Calendar (Week 1) – March 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. 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.

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.

Sweet. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Hike to the Robinson Memorial Sugar Maple Grove to watch the sugar project in action by the Rocky Ridge Neighborhood Association. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Monday 2 

Ongoing: Gotta Move Story Time. Various branches. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Features a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, March 5, 12, 19, 26; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, 17, 31; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 30; Sebring Library, Noon., Thursday, March 19; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

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, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 1 p.m.

Ongoing: For Teens: March Makerspace Mondays. Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Teens in grades 7 to 12 can come to the library afterschool every Monday in March to make a variety of crafts. Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 afterschool.

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, 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. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. 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. Ages 3 to 5. Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11 a.m. 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.

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 March 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, and 31. 9:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. Drop-in. $15/class.

Friends of the Poland Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Traci Manning of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society will present, “Uncaged, Extraordinary Women of the Civil War.” 10 a.m.

Show What You Know: Sourdough Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Create a wild yeast sourdough starter. In this bread-making program, the Library will create and discuss the step-by-step method for creating, nurturing, and maintaining a robust wild yeast (aka sourdough) starter, used to bake a variety of breads and sweet treats; or slightly fermented for sourdoughs. Some knowledge of basic bread making skills helpful. Participants will continue to meet monthly to discuss our successes/problems. Registration required. For adults. 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3; 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 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, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11 a.m.; Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 at 6:30 p.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; 330-448-8134. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Ages 3 to 5. Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. 1 p.m.

Ongoing: Book Buddies. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. 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. Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17 between 4-6 p.m.

Orchid Clinic. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Stop by with your questions for the 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 cost. Drop-in. 6-8 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. March 3, 10, 17, 24, March 31. 6-7 p.m. $5/class.

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. 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 3, 10, 17*, 24, 31 (*holiday program). 6 p.m.

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. March 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31. 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 4

Ongoing: Music and Movement. Main Library, 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, March 4, 11, 18, 25 at 10 a.m. and at 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s. Various branches. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18, 25; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18, 25; Main Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, March 14; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18, 25; Newport Library, 4 p.m., Saturday, March 14; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 5, 12, 19, 26.

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, March 4, 11, 18, 25. 11 a.m.

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. It uses books, stories, rhymes, music, movement, and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten. 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18, 25. 11:30 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’ai Chi form. Occurs March 4, 11, 18, and 25. Noon–1 p.m. Drop-in. $10/class.

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.

Meet the Phantoms Hockey Players. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. All are welcome to this meet and greet with the Phantoms hockey players. Bring your camera and take a photo with your favorite player. 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 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.

Jellyfish. Birch Hill Cabin, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-330-740-7107. Ages 2–3, plus guardian. Jellyfish are made up of over 90 percent water and are actually not even fish! Discover more about these fascinating jellies through a story, craft, and activities. Register/pay two days in advance. March 5 at 10-11 a.m. or March 7 from noon-1 p.m. $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Ongoing: Toddler Tales. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 at 10 a.m. and 11 a.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. Occurs March 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, and 31. 9:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. Drop-in. $15/class.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 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, March 5, 12, 19, 26. 11:30 a.m.

Ongoing: T’ai Chi Basics Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116.For beginners. Explore the stances and movements, rhythms and applications of a classic T’ai Chi form during this 10-week course. Marie Lew will guide you in following the theme of circles and cycles in warm-ups and breathing exercises, all the while developing coordination, flexibility and leg strength, improving balance, stability and concentration. Noon-1 p.m., March 5-May 7. $100; 10 percent discount ($90) if registered by March 1.

Ongoing: For Teens: Thursdays at Main. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Games, movies, and different activities each week. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26. 5 p.m.

LEGO Club.Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 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. 5-7 p.m.

Ongoing: 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. The Library have laptops to use and a place to study. A thinking snack will be provided. For teens in grades 7-12. 6 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 12, 19, 26. 6 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.

Vintage Estate. Acoustic open stage. 7:30 p.m.

Friday 6 

Maple Syrup. Bears Den Cabin. Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-330-740-7107.  Join the park at Bears Den Cabin for a special program for learning about the art of gathering sap to make maple syrup. The group will visit the park’s grove of sugar maples and the brand new sugar shack. Program will also include a story, craft and samples to taste. Register/pay two days in advance. March 6 or March 7 . 10-11 a.m.  $5 R; $7 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

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

Show What You Know-Body Scrubs. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Learn the basic components needed to make your own body scrubs from salt, sugar and other basic ingredients. Make one to take home with you. Class size limited. Call to register. 11 a.m.

Coffee Talk and Tasting. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Marlowe’s Premium Coffee will visit the library to talk about some of the factors that affect the taste, flavor, and strength of coffee. Plus, there will be several varieties to sample. No reservations necessary. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Preschool Storytime. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Ages 3 to 5. Fridays, March 6, 13, 20, 27. 11 a.m.

music @ night 

Christopher’s Downtown. Jazz. 5-8 p.m.

Cricket’s. Sofa King Cool Band. 6 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich. 5-7 p.m.

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

Mastropierto Winery. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

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

SATURDAY 7

Ukrainian Easter Eggs. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Many other ethnic groups in Central and Eastern Europe make these decorative eggs Ukrainians call pysnaky. Carol Novosel will send you home with a completed beautiful egg and the skills to make more. Children ages 10 and above accompanied by an adult. Register/pay at FNC by March 5. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $15 R; $18 NR.

Minute to Win It. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive in Cortland; 330-638-6335. Kids ages 6 to 12 can join us to test their skills against the clock as they complete assigned tasks. Registration is required. 2 p.m.

music @ night 

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

Ice House. Wet Lemon. 10 p.m.

Irish Bob’s. Dead Maggie. 6-9 p.m.

Leon’s. Sound Bite. 9 p.m.

The Manor. Teddy Pantelas, Zach Economos. Jazz. 6 p.m.

Mastropierto Winery. Jim Golen. 7 p.m.

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