Calendar (Week 3) April 15-21

Monday 15

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.

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.

Spring Fling Bingo/Card Party, St. Stephen of Hungary Church, 854 Wilson Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1905. Includes lunch and door prizes. There will be special raffles and 50/50 drawing. Sponsored by St. Stephen of Hungary Altar and Rosary Society. Tickets on sale after Mass in the Heritage Chapel and at the door. 2 p.m. $5.

Recipe Exchange, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Come to Public Library for a recipe exchange program. Swap family favorites and acquire new recipes to try, as well as discussion on tips and techniques for creative cooking. Occurs Monday, April 1, 15, 29. 4:30 p.m. Free.

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.  6 p.m. Free.

Habitat for Humanity Monthly Meeting, St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; for more information call 330-743-7244 or visit http://www.hfhofmc.org. Meets on the third Monday. 6:30 p.m.

BIC – Creating a Business Plan, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Although business plans are created in order to obtain funding, more and more businesses are developing business plans for refocusing their development and mission. Learn about writing and revising a business plan for your new or established business with a member of SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business. Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian will introduce print and electronic sources that can provide information for developing your business plan. 6:30 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.

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 16

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.

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.

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.

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.

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). 10:30 a.m.

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.

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.

Sock Hops and Soda Pops, 34 West Theater, Das Dutch Village Inn, Columbiana; 1-866-482-5050. http://www.34west.org. 34 West will stage the nostalgia musical “Sock Hops and Soda Pops” April 17-20, and May 1-4. Special weekday matinees occur April 17-16, and May 1-2. “The show is similar to the Broadway favorites ‘Mama Mia’ and ‘Jersey Boys,’ ” said Jeff Querin, 34west artistic director. Seating for evening dinner theater style shows begins at 6:45 p.m. with a four-course meal beginning at 7 p.m. Seating for matinees begins at 11:45 a.m. with a four-course meal at noon. $45 ($40 matinee); discount given for groups of 8 or more. For reservations and lodging information call 1-866-482-5050. 11:45 a.m. $40.

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.

SIX: The Knudsen Brothers, W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., N,W,. Warren; 330-399-4885 or visit http://www.warrencivicmusic.com. Warren Civic Music Presents the show SIX, as the last show of its 2012-13 season. Dubbed “an orchestra of human voices,” SIX combines the musical showmanship and energy of six brothers (Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen and Curtis Knudsen). The playlist for their current show ranges from Elvis, Frankie Valli, and Tom Jones to M.C. Hammer, Kansas, Coldplay and Journey. Call for tickets. 7:30 p.m. $35.

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 Main. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, 16. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Grantseeking Basics, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fund raising. Geared to beginners, provides instruction in foundation research and identifying potential funders. Includes a tour of the Grant Center. To register, call 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.

Andy Needham Band, Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon; 724-983-2836. The Andy Needham Band’s “Lifted High Tour” comes to the Penn State Shenango Campus tonight. The band’s first album, Llifted High,” was produced by Grammy Award-winner Mitch Dane. The album is a mixture of original favorites and  new music. The band includes Needham, Joel Rousseau, Jonathan Mason, and Andrew Pica. For more information, visit the band’s website at http://www.Andyneedham.Net, the Lions Lighthouse Facebook at http://www.Facebook.Com/lionslighthousepsu, or call the Penn State Shenango Student Affairs office at 724-983-2836. The event is being sponsored by the Penn State Shenango Lions’ Lighthouse organization. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 (buy eight tickets and receive two free). Tickets may be purchased at http://www.Itickets.Com/events/302413/.

music @ night

Backyard Bar and Grille. Bill Henceroth. Open mike. 8-11 p.m.

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

Up a Creek. Joe Fritz. Open mike. 8-11 p.m.

Wednesday 17

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: 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.

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.  Free.

Kids’ Club-Public Library: Poetry Workshop, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn about and compose several different types of poems to celebrate National Poetry Month. If you’re up for it, bring a favorite poem or read one of your original works during the open mike session at the end. For children in grades K-6.  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.

music @ night

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 18

Smart Money: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Join the library for developmentally appropriate stories and activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) learn about money. Each child will receive a piggy bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 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.

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

Smart Money: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636., Join the library for developmentally appropriate stories and activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) learn about money. Each child will receive a piggy bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 11 a.m. Free.

Gotta Move Storytime (ages 2-5), Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; ;330-744-8636. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join us 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. Must be accompanied by a caregiver.11 a.m. Free.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-330-544-0199. The McKinley Memorial continues its annual book sale today. The sale kicks off with a preview for Friends of the Library from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The public sale occurs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, books are $2 per bag. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Wellness Through Mindfulness: An Experience in Breath, Meditation and Movement, Mr. Anthony’s, 7440 South Ave., Boardman; to register or for more information, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3151 or toll-free 1-877-700-4647. Mindfulness is the ancient practice of being in the moment and noticing without judgment. It has been used in treating depression, anxiety, emotional stress, sleep disturbance and even nicotine dependence. Mindfulness is also used as a gateway to higher spiritual growth or as a path to more balanced, centered living. Dr. Jamie Marich will guide participants through the seven primary areas of mindfulness and introduce dancing mindfulness. A second session occurs Thursday, April 25 at Ciminero’s Banquet Center in Niles. 5-7:30 p.m. $18 per person and includes dinner. CEUs are available for RNs, LPNs, social work and dietitian/technician.

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.

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.

Hansel and Gretel (Opera), Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. YSU will stage Englebert Humperdinck’s opera from April 18-21. Performances are 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday matinee on April 21. 7:30 p.m.

Dana Guitar Ensembles, Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. Both classical and contemporary music will be performed, including selections from Gershwin, Bach, Gismonti and Porter, among others. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Izzy’s. BreezeWay. Jazz. 7-10 p.m.

Lucky Inn. Gary Pirrung. Acoustic.

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

Friday 19

Earlybird Gathering: Big Ear and Adam’s Ale, Nelson Ledges Quarry Park, 12001 Nelson Ledge Road, Nelson, Ohio; 440-548-2716. Scenic Nelson Ledges Quarry Park will presents the Earlybird Gathering, a springtime cure-for-cabin-fever kick-off to the Nelson Ledges 2013  concert season. It features a new project from Waterband frontman/songwriter John Welton, Adam’s Ale, who headlines Friday night.  Saturday, NLQP favorites Big Ear  (including former ekoostik Hookah members John Mullins, Cliff Starbuck, Steve Frye, and Donald K. Sfranek) will headline. In addition to weekend headliners Adam’s Ale and the Big Ear, the Earlybird Gathering will feature the Jimiller Band; Sultans of Bing; the Mucklebuck, Aliver Hall, Blue Moon Soup, Willy Mac Music and a solo appearance by John Welton. This three-day event occurs April 19-21. $50 Friday through Sunday; $40 for Saturday through Sunday.  There is no extra charge for camping.

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 April 5 and 19.  10 a.m.–noon. Free.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-330-544-0199. The McKinley Memorial continues its annual book sale today. The sale kicks off with a preview for Friends of the Library from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The public sale occurs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, books are $2 per bag. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 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.

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.

Hansel and Gretel (Opera), Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. YSU will stage Englebert Humperdinck’s opera from April 18-21. Performances are 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday matinee on April 21. 7:30 p.m.

Family Reunion, Rust Belt Theater, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. Rust Belt will stage a comedy written by local playwright Brian Lee. Performances occur at 8 p.m. on April 5-6, 12-13.  8 p.m. Call or text for reservations.

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. Ragers, Underground Pete, Pilot the Mind, The Mast. 10 p.m. $5.

Mastropietro Winery. Morgan Murphy. 60s and 70s, current and county. 7-10 p.m.

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

Quinlan’s. Davis and Henner. 7 p.m.

Raiders Backyard Tavern. Michael Starkey. Open mike. 9 p.m.

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

Saturday 20

Birding the Sanctuary, Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead this walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, a 264-acre park district property closed to the public. Because of parking limitations, reservations must be made by calling Ford Nature Center by 5 p.m. April 19. Boots are required. Walk-ins will not be permitted. 8 a.m. Free.

Bird Walks, Mill Creek MetroParks, Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage leads these spring walks. Bring binoculars. April 20—Meet at Newport Wetlands. Easy rating, less than 1 mile. April 27—Meet at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Easy rating, Less than 1 mile. 9 a.m. Free.

What’s So Great About the Public Library?, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636.It’s National Library Week. Come in for library tours, basic database and eBook instruction. Mini-story times will also be presented throughout the day. For the entire family. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Free.

Twice-Monthly: Bird Walks, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown and Boardman; 330-702-3000. Certified volunteer naturalist Nancy Brundage leads these spring walks. Bring binoculars. April 20—Meet at Newport Wetlands. Easy rating, less than 1 mile. April 27—Meet at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Easy rating, Less than 1 mile. 9 a.m. Free.

Niles Chapter of the American Sewing Guild’s 11th Annual Extravaganza, Ala Carte Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield; contact Lynn Price after 3 p.m. at 330-792-7096 or email at Lynn120@zoominternet.net. A full-course luncheon will be served with choices of baked whitefish, pork chops, or Swiss chicken. (Children’s meal of chicken tenders is available for $10.) The group will be having a “Pattern Dash” where participants are asked to bring one unused pattern to swap for another new pattern. The challenge is to make anything using neckties. Prizes will be awarded to the top three creations. Exhibits will also be displayed. The reservation deadline is April 9. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $20 for members; $22 for non-members.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-330-544-0199. The McKinley Memorial continues its annual book sale today. The sale kicks off with a preview for Friends of the Library from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The public sale occurs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, books are $2 per bag. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Fourth Annual Big Tap In Real Craft Beer Festival, Shepherd Event Center, 7469 South Ave., Boardman. In addition to scores of craft beer varieties, attendees will be able to sample food from local vendors and musicians and entertainers will perform throughout the day. Jim Koch, founder of Sam Adams Beers, will give a video address during today’s event. 1-6 p.m. 1-3 p.m. (VIP event). 3-6 p.m. (general admission) The VIP event is sold out. $48 (general admission).

Earth-Friendly Fun Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Children ages 6 and up will learn and share ideas about the three R’s of the environment: reducing, reusing and recycling. Learn about things we use every day that come from recycled materials and create a wind chime out of natural and recycled materials. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 1:30-3 p.m. Free. $10 ($8 FFRG members).

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.

Wine Taste for Benefit of the The Mahoning County DD Special Olympics Program, Youngstown Country Club,1402 Country Club Drive, Liberty; for information, call Jan Grasso at 330-744-8411, ext. 125.  Chef Chris Jenkins will pair appetizers with various wines 7-9 p.m. $50.

Hansel and Gretel (Opera), Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. YSU will stage Englebert Humperdinck’s opera from April 18-21. Performances are 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday matinee on April 21. 7:30 p.m.

Family Reunion, Rust Belt Theater, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. Rust Belt will stage a comedy written by local playwright Brian Lee. Performances occur at 8 p.m. on April 5-6, 12-13.  8 p.m. Call or text for reservations.

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. Batt Lio, Filmstrip. 10 p.m.

Cellar at Los Gallos. Frank Castellano. 8 p.m.

Kayden’s Kitchen. Road Work. 9 p.m.

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

Mastropietro Winery. Danes and Sylvester. Folk and light rock. 7-10 p.m.

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

Shotz Bar and Grille. G-Force. Rock. 9:30 p.m.

Sunday 21

Understanding Play, Yellow Creek Lodge, Mill Creek MetroParks, Struthers; 330-702-3000. Presented by The Learning Dog. Understanding Play is a vital component of a dog’s life. But sometimes, play can seem rough, or not like play at all, Dogs signal during play and offer lots of postures to ensure play remains play. Often times knowing how to read play signals will help you to know when to intervene. And did you know that different breeds have different play styles? We’ll discuss these play differences and teach you how to read play and how to know what is O.K. play and what is not. This is a must attend for any dog owner. Please leave your dog sleeping peacefully at home while you attend this workshop. 10  a.m. Free for MetroMutts members; not-yet-members $5.

Food and Fitness Workshop, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Raw food chef and fitness instructor Angela Lubonovich will lead a hands-on workshop demonstrating simple ways to live a healthier life style through healthy eating and exercise. Strengthen your mind, body and spirit in this workshop by participating in a 45 minute Pilate’s session, followed by a food demonstration and sampling. Food demonstration will focus on a vegetable-based raw food diet, consisting of organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, sprouts, grasses, fermented foods and super foods. Bring an exercise mat and water. Registration due by April 16. Call REC to register. 1-3 p.m. $35.

Friends of the Library Book Sale, McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-330-544-0199. The McKinley Memorial continues its annual book sale today. The sale kicks off with a preview for Friends of the Library from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. The public sale occurs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. . on Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1-3 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday, books are $2 per bag. 1-3 p.m. Free.

Earth Day Then and Now, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. On the birthday of noted conservationist John Muir, join Bill Whitehouse on a leisurely-paced excursion to discuss the park’s natural and cultural history, and previous Earth Days. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating, 2  miles. 2-4 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.

Hansel and Gretel (Opera), Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. YSU will stage Englebert Humperdinck’s opera from April 18-21. Performances are 7:30 p.m. with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday matinee on April 21. 3 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. 8 p.m. $12 adults, $10 students.

Ballroom Dance, Orthodox Hall, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown; 330-565-0726. The evening will feature:  5 p.m. (‘Basics for Beginners”); 5:30 p.m. (“West Coast Swing”}; 6:15-9 p.m. (open dancing to ballroom, Latin, swing and hustle). 5 p.m. $5, USA Dance members; $10, non-members, $2.50, students.

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.

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