Calendar (Week 1) – October 1-7, 2015

Thursday 1

Seventh Annual Danielle Scott Memorial Poetry Contest. All Library Branches in Mahoning County. Danielle Scott was a beloved Teen Advisory Board member who died from cancer. The Library is sponsoring the 7th annual poetry writing contest to honor Danielle and her love of writing. Teens may enter one poem with a theme of their choice. Entries may be submitted online at http://www.libraryvisit.org/teens/danielle/ or on standard 8 1/2” x 11” paper (not to exceed two pages) to any public library by Oct. 31. If you submit your entry online, select the writing type (poem) and be sure to include your phone number. Hard copies must be typed. Be sure to include your name, telephone number, grade, and school on your entry. Entries are not returnable. One winner will be chosen and will be awarded a plaque and a monetary prize. All entrants must be in grades 7-12 and either live in or attend school in Mahoning County. Contest runs from Oct. 1-31. All Libraries, Library Hours, October.

Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat. Outdoor Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. “Vanishing Acts” tells the story of threatened and endangered trees. It takes a look at the precarious plight of the world’s trees and what that means to our everyday lives. This large outdoor exhibit was developed by The Morton Arboretum. Through Oct. 31.

Bits and Pieces of Our History. Melnick Museum, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. “Bits and Pieces of Our History” takes a look at the very early years of Mill Creek Park. It traces the history of the many small businesses that took root in and around Mill Creek as well as our Mill Creek Park icons whose history can be traced back to the very beginning. These familiar icons remain today as treasures in our magnificent park. Through December 2015. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Gardens of Marjorie Dettling. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Marjorie Dettling’s love of nature is featured in a vibrant and bold exhibit. Through Oct. 25. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Buckeye Children’s & Teen Book Award Voting. Multiple Library branches. Vote for your favorite title. For grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and teen. After the voting is complete, your vote will be counted and submitted to help choose the winner. Check back for results. For school-age children. Brownlee Woods Library, Library Hours, October; Struthers Library, Library Hours, October.

Book-A-Librarian- Information Services. 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, October.

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

Zombies Takeover. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Zombies are taking over the first floor of the Main Library. Who knows where they’re lurking, so find them all for a chance to win a prize. For teens in grades 7-12. Library Hours, October.

Blind Date with a Book. Multiple 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, October; Tri-Lakes Library, Library Hours, October.

Coupon Swap @ the Library. Multiple Library branches. 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, October; Tri-Lakes Library, Library Hours, October; West Library, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 8.

Take a Guess. Multiple Library branches. Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins a small prize. For the family. Austintown Library, Library Hours, October; Tri-Lakes Library, Library Hours, October.

Trim a Tree for October. Multiple Library branches. Decorate an ornament for our all-seasons tree. For children of all ages. Newport Library, Library Hours, October; Poland Library, Library Hours, October; Springfield Library, Library Hours, October.

Hallomeme. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Either make up a meme for the images we have picked out, or create your own. Library staff will vote on our favorite and the winner gets a $10 Barnes & Noble gift card. For teens in grades 7-12. Library Hours, October.

Mystery Matchup. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Match the description of the mystery book with its title. Entries with the most correct answers will be placed into a drawing for a chance to win a gift card. For teens in grades 7-12. Poland Library, Library Hours, October.

Name the Chocolate Bar. Multiple Library branches. Correctly identify the chocolate bars and you could win a sweet prize. For teens in grades 7-12. Austintown Library, Library Hours, October; Tri-Lakes Library, Library Hours, October.

Haunting Halloween Puzzle Hunt. Multiple Library branches. Hunt for haunting answers to a Halloween-themed crossword puzzle, or try and test your scary skills on Halloween riddles. One winner will be selected in a random drawing. For children of all ages. Greenford Library, Library Hours, October; Sebring Library, Library Hours, October.

Something Special. Multiple Library branches. Join us for stories, finger plays and music. For ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. Sebring Library, 12 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26; Greenford, Noon, Monday, Thursday, Oct. 1. Noon.

Grab & Go Craft for October. Multiple Library branches. Make a craft to take home. Library hours. For children of all ages. Austintown Library, Library Hours, October; Brownlee Woods Library, Library Hours, October; Campbell Library, Library Hours, October; East Library, Library Hours, October; Main Library, 5:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5; Struthers Library, Library Hours, October; Tri-Lakes Library, Library Hours, October; West Library, Library Hours, October.

Fitness Fun Story Time. Multiple Library branches. Stories and activities selected from the Eat, Play, Grow program. Good fun and good nutrition. Prizes and snacks will be given. For children ages 2-5. Sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Kids Coalition. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21. 10 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s. Multiple Library 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, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28; Main Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28; Newport Library, 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22.  10:30 a.m.

Gotta Move Story Time. Multiple Library branches. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Musical and movement activities to stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 20; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19; Sebring Library, 12 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.  11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Thursday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22. 11:30 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Multiple Library 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. Main Library, 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13, 27; Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 9; Poland Library, 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 8, 22, 29. 1 p.m.

Pop-Up Library. 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 our digital resources and branch services. For information or to inquire about a Pop-Up Library at your event: http://www.libraryvisit.org/our-happenings/pop-up-library. Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave. 1-2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 (In conjunction with the Lifelong Learning Institute); Unitarian Universalist Church of Youngstown ,  1105 Elm Street, 1-3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13 (Youngstown Pride Center). 1 p.m.

Autumn Color Trolley Tours. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Features a guided 1.5 hour tour of Mill Creek MetroParks in autumn. Trolley is unheated; dress accordingly. Register/pay at FNC. Occurs Oct. 1, 6, 11, 15, 20, 25, 29. 2-3:30 p.m., 4:30-6 p.m. Adults: $6 R, $9 NR; 12 & under/60 & over: $4 R, $7 NR.

Teen Cafe. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Food and conversation in the Teen Room every Thursday at 4 p.m. For teens in grades 7-12. 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 4 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.

Coloring 4 Grown-Ups. Struthers Library, 95 Poland Ave.; 330-744-8636. Tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze. Coloring for grown-ups. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for teens and adults only. 5 p.m.

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.

Thursdays at Main for Teens. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Teens entering grades 7 to 12 can stop by the Teen Central area for different crafts and activities each week. Thursday, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 5 p.m.

Big Stone Gap Literary Society Fundraising Event. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Dishing Pie with Andriana Trigiani from the set of the movie “Big Stone Gap.” Cost $10 for pie, coffee, tea and live Skype interview with national best-selling author Adriana Trigiani. Purchase tickets at the door or in advance from the Development Office at 330-740-6086. For adults. 6 p.m.

And the Rest is History Book Club. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Informal discussions covering all areas of history, including historic eras, people, places, and things. For adults. 6 p.m.

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

Anthony D’Amato Performance. M Gallery, 112 W. Commerce St., Youngstown, 44503; Penguin Productions will present folk-rock artist Anthony D’Amato. D’Amato has opened for singer/songwriter Ben Folds and also has performed at SXSW. Last spring, his song “Cold Comfort” was featured in an episode of “Nashville.” D’Amato first came to national attention with 2010’s “Down Wires,” recorded with a single microphone in his college dorm room. NPR dubbed it “a modern folk gem.” He followed it up with another home recording, “Paper Back Bones,” which BBC Scotland named one of the Best Americana Albums of 2012. “D’Amato sings and writes in the tradition of Bruce Springsteen or Josh Ritter,” according to National Public Radio. Tonight’s performance is an all-ages show. 8 p.m.

music @ night 

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

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

Station Square. Dan Shapira. Jazz. 7-11 7p.m.

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

Friday 2

Family Fun Fridays. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 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. Take part in listening to stories, kid’s yoga, and more. Drop-in. Through Oct. 16. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Babytime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Laugh and learn with your baby. For infants ages 6 to 18 months with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required. Friday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3-5. Friday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23. 11 a.m.

NOMA Better Block Party. Elm Street Corridor, first block north of Madison Avenue, Youngstown, 44505; 330-744-2667. Common Wealth and others will host a Better Block Party in a section of Elm Street just north of Madison Avenue. “Celebrate NOMA “The New Part of Town” will include a “pop-up” market at 818 Elm St., performances by the YSU Student Jazz Ensemble (at Dorian Books), a Saturday lecture series (at Dorian), a movement class (yoga, Tai Chi, reiki) at 906 Elm St., plus cooking demonstrations at the Common Wealth Kitchen. In addition, there will be music, poetry and food. The North Side Farmers Market will expand with extra activities on Saturday. On Saturday evening, Music at Madison will present “Songs of Broadway.” Reservations are required. 5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 2 through 10 p.m. on Oct. 3. 5 p.m.

Opening Gala and Art Walk. The Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown,44503; Daniel@SoapGalleryYo.com. The Soap Gallery’s inaugural opening will feature a number of local artists in a wide range of styles. Tonight’s group show includes Katelyn Gould, Eric Leroy Alleman, Maryssa Moczan, Lauren Lenio Miller, Sara Oliver, Chris Yambar, LeeAnn Lewis, Andy Thomas, James Pernotto, Tony Armeni, Rob Knight, Jason Vaughn, Jeff Piper and Michael Green. The Opening Gala also features an art walk on S. Champion Street with artisans, crafters, and vendors. Live music is by Third Class and Bitter Alms. 5-9 p.m.

Incorruptible. Annex Theatre, New Castle Playhouse. 212 E. Long, New Castle; 724-654-3437. http://www.newcastleplayhouse.org. It’s Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.:  The river flooded again last week.  The chandler’s shop just burned to the ground.  Nobody’s heard of the wheelbarrow yet.  And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in 13 years.  In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark.  Eyes turn to the pope, whose visit will encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey’s glory.  That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy – and “their” bones are working miracles. The play stars Brady Flamino, Phillip Clark, Jr., Dave Dougherty, Brad Chill, Karen Kern, Josh Antoon, Kali Davies-Anderson and Sharri Nicholson. Directed by Paul Angelucci. Assistant director is Annette Crowe and Jeff Hall is producer. Shows occur at 7:30 p.m. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 2-4, 8-11. 7:30 p.m. $13.

music @ night 

Brickhouse. Iron Roots Band. 9 p.m.

Crickets. Radio Pulse. 9 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich. 5-7 p.m.

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

Magic Tree. Mark Soini Trio. 8 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Following June. 7 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 3 

Autumn Bird Walks. Newport Wetlands, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7107. Search for feathered migrants with lifelong birder Gary Meiter of Lanterman’s Mill staff. Bring binoculars. Easy. Less than 1 mile. Oct. 3 and Oct. 10. 8:30-10 a.m.

Let Us Out. Multiple Library branches. Come see what books have been jailed during Sept. 27 and Oct. 3. Be a member of the “jury” and cast your vote to see which book can be “released.” For school-age children. Newport Library, Library Hours, through Oct. 3; Struthers Library, Library Hours, through Oct. 3.

Banned Books Hunt. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. 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. Poland Library, Library hours, through Oct. 3.

BIC – Business Start-Up Workshop. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. 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. Call and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 9 a.m.

South Avenue Corridor Beautification Planting Day. Corner of South Avenue and Cameron, Youngstown; Volunteers are needed to plant bushes and flowers, spread mulch and help create this new green space. Anthony J. Billet Landscaping donated time and materials to the project. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pick a Pumpkin. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Features a fall guided tractor wagon ride (leaves every half hour) with a stop at the pumpkin patch to pick your own pint-sized pumpkin. Barns will be open. Oct. 3, 10, 17, 10 a.m-2 p.m.; Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 1-4 p.m. $1 wagon ride, $3 ride and pumpkin. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

NOMA Better Block Party. Elm Street Corridor, first block north of Madison Avenue, Youngstown, 44505; 330-744-2667. Common Wealth and others will host a Better Block Party in a section of Elm Street just north of Madison Avenue. “Celebrate NOMA “The New Part of Town” will include a “pop-up” market at 818 Elm St., performances by the YSU Student Jazz Ensemble (at Dorian Books), a Saturday lecture series (at Dorian), a movement class (yoga, Tai Chi, reiki) at 906 Elm St., plus cooking demonstrations at the Common Wealth Kitchen. In addition, there will be music, poetry and food. The North Side Farmers Market will expand with extra activities on Saturday. On Saturday evening, Music at Madison will present “Songs of Broadway.” Reservations are required. All day through 10 p.m.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. 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.

Book Discussion: The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Read this Amy Stewart book and discuss how the work is unique in its exploration of the uses of plants in intoxicating beverages. 10:30 a.m.

Tales to Tails. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Come and read to a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Bring your own book, or the Library will find one for you. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register online or by calling and asking for the Austintown Library. For school-age children. 11 a.m.

Tabletop Saturday for Teens. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. The first Saturday afternoon of each month in Teen Central features tabletop games. Bring along your friends and your favorite board or card games, or play some of the Library’s. For teens in grades 7 to 12. 1-4 p.m.

Camp Out at the Library. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Don’t like roughing it outdoors? Come and experience camping traditions, stories, games, crafts, and more in the comfort of the library. No sleeping bags required. For kids in grades K to 6. Registration is required. 2 p.m.

Harvest Moon Festival. Youngstown Inner City Gardens, 3411 Idlewood Ave., Youngstown, 44511. The Youngstown Inner City Garden/Youngstown Food Forest will present today’s festival. It will include a chili cook-cff ($50 winner prize), pig and corn roasts, vegetarian food, door prizes, a hay ride, color guard and a special flag-folding ceremony by a local Boy Scouts troop. 4-7 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Help plan and support teen activities at the Library. Snacks will be provided. For teens in grades 7-12. 3 p.m.

AE Uncorked: Soap ’n’ Paint. The Soap Gallery, 117 S. Champion St., Youngstown, 44503; Daniel@SoapGalleryYo.com. AE Uncorked is billed as an alternative to a typical night out – and you don’t have to be an artist. You can choose your own image to paint from a wide variety of options or work from your own imagination. Instructor Kristen Kantounatakis (Olsen) works one-on-one and provides all of the instruction and encouragement needed to complete your painting. Fee includes all supplies needed to complete a painting and wine. 6-9 p.m. $25.

The Classics: All Russian. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. “The Classics” begin with Vadym Kholodenko, (gold medalist at the 14th Cliburn International Piano Competition) who will perform Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 4.” The “All Russian” concert also features Tchaikovsky’s “March Slave & Symphony Pathetique.” The concert is underwritten in part by Talmer Bank and Trust, and the Youngstown Symphony Society board of directors. 8 p.m.

My Big Fat Gay Wedding. The Rust Belt Theater Company, Calvin Center, 755 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 44502; 330-507-2358. The original musical, “My Big Fat Gay Wedding,” was written by Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor, with choreography by Marisa Zamary. This is the company’s second original musical of the season. From the proposal, to the planning, to the ceremony, “My Big Fat Gay Wedding,” follows a plus-sized, middle-aged gay couple. Steve, an anal-retentive event coordinator, is given a surprise marriage proposal by Adam, his partner of 20 years, and is then faced with the challenge of planning his own perfect wedding. The couple faces a plethora of challenges, including difficult family members, meddling ex-lovers, body-shaming tailors, temperamental performance artists, and extreme Christian bakers. The cast includes David Cirelli, Nicole Zayas, Kage Coven, Marisa Zamary, Luke Hnida, Rachel Clifford, America McNeil, Celena Coven, Lynn Sabeh, and Robert Dennick Joki. There will be a reception following the opening night performance. call for reservations. 8 p.m. on Sept. 18-19, 25-26, and Oct. 3. $15 (general admission), $10 for students/seniors.

Frankula Fright Fest IV. Cedars, 706 Steel St., Youngstown, 44509. Features The Spastic Hearts, Turbo Lovers and Harnessing the Sun. All proceeds go to the Ruth Phillips Lymphoma Fund-Raiser. 9 p.m.

DrGoo’s Album Release Party. Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 32 N. Phelps St., Youngstown,44503. Tonight’s album-release party will feature Bernadette Lim, AKA, Jennifer Neal, Liquid Julz, DrGoo, Uncool TWO and D. Diamond. 9 p.m.

music @ night 

Downtown Coffee Cafe. Steve Vuich. 9 p.m.

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

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

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

Papa’s Sports Bar. Liquor Posse. 9 p.m.

Sunday 4

Oktoberfest. Boardman Park, 375 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman, 44512.  9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Yoga Basics Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. An eight week yoga course. Bring a mat, small blanket, and pillow. Karres Cvetkovich is a seasoned instructor. Participants need to pre-register; no drop-ins. Register/pay by Oct. 2. $80; 10 percent discount ($72) if registered by Sept. 29. Oct. 4-Nov. 22 9-10 a.m.

Fall Classic Scramble. Mill Creek Golf Course (North & South courses), Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Grab three friends and compete in this 36-hole scramble tournament over two days on the North and South courses. Compete for skill prizes and a tournament purse. $100/player, includes greens and cart fees and picnic lunch after each round. Optional Skins Game available each day of play. Four-Player Teams made of (four-amateurs or one pro and three-amateurs). The field is open to the first 30 teams for the 2015 event. Occurs Oct. 4 and Oct. 5. 10:30 a.m. shotgun start. $100 player.

CANCELED – Chris Yambar’s Lawn-Con 6: Free Comic Book Show. B&O Station Banquet Hall, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 44502; for more information, call 330-506-1991. Created by indie-comic artist and writer Chris Yambar in 2010, “Lawn-Con” features national, independent and small press creators, live music, food, comedians, and side-show performances. The event also includes original comic and progressive pop artwork, portfolio reviews, rare and limited-edition show exclusives and cheap comic books. After legally challenging Warner Brothers/DC Comics for appropriating the “Lawn-Con” name and outdoor concept, Yambar had the event name nationally trademarked in 2013 to prevent future infringement. Noon-6 p.m. Free.

The Wedding Show. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. Noon. $10 (plus service fees).

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.

I Spy Nature. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Features a Fall Scavenger Hunt. See what you can find. Pick up your list at FNC and record your sightings on camera or phone. 2-4 p.m.

Guest Lecture: Conformity and Rebellion – The Late 1950s. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. The mid- to late-1950s were a time of important scientific, cultural, artistic, and political events. It was the era of Sputnik, James Dean, Elvis Presley, and the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Kenneth Bindas, professor and chairman of the Department of History at Kent State University, will talk about some of the people and events that influenced those coming of age at the dawn of the 1960s. Bindas will set the stage to help audiences understand the cultural significance of the “Rocket Boys” era. No registration necessary. 2 p.m.

Mahoning Valley Second Harvest: Taste of the Valley. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. 5-8 p.m.

Monday 5

Book Sale. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. The Friends of PLYMC Bookstore will have a half-price sale on all Halloween, mystery, suspense and thrillers from Oct. 5-10. Friends of PLYMC Bookstore in Poland Library, store hours, Oct. 5-10.

Preschool Storytime. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For ages 3 to 5. Monday, Oct. 5 and 19. 1 p.m.

Mystery Mondays at Main. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Do you love to read mysteries or thrillers? Join the Library for an informal discussion of “The Circle” by Peter Lovesey. For teens and adults. 11 a.m.

Makerspace Mondays. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Join the Library each Monday after school for crafts and more. For teens in grades 7 to 12. Monday, Oct. 5, 19, 26. 3-4:30 p.m.

Kitchen Hacks on Pinterest. Multiple Library branches. Pinterest is filled with all kinds of kitchen shortcuts. Join the Library for cookies, juice and helpful kitchen hints. Handouts and examples will be available. For adults. Brownlee Woods Library, 4 p.m., Thursday,  Oct.22; Newport Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct.5, 26; Struthers Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct.15. 4 p.m.

Junior Friends of the Library. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. The Friends of PLYMC are inviting teens from Mahoning County who would like to become members of the new Junior Friends of the Library to an informational meeting at the Newport Branch. This group will be involved in volunteering, fundraising, and special events sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. For information on this new group, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. 4 p.m.

Celebrity Bartending at Inner Circle Pizza Poland. Inner Circle Pizza, 1816 Boardman-Poland Road, Poland 44514. Tips from tonight’s event benefit The Rich Center for Autism. 5-9 p.m.

Saving Memories- Downloading Digital Pictures. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Keep your memories safe by learning how to transfer pictures from a digital camera or phone onto a computer and flash drive. 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 6

Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 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. Oct. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 29. 9:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. $12/class.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books. Multiple Library branches. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20, 27; MetroParks Farm Library, 10 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28* (Holiday program. Children may come in costume.) ; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14.  10 a.m.

Friends of the Poland Library Meeting and Program. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Presenter is from the Butler Art Museum Outreach Program. Pot luck lunch. 10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Every Tuesday at 11 a.m.; Every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Mondays at 6 p.m. on Oct. 5 and 19; Tuesdays at 11 a.m. on Oct. 6, 13, 20.

Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Multiple Library branches. For appointments call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). For adults. Austintown Library, 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6; Austintown Library, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 31; Poland Library, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 5; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 30; Boardman Library, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26. 1 p.m.

Preschool Storytime. Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Tuesday, Oct. 6, 13, 20. 1 p.m.

Tuesday Teen Training. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Making the switch from high school to workforce isn’t easy. The group will be working on resume writing, job searching, budgeting and interview techniques. For teens ages 16-19. 3 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27.

BIC – SCORE @ the Library. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? 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. The service is free. To talk with a business professional from SCORE, call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. For adults. 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, 20.

It’s All About Yarn. Multiple Library branches. Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas, or “anything with yarn” project and learn from one another. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (Internet will be available for looking up yarn craft questions and tutorials unfinished objects). For teens and adults. Boardman Library, 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19; East Library, 4 p.m.

Lego My Library. Multiple Library branches. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7; Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17; Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13; Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13.  6 p.m.

Guest Lecture: Space Exploration. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. The Space Age began Oct. 4, 1957 with the launch of Sputnik. Since then, staffed missions have taken astronauts as far as the moon while other missions have recently left the solar system and entered interstellar space for the first time. Guest speaker Dr. David L. Ellis will examine the history of space missions – with an emphasis on The Space Race – and discuss select current missions and potential future missions. Ellis grew up in Florida in the 1960s and early 1970s. Some of his earliest memories were of watching rockets blast-off from Kennedy Space Center.  He later graduated from Purdue University and Case Western Reserve University with degrees in Materials Science.  Since joining NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center (Cleveland), he has primarily worked on materials for rocket and jet engines. 6 p.m.

Swing Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Everyone learns together. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Led by Lynda McPhail and A Time to Dance. Call FNC for details. Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27. 6-7 p.m. $5/class.

Create Your Own Pumpkin Vanilla Sugar Scrub. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Make your own pumpkin vanilla sugar scrub and decorate a jar to store it. Call and ask for the Poland Library. For grades 4-12. 6:30 p.m.

Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn effective strategies for finding funders that support individuals with the Foundation Center’s online funding database. To register, call and ask for the Information Services Department or register online using the Events Calendar. For adults. Main Library Computer Center, 6:30 p.m.

Taste of Home Cooking Show. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-841-1696. Taste of Home’s culinary specialists share cooking tips and tricks. 6:30 p.m. $10.

Living Wreath: Succulents. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Create an addition to your outdoor or indoor garden space with Pam Baytos. Using succulents and sphagnum moss, this wreath will be easy to grow and requires little water. All materials provided. Register/pay by Oct. 4. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40; FFRG $34.

Nightclub Two-Step Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Led by dance expert Lynda McPhail and A Time to Dance. Call FNC for details. Oct. 6, Oct. 13, Oct. 20, Oct. 27. 7-8 p.m. $5/class.

Wednesday 7

Chair to Mat Movement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Chair to Mat Movement with Michelle O’Brien is designed to increase mobility and flexibility for those who find seated floor movement challenging. Breathing techniques, as well as mindfulness practices make this class accessible to most anyone for health and fitness, as well as for relaxation. All movement is done seated in chairs, and in standing positions on a mat. Drop-in. Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28. 9-10 a.m. $10/class.

Recreational Hikes. Various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Recreational Hikes, generally led by volunteers, are faster paced to focus on exercise. Oct. 7, 9 a.m. – Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate, 2 or 4 miles; Oct. 13, 6 p.m. – Meet at overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive. Easy, 1 or 3 miles; Oct. 21, 9 a.m. – Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Easy, 2 or 4 miles; Oct. 27, 9 a.m. – Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Easy, 2 or 4 miles. 9 a.m.

Gardening Basics: Fall Gardenin. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. After the blooms of spring and summer, gardeners often start to pack up their tools and think about next spring – but wait! In this class, Garden Designer Bridget Beck will teach the benefits of fall gardening, covering: basic garden care, plant care, and plants with interesting autumn characteristics. Register/pay by Oct. 5. 10-11:30 a.m. $12; FFRG $10.

Music and Movement. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 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 is required. Wednesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Time for Tots. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children ages 2 to 3 ½ with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each session. Wednesday, Oct. 7 and 14. 11 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Pre-Kindergarten Story Time. Austintown Library, 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. 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28.

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, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 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. Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28. Noon-1 p.m. $10/class.

Basic Computer Class. Multiple Library branches. Learn very basic computer skills. This is a beginner’s class that will cover use of a mouse, computer terms, and simple internet use. Space is limited to 5. Call 330-744-8636 and specify library and Basic Computer Class. For adults. Main Library, 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7; Main Library, 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 19; Newport Library, 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, 28. 12:30 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. http://www.ohwowkids.org. 4-5:30 p.m.

Great Lives.Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Experiments, arts, crafts. Books, websites, videos. Explore great thoughts by immersing yourself in the lives of great men, women, and children. For kids in grades 1 to 6. Registration is required. 4 p.m.

Watch a Movie at the Library. Various Library Branches. Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 5:30 p.m.: Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m.: Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; Monday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.: Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W. in Warren; Thursday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m.: Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland. NASA engineer Homer H. Hickam Jr.’s autobiography provided the basis for this drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal as a teenager coming of age at the dawn of the space race. (Movie rated PG; runtime 108 minutes.) 5:30 p.m. (Liberty Branch).

Laughter Yoga. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Enhance your attitude and well-being with laughter through this class led by certified instructor Teresa Lisum. No flexibility or yoga experience required – just open mind. 5:30-6:30 p.m. $5.

Kidz Create. Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Join the Library’s cooking class and make some delicious culinary creations. For kids in grades K to 6. Registration is required. Wednesday, Oct. 7 and 21. 5 p.m.

MetroMutts: Tricks and Treats. Barn 4, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-740-7107. Presented by The Learning Dog. Teach your pup approximately seven different tricks in this working seminar. Bring treats and any other ideas for tricks you want to teach your dog. Register at FNC by Oct. 5. 6 p.m. MetroMutts members free, not yet members $5.

Lego My Library. Multiple Library branches. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7; Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 17; Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13; Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13. 6 p.m.

Project Spectrum. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. A monthly meeting for parents of children who are on the Autism Spectrum to share information, learn from guest speakers, ask questions, look at the library’s literature on the subject and offer support to one another. Guided by a staff librarian. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

October 2015 First Wednesday Reading: Pig Iron Poets & Rust Belt Poets. Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 32 N. Phelps St., Youngstown, 44503. Tonight features local talent – the Pig Iron Poets of Youngstown and the Rust Belt Poets of Warren. An open mike follows. The event is moderated by Terry Murcko. 7-9 p.m.

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  1. Didn’t see anything about the Boardman Rotary Oktoberfestival on Sunday, October 4 at Boardman Park from 9 to 5

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