Calendar (Week 2) – January 8-14, 2016

Friday 8

The Rat Pack Is Back. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Performance recreates the music of the Rat Pack. 8 p.m. $67-$31, plus applicable service fees.

music @ night

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

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 9

Photography Workshop. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Members of the Youngstown Camera Club and Warren Photographic Society return to present informative sessions about a variety of photo topics. Bring your camera/manual, and lunch/drink. Free, but register at FNC by Jan. 8. 9 a.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.

MetroMutts: Pupsicle Hike. Golf Course Overflow Parking Lot. Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Shake off cabin fever and bring your canine companion for a new year winter stroll down the East Golf Hike/Bike trail. Easy, 2 miles. 11 a.m.

Sensory Story Time. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 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. 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. Preschool and school-age children. 10 a.m.

A Celebration of Dr. Seuss. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Caricaturist Paul Merklein combines art, comedy, and audience participation as he draws “Great Big Seusses,” all from the world of Dr. Seuss. For the entire family. 11 a.m.

Family Story Time. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 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. Greenford Library, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 21; Main Library*, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12, 26; Newport Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 20; and Sebring Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 9. 11 a.m.

Sensory Art. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636.  Bring your toddlers and preschoolers to this fun sensory art class. They will be introduced to new art materials, and be immersed in many beautiful colors and activities. Noon.

music @ night 

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

Los Gallos. Edward Be Thy Name.

Magic Tree. BananaFish, The Sums Divide.  8-11 p.m.

SUNDAY 10

Yoga Basics Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Enjoy a gentle, but thorough, approach with daily deep relaxation during this eight-week yoga course. Choose either Sunday mornings or Tuesday evenings. Participants should bring a mat, small blanket and pillow. Karres Cvetkovich is a seasoned instructor. Participants need to pre-register. Occurs Jan. 10-Feb. 28 (Sundays, 9-10 a.m.) or Jan. 12-March 1 (Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.). $80; 10 percent discount ($72) if registered by Jan. 5.  9 a.m.

YSU Dana Horn Workshop. Room 2326, Bliss Hall, YSU, WIck Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. This special event features workshops, performances and guest artist Lowell Greer. Noon-5 p.m.

Check into Chess. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. For teens and adults. 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Same Trail Twelve Times. Parking lot, Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. Mill Creek Gorge inspired Volney Rogers to establish our park district 125 years ago. The group will celebrate the quasquicentennial by hiking the gorge every month this year. Hike with the group and see the ever-changing beauty of the Gorge. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-3:30-p.m.

Lit Youngstown/Jewish Community Center Poetry Reading. Jewish Community Center of Greater Youngstown, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown 44504; 330-746-3251.  The Jewish Community Center and Lit Youngstown will host a literary reading that corresponds with art shows in the Thomases Family Gallery.  Poets Will Greenway, Mindi Kirchner-Greenway and Susan Wojnar will read their work today. An exhibition of watercolor paintings by John Guy Petruzzi will be on display until Jan. 22. 3-4 p.m.

Monday 11

Let Freedom Ring. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. and make your own freedom bell. Library hours. For children of all ages. East Library, Library hours, Jan. 11-16; Newport Library, Library hours, Jan. 11-16.

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.

Mystery Mondays at Main. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Do you love to read mysteries or thrillers? Features an informal discussion of “Art in the Blood” by Bonnie MacBird. We’ll chat about what else we’ve been reading and preview some new releases. For teens and adults. 11 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Playtime at Your Library. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Prepare for kindergarten through play. The group will read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten. For ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6 p.m.

Business Start-Up Workshop. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 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. Boardman Library Tech Room, 6:30 p.m.

Get Connected with Digital Media @ Your Library. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Find out what all the Hoopla is about. Learn how to use your library card to download or stream free movies, TV shows, music and audiobooks. For adults. Registration required. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 12

Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Join Marina Perdos for a blend of energizing yoga styles. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Drop-in. Occurs Jan. 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28. 9:30-11 a.m. $12/class.

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.

The Art of Ballroom Dancing. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Join Joe Sepesy, retired injured veteran, and Linda McPhail, the dance instructor who helped Joe overcome physical and emotional challenges through ballroom dancing. Joe is the author of “Word Dances: A Collection of Verses and Thoughts About Ballroom Dancing.” Books will be available for purchase.  Reservations are needed. Newport Library, 1 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29. 1 p.m.

Lego My Library. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 330-744-8636.Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. For kids, age 6 and up. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 6; Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 16; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 23; Poland Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19; Sebring Library, 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12. 6 p.m.

Night Owl Story Time. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 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, Jan. 12, 19, 26.

Yoga Basics Course. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Enjoy a gentle, but thorough, approach with daily deep relaxation during this eight-week yoga course. Choose either Sunday mornings or Tuesday evenings. Participants should bring a mat, small blanket and pillow. Karres Cvetkovich is a seasoned instructor. Participants need to pre-register. Occurs Jan. 10-Feb. 28 (Sundays, 9-10 a.m.) or Jan. 12-March 1 (Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m.). $80; 10 percent discount ($72) if registered by Jan. 5. 6 p.m.

Tween Tech Open House. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Come to the Austintown Library to see and explore our tech toys including snap circuits, a robot building kit, and Sphero robotic ball. For tweens and teens in grades 3-8. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 12; Tri-Lakes Library, 4 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25. 6 p.m.

Read, Rap and Snack. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Join the teen book club. For the January meeting, the Library will discuss a book chosen at the December meeting. Look for postings with the book title after the December meeting. The session will 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.

I Read YA. Book Club. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. For adult fans of Young Adult Literature. This month the group will be discussing “The 5th Wave” by Rick Yancey. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Introduction to Foundation Maps. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Learn how to effectively search Foundation Maps. Foundation Maps Professional 2.0 offers features that allow you to research funders in new ways, understand funding trends in your issue area, and see your organization in the context of the broader field. For adults. Main Library Computer Center, 6:30 p.m.

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.

Wednesday 13

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 and relaxation. All movement is done seated in chairs and in standing positions on a mat. Jan. 13, 20, 27. 9-10 a.m. Drop-in. $10/class.

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. Occurs Jan. 13, 20, 27. Noon-1 p.m. $10/class.

Music at Noon: Chamber Winds. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44505; 330-941-3636. The Dana School of Music’s Chamber Winds will perform. 12:15 p.m.

Basic Computer Class. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. 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 and specify which library for Basic Computer Class. For adults. Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 15; Main Library, 3 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19; Newport Library, 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 20, 27. 12:30 p.m.

Teen Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Use a recycled book and bring it to life. Create 3D word art or a design of your own. Like any book, the possibilities are endless. For homeschooled teens ages 12-18. 1 p.m.

Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Homeschoolers explore your library. Features a reading and discussion of “Let’s Go to the Library” by Martha Rustad, followed by a library tour and a scavenger hunt. 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., 44512; 330-744-8636. Swap six of your once-done jigsaw puzzles with others. Held every second Wednesday of the month. 4 p.m.

Coloring 4 Grown-Ups – Tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. For teens and adults. Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 13; Struthers Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 14. 6:30 p.m.

Think Spring. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Bring the birds back early and maybe they will bring the warm weather with them. Brrrr… Learn to make an outdoor hanging bird seed ornament. Suggested age is for adults,  but all are welcome. Please register for this event. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 14

Blossoming Happily Into the New Year. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Michelle O’Brien leads this three-session workshop where she guides participants into learning a healthier life style. Subjects range from shedding excess weight to forming new habits. Bring a notebook. Register/pay by Jan. 12 for series. Occurs Jan. 14, 21 and 28. 5:30-7 p.m. $36/series; $15/class.

Sensational Preschool Science. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Watch some easy science demonstrations and join in with other interactive science activities. For ages 3-5. 6 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.

Struthers Winter Concert Series.Yellow Creek Park, Mill Creek MetroParks, 19 1/2 Lowellville Road, Struthers, 44471; 330-755-7275. Features an evening of music and dancing with The Jim Frank Combo.  7-8:30 p.m.

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