Calendar (Week 4) – September 23-30, 2015

Thursday 24

Preventing Foreclosures in Your Neighborhood with Mahoning County Extension Office. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Join Beth Stefura, Educator in Family and Consumer Sciences from the Mahoning County Extension Office, to learn how to prevent foreclosure in your community. For adults. Learn more about: What is foreclosure and how does it work? Why do homeowners face foreclosure? Can foreclosure be prevented What resources are available to help? 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 24.

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.

MetroMutts: Diet & Nutrition for Healthy Dogs. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Fellows Riverside Gardens – Kidston Classroom Knowledge about the best nutrition for dogs can make a huge difference in your dog’s health and happiness. Join us as veterinarian Dr. Costello discusses canine diet and nutrition and answers your questions. Participants are asked to leave their dogs at home. Register at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 22. 6-8 p.m. MetroMutts members free, not yet members $5.

Fall Garden Lecture: Doug Oster. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Join Doug Oster, an Emmy Award winning producer, television host and writer, as he shares techniques on how to extend your garden season. Doug will discuss cool weather crops including: root vegetables and greens; plant protection; harvesting and more. Sponsored in part by the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Memorial Lecture Series. Registration requested but not required. 7-8:30 p.m.

music @ night

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

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

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

friday 25

Recreational Hikes. MetroParks Bikeway Kirk Road Trailhead, 6685 Kirk Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Recreational Hikes, generally led by volunteers, are faster paced to focus on exercise. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Easy, 2 or 4 miles. 9-10 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

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

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

SATURDAY 26

Birding with Jeff. McGuffey Wildlife Preserve, 4448 McGuffey Road , Lowellville. Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited and Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley will lead these walks. Boots required. To register, call Ford Nature Center by 5 p.m. the day prior to the walk. 8-9:30 a.m.

Book Sale Sponsored by the Tri-Lakes Library Community Volunteer Committee. Tri-Lakes Library. All proceeds benefit the Tri-Lakes Library Capital Campaign. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Autumn Plant Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ornamental cabbage, gourds, pumpkins, chrysanthemums, plus a large variety of spring blooming bulbs will be for sale at Fellows Riverside Gardens. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

Angels Autumn Market. Canfield Fairgrounds. Canfield; info@angelsforanimals.org This two-day show benefits Angels for Animals and features local artists and crafters. Sept. 26-27. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Sensory Story Time. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join us 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 and ask for Boardman Library. Preschool and school-age children. 10 a.m.

Old-Fashioned Fall Fun at Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Bring the family for some fall fun at the Mill. Try out activities and games from the 1800s, tour the grist mill, watch woodcarving and wool spinning demonstrations and more. Regular Mill admission applies. Special craft fee $2. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

First Autumn Kayak. East Newport Boat Launch, East Newport Drive, Boardman; 330-740-7107. 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. 1-3 p.m. $12 R, $15 NR; second person in tandem half price.

Perler Beads @ Your Library/ Public Library. East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Kids and families are invited to have some fun with Perler beads. These colorful little beads can be arranged into shapes and patterns. With some carefully applied heat (done by an adult.) they melt and stick together. Perler beads are very small and do require some fine motor skills to arrange. This program is recommended for ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2 p.m.

Tales to Tails. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Come and read to a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Bring your own book, or we will find one for you, and read to a furry friend. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register online or by calling and asking for the Austintown Library. For school-age children. 2 p.m.

Family Range Night. Mill Creek Golf Course, West Golf Drive, Boardman.  Family Range Night includes golf instruction by PGA Pros. Music, games, prizes and a cookout. Register at golf course by Sept. 25. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Radio Lark Stolen Oranges Album Release Show (with JontiTrot from Pittsburgh). Cedars, 706 Steel St, Youngstown; booking@cedarsyoungstown.com Radio Lark will release its second studio album “Stolen Oranges” tonight. The group will also be featuring Dave Lynn on guitar as well as Jackie Popovec on vocals. 10 p.m.

music @ night 

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

Sunday 27

Autumn Plant Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Ornamental cabbage, gourds, pumpkins, chrysanthemums, plus a large variety of spring blooming bulbs will be for sale at Fellows Riverside Gardens. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

22nd Annual McConnells Mill Heritage Festival. 2697 McConnells Mill Road, Portersville, Pa. 16051. http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/findapark/mcconnellsmill/index.htm. This festival celebrates the operational time period of the historical gristmill—from 1852 to 1928, and costumed vendors will display crafts inspired by this time. Bluegrass music and free tours of the mill will be offered. Also includes a Civil War encampment and artisans and crafter demonstrations. Sept. 27-28.  Free.

Angels Autumn Market. Canfield Fairgrounds. Canfield; info@angelsforanimals.org This two-day show benefits Angels for Animals and features local artists and crafters. Sept. 26-27. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free.

Farm Tours. MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000.  Enjoy a guided tractor wagon tour of the Farm leaving approximately every half hour. Barns are open to visit the animals. Donations accepted. Fall themed craft fee. 1-4 p.m. $1.

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.

Leave it to the Beavers. . Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. After a short indoor presentation, we’ll hike the Mindy Henning Trail and search for signs of North American’s largest rodent. Wear boots. Moderate, 2 miles. 2- 4 p.m.

Family Fun Nights. Wick Recreation Area, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown. 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. 3-8 p.m. Family of four  rates: 9 holes for $10; 18 holes for $18. Excludes club rental.

Compass Family Services Fundraiser. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Features an evening night of drinks and appetizers by Ottavio of Station Square. Music is by the Ovation band. 7 p.m.

Monday 28

September is National Preparedness Month. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Dennis O’Hara, director of the Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency, will explain protective measures to take before, during, and after an emergency.  Program also includes information on caring for seniors, disabled individuals, and pets during an emergency.  Informational handouts will be provided. Register online using the events calendar or by calling the library. 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday 29

Recreational Hikes. MetroParks Bikeway MetroParks Farm Trailhead, Canfield;p 330-702-3000. Recreational Hikes, generally led by volunteers, are faster paced to focus on exercise. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Easy, 2 or 4 miles. 9-10 a.m.

Basic Computer Class: Internet @Main. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn basic skills of internet browsing. We’ll go over using the library’s catalog and beyond. Space is limited to 5. Call to register 330.744.8636 and specify Main Basic Computer Class. For adults.  10:30 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.

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.

Swing Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, 876 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. 6-7 p.m.

Read, Rap and Snack. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Join our teen book club. For the Sept. meeting, we will discuss the book “I Was Here” by Gayle Forman. We will also leave time to discuss any of your favorite books/music/movies/TV shows so feel free to attend even if you haven’t read the chosen book. Snacks will be provided. For grades 7-12. 6:30 p.m.

Nightclub Two Step Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, 876 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Learn this easy slower tempo dance. It is a paired dance, but everyone learns together. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Led by dance expert Lynda McPhail and A Time to Dance. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 7-8 p.m. $5/class.

An Evening of Storytelling. YWCA of Youngstown, 25 W. Rayen Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44503; for tickets, contact Melissa Papini at the YWCA 330-746-6361, extension 118 or Lit Youngstown at 330-333-1619 or email lityoungstown@gmail.com.  This evening of storytelling feature true tales from five local writers and storytellers – Davita Fitzgerald, Becky Ann Harker, Kris Harrington, Liz Hill, and Terry L. Shears. The event also includes desserts from area bakers. There will be an opportunity to purchase books for the children’s library at the YWCA. This is a joint fundraiser for the YWCA of Youngstown and Lit Youngstown. 7 p.m. Tickets $5 in advance, $8 at the door.

Halestorm. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 8:30 p.m. $29.50 (plus service fees.)

Wednesday 30

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.

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.

Guided Garden Tours. Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown; 330-740-7116. See what is blooming and thriving out in the Gardens. Afterward, check out the Shop in the Gardens and grab a bite to eat at the Garden Café during extended hours at the D.D. and Velma Davis Center. Drop-in. 6-7 p.m. Free.

Art with Andrea. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. In this art class, you will be guided through a monthly art project. Call to register. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 22.

Craft of Thrones- Magnets. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Love “Game of Thrones” and need something to get you through the long wait till the next installment? Make your own GoT-inspired magnet or pendant. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

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