Calendar (Week 3) – October 15-22, 2015

Thursday 15

Pumpkin Carving. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Help carve pumpkins for display at the Pumpkin Walk at Twilight on Oct. 18. Carving area is in the Service Building (may be chilly; dress in warm layers). Carving tools will be available or bring your own. While supplies last. Oct. 15-17. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Listen and Lego. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Listen to a story and then have fun building with Legos. Legos will be provided. For ages 4-7. Poland Library, 1 p.m.

Sprout Club. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ages 3-5, plus adult. Join the Sprout Club this autumn to learn about the amazing world of plants, including apples in October. Class includes an activity and snack. Register/pay by Oct. 13. 1-2 p.m. $7/class.

LEGO Club. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Children in kindergarten to grade 6 can stop by the library to create unique structures with our collection of popular building blocks. Each structure will remain at the library for all to see. 5-7 p.m.

Antiques & Appraisals at the Library. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Discover if you own any hidden treasures. Jeff Byce, auctioneer, realtor, and appraiser with Byce Auction Gallery, will give an opinion about the possible value of the small antiques or collectibles you bring in. Items must be small enough and light enough to be carried in to the library, or you may bring in a photo of larger items. Limit three items per person. No firearms. No registration required. 5-7 p.m.

Now You Know. Program in partnership with Meridian HealthCare – “Adult Children of Alcoholics – Lives Altered by Others.” Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Jerry Carter, former executive director of Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, will help identify behaviors, thoughts, or feelings that may stem from an unhealthy childhood and suggest ways change and prevent these behaviors from taking a toll on the present and future. Reservations are required. For adults. 6 p.m.

Basic Word Computer Class @Austintown. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Learn very basic computer skills involving the 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 Austintown Basic Word Computer Class. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 200. Join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. Call for more information about this month’s topic. 6:30 p.m.

Whole Foods Series. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Explore the benefits of a whole-food, plant-based diet during this series of three classes led by Samie Winick and Michelle O’Brien. Would you like to add more fruits, vegetables, and grains into your diet? Join Winick in “Food For Thought” as she shares her favorite resources, recipes, and few dishes with these super foods in the starring role. Then, take a look at energizing whole foods with O’Brien in “Plants, Herbs, and Health.”  Sample herbal teas and nutritious green shakes, as you explore better nutrition for overall better health. Finally, delve deeper with “It’s Not All Rabbit Food” with Winick. Receive more tips, resources, and recipes for dishes to include on your Thanksgiving table, tasting included. Register/pay by Oct. 10. Oct. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 29; 6:30-8 p.m., and Nov. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. 6:30-8 p.m.  $60/series; $24/class.

YSU Concert Band & Wind Ensemble. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. The YSU Dana School of Music Concert Band, conducted by Dr. Brandt Payne, and the Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Stephen L. Gage, make their 2015-16 premiere performances with “Suites & Overtures.” Both ensembles, consisting of music majors from the Dana School of Music, will perform a variety of music for concert band that includes Grainger’s “Ye Banks and Braes,” Nelson’s “Rocky Point Holiday,” Holst’s all-time classic “Suite No. 1 in Eb,” and John Williams’ “Overture from The Cowboys.” The concert will also feature guest conductor, Dr. Wayne Bailey, a noted conductor, author, clinician, and lecturer. 7:30 p.m. $5, $4, free for YSU students and faculty.

music @ night

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

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

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

Friday 16

Show What You Know: Body Scrubs. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Learn the basic components needed to make your own body scrubs from sugar and other basic ingredients. Make one to take home. Class size limited. Call to register. For adults. 11 a.m.

Robotics Teams Demo. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Members of the Robotics Teams from Champion High School and from Warren G. Harding High School will talk about how they build their robots – from how they come up with design ideas to types of materials they use. Plus, they will demonstrate their work. 2 p.m.

It IS Rocket Science. Various Library Branches. Friday, Oct. 16 at 3 p.m.: Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; Friday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m.: Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road., Lordstown. Learn how to make indoor rockets and try other cool science experiments using household items. For grades 7 to 12. Registration is required by calling the library location. 3 p.m.

music @ night  

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

Leon’s. Lower West Side Band. 6-9 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 17

Fall Electronics Recycling Drive. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; 44503. Today’ss event allows area residents to recycle old and broken electronics (computers, monitors, TVs, stereos, cell phones, telephones, microwaves, cameras, copiers, fax machines, printers, DVD players, VCRs, etc.) The drive permits the free disposal of one TV per Youngstown household. For all others, it will cost $1 for each TV and monitor. All other items electronic items may be disposed of for free. The drive is ponsored by Vallourec. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saplings: Succulent Pumpkins. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ages 8 and older. Create a different kind of pumpkin decoration this fall, while learning about the importance of pumpkins for food and decoration. Turn a pumpkin into a container for cool succulent plants and other fun fall items with Pam Baytos. Register/pay by Oct. 12. 10-11:30 a.m. $15.

MetroMutts: Howl-O-Ween Hike. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Austintown; 330-740-7107. Trek down the Bikeway. Bring your dog dressed in his/her Halloween finest – you are welcome to dress up, too. Costume contest, prizes, and refreshments in the pavilion following the hike. MetroMutts members receive a free pumpkin and photo with their dog. Easy, 2 miles. Bring along an item to donate to Animal Charity Humane Society. Blankets, towels, dog food, collars, leashes, toys, treats, crates, beds, garbage bags, newspapers, plastic baggies, plastic totes with lids, rubbing alcohol, paper towels, bleach, laundry detergent and disinfectant spray are appreciated. 10 a.m.

Clowning Around with Porgie. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. For children of all ages. 11 a.m.

Brutus Buckeye Birthday Bash. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. The Library is turning 135 and Brutus Buckeye, the Ohio State University mascot, is turning 50. Celebrate the day with fun crafts, games, prizes and songs for this upcoming big day for the Buckeyes. Listen to stories about Brutus Buckeye and hear our special visitor, State Sen. Joe Schiavoni, at 12:30 p.m., as he reads a popular book featuring Brutus. Refreshments while supplies last. Noon.

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.

Reading & Other Forms of Art at the Butler. Held at the Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market St., Howland Township. The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a unique blend of art and books during this interactive family program. A children’s librarian will present stories, and an art educator will present a companion craft. For children ages 5 to 10 with an accompanying adult. No registration required. 2 p.m.

We (heart heart) the Doctor. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Whovians of all ages are invited to celebrate everybody’s favorite Doctor. Join us for crafts, games, and more at this celebration of Doctor Who during Teen Read Week. Call to let the Library know you’re coming. 2 p.m.

Destroy Cleveland. The Youngstown Cinema, Erie Terminal Building, 112 W. Commerce St., Youngstown,44503. The 2015 film will be presented by The Youngstown Cinema and Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts. Filmmaker Matthew Greenfield will speak before the screening. The film covers the anti-establishment, do-it-yourself hardcore music scene that’s been part of Cleveland’s underground since the 1980s. The movie starts around 1987 with the bands Confront and Outface. (The singer of Confront went on to form the controversial One Life Crew, while members of Outface joined bands with mainstream success such as Sepultura, Filter, and Civ.) The music scene darkened a few years later with Ringworm and Integrity – bands with apocalyptic lyrics and a more metallic sound. Many bands popped up before and since. Ignored by the mainstream media, these bands released their own records and staged their own shows. “Destroy Cleveland” showcases that underground music scene. The event will feature an after-party at Suzie’s with Wild Wings and Kratt. $8 (advance), $10 (at the door). 9 p.m.

music @ night

Bourbon House 45. Epic. 9 p.m.

Crickets. Hat Trick. 9 p.m.

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

Leon’s. Liquor Posse. 9 p.m.

Mocha House. Jay Wonders (Fundraiser). 6:30-9:30 p.m.

SUNday 18

Pumpkin Walk at Twilight. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Stroll along the Gardens’ pumpkin-lined paths as day turns to night. Features live entertainment and children’s activities. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens. Until 8 p.m.

Brian Newhard ALS Benefit. Basilica and National Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, 2759 N. Lipkey Road, North Jackson, 44451. Today’s benefit features a spaghetti dinner and auction. Noon-5 p.m. $10 for adults, $5 for children.

Check into Chess. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. For school-age children, teens and adults. 1:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Walk Before Twilight. Calvary Run parking area (near Glacier Boathouse), Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7116. Before the tremendous crowd arrives, stroll through the display of Jack O’Lanterns at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Moderate/difficult, 1 mile. 2-3:30 p.m.

Monthly: Irish Music Session. Quinlan’s Irish Pub, 5154 Youngstown-Warren Road (Rt. 422), Niles; 330-349-4500 or 330-757-9057. Traditional musicians gather to share Irish tunes and friendship. Acoustic musicians and listeners are welcome. Call for more information. Every third Sunday. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Kirk Franklin. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Kirk Franklin is a multi-platinum-selling artist with fusions of gospel and contemporary music. He is a pioneer in bridging the gap and uniting audiences across gospel, hip hop, pop, and R&B. He is also a New York Times bestselling author for “The Blueprint:  A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms.” Franklin is also the host and executive producer of BET network’s gospel, talent show, “Sunday Best.” 7:30 p.m. $40, $30.

Monday 19 

Monthly: Hospice of the Valley Common Bond. Vienna United Methodist Church, 4265 Warren-Sharon Road; for more information call Hospice of the Valley at 330-788-1992 or 1-800-640-5180. The group focuses on one grief topic a year, and it meets the third Monday. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Under the Earth to Out of this World – Coal Mining and Rocket Boys.  Various Library Branches. Lindsey Fisher, who created an exhibit on the connection between Coalwood, W.Va and Youngstown, Ohio and life in a company town, will present this lecture about coal mining and “Rocket Boys.” Her talk will focus on the environmental effects of coal mining, with a focus on Pennsylvania and Ohio coal towns, as well as a discussion on life in a company town, the world of the “Rocket Boys,” and the lasting effects of their scientific achievements. Fisher currently works at the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor in Youngstown. A limited number of free passes for future admission to the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor will be given out at the lecture. Monday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m.: Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Youngstown; Tuesday, Oct. 20 at 11 a.m.: Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave.. N.W., Warren. 2 p.m. (Liberty Branch)

Socrates Cafe Philosophy Group. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. For adults. 6 p.m.

Pups and Pages. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience. Children in grades K to 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. Registration is required. 6-7:30 p.m.

Weekly: Youngstown Executive Toastmasters 408 Meeting. Shepherd of the Valley, 301 W. Western Reserve Road, Poland; http://www.speakingclub.org. Practice skills useful in public speaking, including giving speeches, speaking extemporaneously and listening. Includes peer feedback and evaluation. This nonprofit educational organization operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication. Meetings are free for guests; members pay $36 every six months. 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Monthly: Mahoning County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society Meeting. St. Charles Church, 7325 Westview, Boardman; for more information call Janet at 330-758-6366. Every third Monday. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 20 

Stamping with Cindy. Multiple Library branches. Learn to create handmade cards using stamps, punches and other fun tools. Sign up for either session to create each month’s greeting card with matching envelope and 3-D item. Class size is limited, registration required. Call 330-744-8636. For adults. Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20; Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 27. 11 a.m.

Blood Pressure Check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association. Multiple Library branches. Austintown Library, 11 a.m.,-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27; MetroParks Farm, 1-2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 20; Sebring Library, 1-2 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 22. 1 p.m.

Imagine with Us at Struthers Elementary School. Struthers; 330-744-8636. Parents will learn how to share books with your little ones so that they will become proficient readers. Sign up for a library card and check out books at the pop-up library on site.  Food. Raffles. Giveaways. Dinner provided by Panera Bread.  Raffles and giveaways donated by the Library and the United Way. This program is part of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Initiative. Reservations are required. Call to visit http://www.libraryvisit.org/programs to reserve a seat. 5:30-7 p.m.

Night Owl Story Time. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. An evening story time for children ages 3-5. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Features finger plays, stories, and a craft activity. 6 p.m.

Read, Rap and Snack. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. For teens in grades 7-12. 6:30 p.m.

Art with Andrea. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Call to register. For teens and adults.  6:30 p.m.

I Read YA. Book Club. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. For adult fans of Young Adult Literature. This month the group will be discussing “Looking for Alaska” by John Green. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

wednesday 21

Mini MakerSpace. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Mini makers in grades 3-6, come find out about 3D printing and learn how to design objects to print. Call to register. For school-age children. 4 p.m.

Art WORKS. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Make a fun masterpiece while experimenting with different art media at the library. For kids in grades 1 to 6. Registration is required. 4 p.m.

LGBT Parenting Discussion. Kilcawley Center, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 44555. A panel of LGBT parents will discuss their experiences and stories about being an LGBT family in the Youngstown/Mahoning Valley area. The event is open to YSU students, staff, and the general public. The event is part of YSUnity Coming Out Week. 5-8 p.m.

Guest Lecture: Gambling Clubs of Northeast Ohio in the 1930s and ‘40s. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Hear stories about the Harvard Club, Thomas Club, Ohio Villa, the Arrow Club, the Pettibone Club, the Mounds Club, and the Jungle Inn. Guest speaker Allan R. May is a true-crime author and an authority on the history of organized crime in the United States. Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing at the free event. No registration required. 6 p.m.

Anime and Manga Club. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Explore the pop culture that doesn’t get on daytime TV. Bronies, gamers and other enthusiasts also welcome. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Page Turners Book Club. Austintown Library, 600 S. Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Love books? Looking for a good read? Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun. For adults. 6-7 p.m.

Ghosthunting Ohio. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join author John Kachuba for a haunted and historical tour of 25 “haunted” places in Ohio. Books will be available for sale. For adults. 7 p.m.

thursday 22

Spooky Bell Jars. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Gear up for Halloween with this ominous, upcycled craft. For tweens and teens, grades 4 and up. 4 p.m.

Get Connected with Hoopla and Digital Magazines @ Your Library. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Learn how to use your library card to download or stream free movies and TV shows, and get free access to many popular digital magazines. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Garden to Table. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Friends Specialty at the Garden Café will connect participants with the local food movement. Meet some of the area vendors who are growing and producing local food. The event features a summer dinner prepared by Mitch Lynch and his staff, highlighting fresh local produce and farms. Proceeds benefit Mill Creek MetroParks – Fellows Riverside Gardens. Space is limited. 6:30-9 p.m. $30, plus cash bar.

Cattails and Wheat. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Join Deby Clark in designing an autumn arrangement of mixed fall mums, mini sunflowers, cattails and wheat in a basket. Register/pay by Oct. 20. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $40; FFRG $34.

The Day a Woodpecker Attacked the Space Shuttle. Kent State University Trumbull, Campus Auditorium, 4314 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren. Presented by Don Thomas, Space Shuttle Astronaut, STS-65, 70, 83, 94. In June of 1995, the all-Ohio crew of the STS-70 mission aboard Space Shuttle Discovery was finishing their final day of training before their launch, which was only seven days away. Everything was looking good for the mission, until it was discovered that a single woodpecker had tried to make a nest in the big fuel tank of the space shuttle – creating 205 holes in the process. During this free presentation, NASA astronaut and Cleveland native Don Thomas will discuss why the woodpecker did such a thing, what NASA did to prevent future attacks, and what our Ohio astronauts accomplished on this flight, one of the more unusual missions of the Space Shuttle Program. Copies of his book, “Orbit of Discovery – The All-Ohio Space Shuttle Mission,” will be available for purchase and signing at the event. 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.

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