Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – October 1-31, 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.

Thursday 8

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.

Friday 9

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.

Saturday 10

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 corslene@yahoo.com. 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 info@merceraware.org. 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.

SUNDAY 11

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.

Monday 12

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.

Tuesday 13

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 bstrick@shepherdofthevalley.com. 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 youngstownpflag@aol.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).

Wednesday 14

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.

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.

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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