Calendar (Week 4) September 23-30

Sunday 23

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 learn to focus on inner strengths and appreciate the beauty of the surrounding gardens. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Noon-2 p.m. $10.

Guided Tour of Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Enjoy a leisurely walk in Fellows Riverside Gardens to admire the autumn displays, especially the dahlias. A guide will point out highlights while sharing anecdotes and history. Sign in at the information desk on the afternoon of the tour. 2–3:30 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).

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.

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).

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. 3 p.m. $12 (adults), $10 (students).

Monday 24

Creation Station: A Make-and-Take Craft Program. Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636- For children of all ages during library hours at Campbell, East, Struthers and West on Sept. 24-29.

Annual: Burgers, Beer, Bocce for Books, Cassese’s MVR Restaurant, 410 N. Walnut St. Youngstown. This popular fund-raising event is back . Admission includes a beer and a burger, plus games, bocce, local celebrities and an auction. For information or tickets, contact the Library’s Development office at 330-740-6086. The event, which benefits the Library, will be held at the MVR. 5:30 p.m. $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. Admission is free. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Get Connected With Your eReader @ the Library, Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636 – Bring your e-Reader to the library and staff show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on the library’s Website. Limited availability, sign-up required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Poland Library. Poland, 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 8. Springfield, 3-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8. Poland, 6-7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 10, 24. 6 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 25

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.

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.

Monthly: Nook for the Novice.  Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636 – Bring your Nook and we’ll show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog.  Space is limited and sign-up required.  Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman Library. 2 p.m. Free.

Lego My Library. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636- Kids, age 6 and up, will meet to enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. 6-7 p.m. Free.

Family Story Time – Uh-Oh! Accidents! Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636 – Accidents will happen, but never fear! We’ll laugh and have fun with stories and activities full of silly accidents. No band-aids required! For all ages. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: eBooks @ Your Library: For Nook Users, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Learn about downloading library ebooks to your Nook 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.

Make-It & Play-It Tween Tournament.  Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636 – Come make a yarn yo-yo and a ladder golf game and challenge your friends.  The one-hour program is open to students in gr. 4-6 and we will “Crown a Champion.”  7 pm. Free.

Wednesday 26

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.

Computer Research 104 – E-Government. Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636- Discover how to find and access such government services as: Unemployment Benefits, Social Security, Driver’s License, Tax Forms and more. 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: Kindle Klass. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636- Bring your Kindle to the library and we’ll 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.

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 27

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

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.

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 meeting locations. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Garden Author Lecture: Felder Rushing, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Felder Rushing, well known garden author, will share his knowledge as well as off-beat humor for fun and whimsy in the garden. The lecture, “Grow Anything in Anything,” is cosponsored by the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown. To register, call John Kolar at  330-545-2266 or email kolar.j@sbcglobal.net. Registration at 6:30 p.m.; lecture at 7 p.m. $10.

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.

Friday 28

Monthly: Angels for Animals Volunteer Signups, 4750 state Route 165, Canfield; 330-549-1111, ext. 316. Email: info@angelsforanimals.org. Volunteer sign-up and orientation during hours of operation.

Comic Book Artists. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636 – If you like to draw your own cartoons or animation then come and share your skills here at the Newport Library. For teens in grades 7 through 12. 4 p.m., Free.

The Women of Lockerbie, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. Inspired by a true story and written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, “The Women of Lockerbie” is a drama about a group of women who want to convert an act of hatred into an act of love. The show runs Sept. 28-Oct. 6. 7:30 p.m. $17 (adults), $14 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

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 29

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: 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.

Martino Motorsports.  Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636- Drivers Tom & Ryan Martino – Special story time presentation with Race Car Drivers Tom & Ryan Martino. They will sign autographs and read to the children. Check out their race car dragster in the parking lot! 11 a.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.

The Women of Lockerbie, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. Inspired by a true story and written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, “The Women of Lockerbie” is a drama about a group of women who want to convert an act of hatred into an act of love. The show runs Sept. 28-Oct. 6. 7:30 p.m. $17 (adults), $14 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

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).

Sunday 30

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.

The Women of Lockerbie, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. Inspired by a true story and written in the structure of a Greek tragedy, “The Women of Lockerbie” is a drama about a group of women who want to convert an act of hatred into an act of love. The show runs Sept. 28-Oct. 6. 2:30 p.m. $17 (adults), $14 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

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