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

Monday 1

25 Days of Grinchmas: Grinch Day. Barnes & Noble, 381 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman; 330-629-9562. Barnes & Noble will kick off “25 Days of Grinchmas” with “Grinch Day,” an annual celebration that includes storytimes, activities and suggested good deeds that children can do to spread holiday cheer. 4 p.m. Free.

Library Adventures in Augmented Reality. Public Library, 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 and ask for the Readers Services Department to schedule a 20-minute session. For kids age four to 6 grade. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive in Cortland. Stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Mondays, Dec. 1 and 8 at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 2 and 9 at 11 a.m. 6 p.m. Free.

Gingerbread House Building (Tween). Various branches. Do you want to build a gingerbread house? All ingredients will be provided.  For grades 4-6. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1; Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Monday, Dec. 8. 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.

Tuesday 2

Ongoing: Yoga in the Gardens. Mill Creek MetroParks, 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.  Dec. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18. 9:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. 9:30-11 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. 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, Dec. 2 and 9 at 11 a.m.; Thursdays, Dec. 4 and 11 a.m. at 6:30 p.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. Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield. 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, Dec. 2 and 9 at 1 p.m. Free.

Knitting without Stix @Newport (Teens and Adults).  Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Make a chunky scarf  for yourself or to give as a gift. See example on display at Newport. Bring four skeins of bulky yarn (each skein should be around 40 m/130 ft/44 yards long and weighing approximately 100 g/0.25 lbs) The library will provide a thinner craft yarn for practice. Register by calling or stop by the Newport librarian’s desk. Space is limited to 15 teens/adults. 4:30 p.m. Free.

Fresh Boxwood Tree. Mill Creek MetroParks, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Design a fresh boxwood tree for your holiday celebration table with Marie Borocz. You will use mini red carnations, white mums, white limonium, and seasonal decorations. 6:30–8:30 p.m. $39; FFRG member $30.

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.

Wednesday 3

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. Mill Creek MetroParks, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Drop-in class. Dec. 3, 10, 17. Noon-1 p.m. $10/class.

Wednesdays at the WOW. OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-5914. Construct your own model of Orion, explore Bernoulli’s principal at work as Oh Wow! launches its own satellites and make straw rockets as the museum and prepares for NASA’s experimental launch tomorrow. 4-5:30 p.m. Free with museum admission.

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.

Movies at the Library. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; 330-759-2589. Watch a movie newly released onto DVD on the big screen in the library meeting room. Call 330-759-2589 to find out what films will be shown each night. Wednesdays, Dec. 3 and Dec. 10. 5:30 p.m. Free.

Lego My Library. Various branches. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 3; Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16; Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 18; Struthers Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 9. 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 out the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. Meets 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. Mill Creek MetroParks, 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. Dec. 3, 10, 17. 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10/class.

The Vocal Alliance Holiday Performance. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. The library and the Friends of the Howland Library invite you to join us for this annual holiday evening of song presented by the barbershop group, The Vocal Alliance. Plus, enjoy refreshments courtesy of the Friends. 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. 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 4

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.

Senior Fun Day. Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; to RSVP, call 330-965-0428. Features exercising, crafts, blood-pressure screenings, lunch and bingo in the Lariccia Family Community Center. 10 a.m-1 p.m. $1.

Launch Day. OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-5914. Can’t make it to Florida for the Orion Launch? Witness the splashdown that will make history as Oh Wow! streams it live in its InspireWorks Lab (includes fun activities, NASA giveaways  and rocket demonstrations).10 a.m.-1p.m. Free with museum admission.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. 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, Dec. 2 and 9 at 11 a.m.; Thursdays, Dec. 4 and 11 at 6:30 p.m. 11 a.m. Free.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Thursdays, Dec. 4 and 11. 11:30 a.m. Free.

Job Skills Workshop. YMCA of Youngstown, 17 N. Champion St., Youngstown; email eskolnick@ywcaofyoungstown.org or call 330-746-6361, x109 to register. As part of its monthly “Lunch and Learn” series, the YWCA of Youngstown will hold a Job Skills Workshop. Experts from the Public Workforce System will discuss what employers are looking for, both in an interview and after a candidate gets the job. A question-and-answer session is part of the workshop. Registration is required by Dec. 2. Noon to 1 p.m. $10 per person, which includes lunch.

Make a Wreath with Bea (Teens and Adults). Various branches. Make a festive burlap wreath with Bea Richardson. All supplies will be provided. Reservations are needed; walk-ins will not be accepted. Register online or call the library at 330-744-8636 before Nov. 26 and ask for specific library to reserve your spot. For teens and adults. Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16; East Library, 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4; Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2. 3 p.m. Free.

Teen Cafe,  Public Library. Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Food and conversation in the Teen Room. For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m. Free.

Drive-Through Chicken Dinner. Western Reserve United Methodist Church, 4580 Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-792-5805. Western Reserve United Methodist Church will have a drive-through chicken dinner beginning at 4 p.m. and continuing until sold out. Includes stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, gravy and a brownie. 4 p.m. $8 per dinner.

Minecraft Mania. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades 7 to 12 are invited to play on the library’s private server. If you have a laptop (no tablets), bring it along. 5-7 p.m. Free.

LEGO Club. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown. Children in kindergarten to grade 6 can stop by the library to create unique structures with a collection of popular building blocks. Each structure will remain at the library for all to see. 5-7 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Yoga in the Gardens. Mill Creek MetroParks, 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.  Dec. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18. 9:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. 5:30-7 p.m.

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.

Friends of PLYMC Local Author, Artist, and Musician Event.  Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Local authors, artists, and musicians can sell and sign their books and works. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 6 p.m. Free.

Myths & Truths of Holiday Plants. Mill Creek MetroParks, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Discover myths, legends, and fun facts about many of our popular holiday plants, including poinsettia, mistletoe, and amaryllis. Ellen Speicher will share some unique stories behind these fascinating plants, along with tips on caring for them. Each participant will receive a poinsettia to take home. 6-7:30 p.m. $18; FFRG member $16.

Get connected with Digital Media@ your library.  Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.

Saving Memories- Downloading Digital Pictures. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Keep your holiday memories safe by learning how to transfer pictures from a digital camera or phone onto a computer and flash drive. For adults. 6 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.

music @ night 

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic night. 8 p.m.

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

Quaker Steak/Warren. Ally Dean. 6-9 p.m.

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

Friday 5 

Loose Knit Group. Mill Creek MetroParks, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Create blankets for organizations that give to those in need. All are welcome, both experienced and anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet. Donations of yarn and needles are appreciated at any time. Dec. 5, 19. 10 a.m.-noon.

Footprints in the Snow. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Ages 3-6. Although we may not always be able see animals, we can still see signs that they were there. Winter is a great time to see animal tracks. We will be forest detectives and be investigating animal tracks through fun activities and exploration. Register/pay two days in advance. Additional fee after deadline. Dec. 5 or 6. 10-11 a.m. $5 R; $7 NR.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township. 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, Dec. 5 and 12. 11 a.m. Free.

Falls Prevention & Senior Safety. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Lisa Solley, chief of Community Relations, Wellness, and Training at the Area Agency on Aging 11, Inc., will give practical information about home modifications, prevention strategies, and other measures helpful for older adults, their families, and caregivers. 11 a.m. Free.

Holiday Book Sale. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Friday, Dec. 5 from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 2-4:30 p.m. Free.

Season’s Greetings Card Workshop. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Features a festive evening of crafting and light refreshments. Add a personal touch to your cards for friends and family this season by creating your own. Learn to make a stylish set of greeting cards inspired by scenic Mill Creek Park using glitter, paper, punches, stickers, and other fun crafting supplies.  Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Dec. 3. 6-8 p.m. $10 R $12 NR.

Remembering Volney Rogers 1. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. The first week of December was significant for Volney Rogers: He was born on Dec. 1 and 73 years later, passed away on Dec. 3. Hike to his statue and back beneath the nearly full “Long Night Moon.” Moderate, 2 miles. 7-8 p.m. Free.

Polar Express Reading Event. Barnes & Noble, 381 Boardman Poland Road, Boardman; 330-629-9562. Barnes & Noble and The Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County will host a Polar Express reading event at the bookstore. 7 p.m. Free.

60th Anniversary Gala for the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-788-3200. The theme of tonight’s event is “The Glamorous 1950s.”  The evening includes dinner, dancing, a professional performance and an historical tribute. 7 p.m. $65.

Winter Skywatch. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. The night sky changes with the seasons, and so does our Skywatch program. This traditional lecture-based program deals with locating different planets and constellations, constellation lore, and current space events. 8 p.m., Friday Dec. 5; 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. 8 p.m. Free.

A Night at the Scrooges. Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown; 330-792-7973 and info@darkshadowghosttours.com. DIVA Donations has enlisted Dark Shadows Ghost Tours to stage tonight’s holiday mystery dinner. Diva Donations is a formal clothing closet serving needy families in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. It was established in 2012 to provide “a Cinderella experience to those in need with help from fairy godmothers in our community.” They have worked with Big Reach Center Of Hope, Beatitude House, Daybreak Shelter, and Blessing House and local schools and churches. Call for more information. 6-10 p.m. $36.50 per person.

music @ night 

Avalon at Buhl Country Club. Steve Vuich. 8 p.m.

Brickhouse. Open mike night.  8-11 p.m.

Cedars. Vibe and Direct. 10 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.

Vintage Estate. Jim Moran. 8-11 p.m.

Saturday 6

Holiday Book Sale. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. 9 a.m.-4 p.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.

Canfield High School 26th Annual Craft Show. 100 Cardinal Drive, Canfield; 330-533-5507. Seniors at Canfield High School are sponsoring the 26th Annual Craft Show today at the school. The funds earned enable the students to sponsor two dances, graduation, and contribute to local charities. Santa will be at the show from 2-4 p.m. to entertain the children. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Butler Art Museum’s Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show and Sale. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1107. The Butler Institute will present the 44th Annual American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show and Sale on Dec. 6 and 7. The annual sale will feature fine art and crafts, including painting, photography, jewelry, paper, ceramics, fragrances, wood, leather, fiber, food, horticulture, and decorative arts.  The event funds the Butler’s free admission year-round as well as free public programs. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6  and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7. $5 for adults; children under 12 admitted free.

Footprints in the Snow. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Ages 3-6. Although we may not always be able see animals, we can still see signs that they were there. Winter is a great time to see animal tracks. We will be forest detectives and be investigating animal tracks through fun activities and exploration. Register/pay two days in advance. Additional fee after deadline. Dec. 5 or 6.  10-11 a.m. $5 R; $7 NR.

Sensory Storytime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. 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. 11 a.m. Free.

Homemade Cookie Walk. Christ the Good Shepherd Parish, 633 Porter Ave., Campbell; 330-755-3633. The St. Joseph the Provider Cultural Society of Christ the Good Shepherd Parish is sponsoring today’s homemade cookie walk. $8 per pound and $4 per dozen for pizzelles, clothespins and other varieties.11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Family Holiday Extravaganza. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown. The Youngstown Connection will begin the festivities with a performance from 11 to 11:30 a.m., followed by refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Liberty Library and a visit from a special guest. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free.

Remembering Volney Rogers 2. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. The first week of December was significant for Volney Rogers: He was born on Dec. 1 and 73 years later, passed away on Dec. 3. Hike with us to remember his legacy. Moderate, 3 miles. 1-3 p.m. Free.

MAKE! Rocket Launcher. OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-5914.

For ages 7 and older. Pre-registration advised. Make and test your own rocket launcher during this workshop that explores the basic principles of rocketry. Noon-1 p.m. $4 (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Animal Heroes. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Come to the Boardman library to hear about animals (including dogs, cats, dolphins and gorillas!) who have gone above and beyond to help, protect, and save people. And meet a real live hero when a K9s for Compassion therapy dog stops in to visit. For animal lovers of all ages. 1 p.m. Free.

The Little Star That Could. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Once upon a time, a little star was born. During his search to find a planet to take care of, Little Star meets other kinds of stars in the galaxy. He also learns that being completely average can be special. This program features animation and artwork by YSU alumnus Joe Tucciarone. This show is designed specifically for families and younger children. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free.

Handmade Gifts that Don’t Look Handmade (Tweens and Teens). Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Craft program for tweens and teens who have made one too many handprint wreaths. Get some fresh ideas and create gifts you’ll be even more proud to give away. For grades 4-12 only. 2 p.m. Free.

A Holiday Puppet Show: Forgetful Santa.  Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. A puppet show for the entire family. After the show make a craft and enjoy a treat. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 2:30 p.m. Free.

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! We will be meeting the first Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. Teens in grades 7-12 are eligible. 3 p.m. Free.

Lighting of the Village @ the Library.  Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Stop by the Poland Library as you’re taking part in the Lighting of the Village. The Library will have Christmas crafts, songs and stories. Kravitz will be open during the event and will be giving away hot cider and cookies while supplies last. Fun for the whole family. Holiday program. 5:30-7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 – Christmas crafts; 6:15-6:45 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6 – Christmas songs and stories. Friends of PLYMC Bookstore, located in the Poland Library lower level, will have a half-price sale on everything in the store from 5 to 7 p.m. 5-7 p.m.

Winter Skywatch. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. The night sky changes with the seasons, and so does our Skywatch program. This traditional lecture-based program deals with locating different planets and constellations, constellation lore, and current space events. 8 p.m., Friday Dec. 5; 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

Crickets. Christine Witt, Mark Soini. 5-8 p.m.

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

Ice House. Guys Without Ties. 9:30 p.m.

Irish Bob’s. Save Yourself. 9 p.m.

Little Wing Cafe. Gary Markasky Project. 8 p.m.-midnight.

Leon’s. Haymaker. 9:30 p.m.

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

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

Mocha House. Jay Wonders. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sammy’s. Fetish, Wet Lemon. 7 p.m.-2 a.m.

Sunday 7

Yoga Basics. Mill Creek MetroParks, 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. Dec. 7, 14. 9-10:30 a.m. $10/class.

Butler Art Museum’s Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Show and Sale. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1107. The Butler Institute will present the 44th Annual American Holiday Arts & Crafts Show and Sale on Dec. 6 and 7. The annual sale will feature fine art and crafts, including painting, photography, jewelry, paper, ceramics, fragrances, wood, leather, fiber, food, horticulture, and decorative arts.  The event funds the Butler’s free admission year-round as well as free public programs. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 6  and 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7. $5 for adults; children under 12 admitted free.

MetroMutts: Bad Behaviors. Mill Creek MetroParks, Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Presented by The Learning Dog. Does your dog jump on friends and family when they come over?  Bark at you when he wants a treat?  Are you having other problems with her behavior?  Bring your issues to this workshop and Katie Costello from the Learning Dog will troubleshoot and help you fix them. Leave your dog at home for this workshop. Call Ford to register in advance. 10:30 a.m. Members free; others, $5.

Stuffed Cabbage Dinner. The Orthodox Center, Sts. Peter & Paul Church, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown; 330-716-2726. Sponsored by th Senior Chapter of the Ukrainian Orthodox League. Dinner includes stuffed cabbage rolls with sauce, vegetable, halushky, salad, bread, coffee, tea and dessert. Pre-sale tickets and takeout available. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10.

Ancient Healing Oils. Mill Creek MetroParks, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Discover the essential oils and aromatics of ancient times that were more valuable than gold and silver in this class lead by Marina Perdos. 2-4 p.m. $39; FFRG member $30.

Community Christmas Event. Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-8107. This annual event begins at 4 p.m. Santa will be arriving by fire truck at 4:20 p.m, followed by cookies, hot chocolate, Christmas music and caroling at the St. James Meeting House (led by Tom Ruggieri and Linda Smrek and The Boardman High School Band) at 4:30 p.m. The lighting of the Community Christmas Tree will take place at 4:45 p.m. All activities are free and will take place near the Gazebo and St. James Church. The Park also will be collecting donations of canned goods for Second Harvest Food Bank. 4-6 p.m. Free.

Annual Winter Concert. Austintown Fitch High School, 4560 Falcon Drive, Austintown; 330-797-3900. The Austintown Fitch High School Concert Choir will host their annual winter concert tonight. The Concert Choir will open with a medley of songs rom the hit animated movie, “Frozen.” In remembrance of Pearl Harbor, the choir will sing “Land of the Free,” a patriotic song by Michael and Angela Souders. The concert also features the Men’s Chorus and Women’s Chorus I and II. The event is open to the public. Tickets can be purchased at the door. 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.

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