Calendar (Week 1-4) – October 1-31, 2014

Wednesday 1

Annual event: Sixth Annual Danielle Scott Memorial Poetry Contest. Main Library and all branches. Danielle Scott was a beloved Teen Advisory Board member who died of cancer. The library is sponsoring the 6th annual poetry writing contest to honor Danielle and her love of writing. Teens may enter one poem with a theme of their choice. Entries may be submitted online at http://www.libraryvisit.org/danielle or on standard 8 1/2” x 11” paper (not to exceed two pages) to any public library by Oct. 31. If you submit your entry online, select the writing type (poem) and be sure to include your phone number. Hard copies must be typed. Be sure to include your name, telephone number, grade, and school on your entry. Entries are not returnable. One winner will be chosen and will be awarded a plaque and a monetary prize. All entrants must be in grades 7-12 and either live in or attend school in Mahoning County. All libraries during the month of October. Free.

Ongoing: Autumn Trekkers. Throughout Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Become an Autumn Trekker and explore the MetroParks. This unique hike and bike incentive program allows you to explore the MetroParks at your own pace and earn incentive prizes along the journey. See registration forms, trekking locations, and prizes at millcreekmetroparks.org or call Ford Nature Center. October and November.

One Gourd Above. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The lowly gourd is lifted to new heights by the artwork of John and Karen Martin. These pieces are truly works of art created with a variety of techniques including painting, pyrography, carving and cutting. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., through Oct. 19.

Gathered. Outdoor Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Natural material gathered from the grounds of Fellows Riverside Gardens creates this site specific outdoor exhibit by landscape artist Gary Smith and volunteers. 10 a.m.,-5 p.m. throughout fall.

Youngstown Steel. Outdoor Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The steel sculptures in this exhibit by artist Tony Armeni celebrate Youngstown’s spirit of invention. Based on formal design principles, the sculptures consist mainly of parts that Armeni collects from local fabrication shops. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. throughout fall.

Through the Lens. Melnick Museum, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Take a peek at the evolution of photography during the Melnick Museum’s 2014 exhibit Through the Lens. The exhibit displays a rare collection of glass negatives and acetate film negatives, produced by two local photographers, which chronicle scenes of Mill Creek Park from 1907 through 1926. In addition to park scenes, several portrait negatives of the period are on display. Through December. 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s. Mutiple branches. Features 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, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 *  (*holiday program; costumes welcome.); Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29* (*holiday program; come in costume and receive a treat.); Main Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11; Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 10; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30* (*holiday program; children may come in costume.) 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books. Multiple branches. For caregivers and children 6 to 23 months. Includes 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play. Children must be with an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21 28; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 3, 17; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11, 25; Main Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 11; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29* (*holiday program, children may come in costume); Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Music and Movement. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement and literature. For toddlers ages 19 to 35 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 29. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Time for Tots. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children 24 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required for each session. 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8, 15. 11 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Pre-Kindergarten Story Time. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636.This program is for 4- and 5-year-olds to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. Uses books, stories, rhymes, music, movement, and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten. 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29* (*holiday program; costumes welcome.) 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.

Ongoing: 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., Oct. 1. 8, 15, 22, 29. Noon. $10/class.

Ongoing: Basic Computer Class. Multiple branches. Learn very basic computer skills. This is a beginner’s class that will cover use of a mouse, computer terms, and simple internet use. Space is limited to 5. Call to register 330.744.8636 and specify branch name and “Basic Computer Class.” For adults. Newport Library, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1 and 22. Newport Library, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30. Struthers Library, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2 and 10. 12:30 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: 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 include food tastings, recipes, and food suggestions. For adults. Newport Library, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1. Campbell Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9. Campbell Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22. East Library, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7. Newport Library, 1 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8. 1 p.m. Free.

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.

Lego My Library. Multiple branches. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 1. Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21. Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16. Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14. 6 p.m. Free.

New Voices of Youngstown: Adult Vocal Performance Workshop. Multi-Purpose Room, Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. For information, call Liz Rubino at 330-746-3250, ext. 187. To register, call 330-746-3250, ext. 195. The New Voices of Youngstown Adult Vocal Performance Workshop is taught by Liz Rubino, a national cabaret artist, professional stage performer, teaching artist and drama therapist.  She will work with each participant on healthy voice production and coach singers in technique and interpretation. Participants should bring a few songs of their choice. For age 16 and older. 6-9 p.m. $40 for members, $50 for non-members.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Check out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting the first Wednesday of the month. 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.

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. Drop-in class. 6:30–7:30 p.m., Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 6:30 p.m. $10/class.

Weekly: Cortland Community Band Practice. Lakeview Middle School, 640 Wakefield, Cortland; call Pat at 330-652-2424 or visit http://www.cortlandcommunityband.org. Wednesdays.  7-9 p.m.

Ongoing: Site Fights Lecture. Moser Hall, YSU, Elm Street at Hazel, Youngstown; 330-941-1753. Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer of YSU’s Geology Department continues his lecture series on environmental issues as it relates to shale and natural gas exploration. Daniel Aldrich of the political science department at Purdue University will speak on “Site Fights.” 7 p.m. Free.

Golf-A Game of a Lifetime. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Join Ted Ossoff, local PGA professional and contributor to Golf Digest Magazine, for an informative conversation and demonstration about playing the game, handling winter layoff, and more. Bring your questions and Ted will answer them for you. For adults. 7 p.m. Free

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.

Thursday 2

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. Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga. All levels welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket.  Drop-in class. Occurs 9:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30. 9:30 a.m. $10/class.

Creepy Crawlers. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. For ages 2–3. It has lots of legs, but is it a centipede or millipede? Learn how to tell the difference between these multi-legged critters. Register/pay by two days in advance. Oct. 2 or 4. 10-11 a.m. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Ongoing: Toddler Tales. Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 9, 16. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Free.

Gotta Move Story Time. Multiple branches. Join us for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 *  (*holiday program; costumes welcome.). Sebring Library, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 16. Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28 *  (*holiday program; costumes welcome.) 10 a.m. Free.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s. Multiple branches. Features 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 with an adult. Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28* (*holiday program; come in costume and receive a treat.); Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 2; Main Library, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 2; Poland Library, 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2. 9, 16, 23, 30* (*holiday program; children may come in costume.) 11 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; 330-759-2589. Stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 9, 30 . 11:30 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Teen Café. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Food and fun. For teens in grades 7-12. Newport Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 2, 9, 23. 4 p.m. Free.

Antiques Appraisal Program. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Come to the Poland Library for an antiques and collectible appraisal event featuring local appraiser, Jeff Byce. Due to high anticipated demand, participants will be limited to 1-3 items. Items to be appraised must be easily carried (no furniture, please) and must be rare, vintage pieces. Join in the fun, and learn if you have trash or treasure. For adults. 4 p.m. Free.

LEGO Club. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; 330-759-2589. Children in kindergarten to grade six can stop by the library to create unique structures with our collection of popular building blocks. Each structure will remain at the library for all to see. 5-7 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. 5:45-7:30 p.m.

And the Rest is History Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Informal discussions covering all areas of history, including historic eras, people, places, and things. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme. For children ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28  and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 6:30 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.

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 3 

Ongoing: A 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. Oct. 3 and 17. 10 a.m.–noon.

Ongoing: Babytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 206. For infants ages 6 to 18 months with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required. 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 11 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. 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. 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 3, 10, 31. 11 a.m. Free.

A Family History Month Event: Care of Photographic Materials. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Pamela L. Speis, archivist at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society, will discuss the proper care and preservation of photographs, from different photo formats to storage solutions. Learn how to protect your family’s photos and other heirlooms for future generations. 11 a.m. Free.

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. Fridays through Oct. 17.  11 a.m.–1 p.m. Free.

Self Defense Clinic. Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Feel safe and be safe with 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. Please wear comfortable clothing you can move it. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Oct. 2. 6-8 p.m. $2 R; $3 NR.

Guest Artist Recital: Loraine Sims, Soprano and Maria Curry, Piano. Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. 7:30 p.m. Free.

In the Heights. Top Hat, Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. Tickets are available by calling 800-838-3006. “In the Heights,” the 2008 Tony Award musical tells the story of a vibrant Washington Heights, N.Y. neighborhood on a brink of change. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3-4, 10-11, 17-18. Call for reservations. 7:30 p.m.

Tigers Be Still: Youngstown Playhouse. 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. The Youngstown Playhouse marks its 90th anniversary during the 2014-15 season. “Tigers Be Still” runs Oct. 3-5, 9-10 and 12 in the Griffith-Adler/Moyer Theater. (In addition, a special 90th anniversary celebration occurs on the weekend of Oct. 24-25 with “What We Did For Love” 90th Gala.” Shows are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. 7:30 p.m.

Walk Abreast: Victorian Players. 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. Runs Sept. 26-Oct. 5. Directed by C. Richard Haldi. 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. 7:30 p.m. Adult tickets are $12; senior (65 and older) and student tickets are $9.

music @ night 

Chad Anthony’s/Boardman. Sums Divide.

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

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

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

Up a Creek. Jim Golen. 5-8 p.m.

Saturday 4

Autumn Bird Walks. Newport Wetlands, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-702-3000. Search for both residents and autumn migrants with lifelong birder Gary Meiter. Bring binoculars. Easy, less than 1 mile. Oct. 4, 11.  8:30–10 a.m.

Business Symposium. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC – Come and participate in a morning of presentations on better communication skills and techniques with business presenters from Toastmasters. The Business and Investment Center Librarian will present resources from the Library to support you in your business. For information and reservations, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. For adults. 9 a.m. Free.

Hunting & Military Relic Show. Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-539-4247. Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Occurs October 4-5. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ongoing: Cultivate the Mind for Well-Being Session One. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Where are the flowers? Ever wonder why the “weeds” of life keep showing up? Session one of this series explains how thought patterns are acquired and set in the soil of the mind. Learn how to up root these weeds to make room for the flowers with Michelle O’Brien. 9:30–11:30 a.m. $24; FFRG member $20.

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? Call and ask for the Poland branch to register. For adults. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Pint Size Pumpkin Picking Wagon Rides. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Take a guided tractor and wagon ride, then pick a pumpkin to take home. Supplies on hand to decorate. Barns are also open to visit the animals and don’t forget to find your way through the corn maze. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 1-4 p.m., Oct. 5, 12, 19. 10 a.m. Wagon ride $1, wagon ride with pumpkin $4.

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.

Sensory Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 206. A new storytime specially designed for children with autism and other sensory-integration challenges. This program features age-appropriate stories and sensory-rich activities that promote literacy and positive associations with reading and the library. For children ages 3 to 8, parents and caregivers, and families. Registration is required. 11 a.m. Free.

Fall Color Tour of Lanterman’s Mill & Gorge. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Enjoy a tour of both Lanterman’s Mill and the Gorge area in autumn colors. Some stairs and rough footpaths. 1 mile hike.  Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Oct. 2. 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. $3 R; $4 NR, 12 and  under or 60 and over $2 R; $3 NR.

Kolor Kayaks. East Newport Boat Launch, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-740-7107. Join the park for naturalist- and volunteer-escorted trips. Single kayaks and a tandem are available. Age and experience restrictions may apply. Register/pay at FNC two days before program. 1–3 p.m., Oct. 4 and 11. $12 per person R; $15 per person NR; second person in tandem. Additional fee after deadline.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Multiple branches. Become a member of your library’s Teen Advisory Board. Your opinion counts. Let us know what you would like in YOUR library. You can help out with library programs, help decide what books to buy, discuss what you are currently reading, meet new people and have fun. Teens in grades 7-12 are eligible. Austintown Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 4. Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16.  3 p.m. Free.

America. Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-7354. Westminster College’s Celebrity Series opens its 2014-2015 season with classic rock duo America. Founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell rose to the top of the charts with their signature song “A Horse with No Name” and followed it up with a string of hits that includes “Ventura Highway,” “Don’t Cross the River,” “Lonely People” and “Sister Golden Hair.” With six certified gold and/or platinum albums, America’s material covers a blend of disparate genres and styles from effects-laden rockers to oddball medleys to soul-bearing ballads. After nearly 45 years of performance, the duo’s audience extends to first-, second- and third-generation fans, a testament to their enduring appeal. The concert is sponsored by the Springfield Restaurant Group. 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium. $55-$35.

music @ night 

Crickets. After Hours. 10 p.m.

Dash Inn. Fringe. 9 p.m.

Diletto Winery. Third Class. 7-9 p.m.

Faces. Big Shot. 9 p.m.

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

High Pointe. G-Force. 9:30 p.m.

Lake Tavern. Blue Siren. 9 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 5

Ongoing: 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 that act as powerful barriers to enjoying life. Bring a mat and small blanket. Drop-in class. 9–10:30 a.m., Oct. 5. 12. 19, 26. 9 a.m. $10/class.

View from Above: Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Last year the MetroParks constructed an elevated observation platform to allow visitors to freely view the without disturbing the birds and other wildlife there. The deck elevation combined with the natural topography of the site puts observers approximately 50 feet above the ponds. Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy will be stationed here this morning. Stop by to look for birds and chat. Oct. 5, 19. 9 a.m.–noon. Free.

Hunting & Military Relic Show. Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-539-4247. Saturday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Occurs October 4-5. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

MetroMutts: Targeting. Barn No. 4, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Presented by the Learning Dog.  This workshop will teach you and your dog targeting skills. You will both learn some amazing (and challenging) tricks to show off, and play some great games using targeting only. Open to dogs of any age. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center. 10 a.m. Members free; non-members, $5.

Monthly: Sauce and Songs. St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1109. St. Patrick’s resumes its monthly “Sauce and Songs” program for the 2014-15 season. Spaghetti dinners will be served from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the church social hall. Cost of the dinners is $8 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and under. The menu includes the main entrée, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage. Carry-outs are available, and containers will be provided. The concert series in the church will open with a performance in the afternoon from 1:30-2:30 p.m. featuring The 5:30 Collective. (The musical group plays music for the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Sunday.) The concert will feature sacred music as well as songs recorded by some of the music world’s most iconic performers. The concert is free and open to the public, but free-will offerings will be accepted. For more information, call the church office. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monthly: Austin Log Cabin Tour and Open House. 3797 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-792-1129. First Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Llama and Fiber Fun Day. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. The Mahoning County Llama Committee is planning a special day for llamas and alpacas.  Come visit these relatives to the camel and bring your own camera for a special photo.  See how these animals are handled and used as pack animals, check out their mobility through an obstacle course, see spinning demonstrations and for a small class fee of $2R/$3NR learn how to make a piece of felt to take home. 1–4 p.m.

Liz Rubino Studios at the JCC Broadway 360 Spotlight: Wicked. Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. For information, call Liz Rubino at 330-746-3250, ext. 187. To register, call 330-746-3250, ext. 195. Liz Rubino Studios will present a “Broadway 360 Spotlight” of the hit musical “Wicked.” Rubino is a national cabaret artist, professional stage performer, teaching artist and drama therapist. The program introduces participants to the audition, casting and rehearsal process of a Broadway musical number and scene. In three hours, students will debut a fully choreographed, staged, Broadway musical number from “Wicked.” For youth age 10-21. 1-4 p.m. $30 for members, $40 for non-members.

Monthly: Strock Stone House Open House. 7171 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-792-1129. First Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Awesometown Oktoberfest and Classic Car Show. Austintown Township Park, 6512 Kirk Road, Austintown; 330-720-0381. Classic car show also features exhibits, prizes, children’s activities, food, live music and D.J. Crazy Dave. 1-4 p.m.

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.

Ongoing: Autumn Color Trolley Tours. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Hitch a ride aboard the Cohasset Express for a grand, guided tour of Mill Creek MetroParks. The tour will give you the chance to explore, experience and enjoy the autumn beauty, natural elements and historic features & buildings of Ohio’s first park district. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center. Oct. 5, 9, 14, 19, 23, 28. 2–3:30 p.m., 4:30–6 p.m. Adults $5 R, $7 NR; 12 & under or 60 and over $3 R, $5 NR.

Autumn Digital Scavenger Hunt. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Get out and enjoy the fall and discover Mother Nature’s treasures. Check in at Ford for a list of nature objects to find and document with a camera or phone. 2–4 p.m.

Treasures of the Butler Institute of American Art. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Dr. Louis A. Zona has been executive director of the Butler since 1981. He will give an illustrated presentation about some of the museum’s historic and contemporary holdings and highlights from the Butler’s collection. Zona is the author of numerous articles on art and art history in exhibition publications, catalogues, and art magazines. 2 p.m. Free.

Monday 6 

Collectors’ Puzzles. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. The Friends of PLYMC will be selling collectors puzzles. These rare old puzzles will be for sale at the Friends Bookstore during store hours.  Friends Bookstore in Poland Library. Oct. 6-11. Free.

Blood Pressure Screening by the American Red Cross Blood Pressure Screening. Multiple branches. Boardman Library, 12:30-3 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6. Poland Library, 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28. 12:30 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For ages 3 to 5. 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 and 27. Free.

Kitchen Science. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Did you know your kitchen contains everything you need for some cool science experiments? The library will provide the ingredients for kids to experiment at the Lordstown branch. For kids in kindergarten to grade six. Registration is required. 4:30 p.m. Free.

Library Adventures in Augmented Reality. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Get ready for a reading experience like no other as 3D objects and animations pop off the book, bringing the virtual world to you. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the Readers Services Department to schedule a 20-minute session. For kids age four to sixth grade. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland. 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. 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6 and 27 and 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7,  28 at 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Free.

Tween: Minecraft is Your Craft. Multiple branches. If you can’t get enough Minecraft, come to the library and make some cool mini-Minecraft decorations with Perler beads. For grades 4-6. For school-age children. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 6. Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13. 6 p.m. Free.

BIC – Business Start-Up Workshop. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 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.

Dehydrating Melons. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Learn how to prepare and dehydrate melons using a dehydrator, a conventional oven, and solar energy. Simple techniques to make preserving melons something anyone can do. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Pups and Pages at the Main Library. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog. 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 required. 6-7:30 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.

2014 Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival: Kinderblock 66-The Return to Buchenwald. Multi-Purpose Room, Jewish Community Center,505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. 330-746-3250, ext. 283.  “Kinderblock 66” is the story of four men who as young boys were imprisoned by the Nazis in the notorious Buchenwald concentration camp and who, 65 years later, return to commemorate their liberation. The film tells the story of the effort undertaken by the camp’s Communist-led underground to protect and save Jewish children who were arriving in Buchenwald toward the end of the Holocaust. “Kinderblock 66” also tells the story of Antonin Kalina, the head of the block who was personally responsible for saving 904 boys in Buchenwald. Following the screening, executive producer/director of photography Steven Moskovic will speak about the making of the film. Along with local Holocaust survivor Henry Kinast, Steven’s father, Alex Moscovic, was one of the surviving “Kinderblock 66” boys. 7 p.m. Free.

Reader’s Choice Book Club. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Discuss our book of the month, “The Sound and the Fury,” by William Faulkner. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. For adults. 7 p.m.

Jazz Ensembles. Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU, University Plaza at Elm Street, Youngstown. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 7

Book Discussion. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. The Friends of PLYMC Leadership Book Discussion Group will meet to discuss the book, “The Leadership Challenge.” This group is open to the public. For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. 8-9 a.m., Tuesdays, beginning Oct. 7. Free.

Friends of the Poland Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.  “Visit the Country of Croatia” with presenter Betty Bullen. Please plan to attend this program and meeting. Public is welcome to attend. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public 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. 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28  and 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 11 a.m. Free.

Murder For Hire. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland. Guest speaker Jim Fisher will talk about notable murder-for-hire cases. Fisher is a graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School and a former FBI agent. He taught criminal investigation, criminal law, and forensic science at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania from 1975 to 2004. He has written seven nonfiction books and has been nominated twice for the Mystery Writers of America’s Edgar Allen Poe Award. 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. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Blood Drive by the American Red Cross. Multiple branches. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Austintown Library, 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7. Boardman Library, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23. Poland Library, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Minecraft Mania. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; 330-759-2589. Come and play on a local server with fellow Minecraft fans. Play on the library’s computers or bring your own laptop (no tablets). Registration is required and begins Oct. 1. 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7 (for ages 14 and up); 6-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7 (for ages 8 to 13 who know how to play; not an instructional event). 4 p.m. Free.

Elephant and Piggie Palooza. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Games, crafts, and treats as the library celebrates the funny friends featured in author Mo Willems’ popular books. For ages 4 to 8. Registration is required; space is limited. 5:30 p.m. Free.

BIC – SCORE @ the Library. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask questions on any business topic. SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in partnership with the Library, will provide two volunteers to give advice and answer questions. SCORE counselors will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Information Services Department’s Business and Investment Center, located on the second floor of the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. For adults. 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 21. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Show What You Know: Crochet. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636 Learn how to crochet. No experience needed. For beginners or those who want to brush up on their techniques and skills. Bring a size G or H crochet hook and a ball of four-ply worsted yarn to make a special project. Presented by Bev Miller. Series of four sessions. Class size limited. Sign up by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for Austintown Library. For adults and teens. 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28. 6 p.m. Free.

Drawing Autumn Leaves Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. This two-day drawing workshop uses a variety of graphite and colored pencils with Marianne Hilke. Textures, techniques and shapes will be the main focus along with problem solving to help you create a good finished drawing. Supplies included in course fee. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Oct. 7 and 14. 6:30-9 p.m. $65; FFRG member $47.

From the Garden: October Fest. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Celebrate October’s abundance with chef David Armstrong. Learn new recipes and tips as he demonstrates how to create a feast worthy of October Fest. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Oct. 7 or 8. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $36; FFRG member $28.

Getting Started With Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn effective strategies for finding funders that support individuals with the Foundation Center’s online funding database. To register, call and ask for the Information Services department or register online. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Show What You Know: Apple Dumplings. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Learn how to make apple dumplings and the sauce to go with them. Eat one here and make one to take home. Register online or by calling 330-744-8636. Space is limited, so make your reservation early. For adults and teens. 7 p.m. 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.

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.

Wednesday 8

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.

Lunch and Learn: The Learning Institute. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Bring your bag lunch, coffee and tea will be provided. Friends of PLYMC. Noon-1 p.m. Free.

Music at Noon: Faculty Recital. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. 12:15 p.m. Free.

Basic Email Class @ Newport. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Learn very basic E-mail skills. This is a beginner’s class that will cover setting up an internet based E-mail account and how to use it. Some knowledge of computers and internet is required. Space is limited to 5. Call to register 330.744.8636 and specify Newport Basic E-mail Class. For adults. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free.

Teen: Duct Tape Halloween. Various branches. Make Halloween creations with duct tape. For grades 7-12. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21. Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 8. 4 p.m. Free.

Sibshop: Support Group for Special-Needs Children. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley, 6505 Market St., Building C, Suite C1100, Boardman; 330-543-3516. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley is offering Sibshop, a supportive group program for siblings of children with special needs. The group is designed for children ages 6-13. “Being the sibling of a child with special needs can be challenging, so this program provides an opportunity for these children to play games, make new friends and have some fun,” explains Rochelle Nyer, program coordinator. Call for more information or to register. Meets on Wednesdays on Oct. 8, 15, 22 and 29. 4:45-5:45 p.m. Free.

Friends of PLYMC: Puzzle Swap. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Bring your once created puzzles to swap, limit six per person. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 5 p.m. Free.

Labyrinth Full Moon Walk. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Learn about the fascinating history of labyrinths with Karres Cvetkovich. Then, enjoy a mindfully appreciative walk through the Gardens at dusk to the new Christina’s Garden Labyrinth. Honor the shifting of the seasons as your world transitions into Autumn. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 5:30–7:30 p.m. $24; FFRG member $20.

Bits ‘n’ Pieces Scrapbooking. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Share ideas, tips and memories at Austintown’s monthly scrapbooking club. October’s theme is “Autumn and Leaves.” Please bring your own scrapbooking paper and photos. We will provide cutting instruments, tape, mounting squares and some embellishments. Scrapbooks not provided. Space is limited. Pre-register for this. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Autumn Mosaic in Glass Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Create your own, one of a kind glass mosaic with Barbara Arndt from Handcrafted Creations. All necessary equipment will be supplied. Upon registration, you can choose: a pumpkin, an acorn, an apple, or a pear to create. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Oct. 8 and 9. 6-8 p.m. $28; FFRG member $24.

Ghosthunting Ohio. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Join author and ghosthunter John Kachuba on a virtual tour of Ohio’s creepiest haunted locations. He’ll talk about some of the scariest places in the Buckeye state—each of them open to the public–that he has investigated and written about in his books. Kachuba is an award-winning writer and paranormal researcher with twelve books to his credit, including four about ghosts and ghosthunting. His latest book, “Ghosthunting Ohio: On the Road Again,” is a sequel to his best-selling “Ghosthunting Ohio.” Kachuba is a frequent speaker at conferences, libraries and universities, and on radio and TV. He also teaches Creative Writing at Ohio University and Antioch University Midwest and is on the faculty of the Gotham Writers Workshop. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Citizen Bill of Rights Lecture. Moser Hall, YSU, Elm Street at Hazel, Youngstown; 330-941-1753. Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer of YSU’s Geology Department continues his lecture series on environmental issues as it relates to shale and natural gas exploration. The series features invited guests and continues through November. Thomas Linzey will speak on “Citizen Bill of Rights.” 7 p.m. Free.

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 9

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.

Library Eats Book Club – Soups. Various branches. There’s a chill in the air, so it’s time to warm up with soups and chowders. We’ll be discussing “souper” cookbooks. For adults. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30. Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 9. 10 a.m. Free.

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.

Basic Computer Class @ Austintown: Internet. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Learn how easy it is to use the Internet. This class requires some knowledge of how to use a computer mouse. Space is limited to three. Registration required. Call to register and specify “Basic Computer Class at Austintown: Internet.” For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Makerspace: Spooky Stuff. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Make your own Halloween decorations. For teens in grades 7 to 12. 6 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.

Naturopathic Thyroid Care Seminar. Naturopathic Wellness Center, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3, Boardman; 330-729-1350. Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a free seminar on Naturopathic Thyroid Care. In this seminar, Suzelis will discuss naturopathic options for thyroid health. 6:30 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.

History Buff Speaker Presentation Series: Shinzo Abe and the Return of History in East Asia. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Since 2009, Japan has a experienced a remarkable political transformation which, though drawing little notice in the U.S., has profoundly impacted international affairs in East Asia.  This talk will focus on what has happened in Japan since the dramatic elections of August 2009, and the corresponding reactions in China and South Korea. Dr. Paul Sracic is professor and chairman of the Department of Political Science and Rigelhaupt Pre-Law Center at Youngstown State University in Ohio.  Presented by the Friends of PLYMC. 7 p.m. Free.

Historical Fiction Book Discussion Group. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Read “The March” by E.L. Doctorow, then join in the discussion. The featured book is available to borrow from the library, or a limited number of paperback copies may be available for sale. Call for more information. 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. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Guest Artist Recital: Accord Quartet of Budapest, Hungary. Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. 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 10

Sit’n’Stitch. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636.  Knit, crochet, embroider, sew or other lap needlework. Bring in your current project, make new friends, and learn from one another. Facilitated by a librarian. For adults. 9:30-10:30 a.m. Free.

Spiders. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. For ages 3–6. Everyone has an opinion of spiders! Either they admire their beauty and important role in the control of pest insects or despise them out of fear and misunderstanding. We will learn all about spiders and separate fact from fable through a story, craft and activities.  Register/pay two days in advance. Oct. 10 or 11. 10–11 a.m. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Common Scents: Cold and Flu Preparation. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Arm yourself against cold and flu season with the help of aromatics and the guidance of Marina Perdos. Learn which essential oils are best to put in your cold/flu emergency kit. Then, make a few remedies to take home for you and your family. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 2–4 p.m. $39; FFRG member $30.

Musicology Lecture: Guy Capuzzo. Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Capuzzo is from UNC Greensboro. 4 p.m. Free.

Tania Grubbs: Lost in the Stars CD Release Party. Easy Street Studio, 865 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-8555. Easy Street continues its Studio Sessions with a CD release concert from Tania Grubbs. Longtime Easy Street fans may remember Grubbs from the early years of the production company. During a jazz session over 20 years ago, she met and married bassist Jeff Grubbs, her future husband. The journey continued to Florida where she performed in concerts, clubs and was featured vocalist with the Florida Philharmonic and the Boca Raton Pops Orchestra. In 1996 Jeff joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Tania leapt into the Pittsburgh music scene as supporter, performer and volunteer community chairwoman of the Reservoir Jazz Series. She also has performed vocalist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Civic Light Opera, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust JazzLive, and many regional jazz societies. She also performs around town with her Tania Grubbs Trio. Her new CD, “Lost In The Stars,” is a collection of tunes from the romantic, “Let Us Be Always” to the playful “I Got the Sun In the Morning.” Specialty sandwiches and hors d’oeuvres will be available for purchase. Seating is limited and reservations are required in advance. 7:30 p.m. $20.

New Castle Playhouse. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. The youth theater season opens with “Pinocchio.” In Dan Neidermyer’s children’s play, Pinocchio gets in trouble when he finds himself alone on the streets after escaping from the circus. With the aid of the Blue Fairy, he is saved from bullies who torment him and from the chopping block that awaits him. Peggy Hanna directs. Oct. 10-12, 17-19. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Doors open one hour prior to show. 7:30 p.m. Adults $16, seniors (age 60 and older) $13, Students, 13, youth (12 and under). $11. (Tickets for all youth theater musicals are $13.)

Kent State University at Trumbull Theatre. 4314 Mahoning Ave., NW; 330-675-8887. http://www.trumbull.kent.edu. Kent Trumbull opens its 2014-15 season with “Steel Magnolias.” By Robert Harling. Directed by Daniel-Raymond Nadon. This comedy–drama centers on the bond among a group of Southern women in northwest Louisiana. It is based on the author’s experience with his sister’s death. 8 p.m., Oct. 10-11, 17-18 and 3 p.m. on Oct. 12 and 19. 8 p.m.

music @ night 

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

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

Magic Tree. Mojo Mary. 9 p.m.

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

Yolo. Richard Boston. 8-10:30 p.m.

Saturday 11

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.

Preparing Your Dahlias for Winter. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Learn the basics of growing, digging, dividing, and storing dahlias for your garden. Master Gardeners Stan and Linda Vuletich will share their knowledge and enthusiasm with gardeners of all levels as they take you on a tour of the display beds and dahlia garden. Each student will receive tubers to take home. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 10 a.m.–noon. $12; FFRG member $10.

Team and Individual Awareness Training. Birch Hill Cabin, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-330-740-710. Athletes of all varieties can sharpen athletic and academic ability through Team and Individual Awareness Training (TAIT) (trademark pending). Health and Wellness Personal and Professional Development Coach Michelle O’Brien has developed this unique mix of movement, mindfulness, imagery and breathing techniques, designed to develop team and individual concentration skills, focus, confidence and motivation. Bring a mat. Register/pay at FNC by Oct. 10. Oct. 11, 14. 10 a.m. –noon, Oct. 11 or  5:30–7:30 p.m., Oct. 14. 10 a.m. $25 R, $30 NR.

Couponing 101 with Rachel Krych. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Rachel Krych, blogger at “Couponing with Rachel,” will teach how to use coupons to get things for cheap and even free. Each participant will receive a packet of information to take home, and one person will win a prize. Reservations required. 10 a.m. Free.

Oktoberfest Youngstown. Kravitz’s Delicatessen, 3135 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. 330-743-9184 or http://www.oktoberfestyoungstown.org. This family-oriented event (under a large, heated tent) will feature Grammy-nominated performer Alex Meixner, plus German music, food, beer, games, vendors and exhibitions.  The Autism Society of  Ohio, Mahoning Valley office, will host and the event is presented and hosted by Kravitz’s.  11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Oct. 12. Free.

Build a Scarecrow. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; 330-759-2589. The library will provide the hay, frame, and refreshments. Participants bring scarecrow clothes, creativity, and a crew to help. Plan to work outside with your family or group of friends to dress and stuff a scarecrow. Completed scarecrows will be on display at the library for customers to vote for their favorite, and the winner will be announced on Oct. 27 and awarded a prize. After the winner is announced, you may take the scarecrow you made home to use as a fall decoration. For kids of all ages with parent or caregiver. Register by Oct. 9. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Star Wars Reads Day. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. More than 2,000 libraries and book stores across North America will be celebrating “Star Wars” and reading. Features crafts, games, food and prizes. You may even want to compete in a Talk-Like-Yoda Contest. Come in costume and you may win a prize. Fun in galactic proportions for the entire family. Contests start at 2 p.m. For teens in grades 7-12. 1-4 p.m. (contest at 2 p.m.). Free.

Saturday Movie Matinee@Newport. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7 and younger must be with an adult. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG-13 to G. 2 p.m. Free.

Star Wars Origami. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn origami, you will. Do you love Star Wars? Come to the library and learn what it takes to be an Origami Jedi Master. For Teens and Tweens. 3 p.m. Free.

Junior League of Youngstown Quarter Auction Fundraiser. Zion Lutheran Church, 3300 Canfield Road, Cornersburg; 330-742-3200. A quarter auction allows guests to place bids in 25-cent increments on gifts such as Cleveland Browns memorabilia, restaurant gift cards, holiday decorations, and tickets to the Great Lakes Theatre. In addition, there will be a 50/50 raffle and gift-bag raffle. A firepit from Ohio Flame will be the half-time raffle item. Attendees are permitted to bring their own food and beverages (alcohol permitted). A hot dog bar will be provided by Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts. Dessert will also be provided. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 each by calling the League office. Tables of eight are available for $100. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Youngstown. Donations of gift baskets and gift cards are also being collected for the event. Interested parties can contact the League officeat 330-742-3200 to make a donation. 7-10 p.m. $15.

Ghost Night at Market Square. 6406 Kinsman-Nickerson Road, Kinsman.330-372-6084 or 330-876-3178. Local author and paranormal investigator Steve Tackett will join with Don Sutton, owner of Market Square in Kinsman, to co-host “Ghost Night.” According to the event hosts, Market Square is known for ghostly apparitions, most notably “The Captain.” There will be photos of the apparitions that allegedly roam the building as well as recordings of voices. Prior to the ghost hunt, Tackett will give a brief talk about the difference between “ghost rescue” and “ghost hunting.” Equipment will be used to track movement in the building. 8 p.m. $20.

music @ night 

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

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

Sunday 12

A Taste of Comfort. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7115. Visitors to historic Lanterman’s Mill for this special food sampling event will taste comfort foods prepared and served by recipe contributors of the “Recipes of Youngstown” cookbook.  Organized and presented by the volunteers who created this popular cookbook, the event will also feature basket raffles. A special grand prize raffle, called “A Taste of Adventure,” will include gift cards for restaurants and activities in and around the Youngstown area.  All proceeds from the event, as well as from cookbook sales, benefit the preservation of Lanterman’s Mill as a working grist mill. Noon–4 p.m. Tasting Tickets: 6 for $5, Includes free admission to the Mill. Basket Raffle Tickets: $10 for one sheet of tickets, $15 for two sheets. “A Taste of Adventure” Raffle Tickets: $3 each. For more information, please call Lanterman’s Mill.

Annual event: Lasagna Dinner for Kids Grieve Too. First Presbyterian Church, 201 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-402-4400. The meal, prepared by the Oblate Sisters, consists of a lasagna casserole, salad, roll and beverage.  The event also includes an antiques appraisal, and auction and raffle. Take out is available. Bring your own containers or purchase one for 50 cents). Noon to 4 p.m. $7.50 for adults, $5 for children under 12, infants and toddlers are free.

Check into Chess. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Learn to play chess. For adults, teens, children. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Chemistry of Color. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Ever wonder how & why leaves change color? Hike in perhaps the most colorful place in Mill Creek Park and find out! Rating: Moderate, 3 miles. 2–4 p.m.

Monday 13

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.

The Valley’s Contribution to National Sports with presenter Greg Gulas. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood; 330-744-8636. 10 a.m. Free.

Monday Movie Night@Newport. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7 and younger must be with an adult. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG-13 to G. 4:30 p.m. Free.

BIC – Excel for Business. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Learn the basics of setting up tables, formulas, and charts for your business. Discover new template options ready for you to use. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Creepy Candles. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Make your own spooky Halloween no-flame candle, guaranteed to creepify any room. Why should kids have all the fun? Adults only. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Make Your Own Handmade Cards. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636.  Learn to create your own handmade cards using stamps, punches and other fun tools. Each participant will create a greeting card with a matching envelope. Class size is limited, registration required. For adults. 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13 and 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 24. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Concert Band & Wind Ensemble:  October Winds. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; ; 330-941-3105. 7:30 p.m. Free

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.

Tuesday 14

Blood Pressure Check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association. Multiple branches.  Austintown Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28. Sebring Library, 1-3 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23. Tri-Lakes Library, 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 14. 2 p.m. Free.

Stoneware Wine Chiller. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Indulge your creative side this fall at the Gardens. Lynn Cardwell will guide you through the process of making a stoneware wine chiller. It will be glazed, fired, and ready to for pick up in approximately five weeks. Call to register. 5:30-8 p.m. $39; FFRG member $30.

Family Story Time. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.Bring the family for stories, games, crafts, and fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be with adult. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Grantseeking Basics. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Geared to beginners, provides instruction in foundation research and identifying potential funders. Includes a tour of the Grant Center. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 15

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.

Music at Noon: Tuba Ensemble. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. 12:15 p.m. Free.

Basic Resumes and Online Job Search @ Newport. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Learn to use the Library Databases for job searching and free help with improving job skills. We will also discuss basic resume writing and templates. Some internet and computer experience is helpful. Registration limited to 5. Please call 330,744.8636 and specify Resume Classes at Newport. For adults. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Kidz Create. Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. A “books and more” program that pairs children’s literature with enrichment activities for kids in kindergarten to grade six. Registration is required. 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 and 29. 5 p.m. Free.

Makerspace: Spooky Stuff. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland. For grades 7 to 12. Wednesday after school until 5 p.m. Free.

Science Café: Wine & Vines. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Learn how wine is made and discover what varieties of grapes are used in the process. Enjoy snacks and an evening at the Gardens. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 5:30–7:30 p.m. $10; FFRG member $8.

Anime and Manga Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Come in for some anime, graphic novels, and other pop culture fun. Otaku, bronies, and gamers are all welcome. For adults, teens. 6 p.m. Free.

Page Turners Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Love books? Looking for a good read? Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun. For adults. 6-7 p.m. Free.

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.

Thursday 16

Pumpkin Carving. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Have fun helping to carve pumpkins for display at the Pumpkin Walk at Twilight on Sunday, October 19th. Carving area is in the Service Building which may be chilly, so dress warm. Carving tools will be available or bring your own. While supplies last. Occurs Oct. 16-18. 9 a.m.–3 p.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.

Using Pressed Flowers for Jewelry Making, Cards, and Crafts. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland. The Master Gardeners Alumni Group will give this presentation about how to use pressed flowers. 10 a.m. Free.

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

Meet Best-Selling Teen Author Ally. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s TeenXTreme program welcomes number one New York Times and international best-selling author, Ally Condie.  She is the author of the critically acclaimed ‘Matched” trilogy for teens and will talk about her exciting dystopian-themed books at the Austintown Library, at 9 a.m. and noon. Additionally, there will be a meet-and-greet event today with Condie at Poland Library at 6 p.m. For the Austintown Library noon event, attendees may bring a brown bag lunch and the Library will provide a light dessert and beverage. Registration is limited for both presentations, which are for teens in grades 7-12 and their families. Call the library to register or online at www.libraryvisit.org/trw. At the Poland Library event, Condie will talk about and sign her books as well as pose for pictures. Includes food, games, crafts and prizes. 9 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. Free.

Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Reading and discussion of the book, “From Milk to Ice Cream,” by Stacy Taus-Bolstad, followed by extension activities. Additional resources will be available to check out for further exploration and self-study. Bring a sack lunch if you wish. A snack will be provided. For elementary-school children. 11 a.m. Free.

3-D Printing: An Introduction. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. What is 3-D Printing? How does it work, and why is this technology becoming so popular? Find out in this class. No experience is necessary, and no computer skills are required. See a demonstration of loading a 3-D print job and watch the printer in action. Register online or call 330-744-8636. For teens and adults. 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 16. 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21. 11 a.m. Free.

The Pivotal Fight: A History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement. Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. Presented by Traci Manning, Mahoning Valley Historical Society Curator of Education. Noon. Free.

Falling Leaves. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 3–5. Learn why leaves fall while taking a walk through the Gardens. Then, enjoy an autumn-inspired snack and craft. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 1–2 p.m. $5.

Spoken Word Feat. 7Hykoo. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Listen to 7Hykoo’s spoken-word poetry then share your creation. For teens and adults in grades 7 and up. 4 p.m. Free.

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.

Autumn in the Park Photography Tour.  Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join the park to tour some of the most photographed spots in the Park and create images of your own with tips from a local professional. Bring a camera and tripod. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center. 5 p.m.–7 p.m.Adults $10 R, $12 NR; 12 & under or 60 and over $7 R, $10 NR.

Teen Read Week Extravaganza. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. The library be talking via video chat with a surprise author. For grades 7 to 12. 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.

Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Read this month’s featured book, “The Long Tomorrow,” by Leigh Brackett, and then join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. 6:30 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.

Jazz Combos. The Hub, Kilcawley Center, YSU, University Plaza at Elm Youngstown. 7 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. 7:30 p.m.

Friday 17

Pinterest for Seniors. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. See how you can collect and share ideas for recipes, crafts, and everything using Pinterest. Then if you’re Pinterested, call to Book-A-Librarian to set up your own Pinterest account. For adults. 10:30 a.m. Free.

School’s Out: It’s a Royal Affair. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. The medieval tournament features stories and games. Open to children of all ages. Preschoolers must attend with an adult. 2 p.m. Free.

The Spitfire Grill. University Theater, Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Music and book by James Valcq. Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley. The musical is based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 17-18, 24, 25 and 2 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

music @ night 

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

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

White Fire Grille. Midnight Rendezvous. 7-10 p.m.

Saturday 18 

Birding The Sanctuary. Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Search for birds with Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited. Boots required. Register by Oct. 17 at Ford Nature Center. 8–9:30 a.m.

BIC – Ladies Day with the Business and Investment Center. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. It’s Ladies Day with the Business and Investment Center. Join the library for a morning of informative presentations and conversation. Presenters will include: “Business Financing” – Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation; “Woman in the Valley” – Youngstown Business & Professional Women; “Community Support” –United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley; “Starting Your Own Business” – One Hot Cookie; “Spotlighting the Business and Investment Center” – Business Librarian. Register by calling 330-744-8636 or go to libraryvisit.org/programs. Continental breakfast by Kravitz Delicatessen. Each attendee will receive a BIC item.  For adults. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Cultivate the Mind for Well-Being: Session Two. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Tilling the soil of the mind and planting for a desirable harvest. Session two with Michelle O’Brien continues to introduce ways of how to use the mind more skillfully to produce balanced thoughts that in turn produce better results in life. 9:30–11:30 a.m. $24; FFRG member $20.

MetroMutts: Howl-O-Ween Hike. MetroParks Bikeway Kirk Road Trailhead, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Have a howl of a good time on this trek down the MetroParks Bikeway. Bring your dog dressed in his/her Halloween finest.  You can dress up too!  Refreshments will be served after the hike in the pavilion.  MetroMutts members receive a free pumpkin. Easy, 2 miles. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 10 a.m. Free.

Saving at the Stores. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636.You’ve learned the basics, now let coupon blogger Rachel Krych teach you how reading codes found on price tags can help you decide the best time to buy at stores like Walgreens, Rite Aid, Staples, Office Max and more. Reservations are needed. For adults. 10 a.m. Free.

Air Rifle Safety Class. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, Classroom A, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-744-3848. Ages 10-16. This class will consist of learning safe handling, nomenclature, and being responsible, followed by outdoor instruction. Explanation of various types of bb/pellet guns to include co2 powered, single pump and multiple pneumatic pump actions. Shooting positions will be used. Standing , kneeling, prone (weather permitting). Attendees will have the opportunities to shoot a multitude of targets, from paper bull’s-eye to balloons and other similar targets. Limited to 25 students. Call MetroParks Police to register. 10 a.m.–2 p.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.

Babytime. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Laugh and learn with your baby. For infants 6 to 18 months old with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required. 10:30 a.m. Free.

LEGOMania. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Children can stretch their imaginations building creations with the library’s collection of popular LEGO building blocks. Finished projects remain at the library. For ages 5 to 12. Registration not required. 12:30–2 p.m. Free.

Holiday Family Story Time. Multiple branches. Halloween stories, crafts, games and other fun-filled activities for children of all ages and their families. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Holiday program. Brownlee Woods Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. Struthers Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 18. 2 p.m. Free.

Reading and Other Forms of Art. Held at the Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. A unique blend of art and books in an interactive family program. A children’s librarian will present stories, and an art educator will present a companion craft. For ages 5 to 10 with an accompanying adult. 2 p.m. Free.

LEGOMania. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland. Children can stretch their imaginations building creations with the library’s collection of popular LEGO building blocks. Finished projects will remain at the library. For ages 5 to 12. Registration is not required. Drop in anytime between 2–4 p.m. Free.

Board Games. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.Enjoy all sorts of different board games. Teens and adults are welcome. Refreshments will be served. 2 p.m. Free.

Saturday Movie Matinee@Austintown. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. 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 or G. 2:30 p.m. Free.

Teen Advisory Board. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades seven to 12 can earn service credit, be the first to know about new things in Teen Central, and help the library develop and promote programs and resources especially for teens. 3 p.m. Free.

Makerspace: Spooky Stuff. Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield. Drop in anytime between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. for creepy crafts and frightful fun. For grades 7 to 12. No registration required. 3-4:30 p.m. Free.

Family Halloween Bash at the Old Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Dress in your Halloween finest and join us for fun activities, food, music and dancing with Diva Productions, a costume competition, and more. 3:30-6:30 p.m. Register/pay at FNC by Oct. 15. $15 R, $18 NR for family of 3; extra family members $3R, $5NR. Children under 3 free with family registration

Scared Out of Your Wits. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Do you love scary movies and books? Always looking for a recommendation or review of the newest horror movie or book? Join us to share your favorite scary reads and movies. We will also cover how to search the library catalog as well as Search Ohio in a way that is specific to genre. For adults. 4 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

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

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

Halliday’s Winery. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

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

Marguerita’s. Bill Henceroth. 7-10 p.m.

Sunday 19

Serving aboard Air Force One. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Guest speaker John L. Haigh, former Chief Steward of Air Force One, will share first-hand stories and photographs from his travels with three U.S. presidents aboard the presidential aircraft. Haigh joined the United States Air Force in the early 1960s and in 1979, he was selected as a permanent member of the Air Force One flight crew. He will describe his experiences serving during the last 16 months of the Carter administration, 8 years with President Reagan, and 3 ½ years as Chief Steward for President Bush, Sr. Copies of his book, “Air Force One: An Honor, Privilege, and Pleasure to Serve,” will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 2 p.m. Free.

Harold Lloyd’s Speedy: Silent Film with Organ Music. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-5175. Stambaugh Auditorium continues its tradition of presenting classic, silent films with an accomplished organist’s accompaniment. Todd Wilson will play alongside the comedy “Speedy,” which was released in 1928.

This film, starring Harold Lloyd, follows Harold “Speedy” Swift as he struggles to hold a job. After he is fired as a soda-jerk, he becomes a cab driver which leads to an opportunity to drive Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium for the afternoon game. Pop, his girlfriend’s grandfather, is concerned about Speedy’s inability to hold a job after he is again fired. With brief appearances by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, this film takes the viewer to some of New York City’s most notable landmarks including the original Yankee Stadium and Coney Island. Todd Wilson is head of the Organ Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Director of Music & Worship at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland. He is the curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance Hall and House Organist for the Aeolian Organ at the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron. 4 p.m. Free.

Guest Artist: Otis Murphy, Saxophone. Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Murphy teaches at Indiana University at Bloomington. 1 p.m. Master Class for students. 4:30 p.m. recital (open to the public). 4:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Walk at Twilight. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Experience the magic of the fall season as you walk along the Gardens pumpkin-lined paths while day turns to night. Families will enjoy live entertainment and children’s activities. This event is free and open to the public. 5:30–8 p.m.

Guest Artist: Om Shalom Trio. Jewish Community Center, Gypsy Lane, Youngstown 330-941-3105.  7:30 p.m.

Monday 20

Basic Computer Class @ Austintown: Email. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. This is a beginner’s class that will cover setting up an Internet based e-mail account and how to use it. Some knowledge of computers and Internet is required. Space is limited to three people. Call to register and specify “Basic Computer Class at Austintown: E-Mail.” For adults. 9:30 a.m. Free.

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.

SuperWhoLock Event. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland. “Supernatural,” “Doctor Who,” and “Sherlock”: Celebrate three of the biggest fandoms ever with crafts, games, and more. For grades 7 to 12. 6 p.m. Free.

Pups and Pages at the Howland Branch Library. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. 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.

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.

Monthly: Southington So Sews. Southington Christian Church, St. Rt. 534, Southington; Contact Jennie at 330-847-7386. Third Monday. 9:30 a.m.

Monday Movie Matinee. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Watch a classic movie shown on the big screen in the library meeting room, then join in a discussion following the film. This month’s film is a 1944 movie; not rated; 98 minutes. 2 p.m. Free.

BIC – Creating a Business Plan. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 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 your business plan. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

2014 Youngstown Area Jewish Film Festival: Iraq “N” Roll. Williamson College of Business Administration Auditorium, YSU, Wood Street at Hazel and Phelps streets, Youngstown; 330-746-3250, ext. 283. In an attempt to bridge time, space and culture, Israeli rock musician Dudu Tassa takes on the original music of his grandfather who was one of the leading musicians in the early 20th century in Iraq. Salah and Daud Al-kweiti were Jewish musicians living in Iraq in the 1930s. They are considered to be the creators of modern Iraqi music, and two of the greatest Arab musicians in history. In the 1950s, they immigrated to Israel, where no one took their music seriously. Dudu’s grandfather and uncle were not accepted as legitimate musicians by the young Israeli establishment and, as a result, they forbad their family to engage in music. “Iraq ‘N’ Roll” will be the final film in the fall film festival. 7 p.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.

Fall Choral Concert. St. Columba Cathedral, Elm Street at Wood, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 21

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.

Doodlebugs: Owl Lanterns. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Ages 5–7. Create a fun owl lantern as you learn about pattern and a short history of paper lights. Have the chance to meet a feathered friend and learn about this cool creature of the night. Register/pay by Oct. 19.  4:30–5:30 p.m. $7 R; $8 NR.

Fused Glass Ornaments. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Lynn Cardwell will guide you through the process of making three fused glass ornaments. They will be fired and ready for pick up in approximately four weeks. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 5:30–7 p.m.$39; FFRG member $30.

Tween Writer’s Club @ W-TCPL. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Are you a young creative writer looking for a writer’s group? Then, the Tween Writer’s Club @ W-TCPL is for you. At meetings, you’ll improve your writing through exercises, sharing, critiquing, and more. For kids ages 10 to 14. Registration is required. 6 p.m. Free.

Have You Tried This Gadget. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636.What’s the latest tech toy? Librarian Holly Klingler will explain what each new device is and how it might make a difference in your life. Participants will be able to try each gadget, and Holly will be available to answer questions. Fun for the whole family. 7 p.m. Free.

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.

Weekly: Canfield Community Band. Canfield High School, 100 Cardinal, Canfield; 330-542-3313. 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 22

Music at Noon: Dana Chamber Orchestra/Winds. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. 12:15 p.m. Free.

Antiques & Appraisals at the Library. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; 330-759-2589. Discover if you own any hidden treasures. Jeff Byce, auctioneer, realtor, and appraiser with Byce Auction Gallery, will give an opinion about the possible value of the small antiques or collectibles you bring in. Items must be small enough and light enough to be carried in to the library, or you may bring in a photo of larger items. Limit three items per person. No firearms. 5:30 -7:30 p.m. Free.

Legos and Looms. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs or Rainbow Loom bracelets. Legos and Rainbow Loom materials will be provided. For kids, ages 6 and up. 4 p.m. Free.

Family Story Time. Multiple branches. Listen to stories about fall, make a craft, and enjoy a caramel apple. For all ages. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22. Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 25. 6 p.m. Free.

BIC – Business for Veterans. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  John Renner of the Small Business Administration’s Cleveland District Office will present on resources available to veterans in the Mahoning Valley. Learn about the resources available to assist veterans in starting and building their small businesses. Join us at the Newport library. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Pumpkin Decorating Party. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Get in the holiday spirit. Decorate a foam pumpkin with materials provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Stop by the Poland Library or call 330.744.8636 and ask for the Poland Library to register. Snacks will be provided. For grades 4-12. 6:30 p.m. Free.

CSI Y’Town Presents Author Alan May. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Alan May will come and present his new book for CSI Y’town enthusiasts. This is a Friends of PLYMC program. This event is free and open to the public. For adults. Boardman Library, 6:30 p.m. Free.

Thursday 23

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.

Eat Smart, Live Strong. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Did you know that with just a few simple changes in your diet, you can make every day meals healthy and delicious? Join us for these programs that explore making smart food choices. Presented by registered and licensed dietician, Agapi Mantos. Agapi also teaches nutrition at Youngstown State University and is employed by Park Vista of Youngstown. Reservations are needed for these programs. Refreshments will be provided. For adults. 10 a.m. Free.

Jenga Tournament. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Do you have what it takes to be Teen Central’s Jenga champion? For teens in grades 7 to 12. 6 p.m. Free.

Discover Who You Are” Genealogy Discussion Group. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Share your research tips, experiences, successes, and roadblocks with others who are exploring their family trees. 6 p.m. Free.

Anglophiles Unite. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Are you an anglophile? Would you like to meet some other like-minded individuals with which to share your experiences? This meeting is for lovers of all things British. This is a group for people interested in stand-up comedy, British film, history, tea, Shakespeare, famous books and authors, and of course the Monarchy. Tea and biscuits will be served. For adults, teens. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Gardening Basics: Shrubs for Your Garden. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Explore the Gardens with Lynn Zocolo to learn about the lesser known shrubs that are simply perfect for the home landscape. Callicarpa, Kerria, and Enkianthus are just a few that can add interest to your garden all season long. Fall is the best time for planting woody shrubs with the cool weather and all of those garden center sales! Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 6:30–8 p.m. $10; FFRG member $8.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Open stage. 8 p.m.

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

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

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

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

Friday 24

Celebrating the Natural World. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The nature photography of Dave Chew showcases landscapes, water, sky, trees, and sand. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 24-Nov. 23.

Movie Event. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Preschool age children can see a movie showing of a G-rated thriller. 11 a.m. Free.

Makerspace: Spooky Stuff. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Drop in anytime between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. for creepy crafts and frightful fun. For grades 7 to 12.  No registration required. 3-4:30 p.m. Free.

Creative Creekers: Web Weavings. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Ages 8–12. Discover the cool web-inspired artwork of Tomas Sarceno. Learn about spiders and their beautiful works of art as you create your own web-inspired weaving. Register/pay by Oct. 22. 4:30–5:30 p.m. $7 R; $8 NR.

Neighborhood Ministries Shining Light Benefit Dinner & Auction. Byzantine Center at the Grove, 3801 Shady Run Road, Youngstown. 330-755-8696. Shining Light will present tonight’s benefit dinner and auction. The dinner menu includes stuffed chicken breast, parsley potatoes, vegetable medley, penne pasta with meatball, salad, roll and butter, dessert and beverage. Gift baskets and gift certificates from area businesses and partners will be auctioned. The deadline for ticket sales is Oct. 14. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person or a table of 8 for $275 and may be purchased by calling 330-755-8696.

Hey, Li’l Red. Stage Left Players. Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. stageleftplayers.org. Book by Kandace Cleland with music by Jodine Pilmer. Directed by Kandace Cleland and Jodine Pilmer. Li’l Red needs to tend to her ranch chores but, as usual, she’s nowhere to be found. This time, she and her pet sheep, Bitsy, may have wandered too far for their own good. 7 p.m., Oct. 24-25 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 26. School performances occur on Oct 27-28. Evening performances are 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays. 7 p.m.

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum. Salem Community Theatre. 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688. The classic musical comedy returns to the Salem after a 14-years absence. Features music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The show combines the ancient comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with classic vaudeville. The production opens on Oct. 24 for seven performances over three weekends. Adam Day Howard is director and musical director. The box office is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. 8 p.m. $15 for adults, $11 for seniors (62 and older), students (ages 5-17) $9; children ($5 and under) $5.

music @ night

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

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

Saturday 25

YSU Dana Flute Festival: Guest Artist Soo-Kyung Park. Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. Soo-Kyung Park  is professor of  flute at New York University. For more information, call 330-941-1831. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Cultivate the Mind for Well-Being: Session Three. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Session three with Michelle O’Brien recaps the previous sessions and focuses on practical methods for more proficient thinking so you will have the confidence needed to believe you operate in more accomplished ways. 9:30–11:30 a.m.$24; FFRG member $20.

Jr. Genius: Learning Through Play. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren;; 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Age-appropriate stories and activities that introduce math and science concepts to preschoolers. For children ages 3 to 5 and a caregiver. Registration is required. 10 a.m. Free.

Wax Pumpkins. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 6–9. Learn how to create your own wax pumpkin candles by melting those leftover bits and pieces of crayons. Call Fellows to register. 10–11:30 a.m. $5

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.

Coupon Swap @ the Library. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; ;330-744-8636. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in anytime between 10 a.m. and noon at the Sebring Library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. For adults. 10 a.m. Free.

Carved Pumpkin Art. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 10–17. Get creative this autumn by making your pumpkin a work of art. Learn techniques and which tools are the best to make your jack o’ lantern the one that makes everybody go wow. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. Noon-1:30 p.m. $10.

Horror Movies Triple Feature. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Watch one, two, or all three of these 1950s horror movies you probably won’t see on TV. These films are suitable for ages 12 and older. Noon, 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Free.

History to Go: Tour of Oak Hill Cemetery. Oak Hill Cemetery, 344 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. The Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s “History to Go” program for October will included guided walking tours of Oak Hill Cemetery.  (The event will precede the annual downtown Zombie Crawl.)  A welcome table will be located at the entrance to Oak Hill Cemetery. Tour guides will lead visitors to several locations in the cemetery, providing history, images and some alleged ghost tales. Oak Hill Cemetery began with the founding of the Mahoning Cemetery Association in 1852 and for more than a century reflected the affluence and cultural diversity of the Mahoning Valley brought by the booming iron and steel industries.  Rich, poor, black, white, Protestant, Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, non-believers, the famous and the anonymous – all were present in graves with and without markers. In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled; check the Historical Society’s website or call the Historical Society office for details and updates. 2-4 p.m.

Sensory Story Time. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Family story time for children of all ages with a sensory focus. This program is designed for children with different needs, including those with Autism, speech/language delays, cognitive impairments, AD/HD and other special needs and challenges. Includes books, music and sensory stations with a schedule board and double visuals. Children must attend with an adult. Registration is required. Call and ask for Boardman Library. Preschool and school children. 2 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

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

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

SUNDAY 26

Creating Sacred Space. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Karres Cvetkovich will guide you on how to go about creating space for the new you to emerge, to blossom, to outgrow the chrysalis which now binds to the past. Practice letting go of the old, coming into the present moment, and touching into your sacred soft spot of tenderness and harmony along the way. Conceive and muse about personal sacred home space for honoring yourself and all that you truly value. Call to register. 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. $26; FFRG member $22.

Are Witches Around. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Halloween arrives next week. Are witches around today? Join our hike to search for them. Rating: Moderate, 2 miles. 2–4 p.m.

Season Changes. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. The MetroParks Farm is closing for the season. Make one last visit to the barns and the playroom before winter. The park will be relocating some of its animals, winterizing the barns for those animals that stay and begin breeding and planning for next year. 4 p.m.

Monday 27

Bookstore Fall Sale. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. The Bookstore will have a 25 percent off Fall Sale on all books in the store.  Stock up for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Friends Bookstore in Poland Library. Oct. 27-31. Free.

Friends of the Austintown Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636.  Lori Stone will discuss changes in the military for women from WWII to present and the VA Clinic on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown. She is currently a volunteer at the VA Youngstown Outpatient Clinic. 10 a.m. Free.

It’s All About Yarn. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas project and learn from one another. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished object). Adults and teens. 11 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.

Turning Pages at the Library. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. A program for those beginning readers. Come to the library once a month for an afterschool interactive reading session including games and a snack. For children in grades one through four. Registration is required. 5 p.m. Free.

BIC – Know Your Customers: Exploring the Library’s Business Databases. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about your customers and potential customers. The featured databases, “DemographicsNow – Library Edition, Local Market Audience Analyst,” and ReferenceUSA’s “U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles” bring timely and authoritative data and insights for your marketing plan. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Halloween Gotta Move Story Time. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Includes musical and movement activities to stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Children may come in costume for this holiday program. 6:30 p.m., Monday. (*holiday program). Free.

Weekly: Youngstown Executive Toastmasters 408 Meeting. Shepherd of the Valley, 301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland; http://www.speakingclub.org. 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Dana Symphony Orchestra. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; ; 330-941-3105. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 28

Elephant and Piggie Palooza. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Games, crafts, and treats as the library celebrates the funny friends featured in author Mo Willems’ popular books. For ages 4 to 8. Registration is required; space is limited. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Night of the Horrifyingly Horrendous Hair-Raising Halloween Party II. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 206. A Halloween party filled with ghouls, ghosts, and giggles. Remember to wear a costume.  For kids ages 7 to 12. Registration is required. 6 p.m. Free.

Halloween Howls. Multiple branches. Games, activities, crafts and more. Children may come in costume. Children under 7 must be with an adult. Holiday program. For school-age children. Newport Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 * Registration required and treat will be served. Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28. Boardman Library, 7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 29 *Registration required and treat will be served. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Heather Merritt, local licensed bird rehabilitator, and director of “Birds in Flight Sanctuary” will share what it takes to bring birds back to health after an accident. 7–8 p.m.

Wednesday 29

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.

Music at Noon: Brass Chamber Ensembles. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. 12:15 p.m. Free.

Holiday Family Story Time: Halloween Costume Party. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Books, crafts, and games all with a fun, not-too-spooky, Halloween theme. Come in costume and after story time, we’ll trick or treat at the Librarians’ desks. Fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Holiday program. 6:30 p.m. Free.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Halloween Party. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.  Have Halloween fun and find out what TAB is all about. We’ll play Halloween games, listen to music, make a Halloween craft, talk about our favorite scary stories, have snacks and more fun. TAB helps plan and support teen activities at the Library. For teens in grades 7-12. Holiday program. 6:30 p.m. Free.

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.

Ongoing: Health Issues Related to Shale Gas Lecture. Moser Hall, YSU, Elm Street at Hazel, Youngstown; 330-941-1753. Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer of YSU’s Geology Department continues his lecture series on environmental issues as it relates to shale and natural gas exploration. The series features invited guests and continues through November. Katie Huffling from the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments, will speak on health issues related to shale gas. 7 p.m. Free.

Thursday 30

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.

PANDA Partners. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Join local high school PANDA leader groups for fun team-building activities in the teen room. We’ll have pizza. For grades 7-12. 4 p.m.

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: 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. Thursdays. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Reader’s Film Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.Come join us to watch a movie based on Anne Rice’s classic Vampire Chronicles. This epic tale, so full of danger, romance and suspense, is a great way to celebrate this Halloween. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For adults only. 6 p.m. Free.

The Nightmare on Mahoning Avenue IV: Annual Halloween Party. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades seven to 12 can join us for a night of frightening crafts, ghoulish food, and a terrifyingly good time. 6 p.m. Free.

Friday 31 

music @ night  

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

Crickets. Vegas. 10 p.m.

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

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

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