Calendar (Week 1) April 1-7

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.

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.

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