Calendar (Week 3) – January 16-22, 2015

Friday 16

Self-Defense Clinic. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Feel safe and be safe with an interactive and informative clinic led by certified Combat Hapkido instructor Patsy Zarilla. Learn tips and tricks to prevent an attack, as well as basic skills for self-defense. Wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move in. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Jan. 15. 6-8 p.m. $2 R; $3 NR.

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

Vaudeville at the Vic. Victorian Players, 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. http://www.victorianplayers.org. 7:30 p.m., Jan. 16-17. $12, $9.

Winter Skywatch. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. The night sky changes with the seasons, and so does YSU’s “Skywatch” program. This traditional, lecture-based program covers planets, constellations, constellation lore, and current space events. Occurs Jan. 16-17. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

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

Magic Tree. Mike Edgerly. 8 p.m.

Saturday 17 

Ongoing: Coffee With The Birds. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Watch birds with Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited while sipping coffee (or tea). Bring your favorite mug. Space limited; call to register for a 45 minute session. Jan. 17, 31. 8-9:30 a.m.

Gardening Basics: Design Theory I. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Garden Design Theory class will answer the question: “Where do I even begin in designing an ornamental garden?” Garden designer Bridget Beck will cover basic design elements found in all art and design including concepts of order, unity and rhythm. The class will discuss the use of color and form and how to apply all of these ideas when planning an ornamental garden. This class is one-part lecture on design theory and one-part workshop in applying these theories. 10 a.m.-noon. $25 R, $30 NR.

Jr. Genius: Learning Through Play. 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. Jr. Genius features 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 about “how things work.” For children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver. 10 a.m.

Strong Mind/Strong Body: Achievement Through Imagination and Movement. Birch Hill Cabin, Mill Creek 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. 10 a.m.-noon. $25 R, $30 NR.

Make It! Magnetic Fishing Set. OH WOW, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-5914.  For ages 4 to 8. Pre-registration suggested. This Make It! event uses magnetism to make a fun take home toy.  Noon-1 p.m. $4 (general admission rates apply to non-members).

So You Got a Telescope. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This popular program, presented by the Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society, welcomes telescope users young and old who need help on setting up their telescopes. Includes tips on how to use them and the opportunity to ask questions. Drop in any time between 1 and 3 p.m., and be sure to bring your telescope. 1-3 p.m. Free.

Movie Matinee. Various branches. Join the Library for a movie matinee. 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, Jan. 17; Newport Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24 and 31. 2:30 p.m.

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

Winter Skywatch. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. The night sky changes with the seasons, and so does YSU’s “Skywatch” program. This traditional, lecture-based program covers planets, constellations, constellation lore, and current space events. Occurs Jan. 16-17. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

Cedars. Lo-Pan, Resinaut, Feckweed. 10 p.m.

Crickets. After Hours. 9 p.m.

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

Halligan’s Bar. Radio Pulse. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. Glitter Pig. 8 p.m.

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

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

Papa’s Sports Bar. Hat Trickz. 9:30 p.m.

Sunday 18

Deadline for submissions: Five Squared Benefit Art Show & Sale. Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman. The Davis Family YMCA is now accepting entries for its second annual “Five Squared Benefit Art Show & Sale,” to be held on Feb. 8.  Anyone is invited to donate up to four pieces of art, five inches by five inches square.  The pieces will be offered for sale from Feb. 8 through March 8, 2015.  Proceeds support scholarships for under-served children in the arts and humanities. The art should not be framed, but needs to be created on a stiff surface that can hang on the wall via sticky tack.  All art must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name and piece title.  More information and an entry form can be found at ymcaart.blogspot.com or by contacting Suzanne Gray at sgray@youngstownymca.org.  The deadline for submissions is Jan. 18 and early entries are encouraged.  Art may be mailed to Suzanne Gray, Davis Family YMCA, 45 McClurg Road, Boardman, Ohio 44512 or dropped off at the service desk.  Include the entry form when submitting art.

Positive Thinking for a Happy Mind. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Build a better, more cooperative relationship with yourself and apply practical methods for cultivating a happier mind with Karres Cvetkovich. 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. $26; FFRG $22.

Snow Candles. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Create snow candles and then join the park for a hike in the snow to enjoy the sights and sounds nature has to offer. Moderate, 1 mile. Register at Ford Nature Center by Jan. 16. 2-4 p.m.

Monthly: Irish Music Session. Quinlan’s Irish Pub, 5154 Youngstown-Warren Road (Rt. 422), Niles; 330-349-4500 or 330-757-9057. Traditional musicians gather to share Irish tunes and friendship. Acoustic musicians and listeners are welcome. Call for more information. Every third Sunday. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Monday 19

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.

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.

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 20

Doodlebugs: Snow Dots. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Ages 5-7. Create a scenic winter painting as you learn about snow, the artist Georges-Pierre Seurat, and pointillism. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Jan. 18. 4:45-5:45 p.m. $5 R $6 NR.

From the Garden: Soup’s On. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Chef David Armstrong and learn the art of making winter soups. Sample hearty lentil soup, potato with kielbasa, and shrimp bisque. Soups will be served with a fresh salad and paired with a beverage. Call to register. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $34; FFRG $28.

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.

Tween Writer’s Club @ W-TCPL. 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. 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 writing exercises, sharing, critiquing, and more. For children ages 10 to 14. 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 21

Recreational Hike. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Recreational Hikes, generally led by volunteers, are faster paced to focus on exercise. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate, 2 or 4 miles. 9-10 a.m.

Listen and Lego. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Listen to a story and then have fun building with Legos.  Legos will be provided. For ages 4-7. 1-2 p.m.

Art in the Afternoon. 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 in grades one to six can get creative and experiment with different media in this art program. 4 p.m.

Family Story Time: Winter Wonderland. Various branches. Join the Library for stories, crafts, games and a special marshmallow treat celebrating our favorite winter weather, snow. For children of all ages. East Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 24; Struthers Library, 4 p.m.

Legos and Looms. Public Library, 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.

Anime and Manga Club. Public Library, 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.

Pop-Up Library at Campbell Elementary in conjunction with the Imagination Library Initiative. Campbell Elementary School, Campbell; 330-744-8636. The Pop-Up Library goes out into the community. Stop by and check out Library materials, sign up for a Library card, or learn about digital resources and branch services. For the family. For information or to inquire about a Pop-Up Library at your event: http://www.libraryvisit.org/popuplibrary. 6-7:30 p.m.

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.

Youngstown-Warren Inventor’s Club Meeting. Oakhill Collaborative, 507 Oakhill, Youngstown; 330-750-0417. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call Robert Davenport for more information. 7 p.m.

Thursday 22

Dawoud Bey’s Picturing People Exhibit. McDonough Museum of Art, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555. 330-941-1400. Since 1975, Chicago-based photographer Dawoud Bey has created portraiture to explain contemporary social circumstances. This exhibit ranges from chance street encounters to studio portraits and was curated by the Renaissance Society. The show presents a career survey of Bey’s work, including a new chapter of “Strangers/Community.” Jan. 22-March 7.

Celebrate National Pie Day. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Come to the regular Teen Café in the Newport Teen Room and celebrate National Pie Day. Will you eat pizza pie or apple pie? For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m.

Monthly: Ditch the New Year’s Resolutions – a New Way to Look at Goal Setting. Youngstown Business Incubator, 241 W. Federal St., Youngstown; The Downtown Wellness Community will present Michelle O’Brien, M.S.Ed., RYT, who will speak on setting achievable goals. O’Brien is owner of Life Yoga & Holistic Health, LLC, and developer of Team and Individual Awareness Training. She is a certified yoga instructor specializing in restorative yoga. She is a writer, speaker, and a proponent of integrating mind and body for optimal health and well-being. Thursday, January 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

WOW! After Hours. OH WOW, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-5914. For ages 21 and older. Adults can experience hands-on learning. OH WOW will offer light refreshments and an educational STEM program on site. 6-7:30 p.m. Reservations required. Call for details and admission price.

Appy Hour. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. What’s an app? What apps are right for me? Learn all about popular apps for smart phones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will help you connect to your library, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a great new recipe, or find great music to listen to on your walk. Registration recommended, call and ask for Poland. For adults. 6 p.m.

Scrapbooking Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Scrapbook a page and share your scrapbooking ideas. Pre-registration required. For adults. 6 p.m.

Finding Foundation Support for Your Education. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Learn about tools and techniques for seeking financial support for higher education. To register, call and ask for the Information Services Department or register online using the Events Calendar. 6:30 p.m.

music @ night

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

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

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