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

Sunday 8

Souper Bowl II. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Hikers will look for signs of wildlife and see if the falls are frozen around Lake Cohasset. Warm up afterwards with some homemade soup – bring a bowl and spoon. Call Ford Nature Center to register by Feb. 6. Moderate, 3 miles. 2-4:30 p.m.

Monday 9

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. “Music in Video Games” with Dr. Steven Reali, Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University. For adults. 10 a.m.

Great Moments with Lincoln. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. This slide show presentation by local historian Wendell Lauth will feature President Abraham Lincoln’s greatest moments. 11 a.m.

Sogbety Diomande: Experience the Music of West Africa. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, various branches.; 330-744-8636. Experience the rhythms, dances, and songs of West Africa with West African drummer and performer Sogbety Diomande. He has been drumming since his early teens, playing the traditional drum music of the West African region. He first learned by observing drummers in Toufinga, a village in Ivory Coast. Since moving to the United States in 1997, he has performed with a number of dance companies, including the Mask Dance Company, the Kotchenga Dance Company, Company Kobake, the Djoniba Dance Company, and Tokounou (a Guinean dance and drum company). He also performed on Jimmy Buffet’s tour in 2000 and as a resident artist at Disney World’s Harambe African Village. More recently, Diomande has been teaching drumming, in the U.S., including regularly teaching in his adopted home of Ohio. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636, Occurs 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9 and Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16. 2 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Paper Flowers. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Give the gift of flowers … Paper flowers, that is. Stop by the Library and learn how to make beautiful paper flowers. Just in time for Valentine’s Day. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

Investment Research 24/7. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about databases to assist you in making your personal finance choices. Featured databases are Business Insights: Global, Morningstar Investment Research Center, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage. WI-FI access allows you to bring your device to research these powerful sources of reference. To register, call 330.744.8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar.  For adults. 6 p.m.

Kindle Klass. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Bring your Kindle to the library and learn how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on the website. Don’t forget your Amazon account and email information. Space is limited. Call and ask for the branch by name to register. For teens and adults. Austintown Library, 6 p.m.

Pups and Pages at the Howland Branch Library. Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Children in kindergarten through grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the 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.

Ancestry Library Edition Class. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807, ext. 202. Registration is required by calling the Local History & Genealogy Center. 6 p.m.

Kindle Klass. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Bring your Kindle to the library and learn how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on the website. Don’t forget your Amazon account and email information. Space is limited. Call and ask for the branch by name to register. For teens and adults. Austintown Library, 6 p.m.

WordPlay: Fun with Reading and Writing. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 330-399-8807, ext. 206 to register. 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. Registration is required. 6 p.m.

Cortland Chocolate Challenge. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. For teens in grades 7 to 12. 6 p.m.

Tuesday 10

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.

Scrapbooking Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Scrapbook a page and share your scrapbooking ideas. Please pre-register for this event. For adults. 11 a.m.

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.

La-La-La Lip Balm. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; 330-744-8636. Using the provided household ingredients,  meet and make some lip gloss. Teens at 3 p.m. and Tweens at 4 p.m. 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10 (Teens); 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 10 (Tweens). 3 p.m.

Valentine Workshop. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Need some last-minute valentines? Come to the library and make your own. Choose from several different styles. For ages 6 to 12. Registration is required by Feb. 7. 5:30 p.m.

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. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Bring the whole family for stories, games, crafts, and fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be with adult. 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: Pig Iron Press Open Poetry Reading. Knox Building, 110 W. Federal 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.

Wednesday 11

Ongoing: Recreational Hikes. Mill Creek MetroParks, various days, locations; 330-740-7107. 9 a.m., Feb. 11: Meet at overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive. Easy, 1 or 3 miles. 9 a.m., Feb. 25: Meet at Kirk Road Trailhead. Moderate, 2-4 miles. 9 a.m.

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

Mommy and Me Yoga. Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Join Miss Brindi for a simple yoga program especially for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. No experience needed. Adult and child should each bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on. For children 2 to 4 years old. Registration is required. 1 p.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2010.Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; contact the Main Library at 330-399-8807, ext. 201 to sign up. In this class, participants will create a simple one-page flyer using the basic tools of Microsoft Publisher 2010, and learn how to use these tools to create newsletters, brochures, greeting cards, and more. Registration is required. 2 p.m.

Friends of PLYMC Puzzle Swap. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Bring your once created jigsaw puzzles to swap, limit six per person. 5 p.m.

Kidz Create. Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Join the hands-on fun as young chefs learn the basics of food preparation to make delicious culinary creations. For children in kindergarten through grade 6. Registration is required. Wednesdays, Feb. 11 and 25. 5 p.m.

Happy Hearts Day. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with stories, games, songs and more fun. For school-age children. Holiday program. 6:30 p.m.

Celtic Braid Bracelets. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Make your own Celtic braid leather bracelet for yourself or someone. For adults and teens. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 12

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.

Ongoing: Basic Computer Classes. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 330-399-8807, ext. 201 to register. The Library offers free introductory classes for the novice. Registration is required for each class. Class will be held at the Main Library. Introduction to Computers: Thursday, Feb. 12 at 2 p.m.; Introduction to the Internet: Thursday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m.; Introduction to Email: Thursday, Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. 2 p.m.

Book Discussion Group. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Read this month’s featured book, “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline, and then join in the discussion. 2 p.m.

I Love My New Canfield Library Fundraiser. A La Cart Catering, 429 Lisbon St., Canfield; 330-740-6086. Treat your sweetheart to a night out. A fundraiser benefitting the Canfield Library Capital Campaign will be held at A La Cart Catering. The evening features heavy hors d’oeuvres, chocolate desserts, raffle, and cash bar. For information and tickets, call the Library’s Development Office. 5:30 p.m. $25.

Hearts & Chocolate. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Enjoy an evening of creativity while painting an intuitive art masterpiece and learning about the wonders of chocolate. Lori Mowad and Mandy Smith will lead the session. Register/pay by Feb. 10. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $20; FFRG $18.

Ongoing: Thursdays at Main. Main Library, 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. The Feb. 12 event is the 8th Annual Love Stinks Chocolate Fest. Feb. 12, 19, 26. 6 p.m.

Finding Foundation Support for Your Education Public Library. Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 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. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

History Buff Program. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Interested in history? Join us to hear about topics of interest in the area of history. 7 p.m.

Struthers Winter Concert Series. Yellow Creek Lodge. Mill Creek MetroParks, Struthers; 330-755-7275. Features the music of Rex Taneri. 7-8:30 p.m.

Monthly:  Messies Anonymous Support Group. Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Niles; 330-544-4846. Meetings are based on the 12 steps and traditions of Messies Anonymous for Household Organization. Second Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m.

music @ night 

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

Christopher’s. Reeds and Strings. 6:30-9 p.m.

Station Square. Perfect Pair. 6:30 p.m.

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

Friday 13

Sit ‘n Stitch. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Features a morning to 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. 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Love Stinks Party for Tweens. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Cupid rhymes with stupid. If you hate this holiday but like games, crafts, and candy, this program is for you. Tweens in grades 5-8 only are invited to our hour-long un-celebration. 2 p.m.

Makerspace: Sweet Stuff. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Join the Library to make chocolate treats and crafts you’re sure to love. For grades 5 to 12. Registration is required. 3 p.m.

Hunger Moon. Lanterman’s Mill Parking Lot, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Learn why Native Americans gave this month’s moon such a strange name during the hike. Moderate, 2 miles. 7-8 p.m.

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

Shrek: The Musical. Crown Theater Productions, 5 N. Main St., Columbiana, 44408; 330-482-9915 and 330-482-9647. http://www.crowntheaterproductions.org. Runs Feb. 13-15, 20-22.

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. Spastic Hearts.10 p.m.

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

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

Donna’s Diner. James Willaman. 5-7 p.m.

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

Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts. Reeds and Strings. 6:30 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Jay Wonders. 6-9 p.m.

Saturday 14 

Proposal Writing Basics. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This program will provide the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization, designed for new proposal writers or for those requiring a refresher. To register, call and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 9:30 a.m.

Coffee with the Birds. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. As part of the 18th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, join Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage to watch birds while sipping coffee (or tea). Bring your favorite mug. Limited space; please call to register. Chose one session: 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:15-11 a.m. 9:30-11 a.m.

Love Rocks Project. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. You may have found a Love Rock tucked away in the Family Garden or perhaps someone has given you a Love Rock. Learn the story of how the rocks came to be and create your own to give to others. Donations are appreciated and all proceeds benefit the Family Garden. Drop-in. 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wear it. Survive it. Unravel it. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Learn how to make a paracord cuff – it could come in handy when camping or in an emergency situation. Also learn some survival skills. For ages 8 to 12.  Registration is required by Feb. 9. 11 a.m.

Sensory Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 330-399-8807, ext. 206 to register. A new storytime specially designed for children with autism and other sensory-integration challenges. Features age-appropriate stories and sensory-rich activities that promote literacy and positive associations with reading and the library. Ages 3 to 8, parents and caregivers, and families. Registration required. 11 a.m.

I Love You More. Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. It’s Valentine’s Day, and the library invites you and your family to come and celebrate by making one giant valentine. Bring your creativity – craft supplies will be provided. For the entire family. Registration is required by Feb. 10; space is limited. 11 a.m.

Bluebird Box Workshop. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Learn about Eastern Bluebirds and make a nest box to help their population. Afterward, hike to the bluebird trail along the MetroParks Bikeway. $15 R; and $18 NR per nest box. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Feb. 8. 1-3 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.

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

Symphonic Valentine: Symphony Idol. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-4269. Three finalists from “American Idol” – Lakisha Jones, Haley Scarnato and Matt Giraud – will join the Youngstown Symphony performing songs like “Georgia on my Mind,” “My Heart Will Go On,” “I Will Always Love You,” and more. 8 p.m.

Dynamic Earth. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. See Friday, Feb. 13. 8 p.m. Free.

music @ night 

Cedars West End. Jillian Rae. 10 p.m.

Crickets. OGB. 9 p.m.

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

Manor. Teddy Pantelas and Zach Economos. 7:30 p.m.

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

Papa’s Sports Bar. Fetish. 9:30 p.m.

Sunday 15

MetroMutts: Puppy Love. Lily Pond, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-330-740-7107. Take a brisk walk with your favorite Valentine (your canine companion!) as the participants explore the winter beauty of the Lily Pond. Meet at Birch Hill Cabin afterward for hot drinks, cookies and treats by the fireplace. Each member dog will receive a special Valentine. Local shelters will be on hand with some of their adoptable dogs. Easy rating, 1 mile. Donations accepted.  Bring along an item to donate to local animal shelters.  11 a.m.

Check into Chess. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. If you would like to learn to play, the Library will teach you. For school-age children, teens and adults. 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Lily Pond in Winter. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. The Lily Pond has plenty of visitors during the warmer months, but it’s a lonely place when it’s cold. Explore nature in and around the pond in winter. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Nourishing Soup Fest. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Features a demonstration and tasting. Learn how to prepare Provencal vegetable soup favoring organic ingredients, artisan bread, aromatic pesto, and a sweet souvenir. Learn how to prepare soup in one hour to enjoy all week. With Karres Cvetkovich. Register/pay by Feb. 13. 2:30-4:30 p.m. $30; FFRG, $26.

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.

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