Calendar – (Week 3) May 15-21

Wednesday 15

Patio Pals, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 401. Patio Pals introduces the joys of gardening to children ages 6 to 12 through stories, crafts, hands-on gardening, science, and observation. Call for more information. Occurs on Wednesday, May 15, 22, 29.

The Road to Good Health is Paved with Good Humor, Leo’s Ristorante, 7042 E Market St,, Howland; 330-841-5665. 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. Space is limited. 11:30 a.m. $10.

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: Open Art Studio, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown. Learn about different art techniques and create a masterpiece of your own design. Featuring sculpting, drawing and painting using a variety of mediums. For teens in grades 5 to 12. 3 p.m. 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.

Preservation and Conservation Seminar, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. An introduction to Preservation and Conservation issues relevant to the genealogist. Whether the information is in the form of original documents and artifacts, or as generated research findings, this seminar will cover basic care, storage, and handling techniques; repairing and reformatting; technology migration; disaster response; and legacy planning. Registration is required. For adults. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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.

Live-Streaming Event: An Evening of Codes, Symbols, and Secrets, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Tonight features best-selling author Dan Brown in live-streaming event. Hear Brown at this live-streaming event one day after the release of “Inferno,” his next Robert Langdon thriller. This special evening will be Brown’s only U.S. appearance. Brown’s publisher, Doubleday, is providing a live stream to bookstores and libraries across the country. Listen to Brown speak, via live-stream video, about science, religion, book publishing, filmmaking and a few surprise topics. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments. 7:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night

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

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

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

Shotz Bar & Grille. Gary Markasky Project. Singer/songwriter, rock. 9 p.m.

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

Thursday 16

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, 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 (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be with an adult. 10 a.m. Free.

Beyond Phalaenopsis, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Orchid grower Jackie Land will share orchid-growing techniques to be successful with Dendrobiums, Cattleya and Oncidium. Participants will receive a plant to grow at home. Call to register. 6-8 p.m. $32 ($25 FFRG member).

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.

Monthly: The Mahoning Valley Rose Society Meeting, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The society meets every third Thursday. Various programs will include: back to basics of growing roses, rose arranging, garden tours, speakers, slide presentations and more. 6:30 p.m.

Monthly: Romance Readers’ Book Club, McKinley Memorial Library, 40 N. Main St., Niles; 330-652-1704, ext. 205. The group meets every third Thursday and is for those who love to read romance novels. 6:30 p.m.

Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. A variety of Science Fiction and Fantasy titles will be discussed by the librarians and the group. It’s a wide-ranging, free-form discussion looking at new and not-so-new topics and titles in this genre. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Angelic Support, Davis Family YMCA, Conference Room, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman. The support group is for those with acute or chronic health concerns as well as their family and friends. The group meets the third Thursday. 7-9 p.m.

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

Show What You Know: Spinning with Wool, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Would you like to learn how to make your own yarn? Come to the Boardman Library and try using a spinning wheel to see if spinning is a skill you’d like to master. For adults. 7 p.m. Free.

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 small group discussion night. 7:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night

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

Izzy’s. John Reese Project. Jazz. 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Quaker, Steak and Lube. G-Force. Rock. 6-9 p.m.

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

Friday 17

Weekly: Sunrise Yoga Express, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 7-7:40 a.m. $7.

Coupon Swap @ the Library, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in between 9 a.m. and noon and stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. Occurs May 17-18. 9 a.m.-noon. Free.

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.

Monthly: Euchre Game, The Senior Citizens Center, E. 4th Street, East Liverpool; 330-385-4732. The public is invited to attend. Games are held the third Friday. 1-3 p.m. Free.

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.

Car Show at the Austintown Library, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. More details to come. Watch the Library’s website, libraryvisit.org, for updates. 6-9 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

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

Kayden’s Kitchen. Chuck Gisewhite. Open stage. 8 p.m.

Lemon Grove. Slavic Celebration Night: Chardon Polka Band. 5:30 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. John Morton Duo. Jazz and popular music. 7-10 p.m.

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

Vince’s Wine Bar. Jim Moran. 7 p.m.-midnight.

Saturday 18

Birding the Sanctuary, Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead this walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, a 264-acre park district property closed to the public. Because of parking limitations, reservations must be made by calling Ford Nature Center by 5 p.m., May 17. Boots are required. Walk-ins will not be permitted. 8 a.m. Free.

Electronics Recycling Drive, Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-744-7526. This recycling event is open to all residents of Mahoning County. Recycle your old and broken electronics, including computers, monitors, printers, cell phones, DVD and VCR units, keyboards, mice, stereos and televisions (all sizes and types). Table-top copiers and personal fax machines will be accepted but no floor models. Contact Youngstown Litter Control & Recycling for more information. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Coupon Swap @ the Library, Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in between 9 a.m. and noon and stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. Occurs May 17-18. 9

Teen Scene Saturday – Open Art Studio, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. Learn about different art techniques and create a masterpiece of your own design. Featuring sculpting, drawing, and painting using a variety of mediums. For teens in grades 5 to 12. 11 a.m. Free.

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.

America’s Music: Rock, 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 chairman of the Department of History at Kent State University. This session about Rock includes viewing of “The History of Rock ‘n Roll: Episode 6, Plugging In.”  “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.  2 p.m. Free.

Teen Advisory Board, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. For Trumbull County teens in grades 7 to 12 who want to help the library develop and promote programming and resources for teens.  3 p.m. Free.

Monthly:  Coast to Coast AM Study Group of Austintown, Denny’s Restaurant, 4927 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-781-0030. Topics for discussion include spirituality, metaphysics, holistic health, and the paranormal. Meetings include speakers and topics featured on past shows. Meets the third Saturday. 7 p.m. Free.

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

Backyard Bar and Grille. Following June. 9 p.m.

Crickets. Wet Lemon. Rock. 10 p.m.

Downtown Coffee Cafe. Davis and Henner. Acoustic. 8-11 p.m.

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

Green Eagle Winery. Tim Drummond. 7-10 p.m.

Kayden’s Kitchen. Catch 22. 9 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Scammin’ Jones, Contemporary acoustic and oldies. 7-10 p.m.

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

Sunday 19

Dahlia Plant Sale, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society will hold a sale at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Discover unique varieties that will add to the diversity of your dahlia collection. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Irish Music, Quinlan’s Irish Pub, 5154 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; for more information call 330-757-9057 or 330-349-4500. Irish music enthusiasts from the area get together every third Sunday to play traditional Irish tunes. The event is open to the public. 6-8 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Lemon Grove. Ami Saraiya and the Outcome. Globally-influenced pop. 10 p.m. $5.

Monday 20

Monthly: Hospice of the Valley Common Bond, Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. The group focuses on one grief topic a  year, and it meets the third Monday. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Yoga Storytime, 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 new balancing poses while the group reads “Balancing Act” by Ellen Stoll Walsh. Children are to wear comfortable clothing and bring a towel or blanket to sit on. For children ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Lunchtime Zumba, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. Noon-1 p.m. $7.

Cassie Nespor: Friends of the Austintown Library Meeting and Program, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Cassie Nespor, curator of the Rose Melnick Medical Museum at Youngstown State University, will speak on this little-known museum. The presentation will highlight some of the interactive aspects of the museum that gives visitors a chance to experience various periods in medical history. 10 a.m. Free.

Teen Literature Club, Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 401. The group will read all the best that teen lit has to offer. For teens and young adults ages 15 to 25. 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.

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

Monthly: Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting, St. Charles Church, 7325 Westview, Boardman; for more information call Janet at 330-758-6366. Meets on the third Monday. 7 p.m.

Twice-Monthly: Youngstown Camera Club, Christ’s Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-793-8316. Youngstown Camera Club meetings are open to anyone interested in digital photography. Meetings occur the first and third Monday of the month. Interested people can find the latest information on the club’s website: http://ycc.photoforge.org. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 21

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.

Howland Happy Stitchers, Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles-Cortland Road, Warren; for more information call Margaret at 330-847-9813 or Jane at 330-638-2916. Meets the third Tuesday. 10 a.m.

Prayer Shawl Ministry, The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield; for information visit http://www.theursulinecenter.org or call Eileen Novotny at 330-533-3831. Meets the third Tuesday and third Wednesday. 10:30 a.m.-noon (Tuesday), 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesday). 10:30 a.m.

Hospice of the Valley’s Craft and Chat, Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180.  Establishing a “new normal” requires being social and meeting new friends. Meets the third Tuesday. 1-3 p.m.

BIC – SCORE @ the Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask questions on any business topic. SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in partnership with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will have two volunteers in the Business and Investment Center (BIC) of Main Library to provide advice and answer questions. SCORE counselors will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Information Services Department’s Business and Investment Center, located on the second floor of Main. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. Tuesday, May 7 and 21. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Speed and Power Clinic, Pro Shop, Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-740-7112. Learn ways to develop more speed and power in your golf swing.  The focus will be how the body sequences in the golf swing and some drills you can do to increase power. Call the Pro Shop for details and to register. 6 p.m. Call for fees.

Nook For Newbies, Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Bring your Nook to the library and they’ll show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog. Space is limited. Call and ask for Austintown Library to register. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Pirates and Princesses, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. A special preschool storytime for pirates and princesses ages 3 to 5. Children can wear their own costumes if they like, and enjoy stories, games, and crafts. 6 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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