Calendar (Weeks 1-4) September 1-30

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).

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.

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).

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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