Calendar (Week 2) – September 8-15, 2014

Monday 8 

Monthly: Fancy Cutters. Lake Vista, 303 North Mecca St. (State Route 46), Cortland; call Virginia at 330-847-7549 for details. Stenciling on cloth demo by Doris Pealer.  10 a.m.

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.

SlimDown. St. Joe’s at the Mall, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; for information, call 330-480-2223. Humility of Mary Health Partners will offer “SlimDown,” a six-week weight-management program at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center in Boardman beginning Sept. 2 and at St. Joe’s at the Mall in Niles beginning Sept. 8. SlimDown teaches participants to manage their weight by making lifestyle changes with regard to food, physical activity and behavior. Classes run from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center and Mondays at St. Joe’s at the Mall. 5:30 p.m. $40. (The cost for individuals who’ve taken the class before and Humility of Mary Health Partners employees is $20.)

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.

Monthly: Evening Cut Ups. Grace Church of the Nazarene, 5253 W. Webb Road, Austintown; contact Joanne at 330-652-5564 or Kim at 330-545-6520. Fabric necklace demo by Lynn Price. 7 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 9

Ongoing: Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga styles that will help you keep a healthy outlook. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket.  Drop-in class. 9:30-11 a.m. $10.

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.

Annual: Founders Day Dinner. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s anniversary dinner will occur in the lobby of the historic Warner Bros. theater at Powers Auditorium and the DeYor Performing Arts Center. This event includes a buffet dinner and a musical presentation by George Kalbouss. A retired professor of Russian Literature from the Ohio State University, Kalbouss’ historical presentations focuses on classic songs from the 1920s-1940s and specifically music from the great Hollywood movies. 5:30 p.m. $35 for MVHS members and $40 for guests.

Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga styles. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket.  Drop-in class. 5:30-7 p.m. $10.

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.

End of Summer Arrangement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Remember the “hot” colors of summer by designing a fresh floral arrangement of hues of yellow, white, purple, with a touch of orange. Marie Borocz will guide you in using sunflowers, carnations, mums, and limonium, accented with bear grass to create a sunny arrangement for your home. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $39; FFRG member $30

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: 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.  7:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 10

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.

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.

T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Drop-in class. Noon-1 p.m. $10.

Food for Thought. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. So you don’t think you could be a vegetarian, but you’d like to add more fruits, vegetables, and grains into your diet. Explore the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet with Samie Winick, as she shares her favorite resources and recipes for a healthier planet and a healthier you. Class participants will have an opportunity to taste a few dishes with these super foods in the starring role. Call Fellows Riverside Garden to register. 6-7:30 p.m. $16; FFRG member $12.

Monthly: Metaphysical Insights 528 Group of Trumbull County. COPE Building,  220 W. Market St,  Warren; 330-792-0486. Metaphysical Insights 528 will present David Leung in a program titled “Chinese Dragon of Natural Healing.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program begins at 7 p.m,. $5.

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. Drop-in class. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10.

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.

Thursday 11

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 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.

Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga styles. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket.  Drop-in class. 9:30-11 a.m. $10.

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.

Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga styles. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket.  Drop-in class.5:30-7 p.m. $10.

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.

Monthly: Material Girls. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 490 N  High St. (Rte 5) Cortland; Contact Barb at 330-550-1215 or 330-759-1211. Barb Tryon will demo the studded and pleated neckline in the mohair tank top she wore at the Extravaganza. 6 p.m.

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.

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.

music @ night 

Christopher’s Downtown. Live jazz. 4-6 p.m.

Los Gallos/Howland. Frank Castellano. 7-10 p.m.

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

Friday 12

Monthly: Designing Women. Domestic Sewing Center, 2011 Youngstown Road SE., Warren; contact Violet Linger at 330-889-3398. More embroidery tips by Linda Fabrizio. 10 a.m.

Silly Squirrels. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Ages 3-6. Squirrels are one of the most familiar animals. This is the time of year when they are doing what they do best…collecting and stashing acorns. Discover the life of squirrels through hands on activities and exploration. Register/pay 2 days in advance. 10-11 a.m. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fees after deadline.

Family Garden Fridays: Alice In Wonderland. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Each Friday, 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, adventuring with Alice and her friends. Registration not required. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Remembering Idora Park. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek Metro Parks, Youngstown;  330-740-7107. Idora Park closed its gates for the final time in early September 1984. Rick Shale, author of Idora Park: The Last Ride of Summer will present a slide program about our beloved amusement park. Register at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 11. 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Ongoing: What’s Going On In My City Speaker Series. GreyLand Gallery, 23 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-707-5689. GreyLand will present the third installation in its speaker series. This repeating event features a speaker who is a community leader in some facet. The event features a presentation followed by a question-and-answer period. Previous speakers have included Phil Kidd and Sean Posey. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

Christopher’s Downtown. Live jazz. 5-8 p.m.

Crickets. Christine Witt, Bobby Fritz. 6-9 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. James Willaman. 5-7 p.m.

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

Kennsington. Scammin’ Jones. 8:30 p.m.

White Fire Grille. John Reese Project. Jazz. 7-10 p.m.

Saturday 13

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.

Silly Squirrels.  Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. For ages 3-6. Squirrels are one of the most familiar animals. This is the time of year when they are doing what they do best – collecting and stashing acorns. Discover the life of squirrels through hands on activities and exploration. Register/pay two days in advance. 10-11 a.m. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fees after deadline.

Old-fashioned Fall Fun at Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Join the park at Lanterman’s Mill for some harvest time fun. Take a turn grinding grain, carding and spinning wool, playing games from the past, exploring the grist mill to see how things were done in the 1800s, and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Regular Mill admission fees apply. Craft activity available for $2 fee.

Annual: Third Annual Rock ‘n’ Art Fest. David Grohl Alley, downtown Warren; 330-469-6981. This annual event features music (Haymaker, Tim Drummond and Danny Lopez), live painting (with auction), a happy hour painting class, beer and food, and a loudest-bike contest. Sponsors include Trumbull Art Gallery, Artistics Silk Screen and Design, and National Fire Repair. Proceeds benefit David Grohl Alley.  6-10 p.m.

The Farmer and the Chef. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Presented by WFMJ/WBCB Local food, local fun! Chefs and farmers will work together to create an array of freshly prepared cuisine from locally grown vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy products. Sample food and craft beer in the barn, which will be decorated by Something New. Includes desserts like mini-cupcakes made with an assortment of vegetables. Vote for your favorite soup in the People’s Choice competition. Gail George and Donkey Engine will perform. 6:30-10 p.m. $50; patron admission $125.

music @ night 

Crawlspace. Daydreamer and others. 6 p.m.

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

Halliday’s Winery. Richard Boston.

Ice House. Wet Lemon. 10 p.m.

Kennsington. Vindys. 8:30 p.m.

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

Quaker Steak/Boardman. Edison’s Medicine. 9 p.m.

Sunday 14

Yoga Basics. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Feel comfortable in a class meant for everybody while you learn the basics taught by Karres Cvetkovich. Experience the release of mental and physical tensions. Bring a mat and small blanket. Drop-in class. 9-10:30 a.m. $10.

Idora: 30 Years Later. Lanterman’s Mill, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Idora Park closed its gates for the final time in September 1984. Share your memories as we walk the perimeter of what was our beloved amusement park. Easy, 1 mile. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 2-3:30 p.m. Free.

Monday 15

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.

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.

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.

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