Calendar (Week 4) – October 23-31, 2014

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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