Calendar (Week 4) – March 23-31, 2015

Monday 23

Friends of the Austintown Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Allan Miller, editor and chief of O Gauge Railing Magazine, will discuss the reasons model railroading is often described as “the world’s greatest hobby.” 10 a.m.

Tuesday 24

Social Security Informational Program. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Do you have questions about applying for Social Security? A representative from the Social Security Administration will explain various Social Security benefits, and how to apply for them. The program includes a question and answer session. To register, call and ask for the Information Services Department or register online using the Events Calendar. For adults. 2 p.m.

From the Garden: Sunday Brunch. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Features a demonstration and tasting with Chef David Armstrong. Dine on smoothies, scrambled eggs, fruit, coffee cake and more. Register/pay by March 22. 6:30-8:30 p.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. 6:30 p.m.

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley: Bees. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Learn about the fascinating and important lives bees led. Sister Jean Thurin, education manager for Villa Maria Community Center, will give insight into these creatures. 7-8 p.m $34; FFRG $28.

Wednesday 25

Literary Society Event: Lunch with Author Beverly Lewis. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-330-740-6086. Today features a Lunch and Book Signing with author Beverly Lewis, who will speak about her new book, “The Love Letters.” This best-selling author has won numerous awards. Doors will open at noon. Lunch at 12:30 p.m., with a presentation by the author. Ticket price is $25 for members of the Literary Society and $35 for non-members. Books will be available to purchase. Noon.

From the Garden: Sunday Brunch. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Features a demonstration and tasting with Chef David Armstrong. Dine on smoothies, scrambled eggs, fruit, coffee cake and more. Register/pay by March 22. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $34; FFRG $28.

Sam Allen as Poet Robert Frost. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Sam Allen, of Beaver Falls, Pa., has turned the life of poet Robert Frost into a riveting one-man show as he tells Frost’s story and brings his timeless artistry to a new, modern audience. 6:30 p.m.

Is Colon Cancer Preventable. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Dr. Kathy Padgitt presents the latest research. For adults. 7 p.m.

Thursday 26

music @ night

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

Friday 27

Deadline: Nature in Bloom. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Spring boasts a variety of colorful blooms from trilliums to daffodils to bluebells. Explore these delicate beauties in the wilds of western Pennsylvania. Visit the Wildflower Reserve at Raccoon Creek State Park, then hop on over to the brand new Pittsburgh Botanic Garden and their woodlands. Enjoy spring inspired meals and a special stop to visit Joe Hamm’s daffodil delights. This trip includes walking several miles along easy to moderate trails. Hiking boots, or waterproof footwear, are required. The deadline is March 27. Occurs 8 a.m.-8:30 p.m., April 16. $155; FFRG $110.

Gardening Basics: Garden Design Theory II. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116.  Garden Design Theory II class builds on the material from the first Design Theory class and expands the student’s ability to look at gardens through the eyes of a designer. Bridget Beck, garden designer, will introduce students to some famous and not-so-famous gardens and examine why they “work” in terms of their design. Then, examine current gardening projects and brainstorm ideas and solutions as a group. Please bring materials from home that you are currently working on. Register/pay by March 12. 10 a.m.-noon  $14; FFRG $12.

Magical Seeds. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 4-6, plus guardian. Hear a story and then join in the magic of planting a seed. Register/pay by March 25. 1-2 p.m. $8.

music @ night  

Bourbon House 45. Jared Ashley. 9 p.m.

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

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

Mastropietro Winery. Donny Richards. 7-10 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Jay Wonders. 6-9 p.m.

Saturday 28

Business Fair. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Come and check out all the businesses at the Business Fair. There is no charge to attend. If you have a business and want to participate so that you can sell and promote your business, reserve your spot for $20, which includes the price of membership to the Friends of the Library. Fair runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Special Event: Family Book Day. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Features stories, live music, crafts with the Trumbull Art Gallery, puppets, and more hands-on activities. Stop in any Warren-Trumbull County Public Library for details and event times, or visit the library website at http://www.wtcpl.org. 1-4 p.m.

Sensory Story Time. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Features a family story time with a sensory focus for children of all ages. This program is designed for children with different needs, including those with Autism, speech/language delays, cognitive impairments, AD/HD and other special needs and challenges. We will enjoy books, music and sensory stations with a schedule board and double visuals. Children must attend with an adult. Registration is required.  Preschool and school-age children. 2 p.m.

music @ night

Brick House. Save Yourself. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

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

The Manor. Damian Knapp. 9 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Sounds Around Town. 7 p.m.

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

Sunday 29

Spring is in (and around) the Water. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Experience the changes in and around the Lily Pond since our last visit six weeks ago. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Monday 30 

Books and More.  Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. A program that pairs children’s literature with enrichment activities for children in kindergarten to grade 6. Registration is required by calling 330-824-2094.  4:30 p.m.

Turning Pages at the Library. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. A program for those beginning readers. Come to the library once a month for an afterschool interactive reading session including games and a snack. For kids in grades one through four. Registration is required. 5 p.m.

Tuesday 31

Medicare Informational Program. Public Library, Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Are you unsure of how, or when, to apply for Medicare? A representative of the State of Ohio’s Health Insurance Information Program will be at the library to explain the Medicare system. The program includes a question-and-answer period. To register, call and ask for the Information Services Department or register online. For adults. 2 p.m.

International Day of Puppetry. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Help celebrate with a shadow puppet show. Stay after the performance to make your own shadow puppets and learn how to make a shadow puppet theater. For children of all ages. 6 p.m.

Easter Arrangement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Create an Easter arrangement for your table. Marie Borocz will lead in arranging with white and pink carnations, white, yellow, and lavender mums, baby’s breath, and colorful faux Easter eggs. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $39; FFRG $30.

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