Calendar (Week 1) May 1-7

Wednesday 1 

Local Author, Artist, Musician Event Registration. Local authors, artists and musicians are invited to sign up now to participate in the 2013 Summer Local Author, Artist, and Musician Event sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. It will occur from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, at the Poland Library. Those interested in participating with books, music, or art for sale should contact the Development Office for details at 330-740-6086.

Summer Evenings at the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center will be open to visitors on Wednesday evenings until 8 p.m. through August. The Antonucci Library and Shop in the Gardens will have extended hours as well. The Garden Café will be open for your enjoyment of summer evenings at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

Are You My Mommy?, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. A month-long tribute to mom. Match each baby animal to its mom. Show your answers to a Librarian to receive a treat for you and your mom. For children of all ages. Library hours in May.  Free.

Got an eReader? We’ve Got an Appt for That!, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Need help downloading library books to your eReader? Call 330.744.8636 and ask for Boardman Library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the Librarian’s desk.  For teens in grades 7-12 and adults. Library hours, month of May. Free.

Got an eReader? We’ve Got an Appt for That!, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Need help downloading library books to your eReader? Call and ask for Boardman Library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the Librarian’s desk. For teens and adults. Library hours, month of May. Free.

Ongoing: Amazing Alphabet Fun! Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Stop in to the library during the month of May and have some fun with letters of all kinds. All ages. Library hours in May. 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 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 with an adult. Occurs 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 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 with an adult. Occurs 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Music and Movement, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 401. Children will learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on May 1, 8, 15. 10 a.m. and 11 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. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activitiesto help children ages 2-3 become successful readers. Occurs Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22. 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 help your child become a successful reader. Children must be with an adult. Occurs Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Time for Tots, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Dr. in Cortland; registration is required by calling 330-299-8120. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children 24 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Occurs on Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15. 11 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities to help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be with an adult. Occurs May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 11:30 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, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 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.

Midweek Mayhem: Otakugumi, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown. Teens in grades 5 to 12 can participate in a discussion of all things anime and manga. 3 p.m. Free.

On the Terrace at 5, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Garden Terrace with a view of Lake Glacier offers a place to relax and unwind with a glass of wine. Tonight features the music of Donny Richards. The Garden Café will be open for visitors wishing to purchase food. 5-7 p.m. $10.

Kidz Create, Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; registration is required by calling 330-448-8134. A books-and-more  program that pairs children’s literature with enrichment activities for kids in kindergarten to grade four. 5 pm. 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.

Ongoing: Pilates Sculpt, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Using light hand weights, participants will tone the body with emphasis on core strength and control and gaining better balance by increasing strength and mobility. Certified Fitness Trainer Angela Lubonovich is the teacher. Bring a mat and water. Call for information.
Occurs May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 6-7 p.m. $10 $10 per session or use your Scenic Fitness Card.

Beginner or Lapsed Golfer Clinic, Pro Shop, Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-740-7112. This one-day clinic is structured for people who have little or no golf experience or who have started to play golf again. The focus will be on fundamentals of both the set-up and the full swing along with some muscle activation and awareness drills. Call the Pro Shop for details and to register. Occurs May 1,17, 28. 6-7 p.m. Call for fees.

Zumba Class, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren;  330-399-8807. Find out what this fitness dance form is all about at this class taught by an instructor with the Warren Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Dress comfortably for a workout. 6:30 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.

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.

music @ night

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 Vuich. 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 2

Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit http://www.youngstownymca.org. 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Weekly: Walk and Chat, Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. 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. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities to help your child become a successful reader. Children must be with an adult. 10 a.m. Free.

Tales for Tots: Spotting Spring Fawns, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. May is the birth month for many white-tailed deer fawns. Children will learn about these animals through activities and outdoor exploration. An adult must accompany each child. Do not bring non-participating children. Preregister 24 hours in advance at Ford Nature Center. 10 a.m. $2 R, $3 NR.

Ongoing: Gotta Move Storytime!, Publi Library, various branches; 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. Occurs at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at Austintown; 10 a.m., Thursday, May 2 at Canfield; and 11 a.m., Thursday, May 16 at Sebring. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Toddler Tales, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver.  Occurs on Thursday, May 2, 9, 16. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 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 with an adult. Occurs Thursday, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 10 a.m.  and 11 a.m. Free.

Babytime, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Dr. in Cortland; registration is required by calling 330-299-8120.  Thursdays, May 2 and 16 at 11 a.m. Laugh and learn with your baby! For infants 6 to 18 months old with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Occurs on Thursday, May 2 and 16. 11 a.m. Free.

Preschool Storytime, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown. Preschool storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Occurs at 11:30 a.m. and at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 9, 16 11:30 a.m. Free.

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.

Game On!, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807. Teens in grades seven through 12 can come to the library to play a variety of games. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Welcome to Medicare, Youngstown Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 1-800-686-1578. The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program will host today’s “Welcome to Medicare” event. The event will cover deadlines and the benefits Medicare provides, Medicare Advantage plans, supplemental health insurance, and prescription drug coverage.  There will also be information regarding financial assistance programs that help pay for Medicare’s Part B premium and out-of-pocket expenses associated with prescription drug costs. 6 p.m. Free.

Garden Author: Joe Lamp’l, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. “Greening Your Garden While Protecting the Planet” will be the topic when Joe Lamp’l visits Fellows Riverside Gardens. As host of PBS’ “Growing a Greener World,” Lamp’l  will share seven significant, yet simple, concepts for making our landscapes, gardens and community “greener” while protecting the planet. Following the lecture, a book signing will take place and refreshments will be served. 5:30 p.m. (meet), 7 p.m. (lecture). Meet-and-greet reception and lecture is $30 ($25 FFRG member); Lecture only is $20 ($15 FFRG member).

Ongoing: Yoga in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Marina Perdos (Tuesday) and Karres Cvetkovich (Thursday) will teach a variety of yoga styles for students at all levels. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Sessions occur 9:30-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and  5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays on May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30.  5:30-7 p.m. $10 per session.

Ongoing: Short Game Clinic, Pro Shop, Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-740-7112. Both beginners or an avid golfers will benefit from this clinic.  Includes fundamentals of chipping, pitching, and putting.  Focus will be on technique, club selection, and when and where to play particular shots. Call the Pro Shop for details and to register. Occurs May 3, 15, 24.  6-7 p.m. Call for fee schedule.

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.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Occurs at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 and 14 and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 9, 16. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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

Weekly: 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.

Weekly: DARE Singles Group Meeting, Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 330-793-5856, 330 533-7062, 330 793-1484. This group for divorced and widowed people hosts a weekly meeting and organizes social events throughout the month. Typical events include a movie night, bowling, dance classes, bike riding and small group discussions. Call for more information. Tonight features a new member meeting. 7:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Bill’s Place. Hubcap Hunter. 10 p.m.

Chipper’s. Adam Jacobs. 9 p.m.

Clark Bar. Bill Henceroth. Open stage. 8 p.m.

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 3

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 May 3 and 17. 10 a.m.–noon. Free.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 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 with an adult. Occurs Friday, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Babytime, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 401. For infants ages 6 to 18 months with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs.  Occurs at 11 a.m. on Fridays on May 3, 10, 17. 11 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Occurs at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 and 14 at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 10, 17.  11 a.m. Free.

Skywatch, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330 941-3616.  This traditional lecture-based program deals with locating different planets and constellations, constellation lore, and current space events. For general audiences. Call for reservations. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Bella Cena/Hermitage. Sensations. Oldies. 8 p.m.

Cedars. Strength of Strings. 10 acoustic acts in one. 10 p.m. $5.

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

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

Izzy’s. John Branch. 8 p.m.

Green Eagle Winery. John Reese Duo. Jazz standards and classics. 7 p.m.

Lemon Grove. Kenny Ali Livestreamed and Unplugged. 8 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Just the Two of Us. 7-10 p.m.

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

Shotz Bar & Grille. Catch 22. 10 p.m.

Saturday 4

Twice-Monthly: Bird Walks, Mill Creek MetroParks, Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage leads these spring walks. Bring binoculars. May 4—Meet at Newport Wetlands. Easy rating, less than 1 mile. May 11—Meet at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Easy rating, Less than 1 mile. 9 a.m. Free.

Pinkalicious Tea Party, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Dr. in Cortland; registration is required by calling 330-299-8120.  Children ages 3 to 6 can put on their most fun pink clothes and join us as we celebrate everything pink. Pink food and pink fun will be had by all. 11 a.m. Free.

Teen Central Anime: Second Annual Otaku Mini-Convention, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades seven to 12 can watch their favorite anime at the library. 11:30-4:30 p.m. Free.

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.

Great Space Treasure Hunt, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330 941-3616. Bleamer is a typical Snoozling. He enjoys cleaning his room, playing with his friend Spot, and finding hidden treasure. Help him follow his treasure map past constellations, nebulae, the sun, planets, and moons to where X marks the spot of a treasure. Appropriate for children younger than 10. Call for reservations. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Kids’ Advisory Board, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; registration is required by calling 330-99-8807 ext. 401. Youth can have a voice about library stuff just for children and tweens. They can join to talk about library programs, books, and movies and do some crafts and other projects. For children in grades 4 through 6 only. 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.

Was the Civil War the Second American Revolution?, Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. Tonight includes a special presentation by author and historian Dr. Allen C. Guelzo on the topic, ” Was the Civil War the Second American Revolution?” Guelzo is the director of Civil War Era Studies and a professor of history at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, Pa. He was born in Japan, and holds the MA and PhD in history from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of “Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President” (Wm. Eerdmans, 1999), which won both the Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize in 2000; “Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America” (Simon & Schuster, 2004) which also won the Lincoln Prize and the Abraham Lincoln Institute Prize, for 2005; “Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates That Defined America” (Simon & Schuster, 2008), on the Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858; a volume of essays, “Abraham Lincoln as  a Man of Ideas” (Southern Illinois University Press, 2009) which won a Certificate of Merit from the Illinois State Historical Association in 2010; and “Lincoln: A Very Short Introduction” (in the Oxford University Press ‘Very Short Introductions’ series. In 2012, he published “Fateful Lightning: A New History of the Civil War and Reconstruction” with Oxford University Press, and this coming May (2013) Knopf will publish his book on the battle of Gettysburg (for the 150th anniversary of the battle), “Gettysburg: The Last Invasion.” He has written for the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Christian Science Monitor, First Things, U.S. News & World Report, National Review, the Daily Beast, the Claremont Review of Books and Books and Culture, and has been featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday,” The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Brian Lamb’s “Booknotes,” and Bill Bennett’s “Morning in America.”  Together with Patrick Allitt and Gary W. Gallagher, he team-taught The Teaching Company’s new edition of its American History series, and as well as courses on DVD on Abraham Lincoln, “Mr. Lincoln,” on American intellectual history (The American Mind), and the American Revolution. (A meet-and-greet session occurs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. prior to tonight’s lecture. Admission is $40 per person and includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and reserved lecture seating. RSVP to 330-743-2589. Proceeds will support the campaign for the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center.) Following the lecture, Guelzo will be available for a book signing.  This program is supported by The Ohio Humanities Council. Call for more information. 7 p.m.

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

music @ night

Danny Boy’s. G-Force. Rock. 10 p.m.

Downtown Coffee Cafe. Rock and Roll Heaven. 8 p.m.

Faces. Ginny and the Jets. Rock. 10 p.m.

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

Green Eagle Winery. Take II. 7-10 p.m.

Holiday Bar. Mr. Lucky. 10 p.m.

Izzy’s. Following June. 8 p.m.

Kayden’s Kitchen. Four Lane Highway. 9 p.m.

Lemon Grove. Broccoli Samurai. 10 p.m.

Leon’s. No X-Cuse, 9:30 p.m.

Magic Tree. Guilty Pleasures. 9 p.m.

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

Sammy’s. The Barflies. 10 p.m.

Sunday 5

Weekly: Farm Tours, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield;

330-702-3000. Explore the MetroParks Farm and learn about spring planting activities on a tractor-wagon ride then visit with the farm animals. Children can make a craft to take home. Tour wagon leaves every half hour. The gift shop will be open to purchase a MetroParks Farm T-shirt. Occurs on Sunday, May 5, 12, 19, 26. 1-4 p.m. $2 donation.

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

Tale of Two Hills, Meet at Chestnut Hill Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Join the park for a hike to visit two often forgotten places: Chestnut Hill and Dogwood Hill. We’ll include a special investigation of upper Cascade Run. Moderate rating, 2 miles. 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.

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.

music @ night

Cedars. Cinco de Mayo Party. Noon.

Monday 6

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. 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, May 6, 13, 20. 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.

Preschool Storytime, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Dr. in Cortland; 330-299-8120. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Occurs at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6 and 13 and 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7 and 14.  6 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: 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 Monday, May 6, 13, 20, 27. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per session.

BIC –Locate 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 how to target potential customers. The featured databases, D&B Million Dollar Database and ReferenceUSA (Business, HealthCare, New Business, and Residential modules), bring timely and authoritative information to develop strategic marketing. For adults. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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

Monthly: Pups and Pages at the Main Library, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 401. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience. Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion. 6-7:30 p.m.  Free.

BIC –Locate 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 how to target potential customers. The featured databases, D&B Million Dollar Database and ReferenceUSA (Business, HealthCare, New Business, and Residential modules), bring timely and authoritative information to develop strategic marketing. For adults. 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.

Tuesday 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. Occurs every Tuesday. Call for more information. 7-7:40 a.m. $7.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be with an adult. Occurs Tuesday,  May 7, 14, 21. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities to help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be with an adult. Occurs Tuesday, May 7, 14, 21, 28. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Yoga in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Marina Perdos (Tuesday) and Karres Cvetkovich (Thursday) will teach a variety of yoga styles for students at all levels. Bring a mat and small blanket. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Sessions occur 9:30-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and  5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays on May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30. 9:30-11 a.m. $10 per session.

Preschool Storytime, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Dr. in Cortland; 330-299-8120. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Occurs at 6 p.m. on Monday, May 6 and 13 and 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7 and 14. 11 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.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be with an adult. Occurs May 7, 14, 21, 28. 1 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Occurs at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 and 14 and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 9, 16. 1 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime, Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; registration is required by calling 330-448-8134.  Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5.  Occurs May 7, 14. 1 p.m. Free.

Ancestry Database Class, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 401. Find out how the library’s subscription database Ancestry.com can help you fill out the branches of your family tree. You will learn what kinds of records and resources are made available through Ancestry, which geographic areas are included, and how to conduct and refine search strategies. Participants should be familiar with navigating a computer using a mouse. 5 p.m. Free.

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 at 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 Library. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, please call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. For adults. Occurs at 5:30 p.m., May 7 and 21. 5:30 p.m. Free.

America’s Music: Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip Hop, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. The six-part “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” series focuses on the history of some of America’s most enduring popular music genres. Each session includes screenings of documentary films and open discussion led by Dr. Kenneth J. Bindas, professor and chairmn of the Department of History at Kent State University. This session about Latin Rhythms includes a showing of “Latin Music USA, Episode One: Bridges” and “From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale.” “America’s Music” is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. “America’s Music” has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. 6 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Occurs at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 and 14 at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 3, 10, 17.  6 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.

Grant Center: Proposal Writing Basics, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This program will provide the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization, designed for new proposal writers or for those requiring a refresher. 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. For adults. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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

Weekly: Canfield Community Band, Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; for more information call 330-542-3313. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join the group. Every Tuesday. 7 p.m.

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. Every 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.

music @ night

Lemon Grove. Heather Maloney  with Katianne Timko and Bernadette Lim. 9:30 p.m.

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