Calendar (Week 4) – January 22-31, 2016

Friday 22

The Snow Moon. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. During this hike, discover why some North American Indian tribes referred to this month’s moon as the “Snow Moon.” Moderate, 2 miles. 7-8:30 p.m.

music @ night

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

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 23

Coffee with the Birds. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Watch birds with Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited while sipping coffee (or tea). Bring your favorite mug. Space limited, call to register for a 45-minute session. 8-8:45 a.m. or 8:45-9:30 a.m.

The Wonders of Air Plants. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Air plants require no soil to thrive. Mandy Smith will introduce participants to these unique plants and their care. Then put together a creation to take home and enjoy throughout the year. Register/pay by Jan. 21. 10 a.m.-noon. $30; FFRG $26.

Tales to Tails. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 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 330-744-8636 and asking for the Austintown Library. For school-age children. 11 a.m.

Tales to Tails. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Come and read to a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register online or by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for the Austintown Library.  For school-age children. 1 p.m.

Builders’ Club. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. What will you build? The Library will provide the supplies and a snack. For kids in grades 4-12. For tweens and teens 2:30 p.m.

Sunday 24

Winter Scavenger Hunt. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Cabin Fever? Get outside and hunt for nature’s winter treasures. See what you and your family can find on this Winter Scavenger Hunt. Bring back evidence on your phone of camera. Fun for all ages. 2-4 p.m.

Three Dog Night. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Three Dog Night has announced that their tour dates will continue as scheduled following the death of member Cory Wells. Wells died on Oct. 20. The original date (Oct. 11) at Stambaugh was postponed. Tickets purchased for the Oct. 11 date will be honored on Jan. 24. 7:30 p.m.

Monday 25

Super Bowl 50 Predictions. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Teens in grades 7-12: stop by the Boardman Library between Jan. 25-Feb. 6 to fill out a Super Bowl Prediction form. Answer such questions as these:  Will the coin toss land heads or tails? What will the first commercial be advertising? Which team will call the first timeout? The Library will tally the scores after the event and the teen with the highest score will win a $10 Dicks Sporting Goods gift card. Library hours, Jan. 25-Feb. 6.

Mini-Makerspace: Snap Circuits. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Make learning a snap with Snap Circuits. All week long during Library hours, borrow one of our four Snap Circuit kits. Follow the diagrams to build projects like radios, voice recorders, doorbells, and more. When you’re done, unsnap the pieces and turn them back in. All Snap Circuits products are for kids ages 8 and up. Library hours, Jan. 25-30.

It’s All About Yarn. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. 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 (unfinished objects). For teens and adults. 11 a.m.

Blood Pressure Screening by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Austintown Library, 11 a.m.-Noon, Tuesday, Jan. 26; Sebring Library, 1-2 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28. 11 a.m.

Stamping with Cindy. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Learn to create your own handmade cards using stamps, punches and other fun tools.  Sign up to create each month’s greeting card with matching envelope and 3-D item.  Participation is limited to one session per person each month to accommodate demand; registration is required. Call 330-744-8636. For adults. Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25; Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 29; Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 26. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 26

Chapter Chat Book Club. Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Love books? Come to the Chapter Chat Book Club where the group will be reading and discussing a book together every month. Each month will be a new genre. Call the library at 330-744-8636 to find out this month’s exciting read. For adults. 6 p.m.

Take Flight. Paper Airplanes and More. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Investigate the basic principles of flight, make and test a variety of paper airplanes and try on a real flight suit. Registration required: Call 330-744-8636 or visit the Poland librarians’ desk. For grades 3 to 8. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 27

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: String Department Recital. Music at Noon, Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44505; 330-941-3636. 12:15 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.

Family Story Time. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Features sports stories, games, a craft, and snacks. Wear your favorite team’s football jersey. For children of all ages. Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. 6:30 p.m.

Excel for Business. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Learn the basics of Excel for your business. 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.

Tie-Dye Pillowcase Party. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Transform a white pillowcase into a colorful tie-dye creation. Pillowcases and snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Register by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland Library. For tweens and teens in grades 4-12. 6:30 p.m.

Harlem Globetrotters. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. The world-famous Harlem Globetrotters perform one show at Covelli. 7 p.m. $79-$24, plus applicable fees.

Thursday 28 

National Kazoo Day. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. This event celebrates the kazoo. Kids will learn about the kazoo and play in their very own kazoo band. For school-age children, Tweens and Teens. 2:30-4 p.m.

Puzzle Craze. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Celebrate National Puzzle Day. Various types of puzzles will be available: crosswords, Sudoku, word searches are just a few to enjoy at this program. For the whole family. Brownlee Woods Library, 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29; Campbell Library, 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29; East Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28; Newport Library, 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29; Struthers Library, 4 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29; West Library, 4 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28.  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.

Play with Clay. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Come make a femo clay ornament, pin, or figurine to give as a gift. All supplies provided, limited space. Adults and teens may register by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman Library. 6 p.m.

Appy Hour – What’s an app. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. 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 330-744-8636, and ask for Poland. 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.

Music for the Masses: Music Club – Winter Blues Edition. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Listen, watch videos, and share cold wintery music. Songs for your winter weather playlist. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Friday 29

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.  10 a.m.

Toughest Monster Truck Tour. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. The monster trucks return to the dirt track at Covelli. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. 7:30 p.m. $28-$10, plus applicable fees.

Winter Skywatch. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3616. Planetarium InfoLine: 330 941-1370. The night sky changes with the seasons, and so does YSU’s “Skywatch” program. This traditional, lecture-based program covers planets, constellations, constellation lore, and current space events. 8 p.m.

music @ night 

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

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 30      

Introduction to Finding Grants. Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Learn what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders in this introductory course. For adults. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach. In-person classes will end with 30 minutes of hands-on, guided online grant research. Main Library Computer Center, 9:30 a.m.

Beginner Lacto-Fermentation. Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Learn to make your own sauerkraut, a lacto-fermented food, in this instructive class. All materials will be provided, and registration is recommended. Call 330-744-8636, and ask for the Poland Library. For adults. 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.

Nurturing You and Your Baby. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn how to create a healthy, nurturing environment for you and your baby. The group will learn several calming techniques. Adults only; bring a baby doll or stuffed animal for practice. Register/pay by Jan. 28. 1-2:30 p.m. $24; FFRG $20.

This Is Our Sky. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3616. Planetarium InfoLine: 330 941-1370. Join Luna and her friends for an exploration of the sky, seasons, moon phases, constellations and planets. This show is geared toward families. 2 p.m.

Toughest Monster Truck Tour. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. The monster trucks return to the dirt track at Covelli. 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29 and 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30. 7:30 p.m. $28-$10, plus applicable fees.

Winter Skywatch. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3616. Planetarium InfoLine: 330 941-1370. The night sky changes with the seasons, and so does YSU’s “Skywatch” program. This traditional, lecture-based program covers planets, constellations, constellation lore, and current space events. 8 p.m.

Sunday 31

Philadelphia Flower Show. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Interested in seeing the world’s oldest and largest indoor flower show? Then join Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens for a three-day garden tour to explore America’s Garden Capital. The theme for this year’s show is “Explore America – 100 Years of the National Park Service.” In addition, the tour includes visits to Winterthur Museum Garden and Library to see famous March Bank in bloom and Longwood Gardens to see “Orchid Extravaganza.” On Saturday, time has been allotted for you to explore Philadelphia on your own. Sites such as Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell or the Philadelphia Museum of Art are a few options. Fee includes transportation, admissions, lodging and most meals. The event occurs March 4-6. Register bys Jan. 31. $575; FFRG $525.

Ice and Fire. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Features a frosty winter walk. Afterward, warm by the fire with hot chocolate and marshmallows. Register by Jan. 30. Moderate, 1.5 miles. 1-3 p.m.

Jewels of Winter Orchid Exhibit. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Orchids are the jewels of the plant world. During the middle of winter, find the spirit of the tropics here at the Davis Center. Bring your camera, as there will be plenty of amazing flowers to photograph. Occurs Feb. 2-March 13. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays-Sundays.

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