Calendar (Week 4) – May 23-31, 2015

Saturday 23

Hack-it. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Ages 9 and up. Explore circuitry and robotics with the museum’s InspireWorks Staff. Noon-1 p.m. Free with admission.

Spring Scavenger Hunt. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. April showers bring May flowers and so much more. Join the park’s search for spring’s beauties. Bring a camera or phone to document your findings. 1-3 p.m.

Sensory Story Time. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for a family story time for children of all ages with a sensory focus. 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. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Boardman Library. Preschool and school age children. 2 p.m.

Couple Scotch Event. Mill Creek Golf Course, W. Golf Drive, Boardman; 330-740-7112. Golf event held on a monthly basis for couples. Teams are composed of three couples playing a scotch format. No golf handicaps are needed and each event will have an event theme. Couples will create their own group. Call the Golf Shop for sign-up and details. 6-8 p.m. $45/couple.

music @ night 

Cedars. CVTTVNMVVTH, White Cadillac, Between Hell and High Water. 10 p.m.

Cricket’s. Harvey Wallbanger. 9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.

Kennsington Golf Club. Christine Witt and Mark Soini. 8 p.m.

Manor. Damian Knapp. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

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

SUNDAY 24

Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. The Mahoning Valley Dahlia Society will hold a sale with unique varieties. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Checking up on our Bluebirds. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. After a short indoor introduction, walk along Bluebird Trail to check nest boxes and learn more about these beautiful birds. Bluebird nest box kits available for purchase. Moderate, 1.5 or 2.5 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Monday 25

MEMORIAL DAY – OBSERVED

Tuesday 26

Recreational Hikes. MetroParks Bikeway Kirk Road Trailhead. 6685 Kirk Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000.  Volunteer-led recreational hikes are generally faster-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors.  Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead, Kirk Road. Moderate, 2 or 4 miles. 6-7 p.m.

Wednesday 27

Last Wednesdays. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Bring your grandparent(s) to OH WOW. the last Wednesday of each month for free grandparent admission with the purchase of at least one child admission. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 

Chuck E. Cheese Story Time and Library Fundraiser. Chuck E. Cheese, Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330744-8636. Special Story time at 10 a.m. before the store opens with Chuck E. Cheese at their Boardman store.  This story time will be the fourth Wednesday of every month in 2015. Support your Mahoning County Public Libraries that day by showing your library card and receive 10 free tokens to play games.  The Library will receive 15 percent of the purchases made that day at Chuck E. Cheese. Please support the Friends of PLYMC by donating your gently used and one read Children’s books also that day to benefit children’s programming. For more information on this fundraiser, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. 10 a.m.

Intro to Email. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township;Contact the Main Library at330-399-8807 ext. 201 to sign up. The library offers free introductory classes for the novice computer user. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m.

Wednesdays at the WOW. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Explore in the museum’s InspireWorks Lab. Free with museum admission. http://www.ohwowkids.org. 4-5:30 p.m.

Let’s Get Ready for Summer. Public Library, Brownlee Woods Branch, 4010 Sheridan Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Come and get ready for summer by enjoying stories as well as make a few crafts to get us ready for the season. Parents: Please make sure your child wears older clothing as a few crafts may get messy. For school-age children. 4 p.m.

Anglophiles Unite. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Are you an anglophile? Would you like to meet some other like-minded individuals with which to share your experiences? This meeting is for lovers of all things British. This is a group for people interested in stand-up comedy, British film, history, tea, Shakespeare, famous books and authors, and, of course, the Monarchy. Tea and biscuits will be served. For teens and adults.6:30 p.m.

music @ night

Bourbon House 45. Jay Byrd. 6-9 p.m.

Up a Creek. Gary Pirrung. 9 p.m.

Yolo Grill. Julius Veal. 6-10 p.m.

Thursday 28

Databases & Online Research Resources. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 201. The library’s online databases provide a wealth of knowledge in many subjects, from business and investment sites to small engine repair to careers, jobs & adult learning. Come explore these free resources that are invaluable tools for work, school, or enjoyment. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m.

School’s Out. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Join us after school until we close for snacks, games and more. 5 p.m.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic open stage. 8 p.m.

Magic Tree. John Reese Project. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Up a Creek. Jay Byrd. 5-8 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. 7:30 p.m.

Friday 29

Frogs in the Sanctuary. Mill Creek Preserve, 2668 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield; 330-740-7107. Join the park for its first-ever nighttime walk in the Mill Creek Sanctuary. The group will listen, not catch. Boots required; flashlights permitted. Moderate, 1.5 miles. Register at Ford Nature Center by May 28. 8:30-10 p.m.

music @ night  

Barrel33. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Christopher’s Downtown. Live jazz. 5-8 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Jim Moran. 5-7 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Jay Wonders. 6-9 p.m.

Smokin’ Gun Saloon. Following June. 9 p.m.

Webb Winery. Rogues of Rafferty. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday 30

A Little Taste of the Farm. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. The Mahoning County Livestock Committee will offer a display of farm animals to teach about the difference between dairy cows, beef cows, breeds of sheep, and pigs. Samples of various products from the animals will be available to sample for a donation. Families can also participate various activities including a farm coloring page, story time, milk a cow, farm animal bingo, and a farm craft. Some activities will require a small donation.11 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Make-It. Tornado. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Ages 6 and up. Pre-registration suggested. Learn about one of nature’s most fascinating phenomena while making our own tornadoes in a jar to take home. Noon-1 p.m. Free with admission.

First Kayak Trip of 2015. East Newport Boat Launch, E. Newport Drive, Boardman; 330-740-7107. All skill levels are invited on this naturalist and volunteer-escorted trip. Age restrictions apply. Register at Ford Nature Center by May 28. 1-3 p.m. $12 R, $15 NR. 

Patio Pals. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Patio Pals introduces the joys of gardening to children ages 6 to 12 through stories, crafts, hands-on gardening, science, and observation. Registration is required. 2 p.m.

Family Range Night. Mill Creek Golf Course Practice Range, Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman; 330-740-7112. A monthly golf instruction and family fun golf experience for the entire family.  This program will be conducted each month all season long and will showcase free golf instruction, music, games, prizes and a complimentary cook-out on the practice facility. Program length 60-90 minutes. All family members are welcome and the program is open to players of all abilities and beginners. Call the Golf Shop at 330-740-7112 for sign-up and details Free. 6:30-8 p.m.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Richard Boston. 8-11 p.m.

Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.

Ice House Inn. Fetish. 9 p.m.

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

Papa’s Sports Bar. Save Yourself. 9:30 p.m.

Warren Community Amphitheatre. 7 Bridges, Chris Higbee. 5:30 p.m.

SUNday 31

First Sebring Hike. Sebring Woods, 450 Courtney Road, Sebring; 330-740-7107. Join the park for its first-ever hike in Sebring Woods, a 39-acre preserve at the intersection of Courtney and Johnson roads. The property was acquired in 2010 through a grant from the Clean Ohio Conservation fund. Trails here are not well-established, so bushwhacking may be necessary. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Difficult, 1 mile. 2-4 p.m.

Blind Date with a Book. Various library branches. Exciting, single book is seeking a fun-loving reader. Will be wearing a plain book jacket and sitting out on display during Library hours. Check me out today. For adults. Austintown Library, Library Hours, May; Tri-Lakes Library, Library hours in May.

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