Calendar (Week 1) – November 1-7, 2014

Saturday 1

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. 9 a.m.-noon.

Introduction to Finding Funders. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center’s comprehensive funding research tool. This hour-long session provides a hands-on introduction to the Foundation Center’s web subscription database, the Foundation Directory Online Professional. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Information Services department, or register online at the events calendar. For adults. Main Library Computer Center, 9:30 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. First Unitarian Church, 1105 Elm St., 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.

Book Discussion: The Gift of the Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. The Washington Post Book World called this collection of essays by Wendell Berry a “reference book of the body and soul…” Read his arguments for family-based local economies, focused on sustainable practices that take into account how land, people, nature, animals and family are interwoven, then join our discussion. 10:30  a.m. Free.

Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Taking blood donations to help the community. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Austintown Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 1; Austintown Library, 1 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25; Boardman Library, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Friday,, Nov. 28; Poland Library, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6. 10:30 a.m.

Bundle Up Trolley Tours. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Hitch a ride aboard the Cohasset Express for a chilly version of our tour of Mill Creek MetroParks. Trolley is unheated – plan to bundle up.  The half-hour tour will give you the chance to explore, experience and enjoy the beauty, natural elements and historic features and buildings of Ohio’s first park district. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center. Occurs Nov. 1 from 10:30  a.m.-noon and 1-2:30  p.m.; Nov. 9 from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30-3 p.m. 10:30 a.m. Adults $5 R, $7 NR; 12 and under or 60 and over $3 R, $5 NR.

Speakin’ Easy: 34 West Theater. Das Dutch Village Inn, Columbiana; 1-866-482-5050. http://www.34west.org. “Speakin’ Easy.” By Stephen Wayne. The Acme Hot Air Ballon Company is whirling with lovesick receptionists and one dim-witted gangster in this new comedy. Featured timeless melodies from the 1920s and 30s. Call for dates and times. Runs through Nov. 16.

Makerspace: Going to the Movies. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Grades 7 to 12 can join us anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. as we watch movies based on some of your favorite books and make items inspired by them. 1-5 p.m.

BYOK: November on Newport. East Newport Boat Launch, Mill Creek MertroParks, Boardman; 330-740-7107. Bring your own boat for our last kayak trip of the season. Participants must be at least 18 and sign a waiver. Weather dependent. Offered in partnership with Trumbull Canoe Trails. Register at Ford Nature Center by Oct. 31. 2-4 p.m.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board). Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Become a member of the Austintown Library’s Teen Advisory Board. You can help out with library programs, help decide what books to buy, discuss what you are currently reading, meet new people and have a snack. Meets the first Saturday.. Teens in grades 7-12 are eligible. 3 p.m. Free.

Lantern Tours of Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. See the Old Mill in a different light during these guided lantern tours. Register/pay by Oct. 30. 6 p.m., 6:15 p.m., 6:30 p.m. Adults $3 R, $4 NR; 12 and under or 60 and over $2 R, $3 NR.

music @ night 

Boxcar Lounge. Guilty Pleasures. 8 p.m.

Brickhouse. Guys Without Ties. 9 p.m.

Crickets. Shakedown. 10 p.m.

Fireplace. Manhattan. 8:30 p.m.

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

Leon’s. Blue Siren. 9 p.m.

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

Marguerita’s Grill. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Jim Golen. 7-10 p.m.

Mocha House. Take II. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Quaker Steak and Lube/Boardman. No Xcuse. 9 p.m.

Sunday 2

Ongoing: Yoga Basics. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Learn the basics taught by Karres Cvetkovich. Bring a mat and small blanket. Drop-in class. Occurs Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. 9-10:30 a.m. $10/class.

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. 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.

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

Common Scents: Cold and Flu Preparation II. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Continue exploring ways to keep you and your family well during this season with Marina Perdos. Use remedies that include honey and healing plants. Then, make a few preparations to take home. 2-4 p.m. $39; FFRG member $30.

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.

Off The Grid. Hitchcock Woods, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-740-7107. Turn off your phones, cameras, and other devices. Spend time in a park area with no facilities and only a single trail. Meet at Deerpath Drive off Hitchcock Road. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Monday 3 

Facebook for Seniors. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. See how you can connect with friends, family, send messages, and share photos on Facebook. Then call Austintown Library to Book-a-Librarian to set up your own Facebook account. For adults and senior adults. 9:30 a.m. Free.

Making Healthy Choices on a Budget. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; 330-744-8636. Ohio State University Extension’s Community Nutrition program will help you make healthier choices for your family, stretch your food dollars and increase your family’s active play. Keep your family safe with food safety tips. For adults. 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 3, 10, 17. 10:30 a.m. Free

Blood Pressure Screening by the Mahoning Chapter, American Red Cross. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Boardman Library, 12:30-3 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3; Poland Library, 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25. 12:30 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Lordstown branch, 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. Mondays at 1 p.m.: Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec. 1. 1 p.m.

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 twenty-minute session. For kids age four to sixth grade.  5:30 p.m. Free.

Flute Studio Recital. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present tonight’s event. 5:30 p.m. Free.

BIC -Locate 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 how to target potential customers. The featured databases, D&B Million Dollar Database and ReferenceUSA (Business, HealthCare, New Business, and Residential modules), bring timely and authoritative information to develop strategic marketing. For adults. 6 p.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. 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. Mondays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24  at 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, Nov. 4, 18, 25 at 11 a.m. 6 p.m.

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

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. 6-7 p.m. Free.

Tween: Wreath Craft. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Make a harvest-themed wreath to take home and hang up. For grades 4-6. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 3; Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10. 6 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.

Reader’s Choice Book Club. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Discuss “Flags of Our Fathers” by James Bradley and Ron Powers. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. For adults. 7 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 4

Friends of the Poland Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Speakers will be Dave Smith and Ted Heineman. The topic will be “Baird Mitchell.” The Baird Mitchell Field was named in memory of this outstanding Poland High School athlete and member of the class of 1937, who died in World War II. 9 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 styles. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Drop-in class. Occurs Nov. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 and 25. 9:30-11  a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. $10/class.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25; Library at MetroParks Farm, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 18; Main Library, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6; Newport Library, 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; Poland Library, 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, 13, 20. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main 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. Tuesdays, Nov. 4, 18, 25 at 11 a.m.; Thursdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20 at 6:30 p.m. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. 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. Mondays, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24  at 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, Nov. 4, 18, 25 at 11 a.m. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs, and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 7, 21; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 15; Library at MetroParks Farm, 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 17; Main Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13.  10 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.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. 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. Tuesdays, Nov. 4, 18, 25. 1 p.m.

Ongoing: Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga styles. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Drop-in class. Occurs Nov. 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 and 25. 9:30-11  a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. $10/class.

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 have two volunteers in the Business and Investment Center (BIC) on the second floor of Main Library to provide free advice and answer questions. SCORE counselors will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month. Call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. For adults. 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 18. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Piano Recital: Roman Rudnytsky. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present today’s event. 5:30 p.m.

Real Science Wizards. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Through experiments and crafts, we will explore the life and work of great scientists and thinkers throughout the ages. For kids in grades 1 through 6. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 206. 6 p.m.

Proposal Writing Basics. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This program will provide the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization, designed for new proposal writers or for those requiring a refresher. To register, call 330.744.8636 and ask for the Information Services department or register online. For adults. 6:30 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: 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 5

Volunteer-Led Recreational Hikes. Various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Features volunteer-led recreational hikes. Occurs Nov. 5 at 9  a.m. Meet at overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive. Easy, 1 or 3 miles.

Ongoing: Music and Movement. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. 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 by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Wednesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. 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, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26* (*holiday program); Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 12, 19; Library at MetroParks Farm, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26; Main Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; Newport Library, 12 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, 13, 20. 10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Time for Tots. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 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 by calling 330-638-6335. Wednesdays, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26. 11 a.m.

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. The program will use books, stories, rhymes, music, movement, and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten. 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26* (*holiday program). 11:30 a.m. Free.

Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting. Enzo’s, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500.  The Warren Rotary chapter will meet for lunch and a business meeting. Wednesdays. Noon.

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. Occurs Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26. Noon-1 p.m. $10/class.

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

Crafty Kids. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Children ages 5 to 12 can drop in for crafts and fun. 4-6 p.m.

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.

My Home Is in the Valley, My Work is Everywhere. McDonough Museum of Art, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-1400. The Mahoning Valley is home to many talented and successful artists who have taken a variety of paths to achieve success.  Each has a story ripe with learning experiences about being an artist based in the Valley. Artist panelists will share their experiences as well as discuss the benefits and challenges they face in presenting their art nationally, regionally, and locally. Janus Small will facilitate. Panelists include Don Yallech, musician; James Pernotto, visual artist; and Chris Yambar, artist. Parking is available at the nearby YSU M1 deck for a small fee. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free

Gardening Basics: Bulbs for the Holidays. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Learn how to force flowering bulbs in time for the holiday season with Keith Kaiser. Take an in-depth look at Amaryllis and Paperwhites while potting some up to fill your home with blooming color. 6-7:30 p.m. $16; FFRG member $12.

Ongoing: Lego My Library. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5; Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18; Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 13; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11. 6 p.m. Free.

And the Rest is History Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Read a sizzling, red-hot history book lately? We would love to hear all the juicy details. Join us for informal discussions covering all areas of history, including historic eras, people, places, and things. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. It meets the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman Library. 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. Occurs Nov. 5, 12, 19 and 26. 6:30-7:30 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.

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.

Percussion Ensemble. Spotlight Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present tonight’s event. 8 p.m.

Thursday 6

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: Gotta Move Story Time. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. 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. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6, 13, 20; Library at MetroParks Farm, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11, 25; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24; Sebring Library, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 13; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25.  10 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Toddler Tales. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required for each session. Thursdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Raccoons Ford Nature Center. Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Ages 2-3. Learn about these ring-tailed bandits, who are the size of a large cat and wear a black mask. Register/pay two days in advance. Occurs Nov. 6 from 10-11  a.m. or Nov. 8 from noon-1 p.m. 10 a.m. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Something Special. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Stories, finger plays and music. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. Greenford Library, 11:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 6; Sebring Library, 11:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 24. 11:30 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Preschool story time features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Nov. 6, 13, 20. 11:30 a.m.

Coupon Swap @ the Library. Public Library, West branch, 2815 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Join us at the West Library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. Light refreshments will be served. For adults. 11 a.m. Free.

Basic Microsoft Office Word @Newport. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn Basic Microsoft Office Word. This class requires some knowledge on how to use a computer mouse and some basic Internet skills. Space is limited to 5. Call to register 330.744.8636 and specify Newport Basic Microsoft Office Word Class. For adults. 12:30-1:30 p.m. Free.

Find a job. Get a job. Keep a job. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Thinking about a career? Explore career choices and how to find and keep that perfect future job. For teens in grades 7-12.  4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 6 and 13. 4 p.m. Free.

LEGO Club. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 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 be on display. 5-7 p.m.

Minecraft Mania. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades 7 to 12 are invited to play on our private server. If you have a laptop (no tablets) bring it along. 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.

Resume Writing for Beginners. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636.Learn how to write or polish up your resume. Get tips and an insider perspective from a guest HR representative to learn how to stand out from the crowd and get that job. For adults. 7 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.

Dana Guitar Ensemble Recital. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present tonight’s event. 7:30 p.m.

music @ night 

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

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

Friday 7 

Ongoing: A Loose Knit Group. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Beginning and experienced knitters will create blankets for organizations that give to those in need. Donations of yarn and needles are appreciated at any time. Occurs Nov. 7, 21. 10  a.m.–noon Free.

Shop in the Gardens Holiday Open House. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Features unique finds and gifts, accessories and décor.  Nov. 7-9. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Now You See It, Now You Don’t. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Ages 3-6. Explore camouflage through fun activities and meeting some camouflaged creatures. Register/pay two days in advance. Nov. 7 or 8 from 10-11  a.m. 10 a.m. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Ongoing: Babytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Laugh and learn with your baby. For infants ages 6 to 18 months with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Fridays, Nov. 7, 14, 21. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 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. Fridays, Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28. 11 a.m.

Backyard Birds. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Amy Reeher, watershed coordinator for the Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District, will talk about some of the birds you will spot around Trumbull County and will explain how you can attract birds to your home feeder or backyard habitat. 11 a.m. Free.

Fish Fry Sit Down. The Lowellville Rod and Gun Club Inc., 6225 Quarry Road, Lowellville; 330-536-8143. A lunch special for $8 occurs from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Dinners are available from 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. or until sold out. The dinner features fresh ocean perch, fries, and coleslaw for $15. Carry out only. 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change: Trumbull New Theatre. 5883 Youngstown Road, Niles; 330-652-1103. http://www.trumbullnewtheatre.com. By Joe Dipietro and Jimmy Roberts. Directed by E. Wason. Nov. 7-8, 14-16, 21-23. 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. 8 p.m . $12 adults, $10 students.

music @ night 

Apollo Maennerchor. Darwin and the Monkey Makers. 9 p.m.

Brickhouse. Ray Huber and Short Fuse.  9 p.m.

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

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich. 5-7 p.m.

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

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

Quinlan’s. Davis and Henner. 6-9 p.m.

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