• Calendar (Week 2) October 8-15

Monday 8

Boardman Friends Meeting, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. “The Facts of Fracking” with Dr. Jeff Dick, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Youngstown State University. 10 a.m. Free.

Muffins And Memories: Remembering Y-Town – Idora Park, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Join us for muffins, coffee, and a presentation/slideshow of historic places, events, and people in Y-Town. We’ll be remembering Idora Park. Bring your memorabilia, souvenirs, photographs and memories to share! 10-11 a.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.

Learn about Nonviolence with Sojourn of the Past’s Jeff Steinberg, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. In observance of Nonviolence Week, Jeff Steinberg, creator of Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past, will speak about this important topic. Free and open to the public. To learn more about the organization: http://sojourntothepast.mahoningvalley.info/ 6 p.m. Free.

eBooks @ Your Library: For Apple Users, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Join us to learn about downloading library eBooks to your Apple device, iPad, iPod, and iPhone, and how to use our digital catalog. Space is very limited and sign-up is required. Call to register. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Family Story Time: Glowing Colors, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Learn about the “Day-Glo Brothers,” the inventors of paints that glow in the dark … and paints that glow in the daylight! Enjoy a glow-in-the-dark story. Explore fluorescence and ultraviolet light through a messy art project and a science experiment. For children in grades K-6 and their caregivers. Children under the age of seven must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 9

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. 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.

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.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. For children ages 3 to 5 years.  1 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.  1 p.m. Free.

Big Screen Gaming, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Come and play your favorite X Box Kinect games on a huge screen. For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 9-30. 4 p.m. Free.

Young Writer’s Club @ W-TCPL, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Are you a young creative writer looking for a writer’s group? You’ll improve your writing through exercises, sharing, critiquing, and more. For kids ages 10 – 14. Call 330-399-8807, ext. 401 for more information.  4 p.m. Free.

Antiques and Appraisals, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Discover if you own any hidden treasures. Jeff Byce, auctioneer, realtor, and appraiser with Byce Auction Gallery, will give an opinion about the possible value of the small antiques or collectibles you bring in. Items must be small enough and light enough to be carried in to the library; limit three items per person. No firearms.  5:30-7:30 p.m.  Free.

Botanical Pottery: Holiday Berry Bowl, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Lynn Cardwell will show students how to fabricate clay into both a decorative berry bowl and leaf plate. The pottery will be glazed, fired, and ready for pickup four weeks after the class. Call to register. 5:30-8 p.m. $39 ($30 FFRG members).

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.

Lego My Library, Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636. Kids, age 6 and up, will meet to enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. Canfield, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9. Poland, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Health & Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Oct. 3—Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Moderate rating, 2 or 4 miles. Oct. 9—Meet at Golf Course overflow parking lot. Easy rating, 3 miles. Oct. 17—Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating, 4 miles. Oct. 23—Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Moderate rating, 2 or 4 miles. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Wednesdays. 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.

Family Story Time: An Evening with Marcel the Shell, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Featuring everyone’s favorite shoe-wearing shell. We’ll watch the award winning short films, read Marcel’s picture book, and then make our own shell character. Fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: PFLAG, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696. Youngstown Area PFLAG will present a talk by Molly Toth of the Universal Health Care Action Network “The Affordable Care Act and the LBGT Community.”  Her talk will be a nonpartisan view of the Affordable Care Act, popularly called “Obamacare,” what it really does, how it works and who will be impacted with special emphasis on changes affecting the LGBT community. 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.

Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn effective strategies for finding funders that support individuals with the Foundation Center’s online funding database. 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 10

Ongoing: Health & Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Oct. 3—Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Moderate rating, 2 or 4 miles. Oct. 9—Meet at Golf Course overflow parking lot. Easy rating, 3 miles. Oct. 17—Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating, 4 miles. Oct. 23—Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Moderate rating, 2 or 4 miles. 6 p.m. Tuesdays, 9 a.m. Wednesdays. 9 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.

Lunch and Learn, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Presenter Rev. Andrew Gromm talks on “The History of Eastern Christianity with Distinctions Western Christianity.” Lecture is approximately one hour. Bring a brown bag lunch. Coffee is provided. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Noon. Free.

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.

Intro to Internet 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 p.m.

Midweek Mayhem: Otakugumi, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Library. Calling all Otaku. Features all things anime and manga. For grades 5 and older. Call 330-759-2589 for more information.  3 p.m. Free.

Kids’ Club, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Angry Birds @ Main Library! Play Angry Birds on an iPad and watch it projected on a big screen. Play an interactive version by throwing toy angry birds at our homemade structures. Fight the green pigs and save the eggs! Strictly for children in grades K-6. 4 p.m. Free.

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join jigsaw enthusiasts and swap puzzles! Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 5 p.m. Free.

Kidz Create Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Program pairs children’s literature with enrichment activities for grades K-5. Registration is required by calling 330-448-8134.  5 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.

Fun with Underpants, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Join the library to celebrate the new Captain Underpants book. For kids in grades K-6. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 401.  6 p.m. Free.

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.

Bulb Forcing, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Bring a touch of springtime into your home on a winter day with blooming hyacinths, tulips and narcissus. Keith Kaiser will share techniques of bulb forcing and interesting botanical information about bulbs. Participants will pot bulbs to take home and force. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6:30 -8:30 p.m. $20 R, $26 NR.

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 11

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 (Thursday, Sept. 13). Call 330-856-2011 to register.  10 a,m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s: Special Edition – Fun with Letters, Public Library, various locations; 330-744-8636. An hour of talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with letters for parents/caregivers and children ages 2-3. In addition to reading ABC books, we will play with tactile, magnetic, and foam letters. Children will also make letters with Playdough, cookie cutters, stampers, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Canfield, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24, Poland, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 11. 10:30 a.m. Free.

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 (Thursday, Sept.13). Call 330-856-2011 to register.  11 a,m, Free.

(e)Book a Librarian for Kindle, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn how to download free digital books from the library onto your Kindle with our librarians. Sessions will cover how to browse our digital collection and check out materials. Please bring your device; you’ll also need your username and passwords for both your email and Amazon accounts. Registration is required. Call or register online. 11 a.m.-noon or 1-2 p.m., Thursday, October 11, 25. 11 a.m. or 1 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. 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.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s: Special Edition – Fun with Letters, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. An hour of talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with letters for parents/caregivers and children ages 4-5. In addition to reading ABC books, we will play with tactile, magnetic, and foam letters. Children will also make letters with Playdough, cookie cutters, stampers, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 p.m. Free.

Book Discussion Group, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Read the featured book and join us for a discussion led by a reference librarian. September title: “Woman in Black” by Susan Hill. 2 p.m. Free.

Intro to Internet 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. 2-4 p.m. Free.

It Came From the Library: Special Teen Read Week Kick-off Event, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Trivia, snacks, prizes, crafts and more. For teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call 330-399-8807, ext. 305.  6 p.m. Free.

What Happens Next Book Launch with Colleen Clayton, McDonough Museum of Art, YSU, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-1400. Tonight includes a reading and book signing with local writer, Colleen Clayton, whose debut YA novel from Poppy/Little, Brown hits stores Oct. 9. Light refreshments and soft drinks will be served. 6-8 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.

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.

ACTION Meeting with Local Public Officials, St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown; 330-782-7433. Invited guests include U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, State Senator Joe Schiavoni, Youngstown Schools Superintendent Dr. Connie Hathorn, Youngstown Police Chief Rod Foley, and Youngstown Chief of Staff DeMaine Kitchen. Participants will discuss topics related to timely social issues. The public is invited. 7-8:30 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.

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).

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 12

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. Laugh and learn with your baby. 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. Free.

LegoMania, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Come in anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. to create a Lego masterpiece. All creations will stay at the library and be displayed for your friends to see. No registration is required. For children ages 5-12. Call 330-638-6335 for more information.  2-4 p.m. Free.

Opening night: Dinner With The Addams, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. The Addams are hosting a dinner party at Top Hat Production’s Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, and you’re on the guest list for a musical celebration of family, ancestors and new friends. The show runs Oct. 12-27; performances are at 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. $27.50.

Opening night: The Masque Of The Red Death, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Mask of the Red Death,” which tells the story of a violent disease that is ravaging the countryside, from Oct. 12-28. The opening night audience will be treated to a wine and cheese reception prior to the performance, and two midnight shows will be offered (Oct. 20, Oct. 27). 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors and students).

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 Importance Of Being Earnest, Kent Trumbull Theatre, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-675-8833. Directed by Jim Canacci, this production of Oscar Wilde’s classic play follows the story of two young gentlemen living in 1890s England who have started bending the truth in order to put excitement into their lives. The show runs Oct. 12-14 and 19-21. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 3 p.m. 8 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors and students), $6 (children under 12).

Saturday 13

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.

Bird Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-480-9859. Certified volunteer naturalist Nancy Brundage will lead the walks. Bring binoculars. 9 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, Newport Wetlands, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. 9 a.m. Free.

Landscape Watercolor Series, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Local artist Chris Leeper is teaching a series of watercolor classes emphasizing autumn in the Gardens. This month the focus will be on the last hurrah of the roses. Call to register and receive a supply list. 9 a.m.-noon. $32 ($25 FFRG members).

Ladies Day with the Business and Investment Center, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Learn about starting a business, protecting yourself from scams, health techniques and how the Library can assist business. Arrive at 9:30 a.m. for morning coffee or tea along with a breakfast treat. Presentations begin at 10 a.m. Presentations by Donna Walsh, director of the Monus Entrepreneurship Center at Youngstown State University, who will present, “So You Want to Start a Business.” Melissa Ames, director of marketing and public relations for the Better Business Bureau of the Mahoning Valley, will present “Scam Alert! Don’t Become a Victim.” Ellen Ford, manager of Community Health Education for Humility of Mary Health Partners and a certified advanced yoga teacher, will show “Simple Yoga for Stress Management and Health.” Hannah Moses, Business and Investment Center librarian will present “Libraries Mean Business.” Call to register. 9:30 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.

Bike Rodeo, MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-533-7572. For ages 5-8. Certified instructors will teach children how to ride their bicycles safely. This event is made up of a series of stations, each dealing with an important aspect of safe cycling. Children will be able to demonstrate their skills at each station. Parents are invited to participate. Please bring your own bike, helmet, and water. Held at MetroParks Farm parking lot. Call REC to register. 10 a.m.-noon. Fee: $5 R, $8 NR.

Coupon Swap, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Join us at the Canfield Library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. 10 a.m. Free.

MetroMutts Halloween Hike, Kirk Road Trailhead, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Enjoy the beauty of fall while hiking with your favorite canine companion on the MetroParks Bikeway. Refreshments will be served in the pavilion after the hike. Meet at the Kirk Road Trailhead. Easy rating, 2 miles. 10 a.m. Free.

Otakugumi Anime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Features all things anime and manga. Theme: Bento Boxes. For kids in grades 5 and up. For more information, call 330-856-2011.  11 a.m. Free.

Inspirational Theme Teas, Visions Of His Glory Ministries, 4453 Center Road, Poland; contact Rev. Sue Blessing at 330-536-8001 to register. This ministry is delivered through high tea. It seeks to give participants a break in their life routine and prompt dreaming. Each tea (lunch) lasts 2.5 hours and includes various activities to keep the creativity flowing. (Organizers offer hats for men and women ranging from the 1800s to today. Other props include jewelry and boas.) Rev. Sue Blessing says, “Think of a dream you have not yet attained or think you never will, then come and live out your dream with us. The only talk around your table will be what you have been doing in your dream for the last 10 years – of your future!” Call for more information.  Occurs Oct. 13, 20, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8. 11 a.m. $25 per person, group rates available.

Introduction to Photography, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. The leaves are a changing. Come out and photograph the fall splendor. Mill Creek MetroParks has partnered with YM Camera to offer this hands-on class. Registration and payment are due 36 hours prior to program. Call for details. Held at Old Log Cabin.1-3 p.m. $25 R, $29 NR.

Kayaking As the Color Begins, Lake Glacier Boathouse, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Late blooming wildflowers and early changing leaves should create colorful conditions for this naturalist-led excursion. Participants must complete a waiver. Single and tandem kayaks are available; age restrictions apply. Reservations are necessary and must be made 36 hours prior to program. Call Ford Nature Center. 1-3 p.m. $12/person R, $15/person; second person in tandem kayak half price.

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.

Super Science Saturdays, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Learn about the colors surrounding us with science experiments that will enlighten young scientists. For kids in grades 3-6. Registration is required by calling 330-856-2011.  2:30 p.m. Free.

Teen Central Anime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Come celebrate everything about Japanese culture. For teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call 330-399-8807, ext. 305.  3 p.m. Free.

Dinner With The Addams, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. The Addams are hosting a dinner party at Top Hat Production’s Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, and you’re on the guest list for a musical celebration of family, ancestors and new friends. The show runs Oct. 12-27; performances are at 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. $27.50.

Monthly: Just Got To Dance Country Two-Step Dance Lesson and D.J. Dance, Orthodox Center-Pavilion, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown;  330-518-8891. Free admission for first-time guests. The event starts with a country two-step dance lesson and is followed by a D.J. dance with Sue Shardy 7-11 p.m. $5 members, $10 non-members.

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 Masque Of The Red Death, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Mask of the Red Death,” which tells the story of a violent disease that is ravaging the countryside, from Oct. 12-28. The opening night audience will be treated to a wine and cheese reception prior to the performance, and two midnight shows will be offered (Oct. 20, Oct. 27). 7:30 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors and students).

The Importance Of Being Earnest, Kent Trumbull Theatre, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-675-8833. Directed by Jim Canacci, this production of Oscar Wilde’s classic play follows the story of two young gentlemen living in 1890s England who have started bending the truth in order to put excitement into their lives. The show runs Oct. 12-14 and 19-21. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 3 p.m. 8 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors and students), $6 (children under 12).

PoliteSavage Performances for Peace Series: The Numbers Band 15 60 75,

Peacehouse, 204 Broadway at Elm, Youngstown; 330-747-5404 or email therese@paytown.org  Tonight’s performance by the Numbers Band is a fund-raiser for the Peacehouse (home of Peace Action Youngstown) and requires an advance-paid RSVP before Oct. 7. In addition, the evening will celebrate Numbers Band frontman Robert Kidney, who has won the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 2012 Cleveland Art Prize, a non-profit group which has championed the arts, artists and cultural caretakers of the region for over 45 years. He will be performing with his band, The Numbers Band, tonight. Call to reserve. 8 p.m. $30, $25 members.

Sunday 14

Meditation in Movement, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Julie Thomas leads the Tara Dance. Through simple, graceful movements, participants 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.

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.

Glacier’s Palette of Autumn, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. How do leaves change color in the fall? Join our hike around Lake Glacier and find out the answer to this annual question. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating, 4 miles. 2 p.m. Free.

The Masque Of The Red Death, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Mask of the Red Death,” which tells the story of a violent disease that is ravaging the countryside, from Oct. 12-28. The opening night audience will be treated to a wine and cheese reception prior to the performance, and two midnight shows will be offered (Oct. 20, Oct. 27). 2 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors and students).

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.

Church World Service Crop Walk, begins and ends at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-743-3175. The walk begins at 2:30 p.m. (registration begins at 2 p.m.). There will be a 5-mile and a 1-mile walk to help raise money to combat hunger in the Mahoning Valley and around the world. 2:30 p.m.

Guided Tour of Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Enjoy a leisurely walk in Fellows Riverside Gardens to admire the autumn splendor. 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 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).

The Importance Of Being Earnest, Kent Trumbull Theatre, 4314 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-675-8833. Directed by Jim Canacci, this production of Oscar Wilde’s classic play follows the story of two young gentlemen living in 1890s England who have started bending the truth in order to put excitement into their lives. The show runs Oct. 12-14 and 19-21. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 3 p.m. 3 p.m. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors and students), $6 (children under 12).

Dinner With The Addams, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. The Addams are hosting a dinner party at Top Hat Production’s Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, and you’re on the guest list for a musical celebration of family, ancestors and new friends. The show runs Oct. 12-27; performances are at 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. $27.50.

Monday 15

Monthly: Austintown Friends Meeting, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Learn about the life of a major league umpire from behind the plate when Austintown resident Brian Onora speaks to Austintown Friends and guests. Onora is a professional umpire with the National and American Baseball Leagues. 10 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.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Lordstown branch, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 1 p.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 6 p.m. Free.

Pups and Pages, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. 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 330-856-2011.  6 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. 6:30 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.

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 your tough math questions. Space is limited – sign-up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield Library. 6:30 p.m., Oct. 15, 23. 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.

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