Calendar (Week 1-4) December 1-31

Sunday 1

Registration for the 7th Annual Boys Basketball Classic;330-565-9372. Occurs Jan. 11,12, 18 and 19. For fifth and sixth grade boys’ divisions. Three game guarantee and a championship round. Contact Doug Dawson, tournament director, at classicsports@zoominternet.net.

Holiday event: Joy of Christmas Drive-Through Light Display. Harvey S. Firestone Park, 338 East Park Ave., Columbiana; 330-482-2282.The light show runs every Thursday through Sunday from 6-9 p.m. through Dec. 29. Open every night beginning Dec 19.

Holiday event: 2013 Trumbull Area Artists Holiday Show. Nissen Gallery, Trumbull Memorial Hospital, East Market Street, Warren;  330-841-1900. Over 100 pieces of original art are for sale in the Nissen Gallery, located on the first floor of Trumbull Memorial. The 2013 Trumbull Area Artists Holiday Show includes the work of 27 local artists. Each piece is priced at $100 or less. The show offers community members the chance to purchase original art at reasonable prices, either for gifts or to add to an art collection. Purchases should be made through Peg Krozier in the hospital’s administration office or by calling 330-841-1900. The show will run through Jan. 2, 2014.

Holiday event: Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, 980 Canfield Road Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Features music, performances, artisans, Santa and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Holiday event: Santa’s Wintertime Barn. MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Santa will arrange his busy schedule to visit the MetroParks Farm. He will bring some of his animal friends from around the world.  Pose with Santa in his sleigh for a photo op. Children can make a special craft to celebrate the holidays. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: Holiday Open Studio and Art Sale. Ward Bakery Building, 1024 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. Features a variety of artwork and fine art produced by local artists. Noon to 5 p.m. Free.

Holiday event:  Nativity Display, Roast Beef Dinners, Spaghetti Dinner. Villa Maria Community Center, Villa Maria, Pa.; 724-964-8920, extension 3348.  This free, indoor exhibit features hundreds of nativities from around the world. Musical entertainment featuring local choirs and musicians will be scheduled. The Villa Shoppe will be open for the purchase of nativities and other unique fair trade items from around the world. The Villa Farm’s  home-grown poinsettias and Christmas wreaths and swags will also be for sale. Free, light refreshments will be served both weekends. Dec. 1 and 8 will feature full course roast beef and spaghetti dinners, respectively, from noon to 4 p.m. Ticket prices for the roast beef dinner are $10 for a large and $6 for a small. Ticket prices for the spaghetti dinner are $7 for a large and $5 for a small. Children 7 and under are free and take out is available. Villa Maria Community Center is located 1 mile south of U.S. Route 422 on Evergreen Road, Villa Maria, Pa.; 10 miles east of Youngstown and 11 miles west of New Castle, Pa. The Nativity Display is free and open to the public. Free will offerings will be accepted. The Nativity Display occurs from noon to 5 p.m., Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and Dec. 7 and 8. No registration is required. For more information on the event, email kperry@humilityofmary.org or visit humilityofmary.org. Noon-5 p.m.

Holiday event: The Artistry of Wigilia: A Slavic Christmas Market and Traditions Workshop. First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown. Polish pottery, amber, folk art, and Christmas ornaments. Traditional Polish Christmas Eve food and baked goods will be available to eat there or take home. Gift basket raffle and auction. One of the highlights of this event is the demonstrations and hands-on workshops by noted Slavic folklorist Lawrence Kozlowski. Polish Advent and Christmas practices, rituals foods and folk crafts will be covered. Items  available to create and take home as well as kits to purchase. Noon-5 p.m. Free admission ($3 suggested donation per person).

Holiday event: Memories of Christmas Past. Arms family Museum of Local History, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. “Memories of Christmas Past,” the annual holiday spectacular, is in its sixth year in the 1905 Arts & Crafts mansion of Olive and Wilford Arms, and the home of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.  The seven period rooms of the Arms Family home are filled with rare, one-of-a-kind, vintage decorations that include ornaments, lighting, trees, toys and trains.  This display features many pieces from the Historical Society’s collection as well as items on loan from private collectors. The downtown shopping experience, a fond memory for many Valley residents, is highlighted in a second floor gallery with store displays from McKelvely’s and Strouss, and the joy of a winter’s sleigh ride through the woods is recreated by Mill Creek MetroParks using natural dried florals from Fellows Riverside Gardens. “Memories of Christmas Past” runs through Jan. 5, 2014. Hours for the museum are Tuesday-Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; and Thursdays 1 to 8 p.m.  The Museum is closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. Special weekend events are scheduled which include author appearances, visits with Santa Claus, lectures and workshops. Visit http://www.memoriesofchristmaspast.com for dates and details. Proceeds from the event help fund the educational and exhibit programs sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society.  Admission for the exhibit is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens; and $4 for children ages 3-18 (under 3 free).

Monthly: Spaghetti Dinner Fund-Raiser. St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown;  330-743-1109. Also features a concert in church from 2 -3 p.m. featuring the McClellan Family and Mahoning Valley Chorale. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Adults: $7; children 8 and under: $3.50.

Holiday event: Memories of Christmas Past Author Spotlights. Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. Tom Welsh will sign copies of his book, “Strouss: Youngstown’s Dependable Store.” 1-5 p.m.

Holiday event: Visit with Santa. Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. Santa will visit with children.  1-5 p.m.

Monthly: Austin Log Cabin Tour and Open House. 3797 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-792-1129. Occurs the first Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Strock Stone House Open House. 7171 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-792-1129. Occurs the first Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Ward-Thomas House Tour. 503 Brown St., Niles; 330-544-2143. Guides from the Niles Historical Society will answer questions during tours of the 1862 mansion. Occurs the first Sunday. 2-5 p.m.

Annual event: World AIDS Day Walk and Vigil. Meets at the Mahoning County Courthouse, 120 Market St., downtown Youngstown;  Anita Davis at 330-518-4718 and Shavar Johnson at 330-423-8250. The Youngstown World AIDS Day committee has planned a walk and candlelight vigil to promote awareness of HIV/AIDS in observation of World AIDS Day. The walk and candlelight vigil will begin at the steps of the Mahoning County Courthouse and will end at the B&O Station. A free social will follow at the B&O where light refreshments will be served. 5-7:30 p.m.

Holiday event: Advent Service of Lessons & Carols. St. Columba Cathedral, 154 W. Wood St., Youngstown. The Cathedral Choir, under the direction of Dr. Daniel Laginya, will be accompanied by harpist Nancy Paterson and organist Mary Ann Bilas-Bush. The program will feature Benjamin Britten’s “A Ceremony of Carols” and familiar carols from England. Free parking is available and security will be provided. Refreshments follow in the Cathedral Hall. 7 p.m. Free.

Monday 2

Medicare Check-up.  Girard Multi-Generational Center, 443 Trumbull Ave., Girard; 330-545-6596. The Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program will hold a free appointment-only “Medicare Check-up” to help people review Medicare changes and determine coverage for 2014. Topics include recent changes to Medicare such as the new Medicare deductibles, co-pay, and coinsurance amounts, Medicare Advantage and Part D  plan options for 2014, as well as available financial assistance programs. Attendees should bring their list of prescriptions drugs with dosages and preferred pharmacy, information on retirement coverage and Veteran’s Administration or other medical care benefits they receive. Reservations required. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Recovery Program. Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive, Austintown; For more information or to RSVP, call 330-953-1416. Mondays through Dec.16. 1-3 p.m.

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. Occurs Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. 4:45-6:15 p.m.$2.

Monthly: Mad Hot Monday Ballroom Boogie. Kuzman’s, 1025 S. State St., Girard; 330-545-8521/330-545-8995. Ballroom, Latin, swing, hustle. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Youngstown Executive Toastmasters 408 Meeting. Shepherd of the Valley, 301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland; http://www.speakingclub.org. Practice skills useful in public speaking, including giving speeches, speaking extemporaneously and listening. Includes peer feedback and evaluation. This nonprofit educational organization operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication. Meetings are free for guests; members pay $36 every six months. 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Weekly Rehearsal: The Mahoning Valley Chorale (formerly Seraphim). Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Ave., Boardman; 330-707-2144. Mondays. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Co-Dependents Anonymous. Prince of Peace Church, 2985 Center Road, Poland; 330-743-3768. A 12-step recovery program for individuals in co-dependent relationships. Mondays. 7:30 p.m.

Holiday event: Piano X-travaganza: A Piano Christmas Concert. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU. Dana School of Music piano students, under the direction of Dr. Caroline Oltmanns, will perform. Features easy-listening, well-known classical selections including works by Schubert, Grieg and Beethoven. YSU students will conduct a raffle for gift cards and other prizes. The Dana Piano Guild will donate and serve holiday cookies during intermission. 8 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 3

Ongoing: Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Marina Perdos and Karres Cvetkovich teach a variety of yoga styles for all levels. Bring a mat and small blanket. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dec. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17. 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. $10.

Weekly: Job Training Information. Mahoning Senior Center, 1110 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-782-0978. A representative from Senior Employment Center will be on hand. Tuesdays. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Standing in the Gap. Room 204, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion, Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr.  Tuesdays. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Zumba Classes. Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Meets 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and noon on Saturdays. Half-off fee for the first class.  6:45 p.m. $8.

Weekly: Canfield Community Band. Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal, Canfield; 330-542-3313. Any musician is welcome. Tuesdays. 7 p.m.

Weekly: Valley Bible Study. St. Brendan Parish, Room 103, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown; Joan Lawson at 330-792-3875 or Jim Merhaut at 330-743-2308. Tuesdays. 7-8:30 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 every Tuesday and Wednesday. 7-8 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.

Weekly: Stephen Foster Chorus. SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren; Jerry at 330-652-5739. For anyone who enjoys singing. Tuesdays. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 4

Weekly: Valley Bible Study. St. Brendan, Room 103, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown; Joan Lawson at 330-792-3875 or Jim Merhaut at 330-743-2308. Wednesdays. 9:30-11 a.m. Free.

Holiday Event: 10th Annual Global Gift Market. Westminster College New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-7365. Westminster College’s Young Presbyterian Scholars Program will sponsor its 10th annual Global Gift Market on the second and third floors of the McKelvey Campus Center. Shoppers can purchase special and unique gifts. The majority are not physical items, rather purchases that go toward helping those less fortunate around the world. Many of the “gifts” for sale are affiliated with Alternative Gifts International, the organization that provides the market. Gifts available in past  years have included $1 for 40 doses of medicine for women and children in Burma fleeing from aggression against ethnic minorities; $6 for one book for a school or library in Nicaragua; and $28 to train a family in Haiti to raise goats, which creates income  sustainability and decreases malnutrition.   According to Alternative Gifts International, “The gifts offered are unique. They are like no other gifts in our world today. They are gifts of peace and justice, gifts that are sustainable and that build security. These alternative gifts  multiply and grow, sometimes exponentially, and offer hope and new life to people facing grave crisis and need.” 10 a.m.-7 p.m.  Free.

Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting. Enzo’s, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500.  The Warren Rotary chapter will meet for lunch and a business meeting. Wednesdays. Noon.

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The evolving Artistry of the Beatles. Ken Womack, the 2013-2014 Penn State Laureate and professor of English and Integrative Arts at Penn State Altoona College, will be speaking at Penn State Shenango in Sharon Hall room 105. Noon to 1 p.m. Free.

Weekly: T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements. Dec. 4, 11, 18. Noon-1 p.m. $10.

Monthly: Family Financial Education Services. Family Service Agency, 535 Marmion Ave., Youngstown; to register, call 330-782-5664. Workshop for potential home buyers. First Wednesday. 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Weekly: Zumba. Eos Whole Fitness, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 5:45-6:45 p.m. $7.

Ongoing: Pilates Sculpt. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Core strength, alignment, and breathing are emphasized. Bring a mat and water. Dec. 4, 11. 6-7 p.m. $10.

Weekly: Dance Lessons. Judy Conti Dance Studio, Wedgewood Plaza, Austintown; 330-727-6312 or 330-788-7474. Classes in swing, cha-cha, and waltz. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Weekly: Cortland Community Band Practice. Lakeview Middle School, 640 Wakefield, Cortland; call Pat at 330-652-2424 or visit http://www.cortlandcommunityband.org. All musicians welcome. Wednesdays. 7-9 p.m.

Bi-monthly: Girard Community Band. Girard High School, 31 N. Ward, Girard; 330-539-1453. Any musician is welcome. First and third Wednesday. 7 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: Carols & Cocoa. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. The Dana School of Music will present its annual holiday program, directed overall by Dr. Hae-Jong Lee. “Carols & Cocoa” will be performed in Stambaugh’s Ballroom and will feature seasonal favorites, culminating in a holiday sing-along. Dana students bring cookies to share, and complimentary cocoa, provided by Sheetz, will be available. Featured groups are: Trombone Ensemble, directed by Michael Crist; Dana Clarinet Ensemble, directed by Alice Wang; Dana Early Music Ensemble, directed by Jessica Chisholm; Dana Flute Ensemble, directed by Kathryn Umble; University Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Dana Chorale and the Stambaugh Chorus, directed by Hae-Jong Lee. After a brief intermission, guests are invited upstairs to the Concert Hall where the Dana Holiday Concert will be presented featuring John Rutter’s “Magnificat,” and John Williams’ “Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas.” Guest artists are; Misook Yun, soprano, Wilmington Area High School Choral Ensembles, directed by Jonny Priano, and the Stambaugh Chorus. Tickets, which are all general admission, may be purchased in advance at the Stambaugh Auditorium box office, in person or by phone at 330-259-0555; or online at http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Tickets will also be available that evening. Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students, senior citizens, and YSU faculty and staff with a valid YSU ID. The event is free for children under 12 and YSU students with a valid YSU ID. 7 p.m. $5.

Monthly: Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown. Davis Center, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116 or 330-757-4727. Meeting includes a speaker. First Wednesday. 7:30 p.m.

Holiday event: Trace Adkins Christmas Show. Covelli Centre, E. Front St., downtown Youngstown; 1-800-745-3000. Adkins will perform Christmas favorites. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 5

Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study. Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Thursdays. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Walk and Chat. Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. Walking and socializing. Thursdays. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

Lunch and Learn: Natural Gas Vehicle. Yankee Lake Ballroom, 1814 State Route 7, Yankee Lake; 330-744-2131 ext. 32. Experts and industry representatives will speak on compressed natural gas vehicles and the emerging industry. The day-long event will look at the growth in interest about converting vehicle fleets to natural gas, construction of fueling stations necessary for the growth of the industry and business opportunities that are involved in the emerging industry. Among the speakers will be representatives from American Natural Gas Alliance, Clean Fuels Ohio, Loves Travel Stops, Clean Energy Fuels and IGS Energy. The event is being presented by the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber as well as the Ohio Energy Resource Alliance, Clean Fuels Ohio, General Motors and the Lawrence County and Shenango Valley chambers of commerce. Special guests will include state Rep. Sean J. O’Brien D-Trumbull County; state Rep., Nick Barborak, D-Columbiana County; Pa. state Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Shenango Valley and Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith. The event is free but reservations must be made by contacting Mandy Shina at the Regional Chamber, 330-744-2131 ext. 32 or email Amanda@regionalchamber.com. 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Library Trustees Meeting. Boardman Library, Boardman; 330-744-8636. The Board of Trustees, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will hold its regular session in the meeting room of the Boardman Library. Prior to the full board meeting, the Building and Sites Committee will meet at 3 p.m. to get an update the committee on the Canfield Library project. 4 p.m.

Weekly: Warriors: Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs, Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-783-3276. State-certified program focuses on preventing drug use through fishing and aquatic-resource education. Thursdays. 5-6 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Marina Perdos and Karres Cvetkovich teach a variety of yoga styles for all levels. Bring a mat and small blanket. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Dec. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17. 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. $10.

Weekly: Bellifit. Eos Whole Fitness, 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, Warren; 330-372-1676 or visit http://www.warrencentralcc.org. Dinner followed by a choice of classes: Bible study, book discussion or a computer lab. Thursdays. 5:45-7:30 p.m.

Weekly: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation. http://www.Polishyoungstown.com or 330-646-4082. The Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle offers crafts, dancing and songs for children and opportunities for adults with the Village Folk Singers. New members welcome. Thursdays. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Zumba Classes. Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Meets 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and noon on Saturdays. Half-off fee for the first class.  6:45 p.m. $8.

Weekly: Art, Conversation and Coffee. Metamorphosis Gallery, 2 State St., Struthers; 330-787-1994. Open gallery Thursdays from 6:45-8:30 p.m. and Saturday from 6:30-10 p.m. Bring your art or projects and join others at the gallery or come for coffee and conversation. All ages. 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.  For divorced and widowed. Features meetings and social events, including movie nights, bowling, dance classes, and small group discussions. Thursdays. 7:30 p.m. Free.

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

Weekly: Dancing Mindfulness Classes. Yoga Room, 815 Youngstown-Warren Road, No. 13, Niles; 330-637-7171. Occurs on Thursdays with rotating facilitators Jamie Marich and Kelsey Evans. Donation based ($10-$15 donation suggested). Dancing Mindfulness is a “come as you are” practice, with no prior experience in yoga or dance necessary to participate. 7:30 p.m.

Friday 6

Twice-Monthly: A Loose Knit Group. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Make afghans and knit and crochet other items to donate locally. All levels welcome. Dec. 6, 20. 10 a.m.–noon. Free.

Holiday event: Historic Christmas Home Tour. Various locations, Lisbon. 330-424-1803 and lacoc2@sbcglobal.net. The event is sponsored by the Lisbon Landmark Foundation, a division of the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce. Homes will be numbered to correspond to a directional map on the tickets but may be visited in any order to avoid congestion at any of the sites. Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber office at 120 N. Market St., Fashion Forward, Bye Hardware, Chef’s Table restaurant, and the Steel Trolley Diner. While advance sales are encouraged, tickets may also be purchased at any of the homes on the tour dates. Advance tickets are $12. After Dec. 1, tickets are $15. Dec.6-7. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday event: Gallery Showing and Opening: Belmont Boutique. Coy Cornelius Studios, 1931 Belmont, Youngstown; 330-747-5404. Features vintage, original, classic and contemporary clothing, costumes, accessories and artifacts. Dec. 6-8. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Holiday Event: Holiday Cabaret. Spotlight Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. YSU’s Department of Theater and Dance will perform a Holiday Cabaret, directed by Nancy Andersen Wolfgang with accompaniment by Jack Ciarnello.  The family-centered show will feature seasonal favorites, including songs, scenes from holiday-inspired shows, sing-alongs and storytelling for children. Seating is limited. 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. $8 for adults, and $5 for senior citizens, students and children.

Holiday event: Tapestries of Ohio. Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. Medieval celebration and dinner sponsored by Tapestries of Ohio. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Reservations required; call 330-726-5576 or email lorddean@tapestriesofohio.net.Dec. 6-7, 13-14. 7 p.m.  $30.

Holiday event: The Nutcracker. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. 330-744-1934. Presented by Ballet Western Reserve. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 and 2 p.m., Dec. 7. 7:30 p.m.

Winter Skywatch. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-941-3616. The night sky changes with the seasons, and so does the Skywatch program. This traditional lecture-based program deals with locating different planets and constellations, constellation lore, and current space events. For general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas. Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. 8 p.m., Dec, 6,-7, 13-14, and midnight on Dec. 14. 8 p.m.

Holiday event: It’s a Wonderful Life. Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana. 330-482-9915. 8 p.m. Dec. 6,-7, 13-14; 2 p.m., Dec  8, 15. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich. 5 p.m.

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

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

McMenamy’s, Junction Pa. 7 p.m.

Up a Creek. Main Street Lions. 7 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Save Yourself. 8 p.m.

Saturday 7

Holiday event: Advent Mini-Retreat: What Do I Most Want?. Ursuline Motherhouse Chapel, 4250 Shields Road, Canfield; Terry Supancic, 330-219-6243, tsupancic@msn.com or Eileen W. Novotny, 330-533-3831, ewalshnovotny@zoominternet.net.The Ursuline Center is offering this retreat for those interested in preparing for the celebration of Christmas in a way that allows them to anticipate the birth of Christ with a renewed sense of discipleship. The group will use a contemplative method of praying with Scripture in order to connect participants’ stories with the great stories of faith. A light brunch will be included. A registration form is available on the Center’s website: http://www.theursulinecenter.org or by contacting the program’s facilitators. 9 a.m.-noon. $15.

Dancing Mindfulness Classes. The Hidden Path, 71 Terrace St., Struthers,  330-755-6400. Occurs  Dec. 7, 21 with facilitator Ramona Skriiko. Dancing Mindfulness  is a “come as you are” practice, with no prior experience in yoga or dance necessary to participate. Call to preregister. 10 a.m. $15.

Holiday event: Winter Celebration: A Garden Conservatory. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7116. Occurs Dec. 7- Jan. 5. Tuesdays-Sundays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also open Dec. 24, Dec. 30 and Dec. 31. Closed on Dec. 23, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. See the beauty inside a conservatory filled with holiday plants. Explore the wonder of plants in the Children’s Greenhouse. See holiday trees decorated by 45 local non-profit organizations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: Historic Christmas Home Tour. Various locations, Lisbon. 330-424-1803 and lacoc2@sbcglobal.net. The event is sponsored by the Lisbon Landmark Foundation, a division of the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce. Homes will be numbered to correspond to a directional map on the tickets but may be visited in any order to avoid congestion at any of the sites. Tickets may be purchased at the Chamber office at 120 N. Market St., Fashion Forward, Bye Hardware, Chef’s Table restaurant, and the Steel Trolley Diner. While advance sales are encouraged, tickets may also be purchased at any of the homes on the tour dates. Advance tickets are $12. After Dec. 1, tickets are $15. Dec.6-7. Tour hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Holiday Event: 43rd Holiday Arts and Crafts Show. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1107. The Butler’s annual holiday show and sale will again feature fine art and original, one-of-a kind crafts from nearly 100 vendors. Painting, photography, jewelry, paper, ceramics, fragrances, wood, leather, fiber, food, horticulture, and decorative arts are included. Dec. 7-8. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $5, children under 12 are free.

Holiday event: Gallery Showing and Opening: Belmont Boutique. Coy Cornelius Studios, 1931 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-5404. Features vintage, original, classic and contemporary clothing, costumes, accessories and artifacts. Dec. 6-8. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Produce, baked goods, demonstrations and tastings. Saturdays February through December. Dec. 7, 14, 21. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: The Story of Christmas. Canfield Christian Church, 565 Boardman Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-533-2246. Interactive program that tells the true story of Christmas. For children ages 3 to 7. Dec 7, 14. Lunch will be provided. Reservations required. The church office is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., or you can leave a message. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: Gallery Showing and Opening: Belmont Boutique. Coy Cornelius Studios, 1931 Belmont Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-5404. Features vintage, original, classic and contemporary clothing, costumes, accessories and artifacts. Dec. 6-8. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Weekly: Zumba Classes. Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Meets 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and noon on Saturdays. Half-off fee for the first class.  Noon. $8.

Holiday Event: Tuba Christmas. Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-219-2998. Noon-2 p.m.

Holiday event: A McKinley Christmas. Various sites in downtown Niles; Features tours of the McKinley Memorial and National Museum, the Ward-Thomas House and the replica of William McKinley’s birthplace home. 12:30-4:30 p.m.

In My Backyard. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Children’s entertainer Fred Penner narrates and sings for this lively journey into his backyard, where we discover all sorts of things: colors of the rainbow, bugs and spiders, the different seasons, the planets, the moon, and the stars in the nighttime sky. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: Ornament Making Workshop. Arms Family Museum, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. 1:30-4:30 p.m. $2.

Annual event: Holiday Parade and Festival. Downtown Youngstown at various sites, including Central Square; 330-742-8710 or lhughes@cityofyoungstownoh.com. The City of Youngstown and Youngstown CityScape will present the Holiday Parade and Festival. Events and activities:  20 Federal Place  (Strouss’ Building) will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland, beginning at 1:30 p.m. with cocoa, shop local vendors, and children’s craft activities. There will also be a Santa’s shop for children. The holiday parade starts at 3:30 p.m. on East Federal Street and will travel West on West Federal. Santa’s arrival will take place at the end of the parade with the lighting of the Christmas tree. After the parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus visit with children and take pictures at 20 Federal Place (Strouss’ Building). 1:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: The Nutcracker. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. 330-744-1934. Presented by Ballet Western Reserve. 7:30 p.m., Dec. 6 and 2 p.m., Dec. 7. 2 p.m.

Holiday event: Tapestries of Ohio. Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. Medieval celebration and dinner sponsored by Tapestries of Ohio. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Reservations required; call 330-726-5576 or email lorddean@tapestriesofohio.net.Dec. 6-7, 13 -14. 7 p.m.  $30.

Winter Skywatch. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-941-3616. The night sky changes with the seasons, and so does our Skywatch program. This traditional lecture-based program deals with locating different planets and constellations, constellation lore, and current space events. For general audiences. 8 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas. Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. 8 p.m., Dec, 6,-7, 13-14, and midnight on Dec. 14. 8 p.m.

Holiday event: It’s a Wonderful Life. Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana. 330-482-9915. 8 p.m. Dec. 6,-7, 13-14; 2 p.m., Dec  8, 15. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Clark Bar. Save Yourself. 9 p.m.

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

Magilla’s. Skull’rz Bane. 8 p.m.

Manor. Zach Economos, Teddy Pantelas. 7:30 p.m.

Mocha House. Just Matt. 7 p.m.

Papa’s. Gary Markasky Project. 9 p.m.

Sunday 8

Holiday Event: 43rd Holiday Arts and Crafts Show. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1107. The Butler’s annual holiday show and sale will again feature fine art and original, one-of-a kind crafts from nearly 100 vendors. Painting, photography, jewelry, paper, ceramics, fragrances, wood, leather, fiber, food, horticulture, and decorative arts are included. Dec. 7-8. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5, children under 12 are free.

Wigilia 2013: A Polish Christmas Celebration. The Brier Hill Cultural Center (formerly St. Casimir’s Church), 145 Jefferson St., Youngstown;  647-9634 or mamlynarski@yahoo.com. The Polish Arts Club of Youngstown will present. Wigilia (vee-GEEL-yah), which means “Vigil” or “waiting” for the birth of baby Jesus, is the club’s annual celebration and recreation of what Poles around the world gather to do each Christmas Eve night. Includes food, caroling, raffles and cultural sharing. Paid reservations due by Dec. 2. No tickets will be available at the door. Noon. Adults, $25; children (5-12), $10; children (4 and under), free.

Yoga & Dancing Mindfulness Fusion. Yoga Room, 815 Youngstown-Warren Road, No. 13, Niles; 330-637-7171. With Maureen Lauer-Gatta and Jamie Marich. Donation based ($10-15 donation suggested). Dancing Mindfulness is a “come as you are” practice, with no prior experience in yoga or dance necessary to participate. 2 p.m.

Holiday event: Christmas Band Concert. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Packard Band will perform a concert featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus. Courtney McKay and Dana Victor will be vocalists, with Victor also acting as narrator, and area dance studios will be featured. Children can visit with Santa and receive a treat. Free. 330-841-2619 or wdpackardband.com.  2 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: It’s a Wonderful Life. Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana. 330-482-9915. 8 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 13-14; 2 p.m., Dec  8, 15. 2 p.m.

Holiday event: Sounds of the Season. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The Youngstown Symphony Chorus and Youngstown Symphony Symphonette will perform holiday classics. 4 p.m.

Holiday event: The Snowflake Ball. Avon Oaks Ballroom, 1401 N. State St., Girard; 330-502-5492. The evening will feature beautiful holiday music, buffet dinner, show and dancing. Advance ticket sales only. $40 USA Dance members; non-members, $30. 4-9 p.m.

Holiday event: Annual Christmas Vespers. Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.;  724-946-7117 or email chapel@westminster.edu. Westminster will continue a long-standing tradition with the presentation of a Christmas Cantata, “A Deo Daus (Given by God),” at Christmas Vespers in Orr Auditorium. The annual worship service includes familiar Christmas music performed by a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles; lighting of the Advent candles; Scripture readings; and “Given by God,” the message from Westminster College Chaplain  the Rev. James R. Mohr II.  Additional faculty and staff participating are: Anne Bruening, director of the Handbell Choir; James “Manny” Henderson, director of the Gospel Choir; Father Thomas Lewandowski, rector of St. Camillus Church in New Castle; Dr. Robin Lind, director of choral activities; Kathryn Davison Miller, Westminster College organist; and Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, director of the Symphony Orchestra.  The cantata was written and composed by Dr. Daniel Perttu, assistant professor of music theory and composition. In the keeping of the Christmas spirit, there will be opportunities for the community to give back to others before and during the worship service. Angel Tree gifts purchased by members of the campus community will be displayed in Orr Lobby. The gifts will go to children in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in Lawrence County, the Walker House, and Pennsylvania Homeless Children’s Initiative. A voluntary offering will be collected during the service to support students who will be volunteering for the Winter and Spring Break With A Purpose Work Trips and for the Westminster chapter of Habitat for Humanity. 3 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: Sounds for the Season. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The Youngstown Symphony Youth Orchestra and Youngstown Symphony Symphonette will perform holiday selections. 4 p.m.

Monday 9

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. 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.

Weekly: Youngstown Executive Toastmasters 408 Meeting. Shepherd of the Valley, 301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland; http://www.speakingclub.org. Practice skills useful in public speaking, including giving speeches, speaking extemporaneously and listening. Includes peer feedback and evaluation. This nonprofit educational organization operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication. Meetings are free for guests; members pay $36 every six months. 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Tuesday 10

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 Monthly: Campus Drum Circle. Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon;  724-983-2969. The drum circles occur in the Great Hall on second Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. and the fourth Monday at noon of every month. Attendees do not need to have drumming experience in order to participate. Simple instructions with practice rhythms and drums are provided so that new members feel welcome and included. 12:15 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.

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.

Holiday event: Wreath of Greens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Create your own holiday wreath of greens with instructor Pam Baytos.  Registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $24 (FFRG member $20).

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.

Kenny Rogers in Concert. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning, NW, Warren; 330-841-2931. Kenny Rogers will perform his hits during a special local appearance. Most recently, Rogers have been delving into country rock stylings.  This “Back at the Pack” event is one of six to nine concerts and shows that will be presented by Sunrise Entertainment and Rockin’ on the River at Packard Music Hall during the upcoming fall, winter and spring months. All tickets are reserve seating and can be purchased either online, by phone or in person from the Packard box office. 8 p.m.

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.

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. Noon.

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.

Holiday event: Christmas Party. Metaphysical Insights 528 Group of Trumbull County, Scope Building, 22 W. Market St., Warren; 330-792-0486. Bring a covered dish (main dish, side, salad or dessert) to share and receive five free tickets for the auction. The evening includes the program “Spirit Messages.” Metaphysical Insights is a non-profit social organization for purpose of spiritual expansion, personal enlightenment and metaphysical education. 5:30 p.m. Free.

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. Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 5:45-6:45 p.m. $7.

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.

Holiday event: A Hollywood Christmas. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-841-2931. The Four Preps ant the New Chordettes will perform. Lunch and show at noon. Show only begins 1:30 p.m.  $46, $31.

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.

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.

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: Recovery Group. Warren Revival Center Fellowship Hall, 4400 W. Market St., Leavittsburg; 330-898-4295. This class uses “Celebrate Recovery” material for individuals facing addiction. Open to all. Thursdays. 6:30-8 p.m. Free.

A Taste of Tea. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Come to the Gardens for a respite this holiday season for an evening of tea tastings. Dr. YT Chiu will demonstrate how to make that perfect cup of tea. Proceeds benefit the Family Garden. Registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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.

Holiday event: Disney On Ice. Covelli Centre, Youngstown. 1-800-745-3000.  7 p.m., Dec. 12-13; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and  7 p.m., Dec. 14; 1 and 5 p.m. Dec. 15.

Sneak Preview of Downton Abbey, Season 4. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. Western Reserve Public Media and Stambaugh Auditorium are co-sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. Tickets are available by calling the Stambaugh Auditorium box office at 330-259-0555 or by visiting http://www.stambaughauditorium.com Free parking is available in the adjacent parking lot. Season 4 of the acclaimed Masterpiece program, which premieres in January on PBS finds the aristocrats coping with last season’s shocking finale. 7:30 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. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Hot Yoga. Eos Whole Fitness, 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. 8 p.m.

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

Friday 13

Holiday event: Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership Holiday Party. Trumbull Art Gallery’s new space, 158 North Park Ave., Warren; Taron at 330-469-6823 or e-mail taron@tnpwarren.org. Food, live entertainment, “Hideous Holiday” Sweater Contest, prizes and more. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Holiday event: Tapestries of Ohio. Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. Medieval celebration and dinner sponsored by Tapestries of Ohio. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Reservations required; call 330-726-5576 or email lorddean@tapestriesofohio.net.Dec. 6-7, 13 -14. 7 p.m.  $30.

Holiday event: African Children’s Choir. St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 7345 Westview Drive, Boardman; 330-743-1109 and 330-758-2325 and http://www.africanchildrenschoir.com. The African Children’s Choir will perform African songs and dances. The program features well-loved children’s songs, traditional spirituals and gospel favorites. A free-will offering is taken at the performance to support African Children’s Choir programs, such as education, care and relief and development programs. 7:30 p.m. Adults: $15; Children 12 and under: $5. (No ticket sales available at the door.)

Holiday event: Big Band Jingle Bell Swing, W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-841-2619. Features the Big Band Sound of Packard and vocalist Helen Welch. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Holiday event:  In the Spirit of Christmas. Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. 330-746-5455. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15.

Holiday event: Holiday Lights. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-941-3616. The Ward Beecher Planetarium’s annual Holiday program combines lights, music, and visual effects with the wonders of the winter season and outer space. Content changes from year to year as we unwrap new titles and visuals. Suitable for all ages. 8 p.m.  Free.

Holiday event: How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas. Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. 8 p.m., Dec, 6,-7, 13-14, and midnight on Dec. 14. 8 p.m.

Holiday event: It’s a Wonderful Life. Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana. 330-482-9915. 8 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 13-14; 2 p.m., Dec  8, 15. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Donna’s Diner. Buddy White. 5-7 p.m.

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

McMenamy’s. Main Street Lions. 8 p.m.

Mastropietro. Murphy Morgan. 7-10 p.m.

Vince’s Wine Bar. Richard Boston. 8 p.m.

Saturday 14

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Produce, baked goods, demonstrations and tastings. Saturdays February through December. Dec. 7, 14, 21. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: Candy Cane Making Workshop. Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown. Candy maker Bill Rich will teach. 10 a.m. $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $6 for children; and under 3 free.

Holiday Event: Great Train Expo. Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 630-608-4988. Dec. 14-15. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday event: Story Time with Mrs. Claus. Harriet Taylor Upton House, 380 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren. Mrs. Claus will read stories to children age 3 to 9. A light lunch will be served with a holiday cookie. $10 per child. Reservations due by Nov. 30. 12:30-2 p.m. and 3:30 -5 p.m., Dec. 14; 2:30-4 p.m. Dec. 15.

Holiday event: Tapestries of Ohio. Christ Episcopal Church, 2627 Atlantic St. NE, Warren. Medieval celebration and dinner sponsored by Tapestries of Ohio. Doors open 6:30 p.m. Reservations required; call 330-726-5576 or email lorddean@tapestriesofohio.net.Dec. 6-7, 13 -14. 7 p.m.  $30.

Holiday event: George & Oatmeal Save Santa. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Santa Claus is lost! He didn’t come home after making his rounds on Christmas Eve. It’s up to George the planetarium wizard and Oatmeal the snowman to help find him. A Ward Beecher Planetarium production; for all ages. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free.

Holiday event:  In the Spirit of Christmas. Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. 330-746-5455. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15.

Holiday event: A Tuneful Holiday with Youngstown Voices. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The Symphony will perform a holiday pops concert. 8 p.m.

Holiday event: Holiday Lights. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-941-3616. The Ward Beecher Planetarium’s annual Holiday program combines lights, music, and visual effects with the wonders of the winter season and outer space. Content changes from year to year as we unwrap new titles and visuals. Suitable for all ages. 8 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: A Tuneful Holiday with New York Voices. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra will perform a holiday pops concert with New York Voices. 8 p.m.

Holiday event: How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas. Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-507-2358. 8 p.m., Dec, 6,-7, 13-14, and midnight on Dec. 14. 8 p.m.

Holiday event: It’s a Wonderful Life. Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana. 330-482-9915. 8 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 13-14; 2 p.m., Dec  8, 15. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Clark Bar. Fringe. 9:30 p.m.

Downtown Coffee Cafe. Richard Boston. 8-11 p.m.

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

Ice House Inn. Wet Lemon. 10 p.m.

The Manor. Frank Castellano. Jazz. 7 p.m.

Mocha House. Davis and McKay. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday 15

Holiday Event: Great Train Expo, Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 630-608-4988. Dec. 14-15. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday event: Caring Santa Photos. Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles; 330-652-6980. 9-11a.m.

Holiday event: Youngstown Symphony Stained Glass Concert Series. St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown;  330-743-1109. All are welcome; no admission fee. 2 p.m. Free.

Holiday event:  In the Spirit of Christmas,, Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. 330-746-5455. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15.  2 p.m.

Holiday event: It’s a Wonderful Life. Main Street Theater, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana. 330-482-9915. 8 p.m. Dec. 6-7, 13-14; 2 p.m., Dec  8, 15. 2 p.m.

Holiday event: Holiday Concert of Giving. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown. A benefit for the Second Harvest Food Bank. The Stambaugh Chorus and the Youngstown Community Band will perform. 4 p.m.

Holiday event: Holiday Nights. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7116. See holiday lights along a mile of garden paths. Cookies and cocoa and musical entertainment. Support Second Harvest Food Bank with donations of nonperishable food items. 5-7 p.m., Dec. 15, 22 and 30. 5 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: Victorian/German Christmas. Loghurst Farmhouse & Museum, 3967 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield; Doris at 330-565-6784 or Gayle at 614-578-2823. Features a German dinner, jazz and tours. 5:30-8 p.m. Two for $12 or one person for $7.

Monthly:  Traditional Irish Music Session. Quinlan’s Irish Pub, 5154 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-349-4500. An informal gathering of acoustic musicians playing traditional Irish jigs, reels and airs. Newcomers, beginners and listeners welcome. Every third Sunday. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Monday 16

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.

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.

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.

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.

Monthly: Habitat for Humanity Meeting. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; for more information call 330-743-7244 or visit http://www.hfhofmc.org. 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. Every 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.

Holiday event: Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr.: A Christmas Celebration.  Orr Auditorium, Westminster College Celebrity Series, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-7354. Taking the Orr Stage this holiday season is the seven-time Grammy Award winning husband and wife team, whose instantly recognizable voices helped to make The 5th Dimension one of the pop era’s most revered vocal groups.  This charismatic duo will present an inspiring holiday show with Christmas favorites as well as a selection of their biggest hits, including “Never My Love,” “Up, Up & Away,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” “One Less Bell  to Answer,” “Stoned Soul Picnic” and other chart toppers. The duo has earned seven Grammys, 15 gold and three platinum records, and have had starring roles on television and stage. They are currently celebrating more than 45 years in the entertainment business. The show is sponsored by Springfield Restaurant and Park Inn by Radisson. 7:30 p.m. Tickets, starting at $33, are available from the Celebrity Series box office at 724-946-7354. Visit http://www.westminster.edu/celebrity <http://www.westminster.edu/celebrity>  for additional information.

Tuesday 17

Monthly: 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.

Monthly: 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.

Monthly: 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.

Holiday Event: Struthers Schools Senior Citizen Turkey Dinner. 111 Euclid Ave., Struthers; 330-750-1061, extension 41215. The Struthers City School District is will host its Senior Citizen Turkey Dinner in the high school cafeteria. The Struthers Board of Education is sponsoring the event to thank Struthers seniors for their support of the school district. Reservations are due by Dec. 10. 4-6 p.m. $2.

Monthly: Mahoning County Computer Club. Canfield Presbyterian Church, 104 Main St., Canfield; for more information call 330-757-9854 or 330-799-1676. Many computer related subjects are discussed. Visitors are welcome. Every third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

Monthly: RTS Bereavement Support Group. Beeghly Medical Park, Community Learning Center, 6505 Market St., Youngstown; 330-884-2911. The group is for people who are dealing with grief from miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Meets the third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday 18

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.

Holiday event: Cookies for Santa. Lariccia Family Community Center, Boardman Township Park. Children will make and decorate cookies and other holiday treats. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $7, $5.

Thursday 19

Monthly: Austintown Stitch and Share. Humanity House, 755 Ohltown Road, Austintown; for more information call Pam at 330-533-7445. Meets the third Thursday. 10 a.m.

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.

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.

music @ night

Clark Bar. Bill Henceroth. 8 p.m.

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

Friday 20

Jimmy D’s Holly Jolly Christmas. 34 West Theater, Das Dutch Village Inn, Columbiana; 1-866-482-5050. http://www.34west.org.  The Atkins family lights up the airwaves in an new holiday production. Dec. 1, 3-6,  Dec. 10-14, 15-22.

Holiday event:  In the Spirit of Christmas. Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. 330-746-5455. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15. 7:30 p.m.

Holiday event: Holiday Lights. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-941-3616. The Ward Beecher Planetarium’s annual Holiday program combines lights, music, and visual effects with the wonders of the winter season and outer space. Content changes from year to year as we unwrap new titles and visuals. Suitable for all ages. 8 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: Miracle on Easy Street. Easy Street Productions, Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. 330-743-8555. Easy Street’s annual holiday revue featuring song, dance and Elvis Santa. 8 p.m., Dec. 20; 2:30 and 8 p.m., Dec. 21; and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22. 8 p.m.

Holiday event:  The Ugly Christmas Sweater Revue. Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. 330-507-2358. Dec. 20-22. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Donna’s Diner. Terry Leonard. 5-7 p.m.

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

Saturday 21

Hunting and Military Relic Show, Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-539-4247. Dec. 21-22. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Produce, baked goods, demonstrations and tastings. Saturdays February through December. Dec. 7, 14, 21. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: George & Oatmeal Save Santa. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Santa is lost! He didn’t come home after making his rounds on Christmas Eve. It’s up to George the planetarium wizard and Oatmeal the snowman to help find him. A Ward Beecher Planetarium production; for all ages.1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: Miracle on Easy Street. Easy Street Productions, Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. 330-743-8555. Easy Street’s annual holiday revue featuring song, dance and Elvis Santa. 8 p.m., Dec. 20; 2:30 and 8 p.m., Dec. 21; and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22. 2:30 p.m.

Jimmy D’s Holly Jolly Christmas. 34 West Theater, Das Dutch Village Inn, Columbiana; 1-866-482-5050. http://www.34west.org.  The Atkins family lights up the airwaves in an new holiday production. Nov. 22-23, 29-30, Dec. 1, 3-6,  Dec. 10-14, 15-22.

Holiday event:  In the Spirit of Christmas. Victorian Players Theater, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. 330-746-5455. 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15. 7:30 p.m.

Holiday event: Holiday Lights. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-941-3616. The Ward Beecher Planetarium’s annual Holiday program combines lights, music, and visual effects with the wonders of the winter season and outer space. Content changes from year to year as we unwrap new titles and visuals. Suitable for all ages. 8 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: Miracle on Easy Street. Easy Street Productions, Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. 330-743-8555. Easy Street’s annual holiday revue featuring song, dance and Elvis Santa. 8 p.m., Dec. 20; 2:30 and 8 p.m., Dec. 21; and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22. 8 p.m.

Holiday event:  The Ugly Christmas Sweater Revue. Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. 330-507-2358. Dec. 20-22. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Back Yard. Following June. 9 p.m.

Chippers. Dakota Spells Disaster. 10 p.m.

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

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

Manor. Teddy Pantelas, Zach Economos. 7:30 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Boardman. Edison’s Medicine. 9 p.m.

Sunday 22

Hunting and Military Relic Show.Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-539-4247. Dec. 21-22. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Holiday event: Miracle on Easy Street. Easy Street Productions, Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown. 330-743-8555. Easy Street’s annual holiday revue featuring song, dance and Elvis Santa. 8 p.m., Dec. 20; 2:30 and 8 p.m., Dec. 21; and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 22. 2:30 p.m.

Holiday event:  The Ugly Christmas Sweater Revue. Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown. 330-507-2358. Dec. 20-22. 8 p.m.

Monday 23

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.

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.

Holiday event: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. De Yor Center/Symphony Center/Ford Theater, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.  http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Grammy-Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features the Christmas music of Mannheim Steamroller along with multimedia effects. 7:30 p.m.

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Thursday 26

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.

Christmas Tree Recycling Program. 330-740-2060 and http://www.greenteam.cc. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dec. 26-Jan. 31. Recycle your cut tree at one of the following Mahoning County locations listed on the website.

music @ night

Clark Bar. Bill Henceroth. 8 p.m.

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

Friday 27
Saturday 28

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.

Monthly: Manjushri Study Group (Tibetan Buddhism). First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown: 330-799-9647.  The Manjushri Study Group will offer one explanatory session this month for those interested in learning more about Buddhist principles.  This month’s topic “All About Karma,” occurs from 3-5 p.m. 10, $5( students).

Weekly: Intro to Belly Dance. Eos Whole Fitness, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or visit http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. 4:15-5:15 p.m. $7.

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

music @ night

Back Yard. Fringe. 9 p.m.

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

Leon’s. Radio Pulse. 10 p.m.

The Manor. Frank Castellano. 7 p.m.

SUNDAY 29
Monday 30

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. Occurs 4:45-6:15 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. 4:45-6:15 p.m.$2.

Weekly: Youngstown Executive Toastmasters 408 Meeting. Shepherd of the Valley, 301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland; http://www.speakingclub.org. Practice skills useful in public speaking, including giving speeches, speaking extemporaneously and listening. Includes peer feedback and evaluation. This nonprofit educational organization operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication. Meetings are free for guests; members pay $36 every six months. 6:45-8:45 p.m. Weekly Rehearsal: The Mahoning Valley Chorale (formerly Seraphim). Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Ave., Boardman; 330-707-2144. Mondays. 7-9 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 31

Holiday event: First Night Canfield. Various locations on the Village Green and elsewhere in Canfield; firstnightcanfield@gmail.com. This annual alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration features live music, food, games , fireworks, and activities for children. 6 p.m.-midnight . Call for more information. $10.

Holiday event: First Night Youngstown. Various locations in the downtown and University area. Offices: 25 E. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-744-9966. This annual alcohol-free New Year’s Eve celebration features music, food, performances and fireworks. Call for ticket information. 5 p.m.-midnight.

Holiday event: First Night. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-941-3616. The Ward Beecher Planetarium helps Youngstown’s First Night usher in the new year with light and music videos. The content changes every year so you won’t be starting the new year with something old. Shows every 1/2 hour starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. 6 p.m. Free.

Holiday event: New Year’s Eve Party. Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown; 330-788-4274 and 330-792-7973. Features music, food and an open bar. Doors open at 7 p.m. $45 per person.

music @ night

Crickets. Edison’s Medicine. 9:30 p.m.

The Rig. Todd Cutshaw. 9 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Austintown. Huckin’ Fillbillies. 9 p.m.

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

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