Calendar (Week 4) April 22-30

Tuesday 22

Earth Day Breakfast, Birds and Blooms. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Celebrate Earth Day. The event starts with a light breakfast and some bird viewing at Ford Nature Center. Then a trolley ride to various locations in the MetroParks deemed the best for viewing the season’s birds and blooms. Brief stops for viewing may require a short walk, so wear sturdy shoes. Limited seating. Pre-register/pay 36 hours in advance at Ford Nature Center. 7:30-10:30 a.m. $10 R, $12 NR.

Tween Writers’ Club. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. The Tween Writers’ Group is for young creative writers. Improve your writing through exercises, sharing, and critiquing. For kids ages 10 to 14. Registration is requested. 4 p.m. Free.

Cupcake Creations. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Create a funky frosted creature and make sweet treats look even sweeter with simple decorating techniques. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Registration is required. 4 p.m. Free.

Nook for Newbies. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Bring your Nook to the library and we’ll show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on our website. For teens and adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Introduction to Finding Funders. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center’s comprehensive funding research tool. This hour-long session provides a hands-on introduction to the Foundation Center’s web subscription database, the Foundation Directory Online Professional. To register, call 3 330-744-8636 and ask for the Information Services department, or register online at the events calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m. Free..

Audubon Society of Mahoning Valley. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Ohio certified volunteer naturalist Chuck Jakubchak will present “Sensational Migrations.” Hummingbirds, orioles, and ospreys are highlighted. In addition to bird facts, you’ll get travel tips to migration hot spots. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m.; program at 7 p.m. 7-8 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 23

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.

Yoga Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Join the library for a new story and new moves. For children ages 3 to 5. Children are to wear comfy clothes and bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Registration is required. 1 p.m. Free.

Teen Read. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. For teens in Grades 7-12. Join in on the fun. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. to discuss your thoughts about the month’s selected book. April’s book is “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. We hope that you have time to read the book prior to the discussion, but don’t let that stop you from attending if you haven’t. There’s always next month’s book. 3:30 p.m. Free.

World Book Night 2014. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. On World Book Night, book-givers each give away 20 copies of a specially-printed, not-for-resale World Book Night U.S. edition of a book they have read and loved. The volunteer book-givers personally hand out their copies to complete strangers, people who may have never owned a book of their own. This year, Newport Library will be participating. For information, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Newport Library. For adults. 4 p.m. Free.

Pets: How Paws Have Had a Hand in How We Build and Cherish Our Family Trees. Though not our “blood relatives,” companion animals continue to be genuine members of our families. In this program we examine the significant, often profound, role our sentient friends play in how we understand our ancestors, and ourselves. For adults. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Botanical Delights: Cordials & Liqueurs. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. A two-part series. In April, the Park will showcase a variety of fruits and liquors to make cordials. In May, get creative in the kitchen as you learn to concoct your own liqueur based on herbs, spices, and seeds. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Single class fee: $39; FFRG member $30. Series fee: $65; FFRG member $47.

Minecraft is Your Craft- Papercraft. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Make your own life-size papercraft Minecraft sword, pickaxe or torch. For tweens and teens in grades 3 and up. 6:30 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 24

Weekly: Walk and Chat. Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. Walking and socializing. Thursdays. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

American Theater Arts for Youth. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-747-5175. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. American Theater Arts for Youth will present “The Wizard of Oz.” Tickets available at ATAFY.org or by calling 1-800-523-4540. 10 a.m. $13.50.

Focus on Art. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 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, we’re focusing on acrylic painting. For grades 5 to 12. Registration is required. 5:30 p.m. Free.

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.

Trolley Tours. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Hitch a ride on the “Cohasset Express” for a guided tour of Mill Creek MetroParks. The 1-hour tour will explore the natural elements and historic features and buildings of Ohio’s first park district. Limited seating. Pre-register/pay 36 hours in advance at Ford Nature Center. 6:30-8 p.m. Adults:$5 R, $7 NR; 12 & under or 60 & over: $3 R.

Empowering Women In The Mahoning Valley with Dianna Kokoszka. De Yor Center/Symphony Center/Ford Theater. 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. This program features Dianna Kokoszka, CEO of MAPS and KWU at Keller Williams International. 7 p.m.

Broadway In Concert – Concert Version. New Castle Playhouse, Augustine Auditorium. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. A A concert staging of Meredith Wilson’s classic Broadway musical. Conman Harold Hill travels to River City, Iowa to convince the town that a boys’ band will save their youth from corruption. The show includes such wonderful songs as “Ya Got Trouble,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” and the lovely “Till There Was You.” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday matinees are 2 p.m., April 24-27. 7:30 p.m. , $13, $12, 11.

YSU University & Concert Band. Stambaugh Auditorium. 1000 Fifth, Youngstown; 330-747-5175. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music University Band and Concert Band perform their last concert of the school year with conductors Dr. Brandt Payne and Dr. Stephen Gage. 8 p.m. $4 -$5.

music @ night

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

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

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

Friday 25

Get connected with your eReader: iPad/Android. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Bring your eReader to the Library and we’ll show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on our website, For teens and adults. 11 a.m.-noon. Free.

eBook Class: Tablet. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. The library offers free digital content that you can download to a personal reading device. Library staff will show you how to find eBooks from the digital catalog on the library website and how to transfer the content to your device through one of our service applications, either OverDrive or Freading. This class will focus specifically on using a Tablet. Participants should bring their fully charged device and its computer connection cable to the class. Registration is required: 330-399-8807 ext. 200. 2 p.m. Free.

Broadway In Concert – Concert Version. New Castle Playhouse, Augustine Auditorium. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. A A concert staging of Meredith Wilson’s classic Broadway musical. Conman Harold Hill travels to River City, Iowa to convince the town that a boys’ band will save their youth from corruption. The show includes such wonderful songs as “Ya Got Trouble,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” and the lovely “Till There Was You.” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday matinees are 2 p.m., April 24-27. 7:30 p.m. $13, $12, 11.

Good People. Youngstown Playhouse. 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. By David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Matthew Mazuroski. Southie is a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo and a few rounds of beer. Margie Walsh has just been let go from her dollar store job. Scrambling to make ends meet, she looks up an old flame who’s made it out of Southie and might just be the break she’s been seeking. This new play was nominated for a 2011 Tony Award for “Best Play.” 8 p.m. April 25- May 4.

music @ night

Clark Bar. Fringe. 10 p.m.

Cricket’s. Soundbite. 10 p.m.

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

Greene Eagle Winery. Melanie May. 7 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Doug and Dave. 7-10 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Austintown. Save Yourself. 9 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Jim Moran. 7:30-11:30 p.m.

Saturday 26

Organic Composting Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Grow Youngstown will cover feedstocks relative to goals and availability, key temperatures, management necessary to keep aerobic conditions, a variety of static composting options, and National Organic Standards management for organic compost. Register at http://www.growyoungstown.org. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. $50.

Bird Walks. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Naturalist emeritus Bill Whitehouse will lead the walks. Easy rating, 1 mile or less. 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Free.

ODNR Boating Safety Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; call 330-740-7100 to register. Approved boating class offers full training. Complete a proficiency exam at the end of the class. Bring a lunch. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. $10.

Boy Scout Earth Day Clean-up. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107.Local Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs, and Girl Scout Troops will spend the morning helping to clear-out winter’s accumulation of litter across the MetroParks. Unit leaders must contact the Ford Nature Center by April 14 to reserve a work area and receive detailed participation information. 9 a.m.-noon. Free.

Altered Books Art Techniques. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Learn some techniques to re-purpose an old book into art or a usable object using a variety of materials including yarn, glue, duct tape, fabric, and more. We’ll look at examples on Pinterest first. For adults and teens. Space is limited; call 3 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield librarians’ desk to register. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. First Unitarian Universalist Church, 1105 Elm St., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Healthy Treasures Health Food Store. 38 W. Broad St., Newton Falls; to register, call 330-872-1119. Health Treasures will be hosting their “Spring Health Day” today. There will be educational seminars on natural health topics, free food samples and giveaways. A lecture schedule is available by calling Healthy Treasures. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Saturday Movie Matinee@Newport. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for a Saturday Movie Matinee. Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7 years and younger must be with an adult. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG-13 to G. 11:30 a.m. Free.

Wacky Holidays Party. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Did you know that we celebrate Garlic Day, Tweed Day, and National Pretzel Day in April? Join the library as we celebrate these and other wacky holidays with games, crafts, and more. Ages 6 to 12. Registration required. 1 p.m. Free.

Garden Scavenger Hunt. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. How well do you know Fellows Riverside Gardens? Join the Park for an afternoon of scavenger hunt fun for the whole family as you tour the Gardens. Get to know the ins and outs of landscape and the plants that live here. 1-2 p.m. Donation request: $5 per family.

Ohio Samplers. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. This presentation by Cynthia Foore will focus on embroidery samples in Ohio history; no reservations necessary for the lecture. The lecture will be followed by a class in which participants will have a hand in making their own sampler. Class size is limited; registration is required. 1 p.m. Free.

Reader’s Film Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join us for our next book-to-film club meeting. This month’s pick is the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak. Read this unforgettable story about the ability of books to feed the soul, then come and watch the film adaptation. Stop by the library and pick up your copy today. Refreshments will be provided. For adults and teens. 2 p.m. Free.

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. View a new film about the life and legacy of this noted conservationist and writer, courtesy of the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center. Then join Bill Whitehouse for his thoughts about Leopold and Earth Days past and present. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Seed Crafts. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. For ages 12-17. Learn how to make a variety of seed crafts from seed paper to seed bombs for that special someone. 3-4 p.m. $8.

Broadway In Concert – Concert Version. New Castle Playhouse, Augustine Auditorium. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. A A concert staging of Meredith Wilson’s classic Broadway musical. Conman Harold Hill travels to River City, Iowa to convince the town that a boys’ band will save their youth from corruption. The show includes such wonderful songs as “Ya Got Trouble,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” and the lovely “Till There Was You.” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday matinees are 2 p.m., April 24-27. 7:30 p.m. , $13, $12, 11.

Voices of the NightVickers Nature Preserve, Mill Creek MetroParks. Birdsong fills the days of springtime and frogsong fills the nights. The group will catch, observe, and then release frogs. Flashlights permitted and boots required. Meet at Vickers Nature Preserve. Easy rating, 1 mile. 8-9:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night

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

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

Ice House. Haymaker. 10 p.m.

Magic Tree. Old Goats the Band. 9 p.m.

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

Mastropietro Winery. TBA. 7-10 p.m.

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

SUNDAY 27

MetroMutts: Scent Games. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-740-7107. Meet at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm Barn #4. Presented by The Learning Dog. This seminar will work on your dog’s natural ability to use their strongest skill – scent. Bring your dog to this class and have a great time working together. Bring your own treats. Register in advance. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. MetroMutts members free; others: $5.

Learn to Compost. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Members of the Green Team will be hosting a backyard composting class. Students will receive a compost bin upon completion. Call the Green Team at 330-740-2060 to register. 1-2 p.m.

Flower Essences. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Experience plants as enhancements to your spiritual and mental well-being. Flower Essence Therapy was developed in the 1930s as a way to assure emotional well-being and mind-body health. Students will be led through the art of creating Flower Essences including meditation, journaling, plant observation and essence extraction. Part of the class will take place outdoors, rain or shine. 2-3:30 p.m. $24; FFRG member $20.

Memorable Meals Mahoning Valley: Homes and Restaurants. Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown; for more information or to purchase tickets, call 330-743-2589 or visit http://www.mahoninghistory.org.. “Memorable Meals” will highlight local favorite foods and memories. Eateries like the MVR, Avalon Gardens, Saratoga, Blue Wolf, Handel’s, Jimmy’s, Garland’s BBQ and Kravitz Deli will offer tastes of their signature dishes. Local historian/author Tom Welsh will be on hand to discuss “Classic Restaurants of Youngtown,” a book he co-authored with Gordon F. Morgan. It is newly published by the History Press. The event is presented by Grow Youngstown, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, Schwebel’s, WFMJ, and The Vindicator. 2-5 p.m.

Broadway In Concert – Concert Version. New Castle Playhouse, Augustine Auditorium. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. A A concert staging of Meredith Wilson’s classic Broadway musical. Conman Harold Hill travels to River City, Iowa to convince the town that a boys’ band will save their youth from corruption. The show includes such wonderful songs as “Ya Got Trouble,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” and the lovely “Till There Was You.” 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sunday matinees are 2 p.m., April 24-27. 2 p.m. $13, $12, 11.

Learn to Compost. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 740-2060. Members of the Green Team will be hosting a backyard composting class. Students will receive a compost bin upon completion. Call the Green Team at 330-740-2060 to register. 3-4 p.m.

Trolley Tours. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Hitch a ride aboard our brand new trolley, the “Cohasset Express” for a grand, guided tour of Mill Creek MetroParks. The 1 _ hour tour will give you the chance to explore, experience & enjoy the beauty of the natural elements and historic features & buildings of Ohio’s first park district. Limited seating. Pre-register/pay 36 hours in advance at Ford Nature Center. Boards at Ford Nature Center. 3-4:30 p.m. Adults: $5 R, $7 NR; 12 and under or 60 and over.

Comedian Michael Jr. Big Reach Center of Hope. Greenford Christian Church, 11767 Lisbon Road, Greenford; http://www.BigReachMinistries.org. Big Reach Center of Hope will present nationally known comedian, Michael Jr., for two shows today. The performances are part of the organization’s 10th anniversary celebration. Michael Jr. has made multiple appearances “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Comedy Central.” His family focused, laid-back, stand-up comedic style has proven to be edgy enough for Las Vegas and clean enough to be enjoyed in church. Proceeds will benefit the Big Reach Center of Hope’s outreach efforts. Ticket can be purchased online at http://www.BigReachMinistries.org. Founded in 2004 by Scott Lewis, the Big Reach Center of Hope is dedicated to providing resources and opportunities to help low-income and underserved individuals and families in the Mahoning Valley and surrounding communities move toward self-sufficiency through education and training. Over the last 10 years, the organization has distributed over 1.5 million articles of clothing. Last year, over 235,000 pounds of food was rescued and distributed through the Big Reach food rescue program. Sunday, April 27 at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets start at $20.

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, but tonight is different due to Easter. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Monday 28

Friends of the Austintown. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Library Program and Meeting. Historian, Ralph Pfingsten, discusses the Ravenna Arsenal and the history that unlocks the mysteries of this government plant. The Arsenal was a place shrouded in secrecy. It was created in a rush on the eve of a cataclysmic event. It is ringed by barbed wire fences. It’s an unlikely nature preserve. It was suggested that it become a jet port. You may say the name and everyone knows of it, yet little is known about it. Mr. Pfingsten will give the Friends an opportunity to peer inside the Arsenal’s history and life behind the security of its fences. He will unlock the secrets of this once-classified military facility. Followed by the Friends brief monthly meeting. 10 a.m. Free.

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.

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. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 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 after school interactive reading session including games and a snack. For kids in grades 1 through 4. Registration is required. 5 p.m. Free.

BIC – Creating a Business Plan. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Although business plans are created in order to obtain funding, more and more businesses are developing business plans for refocusing their development and mission. Learn about writing and revising a business plan for your new or established business with a member of SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business. Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian will introduce print and electronic sources that can provide information for developing a business plan. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Advanced Balloon Sculpture. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Advanced balloon sculpture with Joe Sullivan, “aka” Jocko the Clown. Class is limited to 15, materials will be provided. Adults only. Attendance in Beginner’s and Intermediate Balloon Sculpture required. Registration is required. 7 p.m. Free.

Advanced Balloon Sculpture. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Advanced balloon sculpture with Joe Sullivan, “aka” Jocko the Clown. Class is limited to 15, materials will be provided. Adults only. Attendance in Beginner’s and Intermediate Balloon Sculpture required. Registration is required. 7 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 29

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. 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. $10.

Whimsical Toad or Fairy House for the Garden. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Lynn Cardwell will help students create a whimsical toad or fairy house for the garden. It will be glazed, fired and ready for pick up in approximately five weeks. Held at FRG. Registration required. 5:30-8 p.m. $39;

Dinner and Information Session: Risk Factors, Signs and Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer. The Fifth Season, 1400 Niles-Canfield Road, Mineral Ridge; 330-480-3405. Humility of Mary Health Partners will present a free dinner presentation about colorectal cancer. Dr. Jawad Francis, medical oncologist, and Dr. Marie Awad-Alexander, general surgeon, will discuss risk factors, signs and symptoms of the disease as well as ways to reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancers. The program and dinner are free, but reservations are required. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 30

Art in the Afternoon. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Children in grades one to six can get creative and experiment with different media in this art program. Registration is required. 4 p.m. Free.

Organic Composting Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Grow Youngstown will cover feedstocks relative to goals and availability, key temperatures, management necessary to keep aerobic conditions, a variety of static composting options, and National Organic Standards management for organic compost. The group will be making windrows and backyard bin piles. Held at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Register at http://www.growyoungstown.org. 4-8 p.m. $50.

LEGOMania. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Attention Young Engineers: Stop by the library to create unique structures with our collection of popular building blocks. Each structure will remain at the library for your friends to see. For kids in kindergarten to grade 6. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Smart Investing. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Melissa Ames of the Better Business Bureau will present this consumer education program to help you make informed decisions and avoid investment scams. No reservations necessary. 6 p.m. Free.

Guitar for Beginners. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. For teens and adults: Learn the basics of playing the guitar. This is an introductory-level program, and you must have your own playable guitar, preferably acoustic. Space is limited, so register soon by calling 330-744-8636. 6 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. 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.

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