Calendar (Week 1-4) – November 1-30, 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.

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.

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.

SUNDAY 23

MetroParks Hike. Ford Nature Center, MetroParks; 330-740-7107. It’s almost Thanksgiving – will the turkeys be in hiding?  Find out when hikers take a loop around the Ford Nature Center to see if they can find  the park’s resident flock, then take a walk on East Cohasset Drive.  Animal Charity will be on hand with some of their adoptables. Easy, 2 miles. 11 a.m. Free.

Winter Preparation. Lower Bears Den parking lot, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. There are different ways that animals, including ourselves, survive the cold winter months. Explore this topic in the rugged and scenic Bears Den Area. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 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.

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. 2 p.m.

Monday 24

Friends of the Austintown Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. James Amey will share his desire and efforts to develop a museum featuring Idora Park. 10 a.m. 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.

Concert Band & Wind Ensemble: Musical Variations. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music will present tonight’s event. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 25

Free Blood Pressure Check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Austintown Library, 11 a.m. -1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25; Library at MetroParks Farm, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 18; Sebring Library, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25; Tri-Lakes Library, 2-3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 11. 11 a.m. Free.

Thanksgiving Arrangement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Gather your family and friends around your Thanksgiving table with this fresh centerpiece. Using the warm hues of the season, Marie Borocz will guide you in designing an arrangement with carnations, mums, mini pumpkins and gourds, and more. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $39; FFRG member $30.

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley: Birding by Habitat. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Cheryl Harner of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society and Richland County Master Gardeners will group birds by habitat and highlight some of the best plants and places for specific species. Once birders consider the plant life associated with the bird they’d like to see, it’s easier to find the most desirable birds or even attract them to your yard. 7-8 p.m.

Guest Artist Recital: Matthew Miles, Tenor. 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.

Wednesday 26

School’s Out: Four Flying Toys. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Up, up and away with stories and flying toys to make and fly at the Boardman Library Air Show. A family program for all ages. Program will last one hour. Preschoolers must be with an adult. 10 a.m. Free.

Makerspace: Going to the Movies. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Grades 7 to 12 can join anytime between 1 and 5 p.m. and watch movies based on some of your favorite books and make items inspired by them. 1- 5 p.m.

Read-a-Long for Tweens and Teens. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join Newport  the day before Thanksgiving for pizza and prizes as we have the Newport Library First Annual Read-A-Long. Pizza and snacks for teens and tweens who want to participate in listening/reading short stories out loud as a group for one hour. Prizes for those who can complete the full hour of reading. This event will be facilitated by a librarian and the reading materials will be provided. Sign up quick. Space is limited to the first 20 who sign up. For tweens and teens in grades 4 and up. Call and ask for Newport Library. 1-2 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. 6:30 p.m. Free.

music @ night  

Back Yard Bar & Grille. Following June. 9 p.m.

Kennsington Grille. Army of 2. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Susie’s Dogs & Drafts. Jones for Revival. 9 p.m.

Yolo Grill. Julius Veal. 6-10 p.m.

Thursday 27

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday 28 

Holiday Crafts. Public Library, Struthers branch, 95 Poland Ave.; 330-744-8636. Using simple materials and instructions,  let your creativity shine. Make and take craft items for the holiday season. All ages but children under 7 must be with an adult. 4 p.m., Free.

Dom Leone Writing Competition Benefit/Variety Show. Deibel-Morley Art Center, Ursuline High School, Bryson Street entrance, Youngstown; for more information, call Carmen Leone at 330-755-0633 or Chris Leone at 415-333-0523. This annual event is open to the public and proceeds fund the Dom Leone Writing Competition. The competition is held annually for students in the Youngstown area parochial schools, and is coordinated by Carmen Leone and Teresa Leone. The competition is held in memory of Dom Leone, a published fiction writer, songwriter, poet, and cartoonist from Youngstown, who died of cancer in 1989.  It is sponsored by Dom Leone’s family and friends.  Entertainment for this year’s benefit will be anchored by the Spurs of the Moment, a local country-and-standards band. Among the other performers will be students from the Finelli School of Dance, the DellArco Sisters, the Kevin and Christopher comedy duo, and some surprise regional artists. The event will include an auction featuring a large variety of items donated by local businesses and individuals.  Also, random readings of past years’ contest winners will be presented. The event encourages young people to be creative. An awards ceremony is held each spring on the campus of Youngstown State University for winners in the categories of poetry, short stories, and cartoons. 7 p.m. $5, adults, $3 for students, children are admitted for free).

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. James Willaman. 5-7 p.m.

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

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

Kennsington Grille. Vindys. 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Saturday 29

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.

Crafter’s Club – Make a Seasonal Star. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; 330-744-8636. This star will guide family and friends into your home for the holidays. Shape nature’s materials into a glittering festive star by adding your own creative inspiration. All materials provided. Led by a librarian, you may also bring in supplies for other crafts and receive assistance. Lefty friendly. For teens and adults. 10:30 a.m. Free.

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterma’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Sponsored by WFMJ/WBCB. Lanterman’s Mill will be festively decorated for this traditional event on the last open weekend of 2014. Enjoy fine entertainment, taste chestnuts roasted over an open fire, give Santa your wish list, watch artisans demonstrate crafts, purchase unique gifts, If you wish to share the holiday spirit with others, bring a hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to decorate a “Giving Tree.” Donated items will warm up children in need this winter. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Occurs Nov. 29-30. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Totally Tie Dye. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Join the library for a fun-filled time as they tie dye in the afternoon. Want to do your own shirt? Bring one with you. Otherwise, a bag or hat will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by stopping in the Poland Library or calling and asking for the Poland Library. For teens in grades 7-12. 3 p.m. Free.

Teen Advisory Board. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades seven to12 can earn service credit, be the first to know about new things in Teen Central, and help the library develop programs and resources for teens. 3 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

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

High Pointe. G-Force. 9:30 p.m.

Kennsington Grille. Labra. 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Lime Tree. Pickups, Kellys.  7 p.m.-midnight.

Manor. Frank Castellano. 7:30 p.m.

Margherita’s Grill. Bill Henceroth. 7-10 p.m.

Sunday 30

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterma’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Sponsored by WFMJ/WBCB. Lanterman’s Mill will be festively decorated for this traditional event on the last open weekend of 2014. Enjoy fine entertainment, taste chestnuts roasted over an open fire, give Santa your wish list, watch artisans demonstrate crafts, purchase unique gifts, If you wish to share the holiday spirit with others, bring a hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to decorate a “Giving Tree.” Donated items will warm up children in need this winter. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Occurs Nov. 29-30. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Santa’s Winter Barn. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Welcome Santa and some of his unusual animal friends from around the world such as a camel or yak. Sit in Santa’s sleigh for that special holiday picture.  Event is staged in the barn, but it’s not heated so dress appropriately. 11  a.m.-2 p.m.  Craft fee $1.

ONGOING EVENTS

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. Through Nov. 23. 10  a.m.-5  p.m.

Holiday Stitches. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Features the work of theYoungstown Embroiders Guild. Nov. 28 through Jan. 11. 10 a.m.-5  p.m.

Gathered. Outdoor Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Natural material gathered from the grounds of Fellows Riverside Gardens creates this site specific outdoor exhibit by landscape artist Gary Smith and volunteers. Through November.  10  a.m.-5 p.m.

Through the Lens. Melnick Museum, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The exhibit displays a rare collection of glass negatives and acetate film negatives produced by two local photographers which chronicle scenes of Mill Creek Park from 1907-1926.  Through December. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Autumn Trekkers. Become an Autumn Trekker and explore the MetroParks. This hike and bike incentive program allows you to explore the MetroParks at your own pace and earn incentive prizes along the journey. Visit millcreekmetroparks.org for registration forms and trail guides. Through November.

Grab & Go Craft for November. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Make a craft to take home. For children of all ages.  Austintown Library, Library hours, November; Tri-Lakes Library, Library hours, November.

Puzzle Me. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Spend some cozy library time indoors, working on a colorful puzzle. For children of all ages.  Greenford Library, Library hours, November; Sebring Library, Library hours, November. Free.

Thanksgiving, Turkeys and Trivia. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. How much do you know about the holiday and the bird? Try a trivia contest and you might win a prize. For children of all ages. East Library, Library hours, November; Struthers Library, Library hours, November. Brownlee Woods Library, Library hours, November.

Trim a Tree for November. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. Library hours. Children of all ages. Poland Library, Library hours, November; Springfield Library, Library hours, November.

Where’s Tom Turkey. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Tom Turkey is hiding in the library. If you spot him, tell the librarian and win a small prize. For children of all ages. West Library, Library hours, November; Campbell Library, Library hours, November; Newport Library, Library hours, November.

Finger Knitting. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; ;330-744-8636. A great way to spend your free time. When you’re finished, you’ll have a beautiful rope of yarn that you can use for lots of different things, such as a rug, key ring ropes, hair decorations, a belt, or even bag handles. It’s so simple the whole family can join in. Yarn provided. For teens in grades 7-12. Sebring Library, Library hours, November.

Mockingjay Crossword Challenge. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. All correct crossword entries will be eligible for a movie gift card drawing on Nov. 21, just in time for the release of the Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay, Part 1. May the odds be ever in your favor. For teens in grades 7-12. Boardman Library, Library hours, November.

Book-A-Librarian. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Need help downloading library books to your eReader? Want help with your tablet or laptop, or can’t wait to download magazines and movies to your device(s)? You can come to the library for a free one-on-one individual lesson with the Digital Services Librarian. Register at the at the library or call 330.744.8636 to sign up for an appointment and mention the library by name For teens and adults. Main Library, Library Hours, November (for teens and adults; ask for Information Services); Boardman Library, Library Hours, November (for adults). Free.

Coupon Swap @ the Library. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have?  Drop in during library hours to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. For adults. Austintown Library, Library hours, November; Tri-Lakes Library, Library hours, November.

Thanksgiving Trivia Challenge. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. How much do you know about Thanksgiving Day? For the month of November, stop by Main Library and take part in a weekly trivia challenge for a chance to win a prize. For adults. Main Library, Library hours, November. Free.

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum: Salem Community Theatre. 490 E. State, Salem; 330-332-9688; http://www.salemcommunitytheatre.com. 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. “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum” – 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. Call for days and times. $15 for adults, $11 for seniors (62 and older), students (ages 5-17) $9; children ($5 and under) $5.

The Turn of the Screw: Victorian Players. 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. http://www.victorianplayers.org. “The Turn of the Screw” runs from Oct. 31-Nov. 16. Carl Brockway directs. Shows occur at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. Call for dates and reservations. Adult tickets are $12; senior (65 and older) and student tickets are $9.

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