Calendar (Week 1) – October 1-7, 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.

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