Calendar (Week 1) – March 1-7

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.

Coffee With the Birds. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown. Join Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited to watch birds at feeders while sipping coffee. Coffee is provided but bring your favorite mug. Space is limited, so call to register by Feb. 28 for a 45-minute session (8-8:45 a.m. or 8:45-9:30 a.m.). Held at Ford Nature Center. March 1 8-9:30 a.m. Free.

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. March 1, 8, 15, 22. 10 a.m.-1 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.  Noon. $8.

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.

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. 8 p.m.

Once On This Island. Salem Community Theatre. 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. This Caribbean adaption of “The Little Mermaid ”the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.  Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Friday and Saturday shows are 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 28-March 9. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 2

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

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

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

Once On This Island. Salem Community Theatre. 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. This Caribbean adaption of “The Little Mermaid ”the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.  Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Friday and Saturday shows are 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 28-March 9. 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. March 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. March 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. March 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. March 3. 10. 17. 24. 7:30 p.m.

Weekly: Open Poetry 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. March 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. March 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. March 4, 11, 18, 25. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Free.

From the Garden: Soup’s On. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Chef David Armstrong will prepare soups that will warm and comfort through early spring. He will share recipes and tips on replicating that soup at home. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Registration required. 6:30-8:30  p.m. $36; FFRG member $28.

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. March 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. March 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. March 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. March 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. March 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. March 5, 12, 19, 26. Noon-1 p.m. $10.

Computer Instruction. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive in Cortland; contact the Main Library at 330-399-8807 ext. 201 to sign up. The library offers free introductory classes for the novice computer user. Each session includes three classes: Introduction to Computers, Introduction to the Internet, and Introduction to Email. Classes are held at the Cortland Branch Library once a week over three weeks; you must attend all three classes in the session. Registration is required. March 5, 12, 19. 2-4 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. March 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. March 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. March 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.

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. March 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. March 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. March 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. March 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 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. March 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. March 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 mike. 8-11 p.m.

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

Friday 7

Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestling. Covelli Centre. 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600. http://www.covellicentre.com. March 7-9, 14-16.

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. March 7, 21. 10 a.m.–noon. Free.

Annual: Goodwill Auction. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-759-7921. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. GoodwillYoungstown.org. This two-day event begins tonight and features hors d’oeuvres, pastries, raffles, a silent auction of fine jewelry and collectibles and a vintage clothing sale. The sale continues at 11 a.m. on Saturday. No tickets sold at the door. Call 330-759-7921 for information. March 7-8. $25 ($7 tax deductible), $30 for tickets sold after the deadline (if still available). Tickets good for admission Friday and Saturday. Tickets available by sending check (payable to Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries), along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Marketing Dept, Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries, 2747 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, Ohio  44505. Tickets also available through Junior Group Members, at Goodwill Stores and at Goodwill’s Liberty office. No tickets sold at the door. 6:30 p.m.

Seussical. New Castle Playhouse. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. “The Cat in the Hat” tells the story of Horton, the elephant who is challenged to protect the Whos and guard Mayzie LaBird’s abandoned egg.  Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, but Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant. 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday matinee occurs at 2 p.m. March 7-9, 14-16. 7:30 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.

Once On This Island. Salem Community Theatre. 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. This Caribbean adaption of “The Little Mermaid ”the show tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest to test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and death.  Book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Music by Stephen Flaherty. Friday and Saturday shows are 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m. Feb. 28-March 9. 8 p.m.

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. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Tom Costa, Lenny Dzurinda.

Cedars. Vindys.10 p.m.

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

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

The Fireplace. Redline. 9 p.m.

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

Mastropietro Winery. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Austintown. Christine Witt.

Up a Creek. Dixie Soul Band. 8:30 p.m.

Vintage Estate. London Underground. 8-11 p.m.

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