Calendar (Week 3) December 15-21

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   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.

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