Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – November 1-30, 2015

Sunday 1

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 remarkable work of 35 botanical documentation artists from around the world to the Weller Gallery. Through Nov. 10.  9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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. Through December 2015. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ringling Bros. Contest. Public Library, multiple branches. Come into a PLYMC library from Nov. 1-11 to win four tickets to the “Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends” show which will be at the Covelli Center Nov. 19-22. For children ages 1-12 years. All Libraries, Library Hours, Nov. 1-11.

Grab and Go Craft. Public Library, multiple branches. Make a craft to take home. For children of all ages. Austintown Library, Library Hours, November; Main Library, 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2; Tri-Lakes Library, Library Hours, November.

Thankful Tree for November. Public Library, multiple branches. Decorate leaves with words or pictures of what you our thankful for. The leaves will then be added to our Thankful Tree for all to see. Children of all ages. Brownlee Woods Library, Library Hours, November; East Library, Library Hours, November; Struthers Library, Library Hours, November.

Coupon Swap @ the Library. Public Library, multiple branches. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop into the Library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers. For adults. Austintown Library, Library Hours, November; Tri-Lakes Library, Library Hours, November; West Library, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5.

Blind Date with a Book. Public Library, multiple 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, November; Tri-Lakes Library, Library Hours, November.

Teen & Tween:  Instagram Bookface Challenge. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636.Do you have what it takes to be the best bookfacer on Instagram? Try our challenge to test your skillz. All challengers accepted and the best wins a candy bouquet…and bragging rights. #librarytxt  For grades 5-12. Austintown Library, Library Hours, month of November.

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

Guess’N’Go – Do You Know. Public Library, multiple branches.Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins. Names will be drawn in the event of a tie. Children of all ages. Greenford Library, Library Hours, November; Sebring Library, Library Hours, November.

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

Bundle Up Trolley Tours. Boards at Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Enjoy a chilly version of our standard 90-minute tour of Mill Creek Park. Trolley is not heated—plan to bundle up! Register/pay in advance at Ford Nature Center.  2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 15, 21. Adults: $6 R, $9 NR; 12 & under/60 & over: $4 R, $7 NR.

Monday 2

Friends of PLYMC East Committee Meeting. East Library, 430 Early Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Cheryl Moss will present Greeting Card Craft. For adults. 4 p.m.

Tween Plants vs. Zombies Party. Public Library, multiple branches. Don’t let the Zombies get in the library. Games, crafts, and snacks. For grades 3-8. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2; Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9.

Ceramics Student Work Exhibition. Bliss Hall, Judith Rae Solomon Gallery. YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555. Nov. 2-12.

Flute Studio Recital. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. Dr. Kathryn Umble’s flute studio is in recital. 5:30 p.m.

Business Start-Up Workshop. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. The Library partners with SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in presenting this seminar. 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. To register, call 330-744-8636. and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 5:45 p.m.

Holiday Hacks on Pinterest. Public Library, multiple branches. Pinterest is filled with all kinds of unique holiday shortcuts. Come join the Library and enjoy cookies, juice and helpful holiday hints. Handouts and examples will be available. For adults. Newport Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 2; Struthers Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12. 6:30 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.

Reader’s Choice Book Club. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. We will discuss “Fahrenheit 451,” by Ray Bradbury. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. We will preview December’s book, “Nightingale,” by Kristin Hannah. For adults. 7 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 3

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. Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24. 9:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. Drop-in. $12/class.

Friends of the Poland Library Meeting and Program. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Presenter Sue Anzellottti Ray will demonstrate Art Painting For adults.10 a.m.

Gotta Move Story Time. Public Library, multiple branches. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Library for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” Stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play.  Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 12, 19; MetroParks Farm, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 17; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23; Sebring Library, 12 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, 12, 19.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. Public LibraryLibrary, multiple branches. For caregivers and children 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, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, 3, 10, 17, 24; MetroParks Farm, 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Let Me Read You a Story. Public Library, multiple branches. Pick a book or several books from our collection or bring one of your favorites from home and the librarian will read to you while you enjoy a snack. The librarian will be available to read any time between 4 and 6 p.m. Snack will be provided. For children of all ages. Brownlee Woods Library, anytime between 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10; East Library, anytime between 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3; Struthers Library, anytime between 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 17; West Library, anytime between 4-6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Crafting Corner. Public Library, multiple branches.Make a wreath with multitudes of fall colored tulle and silk leaves. 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. East Library, 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3; Newport Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7.

SCORE @ the Library. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask questions on any business topic. SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in partnership with the Library, will have two volunteers to provide advice and answer questions. They 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, Nov. 3, 17.

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. Nov. 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24. 9:30-11 a.m. or 5:30-7 p.m. Drop-in. $12/class.

Fused Glass Ornaments. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116.Lynn Cardwell will guide you through the process of making three fused glass ornaments. They will be fired and ready for pickup in approximately four weeks. Register/pay by Nov. 1. 5:30-7 p.m.$34; FFRG $28.

Design Your Own Campaign Poster. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Are you running for President or for Mayor? Create a poster including a self-portrait and two or three short sentences saying why you are the best candidate. Poster board and/or construction paper will be provided. Would you be able to get the votes? Come and campaign. For children of all ages. 6 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 in this 30 minute program featuring finger plays, stories, and a craft activity. 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 24.

Proposal Writing Basics. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. This program will provide the basics of writing a proposal for your nonprofit organization, designed for new proposal writers or for those requiring a refresher. To register, call 330-744-8636. and ask for the Information Services Department or register online using the Events Calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Cha-Cha Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Learn this fun and versatile Latin dance. No partner? No problem! It’s a paired dance, but everyone learns together. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, Dec. 1. 6-7 p.m. $5/class at the door.

The Hustle Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107.

Popular in the 1970’s, this unique dance form fits with many modern songs!  No partner? No problem! Everyone learns this paired dance together. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24,  Dec. 1. 7-8 p.m. $5/class at the door.

Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 3. $39.75.

Wednesday 4

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. Drop-in. Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25.  9-10 a.m. $10/class.

Recreational Hikes. Recreational hikes, generally led by volunteers, are faster paced to focus on exercise. Nov. 4, 9 a.m. — Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate, 2 or 4 miles; Nov. 18, 9 a.m. — Meet at overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive. Easy, 1 or 3 miles; Nov. 24, 6 p.m. — “Moon Walk” Meet at MetroParks Farm. Easy, 2 miles. 9 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s & 3s. Public Library, multiple branches. Developmentally appropriate book, 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, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25*; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 25; Main Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 12; MetroParks Farm, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25*; Newport Library, 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 6; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, 12, 19.

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. We will use books, stories, rhymes, music, movement, and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten. 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25.

T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25. 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. noon-1 p.m. Drop-in. $10/class.

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.

Music at Noon: Clarinet Studio Recital. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-941-3636. 12:15 p.m.

Basic Computer Class. Public Library, multiple 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 to register; specify branch and Basic Computer Class. For adults. Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 13; Main Library, 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5; Main Library,  3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10; Newport Library, 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, 11. 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.

You Do 3D. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.Come find out about 3D printing and learn how to design objects to print. Grades 7-12. Call 330-744-8636. to register. 4 p.m.

Lego My Library. Public Library, multiple branches. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4; Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 21; Boardman Library, 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 21; Poland Library, 6-7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10; Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10.

MetroMutts: Recall Clinic. Barn No. 4, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Presented by The Learning Dog. This class will teach your dog one of the most important commands he or she can learn – emergency recall. You will naturally improve your everyday “come” command and create a word that sends your dog running back to you. Bring treats and a long leash (15-20 ft.) – no retractable leashes, please. Register at Ford Nature Center by Nov. 2. 6 p.m. MetroMutts members free, not yet members $5.

Teen Advisory Board (TAB). Public Library, multiple branches. Check us out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. Help plan and support teen activities at the Library. Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12. Austintown Library, 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7 (snacks); Boardman Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4 (Meets first Wednesday of month).

Fizzy Bath-Bombs. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.Learn how to make your own Bath-Bombs and you’ll see why everyone loves them.  They’re not only fun and fragrant but also make a great gift.  Register by calling 330-744-8636.  For teens and adults. 6:30 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. The discussion will be guided by a staff librarian. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Color Your World. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for a relaxing evening of adult coloring. Coloring sheets and materials will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Colorful light refreshments will be served. For teens and adults. 7-8:30 p.m.

Percussion Ensemble. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-941-3636. 8 p.m.

Thursday 5 

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.

Fitness Fun Story Time. Public Library, multiple 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, Nov. 5; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 11, 18.

Something Special. Public Library, multiple branches. Join the Library for stories, finger plays and music. For children ages 3-5, accompanied by an adult. Greenford Library, noon., Thursday, Nov. 5; Sebring Library, noon, Monday, Nov. 30.

Blood Drives by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Public Library, multiple branches. Taking blood donations to help our community. For appointments call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Austintown Library, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7; Austintown Library, 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24; Boardman Library, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 27; Poland Library, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5.

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, Nov. 5, 12, 19.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Public Library, multiple branches. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. MetroParks Farm, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 24; Main Library, 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16; Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 6; Poland Library, 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5, 12.

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.

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. Please pre-register for this event by calling 330-744-8636. For teens and adults. 6-7:30 p.m.

Sit and Stitch. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Sit and stitch with others at the library. Share ideas and skills while making new friends. Bring your own quilting, appliqué, knitting or crochet projects and supplies. This is not an instructor-led activity. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

And the Rest is History Book Club. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636.Read a sizzling, red-hot history book lately? We would love to hear all the juicy details. Join the Library for informal discussions covering all areas of history, including historic eras, people, places, and things. For 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.

Dana Guitar Ensemble Recital. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m.

The Rick Derringer 50th Anniversary and World Premiere Concert. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. “The Rick Derringer 50th Anniversary and World Premiere Concert” features a star-studded celebration of the state song of Ohio, with performances by Derek St. Holmes (Ted Nugent Band), Joey Molland (Badfinger), Pat Travers (Pat Travers Band) and many more. Tickets are also on sale for a Meet & Greet with the artists before the show. 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 5. $45, $35, $30.

music @ night 

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

Magic Tree. Howard and the Five Point Band. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

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

Friday 6

Shop in the Gardens Holiday Open House. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Shop for unique finds and gifts, plus gorgeous accessories and décor.  All Holiday items are 20 percent off. Nov. 6-8. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Let’s Talk Turkey. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Ages 3-6. Discover more about wild turkeys through fun activities, and look for them around the Nature Center! Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Nov. 4. 10-11 a.m. $4 R, $6 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Guest Artist Jazz Clinic & Performance: Brad Shepik, guitar, (New England Conservatory of Music). Bliss Hall, Room, 2222. YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 12:15-2:30 p.m.

Gotta Have It Live Auction Event. McDonough Museum of Art, YSU, Wick Avenue near Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-1400. Reception occurs from 6-9 p.m. Live auction begins at 7 p.m.

music @ night 

Apollo Maennerchor. Mark Soini Trio. 8 p.m.

Cedars. November Loop. 10 p.m.

CA Restaurant. Davis & Henner.

Donna’s Diner. Steve Vuich. 5-7 p.m.

Fireplace. Sensations. 8:30 p.m.

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

Hollywood Gaming. Scallywags. 8 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 7 

Birding the Sanctuary. Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary,Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-330-740-7107. Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead this walk. Boots required. Register at Ford Nature Center by Nov. 6.  8-9:30 a.m.

Dana Voice Day. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. $10, includes lunch. Call the Dana School of Music at 330-941-3636 to register. 8:30 a.m.-4 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.

Investment Research 24/7. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about databases to assist you in making your personal finance choices. Featured databases are Business Insights: Global, Morningstar Investment Research Center, and Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage.  WiFi access allows you to bring your device to research these powerful sources of reference. To register, call 330-744-8636. and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 10 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 we will find one for you, and read to a furry friend. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register online or by calling 330-744-8636. and ask for the Austintown Library. For school age children. 11 a.m.

Legos and Looms. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs or Rainbow Loom bracelets. Legos and Rainbow Loom materials will be provided. For kids, ages 6 and up. 2 p.m.

Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 7. $43, $36.75.

music @ night 

Apollo Maennerchor. Crossroads Blues Band. 8 p.m.

Brickhouse. OGB. 9 p.m..

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

Hollywood Gaming. Sensations. 8 p.m.

Ice House Inn. Mr. Lucky. 9 p.m.

Manor. Teddy Pantelas, Zach Economos. 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Papa’s Sports Bar. Big Wiggle and the Cool Cats. 9:30 p.m.

Sunday 8

Guest Artist Recital: Stephen Page, saxophone, University of Texas at Austin Cameron Hofmann, piano. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. Masterclass: 1 p.m., Room 2326; Recital: 4 p.m.

The Pops: Country Legends. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. “Country Legends” was created in conjunction with Youngstown Symphony Conductor Randall Craig Fleischer. It serves as a tribute to the greatest names in country music and includes favorites from Johnny Cash, Hank Williams and Dolly Parton. The concert is underwritten, in part, by the Home Savings Charitable Foundation. 8 p.m.

Monday 9

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. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. 10 a.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 “Her Royal Spyness” by Rhys Bowen. We’ll chat about what else we’ve been reading and preview some new releases. For teens and adults. 11 a.m.

Coloring 4 Grown-Ups. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 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., Monday, Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30. Know Your Customers: Exploring the Library’s Business Databases. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about your customers and potential customers. The featured databases, DemographicsNow – Library Edition, Local Market Audience Analyst, and ReferenceUSA’s U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles bring timely and authoritative data and insights for your marketing plan. To register, call 330-744-8636. and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 6 p.m.

Get Connected with Digital Media@ Your Library. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.Would you like to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices? Call 330-744-8636. and ask for the Poland branch to register. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

Tuesday 10

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.

Yoga Family Story Time. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636.An evening story time paired with yoga poses, breathing exercises, and imaginative play. All participants will want to wear comfy clothes, and bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Program will last 45 minutes. Fun for the whole family. 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 17.

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.

I Read YA. Book Club. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. For adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18 to 118 this book club is for you. Let’s talk about why we like YA. Let’s read and discuss. Let’s come out of the book closet and proudly say – I Read YA. This month we will be discussing “Half Bad” by Sally Green. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Family Story Time. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Bring the whole family for stories, games, crafts, and fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 10, 24.

Facebook for Seniors. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. See how you can connect with family, friends, send messages, and share photos on Facebook. Then call Austintown Library to Book-a-Librarian to set up your own Facebook account. To register call 330-744-8636. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 11

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.

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. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.T-shirt Scarves. Repurpose and old t-shirt into a scarf, just in time for winter. Homeschool teens ages 12-18. 1 p.m.

Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers join the Library for a reading and discussion of the book “A Chicken Followed Me Home.” by Robin Page, 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.

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.

Puzzle Swap. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636.Bring your once created puzzles to swap. Limit 6 per person. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. For adults. Boardman Library, 4 p.m.

Thursday 12

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.

Arts Mean Business. McDonough Museum of Art, YSU, Wick Avenue nearSpring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-1400. Artists of the Rust Belt: From Grassroots to Renaissance Presenter: Tony Nicholas, executive director, Artists of the Rust Belt. 5:30-7:30 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. Occurs every Thursday. Call for location. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Sweet Science- Candy + Science = Fun. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636.Watch what happens when different kinds of candy are dunked, squashed, stretched and dissolved, and learn some science at the same time. For school-age children, grades K-6. 6 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.

Fun with Perler Beads. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Have fun with Perler beads. You can arrange the beads into colorful shapes and patterns – we’ll apply the heat that fuses them together. Registration is required. Register by calling 330-744-8636. and ask for the Poland Library. For grades 4-12. 6:30 p.m.

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.

Saxophone Studio Recital. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m.

Dallas Brass: Warren Civic Music Series 2015-2016. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m. $40 (plus service fees).

music @ night

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

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

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

Friday 13

Candy Sushi. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636.Teens in grades 7-12, stop by after school to make and eat candy sushi. We’ll have the ingredients out from 4-5 p.m., so join the Library in the meeting room at any time during the hour. 4-5 p.m.

Clarinet Studio Recital. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m.

Opera Western Reserve. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Opera Western reserve will present “The Elixir of Love” by Gaetano Donizetti. 7:30 p.m. $75, 60, $50, $35, $20.

Buddy Guy. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. The legendary bluesman plays Packard for one show. 8 p.m. $69.50-$29.50 (plus service fees).

music @ night

Donna’s Diner. Max Schang. 5-7 p.m.

Fireplace. Busting Loose. 8:30 p.m.

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

Hollywood Gaming. Old Skool. 8 p.m.

Lime Tree. Jim Moran. 8-11 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 14

Introduction to Finding Funders. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center’s comprehensive funding research tool. This hour-long session provides a hands-on introduction to the Foundation Center’s web subscription database, the Foundation Directory Online Professional. To register, call 330-744-8636. and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. Main Library Computer Center, 9:30 a.m.

Harvest Feast and Fun. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Mark the harvest with a special lunch of turkey and chicken wraps while learning about different types of poultry, enjoying crafts and harvest themed activities. Guest characters, story time, face painting and program provided by Mahoning County Jr. Fair Poultry Club. Register/pay in advance at MetroParks Farm. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Adults $7.50, children $5.

Myths and Truths about Holiday Plants. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn about the hidden lives of the plants we bring inside our homes during the holiday seasons. Register/pay by Nov. 12. 10-11:30 a.m. $14; FFRG $12.

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.

Holiday Earring Class. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.Make a pair of festive snowman or Christmas tree earrings during our jewelry program. You will learn simple jewelry making techniques while creating a project you can take home that night. No supplies are needed. Beginners are welcome. Space is limited, registration recommended. For tweens, teens and adults. 10 a.m.

Sensory Art. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.  Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to this fun and exciting sensory art class. They will be introduced to new art materials and be immersed in many beautiful colors and activities. Noon.

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636.Good grief, it’s almost Thanksgiving. Join the Library for the Peanuts gang’s menu of toast, pretzels, popcorn, jellybeans, and can’t forget the ice cream sundaes. Enjoy “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” storybook app, play games, and make a craft. For children of all ages. Austintown Library, 2 p.m.

Contra Dance at Pioneer Pavilion. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Join in the fun of Contra Dance, a British Isles folk dance form. Beginners and veterans alike are welcome and instructed for each dance. $7. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 7-10 p.m.

music @ night 

Cedars. Deadbeat Poets. 10 p.m.

Fireplace. Total Package. 8:30 p.m.

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

Hollywood Gaming. Dom Tocco and the New Brotherhood. 8 p.m.

Lime Tree. Susan Wojnar. 8-11 p.m.

Manor. Frank Castellano. 7:30 p.m.

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

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

SUNDAY 15

Snowbird Scramble. Mill Creek Golf Course (North Course), Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Test your skills in this challenging 18-hole scramble tournament featuring severe pin placement. Compete for skill prizes and a tournament purse. Teams made up of four players – amateurs only. $45/player, includes greens and cart fees and pasta dinner. 10:30 a.m. shotgun start.

Meditation & Mindfulness. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Explore a diversity of mindfulness methods with Karres Cvetkovich. Register/pay by Nov. 13. 10:30 a.m.-noon.  $15; $18 drop-in.

Dana Young Artist Competition. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44505. 1 p.m. Admission charge.

Turkey Tales & Trails. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Is there more than one type of Turkey Tail? Meet our favorite Thanksgiving bird, learn about wild turkeys then hike with us as we search for the colorful Turkey Tail Fungi. Easy, 1 mile. 2-4 p.m.

Monday 16

Junior Portfolio Review Exhibition. Bliss Hall, Judith Rae Solomon Gallery. YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555. Nov. 16-24.

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.

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

Locate Your Customers: Exploring The Library’s Business Databases. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636.Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about how to target potential customers. The featured databases, D&B Million Dollar Database and ReferenceUSA (Business, HealthCare, New Business, and Residential modules), bring timely and authoritative information to develop strategic marketing. To register, call 330-744-8636. and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 6 p.m.

Friends of PLYMC and OH WOW Presents Guest Author Patrick McBriarty. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636. Patrick’s Books are STEAM topics entitled, “Drawbridges Open and Close” and “Airplanes Take Off and Land.” He will present his books and sign them when purchased. For information, please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. For the family. Co-sponsored with OH WOW. The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology. http://www.ptmwerks.com/ 6:30 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.

Jazz Ensembles. Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU. Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7 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.

Little River Band. 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 Australia’s Little River Band is known for easy-listening music and rock power ballads that would go on to sell more than 30 million albums and top music charts around the world. Their ’70s and ’80s chart success in America includes “Happy Anniversary,” “Reminiscing,” “Lady,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” and “The Night Owls.” 7:30 p.m. $45, $40, $35.

Tuesday 17

Flute Ensemble Concert. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 6 p.m.

Read, Rap and Snack. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.Join our teen book club. For the November meeting, we will discuss a book chosen at the October meeting. Look for postings with the book title after the October meeting. We will also leave time to discuss any of your favorite books/music/movies/TV shows so feel free to attend even if you haven’t read the chosen book. Snacks will be provided. For grades 7-12. 6:30 p.m.

Read, Rap and Snack. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.Join our teen book club. For the November meeting, we will discuss a book chosen at the October meeting. Look for postings with the book title after the October meeting. We will also leave time to discuss any of your favorite books/music/movies/TV shows so feel free to attend even if you haven’t read the chosen book. Snacks will be provided. For grades 7-12. 6:30 p.m.

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636. Celebrate the end of Pumpkin Spice season by making a pumpkin spice coffee creamer. Call 330-744-8636 to register. For adults. 6:30 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 meeting is for lovers of all things British. 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.

Wednesday 18

Gardening Basics: Plants for Winter Interest. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Go on a classroom winter garden “walk” and discuss some winter-garden must-haves. Register/pay by Nov. 16. 10-11:30 a.m. $12; FFRG $10.

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.

Music at Noon: Brass Chamber Ensembles. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-941-3636. 12:15 p.m.

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 330-744-8636. and specify Newport Microsoft Office Word Computer Class. For adults. 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.

Mini MakerSpace. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.Do you like to try new things? Collaborate, imagine, and learn? Then get creative and join us at the Main Library’s Mini MakerSpace. Mini makers in grades K-6, come make exciting projects using duct tape. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 4 p.m.

Anime and Manga Club. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Come and enjoy 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.

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.

Sound Bath Experience. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Deep meditative experience with vibrations of gongs, crystal singing bowls and more. Register/pay by Nov. 16. 7-8 p.m. $27.

Dana Composers Concert. Bliss Hall, Room 2222, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 19

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. 1 p.m.

Sprout Club: Gourds. 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. Register/pay by Nov. 17.  1-2 p.m. $7/class.

Facebook for Beginners. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Come to the Main Library and learn how you can digitally connect with family and friends, send messages, and share photos on Facebook. We’ll help you set up an account and show you how to navigate the wonderful world of social media. Space is limited so please call to register. For adults. 3 p.m.

Now You Know. Youth and Social Media. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636.Learn which apps and social media outlets can be harmful to youth. This is part of the “Now You Know.” series presented by Meridian HealthCare, in partnership with the Library. Reservations are needed; call 330-744-8636. For information about the program, contact Renee at 330-259-8623. For adults. 6 p.m.

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

Research Guide for Native American Genealogy. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St.; 330-744-8636.In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we will survey the resources available for Native American genealogical research in library collections and beyond. For adults. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636. or online via the library’s events calendar. 6:30 p.m.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Legends. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Nov. 19-22. 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 19; 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 20; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21; 1 p.m., 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22.  7 p.m. $49-$14.

music @ night

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

Magic Tree. Howard and the Five Point Band. 7:30 p.m.

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

Friday 20

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 by Nov. 18. 9-10 a.m. $5/class.

Stamping with Cindy. Public Library, multiple branches. Learn to create your own 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, 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 20; Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 23; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Fall Graduating BFA Show: McDonough Museum of Art. McDonough Museum of Art, YSU, Wick Avenue near Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-1400. Nov. 20-Dec. 12. Opening reception occurs from 6-8 p.m.

Guest Artist Recital: Andrew Zohn, Guitar. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m.

University Theater’ Penguin Playhouse presents: It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Spotlight Theater, Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 220-941-3105. “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” inspired by the classic American film is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of you, the studio audience. This American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Call the University Theater Box Office at 330-941-3105 or go to ysu.tix.com. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 20, 21 and 2 p.m. on Nov. 22; 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 4 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 5.

music @ night  

Cedars. Harnessing the Sun, Ralph Rich. 10 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Ted Miller. 5-7 p.m.

Fireplace. OGB. 9 p.m.

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

Hollywood Gaming. Michael Christopher Band. 8 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Davis and Henner. 7-10 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 21

Coffee With The Birds. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Watch birds with Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage while sipping coffee (or tea). Bring your favorite mug. Limited space; call Ford Nature Center to register in advance. 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:15-11 a.m.

MetroMutts: Wolves: Our Dogs’ Ancestors. Birch Hill Cabin. Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-702-3000. Two hundred years ago, there were thousands of wolves roaming the Earth. Today, they are endangered because they are one of nature’s most feared and misunderstood creatures. We will learn the truth about wolves and how they became “man’s best friend.” Please leave dogs at home. 10 a.m.

Holiday Movie Matinee. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Nothing to do? Come to the Main Library to watch a holiday movie. We’ll supply the movie and a yummy treat. You can bring a pillow and blanket if you like. Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. The holiday movie will be rated G or PG. For all ages. 11 a.m.

Bread Making 101. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn the basics of turning flour, water, salt and yeast into a loaf of bread. Register/pay by Nov. 19. Noon-4 p.m. $24; FFRG $20.

Saturday Movie Matinee. Public Library, multiple branches. Join the Library for a Saturday Movie Matinee. Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7 years and younger must be with an adult. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG or G. For the family. Austintown Library, 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 21; Newport Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 28. 2:30 p.m.

I Was Fine Before I Met You. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Mike Forney of Youngstown will stage his play “I Was Fine Before I Met You” for one night. The play features Carl Payne (“Martin”), Vincent Ward ( BET’s “The Game” and  “The Walking Dead”), Misty Alli (  “Exit Strategies”),  and Yolanda  “Yoyo ” Whitaker (“Boyz N The Hood”). 8 p.m.

music @ night

Backyard Bar & Grille. After Hours. 9 p.m.

CA Restaurant. Davis and Henner. 7-10 p.m.

Cedars. A Tribute for My Sweetheart the Drunk. 10 p.m.

Diletto Winery. Save Yourself. 7 p.m.

Fireplace. Rudy and the Professionals. 8:30 p.m.

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

Manor. Damian Knapp. 8 p.m.

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

Suzie’s. Vindys, Hoss and the Juggerauts, Back Wolf and the Thief. 8 p.m.

SUNday 22

Check into Chess. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join the Library as we play chess this afternoon. If you would like to learn to play, we’ll be happy to teach you. For all ages. 1:30 p.m.

McGuffey History & Nature. McGuffey Wildlife Preserve. Discuss the life of William Holmes McGuffey while discovering nature in the preserve named in his honor. Moderate, 1 mile. 2-3:30 p.m.

Peppa Pig Live. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000. An all-ages event. Tickets are required for children 1 and older. 2 p.m. $39.50, $29.50, $19.50 (plus service fees).

Monday 23 

Friends of the Austintown Library Program and Meeting. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road; 330-744-8636.Presenter will be Col. Brian Kennedy, U.S. Marines. His topic “The Meaning of Leadership and How to Follow.” For adults. 10 a.m.

String Art. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636.We’ll transform household supplies into a work of art and bring this retro craft into the 21st century. For teens and adults. Register by calling the Library at 330-744-7836. 6:30 p.m.
New York, Here We Come. Concert Band & YSU Wind Ensemble. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44505.  Hear a preview of the repertoire the Wind Ensemble will perform at Carnegie Hall over Thanksgiving weekend. 7:30 p.m. Admission charge.

Tuesday 24 

Thanksgiving Arrangement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Using the warm hues of the season, Marie Borocz will guide you in designing a Thanksgiving arrangement. Register/pay by Nov. 22. 6:30-8:30 p.m.  $34; FFRG member $28.

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Join Stephanie Dyer of Eastgate Regional Council of Governments for a virtual tour of a watershed. Discover how a watershed functions and connects. 7-8 p.m.

wednesday 25

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Soundbite. 9 p.m.

Brickhouse. OGB. 9 p.m.

Fireplace. Total Package. 8 p.m.

thursday 26

Cattails and Wheat. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown.

music @ night

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

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

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

friday 27

music @ night

Donna’s Diner. Adrian Labra. 5-7 p.m.

Fireplace. Sensations. 8:30 p.m.

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

Hollywood Gaming. The Hawkeyes. 8 p.m.

Papa’s Sports Bar. Iron Roots Band. 9 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

SATURDAY 28

Sensory Story Time. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave.; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for 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. We will enjoy books, music and sensory stations with a schedule board and double visuals. Children must attend with an adult. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636. and ask for Boardman Library. For preschool and school-age children. 10 a.m.

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. See Lanterman’s Mill dressed in holiday finery for this traditional special event. Taste chestnuts roasted on an open fire, give Santa your wish list, watch artisans demonstrate old fashioned crafts, purchase unique handcrafted gifts, and enjoy entertainment by a juggler, balloon artist and many fine musicians. To share the holiday spirit with others, bring a new hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to decorate a “Giving Tree.” Donated items will warm up children in need this winter. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Nov. 28-29. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

music @ night 

Bourbon House 45. Northern Whiskey. 9:30 p.m.

Fireplace. Gary Markasky Project. 8:30 p.m.

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

Hollywood Gaming. No Bad JuJu. 8 p.m.

Ice House. Edison’s Medicine. 7 p.m.

Manor. Zach Economos, Teddy Pantelas. 7:30 p.m.

Papa’s Sports Bar. Mr. Lucky. 9 p.m.

Sunday 29

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Santa’s Winter Barn. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Santa will make a special appearance with some of his unusual animal friends from around the world like camels, yaks and reindeer. Sit in Santa’s sleigh for a holiday picture. Event is in the Barn which is not heated, so dress appropriately. 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Children’s holiday craft fee $1.

Monday 30

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

Jazz Combos. Chestnut Room, Kilcawley Center, YSU. Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7 p.m.

Piano Holiday Extravaganza. Bliss Recital Hall, YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m.

Junior Portfolio Review Exhibition. Bliss Hall, Judith Rae Solomon Gallery. YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555. Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

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