Calendar (Week 4) – February 23-28, 2015

Monday 23

Friends of the Austintown Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Mill Creek Metroparks Horticulture Director Keith Kaiser will present “Fellows Riverside Gardens-Spring is Here.” For adults. Austintown Library, 10 a.m.

It’s All about Yarn. Public Library, various branches. Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas, or “anything with yarn” project and learn from one another. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). For adults. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636, 11 a.m., Monday, Feb. 23; Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. 4 p.m., Friday, Feb. 6 and 20. 11 a.m.

Monday Movie Matinee & Discussion Group. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Join the Library 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. This month, we’ll be celebrating African American History Month with the showing of a featured film. No reservations necessary. 2 p.m.

Turning Pages at the Library. Howland Branch Library, 9095 E. Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. A program for those beginning readers who can’t get enough of books. Come to the library once a month for an after school interactive reading session including games and a snack. For kids in grades one through four. Registration is required. 5 p.m.

Facebook for Your Business. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. The workshop will feature the steps to create a Facebook page for your business. To register, call and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 6 p.m.

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 and 3-D item. Class size is limited, registration required. For adults. 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 23; 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 27. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 24

Blood Pressure Check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association. Public Library, various branches. Austintown Library, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24; MetroParks Farm Library, 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 17; Sebring Library, 1-3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Microsoft Word 2: Continuing with Word 2010. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-399-8807 ext. 201. Participants will continue learning about Microsoft Word 2010 in this class. It covers bullet points, columns, color, and inserting pictures. Prerequisite: the course “Beginning Microsoft Word.” Registration is required. Contact the Main Library at the number listed to sign up. Class will be held at the Cortland Branch. 2 p.m.

Family Story Time Black History Month Celebration. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Celebrate Black History Month with stories, songs and activities about African American artists and musicians. Make a craft to take home. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. For the entire family. Main Library, 6:30 p.m.

Leave No Soldier Behind: Finding Our Family Members in Uniform. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Explore the records of America’s armed forces. Learn how to pursue personnel files and unit histories in order to understand your ancestor’s role in the military. Registration is required by calling or online via the library’s events calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 25

Gardening Basics: Botany for Beginners. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Have you ever been stumped by a botanical name? Are you confused by the differences between a xylem and a phloem? If you answered yes to either question, then perhaps a refresher in botany is just what you need with Mandy Smith. Register/pay by Feb. 23. 9:30-11 a.m. $8.

3-D Printing: An Introduction. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. What is 3-D Printing? How does it work, and why is this technology becoming so popular? Find out in this class. No experience is necessary, and no computer skills are required. See a demonstration of loading a 3-D print job and watch the printer in action. For the family. 11 a.m. or 4 p.m.

Music at Noon: Strings Showcase. 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.

Art in the Afternoon. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 330-399-8807, ext. 206 to register. Children in grades one to six can get creative and experiment with different media in this art program. Registration is required. 4 p.m.

Family Story Time. Public Library, various branches. Have the winter doldrums? Join us for a family story time. Winter stories, activities, craft and maybe a surprise. For all ages. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 25; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 28. 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.

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley: NAS Priority Species & Habitats. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Canfield-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Mandy Smith will present a program about National Audubon Society’s priority species and habitats. Smith previously worked for Audubon Maryland-D.C. 7-8 p.m.

YSU Skeggs Lecture: Valerie Plame. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. Former covert CIA operations officer Valerie Plame, author of “Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House,” will speak as part of YSU’s Skeggs Lecture Series.  Plame was a covert CIA operations officer in 2003 when she found herself at the heart of a political fire storm when senior White House and State Department officials revealed her secret status to several national journalists, including conservative syndicated newspaper columnist Robert Novak who published her name.  She remained silent throughout the controversy, but then wrote her New York Times best-selling autobiography “Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House.” 7 p.m. (lecture) 8 p.m. (book signing). Wednesday, Feb. 25. Free.

Stomp. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and 330-841-2619. Sunrise Entertainment will present “Stomp” in a beat-filled live show that utilizes brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and more. 8 p.m. $56.50-$36.50.

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 26

Sit and Stitch. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Sit and stitch with others at the library. Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

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

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

Can a Healthy Diet Prevent Breast Cancer. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Dr. Kathy Padgitt presents the latest research. For adults. 7 p.m.

Out of This Furnace. Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3105. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26-28. 7:30 p.m.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic. 8 p.m.

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

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

Friday 27

Mahoning Valley Home & Garden Show. Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-799-3111.  Feb. 27-March 1.  10 a.m.-8 p.m.

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

Out of This Furnace. Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3105. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26-28. 7:30 p.m.

YSU Wind & Percussion Invitational. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555.  7:30 p.m. $4-$5. Free with valid YSU ID.

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.

Firefall. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Throughout Earth’s violent history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped its surface. The ancient barrage continues today; from harmless meteors – those brilliant streaks in the night sky, to mountain sized boulders wandering perilously close to Earth. Terrifying and majestic, these invaders from space are capable of utter destruction yet they have delivered life-giving water and most of the organic materials necessary for life. 8 p.m.

Paula Poundstone. Ford Family Recital Hall at DeYor, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-4269. The DeYor Performing Arts Center and 88.5 WYSU will present comedian Paula Poundstone for one show. 8 p.m. $75, $35.

music @ night  

Cedars West End. Them Bastards. 10 p.m.

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

Diletto’s Winery. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Carolyn Longo. 5-7 p.m.

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

Quinlan’s. Jay Wonders. 6-9 p.m.

Saturday 28

Mahoning Valley Home & Garden Show. Eastwood Expo Center, 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; 330-799-3111.  Feb. 27-March 1.  10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Restorative Yoga. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Begin the morning with quiet time restoring the body and nourishing the mind 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. Register/pay by Feb. 26. 9-10:30 a.m. $20.

Jr. Genius: Learning Through Play. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; call 330-399-8807, ext. 206 to register. Jr. Genius features age-appropriate stories and activities that introduce math and science concepts to preschoolers.  For children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver. Registration is required. 10 a.m.

Dynamic Earth. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. See Friday, Feb. 20. 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Free.

MetroMutts: Hot Dog Hike. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Features a winter hike around the Ford Nature Center. Get warm by the campfire with hot dogs and hot chocolate. Moderate rating, 2 miles. MetroMutts members free, not-yet-members $3. Register by Feb. 26. 11 a.m.

The History of African-American Films. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. In recognition of February as African American History Month, guest speaker Arthur Byrd will be discussing the history of African-American films. After working many years as a videographer and photojournalist, Byrd is now an instructor at Youngstown State University. He has won awards as a filmmaker and journalist and has also written and produced numerous independent films. 2 p.m.

American Heart Association’s Heart Ball. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. The annual event includes dinner, dancing and a live and silent auction. 6 p.m.

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

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.

Out of This Furnace. Ford Theater, Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3105. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26-28. 7:30 p.m.

Firefall. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3616. Throughout Earth’s violent history, impacts from comets and asteroids have mercilessly shaped its surface. The ancient barrage continues today; from harmless meteors – those brilliant streaks in the night sky, to mountain sized boulders wandering perilously close to Earth. Terrifying and majestic, these invaders from space are capable of utter destruction yet they have delivered life-giving water and most of the organic materials necessary for life. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Black Horse. After Hours. 9:30 p.m.

Cedars West End. First In Space. 10 p.m.

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

Ice House. Radio Pulse. 9 p.m.

Little Wing. G-Force. 8 p.m.-midnight.

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

Marguerita’s. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

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

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

Papa’s Sports Bar. Hat Trickz. 9:30 p.m.

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