• Calendar (Week 1) October 1-7

Monday 1

Flu and Pneumonia Immunizations, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. The Youngstown City Health District will offer a flu clinic in the Meeting Room of Main Library. The seasonal flu vaccine and the pneumonia vaccine will be available. The flu shot will cost $20 and the pneumonia shot is $45. Medicare and Medicaid participants must bring their card. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Call for vendors: Afternoon of the Arts; 330-480-5656. The Davis Family YMCA is seeking vendors for its annual “Afternoon of the Arts” on Oct. 27. The event will include a craft show, art exhibit, artists at work,  kids’ crafts, live performances, music, poetry reading, and light refreshments.  Vendor tables are available for $20 each.  For more information, call the Y at or email Suzanne Gray at  sgray@youngstownymca.org.

Kids Vote! Elections 2012, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Vote for your favorite storybook character. Three categories: Toddler/Preschool, Grades K-2, Grades 3-6. One vote per library visit. Results will be posted November 7 in the Poland Library. ( The ballot contains nominees you submitted in September. Thanks for participating!) Library hours, Monday, Oct. 1-Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Win Tickets to Disney’s “Phineas and Ferb: The Best Live Tour Ever,” Public Library, all locations. 330-744-8636. Enter a contest to win four tickets for the October 27 performance at the Covelli Centre at 1 or 3 p.m. Contest runs through Oct. 13. Entries available at all PLYMC libraries. To enter, fill out an entry form and write a paragraph on why you like Phineas and Ferb. Drawings will take place Oct. 15 at each branch and the Library will notify winners. Library hours through Saturday, Oct. 13.

Nonviolence Art Display, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. In honor of Nonviolence Week, art with a nonviolence theme, created by students in Youngstown City Schools, will be on display on the main floor of the Main Library Oct. 1-13. Also, Jeff Steinberg will be speaking about nonviolence at 6 p.m. in the meeting room on Oct. 8. Open to the public. Library hours, Oct. 1-13.

Teen Choice Awards, Public Library, various locations. 330-744-8636. What’s hot, what’s not? Stop by the library to vote on who’s the hottest singer, what stars shouldn’t be famous, what piece of tech accessory you can’t live without, and more. We’ll post the results in November. A lucky random participant will receive a prize! For teens in grades 7-12. Canfield and Sebring in month of October.

Monstrous Art Contest, Public Library, All Libraries. 330-744-8636. “The Monstrumologist” author Rick Yancey will be coming to the library on Oct. 16, and to coincide with his visit our 2012 art contest asks you to 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. Entries must be received by no later than Oct. 6. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours, Sept. 1-Oct. 6.

Danielle Scott Memorial Poetry Contest 2012, Public Library, All Libraries. 330-744-8636. Danielle Scott was a beloved Teen Advisory Board member whom we lost to cancer. To honor Danielle and her love of writing, the Pubic Library is sponsoring the 4th annual Danielle Scott Memorial Poetry Contest. This year, to correspond with our Teen Read Week author Rick Yancey and his Monstrumologist series and in keeping with the 2012 Teen Read Week theme of “It Came From the Library,” poems entered should have a horror-related theme: monsters, the supernatural, the Gothic and so on. Entries may be submitted online at http://www.teenxtremeonline.org/submityourwork.cfm or on standard 8 ∏” x 11” paper (not to exceed two pages) to any public library in Mahoning County by Oct. 31. If you submit your entry online, please select the writing type “Poem” and be sure to include your phone number. Hard copies must be typed. Be sure to include your name, telephone number, grade and school on your entry. Entries are not returnable. One winner will be chosen and will be awarded a plaque and a monetary prize. Eligibility: All entrants must be in grades 7-12 and either live in or attend school in Mahoning County. Library hours during the month of October.

The Grossest Thing I Ever Read, Public Library, All Libraries. 330-744-8636. Share your favorite loathsome literary moment from any book you’ve read by filling out our entry form at any library branch or online at http://www.libraryvisit.org/teens. The Teen Advisory Board will select the grossest of the gross entries and the winners will receive autographed copies of “The Monstrumologist” by Rick Yancey. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours during the month of October.

Monster Hunt!, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. To be a good monster hunter, you first have to know where to find them. Make our teen area safe for humans by finding the hidden monsters and you could win! For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours in October.

Monster Match II- Real Monsters!, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Match the image of the real-life monster with its name and you could win. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours in month of October.

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

Discovery Bottle, Public Libraries, various locations; 330-744-8636. Turn the bottle round and round. List the items you have found. When you think you’ve done your best, drop your entry in the chest. All entries will be entered in a prize drawing. Struthers, Library hours,  month of October. West, Library hours during the month of October.

Scrambled Pumpkins, Public Library, various locations. 330-744-8636. Unscramble the clues hidden in the pumpkins! Figure out the secret message, and show the librarian for a creepy surprise! For school-age children. Austintown, Lake Milton and North Jackson, Library hours during the  month of October.

Guess ‘N’ Go – Do You Know?, Public Libraries, various locations; 330-744-8636. Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins. For children of all ages. Campbell, Library hours in October. East, Library hours during the month of October.

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. For school-age children. Library hours during the month of October.

Get Connected With Your eReader @ the Library, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Bring your e-Reader to the library and we’ll show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on our website. Limited availability, sign-up required. Call Main Library and ask for Poland Library. 6-7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 1, 8, 22. 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6. 10 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Lordstown branch, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. 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. 1 p.m. Free.

How ‘Bout Them Apples?, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Learn more about various apples through stories, games, trivia, and apple tasting. For children ages 5 and up. Registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. 6 p.m. Free.

Fight Bank Blight Campaign Kickoff, Garden Cafe, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown. The Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative will host tonight’s event, which seeks to call attention to the banking industry’s practices and their role in the  home foreclosure crisis. 6 p.m. Free.

Pups and Pages, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Children in kindergarten through Grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 401.  6 p.m. Free.

Pilates, Pioneer Pavilion, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Call REC at 330-740-7106 for details. 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 1-29. Fee for all classes: $40 R, $45 NR; fee for one class: $8 R, $10 NR.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 6 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Lowellville  Cruisin’ the River Car Show, downtown Lowellville; 330-536-6811. Classic car show occurs every Monday through mid-October. Features classic cars, hot rods, street rods, motorcycle and choppers. Registration is optional at $2 per vehicle.  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. 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. Every Monday. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 2

Book Discussion on Leadership, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. “Charge” facilitated by Greg Smith. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. 8 a.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 2-30. 8 a.m. Free.

Wild About Eyes Exhibit, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn about eye health and safety with a special exhibit and a family story time at Newport Library. Enjoy the “hands on” interactive kiosk exhibit from Oct. 2-30. The kiosk exhibit is designed to educate and enlighten visitors. The exhibit is organized by the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and Prevent Blindness Ohio. Library hours, Oct. 2-30.

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 from 9:30-11 a.m. and from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October. 9:30 a.m. $10 per class.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding With Babies and Books, Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636. For caregivers and their little ones who are 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, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Boardman, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4. Canfield, 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 8. Newport, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 . Poland, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24. 31* (*Holiday program. Children can come in costume.)

Ongoing: Gotta Move Story Time, Public Libraries, 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. Austintown, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Canfield, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 . Sebring, 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 18.  11 a.m. Free.

Poland Friends Meeting, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. “Civil War” with Kimberly Adams and fellow Civil War re-enactors, who will come in costume to talk about fashions and Southern life during the war. 10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 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.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children ages 3 to 5 years.  1 p.m. Free.

Recipe Exchange, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join us at Newport for a recipe exchange program. Swap family favorites and acquire new recipes to try, as well as discussion on tips and techniques for creative cooking. 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2 and 23. 2 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 1 p.m. Free.

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, Oct. 2, 9. 2:30 p.m. Free.

SCORE, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. SCORE, 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 about starting and establishing a business. 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. 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, Oct. 2, 16. 5:30 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 from 9:30-11 a.m. and from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October. 5:30 p.m. $10 per class.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. For children ages 3 to 5 years.  6 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.

Youngstown Nation Book Club, Community Room, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; email phil.kidd.9@facebook.com. Local activist Phil Kidd, founder of Defend Youngstown and Youngstown Nation, will lead a new book club and discussion group that focuses on local history, current events and community affairs. During tonight’s meeting, Kidd and Youngstown Nation will establish the discussion format and choose the first book to read. Call for more information. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Wednesday 3

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. Features 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, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31* (*Holiday program. Children may come in costume.) Boardman, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 31* (*Halloween stories and a treat). Canfield, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3, 17, 31* (*Holiday program. Children may come in costume.). Main, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, 18* (*Halloween program). Newport, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 . Poland, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 4, 18, 25* (*Holiday program. Children may come in costume.) 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s. Public Libraries, 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, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31* (*Holiday program. Come in costume.) Boardman, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 30. Canfield, 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30* (*Holiday program. Come in costume.). Main, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 25* (*Halloween program.). Poland, 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 4 , 18, 25* (*Holiday program. Come in costume.) 11 a.m. Free.

Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and books. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the six-week sessions begins Wednesday, Sept. 5. Call 330-399-8807, ext. 401 to register. 10 a.m. Free.

Music & Movement, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with parent or caregiver. Registration for the six-week sessions begins Wednesday, Sept. 5. Call 330-399-8807, ext. 401 to register. 11 a.m. Free.

Time for Tots, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. A developmentally-appropriate storytime program for children ages 2 to 3 years with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each session (Wednesday, Sept. 12). Call 330-638-6335 to register.  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  (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 (Oct. 3). 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., 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. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays in October. $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.

Conversation Salon: What is Diversity?, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join us and share your thoughts. The topic for this event is, “What is Diversity?” Open to the public. Attendees wanting more information should contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. News media, contact the PR Department at 330-740-6088. Noon Free.

Yoga Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. It might be hard to believe but even young children can become stressed with school, home life, friends, and busy schedules. To de-stress, come to the library to learn a few simple yoga movements corresponding with Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Children are to wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel or blanket to sit on. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is required. Call 330-638-6335 to register.  1 p.m. Free.

Intro to Computers Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 406.   2- 4 p.m.

Introduction to the Ancestry Database, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Find out how W-TCPL?s subscription database Ancestry.com can help you fill out the branches of your family tree. Participants should be familiar with navigating a computer using a mouse. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 402.  5 p.m.

Youngstown City Council Meeting, 6th Floor, City Hall, 26 S. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-742-8708. On tonight’s agenda: Youngstown City Council could vote on a proposal to lease the mineral rights on the city’s public lands for hydraulic fracking. There will be opportunities for the public to speak on the issue at tonight’s Council meeting. 5:30 p.m. Free.

A Conversation about The Jungle Inn and Organized Crime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Cleveland author and organized crime historian Allan R. May will be joined by several local guests to discuss The Jungle Inn and some of the figures associated with the gambling spot that was located in Trumbull County. In “Welcome to the Jungle Inn, ” May shares the story of the infamous gambling den and its near tragic demise in 1949. The book is also a concise history of organized crime in the city of Warren and surrounding Trumbull County, including stories about five of its most famous underworld personalities. May is also the author of “Mob Stories and Gangland Gotham: New York’s Notorious Mob Bosses.” Reservations are required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 128.  6 p.m. Free.

Pilates, Pioneer Pavilion, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Call REC at 330-740-7106 for details. 6-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 1-29. 6 p.m. Fee for all classes: $40 R, $45 NR; fee for one class: $8 R, $10 NR.

TAB Meeting, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. Group meets the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman Library. 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 4

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 from 9:30-11 a.m. and from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October. 9:30 a.m. $10 per class.

Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each session. Call 330-856-2011 to register.  10 a.m. Free.

Tales for Twos: The Great Pumpkin Hunt, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Two-year-olds will learn about pumpkins and explore the trails in search of one to decorate. Pre-registration/payment required at Ford Nature Center. 10 a.m. $2 R; $3 NR.

Toddler Tales, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each session. Call 330-856-2011 to register.  11 a.m. Free.

Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. Call 330-638-6335 to register.  11 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, , Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Library. 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. 11:30 a.m. Free.

Anthony Magliano: First Friday Club of Greater Youngstown Luncheon and Speaker Series, Antone’s Banquet Centre, 8578 Market St., Boardman; 330-533-1023 or visit http://www.firstfridayclubofgreateryoungstown.org. Anthony Magliano, an internationally syndicated columnist (The Catholic Exponent), will present the topic “The Church’s Social Justice Tradition and the General Election.” Call to reserve. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $15.

Intro to Computers Class, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 406.  2 p.m. Free,

Game On, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Are you a gamer? Come hang out and play all your favorites. For teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call 330-399-8807, ext. 305.  5 p.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 from 9:30-11 a.m. and from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in October. 5:30 p.m. $10 per class.

Adult (Not for Kids) Spelling Bee, Cassese’s MVR, 410 Walnut St., Youngstown; info@mvp2030club.org. Tonight’s event is hosted by Mahoning Valley Young Professionals. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and play starts at 6 p.m. Players must be 21 or older. Teams must pre-register for the event. Call for more information. 5:30 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 location. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Pups and Pages, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Library. Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. Registration is required by calling 330-759-2589.  6 p.m. Free.

Youngstown Complaints Choir Rehearsals, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-941-1400. Got something to say? Why not sing about it? The Youngstown Complaints Choir is part of an international arts movement of Complaints Choirs. Rehearsals will occur from 6-7 p.m. on Oct. 4, 18, 25 and Nov. 1 and 8. Singers and non-singers are welcome to participate. Instrumentalists are also needed. Performances will occur at three area locations on Nov. 9, 11 and 17. Call for more information. 6-7 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 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.

Harvest of Hope Fundraiser, Goodness Grows, 2310 W. South Range Road, North Lima; 330-549-9408 or email info@goodnessgrows.net. Tonight’s event includes a harvest of local food, sample recipes from local chefs, live music, and a silent auction. Goodness Grows is a non-profit outreach of Common Ground Church Community, located at the former Mellingers Nursery site and about 25 minutes from the heart of Youngstown. Goodness Grows seeks community transformation through agriculture. Call for more information and to send payment for tonight’s event. 7-9 p.m. $15 per person, $25 per couple.

Weekly: Meditations, Spiritual Path Church, 2041 Moravia St. Extension, New Castle; 724-698-7564. Meditation occurs every Thursday. 7:30 p.m. Free.

The Cherry Orchard, Spotlight Arena Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. University Theater will present its main stage performance of Anton Chekhov’s timeless, bittersweet comedy/drama “The Cherry Orchard” from Oct. 4-14. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $5 (seniors, YSU faculty and staff, high school students and college students from other universities, Penguin Club members and YSU alumni), free (YSU students with valid ID).

Friday 5

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 5 and 19. Call for more information. 10 a.m.-noon.

Preschool Nature Hour: Possum’s Harvest Moon, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. For ages 3-5. As cold weather nears, find out how Possum and his wildlife friends are getting ready for winter. A story, activities, craft, and an outdoor walk are included. Pre-registration/payment required at Ford Nature Center. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 11 a.m. Free.

Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. For infants ages 6 to 18 months with parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. Call 330-399-8807, ext 401 to register.  11 a.m. Free.

The Cherry Orchard, Spotlight Arena Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. University Theater will present its main stage performance of Anton Chekhov’s timeless, bittersweet comedy/drama “The Cherry Orchard” from Oct. 4-14. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $5 (seniors, YSU faculty and staff, high school students and college students from other universities, Penguin Club members and YSU alumni), free (YSU students with valid ID).

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 through Oct. 6. 7:30 p.m. $17 (adults), $14 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

America, Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown;  330-259-0555 or visit stambaughauditorium.com. The Grammy-winning mellow rock group is perhaps best known for “A Horse With No Name.” Original founding members include Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell. Their repertoire also includes “Sister Golden Hair,” “Tin Man” and “Ventura Highway.” 8 p.m. $45-30.

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 Oct. 5-6 at 8 p.m. 8 p.m. $15 (adults), $12 (seniors), $10 (students).

Saturday 6

Entry deadline: 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.

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.

Riverfest, B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330- Today’s event celebrates the Mahoning River. The day will include river activities, hiking, crafts, children’s activities, food and educational displays. Today’s event is hosted by Friends of the Mahoning River and a number of community organizations. 9 am.-2 p.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. 9 a.m.-noon. Free.

Wind Energy Workshop and Installation, Westminster College, 319 South Market St., New Wilmington, Pa.; 800-942-8033. Westminster College’s Drinko Center for Experiential Learning and the Sustainability in Motion Program will host a “Wind Energy Workshop and Installation” at the Field Station. The event is open to the public. Participants will learn about wind energy and help install Westminster College’s first wind turbine. Dr. Douglas Armstead, assistant professor of physics, and Dr. Helen Boylan, associate professor of chemistry, will lead the workshop. Breakfast and lunch are included. Act 48 hours are available for teachers. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. $15, $5 for students.

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.

Preschool Nature Hour: Possum’s Harvest Moon, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. For ages 3-5. As cold weather nears, find out how Possum and his wildlife friends are getting ready for winter. A story, activities, craft, and an outdoor walk are included. Pre-registration/payment required at Ford Nature Center. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Free Job Help 101 – Workplace Skills, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. This class will highlight the Workplace Skills training available through the library’s databases and websites. 10:30 a.m.

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.

Annual: 13th Annual Harvest Day, Villa Maria Community, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920, ext. 3348  or email kperry@humilityofmary.org. Begun in 1999 as a celebration to honor farm volunteers, “Harvest Day” is now Villa Maria’s largest public event. “Harvest Day” celebrates the harvest, the earth and those who care for both. This year, Villa Maria expands to two days of music, food and fun. There will be artisans, crafters and live entertainment with indie/folk/blue grass bands, Rising Regina and Weathered Road. The day includes children’s activities, gift-basket raffles, a bake sale, hayrides, corn hole toss, nature trail walks, herb crafts, pumpkin painting and face painting. Food includes burgers made from Villa Maria’s home farm-raised organic beef, plus Villa Veggie Wraps and Villa Stir Fry made from the center’s own organic garden vegetables. In addition, new fair trade purses, jewelry, children’s gifts, candles, unique scarves will be available for sale. The event occurs rain or shine. Noon-5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 6 and Sunday, Oct. 7. Noon-5 p.m. Free.

Lawn-Con 3 Free Comic Book Show, 23 S. Hartford Ave., Youngstown; 330-506-1991 or email cyambar@hotmail.com. This free comic book show returns for its third year today. Every year, Chris Yambar, award-winning “Mr. Beat” indie comics creator and writer for Bart Simpson, Spongebob, Popeye and other character titles, opens his yard for a face-to-face meet and greet between the general public and those working in the comic industry. Participants get to mingle with creator legends, have their comics signed and more. Noon-5 p.m. Free.

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.

On Golden Pond, Stage Left Players, Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. Ethel and Norman Thayer are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. They’re visited by their middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who leave his teenage son behind for the summer. Join the Stage Left Players to see what this summer on Golden Pond has in store. The show runs Oct. 6-14. Saturday performances begin at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The Cherry Orchard, Spotlight Arena Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. University Theater will present its main stage performance of Anton Chekhov’s timeless, bittersweet comedy/drama “The Cherry Orchard” from Oct. 4-14. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $5 (seniors, YSU faculty and staff, high school students and college students from other universities, Penguin Club members and YSU alumni), free (YSU students with valid ID).

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 through 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 Oct. 5-6 at 8 p.m. 8 p.m. $15 (adults), $12 (seniors), $10 (students).

Sunday 7

Annual: 13th Annual Harvest Day, Villa Maria Community, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920, ext. 3348  or email kperry@humilityofmary.org. Begun in 1999 as a celebration to honor farm volunteers, “Harvest Day” is now Villa Maria’s largest public event. “Harvest Day” celebrates the harvest, the earth and those who care for both. This year, Villa Maria expands to two days of music, food and fun. There will be artisans, crafters and live entertainment with indie/folk/blue grass bands, Rising Regina and Weathered Road. The day includes children’s activities, gift-basket raffles, a bake sale, hayrides, corn hole toss, nature trail walks, herb crafts, pumpkin painting and face painting. Food includes burgers made from Villa Maria’s home farm-raised organic beef, plus Villa Veggie Wraps and Villa Stir Fry made from the center’s own organic garden vegetables. In addition, new fair trade purses, jewelry, children’s gifts, candles, unique scarves will be available for sale. The event occurs rain or shine. Noon-5 p.m. Free.

Pick of the Patch A Booootful Time, MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-533-7572. Join MetroParks on a wagon ride through the fields, over the creek, and to the Pumpkin Patch. You can pick your own pint size pumpkin and upon our return they’ll have supplies for you to decorate your pumpkin (no carving) for a fall display. Wagon rides will leave approximately every hour. Occurs on Sundays in October.1-4 p.m. $2 per person; $3.50 per person with pumpkin.

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.

Lily Pond: Stories Around and Beyond, Lily Pond, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Join Bill Whitehouse and hear about the first goldfish, the Home Cemetery, the Blue Cut, and much more. Meet at Lily Pond parking lot. Rating: Moderate. 2 miles. 1:30-3:30 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.

On Golden Pond, Stage Left Players, Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln Way, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. Ethel and Norman Thayer are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the 48th year. They’re visited by their middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who leave his teenage son behind for the summer. Join the Stage Left Players to see what this summer on Golden Pond has in store. The show runs Oct. 6-14. Saturday performances begin at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

The Cherry Orchard, Spotlight Arena Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. University Theater will present its main stage performance of Anton Chekhov’s timeless, bittersweet comedy/drama “The Cherry Orchard” from Oct. 4-14. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 3 p.m. 3 p.m. $10 (adults), $5 (seniors, YSU faculty and staff, high school students and college students from other universities, Penguin Club members and YSU alumni), free (YSU students with valid ID).

Blessing of the Animals & Choral Evensong, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-3175. Participants are invited to bring their pets and/or stuffed animals to this service as St. John’s remembers St. Francis of Assisi . The group will give thanks for the animals that fill our lives with joy. Light refreshments will be served following the service for both humans and their animal companions. 4 p.m. Free.

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