Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – January 1-31, 2015

Thursday 1 

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.

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.

Friday 2 

Ongoing: A Loose Knit Group. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. All helping hands are welcome, both experienced and anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet, to create blankets for those in need. Donations of yarn and needles are appreciated at any time. Drop-in. Jan. 2, 15. 10 a.m.-noon.

Get Out and Explore. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Enjoy a family outing to Ford Nature Center. Visit the Live Animal, Discovery, and Habitat Rooms, then pick up a Winter Scavenger Hunt List and look for nature’s hidden treasures. Bring a digital camera or phone to document your findings. Noon-5 p.m.

BYOS. Lily Pond Circle Trail, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown. BYOS (Bring Your Own Sled) and enjoy some winter fun. Enjoy a winter hike looking for animals and their tracks, then slide down Little Ski Hill. Moderate, 1.5 miles.1-3 p.m.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Christmas Attic. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. $69.50-$40.50.

Snow Moon Hike. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Some North American Indian tribes referred to this month’s moon as the “Snow Moon.” Find out why. Moderate, 2 miles. 7-8:30 p.m.

Saturday 3

Bird in the Hand. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Black-capped Chickadees are inquisitive birds that sometimes can be coaxed into landing in your hand – especially if you tempt them with food. Lend your hand and the park will provide the birdseed. Led by Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage. 9-10 a.m.

Grant-seeking Basics. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Geared to beginners, provides instruction in foundation research and identifying potential funders. Includes a tour of the Grant Center. To register, call and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. 9:30 a.m.

Discover Ford Nature Center. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Bring the family to discover and enjoy Ford Nature Center. Explore the Habitat Room and then see live animals. A naturalist will be on hand to show you around and answer any questions. While there, lend a hand to overwintering birds by creating an edible bird craft to hang on a tree outside or to take home. Then head outdoors and enjoy the season by hiking one of the park’s many trails.10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Various branches. Proudly serving the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. Taking blood donations to help our community. For appointments call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Austintown Library, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3; Austintown Library, 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 20; Poland Library, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 22. 10:30 a.m. (Austintown).

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 story time 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.

Get Out and Explore. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Enjoy a family outing to Ford Nature Center. Visit our Live Animal, Discovery, and Habitat Rooms, then pick up a Winter Scavenger Hunt List and look for nature’s hidden treasures. Bring a digital camera or phone to document your findings. Noon-5 p.m.

Make It! Robots. OH WOW, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-5914. For ages 8 and older. Make a robot to help solve a simple task while using real tools with OH WOW’S InspireWorks staff. Pre-registration advised. Noon-1 p.m.  $4 (general admission rates apply to non-members).

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Multiple library branches. Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. 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. Snacks will be provided. Austintown Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3; Boardman Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28* (*be a founding member); Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15. 3 p.m.

music @ night

Brickhouse. Old Goat Band 9 p.m.

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

Los Gallos/Boardman. Huckin’ Fillbillies. 9:30 p.m.

Jack’s Bar & Grille. Jeff Welsh Band. 9:30 p.m.

Magic Tree. D.J. Dr. Goo. 11 p.m.

The Manor. Teddy Pantelas, Zach Economos. Jazz. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Sunday 4

Monthly: Sauce and Songs. St. Patrick Church, 1420 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown; 330-743-1109. St. Patrick’s resumes its monthly “Sauce and Songs” program for the 2015 season. Spaghetti dinners will be served from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the church social hall. Cost of the dinners is $8 for adults and $5 for children age 10 and under. The menu includes the main entrée, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage. Carry-outs are available, and containers will be provided. The concert series in the church will open with a performance in the afternoon from 1:30-2:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public, but free-will offerings will be accepted. For more information, call the church office. 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monthly: Austin Log Cabin Tour and Open House. 3797 S. Raccoon Road, Austintown; 330-792-1129. First Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Monthly: Strock Stone House Open House. 7171 Mahoning Ave., Austintown; 330-792-1129. First Sunday. 1-4 p.m. Free.

Resolution Hike. Mahoning Avenue Trailhead/MetroParks Bikeway, 16 Harold St, Youngstown, If your New Year’s resolution is more exercise and/or to experience something new, join this steady but moderate pace to the Trumbull County Line. The group will cross it and hike a bit on the new Niles Greenway. Moderate/difficult, 5.5 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Monthly: Ward-Thomas House Tour. 503 Brown St., Niles; 330-544-2143. Guides from the Niles Historical Society will answer questions during tours of the 1862 mansion. First Sunday. 2-5 p.m.

Monday 5 

Senior-Cise Healthy Fitness Program. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. The Friends of PLYMC are introducing a new program called Senior-Cise, an hour-long fitness program primarily for those age 65 and older. The teacher is Ericka Williams, a certified group fitness instructor through The American College of Sports Medicine.  This low-impact program is designed to get seniors moving towards better health with a goal of improving range of motion, strength and balance.  Registration and introduction will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Jan. 5 and 12. Classes begin Jan. 26 and will be held every Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Fee is $5 per class. For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.  9:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 5 and 12 (registration and introduction); 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 26. Classes begin and run weekly. 9:30 a.m.

Blood Pressure Screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. 12:30-3 p.m.

Big Bingo Book Night – BINGO. Multiple branches. Come play literary bingo games. Discover what the Library has to offer while playing a classical game. Fun for the whole family. Prizes. East Library, 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5; Newport Library, 4 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 7, 21, 28; Struthers Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 29. 4 p.m.

Business Start-Up Workshop. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.The Library partners with SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in presenting this seminar. Are you thinking about starting a business in the near future or further down the road? Members of SCORE will address key topics for those considering beginning a business: start-up considerations, marketing, finances, and technology for business. The Business and Investment Center librarian will discuss the Library’s sources and services for business start-up and beyond. To register, call and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. 5:45 p.m.

Read-A-Long for Tweens and Teens. Various branches. Come in from the cold and join us in the warm and cozy library for an hour of short stories. We will take turns reading out loud while enjoying some junk food. If you stay and read for the full hour you will get a small prize. Snacks and reading materials will be provided. For grades 4-12. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 5; Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12. 6 p.m. (Austintown).

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 sixth grade. 5:30 p.m.

Pups and Pages at the Main Library. 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 kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the Main Library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. Registration is required. 6–7:30 p.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive in Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Mondays, Jan. 5, 12, 26 at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11 a.m. 6 p.m.

Get Connected with Digital Media@ Your Library. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Would you like to learn how to download free ebBooks, audio books, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices? Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the Poland branch to register. For adults. 6 p.m.

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.

Reader’s Choice Book Club . Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Discuss “In Cold Blood” by Truman Capote. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. The group will also preview February’s book, “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford. For adults. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 6

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool storytime 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, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11 a.m. Thursdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 at 6:30 p.m. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive in Cortland; 330-638-6335. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Mondays, Jan. 5, 12, 26 at 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11 a.m. 11 a.m.

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; 330-330-448-8134. Preschool Storytime 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, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. 1 p.m.

Ongoing: Salsa Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, 876 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Swing your hips and enjoy the Latin rhythms as you learn to salsa. No partner? No problem! It is a paired dance, but everyone learns together. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Led by dance expert Lynda McPhail and A Time to Dance. Call Ford Nature Center for more information. Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. 6-7 p.m. $5/class.

Real Science Wizards. 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. Through experiments and crafts, children in grades 1 through 6 will explore the life and work of great scientists and thinkers throughout the ages. 6 p.m.

Ongoing: Thursdays at Main. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Each event features a different theme and activities. Thursdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29. 6 p.m.

Night Owl Story Time. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. An evening story time for children ages 3-5. Each child must be accompanied by an adult in this 30-minute program featuring finger plays, stories, and a craft activity. Tuesday, Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. 6 p.m.

Saving Memories: Downloading Digital Pictures. Various branches. Keep your memories safe by learning how to transfer pictures from a digital camera or phone onto a computer and flash drive. For adults. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 6; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 10. 6 p.m.

Ongoing: Rumba Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, 876 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Learn this easy-to-follow slow dance. Rumba is a paired dance, but everyone learns together. No partner needed. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Led by dance expert Lynda McPhail and A Time to Dance. Call Ford Nature Center for more information. Jan. 6, 13, 20, 27. 7-8 p.m. $5/class.

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.

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.

Wednesday 7

Recreational Hike. West Golf Drive, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-702-3000. Recreational Hikes, generally led by volunteers, are faster paced to focus on exercise. Meet at overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive. Easy, 1 or 3 miles. $5/class. 9-10 a.m.

Ongoing: Music and Movement. 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 learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and books. For toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Wednesdays, Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28 at 10 a.m. and at 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.

Laughter Yoga. Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. This fun, interactive class is led by certified instructor Teresa Lisum. No flexibility or yoga experience required. $5/class. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fee after deadline. Noon-1 p.m.

Ongoing: Wednesdays at the WOW. OH WOW, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-5914. OH WOW explores a new STEM topic every Wednesday. Visit http://www.ohwowkids.org for details. 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.

Guitar for Beginners. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.For teens and adults: Get a new guitar for Christmas? Want to learn how to play it? This is an introductory-level program, and you must have your own playable guitar, preferably acoustic. Space is limited, so register soon by calling 330-744-8636.  For teens and 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. 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.

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.

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.

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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