Calendar (Weeks 1-4) March 1-31

Friday 1

Stuffed Cabbage and Halushki Sale, Sts. Peter & Paul’s Orthodox Center, 1025 North Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown; Orders accepted through March 4 by calling 330-792-7068, 330-716-2726. Pick-up and bake sale: Saturday, March 9 between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Stuffed cabbage $16 per dozen, Halushki $5 per quart.

March Manga!, Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Identify popular and obscure manga characters and you could win. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours in March.

Leapin’ Library Leprechaun, Public Library, Campbell branch, 374 Sanderson Ave.; 330-744-8636. Struthers branch, 95 Poland Ave.; 330-744-8636. Use your lucky charms to find the hidden leprechaun and your name will be entered in a drawing to win a prize. For children of all ages. Library hours, March 1-16. Free.

Guess ‘N’ Go – Do You Know?, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Public Library, West branch, 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins. For children of all ages. Occurs during Library hours in March.

Creation Station: A Make-and-Take Craft Program, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Come in and make a leprechaun craft. For children of all ages. Occurs during Library hours in March.

Trim a Tree for March, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Public Library, Springfield Branch. Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. For children of all ages. Occurs during Library hours in March.

Sensory Balloon Challenge, Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Use your sense of touch to identify the mysterious content hidden in the balloons. All participants will receive a small prize. For children of all ages. Occurs during Library hours in March.

Color Away – It’s St. Patrick’s Day!, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Stop in the Poland Library or visit their website to receive a St. Patrick’s Day coloring sheet. Return the completed coloring sheet or any St. Patrick’s Day art you have created to the Poland Library and receive a glow-in-the-dark bracelet. Look for your art to be displayed in the Poland Library! For children of all ages. During Library hours from March 1-24.

Jewels of Winter: Orchids, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. View the many colorful varieties of orchids. Occurs through March 17 during hours of operation.

Weekly: Sunrise Yoga Express, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 7-7:40 a.m. $7.

Twice-Monthly: A Loose Knit Group, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Enjoy the view from the Antonucci Library as you help to “Warm Up America,” with other crafters making afghans and other projects to donate locally. All helping hands are welcome, both experienced and anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs March 1 and 15. 10 a.m.–noon. Free.

Babytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Infants ages 6-18 months can hear short stories, see fingerplays, and hear simple songs. Call to register. Occurs March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 11 a.m. Free.

The Shadow Box, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. Website: http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. The Playhouse will present Michael Christopher’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama over two weekends. Christopher Fidram will direct. The show runs March 1-2, 8-9. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $22 (adults), $19 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

The Little Mermaid, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. Fairview will stage the Disney musical, “The Little Mermaid,” from March 1-2. The play concerns the Ariel, an independent mermaid princess, who falls in love with Prince Eric on dry land and must deal with the consequences of her actions. 7:30 p.m. on March 1-2. 7:30 p.m. $16.

music @ night

Alberini’s/Niles. Chookie Alberini. 70s vocals.

Bill’s Place. Carl Severino.  4:30 p.m.

Cedars/West End. Class A Bandits, November Loop, Nervous Jerks, Sundresses. 10 p.m.

Fifth Season. Ed Gorse. Acoustic. 6 p.m.

Fireplace. The Sensations. Oldies. 9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard & Point Five. Jazz. 6 p.m.

Izzy’s. Breeze Way. 7 p.m.

Leon’s Sports Bar. Leanne Binder. 7:30 p.m.

Lemon Grove. History of the M.C. and D.J.  with D.J. Wrennywren. Hosted by Ayzee  10 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Doug and Dave. Acoustic rock. 7 p.m.

Mocha House. Poor Howard. 7-9-30 p.m.

Shotz Bar & Grille. Tongue in Groove. 9 p.m.

Saturday 2

Weekly: Free Tax Return Assistance Preparation, Williamson Hall, 221 N. Hazel St. (between Rayen Avenue and Wood Street), YSU, Youngstown;  330-941-3084. Trained YSU business students and professional volunteers will offer free income tax preparation from Saturday, March 2 and at designated days and times until Saturday, April 13. Taxpayers should bring wage and earnings statements (Form W-2) from all employers, interest statements from banks (Forms 1099), a copy of last year’s tax return if available, and other relevant information about income and expenses.  Walk-ins are welcome. If you would like to set up an appointment or to receive additional information, call the Lariccia School of Accounting & Finance at the Williamson College of Business Administration at 330-941-3084.  Sessions occur from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays (March 2, 9, 23, 30 and April 13 and from 3:30-6 p.m. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Beginner Ballet Classes, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Fred Astaire offers beginner ballet classes at 11 a.m. on Saturdays. Call for more information. 11 a.m. $10 per class.

Weekly: Beginner Ballroom Classes, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Occurs 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, 6:45 p.m. on Fridays and 12:45 p.m. on Saturdays. Call for more information. 12:45 p.m. $10 per class.

Discovering Buddhism – Module Two: How To Meditate, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; http://manjushristudygroup.blogspot.com. Participants will learn basic meditation techniques. It also includes the definition and purpose of meditation, how to sit properly, how to set up a meditation session, the different types of meditation techniques one may employ, and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to meditation. It is appropriate for beginners and does not assume that those who come for this course know anything at all about Buddhism. This course includes audio recordings, guided meditations, readings and discussion questions. Sessions occur on Saturday, March 2, 9, and 16. 3-5 p.m. $10 per session or $5 if you are a student or laid off.

The Shadow Box, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. Website: http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. The Playhouse will present Michael Christopher’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama over two weekends. Christopher Fidram will direct. The show runs March 1-2, 8-9. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $22 (adults), $19 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

The Little Mermaid, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. Fairview will stage the Disney musical, “The Little Mermaid,” from March 1-2. The play concerns the Ariel, an independent mermaid princess, who falls in love with Prince Eric on dry land and must deal with the consequences of her actions. 7:30 p.m. on March 1-2. 7:30 p.m. $16.

music @ night

Bill’s Place. Hubcap Hunter. 9 p.m.

Cedars/West End. Rodeo CD Release, Braille, The Unclean. 10 p.m.

Crickets. Rolling Rockers. Rock. 10 p.m.

Frieda’s. The Real Deal Band. 5 p.m.

Fireplace. The Groove Shakers. Oldies. 9 p.m.

Greene Eagle Winery. Denise Starr. 7 p.m.

Grist Mill. G Force. Rock and roll. 9 p.m.

Izzy’s. Hard Drive. Rock and roll. 9 p.m.

Leon’s. Fetish. Rock. 10 p.m.

Little Wing Cafe. River Saints. Blues. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. Rudy and the Professionals. 7 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Jim Golen. Acoustic and electric guitar. Pop, rock, blues, island music. 7 p.m.

The Manor. Teddy Pantelas, Frank Castellano. Jazz. 7:30 p.m.

Mocha House. Ally Dean. 7:30-10-30 p.m.

Sammy’s. Haymaker. 10 p.m.

Up a Creek. Sums Divide.

Sunday 3

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.

Chess in the Library at the Boardman Branch, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Come to the Boardman Library and play chess. Don’t know how to play? The Library will teach you. For teens, adults and seniors. 1:30 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.

Monday 4

Baby Brilliant: Bonding With Babies and Books, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. For babies 6 – 23 months. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs March 4, 11, 18, 25. 10 a,m. Free.

Lunch Time Zumba, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. Noon-1 p.m. $7.

Free Income Tax Preparation: VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program, MYCAP Offices, 1325 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown; call Francine Jeffries at 330-747-7921, extension 1738. Volunteers provide free tax preparation to eligible taxpayers, which include low-to-moderate income individuals, families and senior citizens. To be eligible, individuals and families should have earned a gross income of $51,000 or less in 2012. The income includes all sources, including wages, interest, dividends, royalties, odd jobs, or any other income. Sessions occur from 5-7:30 p.m. on Mondays (/March 4, 11, 18); 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (March 5, 12 and 19); 5-9 p.m. on Fridays (March 1, 15); and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays (March 9, 23). Call for more information. 5-7:30 p.m. Free.

Stressercise Class: Low Impact Exercise For The Body and Mind, YWCA of Youngstown, 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown; visit http://www.stressercise.com to register. Call for more information. Occurs 5-6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. 5-6 p.m. $2.

iPad Play, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Call and ask for the Readers Services Department. The Library will ask for the subject area you’d like to explore with your child and schedule you for a 20-minute session with the Library’s iPad. Registration and adult ID (valid license, state ID or library card) is required. For kids from age four to those in sixth grade. Child must be accompanied by an adult. Appointments are available from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Pilates in the Park, Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Fight off the winter blues with a workout. Increase your understanding of various Pilate’s concepts and movements with instructor Angela Lubonovich. Classes are held at Pioneer Pavilion. Bring a mat and water. Call REC for information and registration. Occurs on Monday, March  4, 11,18 and 25. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $32 all four sessions; or $10 per session.

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 5

Weekly: Sunrise Yoga Express, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 7-7:40 a.m. $7.

Coffee and Contemplation Series: Deepen Our Lenten Journey, Villa Maria Community Center, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8886 or http://www.villaprograms.org. Monthly program series that focuses on a variety of spiritual and holistic topics which includes time for reflection and discussion. Registration required. 9:30–11:30  a.m. $ 7 (program). $12 (lunch and program).

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., 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. Occurs Tuesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26 and Thursday,March 7, 14, 21 and 28. 9:30–11 a.m. and 5:30–7 p.m. $10 per class.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 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.  Occurs March 5, 12, 19, 26. 10 am. Free.

Orchid Walk and Talk, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Dave Miller from the Greater Akron Orchid Society will lead an orchid walk highlighting the many varieties of orchids displayed throughout the Davis Center. Please register for this free program. 10 a.m.-noon.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 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. Occurs March 5, 12, 19, 26. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. 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. Occurs March 5, 12, 19, 26. 1 p.m. Free.

Free Income Tax Preparation: VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program, MYCAP Offices, 1325 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown; call Francine Jeffries at 330-747-7921, extension 1738. Volunteers provide free tax preparation to eligible taxpayers, which include low-to-moderate income individuals, families and senior citizens. To be eligible, individuals and families should have earned a gross income of $51,000 or less in 2012. The income includes all sources, including wages, interest, dividends, royalties, odd jobs, or any other income. Sessions occur from 5-7:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 4, 11, 18); 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (March 5, 12 and 19); 5-9 p.m. on Fridays (March 1, 15); and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays (March 9, 23). 5-7:30 p.m. Call for more information. Free.

Stressercise Class: Low Impact Exercise For The Body and Mind, YWCA of Youngstown, 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown; visit http://www.stressercise.com to register. Call for more information. Occurs 5-6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. 5-6 p.m. $2.

BIC – SCORE @ the Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask questions on any business topic. SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in partnership with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will have two volunteers in the Business and Investment Center (BIC) of Main Library to provide advice and answer questions. SCORE counselors will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Information Services Department’s Business and Investment Center, located on the second floor of the Main, 305 Wick Ave. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, please call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. Occurs 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5 and 19. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., 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. Occurs Tuesday, March  5, 12, 19, 26 and Thursday, March  7, 14, 21 and 28. 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. $10 per class.

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., 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. Occurs Tuesday, March  5, 12, 19, 26 and Thursday, March  7, 14, 21 and 28. 5:30–7 p.m. $10 per class.

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. 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. Every Tuesday. 7 p.m.

Phantoms visit the Poland Library, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Meet players from the Youngstown Phantoms hockey team when they visit the Poland Library for a special story time visit and meet and greet. All children who attend will receive a voucher to a March hockey game. This free event is for the whole family. 7 p.m.  Free.

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 Tuesday. 7-8:30 p.m.

music @ night

Lemon Grove. Tuesday Variety. 9:30 p.m.

Los Gallos/Boardman. Leanne Binder. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 6 

Weekly: Gentle Sunrise Yoga, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 9-10 a.m. $7.

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, Austintown branch, 600 S. Raccoon, Austintown; 330-792-6982 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. Held each Wednesday. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. Occurs Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27. 10 a.m. Free. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-758-1414 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636. Held each Wednesday. Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. Occurs Wednesday, Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27. 10 a.m. Free. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Canfield Branch, 43 W. Main St., Canfield; 330-533-5631 or for more information call the Main Library at 330-744-8636.  Held each Wednesday.  Featuring developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become a successful reader. Occurs Wednesday, Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20, 27.. 10 a.m. Free. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brillant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 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. Occurs March 6, 13, 20, 27. 11:30 a.m. Free.

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.

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. Occurs Wednesday, March 6, 13, 20 and 27. Noon–1 p.m. $10 per class.

Music at Noon: YSU Percussion Ensemble, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330- 941-3636. 12:15 p.m. Free.

Bi-Monthly: Widowers Group, Bereavement Resource Center, 3736 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. The group meets the first and third Wednesday. 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Stressercise Class: Low Impact Exercise For The Body and Mind, YWCA of Youngstown, 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown; visit http://www.stressercise.com to register. Call for more information. Occurs 5-6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. 5-6 p.m. $2.

Weekly: Warriors Inc. Chess Club, Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-783-3276. Anyone who wants to learn chess, help, or just play may come. The group is for those ages 12 and older, and it meets each Wednesday. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Monthly: Family Financial Education Services, Family Service Agency, 535 Marmion Ave., Youngstown; to register call 330-782-5664. A workshop for potential home buyers. Meets the first Wednesday. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Weekly: Zumba, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 5:45-6:45 p.m. $7.

Bimonthly: Girard Community Band, Girard High School, 31 N. Ward Ave., Girard; 330-539-1453. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join. Rehearsals are the first and third Wednesday. 7 p.m.

Weekly: Dance Lessons, Judy Conti Dance Studio, Wedgewood Plaza, Austintown; 330-727-6312 or 330-788-7474. Swing, cha-cha, and waltz lessons will be featured every Tuesday and Wednesday. 7-8 p.m. or 8-9 p.m. Call for admission information.

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, which are held every Wednesday. 7-9 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 a speaker. Held the first Wednesday. 7:30 p.m.

Weekly: Hot Yoga, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 7:30-8:45 p.m. $7.

Piloxing in the Park, Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. This unique program mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat-blasting and muscle-toning workout guaranteed to whip you into shape. Instructed by Angela Lubonovich. Bring a mat and water. Classes are held at Pioneer Pavilion. Call REC for information and registration. Occurs Wednesday, March 6, 27. 6-7 p.m. $32 all four sessions; or $10 per session.

Introduction to Genealogy, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. A basic introduction to genealogy research including book and computer sources. Participants will tour the genealogy collection and resources. Geared toward the beginner, but all are welcome. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online at the library’s events calendar. 6:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Ace’s. Dave Lynn and Jim DeCapua. Open mike.

Izzy’s. Bill Henceroth. Open stage. 8 p.m.

Lemon Grove. Lemonaoke. Karaoke with lower standards. 9 p.m.

Los Gallos/Boardman. Leanne Binder. 7 p.m.

Margherita’s. Daniel Shapira. 6 p.m.

Royal Oaks. Koebel. Open mike. 9 p.m.

Shotz Bar & Grille. Gary Markasky Project. 9 p.m.

Up a Creek. Todd Cutshaw. 7 p.m. Gary Pirrung. 10 p.m.

Thursday 7

Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit http://www.youngstownymca.org. Every Thursday. 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. Meets every Thursday for walking and socializing. 9:30-11:30 a.m.  Free.

Gotta Move Storytime, Public Library, various branches and times; 330-744-8636. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Library for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids: get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play. Austintown, 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7, 14, 21, 28; Canfield, 10 a.m., Thursday, March 7; Sebring, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 21. 10 a.m. Free.

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., 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. Occurs Tuesday, March  5, 12, 19, 26 and Thursday, March 7, 14, 21 and 28. 9:30–11 a.m. and 5:30–7 p.m. $10 per class.

Warriors Inc.: Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs, Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-783-3276. This is a weekly, state certified program that focuses on preventing drug use through fishing and aquatic resource education. 5-6 p.m.

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., 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. Occurs Tuesday, March 5, 12, 19, 26 and Thursday March  7, 14, 21 and 28. 9:30–11 a.m. and 5:30–7 p.m. $10 per class.

What the Heck is an LLC?, John J. McDonough Museum of Art, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-2337.  Have you heard of an LLC but had no idea what it really means?  How do business structures affect how an arts-based business can operate?  This session will address the basics of what the business structure of a Limited Liability Company (LLC) is, how to start one, and how it could be beneficial to artists like yourself.  The speaker will also explore other possible structures such as S Corp and 501(c)(3).  In addition, he will answer questions directly from artists considering starting an art-based business, but have little preparation or knowledge. Moderator: Cary Wecht, Ph.D., Associate Dean, YSU College of Fine and Performing Arts. Speaker: James S. Simon, Attorney, Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, LLP. Registration is required.  To register, go to <http://www.powerofthearts.org&gt;. Parking is available in the YSU MI Wick Avenue parking deck for $5. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free.

Midweek Dinner and Classes, Central Christian Church, 2051 E. Market St., Warren; 330-372-1676 or visit http://www.WarrenCentralCC.org. Held each Thursday. Enjoy dinner followed by a choice of classes:  Bible study, book discussion, computer lab, and more. 5:45-7:30 p.m.

Weekly: Bellifit, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 5:45-6:45 p.m. $7.

Bi-monthly: Canfield Widow/ers Group, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St., Canfield; for more information, an interview and registration, call Jane Peachey at the Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. Meets the first and third Thursday. 6-8 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.

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: Art, Conversation and Coffee, Metamorphosis Gallery, 2 State St., Struthers; 330-787-1994. Features an open gallery time every Thursday from 6:45-8:30 p.m. and Saturday 6:30-10 p.m. Bring your art or projects and join in with other people at the gallery space or just come for a cup of coffee and conversation. All ages. For more information, call Becky at 330 787-1994. Occurs on Thursday, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and Saturday, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 6:45-8:30 p.m. Free.

Bimonthly: Recovery, Inc., Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road; 330-747-1176. Self-help mental health group meets the first and third Thursday. 7 p.m.

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; held each Thursday. 7 p.m.

Weekly: Hot Yoga, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 7:30-8:45 p.m. $7.

music @ night

Çlark Bar. Open stage. Core features Bill Henceroth, Kenny Szenborn and Frank Weston, but others are invited to perform. Every Thursday. 8-11 p.m.

Izzy’s. John Reese Project. Jazz. 7 p.m.

Los Gallos/Boardman. Leanne Binder. 7 p.m.

Selah. Julius Veal. Jazz. 5 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. Open mike. 8 p.m.

Friday 8

Weekly: Sunrise Yoga Express, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 7-7:40 a.m. $7.

Carry Out Fish Fry, Lowellville Rod and Gun Club, 6225 Quarry Road, Lowellville;330-518-8707. Serving fresh ocean perch with their signature sauce. Also includes French fries and coleslaw. Lunch special: 11:30 until 1:30 p.m. $8. Full dinners 11:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. or until sold out. $15.

Monthly Pinochle Game, The Senior Citizens Center, E. 4th Street, East Liverpool; 330-385-4732. The public is invited to attend. Games are held the second Friday. 1-3 p.m. Free.

Free Income Tax Preparation: VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program, MYCAP Offices, 1325 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown; call Francine Jeffries at 330-747-7921, extension 1738. Volunteers provide free tax preparation to eligible taxpayers, which include low-to-moderate income individuals, families and senior citizens. To be eligible, individuals and families should have earned a gross income of $51,000 or less in 2012. The income includes all sources, including wages, interest, dividends, royalties, odd jobs, or any other income. Sessions occur from 5-7:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 4, 11, 18); 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (March 5, 12 and 19); 5-9 p.m. on Fridays (March 1, 15); and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays (March 9, 23). 5-9 p.m. Call for more information. Free.

The Shadow Box, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. Website: http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. The Playhouse will present Michael Christopher’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama over two weekends. Christopher Fidram will direct. The show runs March 1-2, 8-9. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $22 (adults), $19 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

The Little Mermaid, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. New Castle Playhouse’s Youth Theatre Musical will stage the Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from March 8-17. The play concerns the Ariel, an independent mermaid princess, who falls in love with Prince Eric on dry land and must deal with the consequences of her actions. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees occur at 2 p.m. $15, $12, $10.

music @ night

Cedars/West End. Habitual Pizza Overlord, Andy Powder and the Drifts, Northern Beaches, White Buffalo Woman. 10 p.m.

Fifth Season. Ed Gorse. Acoustic. 6 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and Point Five. Jazz. 6 p.m.

Irish Bob’s. Gary Markasky Project. 9 pm.

Mastropietro Winery. Morgan Murphy. 60s, 70s. 7 p.m.

Saturday 9

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. To register, call 330.744.8636 and ask for the Information Services department or register online at http://www.libraryvisit.org/programs.aspx using the events calendar. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Stressercise Class: Low Impact Exercise For The Body and Mind, YWCA of Youngstown, 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown; visit http://www.stressercise.com to register. Call for more information. Occurs 5-6 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturdays. 9:30-10:30 a.m. $2.

Get Connected With Your eReader @ the Library, Public Library, various branches; 330-744-8636. Bring your eReader to the Library and learn how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on its website. Space is limited. Call and ask for the branch by name to register. Austintown, 10-11 a.m., Saturday, March 9; Poland, 10-11 a.m., Saturday, March 9; Poland, 6-7 p.m., Monday, March 18; Springfield, 3-4 p.m., Saturday, March 9.  10 a.m. Free.

Easy Street’s March Madness Musical Workshops, Easy Street Studio, 865 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-8555. Classes will feature songs, dances and scenes from several different Little Rascal productions currently being considered for the stage including Disney’s “Aladdin,” “Alice in Wonderland,” “Willy Wonka,” “The Little Mermaid,” and “The Wizard of Oz.” Workshops are for children 4 and up and are for beginners as well as the more advanced. Call for more information. Features three Saturday classes on March 9, 16, and 23. Ages levels: 4-6, 7-9, 10 through teen. 2-3:30 p.m. $50.

Weekly: Free Tax Return Assistance Preparation, Williamson Hall, 221 N. Hazel St. (between Rayen Avenue and Wood Street), YSU, Youngstown;  330-941-3084. Trained YSU business students and professional volunteers will offer free income tax preparation from Saturday, Feb. 2 and at designated days and times until Saturday, April 13. Taxpayers should bring wage and earnings statements (Form W-2) from all employers, interest statements from banks (Forms 1099), a copy of last year’s tax return if available, and other relevant information about income and expenses.  Walk-ins are welcome. If you would like to set up an appointment or to receive additional information, call the Lariccia School of Accounting & Finance at the Williamson College of Business Administration at 330-941-3084.  Sessions occur from10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays (March 2, 9, 23, 30 and April 13. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Support Meeting, Canfield Christian Church, 123 South Broad St., Canfield; 330-533-2246. This meeting is for adults with aging parents and it meets the second Saturday. 11 a.m.

Functional Boot Camp, MetroParks Farm, Canfield, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Kick start your workout with a jam packed hour of head-to-toe fitness! This boot camp consists of drills that benefit the beginner exerciser to the advanced athlete with special focus on functional movements. Instructed by JoAnne Maloney. Call REC for information and registration. 10-11 a.m. $10.

Weekly: Zumba Classes, Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Fred Astaire offers a Zumba class at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at noon on Saturdays. The fees is $8 per class or discounts with class card. The center offers a special half-off price for the first class. Call for more information. Noon. $8.

Discovering Buddhism – Module Two: How To Meditate, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; http://manjushristudygroup.blogspot.com. Participants will learn basic meditation techniques. It also includes the definition and purpose of meditation, how to sit properly, how to set up a meditation session, the different types of meditation techniques one may employ, and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to meditation. It is appropriate for beginners and does not assume that those who come for this course know anything at all about Buddhism. This course includes audio recordings, guided meditations, readings and discussion questions. Sessions occur on Saturday, March 2, 9, and 16. 3-5 p.m. $10 per session or $5 if you are a student or laid off.

The Shadow Box, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. Website: http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. The Playhouse will present Michael Christopher’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama over two weekends. Christopher Fidram will direct. The show runs March 1-2, 8-9. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $22 (adults), $19 (seniors and students), $10 (children).

The Little Mermaid, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. New Castle Playhouse’s Youth Theatre Musical will stage the Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from March 8-17. The play concerns the Ariel, an independent mermaid princess, who falls in love with Prince Eric on dry land and must deal with the consequences of her actions. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees occur at 2 p.m. $15, $12, $10.

music @ night

Bill’s Place. Hubcap Hunter. 9 p.m.

Cedars/West End. Strength of Strings. Youngstown Acoustic Acts. 10 p.m.

Dooney’s. Gary Markasky Project. Rock, singer/songwriter. 9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Al Spencer Trio. Jazz. 6 p.m.

Hippodrome. Frank Castellano. Singer/songwriter. Jazz. 7 p.m.

Izzy’s. Mr. Lucky. 9 p.m.

Lemon Grove. Numbers Band. Originals. 8 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Mid-Life Crisis. Pop, folk, jazz. 7 p.m.

Margherita’s. Richard Boston. 7 p.m.

Mocha House. Davis and McKay. 7:30-10-30 p.m.

Up a Creek. G Force. Rock. 9 p.m.

Sunday 10

Monthly: Hubbard Historical Society Tour, 27 Hager St., Hubbard. The museum is open to the public the second Sunday of each month. 2-5 p.m.

The Little Mermaid, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. New Castle Playhouse’s Youth Theatre Musical will stage the Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from March 8-17. The play concerns the Ariel, an independent mermaid princess, who falls in love with Prince Eric on dry land and must deal with the consequences of her actions. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees occur at 2 p.m. 2 p.m. $15, $12, $10.

Zumba for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Kathi’s Dance & Gym Center 10825 Springfield Road, Poland; call Jami Byler at 330-540-5420 for information. Feaures four Zumba Instructors.  All proceeds go to the children of St. Jude’s. 3-4 p.m.

Monday 11

Monthly: Mothers of Preschoolers, First Christian Church, 1151 E. Sixth St., Salem; for more information call Amy Zimmerman at 330-337-0939. A support group for any woman with children around the kindergarten age or younger. Speakers and crafts usually alternate. Childcare is available for preschoolers. Meets the second Monday.  9:15-11:15 a.m.

Lunch Time Zumba, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. Noon-1 p.m. $7.

Free Tax Return Assistance Preparation, Williamson Hall, 221 N. Hazel St. (between Rayen Avenue and Wood Street), YSU, Youngstown;  330-941-3084. Trained YSU business students and professional volunteers will offer free income tax preparation on designated days and times until Saturday, April 13. Taxpayers should bring wage and earnings statements (Form W-2) from all employers, interest statements from banks (Forms 1099), a copy of last year’s tax return if available, and other relevant information about income and expenses.  Walk-ins are welcome. If you would like to set up an appointment or to receive additional information, call the Lariccia School of Accounting & Finance at the Williamson College of Business Administration at 330-941-3084.  Sessions occur from10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays (March 2, 9, 23, 30 and April 13.. 3:30-6 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 12

Sunrise Yoga Express, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 7-7:40 a.m. $7.

Monthly: Low Vision Support Group, Park Vista Retirement Community, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; to RSVP call 330-746-2944, ext. 1551. Held the second Tuesday. 10 a.m.

Monthly: Wellness Clinic, Grace Lutheran Church, 162 South Raccoon Road, Austintown; for more information call Beth Stricko at 330-530-4038, ext. 2031 or e-mail bstrick@shepherdofthevalley.com. The meeting, held by Shepherd of the Valley Home Health, will be held the second Tuesday. Information about diabetes and glucose testing will be provided. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Lego My Library, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Kids, age 6 and up, will meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For school-age children. 6-7 p.m,  Free.

Holiday Family Story Time, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for stories, games, and crafts as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. For children of all ages. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Holiday Family Story Time, Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. St. Patrick’s Day stories, magic tricks and crafts. Fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Main, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Holiday Family Story Time, Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. St. Patrick’s Day stories, magic tricks and crafts. Fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Youngstown PFLAG Meeting, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696 or email youngstownpflag@aol.com. Every second Tuesday of the month. 6:30-8:30 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.

Monthly: La Leche League, Columbiana County WIC office, 7876 Lincole Place, Lisbon; 330-427-2155. All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. Meets the second Tuesday. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 13

Spring Landscape Clinic, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Mahoning Valley Landscape & Nursery Association, Mill Creek MetroParks, and OSU Extension Mahoning County will sponsor this spring horticulture clinic at Fellows Riverside Gardens. The topics will focus on innovative ideas for the green industry. Vendors will display current service products. Call 330-398-7710 for details or visit website for speaker and registration information http://www.mvlna.org. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Weekly: Lenten Breakfasts, Canfield Christian Church, 123 S Broad St., Canfield; 330-533-2246. Canfield Christian will host weekly Lentend breakfasts on Wednedays, beginning on Ash Wednesday (today) and continuing through March 27.  Each breakfast is free, and a free-will donation will be accepted. 6:30-9:30 a.m. Free.

Second Duct Tape Fund-Raiser, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-740-6086. Today’s duct tape fund-raiser was organized by the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) in memory of Brandy Stevens-Rosine. As part of the fund-raiser, Dean Stevens, cousin of Brandy, will be duct-taped to the wall at Boardman Library. Donors can purchase strips of duct tape to contribute to the event. (The cost is an arm’s length of tape for $4 or three arms lengths for $10.) General donations also will be accepted. Teens will be accepting donation from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 and 9 and from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 at the Boardman Library.  Proceeds will benefit a Teen Collection of Library materials at the Boardman Library in memory of Brandy. For information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. Schedule: 7 p.m.

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. This monthly series will focus on books from the New York Time’s best seller list. Meets the second Wednesday. 6:30-8 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.

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.

music @ night

Ace’s. Dave Lynn/Jimmy DeCapua. Jam. 8:30 p.m.

Izzy’s. Bill Henceroth. Open mike. 8 p.m.

Los Gallos/Boardman. Leanne Binder. 7 p.m.

Royal Oaks.  Koebel. Open mike. 9 p.m.

Shotz Bar & Grille. Gary Markasky Project. 9 p.m.

Up a Creek. Todd Cutshaw. 7 p.m. Gary Pirrung. 10 p.m.

Thursday 14

Monthly: Mahoning Valley Professional 20/30 Club Individual Committee Meeting, Peaberry’s, 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield; for information, e-mail social@mvp2030club.org. The group meets the second Thursday. 5:30 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.

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. The organization meets the second Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m.

Bi-Monthly: 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. The program runs the second and fourth Thursday. Dances are open to the public of all ages. 8-11 p.m. Free.

Yellow Creek Park Winter Concert, Yellow Creek Park, Struthers. Al Ray Combo. 7 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Çlark Bar. Open mike. Core band features Bill Henceroth, Kenny Szenborn and Frank Weston, but others are invited to perform. 8-11 p.m.

Izzy’s. Storming Norman Shaw. 7 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Open mike night. 8 p.m..

Friday 15

Weekly: Sunrise Yoga Express, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 7-7:40 a.m. $7.

Twice-Monthly: A Loose Knit Group, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Enjoy the view from the Antonucci Library as you help to “Warm Up America,” with other crafters making afghans and other projects to donate locally. All helping hands are welcome, both experienced and anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs March 1 and 15.  10 a.m.–noon. Free.

Monthly: Euchre Game, The Senior Citizens Center, E. 4th Street, East Liverpool; 330-385-4732. The public is invited to attend. Games are held the third Friday. 1-3 p.m. Free.

Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. Salem Community Theatre’s Youth Theatre will present “Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical” March 15-24 . Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees (March 17 and 24) begin at 2 p.m.  8 p.m. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

The Little Mermaid, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. New Castle Playhouse’s Youth Theatre Musical will stage the Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from March 8-17. The play concerns the Ariel, an independent mermaid princess, who falls in love with Prince Eric on dry land and must deal with the consequences of her actions. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees occur at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $15, $12, $10.

music @ night

Cedars. Five Elements, Captain Brasky. 10 p.m.

Downtown Coffee Cafe. Crossroad Blues Band. Blues. 8-11 p.m.

Izzy’s. Breeze Way. 7 p.m.

Lemon Grove. The Kickaways, Automatons, Class A Bandits. 10 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Danes-Sylvester. Folk, light rock. 7 p.m.

Saturday 16

Weekly: Free Tax Return Assistance Preparation, Williamson Hall, 221 N. Hazel St. (between Rayen Avenue and Wood Street), YSU, Youngstown;  330-941-3084. Trained YSU business students and professional volunteers will offer free income tax preparation from Saturday, Feb 2 and at designated days and times until Saturday, April 13. Taxpayers should bring wage and earnings statements (Form W-2) from all employers, interest statements from banks (Forms 1099), a copy of last year’s tax return if available, and other relevant information about income and expenses.  Walk-ins are welcome. If you would like to set up an appointment or to receive additional information, call the Lariccia School of Accounting & Finance at the Williamson College of Business Administration at 330-941-3084.  Sessions occur from10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays (March 2, 9, 23, 30 and April 13. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Family History Workshops, 151 W. Wood St., Youngstown;  for more information or to make reservations, call 330-941-1314 or 330-941-1433. Do you want to know more about your family history? Where they came from? How they got here? What they did once they arrived? If these and other such questions intrigue you, the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor is sponsoring two workshops  today that may help provide the answers.  “Capturing Your Family’s Oral History,” presented by Donna DeBlasio, YSU professor of history, will help participants plan and record oral history stories of family members and friends. “Your Immigrant Ancestors,” presented by DeBlasio and Martha Pallante, YSU professors of history, will look at the ethnic neighborhoods that shaped the community and continue to do so decades later. 10 a.m. (DeBlasio), 1 p.m. (Pallante)$10.

Royal Family Kids Camp Fund-Raiser: Cornhole Tournament and Benefit for Underprivileged Children, Witherspoon Rooms, McKelvey Campus Center, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; bethpears@comcast.net  or visit http://www.royalfamilykids.org. Westminster College’s Drinko Center for Experiential Learning is sponsoring a cornhole tournament to benefit the Royal Family Kids Camp (RFKC) of Lawrence County. RFKC is a week-long camp for children from Lawrence County between the ages of 7-11 who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. During their week at the camp the children participated in fun-filled activities such as swimming, fishing, rock wall climbing and canoeing. Students and community members of any age are welcome to participate in the tournament. A gift basket raffle and refreshments will be provided. Teams will be placed in a division based on the age of participants. Mixed age teams are also welcome. Teams that place first through third will receive trophies. Visit http://www.westminster.edu/drinko for more information about the Drinko Center and to register for the tournament. A registration form with the $10 fee, per team, is due by March 1. To learn more about RFKC or how you can get involved email Beth Pears, director of Lawrence County RFCK, at bethpears@comcast.net  or visit http://www.royalfamilykids.org. 2 p.m.

Discovering Buddhism – Module Two: How To Meditate, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; http://manjushristudygroup.blogspot.com. Participants will learn basic meditation techniques. It also includes the definition and purpose of meditation, how to sit properly, how to set up a meditation session, the different types of meditation techniques one may employ, and how to recognize and deal with obstacles to meditation. It is appropriate for beginners and does not assume that those who come for this course know anything at all about Buddhism. This course includes audio recordings, guided meditations, readings and discussion questions. Sessions occur on Saturday, March 2, 9, and 16. 3-5 p.m. $10 per session or $5 if you are a student or laid off.

Monthly:  Coast to Coast AM Study Group of Austintown, Denny’s Restaurant, 4927 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-781-0030. Topics for discussion include spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health, and the paranormal. Meetings include speakers and topics featured on past shows. Meets the third Saturday. 7 p.m. Free.

The Little Mermaid, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. New Castle Playhouse’s Youth Theatre Musical will stage the Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from March 8-17. The play concerns the Ariel, an independent mermaid princess, who falls in love with Prince Eric on dry land and must deal with the consequences of her actions. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees occur at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $15, $12, $10.

Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. Salem Community Theatre’s Youth Theatre will present “Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical” March 15-24 . Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees (March 17 and 24) begin at 2 p.m.  8 p.m. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

music @ night

Backyard Bar and Grille. Ginny and the Jettz. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Cedars/West End. Third Class, The Regrettes, Wayne Beck. 10 p.m.

Faces. Fetish. Rock. 10 p.m.

Halliday’s Winery. Jim Golen. Acoustic. 7-10 p.m.

Izzy’s. Driving Force. 9 p.m.

Little Wing Cafe. Gary Markasky Project. Rock, singer/songwriter. 9 p.m.

Lemon Grove. Midlife Chryslers (featuring Michael Stanley and Marc Lee). 9:30 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. John Tumbri. Finger-style blues and slide guitar. 7 p.m.

Mocha House. Take II. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Sunday 17

Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. Salem Community Theatre’s Youth Theatre will present “Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical” March 15-24 . Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees (March 17 and 24) begin at 2 p.m. 2 p.m. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

The Little Mermaid, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. New Castle Playhouse’s Youth Theatre Musical will stage the Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” from March 8-17. The play concerns the Ariel, an independent mermaid princess, who falls in love with Prince Eric on dry land and must deal with the consequences of her actions. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees occur at 2 p.m. $15, $12, $10.

Monthly: Irish Music, Quinlan’s Irish Pub, 5154 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; for more information call 330-757-9057 or 330-349-4500. Irish music enthusiasts from the area get together every third Sunday to play traditional Irish tunes. The event is open to the public. 6-8 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Backyard Bar & Grill. Timmy and the Link. 6 p.m.

Cedars/West End. Planet Pluto Presents St. Patrick’s Day. 10 p.m.

Monday 18

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. The group focuses on one grief topic a  year, and it meets the third Monday. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Lunch Time Zumba, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. Noon-1 p.m. $7.

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 on the third Monday. 6:30 p.m.

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. Ask for the Canfield Library. For school-age children. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting, St. Charles Church, 7325 Westview, Boardman; for more information call Janet at 330-758-6366. Meets on the third Monday. 7 p.m.

Twice-Monthly: Youngstown Camera Club, Christ’s Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-793-8316. Youngstown Camera Club meetings are open to anyone interested in digital photography. Meetings occur the first and third Monday of the month. Interested people can find the latest information on the club’s website: http://ycc.photoforge.org. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 19

Sunrise Yoga Express, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 7-7:40 a.m. $7.

Howland Happy Stitchers, Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles-Cortland Road, Warren; for more information call Margaret at 330-847-9813 or Jane at 330-638-2916. Meets the third Tuesday. 10 a.m.

Prayer Shawl Ministry, The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield; for information visit http://www.theursulinecenter.org or call Eileen Novotny at 330-533-3831. Meets the third Tuesday and third Wednesday. 10:30 a.m.-noon (Tuesday), 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesday).

Hospice of the Valley’s Craft and Chat, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180.  Establishing a “new normal” requires being social and meeting new friends. Meets the third Tuesday. 1-3 p.m.

BIC – SCORE @ the Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask questions on any business topic. SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in partnership with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will have two volunteers in the Business and Investment Center (BIC) of Main Library to provide advice and answer questions. SCORE counselors will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Information Services Department’s Business and Investment Center, located on the second floor of the Main, 305 Wick Ave. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, please call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. Occurs 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 5 and 19. 5:30 p.m. Free.

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

Monthly: Mahoning County Computer Club, Canfield Presbyterian Church, 104 Main St., Canfield; for more information call 330-757-9854 or 330-799-1676. Many computer related subjects are discussed. Visitors are welcome. Every third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

Monthly: RTS Bereavement Support Group, Beeghly Medical Park, Community Learning Center, 6505 Market St., Youngstown; 330-884-2911. The group is for people who are dealing with grief from miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Meets the third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday 20

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.

Music at Noon: Music Theater, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330- 941-3636. 12:15 p.m. Free.

Kids’ Club: Peep Art, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Calling all budding artists, engineers, architects and foodies! Join the Library for “Peep Art” @ your library. They’ll have marshmallow peeps and rabbits, along with other assorted marshmallows for you to build structures and sculptures. For children in grades K-6.  4 p.m. Free.

Race into Reading with Race Day at the Library, Public Library, Brownlee Woods Branch, 4010 Sheridan Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Children in K-6th grade are invited to use everyday materials to design race tracks and then put them to the test using small cars. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to attend. For school-age children. 4 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Prayer Shawl Ministry, The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield; for information visit http://www.theursulinecenter.org or call Eileen Novotny at 330-533-3831. The third Tuesday and third Wednesday. 10:30 a.m.-noon (Tuesday), 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesday). 6:30 p.m. Free.

Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn to navigate and use the wide range of resources available on the Foundation Center’s newest website, GrantSpace.org. To register, call 330.744.8636 and ask for the Information Services department or register online at http://www.libraryvisit.org/programs.aspx using the events calendar. 6:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Ace’s. Dave Lynn/Jim DeCapua. Open mike. 8 p.m.

Los Gallos/Boardman. Leanne Binder. 7 p.m.

Royal Oaks. Koebel. Open mike. 9 p.m.

Shotz Bar & Grille. Gary Markasky Project. Singer/songwriter, rock. 9 p.m.

Up a Creek. Todd Cutshaw. 7 p.m. Gary Pirrung. 10 p.m.

Thursday 21

Monthly: Austintown Stitch and Share, Humanity House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown; for more information call Pam at 330-533-7445.  Meets the third Thursday. 10 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 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. 10 a.m. Free.

Monthly: The Mahoning Valley Rose Society Meeting, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The society meets every third Thursday. Various programs will include: back to basics of growing roses, rose arranging, garden tours, speakers, slide presentations and more. 6:30 p.m.

Monthly: Romance Readers’ Book Club, McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-652-1704, ext. 205. The group meets every third Thursday and is for those who love to read romance novels. 6:30 p.m.

Weekly: Standing in the Gap Religious Meeting, Room 204, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit http://www.youngstownymca.org. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr. Every Thursday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Celebrate the Arts!, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for the 10th annual “Celebration of the Arts” at the Boardman Library. Enjoy artwork by Boardman area students in grades K-6. Join the Library for the opening night kickoff on March 21 from 6:30-8 p.m. Musical interludes provided by the St. Charles Children’s Choir under the direction of Mrs. Laura Kotheimer, beginning at 7 p.m. 6:30-8 p.m., Thurs., March 21. Artwork on display at Boardman during Library hours, March 21-29. 6:30-8 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Angelic Support, Davis Family YMCA, Conference Room, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman. The support group is for those with acute or chronic health concerns as well as their family and friends. The group meets the third Thursday. 7-9 p.m.

Bi-monthly: Recovery, Inc., Christ Church Presbyterian Church, 1933 Canfield Road; 330-747-1176. Self-help mental health group. Meets the first and third Thursday. 7 p.m.

Relay For Life Night Out With Phantoms Hockey Fundraiser, Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., downtown Youngstown; 330-746-5175 or call in credit card order to 330 747-7825. For each ticket sold, $4 goes back to Relay For Life. Tickets need to be ordered by March 18. Fax order form to 330 746-5175 or call in credit card order to 330 747-7825. Order forms can be found at Relayforlife.org/Youngstown. 7:15 p.m.

music @ night

Çlark Bar. Open mike. Core band features Bill Henceroth, Kenny Szenborn and Frank Weston, but others are invited to perform. Every Thursday. 8-11 p.m.

Izzy’s. John Reese Project. Jazz. 7:30 p.m.

Station Square. Jim Moran. Acoustic. 7 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. Open mike. 8 p.m.

Friday 22

Weekly: Sunrise Yoga Express, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 7-7:40 a.m. $7.

Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. Salem Community Theatre’s Youth Theatre will present “Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical” March 15-24 . Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees (March 17 and 24) begin at 2 p.m.  8 p.m. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

The Earth Trembled, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. Top Hat Productions will stage the passion play “The Earth Trembled” on March 22-24, 29-30. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

music @ night

Cedars/West End. Smoke Signals, Knowledge Dropout, Braille. 10 p.m.

Crickets. Wet Lemon. Rock. 10 p.m.

Izzy’s. Breeze Way. 7 p.m.

Lemon Grove. The Van Allen Belt, Parallels and Lies, Modern Life. 9:30 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Davis and Henner. Acoustic rock. 7 p.m.

McMenamy’s. The Sensations. Oldies. 9 p.m.

Saturday 23 

Weekly: Free Tax Return Assistance Preparation, Williamson Hall, 221 N. Hazel St. (between Rayen Avenue and Wood Street), YSU, Youngstown;  330-941-3084. Trained YSU business students and professional volunteers will offer free income tax preparation from Saturday, Feb. 2 and at designated days and times until Saturday, April 13. Taxpayers should bring wage and earnings statements (Form W-2) from all employers, interest statements from banks (Forms 1099), a copy of last year’s tax return if available, and other relevant information about income and expenses.  Walk-ins are welcome. If you would like to set up an appointment or to receive additional information, call the Lariccia School of Accounting & Finance at the Williamson College of Business Administration at 330-941-3084. Sessions occur from10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays (March 2, 9, 23, 30 and April 13. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

RCIA Retreat Day: We Are Companions on the Journey, Villa Maria Community Center, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724.964.8886 or http://www.villaprograms.org. Ardath Blake, HM, will present. RCIA Groups from various parishes are invited to share in focusing on the theme “We are Companions on the Journey.” The day will include presentations, time for personal reflection, sharing between sponsor and the elect and/or candidate, and a closing prayer service. Registration required. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $22 per person (1-5 participants) ; $20 per person (6-10 participants); $18 per person (11+ participants).

Free Income Tax Preparation: VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program, MYCAP Offices, 1325 Fifth Avenue, Youngstown; call Francine Jeffries at 330-747-7921, extension 1738. Volunteers provide free tax preparation to eligible taxpayers, which include low-to-moderate income individuals, families and senior citizens. To be eligible, individuals and families should have earned a gross income of $51,000 or less in 2012. The income includes all sources, including wages, interest, dividends, royalties, odd jobs, or any other income. Sessions occur from 5-7:30 p.m. on Mondays (March 4, 11, 18); 5-7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays (March 5, 12 and 19); 5-9 p.m. on Fridays (March 1, 15); and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays (March 9, 23). 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call for more information. Free.

Annual: Easter Eggstravaganza, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance to kick off the fun at this annual event where children ages 2 -10 may join in the mad scramble for candy and toys. Be sure to arrive early enough to find your child’s age group area before the start. Held snow, rain or shine at the Wick Recreation Area. 11:30 a.m. sharp. Free.

Monthly: All Families Matter, Mahoning Valley Pride Center, 1523 Poland Ave., Youngstown; for more information visit http://www.allfamiliesmatter.org. Parenting group occurs every fourth Saturday. 2-5 p.m.

Fundraiser: Wine, Cheese, Chocolate, Treez, Firt Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St. (at Illinois Avenue), Youngstown;  Tonight’s fund-raiser will support Trees Pleez’s reforestation efforts in the city of Youngstown. Features hors d’ouevres,  a selection of organic and sustainably produced wines, a blind taste test of 10 chocolate, live music and auctions. 7-10 p.m. $25 (adults), $10 (students with I.D.)

Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. Salem Community Theatre’s Youth Theatre will present “Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical” March 15-24 . Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees (March 17 and 24) begin at 2 p.m.  8 p.m. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

The Earth Trembled, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. Top Hat Productions will stage the passion play “The Earth Trembled” on March 22-24, 29-30. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

music @ night

B&O Station. Gary Markasky Project. Singer/songwriter. Rock. 9 p.m.

Backyard Bar and Grill. Following June. 9 p.m.

Cedars/West End. Johnny Locomotive, The Bedspins, Moons of Saturn. 10 p.m.

Fireplace. The Sensations. Oldies. 9 p.m.

Green Eagle Winery. Take II. Oldies. 7 p.m.

Izzy’s. Double Shot. 8 p.m.

Margherita’s. Joe Fritz. Acoustic. 7 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Uncharted Course. Variety. 7 p.m.

Mocha House. Jay Wonders. 7:30-10-30 p.m.

Sunday 24

Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical, Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. Salem Community Theatre’s Youth Theatre will present “Willy Wonka Jr. … The Musical” March 15-24 . Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees (March 17 and 24) begin at 2 p.m.  2 p.m. $14 (adults), $10 (seniors), $8 (students 17 and under).

The Earth Trembled, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. Top Hat Productions will stage the passion play “The Earth Trembled” on March 22-24, 29-30. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

Monday 25

Lunch Time Zumba, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. Noon-1 p.m. $7.

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

Tuesday 26

Sunrise Yoga Express, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 7-7:40 a.m. $7.

Weekly: Job Training Information, Mahoning Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-782-0978. A representative from Senior Employment Center will be on hand. Every Tuesday. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Preschool Storytime, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme for children ages 3-5. Held each Tuesday and Thursday. 1 p.m. (Tuesday), 6:30 p.m. (Thursday).

Family Story Time: Spring has Sprung!, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Spring books, crafts, and more for the whole family. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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: Dance Lessons, Judy Conti Dance Studio, Wedgewood Plaza, Austintown; 330-727-6312 or 330-788-7474. Swing, cha-cha, and waltz lessons will be featured every Tuesday and Wednesday. 7-8 p.m. or 8-9 p.m. Call for admission information.

Weekly: Valley Bible Study, St. Brendan Parish, Room 103, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown; for more information call Joan Lawson at 330-792-3875 or Jim Merhaut at 330-743-2308. The group meets each Tuesday. 7-8:30 p.m.

Weekly: Stephen Foster Chorus, SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren; for more information call Jerry at 330-652-5739. If you enjoy singing you are welcome to walk in and join the chorus, which meets each Tuesday. 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday 27 

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. Meets each Wednesday. 9:30-11 a.m.

Music at Noon: Jazz Combos, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330- 941-3636. 12:15 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Dance Lessons, Judy Conti Dance Studio, Wedgewood Plaza, Austintown; 330-727-6312 or 330-788-7474. Swing, cha-cha, and waltz lessons will be featured every Tuesday and Wednesday. 7-8 p.m. or 8-9 p.m. Call for admission information.

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.

music @ night

Ace’s. Dave Lynn and Jim DeCapua. Open stage. 8 p.m.

Izzy’s. Bell Henceroth. Open stage. 8 p.m.

Los Gallos/Boardman. Leanne Binder. 7 p.m.

Royal Oaks. Koebel. Open stage. 9 p.m.

Up a Creek. Todd Cutshaw. 7 p.m.  Gary Pirrung. 10 p.m.

Thursday 28

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.

Homeschool Brunch Bunch, Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers can join the Library for a reading and discussion of the book “Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives,” by Gene Barretta followed by extension activities. Additional resources will be available to check out for further exploration and self-study. Bring a sack lunch if you wish. Juice and snack will be provided. For elementary-school children. 11 a.m. Free.

Federal Funding …The Good, Bad & More Ugly,  Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks. 123 McKinley Ave, Youngstown; For more information about this upcoming program, contact Laura McCaskey at 330-941-1870 or LJMcCaskey@ysu.edu. Presented by Joe Caruso and Sarah Lown.  As typical funding sources seem to be shrinking, more and more organizations seek to diversify their funding by adding new sources of income. However, be warned, not all funding sources are created equal. When it comes to federal funding, do you really know what you are getting into? A common pitfall for an organization is to secure federal funding and then no longer be able to provide the intended services to its clientele because all the organization’s time is spent in simply keeping up with stringent reporting. The issue of federal funding is incredibly complex, from finding it and securing it; to spending it and maintaining it for the future – plus, there are the formidable challenges of dealing with the federal government, where the cliché of endless red tape is all too accurate.  Reservations are required. 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  $15, $25, $10 .

Weekly: 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.

Midweek Dinner and Classes, Central Christian Church, 2051 E. Market St., Warren; 330-372-1676 or visit http://www.WarrenCentralCC.org. Enjoy dinner followed by a choice of classes:  Bible study, book discussion, computer lab, and more. Every Thursday. 5:45-7:30 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; held each Thursday. 7 p.m.

music @ night

Çlark Bar. Open mike. Core band features Bill Henceroth, Kenny Szenborn and Frank Weston, but others are invited to perform. Every Thursday. 8-11 p.m.

Izzy’s. Stormin’ Norman Shaw. 7 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. Open stage. 8 p.m.

Friday 29

Breakfast Botany: Cherry Tree, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Start your morning with a brisk garden walk. Return to the Garden Café to enjoy a light breakfast and learn more about the cherry tree. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 8:30-10 a.m. $7 R, $9 NR.

The Earth Trembled, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. Top Hat Productions will stage the passion play “The Earth Trembled” on March 22-24, 29-30. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

music @ night

Cedars/West End. Jenny Magazine Benefit Show. 10 p.m.

Izzy’s. Breeze Way. 7 p.m.

Lemon Grove. Astro[not] release show. 7 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Ramon Landicho. Acoustic. 7 p.m

Raiders Backyard Tavern. Matt Boser. Open stage. 9 p.m.

Saturday 30

The Earth Trembled, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. Top Hat Productions will stage the passion play “The Earth Trembled” on March 22-24, 29-30. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Donations will be accepted.

music @ night

Ballbusters. Sums Divide. 9 p.m.

Casa Ramirez. The Sensations. Oldies. 9 p.m.

Cedars/West End. Bat Lion. 10 p.m.

Izzy’s. Save Yourself. 8 p.m.

Lemon Grove. Better Letters with Braille, 45 Spider.

Margherita’s. Richard Boston. Acoustic. 7 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Doug and Dave. Acoustic. 7 p.m.

Mocha House. Take II. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

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