Calendar (Week 1) – September 1-7, 2014

Monday 1 

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.

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 2

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: Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Led by Marina Perdos (mornings) and Karres Cvetkovich (evenings). Includes a blend of energizing yoga styles. All levels. Bring a mat and small blanket. 9:30-11 a.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. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Led by Marina Perdos (mornings) and Karres Cvetkovich (evenings). Includes a blend of energizing yoga styles. All levels. Bring a mat and small blanket. 5:30-7 p.m. $10.

Monthly: American Sewing Guild. JoAnn Etc., 7386 Market St. Boardman; Contact Sylvia at 330-744-8053. Bonnie Whittinghan will do a tube-turner demo. 6:30 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. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Free.

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: 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 3

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. 9:30-11 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join instructor Marie Lew for warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Noon-1 p.m. $10.

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. Noon.

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.

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. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10.

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.

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.

Thursday 4

Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study. Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; 330-744-8411. Thursdays. 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. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Led by Marina Perdos (mornings) and Karres Cvetkovich (evenings). Includes a blend of energizing yoga styles. All levels. Bring a mat and small blanket. 9:30-11 a.m. $10.

Monthly: Niles Silver Thimbles. Shepherd of the Valley Assisted Living, 1500 McKinley Ave., Niles; contact Gretchen at 330-538-2819. Meets in the Activity Room. Susan Layschock will be showing how to make flowers from different mediums. 10 a.m.

Slow as a Snail. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Ages 2-3. An average adult snail moves at a speed of 1 millimeter per second. Learn about these “belly- footed” animals through a story, craft, and hike. Register/pay by two days in advance. 10-11 a.m. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fees apply after deadline.

Ongoing: T’ai Chi Basics Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. This 10-week course is for beginners. The class will explore the stances and movements, rhythms and applications of a classic T’ai Chi form. Marie Lew will guide you in following the theme of circles and cycles in warm-ups and breathing exercises, while developing coordination, flexibility and leg strength, improving balance, stability and concentration. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. noon-1 p.m. $100; 10 percent discount ($90) if registered by September 1. Occurs Sept. 4, 11, 25.

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.

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.

Ongoing: Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Led by Marina Perdos (mornings) and Karres Cvetkovich (evenings). Includes a blend of energizing yoga styles. All levels. Bring a mat and small blanket. 5:30-7 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.

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. 6-8 p.m. Free.

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.

Friday 5 

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.

Ongoing: Family Garden Fridays: Alice In Wonderland. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Take part in fun drop-in activities in the Family Garden. Watch as the garden grows with characters from “Alice in Wonderland” and Wonderland-like plants. Learn about garden creatures, tools and how to care for a garden. Take part in making garden treats, listening to stories, kid’s yoga and, of course, having fun with Alice and her friends. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

Cedar’s West End. Red Sun Rising.

Crickets. Steel Valley Rockers.

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich.

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

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

Kennsington Golf Club and Grille. Labra Bros.

Mastropietro Winery. Following June. 7-10 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Jay Wonders.

Saturday 6

Book Discussion: Teaching the Trees – Lessons from the Forest. Old Log Cabin, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Enjoy reading this collection of essays by natural history author Joan Maloof highlighting the relationships that trees have with their ecosystems. Then join the park to discuss the book at Old Log Cabin.  10-11:30 a.m.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. MYCAP parking lot, 1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Features produce, baked goods, whole-bean coffees, tastings, demonstrations, and music. Saturdays February through December. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Slow as a Snail.  Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Ages 2-3. An average adult snail moves at a speed of 1 millimeter per second. Learn about these “belly-footed” animals through a story, craft, and hike. Register/pay by 2 days in advance. 11 a.m.-noon.  $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fees apply after deadline.

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.

Hike: Foray into Fungi. Lanterman’s Mill, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown. Explore the rotten world of fungi, including tips on how to identify some edible species of mushrooms. Local mycologist Walt Sturgeon will present an indoor program as well as a guided hike to find and observe these fascinating organisms. Please note: collection in the park is prohibited. Easy, 1 mile. 1-3 p.m. Free.

Kayak Tours – Harvest Moon Kayak. East Newport Boat Launch, Mill Creek Metro Parks, Boardman; 330-740-7107. Naturalist and volunteer-escorted trips, age and experience restrictions apply. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center two days before program. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $12/person R; $15/person NR; second person in tandem half price. Additional fees apply after deadline.

music @ night 

Back Yard Bar and Grille. After Hours.  9 p.m.

Cedars West End. Chemobear. 10 p.m.

Diletto Winery. Richard Boston. 7-9 p.m.

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

Greene Eagle Winery. Take II. 7 p.m.

Halliday’s Winery. John Reese Project. 7-10 p.m.

Kennsington. Sensations. 8:30 p.m.

Leon’s. Harvey Wallbanger. 9:30 p.m.

Los Gallos/Austintown. Sideshow. 6-10 p.m.

Marguerita’s. Joe Fritz. 7-10 p.m.

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

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

Mocha House. Full House. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday 7

Yoga Basics. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Learn the basics. Taught by Karres Cvetkovich. Bring a mat and small blanket.  9-10:30 a.m.$10.

MetroMutts: Keeping Harmony in a Household with Kids & Dogs. Birch Hill Cabin, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Presented by The Learning Dog. Teaching our dogs boundaries around children and teaching children to respect a dog’s space is the key to keeping peace. Whether it’s a new baby on the way or introducing a new dog into a household with kids, this seminar will cover all aspects of introductions and maintaining a happy household. Please leave your dogs at home for this workshop. Register at Ford Nature Center. 10-11:30 a.m. Members free; nonmembers $5.

Bridal Fair. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Meet area bridal vendors and discover ideas for a wedding ceremony and reception. Register for door prizes and be a guest at the 3 p.m. Wedding Fashion Show. Noon-4 p.m. Free.

Guided Tractor Wagon Ride. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Back to school. Learn your ABCs with the Park: learn about the Animals, visit the Barns, and see the Crops. Tractor wagon rides every half hour. Donations accepted. Fall craft fee. 1-4 p.m. $1.

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.

Who Lives in Bear Creek? Ford Nature Center. 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Like an aquatic biologist, sample “macroinvertebrates,” and rate the creek’s cleanliness. Wear appropriate shoes for walking in water. Register at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 6. Moderate rating, 1 mile. 2-4 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.

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