Calendar (Week 1) Sept. 1-7

Sunday 1

Trim a Tree for September, Public Library, Spring and Poland branches. Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. For children of all ages. During library hours in the month of September.

Guess ‘N’ Go: School in a Jar, Austintown and Tri-Lakes branches in September. Turn the jar upside down. Turn the jar all around! Guess the total number of school supplies inside. (Each separate piece counts.) The person who guesses closest to the real number wins the jar. For school-age children. Occurs during library hours.

Grab & Go for September, Austintown and Tri-Lakes branches in September. Make a craft to take home. Children of all ages. During library hours.

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.

Smarty Pants Quiz!, Public Library, various branches. Match them up. Name the famous book characters and then match them to the book they belong in. A small prize for everyone who tries. For school-age children. Brownlee Woods, Campbell, Struthers and West during library hours in the month of September.

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.

Monday 2

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: Youngstown Executive Toastmasters 408 Meeting, Shepherd of the Valley, 301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland; http://www.speakingclub.org. Members meet to practice skills useful in public speaking, including giving speeches, speaking extemporaneously, listening, and providing each other with feedback and evaluation. Youngstown Executive 408 Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication. Call for more information on participating. Meetings are free for guests; members pay $36 every six months. 6:45-8:45 p.m.

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 3

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books, various library locations. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24; Boardman, 10 a.m., Fri., Sept. 13, 27; Canfield, 10 a.m., Monday, Sept. 9; Main, 10 a.m., Sat., Sept. 14; Poland, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25.

Twice-Weekly: Yoga at Fellows Riverside 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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. $10 per session.

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.

SCORE @ the Library, Main Library, Youngstown. 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 the Main, 305 Wick Ave. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, please call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. For adults. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3 and Tuesday, Sept. 17. 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.

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: 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: 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: 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.

Wednesday 4 

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.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; Boardman, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; Canfield, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; Main, 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14; Newport, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Poland, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26; Poland, 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown, 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; Boardman, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24; Canfield, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24; Newport, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10, 24; Main, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 5; Poland, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24. 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.

Weekly: 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. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class.

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: 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. Work on toning and shaping. 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. 6-7 p.m. $10 per session.

Lego My Library, Public Library, various branches. Kids, age 6 and up, will meet to enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For school-age children. Austintown, 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4; Canfield, 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10; Poland, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24; Tri-Lakes, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 10.

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.

music @ night 

Marguerita’s. Daniel Shapira. Acoustic. 6-9 p.m.

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

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

Thursday 5

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.

Columbiana Street Fair Amateur Photography Contest, American Legion Street Fair, Columbiana; 330-482-3822 or info@columbianachamber.com. The Columbiana Street Fair Amateur Photography Contest will take place through the support of Generations Coffee House. Generations is a new business opening soon at 31 S. Main St. in Columbiana. The American Legion Street Fair will be held September 5-7, 2013 and all photographs are due to the Chamber office by noon on Tuesday, Sept. 3 Categories are: adults age 14 and older for Open, Animal, People, I Love This Town, and Computer Enhanced; Children age 13 and younger; Open and Computer Enhanced. Photographs will be on display in the Generations Coffee House during the Street Fair and will be available for pick-up on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 10 p.m.-midnight or Monday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The entry fee is $4 per photo. Awards will be presented for first, second and third place in all categories with the exception of People’s Choice which receives an award for first place only. For entry forms, visit http://www.columbianachamber.com.

Gotta Move Storytime!, Public Library, various branches. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join 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. Austintown, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26; Canfield, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 5; Sebring, 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 19; Tri-Lakes, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 3, 17. Free.

Learn Basic Library Computer Skills: Keyboard! Mouse! Cut and Paste! Saving! Emailing! Library E-readers! And much More!, Public Library, Newport branch, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Space limited to three so be the first to sign up. For adults. 11 a.m., Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26. 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. Every Thursday. 5-6 p.m.

Ongoing: Yoga at Fellows Riverside 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 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. $10 per session.

Tales for Toddlers: Skunks, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Toddlers will learn about nature’s little stinkers, the skunk. Join for fun activities and storytelling. Pre-registration/payment required at Ford Nature Center. 11 a.m. $2 residents, $3 non-residents.

Weekly: Thursday Night Market, B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. This local market features local produce, artists, hot foods and entertainment. The B&O will be open with craft beers for sale from the Rust Belt Brewing Co. 5-8 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: Midweek Dinner and Classes, Central Christian Church, 2051 E. Market St., Warren; 330-372-1676 or visit http://www.WarrenCentralCC.org. Held each Thursday. Enjoy dinner followed by a choice of classes: Bible study, book discussion, computer lab, and more. 5:45-7:30 p.m.

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. Occurs every Thursday. Call for location. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Understanding Play, MetroParks Bikeway Kirk Road Trailhead, Kirk Road, Austintown; 330-702-3000. Presented by The Learning Dog. Play is a vital component of a dog’s life. But sometimes, play can seem rough, or not like play at all. Dogs signal during play and offer lots of postures to ensure play remains play. Often times knowing how to read play signals will help you to know when to intervene. And did you know that different breeds have different play styles? The event will discuss these play differences and teach you how to read play and how to know what is O.K. play and what is not. Held at MetroParks Bikeway Kirk Road Trailhead. 6-8 p.m. $5, (free for MetroMutt members.

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.

Weekly: DARE Singles Group Meeting, Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 330-793-5856, 330 533-7062, 330 793-1484. 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. 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.

music @ night 

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

Uncle Sil’s. Gary Pirrung. Acoustic. 10 p.m.

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

Friday 6 

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. 10 a.m.–noon. Free.

Children’s Nature Hour: Busy Beavers, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Children ages 3-6 are invited to learn about the world’s largest and busiest rodent, the beaver. The group will meet on Smythe Island in Newport Wetlands for a story, craft, and to look for beaver. Pre-registration/payment required at Ford Nature Center. 10-11 a.m. $2 resident, $3 non-resident.

music @ night 

Apollo Maennerchor. Steve Vuich. Acoustic. 8 p.m.

Backyard Bar and Grille. Fringe. Rock. 9 p.m.

Cedar’s. Judge’s Park Fundraiser: Khalled Tabbara, Blues Through Branches, Ben Flint, River’s Own, Katianne Timko. 7 p.m.

Downtown Coffee Cafe. Crossroad Blues Band. Blues. 9 p.m.

Fireplace. Redline. Rock. 9 p.m.

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

Leon’s Sports Bar. Old Goats. 7 p.m.

Monteen’s. Geo and Tha Storm. R&B. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. Total Package Band. 9 p.m.

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

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

Steamer’s Stonewall Tavern. Army of Two. 8 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Susan Wojnar. Acoustic. 8 p.m.

Saturday 7

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown. Features fresh produce and baked goods for sale, cooking demonstrations and tastings. Occurs every Saturday from February through December. 10 a.m.-1 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. Noon. $8.

music @ night 

Fireplace/ Groove Shakers. 9 p.m.

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

Ice House. Leadfoot and Dose. 9:30 p.m.

McMenamy’s. Groove Clinic. Dance music. 9:30 p.m.

The Manor. Damien Knapp. Acoustic. 7 p.m.

Margherita’s. Davis and McKay. Acoustic. 7 p.m.

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

Mocha House. Susan Wojnar. Acoustic. 6:30 p.m.

Papa’s. The Gary Markasky Project. Rock. 10 p.m.

Royal Oaks. Pabsolutely 6: Punk Willie, Thunder Vest, The Whatley’s, Feckweed, Sirens Everywhere, Sam Goodwill, Whiskey Daredevils, Turbo Lovers, Modern Life and others. Noon-12:30 a.m.

Shotz Bar & Grille. Timmy and the Link. 9 p.m.

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