Calendar (Week 2) September 8-15

Saturday 8

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.

Landscape Watercolor Series, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116 Local artist Chris Leeper is teaching a series of three watercolor classes emphasizing landscapes of Mill Creek Park. This month, the focus will be an autumn scene from the Gardens. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register and for a supply list.  9 a.m.-noon. $32 ($25 FFRG members).

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: 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.

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).

Sunday 9

MetroMutts Hike, around Lake Cohasset, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Bring your favorite canine for a brisk 2-mile walk along West Gorge Trail, where you’ll view stately hemlocks and scenic Lake Cohasset.  Angels for Animals will be on hand with some of their adoptable dogs.  Moderately difficult rating with a few hills and steps. Trail is not paved. 10 a.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.

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. 2 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors and students).

Monday 10

Monthly: Boardman Friends of the Library Meeting and Presentation, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Dr. Louis Zona will present “Observations in Art and Life.” Zona is director of the Butler Institute of American Art. 10 a.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.

Family Story Time: Yoga. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636.- Fly like a butterfly, roar like a lion and swim like a fish! Yoga comes to life as we read simple stories and act them out in basic yoga poses and stretches. No previous yoga experience needed. Please wear comfortable clothing. You may bring a beach towel or yoga mat. For children in grades K-6. Adults will be active participants. 6:30 p.m. Free.

BIC -Exploring the Library’s Business Databases. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636- Join a librarian from the Business and Investment Center to learn about your customers and potential customers in this hands-on class. The featured databases, DemographicsNow, Library Edition, Local Market Audience Analyst, and ReferenceUSA’s U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles bring timely and authoritative data and insights for your marketing plan. Call 330-744-8636 to register. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: eBooks @ Your Library, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. 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.

Tuesday 11

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. and 5:30 p.m.$10 per class.

PS2sday, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636 – Come play video games in the meeting room after school! For teens in grades 7-12. 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 11. 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.

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.

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.

Big Screen Gaming, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636- Come to the Newport Library and play your favorite X Box Kinect games on the big screen. For teens in grades 7 through 12. 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 18, 25. 4 p.m. Free.

Botanical Pottery: Autumn Leaf Bowl, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Lynn Cardwell will teach students to construct a clay bowl embossed with leaf patterns. The work will be glazed in autumn colors, fired, and ready to take home in approximately four weeks.  Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 5:30-8 p.m. $32 ($25 FFRG members).

Lego My Library, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636- Kids, age 6 and up, will meet at Canfield Library to enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. 6-8 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.

Family Story Time – Apples, Apples Everywhere! Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636 – Apple fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. A snack will be provided. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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 12

Launch Into Literacy, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636- Enjoy a 2012 version of the traditional story time with the iPad. For children ages 2-5. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 11 a.m. Free.

Lunch and Learn. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636 – “Closing Chapters: Urban Change, Religious Reform, and the Decline of the Youngstown Catholic Elementary School.” Hear author Dr. Thomas Welsh discuss his recent book. Noon. Free.

Kids’ Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636- “Songify” Mother Goose. Join us for this Kids’ Club program as we mash up nursery rhymes and well-known picture books with the Songify app. Songify is a free app that magically transforms your speech into song. Each participant will get to choose their material and their background music. Then they’ll speak into our device and we’ll instantly get to hear their song projected through our external speaker. For children in grades K-6. 4 p.m. Free.

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Finished with your jigsaw puzzle? Want to try another? Join jigsaw enthusiasts and swap puzzles!  Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 5 p.m. Free.

Computer Research 103 – Information Searching for You & Me, Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636- This is an in-depth look at those databases and websites for finding magazine/newspaper/encyclopedia articles, literary criticism, consumer reviews, for the student hungry for knowledge that is inside all of us. 5:30 p.m Free..

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 Oct. 12 and 26. 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.

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 13

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. and 5:30 p.m.$10 per class.

Public Poetry Reading. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636 – Join us for poetry readings in partnership with Pig Iron Press. Hear James Carlisle, author of “Mirrors of The Heart: Reflections of My Familiar.” Carlisle is a retired school teacher and a practicing attorney in Toledo who was raised in Youngstown and is a graduate of South High School. 6 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.

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.

It’s a Royal Affair. Public Library, Boardman branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Come in costume as a knight or a princess to our medieval tournament with stories and games. Program will last one hour and will honor our top readers from our summer reading program. Children will make an edible “dragon egg” craft. For children of all ages. Preschoolers must attend with an adult. To sign up, call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman Library. 7 p.m. Free.

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 14

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).

Cabaret, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. Join the Youngstown Playhouse for “Cabaret,” its 88th season opener. The classic musical follows the story of an aspiring singer in Nazi Germany, and musical numbers include “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.” The show runs Sept. 14-23. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $22 (adults), $19 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

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).

The Last Five Years, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688. Salem Community Theatre opens its 2012-2013 season with “The Last Five Years,” described as “a contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage.” The show runs Sept. 14-23. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. 8 p.m. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

Saturday 15

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.-1 p.m. Free.

Coupon Swap @ the Library, Public Library, Canfield branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-744-8636. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have?  Join us at the Canfield Library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. A Smart Money program. 10 a.m. Free.

Polka Mass/Stuffed Cabbage Dinner and Sale, St. Stephen of Hungary, 854 Wilson Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1705. Dine-inn or carry-out stuffed cabbage will be available before and after the Mass. The Polka Mass occurs at 4 p.m. 2-7 p.m.

Sunset at the Farm, MetroParks Farm, Route 46, Canfield; 330-740-7107. Bring the entire family to this celebration at the MetroParks Farm. Ride a hay wagon pulled by draft horses, visit with farm animals, explore the AgVenture barn, enjoy competing in old-fashioned games, lose yourself in a giant corn maze, sample cider and homemade apple butter, and roast marshmallows over a campfire.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the sunset while being entertained by folk singer John Mosey. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 5-8 p.m. Free.

Monthly:  Coast to Coast AM Study Group of Austintown, Denny’s Restaurant, 4927 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-781-0030. Topics for discussion include spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health, and the paranormal. Meetings include speakers and topics featured on past shows. Third Saturday. 7 p.m. Free.

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).

Cabaret, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. Join the Youngstown Playhouse for “Cabaret,” its 88th season opener. The classic musical follows the story of an aspiring singer in Nazi Germany, and musical numbers include “Maybe This Time” and “Cabaret.” The show runs Sept. 14-23. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $22 (adults), $19 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

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).

The Last Five Years, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688. Salem Community Theatre opens its 2012-2013 season with “The Last Five Years,” described as “a contemporary song-cycle musical that ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage.” The show runs Sept. 14-23. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. 8 p.m. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

Mexican Independence Day Celebration, Los Gallos Mexican Restaurant and Sports Cantinas, 685 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman; 330-519-6474. Mexico’s

independence day, “El Grito de la Indepedencia” (The Cry of Independence), is held annually on Sept. 16 in honor of Mexico’s independence from Spanish rule in 1810. (The festivities generally begin the day before and are marked at midnight on Sept. 16.) Much like the Fourth of July, people celebrate with food, songs, and fireworks. To keep with tradition, Los Gallos will celebrate with a huge fiesta at the Boardman location starting at 9 p.m. TAt midnight, the bell will be rung as it is done in Mexico.  he Hern Brothers also will perform. 9 p.m. Free admission.

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