Calendar (Week 1) – February 1-7, 2015

Sunday 1

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. call for information. 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.

Happy Belated Birthday, William McKinley. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. President William McKinley, a Niles native and investor in the Bears Den Quarry, was born January 29, 1843. After watching a historic portrayal by Mike Wilson, the group will hike to the quarry and back. Moderate, 3 miles. 1:30-4 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.

YSU Dana Chamber Orchestra. Christman Memorial Hall, Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. Works by Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Barber will be featured with Dr. Joseph Kromholz conducting. 4 p.m.

Monday 2 

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.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For ages 3 to 5. Mondays, Feb. 2, 9, 23. 1 p.m.

Library Adventures in Augmented Reality. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. A reading experience featuring 3-D objects, animations and the virtual world. Call and ask for the Readers Services Department to schedule a 20-minute session. For kids age four to 6th grade. 5:30 p.m.

Locate Your Customers: Exploring The Library’s Business Databases. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about how to target potential customers. The featured databases, D&B Million Dollar Database and ReferenceUSA (Business, HealthCare, New Business, and Residential modules), bring timely and authoritative information to develop strategic marketing. To register, call and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 5:45 p.m.

Tween: Celebrate Valentine’s Day. Public Library, various branches. Celebrate Valentine’ Day the library with games, crafts, and lots of chocolate to eat. For grades 4-6. Holiday program. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 2; Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9. 6 p.m.

Valentine’s Craft. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Come and create a Valentine’s craft to give to someone special or keep for yourself. For tweens (age 10-12) and teens (grades 7-12). Holiday program. 6 p.m.

Pups and Pages at the Main Library. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 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, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. 6 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 2, 9, 23 and 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 24. 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 “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet,” by Jamie Ford. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. The Library will preview the March book, “The Good Earth,” by Pearl Buck. For adults. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 3

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. Occurs 9:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. on Feb. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26. 9:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. Drop-in class. $10/class.

Friends of the Poland Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Friends of the Poland Library Meeting and Program. For adults. 10 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 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, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 at 11 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 at 6:30 p.m. 11 a.m.

Pups and Pages at the Main Library. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 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, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. 6 p.m. on Mondays, Feb. 2, 9, 23 and 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 24. 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.

Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross.  Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Multiple 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, 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3; Austintown Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28; Boardman Library, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19; Poland Library, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4. 1-3 p.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. 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, Feb. 3, 10, 24. 1 p.m.

Ongoing: Book Buddies. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 330-399-8807, ext. 206 to register. 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. Registration is required. Tuesdays, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 between 4-6 p.m. 4-6 p.m.

SCORE @ the Library. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-941-2948. Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask questions on any business topic. SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in partnership with the Library, will have two volunteers in the Business and Investment Center (BIC) of Main Library to provide advice and answer questions. SCORE counselors will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. 5:30 p.m., Feb. 3 and 17. 5:30 p.m.

Ongoing: Night Owl Story Time. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. An evening story time for ages 3-5.  Each child must be accompanied by an adult in this 30-minute program featuring finger plays, stories and a craft activity. 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 3, 10*, 17, 24 (*holiday program). 6 p.m.

Ongoing: Salsa Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. It is a paired dance, but everyone learns together. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Led by Lynda McPhail and A Time to Dance. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Feb. 3, 10, 17, 21. 6-7 p.m. $5/class.

Ongoing: Rumba Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. It is a paired dance, but everyone learns together. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Led by Lynda McPhail and A Time to Dance. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Feb. 3, 19, 17, 21. 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. Tuesdays. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 4

Music and Movement. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 330-399-8807, ext. 206 to register. 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.  Registration is required. Wednesdays, Feb. 4 and 11 at 10 a.m. and at 11 a.m. 10 a.m.

Time for Tots. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335.A developmentally appropriate story time program for children ages 2 to 3 – with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each session. Wednesdays, Feb. 4 and 11. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Pre-Kindergarten Story Time. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. This program is for 4 and 5 year olds to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. Uses books, stories, rhymes, music, movement, and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten. 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25.

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’ai Chi form. Drop-in class. Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. Noon-1 p.m. $10 per class.

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.

Music at Noon: Dana Flute Ensemble. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44505; 330-941-3636. Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music, in collaboration with the Butler Institute of American Art, presents “Music at Noon.” 12:15  p.m. Free.

Ongoing: Basic Computer Class @Newport. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn very basic computer skills. This is a beginner’s class that will cover use of a mouse, computer terms, and simple internet use. Space is limited to 5. Call to register and specify Newport Basic Computer Class. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 12:30 p.m.

Big Bingo Book Night @Newport. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Come play literary bingo games. Discover what the library has to offer while playing a classical game. Fun for the whole family. Prizes. 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4 and 18.

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.

We Heart the Doctor. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Calling all Whovians. Join the Library for a “Doctor Who” lovefest complete with crafts, trivia, and more. For Whovians of all ages. 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Pop-Up Library at Campbell Elementary in conjunction with the Imagination Library Initiative. Campbell Public Library, Campbell; http://www.libraryvisit.org/popuplibrary. The Pop-Up Library goes out into the community to serve Library patrons. This time, it will be at Campbell Elementary School in conjunction with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library project through the United Way.  Parents can sign up their children age 5 and younger for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Each month, they will receive free book at their home address. Stop by to learn more and to 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. visit: http://www.libraryvisit.org/popuplibrary. 6-7:30 p.m.

Lego My Library. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. various branches. Kids, age 6 and up, will meet to enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4; Boardman Library, 2-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14; Brownlee Woods Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14; Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17; Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10. 6 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.

music @ night 

Bourbon House 45. Jay Byrd. 6-9 p.m.

Leon’s. Chuck Gisewhite. Open mike. 8 p.m.

YOLO. Julius Veal. 6-10 p.m.

Thursday 5

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.

Backyard Birds. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Ages 2-3. Who’s tweeting out that window? #wildwinterbirds! Discover which birds stick around for the coldest season of the year. Register/pay two days in advance. 10-11 a.m. or Feb. 7 from noon-1 p.m. 10 a.m. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Ongoing: Toddler Tales. Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required for each session. Thursdays, Feb. 5 and 12. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. 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. Thursdays, Feb. 5, 12, 26. 11:30 a.m.

Something Special. Public Library, various branches. Stories, finger plays and music. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. Greenford Library, noon, Thursday, Feb. 5; Sebring Library, noon, Monday, Feb. 23. Noon.

Rendezvous With Romance Series: Movie. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Join the Library to watch one of the most memorable of all film experiences and a true Hollywood legend. This 1942 film stars Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. (Film not rated; runtime 102 minutes.) 2 p.m.

Minecraft Mania. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades 7 to 12 are invited to play on our private server. If you have a laptop (no tablets), please bring it along. 5-7 p.m.

LEGO Club. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Children in kindergarten to grade six can stop by the library to create unique structures with our collection of popular building blocks. Each structure will remain at the library for all to see.  5 to 7 p.m.

25 Under 35. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. The Mahoning Valley Young Professionals (MVYP) will be honoring exceptional young professionals who have made strides in their profession and have contributed to the Mahoning Valley through their volunteer efforts. Each honoree is recognized at this dinner and awards ceremony, and three of the 25 are distinguished for special accolades as MVP Award winners. Both the 25 honorees and top three are selected by a small committee, formed by the Community Foundation. 5:30 p.m.

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 at the library to do homework and discover resources, including a website where you can chat with a tutor. The Library have laptops to use and a place to study. A thinking snack will be provided. For teens in grades 7-12. Main Library, 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5. 12, 19, 26. 6 p.m.

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.

Family Storytime Event: Moments in Black History. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. February is African American History Month, and the Library is celebrating with a special guest at storytime. Madonna Chism Pinkard, Director of Community Relations for WFMJ/WBCB Television and adjunct instructor at Youngstown State University, will join participants to share stories from African-American history that will inspire and entertain. For families with children ages 5 to 12. 6 p.m

Celebrating Your Orchid’s First Birthday. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Becoming an orchid owner may seem daunting, but this class will ease your fears and help you get your orchid to its first birthday and beyond. Dave Miller of the Greater Akron Orchid Society will share ways to keep your orchid growing well in your home. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $10.

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 

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic open mike. 8 p.m.

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

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. Acoustic. 7:30 p.m.

Friday 6 

Enormous Elephants. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Ages 3-6. Come and join the herd for a fun-filled hour as we leave Ohio and discover the largest living land mammal in the world through a story and hands-on activities. Register/pay two days in advance. Feb. 6 or 7. 10-11 a.m. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Rendezvous With Romance Series: A History of Chocolate. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Diana Kindler of Diana’s Delectable Chocolates will talk about the 3,000-year history of chocolate and how it became associated with Valentine’s Day. Plus, there will be plenty of samples. No reservations required. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Fridays, Feb. 6, 13, 27. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Babytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 330-399-8807, ext. 206 to register. For infants ages 6 to 18 months with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required. Fridays, Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11 a.m. 11 a.m.

Brad Paisley. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Brad Paisley will perform with opening acts Parmalee and the Swon Brothers. 7:30 p.m. $65-$45.

Last Laugh. Youngstown Playhouse, 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. A special-event premier in the Griffith-Adler / Moyer Theater. Runs Feb. 6-8, 12-14.

Dynamic Earth. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. 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 you above Earth to look at how our atmosphere moves, below the ocean to seek how currents move and how the carbon chain begins, and to Venus, the perfect example of a climate system gone wrong. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

Cedars West End. Tropidelic, 5 Elements. 10 p.m.

Christopher’s. Live Underground Jazz. 5-8 p.m.

Cricket’s. Perfect Pair. 10 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich. 5-7 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and Point Five. Jazz. 6-10 p.m.

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

SATURDAY 7

Get Connected with Your eReader @ the Library. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Bring your eReader to the Library and learn how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog. Space is limited. Call and ask for the branch by name to register. 10 a.m.

Open Studio – Garden Design. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Planning your ornamental garden? Wanting some help on a garden design challenge? Bring any design problems or questions you may have and a Fellows Riverside Gardens staff member can offer suggestions. Some basic sketching tools will be provided, or bring your own. Drop-in. 10 a.m.-noon.

Orchid Walk-About, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join a park expert on an orchid walk highlighting the main varieties of orchids displayed throughout the Davis Center. Drop-in. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

The Comforts of Winter. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Sample light comfort foods at this winter brunch while journaling about winter memories. Led by Michelle O’Brien. Bring a notebook and writing tools of your choice. Register/pay by Feb. 5. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.$30; FFRG $26.

Black History Month Program with the Friends’ East Committee. Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Bring the family to this Black History Program at East Library. See a special presentation with storyteller Jocelyn Dabney. The Friends will be serving black eyed peas, sweet potato pie and sweet tea. There will be a craft. Families are welcome. Sponsored by the Friends of the PLYMC’s East Committee. 1 p.m.

Secret of the Cardboard Rocket. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. The planetarium will journey through the solar system in a cardboard rocket in this full dome presentation. How do we do it? It’s a secret!  The program, newly digitized, provides excellent information about all the planets and the sun, and is a great motivator to use reading skills and imagination. This show is designed specifically for families and younger children. 1 p.m.  and 2:30 p.m.

Rendezvous With Romance: Meet Bestselling Author Holly Jacobs. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 128. Holly Jacobs is the bestselling author of more than 30 books and has sold over 2.5 million books worldwide. Her books range from lighthearted comedies to more serious dramas and even mysteries, but at heart, they’re all stories of love. She will be at the Main Library to talk about how romance novels are evolving and the shifting romance novel market. Her first sale to Harlequin was a 2001 Duets book, “I Waxed My Legs for This?” and she has gone on to write for Silhouette Romance, Harlequin Flipside, Signature Select, and Harlequin’s Everlasting Love line. She currently writes for Montlake Romance and Harlequin. Her newest book is “Christmas in Cupid Falls.” Copies of her books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. No reservations necessary; admission to the event is free. 2 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades seven to 12 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.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Various branches. 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. Austintown Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7; Boardman Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 4; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25 (snacks); Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19 (snacks). 3 p.m.

An Evening with Colin and Brad. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. Sunrise Entertainment will present the comedy improv duo for one show. 8 p.m. $55-$25.

Dynamic Earth. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. 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 you above Earth to look at how our atmosphere moves, below the ocean to seek how currents move and how the carbon chain begins, and to Venus, the perfect example of a climate system gone wrong. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

Back Yard Bar & Grille. After Hours. 9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and Point Five. Jazz. 6-10 p.m.

McMenamy’s. House Band. 8:30 p.m.

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