Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – March 1-31, 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.

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.

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.

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.

ONGOING

Ongong: Bits and Pieces of Our History. Melnick Museum, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. “Bits and Pieces of Our History” takes a look at the very early years of Mill Creek Park. It traces the history of the many small businesses that took root in and around Mill Creek as well as park icons whose history can be traced back to the very beginning. These familiar icons remain today as treasures in the park. Through December 2015. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ongoing: One With Nature. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Local artist Noreen Yazvac welcomes spring with the vibrant colors of her floral works, and the quiet serenity of nature. The works are produced in a variety of materials and mediums. March 6-April 12. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ongoing: Jewels of Winter Orchid Exhibit. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Orchids are the jewels of the plant world, full of color, let them dazzle you with their brilliance and splendor. During the heart of winter, find the spirit of the tropics here at the Davis Center as you observe these exotic beauties on display. Bring your camera, as there will be plenty of amazing flowers to photograph. Through March 15. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ongoing: Bonding with Babies & Books. Various branches. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs, and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Friday, March 6, 20; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Saturday., March 14, 28; Main Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, March 14; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Monday, March 16; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 4, 11, 18, 25; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, March 12.

Ongoing: Celebrate the Arts. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636.Features the 12th Annual Celebration of the Arts at the Boardman Library. See artwork by Boardman area students in grades K-6. Opening night kickoff features refreshments on March 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. Musical by the St. Charles Children’s Choir under the direction of Laura Kotheimer. Choir performance starts at 7 p.m. Artwork will be on display from March 9-16. Boardman Library, 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, March 9 Kickoff (Choir performs at 7 p.m.); Boardman Library, Library Hours, March 9-16, artwork on display.

Ongoing: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Various branches. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 14; Main Library, 6 p.m., Monday, March 23; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 10, 24; Poland Library, 1 p.m., Thursday, March 5, 12, 26.

Ongoing: Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday. Various branches. Come celebrate and be a part of Dr. Seuss’ birthday by having fun with crafts and read a few of his books. Check out a display of his books too. Library hours. For children of all ages. East Library, All Day, Monday, March 2; Brownlee Woods Library, Library Hours, Monday, March 2; Campbell Library, Library Hours, Monday, March 2; Newport Library, Library Hours, Monday, March 2; Struthers Library, Library Hours, Tuesday, March 3; West Library, Library Hours, Monday, March 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, 12 p.m., Thursday, March 19; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

Ongoing: Grab & Go Craft for March. Public Library, Tri-Lakes Library branch; 330-744-8636. Make a craft to take home. For children of all ages. Holiday program. Library, Library hours in March.

Ongoing: Lego My Library. Various branches. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, ages 6 and up. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, March 4; Boardman Library, 2-3 p.m., Saturday, March 14; Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 24; Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 19; Struthers Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, March 21; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 10.

Ongoing: Make a Rainbow Sun Catcher. Various branches. Stop by to make a colorful rainbow sun catcher. For children of all ages. Greenford Library, Library Hours, March; Sebring Library, Library hours in March.

Ongoing: Trim a Tree for March. Various branches. Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. Children of all ages. Austintown Library, Library Hours, March; Poland Library, Library Hours, March; Springfield Library, Library hours in March.

Ongoing: Where’s Waldo? @ the Library. Various branches. Can you find all of the characters from the “Where’s Waldo” books? Go on a scavenger hunt around the library until you have found them all. Give your entry to the librarian to be entered for a prize drawing. For children of all ages. Brownlee Woods Library, Library Hours, March; Campbell Library, Library Hours, March; East Library, Library Hours, March; Newport Library, Library Hours, March; Struthers Library, Library Hours, March; West Library, Library Hours, March,

Ongoing: Foam Heads of Fury. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; ;330-744-8636. Just in time for March Madness. View college and university mascots and match them to their individual names. The student with the most matches wins a prize. For tweens and teens. Library hours in March.

Ongoing: March Madness: Battle of the Books. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Vote each week for your favorites in our book duels. Start with 16 teen titles, and your votes will narrow it down until the Library gets a champion. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours in March.

Ongoing: March Madness: Battle of the Books. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Sixteen YA books face off in head-to-head competition, but only one can win the Battle of the Books. Fill out and submit your book bracket to be eligible for a random prize drawing. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours in March.

Ongoing: What in the World is this Word. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Grab an entry form and look around the Library for St. Patrick’s Day-themed pictures. Find eight in total each with a letter underneath. Copy down the letters and unscramble them to discover a St. Patrick’s Day related word. All completed entry forms with the correct word will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize. One entry per person. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours in March.

Ongoing: Coupon Swap @ the Library. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. For adults. Library hours in March.

Ongoing: Blind Date with a Book. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Exciting, single book is seeking a fun-loving reader. Meet me at the Library anytime in March. For adults. Library hours in March.

Ongoing: Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Public Library, various branches; 330-744-8636. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). For adults. Austintown Library, 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, March 17; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Thursday, March 5; Poland Library, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 24.

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

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