Calendar (Weeks 1-4) April 1-30

Monday 1

Got an eReader?  We’ve Got an App for That, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Need help downloading library books to your eReader? Call to make an appointment for an individual session.  You can also make appointments in person at the Librarians desk. For teens in grades 7-12 and adults. Library hours, month of April.

Fairy Tale Scavenger Hunt, Public Library, Brownlee Woods Branch, 4010 Sheridan Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Public Library, Struthers branch, 95 Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636, Do you know your fairy tale characters? Use the visual and written clues to find and identify the characters hiding in the library and win a prize. For school-age children. Library hours during the month of April. Free.

Earth Day Fun, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; Lake Milton branch, 1320 Grandview Ave.; North Jackson branch, 10775 Mahoning Ave. Ext.; 330-744-8636.- April 22 is Earth Day. Try your hand at our paper maze, and/or matching game. Show the librarian and receive a surprise. For children of all ages. Library hour in April. Free.

Creation Station: A Make-and-Take Craft Program, Public Library, Campbell branch, 374 Sanderson Ave.; Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; Greenford branch, 7441 W. South Range Road; Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; West branch, 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Library hours, month of April. Free.

TeenXTreme Blackout Poetry Contest. April is National Poetry Month, so here’s your chance to indulge in some “creative destruction” and express your inner poet. Create a poem by eliminating, or blacking out, the words you don’t want from newspaper and magazine articles (or book pages) that we provide. Three winners will be chosen from all entries and awarded cash prizes. Talk to a librarian for details. For teens in grades 7-12. All Mahoning County Libraries, month of April.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books (6-23 months), Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 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 Monday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 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.

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.

Monthly: BIC – Business Start-Up Workshop, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Are you thinking about starting a business in the near future or further down the road? Are you taking those first steps to creating a home-based business or a business located on the web or at a brick and mortar location? If so, you’ll want to join the Business and Investment Center and SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, for this workshop. Members of SCORE will address key topics for beginning a business and Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, will discuss the Library’s sources and services for business start-up and beyond. 6 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.

Tuesday 2

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, 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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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

Wednesday 3 

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.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help a child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 3, 10, 17, 24. 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: 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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

YSU Percussion Ensemble, Butler North Church, Wick Avenue at University Plaza, Youngstown; for more information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636. The concert will open with Wolof Sabar Drum Music and will include pieces by James Romig, Emmanuel Sejourné, Russell Hartenberger and Christopher Rouse. Parking is available in the M1 Wick Avenue parking deck for a small  fee. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Chippers. River Rider. 9 p.m.

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

Lemon Grove. Lounge Lizzardaoke. 4 p.m. Lemonaoke. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. Game Show Junkies. 7 p.m.

Quaker Steak and Lube/Austintown. Steve Vuichj. Acoustic. 7 p.m.

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

Shotz Bar & Grille. Dennis Maykowski. Open mike night. 9 p.m.

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

Thursday 4

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.

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. The group meets each Thursday for walking and socializing. 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books (6-23 months),, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 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. 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.

Gotta Move Storytime (ages 2-5),Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 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. 10 a.m. Free.

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.

First Friday Club Speaker’s Luncheon Series, Antone’s Banquet Centre, 8578 Market St., Boardman; 330-533-1023 or visit http://www.firstfridayclubofgreateryoungstown.org. Features Paul A. Wright, M.D., retired cardiologist and author of Mother Teresa’s “Prescriptions: Finding Happiness and Peace in Service.” Wright will speak on the topic “What Mother Teresa Taught Me About the Meaning of Life.” 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $15.

Manipulating Memories to Prevent Drug Addiction Lecture, Phillips Lecture Hall, Hoyt Science Resources Center, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.;  contact Darlene McCoy at 724)-946-7356 or email mccoyda@westminster.edu for more information. The Westminster College Department of Psychology will host Dr. Mary Torregrossa for a presentation on drug addiction. Torregrossa is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Torregrossa’s presentation, “Manipulating Memories to Prevent Relapse to Drug Addiction,” will review research focused on identifying ways of weakening the strength of drug-associated cue memories to prevent relapse. She will discuss evidence for abnormal cue associated learning in drug addiction, describe possible methods for reducing the motivational power of drug-associated cues manipulations of extinction and/or reconsolidation, and discuss the clinical effectiveness of these treatments. 12:40 p.m. Free.

Local Poverty Simulator Project, Penn State, Shenango Campus, downtown Sharon; 724-983-2906. Penn State, in conjunction with Community Action Program and Community Food Warehouse, will host a poverty simulator today in the Penn State Shenango auditorium. Through the Community Action Poverty Simulation (CAPS), Penn State Shenango faculty, staff, and students, as well as some local business people, will experience what it is like to walk in the shoes of those who live in poverty every day. The CAPS provides participants with the opportunity to assume the role of a low-income family member living on limited budget. The experience is divided into four 15-minute sessions, each of which represents one week in which you must provide for your family and maintain your home. The facilitator of this event is Penn State Shenango Human Development and Family Study student Summer Knapp, who is currently doing her internship project under the direction of Penn State Shenango Instructor of Human Development and Family Studies Holly Kihm. Knapp is completing her research while working at the Community Food Warehouse and, as part of her research, she volunteered to organize the CAPS project using Penn State faculty, staff and students. In addition to facilitator of the CAPS project, Knapp is coordinator and lead data collector for the National Feeding America Hunger Study in Mercer County. This event is not open to the public, but area media are invited to attend. Call for more information. 4-7 p.m.

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.

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. First and third Thursday. 6-8 p.m.

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: All Levels 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.

Gemini, Spotlight Arena Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Spring Street at Wick Avenue, Youngstown 330-941-3105. http://fpa.ysu.edu/calendar.shtml. YSU’s Spotlight Theater will present Albert Innaurato’s comedy/drama “Gemini” from April 4-14. The play takes place in the backyard of adjoining houses in South Philadelphia and concerns the conflicts that occur between friends of vastly different social and economic backgrounds. New York Magazine called “Gemini” at  “…a rambunctious, hilarious, touching, quite beautiful play.” Performances occur at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday and a Sunday matinee begins at 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Bob Woodward, Stambaugh Auditorium, 1ooo Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-330-941-3497. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward, best known for his reporting of the Watergate scandal, speaks at 7:30 p.m., April 4 at Stambaugh Auditorium as part Youngstown State University’s Skeggs Lecture series.The theme of the lecture is “Presidential Leadership and the Price of Politics.” Woodward has worked for the Washington Post since 1971, where he is currently an associate editor. He and Carl Bernstein were the main reporters on the Watergate story for which The Post won a Pulitzer Prize in 1973. Woodward has authored or co-authored 17 books, all of which have been national non-fiction bestsellers. Based on 18 months of reporting, his most recent book, “The Price of Politics,” examines the Obama White House and its managing of the debt crisis. The lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets are limited to four per person and will be available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 25, 26 and 27 at the Information and PC Lab in Kilcawley Center on the YSU campus. Tickets are mandatory to gain entrance and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis. All tickets must be picked up in person. For more, contact the YSU Alumni and Events Office at 330-941-3497. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night

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

Lemon Grove. Thursday’s Lounge with Richard Elmsworth. 10 p.m.

Lucky Inn. Gary Pirrung. Acoustic. 9 p.m.

Selah. Sundown Soul Sessions. 6 p.m.

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

Friday 5

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: 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. April 5 and 19. 10 a.m.–noon. 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.

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.  Performances: 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. Stems, November Loop, The Oxnards. 10 p.m. $5.

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

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

Mastropietro Winery. Just the Two of Us. 7 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Davis and McKay. Acoustic. 7 p.m.

Shotz Bar & Grille. Tongue in Groove. 10 p.m.

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

Saturday 6

Northeast Ohio Pet Expo Show & Sale, Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; for more information, call 330-518-7794. The Pet Expo Show & Sale will offer pet owners and pet lovers the chance to learn more about their pets and be exposed to different products and services. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. $5 for adults; children under 12 and pets are free.

A Book Review and a Free Mug Too, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Hear Irene Ohlin present a review of “House Calls & Hitching Posts,” stories from Dr. Elton Lehman’s career among the Amish as told to Dorcas Sharp Hoover. For reservations, call the Development Office at 330-740-6086.  Proceeds benefit the Springfield Branch Library Capital Campaign. 10 a.m. $10.

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.

Weekly: Intro to Belly Dance, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 4:15-5:15 p.m. $7.

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.

Second Annual Rookery Radio Benefit, the Lemon Grove, 115 W. Federal St., downtown Youngstown; contact adviser Dr. Adam Earnheardt at 330-941-3631. Rookery Radio, Youngstown State University’s student-run radio station, will hold its annual “Benefit Bash” at the Lemon Grove tonight. Four bands will play the event, including New York City-based, Runaway Dorothy. Other bands set to perform include The River’s Own, Neon Avenue, and Ivory Crutch. Music from all four bands can be heard on Rookery Radio at www. rookeryradio.com. Rookery Radio student DJs will be on hand selling T-shirts and raising additional funds with a 50/50 raffle and auction.  The Benefit Bash is Rookery Radio’s primary fund-raiser for the year. Launched in 2010, Rookery Radio reaches a worldwide audience through streaming media content on the web at http://www.rookeryradio.com. The Rookery Radio studios are located in the Kilcawley Student Center. 7 p.m. $5.

Night at the Races, Operating Engineers Hall Local 66, 291 McClurg Road, Boardman; 330-746-8494 . The United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley will partner with AFL-CIO Community Services for tonight’s event.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Post time will be 7:30 p.m.  6:30 p.m. $10 per person.

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.

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. Kid Detective, Ultra Sphinx, Extra Medium Pony. 10 p.m. $5.

Club Yes. Edison’s Medicine. 9:30 p.m.

Faces. Redline. 10 p.m.

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

Kayden’s Kitchen. No Xcuse.  8:30 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Jim Golen. Acoustic and electric guitar. Pop, rock, blues. 7-10 p.m.

Mocha House. Michael Starkey. 7:30-10-30 p.m.

Roberto’s Ristorante. Steve Fazzini. Sinatra et al. 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Sunday 7

Farm Animal Baby Shower, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Spring is here and so are the babies! Come out to the MetroParks Farm and see the new arrivals. Cake and punch will be provided while supplies last. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Northeast Ohio Pet Expo Show & Sale, Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; for more information, call 330-518-7794. The Pet Expo Show & Sale will offer pet owners and pet lovers the chance to learn more about their pets and be exposed to different products and services. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5 for adults; children under 12 and pets are free.

Play Chess in the Library at the Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. For adults, seniors and teens. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Geocaching Cohasset, Lake Cohasset, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Geocaching is a modern day outdoor treasure hunt. Join the park for an introduction to this fun sport that combines hiking and GPS while we search around Lake Cohasset for geocaches. Bring your smartphones and GPS units if you have them. Visit http://www.geocaching.com to get a head start. Moderate rating, 3 miles. Sunday, 2 p.m. Free.

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.

Spaghetti with the Sisters, Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart Teresa Casini Hall, 50 Warner Road Hubbard; http://www.oblatesistersofshj.com. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Oblate Sisters of the Sacred Heart will host today’s spaghetti dinner fund-raiser. Meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad and dessert. Tickets are purchased at the door. Carry out is available. Proceeds will benefit The Ladies Auxiliary and their mission which is to support all of the external activities of the Oblate Sisters. 1-4 p.m. Tickets $7 (adult) $5 (children under 12).

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.

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.

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.

Faculty Recital, Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown;  (330) 941-7448. Features Dr. Francois Fowler, guitar and Dr. Caroline Oltmanns, piano. the recital will feature an original composition by Dr. Fowler as well as selections by Bach And Mertz. the second half of the recital will showcase Oltmanns performing Beethoven and Debussy. 3 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Monday 22

Weekly: Lunchtime 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.

Preserving Family Treasures, Lane Family Funeral Home Center, 45 North Broad St., Canfield; for information contact Marcia Melvin at 330-360-5218 or marmel21@live.com. This is the third in a series of free educational events. “Heritage and Preservation, It’s Important to All of Us” will focus on the “how-to’s” of preserving antique clothing, furniture, newspapers, magazines and photos and the importance of cataloging your heirlooms. Speakers from the Arms Museum, Loghurst and the John Stark Edwards Museum will be featured. Admission is free and snacks and refreshments will be provided. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Nooks for Novices (and Pros), Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. New to Nook or new to borrowing eBooks from the Library for your well-used Nook? Bring your device and learn you how to find and download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on the website. Don’t forget your Adobe ID and email information. Space is limited. Call and ask for the branch by name to register. For adults. 6:30 p.m. Free.

BIC: Legal Issues for Small Businesses, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Are you looking for basic legal information while starting to open/expand your small business? One must plan ahead and keep informed. During this workshop, we will provide many examples of cases that will give you a head start. 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.

Tuesday 23

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.

Smart Money: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for developmentally appropriate stories and activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) learn about money. Each child will receive a piggy bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 10 a.m. Free.

Smart Money: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for developmentally appropriate stories and activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) learn about money. Each child will receive a piggy bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 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.

Smart Money: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, 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 4-5) learn about money. Each child will receive a piggy bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 1 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Smart Money: Be Money Smart @ Your Library – Family Story Time, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Stories and activities that will help your child learn about money. Each child will receive a piggy bank. Fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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 24

57th Annual Used Book Sale, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman; 330-758-4513. Features a large collection of books and music in all categories. Occurs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 24 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 25 and 26. 9 a.m.-9 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.  9 a.m. Free.

Smart Money: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 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.

Smart Money: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. 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.

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.

Smart Money: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636., Join the Library for developmentally appropriate stories and activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) learn about money. Each child will receive a piggy bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 11:30 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 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 Wednesday, 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.

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.

Music at Noon: Dana Guitar Ensembles, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330- 941-3636. 12:15 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.

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.

Kindle Klasses, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Bring your Kindle and learn how to download eBooks to your device. Don’t forget your Amazon account and email information. Space is limited. Call and ask for the branch by name to register. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

music @ night

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

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

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

Thursday 25

57th Annual Used Book Sale, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman; 330-758-4513. Features a large collection of books and music in all categories. Occurs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 24 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 25 and 26. 9 a.m.-7 p.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.

Homeschool Brunch Bunch, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers can join the Library for a reading and discussion of the book “Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World” by Allan Drummond, 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. A snack will be provided. For elementary-school age children. 11 a.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. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr. Every Thursday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Homeschool Brunch Bunch, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers can join the Library for a reading and discussion of the book “Energy Island: How One Community Harnessed the Wind and Changed Their World” by Allan Drummond, 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. A snack will be provided. For elementary-school age children. 11 a.m. Free.

Show What You Know: Crochet, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Crochet class for beginners. Bring two balls (different colors) of crochet cotton. Bring a size G crochet hook and a size G or H afghan hook to learn Tunisian crochet to make a dish cloth. Adults and teens may register by calling and asking for the Boardman branch. 7 p.m. Free.

Weekly: All Levels 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

Cedars/West End. Sam Goodwill, Andre Costello. 10 p.m.

Gary Pirrung. Lucky Inn. 9 p.m.

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

Friday 26

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.

57th Annual Used Book Sale, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman; 330-758-4513. Features a large collection of books and music in all categories. Occurs from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on April 24 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on April 25 and 26. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Free.

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.

Smart Money: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 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. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Resettle Cafe, First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-746-3067. Resettle Youngstown will present the first of its concert fund-raisers tonight. It features the music of Wayne and Sarah, Tim Raridon, and a surprise guest. The Resettle Cafe is a three-month series. Each session will include music, speakers and a topic of particular interest to the community. Admission includes entry and two beverage tickets. 7-10 p.m. $10 (advance), $12 (at the door).

9 to 5, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical  bigot. Directed by Brent Rodgers. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee occurs at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Frog Walk, Mill Creek MetroParks, Vickers Nature Preserve; 330-702-3000. During spring, birdsong fills the daytime air, frogsong fills the nightime. If conditions are just right (warm and wet) we should hear the sounds of frogs and perhaps get to see them. Join the park as they explore one of the “froggiest” places in Mill Creek MetroParks. Flashlights are allowed and boots are recommended. Meet at Vickers Nature Preserve. Easy rating, 1 mile. Friday, 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Cedars/West End. Knowledge Dropout, The Friendship Brigade, The Bees Trees. 10 p.m. $5.

Kuzman’s. Rudy and the Professionals. 7-11 p.m.

McMenamy’s. LongShotz. 7-11 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Alexis Antes. Pop and rock originals and covers. 7-10 p.m.

New Manhattan. Crossroads Blues Band. 9 p.m.

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

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

Saturday 27 

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.

Children’s Book Festival: Plant the Seed to Read, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. This annual event is a day of fun at Fellows Riverside Gardens for children and their families.  Altrusa Club of Youngstown, Mill Creek MetroParks, Western Reserve Public Media, and Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County are sponsoring the event bringing together authors, illustrators, book characters, storytellers, and many activities for children. Bring your camera to be photographed with Sid the Science Kid from PBS. Join the fun to promote literacy in the Mahoning Valley. Admission is free. Saturday, 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.

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.

Sensory Story Time, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join us for a family story time for children of all ages with a sensory focus. This program is designed for children with different needs, including those with autism, speech/language delays, cognitive impairments, AD/HD and other special needs and challenges. We will enjoy books, music and sensory stations with a schedule board and double visuals. Children must attend with an adult. Registration is required. 2 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Intro to Belly Dance, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 4:15-5:15 p.m. $7.

A Night Under The Stars, Mahoning Country Club, 710 E Liberty St., Girard; 330-942-1115 or 330-360-2710. The McDonald Fire Social Organization is sponsoring tonight’s event. Admission includes dinner, drinks, and an evening of music by D.J. Judd. All proceeds go toward purchasing equipment for the McDonald Fire Department. 6:30pm. $35/single, $65/couple, $260/table of eight, with complimentary bottle of wine.

9 to 5, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical  bigot. Directed by Brent Rodgers. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee occurs at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate! Yellow Brick Place Fund-raiser, Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; for tickets, call 330-398-3768 or visit http://www.yellowbrickplace.org.Organizers of this newly formed non-profit organization are seeking to raise funds and awareness for Yellow Brick Place, the future Cancer Wellness Center in The Mahoning Valley. Hosted by Anna Aey and Donna Detwiler and directed by Liz Rubino, “Celebrate!  Yellow Brick Place” seeks to entertain, enlighten and enchant with the talents of local performing youth. The evening will feature Ballet Western Reserve, Jones Dance Academy,  Liz Rubino Studios, The Performing Arts Center, The Youngstown Connection, and the Tribe Of EOS Belly Dance. 7:30 p.m. $25 (adults), $10 (children 12 and under).

music @ night

Cedars/West End. Army of Infants, Dead Turquoise. 10 p.m. $5.

Crickets. Edison’s Medicine. 10 p.m.

Ice House Inn. G-Force. Rock. 10 p.m.

Izzy’s. Mr. Lucky. 8 p.m.

Kayden’s Kitchen. Four Lane Highway. 8:30 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. John Stipe. Classic rock, jazz and blues. 7-10 p.m.

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

Up a Creek. Rudy and the Professionals. 7-11 p.m.

Sunday 28

Floribunda, Meet at Poland Municipal Forest, Poland Village; 330-702-3000. The strategy of spring woodland wildflowers is to bloom before the trees leaf out and shut out the sunshine. Poland Municipal Forest (Poland Woods) is one of the premier wildflower sites in the area. This 250-acre tract of wet woodland features a profusion of bluebells and other short-blooming beauties. Easy rating, 2 miles. 2 p.m. Free.

9 to 5, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. Pushed to the boiling point by their boss, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical  bigot. Directed by Brent Rodgers. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee occurs at 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

Monday 29

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.

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.

Nook For Newbies, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Bring your Nook to the library and learn how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog. Space is limited. For adults. Occurs 6 p.m., Monday, April 8, 29.  6 p.m. Free.

BIC – Know Your Customers: Exploring the Library’s Business Databases, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636 Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about your customers and potential customers. The featured databases, DemographicsNow – Library Edition, Local Market Audience Analyst, and ReferenceUSA’s U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles bring timely and authoritative data and insights for your marketing plan. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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 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.

Tuesday 30

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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