Textiles of Perception. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. The work of Cheryl Eddie Deibel steps away from tradition quilts and quilting techniques. Her floral abstractions are loosely based on the Fibonacci number series to define size and proportion. Jan. 15-Feb. 21. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Crafting Corner. Brownlee Woods Library, 4010 Sheridan Road, Youngstown; 330-744-8636. Features a special craft. The group will be making sugar scrubs. All materials will be provided. Registration is required so reserve your spot. Call 330-744-8636 and specify Brownlee Woods Crafting Corner. For tweens, teens, adults. 4 p.m.
music @ night
Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.
Magic Tree. Jay Bird. Blues. 8-11 p.m.
Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.
Before You Seek a Grant: A Checklist for New Nonprofits. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. This program offers a step-by-step checklist approach to help with your organization’s readiness for foundation fundraising. It is designed for groups without nonprofit status or new nonprofits with limited grant-seeking experience. For adults. Main Library, 9:30 a.m.
Bird in the Hand. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Black-capped chickadees are inquisitive birds that sometimes can be coaxed into landing in your hand, especially if you tempt them with food. If you lend your hand, the Park will provide birdseed. 9:30-10:30 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.
It’s for the Birds. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. The park’s overwintering birds are beautiful, fun to watch, and hungry.Create some easy-to-make bird feeders to hang in your own backyard. 10:30-11:30 a.m. $3 R, $5 NR.
So You Bought a Telescope. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3616. Planetarium InfoLine: 330 941-1370. This popular program, presented by the Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society, welcomes telescope users young and old who need help on setting up their telescopes. Includes tips on how to use them and the opportunity to ask questions. Drop in any time between 1 and 3 p.m. Be sure to bring your telescope. 1-3 p.m.
Saturday Movie Matinee. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Features 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. Austintown Library, 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16; Newport Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 16, 23; Struthers Library, 2 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. 2 p.m.
music @ night
Frieda’s. Howard and the Point Five Band. 6 p.m.
Meditation and Mindfulness. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Explore methods and offerings to apply mindfulness skills in daily life. Practices are guided by Karres Cvetkovich. Register/pay by Jan. 15. 10:30 a.m.–noon. $15/class; $18/drop-in.
Who’s Knocking. Hitchcock Woods, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-330-740-7107. Look and listen for Ohio’s seven species of woodpeckers during a winter hike. Participants should park on Deer Path Drive. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m.
Faculty Woodwind Quintet Recital. Bliss Recital Hall, Bliss Hall, YSU, WIck Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. This concert features Kathryn Thomas Umble, flute; Shawn Reynolds, oboe; Alice Wang, clarinet; Donald W. Byo, bassoon; and Stacie Mickens, horn. 3 p.m.
Tracy Lawrence & Diamond Rio. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Diamond Rio is a multi-platinum country group with over 10 million albums sold. They became the first country music group in history to reach No. 1 with a debut single (“Meet in the Middle”). The band is celebrating their 25th Anniversary. Their long history includes hits such as “How Your Love Makes Me Feel,” “One More Day,” “Beautiful Mess,” “Unbelievable,” and “In a Week or Two.” Tracy Lawrence has earned 22 songs on the Billboard Top 10 chart with 18 No. 1 singles. Some of his most recognizable songs include “Paint Me a Birmingham,” “Time Marches On,” “Alibis,” and “Find out Who Your Friends Are.” He has sold over 13 million albums in a career that spans 20 years. 7:30 p.m. $50-35.
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.
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.
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.
S.T.E.M.: Parabolic Curve Art Projects. Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Come and learn the basics to make your art stand out. For school-aged children. 6 p.m.
Anglophiles Unite. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 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 the monarchy. Tea and biscuits will be served. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.
From the Garden: Soups On. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Features a demonstration and tasting. Chef David Armstrong will teach the art of making soups to take off the chill of winter. Varieties include wild rice, mushroom and roasted chicken, sirloin chili, and Spanish pea with ham. Soups will be served with a specialty beverage. Register/pay by Jan. 17. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $36; FFRG $30.
Music at Noon. Music at Noon, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44505; 330-941-3636. This concert features Kathryn Thomas Umble, flute; Shawn Reynolds, oboe; Alice Wang, clarinet; Donald W. Byo, bassoon; and Stacie Mickens, horn. 12:15 p.m.
Mini-MakerSpace. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 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 build exciting projects using Snap Circuits. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 4 p.m.
Page Turners Book Club. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 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.
Sound Bath Experience. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. A Sound Bath is a deep meditative experience where you relax by lying on a mat and receive the sound that is played around you. The low-frequency sound and vibrations include gongs, crystal singing bowls, pyramids, flutes and other instruments. The session induces a deep state of relaxation. Register/pay by Jan. 18. 6-7 p.m. $27.
Google Drive. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Learn to allow your share, access, and share your files on one platform. Questions answered include: How do you use 15 GB of storage? What types of files can be used? Learn how to share and keep documents private. Demonstrations on Google Drive integration with other products will also be discussed. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. Boardman Library Tech Room, 6:30-8 p.m.
Anime and Manga Club. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 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.
Color Your World. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Features a relaxing evening of adult coloring. Coloring sheets and materials will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Light refreshments For teens and adults. Boardman Library, 7-8:30 p.m.
Sprout Club: Spices. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. For ages 3-5, plus adult. Explore the world of plants and spices. Register/pay by Jan. 19. 1-2 p.m. $7/class.
Now You Know Series: Latest Medical Advances in Treating Opioid Addiction. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Presenter is Dr. Daniel Brown, D.O., medical director, Meridian HealthCare. You can’t miss them —newspaper ads and billboards offering medical treatment for opioid addiction. There are many misconceptions, myths and questions about Medication Assisted Treatment. Meridian’s medical director, an expert in addiction medicine, will explain how opioid addiction works and the medicines that work to reverse it. Co-sponsored by the Library and Meridian HealthCare. Reserve a spot at 330-744-8636. 6 p.m.
Art With Andrea. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Join the Library in this art class as directors guide you through a monthly project and help you work through your own art. For teens and adults. Call 330-744-8636 to register. For adults and teens. 6:30 p.m.
DIY Winter Sugar Scrub. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Learn how to make a hydrating winter body scrub out of healthy ingredients that will exfoliate, nurture, and moisturize your dry winter skin. 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 p.m.
Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. 7:30 p.m.