Calendar (Week 2) – March 8-15, 2015

Sunday 8

Orchid Walk-About. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Take an orchid walk with one of the park’s orchid experts highlighting the main varieties of orchids displayed throughout the Davis Center. 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Good Luck Trail. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. In the 1930s, Mill Creek Park naturalist Ernest W. Vickers picked up a horseshoe he found along what was then a bridal trail on Lake Cohasset’s west side. He nailed it a tree, therefore christening Good Luck Trail. That tree has long succumbed to the ravages of time. Today, the park will christen a new tree with a horseshoe. Moderate, 1.5 miles. 2-3:30 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. Features “Classic Restaurants of Youngstown” with author Thomas Welsh. 10 a.m.

WordPlay: Fun with Reading and Writing. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Children will spend an hour doing story-building activities that will also build their reading skills. For kids in grades 1 through 4. 6 p.m.

Pups and Pages at the Howland Branch Library. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 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.

For Teens: “Insurgent” Movie Premier Party. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive in Cortland; 330-638-6335. Teens in grades 7 to 12 can celebrate the film premiere of “Insurgent” with trivia, crafts, and more. Bring a can of food if you’re able for the Abnegation food drive.  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.

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.

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, 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 accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 10, 24. 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: La Leche League. Columbiana County WIC office, 7876 Lincoln Place, Lisbon; 330-427-2155. All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. Second Tuesday. 7 p.m.

Monthly: Open Poetry Reading. Pig Iron Press. 26 N. Phelps 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

Mahoning Valley Landscape & Nursery Association Spring Seminar. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Mahoning Valley Landscape & Nursery Association, Mill Creek MetroParks, and OSU Extension – Mahoning County will sponsor this spring horticulture clinic at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Topics will focus on innovative ideas for the green industry. Vendors will display current service products. Call 330-398-7710 for details or visit http://www.mvlna.org for more information. $70; MVLNA, FFRG & Garden Club members and Master Gardeners $40. 8 a.m.-4 p.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.

Lunch & Learn, Friends of PLYMC. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. The arbor organization “Treez Please” will present on how to plant and plan for spring. Presenter will be Dr. Jean Engle. Bring a bag lunch. For information, please contact the Development Office. For adults. Noon.

Blood Pressure Screening by the Youngstown-Warren Black Nurses Association. Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. 1-3 p.m.

Mommy and Me Yoga. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. This simple yoga program is especially for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. Adult and child should each bring a towel or yoga mat. For children 2 to 4 years old. Registration is required. 1:30 p.m.

Laughter Yoga. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. This interactive class will enhance your attitude, decrease stress, and have you laughing with others. Led by certified instructor Teresa Lisum. No flexibility or yoga experience required. 1:30-2:30 p.m. $5.

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. Kindergarten through grade 6. Registration is required. 5 p.m.

Friends of PLYMC Puzzle Swap. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Bring your once created puzzles to swap, limit 6 per person. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 5 p.m.

Friends of PLYMC Canfield Committee Meeting. Boardman Library Children’s Activity Room, Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. 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. All musicians welcome. Wednesdays.  7-9 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.

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, “Kind of Kin” by Rilla Askew, and then join in the discussion. 2 p.m.

3D Printing. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Make a 3D model of your favorite Minecraft building or character as part of Teen Tech Week. For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m.

Weekly: Warriors Inc.: Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs. Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-783-3276. This is a weekly, state certified program that focuses on preventing drug use through fishing and aquatic resource education. 5-6 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation. 330-646-4082 or http://www.Polishyoungstown.com. Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle (Polish culture, crafts, dance and songs for children and opportunities for adults with the Village Folk Singers. New members welcome. Every Thursday. Call for location. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Recovery Group. Warren Revival Center Fellowship Hall, 4400 W. Market St., Leavittsburg; 330-898-4295. This class uses “Celebrate Recovery” material for individuals facing addiction. Open to all. Thursdays. 6:30-8 p.m. Free.

Orchid Potting Workshop. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Dave Miller and Jackie Land will walk you through repotting your very own orchid. Register/pay by March 10. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25; FFRG $21.

Struthers Winter Concert Series. Yellow Creek Lodge, Mill Creek MetroParks, Struthers; 330-702-3000. Enjoy some polka music, and maybe a little dancing, with the Mahoning Valley Button Box Club. 7-8:30 p.m.

History Buff Presenters. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Author William Johnson who will discuss his new book “Tea and Tyranny: Still Shaggin’ in Boston.” There will be a book-signing to follow the presentation. For information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. For adults. 7 p.m.

music @ night 

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

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

Friday 13

Botanical Mornings. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Explore the budding Spring in the Gardens with Lynn Zocolo. Register/pay by March 11. 9-10 a.m. $5.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Kids ages 3 to 8 can wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal. After they listen to some great stories, we will tuck the stuffed animals in for a night at the library. Stop by the library on Saturday to pick up your stuffed animal and hear all about their exciting sleepover. Registration is required by March 9. 4 p.m.

music @ night

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

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

Donna’s Diner. Tony and Kimberly Paglia. 5-7 p.m.

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

Royal Oaks. Dead Maggie. 8-11 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Jay Wonders. 6-9 p.m.

Saturday 14 

Advanced Master Gardener Series. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  The Advanced Master Gardener Series classes are for anyone who has already completed a Master Gardener program. The series of three classes includes a hands-on pruning class, a tour focusing on plant names that are based on easily recognizable plant characteristics, and then a fall gardening class that covers all types of gardening tasks to be done in the fall, including cutting back perennials, mulching, pruning and planting. Register/pay by March 12. Occurs March 14,  June 20, Aug. 22. 10-11:30 a.m.  $36 for series; $15 per class.

Cabin Fever. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107.  Tired of winter? Join the park for its first 2015 trip on the MetroParks Trolley to visit Bears Den, Birch Hill, and the Old Log Cabin, the new “Sugar House,” and Pioneer Pavilion. Trolley is unheated – plan to bundle up.  Register/pay at Ford Nature Center. 10 a.m.-noon or 1-3 p.m.Adults $7 R, $10 NR; 12 and under or 60 and over $5 R, $8 NR.

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

Lucky Leprechaun Sale at the Bookstore. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Come to the Friends of PLYMC Bookstore and receive a lucky coin to receive a discount on all books that day. Features a special story time presentation with Captain McFinn.  1 p.m.

music @ night 

BackYard Bar and Grill. After Hours. 9 p.m. -1 a.m.

Brickhouse. OGB. 9 p.m.-midnight.

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

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

The Manor. Damian Knapp. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 15

Yoga Basics Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Yoga class features a gentle, but thorough, approach with daily deep relaxation. Bring a mat, small blanket, and pillow. Led by Karres Cvetkovich. Pre-registration required. Occurs 9-10 a.m., March 15-May 3. 9-10 a.m. $80; 10 percent discount ($72), if registered by March 10.

Bundle Up Trolley Tours. Boards at Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Enjoy a chilly version of our standard one- hour tour of Mill Creek MetroParks. Trolley is unheated – plan to bundle up.  Register/pay at Ford Nature Center. Occurs March 15, 26 and 29. 1-2:30 p.m., 3:30-5 p.m. Adults $6 R, $9 NR; 12 and under or 60 and over $4 R, $7 NR.

Check into Chess. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. For all ages. 1:30 p.m.

The Ides of March. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107.St. Patrick’s Day is Tuesday and spring arrives Friday. Despite Shakespeare’s warning, there’s no reason to beware today’s search for things green. Moderate. 3 miles. 2 p.m.

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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