Calendar (Week 1) – July-1-7, 2015

Wednesday 1

Ongoing: Who Is My Hero. Various branches. Enter the contest and tell is who your hero is in 20 words or fewer. For adults age 18 and up. Answers are judged on clarity and cleverness. Heroes can be famous people or someone in your own life. Winner receives a prize. Entry forms are found at Brownlee Woods Library, Campbell Library, East Library, Newport Library, Struthers Library, or West Library. Entries are due July 31 and will not be returned. For adults. Brownlee Woods Library; Campbell Library; East Library; Newport Library; Struthers Library; West Library, Library hours in July.

Ongoing: Trivial Challenges for Summer: A Useless Pursuit. Various branches. Enjoy history? How about books? Test your useless bits of knowledge. Come to participating libraries for your dose of trivia. For adults. Brownlee Woods Library; Campbell Library; East Library; Newport Library; Struthers Library; West Library. Library hours in July.

Rib, White and Blue Festival. S. Main Street, downtown Akron. http://www.akronribfestival.org.  Features rib vendors from all over the United States and includes food, fireworks, and music. July 1-4. Free.

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.

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. Registration required. Occurs July 1, 8, 15. 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., Wed., July 1; Newport Library, 4 p.m., Sat., July 11; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thurs., July 9.

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. Drop-in. Occurs July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Noon-1 p.m. $10/class.

Ongoing: 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..

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.

Weekly: Cortland Community Band. 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 2

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.

26th Annual Packard Legacy Weekend. National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-394-1899. http://www.PackardMuseum.org. Celebrates the design and state-of-the-art engineering of the Packard. Demonstrations, lectures, exhibits and music. Noon-5 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; noon-5 p.m., Sunday. July 2-5.

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 and begins one week before the start of each multi-week session. July 2, 9, 16. Call to register. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: 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. July 2, 9, 16. 11 a.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 July 2, 7, 12, 21, 30, 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.

Weekly: B&O Night Market. 534 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-787-6136 or amykomara@yahoo.com. Features local produce, baked goods, canned goods, artisans, plants, food truck, live music and beer for sale. Every Thursday through Oct. 1. 5-8 p.m.

Weekly: Warriors: Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs. Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-783-3276. State-certified program focuses on preventing drug use through fishing and aquatic-resource education. Thursdays. 5-6 p.m. Free.

Monthly: 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.

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.

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

Martini Bros. Adam Jacobs Band. 7 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Warren. Joe Fritz. 6-9 p.m.

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

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

Friday 3

42nd Annual Annual Mesopotamia Ox Roast. Intersection of State Route 534 and 87, Mesopotamia; 440-693-4602. Features an ox roast, roast beef sandwiches, music, antiques and a flea market. July 3-5.

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. 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. July 3, 10, 17. 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. 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. July 3, 10, 17. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: 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. Through Oct. 16.  11 a.m.-1 p.m.

music @ night

Avalon at Buhl. River Saints. 8-11 p.m.

Cedars. Bridget Yurcisin. 10 p.m.

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

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich.  5-7 p.m.

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

Hollywood Gaming. Vegas. 8 p.m.

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

SATURDAY 4

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. First Unitarian Universalist Church, Elm and Baldwin streets., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Features seasonal produce, baked goods, demonstrations, canned goods, and coffees. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

W.D. Packard Band. W.D. Packard Music Hall.1703 Mahoning Ave., Warren; 330-841-2619. http://www.packardmusichall.com. The W.D, Packard Band will perform its monthly concert. Includes fireworks. 7 p.m. Free.

Sunday 5

Kayaking Trips. 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 two days prior. Occurs 10 a.m.-noon, July 5; 10 a.m.-noon, July 11 and 8-10 a.m., July 18. 10 a.m. $12 R, $15 NR.

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.

Monday 6

My Town, Your Town. Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-743-2589. This Summer Day Camp offers students a chance to explore local history at its source.  The five-day camp is sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Historical Society and features field trips to several historic sites and landmarks.  The camp runs from Monday, July 6 through Friday, July 10. The camp focuses on Youngstown history yesterday, today, and tomorrow with activities to spark creativity and form a connection to the past and its role in the future.  Campers will visit Mill Creek MetroParks, The Arms Family Museum, America Makes, WFMJ, and other key sites in downtown Youngstown.  Several of these visits will offer campers a behind-the-scenes look.  Throughout the week, campers will create an art project of their choice that highlights their favorite aspect of local history.  Campers will present those projects on Friday, July 11 at the close of camp. Each day begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m., but early drop-off and late pick-up is available.  Registration is required and forms can be found at http://www.mahoninghistory.org or by calling 330-743-2589.  10 a.m. The registration fee is $90 for MVHS members, or $100 for non-MVHS members.

Soar into Summer Reading with ‘Michael Recycle’ and the Green Team. Various branches. Join Peg Flynn and Kim Lewis of the Mahoning County Green Team as they present Ellie Bethel’s book, “Michael Recycle”, during the library summer reading program. This adventurous tale is about a young superhero who visits a garbage-infested town called “Abberdoo-Rimey” and teaches its residents how to clean up and recycle. After reading the story, program participants will create decorative candy dishes using recovered plastic bottles and stickers. At the conclusion of the program, everyone will receive an Eco-Superheroes coloring book and information to share with their parents. This program is recommended for children in Pre-K through Grade 3. Austintown Library, 11 a.m., July 6; Brownlee Woods Library, 2 p.m., July 28; East Library, 2 p.m., Thurs., July 30; Poland Library, 2 p.m.,  July 23. Free.

Monthly: 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.

Show What You Know: Sourdough Club. Various branches. Create a sourdough starter. In this monthly bread-making program, we’ll share recipes, home-baked samples, and learn from one another. July’s theme is “Grilled Pizzas and Flatbreads.” Some knowledge of basic bread-making skills helpful. (Food waiver must be signed.) Call 330-744-8636 to register. For adults. Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., July 6; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., July 7.

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. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. For adults. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 7

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. Drop-in. Occurs July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30. 9:30-11 a.m.  and 5:30-7 p.m. $12/class.

Ongoing: 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. July 7, 14. 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.

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 July 2, 7, 12, 21, 30, 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.

Weekly: Free Yoga for All Classes. Courthouse Square Park, downtown Warren; This free community class is sponsored by Body Bliss Connection and is taught by Jessica Sowers, AADP, RYT200 and Shannon Sturdevant, RYT 200. This class will deliver very basic stretches and postures, gentle easy transitions with mindfulness on our breath and focus on reducing stress. Anyone and everyone can participate. Bring your mat, blanket, or come as you are. Meets at the pavilion/bandstand. Every Tuesday. 3-3:45 p.m. Free.

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