Calendar (Week 3) – March 16-22, 2015

Monday 16

Registration Deadline: Sprout Club. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Ages 3-5, plus guardian. Learn about seeds, explore the way that animals need plants, and then discover the leaves of trees. Register/pay by March 16. Occurs March 19, April 23 and May 28. 1-2 p.m.$15 for series; $7/class.

Monthly: Hospice of the Valley Common Bond. Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. The group focuses on one grief topic a year, and it meets the third Monday. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

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.

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.

Tuesday 17

Monthly: Hospice of the Valley’s Craft and Chat. Hospice House, 9803 Sharrott Road, Poland; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 800-640-5180. Establishing a “new normal” requires being social and meeting new friends. Meets the third Tuesday. 1-3 p.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.

Tween Writer’s Club @ W-TCPL. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. 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. 6 p.m.

Monthly: RTS Bereavement Support Group. Beeghly Medical Park, Community Learning Center, 6505 Market St., Youngstown; 330-884-2911. The group is for people who are dealing with grief from miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn loss. Meets the third Tuesday. 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday 18

Blood Pressure Screening by MCCTC. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Free blood pressure screening by students in the Medical Assistant class at the Adult Career Center, MCCTC. 9-11 a.m.

Art in the Afternoon. 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 grades one to six can get creative and experiment with different media in this art program. 4 p.m.

Legos and Looms. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Create Lego designs or Rainbow Loom bracelets. Legos and Rainbow Loom materials will be provided. For kids, ages 6 and up. 4 p.m.

Insurgent Movie Release Party. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. So you’re Divergent? Don’t fall victim to the Erudite faction. Hop the train to the library’s Insurgent Movie Release Party based on the “Divergent” trilogy by Veronica Roth. Enjoy games, crafts, food and prizes. For teens in grades 7-12. 6:30 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.

Thursday 19

Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers will read and discuss Steve Jenkins’ book, “Eye to Eye: How Animals See the World,” 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. Legos will be provided. For ages 4-7. 1-2 p.m.

Ongoing: TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting. Various branches. Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. Help plan and support teen activities at the Library. Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12. Austintown Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, March 7; Boardman Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 4; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 25; Tri-Lakes Library, 4 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, “Ysabel” by Guy Gavriel Kay, and then join in a discussion led by a librarian. 6:30 p.m.

Friday 20

For Teens: Movie Premier Party. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Teens in grades 7 to 12 can celebrate the release of the second movie in the “Divergent” series with crafts, trivia, and more. Bring a canned food item if you’re able for the Abnegation food drive. 2 p.m.

Spring Equinox Hike. Lower Bears Den parking lot, Mill Creek MetroParks. Astronomical spring arrives at 6:45 p.m. today. Moderate, 2 miles. 7:30-8:30 p.m.

music @ night

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

Donna’s Diner.John Ackley. 5-7 p.m.

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

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

Saturday 21

Birding The Sanctuary. Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead this walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Boots are required. Register at Ford Nature Center by March 20. 8-9:30 a.m.

Restorative Yoga. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Begin the morning 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. Bring several blankets, a pillow, and notebook. Register/pay by March 19. 9-10:30 a.m.$20.

Saplings: Button Tree. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Ages 6-9. As the trees begin to bud, paint a naturescape on a blank canvas and decorate the tree with buttons. Register/pay by March 19. 10-11:30 a.m. $7.

Book Discussion: In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107.  Read “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan.  The New York Times calls it “a tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be reduced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential… [a] lively, invaluable book.” Form your own conclusions, and then join the group book discussion to share your thoughts. 10:30 a.m.

STEM: Craft Stick Chain Reaction. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Come learn about kinetic and potential energy. Learn to build a “special” reaction with the use of craft sticks. For tweens and teens. 10:30 a.m.

Babytime. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive in Cortland; 330-638-6335. For infants 6 to 18 months old with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is requested. 10:30 a.m.

Presentation and Book Signing with Ted Toles Jr. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Ted Toles Jr. is a former professional baseball player who played for several Negro League teams. He was a player for the Pittsburgh Crawfords in 1946 and went on to spend time in the minor league systems of the Cleveland Indians as well as the Philadelphia Athletics. Learn more about this era in baseball history and hear about some of the teams and players. Copies of Toles’ new biography by Michael Swank, “Living on Borrowed Time: The Life and Times of Negro League Player Ted Toles Jr.” will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 11 a.m.

Book Review and a Bunch of Goodies, Too. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Springfield Capital Campaign Fundraiser – Dr. Regina Rees, YSU, will present a book review on “The Traitor’s Wife” by Allison Pataki.  Contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. 1 p.m. $15.

Reading and Other Forms of Art at the Butler. Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market St., Howland Township; 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. Held at the Butler Trumbull Branch. 2 p.m.

Saturday Movie Matinee@Austintown. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7 and younger must be with an adult. 2:30 p.m.

music @ night 

Brickhouse. Hat Trickz. 9 p.m.

Cricket’s. After Hours. 9:30 p.m.

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

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

Mastropietro Winery. Boomers. 7-10 p.m.

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

SUNDAY 22

Meditation & Mindfulness. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Explore a diversity of mindfulness methods and offerings to apply mindfulness skills in daily life to nurture greater happiness. Guided by Karres Cvetkovich. Register/pay by March 20. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $15; $18 drop-in.

Spring is in the Air Hike.  Bikeway Trailhead, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Look and listen for signs of spring while hiking the different habitats of MetroParks Farm. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m.

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