Calendar (Week 4) – October 23-31, 2015

Friday 23

Botanical Mornings. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Discover the change of seasons this autumn with one of the Gardens staff members. Register/pay in advance. 9-10 a.m.$5.

Pumpkin Parade. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Bring your treat pail for Halloween-themed stories, craft, and a candy hunt and parade in the library. Costumes welcome. For toddlers to age 5. Noon.

YSUnity Diversity Dinner. Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, Youngstown State University, One University Plaza, Youngstown, 44555; ysunity.webs.com. The evening features entertainment, a four-course meal and entry to the 3rd Annual Diversity Prom event following dinner. Proceeds from tonight’s event supports YSUnity’s LGBTQIA programming at YSU. 5-6:30 p.m. $30.

Victorian Players. 702 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown; 330-746-5455. http://www.victorianplayers.org “Zombio & Juliet” and “Downton Zombie.” Directed by Gerri Jenkins. Oct. 23-Nov. 1.

Angels for Animals/Friends of Fido Barktoberfest. Magic Tree Pub & Eatery, 7463 South Ave., Boardman, 44512. Tonight features a beer taste with a percentage of food sales benefiting Angels for Animals. Tickets are available through Pet Lodge (Boardman), Angels for Animals and Friends of Fido members. 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and limited to 200 people.

music @ night

Crickets. Vegas. 9 p.m.

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

Mastropietro Winery. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

SATURDAY 24

Birding the Sanctuary. Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead this walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Boots required. Register at FNC by Oct. 23. 8-9:30 a.m.

Lego Main Library. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Watch builders from YSU and Steel City Users Group construct a scale model of Main Library. Kids of all ages can help build the library, watch Lego videos, do free building activities, and more. Legos will be provided. Library Hours.

Sensory Story Time. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Features 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. Children must attend with an adult. Registration is required. Call and ask for Boardman Library. For preschool and school-age children. 10 a.m.

Sensory Storytime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. A storytime specially designed for children with autism and other sensory-integration challenges. This program features age-appropriate stories and sensory-rich activities that promote literacy and positive associations with reading and the library. For children ages 3 to 8, parents and caregivers, and families. Registration is required. 11 a.m.

Babytime. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Laugh and learn with your baby. For infants 6 to 18 months old with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is requested. 10:30 a.m.

LEGO Lovers Unite. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Do you enjoy creating with LEGO bricks? Join us for LLU, a monthly program where you can have fun with other kids creating LEGO masterpieces for all to see. For children in kindergarten to grade 6. Drop-in between 1-3 p.m.

October Magic with Rory Rennick. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Celebrate the spooky season with not-too-scary stories mixed with magic. Magician Rory Rennick will do a dramatic reading (with music and sound effects) featuring “Mrs. McMurphy’s Pumpkin” by Rick Walton. For kids ages 3 and up. Registration is required. 2 p.m.

Holiday Family Movie Matinee. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Features a Halloween Holiday Movie Matinee. The movie will be rated G or PG. Children age 7 years and younger must be with an adult. For the family. 2:30 p.m.

Perler Beads @ Your Library. Brownlee Woods Library, 4010 Sheridan 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. For ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2 p.m.

Twicks and Tweats for Tweens and Teens. Multiple Library branches. Features snacks, drinks, music and prizes for best costume. For grades 5-12. Austintown Library, 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29; Tri-Lakes Library, 3 p.m.

Family Halloween Bash at the Old Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. Dress in your Halloween finest for a party for all ages! Sponsored by WKBN. Music and dancing with Diva Productions, food, games, costume competition, and more. Register/pay at FNC by Oct. 21. 3:30-6 p.m. $3 R, $5 NR. Walk-ins (limited space) $5 R, $7 NR.

Murder Mystery Fundraiser: Head Games. (Old) Vindicator Building, Vindicator Square, Youngstown; 330-746-5003. The Youngstown Business Incubator (YBI) and The Rust Belt Theater Company will present “Head Games,” an interactive play by Robert Dennick Joki. This steam-punk-themed-murder-mystery event will let attendees view an interactive play (the guests choose the ending) and see the former Vindicator building before YBI begins its renovation project. YBI purchased the former Vindicator building as the fifth building in its downtown technology campus. The event also includes a photobooth, virtual-reality demonstrations, 3-D printing, facility tours, food stations, plus beer, wine and soda (included in ticket price). Call for tickets and reservations. 5-10 p.m.

The Beach Boys. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 8 p.m. $125, $68, $48 (plus service fees).

music @ night 

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

Ice House Inn. Relapse. 10 p.m.

Mocha House. Full House. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Papa’s Sports Bar. Hat Trickz. 9:30 p.m.

Sunday 25

Ongoing: Struthers Farmers Market. 130 S. Bridge St. Struthers 44471. 10 a.m.

Where are Witches. Scholl Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Halloween is near. While it’s not likely the group will find ghosts or goblins, the organizers hope to find witches. 2-3:30 p.m.

Sunday Serenade. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The Youngstown Symphony String Orchestra will perform Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik“ and serenades of Dvorak, Elgar and Tchaikovsky. The concert underwritten, in part, by Patricia Syak. 3 p.m. Call for ticket information.

Silent Film Gold Rush, with Organist Todd Wilson. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. In this 1925 classic American silent comedy, the Charlie Chaplin heads north to join in the Klondike Gold Rush. Trapped in a small cabin by a blizzard, the Tramp is forced to share close quarters with a successful prospector and a fugitive. Organist Todd Wilson is the head of the Organ Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music, director of Music and Worship at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland and Curator of the E.M. Skinner Pipe Organ at Severance Hall in Cleveland. 4 p.m. Free.

Monday 26

Friends of the Austintown Program and Meeting. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Presenter is Zachary Frymier from the PUCO’s Office of Retail Competition. 10 a.m.

Deadline for Submissions: The Strand Project. Selah Restaurant, 130 S. Bridge St., Struthers, 44471; thestrandprojectatselah@gmail.com. The Strand Project is a literary collaboration between Selah and Lit Youngstown. Organizers are seeking original dramatic monologues with each piece revealing something about the speaker (inspirations, bad choices, personality quirks, fears, hopes, regrets, dreams, and secrets). Submitted monologues will be screened, selected and compiled into a full-length theatrical script based on themes, tone, and cohesiveness to the whole. Organizers are seeking 300-1,000-word monologues that are unique and universal. Submit to thestrandprojectatselah@gmail.com. Writers should copy and paste their submissions into the body of the e-mail, and include a brief (100 words or fewer) biography as well as contact information. Submitted works must be previously unpublished. Once monologues are selected, auditions will be held to choose actors to perform the monologues in the final production. Writers are welcome to audition to read their own works. Writers will be notified by Feb. 1, 2016. In the final production, the biographical strands will be woven together. The Strand Project will run at Selah Dinner Theater for two evenings, June 3 and June 4, 2016. Each performance will be followed by refreshments and a talk with the production team, cast, and writers who are able to attend. Today is the submission deadline. Noon.

Halloween Lanterns. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Tweens in grades 4-6, register in advance for this Halloween lantern-making program. Register by phone or online before Saturday, Oct. 24. Tweens in grades 4-6 only. 6 p.m.

Downton Abbey Visits Biltmore Estate. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Features an evening of nostalgia with a look at this spring’s Downton Abbey costume exhibit hosted by the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C. Librarian Kathy Richter visited Biltmore, and will host this free program that includes photographs and descriptions of the Downton Abbey costumes, a brief history of the Biltmore Estate, and a look at the not-so-ordinary everyday life at Biltmore. Register online using the events calendar or by calling the library. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Music for the Masses: Music Club. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Music lovers will spend an hour or so discussing a particular record, performer, or subgenre. Come, listen, and discuss, whether you are familiar with the artist or not. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Haunted Library. Multiple Library branches. Come to the “haunted” library for some Halloween howls. Expect to be tricked and treated. Stories, games, slimy science and a craft. Costumes welcomed for in-library trick or treating. For children of all ages. Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 26; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 31. 6:30 p.m.

U.S. Navy Band Commodores Jazz Ensemble. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. The U.S. Navy Band Commodores is the Navy’s premier jazz ensemble. They have been performing for the Navy and the nation for over 40 years. Formed in 1969, the 18-member ensemble continues the jazz, big-band legacy led by Senior Chief Musician, William C. Mulligan. Their mission includes public concerts, national concert tours, ceremonial support in honoring veterans, jazz education classes and clinics, and protocol performances for high-level military and civilian officials. Ticket holders are requested to arrive before 6:45 p.m. as the general (non-ticket holding) public will be admitted at 6:50 p.m. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 27

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.

Just Say “Boo” Halloween Party. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. It’s almost Halloween, and they’re celebrating at the library. Come in costume and join us for games, treats, and ghoulish activities. For kids in grades 1 to 6. Registration is required. 5:30 p.m.

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

Spooktacular Halloween Science. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Features erupting pumpkins and other spooky experiments, plus a Halloween treat. For children in grades 1-6. 6 p.m.

Appy Hour. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. What’s an app? What apps are right for me? Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will help you connect to your library, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a great new recipe, or find great music to listen to on your walk. Registration recommended; call and ask for Poland. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

Holiday Family Story Time: Halloween Costume Party. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Books, crafts, and games all with a fun, not-too-spooky, Halloween theme. Come in costume and after story time and trick or treat at the Librarians’ desks. Fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. For the entire family. 6:30 p.m.

Will Cemeteries Die? The Future of Burial Rites. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Are cemeteries a permanent part of the landscape in family history research? During the 21st century it is likely that dwindling land space, environmental concerns, the surge in non-burial options, and the availability of new technologies all will lead to significant changes in death rituals. We will examine what this means for genealogy. Registration is required by phoning or online via the library’s events calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Trish Guenther, board member of Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley, will lead a presentation titled “Little Brown Jobs.” Thirty-five species of sparrows, aka “Little Brown Jobs” or LBJs, are found in North America. Trish will provide ID tips to distinguish these very similar looking birds such as field marks, habitat, season, song/call notes, and behavior. Open to the public. 7- 8 p.m.

Wednesday 28

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.

Anglophiles Unite. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Are you an Anglophile? Would you like to meet some other like-minded individuals with which to share your experiences? This is a group for people interested in stand-up comedy, British film, history, tea, Shakespeare, famous books and authors, and, of course, the monarchy. Tea and biscuits will be served. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

A (Skype) Conversation with Author Homer H. Hickam, Jr. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Join the Library for a conversation with “Rocket Boys” author Homer H. Hickam, Jr. He will be visible via computer on the big screen in the library meeting room. You’ll hear him via speakerphone as he talks with with the group and takes your questions live via Skype. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 29

Disney Meet and Greet Story Time. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Disney Characters from the Disney Live. Production of “Three Classic Fairy Tales” will be at the Poland Library for a meet and greet and story time. Space is limited to 65. For children of all ages. 10 a.m.

Wicked Wednesday Movie Matinee. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Features a fright fest with a scary movie and Halloween themed crafts and activities. Costumes are encouraged. For grades 7 to 12. 5-7:30 p.m.

Craft of Thrones-Mugs. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Are you a “Game of Thrones” fan? Make your own GoT-inspired house emblem mug. Space is limited, so register now. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

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 30

The Legal Creative’s Legal Clinic for Creatives. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Artist’s and art professionals: Schedule a half hour or one hour appointment to meet face-to-face with an attorney about topics related to the running of an arts business. A limited number of appointments will be accepted. Registration is required, and no walk-in appointments will be accepted. Artists can preregister online at http://www.legalcreative.org, or by calling The Legal Creative (330-286-4363) or emailing mailto:info@legalcreative.org. For adults. 9 a.m.

14th International Exhibition of Botanical Art and Illustration. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. The Hunt Institute of Pittsburgh brings the work of 35 botanical documentation artists from around the world to the Weller Gallery. Oct. 30-Jan. 10. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Frightful Friday Movie Matinee. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Features a fright fest with a scary movie and Halloween themed crafts and activities. Costumes encouraged. For grades 7 to 12. 2-4:30 p.m.

Disney Live: Three Classic Fairy Tales. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 4 p.m., 7 p.m. $44-$14.

music @ night 

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

Lime Tree. Jim Moran. 6 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 31 

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.

Story Time: Pumpkin Patch Kids. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ages 5 and older, plus guardian. Share Halloween with FeltSmart as they present a spooky StoryAlive called “An Old Lady’s Pumpkin Patch.” If you want, come dressed in your Halloween costumes and help this story come to life. Afterward, the group will make a silly scarecrow. Register/pay by Oct. 29. 10-11 a.m. $8.

Saturday Spooky Matinee. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Features a spooky family Halloween movie. Movie will be rated G to PG. Children age 7 and under must be with an adult. Everyone is welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. 2 p.m.

Sherlock Holmes Reader’s Theater. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. An invited “cast” will read the different parts in the story, accompanied by music and sound effects, so that the experience for the audience will be similar to listening to an old-time radio drama. This Reader’s Theater selection is a dramatization prepared by local Sherlock Holmes aficionado Donald Novorsky. No reservations required.  2 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades 7 to 12 can help plan events, create book displays, and more for the Teen Central area at the library. 3 p.m.

music @ night 

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

Mocha House. Davis and McKay. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

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