Calendar (Week 1) April 1-7

Tuesday 1

Youngstown City Schools Art Show. Multiple branches. See artwork created by students from Youngstown City Schools. Artwork will be on display during library hours. For the family. Newport Library, Library hours, Tuesday, April 1; Friday, April 11; East Library, Library hours, March 31-April 10; Newport Library, Library hours, April 1-11. Free.

Annual: 78th Annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibition. John J McDonough Museum of Art, YSU, Wick Avenue near Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-1400. Features works by students enrolled in the Department of Art at YSU. Runs through April 11 during museum hours.

Genealogy Tutorials. Meet face-to-face with Genealogy and Local History Librarian Tim Seman. Receive a comprehensive demonstration of available resources. Learn about and sign up for genealogy programs.  Appointments can be made at libraries throughout the system. To schedule an appointment: 3 330-744-8636. Free.

Ongoing: Basic Computer Class. Multiple branches. Keyboard. Mouse. Cut and Paste. Saving. Emailing. And much more. For adults. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Thursday, April 24 (limited to 3); Newport Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (limited to 6; bring your own laptop, if you like). Free.

TeenXTreme Blackout Poetry Contest. Multiple branches. April is National Poetry Month, so here’s your chance to indulge in some “creative destruction” and express your inner poet. Create a poem by eliminating-blacking out-the words you don’t want from newspaper and magazine articles (or book pages) that we provide. Three winners will be chosen from entries throughout the county and awarded cash prizes. Talk to a librarian for details. For teens in grades 7-12. All Libraries, Library hours, month of April. Free.

Name the New Teen Area. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Hey, teens. Come to the library and check out the new teen area. While you’re here, help name the teen area. Just fill out an entry form and you could win a prize. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours, month of April. Free.

Fooled You. Various branches. Correctly find what item is missing in each of the posted pictures and you could win a prize. For teens in grades 7-12. Canfield Library, Library hours, month of April Sebring Library, Library hours, month of April. Free.

Poet-Tree: April is National Poetry Month. Multiple branches. Create a poem on a leaf and hang it on the tree. Library hours. For tweens in grades 4 and up. Austintown Library, Library hours, month of April. Tri-Lakes Library, Library hours, month of April. Free.

Ongoing: Aerial Yoga. Eos Whole Fitness, Calvin Center for the Arts, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402. http://www.thedanceofeos.com. This class takes the traditional yoga postures and sequences and adapts them for the air using fabric hammocks hung to hip level as a prop. A safe form of inversion therapy, it is for nearly everyone. Reservations recommended; space is limited. Classes are limited to 10. Call for more information. 7:30-8:45 p.m. on Mondays; 1-2:15 p.m. on Tuesdays; 9 a.m.-10:15 a.m. and 7:30-8:45 p.m. on Thursdays; Noon-1:15 p.m. on Saturdays. 7:30 p.m. 9 a.m. $12.

Ongoing: Income Tax Preparation Assistance. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. The Howland Branch Library will be hosting SCOPE of Trumbull County American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) income tax preparers. This free tax preparation assistance is particularly for low-income Trumbull County residents, with special priority to those aged 60 and older. All individuals must bring a copy of their 2012 tax return and a valid photo ID. No appointment needed – first come, first served. Every Tuesday until April 15: from 9 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Every Wednesday until April 9: from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free .

Ongoing: Income Tax Preparation Assistance. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. The Liberty Branch Library will be hosting SCOPE of Trumbull County American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) income tax preparers. This free tax preparation assistance is particularly for low-income Trumbull County residents, with special priority to those aged 60 and older. All individuals must bring a copy of their 2012 tax return and a valid photo ID. No appointment needed – first come, first served. Fridays, April 4 and 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books. Multiple branches. For caregivers and their children 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 26; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Friday, April 11; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Monday, April 14; Main Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, April 12; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, April 10. 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s. Multiple branches. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.. Austintown Library, 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 22; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Main Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, April 3; Poland Library, 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 22, 29. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11 a.m. (New time.) Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 6:30 p.m. 11 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Mondays, April 14, 21, 28 at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, April 1, 15, 22, 29. 11 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Job Training Information. Mahoning Senior Center, 1110 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-782-0978. A representative from Senior Employment Center will be on hand. Tuesdays. April 1, 8, 15 22, 29. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Tuesdays, April 1, 15, 22, 29. 1 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Teens on Tuesday. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Teens in grades six to twelve can join the library most Tuesdays after school until 4:30 p.m. for games, anime and more. Different activities each week. Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 23, 29. 3- 4:30 p.m. Free.

DIY Divas – Basic Hardware Jewelry Design for Tweens. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. See just how creative you can be without spending a lot of money. Make a bracelet or necklace using inexpensive items from the hardware store and learn about other design ideas to take home with you. Registration is required. For tweens (grades 4-6). 4 p.m. Free.

Fused Glass Pendants. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Lynn Cardwell will help students create two fused glass pendants. The pendants will be fired and ready for pick up in approximately four weeks. Registration required. April 1 @ 5:30-7:30 p.m. $39; FFRG member $30.

Yoga Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. It might be hard to believe, but even young children can become stressed with school, home life, friends, and busy schedules. Join Miss Brindi for a story paired with a simple yoga routine. Children are to wear comfy clothes and bring a towel or blanket to sit on. For children ages 3 to 5. Registration is required. 6 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. April 1, 8, 15 22, 29. 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. 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. 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. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 2

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. April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 9:30-11 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s. Multiple branches. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 23, 30; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, April 2, 9, 23, 30 ; Main Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 12; Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 25; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, April 3, 17, 24; Poland Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, April 3, 17, 24. Free.

The New ‘Reuben’s Readers’ Book Club. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Join us to discuss the book “Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker” Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker: A Novel” by Jennifer Chiaverini. The book club is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Time for Tots . Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children ages 2 to 3 – with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each session. Wednesdays, April 2, 23, 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. April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Noon.

Diversity Community Conversation. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Topic is “Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage.” Noon. Free.

Weekly: Kids ZumbAtomic & Yoga. Eos Whole Fitness, Calvin Center for the Arts, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402. http://www.thedanceofeos.com. All ages. Call for more information. Wednesdays. 4:30-5:30 p.m. $7.

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 with Sam. Eos Whole Fitness, Calvin Center for the Arts, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402. http://www.thedanceofeos.com. Zumba is a Latin-based dance party that doubles as a calorie-busting cardio workout. This particular class is friendly for beginners and features a high-energy, athletic workout. Wednesdays. 5:45-6:45 p.m. $7.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. We meet the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman Library. Help plan and support teen activities at the Library. Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Pre-Passover Seder Dinner. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Guests will experience a traditional Passover meal and ceremony, conducted by Rabbi Joseph P. Schonberger of Temple El Emeth and the Rev. George Balasko. In addition, Sophia Brooks will perform sacred music at the ceremony. 6:30 p.m.

Friends’ Book Discussion Group. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Discussing “The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted” by Dr. Gary Chapman, facilitated by David Kohout. Programs will be every Wednesday from April 2 through May 28. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC, all are welcome to attend. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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. April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 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.

Weekly: Hot Yoga. Eos Whole Fitness, Calvin Center for the Arts, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402. http://www.thedanceofeos.com. Relaxing and challenging, classes are held in a studio heated to 85º plus and are accessible for all levels. Be hydrated and bring a towel, if you like. The studio has mats, but feel free to bring your own. Classes start promptly. Wednesdays. 7:30-8:45 p.m. $7.

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 3

Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study. Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Thursdays. April 3, 10, 17, 24. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Free.

Tales for Tots: Whose Egg is That. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. For ages 2-3. Children will learn about animals that lay eggs and the many differences between the eggs themselves. Pre-register/pay at Ford Nature Center. 10-11 a.m. $2 R; $3 NR.

Toddler Tales. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers ages 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each session. Call to sign up. Thursdays, April 3, 24 . 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Free.

Eating Smart, Being Active. Multiple branches. Join Robin Adams, Ohio State University Extension Services, for a series of programs designed to help adults learn about healthy food choices, stretching food dollars, and the benefits of physical activity. Some sessions will include food tastings which include recipes and food suggestions. For adults. Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, April 3, 10, 17, 24; Tri-Lakes Library, 1 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Preschool storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. 11:30 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. April 3, 10, 17, 24. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

A History of the Ravenna Arsenal. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Historian Ralph Pfingsten, author of “The History of the Ravenna Arsenal,” will talk about the complex in northeast Ohio that was once a military ammunition production facility. No reservations required. 11 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Chair Yoga. Eos Whole Fitness, Calvin Center for the Arts, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402. http://www.thedanceofeos.com. This class is for people who have some level of limited mobility and don’t feel comfortable getting up and down off the mat. All the principles of yoga still apply: building strength, flexibility, working through range of motion, and relaxation. Thursdays. 2:30-3:30 p.m. $7.

Teen Cafe. Multiple branches. Food and a lively discussion in the Teen Room. Come and check it out. For teens in grades 7-12. Newport Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, April 3, 10, 17, 24; East Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12 and 26. 4 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Game On. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Ages 10 and up can join the library most Thursdays for all your favorites, like Rock Band, Smash Bros, Mario Kart. Thursdays, 5- 7 p.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. 5-6 p.m. Free.

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. April 3, 10, 17, 24. 5:45-7:30 p.m.

Twice-Weekly: BelliFit. Eos Whole Fitness, Calvin Center for the Arts, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-4402. http://www.thedanceofeos.com. BelliFit is an interval-style fusion class. Two-thirds occurs on the mat. The remainder is practiced on the feet with moving drills. The basic isolations of this Eastern style of dance are drilled with a specific focus on muscle awareness, control and toning as well as flexibility. 5:45-6:45 p.m. on Mondays and 5:45-6:45 p.m. on Thursdays. 5:45 p.m. $7.

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. April 3, 10, 17, 24. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Conversation Salon. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11 a.m. (New time.) Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24 at 6:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Dancing Mindfulness Classes. Yoga Room, 815 Youngstown-Warren Road Number 13, Niles; 330-637-7171. Features rotating facilitators Jamie Marich, Kelsey Evans, and Jacqueline Glaros. Dancing Mindfulness is a come-as-you-are practice with no prior experience in yoga or dance necessary to participate. Thursdays. 7:30 p.m. Donation based ($10-15 donation suggested).

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.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic open stage. 8 p.m.

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

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

Friday 4

Ongoing: Loose Knit Group. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Create blankets for organizations that give to those in need. All helping hands are welcome, both experienced and anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet. Donations of yarn and needles are appreciated at any time. Registration not required. 10 a.m.-noon. Free.

Children’s Nature Hour: It’s Not Easy Being Green. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. For ages 3-6. Frogs start waking up from their winter hibernation this month. Children will learn all about the frog through a story, craft and fun activities. Pre-register/pay at Ford Nature Center. 10-11 a.m. $2 R; $3 NR

Ongoing: Babytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. For infants ages 6 to 18 months with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required. Fridays, April 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11 a.m. 11 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Fridays, April 4, 18, 25 . 11 a.m. Free.

Self Defense Clinic. Yellow Creek Park, 19 1/2 Lowellville Road, Struthers; 330-740-7107. Features an interactive and informative two-hour clinic, led by certified Combat Hapkido instructor Patsy Zarilla. Learn tips and tricks to prevent an attack, as well as basic skills in defense for when the worst happens. Wear comfortable clothing you can move in. Preregister/pay at Ford Nature Center. Meets at Yellow Creek Lodge. 6-8 p.m. $2 R, $3 NR.

Center Stage: Ja’Maela ‘Mai Byrd’ Giddens. Centenary United Methodist Church, 1413 Belmont Ave. 330-759-7278. Tonight features Ja’Maela ‘Mai Byrd’ Giddens and her band Mai Byrd ‘N La La Blue. The performance features live music and spoken word. 7 p.m. 17 at the door, $15 advance.

Belles. Stage Left Players, Outreach Center. 234 E. Lincoln, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. stageleftplayers.org. Told in two acts and 45 phone calls, Belles visits six southern sisters, who, over the course of an autumn weekend, seek to bridge the physical and emotional distance between them via the telephone. In the process, they hope to come to terms with their shattered family history. 7:30 p.m., April 4-5, 11-12 at 2 p.m., April 13. 7:30 p.m.

Rite of Spring. Meet at the MetroParks Bikeway MetroParks Farm Trailhead. Join Mill Creek MetroParks to witness an annual rite of spring: the unique sky-high flight of male woodcocks trying to impress the females. The group will observe from the ground below. Muddy conditions possible, so wear boots. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Moderate rating, 1.5 miles. 7:30-9 p.m. Free.

The Fox on the Fairway. Salem Community Theatre. 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. Features mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic entanglements. 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sundays. April 4-13. 8 p.m.

Arsenic & Old Lace. Youngstown Playhouse. 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. By Joseph Kesseiring and directed by David El’ Hatton. Spinster sisters Abby and Martha Brewster are devoted to charity and family. But they have taken on another project as well – befriending lonely older gentlemen and then poisoning them with arsenic-laced elderberry wine. 8 p.m., March 28-April 6.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Northside Jazz. 8 p.m.

Chesty’s Blue Collar Tavern. French Blue. 9:30 p.m.

Clarkhouse. Soundbite. 9 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich. 5-7 p.m .

Downtown Coffee Cafe. Candy Apple Black. 8 p.m.

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

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

Mastropietro Winery. Don Richards. Guitar and vocals. 7-10 p.m.

Tully’s. 80s Proof. 10 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Terry Dach. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Saturday 5

Monthly: Yoga Workshop with Sarah Terlecki. Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center (755 Boardman Canfield Road, Suite D-3, Boardman; 330-729-1350. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat and blanket. Advanced registration required by noon on April 4. 9:30-10:45 a.m. Adults, $20; students $15.

Weekly: Dancing Mindfulness Classes. The Hidden Path, 71 Terrace St., Struthers; 330-755-6400, Features rotating facilitators Ramona Skriiko and Kelsey Evans. Dancing Mindfulness is a come-as-you-are practice with no prior experience in yoga or dance necessary to participate. Call to register. Saturdays. 10 a.m. Donation based ($10-15 suggested).

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. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Gardening Basics: Curb Appeal. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The outside of your home is the first impression visitors get. Master gardener Deborah Verzilli will teach how to make your home one that will stand out in the neighborhood. The class will cover colors, styles, and basic landscaping. Bring pictures of your home. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. 10 a.m.-noon. $16; FFRG member $12.

Children’s Nature Hour: It’s Not Easy Being Green. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Ages 3-6. Frogs start waking up from their winter hibernation this month. Children will learn all about the frog through a story, craft and hopping fun activities. Pre-register/pay at Ford Nature Center. 10-11 a.m. $2 R; $3 NR.

Get connected with Digital Media@ your library. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Would you like to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices? 10 a.m. Free.

Kinect @ Your Library. Got those Saturday nothing-to-do blues? We can help with that. Come to the library and play brand new Xbox games on the big screen. For tweens and teens grades 5-12. 11 a.m. Free.

Annual: Stuffed Cabbage and Halushki Sale. Sts. Peter and Paul’s Orthodox Center, 1025 North Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown; 330-792-7068. Orders accepted through March 30. Pick-up and bake sale from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, April 5. Stuffed cabbage $16 per dozen. Halushki is $5 per quart, Proceeds benefit the church. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Getting Ready for Baby @ Your Library. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Parents-to-be: come celebrate at the Newport Library for our second annual library baby shower. A representative from The Resource Mothers Program at Humility of Mary Health Partners will teach infant care. The Library’s Assistant Children’s Services Specialist will speak about baby brain development and pre-literacy. There will be light refreshments and each family will leave with baby’s first book. One lucky family will also win a prize. For adults only, please. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register. 11 a.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.

Plant Spirals. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 6-11. Spiral patterns are everywhere in nature and there are lots of spirals found in plants from pine cones to pineapples. Explore the new Plant Spiral exhibit at Fellows Riverside Gardens and create some spirals of your own. 12:30-1:30 p.m. $5.

Family Book Day. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Families with children of all ages are invited to visit the Main Library for stories, music, puppets, crafts and fun. Local band “Hey Kid.” will perform, and Captain McFinn will be joining. Pick up a Family Book Day flyer at the library for more details and performance times or visit the library website at http://www.wtcpl.org. Registration is not required. 1–4 p.m. Free.

Ukranian Easter Eggs. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Many other ethnic groups in Central and Eastern Europe make these decorative eggs Ukranians call pysnaky. Carol Novosel of Sharon, Pa. helps to keep the tradition alive in North America through her how-to workshops. You will take home your own beautiful egg and the skill to make more. Registration/fee payment due at Ford Nature Center by April 4. 1-4:30 p.m. $15 R; $18 NR.

Twice Monthly: Manjushri Study Group (Tibetan Buddhism). First Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown, 1105 Elm St.,Youngstown: 330-799-9647. The Manjushri Study Group will offer two explanatory sessions this month for those interested in learning more about Buddhist principles. This month’s topic “Refuge in the Three Jewels,” occurs from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday Apr. 5 and 26. Call for more information. $10, $5(students).

The Fox on the Fairway. Salem Community Theatre. 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. Features mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic entanglements. 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sundays. April 4-13. 8 p.m.

Belles. Stage Left Players, Outreach Center. 234 E. Lincoln, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. stageleftplayers.org. Told in two acts and 45 phone calls, Belles visits six southern sisters, who, over the course of an autumn weekend, seek to bridge the physical and emotional distance between them via the telephone. In the process, they hope to come to terms with their shattered family history. 7:30 p.m., April 4-5, 11-12 at 2 p.m., April 13. 7:30 p.m.

John Waite. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-743-2717. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. The legacy of this British born rock star began more than 35 years ago, when Waite was tapped as bassist and lead vocalist for the Babys. He also had hits in the 1980s as a soloist. 8 p.m.

Phil Keaggy At The Ford. De Yor Center/Symphony Center/Ford Theater. 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Voted #1 free-style guitarist and six-time Dove Award winner, Phil Keaggy returns to his hometown and the Ford Family Recital Hall for two performances. Fans range from those who aspire to play the instrument, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don’t play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies. 8 p.m., Saturday, April 5 and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 6. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Grant Street Exit Revisted. 7 p.m.

Clark Bar. Save Yourself. 9 p.m.

Crawlspace Concert Club. The Last Evolution, Drop the Act, Black Ivy and others. 7 p.m.

Dash Inn. Fetish. 9 p.m.

Downtown Coffee Cafe. Candy Apple Black. 8 p.m.

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

Greene Eagle Winery. Carolyn Longo. 7-10 p.m.

Ice House. Big House. 10 p.m.

Lake Tavern. Tyler Jenkins Trio. 9 p.m.-midnight.

Little Wing. River Saints. 8 p.m.

McMenamy’s. Edison’s Medicine. 6 p.m.

Magic Tree. Guys Without Ties. 9 p.m.

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

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

Mocha House. Davis and Henner. 7 p.m.

Sunday 6

Eagle Watch. Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary; 330-740-7107. (Chose a 1-hour session beginning at 8 a.m., 9 a.m., or 10 a.m.) Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead these special sessions of bald eagle observation at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Because of parking limitations, reservations must be made by calling Ford Nature Center by 5 p.m. on April 5. No walk-ins. 8 a.m.-11 a.m. Free.

Farm Animal Baby Shower. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Presented by WFMJ /WBCB. Bring your family to the MetroParks Farm and meet the new arrivals. From calves to piglets, lambs to kids, and chicks to ducklings, there will be plenty of babies to see. Don’t forget your cameras for great photo opportunities. Cake and punch served while supplies last. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

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.

Uniting Trauma Recovery with Yoga. The Yoga Room, 815 Youngstown-Warren Road Number 13, Niles; 330-637-7171, Features a workshop facilitated by Maureen Lauer-Gatta, eRYT-500 and Jamie Marich, Ph.D. In this workshop, participants will be led through a gentle yoga class that focuses on building holistic coping strategies. call for information and reservations. 2-5 p.m.

The Fox on the Fairway. Salem Community Theatre. 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. A tribute to the great English farces of the 1930s and 1940s. Features mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic entanglements. 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sundays. April 4-13. 2 p.m.

Phil Keaggy At The Ford. De Yor Center/Symphony Center/Ford Theater. 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Voted #1 free-style guitarist and six-time Dove Award winner, Phil Keaggy returns to his hometown and the Ford Family Recital Hall for two performances. Fans range from those who aspire to play the instrument, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don’t play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies. 8 p.m., Saturday, April 5 and 2:30 p.m., Sunday, April 6. 2:30 p.m.

W.D. Packard Band. W.D. Packard Music Hall.1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-841-2619. http://www.packardmusichall.com. The W.D, Packard Band will perform its monthly concert. 3 p.m. Free.

Monday 7

Pups and Pages. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. 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. Registration is required. 6-7:30 p.m. Free.

BIC – Business Start-Up Workshop. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. The Library partners with SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in presenting this seminar. Are you thinking about starting a business in the near future or further down the road? Members of SCORE will address key topics for those considering beginning a business: start-up considerations, marketing, finances, and technology for business. The Business and Investment Center librarian will discuss the Library’s sources and services for business start-up and beyond. For adults. 6 p.m.. Free.

Monthly: Free Mad Hot Monday Ballroom Boogie. Kuzman’s Lounge,1025 S. State St., Girard; For more information, contact Kuzman’s at 330-545-8521/330-545-8995 or USA Dance volunteer Stephen Barba at 330-502-5492. Features ballroom, Latin, and swing and 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. 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Show What You Know: Crochet. Learn how to crochet. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Register for the one hour crochet lesson. Please bring a size G crochet hook with you and a ball of cotton yarn to make a dish cloth or 4-ply yarn to make a scarf. Program is open to all interested adults and teens. Austintown Library, 7 p.m. Free.

Reader’s Choice Book Club. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Come discuss our book of the month, “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith (pen name of J.K. Rowling). See what others are reading, share your favorite books, and find out what new ones are being published. For adults. 7 p.m. Free.

Stambaugh Youth Concert Band. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-747-5175. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. The Stambaugh Youth Concert Band will hold their annual spring concert, which features two senior soloists. Alex Stojkov, Mathews High School, is the principal clarinetist and will perform Artie Shaw’s “Concerto for Clarinet” and Alisha Moore, LaBrae High School, is the principal horn, and her solo piece is “Morceau de Concert, Op. 94 for Horn” by Camile Saint-Saens. Both musicians have been members of Stambaugh Youth Concert Band for four years. 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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