Calendar (Week 2) March 8-14

Saturday 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 February  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.

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

Cedars. Baker, Van Allen Belt. 10:30 p.m.

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

Cricket’s. Old Goats. 9 p.m.

Fireplace. Manhattan. 9 p.m.

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

Leon’s. Radio Pulse. 9:30 p.m.

Little Wing Cafe. River Saints. 8 p.m.

Magic Tree. J.D. Eicher. 7:30 p.m.

Manor. Frank Castellano. 7-10 p.,m.

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

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

Quaker Steak/Austintown. Mr. Lucky. 9 p.m.

Up a Creek. Redline. 9:30 p.m.

Sunday 9

Sundays at Stambaugh; The Impressario. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-747-5175. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. The Young Artists of Opera Western Reserve will present “The Impresario,” directed and adapted by Robert Pierce with musical direction by Jan Crews. In this one-act comic opera with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (and others), a harried opera director contends with egocentric divas in an effort to cast his next production.  The event will be catered by Saratoga. The menu is chicken with brie and cheese with plum sauce, rice pilaf, vegetable medley, tossed salad, dessert. 12:30 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. 2 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. 2 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.

Pups and Pages at the Howland Branch Library. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience.  These dogs love to be read to!  Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the library.  Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

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

Weekly: 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 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.

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.

Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing. De Yor Center/Symphony Center/Ford Theater. 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. When Elmo Gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air – and “Sesame Street” becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage with guests like Grover, Baby Bear, Cookie Monster, and Bert and Ernie. A Sunny Seats package, featuring show seating and a pre-show photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo. Sunny Seats packages, are only available to ticket holders for “Sesame Street Live” performances. 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.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.

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.

Sesame Street Live: Can’t Stop Singing. De Yor Center/Symphony Center/Ford Theater. 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. When Elmo Gets his furry fingers on Abby Cadabby’s magic wand, there’s something in the air – and “Sesame Street” becomes a nonstop, all-singing, all-dancing musical montage with guests like Grover, Baby Bear, Cookie Monster, and Bert and Ernie. A Sunny Seats package, featuring show seating and a pre-show photo opportunity with two Sesame Street Live friends, including Elmo. Sunny Seats packages, are only available to ticket holders for “Sesame Street Live” performances. 6:30 p.m.

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.

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

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: 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.

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.

Monthly: Messies Anonymous Support Group. Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Niles; 330-544-4846. Meetings are based on the 12 steps and traditions of the Messies Anonymous for Household Organization. Second Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m.

Weekly: DARE Singles Group Meeting. Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 330-793-5856, 330 533-7062, 330 793-1484. This group for divorced and widowed people hosts a weekly meeting and organizes social events throughout the month. Typical events include a movie night, bowling, dance classes, bike riding and small group discussions. Call for more information. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Warren Civic Music Association: The Letterman. W.D. Packard Music Hall.1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-841-2619 and 330-399-4885. http://www.packardmusichall.com and http://www.thelettermen.com. The Lettermen have been performing for over 50 years and have 18 gold albums. The group is led by founding member Tony Butala. $39, $29, or $20 (plus ticket fee). 7:30 p.m.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic night. 8 p.m.

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

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

Friday 14

Annual: Youngstown Area Grocers Association’s 9th Annual Wine & Beer Taste. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth, Youngstown;  614-448-1622. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Features gourmet food, entertainment, and a wide array of wines and beers. Ticket price is $50 per person or $350 for a reserved table for eight.  Proceeds benefit the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown HIV/AIDS Ministry and the Prince of Peace Center in Farrell, Pa. Contact Kristin Mullins at 614-448-1622 for tickets.  Hosted by Youngstown Area Grocers Association (YAGA). 6 p.m. $50.

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.

music @ night

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

Leon’s. River Saints. 7 p.m.

Los Gallos/Boardman. Guys Without Ties. 9 p.m.

McMenamy’s. Redline. 7 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Austintown. Perfect Pair. 9 p.m.

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