Calendar (Week 2) Sept. 8-13

Sunday 8

Metro Mutts Hike, Yellow Creek Park, Mill Creek MetroParks, Struthers; 330-702-3000. Bring your canine companion and hike the trails of Yellow Creek Park. Intermediate rating due to unpaved trails and some hills, 1.5 miles. Meet at Yellow Creek Park at the Wetmore Drive parking lot. 10-11 a.m. Free.

Farm Tour, MetroParks Farm, Mill Creek MetroParks, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Take a tractor-wagon ride through the MetroParks Farm. Children can make a craft to take home. 1-4 p.m. Suggested donations: $2/person, $5/family.

Survivor: Mill Creek, Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Bring your family and friends back for this year’s session of healthy outdoor competition including cooperation games, trivia, memory and other brain-teasing games. Activities will be geared toward nature and accessible for young and old alike. Register at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 6. Held at FNC. Moderate rating, less than 1 mile. 2-3:30 p.m. Free.

Monday 9

Recipe Exchange, Public Library, Newport branch. Come to Newport 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. For adults. 4:30 p.m. Free. 4:30 p.m., Sept. 9, 23. Free.

Weekly: 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. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per session.

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.

Weekly: Happy Feet Dance, Weathersfield Fire Station Hall (behind Walgreens), Tibbetts-Wick Road at Route 422, Weathersfield Township; 330-518-8891. Tonight’s dances tonight include basic swing, 6-7 p.m.; waltz, 7-8 p.m.; rhumba, 8-9 p.m. and balboa, 9-10 p.m. Call for more information. 6-10 p.m.

Legal Issues for Small Businesses, Public Library, Main Library, Youngstown. Are you looking for basic legal information while starting to open/expand your small business? One must plan ahead and keep informed. During this workshop, we will provide many examples of cases that will give you a head start. For adults. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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.

Tuesday 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.

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.

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.

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.

Founders Day Dinner, Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. The annual Founder Day Dinner celebrates the anniversary of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society. The evening includes the dedication of a new exhibit gallery and a buffet dinner in the museum garden. RSVP by Sept. 4. 5:30-8 p.m. $40.

Appy Hour for Adults, Public Library, Poland branch; 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 help you connect to your library, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a great new recipe, or find great music to listen to on your walk. Registration recommended, call and ask for Poland. For adults. 6-7 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.

Family Story Time: Keep Calm and Sloth On, Main Library, Youngstown. Kick back, relax, and take a break from your hectic lifestyle with this slothful family story time. Maybe we’ll get around to reading some sloth stories, and if it’s not too much effort, maybe we’ll do sloth activities and a craft. For all ages. 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. Meets the second Tuesday. 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. Occurs the second Tuesday. Call for more information. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 11

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.

Lunch and Learn: Russian Imperialism, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Main Library; 330-740-6086. Leslie Viczay will speak on Russian Imperialism – from Leningrad to Stalingrad. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. Noon. 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.

Music at Noon, Butler Institute of American Art, 534 Wick Ave., Youngstown; for information, call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636. For a complete calendar of events, visit web.ysu.edu/fpa. Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music, in collaboration with the Butler Institute of American Art, will present “Music at Noon ” during YSU’s fall semester. Performances occur on Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. This month’s concerts include: Sept.11, “Faculty and Guest Artist Recital” with the New Amici Trio (Hristo Popov, violin; Michael Gelfand, cello; and Cicilia Yudha, piano). Sept. 18, “Guest Artist Recital” with piano trio Mayumi Kikuchi and Friends from the University of Akron; Sept. 25: “Piano Studio Recital.” 12:15 p.m. Free.

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.

Ongoing: 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.

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. 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. 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.

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.

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: 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 

Kensington Grille, John Reese Duo. Jazz. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Shotz Bar & Grille. Dennis Maykowski. Open stage. 8 p.m.

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

Thursday 12

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.

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: 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: 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. Free.

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. Occurs every Thursday. Call for location. 6-8 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.

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. 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 

Bill’s Place. Hubcap Hunter. 11 p.m.

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 13

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.

Healthcare Reform For Small Business, Das Dutch Haus, 14895 South Ave., Columbiana; 330-482-3822. The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host today’s business breakfast. The event topic will be “Healthcare Reform for Small Business.” Information will be provided by DC Wellness owners Bob Gearhart Sr. and Jr. DC Wellness is a third generation health insurance brokerage firm with offices in Westlake and Columbiana. They have worked with many area employers and most recently developed a program to guide small employers through key compliance and decision milestones brought on by healthcare reform. They will address common misconceptions, specifically that small employers, those with two to 50 full time employees, will not be impacted. 7:30 a.m. Chamber member cost $10/person, non-member cost $15/person, reservations are required.

Coupon Swap @ the Library, Public Library, Canfield branch. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in anytime between 9 a.m. and noon at the Canfield Library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. For adults.

9 a.m., Sept. 13-14. Free.

music @ night 

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

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

Magic Tree. J.D. Eicher CD Release Party. Jim Ross performs. 7 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Uncharted Course. Variety. 7-10 p.m.

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

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