Calendar (Week 2) December 8-14

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.

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