living history performances that explore the lives and legacies of those who helped shape Ohio heritage. July 24-28.

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.

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.

SUNDAY 29

St. Demetrios Grecian Festival, St. Demetrios Community Center, 3223 Atlantic St. N.E., Warren; 330-394-9021. This festival features Greek food, live music and dancing, rides, displays and games. July 25-29.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown; 330-743-4144. Bocce tournament, homemade wine-making contest, food vendors and music. July 26-29.

Annual event: Sunfest at Wick Recreation Area, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Enjoy an entire day of summer fun! 8 a.m.-noon: ”Closest to the Pin.“ 9 Holes. Prizes for each hole. $5. 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.“Zumba Fest.”. All skill levels can join in these open dance sessions. 11 a.m.: “Sunfet Hike.” Meet at the kiosk for an exploration of nearby trails. Easy rating, 1 mile. Noon -3 p.m.: “Fun in the Sun.”  Free children’s activities and a craft . 1-4 p.m.: “Sand Sculpture Contest.” Sculpt a pile of sand into a masterpiece and perhaps win a prize. Three age divisions: adult (over 18), youth (under 18) or family division (any ages mixed). Theme for all divisions is “Fun in the Sun in Mill Creek MetroParks.” You provide the creativity and tools; we provide the sand and water.  Call 330-740-7107 to reserve your sand.  Entry fee: $8. The day also includes live music. 8 a.m. until dark (Last concert begins at 8 p.m.).

80th annual Serbian Day Picnic, Holy Trinity Serbian Orthodox Church, 53 Laird Ave., Youngstown, music, food, games. Noon.

7UP Summerfest Spectacular Series: Julius Veal, Savoy and Rainbow Tribe, Morley Pavilion, Wick Recreation Area, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Music ranges from R&B to jazz and soul to reggae. Julius Veal performs first, followed by Savoy. Rainbow Trine takes the stage at 8 p.m. 1-8 p.m. Free.

MONDAY 30

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.

Mommy & Me Boot Camp, Boardman Township Park, 375 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 323-547-3969 to sign up or e-mail shapingup@att.net.  A 55-minute workout that use strollers for a focus on cardiovascular exercises, legs and upper body strength. Session one:  May 7-June 16. Session two:  June 18-July 28, Session three: July 30-Sept. 15. Occurs at 11 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9:30 a.m. on Saturdays. 11 a.m. Six weeks $58 or $10 a class.

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.

Computer Research 104 – E-Government, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-744-8636. Discover how to find and access such government services as: Unemployment Benefits, Social Security, Driver’s License, Tax Forms and more.  6:30 p.m. Free.

TUESDAY 31

British Soccer Camp, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7100. Players of all abilities will receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. Each day includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages, and a daily tournament. The Challenger coaching staff provides your child with lessons in respect, responsibility, integrity, sportsmanship and leadership. Held at the Wick Recreation Area. Call 330-740-7100 for details. July 30–Aug. 3.

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.

Ongoing: Health & Wellness Walks, Mill Creek MetroParks, various locations; 330-702-3000. Join Mill Creek MetroParks for some group walking events. Sessions include: July 10: Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating, 2 or 4 miles. July 18: Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Moderate rating, 2 or 4 miles. July 24: Meet at the overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive. Easy rating, 1 or 3 miles. July 31: Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Easy rating, 2 or 4 miles. Occurs at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 a.m. on Wednesdays.  6 p.m. Free.

Genealogy:  Genetics and Genealogy, Main Library, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Can DNA testing help you determine your ancestry? Discovering the level of genetic relationship you have with other individuals and cultures can be enlightening. The library will examine this process, acknowledging the benefits and drawbacks. Registration is required. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Gardening Journals, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Design and construct a garden journal of your very own.  Different styles of bookbinding will be demonstrated and each participant will make a journal highlighted with botanical illustrations. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6:30-8:30 pm. $12 R, $16 NR.

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