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. Thursday, Oct. 8 and 15. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Basic Computer Classes. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 201. Sign up for one or all of these free computer classes. Registration is required. Contact the library Adult Computer Area to sign up. Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m.: Intro to Computers; Thursday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.: Intro to the Internet; Thursday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.: Intro to Email. 2 p.m.
Book Discussion of “Rocket Boys” by Homer H. Hickam, Jr. Various Library Branches. Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m.: Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W. in Warren; Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m.: Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.: Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.: Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown. Read the One Book/One Community selection, and then join in the discussion to share your thoughts and questions. No registration necessary. 2 p.m. ( Main Library).
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 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. Occurs every Thursday. Call for location. 6-8 p.m. Free.
Master Gardener Gathering. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Master Gardeners from any program are welcome at this autumn gathering of plants, food, and fun. Bring food to share and plants to trade, if you wish. Beverages will be provided. Label your plants for the exchange. If you have extra plastic bags or small boxes for carrying plants, bring them. Registration required. 6-8 p.m.
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.
YSU Skeggs Lecture: Nathan Wolfe. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Nathan Wolfe travels the world to track, study, and eradicate the next pandemic before it strikes. One of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World for 2011, this “Viral Storm” author draws on his break-through discoveries to tell where viruses come from, why they spread, and how to stop them. By concentrating on how epidemic diseases – such as HIV, SARS, and West Nile – all stem from human contact with infected animals, he is able to discover new threatening viruses where they first emerge. Publisher’s Weekly calls his debut book, “The Viral Storm,” an “engrossing and fast-paced chronicle of medical exploration and discovery” that takes readers from the jungles of Africa to Wolfe’s state-of-the-art labs, shedding light on the often overlooked but ultimately critical field of microbiology. It was published in six languages and shortlisted for the Royal Society’s Winton Prize. Wolfe is the Lorry I. Lokey Business Wire consulting professor in human biology at Stanford University; the founder and CEO of Metabiota, a company that specializes in microbiological research, products, and services; and the chairman of Global Viral, a non-profit that promotes understanding, exploration, and stewardship of the microbial world. Wolfe was named a Rolling Stone “100 Agents of Change,” a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader. He is also the winner of the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award. Wolfe has received over $60 million in grants and contracts from Google, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, among others. 7 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.
JonesFest 2015, B&O Station, 530 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 44509. This year’s concert features two sets, including one all-Grateful Dead set. Performers include Dave Katz of Ekoostik Hookah, LethalFX human beatbox (Columbus), Aliver Hall (Kent), Sweet Earth (Pittsburgh), Tony C (Columbus), and Cosmic Lemons DrGOO, AKA, Calladore, Liam Jones of The Bee’s Trees, Lou Rivera and the The Funky Monks. The promoters describe JonesFest as “a beautiful chill festival with family vibes and good times” and add, “Let’s get down!” 5 p.m. $15.
Casting Crowns with Lauren Daigle. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m. $73, $33.50, $23.50, $16.50.
The Lennon Sisters: Warren Civic Music Series 2015-2016. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. In 1955 four very young girls walked onto a stage in Hollywood and began a multi-decade career. Their Christmas Eve television appearance on “The Lawrence Welk Show” was the beginning of a career that would see them sing for seven presidents, perform with nearly every major star in Hollywood, and be welcomed into millions of homes across America every Saturday night. The girls were awarded their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and they were inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame. Their show shares the glamour, style and unique family blend that propelled them to fame. Their instant stardom has lasted over 55 years. 7:30 p.m.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Ford Theater. Bliss Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown; 330-941-3105. An eclectic group of six middle schoolers vie for the county spelling championship. While candidly disclosing humorous and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. At least the losers get a juice box. “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” features audience participation. Appropriate for middle school age and above. Music and Lyrics by William Finn. Book by Rachel Sheinkin. Conceived by Rebecca Feldman with additional material by Jay Reiss. The play was originally directed on Broadway by James Lapine and originally produced on Broadway by David Stone, James L. Nederlander, Barbara Whitman, Patrick Catullo Barrington Stage Company, Second Stage Theatre. 7:30 p.m., Oct. 9-10, 16-17 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 11 and 18. 7:30 p.m.
The Colored Museum. Youngstown Playhouse. 600 Playhouse Lane, Youngstown; 330-788-8739. http://www.theyoungstownplayhouse.com. In a series of 11 “exhibits” (sketches), George Wolfe’s play explores and satires prominent themes and identities of African-American culture. Call for reservations. Performances occur at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. Oct. 9-24. 7:30 p.m.
Mike Epps with Earthquake. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Mike Epps brings his new tour, “The Real Deal,” to Powers. Comedian and radio host Earthquake (from WBLS-FM in New York City) will precede Epps with his comedy. 8 p.m. Tickets start at $38.
music @ night
B&O Station. Jones for Revival. 7 p.m.
Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.
Ice House Inn. Sums Divide. 10 p.m.
Mastropietro Winery. Davis and Henner. 7-10 p.m.
Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.
Vintage Estate. Christine Witt, Mark Soini. 8-11 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair. Barnes and Noble, 381 Boadman-Poland Road, Boardman; 330-744-8636. The Library will partner with Barnes and Noble for this Book Fair. Stop by your local Mahoning County Public Library to pick up a Book Fair Voucher and help support children’s library programs. Other activities at Barnes & Noble that day include: “Star Wars Reads Day” at 2 p.m. Includes a Lego build. Space is limited. “Pete the Cat and the Bed Time Blues” story time at 11 a.m. Author Juliene Osborne McKnight will be at the store from 2-5 p.m. signing copies of her latest book, “The Story We Carry in Our Bones: Irish History for Americans.” All day.
2015 Youngstown Out of the Darkness Walk. Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown, 44511; 234-244-4159 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Today’s walk honors the memory of those lost to suicide and seeks to raise awareness. Suicide claims more than 41,000 lives annually in the U.S. It’s estimated that a suicide attempt occurs every minute, with close to 1 million people attempting suicide annually. It is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. among adults 18-65 and the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) funds research aimed at improving the understanding of suicide. In addition, the organization seeks to increase awareness about suicide prevention and the psychiatric illnesses that can lead to suicide. Check-in/registration begins 9 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. 9 a.m.-noon.
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.
Launch into Apps. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Features a hands-on program for parents/caregivers and children to celebrate the arrival of the new Playaway Launchpads. Launchpads are tablets for children – preloaded with fun and educational apps – that are available to check out from the library. The first half hour focuses on apps for preschoolers and kindergarteners, and the second half hour will be about apps for grades 1 to 6. Light refreshments will be provided. Registration is requested. 11 a.m.-noon.
Build-a-Scarecrow. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Get into the fall spirit and create a scarecrow. The library will provide the stuffing, frames, and refreshments. Participants bring the clothes, creativity, and a scarecrow crew. Plan to work with your family or group of friends to dress and stuff a scarecrow. Completed scarecrows will be on display at the library for customers to vote for their favorite, and the winner will be announced on Oct. 26 and awarded a surprise. After the winner is announced, you may take the scarecrow you made home to use as a fall decoration. For children and friends of all ages. Must register your scarecrow building crew by Oct. 5 by calling 330-759-2589. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Rainbow Foam Painting. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. For children of all ages. 11 a.m.
Legos and Looms. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Create Lego designs or Rainbow Loom bracelets. Materials will be provided. For kids, ages 6 and up. 2 p.m.
Homer Hickam’s Moon. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. At this presentation for all ages, guest Sharon Shanks will talk about Homer Hickam’s Moon: What the Rocket Boys were inspired by, what America accomplished, and why we should go back. Shanks is a former lecturer at the Ward Beecher Planetarium at Youngstown State University. 2 p.m.
Vera Bradley Bingo To Benefit Spay Neuter Programs. Saxon Club, 710 S. Meridian Road, Austintown; 330-330-8166. Fee includes one bingo sheet for each of the 20 games, snack, drink and door prize chance. Pay by check or money order to TNR of Warren, P.O. Box 2477, Warren, Ohio 44484. Games start at 4 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m. $20.
Crafting Corner. Multiple Library branches. Features a special craft. All materials will be provided. Registration is required so sign up fast and reserve your spot. Call 330-744-8636 and specify Newport or East craft program. For adults. Newport Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 10; East Library, 5 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29. 3 p.m.
Who Dunnit at the Corinthian. The Corinthian Banquet Hall and Event Center, 47 Vine Ave., Sharon, Pa., 16146; for tickets or more information, call 724-456-2335 or email email@example.com. Tonight’s murder mystery theatrical event includes dinner, cash bar, auction and a raffle. All proceeds benefit The Shirley Bursey House of Aware. 6-9 p.m. $40.
Pink Lemon-Aide 2015. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. This all-ages event seeks to raise funds to fight all cancer and celebrate survivors. 6:30 p.m. $10.
Dinner with the Addams (Family). Top Hat/Fairview Arts and Outreach Center. 4220 Youngstown-Poland Road, Struthers; 1-800 838 3006. tophatproductions.org. The world knows them as creepy, kooky, mysterious, and spooky, but did you know that the Addams are hosting a dinner party at Top Hat Production’s Fairview Arts & Outreach Center? The bizarre and beloved characters are pulling out all the stops during this evening celebration of family, ancestors, and new friends. 6:30 p.m., Oct. 10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31. Call for tickets and reservations. 6:30 p.m.
Darius Rucker with David Nail and Kristan Bush. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m. $49.75, $29.75.
The Lennon Sisters: Westminster College Celebrity Series. Orr Auditorium, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa.; 724-946-7354 and https://www.westminster.edu/about/community/celebrity-series/index.cfm. 7:30 p.m. $45, $39, $35, $33.
An Evening of Poetry and Jazz. Dorian Books, 802 Elm St., Youngstown, 44505; 330-743-2665. Dorian Books will present poet Arya F. Jenkins and jazz singer Kelly Connors in an evening featuring classic works and selections from Jenkins’ recent poetry collection, “Silence Has a Name.” The event includes snacks. Bring your own beverage. 8 p.m. $10.
music @ night
Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.
Ice House Inn. Liquor Posse. 9 p.m.
Little Wing Cafe. Frank Castellano. 7 p.m.
Marguerita’s. Davis and Henner. 7-10 p.m.
Mocha House. Take II. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Meditation & Mindfulness. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Explores a diversity of mindfulness methods and offerings to apply mindfulness skills in daily life. Practices are guided by Karres Cvetkovich. Register/pay in advance. 10:30 a.m.-noon $15/class; $18/drop-in.
Vanishing Acts: Trees Under Threat Guided Tours. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Features a guided tour through the park’s “Vanishing Acts” outdoor exhibit. Explore why trees are under threat around the world and here in Ohio. Occurs Oct. 11 or Oct. 25. 1 p.m.
Colors & Reflections. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Join the park in a circling of Lake Glacier. Because of its variety of tree species and their watery reflections, it’s usually Mill Creek Park’s best place for autumn color. Moderate, 4 miles. 2-4:30 p.m.
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.
Friends of the Boardman Library Program and Meeting. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. The presenter will be Greg Gulas with “The Valley’s Contribution to National Sports.” For adults. 10 a.m.
BIC- Couponing and Smart Saving Tips. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. An informative session on couponing and many other ways to save money. Be prepared to share your tips with others. To register, call and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 6 p.m.
Deco Mesh Wreaths. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Come and make a pumpkin wreath. All materials will be provided. Registration is required. Call the library or stop in to register. For adults. 6:30 p.m.
Freedom Quilts. East Library, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for juice, cookies, interesting conversation and a power point presentation on “Freedom Quilts; Fact or Fiction?” and the history of the local abolitionist movement in the tri-county area. For adults. 6:30 p.m.
Show What You Know: Freezer Meals. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Learn an easy and organized method to plan, prepare, and fill your freezer with delicious home cooked meals. Seating is limited, reservations are required. For adults. 6:30 p.m.
Teen Read Week Author Visit: It’s a Jungle…A Grasshopper Jungle. Various branches. Features a special presentation by Andrew Smith, author of the best-selling book and soon-to-be movie, “Grasshopper Jungle.” For teens and adults. Austintown Library, 9 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13; Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13; Poland Library, Noon, Tuesday, Oct. 13. 9 a.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Book Buddies.Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Help your student be a better reader. Book Buddies provides after school one-on-one reading practice and reading-related games. Children in grades 1 to 4 may sign up for a 30-minute session to practice their reading in a fun, stress-free environment with a trained volunteer. Registration is required each week. Tuesday, Oct. 13, 20, 27. 4:30-6 p.m.
Nature-Inspired Stoneware Mugs. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Lynn Cardwell will help students construct two nature-inspired stoneware mugs. They will be food and dishwasher safe. The project will be glazed, fired and ready for pick up in approximately five weeks. Register/pay by Oct. 11. 5:30-8 p.m. $34; FFRG $28.
Monthly: Youngstown PFLAG Meeting. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696 or email email@example.com. Second Tuesday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.
CSI – YTown. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Features an author visit, presentation, and book signing for “Car Bombs to Cookie Tables: The Youngstown Anthology” by Jacqueline Marino and Will Miller. For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. For adults. 6:30 p.m.
Grantseeking Basics. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Geared to beginners, provides instruction in foundation research and identifying potential funders. Includes a tour of the Grant Center. To register, call and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m.
Family Story Time. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Stories, games, crafts, and fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m.
Menopause The Musical. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 8 p.m. 13. $52, $37, $30 (plus service fees).
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.
Microsoft Office Word Computer Class @Newport. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Learn very basic computer skills involving Microsoft Office Word program. This is a beginner’s class that will cover cut and paste and the Word menus. Space is limited to 5. Call to register and specify Newport Microsoft Office Word Computer Class. For adults. 12:30 p.m.
Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers will read and discuss the book, “Get into Art: Places,” by Susie Brooks 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.
Mommy and Me Yoga. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township. Join Miss Brindi for a simple yoga program especially for toddlers and a parent or caregiver. No experience needed. Adult and child should each bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on. For children 2 to 4 years old. Registration is required. 1 p.m.
Blood Pressure Screening by the Youngstown-Warren Black Nurses Association. East Library, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. 1-3 p.m.
Teen Homeschool Brunch Bunch: Perler Beads. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschool teens will choose a design or make a design of their own. For teens ages 12-18. 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. http://www.ohwowkids.org. 4-5:30 p.m.
Meet James A. Willis & The Ghosts of Ohio. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. James A. Willis (“Weird Ohio,” “The Big Book of Ohio Ghost Stories”) will share some of his most hair-raising adventures from more than 16 years chasing after ghosts. Plus, learn about his upcoming book, “Ohio’s Historic Haunts: Investigating the Paranormal in the Buckeye State.” This presentation is suitable for ages 10 and up. No registration required. 6 p.m.
DIY Pumpkin Spice Soap. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Make pumpkin spice soap. Attendance is limited, so call or stop by the Main Library to register. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.
Monthly: Youngstown-Warren Inventor’s Club Meeting. Oakhill Collaborative, 507 Oakhill, Youngstown; 330-750-0417. The meeting is free and open to the public. Call Robert Davenport for more information. Meets the third Wednesday. 7 p.m.