Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – March 1-31

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.

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.

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.

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. March 1, 8, 15, 22. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Community Autism & Disability Resource Fair. Eastwood Mall, 5555 Youngstown Road, Niles; call 330-743-9184 or e-mail mahoningvalley@autismohio.org for more information. For additional information on ASO, visit http://www.autismohio.org.

330-The Autism Society of Ohio will host its first-ever Community Autism & Disability Resource Fair in the main concourse of the Eastwood Mall in Niles. The event will include organizational, product and information booths and educational workshops. Families affected by autism will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of service providers to gain information about autism, disability services and the organizations in the region that support them. While booths will offer activities for children, there also will be a series of educational workshops for parents. They include: “Latest and greatest Apps” at 10 a.m. with Melissa Ustik of the SLP Mahoning County Educational Service Center; “Transition Planning” at 11 a.m. with Denise Malkovitz of State Support Team 5; and “Educational Options” at noon with Attorney Susan Gaetano Maruca, Senior Partner & COO, The Maruca Law Firm, LLC. The Autism Society of Ohio provides information and referrals, family support, advocacy, professional development, awareness and resource development. The Columbus-based organization advocates for individuals with autism, their families and those who work with them in Ohio by working with state agencies and the General Assembly to improve and increase services. It also provides operational and programming support to its local chapters. Representatives say funds raised locally remain in the area to serve Mahoning Valley families. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

Hunter Hayes. Covelli Centre. 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600. http://www.covellicentre.com.  The “We’re Not Invisible Tour” comes to the Covelli Centre. 7 p.m. $46.50, $32.

Symphony In Step. De Yor Center/Symphony Center/Ford Theater. 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264.  http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Step Afrika is a Washington, D.C.-based dance ensemble that explores the traditions of South African stepping dance styles and songs as well as tap and slam poetry. Created by Maestro Randall Craig Fleischer and Step Afrika, “Symphony in Step” is a merger of stepping and classical music. Concert support provided by Eastern Gateway Community College, Home Savings Charitable Foundation and Youngstown State University Student Diversity Programs. 8 p.m.

music @ night 

Cricket’s. Save Yourself. 10 p.m.

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

Little Wing Cafe. Gary Markasky Project. 8 p.m.

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

McMenamy’s. Sensations. 9 p.m.

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

Margherita’s. Davis and McKay. 7 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Austintown. Army of Two. 9 p.m.

Sunday 23

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 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 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. 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.

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 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. 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.

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.

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. 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.

Focus on Art. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. Whether a newbie or a master, join the library for an evening of art. Learn tricks of the trade and techniques that will improve your skills. This month, the library is focusing on watercolors. For grades 5 to 12.  5:30 p.m.

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., 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. 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

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic night. 8 p.m.

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

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

Friday 28

Phantoms vs. Roughriders. Covelli Centre. 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600. http://www.covellicentre.com. 7:05 p.m.

music @ night

Clark Bar. Mr. Lucky. 9 p.m.

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

McMenamy’s. Rudy and the Professionals. 7-10 p.m.

Quaker Steak and Lube/Austintown. Breeze Way. 9 p.m.

Vince’s Wine Bar. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Christine Witt. 8-11 p.m.

Saturday 29

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.

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.

Annual: Heart Ball. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-5175. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Hosted by the American Heart Association. Honorees are Dr. Sudhakar V. Rao, Dr. Joseph A. Graziano, Dr. Wahoub M. Hout.  For more information, contact Charlotte Diss at 330-318-1003. Reservations are $150 per person and there are also sponsorships available. 6-11 p.m. $150.

Annual: Wine, Chocolate, Treez and Beez. First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-518-2223. Treez Please will host its fourth annual fund raiser tonight. The event is held in support of native habitat restoration in Youngstown and will feature a celebration of “Earth Hour,” a worldwide event that marks the quest for for a cleaner, greener planet. Music will be by the Jeff Bremer Duo and The Guilty Pleasures. Tickets are available in advance for $20 by emailing treezplease@gmail.com or by calling 330-518-2223. 7-10 p.m.  $25 for adults and $10 for students with current I.D.

Phantoms vs. Roughriders. Covelli Centre. 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 330-746-5600. http://www.covellicentre.com. 7:05 p.m.

music @ night 

Back Yard. Mojo Mary. 9 p.m.

Cedar’s. Dan Drummond, Concert of the Two Kellys. 9 p.m.

Dash Inn. Deep Cuts, Infinity. Benefit. 4 p.m.

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

Magic Tree. Fringe. 9 p.m.

Manor. Teddy Pantelas, Zach Economos. 7:30 p.m.
Margherita’s. Richard Boston. 6-9 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Austintown. Jeff Welch. 9 p.m.

Victor’s/Warren. Midnight Rendezvous. 8 p.m.

Vince’s Wine Bar. Davis and Henner. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 30

Ed Moore and Nathan Carterette. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-747-5175. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Dr. Edward Alan Moore, native of Girard, and Nathan Carterette will present a concert-featuring organ and piano. The performance will include organ and piano solo works as well as duet pieces. Moore is the organist and music director at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh and has been on the organ faculty at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He will be joined by pianist Carterette, who has performed around the United States as well as Germany. Together, Edward and Nathan will present organ and piano duet pieces including George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Call for tickets. 4 p.m.

Monday 31

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.

Turning Pages @ the Library. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; registration is required by calling 330-856-2011. A program for those beginning readers who can’t get enough of books.Come to the library once a month for an afterschool interactive reading session including games and a snack. For kids in grades 1 through 4. 5 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

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