Calendar (Week 2) – September 8-14, 2015

Tuesday 8

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 The meeting, held by Shepherd of the Valley Home Health, will be held the second Tuesday. Information about diabetes and glucose testing will be provided. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Monthly: Low Vision Support Group. Park Vista Retirement Community, 1216 Fifth, Youngstown; to RSVP call 330-746-2944, ext. 1551. Second Tuesday. 10 a.m.

Twice Monthly: Campus Drum Circle. Penn State Shenango, downtown Sharon;  724-983-2969. The drum circles occur in the Great Hall on second Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. and the fourth Monday at noon of every month. Attendees do not need to have drumming experience in order to participate. Simple instructions with practice rhythms and drums are provided so that new members feel welcome and included. 12:15 p.m. Free.

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.

Pop-up at Idora Neighborhood Farmers Market, 2600 Glenwood Ave., Youngstown. The Pop-Up Library goes out into the community to serve you. Stop by and check out Library materials, sign up for a Library card, or learn about digital resources and branch services. For information or to inquire about a Pop-Up Library at your event, visit For the family. 4:30-7 p.m.

Monthly: Youngstown PFLAG Meeting. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696 or email Second Tuesday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

Proposal Writing Basics. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This program will provide the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization, designed for new proposal writers or for those requiring a refresher. To register, call and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Facebook for Seniors. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. See how you can connect with family, friends, 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. 6:30 p.m.

Herb Kitchen Wreath. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Pam Baytos in creating a handy cooking aid – a fresh herb kitchen wreath. Garden favorites will be included like oregano, thyme and others for your culinary aspirations. Herbs will dry on wreath for use well into the autumn season. Register/pay by Sept. 6. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $28; FFRG $24.

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: 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 9

Recreational Hikes. Ford Nature Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Recreational Hikes, generally led by volunteers, are faster paced to focus on exercise. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate, 2 miles.  9-10 a.m.

Ongoing: Teen Homeschool Brunch Bunch: Library Scavenger Hunt. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschool teens (ages 12-18), it’s time for our yearly high-tech library scavenger hunt. Each team of teens will complete as many library challenges as they can during the allotted time. No need to bring anything (except a lunch for afterwards if you want.). 1 p.m.

Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers will have a reading and discussion of the book, “From Pumpkin to Pie,” by Lisa Owings, 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. 1 p.m.

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. 4-5:30 p.m.

Rock Your Locker. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Your locker is your home-away-from-home, so come to the library and they’ll show you how to make it your own. For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m.

Eyes of Freedom Memorial Motorcycle Escort. Harley-Davidson BikeTown, 5700 Interstate Blvd., Austintown. The 9th annual Eyes of Freedom Memorial Motorcycle Escort will depart from Biketown in Austintown and travel to the Eyes of Freedom Memorial at the Columbiana Street Fair.  5 p.m.

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.

Thursday 10

Shark Week @ The Austintown Library. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Features 10 days of fins and fun for the whole family. Movies, games, books, crafts, activities, and more. For the family. Library hours, Sept. 10-19.
Shark Week Teen Art Contest. Various branches. Teens come to the library and show off your artistic abilities. Choose your shark from the papers provided and make it the most interesting one in the sea. One lucky participant will win a small prize. The contest runs from Sept. 10 to 19. For grades 7-12.  Austintown Library, Library Hours, Sept. 10-19; Tri-Lakes Library, Library hours, Sept. 10-19.

Senior Golf Clinic. Wick Recreation Area, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Seniors can participate in a free golf instruction clinic with PGA Professional staff. The focus will be chipping. 10 a.m.-noon.

Shark Week Gotta Move Story Time. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Features a variety of ocean and fish musical and movement activities to stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. 10 a.m.

2nd Annual Steelathlon. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; This urban-adventure run courses through downtown Youngstown and features various challenges and obstacles.  The 3-mile race begins and finishes at the Covelli Centre. 10 a.m.

Sprout Club. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 3-5, plus adult. Learn about the world of plants with topics that include: decomposers, apples and gourds. Each class will include an activity and snack. Attend all three classes and receive a plant-related prize. Register/pay by Sept. 8. 1-2 p.m. $15/series; $7/class.

Weekly: B&O Night Market. 534 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-787-6136 or 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.

MetroMutts: Yappy Hour – Puptoberfest. . Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield;  330-702-3000. Walk along the MetroParks Bikeway, explore the corn maze, and take a wagon ride with your canine companion. Sample food and craft beer by the bonfire and special treats for pups. Local shelters will be on hand with some of their adoptable dogs. Register at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 8. 5-8 p.m. MetroMutts members $10, not yet members. $15.

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

Weekly: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation. 330-646-4082 or Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle (Polish culture, crafts, dance and songs for children and opportunities for adults with the Village Folk Singers. New members welcome. Occurs 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.

Monthly:  Messies Anonymous Support Group. Pleasant Valley Church, 2055 Pleasant Valley Road, Niles; 330-544-4846. Meetings are based on the 12 steps and traditions of Messies Anonymous for Household Organization. Second Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m.

Struthers Concert Series. Yellow Creek Park, 17 Lowellville Road, Struthers; 330-755-7275. Features polka music from the Mahoning Valley Button Box Club. Lawn seating. Sponsored by Becker Funeral Homes. Call for details. 7-8:30 p.m.

Merle Haggard. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. Originally set for Thursday, June 25, this event has been rescheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10. All tickets for the original show date will be honored on Sept. 10. Refunds also may be obtained at point of purchase.  8 p.m. $68-$48 (plus service fees).

music @ night

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

Brickhouse. Madam Weez. 6-9 p.m.

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

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

Friday 11

Sit ‘n Stitch. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636.  Knit, crochet, embroider, sew or other lap needlework. Bring in your current project, make new friends, and learn from one another. Not an instructor-led activity. For adults. 11 a.m.

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. Enjoy making garden treats, listening to stories, kids’ yoga, and more. Drop-in. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

music @ night

California Palms. OGB. 9 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Carolyn Longo. 5-7 p.m.

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

Greene Eagle Winery. Full House. 7-10 p.m.

Magic Tree. French Blue. 8 p.m.-midnight.

Manor. Tania Grubbs, Teddy Pantelas, Clifford barnes, Jeff Grubbs. Jazz. 7-10 p.m. $20.

Papa’s. Iron Roots Band. 9 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 12

Business Start-Up Workshop. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. The Library partners with SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in presenting this seminar. Are you thinking about starting a business in the near future or further down the road? Members of SCORE will address key topics for those considering beginning a business: start-up considerations, marketing, finances, and technology for business. The Business and Investment Center librarian will discuss the Library’s sources and services for business start-up and beyond. To register, call 330.744.8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 9 a.m.

No Need to Knead. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.Join us as we teach you how to make homemade bread without kneading. Sample a finished loaf, and take home a batch of dough to bake at home. Ingredients will be provided, but please bring your own mixing bowl and mixing spoon. (Food waiver must be signed) Space is limited; registration recommended. 10 a.m.

Saplings: Apples. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ages 8 and older. Learn about the different types of apples and how to use each one. Discover the parts of the apple and use this knowledge in making and tasting apple sauces and then preparing an apple crisp to take home to share with your family. Register/pay by Sept. 10. 10-11:30 a.m. $12.

Walk Against Heroin Youngstown. Downtown Youngstown. According to sponsors, this walk seeks to “bring awareness and change to law enforcement and the community.” 3-6:30 p.m.

Sunset Kayak. East Newport Boat Launch, E. Newport Drive, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7116. All skill levels are invited on these naturalist and volunteer-escorted trips. Single kayaks and a tandem are available. Age restrictions apply. Register/pay two days in advance at Ford Nature Center. Additional fee after deadline. 6-8 p.m. $12 R, $15 NR; second person in tandem half price.

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.

Rust Belt Music Fest. North Phelps Street, downtown Youngstown. Featured acts will include Kitchen Knife Conspiracy, Wretch, Album, White Cadillac, Pilot The Mind, Panty Droppin’ Rock Brigade, and others. Visit the festival’s Facebook page for news and details. Noon. $10, under 12 are free.

Warren History Hop. Various locations in downtown Warren; 234-600-0597. Several historical locations will be open from 6-9 p.m. The Warren Trolley will be available, free of charge, making stops along the way. Locations to include The Upton House, Edwards Museum, Kinsman House, Packard Museum, City Hall, The Saratoga, and The Horseshoe. The Warren Junior Military Band Alumni Association will be performing at the Warren Amphitheater from 3:30-4:15p.m. 6-9 p.m.

Wilson Phillips: Westminster College Celebrity Series. Orr Auditorium, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-7354 and Four-time Grammy-Award-nominated Wilson Phillips will perform songs from their new release “Dedicated,” which features covers of The Beach Boys and The Mamas and the Papas – including “California Dreamin’,” “ Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and “In My Room.” The group’s members are children of members from both bands  – Wendy and Carnie Wilson are the daughters of Beach Boys’ leader Brian Wilson, and Chynna Phillips is the child of the Mamas and the Papas’ John and Michelle Phillips. Wilson Phillips reinvent these hits from the ’60s and ’70s and perform their own greatest hits including “Release Me,” “You’re in Love,” and “Hold On.” 7:30 p.m. $55, $45, $35.

music @ night 

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

Magic Tree. Rock for Kids Benefit.noon-10 p.m.


Green Cathedral Half Marathon | 5k | Kids Fun Run. Wick Recreation Area, 1861 McCollum Road; 330-702-3000.  Join the park for the third annual Green Cathedral Race! Proceeds benefit the Children’s Playground Project at Wick Recreation Area. Register online at or visit for a printable registration form and event details. Start Times: Kid’s Fun Run, 8 a.m. ; 5k, 8:30 a.m.; Half Marathon, 8:45 a.m. Sponsored by: Zim’s Max Freeze and WFMJ/WBCB National Healthcare Access and Sparkle Markets. 8 a.m.-noon.

Meditation & Mindfulness. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Explore a diversity of mindfulness methods and offerings to apply mindfulness skills in daily life to nurture greater happiness and equanimity. Practices are guided by Karres Cvetkovich. Register/pay by Sept. 11. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $15/class; $18/drop-in.

Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Guided Tours. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Enjoy a tour through our Vanishing Acts outdoor exhibit by one of our Garden Guides. Explore why trees are under threat around world and here in Ohio. 1-2 p.m.

Return to Lincoln Park. Lincoln Park Pavilion, 301 Lincoln Park Drive, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. This beautiful Youngstown park is home to the famous Council Rock, the legendary site of an 18th century native American Indian gathering. Meet at Lincoln Park Pavilion. Moderate, 1.25 miles. Register at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 12. 2-3:30 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 a great introduction to the game of golf. S 3-8 p.m. Family of four rates: 9 holes for $10; 18 holes for $18. Excludes club rental.

Byrne and Kelly: Summer Tour 2015. Avion on the Water, 2177 W. Western Reserve Road, Canfield; 330-758-4140. Neil Byrne and Ryan Kelly of Celtic Thunder will perform an acoustic concert combining traditional Irish, Americana and original music. Appetizer menu and cash bar will be available. Doors open at 7 p.m. 8 p.m. $35.

Monday 14

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.

Ongoing/Multiple Dates: Shark Week Tweens and Teens. Various branches. Features shark crafts, snacks and games. Paint a shark bank, make a shark tooth necklace, and more. For grades 5-12. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Mon., Sept. 14; Tri-Lakes Library, 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 17. 6 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 adults, teens, family. 6 p.m.

Reader’s Choice Book Club. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Discuss “Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones will be published. The group will preview October’s book, “Fahrenheit 451,” by Ray Bradbury. For adults. 7 p.m.



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