Calendar (Week 4) – December 22-31, 2014

Monday 22

Cookies for Santa. Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-726-8107. Children will make cookies, holiday waffles, do crafts and more. You can purchase tickets at the Park beginning 11/10/14.  No tickets will be sold at the door.  5:30-7:30 p.m. $5 per Boardman resident child/$7; per non-resident child. Parents and children under 2 are free.

Makerspace: DIY Gifts. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Get into the spirit of the season with holiday movies and music while crafting some gifts that you just might want to keep for yourself.  2-5 p.m. Free.

Enjoy the Holly Days.  Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Holiday games, songs, stories, crafts and more fun! For school age children. *Holiday program. 6:30 p.m.. Free.

Tuesday 23

School’s Out: Come Play the Life-Size Candy Land Game. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. A life-size Candy Land game For children of all ages. Follow the Candy Land trail to win a sweet treat at the end. A family program. For children of all ages. Preschoolers must attend with an adult. 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23, 30. 10 a.m. Free.

Blood Pressure Screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Various branches. For adults. Boardman Library, 12:30-3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 1; Poland Library, 1-4 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Happy Birthday, Rudolph. Various branches. The movie Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer turns 50! Come help us celebrate. We will watch the movie, play games, and do crafts. For children of all ages. East Library, 2 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23; Newport Library, 5 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 23; West Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 13. 2 p.m. Free.

Wrap It Up. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; ;330-744-8636. Bring in the presents you have carefully chosen for your friends and family, and use supplies provided to create beautiful wrapping.  All supplies provided (except the gifts).  Limit five gifts. Tuesday, Dec. 23 – Teens, 3 p.m.; Tweens, 4 p.m. 3 p.m. Free.

Anglophiles Unite.  Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Are you an Anglophile? 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. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m. Free.

Wednesday 24

Thursday 25

Merry Christmas!

Friday 26 

music @ night  

Brick House. Open mike. 8-11 p.m.

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

Donna’s Diner. Max Schang. 5-7 p.m.

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

Yankee Lake Ballroom. Blue Siren. 9 p.m.

Saturday 27

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.

Coupon Swap @ the Library. Various branches. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. For adults. Sebring Library, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Dec. 27. 10 a.m.- Noon. Free.

Kwanza Celebration Program – Friends of PLYMC – East Committee. Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. This Kwanza Celebration Program is open to the public for families to attend. It will start at 1 p.m. There will be a presentation, crafts, and refreshments. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC – East Committee. Call 330-740-6086. For the whole family. 11 a.m. Free.

Minecraft Mania. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; registration is required by calling 330-759-2589. Teens can come to the library to play on the Library’s private server! If you have a laptop (no tablets), bring it along. 11 a.m. -1 p.m. (ages 8 – 13);  2:30-4:30 p.m. (ages 14 and up). Free.

Reader’s Theater: The Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. An invited “cast” will read the different parts in the story, accompanied by music and sound effects, so that the experience for the audience will be similar to listening to an old-time radio drama. “The Adventures of the Blue Carbuncle” by Arthur Conan Doyle was described by the great Sherlockian scholar Christopher Morley as “Surely one of the most unusual things in the world: A Christmas story without slush.” This Reader’s Theater version is a dramatization prepared directly from the original text by Donald Novorsky. 2 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

Brick House.  Hat Tricks. 9 p.m.

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

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

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

SUNDAY 28

Monday 29

Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Various branches. For adults. Austintown Library, 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 2; Boardman Library, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 29. Free.

Books and More. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road; registration is required by calling 330-824-2094. Program pairs children’s literature with enrichment activities. K-grade 6. 4:30 p.m. Free.

Tuesday 30

Ongoing: Cheers to the New Canfield Library. Pick up a flyer at the Library and bring it to the Canfield Ruby Tuesday fund-raiser on Dec. 30, all day, and 20 percent of the net sales will return to support the Canfield Library Capital Campaign. Call 330-740-6086.

All You Can Read Buffet. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Enjoy a read-a-thon and choose from a menu of adventure, mystery, fantasy and/or science fiction. The library will provide pizza, drinks, and junk food to enjoy while you read. Bring your bean bag chair, your favorite pillow, sleeping bag, and don’t forget a blanket. See if you have what it takes to read for four straight hours. Sign up now to reserve your spot. You can join any time during the event. Register online at http://www.libraryvisit.org, or call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman Library. For grades 4-12. 11 a.m. Free.

Wednesday 31

“Noon” Year’s Eve Party. 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. Celebrate the arrival of the New Year a little early and in style – no staying up until midnight required. Music, games, craft, snack, and a countdown to the noon “ball drop.” For children of all ages. Fancy dress is encouraged, and registration is required. 11:30 a.m. Free.

First Night Canfield. Throughout the Canfield area. Visit http://www.firstnightcanfield.org or call 330-533-2290 for schedule and more information. “First Night” admission buttons can be purchased at various Canfield locations.  Activities include entertainment, food, musical performances, and family-friendly fun. Fireworks occur at midnight. 6 p.m.-midnight.

First Night Youngstown. Annual New Year’s Eve celebration occurs various locations in downtown Youngstown and the YSU area. Visit http://www.firstnightyoungstownoh.com, or call 330-744-9966 for locations and schedule of events. Family-friendly, alcohol-free, celebration of the arts includes musical and theatrical performances, open houses, food and fireworks at 9 p.m. and midnight. Call for ticket/badge information. 4 p.m.-midnight.

Ward Beecher Planetarium/First Night Youngstown. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. The Planetarium helps Youngstown’s First Night usher in the new year with light and music videos. The content changes every year. Shows every half hour starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m. Free.

New Year’s Eve  at the Saxon Club. Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Youngstown; 330-540-1262, 330-788-4274, or 330-792-7973. Open to the public. Dinner buffet begins at 7:30 p.m. B.Y.O.B. and cash bar with snacks. Includes mixers, beer, pop, coffee and tea. Band  is Guys Wiithout Ties. Champagne Toast at midnight with Breakfast Buffet and Breakfast Pizza. 7 p.m.-after midnight. $45 per person.

music @ night 

B&O Station. Sam Goodwill, Red Wanting Blue. 9 p.m.

Dash Inn. OGB. 8 p.m.

Saxon Club. Guys Without Ties. New Year’s Eve Party.

Quaker Steak/Warren. After Hours. 9 p.m.

Yolo Grill.  Julius Veal. 6-10 p.m.

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