Calendar (Week 2) April 8-14

Monday 8

Single Ticket Sales Kickoff: Mahoning Valley Scrappers; visit http://www.mvscrappers.com or call 330-505-0000. Tickets will be available at the Eastwood Field Box Office, online at http://www.mvscrappers.com or by calling 330-505-0000. The Scrappers are marking their 15th season. The team opens the season at Eastwood Field on Monday, June 17. The team is the short season Single A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians and play all home games at Eastwood Field.  Notable alumni include C.C. Sabathia, Vinnie Pestano, Jason Kipnis, and Victor Martinez. Ticket prices range from $7 to $11. Call for more information.

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.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books (6-23 months), Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. For babies 6-23 months.  Join the Library for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be with an adult. 10 a.m. Free.

Lunch Time Zumba, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402. Noon-1 p.m. $7.

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.

Appy Hour for Adults, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. What’s an app? What apps are right for me? Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will help you connect to your library, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a great new recipe, or find great music to listen to on your walk. Registration recommended. Ask for Public Library, Poland Branch. 6-7 p.m. Free.

Pilates Basics Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Work on toning and shaping with Certified Fitness Trainer Angela Lubonovich. Core strength, alignment, and breathing are emphasized as the group moves with awareness to develop a long and lean physique. Bring a mat and water.  Call for information. Occurs on Monday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per session.

ACT/SAT Math Help, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. The Canfield branch is hosting a FREE. ACT/SAT math review program. A YSU mathematics professor will review some test material and answer your tough math questions. Space is limited and sign-up is required. For teens in grades 7-12. 6:30 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.

Jazz Ensemble 1, Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU, Youngstown;  for more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636.  The concert celebrates the first recording by the Youngstown Jazz Collective and will feature music by YSU students Rob Chase, Kevin Snyder, Mark Higgins, Jim Weltman, and Clay Colley.  The collective is a non-profit student organization dedicated to advancing jazz and new music in the greater Youngstown area. Parking is available in the M1 Wick Avenue parking deck for a small fee. 8 p.m. Free.

Spring Choral Concert: Humanity and Deity In Choral Music, St. Columba Cathedral, Elm at Wood Street, Youngstown;  for additional information, contact the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636. The concert will feature the YSU Dana Chorale, University Chorus, and the Symphonic Choir.  The program under the baton of Dr. Hae-Jong Lee will be accompanied by a select chamber orchestra, brass quartet and organ (Kathryn Miller).  It will also feature several vocal soloists. The Dana Chorale will open the program from the balcony with two very contrasting motets by Anton Bruckner.  The opening piece, “Ecce sacerdos” (Behold a great priest) is a more dramatic one accompanied by three trombones and organ.  The second motet, “Tota pulchra es” (Thou art all fair) is a much more meditative one. The University Chorus will take over the concert with two selections.  “Children’s Letter to God” by G. M. Shearer will be the first.  It presents five short consecutive songs, which are based on texts children may write to God.  The Chorus will continue to perform a medley of “Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber.  As the Dana Chorale takes the stage again, they will present two more songs.  The first will be “Take it from Figure ‘O’. This song is a vocal arrangement of the overture to Mozart’s opera “Marriage of Figaro.”  The added comical texts will provide plenty of smiles to the audience.  The next selection by the Dana Chorale is “An Irish Airman” by Jonny Priano.  Jonny Priano is a graduate conducting student of the Dana School of Music.  He has published a few of his choral compositions with the Alfred Publishing Co.  “An Irish Airman” is a new composition describing an emotional complexity of facing an imminent death.  The Symphonic Choir—the combined chorus–will continue to sing the centerpiece of the concert, “Utrecht Te Deum” by G. F. Handel.  ”Utrecht Te Deum” was written to celebrate the Peace of Utrecht in 1713.  It was Handel’s first commission from the British royal family.  It was also his first major sacred work to English texts. The Dana Chamber Orchestra will accompany this 10-movement work.  Finally the concert will conclude with a majestic hymn arrangement, “When In Our Music God Is Glorified” accompanied by brass quartet, timpani, and organ.  A free-will donation will be accepted.  8 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 9

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.

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga styles that will help participants keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information Occurs 9:30-11 a.m.  and  5:30–7 p.m. on April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30.  9:30-11 a.m.  and  5:30–7 p.m. $10 per session.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join the Library 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. For preschoolers. Occurs Tuesday, April 9, 16, 23, 30. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join the Library 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. For preschoolers. Occurs Tuesday, April 9, 16, 23, 30. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Join the Library 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. For preschoolers. Occurs Tuesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 10 a.m. Free.

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.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.Join the Library 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. For preschoolers. Occurs Tuesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 1 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.

Hugo Vero Recital and Master Class, Wallace Memorial Chapel, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; contact Lind at 724-946-7278 or lindra@westminster.edu. The Westminster College Department of Music will welcome Hugo Vera, a tenor from the Metropolitan Opera in the Wallace Memorial Chapel. Vera will be perform and present a master class. This event is open to the public. Vera has performed in 34 roles and 20 choral orchestral works with distinguished companies in the U.S. as part of his musical and artistic development of the full lyric and spinto tenor repertoire. In addition to the Metropolitan Opera, he has sung with the New York City Opera, Illinois Symphony and Chorus, Opera Memphis, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Glimmerglass Opera, Aspen Opera Theatre, The Minnesota Opera, and more. Vera has also performed at the Aspen Music Festival and the Tanglewood Music Festival. In February, Vera made his Carnegie Hall solo debut performing in “Funeral Processional.” Upcoming performances include as Alfredo in “La Traviata” with Center City Opera, and as Azael in “L’enfant Prodigue” with the Charleston Chamber Opera. In addition to his performance at Westminster, Vera will also spend that Monday and Tuesday working with students, and attending classes and choral rehearsals. 2-3:30 p.m. Free.

Game On…Big Screen Gaming for Tweens, Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Play X Box Kinect games on a huge screen. For grades 4-6. Occurs Tuesday, April 9, 23. 4:30 p.m. Free.

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

Architecture and Angry Birds, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Learn about some of the world’s amazing, human-made constructions. Then build your own structures and knock them down – Angry Birds style. We’ll also take turns playing the original app on the iPad and make our own Angry Bird craft to take home. All ages. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, Cedar Room, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Boardman; for information, call 330-480-3440. Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group Dr. Daniel Ricchuiti, a urologist, will be the featured speaker. Ricchuiti will discuss why and how urostomies are performed and what patients need to know about diet and medications following the procedure. The group provides information and encouragement to individuals who have or will have ostomies. The meeting is free and open to ostomy patients, families and friends. Refreshments are provided and parking is free. The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets once a month at alternating locations in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. 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.

Family Story Time: Fractured Fairy Tales, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Think you know your fairy tales? Think again. This family story time will introduce you to some ‘alternate’ versions of the stories. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Monthly: La Leche League, Columbiana County WIC office, 7876 Lincoln Place, Lisbon; 330-427-2155. All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. Meets the second Tuesday. 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. Every Tuesday. 7-8:30 p.m.

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.

Guest Artist Recital and Master Class, Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-7448. Features Russian guitarist Vladimir Gorbach, winner of the “2011 Guitar Foundation of America International Guitar Competition. ” (A master class occurs earlier in the day at 9 a.m.) As a first place winner more than 10 of the most important international competitions (Serbia, Portugal, Germany, Spain, Greece, and Italy), Gorbac’s most recent win at the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America’s“ International Concert Artist Competition” has earned him a more than 50-city concert tour of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada with appearances in Brazil and China. 8 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 10

Ongoing: Health and Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Hikes occur at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 a.m. on Wednesdays. Join the park this month for a series of daytime an evening walks. April 10: meet at the Golf Course overflow lot on West Golf Drive. Easy rating, 1 or 3 miles; April 16: meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating, 4 miles; April 24: meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Easy rating, 2 or 4 miles; April 30: meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Easy rating, 2 or 4 miles.  9 a.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 Wednesday. 9:30-11 a.m.

Ongoing: 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. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books (6-23 months),, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. For babies 6-23 months.  Join the Library for 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 Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17, 24. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: 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, April 10, 17, 24. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: 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  April 3, 10, 17, 24. 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.

Lunch and Learn: Dr. Ronald Shaklee, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Dr. Ronald Shaklee, director of the University Scholars and Honors Program at Youngstown State University, will discuss the writing of his book “Employing Fiction in a Bahamian Conservation Awareness Program.” Bring your bag lunch, coffee and tea will be provided. Noon Free. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Noon. Free.

Ongoing: 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, April 3, 10, 17, 24. Noon–1 p.m. $10 per class.

Puzzle Swap, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Done with your jigsaw puzzle? Want to try another? Join jigsaw enthusiasts and swap puzzle. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 5 p.m. Free.

Golden Oldies Classic Movie Nights, Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Popcorn and fun. Join the Library for a golden oldie movie night. They’ll provide the popcorn and the classic movie. You’ll bring your own covered beverage. For adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 5 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Book Club, Villa Maria Community Center, 1 mile east  of the Ohio state line, south of State Route 422 on Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920, ext. 3223. 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. Free.

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.

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.

Puzzle Swap, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Done with your jigsaw puzzle? Want to try another? Join jigsaw enthusiasts and swap puzzle. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 5 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Using the Ancestry Database, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Examine the Ancestry database, a tool that includes an enormous amount of information. It includes U.S. census collections, emigration and immigration records, vital statistics, the Social Security Death Index, a military collection, and full-text books and maps. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online at the library’s events calendar. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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

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 11

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.

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga styles that will help participants keep a healthy outlook. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information Occurs 9:30-11 a.m.  and  5:30–7 p.m. on April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30.  9:30-11 a.m.  and  5:30–7 p.m. $10 per session.

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.

BIC – Federal Contracting for Your Business, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Have you considered expanding your business opportunity to include becoming a federal contractor? Join Sonya Wagasky of the Small Business Administration’s Cleveland regional office for this informative workshop on the requirements and regulations. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Gotta Move Storytime (ages 2-5), Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for a variety of musical and movement activities that stimulates brain development and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play. Must be accompanied by a caregiver. Occurs Thursday, April 4, 11, 18, 25. 10 a.m. Free.

Teen Urban Book Group, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. We’re talking about the Bluford High series. Say what you think. For teens in grades 7-12. 4:30 p.m. Free.

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

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.

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.

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. Call for more information. 6:45-8:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Messies Anonymous Support Group, Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Niles; 330-544-4846. Meetings are based on the 12 steps and traditions of the Messies Anonymous for Household Organization. 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.

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.

Stop Kiss, Theater Westminster, Beeghly Theater, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.;  724-946-6238. http://www.westminster.edu/drama  Theatre Westminster will present “Stop Kiss” from April 11-14. “The play concerns two women, Sara and Callie, who meet, become friends, and eventually fall in love. Their world is turned upside down when they become victims of a hate crime.  The play contains adult language and situations and is not appropriate for children. The play occurs at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday. A 2:30 p.m.  matinee occurs on Sunday. $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and non-Westminster students. 7:30 p.m.

music @ night

Lucky Inn. Gary Pirrung. 9 p.m.

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

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

Friday 12

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.

Coupon Swap @ the Library, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636 Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and noon at the Public Library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. 9 a.m.-noon. Free.

7th Annual Fund-raising Classic, Holiday Inn, 7410 South Ave., Boardman; http://www.afpmash.org. The Association of Fund raising Professionals (Mahoning/Shenango Chapter and Mahoning/Shenango Planned Giving Council) will present Barlow Mann, chief operating officer. Call for more information. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. $100, $80.

Hospice of the Valley Volunteer Training Class, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrot Road, Poland, call 330-788-1992. Volunteers will learn what Hospice of the Valley’s team of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains do for patients and their families and how volunteers fit into that team. Hospice volunteers serve in a variety of ways including companions for hospice patients at home or in nursing homes as well as helping at the Hospice House inpatient facility. New volunteers are needed for all areas of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties as well as western Pennsylvania. Although the training is at Hospice House this time, volunteers are assigned to patients closer to their homes. Classes are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Friday for five weeks through May 10. Call for more information. 9 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books (6-23 months),, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. For babies 6-23 months.  Join the Library for 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 Friday, April 12, 26. 10 a.m. Free.

Joe Negri: Guest Artist and Master Class, Room 2222, Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-7448. Today features a master class conducted by veteran guitarist Joe Negri and will include performances by several Dana guitar students and duos. One of the most recognized names in Pittsburgh guitar circles, Joe Negri was known to millions of children as “Handyman Negri” on the PBS show “Mister Rogers Neighborhood.” As a composer, he has written music for many documentary film scores. Noon Free.

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.

Below the Surface, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present Craig R. May’s thriller from April 5-21. The play is directed by J.E. Ballantyne. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and matinees occur on Sundays at 2 p.m.  7:30 p.m. $10, 8.

Stop Kiss, Theater Westminster, Beeghly Theater, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.;  724-946-6238. http://www.westminster.edu/drama  Theatre Westminster will present “Stop Kiss” from April 11-14. “The play concerns two women, Sara and Callie, who meet, become friends, and eventually fall in love. Their world is turned upside down when they become victims of a hate crime.  The play contains adult language and situations and is not appropriate for children. The play occurs at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday. A 2:30 p.m.  matinee occurs on Sunday. $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and non-Westminster students. 7:30 p.m.

Family Reunion, Rust Belt Theater, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; For reservations, call or text 330-507-2358. Rust Belt Theater Company will present “Family Reunion,” a comedy written by Brian Lee. Sam Luptak is director. The cast includes Joe Marshall, Joyce Jones, Chris Chaibi, Vinnie Dragos, David Cirelli, Donnette Bishop, Tom Ewen, Monica Beasley Martin, Jacinda Madison, John Courter, Jen Milligan, Kim Voeks, Tyler Norris, Brittiani McNeil-Ketcham.  8 p.m., April 5-6, 12-13. 8 p.m.

Prelude To A Kiss, Oakland Centre For The Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-746-0404. http://www.oaklandcenter.com. The Oakland will stage Craig Lucas’s romantic fantasy at 8 p.m. from April 5-20. Call for reservations. 8 p.m. $15, $12, $10.  April 5-20.

Shakespeare in Hollywood, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. http://www.trumbullnewtheatre.com. It’s 1934 and two of Shakespeare’s characters, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Trumbull New Theatre will stage Ken Ludwig’s stage comedy from April 5-21. Evening shows begin at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee occurs at 3 p.m. 8 p.m. $12 adults, $10 students.

music @ night

Cedars/West End. Vikemas, The Infidels, Robbie Jay Band. 10 p.m. $5.

Izzy’s. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Lemon Grove. Youngstown Culture Night: Films of Chris Strollo, art of Micahel Green, jazz. 7:30 p.m.

Raiders Backyard tavern. Matt Boser. Open mike. 9 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Davis and McKay. Acoustic rock. 7-10 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Live acoustic music. 8 p.m.

Saturday 13

Coupon Swap @ the Library, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636 Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and noon at the Public Library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. 9 a.m.-noon. Free.

Getting Started With Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn effective strategies for finding funders that support individuals with the Foundation Center’s online funding database. 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, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Bring your eReader to the Library and we’ll show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on the Library’s website. Space is limited. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the branch by name to register. For adults. 10-11 a.m. Free.

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. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Golden Oldies Classic Movie Matinee, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Popcorn and fun. Join the Library for a golden oldie movie matinee. They’ll provide the popcorn and the classic movie. You’ll bring your own covered beverage. For adults. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. Free.

Third Annual Youngstown Crossword Puzzle Challenge, Poland Public Library, 311 S. Main St., Poland;  330-744-8636. Registration is $10. Proceeds benefit the Public Library. Will Shortz will provide fresh puzzles for the tournament, ahead of their publication in The New York Times. Contestants with the most points after three rounds will compete in the final round for bragging rights and puzzle-related prizes. Stop by your local Public Library branch to register. All skill levels welcome.  10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10.

Getting Ready For Baby @ Your Library, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. You’re expecting a baby, a new bundle of joy, a very special gift, be it a girl or a boy. Parents-to-be come celebrate at the Public Library for the first ever library baby shower. Gia Ramsey from Safe Kids Mahoning Valley Coalition will be there to talk about car seat safety and infant safe sleep. The Library’s Assistant Children’s Services Specialist, Starr Jones, will speak about baby brain development and pre-literacy. There will be light refreshments and each family will leave with baby’s first book. One lucky family will also win a prize. For adults only. Registration is required. Call to register. 11 a.m. Free.

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

Earth Fest 2013, Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon, Pa.; 724-983-2836. Adults and children of all ages are invited to join the fun as Penn State Shenango holds “Earth Fest 2013” in downtown Sharon. The event will include live music and entertainment, children’s activities, the Farm Bureau Mobile Agriculture Science Lab, an artists’ market, Penn State Berkey Ice Cream, green information from local organizations and businesses, a recycling event, eco-friendly cars from Montrose Auto Group and Mel Grata Scion, and more.  Food will be available to purchase. Educational presentations will include “Farm-to-Table Programs” by Elliott Lengel from 1 to 1:45 p.m., “Butterfly Gardening” by Master Gardener Donnajean Anyeart from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., and “Tomato Gardening” by TC Conner, The Write Gardener from 3:30  to 4:30 p.m. There will be live music all afternoon beginning with a drum circle (bring your own drum) from noon to 12:45 p.m., acoustic rock by Mandolin Whiskey from 1 to 2 p.m., environmental songs and puppetry by Chris Rowlands from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m., and finishing with the jazz quartet Hot Club Allegheny, featuring local musician Max Schang from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Activities for children and family members of all ages include Raku pottery glazing by Penn State Ceramics instructor Christian Kuharik, an amphibian and reptile program by Pymatuning State Park, environmentally-themed crafts and activities by Hermitage School Green Team, face painting by First Presbyterian Church of Sharon, and Storytelling (“The Lorax”) by the Penn State Shenango Drama Club. New this year is the Farm Bureau Mobile Agriculture Science Lab which will be stationed in the faculty/staff parking lot outside of the Science Building on Penn Avenue, along with the eco-friendly cars from Mel Grata Scion and Montrose Auto Group. Other activities available to do throughout the day include an eco-friendly local artist’s market, information tables from environmentally-conscious local businesses and organizations, and a recycling drive for computer equipment and cell phones (10 years old or less). For a complete schedule of events, or for more information on “Earth Fest 2013,” contact the Student Affairs office at 724-983-2836 or visit http://www.facebook.com/pennstateshenangoearthfest. Noon-5 p.m. Free.

Below the Surface, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present Craig R. May’s thriller from April 5-21. The play is directed by J.E. Ballantyne. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and matinees occur on Sundays at 2 p.m.  7:30 p.m. $10, 8.

Stop Kiss, Theater Westminster, Beeghly Theater, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.;  724-946-6238. http://www.westminster.edu/drama  Theatre Westminster will present “Stop Kiss” from April 11-14. “The play concerns two women, Sara and Callie, who meet, become friends, and eventually fall in love. Their world is turned upside down when they become victims of a hate crime.  The play contains adult language and situations and is not appropriate for children. The play occurs at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday. A 2:30 p.m.  matinee occurs on Sunday. $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and non-Westminster students. 7:30 p.m.

Family Reunion, Rust Belt Theater, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; For reservations, call or text 330-507-2358. Rust Belt Theater Company will present “Family Reunion,” a comedy written by Brian Lee. Sam Luptak is director. The cast includes Joe Marshall, Joyce Jones, Chris Chaibi, Vinnie Dragos, David Cirelli, Donnette Bishop, Tom Ewen, Monica Beasley Martin, Jacinda Madison, John Courter, Jen Milligan, Kim Voeks, Tyler Norris, Brittiani McNeil-Ketcham.  8 p.m., April 5-6, 12-13. 8 p.m.

Prelude To A Kiss, Oakland Centre For The Arts, 220 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-746-0404. http://www.oaklandcenter.com. The Oakland will stage Craig Lucas’s romantic fantasy at 8 p.m. from April 5-20. Call for reservations. 8 p.m. $15, $12, $10.  April 5-20.

Shakespeare in Hollywood, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. http://www.trumbullnewtheatre.com. It’s 1934 and two of Shakespeare’s characters, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Trumbull New Theatre will stage Ken Ludwig’s stage comedy from April 5-21. Evening shows begin at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee occurs at 3 p.m. 8 p.m. $12 adults, $10 students.

music @ night

Cedars/West End. Idle Shades, Harnessing the Sun. 10 p.m. $5.

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

Faces. Redline. Rock. 10 p.m.

Kayden’s Kitchen. Double Barrel Boys. 8:30 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Doug and Dave. Acoustic rock and roll. 7-10 p.m.

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

Sunday 14

Dahlia Tuber Sale, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society will hold a sale at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Discover unique varieties that will add to the diversity of your dahlia collection. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Puzzlemania: Crossword and Jigsaw Puzzle Competition, Oh Wow! Children’s Center,  11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-501-7553. This jigsaw-puzzle-building competition seeks to raise awareness about Autism spectrum disorder. Proceeds will benefit educational and support programming to help families living with their child’s diagnosis. The puzzle piece has been nationally adopted as the official symbol for autism, and hundreds of puzzle-related events will be taking place around the country during Autism Awareness Month in April. Call for more information. Noon-4 p.m. Free.

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.

Birds and Bloom, Newport Wetlands, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-702-3000. Springtime brings an array of beautiful sights and sounds to wetland areas. Join us to see what spring wildflowers and bird activity we can observe. Meet at Newport Wetlands Parking Lot. Moderate rating, 2 miles. 2 p.m. Free.

Below the Surface, Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. The Victorian Players will present Craig R. May’s thriller from April 5-21. The play is directed by J.E. Ballantyne. Evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and matinees occur on Sundays at 2 p.m. 2 p.m. $10, 8.

Stop Kiss, Theater Westminster, Beeghly Theater, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.;  724-946-6238. http://www.westminster.edu/drama  Theatre Westminster will present “Stop Kiss” from April 11-14. “The play concerns two women, Sara and Callie, who meet, become friends, and eventually fall in love. Their world is turned upside down when they become victims of a hate crime.  The play contains adult language and situations and is not appropriate for children. The play occurs at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday. A 2:30 p.m.  matinee occurs on Sunday. $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and non-Westminster students. 2:30 p.m.

Shakespeare in Hollywood, Trumbull New Theatre, 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. http://www.trumbullnewtheatre.com. It’s 1934 and two of Shakespeare’s characters, Oberon and Puck, have magically materialized on the Warner Bros. Hollywood set of Max Reinhardt’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Trumbull New Theatre will stage Ken Ludwig’s stage comedy from April 5-21. Evening shows begin at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee occurs at 3 p.m. 3 p.m. $12 adults, $10 students.

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