Calendar (Week 3) – September 16-22, 2014

Tuesday 16

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.

Monthly: Howland Happy Stitchers. Living Lord Lutheran Church, 851 Niles-Cortland Road, Warren; for more information call Margaret at 330-847-9813 or Jane at 330-638-2916. Third Tuesday. 10 a.m.

Monthly: Hospice of the Valley’s Craft and Chat. Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. Establishing a “new normal” requires being social and meeting new friends. Meets the third Tuesday. 1-3 p.m.

Monthly: Prayer Shawl Ministry. The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield; for information visit http://www.theursulinecenter.org or call Eileen Novotny at 330-533-3831. Meets the third Tuesday and third Wednesday. 10:30 a.m.-noon (Tuesday), 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesday). 10:30 a.m.

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. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. $39; FFRG member 5:30-7 p.m. $30.

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. 5:30-7 p.m. $10.

Monthly: Mahoning County Computer Club. Canfield Presbyterian Church, 104 Main St., Canfield; for more information call 330-757-9854 or 330-799-1676. Many computer related subjects are discussed. Visitors are welcome. Every third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

Monthly: RTS Bereavement Support Group. Beeghly Medical Park, Community Learning Center, 6505 Market St., Youngstown; 330-884-2911. The group is for people who are dealing with grief from miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Meets the third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday 17

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.

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.

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.

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.

Monthly: The Sewphisticates. Shepherd of the Valley (chapel), 4100 North River Road, Howland (Rt. 46 and North River Road); contact Diane at 234-855-7610.  6 p.m.

Thursday 18

Weekly: Men’s Fellowship Bible Study. Central YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., Downtown Youngstown; 330-744-8411 or visit http://www.youngstownymca.org. Every Thursday. 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Weekly: Walk and Chat. Southern Park Mall, 7401 Market St., Boardman; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. Meets every Thursday for walking and socializing. 9:30-11:30 a.m. Free.

Monthly: Austintown Stitch and Share. Humility House,  755 Ohltown Road, Austintown; Contact Pam at 330-533-7445. Work on centerpieces  for Holiday Party. Meets the third Thursday. 10 a.m.

Visit Lincoln Park. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Many have fond memories of this beautiful Youngstown park, home to the famous Council Rock, the legendary site of an 18th century Native American gathering. We’ll travel through Mill Creek Park en route and back. Some walking. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Sept.16. 10-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2 p.m. Adults: $5 residents, $7 non-residents; 12 and under or 60 and over :$3, residents and $5, non-residents.

Weekly: Warriors Inc.: Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs. Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-783-3276. This is a weekly, state certified program that focuses on preventing drug use through fishing and aquatic resource education. 5-6 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation. 330-646-4082 or http://www.Polishyoungstown.com. Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle (Polish culture, crafts, dance and songs for children and opportunities for adults with the Village Folk Singers. New members welcome. Occurs every Thursday. Call for location. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Recovery Group. Warren Revival Center Fellowship Hall, 4400 W. Market St., Leavittsburg; 330-898-4295. This class uses “Celebrate Recovery” material for individuals facing addiction. Open to all. Thursdays. 6:30-8 p.m. Free.

Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers. Westminster College, New Wlmington, Pa.; contact Dr. Kristin Park, professor and coordinator of Westminster’s Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies Program, at 724-946-7251 or email kpark@westminster.edu for more information. Westminster will host sociologist and author Dr. Donald Kraybill for a talk and book signing in Wallace Memorial Chapel.  The program is free and open to the public. Kraybill is the author, co-author or editor of more than a dozen books on Amish culture.  His presentation will be about his newest release, “Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers,” and he will sign copies of the book following the discussion.  Copies of the book are available in Westminster’s bookstore and at the event. The book describes the 2011 series of Amish-on-Amish beard and hair cutting attacks on nine victims in eastern Ohio. The offenders were the first to be convicted of religiously-motivated hate crimes under the 2009 Shepard Byrd Hate Crimes Act.  Kraybill assisted the U.S. Department of Justice in the prosecution and served as an expert witness at the trial. “Kraybill is a senior fellow at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College and is known as the country’s foremost scholar on Amish society.  He spoke at Westminster on his book The Riddle of Amish Culture in September 2009. The program is sponsored by Westminster’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies, Inquiry Program and Office of the Chapel. 7 p.m.  Free.

Weekly: DARE Singles Group Meeting. Disciples Christian Church, 565 Boardman-Canfield Road, Boardman; 330-793-5856, 330 533-7062, 330 793-1484. This group for divorced and widowed people hosts a weekly meeting and organizes social events throughout the month. Typical events include a movie night, bowling, dance classes, bike riding and small group discussions. Call for more information. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Explorer’s Garden: Plants from Afar. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Dan Hinkley, considered one of the most prolific independent plant hunters of modern times, will discuss the process, perils and joys of observing plants in their wild state. Hinkley will discuss the process of bringing home seed for evaluation and possible introduction to landscapes across North America. Join him in this evening lecture as he leads you through the mountain floras of southwestern China, northern Vietnam and the Japanese Archipelago. 7:30-8:30 p.m.

music @ night 

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

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

Quaker Steak/Warren. Joe Fritz. 6-9 p.m.

Stambaugh Auditorium. Cloud Nine. 6-7:30 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. 7:30 p.m.

Friday 19

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.

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.

Art Show and Rap Show. GreyLand Gallery, 23 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-707-5689. The evening opens with “Rust on Rust: Two Rust Belt Cities, One Gallery.” The art show features 12 Youngstown and eight Pittsburgh artists and was curated by Katelyn Gould. The evening includes a rap show after 10 p.m. Local rap acts and Baltimore-based rapper Height are scheduled to perform. Call for more information. 7 p.m.

music @ night 

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

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

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

Kennsington. Labra Bros. 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 20 

Birding the Sanctuary. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead this walk. Bring binoculars and boots. Register at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 19. 8-9:30 a.m. Free.

Faerie Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  For ages 6–17. Do faeries really exist? Make a special faerie garden and they will come. Be inspired to create a miniature garden. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 10-11:30 a.m. $12.

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.

Faerie Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. For ages 6–17. Do faeries really exist? Make a special faerie garden and they will come. Be inspired to create a miniature garden. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Noon-1:30 p.m. $12.

Sunset at the Farm. Metro Parks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Watch the sun set on the horizon as you enjoy the late summer atmosphere at the Farm. Enjoy folk music as you roast a marshmallow over the campfire, explore the animal barns and a corn maze, watch cider and homemade apple butter being made and try a sample, play some old-time games, ride a horse-drawn wagon, and more. Pony rides and face-painting available for a small fee. 5-8 p.m.

Weirdoes of Comedy. GreyLand Gallery, 23 W. Boardman St., Youngstown; 330-707-5689. Features local comedians. Hosted Michael Kolenich. 9 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

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

Kennsington. Hot Diggety and the Pink Flamingos.

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

Marguerita’s. Bare Bones. 7 p.m.

Sunday 21

Yoga Basics. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. 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.

End of Summer. Metro Parks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-740-7107. On the final day of astronomical summer, explore the farm and environs with some special emphasis on the longhorn cattle. Rating: Moderate.1.5 or 2.5 miles. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 2-3:30 p.m. Free.

Monday 22

Monthly: Southington So Sews. Southington Christian Church, St. Rt. 534, Southington; Contact Jennie at 330-847-7386. Mystery program by Loretta Click. Meets the third Monday. 9:30 a.m.

Twice-Monthly: Youngstown Camera Club. Christ’s Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-793-8316. Youngstown Camera Club meetings are open to anyone interested in digital photography. Meetings occur the first and third Monday of the month. Interested people can find the latest information on the club’s website: http://ycc.photoforge.org. 7:30 p.m. Free.

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