Calendar (Week 4) – January 23-31, 2015

Friday 23

Stamping with Cindy. 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.  Class size is limited, registration required. For adults. 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 23; 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 27. 10 a.m.

Creative Creekers: Snow Globes. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. For ages 8-12. Be inspired by the artists Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz and explore their snow globe art, then create your own winter-inspired snow globe/ Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Jan. 21. 4:45-5:45 p.m. $5 R; $6 NR.

Laser Weekend: Laser Retro. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “Laser Weekend” occurs from Friday, Jan. 23 to Saturday, Jan. 24. The schedule kicks off with “Laser Retro,” which 1980s New Wave favorites like the Police, INXS, the Cure, New Order and more. Approximately 45 minutes. 5 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

Laser Weekend: Laser Vinyl. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “Laser Vinyl” features a cross-section of classic rock: AC/DC, Queen, Journey, Kiss and many others. Want a great classic rock mix? This is your show. The show is approximately 40 minutes. 6 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

Lecture: The Old New Atheism: Is Atheism a New Idea. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. Dr. Joshua Reichard will present. Reichard is academic dean at Youngstown Christian School, resident scholar at the Northeast Ohio C.S. Lewis Institute and a published writer in education, philosophy, and theology. 7-8:30 p.m.

Laser Weekend: Laser Beatles. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “Laser Beatles” features a tour de force of Fab Four hits, including “Twist and Shout,” “Yesterday,” “Nowhere Man,” “Day in the Life,” and more. Approximately 30 minutes. 7 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

Laser Weekend: Led Zeppelin. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “Led Zeppelin” features one of rock’s greatest bands and includes their greatest hits.  “Rock n’ Roll,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love” and more. Approximately 50 minutes. 8 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

Laser Weekend: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “Dark Side of the Moon” features one of rock’s most-iconic albums – from beginning to end – set to laser light. Approximately 35 minutes. 9 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

Laser Weekend: Pink Floyd: The Wall. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “The Wall” features excerpts from one of Pink Floyd’s most-iconic albums. Approximately 50 minutes. 9 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

music @ night

Cedar’s. Zero Set Memory. 10 p.m.

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

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

Saturday 24

Restorative Yoga. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Begin the morning with restorative yoga and journaling with Michelle O’Brien. Each class will explore a specific topic to reflect on as you allow yourself to open to the process of relaxation and mindfulness. Please bring several blankets, a pillow, and notebook. Call to register. 9-10:30 a.m. $20.

Excel for Business. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn the basics of setting up tables, formulas, and charts for your business. Call and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. 10 a.m.

Family Story Time. Various branches. Are you ready for some football? Let’s start celebrating the Super Bowl early. Join the Library for sports stories, games, craft, snacks, and drinks. Wear your favorite team’s football jersey. For children of all ages. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 24. 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.

Laser Weekend: Lasers – Kid Style. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. This children’s program features the classic story of Perseus and Andromeda – done with lasers. 1 p.m. Free.

Teen Central Anime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. This month’s event features Candy Sushi. For teens in grades 7 to 12. 2 p.m.

Hula Hoop Rug. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Using a hula hoop and old T-shirts, weave spectacular works of art. Bring a hula hoop or one will be provided for ages 10-18. Participation limited, sign up at the Boardman Library or call to register. For teens and tweens (ages 10-18). 2 p.m.

Laser Weekend: Lasers – Kid Style. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “Legends of the Night Sky: Orion” takes a lighthearted and imaginative look at the myths and stories associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter of the winter sky. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free.

Laser Weekend: Laser Retro. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “Laser Weekend” occurs from Friday, Jan. 23 to Saturday, Jan. 24. The schedule kicks off with “Laser Retro,” which 1980s New Wave favorites like the Police, INXS, the Cure, New Order and more. Approximately 45 minutes. 5 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

Annual: Malanka – New Year’s Eve in Ukraine. Ukrainian Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista Ave., Youngstown; call 330-799-7911 or 330-538-3447 for tickets (or in-person ticket sales at The Orthodox Center). Doors open at 5:20 p.m. Dinner buffet is from 5:30-7 p.m. Dancing occurs from 7-11 p.m. with The Del Sinchak Band and D.J. Wayne’s World. (pecial performance at 6:40 p.m. by The Youngstown Area Ukrainian Dance Group. ) Cash Bar  from 5-11 p.m. Champagne toast  starts at 10 p.m. Hats and noisemakers for all. Call for dinner and dance tickets. (You may purchase tickets at The Orthodox Center from 6-8 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays prior to Jan. 16. Advance tickets: $20 per adult; $5 for young adults (6-18 ). Discount prices expire on Jan. 16.)  5:30-11 p.m. $25, adults; $10 young adults;  children 5 and under free.

Laser Weekend: Laser Vinyl. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “Laser Vinyl” features a cross-section of classic rock: AC/DC, Queen, Journey, Kiss and many others. Want a great classic rock mix? This is your show. The show is approximately 40 minutes. 6 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

Laser Weekend: Laser Beatles. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “Laser Beatles” features a tour de force of Fab Four hits, including “Twist and Shout,” “Yesterday,” “Nowhere Man,” “Day in the Life,” and more. Approximately 30 minutes. 7 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

Laser Weekend: Led Zeppelin. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “Led Zeppelin” features one of rock’s greatest bands and includes their greatest hits.  “Rock n’ Roll,” “Stairway to Heaven,” “Whole Lotta Love” and more. Approximately 50 minutes. 8 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

Laser Weekend: Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “Dark Side of the Moon” features one of rock’s most-iconic albums – from beginning to end – set to laser light. Approximately 35 minutes. 9 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

Laser Weekend: Pink Floyd: The Wall. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. This two-day festival includes a series of Planetarium programs choreographed to music. “The Wall” features excerpts from one of Pink Floyd’s most-iconic albums. Approximately 50 minutes. 9 p.m., Jan. 23-24. Free.

music @ night 

Brickhouse. Hat Trickz. 9 p.m.

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

Ice House. Radio Pulse. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. Grant Street Exit.

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

SUNDAY 25

Ice Making & Taking. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. During the early 1900s, The Youngstown Ice Company harvested ice for commercial use from both Mill Creek and Mahoning River. Spend 30 minutes indoors learning about the Youngstown Ice Company, then hike to see what remains of it. Then, continue around Lake Glacier. Moderate, Quarter mile or 3 miles. 2-4:30 p.m.

Monday 26

Friends of the Austintown Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Traci Manning from the Arms Museum, will review and detail the women of the Mahoning Valley. For adults. 10 a.m.

Know Your Customers: Exploring the Library’s Business Databases. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about your customers and potential customers. The featured databases, “DemographicsNow – Library Edition,” “Local Market Audience Analyst,” and ReferenceUSA’s “U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles” bring timely and authoritative data and insights for your marketing plan. To register, call and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. 6 p.m.

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.

Tuesday 27

Book Buddies Open House/Kick-Off Party. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Help your student be a better reader. Book Buddies provides one-on-one reading practice and reading-related games after school. Children in grades 1 through 4 may sign up for a 30-minute session to practice their reading in a fun, stress-free environment with a trained volunteer. No registration necessary for this kick-off open house to learn more about the new program. 5 p.m.

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley. MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Learn about bird identification with Mahoning Valley Audubon Society President Jeff Harvey. Bring binoculars and field guides. Prizes will be given for tough ID challenges. 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday 28

Last Wednesdays! Grandparents Explore for Free. OH WOW, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-5914. Free grandparent admission with the purchase of at least one child admission on the last Wednesday of the month. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Family Story Time. Various branches. Are you ready for some football? Let’s start celebrating the Super Bowl early. Join the Library for sports stories, games, craft, snacks, and drinks. Wear your favorite team’s football jersey. For children of all ages. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 24. 6 p.m.

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

Thursday 29

Cookbook Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Share your favorite slow-cooker recipes. Bring a dish to share with friends. (Food waiver must be signed.) For adults  6 p.m.

Harlem Globetrotters. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. The world famous Harlem Globetrotters bring their show to Covelli Centre for one evening. 7 p.m.  $78-$23.

Coping with Migraine Headaches. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Learn effective strategies for coping with the pain of migraines and how nutrition can play a role in alleviating pain. Presented by Dr. Kathleen Padgitt. 7 p.m.

music @ night

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

Friday 30

Community Action Poverty Simulation. Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU, Elm Street at University Plaza, Youngstown; 330-984-1888. This Poverty Simulation is for community agencies, licensed social workers and counselors, and community members serving families who live in poverty. Licensed Social Workers and Counselors can receive three hours free continuing education hours for this workshop. Registration is limited. Sponsored by the Coralie Centofanti Center for Health and Welfare of Vulnerable Populations. If you are interested in attending, contact Dr. Sherri Harper Woods at 330-984-1888 or email raphehealsmbs@aol.com.9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Sid the Science Kid. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. “Sid the Science Kid” will come to life in a  live stage production. 7 p.m. $57-$12.

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

Wynonna & Friends: Stories & Songs. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. Wynonna Judd will perform the hits of a 30-year musical career.She will be backed with a three-piece band, which includes her husband, Cactus Moser. Judd first came to prominence in the 1980s with her mother, Naomi, in the country music duo The Judds. The hits from a solo career include “Tell Me Why,” “Rock Bottom,” “Girls with Guitars,” and the number one singles “She Is His Only Need,” “I Saw the Light,” and “No One Else on Earth.” 8 p.m.

Dynamic Earth. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. The Earth is a living, dynamic planet. How did it get that way? What happens if our global climate changes? Narrated by Liam Neeson, the program takes viewers above Earth to look at how our atmosphere moves and below the ocean to see how currents move. It also covers Venus, the perfect example of a climate system gone wrong. Jan. 30-31. 8 p.m.

music @ night  

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

Smokin’ Gun Saloon. Following June. 9 p.m.

Saturday 31

Crafter’s Corner. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; 330-744-8636. Make Faux Stained Glass using homemade and professional paints, and a cheap frame from the thrift store (which you provide) or a piece of Plexiglas (Library provides), make a stained glass window hanger. Led by a librarian, you may also bring supplies for other crafts and receive assistance if needed. Lefty friendly. For teens and adults. 10:30 a.m.

Make-It! Tech Device. OH WOW, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-5914. For ages 12 and older. Participants will make a tech device while exploring circuitry in a workshop led by OH WOW’s InspireWorks staff. Noon-1 p.m. $4 (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Secret of the Cardboard TV. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. In this program geared toward children, the Planetarium will journey through the solar system in a cardboard rocket in a full-dome presentation. This program, newly digitized, provides excellent information about all the planets and the sun, and is a great motivator to use reading skills and imagination. From the Clark Planetarium. Jan. 31. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free.

Mandala Papercraft. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. For ages 8 and up. Learn about the healing wholeness of circular forms that occur throughout nature. Just as petals form on a flower, one can create mandalas that induce focus and calm. Karres Cvetkovich leads. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. 1-3 p.m. $22 per guardian/child pair; $15 adult.

Super Game Saturday. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Children in kindergarten through grade six can wear their favorite team jersey or colors for a pre-game party at the library. Registration is required. 2 p.m.

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

Dynamic Earth. Ward Beecher Planetarium,YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616 or 330-941-3619. The Earth is a living, dynamic planet. How did it get that way? What happens if our global climate changes? Narrated by Liam Neeson, the program takes viewers above Earth to look at how our atmosphere moves and below the ocean to see how currents move. It also covers Venus, the perfect example of a climate system gone wrong. Jan. 30-31. 8 p.m.

music @ night

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

Magic Tree. Mandolin Whiskey 9 p.m.

New Manhattan. Old Goat Band. 9 p.m.

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