Calendar (Week 2) – November 8-15, 2014

Saturday 8

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.

Disney Princess and Superhero Party. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-740-6086. Attention: Princesses and Superheroes from preschool to grade 3. Dress up as your favorite Disney princess or superhero and join the fun at this fundraising event. Moms and dads: Bring your camera or smart photo for photo opportunities with costumed characters. Cost is $15 per child and children must be accompanied by an adult (adult is admitted free). Each child will receive a ticket to the Disney on Ice Show at the Covelli Centre. Reservations required; call the Development Office at 330-740-6086. 10 a.m. $15.

Sensory Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. 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 by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 206. 11 a.m.

Yogis in the Kitchen. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Children ages 5 to 12 can learn fun yoga poses, then create a healthy snack. Children are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Registration is required by Nov. 6. 11 a.m.

Drive-In at the Library. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807, extension 206. It’s movie time. Each child in kindergarten through grade 6 will get his or her own cardboard box to rev up to prepare for this fun, interactive movie experience. Come into the library, park your “car,” hit the concession stand, and get ready for the show. Registration required. 2 p.m.

Of Mast and Men: The Life, Times and Demise of the Passenger Pigeon. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Harvey Webster, director of Wildlife Resources at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will present “Of Mast and Men: The Life, Times, and Demise of the Passenger Pigeon.” The presentation is sponsored by the Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley. Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center will have their mounted passenger pigeon on display. 7:30-8:30 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 

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

Holiday Sports Bar. G-Force. 9:30 p.m.

Ice House. Radio Pulse. 9 p.m.

Kennsington Grille. Stan Miller. 8:30-11:30 p.m.

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

Mocha House. Full House. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Papa’s Sports Bar. Fetish. 10 p.m.

Sammy’s. Harvey Wallbanger. 9:30 p.m.

Sunday 9

MetroMutts: Understanding Play. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Presented by The Learning Dog.  Play is a vital component of a dog’s life.  But sometimes, play can seem rough, or not like play at all.  Dogs signal during play and offer lots of postures to ensure play remains play.  Often times, knowing how to read play signals will help you to know when to intervene.  And did you know that different breeds have different play styles?  The park will discuss these play differences and teach you how to read play and know what is ok play and what isn’t. Leave your dog at home for this workshop. 10:30 a.m. Members free; nonmembers $5. Register in advance at Ford Nature Center.

Hearts for Hope Fundraiser for Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley. Beautiful Creations Salon, 7807 Market St., Suite 7, Boardman; for information, contact JoAnna Struharik at 330-398-6608 or Chrissy Wilcox at 330-965-8505. Salon owner Chrissy Wilcox and volunteer JoAnna Struharik will lead this fund-raiser to benefit children staying at the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. The event will feature a large tent with auction items, a raffle for a Florida vacation, refreshments and music. Spa services will be available in the salon. All proceeds will go to the children of the Rescue Mission of Mahoning Valley. All staff members will be donating 100 percent of their time and proceeds to the charitable event. Children of the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley will be joining in the fun with free hair cuts and grooming, along with snacks, video games and fun. Noon- 5 p.m.

20,000 Steps in Mill Creek Park. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. If you’re under 6’4”, you’ll take about 20,000 steps on this hike. The shorter you are, the more steps you’ll take. Don’t be intimidated, though: no hiker will be left behind. Difficult. 1-5 p.m. Free.

Autumn Fun Day at the Farm. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Join members of the 4-H Unlimited Club for games, crafts, and activities to celebrate this special time of year. Small fee for some activities and fall theme crafts. Learn about 4-H opportunities for children.  2-4 p.m.

Voice Studio Recital: Misook Yun. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present today’s event. 3 p.m.

Monday 10

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.

Budding Pint-Sized Picassos. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Young budding artists get to experience a different art medium (paints, play-dough, shaving cream, glue, etc.) each month at the Newport Branch. Some activities will get messy so dress in old clothes or bring an old adult shirt to use as an artist’s smock. For children 3-7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 6 p.m. Free.

Pups and Pages at the Howland Branch Library. Warren-Trumbull County Public 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.  6-7:30 p.m.

BIC – Investment Research 24/7. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636 Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about databases to assist you in making your personal finance choices. Featured databases are Business Insights: Global, Morningstar Investment Research Center, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. WI-FI access allows you to bring your device to research these powerful sources of reference. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Guest Artist: Mary Akerman, Guitar. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. Mary Akerman is winner of the 1985 Guitar Foundation of America International Competition. The Dana School of Music will present tonight’s event. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 11

Pop-Up Library at Park Vista of Youngstown. Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. This event is in conjunction with a Mahoning Valley Lifelong Institute program. The Pop-Up Library goes out into the community to serve you. Stop by and check out Library materials, sign up for a Library card, or learn about our digital resources and branch services. For information or to inquire about a Pop-Up Library at your event: http://www.libraryvisit.org/popuplibrary  For senior adults. Noon-1 p.m. Free.

Loom Knitting. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; 330-744-8636. Both simple and fun, this form of knitting is a timeless tradition that Grandma might recall learning as a child. We will make our own colorful loom knitters out of popsicle sticks and duct tape. Yarn will be provided to create a variety of projects. 3 Teens, 4 Tweens.  3 p.m. Free.

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

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.

Family Story Time. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Bring the whole family for stories, games, crafts, and fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Occurs 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11; 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25. 6:30 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.

A Force to be Reckoned With: Military Records. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Learn how to pursue personnel files and unit histories in order to understand your ancestor’s role in defending our nation’s heritage. For adults. 7 p.m. Free.

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 12

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

Teen: Silent Library. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Can you complete insane stunts and remain silent? Too loud and you lose. Fun and prizes. For grades 7-12. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18; Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Nov. 12.  4 p.m. Free.

Basic Computer Class @Newport. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. 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 Newport Basic Computer Class. For adults. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12 and 19. 12:30 p.m. Free.

Kidz Create. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 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 by calling 330-448-8134. 5 p.m.

Bits ‘n’ Pieces Scrapbooking. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Craft a page that reflects the season at Austintown’s monthly scrapbooking club.  November’s theme is Thanksgiving.  The Library will provide some tools, tape, mounting squares and bits ‘n’ pieces of embellishments. Bring your own scraps to share with the group, too. Pre-register.  For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Poinsettia Painting Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Students will explore this flower from an artistic point. Live poinsettias will be provided for the work. Marianne Hilke will show how to see your subject from start to finish. Bring a camera to copy your set-up, continue to work from your photograph the second week. Finishing with a history of a favorite botanical artist and their work. Note: you can paint in any medium you are familiar with, demonstration done in oils.  Nov. 12,  Nov. 19. 6:30-9 p.m. $28; FFRG member $24.

Mindfulness for Personal and Professional Development. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Acquire skills for growth in personal and professional development. Michelle O’Brien will guide you in using thought and movement to align your mind and body for more advantageous living. Bring a mat for movement and a receptive mind. Nov. 12 at 6-8 p.m. or Nov. 15 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. $24; FFRG member $20.

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

Mockingjay Bleach-Dye Shirts. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Get ready for the November release of the Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay, with us. Bring your own blank, dark-colored tee or sweatshirt and bleach-dye your very own Hunger Games-inspired creation. For adults and teens in grades 7-12. 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.

Thursday 13

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.

Radical Roots. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 3-5. Roots are very important parts of plants and some are tasty, too! Learn about different edible roots, snack on some, plus make your own harvest bag with root prints. 1-2 p.m. $7.

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.

Makerspace: “Hunger Games” Crafts. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Direct from the districts to you. 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. Every Thursday. Call for location. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Discover Who You Are Genealogy Discussion Group. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Whether you are brand new to genealogy or a seasoned veteran, please join our informal discussion group and share your research tips, experiences, successes, and road blocks with others who are exploring their family trees. For adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Knitting @ the Library. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Come and learn to knit or bring your knitting and enjoy a friendly visit with other knitters. Open to knitters of all ages and skill levels. (Please bring your own yarn and needles.) For teens and adults.  6-7 p.m. Free.

Reversing Memory Loss Seminar. Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, South Bridge West Complex, 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3, Boardman; for more information or to register, call 330-729-1350 or online at OhioND.com. Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a free seminar on Reversing Memory Loss. He will discuss factors related to deteriorating memory as we age, along with discussing natural methods to improve your memory. Reservations required. 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.

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

The Company Men. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; for tickets or more information, call 330-399-4885 or visit http://www.warrencivicmusic.com. Warren Civic Music will present The Company Men tonight at the Packard Music Hall. The group performs timeless hits from the last six decades, mixed with current hits. 7:30 p.m. $35 for adults and $5 for students.

music @ night 

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

Kennsington Grille. Tom Bailey. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Friday 14

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

Master Class: C Street Brass. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. Noon.

Musicology Lecture: Leigh Van Handel. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. Leigh Van Handel is from Michigan State University. 4 p.m.

Song of the Spirit: Top Hat. Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. http://tophatproductions.org. This one-man show peers into the souls of three men who have lived a lifetime apart, yet share a common thread that moves them through the tapestry of life. This is a dinner theater show; you may specify entree selections upon purchase of your ticket. 6:30 p.m., Nov. 14-15, Nov. 21-22. 6:30 p.m.

Fall Bounty Botanical Dinner. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7074. Reserve your seat for this special dinner by The Georgetown in the Garden Café. Experience fall’s bountiful harvest prepared for this evening. Call The Georgetown for price and reservations. 6 p.m.

Almost, Maine: Stage Left Players. Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. stageleftplayers.org. Evening performances are 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sundays. “Almost, Maine.” Book by John Cariani. Directed by Kandace Cleland. It’s love – but not quite in this mystical montage of a town in the unorganized territory of Aroostook County, Maine. 7 p.m., Nov. 14-15, 21-22; 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 23. 7 p.m.

Opera Western Reserve: Don Giovanni. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555 or online at operawesternreserve.org. Opera Western Reserve will present “Don Giovanni” as its 10th annual production. The opera will be conducted by Susan Davenny Wyner, Opera Western Reserve music director with sets and stage direction by David Vosburgh, production director. Ballet Western Reserve Artistic Director, Stas Kmiek, will create the dances. The cast will be headed by baritone Luis Alejandro Orozco as Don Giovanni. A native of Cincinnati, he has just completed a season with Des Moines Metro Opera where he sang Escamillo in “Carmen.” Luke Scott, of Hartford, Conn., who has just sung the title role in Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” at the Hubbard Hall Opera Theater in upstate New York, will sing Leporello. Pittsburgh soprano Lara Lynn Cottrill will make her company debut as Donna Anna and soprano Marian Vogel of Medina, who was heard in the Cleveland Orchestra’s “The Cunning  Little Vixen” and was OWR’s Tosca and Mimi in “La Boheme,” returns as Donna Elvira. Tenor Timothy M. R. Culver, OWR’s Alfredo in “La Traviata” and a voice faculty member at Kent State, will be Don Ottavio. The young lovers, Zerlina and Masetto, will  be sung by soprano Danielle Messina of Cincinnati and baritone Michael Young of Cortland, who was Scarpia in OWR’s “Tosca” and Marcello in last season’s “La Boheme.” The chorus, drawn from The Youngstown Connection, the Stambaugh Chorus, and others, will be under Dr. Hae-Jong Lee, YSU’s Director of Choral Activities. The opera will be preceded by a dinner in the Stambaugh Ballroom sponsored by the Stambaugh Pillars. 7:30 p.m. Call for tickets.

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. Youngstown Playhouse, Griffith-Adler/Moyer Theater, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. This two-person play is a new comedy by Richard Alfieri. The play centers on a retired widow who hires an acerbic dance instructor to give her private dance lessons in her Florida condo. What begins as an awkward relationship develops into an intimate friendship between two very different people. The antagonism between a gay man and the wife of a Southern Baptist minister gives way to profound compatibility as they swing dance, tango, fox trot and cha-cha while sharing barbs and intimacies with the dance steps. The play stars Molly Galano and Bernie Appugliese. Terri A. Wilkes directs. Karen and Stephanie Sarrah are production stage managers. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14-15, 20-22; 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16. 7:30 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 

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

Donna’s Diner. Tony Paglia and T.C. Conner. 5-7 p.m.

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

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

Saturday 15 

Birding the Sanctuary. Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000.  Search for birds with Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited. Boots required. Register at Ford Nature Center by Nov. 14. 8-9:30 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.

Gingerbread Walk Saturday. Downtown Cortland; 330-637-3916. Cortland Specialty Shops will host today’s event at various locations in Cortland. The event also features the Lakeview Madrigal Choir, Lakeview Advanced Women’s Choir, and Lakeview Concert Choir caroling throughout the shops and town. All three choirs will meet at 1 p.m. at the Opera House for a special performance where they will also be selling tickets to the annual Madrigal Feast. Each shop will be marked with a gingerbread cutout in front of their business. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Babytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 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.

Babytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 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.

K9 Therapy Dogs Meet and Greet. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Meet the therapy dogs from K9s for Compassion and learn about how they and their humans become certified as therapy dogs. For the entire family. 1 p.m. Free.

Creating with Herbs II. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Mandy Smith will guide you on how to use herbs and other natural ingredients to make a spicy massage oil, a body butter, and homemade shaving cream, each of which you will take home. Sample herbal infusions and other treats as you learn self-care for yourself and your family. 1-4 p.m. $39; FFRG member $30.

The Hunger Games Survival Challenge: “Mockinjay” Edition. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades seven to 12: race through the library with your district, complete the tasks to win. 2 p.m. Free.

Sensory Story Time. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for a 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. We will enjoy books, music and sensory stations with a schedule board and double visuals. Children must attend with an adult. Registration is required. Ask for Boardman Library. Preschool and school age children. 2 p.m. Free.

LEGOMania. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. 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.

Saturday Movie Matinee @ Newport. Public Library, multiple branches; 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-13 to G. Austintown Library, 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15; East Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 15; Newport Library, 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8; Newport Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 29. 2:30 p.m. Free.

Song of the Spirit: Top Hat. Fairview Arts and Outreach Center, 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 330-750-0513. http://tophatproductions.org. This one-man show peers into the souls of three men who have lived a lifetime apart, yet share a common thread that moves them through the tapestry of life. This is a dinner theater performance; you may specify entree selections upon purchase of your ticket. 6:30 p.m., Nov. 14-15, Nov. 21-22. Call for more information. 6:30 p.m.

Almost, Maine: Stage Left Players. Outreach Center, 234 E. Lincoln, Lisbon; 330-424-5093. stageleftplayers.org. It’s love – but not quite in this mystical montage of a town in the unorganized territory of Aroostook County, Maine. 7 p.m., Nov. 14-15, 21-22 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. 7 p.m.

Contra Dance at Pioneer Pavilion. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Join in the fun of a contra dance. This unique folk dance form from the British Isles can be enjoyed by beginners and veterans alike. Dancers are instructed for each dance. 7:30-10:30 p.m. $7.

Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks. Youngstown Playhouse, Griffith-Adler/Moyer Theater, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. This two-person play is a new comedy by Richard Alfieri. The play stars Molly Galano and Bernie Appugliese. Terri A. Wilkes directs. Karen and Stephanie Sarrah are production stage managers. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 14-15, 20-22; 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 16. 7:30 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 

Black Horse Tavern. Radio Pulse. 9 p.m.

Brick House. Save Yourself. 9 p.m.

Chipper’s. Crossroad Blues Band.  9 p.m.

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

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

Ice House. No Xcuse. 9:30 p.m.

Kennsington Grille. Army of 2. 8:30-11:30 p.m.

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

Mocha House. Just Matt. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sammy’s. Leddfoot. 10 p.m.

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