Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – February 1-28

Saturday 1

Ongoing: Jewels of Winter: Orchids. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Orchids are the jewels of the plant world, full of color, let them dazzle you with their brilliance and splendor. During the heart of winter, find the spirit of the tropics here at the Davis Center as you observe these exotic beauties on display. Bring your camera, there will be plenty of beautiful flowers around the lobby to photograph. Occurs 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 1-March 16, Tuesdays-Sundays. Free.

African Marketplace. Chestnut Room, Klcawley Center, Youngstown State University, Youngstown; 330-941-3516. Youngstown State University’s annual African Marketplace, featuring a variety of vendors, will occur from noon to 6 p.m. on in the Chestnut Room of Kilcawley Center. The event, which features artistic creations, artifacts, books and jewelry, kicks off YSU’s celebration of African American History Month in February. The marketplace is free and open to the public. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

Dancing Mindfulness Classes. The Hidden Path, 71 Terrace St., Struthers,  330-755-6400. Occurs  Dec. 7, 21 with facilitator Ramona Skriko. 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.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Features produce (apples, squash, lettuce), baked goods, fair market coffees, demonstrations, music and tastings. During winter, the market occurs indoors in Channing Hall (the basement community room of the church). Saturdays Feb.  through December. Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Chili Cook Off. Wick Recreation Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. The MetroParks Police and Recreation Department invite you to burn off the winter blues with a chili cook-off and outdoor winter games and activities. Weather permitting, there will be sled riding, snow sculpting competition, winter games and crafts provided at no charge. For a $3 fee you may sample all the contestants’ chili and vote for your favorite recipe. Chefs can enter their chili for a $10 fee. For chili cook-off registration, rules, or general event details call Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107. Held at Wick Recreation Area. Noon-2 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.

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.

Life Could Be a Dream. Salem Community Theatre. 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. Take another trip to Springfield and meet the Crooning Crabcakes. The ’60s doo-wop songs say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Book by Roger Bean. Feb. 1-2. 8 p.m.

Elton John. Covelli Centre. 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600. http://www.covellicentre.com. Multiple Grammy-winning legend Elton John plays Youngstown a second time. 8 p.m. $26, $76, $136.

music @ night 

Cedar’s. Jackie Povac, The Judys. 10 p.m. $5.

Crickets Pub. Rolling Rockers. Rock. 9:30 p.m.

Fernegles. Skull’Rz Bane and Metalourd.

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

Halliday’s Winery. Richard Boston. Acoustic.

Jack Perry’s Gastopub. David Ward Project. 8:30 p.m.

Leon’s. Andrea’s Fault. Big Shot. Rock. 9:30 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Jim Golen. 7-10 p.m.

Uncle Sil’s. Adam Jacob’s Band. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY 2

MetroMutts: Resource Guarding. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Presented by The Learning Dog. Does your dog grumble when you try to move her off the couch? Does she get grouchy when you approach her food bowl? Is trying to take things away from her a hazard? These are all signs of Resource Guarding, a behavior often misunderstood, overlooked, and treated incorrectly. Learn the signs that your dog is guarding, what causes it, and ways to work with the behavior. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Tyler Classroom. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free for MetroMutts members; others, $5.

Super Sunday Hike. Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-702-3000. The NFL season ends tomorrow and many players will work on their golf games until next summer’s training camps. Most of us can’t travel to warm vacation spots with them, but anyone can join us for a loop around the Mill Creek Golf Course. It’s replete with both nature and history. Meet at the Fieldhouse. Moderate rating, 3 miles. 2-4  p.m. Free.

Life Could Be a Dream. Salem Community Theatre. 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. Take another trip to Springfield and meet the Crooning Crabcakes. The ’60s doo-wop songs say it all: “Fools Fall in Love,” “Tears on My Pillow,” “Runaround Sue,” “Earth Angel,” “Stay,” “Unchained Melody,” “Lonely Teardrops,” and “The Glory of Love.” Book by Roger Bean. Feb. 1-2. 2 p.m.

Monday 3

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, Girard; 330-545-8521/330-545-8995. Ballroom, Latin, swing, hustle. 6-9 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Pilates Basics. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Work on toning, shaping, core strength, alignment, and breathing with Angela Lubonovich. Bring a mat and water. Feb. 3. 10. 17, 24. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10/class.

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. Feb. 3. 10. 17. 24. 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. Feb. 3. 10. 17. 24. 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. Feb. 3. 10. 17. 24. 7:30 p.m.

Weekly: Open Poerty Reading. Metamorphosis Gallery, 6 State St., Struthers; 330-787-1994. An open poetry reading occurs weekly at the gallery. Call for more information. 8 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 4

Ongoing: Yoga in the 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. Feb. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20. 25, 27. 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. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Express Yourself: Nature-Inspired Stoneware Mugs. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Lynn Cardwell will help students construct two nature-inspired stoneware mugs. They will be food and dishwasher safe. The project will be glazed, fired and ready for pick up approximately three weeks after the class. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. 5:30-8 p.m. $39; FFRG member $30.

Weekly: Standing in the Gap. Room 204, Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion, Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Religious program led by Justin Burnette Sr.  Tuesdays. Tuesdays. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 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. Tuesdays. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 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. Tuesdays. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 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.

Tournées Film Festival. Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-7265. Westminster College’s Departments of Modern Languages and English continues its third “Tournées Film Festival,” a series of French films shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays from Jan. 28 through Feb. 25. The films occur in the Sebastian Mueller Theater of the McKelvey Campus Center.  The events are free and open to the public. Five contemporary films will be subtitled in English with each screening followed by a discussion. The festival opened on Jan. 28 with L’Assaut (The Assault), directed by Julien Leclercq. Additional films are: “La Fée” (The Fairy), Feb. 4; “Monsieur Lazhar,” Feb. 11; “L’Enfant D’En Haut” (Sister), Feb. 18; and “Couleur De Peau: Miel” (Approved for Adoption), Feb. 25. The festival is supported by a grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Centre National de la Cinematographie et l’Image Animée, Campus France USA, the Florence Gould  Foundation, and Highbrow Entertainment. Westminster faculty involved in planning and organizing the festival are: Dr. Jeffrey Bersett, associate professor of Spanish and chairman of Westminster’s Department of Modern Languages; Dr. Deborah Mitchell, professor of English; and Dr. Ann Murphy, associate professor of French. Contact Murphy at 724-946-7265 or email dammroa@westminster.edu for additional information. Visit http://www.westminster.edu/frenchfilm  for additional information about the festival and the films. 7 p.m.

Weekly: Stephen Foster Chorus. SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St., Warren; Jerry at 330-652-5739. For anyone who enjoys singing. Tuesdays. Tuesdays. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 5 

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. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. 9:30-11 a.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. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. Noon.

Ongoing: 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. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. Noon-1 p.m. $10.

Weekly: Music at Noon. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636, Youngstown State University Dana School of Music, in collaboration with the Butler Institute of American Art, presents “Music at Noon” performances.  Performances are held on Wednesdays at 12:15  p.m. at the Butler Institute of American Art.  The concerts are free and open to the public and parking is free at the Butler. This month’s performances include: Feb.  5, “Clarinet Studio Recital,” Feb. 12, “Tuba/Euphonium Recital,” Feb. 19, “Flute Studio Recital,” and Feb.  26, “Choral Music.” 12:15 p.m. Free.

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. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. 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. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. 6:30-7:30 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. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. 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.

YSU Jazz Ensemble I: The Music of Tadd Dameron for Harlan Leonard and His Rockets. The Hub, Kilcawley Center, YSU; more information is available by calling the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636. Tonight’s concert features YSU’s Jazz Ensemble 1, directed by Kent Engelhardt, in Kilcawley Center’s Hub. The evening will feature “The Music of Tadd Dameron for Harlan Leonard and His Rockets,” a project made possible during Engelhardt’s Professional Development and Scholarship re-assigned time from the College of Creative Arts and Communication. Patrons may listen, dance, and purchase food and beverages from vendors in the Hub.  Dameron (1917–1965) was an African-American jazz composer/pianist from Cleveland, who is well known for his music written for Dizzy Gillespie, Sarah Vaughn, and his own groups.  His music for Harlan Leonard provided the first opportunity for Dameron to have his music recorded and performed on a national stage.  The music combines the riff and swing elements of Kansas City Jazz with Dameron’s keen harmonic sense and foreshadows the harmonic and melodic advances in ensemble writing in the Bebop Era and beyond. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue M1 parking deck for a small fee. 7 p.m. Free.

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.

music @ night

Knox  Building. Karaoke á la Knox. 10 p.m.

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

Thursday 6

Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study. Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Thursdays. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. 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. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

Tales for Tots: Penguins. Birch Hill Cabin, Mill Creek Metroparks; 330-740-7107. What is the biggest penguin in the world? Through a story, craft, and activity, children ages 2-3 are invited to learn about the Emperor penguin. Pre-register/pay at Ford Nature Center. Held at Birch Hill Cabin. 10-11 a.m. $2 R; $3 NR.

Weather and Plants. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 3-5. Children will explore different types of weather and how it affects plant life on Earth. Weather-related experiments, activities and art will abound! A snack will be provided. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. Feb. 6 and 8. Thursday, 1-2  p.m. or Saturday, 10-11 a.m. $6; FFRG member $4.

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. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. 5-6 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Yoga in the 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. Feb. 4, 6, 11, 13., 28, 20, 25, 27. 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. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. 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. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. 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. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Beginner Orchids. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Becoming an orchid owner may seem daunting, but this class will ease your fears and help you get your orchid to its first birthday and beyond. Dave Miller and Jackie Land will share ways to keep your orchid growing well in your home. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. $12; FFRG member $10.

How to Achieve Your Ideal Weight. Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, South Bridge West (behind Second Sole), 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3, Boardman. Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a free seminar entitled, “How to Achieve your Ideal Weight” tonight.  Suzelis will lay out a plan for healthy weight loss, including a discussion on foods that aid in weight loss, portion control, motivation, health problems and metabolic problems that could be hindering your weight loss, and more.  To register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at OhioND.com. Free admission, RSVP required. 6:30 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: 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.

music @ night

Clark Bar. Bill Henceroth. Open mike. 8-11 p.m.

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

Friday 7 

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. Feb. 7, 21. 10 a.m.–noon. Free.

Other Desert Cities. New Castle Playhouse. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. Politics, lies, and regrets collide in this biting, sharp, and fiercely funny show. The events occur in Palm Springs when the Wyeth family gathers together at Christmas 2004.  Daughter Brooke returns home after six years to announce that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family’s history. Directed by Lester Malizia, Feb. 7-9, 13-16. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances occur at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee takes place at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $13.

music @ night 

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich. Acoustic. 5-7 p.m.

Cedar’s. Sam Goodwill Winter Tour. 10 p.m.

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

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

Quaker Steak/Austintown. Save Yourself. 9 p.m.-midnight.

Saturday 8

Monthly: Yoga Workshop. Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman Canfield  Road, Suite D-3, Boardman; advanced registration required by Feb. 6 by calling 330-729-1350. Sarah Terlecki leads this monthly yoga workshop.  All levels welcome.  Bring a yoga mat and blanket. 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. $20 for adults, $15 for students .

Get to Know Your Camera Seminar. YM Camera, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 330-793-8316. The Youngstown Camera Club is inviting anyone with a camera to today’s “Get to Know Your Camera” seminar. Bring your camera and manual. Seating is limited. Call Phil at 330-793-8316 for reservations 10 a.m.-noon. Free.

Gardening Basics: Seed Sowing. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Winter is a wonderful time to peruse the flurry of garden catalogs and select new seeds to grow. Ellen Speicher will demonstrate the best seed sowing techniques and answer questions such as when to sow, which soil media to use, and how to care for seedlings. Each participant will receive a pack of seeds to take home. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. Saturday, 10-11:30 a.m. $10; FFRG member $8.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Features produce (apples, squash, lettuce), baked goods, fair market coffees, demonstrations, music and tastings. During winter, the market occurs indoors in Channing Hall (the basement community room of the church). Saturdays Feb.  through December. Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Weather and Plants. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 3-5. Children will explore different types of weather and how it affects plant life on Earth. Weather-related experiments, activities and art will abound! A snack will be provided. Registration required. Occurs Feb. 6 and 8. Thursday, 1-2 p.m. or Saturday, 10-11 a.m. $6; FFRG member $4.

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.

Faerie Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 6-11. Do faeries really exist? Of course they do! Make a special faerie garden and they will come. Children will spend the afternoon creating a miniature garden that any good faerie would not be able to resist to call home. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. Saturday, 12:30-2 p.m. $12; FFRG member $10.

2nd Annual Sweet Life Cupcake Competition. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-519-5772. Today’s event benefits the Friends of the Mahoning Valley Birth Center. Amateur and professional bakers will be participating in the competition in five categories: “Classic,” “Health Nut,” “Pregnancy Cravings,” “Theme,” and “Freestyle”  –  as well as “Best in Show,” “Fan Favorite,” and “Best Display” for the professionals.  The professional bakers competing include Sugar Social, The Cake Boutique, TCakz, KatzKupcakes, Sugar Mama’s, The Cake Baker, and Cakes by Tracee. A panel of three judges per category will determine the winners based on taste and presentation. This event will also feature a silent auction, Chinese auction, and a special Cupcake Creation Station for kids sponsored by Kravitz Deli.  Tickets are available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sweet-life-cupcake-competition-tickets-9959857201?aff=efbevent or http://www.mvbcfriends.com. 1-4 p.m. Adults: $14; children (10 and under): $7 and children (under 3 years): free.

Twice 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 two explanatory sessions this month for those interested in learning more about Buddhist principles.  This month’s topic “All About Karma,” occurs from 3-5 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 22.  Call for more information. 3-5 p.m. $10, $5 (students).

Faerie Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 12-17. Do faeries really exist? Of course they do! Teens can make a special faerie garden and they will come. Spend the afternoon creating a miniature garden that any good faerie would not be able to resist to call home. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. 3-4:30  p.m. $12; FFRG member $10.

Cookie Table & Cocktails Fundraiser. Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St, Youngstown; 330-743-2589. The event is being organized by the Young Leaders Advisory Board (YLAB), a group within the Mahoning Valley Historical Society comprised of members between the ages of 21-50. The purpose is to raise funds for the new exhibits that will be installed at the Tyler History Center. The event is billed as a “fun and frivolous wedding reception atmosphere” with music, dancing, appetizers, beverages, and a cookie table extraordinaire.” Call for ticket information. 7-10 p.m.

Other Desert Cities. New Castle Playhouse. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. Directed by Lester Malizia, Feb. 7-9, 13-16. 7:30 p.m. $13.

music @ night 

Clark Bar. Save Yourself. Rock. 9 p.m.

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

Leon’s. RuB. Rock and Roll. 9:30 p.m.

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

Quaker Steak/Austintown. Fringe. 9 p.m.

Sunday 9

Sweet and Savory Snacks Using Puff Pastry. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Did you ever want to get creative with seasonal fruits, make party favors quick and easy or just spruce up some leftovers? Join Steve Brandt as he demonstrates how to use whatever you have on hand to bake puff pastry items that are amazing. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. 2-4  p.m. $24; FFRG member $20.

Other Desert Cities. New Castle Playhouse. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. Directed by Lester Malizia, Feb. 7-9, 13-16. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances occur at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee takes place at 2 p.m. 2 p.m. $13.

Silent Film Metropolis (with Organ Accompaniment). Stambaugh Audiorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Organist Peter Richard Conte will accompany the classic silent film “Metropolis” in a special screening at Stambaugh Auditorium. Conte will perform on Stambaugh’s E.M. Skinner Pipe Organ, which recently underwent a full restoration. Conte is the Grand Court Organist of the Wanamaker Organ in Macy’s located at City Center, Philadelphia. “Metropolis” is a 1927 film produced in Germany during the Weimar Period and is set in a futuristic, urban dystopia. It follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city’s ruler, and Maria, who has an unexplained background, to overcome the vast gulf that separates the classes of their city. “Metropolis” was filmed at a cost of approximately 5 million Reichsmarks, which made it the most expensive film ever released to that point. SilentEra.com rated it second on their list of the top 100 silent films of all time. Tickets for “Metropolis accompanied by Peter Richard Conte are available by visiting stambaughauditorium.com or calling the box office at 330-259-0555. 4 p.m.

Monday 10

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.

Ongoing: GROWing Garden Leadership Workshops. Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, 147 W. Market St., Warren; 330-881-7698 Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s Garden Resources of Warren (GROW) Program is offering a free workshop series for those interested in taking on leadership roles in new and existing community gardens. You must apply to participate  by submitting an application to Sheila Calko, GROW program manager. Her email is sheila@tnpwarren.org. Sessions occur from 6-8 p.m. on Feb. 10,17 and 24. Programs include: “Starting a New Garden or Developing an Existing Garden,” “Creating a Vision,” “Outreach and Publicity,” “Get Organized,” Finding a Suitable Site/ or Working with Your Existing Site,” “Building Partnerships” and “Funding Your Garden.” Call for more information. 6-8 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.

Weekly: Open Poerty Reading. Metamorphosis Gallery, 6 State St., Struthers; 330-787-1994. An open poetry reading occurs weekly at the gallery. Call for more information. 8 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 11

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.

From the Garden: Heavy Hors D’oeuvres. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Chef David Armstrong will share recipes and culinary techniques as he demonstrates how to prepare and serve heavy hors d’oeuvres for your next winter party. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. 6:30-8:30  p.m. $36; FFRG member $28.

Monthly: Youngstown PFLAG Meeting. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696 or email youngstownpflag@aol.com. Meets the second Tuesday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Zumba Classes. Fred Astaire Dance Studio, 5090 Market St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. Fred Astaire offers a Zumba class at 6:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at noon on Saturdays. The fees is $8 per class or discounts with class card. The center offers a special half-off price for the first class. Call for more information. 6:45 p.m. $8.

Weekly: Canfield Community Band. Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; for more information call 330-542-3313. Anyone who plays an instrument is welcome to join the group. Every Tuesday. 7 p.m.

Monthly: La Leche League. Columbiana County WIC office, 7876 Lincoln Place, Lisbon; 330-427-2155. All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. Meets the second Tuesday. 7 p.m.

Weekly: Valley Bible Study. St. Brendan Parish, Room 103, 2800 Oakwood, Youngstown; for more information call Joan Lawson at 330-792-3875 or Jim Merhaut at 330-743-2308. Every Tuesday. 7-8:30 p.m.

Monthly: Open Poetry Reading. Pig Iron Press. 26 N. Phelps St., Youngstown; 330-747-6932. Pig Iron Literary and Art Works will host its monthly open poetry reading tonight. Readers are invited to participate in the program, with a sign-in at the door. Presenters may read from original works or read favorite works by others. The maximum on-stage limit is eight minutes. The readings are open to all – either as presenters or listeners. Occurs the second Tuesday. Call for more information. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 12

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.

Monthly: Friends of PLYMC Lunch and Learn. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Today features a book review by Ruth Gerrard Cole of Peter Ackroyd’s book, “Tudors: A History of England Volume II – from Henry the 8th to Elizabeth the 1st.”  Ruth was an English teacher in the Austintown Schools for 33 years. Attendees may bring a bagged lunch.  Tea and coffee will be provided by the Friends.

Noon. Free.

Weekly: Music at Noon. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636, Youngstown State University Dana School of Music, in collaboration with the Butler Institute of American Art, presents “Music at Noon” performances.  Performances are held on Wednesdays at 12:15  p.m. at the Butler Institute of American Art.  The concerts are free and open to the public and parking is free at the Butler. This month’s performances include: Feb.  5, “Clarinet Studio Recital,” Feb. 12, “Tuba/Euphonium Recital,” Feb. 19, “Flute Studio Recital,” and Feb.  26, “Choral Music.” 12:15 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Cirque Du Soleil: Varekai. Covelli Centre. 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600. http://www.covellicentre.com.  7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12-14; 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15; and 1:30 and 5 p.m., Feb. 16. $140, $90, $65, $45, $35 (Feb. 14 and 15 shows $5 more per show). Children: $122, $72 $52, $36, $28 (Feb, 14 and 15 shows $5 more per show).

Monthly: Mothers of Twins. Davidson Becker Family Center, Struthers; for more information call Michele at 330-530-2128 or visit http://www.orgssites.com/oh/twins. Meets the second Wednesday. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Appollo Maennerchor. Richard Boston. 7 p.m.

Knox  Building. Karaoke á la Knox. 10 p.m.

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

Thursday 13

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.

Shiatsu and Chocolate for Soothing and Self Care. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Learn simple Shiatsu techniques for soothing pressure and trigger point massage relief for headaches and tension. All methods will be practiced fully clothed. The massage portion of the evening will be followed by the exercise of conscious savoring with gourmet quality chocolate. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25, $45/couple.

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: 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.

Other Desert Cities. New Castle Playhouse. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. Directed by Lester Malizia, Feb. 7-9, 13-16. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances occur at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee takes place at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $13.

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 

Cedar’s. Jones for Revival, Tropidelic. 10 p.m.

Clark Bar. Bill Henceroth. Open mike. 8-11 p.m.

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

Friday 14

Children’s Nature Hour: Groundhogs. Pineer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Punxsutawney Phil may wake up from hibernation in February but wild groundhogs rarely do. Children ages 3 – 5 will learn all about the groundhogs and when they usually wake up. Held at Pioneer Pavilion. Pre-register/pay at Ford Nature Center. Occurs Feb. 14 or 15. 10-11a.m. $2 R; $3 NR (day of program, if space available).

Valentine’s Dinner. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Enjoy Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart presented by the Garden Cafe. Your prix fixe dinner will incorporate aphrodisiac foods throughout each course. To make a reservation, or for more information, call 330-758-0811. Seating is limited. 6:30 p.m.

Other Desert Cities. New Castle Playhouse. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. Directed by Lester Malizia, Feb. 7-9, 13-16. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances occur at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee takes place at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $13.

Sandbag, Stage Left. Victorian Players. 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. http://www.victorianplayers.org “Sandbag, Stage Left” is a parody of serious courtroom dramas such as “Witness for the Prosecution,” “Twelve Angry Men” and “Night of January 16th.” Performance times: 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Feb. 14-March 2. 7:30 p.m.

Angelo Babbaro, “The Voice of Sinatra,” in Concert/Valentine’s Day Dinner. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; for tickets, visit stambaughauditorium.com or call the Stambaugh Auditorium Box Office at 330-259-0555. Considered “The Voice of Sinatra,” Angelo Babbaro will be performing with the Rick Brunetto Big Band from Caesar’s Palace. Babbaro and the band will perform songs made famous by Frank Sinatra including “Come Fly with Me,” “Let’s Fall in Love,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and other Sinatra-era classics. Babbaro and his production team are gathering footage of local folks “sharing the love” on Angelo’s website (angelobabbaro.com) for a “Share the Love” video tribute. This video will be shown during his performance on Feb. 14. For more information or to submit a video, go to angelobabbaro.com/only-you-video-submission/. Also in keeping with Sinatra theme and Valentine’s Day, Chef Jeff Chrystal of Overture has created a Rat Pack Valentine’s Day menu. Make reservations for dinner before or after the show. Babbaro will be stopping by Overture after the show and may even sing a few requests. For dinner reservations, call 330-744-9900. Babbaro is also looking to honor one extraordinary couple at the show. This couple can be young or old, as long as they have a compelling love story that is deserving of special recognition. To submit a couple for nomination, go to angelobabbaro.com/love-story-submission-form/ and complete the nomination form. One deserving couple will receive two free tickets to the show and dinner for two at Overture. For tickets visit stambaughauditorium.com or call the Stambaugh Auditorium Box Office at 330-259-0555. 8 p.m.

music @ night 

Donna’s Diner. James Willaman. 5-7 p.m.

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

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

Vintage Estate. Michael Starkey. 8 p.m.

Saturday 15

Annual Winter Garden Seminar: Four Seasons of Color. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Presented by the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown. Would you like year-round color in your garden? Designing a year-round landscape ensures that your home is surrounded by color and interest through all four seasons. Garden experts will take you through the steps in planning and plant selection to create an ever-changing landscape that can be enjoyed for the entire year. For more information and to register, go to the Winter Seminar page at http://www.mgcy.org/ or call John Kolar at 330-545-2266. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration is required. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; sign-in begins at 8 a.m. $40; $50 after Feb. 8.

Children’s Nature Hour: Groundhogs. Pineer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Punxsutawney Phil may wake up from hibernation in February but wild groundhogs rarely do. Children ages 3 – 5 will learn all about the groundhogs and when they usually wake up. Held at Pioneer Pavilion. Pre-register/pay at Ford Nature Center. Occurs Feb. 14 or 15. 10-11a.m. $2 R; $3 NR (day of program, if space available).

Ongoing: Twice Loved Book Sale, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Peruse the tables in the Antonucci Horticulture Library for much loved books on gardening, cooking, and nature. There will also be garden magazines for sale. Donations of related used books are appreciated at any time. All proceeds benefit the Antonucci Horticulture Library. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. from Feb. 15-23 (closed Mondays).

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Features produce (apples, squash, lettuce), baked goods, fair market coffees, demonstrations, music and tastings. During winter, the market occurs indoors in Channing Hall (the basement community room of the church). Saturdays February through December. Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Digital Underground’s Humpty Hump and Shock G. TheStage, Harley Davidson’s BikeTown,  5700 Interstate Blvd., Austintown; for ticket information, visit: https://ticketriver.com/event/9149-shock-g—humpty-hump. Members of Digital Underground, featuring Shock G, Humpty Hump, Pee Wee, and D.J. Fuze, will highlight the 90s throwback evening. Shock G – along with his alter ego Humpty Hump – is a pianist, visual artist, and music producer. He is responsible for Digital Underground’s smash, “The Humpty Dance,” 2PAC’s breathrough single ” I Get Around,” and was co-producer of 2Pac’s debut album “2Pacalypse Now.” The show is hosted by M.C. Dennis The D-Man (Erie), D.J. Kidd (Cleveland), Daboondox (Youngstown), and Geo C and Tha Storm (Youngstown). Doors open at 6 p.m. The show starts at 7 p.m. $50 for VIP meet and greet, $28 for gold circle and $20 for general admission.

Other Desert Cities. New Castle Playhouse. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. Directed by Lester Malizia, Feb. 7-9, 13-16. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances occur at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee takes place at 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m. $13.

Broadway In Love. De Yor Center/Symphony Center/Ford Theater. 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.  A compilation of the obvious – and not so obvious – love songs from the Great White Way. Featuring guest artists Stephen R. Buntrock and Melissa Errico. 8 p.m.

music @ night 

Ciminero’s. Backbeat. 9:30 p.m.

Downtown Coffee Cafe. Wise Guyz. 8-11 p.m.

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

Ice House/ Fetish. Rock. 9:30 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. John Farley. Acoustic blues. 7-10 p.m.

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

Side Door. Breeze Way. 10 p.m.

Sunday 16

MetroMutts Puppy Love. Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Take a brisk walk with your favorite Valentine (canine companion) as we explore the beauty of Mill Creek Golf Course in the winter. We’ll be walking on the cart paths, then retiring to the historic Fieldhouse for hot drinks, cookies and treats. Each dog will receive a special Valentine. Animal Charity will be on hand with some of their adoptable dogs. Easy rating, one or two miles, depending on the weather. Meet on the porch at Mill Creek Golf Course. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.

Other Desert Cities. New Castle Playhouse. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. Directed by Lester Malizia, Feb. 7-9, 13-16. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances occur at 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee takes place at 2 p.m. 2 p.m. $13.

Monthly: Ballroom Dance. Orthodox Hall, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown; 330-565-0726. 5 p.m. $5 USA Dance members, $10 non-members, $2.50 students.

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 17

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.

Weekly: Open Poerty Reading. Metamorphosis Gallery, 6 State St., Struthers; 330-787-1994. An open poetry reading occurs weekly at the gallery. Call for more information. 8 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 18

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.

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 19

Regional Chamber Luncheon: The Real Truth about Oil and Gas Development and its Effects on Communities. Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 343 Via Mount Carmel, Youngstown; 330-744-2131, ext. 12. The Regional Chamber Young Series luncheon will feature officials from Texas and Pennsylvania shale plays, including former Mahoning Valley business leader Walter “Buzz” Pishkur. (He is now director of Water Utilities for the city of Arlington, Texas). Pishkur will be keynote speaker. He said that Barnett shale development in Arlington has been an economic boon for the city of about 365,000 people in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He notes that the city has, among other things, amassed a fund of nearly $100 million from various revenues from the oil and gas industry. Pishkur will be joined at the luncheon by Jim Parajon, Arlington’s director of community development and planning. Another luncheon speaker will be Jeff Kotula, president of the Washington County, Pa,. Chamber of Commerce. Kotula has called Washington County “The Energy Capital of the East,” due to the large investments made by the oil and gas industry there because of the Marcellus Shale play. Kotula will be accompanied by one of his Chamber members who has benefitted from the Marcellus Shale play. The luncheon is free but reservations are required. RSVP Jennifer Mascardine at 330-744-2131 ext. 12, email her at Jennifer@regionalchamber.com, or go to the Chamber’s website, http://www.regionalchamber.com and click on Upcoming Events. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting. Enzo’s Restaurant, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500. Warren chapter of this international business and service organization meets every Wednesday for lunch and a business meeting. Call for more information. Noon.

Weekly: Music at Noon. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636, Youngstown State University Dana School of Music, in collaboration with the Butler Institute of American Art, presents “Music at Noon” performances.  Performances are held on Wednesdays at 12:15  p.m. at the Butler Institute of American Art.  The concerts are free and open to the public and parking is free at the Butler. This month’s performances include: Feb.  5, “Clarinet Studio Recital,” Feb. 12, “Tuba/Euphonium Recital,” Feb. 19, “Flute Studio Recital,” and Feb.  26, “Choral Music.” 12:15 p.m. Free.

Orchid Clinic. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Dave Miller and Jackie Land wil  p.l walk you through repotting your very own orchid. Bring any problem orchids you may have and they will help you get them back on track. Plus, receive an orchid to repot in class and take home. Orchid bark mix will be available for sale for a nominal cost. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $20; FFRG member $15.

music @ night

Knox  Building. Karaoke á la Knox. 10 p.m.

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

Thursday 20

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 21

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. Feb. 7, 21. 10 a.m.–noon. Free.

Annual: Mad About the Arts. McDonough Museum of Art, YSU; 330-941-1777. WYSU 88.5 FM and the John J McDonough Museum of Art are re-uniting to present the 19th annual “Mad About the Arts,” which features an evening of contemporary art, jazz, wine tasting and food sampling at the McDonough. “Mad” benefits the McDonough Museum of Art and WYSU 88.5 FM and has sold out the past two years. Tonight’s event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation of wine craft and connoisseurship hosted by Ed Goist of WYSU. The main event follows at 7 p.m. with the YSU Jazz Ensemble 2 and appetizers, beverages and desserts. At 8:30 p.m., pianist and YSU faculty member, Dr. Alton Merrell will take the stage with his jazz trio. To purchase tickets online, visit wysu.org. The featured exhibition is “UNCHARTED,” an exploration of innovation and tradition. In addition, WYSU and a number of community organizations are joining the McDonough Museum of Art to bring StoryCorps to Youngstown this summer to record “Voices of the Valley.” StoryCorps produces segments that are broadcast on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Tonight’s event receives promotional assistance and support from: 27 WKBN/Fox Youngstown/33WYTV/MyYTV, City Printing, Joseph Verzilli, Earthwork Recording Studio, Metro Monthly, Mix 98.9 & 570 WKBN, Aladdin’s, Cassese’s MVR, Chalet Premier, Edward’s Florist, Giannios Candy, Joe Maxx Coffee, Kravitz Delicatessen and Katering, L’uva Bella Winery, Markko Vineyard, One Hot Cookie, Sherman Creative Promotions, Inc., Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, and Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. Call or emial for ticke information. 6:30-10 p.m.

Ragtime. Top Hat/Fairview Arts and Outreach Center. 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. tophatproductions.org Based on the novel, “Ragtime,” by E.L. Doctorow, this turn- of-the-century musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families, as they confront the timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 21-March 8.  7:30 p.m.

music @ night 

Donna’s Diner. Kevin Vallely. 5-7 p.m.

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

Quinlan’s. Davis and Henner. 7 p.m.

Saturday 22 

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Features produce (apples, squash, lettuce), baked goods, fair market coffees, demonstrations, music and tastings. During winter, the market occurs indoors in Channing Hall (the basement community room of the church). Saturdays February through December. Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Nature Photography Exhibit. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. The annual exhibit is moving back to its birthplace: Ford Nature Center. Entries will be accepted from Feb.  1 to 9. Applications will be available to download at http://www.millcreekmetroparks.org/visit/things-to-do/nature-photography-exhibit. Occurs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 22-March 9, Tuesday through Sunday.

music @ night 

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

Los Gallos. Skull’rz Bane. Rock. 10 p.m.

Margherita’s. Bare Bones. 7 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. John Stipe. 7-10 p.m.

New Manhattan. Poobah. Rock. 9 p.m.

Tangier. Ginny and the Jetz. 10 p.m.

Sunday 23

Pasta Cook-off and Wine Taste Benefit. Covelli Gymnasium, Blessed Sacrament Parish, 3020 Reeves Road N.E., Warren; 330-372-2215. All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association’s HeartWalk. Local restauants and amateur chefs will compete for the People’s Choice Award. Restaurants include Buena Vista of Warren, DiVieste’s Banquet Hall, Salvatore’s, Station Square, Sunrise Inn, Top Notch Diner. Celebrity judges will help decide the best-tasting dishes, and include WFMJ’s Mike Case, WKBN’s Rich Morgan and Stan Boney, Tribune Chronicle’s Bob Coupland, and Warren Mayor Doug Franklin. Amateur wine makers compete for the Gold Award in their categor. Advance sale tickets available Feb. 3 at the parish, call for details. 12:30-2 p.m. $13 adults, $6 for children up to 11 years; $35/family with two adults and two children 11 years and under, and includes meal, dessert and light beverage.  At the door, prices slightly higher.

Monday 24

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.

Weekly: Open Poerty Reading. Metamorphosis Gallery, 6 State St., Struthers; 330-787-1994. An open poetry reading occurs weekly at the gallery. Call for more information. 8 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 25

Ongoing: Yoga in the 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. Feb. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20. 25, 27. 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. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 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. Tuesdays. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 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. Tuesdays. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 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. Tuesdays. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 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. Tuesdays. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 26

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. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. 9:30-11 a.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. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. Noon.

Weekly: Music at Noon. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636, Youngstown State University Dana School of Music, in collaboration with the Butler Institute of American Art, presents “Music at Noon” performances.  Performances are held on Wednesdays at 12:15  p.m. at the Butler Institute of American Art.  The concerts are free and open to the public and parking is free at the Butler. This month’s performances include: Feb.  5, “Clarinet Studio Recital,” Feb. 12, “Tuba/Euphonium Recital,” Feb. 19, “Flute Studio Recital,” and Feb.  26, “Choral Music.” 12:15 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Zumba. Eos Whole Fitness, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402 or http://www.EosWholeFitness.com. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. 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. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26.. 6:30-7:30 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. Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26. 7-9 p.m.

music @ night

Knox  Building. Karaoke á la Knox. 10 p.m.

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

Thursday 27

Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study. Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Thursdays. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. 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. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

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. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. 5-6 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Yoga in the 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. Feb. 4, 6, 11, 13., 28, 20, 25, 27. 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. $10.

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. Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. 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: 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: 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.

music @ night

Clark Bar. Bill Henceroth. Open stage. 8-11 p.m.

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

Friday 28

Introduction to Essential Oils. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Marina Perdos will explain how to easily incorporate the healing properties of essential oils into your daily life. Calming scent blends can ease stress, while rejuvenating scent blends can boost your energy. You will have the opportunity to experiment and will be able to take your custom blends home. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. 2-3:30  p.m $39; FFRG member $30.

Darius Rucker and Eli Young Band. Covelli Centre. 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600. http://www.covellicentre.com. The True Believers Tour comes to Youngstown for one show. David Nail opens. 7 p.m. $36.50, $46.50, $56.50.

Strange Snow. Youngstown Playhouse. 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. Play by Stephen Metcalfe. Directed by Christopher Fidram. Feb. 28-March 9. 7:30 p.m.

music @ night

Clark Bar. Breeze Way. 9 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Max Schang. 5-7 p.m.

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

Vince’s Wine Bar. Davis and Henner. 7-10 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Mike and Spice. 8-11 p.m.

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