Calendar (Week 3) – November 16-22, 2014

Sunday 16

Gratitude and Abundance Seminar. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Prepare for the holiday season with mindfulness practices for letting go of daily preoccupations. Karres Cvetkovich will lead. 1-4 p.m. $36; FFRG member $28.

Check into Chess. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Play chess this afternoon. If you would like to learn to play, we’ll be happy to teach you. 1:30 p.m. Free.

Nature Had It First. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Many effective inventions were copied from other living things. Hike while learning about nature’s adaptations and the inventions inspired by them. Moderate. 2 miles. 2-4 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. 2 p.m . $12 adults, $10 students.

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. 2:30 p.m.

Chamber Vocal Ensembles. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 5 p.m.

Monday 17

Monthly: Hospice of the Valley Common Bond. Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. The group focuses on one grief topic a year, and it meets the third Monday. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

It’s All about Yarn. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas, or “anything with yarn” project and learn from one another. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). For teens and adults. 11 a.m. Free.

Monday Movie Matinee & Discussion Group. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Watch a classic movie shown on the big screen in the library meeting room, then join in a discussion led by a librarian following the film. To be shown this month is the 1949 film version of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel about the March sisters. 121 minutes. 2 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Habitat for Humanity Meeting. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; for more information call 330-743-7244 or visit http://www.hfhofmc.org. Third Monday. 6:30 p.m.

Monthly: Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting. St. Charles Church, 7325 Westview, Boardman; for more information call Janet at 330-758-6366. Every third Monday. 7 p.m.

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

Genre Concert. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Teens can join us for an evening of fun and all things dystopian as we celebrate the premiere of the “Hunger Games: Mockingjay” movie. We’ll be giving away books, playing trivia games, and chatting virtually with a surprise author. For grades 7 to 12. 6 p.m.

Jazz Ensembles. Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present tonight’s concert. 7:30 p.m.

Twice-Monthly: Youngstown Camera Club. Christ’s Church, 7155 Glenwood Ave., Boardman; 330-793-8316. Youngstown Camera Club meetings are open to anyone interested in digital photography. Meetings occur the first and third Monday. Interested people can find the latest information on the club’s website: http://ycc.photoforge.org. 7:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 18

Monthly: Hospice of the Valley’s Craft and Chat. Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. Establishing a “new normal” requires being social and meeting new friends. Meets the third Tuesday. 1-3 p.m.

Monthly: Prayer Shawl Ministry. The Ursuline Center, 4280 Shields Road, Canfield; for information visit http://www.theursulinecenter.org or call Eileen Novotny at 330-533-3831. Meets the third Tuesday and third Wednesday. 10:30 a.m.-noon (Tuesday), 6:30-8 p.m. (Wednesday). 10:30 a.m.

Doodlebugs: Indian Corn. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Ages 5-7. Create your own version of Indian corn as you learn about line and color mixing. Discover the history of this cool plant and some of its uses. Register/pay at FNC by Nov. 16. 4:30-5:30 p.m. $5 R $6 NR.

Make Holiday Crafts @ the Library. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Using simple materials and instructions…come to Newport and let your creativity shine. Make and take craft items for the holiday season. This program is for all ages, but children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 5 p.m. Free.

Thankful Yogi Kids. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Children in kindergarten to grade 3 can come to the library for an evening of yoga inspired by the Thanksgiving holiday. Featuring yoga poses, games, and more. Children are to wear comfortable clothes and bring a towel or blanket to sit on. Registration is required. 5:30 p.m.

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

Night Owl Story Time. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. An evening story time for children ages 3-5. Each child must be accompanied by an adult in this 30 minute program featuring finger plays, stories, and a craft activity. 6 p.m. Free.

Dana Flute Ensemble. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present. 6 p.m.

Monthly: RTS Bereavement Support Group. Beeghly Medical Park, Community Learning Center, 6505 Market St., Youngstown; 330-884-2911. The group is for people who are dealing with grief from miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Meets the third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday 19

Volunteer-Led Recreational Hikes. Various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Features volunteer-led recreational hikes. 9 a.m. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Easy, 2 or 4 miles.

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

Art in the Afternoon. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; ; 330-399-8807, extension 206.  Kids in grades 1 through 6 can prepare to get creative and experiment with different media and techniques in this art program. Registration is required. 4 p.m.

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

I Love Pizza. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Create a personal-sized pizza, play some pizza games, and make a chef’s hat. If you love pizza, you won’t want to miss this evening of fun. For ages 5 to 12. Registration is required by calling 330-638-6335; space is limited. 5:30 p.m.

Ely Pugh: The Downtown Wellness Community. Youngstown Business Incubator, 241 W. Federal St., Youngstown; dwcyoungstown@gmail.com. The Downtown Wellness Committee will present Ely Pugh, owner of Ely’s To Go, as part of its monthly speaker series. Ely’s is a vegan eatery serving local and organic ingredients. Pugh will discuss how a plant-based lifestyle benefits a person’s health and well-being as well as the planet. 5:30-6:30 p.m.

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

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

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Be a founding member of the Poland area TAB (Teen Advisory Board). Help plan and support teen activities at the Library. Meet new people and have fun. Snacks will be provided. For grades 7-12. 6:30 p.m. Free.

All Evergreens are Not Pine Trees. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Enjoy a walk through the Gardens and explore the many different types of evergreen plants with Lynn Zocolo. Learn about the evergreens that add structure and texture to our plant collections and how to tell the difference between a pine, a spruce, and a fir tree. 6:30-8 p.m. $10; FFRG member $8.

Jazz Combos. Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present tonight’s concert. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 20

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 the Library for a program that explores making smart food choices. Presented by registered and licensed dietician, Agapi Mantos, Park Vista of Youngstown employee who also teaches nutrition at Youngstown State University. Reservations are needed for these programs. For adults. 10 a.m. Free.

Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers join for a reading and discussion of the book, “The Wright Brothers: The First to Fly,” by William Weir, followed by extension activities. Additional resources will be available to check out for further exploration and self-study. Bring a sack lunch if you wish. A snack will be provided. For elementary school children. 11 a.m. Free.

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 teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m. Free.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board). Public Library, Tri-Lakes Library; 330-744-8636. Become a member of the Tri-Lakes Library 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 a snack. Teens in grades 7-12 are eligible. 4 p.m.

Botanical Delights: Ginger. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Spice up your fall by exploring the history of Ginger, Zingiber officinale, along with its culinary and medicinal uses. Mandy Smith with share some warming treats as you learn how to make ginger candy. 6-7:30 p.m. $16; FFRG member $12.

Library Eats Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Explore recipes that are great for sharing with family and friends. For teens and adults. 6 p.m. Free.

Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Read this month’s featured book, “The Name of the Wind,” by Patrick Rothfuss, and then join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Clarinet Studio Recital. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. 7 p.m.

Movie Marathon. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades seven to twelve can join us in Teen Central to watch a marathon based on the popular books by Suzanne Collins. Movies rated PG-13. Beginning after school until 7:30 p.m. Free.

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.

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.

Magic Tree. John Reese Project. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

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

Friday 21

Make Your Own Handmade Cards. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Learn to create your own handmade cards using stamps, punches and other fun tools. Each participant will create a greeting card with a matching envelope and a cute 3-D item. Class size is limited, registration required. For adults. 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 21, and 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 24.10 a.m.  Free.

Jazz Clinic/Masterclass: Ben Monder. Room 2222, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present today’s event. Monder is from the New England Conservatory and performs as a jazz guitarist in New York City. Noon-2:30 p.m.

Creative Creekers: Turkeys. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Ages 8-12. Discover the incredible style of seed/crop art by Lillian Colton. Learn about turkeys as you create your own crop art inspired turkey. Register/pay at FNC by Nov. 19. 4:30-5:30 p.m. $7 R $8 NR.

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. 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 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. 7 p.m.

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.

Opera Workshop. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present. 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

Brick House. Ray Huber and Short Fuse. 8-11 p.m.

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

Donna’s Diner. Mike and D.J. Show. 5-7 p.m.

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

Mastropietro Winery. Murphy Morgan. 7-10 p.m.

Saturday 22

Friends of PLYMC Business Fair. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Do you have a small business and are looking for a place to sell your handmade goods? Do you want to expand but are not sure you want a physical location? Do you have a physical location and want more customers? Come to our small business fair. For information and reservations, please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. The space fee is $25 for Friends and $50 for nonmembers. Admission is free for attendees. For adults.  9 a.m. Free.

Garden Gratitude Flags. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 6-17. Get creative in expressing your thanks of this abundant season by making weather-resistant Gratitude Flags. Place these flags of happiness in and around your garden for your family and friends to enjoy. 10-11:30  a.m. or 1-2:30 p.m. $10.

Jr. Genius: Learning Through Play. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; ; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Age-appropriate stories and activities that introduce math and science concepts to preschoolers. Through the fun of sharing books and play, the program promotes a positive attitude toward the worlds of math and science and capitalizes on the young child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm about “how things work.” For children ages 3 to 5 and a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. 10 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.

Bread Making. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Learn the basics of turning flour, water, salt and yeast into a loaf of bread with Sara Scudier. The class will feature the how and why of pre-fermenting some of the flours; plus kneading, shaping and baking. 1-4 p.m. $24; FFRG member $20.

Family Story Time. Public Library, Brownlee Woods Branch, 4010 Sheridan Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Stories, crafts, games and other fun-filled activities for children of all ages and their families. Children under age 7 must be with an adult. 2 p.m. Free.

Reading and Other Forms of Art. Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market St., Howland Township. The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a unique blend of art and books during this interactive family program. A children’s librarian will present stories, and an art educator will present a companion craft. For ages 5 to 10 with an accompanying adult. 2 p.m.

Makerspace: Fan Favorites. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Drop in anytime between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to make items based on or inspired by some of your favorite books. For grades 7 to 12. No registration required. 3-4:30 p.m.

Opera Workshop. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present today’s event. 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 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.

Celebrate Life Dance Concert. East High School Auditorium, 474 Bennington Ave., Youngstown; teamlrdt@gmail.com. The Lindsay Renea Dance Theatre will present the “Celebrate Life Dance Concert,” which will feature various dance forms including modern, tap, jazz, etc. Concert-goers will see diverse cultures, communities, age groups, and ethnicities. Email for more information on ticket reservations. 7 p.m. Adults: $20; students (with ID) $15 / Children (12 and under) $12.

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 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23. 7 p.m.

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 

Dash Inn. Dave Morgan and Vanguard. 9 p.m.

Faces. Fringe. 9 p.m.

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

Kennsington Grille. Classic Cruisers. 8:30 p.m.

Leon’s. Wet Lemon. 9 p.m.

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

Mocha House. Davis and McKay. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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