Calendar (Weeks 1-4) May 1-31

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.

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.

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.

Wednesday 22

Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting, Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500. Warren chapter of this international business and service organization meets every Wednesday for lunch and a business meeting. Call for more information. Noon.

Ongoing: T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Occurs Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class.

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 ith an adult. 5 p.m., May 8, 22. 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.

BIC – Minorities and Women in Business, Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  The Library is celebrating National Small Business Week with John Renner of the Small Business Administration’s Cleveland District office as well as some local small business resources. Learn about resources available to assist minorities and women in starting and building their small businesses. Are you starting, financing, training, or need other assistance? Would you like to expand your business but don’t know the requirements, certification, or responsibilities for many federal programs? For adults. 6:30 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 stage. 9 p.m.

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

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

Thursday 23

Homeschool Brunch Bunch, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers join the libraryfor a reading and discussion of Chris Barton’s book, “The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors,” followed by extension activities. Additional resources will be available to check out for further exploration and self-study. Bring a sack lunch if you wish. A snack will be provided. For elementary-school children. 11 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Standing in the Gap Religious Meeting, Room 204, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit http://www.youngstownymca.org. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr. Every Thursday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Focus on Art: Portraits, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. A new program for grades 5 to 12. Learn techniques that will improve your skills. Each monthly session will focus on one style or media of art. 5:30 p.m. Free.

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

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 red, white and blue food night. 7:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night

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.

Station Square. Jim Moran. 7-10 p.m.

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

Friday 24

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.

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.

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.

Frogs Beneath the Moon, meet at Mill Creek Preserve off Western Reserve Road, Boardman; 330-702-3000. Join the park as the group tries to determine which species reside in the 300-acre Mill Creek Preserve. Tonight is more for listening than catching. Parking is limited. Call Ford Nature Center to register by 5 p.m., Friday, May 24. Easy rating, 1.5 miles. 8:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night

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

Clark Bar. Fringe. Rock. 9 p.m.

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

Green Eagle Winery. Tony Parish. 7-11 p.m.

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

Mastropietro Winery. John Reese Duo. Jazz classics and standards.. 7-10 p.m.

O’Donald’s/Austintown. Richard Boston. 4:30-8 p.m.

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

Saturday 25 

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.

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.

Investigating Soil: Sand, Silt and Clay, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Children ages 6 and up will learn about the particles that make up our soil. Examine sand and clay up close and compare both of these types of earth. Then the group will create things with sand and clay—a sand-art canvas and a clay pinch pot. 1:30-3 p.m. $14 ($10 FFRG member).

Monthly: All Families Matter, Mahoning Valley Pride Center, 1523 Poland Ave., Youngstown; for more information visit http://www.allfamiliesmatter.org. Parenting group occurs every fourth Saturday. 2-5 p.m.

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.

MVAS Monthly Meeting, MVCO, Route 534 north of Newton Falls; 330 941-3616. http://www.mvobservatory.com/Revision2/Index.htm for more information. Regular monthly meeting of the Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society; people interested in learning more about the MVAS, telescopes, and how to join are welcome to attend. 8-11 p.m. Free.

music @ night

Ace’s Fire Grill and Bar. Poobah. 9 p.m.

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

Halliday’s Winery. Jim Moran. Acoustic. 7-10 p.m.

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

Mastropietro Winery. Danes and Sylvester. Folk and light rock. 7-10 p.m.

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

Warren Community Amphitheatre. Gary Markasky Project. 5:30 p.m.

Sunday 26

The Ecology Trail, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107.  Join Bill Whitehouse as he reminisces about the creation of this trail established through the hard work of YSU biology students 40 years ago. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating, 1.5 miles. 2-4 p.m. Free.

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

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

music @ night

Cedars. Rock n Roll Swap Meet with the Kernal, Khaled and Katianne, Sturgill Simpson. 5 p.m.

Monday 27

Lunch Time Zumba, Eos Whole Fitness and Bellidance, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402. Noon-1 p.m. $7.

BOngoing: 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.Yoda

Tuesday 28

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pajama Yoga Storytime, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. Children ages 3 to 5 can share in a yoga storytime featuring a reading of “Goodnight Moon,” yoga stretches, and a bedtime snack. Children are to wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel or blanket to sit on. 6 p.m. Free.

Family Story Time, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Blast off into outer space with out of this world stories and fun. For all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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

Weekly: Dance Lessons, Judy Conti Dance Studio, Wedgewood Plaza, Austintown; 330-727-6312 or 330-788-7474. Swing, cha-cha, and waltz lessons will be featured every Tuesday and Wednesday. 7-8 p.m. or 8-9 p.m. Call for admission information.

Weekly: Valley Bible Study, St. Brendan Parish, Room 103, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown; for more information call Joan Lawson at 330-792-3875 or Jim Merhaut at 330-743-2308. The group meets each Tuesday. 7-8:30 p.m.

Weekly: Stephen Foster Chorus, SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren; for more information call Jerry at 330-652-5739. If you enjoy singing you are welcome to walk in and join the chorus, which meets each Tuesday. 7:30 p.m.

music @ night

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

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

Wednesday 29 

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: 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.

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.

Soil Conservation, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown. Amy Reeher, Watershed Coordinator for the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District, will talk about conservation practices you can adapt whether your yard is measured in acres, feet, or steps. 6 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

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.

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 30

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.

Ongoing: Yoga in the 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 May 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 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.

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.

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 game night at the church. 7:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night

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. Acoustic.

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

Friday 31

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.

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.

Breakfast Botany: Yellowwood, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Today features a brisk walk to see plants growing in the gardens. Return to the café for a light breakfast and hear interesting facts about trees. 8:30-10 a.m. $9 ($7 FFRG member).

Appy Hour – Teen Edition, Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. What’s an app? What apps are right for me? Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will make your life easier and more fun. For teens in grades 7-12. 3-4:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night

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

Halliday’s Winery. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

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

Mastropietro Winery. Doug and Dave. Acoustic rock and roll. 7-10 p.m.

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

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

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