• Calendar (Week 4) October 23-31

Tuesday 23

Yoga Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Bend and stretch and reach for the stars! Yoga stories and activities for children age 4 and 5 and adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Program will last 30 minutes. Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat or a towel. 10 a.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. Registration is not required. Call 330-638-6335 for more information.  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. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 1 p.m.  Free.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. For children ages 3 to 5 years. Registration is not required. Call 330-448-8134 for more information.  1 p.m. Free.

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. 4 p.m. Free.

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.

Family Story Time, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Special family story time on Oct. 23 with special presenters and activities. All children will receive a special gift after the program. For the whole family. 6 p.m. Free.
Halloween Arrangement, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Deby Clark is teaching a series of floral design classes, each with a holiday theme. This month delight the ghosts and goblins in your life by making a Halloween arrangement in a fresh pumpkin shell. Call to register. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25 R, $32 NR.

Family Story Time: Calling All Ghosts and Goblins, Princesses and Pumpkin, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Halloween fun will be happening at Family Story Time tonight! We’ll read books, make crafts, and play games all with a fun, not-too-spooky, Halloween theme. Fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley Meeting, MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield;  330-533-7572. Greg Miller traveled 130,000 miles in 1998 trying to see as many birds as possible in one year. He saw over 700 bird specie. His escapades were documented in the book, “The Big Year.” Greg was also a movie consultant for the 2011 release of the movie of the same name. Greg will entertain us with stories about his big year. 7 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 24

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.

Yoga Time for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Bend and stretch and reach for the stars! Children ages 2-3 are invited to crawl through the tunnel and try some yoga moves. Children must be accompanied by an adult and the program will last 30 minutes. Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat or a towel. 10 a.m. 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.

Midweek Mayhem – Supernatural Survival Skills 101, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty branch, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589.. Will you be ready when the Zombie Apocalypse arrives? Can you best the powers of a vampire? What way works best to treat a werewolf bite? Learn the tricks and techniques to keep you and your friends safe when these creatures come out. This program includes supernatural-themed crafts and snacks. Registration is required by calling 330-759-2589.  3 p.m.  Free.

Kidz Create, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. A “books and more” program that 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.

The Untold Stories of the Kardiac Kids, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Don Cockroft will talk about the stories in his book and the personal experiences and life lessons learned that transcend the game of football – words of wisdom that will challenge, motivate, and encourage coaches, parents, and young players. He will have copies of the book available for purchase and also a commemorative poster available for purchase at a book signing following his program.  6 p.m. Free.

Nook Night, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Bring your Nook 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 Main Library and ask for the Austintown Library. 6 p.m. Free.

Discover “Scratch,” Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn how to use Scratch, the MIT designed programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art. For teens in grades 7-12, in the Newport Library’s Teen Room. 6:30 p.m. Free.

From the Garden: October Harvest, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Celebrate the harvest with Chef David Armstrong as he shares recipes that highlight the bounty from the fall garden. Culinary and presentation techniques will be demonstrated before everyone enjoys dinner. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $35 ($28 FFRG members).

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 25

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.

Fundraiser: Unique Boutique, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Shop with a variety of unique vendors in the lower level of Poland Library. The first 50 shoppers will receive a gift bag. Enter a raffle with quality gifts donated by each of the vendors. The Friends of PLYMC’s Bookstore will hold a half-price book sale. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. If you’re planning to attend and would like more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. News media, contact the PR Department at 330.740.6088. 11 a.m.-8:30 p.m.

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

BIC – Helping Ohio Companies Going Global – Regulations, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 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. Noon. Free.

Apple Gourd, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. For ages 3-5. Children will paint apple gourds, learn the secret of the apple, and sample several colors of apples to decide which tastes best. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 1-2 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25, 26. 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 27.  1 p.m. $8 R, $11 NR.

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.

Goosebumps Galore, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. There will be games, crafts, and snacks to enjoy, all based on R.L. Stine?s scary series. For kids in grades 3-6. Registration is required by Monday, Oct. 22. Call 330-638-6335 to register.  5 p.m. Free.

Third Annual Ethnic Heritage Awards Banquet, A La Carte Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield; contact event chairman, Richard S. Scarsella, at 330-726-8277, or co-directors Tom Welsh (330-792-7936) and Sandra Cika (202-297-0362). This year’s honorees will include Rev. George Balasko, well known for his work in the area of interfaith dialogue, and Dr. George Beelen, civic leader and founding president of the Ohio Cultural Alliance. A social hour will begin at 5 p.m., and a buffet dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call for more information. 5 p.m. $20.

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.

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.

Swamp Stories, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Amy Reeher from the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District will focus on the wild side of wetlands, with a look at who calls the wetland habitat a home.  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.

Yoga for You and Your Child, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Yoga stories and activities for the family. Wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat or a towel. Program will last 1 hour. 7 p.m. Free.

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

Friday 26

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.

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.

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.

Apple Gourd, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. For ages 3-5. Children will paint apple gourds, learn the secret of the apple, and sample several colors of apples to decide which tastes best. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 1-2 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25, 26. 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 27.  1 p.m. $8 R, $11 NR.

The Delivery, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9647. Presented by Crown Theater Productions, “The Delivery” is a powerful story about the crippling hold that guilt and sorrow can have on one’s life. The show runs Oct. 26-Nov. 4. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. 8 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children 10 and under).

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.

A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688. Matthew’s New Year’s resolution is to murder his wife, Julia. But Julia has different plans. Join the two for a hilarious yearlong match of the wits and the witless. The show runs Oct. 26-Nov. 4. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

The Woman In Black, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. The show runs Oct. 19-28, with a special Halloween performance on Oct. 31. $17 (adults), $14 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

Postmortem, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. “Postmortem,” a thriller by Ken Ludwig, tells the story of William Gillette, a famed actor and playwright, who invites cast members to his Connecticut River castle for an entertaining weekend. However, he didn’t anticipate a murder plot against him. The show runs Oct. 19-Nov. 4. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

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).

Saturday 27

Kids Vote: Buckeye Children’s Book Award, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. For kids in grades K-5. Come experience the voting process. Cast your ballot for one of five nominated books, and get a small prize. Grades K-2 and grades 3-5 have separate ballots. The Buckeye Children’s Book Award is an annual kids’ choice award which began in 1981. The winners will be announced on December 1 at http://www.bcbookaward.info/ Library hours, Saturday, Oct. 27- Saturday, Nov. 10.

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.

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.

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.

Free Job Help 103 – Job Search Skills, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. This class highlights the Job Search sites available through the Library’s websites. You will learn to create your own free accounts on some of the sites and try sample job searches. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Apple Gourd, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. For ages 3-5. Children will paint apple gourds, learn the secret of the apple, and sample several colors of apples to decide which tastes best. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 1-2 p.m., Thursday and Friday, Oct. 25, 26. 11 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 27.  11 a.m. $8 R, $11 NR.

Teen Scene Saturday- Supernatural Survival Skills 101, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Will you be ready when the Zombie Apocalypse arrives? Can you best the powers of a vampire? What way works best to treat a werewolf bite? Learn the tricks and techniques to stay safe when these creatures come calling. This program includes supernatural themed crafts and snacks. For kids in grades 5 and up. Registration is required by calling 330-856-2011.  11 a.m. Free.

Botanical Mask Workshop, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. For ages 6 and older. Add a unique touch to your Halloween costume by making an unusual mask decorated with dried leaves, grasses and flowers. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 1:30-3 p.m. $8 R, $11 NR.

Movie Matinee, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Join us to watch a movie based on a story by H.P. Lovecraft and produced by the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society. The film will be shown on the large screen in the Thomas Meeting Room. Suitable for ages 12 and up.  2 p.m. Free.

Make Stuff Club, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Hang out in the Teen Room and make something to take home. For teens in grades 7-12. 3 p.m. Free.

Masquerade at the Mill, Lanterman’s Mill, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7115. The Phantom of the Opera meets Mother Nature. Includes food, adult beverages, musical entertainment on two floors, tours of Lanterman’s Mill, tarot card readings and more. Guests are invited to come dressed “mysteriously elegant.” This fundraiser is a partnership between Mill Creek MetroParks and Hands On Volunteer Network. Attendance is limited. Age 21and over. 6:30–10 p.m. $65 per person.

The Delivery, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9647. Presented by Crown Theater Productions, “The Delivery” is a powerful story about the crippling hold that guilt and sorrow can have on one’s life. The show runs Oct. 26-Nov. 4. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. 8 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children 10 and under).

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.

A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St., Salem; 330-332-9688. Matthew’s New Year’s resolution is to murder his wife, Julia. But Julia has different plans. Join the two for a hilarious yearlong match of the wits and the witless. The show runs Oct. 26-Nov. 4. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

The Woman In Black, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. The show runs Oct. 19-28, with a special Halloween performance on Oct. 31. $17 (adults), $14 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

Postmortem, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. “Postmortem,” a thriller by Ken Ludwig, tells the story of William Gillette, a famed actor and playwright, who invites cast members to his Connecticut River castle for an entertaining weekend. However, he didn’t anticipate a murder plot against him. The show runs Oct. 19-Nov. 4. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

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. and midnight. $10 (adults), $8 (seniors and students).

Sunday 28

Yoga Seminar for Adults Working With Children. Learn simple yoga methods—for focus, fitness, and calm—for developing attention span and reducing mental tension so that memory and learning are possible, and behavior is improved. This practical seminar is especially helpful for parents, therapists, and teachers in the classroom. Please register by calling Karres Cvetkovich (CYT) at 330-799-0323. 9 a.m.-noon. $45 ($35 FFRG members).

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.

Where Are the Witches?, Scholl Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Halloween is near—are the witches also? On this walk we’ll look for witch-hazel, witch’s brooms, and visit the Witch’s Cave. Moderate rating, 2 miles. 2 p.m. Free.

The Woman In Black, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. The show runs Oct. 19-28, with a special Halloween performance on Oct. 31. $17 (adults), $14 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

Postmortem, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. “Postmortem,” a thriller by Ken Ludwig, tells the story of William Gillette, a famed actor and playwright, who invites cast members to his Connecticut River castle for an entertaining weekend. However, he didn’t anticipate a murder plot against him. The show runs Oct. 19-Nov. 4. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

The Delivery, Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana; 330-482-9647. Presented by Crown Theater Productions, “The Delivery” is a powerful story about the crippling hold that guilt and sorrow can have on one’s life. The show runs Oct. 26-Nov. 4. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., while Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. 2 p.m. $13 (adults), $10 (children 10 and under).

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).

Monday 29

Muffins And Memories: Remembering Y-Town – Local Radio Personalities, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join us for a muffins, coffee, and a presentation/slideshow of historic places, events, and people in Y-Town. Share your memories of local radio personalities, including Ralph Ross “Boots” Bell. Bring your memorabilia, souvenirs, photographs and memories to share! 10-11 a.m. Free.

Yoga Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. 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 by calling 330-399-8807, ext.401. 11 a.m. Free.

Turning Pages @ the Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. A program for those beginning readers who can’t get enough of books. For kids in grades 1 through 4. Registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. 4 p.m. Free.

Teen Literature Club Book Discussion, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Love teen literature? Join us for cookies and discussion. For ages 15-25. For more information, call 330-399-8807, ext. 305.  6 p.m. Free.

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 Main Library and ask for the Austintown Library. 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.

Pajama Jam: Spooky Fun for the Family, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Put on your PJs or costumes, bring out the whole family and come for Halloween stories and more fun. 6:30-7 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 30

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. For children ages 3 to 5 years. 1 p.m. Free.

The Nightmare on Mahoning Ave. II: The Return, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Celebrate Halloween at the library with games, crafts, snacks and more. For teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call 330-399-8807, ext. 305.  6 p.m. Free.

Just Say Boo Halloween Program, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. It’s almost Halloween, and we’re celebrating at the library. Come in costume and join our staff for games, treats and ghoulish activities. For kids in grades K-6. Registration is required by calling 330-856-2011.  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.

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.

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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.

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, Oct. 24. 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. 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, Oct. 24. Call 330-399-8807, ext. 401 to register. 11 a.m. 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.

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.

Trunk or Treat at the East Branch Library, Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Parents: Bring your kids 12 and under, in costume, no masks please, to the East Library on Halloween Night as a fun alterative to walking from house to house! Come and park at the library and hand out treats from the trunk of your car while the kids go treating. Space is limited so call now and ask to speak to an Urban Unit Librarian, and reserve your parking spot. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 5-7 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.

The Woman In Black, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. The show runs Oct. 19-28, with a special Halloween performance on Oct. 31. $17 (adults), $14 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

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