Calendar (Week 1) – October 1-7

Tuesday 1

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, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29; Boardman, 10 a.m., Fri., Oct. 11, 25; Canfield, 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 14; Main, 10 a.m., Sat., Oct. 12; Poland, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23.

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, 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. 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 2 

Ongoing: Health & Wellness Walks, various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Oct. 2—Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Moderate rating, 2 or 4 miles; Oct. 8—Meet at Golf Course overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive. Easy rating, 1 or 3 miles; Oct. 16—Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate rating, 4 miles; Oct. 22—Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Moderate rating, 2 or 4 miles. Occurs Oct. 2, 8, 16, 22. Occurs Tuesdays, 6 p.m. and Wednesdays, 9 a.m.  9 a.m. 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.

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, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Boardman, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct.  2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Canfield, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct.  2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Main, 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 12; Newport, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Poland, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 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, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Boardman, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Canfield, 10 a.m., Tuesday,  Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Newport, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday,  Oct.10, 24; Main, 10 a.m., Thursday,  Oct. 3; Poland, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 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. Occurs October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 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. 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.

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

Magic Tree. Steve Vuich. Open mike. 9 p.m.

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 3

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Friday 4 

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. Oct. 4 and 18. 10 a.m.–noon. Free.

Clare Bridge Benefit Dinner For Alzheimer’s Association, Clare Bridge Austintown, 420 S. Canfield Niles Road, Austintown; 330-270-1448. Clare Bridge of Austintown will host today’s fish fry to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. Tickets are available in advance or at the door. Tickets include fish, two sides, roll and dessert. Eat in or carry out available. Noon-7 p.m. $8.

Blood Brothers, Top Hat/Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her new born twins to the childless woman for whom she cleans. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth but becoming firm friends and falling in love with the same girl. One prospers while the other falls on hard times. A narrator warns that a price has to be paid for separating twins.  This show may not be suitable for small children. Occurs Oct. 4-5. 6:30 p.m. $27.50 (includes dinner).

Young Frankenstein the Musical, Stage Left Players, Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. stageleftplayers.org. Evening performances are 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 13 and 20. Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-20.   7 p.m. $12, $10.

music @ night 

Cedar’s. Ralph Rich, Baroque Monody, Harnessing the Sun. 10 p.m.

Crickets. Army of Two. Rock. 10 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich. 5 p.m.

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

McMenany’s. Groove Clinic.  Dance music. 9 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. David and Henner 7-10 p.m.

Saturday 5

Bird Walks, Newport Wetlands, Mill Creek MetroParks Boardman; 330-702-3000. Join Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage to look to see who is here. Bring binoculars. Meet at Newport Wetlands. Easy rating, less than 1 mile. Occurs Oct. 5 and 12. 9 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market, First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown. Features fresh produce, meats, coffees, tea, baked goods for sale, recipes, samples, cooking demonstrations and tastings. Occurs every Saturday from February through December. The market accepts WIC farmers’ market coupons for produce and EBT Direction Cards. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Farm Tours, 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. Occurs Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27. Saturdays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.;  Sundays, 1-4 p.m. 11 a.m .-2 p.m. Suggested donation: $2/person, $5/family.

Saturday Movie Matinee, Public Library, Newport branch. Today features a Saturday matinee. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7 and younger must be with an adult. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated G to PG-13. 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 19. 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.

Vampire Ball 2013, The Cellar, 162 S. Bridge St., Struthers; 330-550-4000. Hairy Katt Productions and Pannutti Productions will present The Nightmare, an Alice Cooper tribute band.  M,C Hairy George will host the event and Mistress Vivian and her minions will be making a special appearance. Each paid admission affords a chance to win tickets to three local haunted houses. A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross of the Mahoning Valley. This event is brought to by Halloween Mania, Unique Biker, Lipson O’Shea Legal Group and Zombie Skin. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $5.

Blood Brothers, Top Hat/Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. A woman with numerous children to support surrenders one of her new born twins to the childless woman for whom she cleans. The boys grow up streets apart, never learning the truth but becoming firm friends and falling in love with the same girl. One prospers while the other falls on hard times. A narrator warns that a price has to be paid for separating twins.  This show may not be suitable for small children. Occurs Oct. 4-5. 6:30 p.m. $27.50 (includes dinner).

Young Frankenstein the Musical, Stage Left Players, Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. stageleftplayers.org. Evening performances are 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Oct. 13 and 20. Oct. 4-5, 11-12, 18-20.   7 p.m. $12, $10.

50 Shades: the Musical… The Original Parody, De Yor Center, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.  http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Produced by Marshall Cordell, Albert Samuels and Emily Dorezas and based on the novel “50 Shades of Grey,”this show features dance numbers, 11 original songs, and live band backing the performance.7:30 p.m. $49, $32, $25.

music @ night 

Backyard Bar and Grill. Glitter Pig. 9 p.m.

Downtown Coffee Cafe. Crossroads. Blues. 9 p.m.

Fireplace. Total Package Band. Dance music. 9 p.m.

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

Greene Eagle Winery. Trilogy. 7 p.m.

Jack Perry’s Gastropub. Guys Without Ties. Variety.  9 p.m.

Kensington Golf Club. Leanne Binder. 8 p.m.

McMenamy’s.  Haymaker. Dance music. 9:30 p.m.

The Manor. Frank Castellano. Singer/songwriter. 7 p.m.

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

Mocha House. Just Matt. Acoustic. 6:30 p.m.

Papa’s. Edison’s Medicine. Rock. 9 p.m.

Sunday 6

Ongoing: Yoga Basics, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Learn the basics of yoga taught by Karres Cvetkovich. Experience the release of mental and physical tensions that act as powerful barriers to enjoying life. Gift certificates are available. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Occurs Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27. 9-10 a.m. $10 per session.

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.

Silent Auction to Benefit Animals, Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren; 330-330-8166.  Features food, raffles, and an auction with 150 items. Today also features an appearance by Miss Ohio. Noon-4 p.m. $5.

Niles Cemetery Walk with Wendell Lauth, Niles Cemetery at the corner of Niles-Cortland Road (State Route 46) and Vienna Avenue, Niles; for more information or to register, visit the Library or call 330-652-1704 ext. 212. Join local historian Wendell Lauth as he takes you on a walking tour visiting grave sites at the Niles Union Cemetery where you will learn about the some of the prominent citizens who once lived in Niles. Included in the tour are the grave sites of President William McKinley’s sister, Abigail, Harry Stevens, the Harris Brothers, Pioneer families and a famous murderer who committed his deadly crime on Christmas Eve in the late 1800’s. Meets at the entrance to the Niles Cemetery. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and bring a flashlight. 5-6:30 p.m. Free.

Monday 7

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: 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 Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10 per session.

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.

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