Calendar (Week 2) – January 8-15, 2015

Thursday 8

Golden Globe Predictions. Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Make your Golden Globe predictions and the teen with the most correct choices will win a prize the day after the Golden Globe Awards. For teens in grades 7-12. During Library hours.

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.

Something Special. Various branches. Join the Library for stories, fingerplays and music. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. Greenford Library, Noon, Thursday, Jan. 8; Sebring Library, Noon, Monday, Jan. 26. Noon.

Teen Cafe. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Come to the usual Teen Cafe in The Newport Teen Room for pizza. On Jan. 8, you can make your Golden Globe predictions and the teen with the most correct choices will win a prize the day after the Golden Globe Awards. For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8* and 29 (*Golden Globe predictions)

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.

Homework Huddle. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Pop in to the Library to do homework and discover tons of resources, including a website where you can chat with a tutor. We’ll have laptops to use and a place to study. A thinking snack will be provided. For grades 7-12. 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29.

And the Rest is History Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Features an informal discussions covering all areas of history, including historic eras, people, places, and things. For adults. 6 p.m.

History Buff Presenters Series. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Dr. Thomas Daniel, professor emeritus of Medicine & International Health Case Western Reserve University, will present his book, a biography of Jared Potter Kirtland which was published by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and Sigel Press. He will have his books available. Kirtland lived in Poland and conducted most important studies of natural history. This program is free and open to the public to attend. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC, 330-740-6086. For the family. 7 p.m.

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 

Cedars West End. Swing Dance Night. 9:30 p.m.

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

Friday 9 

Sit ‘n Stitch. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Knit, crochet, embroider, sew or other lap needlework. Bring in your current project, make new friends, and learn from one another. Facilitated by a librarian. For adults. 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ongoing: Babytime. 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. Laugh and learn with your baby. For infants ages 6 to 18 months with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Fridays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30. 11 a.m.

It’s All about Yarn. Various branches. Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas, or yarn project and learn from one another. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). For adults. Boardman Library, 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 26; Newport Library, 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 9, 23* (*Internet available to look up questions). 4 p.m.

The Planets. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. For ages 2-6. Take a journey through the solar system by visiting the sun, the Earth’s moon, and all the planets. Explore the planets and the characteristics that make Earth unique through fun hands-on activities. Register/pay two days in advance at Ford Nature Center. 6-7 p.m. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fee applies after deadline.

Youngstown Phantoms Hockey. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-747-7825. The Phantoms play Green Bay at home. 7:05 p.m. $25.75, $20.75, $15.75, $12.75.

music @ night 

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

Halliday’s Winery. Just Matt. 7-10 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Davis and Henner. Acoustic. 6-9 p.m.

Saturday 10

Ongoing: Second Saturdays. OH WOW, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-5914. Participants can join WOW! Pals before the museum opens to the public for member-only hours on the second Saturday of each month. Features exclusive access to the museum and the chance to test new exhibit and program ideas. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Photography Workshop. MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-740-7107. Did Santa bring a new camera for Christmas? Is entering the Nature Photography Exhibit on your bucket list? Members of the Youngstown Camera Club and the Warren Photographic Society will present several informative sessions about all aspects of photography. Bring your camera and lunch. Register at Ford Nature Center by Jan. 9. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Genealogy Basics Class. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 202. This class includes a discussion of how to begin your family history research, as well as a tour of the Local History & Genealogy Center, focusing on the major print, microform, and digital resources unique to research in Trumbull County. 10 a.m.

Holiday Leftovers. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. After the holiday parties, come the leftovers.  If you can’t decide what to do with the leftover greeting cards, wrapping paper, and decorations, the Library will discuss creative ways to reuse and recycle your Christmas items.  Meanwhile, get some ideas for easy cleanup and decluttering. 10 a.m.

Book Discussion: Undaunted Courage. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Stephen Ambrose’s extensive work detailing the life and adventures of Meriwether Lewis has been described as “luminous and lyrical” (Michael Beschloss, The New York Times). Read this well-researched and vivid biography, then share your opinions and comments as the group discusses the book. All are welcome. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Noon Year’s Party. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Did you find it impossible to stay up until midnight to ring in 2015? Join the Library for a “Noon” Year’s celebration. The branch will countdown to noon with crafts, snacks and fun. For children ages 4-10. Children under 7 must be with an adult. Space is limited so reserve your space today. 11 a.m.

Hack It. OH WOW, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-5914. For ages 9 and older. Explore circuitry and robotics with OH WOW’s InspireWorks staff.  Noon-1 p.m. Free with museum admission.

Movie Mania. 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. This interactive movie program features a popular film based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved fairy tale, “The Snow Queen.” For kids in kindergarten through grade 6. 1 p.m.

9th Annual Stars of Tomorrow. Augustine Auditorium, New Castle Playhouse, 212 E. Long, New Castle, Pa., 16101; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. Features performances by 80 youth from Western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. Directed by Vaughn Hudspath, Jennifer Verba and Macy McBeth. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.. $16.

LEGO Lovers Unite. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive in 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. Drop in anytime between 2–4 p.m.

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

Youngstown Phantoms Hockey. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-747-7825. The Phantoms play Green Bay at home. 7:05 p.m. $25.75, $20.75, $15.75, $12.75.

music @ night 

Cedars West End. Lords of the Highway. 10 p.m.

Diletto Winery. Davis and Henner. 7-10 p.m.

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

Magic Tree. Old Goat Band. 8 p.m.

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

Sunday 11

Ongoing: Yoga Basics Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Start your new year off with an eight-week yoga course. Enjoy a gentle but thorough approach with daily deep relaxation. Bring a mat, small blanket, and pillow. Karres Cvetkovich is a seasoned and welcoming instructor. Participants need to pre-register. Jan. 11,18, 25. 9-10:15 a.m. $80; 10 percent discount ($72) if registered by Jan. 6.

Evaline’s Bridal Show. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Noon. $10.

Check into Chess. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Play chess this afternoon. For all ages. 1:30 p.m.

Penguin Parade. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. In 2008, naturalist Hillary Lenton spent a month in Australia. Learn about the penguins of the world and take a special look at the Little Penguin who resides on Phillip Island in Australia.  2-3 p.m.

W.D. Packard Concert Band. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-841-2619. 3 p.m. Free.

Monday 12

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.

Friends of the Boardman Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. “Ten Quick Tips to Pro-Social Media” by Dr. Adam Earnheardt, Department of Creative Arts and Communication, Youngstown State University. For adults. 10 a.m.

Monday Movie Matinee & Discussion Group. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Join us to watch a classic movie shown on the big screen in the Library meeting room, and then join in a discussion led by a librarian following the film. To be shown this month is a 1925/1942 comedy classic starring Charlie Chaplin. 2 p.m.

WordPlay: Fun with Reading and Writing. 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. Children will spend an hour doing story-building activities that will also build their reading skills. Reading, writing, crafts, art, and more. For kids in grades 1 through 4. 6 p.m.

Wine Bottle Lights. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Recycle empty bottles from the holidays by transforming them into eye-catching decorative lights. Why should kids have all the fun? Adults only. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 13

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. Jan. 13, 15, 20, 22, 29. 9:30-11 a.m. $10/class.

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, Youngstown; to RSVP call 330-746-2944, ext. 1551. 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.

Fabulous Fingerless Gloves. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; 330-744-8636. Wow your friends with customized fingerless gloves. Embellish them with beads or paint them to make a one-of-a-kind pair. Everything provided, registration required. 3 p.m. for teens and 4 p.m. for tweens. 3 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. Jan. 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $10/class.

Princess Palooza. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive in Cortland; 330-638-6335. Children ages 4 to 8 are invited to dress their finest as we enjoy a visit from a special royal guest. Registration is required. 5:30 p.m.

Strong Mind/Strong Body: Achievement Through Imagination and Movement. Birch Hill Cabin, Mill Creel MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Students and athletes of all variety can discover a new way to reach for a higher level of academic, athletic, and personal achievement through TAIT (Team and Individual Awareness Training). Health and Wellness Personal and Professional Development Coach Michelle O’Brien will lead participants through a unique mix of movement, mindfulness, imagery and breathing techniques, designed to develop individual and team concentration skills, focus, confidence and motivation. Bring a mat. Register/pay by Jan. 10 at Ford Nature Center. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $25 R, $30 NR.

Monthly: Youngstown PFLAG Meeting. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696 or email youngstownpflag@aol.com. Second Tuesday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Family Story Time. Various branches. Join us for stories, crafts, games and other fun-filled activities for children of all ages and their families. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Brownlee Woods Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 31; Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 27.

Introduction to Finding Funders. Public Library, 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 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. 6:30 p.m.

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. Second Tuesday. 7 p.m.

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.

Blue Man Group. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. Sunrise Entertainment presents Blue Man Group for two nights. 8 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13 and 8 p.m., Wednesday, Jan.14. $63-$38.

Wednesday 14

Ongoing: Time for Tots. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive in Cortland; 330-638-6335. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children ages 2 to 3½ with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each session. Wednesdays, Jan. 14, 21, 28. 11 a.m.

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‚Äôai Chi form. Drop-in class. Jan. 14, 21, 28. Noon-1 p.m. $10/class.

Kidz Create.  Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-330-448-8134. Join the hands-on fun as young chefs learn the basics of food preparation. For children in kindergarten through grade 6. Registration is required. Wednesdays, Jan. 14 and 28. 5 p.m.

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.

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.

MetroMutts: Scent Games. MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-740-7107. This seminar will work on your dog’s natural ability to use their strongest skill – scent. Bring your dog and high-value treats, and have a great time working together. Presented by The Learning Dog. Register at Ford Nature Center. 6-7 p.m. Members: free; non-members: $5.

Frosted. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Want to learn how to decorate cupcakes like a pro? Come to the Main Library for playing with frosting and all the fun ways you can embellish any cake. And please remember to bring your own container so you can take your finished goodies with you. Space is limited so please call the Main library or stop by the librarian’s desk to register. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Friends of PLYMC Canfield Committee. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Canfield Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman Library in the meeting room. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Basic Computer Class @ Austintown: Email. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Learn how to set up your own email account. This is a beginner’s class that will cover setting up an Internet based E-mail account and how to use it. Some knowledge of computers and Internet is required. Space is limited to three. Call to register and specify Basic Computer Class @ Austintown: E-mail. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

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 15

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.

Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Home schoolers join the Library for a reading and discussion of Jeanette Winter’s book, “The Watcher: Jane Goodall’s Life with the Chimps,” 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.

Winter Sunshine. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. For ages 3-5. Have fun learning all about oranges, lemons, and limes – the sunshine plants. Make a citrus craft and have sunny snacks. Call to register. 1-2 p.m. $5.

Snow Much Fun. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Snowmen stories, craft, and games. Come beat the winter chill and play games while sipping hot chocolate in this one hour program for school-age children. 4 p.m.

PANDA Partners. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join local high school PANDA leader groups for fun teambuilding activities in the teen room. The library will have pizza. For grades 7-12. 4 p.m.

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.

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.

Kindle Klass. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Bring your Kindle to the Library and the Library will show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog. bring your Amazon account and email information. Space is limited. Call and ask for the branch by name to register. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

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.

Introduction to Genealogy. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. A basic introduction to genealogy research including book and computer sources. The group will tour the genealogy collection and resources. Geared toward the beginner, but all are welcome. For adults.  Registration is required by calling or online via the Library’s events calendar. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Read this month’s featured book, “Promise of Blood” (The Powder Mage Trilogy Book One) by Brian McClellan, and then join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. 6:30 p.m.

music @ night 

Cedars West End. Swing Dance Night. 9:30 p.m.

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