Calendar (Week 1) – September 1-7, 2015

Tuesday 1

Worst of the First: A Writing Contest. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. “The school bus whizzed by our house without stopping, and the bus driver didn’t know he still had a passenger, so my sister rode the bus all the way back to the bus garage on her first day of school.” Share your worst first day of school experience and maybe something good will come of it: the winner as voted on by library staff receives a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card. For teens in grades 7-12. Library hours, September.

Book-A-Librarian- Information Services. 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 to sign up for an appointment. For teens and adults. Library Hours, September.

Book-A-Librarian: Homework Huddle. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. We’ll guide you through using HelpNow (Brainfuse) and other resources that will help you with doing homework. Grades K-12. Book an appointment by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for the Reader’s Services Department. Library Hours, September.

Coupon Swap @ the Library. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. For adults. Austintown Library, Library Hours, September; Tri-Lakes Library, Library Hours, September; West Library, stop in between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3.

Book Spine Poetry Contest. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Create a poem by using the spine titles of a stack of books. Choose your books wisely, because one winner will earn a prize. Take a photo of your book spine poem and post to social media using the hashtags #plymc #bookspinepoetry. Need help? Check out our samples at the Main Library. For teens and adults. Library hours, September.

Banned Books Hunt. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Do you know any banned books? Find the covers of banned books 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. Library Hours, Sept. 1-Oct. 3.

Ongoing: Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga styles. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Drop-in. Occurs Sept. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29. 9:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. $12/class.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Multiple branches. Features developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Fri., Sept. 11; MetroParks Farm, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 15, 29; Main Library, 6 p.m., Mon., Sept. 21; Poland Library, 1 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books. Multiple 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. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Boardman, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept.  15, 22, 29; MetroParks Farm, 10 a.m., Mon., Sept. 21; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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.

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.

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 Sept. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29. 5:30-7 p.m. $12/class.

SCORE @ the Library. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask questions on any business topic. SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in partnership with the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, will have two volunteers in the Business and Investment Center (BIC) of Main Library to provide advice and answer questions. SCORE counselors will be available from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month in the Information Services Department’s Business and Investment Center, located on the second floor of the Main Library, 305 Wick Ave. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, please call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. For adults. 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 1 and 15.

The Poetic Details of Plants: A Writing Workshop. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Whatever writing the group engages in – memoir, poetry, or fiction – specific, sensory detail will make the writing more meaningful.Writer Karen Schubert leads this five-week class. Occurs Sept. 1-22. 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday 2

169th Annual Canfield Fair. Columbiana Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-533-4107. Food, agricultural displays, livestock, rides, entertainment, etc. 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Sept. 2-7.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s. Multiple branches. Features 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, Sept. 2, 9, 23, 30; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 16, 23, 30; Main Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 10; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Newport Library, 3 p.m., Fri., Sept. 11; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24.

Ongoing: Baby Brilliant: Pre-Kindergarten Story Time. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. This program is for 4- and 5-year-olds to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. Uses books, stories, rhymes, music, movement, and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten. 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2, 9, 23, 30.

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: 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.

Friends Yoga Class. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Breathe and Bond Stress Reduction Yoga, sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. ($10 fee per class). 5-6 p.m., every Wednesday in September.

Laughter Yoga. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Led by certified instructor Teresa Lisum. No flexibility or yoga experience required. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $5/class.

Guided Garden Tours. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. See what is blooming and thriving out in the Gardens. Drop-in. 6-7 p.m. Free.

Ongoing: TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting. Multiple 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. Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 2* (*This is the Boardman TAB, meeting at Poland Library due to construction); Austintown Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5 (snacks). 6:30 p.m .

music @ night

Bill’s Place. Chuck Gisewhite. 8-11 p.m.

Barrel 33. Steve Vuich. 6:30 p.m.

Marguerita’s. Daniel Shapria. Jazz. 6-9 p.m.

Wick Park. Dave Kana. 6-8 p.m.

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

Thursday 3

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.

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. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 22.

Fitness Fun Story Time. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Features stories and activities selected from the “Eat, Play, Grow” program. Good fun and good nutrition. Prizes and snacks will be given. For ages 2-5 years. Sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Kids Coalition. 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, 17.

Ongoing: Gotta Move Story Time. Multiple Library branches. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join us 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, Sept. 24; MetroParks Farm, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, 22; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 28; Sebring Library, 12 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24.

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, Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24.

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

Weekly: 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: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation. 330-646-4082 or http://www.Polishyoungstown.com. Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle (Polish culture, crafts, dance and songs for children and opportunities for adults with the Village Folk Singers. New members welcome. Every Thursday. Call for location. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Recovery Group. Warren Revival Center Fellowship Hall, 4400 W. Market St., Leavittsburg; 330-898-4295. This class uses “Celebrate Recovery” material for individuals facing addiction. Open to all. Thursdays. 6:30-8 p.m. Free.

Memory Keepers Scrapbooking Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Bring your photographs and create a scrapbook page for them. Paper & other supplies provided. Pre-register for this event. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

And the Rest is History Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Features informal discussions covering all areas of history, including historic eras, people, places, and things. For adults. 6 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/Warren. Joshua Lee Nelson. 6 p.m.

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

Friday 4

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

music @ night 

Crickets. Glitter Pig. 9 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Kevin Wallely. 6-7 p.m.

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

Lime Tree. Mark Soini, Frank Castellano. 6 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 5 

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.

music @ night 

Barrel 33. Damian Knapp. 7-10 p.m.

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

Manor. Teddy Pantelas, E.J. Parker. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

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

Sunday 6

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.

Family Fun Nights. Wick Recreation Area, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Bring the family out and play the Par 3 Course for a special low rate on Sundays after 3 p.m. Get an introduction to the game of golf. Family of four rates: 9 holes for $10; 18 holes for $18. Excludes club rental. 3-8 p.m.

Monday 7

Friends Flex Fit Class. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Flex Fit sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. ($5 fee per class). 9:30 a.m., every Monday in September.

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.

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