Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – May 1-31, 2015

Friday 1 

Ongoing: Discovery Bottle. Various branches. Turn the bottle round and round. List the items you have found. When you think you’ve done your best, drop your entry in the chest. All entries will be entered in a prize drawing. For children of all ages. Brownlee Woods Library; Campbell Library; East Library; Newport Library; Struthers Library; West Library. Library hours in May. 

Yearbook Superlatives- Nominate YA Books. Various library branches. Summer is just around the corner. Let’s take a look back at some of our favorite reads of the 2014-2015 school year. Vote for which book is most likely to succeed, cutest couple, and more. For teens in grades 7-12. Austintown Library, Library hours in May. Tri-Lakes Library, Library hours in May.

Book-a-Librarian. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Need help downloading library books to your eReader, want help with your tablet or laptop? Register at the Boardman Librarian’s Desk or call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman Librarian’s Desk to sign up for an appointment. For adults. Boardman Library, Library hours in May.

Book-a-Librarian. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Need help downloading library books to your eReader, want help with your tablet or laptop, or can’t wait to download magazines and movies to your device(s)? You can come to the library for a free one-on-one individual lesson with the Digital Services Librarian. Register at the Main Library at the Information Services Librarian’s desk or call 330-744-8636 to sign up for an appointment. For teens and adults. Main Library, Library hours in May.

I Spy With My Jedi Eye. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. What do YOU spy? Find the Star Wars characters hidden in the library, unravel the secret message, and be entered in a drawing for one of two prizes. One tween and one teen will win. For tweens in grades 4-6 and teens grades 7-12. Poland Library, Library hours in May.

Ongoing: Trim a Tree for May. Various library branches. Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. For children of all ages. Poland Library, Library hours in May; Springfield Library, Library hours in May.

Spring Showers. Public Library, Sebring branch, 195 W. Ohio Ave.; ;330-744-8636. We all know how April showers bring May flowers, but how much rain will we get? Come read some wet facts, and leave a guess as to how many inches will fall in the months of April and May. The winner will receive a prize. For teens and tweens in grades 4-12. Sebring Library, Library hours in May.

Ongoing: Grab & Go Craft for May. Various branches. Make a craft to take home. For children of all ages. Austintown Library, Library Hours, May; Tri-Lakes Library, Library hours in May.

America’s Parks. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Learn about significant features America’s park systems preserve from the past. Jeffrey Eling, the Howland Library branch manager, will present an illustrated program about state and national parks through stunning visual examples of geological history, natural history, and human history. Eling edited and compiled many early narratives of exploration of Yellowstone and other western regions in the book First to the Parklands: Original Narratives from the History of Western Exploration. 11 a.m.

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 6 to 18 months old with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. 11 a.m.

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. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m.

Bluebell Trolley. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Bluebells are one of the showiest of the park’s spring wildflowers. After seeing some small patches, the group will head to Poland Municipal Forest. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center. Noon-2 p.m., 3-5 p.m.  Adults $7 R, $10 NR; 12 and under or 60 and over $5 R, $8 NR. 

Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid (with Organ Accompaniment). Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555.  Charlie Chaplin’s “The Kid” was one of the first major motion pictures that combined comedy and drama. Released in 1921, the story follows an abandoned child and the Tramp who takes him in. The film will be accompanied by Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court organist of the Wanamaker Organ at Macy’s Center City in Philadelphia. 7:30 p.m. 

Frogs in the Preserve. Mill Creek Preserve, 2668 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Listen to the sounds of frogs during Mill Creek Park’s first night walk since 2012.  Boots are required; flashlights permitted. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Moderate, 1.5 miles. 8:30-10 p.m.

music @ night 

Cedars West. Young Stonians. 10 p.m.

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

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich. 5-7 p.m.

Fireplace. Kyle Primous and K Street Band. 8:30 p.m.

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

Greene Eagle Winery. Denise Starr. 7-10 p.m.

Jack’s Bar and Grill, Howland. Take 2. 8-11 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Davis and Henner. 7-10 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Jay Wonders. 6 p.m. 

Royal Oaks. The Living Deads, Dolly Rocker. 9 p.m.

Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts. Jay Byrd. 8-11 p.m.

Up a Creek. Total Package. 7 p.m.

SATURDAY 2

Spring Bird Walks. Newport Wetlands, W. Newport Drive, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Search for both residents and spring migrants. Led by lifelong birder Gary Meiter. Bring binoculars. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Easy, less than 1 mile. 8:30-10 a.m. 

Saplings: Plants for Mom. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 6-9. Children will be able to design their own garden planter for Mother’s Day. Children will get their inspiration for the planters as they walk along the garden beds planted with over 75,000 spring bulbs. Dress appropriate for the weather. 10-11:30 a.m. 

MetroMutts: Wetland Hike. Newport Wetlands, West Newport Drive, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Explore the Newport Wetlands with your dog. Wear boots. Local shelters will be on hand with some of their adoptable dogs. Moderate, 2.5 miles. 10-11 a.m. $10. 

Book Discussion: The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Read Elizabeth Kolbert’s thought-provoking work about what is considered to be a mass extinction of species, already under way at the hands of humans. Form your own conclusions, and then join a group book discussion to share your thoughts. 10:30-11 a.m.

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, caregivers, and families. Registration is required. 11 a.m.

Make-It. Worm Farm. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Ages 6 and up. Pre-registration suggested. Make your own box to practice vermiculture at home. Learn how worms help to make our gardens and lawns beautiful. Noon-1 p.m. Free with admission.

Ongoing: Lego My Library. Multiple branches. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 6; Boardman Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, May 2; Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 19; Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, May 21; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 12.

Teen Advisory Board. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Help us plan events, choose books, create displays, and help the library. No applications – just attend a meeting if you’re interested. For teens in grades 7 to 12. 3 p.m.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting. Various library 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. Snacks. Austintown Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, May 2; Boardman Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 6; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 27*. 3 p.m.

music @ night 

Barrel 33. Mark Soini. 7 p.m.

Bourbon House 45. River’s Own. 9 p.m.

Cedars. Demos Papadimas, Songbird Lumberjack.

Cricket’s. Leann Binder, 5-8 p.m.

Fireplace. Gary Markasky Project. 9 p.m.

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

Greene Eagle Winery. Take II. 7-10 p.m.

Holiday Bar. Testify, Damian Knapp Band. 10:30 p.m.

Ice House. Mr. Lucky. 9 p.m. 

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

Marguerita’s Grill. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Jim Golen. 7-10 p.m.

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

Papa’s Sports Bar. HD Rider. 10 p.m.

Sunday 3

Farm Tours. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Join a guided tractor wagon tour of the Farm leaving approximately every half hour. Barns will be open for visiting the animals. 1-4 p.m. Donations accepted. Craft fee $1. 

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.

Bluebells Galore and More. Poland Village Park, Poland; 330-740-7107. Here’s one more chance to see these beauties of spring in one of the premier places in Northeast Ohio. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Easy, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Standard Trolley Tours. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Hitch a ride on the Cohasset Express for a guided tour of Mill Creek MetroParks. The 1.5 hour tour will give you the chance to explore, experience and enjoy the beauty of the natural elements and historic features and buildings of Ohio’s first park district. Limited seating. Not available for large groups. Occurs May 3, 7, 12, 17, 21, 26, 31.  2-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. Register/pay in advance at Ford Nature Center. Adults: $6 R, $9 NR; 12 and under/60 and over: $4 R, $7 NR. 

Monday 4 

Library Adventures in Augmented Reality. 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 330-744-8636 and ask for the Readers Services Department to schedule a 20-minute session. For kids age four to sixth grade. 5:30 p.m.

Trumbull County Congress of Young Adults. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Typically meet the first Monday of every month. Exclusively for ages 18 to 25. 6 p.m.

Pups and Pages. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience. These dogs love to be read to. 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.

Get Connected with Digital Media@ Your Library. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Would you like to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices? Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland branch to register. For teens and adults. 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.

Reader’s Choice Book Club. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. We will discuss “Seabiscuit”, by Laura Hillenbrand. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. We will preview June’s book, “The Invention of Wings,” by Sue Monk Kidd. For adults. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 5

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s and 5s. Various branches. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Main Library, 6 p.m., Monday, May 18; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 19; Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 16; Poland Library, 1 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 21, 28. 

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. Various branches. For caregivers and children  6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs, and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be with an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19, 26; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Friday, May 8, 22; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, May 2, 16; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Monday, May 18; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, May 14.

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. Drop-in. Occurs May 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28. 9:30-11 a.m.  and 5:30-7 p.m. $12/class. 

Preschool Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. Registration not required. 11 a.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: Eat Healthy, Be Active Parent/Child Program. Various branches. Free six-week class for parents and their preschool children. Each session includes fun games, lessons and prizes designed to teach the importance of physical activity and nutrition. Parents also learn the medical and learning implications of childhood obesity. In partnership with Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley. For information: 330-729-1387 or akronchildren’s.org/healthykids. Tri-Lakes Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 5-June 2; Newport Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 5-June 2.

Rainy Day Yogis. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Enjoy some indoor puddle fun while learning fun yoga poses, including stretches, routines, games, and more. Children are to wear comfy clothes and bring a towel or blanket to sit on. For kids in kindergarten to grade 3. Registration is required by May 4; space is limited. Call to register. 6 p.m. 

Show What You Know: Sourdough Club. Various library branches. Create a wild yeast sourdough starter. In this bread-making program, we 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. We will continue to meet monthly to discuss our successes/problems. Registration required. For adults. Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 5; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Monday, May 18. 6:30 p.m.

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 6

Recreational Hikes. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Volunteer-led Recreational Hikes are generally faster-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. Meets at Ford Nature Center. Moderate, 4 miles. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. 

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. Registration for the multi-week sessions begins April 8. 10 a.m. 

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: 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, May 6, 13, 20, 27; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 6, 13, 20, 27; Newport Library, 4 p.m., Saturday, May 16; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 7, 14, 21, 28.

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. hildren 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. Registration for the multi-week sessions begins April 8. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Pre-Kindergarten Story Time. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. This program is for ages 4 and 5 to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. Uses books, stories, rhymes, music, movement, and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten. 11:30 a.m., May 6, 13, 20, 27. 

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.

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. Drop-in. Occurs May 6, 13, 20, 27. Noon-1 p.m. $10/class. 

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.

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.

Laughter Yoga. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Enhance your attitude and well-being with laughter through this fun class led by certified instructor Teresa Lisum. No flexibility or yoga experience required. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $5. 

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, May 5* (*Mother’s Day stories), 12, 19, 26.

Get Golf Ready and Adult Clinics. Mill Creek Golf Course, W. Golf Drive, Boardman; 330-702-3000.  Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you’ll need to play golf in just a few lessons. PGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting. Occurs May 6, 13, 20, 27.  6-7:30 p.m.  $25.

Make it for Mom. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. This Mother’s Day, make mom feel extra special by making her a unique gift. For teens in grades 7-12. 6:30 p.m.

Spring Vase Arrangement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Learn how to artistically arrange cut flowers – from your garden or the store – in vases with Deby Clark.  Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register by May 4. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $36; FFRG $30.

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 7

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. May 7-10. $50, $35, $19, $14.

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.

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 and begins one week before the start of each multi-week session. Call to register. 10 a.m.

Ongoing: Gotta Move Story Time. Various branches. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Library for 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, May 7, 14, 21, 28; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 12, 26; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 18; Sebring Library, 12 p.m., Thursday, May 21; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 5, 12, 19, 26.

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 and begins one week before the start of each multi-week session. Call  to register. 11 a.m.

Something Special. Various branches. Stories, finger plays and music. For ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. Greenford Library, noon, Thursday, May 7; Sebring Library, noon, Tuesday, May 26.

Make It for Mom. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Stories and a craft for school age children. Bring a photo of you and your Mom and we’ll provide the glitter to make an awesome surprise for your Mom. Program will last one hour. 4 p.m.

Teen Cafe. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Food and conversation in the Teen Room every Thursday at 4pm. For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m., Thursday, May 7, 14, 21, 28.

Game Night. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Smash Bros, Rock Band and more. 5 p.m.

Homework Huddle. 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. We’ll 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, May 7, 14, 21, 28. 

And the Rest is History Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Read a sizzling, red-hot history book lately? We would love to hear all the juicy details. Join the Library for informal discussions covering all areas of history, including historic eras, people, places, and things. For adults. 6 p.m.

Preschool Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. 6:30 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 

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

Cedars. Tropidelic, Sun-dried Vibes, Two Days Until Tomorrow. 10 p.m.

Magic Tree. Howard and the Point Five Band. 7:30 p.m.

Up a Creek. Jay Byrd, 5-8 p.m. 

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

Friday 8 

National Public Gardens Day. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. National Public Gardens Day is an annual celebration of the nation’s public gardens to raise awareness of the important role botanical gardens and arboreta play in promoting environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, green spaces, and plant education in communities nationwide. In the Mahoning Valley this celebration takes place at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Visitors to the Gardens will find many activities – Family Fun Fridays, Spring Plant Sale, and a special herbal drink in the Garden Café – to participate. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Spring Plant Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Unique quality plants for the home garden will be available at the Spring Plant Sale. Perennials (sun and shade), annuals, herbs, fruits and vegetables, roses, trees, shrubs, and more will add to your garden’s beauty. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on May 8 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 9.

Babytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Laugh and learn with your baby. For infants 6 to 18 months old with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. 11 a.m.

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. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. 11 a.m.

Family Fun Fridays. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Each Friday, take part in fun drop-in activities in the Family Garden. Learn about garden creatures, tools, and how to care for a garden. Features garden treats, stories, kids’ yoga, and more. Drop-in. Occurs May 8, 16.  11 a.m.-1 p.m.

music @ night 

Cedars. Whiskey Daredevils, Lords of the Highway.

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

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

Lake Club. Common Ground. Poland. 7-10 p.m.

Los Gallos/Howland. Christine Witt, Mark Soini.

Mastropietro Winery. Three Steps Back. 7 p.m.

Papa’s Sports Bar. Muleface Brothers. 9 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Davis and Henner. 6-9 p.m.

SATURDAY 9

Spring Bird Walks. Newport Wetlands, W. Newport Drive, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Search for both residents and spring migrants. Led by lifelong birder Gary Meiter. Bring binoculars. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Easy, less than 1 mile. May 9. 8:30-10 a.m.

Fitness Together 5K Run/Walk. Wick Recreation Area, 1861 McCollum Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Fitness Together has dedicated the proceeds from this event to help support the completion of the new Children’s Play Area at Wick Recreation Area. This walk/run event is an opportunity for people of all ages and abilities. 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

Second Saturdays. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Join WOW. Pals before the museum opens to the public for member-only hours on the second Saturday. Get exclusive access to the museum and help WOW. Pals test new exhibit and program ideas. 9-10 a.m.

Is Your Mama a Llama. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Celebrate your special mom with a trip to the Farm to meet our moms and their babies. Tractor-wagon rides leave every half hour. Small fee for crafts. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Strong Mind/Strong Body: Achievement Through Imagination and Movement. Mill Creek MetroParks, Birch Hill Cabin, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Student athletes of all types can sharpen athletic and academic ability through Team and Individual Awareness Training. Health and Wellness Personal and Professional Development coach Michelle O’Brien has developed this unique mix of movement, mindfulness, imagery and breathing techniques, designed to develop team and individual concentration skills, focus, confidence and motivation. Bring a mat. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by May 7. 10-11:30 a.m. $25 R, $30 NR. 

Mommy and Me Scavenger Hunt. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Come celebrate mom this month with this special program for 3-6 year olds and their mothers. The park will be a reading a story, making a Mother’s Day craft and the group will go out searching for significant signs of spring with a “Mommy and Me” scavenger hunt around the Nature Center. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by May 7. 10-11 a.m. $4 R; $6 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Spring Plant Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Unique quality plants for the home garden will be available at the Spring Plant Sale. Perennials (sun and shade), annuals, herbs, fruits and vegetables, roses, trees, shrubs, and more will add to your garden’s beauty. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on May 8 and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on May 9. 

Tea with Mama. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Celebrate mom with a tea party at the library. We’ll enjoy a few activities and refreshments, and don’t forget your party hats. For kids in kindergarten to grade 4. Registration is required by May 6; space is limited. Call to register. 11 a.m.

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 museum admission.

Junior Golf Clinics. Mill Creek Golf Course, W. Golf Drive, Boardman; 330-740-7112. Each clinic will include range and course time varying with age and skill level. The range time will be supervised practice sessions with the student hitting approximately fifty balls. During that time learning pre-shot routines and alignment to various targets will be emphasized along with swing fundamentals. The primary focus of the junior golf program is to develop golfers for a lifetime. Call the Golf Shop at 330- 740-7112 for sign-up and details. 1-2:30 p.m. $15/session. 

Friends of PLYMC History Buff Series – Author Patricia Ringos Beach. Public Library, Struthers branch, 95 Poland Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join author Patricia Ringos Beach as she presents her new book “Struthers Revisited.” Free and open to the public. She will be selling and signing her book. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 1 p.m.

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. 2 p.m.

Dig into Gardening. Various library branches. Spring is here. Join the Library to learn 10 easy steps for starting a garden. Participants will receive FREE cuttings from a hosta plant. Get one for yourself and one for your mom, just in time for Mother’s Day. Please register by calling 330-744-8636, so we have enough for everyone. For teens and adults. Austintown Library, 2:30 p.m.

Inspiring Minds Youngstown. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555. Since 2006, Inspiring Minds has served more than 2,000 students in Warren.  This summer, the organization is expanding and will work with students in Youngstown.  The mission of Inspiring Minds is “to engage, inspire and empower under-represented youth to reach their full potential through education and life-changing experiences.”  The first Youngstown event will feature a meet and greet, food, an open bar, auctions and information on the new chapter of the organization.  For more information, visit inspiringmindsyouth.org. For tickets, contact Natalie Plescia Arias at 724-244-8446 or email natalieplescia@me.com. 6 p.m.

music @ night 

Barrel33. Teddy Pantelas. 7-10 p.m.

Cedars. Alteras, Visionaries, The Story Changes.

Cricket’s. Green Beans. 10 p.m.

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

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

Ice House Inn. Radio Pulse. 9 p.m.

Leon’s. Midnight Rendezvous. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. OGB. 8-11 p.m.

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

Sunday 10

Mother’s Day Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Roses, carnations, and other cut flowers will be available along with potted plants for your special mom.  10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Traveling Naturalist. Lily Pond Circle Trail, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. A naturalist will be stationed at the Lily Pond. Stop by to chat about the Pond’s wildlife and its improvements. 1-3 p.m.

Recreational Hikes. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Volunteer-led Recreational Hikes are generally faster-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-3 p.m.

Monday 11

Ongoing: Shark Week Make & Take. Various branches. Stop by the Library to make a cheeky shark craft during the week of May 11. Scary, or funny, you decide. For children of all ages. Greenford Library, Library hours, May 12-14; Sebring Library, Library hours, May 11-16. 

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.”Architectural Stories” with presenter Chris Klengemeir. For adults. 10 a.m.

Facebook for Seniors. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. See how you can connect with friends, family, send messages, and share photos on Facebook. Then call Austintown Library to Book-a-Librarian to set up your own Facebook account. To register call 330-744-8636. For adults. 11 a.m.

Mystery Mondays at Main. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Do you love mysteries and thrillers? Join the Library for an informal discussion of “Accused” by Lisa Scottoline. We’ll chat about what else we’ve been reading and preview some releases. For teens and adults. 11 a.m.

Young Adult Game Night. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Smash Bros, Rock Band, Minecraft & more. Exclusively for ages 18 to 25. 6 p.m.

Pups and Pages. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience. These dogs love to be read to. 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. Call to register. 6-7:30 p.m.

Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith: A Celebration of Songs & Hymns. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504-1603; 330-259-0555.  “A Celebration of Songs & Hymns” features six-time Grammy winner Amy Grant, and three-time Grammy winner Michael W. Smith. Features classic hymns and their hits. Grant’s new album, “Be Still & Know… Hymns & Faith,” is set for release this month. Smith’s latest album, “Sovereign,” is currently available. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 12

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.

Preschool Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. 11 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. 

Leaf Bowl. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Lynn Cardwell will teach students to construct a clay bowl embossed with leaf patterns. The work will be glazed, fired, and ready to take home approximately five weeks after the class. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register by May 10. 5:30-8 p.m. $34; FFRG $28. 

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.

Recreational Hikes. West Golf Drive overflow parking lot. Volunteer-led Recreational Hikes are generally faster-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. Meet at Golf Course Overflow Lot on West Golf Drive. Easy, 1 or 3 miles. 6-7 p.m.

DIY Vintage. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Turn quirky buttons and beads into a DIY vintage inspired book mark. For teens in grades 7-12. 6 p.m.

I Read YA. Book Club. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. For adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18 to 118, this book club is for you. Let’s talk about why we like YA. Let’s read and discuss. Let’s come out of the book closet and proudly say – I Read YA. This month we will be discussing “Afterworlds” by Scott Westerfeld. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Family Story Time. 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. Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 12; Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 26.

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 13

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. Registration for the multi-week sessions begins April 8. 10 a.m.

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. Registration for the multi-week sessions begins April 8. 11 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.

Mommy & Me Yoga. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Join Miss Brindi for a simple yoga program especially for toddlers and their mamas (parent or caregiver). No experience needed. Adult and child will need to bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on. For children ages 2 – 4. Registration is required; space is limited. Call to register. 1:30 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.

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

MetroMutts: Walk Nice. Mill Creek MetroParks, West Golf Drive overflow parking lot, Boardman; 330-740-7107. Presented by The Learning Dog. Start the warm weather off on the right paw by learning how to train your dog to walk loosely on a leash. A trainer will be on hand to teach, observe, and discuss appropriate products to aid in this training. Easy, 2 miles. Register at Ford Nature Center by May 11. 6-7:30 p.m. MetroMutts members free, not yet members $5. 

Get Golf Ready and Adult Clinics. Mill Creek Golf Course, W. Golf Drive, Boardman; 330-702-3000. Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you’ll need to play golf in just a few lessons. PGA Professionals will show you that there are lots of ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on the various golf skills you will use while playing. In addition to learning the basics, you will be guided onto the golf course to put your skills into action in a casual, friendly setting. Occurs May 6, 13, 20, 27. 6-7:30 p.m. $25.

Friends of PLYMC- Canfield Committee. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Canfield Committee will meet in the Boardman Library meeting room while the new Canfield Library is under construction. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Sonic Vibrational Sound Healing Experience. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. During this sound bath guided by Maria and Calvin Wagner, you will experience a powerful shift within as the pulsing sound and vibration awakens every cell in the body. The vibrations release muscle tension and this release stimulates the flow of vital energy, oxygen and blood through the body. Come dressed comfortably and prepare to let go and be carried into a deep state of relaxation. Bring your pillows and blankets and settle in for a wonderful experience. 7-8 p.m. 

music @ night

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

Quaker Steak and Lube/Austintown. Richard Boston. 6-9 p.m.

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

Wick Park. Labra Brothers. 6-8 p.m.

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

Thursday 14

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.

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 and begins one week before the start of each multi-week session. Call to register. 10 a.m.

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 and begins one week before the start of each multi-week session. Call to register. 11 a.m.

Falcon Watch Trolley. Mill Creek MetroParks, Ford Nature Center, 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Travel to downtown Youngstown to look for peregrine falcons, a threatened species. These magnificent flyers have been nesting there for more than a decade. Bring binoculars. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by May 12. 11 a.m.-noon. 1-2 p.m. Adults: $5 R, $7 NR; 12 and under/60 and over: $3 R, $5 NR.

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 p.m.

Digital Photo Know-How. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 201. Learn the basics of transferring information (photos and video files) from the camera’s memory card onto a personal computer or portable format such as a USB drive or CD. Students should be able to use a computer mouse and should bring their camera and memory card to the class. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m.

PANDA Partners. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join local high school PANDA leader groups for fun teambuilding activities in the teen room. We’ll have pizza. For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m.

Book Discussion Group. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Read the featured book and then join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. May’s book:“ The Pearl That Broke its Shell” by Nadia Hashimi. 2 p.m.

In the Cards. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Join us afterschool for card games such as Gin, War, Phase 10, Skip-Bo, Dutch Blitz, Uno & more. Like a different game such as Magic? Bring your set and your friends and play at the library. For grades 7 to 12. No registration required. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

May Paper Flowers. Public Library, Greenford branch, 7441 W. South Range Road; 330-744-8636. After all of the April showers, let’s learn to make several different origami flowers. All materials provided. Fun for the entire family, school age and up. 4:30 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.

Ultimate Teen Challenge. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. For teens in grades 7 to 12. It’s a night of Fear Factor, Silent Library, and Minute to Win It. 5 p.m. 

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.

Journalist and author Seamus McGraw, Hubbard Public Library, 436 W. Liberty St., Hubbard 44425; 330-534-3512, ext. 6. Journalist and author Seamus McGraw will lead a discussion at the Hubbard Public Library. McGraw’s areas of interests include climate change and fracking. His presentation is entitled “Finding Your Footing In a Fractured Landscape,” and will include discussion and readings from his two books “Betting the Farm on a Drought, Stories From the Front Line of Climate Change” and “The End of Country, Dispatches From the Frack Zone.” Reservations are encouraged by calling 330-534-3512 extension 6, but walk-ins are welcome. 6:30 p.m.

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.

Preschool Storytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. 6:30 p.m.

music @ night 

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

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

Quaker Steak and Lube/Warren. Jim Golen. 6 p.m.

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

Friday 15

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 May 13. 9-10 a.m. $5.

Babytime. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 206. Laugh and learn with your baby. For infants 6 to 18 months old with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. 11 a.m.

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. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. For children ages 3 to 5. Registration not required. 11 a.m.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party. Various library branches. Let your stuffed animals enjoy a sleepover at the Library. Bring your stuffed animal to a fun-filled story time program and let them spend the night. Come in the next day to pick them up and let them tell you all about their stay. Parents: Please make sure your child’s name is on their stuffed animal for a safe return home. Preschool to grade 4.  Newport Library, 4 p.m., Friday, May 15; Struthers Library, 4 p.m., Friday, May 22. 4 p.m.

music @ night 

Cedars. John Dante and the Inferno. 10 p.m.

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

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

Donna’s Diner. James Willaman. 5-7 p.m.

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

Papa’s Sports Bar. Hat Trickz. 10 p.m.

Quinlan’s. Jay Wonders 6-9 p.m.

Saturday 16 

Birding the Sanctuary. Mill Creek Wildlife, 2650 W. Calla Road, Canfield; 330-740-7107. Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead this walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Boots required. Register at Ford Nature Center by May 15. 8-9:30 a.m.

OH WOW.’s 4th Birthday Bash Weekend. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Join Oh Wow as they celebrate four years of providing STEM EDUtainment in downtown Youngstown and receive $4 off general admission. Visit OHWOWKids.org for event details. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 16 and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Ancestry: Library Edition Class. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 202. Participants will learn how to use the library’s subscription database to find census, marriage, death, birth, military and immigration records, and how to refine their searches. Those taking the class should be familiar with navigating a computer using a mouse. Registration is required by calling the Local History & Genealogy Center. 10 a.m.

LEGOMania. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Children can stretch their imaginations building creations with the library’s collection of popular building blocks. (Finished projects remain at the library.) For children ages 5 to 12. 10:30 a.m.

music @ night 

Barrel33. Jay Wonders. 7-10 p.m.

Cedars. November Loop. 10 p.m.

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

Ice House. Edison’s Medicine. 9 p.m.

Halliday’s Winery. Richard Boston. 8-10 p.m.

Leon’s. Liquor Posse. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. Blue Through Branches. 7-10 p.m.

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

Mastropietro Winery. Chasin’ the Blues. 7-10 p.m.

Mocha House. Full House. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Papa’s. Big Wiggle and the Cool Cats. 9:30 p.m.

Sunday 17

OH WOW.’s 4th Birthday Bash Weekend. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Join Oh Wow as they celebrate four years of providing STEM EDUtainment in downtown Youngstown and receive $4 off general admission. Visit OHWOWKids.org for event details. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, May 16 and noon-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. Noon-4 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 18

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.

Friends of the Austintown Library Meeting and Program. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Patricia Natalia Dunbar, President of the “Friends of the Mahoning River,” will present the mission of their group: to promote, advocate, education, recreation, and restoration of the Mahoning River. For adults. 10 a.m.

Monday Movie Matinee. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. We’ll watch a classic movie on the big screen in the library meeting room, and then join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. May’s movie: “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes.” 2 p.m.

Paper Art. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Learn to make paper beads to create colorful one-of-a-kind jewelry and keychains. For teens and tweens in grades 4-12. 6 p.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. For adults. 6:30 p.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 19

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.

A Night Out at the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. This fundraiser for the Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens features shopping, food, wine, vendors and raffles. Also see what is happening at Fellows Riverside Gardens this year. Call for reservations. 5:30-8 p.m. $30. 

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 20

Recreational Hikes. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm, Mill Creek MetroParks, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Volunteer-led Recreational Hikes are generally faster-paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. Easy, 2 or 4 miles. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. 

Read All About It. Library Scavenger Hunt. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. The characters are loose. Stop in and grab a newspaper between 4 and 7 p.m. to find out who has escaped from their book. The headlines offer clues on the locations of each character. Great family-friendly activity yet challenging enough for your tween bookworms. 4-7 p.m.

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

Page Turners Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Love books? Looking for a good read? Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun. For adults. 6-7 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.

The Presidents – Book Discussion Group. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Read this month’s book, John Adams by David McCullough, and then join in the discussion. The featured book is available to borrow from the library, or a limited number of paperback copies may be available for purchase at the library. 7 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 21

Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers join the Library for a reading and discussion of the book “Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog” by Fmr. Captain Luis Carlos Montalván, 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.

Teen Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Don’t Judge a Book By Its Cover.” Speed dating with books: Look beyond the cover of the newest Young Adult titles and see if you end up with a list of new books you will love. For grades 7-12. 11 a.m.

Facebook Basics. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; registration is required by calling 330-399-8807, ext. 201. This class will review basics for new users of the online social networking service. Participants must already have a Facebook account prior to class. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m.

Read All About It. Library Scavenger Hunt. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. The characters are loose. Stop in and grab a newspaper between 4 and 7 p.m. to find out who has escaped from their book. The headlines offer clues on the locations of each character. Great family-friendly activity yet challenging enough for your tween bookworms. 4-7 p.m.

Erin Hunter’s Warriors. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Love the Warriors series? Don’t miss this special event. 5 p.m.

Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group. Main Library, Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Read the featured book and then join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. May’s book: “”The Ocean at the End of the Lane”” by Neil Gaiman. 6:30 p.m.

music @ night

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

Magic Tree. Howard and the Point Five Band. 7:30 p.m.

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

Quaker Steak and Lube/Warren. Tyler Jenkins Trio. 6 p.m.

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

Friday 22

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Pajama Yoga. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Put on your best PJs, bring a stuffed animal, and join us for a “pajama party” YOGA storytime. Your stuffed animal is then invited to spend the night at the library. When you pick it up the next day, you’ll receive photos of all the fun the toys had at their library sleepover.. Children will need to bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on. For ages 3 to 5. Registration is required; space is limited. Call to register. 2 p.m.

The Peeping Continues. Vickers Nature Preserve, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-702-3000. Listen to sounds of frogs in the nighttime. The group will catch, observe, and then release frogs. Bring boots and flashlights. Call Ford Nature Center for details.  Easy, 1 mile. 8:30-10 p.m. 

music @ night

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

Donna’s Diner. Makin’ Changes. 5-7 p.m.

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

Hollywood Gaming. Old Skool. 8 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Following June. 7 p.m.

Quinlan’s. David and Henner. 6-9 p.m.

Webb Winery. Mary Lou Scherder. 7 p.m.

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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