Calendar (Week 1) September 1-7

Saturday 1

Ongoing: Monstrous Art Contest, all Public Library locations; 330-744-8636- First read the book, then bring it to life! “The Monstrumologist” author Rick Yancey will be coming to the library on Oct. 16 and to coincide with his visit, for our 2012 art contest, you can illustrate your favorite character or scene from any of the Monstrumologist books. Any visual medium is welcome. You can submit your drawing, painting, sketch, photograph, computer-generated art, etc. on paper no larger than 11” x 17”, to any library in Mahoning County. Be sure to put your name, telephone number and grade on the back of your artwork. Entries will be judged in two groups (grades 7-9 and grades 10-12) and prizes will be awarded to one winner and one runner-up from each group. Prizes include dinner with the author, a signed copy of The Monstrumologist and a monetary award. Contest begins Sept. 1 and entries must be received by no later than Oct. 6. For teens in grades 7-12 who live in or attend school in Mahoning County. Library Hours, Sept. 1-Oct. 6.  Free.

Ongoing: Book Clubs & Conversation Salons. Public Library, various locations, 330-744-8636. This month’s meetings: Canfield Women’s Book Discussion Group meets t6:30 p.m., the third Tuesday of the month at the Canfield Library; The Poland Women’s Book Discussion Group meets the at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at Poland Library; Reuben’s Readers meets at 10 a.m. on the second Friday at Poland Library; The Conversation Salon meets at 10 a.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month at Poland Library. If you are interested in joining a book club or attending a Conversation Salon, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086 for more information.

Tell Us Something We Don’t Know, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636 – Complete our teen survey at the Newport Library. Tell us something we don’t know: what you like, what you want to do at the library, and what books you enjoy. For teens in grades 7 through 12. Library hours, month of September.

Finish Line!, Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636 – Think you know young adult fiction? See if you can identify the title of the book from just the novel’s last sentence. If you know your lines, you could win a prize! For teens in grades 7-12. Canfield and Sebring, Library hours, month of September.

Guess ‘N Go – Do You Know? Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636- Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins. For children of all ages. In Austintown and Canfield the month of September during library hours.

Sky Craft, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636- Make art on a string to swing from the sky above the librarian’s desk. School age children. Library hours, month of September.

Trim a Tree for September. Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636- Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. For children of all ages. Poland and Springfield branches, Library hours, month of September.

Kids Vote! Elections 2012. Public Library, Poland branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Vote for your favorite storybook character. Come to the Library in September and nominate your favorite storybook character; one nomination per library visit. Top storybook characters from the September nominations will be on the October ballot. Three categories: Toddler/Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-6. In October come to the Library to vote! Results will be posted Nov. 7 at Poland Library. Library hours, month of September.

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: 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.-1 p.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.

Sunday 2

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: 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 mansion in the Italianate style of architecture. Tours occur the first Sunday. 2-5 p.m.

Monday 3

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.

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.

Tuesday 4

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., Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. 9:30 a.m. $10 per class.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636 – For caregivers and their children 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25. Poland, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26. Boardman, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6. Newport, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6. Canfield, 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 10 a.m. Free.

Monthly: Friends of the Poland Library: Meeting and Presentation, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Long-time quilter Bertha Eszenyi will discuss the history and techniques of quilting, including the revival of quilting in modern times. Bertha will have quilts, books, and tools on display. Anyone attending who would be willing to bring a quilt to be part of the display is encouraged to do so. The September Friends meeting will also feature their annual potluck lunch. Members should bring a dish to share; officers will provide dessert. The Friends will accept donations of books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs for their book cart at the meeting. The meeting is open to the public. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Gotta Move! Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636- For caregivers and young children (ages 2-5).  We will ALL move our bodies in various ways to encourage brain development and to associate positive feelings with language learning. As we tell stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play.  Children with special needs are always welcome.  If your child requires specific accommodations, please call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown Library. 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25. 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.

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., Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. 5:30 p.m. $10 per class.

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.

Free ACT/SAT Math Help. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636 – The Canfield Library is hosting a free ACT/SAT math review program. A YSU mathematics professor will review some test material and answer math questions. Space is limited – sign-up is required. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the Canfield Library. For teens in grades 7-12. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Business and Investment Center. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636 -This is the second in a three-program series on taking your company’s products and services to the international market with Mousa Kassis, adjunct professor of economics at Youngstown State University and an International Trade Advisor to the Small Business Development Center housed at Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration. He will focus on the tools and finances available by various government programs to assist farmers and small and medium businesses expanding and selling to the global market. 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.

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 5

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, various locations; 330-744-8636 – Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown, Boardman and Canfield at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s. Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636- Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26. Main, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, 27. Poland, 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. 11 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 July through October. 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 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 Sept. 5 and Oct. 3. 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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 Wednesdays Sept. 5, 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.

Community Conversation Salon. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636 –Discussion on the State of Education. Please join in, open to the public. For information, please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. Noon. Free.

TAB Meeting. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636 – Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. We meet the first Wednesday of the month. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12. 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.

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.

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.

Thursday 6

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., Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. 9:30 a.m. $10 per class.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s. Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636- Join us for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Main, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 20. Newport, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28. Poland, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. 10 a.m. Free.

Gotta Move Storytime. Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636- Can’t sit still for story time? Come to this fun and interactive story time and you can dance and wiggle all that energy out! An active story time for the young and restless. For ages 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sebring, 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 20. Canfield, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 6. 10 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.

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., Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25. Meets on Thursdays from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. on Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27. 5:30 p.m. $10 per class.

Weekly: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation; 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. Call for location. 6-8 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. 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.

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.

Struthers Concert Series Yellow Creek Park, Struthers; 330-740-7100. Don’t miss the last concert of the season! Enjoy an evening of music played by John Gabriele. Held at Yellow Creek Park. Lawn seating. 7 p.m. Free.

Dark Matters, Spotlight Arena Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. “Dark Matters,” a Blackbox Production, is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s suspenseful thriller “about the secrets that hold families together and the terrible truths we sometimes choose to ignore in the people we love.” The show runs Sept. 6-8 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $5 (general public), $3 (seniors, students and Penguin Club members).

Friday 7

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 Sept. 7 and 21. Call for more information. 10 a.m.-noon.

The Odd Couple, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present Neil Simon’s classic comedy “The Odd Couple” from Sept. 7-23. The production will star local early morning WYTV favorites Len Rome and Jim Loboy in the roles of Felix and Oscar. The show runs Sept. 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 at 7:30 p.m., and Sept. 9, 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors and students).

The Nerd, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. Aspiring architect Willum Cubbert owes a debt to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI who saved his life after he was wounded in Vietnam. When Rick unexpectedly shows up at Willum’s apartment, however, it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless nerd. The production — which runs 8 p.m., Sept. 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 and 3 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 23 — follows the incidents that occur as a result of Rick’s continued presence. 8 p.m. $12 (adults), $10 (students).

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