Calendar (Week 3) September 16-22

Sunday 16

Arlington Heights Festival and Trolley Tour, Arlington Heights neighborhood, Rayen and North avenues and Covington and Griffith streets, Youngstown; call 330-747-9624  or 330-747-6762. Bring family and friends, ride the trolley and learn about the people and institutions of the Arlington Heights neighborhood. The event includes Sunday services and receptions at area churches and community institutions. The trolley will be available for rides to various locations from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. At 1:30 p.m., the group will gather at Tabernacle Baptist Church (Arlington and Covington) for a potluck and awards ceremony. (Call 330-747-9624  or 330-747-6762 to bring a dessert or casserole and to attend the luncheon.) Tours occur from 2:30-4:30 p.m. and include Beulah Temple, SS. Peter & Paul, Holy Trinity Ukrainian Byzantine Catholic Church, Antique Auto Battery Plant, Tabernacle Baptist Church, and Buckeye Elks Club. Call for more information. 11 a.m.-5 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. 2 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors and 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. 2 p.m. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

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. 2:30 p.m. $22 (adults), $19 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

Monthly: Irish Music, Quinlan’s Irish Pub, 5154 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; for more information call 330-757-9057 or 330-349-4500. Irish music enthusiasts from the area get together every third Sunday of the month to play. Open to the public. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Monday 17

Monthly: Friends of the Austintown Library: Meeting and Presentation. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Today’s guest is Ron Elkins, a Poland resident who retired from the Foreign Service after 24 years as a special agent with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security. His last assignment with the State Department was as Deputy of the International Law Enforcement Academy in Budapest, Hungary. He was also an officer in the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne) which was housed in the Army Reserve Unit in Youngstown until it was deactivated in 1992.  Elkins earned his commission through the Army ROTC program at YSU in 1982. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Time to Move Story Time. Public Library, Brownlee Woods branch, 4010 Sheridan Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636- An active story time for the young and restless. Explore various forms of movement with stories, finger plays, music and more. For ages 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m.  Free.

Monthly: Hospice of the Valley Common Bond, Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. Group focuses on one grief topic a  year. Meets the third Monday. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Block Party. Public Library, Brownlee Woods branch, 4010 Sheridan Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636 – Kids in grades K-6, come see what you can build using Legos and K’Nex. Each month we’ll have a different theme to help inspire your creativity. Legos and K’Nex provided. Program lasts approximately 90 minutes. For school-age children. 4 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.

Habitat for Humanity Monthly Meeting, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; for more information call 330-743-7244 or visit http://www.hfhofmc.org. Meets the third Monday. 6:30 p.m.

BIC – Locate Your Customers. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636 – Join a librarian from the Business and Investment Center to learn about how to target potential customers in this hands-on class. 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. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Pajama Jam: Sleepy-Time Fun for the Family. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636 – Put on your PJs, bring out the whole family and come for stories and more fun. 6:30-7 p.m. Free.

Tales to Tails. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636- Sign up to read to a registered therapy dog, which helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence, and encourages a love of reading. Readers of all levels and abilities are welcome. Bring a book of your choice. Dogs are provided by K-9 for Compassion, registered Delta society therapy dogs. Sign up is required. Call 330.744-8636 and ask for the Canfield Library. For school-age children. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting, St. Charles Church, 7325 Westview, Boardman; for more information call Janet at 330-758-6366. Every third Monday. 7 p.m.

Monthly: Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting, St. Charles Church, 7325 Westview, Boardman; for more information call Janet at 330-758-6366. Every third Monday. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 18

Ongoing: Beads For Trees, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Visit Fellows Riverside Gardens and view the trees decorated with strands of beads as a continuation of a national project, “Living as Form” begun in 1991. See “Express Yourself” for Beads for Trees Workshop details. Occurs Sept. 18-Nov. 9.

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.

Ongoing: Prayer Shawl Ministry, The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield; for information visit http://www.theursulinecenter.org or call Eileen Novotny at 330-533-3831. The third Tuesday and third Wednesday. 10:30 a.m.-noon (Tuesday), 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesday). 10:30 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: 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.

BIC – SCORE. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636 – Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask questions on any business topic! SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in partnership with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will have two volunteers in the Business and Investment Center (BIC) of Main Library to provide advice and answer questions. SCORE counselors will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Information Services Department’s Business and Investment Center, located on the second floor of the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, please call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 18. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Habitat Mahoning County Backyard Barbeque, Habitat Office and ReStore , 480 Youngstown Poland Road Struthers;  RSVP no later than Friday, Sept.14 to 330-743-7244, extension 302 or email volunteer@HabitatMahoningCounty.org. Guest speaker will be Clive Rainey, Habitat for Humanity International’s first volunteer. This family friendly celebration will involve food and fellowship. Habitat will be grilling in its backyard. Bring your favorite picnic blanket or chair.  Presentations will begin at 6:30. Call for more information. 6-8 p.m.

What’s in a Name Garden Tour, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Mill Creek MetroParks on a tour of Fellows Riverside Gardens as the group explores what Latin plant names actually mean. A plant’s name often contains simple information about the plant, such as color, shape, texture or growth habit. Enjoy a walk through the Gardens while we examine plants whose names contain many descriptive botanical terms that are commonly used. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6-7:30 p.m. $8 R, $11 NR.

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.

BIC – Helping Ohio Companies Going Global – Regulations. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636- The final program of this series on taking your company to the international market will highlight the rules, regulations, and compliances for exporters. Mousa Kassis, adjunct professor of economics at Youngstown State University and International Trade Advisor to the Small Business Development Center housed at Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration, brings his expertise to these important issues. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Mahoning County Computer Club, Canfield Presbyterian Church, 104 Main St., Canfield; for more information call 330-757-9854 or 330-799-1676. Many computer related subjects are discussed. Visitors are welcome. Every third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday 19

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.

Monthly: Nook Night, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636 – Bring your Nook to the library and the library show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on our Website. Space is limited and sign-up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown Library. 6 p.m. Free.

Thursday 20

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.

Book Talk. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636- Come and talk about what you’re reading and enjoy a surprise snack! For teens in grades 7-12. 4:30 p.m. Free.

Romance Readers’ Book Club, McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-652-1704, ext. 205. For those who love to read romance novels. Every third Thursday. 6:30 p.m.

Monthly: Angelic Support, Davis Family YMCA, Conference Room, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman. The support group is for those with acute or chronic health concerns as well as their family and friends. Meets the third Thursday. 7-9 p.m.

Monthly: Mahoning Valley Rose Society Meeting, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Various programs will include back to basics of growing roses, rose arranging, garden tours, speakers, slide presentations and more. Every third Thursday. 6:30 p.m.

Bi-monthly: Recovery, Inc., Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road; 330-747-1176. Self-help mental health group. Meets the first and third Thursday. 7 p.m.

Friday 21

Breakfast Botany: Buddleia Family, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Start your morning with a brisk walk through the Gardens. Return to the Garden Café to enjoy a light breakfast and learn more about the family that includes the butterfly bush. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 8:30-10 a.m. $7 R, $9 NR.

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.

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 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 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).

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 Normal Heart, Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-746-0404. Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning “The Normal Heart” was the first drama presented by the Oakland 26 years ago. Now, some of Youngstown’s best actors — who have cumulatively won more than a dozen awards for their local theater work — have gathered to take part in this production, which centers on the sexual politics of New York during the early AIDS crisis. The show runs Sept. 21-22, Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 5-6 at 8 p.m. 8 pm. $15 (adults), $12 (seniors), $10 (students).

Saturday 22

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.

Bird Walks, Newport Wetlands, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-702-3000. Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage leads these spring walks. Participants are advised to bring binoculars. Easy rating, less than 1 mile. 9 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.-1 p.m. Free.

iPad Play. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636- Hey, kids! Want to use an iPad? Hey, adults! Want to motivate your child to learn? Call 330-744-8636 and ask for an Austintown librarian. We’ll ask for the subject area you’d like to explore with your child and schedule you for a twenty minute session. During your personal appointment, the librarian will briefly demonstrate two specially selected apps and leave the rest of the time for you and your child to interact and explore together. Use the Library’s iPad or bring your own. Registration is required, and space is limited. For kids from age four to those in sixth grade. Child must be accompanied by an adult. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Arab American Festival of Youngstown, along West Federal Street., downtown Youngstown; contacts: Amer Adi, 330-509-0791 or Jacob Harver, 330-301-0282. This festival –  in its inaugural year – celebrates the heritage of Youngstown’s Arab- American community. It features live music, dance, food, drink and games. Internationally acclaimed artist Tony Eid, and traditional dance group Dabke, will perform. In addition, there will be vendors selling traditional Arab foods, a bazaar with goods and games, and activities for children. Call for more information.10 a.m.- 1 a.m. Free.

Meet Rosita from Sesame Street!, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636- Kids: Meet Rosita! Parents: Take your child’s photo with this beloved Sesame Street character when she visits Main Library as part of the Hispanic Heritage Celebration. The Library is partnering with Western Reserve Public Media, YSU’s Hispanic Heritage Celebration Planning Committee and Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity. Crafts for the kids. Refreshments will be served. 1 p.m. Free.

I Do! I Do!, Stage Left Players, Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. Local favorites Josh Lewis and Ali Cleland star in the musical comedy “I Do! I Do!” which depicts the 50-year love story of Agnes and Michael Snow. The show runs Sept. 22-30. Saturday performances are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.  Call for reservations. 2 p.m.  and 7 p.m.

Make Stuff Club. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636 – We found an easy way to make friendship bracelets! Come to the Teen Room at the Newport Library and see how it’s done. For teens in grades 7 through 12. 3 p.m. Free.

The Farmer & The Chef, MetroParks Farm, Route 46, Canfield; 330-702-3000. A local farmer will be paired with a noted local chef, and together, they will create delicious tastings from fresh, locally grown produce, meat and other products. Sample amazing food and craft beer while you enjoy the bluegrass sounds of Donkey Engine. Held at MetroParks Farm. Reservations required, call 330-702-3000. 6:30 p.m. $50 per person.

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 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).

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 Normal Heart, Oakland Center for the Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-746-0404. Larry Kramer’s Tony Award-winning “The Normal Heart” was the first drama presented by the Oakland 26 years ago. Now, some of Youngstown’s best actors — who have cumulatively won more than a dozen awards for their local theater work — have gathered to take part in this production, which centers on the sexual politics of New York during the early AIDS crisis. The show runs Sept. 21-22, Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 5-6 at 8 p.m. 8 pm. $15 (adults), $12 (seniors), $10 (students).

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