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

Monday 16

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.

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. 6:30 p.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.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-4269. In 1850 Oregon, when a backwoodsman brings a wife home to his farm, his six brothers decide that they want to get married too. This traveling stage play is based on the 1954 Hollywood musical. 8 p.m.

Tuesday 17

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 email 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 at Austintown: E-mail.” For adults. Austintown Library, 11 a.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.

Beginning Microsoft Word: An Introduction to Word Processing. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-399-8807 ext. 201. In this class, we will be using Microsoft Word 2010 to get started in word processing. We cover the basics of formatting, editing, printing, and saving. Prerequisite: comfortable with a mouse and some typing practice. Registration is required. Contact the Main Library at the number listed above to sign up. Class will be held at the Cortland Branch. 2 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.

Blingin’ Out My Sock Monkey. Public Library, various branches. Decorate your very own sock monkey. The Library will provide the monkeys and the bling (markers, ribbon, buttons, jewels, etc.) and you provide the design and creativity. For grades 7-12. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17; Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 11. 6 p.m.

Tween Writer’s Club @ W-TCPL, Main Library.Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 330-399-8807, ext. 206 to register. 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. Ages 10 to 14. Registration is required. 6 p.m.

Academy Awards Dinner. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Feature a demonstration and tasting. Chef David Armstrong will prepare a Hollywood-style menu, including caviar dip, filet of beef, smoked salmon and mesclun salad, and a raspberry-infused drink. Register/pay by Feb. 15. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $42; FFRG $36.

Wednesday 18

Music at Noon: Tuba Ensemble 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.

Orchid Clinic. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Stop by with your questions for our orchid experts, Dave Miller and Jackie Land. Bring any problem orchids you may have and they will help you get them back on track. Orchid bark mix and orchid pots will be available for sale for a nominal fee. Drop-in. 2-4 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. Ages 6 and up. 4 p.m.

Makerspace: T-Shirt Transformations. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Wednesday after school until 5 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.

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. For adults. Austintown Library, 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.

Book Discussion Group: The Presidents. Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Join the Library for the first meeting of a new book discussion group about notable presidents. The first selection is “Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office” by Harlow Giles Unger. Read the book and then join in the discussion. The featured book is available to borrow from the library, or a limited number of paperback copies may be available to buy. 7 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 19

Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers will celebrate Chinese New Year with a book discussion 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.

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, which will be provided. 1-2 p.m.

All About Hearts. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 3-5. Enjoy a heart-felt story, a heart ornament craft, and a heart healthy snack. 1-2 p.m. $5.

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 group will have pizza. For grades 7-12. 4 p.m.

Celebrate Chinese New Year. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Begin the Year of the Sheep with games, trivia, snacks and more. For grades four and up. 6:30 p.m.

Using the Ancestry Database. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. The Genealogy and Local History Librarian will demonstrate the power of the Ancestry database and show how it can be used effectively for genealogical research. For adults. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the library’s events calendar. 6:30 p.m.

Sci-Fi 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, “Ringworld” by Larry Niven, and then join in a discussion led by a librarian. 6:30 p.m.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic. 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Friday 20

Botanical Mornings. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Appreciate the structural beauty of the Gardens during this wintertime stroll with Lynn Zocolo. Look for Witch Hazels and perhaps some early blooming bulbs. 9-10 a.m. $5.

Mad About the Arts. Stambaugh Auditorium Ballroom, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-941-1777. To purchase tickets, visit wysu.org/madaboutthearts. For 20 years, “Mad About the Arts” has benefited the John J. McDonough Museum of Art and WYSU 88.5 FM. This special 20th anniversary celebration at Stambaugh will feature  food, music and wine. The event includes “Wine Craft and Connoisseurship” and performances by YSU’s Jazz Ensemble 2 and Jazz Combo. The event will be capped with dancing to Redline. 6:30 p.m.

Let It Be. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264. The global tour of “Let It Be” comes to the Mahoning Valley for one show. The performance captures the Beatles’ meteoric rise from Liverpool’s Cavern Club to their later studio masterpieces. Hear live performances of early hits like “Twist and Shout,” “Baby You Can Drive My Car,” and career toppers such as “Hey Jude,” “Come Together,” and, of course, “Let It Be.” 7:30 p.m.

Toughest Monster Trucks. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21. $25-$10.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Selah Restaurant, 130 S. Bridge Street, Struthers, 44471; 800-838-3006. This intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron has celebrated a two-and-a-half year run in New York’s Westside Theatre. “Love, Loss, and What I Wore” is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman and the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories. The show is winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award and 2010 Broadway.com Award for favorite new play. Shows will be held on the second floor cabaret at Selah Restaurant, which is accessible by stairs.  Admission includes dessert and coffee at intermission. Advance ticket purchases are required. Pre-theater dining is recommended by reservation. Call the main restaurant at 330-755-2759. Occurs 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20-21, 27-28. $17.50.

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

music @ night

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

Donna’s Diner. Terry Dach. 5-7 p.m.

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

Rust Belt Tap Room. Reeds and Strings. 7-9 p.m.

Up a Creek. G-Force. 8:30 p.m.

Saturday 21

Garden Seminar: Heritage Gardening for the 21st Century. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. During the 10th annual winter seminar, discover some of the most successful, sustainable, and simple plants from the 18th through early 20th centuries. These tough and adaptable plants represent the foundation of our gardens today. In addition, speakers will look at historic gardening methods that can be applied to our current gardens. Join us in exploring the rich heritage of the garden and what it can mean to us. The books of speakers will be available for purchase at the seminar. Presented by the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown and Mill Creek MetroParks. For more information and to register, go to the Winter Seminar site: http://www.mgcy.org/Pages/WinterSeminar.aspx. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $45; $55 after Feb. 8.

Hunting & Military Relic Show. Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-539-4247.  Feb. 21-22. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ongoing: Twice-Loved Book Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Peruse the tables in the Antonucci Horticulture Library for much loved books on gardening, cooking, and nature. There will also be magazines for sale. All proceeds benefit the Antonucci Horticulture Library. Feb. 21-March 1. 10 a.m.-5p.m.

Ongoing: Nature Photography Exhibit. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. View the talents of amateur photographers in this exhibit. Feb. 21-March 15.

Cabin Fever Fest. Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Burn off the winter blues during the Cabin Fever Fest, presented by the MetroParks Police and Recreation Departments. Activities include a chili cook-off, outdoor games and activities, sled riding and more. Participate in the snow sculpting competition (weather permitting) and do fun winter crafts. Sample chili and vote for your favorite for a small donation. $10 fee to enter the chili cook-off. Call the Ford Nature Center for chili cook-off registration, rules, or event details. Noon-2 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.

2nd Annual Chocolate Olympics. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 330-399-8807, ext. 206 to register. Calling all chocolate lovers. Join the Library for a chocolate-filled extravaganza of games and more; it will be sweet. For children in kindergarten through grade six. Registration is required. 2 p.m.

Reading and Other Forms of Art. Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a unique blend of art and books during this interactive family program. A children’s librarian will present stories, and an art educator will present a companion craft. For ages 5 to 10 with an accompanying adult. 2 p.m.

Game-a-thon. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Video games, board games, trivia games, and more. The Library will provide the games and snacks. For grades 4-12. 2:30 p.m.

Movie Matinee.  Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Multiple branches. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7 and under must be with an adult. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG-13 to G. Austintown Library, 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21; Brownlee Woods Library, 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21; Newport Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14 and 28; Struthers Library, 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26. 2:30 p.m.

Contra Dance at Pioneer Pavilion. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Features a Contra Dance on the ballroom floor at historic Pioneer Pavilion. Beginners and veterans alike can enjoy this unique folk dance form from the British Isles. 7-10 p.m. $7 at the door.

Toughest Monster Trucks. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 20 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21. $25-$10.

Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Selah Restaurant, 130 S. Bridge Street, Struthers, 44471; 800-838-3006. See Friday, Feb. 20 for listing. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20-21, 27-28. $17.50.

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

music @ night 

Brickhouse. Hat Trickz. 9 p.m.

Cedars West End. White Cadillac. 10 p.m.

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

Holiday Bar. Wet Lemon. 9:30 p.m.

McMenamy’s. Huckin’ Fillbillies. 8:30 p.m.

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

Suzie’s. 5 Elements, Jones for Revival. 9 p.m.

SUNDAY 22

Hunting & Military Relic Show. Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-539-4247.  9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Creating Sacred Space. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Karres Cvetkovich teaches how to return to the present moment to connect with and make room for the new you to emerge. Bring a notebook, mat, pillow, and small blanket for guided relaxation. Register/pay by Feb. 20. 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.$26; FFRG $22.

Cumberland Island National Seashore. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ever dream of your own island paradise? Cumberland Island is Georgia’s largest and southernmost barrier island and boasts maritime forests, undeveloped beaches and wide marshes. Join Eric Broviak for a talk and presentation about this island paradise with pristine beaches and stunning natural wonders. Participants will see highlights of easy front country features and venture into the jungle-like interior of this island gem right here in the U.S.  From wild horses to armadillos, this well-kept secret is yours to explore. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 2-3:30 p.m.

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