Calendar (Week 3) – March 15-21

Saturday 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 February through December. March 1, 8, 15, 22. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Family Day at the Butler. Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market St., Howland Township; registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a unique blend of art and books during this interactive family program. A children’s librarian will present stories, and art educators from the Butler will present a companion craft. For ages 5 to 10 with an accompanying adult. Held at the Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market St., Howland Township. 2 p.m. Free.

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.

Celtic Glory. De Yor Center/Symphony Center/Ford Theater. 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.  http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. 8 p.m.

music @ night 

Backyard Bar and Grille. Following June. 9 p.m.

Cricket’s. Shakedown. 5-8 p.m.

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

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

Leon’s. Big Shot. 9 p.m.

Little Wing Cafe. Army of Two. 8 p.m.

Los Gallos/Youngstown. Christine Witt. 7-10 p.m.

Manor. Teddy Pantelas, Zach Economos. 7:30 p.m.

Marguerita’s. Bill Henceroth. 7-10 p.m.

Sunday 16

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.

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: 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.

Raising Chickens in Your Backyard. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive in Cortland; contact the Main Library at 330-399-8807 ext. 201 to sign up. Have you ever thought about raising chickens in your backyard? This presentation by guest speaker Megan D’Andrea will focus on what you need to know when starting out to raise chickens and some of her experiences successfully raising chickens. 6 p.m. Free.

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 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 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.

Pajama Yogi Kids. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. Enjoy a bedtime yoga routine, games, and a craft. Children are to wear comfy pajamas and bring a towel or blanket to sit on. For kids in kindergarten to grade 3. 6 p.m. Free.

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

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.

America’s Music: Latin Rhythms from Mambo to Hip-Hop. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-747-5175. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. This ongoing program features a film history of popular music from blues and bluegrass to Broadway swing jazz. Consists of a lecture, film and discussion. Presented by YSU Dana School of Music, The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, and Stambaugh Auditorium. 7 p.m. Free.

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.

UnCaged, Extraordinary Women of the Civil War: Bites and Bits of History Lunch Program. Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. Join the Mahoning Valley Historical Society for the new “Bites and Bits of History Lunch Program.” Bring your lunch to the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center every third Thursday of every month for a historical presentation. In today’s program, Traci Manning, MVHS Curator of Education, will discuss the courageous and bold women who shattered social norms and broke through traditional gender barriers during the Civil War. Bring your own lunch, or visit Overture for their $6 Bites and Bits Lunch Special. Call Overture at 330-744-9900 to place your order. The daily parking lot on the west side of the building is available for $2. Street parking in marked spots is free. Future lunchtime discussions will cover a variety of topics and give you a chance to explore local history in a new way. Noon.

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.

Seasons in the Garden. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township. Using his camera and the resulting images, guest speaker Richard States will take you on a journey through a perennial garden from early spring until late fall. The garden, located at the Trumbull County Agriculture & Family Education Center in Cortland, was established and now maintained by the Trumbull County Master Gardeners. States is a horticulturist, retired educator of 35 years teaching horticulture, and published author of an educational slide series for The Ohio State University. He has won many awards in photography and has more than 50 covers on “The Buckeye,” the official publication for the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association. His specialty is close-up (macro) flower photography. 6:30 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.

YSU Lecture: Dr. Michio Kaku. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-747-5175. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Dr. Michio Kaku is a theoretical physicist, best-selling author, and popularizer of science. He’s the co-founder of String Field Theory, and continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory. Kaku graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University. He attended the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, receiving a Ph.D.  For more information and tickets call 330-941-3497. 7:30 p.m.

music @ night 

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic night. 8 p.m.

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. March 7, 21. 10 a.m.–noon. Free.

music @ night 

Clark Bar. Fringe. 10 p.m.

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

McMenamy’s. Main Street Lions. 7 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Austintown. Save Yourself.

Quinlan’s. Davis and Henner. 7 p.m.

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