Calendar (Week 2) May 8-14

Wednesday 8 

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: 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.

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. Victor Wan-Tatah of YSU’s Africana Studies Department, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Dr. Victor Wan-Tatah will speak on his new book, “Religion and Politics in Presidential Elections: The Toxic Influence of Religion in Recent Presidential Elections.” For information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. 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, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class.

Cortland Crafts, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Dr. in Cortland; 330-299-8120. Teens in grades 6 to 12  can hang out after school and try their hands at a variety of crafts. 3:30 p.m. Free.

Crafty Kids, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Drop in for crafts and fun. For kids ages 5 to 12. 4-6 p.m. Free.

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

Golden Oldies Classic Movie Nights, Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for a golden oldie movie night. They’ll provide the popcorn and the classic movie. You bring your own covered beverage. For adults. Children must be with an adult. 5 p.m., May 8, 22. Free.

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.

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.

Ladies’ Clinic, Pro Shop, Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-740-7112. Forty-five minutes will be spent on the range working on all aspects of full swing and short game. Afterward, participants will play three to five holes learning various things like course management, etiquette, pace of play and club selection. Call the Pro Shop for details and to register. 6 p.m. Call for fees.

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.

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.

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

Chippers. River Rider. Open stage. 8 p.m.

Izzy’s. Bill Henceroth. Open stage. 8-11 p.m.

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

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

Thursday 9

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.

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.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., 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. 10 a.m. Free.

Garden Forum Garden Mart , Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Garden Forum of Greater Youngstown will host this spring sale at Fellows Riverside Gardens. An unusual assortment of hanging baskets and bedding plants will be available. Occurs May 9, 10 and 11. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Book Discussion Group, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Read this month’s featured book, “Eddie and the Cruisers,” by P.F. Kluge, then join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. 2 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.

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.

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.

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.

Pruning Trees and Shrubs, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Dr. in Cortland; 330-299-8120. Richard States will give a presentation about pruning. 6 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. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Live Music: The Blues with Kristine Jackson, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Listen to live music with award-winning vocalist and songwriter Kristine Jackson. She regularly performs in the Cleveland area and her album “Candy Store” showcases her soulful blues sound. 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: 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.

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 guest speaker. 7:30 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.

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.

music @ night

Bill’s Place. Hubcap Hunter. 11 p.m.

Clark Bar. Bill Henceroth. Open stage. 8-11 p.m.

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

Lucky Inn. Gary Pirrung. 9 p.m.

Selah. Sundown Soul Sessions. 6 p.m.

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

Friday 10

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.

Gardening Basics: Planting a Container, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Celebrate National Public Gardens Day and plant a summer container today. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn the basics to succeed with container gardening all year long. After classroom discussion, participants will visit the Spring Plant Sale to select plants to individualize their planter. Plants, potting media and container provided. Call to register. 9 a.m.-noon. $45 ($38 FFRG member).

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. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities to help your child become a successful reader. Children must be with an adult. Occurs Friday, May 10, 24. 10 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.

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.

Ongoing: Motor Learning Clinic, Pro Shop, Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-740-7112. Does your practice swing differ from your actual swing? Learn the reasons why and ways to incorporate your practice swing rehearsals into the performance of the actual golf shot. Call the Pro Shop for details and to register. Occurs 6-7:30 p.m. on May 10, 28. 6 p.m. Call for fees.

STARS, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330 941-3616. New stars are created every day and each one of them has a story. Some simply fade away while others are destroyed in powerful explosions. Whether they are old and faint or young and radiant, they all release energy which powers the entire universe. Narrated by Mark Hammill, this program is a production of Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. For all ages. Call for reservations. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Bella Cena/Hermitage. Groove Clinic. 8 p.m.

Belmont Stakes. Gary Markasky Project. 9 p.m.

Cedars. Har-Di-Har, Andy Powder and the Drips, Habitual Pizza Overload. 10 p.m. $5.

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

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

O’Donold’s/Austintown. Richard Boston. 4:30 p.m.

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

Saturday 11

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.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Canfield Fairgrounds, State Route 46, Gate 9, Canfield; 330-740-2060. Today’s collection is limited to household waste (no business waste). There is a five-gallon limit on all containers. (Latex paint will not be accepted.  Instead, dispose of water-based paint by hardening with sand or cat litter and placing with regular household waste.) The Green Team will accept the following items: oil-based paint, thinners, bleach automotive fluids, pool chemicals, household cleaners, acids, caulks, lighter fluid, poisons, pesticides, shellac, cylinder fluorescent bulbs, car batteries, wood preservatives, stains, photo chemicals, solvents, aerosol cans, Mercury, insecticides, propane cylinders, greases, roof coatings, herbicides, antifreeze, adhesives, glue, gasoline, used motor oil, asbestos (double-bagged), and varnish. 9 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. Occurs May 11, 25. 10 a.m. Free.

Kindle Klass, Public Library, various branches; 330-744-8636. Bring your Kindle to the library and we’ll show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on our website. Space is limited. Call and ask for  branch by name to register. For adults. Occurs at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 11 at Canfield; 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 29 at Austintown; and 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 28 at Canfield. 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.

Little Star That Could, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330 941-3616. Once upon a time, a little star was born. During his search to find a planet to take care of, Little Star meets other kinds of stars in the galaxy. He also learns that being completely average can be special. This program features animation and artwork by YSU alumni Joe Tucciarone. Originally produced by the St. Louis Science Center and converted to fulldome by AVI and Brevard (Florida) Community College, Little Star That Could is one of the best family programs available to planetariums. For younger audiences and families. Call for reservations. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free.

LegoMania, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Children can stretch their imaginations building creations with the library’s collection of popular LEGO building blocks. (Finished projects remain at the library.) For children ages 5 to 12. 1-3 p.m. Free.

BIC – Building Your Own Website for Your Business, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Join Tyler Clark, columnist for the Business Journal and technology consultant, who will present a “how-to” workshop on creating a website for your business. For adults. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Nooks for Novices (and Pros), Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. New to Nook or new to borrowing eBooks from the Library for your well-used Nook? Bring your device and join us; we’ll show 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 330.744.8636 and ask for the branch by name to register. For adults. 2:30 p.m.  Free.

OTAA Scenic Vista Star Gaze, 11523 Township Highway 764, Lisbon; 330 941-3616. http://www.mvobservatory.com/Revision2/Index.htm for more information. Scenic Vista Park offers dark skies for telescope viewing. The Ohio Turnpike Astronomers Association, comprised of astronomy clubs located near the Ohio Turnpike, will gather as the guests of the Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing. This event is open to the public. A number of telescopes will be set up, usually focused on different objects (planets, nebulae, galaxies, etc.), and are open to anyone who wants to see these objects with their own eyes. 7 p.m. Free.

STARS, Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330 941-3616. New stars are created every day and each one of them has a story. Some simply fade away while others are destroyed in powerful explosions. Whether they are old and faint or young and radiant, they all release energy which powers the entire universe. Narrated by Mark Hammill, this program is a production of Sudekum Planetarium at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville. For all ages. Call for reservations. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Cedars. Lowly the Tree Ghost, Blue through Branches, Northern Beaches, Pride and Ego Down. 10 p.m. $5.

Clark Bar. Chasin’ the Blues. 9 p.m.

Downtown Coffee Cafe. Rock and Roll Heaven. Oldies. 8-11 p.m.

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

Ice House. Edison’s Medicine. 10 p.m.

Lemon Grove. Maple Turner III: Paris 1910-2013 Art Opening. 7 p.m.

Leon’s. Ginny and the Jettz. 9:30 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Sounds Round Town. 7 p.m.

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

Stoneyard Bar and Grille. Richard Boston. 7 p.m.

Sunday 12

Mother’s Day Buffet, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7074. Today features a buffet catered by the Georgetown. Afterward, visitors can take a springtime walk in the Gardens. Reservations required; call the Gardens Café at 330-740-7074. Fellows will seat three times: 11 a.m., 1:15 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Mother’s Day Hike, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Bring along mom on a hike to enjoy the spring beauty of Mill Creek Park. Afterward, create nature print cards to honor your mother. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating with hills and steps, 2 miles. 1 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.

Monday 13

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. 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.

Lunch Time Zumba, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-440. 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. 4:30 p.m. Free.

Pups and Pages at the Howland Branch Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. 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, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy.  6-7:30 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.

Tuesday 14

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.

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.

The Road to Good Health is Paved with Good Humor, Mr. Anthony’s, 7440 South Ave., Boardman; 330-884-5665. Author and humorist Bobbe White will speak during the first anniversary of ValleyCare’s Senior Circle programs. Today will include a health expo, lunch and White’s keynote presentation. She is a veteran corporate trainer, business development and team-building professional. White will  share her insights regarding the therapeutic value of laughter and humor and simple ways to find joy in daily life, manage stress, stay healthy, as well as build and maintain more positive relationships with family and friends. Free screenings today include  blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar and bone density. The lunch and presentation will follow the expo. Registration for either event is required by May 6 and is $10. Space is limited.  To register, call Northside Medical Center at 330-884-5665 for the Boardman event or Trumbull Memorial Hospital at 330-841-5665 to register for the Warren event. 11:30 a.m. $10.

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. 1 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Young Writers’ Club, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 401.  At meetings, youth will improve their writing through exercises, sharing, critiquing, and more (including a snack). For youth ages 10 to 14. 4 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.

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.

Family Story Time, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. “M” is for Monster at this family story time. Warning: Our huge selection of not-scary monster-themed books, activities, and crafts could make your child wish monsters were real. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 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.

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.

music @ night

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

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

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