Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – February 1-29, 2016

Monday 1

Black History Month Puzzle Challenge. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Find the answers to trivia questions during the month of February that relate to Black History Month. For each question you get right, you’ll get a puzzle piece to add to our puzzle. Let’s see if we can finish the puzzle together by the end of the month. For children of all ages. Library Hours, February.

Do You Love Your Library. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Come celebrate Library Lover’s Month in February by filling out a slip of paper with a simple statement saying why you love your library. Participants will receive the “I Heart My library” window decal. One decal per family please. For entire family. Newport Library, Library Hours, February; Brownlee Woods Library, Library Hours, February; Campbell Library, Library Hours, February; East Library, Library Hours, February; Struthers Library, Library Hours, February; West Library, Library Hours, February.

How Many Kisses. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Can you guess how many Hershey’s kisses are in the jar? If your guess is the closest, you can take them all home. Children grades 1-6. Library Hours, February.

Match the Couples. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Can you match the characters from popular teen books? Give it a try for a chance to win a small prize. For grades 6-12. Austintown Library, Library Hours, February; Tri-Lakes Library, Library Hours, February.

Trim a Tree for February. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Decorate an ornament for our all-season tree. Library hours. Children of all ages. Austintown Library, Library Hours, February; Newport Library, Library Hours, February; Poland Library, Library Hours, February; Springfield Library, Library Hours, February.

Grab & Go Craft for February. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Make a craft to take home. Children of all ages. Canfield Library, Library Hours, February; Main Library, 5:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1; Tri-Lakes Library, Library Hours, February.

Guess ‘N’ Go – Do You Know. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Counting kisses. Candy kisses, that is. Closest guess wins the jar. Children of all ages. Canfield Library, Library Hours, February; Greenford Library, Library Hours, February; Sebring Library, Library Hours, February.

Half-Price Sales in February at the Friends of PLYMC Bookstore. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Special book sale for Valentine’s Day: from Feb. 1-14, half-price sale on all romance, fiction, softbounds, cookbooks, self-help and craft books. From Feb. 15-29, in honor of Presidents Day, half-price sale on all history, presidents, government and political books. Friends of PLYMC Bookstore, lower level, Poland Library, month of February.

Freedom Quilt Fun. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Come help celebrate Black History Month, and design a square to add to the library’s Freedom Quilt. For children of all ages. East Library, Library Hours, February; Newport Library, Library Hours, February.

America’s Schoolmaster: The Early Days of William Holmes McGuffey. Melnick Museum, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. William Holmes McGuffey taught millions how to read and study. Learn more about the early days of McGuffey and his boyhood homestead in Coitsville (now known as the McGuffey Wildlife Preserve and part of Mill Creek MetroParks). Through Dec. 2016. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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 showcases beautiful floral fabric collages. Feb. 1-21. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Makerspace Mondays. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335.  For teens in grades 7 to 12. 3-4:30 p.m., Feb. 1, 8, 29.

Pups and Pages. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience.Children from kindergarten to grade 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. Registration is required. 6-7:30 p.m.

Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335.  Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Mondays, Feb. 1, 8, 29 at 6 p.m.; Tuesdays, Feb. 2, 9, 16 at 11 a.m. 6 p.m.

Preschool Storytime. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For ages 3 to 5. Feb. 1, 8, 29. 1 p.m.

Baby Brilliant: Playtime at Your Library. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Prepare for Kindergarten through play. We’ll 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. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 18; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12; Main Library, 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 1. 6 p.m.

Know Your Customers: Exploring the Library’s Business Databases. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 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. Boardman Library Tech Room, 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. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636.We will discuss “The Kite Runner”, by Khaled Hosseini. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. We will preview March’s book, “Mr. Mercedes” by Stephen King. 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 2

Recreational Hikes. Various locations, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107.  Recreational Hikes, generally led by volunteers, are faster paced to focus on exercise. 9 a.m., Feb. 2: Groundhog Day Hike. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate, 2 or 4 miles. 9 a.m., Feb. 17: Meet at overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive. Easy, 1 or 3 miles. 9 a.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, full of color, let them dazzle you with their brilliance and splendor. During the heart of winter, find the spirit of the tropics here at the Davis Center as you observe these exotic beauties on display. Bring your camera, as there will be plenty of amazing flowers to photograph. Feb. 2-March 13. Tuesdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Bring a mat and small blanket. Feb. 2, 4 , 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25. 9:30-11 a.m. $12 per session.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Multiple branches; 330-744-8636. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24. 10 a.m.

Ford Hunt & Hike: Groundhogs. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. This year is the park district’s quasquicentennial (125th anniversary). Stop by the Ford Nature Center to locate the 25 groundhogs hidden to commemorate this milestone and then go on a hike of your choice.Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m., Feb. 2-29.

Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Preschool storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23. 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. 1 p.m., Feb. 2, 9, 16.

Orchid Walk-Up Clinic. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Bring your orchids and have an orchid expert look at your plant, talk about its culture, help you repot it if necessary. Drop-in. 6-8 p.m., Feb. 2 or 1-3 p.m., Feb. 20. 6 p.m.

Swing Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown. 44511; 330-740-7107. Come out and have fun learning this easy to follow popular dance. No partner? No problem! Everyone learns this paired dance together. Beginners welcome and encouraged! Call FNC for details. Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23 and March 1. 6-7 p.m. $5/class at the door.

Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335.  Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. 6 p.m., Feb. 1, 8, 29 and 11 a.m. on Feb. 2, 9, 16. 11 a.m.

Salsa Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown. 44511; 330-740-7107. Enjoy learning this easy to pick up fun Latin dance. No partner? No problem! Everyone learns this paired dance together. Beginners welcome and encouraged! Call FNC for details. Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, and March 1. 7-8 p.m. $5/class at the door.

Wednesday 3

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. Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24. 9-10 a.m. $10/class.

Gotta Move Story Time. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Multiple branches; 330-744-8636. 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, Feb. 11, 25; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24; Poland Library, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 29; Sebring Library, noon, Thursday, Feb. 11, 25; Tri-Lakes Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 25. 10 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Tales & Talk for 2s & 3s. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 10*, 17, 24; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 17, 24; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 2, 9*, 16, 23; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. 10 a.m.

Music and Movement. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and books. For toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver.  Registration is required. 10 a.m. and at 11 a.m., Feb. 3, 10, 17.

Time for Tots. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335.  A developmentally appropriate storytime program for children ages 2 to 3 ¬Ω with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each session. Feb. 3, 10. 11 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Pre-Kindergarten Story Time. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 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. Occurs Feb., 3, 10, 17 and 24. 11:30 a.m.

Weekly: Rotary Club of Warren Meeting. Enzo’s, 2918 Elm Road, Warren; 330-369-7500.  The Warren Rotary chapter will meet for lunch and a business meeting. Wednesdays. Noon.

T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Warm-ups, breathing exercises and movements will ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24. Noon-1 p.m. $10/class.

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 to register 330-744-8636 and specify the library and Basic Computer Class. For adults. Main Library, 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 15; Newport Library, 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24. 12:30 p.m.

Ongoing: Wednesdays at the WOW. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Explore in the museum’s InspireWorks Lab. Free with museum admission. http://www.ohwowkids.org. 4-5:30 p.m.

Great Lives: Learning about Edna Lewis. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206.  This series for children in grades 1-6 explores great thoughts by learning about influential people through arts, crafts, books, and videos. This month will feature Edna Lewis, the groundbreaking African-American chef who became well-known in the 1940s. Registration is required. 4 p.m.

Canfield Friends of PLYMC Women’s Book Discussion Group. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Canfield Friends of PLYMC Women’s Book Discussion Group meets every third Tuesday of the month. For adults.6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16

Yoga Class. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Yoga Class is $10 a session. Come when you can attend. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. For adults. Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24. 5 p.m.

Lit Youngstown First Wednesday Reading. Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, 32 N. Phelps St., Youngstown. Tonight’s monthly reading will feature a number of writers. Dr. Phil Brady will read from his new book, “To Banquet with the Ethiopians.” Brady is a professor of English at YSU and has taught at University College Cork in Ireland. He is co-founder and executive director of Etruscan Press. Next, Lynn Lurie will read from her novel “Quick Kills,” published by Etruscan Press. Lurie is an attorney with a master’s degree in international affairs and an MFA in writing. She is a mentor at Girls Write Now in New York City.  Student contributors to CROW (Compose: A Review of Writing) will follow. Featured essayists will be Charin George, Andrew Cruickshank, Stephen Vidman, Pedro Morales, Michael Kosonovinich, Erin Collins, Savannah Campbell and Amy Allen. Angela Messenger of the YSU Writing Center is the editor of CROW, which highlights essays from YSU’s English Composition program. 7 p.m.

Thursday 4

Toddler Tales. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required for each session. Occurs Feb. 4, 11 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Fitness Fun Story Time. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Multiple branches; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for stories and activities selected from the “Eat, Play, Grow” program. Good fun and good nutrition. Prizes and snacks will be given. Sponsored by the Mahoning Valley Kids Coalition. For toddlers and preschoolers. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 10. 10 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Preschool storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Feb. 4, 11, 18. 11:30 a.m.

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2010. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Create a simple one-page flyer using the basic tools of Microsoft Publisher 2010 and learn how to use these tools to create newsletters, brochures and greeting cards. Registration is required. 2-4 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.

Thursdays at Main for Teens. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Teens entering grades 7 to 12 can stop in for different movies, games, crafts and activities each week. 5 p.m., Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25.

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.

And the Rest is History Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 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.

MetroMutts: Pet First Aid. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, Classroom A, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. The Learning Dog Trainer Katie Costello and Dr. Sam Costello, DVM present how to keep pets healthy and safe. Learn to recognize, respond to and prevent life-threatening situations. Please leave pets at home. MetroMutts members $5; not-yet-members $10. Register/pay at FNC by Feb. 2. Additional fee after deadline.  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.

Family Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Come as a family to enjoy stories and activities for big kids, little kids, and the young at heart. Fun for families with children ages 3 to 12. 6:30 p.m., Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25.

O.A.R. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. 8 p.m. $42-$36.50, plus applicable service fees.

music @ night

Magic Tree. John Reese Project.  Jazz. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. Open mike. 8-11 p.m.

Friday 5

Garden Guide Training. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. If you like to be outdoors, if you love plants, and would be willing to share your enthusiasm for both, then you should volunteer as a Garden Guide. Training includes interpretive methods, leading tours, safety, and engaging visitors in the Gardens. Call Lynn at 330-740-7116, extension 211 for additional information. Occurs Feb. 5, March 11 and April 1. 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Groundhogs. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Ages 2-3. Do wild groundhogs really wake up on Feb. 2 like Punxsutawney Phil? Children and parents will learn all about these famous ground dwellers. Register/pay by Feb. 3. 10-11 a.m. $4 R; $6 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Babytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. For infants ages 6 to 18 months with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required. 11 a.m., Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26.

Preschool Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Preschool Storytime features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For children ages 3 to 5. Feb. 5, 12, 19 . 11 a.m.

Steven Curtis Chapman. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Steven Curtis Chapman is a Dove and Grammy Award winning Christian artist. He has 58 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, and 47 No. 1 singles. His debut album, “The Great Adventure,” was released in 1992. Since then, he is approaching 11 million albums sold. No. 1 songs include “Do Everything,” “Yours,” “All Things New,” “Much of You,” “All About Love,” “Live Out Loud,” and more. 7:30 p.m. $40-20.

music @ night

Brewtus Brewing Co. County Mayo. 8 p.m..

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

Magic Tree. Songbird Lumberjack.  7:30-10:30 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Selah. Dan Shapiro. 6:30 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Mike Edgerly. 8-11 p.m.

Saturday 6

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.

Advanced Master Gardener Series II. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. The Advanced Master Gardener Series II classes are for anyone who has already completed a Master Gardener program. Register/pay by Feb. 4. Occurs Feb. 6, May 21, Aug. and Nov. 5. 10 a.m.-noon. $56/series; $16/class.

Tabletop Saturday for Teens. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Bring along your friends and your favorite board or card games, or play some of ours. For teens in grades 7 to 12. 1-4 p.m.

Saplings: Eco-Friendly Sweetheart. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ages 6 and older. Create a heart-felt decoration in an eco-friendly way. Register/pay by Feb. 4. 2-3:30 p.m. $10.

Super Saturday. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Kids in kindergarten to grade 6 can wear their favorite football team jersey or colors for a Big Game party at the library. Registration is required. 2 p.m.

Anansi’s Magical Tales with Rory Rennick. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Rory Rennick shares stories about West African folklore trickster, Anansi the Spider. Interactive fun for kids of all ages. No reservations needed. 2 p.m.

The Pops: Disney In Concert — Tales As Old As Time. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. This is the final Pops concert of the 2015-16 season. The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and vocalists will perform against the backdrop of screened scenes from Disney animated films. 8 p.m.

music @ night

Brewtus Brewing Co. Junction Pa. 8-11 p.m.

Brickhouse. OGB, 9 p.m.

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

Magic Tree. Late Night D.J. DrewTony. 10-11:59 p.m.

Selah. Barbara Knight. 6:30 p.m.

Up a Creek. Diamonds, Ruckus. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY 7

Check into Chess. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Join the Library as they play chess this afternoon. If you would like to learn to play, the Library will be happy to teach you. For teens and adults. 1:30 p.m.

Pre-Game Hike. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Plan to indulge during tonight’s big game? Burn off some calories beforehand with Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Jim Thornton. During this hike around Lake Glacier, the group even cross a football field. Moderate, 4 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Monday 8

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.

Monday Movie Matinee. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 200. Watch the movie on the big screen in the library’s meeting room and then join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. Call the library to find out what classic movie will be shown this month. 2 p.m.

Pups and Pages. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Children gain confidence and improve their reading skills as they read to an uncritical and tail-wagging audience. Children in grades K to 6 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the library. Dogs are provided by K-9s for Compassion, a Delta Society pet partner group that assists with animal-assisted activity and animal-assisted therapy. Registration is required. 6-7:30 p.m.

Live Music in the Library. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Local guitarist Tyler Guerrieri will perform selections of romantic music, plus there will be chocolate candy to enjoy. Free admission; no registration necessary. 6 -7 p.m.

Celebrate Black History. Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown, 44505; 330-744-8636. Celebrate Black History month with crafts, books, and games. For the entire family. 6 p.m.

West African Rhythm with Sogbety. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Get a glimpse of West Africa with Sogbety Diomande, native of the Ivory Coast, through drumming and dance, colorful costumes, musical instruments, rhythms and songs. This interactive performance is sure to engage and delight all audiences. Fun for the whole family. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 9

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.

Pancake Mania. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636.  Do you love pancakes? Then, come celebrate International Pancake Day with some stories, songs, and a craft to commemorate this delicious breakfast food. For school-age children. 3 p.m.

I Love Chocolate. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Kids in grades 2 to 6 can come to the library and make a sweet treat for someone special. Registration is required. 5:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Night Owl Story Time. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 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, Valentine’s Day stories, a treat, and a craft activity. 6 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.

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. Main Library, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 9; Newport Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 24. 6:30 p.m.

Facebook for Seniors. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 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.

From the Garden: From the Heart. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Chef David Armstrong will create a heart-warming meal. Register/pay by Feb. 7. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $36; FFRG $30.

Guide to Online Grant-Seeker Resources. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Learn to navigate and use the wide range of Foundation Center online resources. This hands-on session will introduce you to the resources available on the Foundation Center’s web site: GrantSpace.org. GrantSpace, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grant-seekers. You can explore content based on your subject area or a skill set you want to improve, as well as take advantage of our various tools to get answers to the most frequently asked questions, find sample documents, including proposals, and more. This class will show you how to get the most out of the web site, to help you gain the knowledge and skills you need to get grants, manage your nonprofit, and improve your community. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 10

Homeschool Brunch Bunch. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636 Homeschoolers join the Library for a reading and discussion of the book “Bears Hibernate” by Susan Gray, 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. Public Library, Boardman branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Swap 6 of your once-done jigsaw puzzles with others. This is held every second Wednesday of the month at the Boardman Library at 4 p.m. For more information, call the Development Office at 330-740-6086. 4 p.m.

Kidz Create. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Make culinary creations. For kids in grades K to 6. Registration is required. 5 p.m.: Feb. 10, 24.

Introduction to PowerPoint 2010. Class held at the Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; call 330-399-8807, extension 201. Learn how to create, edit, and save a basic presentation using PowerPoint 2010. Registration is required. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Friends of PLYMC Canfield Friends Committee Meeting. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 11

Sprout Club: Does Candy Grow on Trees. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ages 3-5, plus adult. Explore the world of plants and learn about the trees that provide us with candy. Register/pay by Feb. 9. 1-2 p.m.  $7/class.

Beginning Microsoft Word I: An Introduction to Word Processing. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 201. Use Microsoft Word 2010 to get started in word processing. The class will cover the basics of formatting, editing, printing, and saving. Attendees must be comfortable with a mouse and some typing practice. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m.

Book Discussion Group. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Read the book and then join in the discussion led by a reference librarian. This month’s featured book is “The Grand Sophy”  by Georgette Heyer. 2 p.m.

Ninth Annual Love Stinks Chocolate Fest. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807.  Make choco tacos and more at our annual chocolate fest; this year featuring a special guest. For teens in grades 7 to 12. 5 p.m.

Family Pajama Jam. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Kids ages 3 to 8 can wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal for an evening storytime. Be ready to enjoy sleepy stories, silly songs, and a bedtime snack. Registration is required by Feb. 8. 5:30 p.m.

25 Under 35. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. Honors young professionals who have contributed to the area through volunteer efforts. 5:30 p.m. $55.

I Love My New Canfield Library Fundraising Event. A La Cart Catering 429 Lisbon St., Canfield, 44406; 330-740-6086. The Friends of PLYMC’s Canfield Committee will host an “I Love My New Canfield Library Fundraiser” at A La Cart Catering. The event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, chocolate desserts, raffle, cash bar with wine and beer. For information or ticket reservations, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. Proceeds benefit the Friends of PLYMC’s Canfield Committee and programs for the Canfield Library. 5:30 p.m. $25 per person.

A to Z Orchids That Grow in the Home. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Dave Miller will present an alphabet of twenty-six orchids that are easy to grow with basic skills. Register/pay by Feb. 9. 6-8 p.m. $5.

Preschool Art Fun. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Hear a story and then have fun exploring the story through art projects. For preschoolers. 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. The Mahoning Valley Button Box Club will perform polka music. 7-8:30 p.m.

music @ night

Christopher’s Downtown. Rick Bartholomy.  5-10 p.m.

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

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. Open mike. 8-11 p.m.

Friday 12

Chocoholics Unite. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Kids in grades 5 to 12 can learn about-and sample-different types of chocolate. Registration is required. 2:30 p.m.

music @ night

California Palms. Guys Without Ties. 8 p.m.

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

Magic Tree. Guilty Pleasures. 8-11:59 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Selah. Carla Gipson. 6:30 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Eric Brovinak and Friends. 8-11 p.m.

Saturday 13

Coffee With The Birds. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. As part of the 19th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, join the park to watch birds while sipping coffee (or tea). Bring your favorite mug. Limited space. Call Ford Nature Center by Feb. 12 to register for one session. 9:30-10:15 a.m., or 10:15-11 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.

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

Genealogy Class: Ancestry Library Edition. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 202.  Participants will learn how to use the library’s subscription database to find census, marriage, death, birth, military, and immigration records. Those taking the class should be familiar with navigating a computer using a mouse. Registration is required. 10 a.m.

MetroMutts: Puppy Love. Birch Hill Cabin. Birch Hill Cabin, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-330-740-7107. Explore the winter beauty hiking with your favorite canine Valentine! Warm up at Birch Hill Cabin afterward with hot drinks and treats. Members receive a special Valentine. Moderate, 1 mi. Share the love by bringing an item to donate to Oakley’s Heart. Hike free for all. Refreshments: MetroMutts members free; not-yet-members $1. 11 a.m.

Sensory Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. A storytime specially designed for children with autism and other sensory-integration challenges. Features age-appropriate stories and sensory-rich activities that promote literacy and positive associations with reading and the library. For children ages 3 to 8, parents and caregivers, and families. Registration is required. 11 a.m.

Discover Ford Nature Center. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Explore the Habitat, Live Animal, and Discovery Rooms, identify and enjoy watching the birds at the birdfeeders, and learn about Ohio’s seven species of woodpeckers. Woodpecker mounts will be on display thanks to Jim Kerr and Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center. Then head outdoors to enjoy a winter hike and warm up afterwards by the fire. 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.

music @ night

Coaches Burger Bar. Richard Boston. 7:30 p.m.

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

Magic Tree. Party of 2.  Acoustic. 7-10 p.m.

Selah. Rachell Joy. 6:30 p.m.

Up a Creek. Memphis Soul Stew. 8-11 p.m.

SUNday 14

Hike with your Loved Ones. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown. 44511; 330-740-7107. Bundle up with your loved ones and enjoy a winter hike around the especially lovely Lake Cohasset. We’ll listen for birds and look for signs of animals, then warm up by the fire enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. Moderate, 3 miles. 2-4  p.m.

Monday 15

Game Stations. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. No plans for your day off of school? Kids of all ages come visit our Game Stations. We’ll have numerous tables of games set up that you can travel around to and play. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a day of games. Library Hours.

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.

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

Socrates Philosophy Café. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. If you enjoy discussing philosophy, join the Library at the Socrates Philosophy Café, sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. The group meets the third Monday of the month.  For more information, contact the Library’s Development Office at 330-740-6086. 6 p.m.

Locate Your Customers: Exploring the Library’s Business Databases. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 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. For adults. 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.

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 16

After-School Movie Matinee. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Teens in grades 7 to 12 can stop in to watch a movie. 3:30 p.m.

Stoneware Garden Lantern. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Lynn Cardwell will help students create a nature inspired garden lantern. Register/pay by Feb. 14. 5:30-8 p.m. $34; FFRG $28.

Henry’s Freedom Box with Rory Rennick. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Enjoy history, magic, and more as Rory Rennick tells the story of how slave Henry “Box” Brown escapes by shipping himself to freedom in a wooden crate.  Based on the book by Ellen Levine.  For kids of all ages.  No reservations are needed. 6:30 p.m.

Walk-In SCORE @ the Library. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636 Walk-in counseling. No appointment needed. 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 three volunteers on the second floor of Main Library to provide advice and answer questions. 6:30 p.m.

wednesday 17

Mini MakerSpace. Public Library, 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 the Library at the Main Library’s Mini MakerSpace. Mini makers in grades K-6, come find out about 3D printing and learn how to design objects to print. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 4 p.m.

Buying a Computer. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-399-8807 ext. 201. Whether you want to buy your first computer or need to upgrade from your old one, this class will help prepare you for what’s ahead. Basic computer knowledge is required. Registration is required. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Page Turners Book Club. Public Library, Austintown branch, 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.

Twitter for Your Business. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Learn the basics of Twitter to help start or grow your business. This workshop will specifically feature steps to create a Twitter account for your business. It will also feature many examples where you can look for ideas. 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.

Monthly: Inventor’s Club Meeting. Oakhill Collaborative, 507 Oakhill, Youngstown; 330-750-0417. The meeting is free and open to the public. Meets the third Wednesday. 7 p.m.

thursday 18

Microsoft Word II: Continuing with Word 2010. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 201. Learn about Microsoft Word 2010 in this class. Covers bullet points, columns, color, and inserting pictures. Prerequisite is the course “Beginning Microsoft Word.” Registration is required. 2-4 p.m.

LEGO Club. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Attention Young Engineers: Stop by the library to create unique structures with our collection of LEGO bricks. Each structure will remain at the library for your friends to see. For kids in grades K-6. 5-7 p.m.

Now You Know: Healthy Relationships and Boundaries. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Creating boundaries is a good way to keep your relationships healthy and secure, whether between a parent and their child, two parents, a parent and a teacher, a child and their friends, or between significant others. This talk with examine the importance of these boundaries of all ages, how to establish them, and the positive results of having them. Presented in partnership with Meridian HealthCare. Presenter is Meghan Fortner, LPCC-S. Reservations are needed; call 330-744-8636. For adults. 6 p.m.

Sci-Fi Book Discussion Group. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Join in a discussion led by a reference librarian. This month’s featured book is “Shards of Honor“ by Lois McMaster Bujold. 6:30 p.m.

Coloring 4 Grown-Ups. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636 Come join the Library and 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. 6:30 p.m.

music @ night

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

Magic Tree. John Reese Project. Jazz. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. 8-11 p.m.

friday 19

Basic Word Computer Class @Austintown. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Learn very basic computer skills involving the Microsoft Office Word program. This is a beginner’s class that will cover cut and paste and the Word menus. Space is limited to 5. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify Austintown Basic Word Computer Class. For adults. 11 a.m.

The Hunger Moon. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. Experience the winter at night and learn why some native American Indian tribes named The Hunger Moon. Moderate, 2 miles. 7-8:30 p.m.

The Three Tenors (Who Can’t Sing). Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. This show stars Vic DiBitetto, Richie Minervini, and Fred Rubino. DiBitetto has multiple viral Internet videos (including “Bread and Milk”) and a TV talk show. The three performers will bring their stand-up to the stage and then sit down together for improvisation and audience participation. 8 p.m. $50-$30.

music @ night

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

Magic Tree. Cosmic Lemons.  Reggae/jazz. 8-11:59 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Selah. Stan Miller. 6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 20

Nature Photography Exhibit: Call for Photos. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Entries accepted for annual Nature Photography Exhibit. Categories include: Wild Animals, Wild Plants, Wild Scenes, People in Parks, Mill Creek MetroParks Scenes, Black and White, and Young Photographers. Full details available via the online application. Submit photos and fee per entry at FNC between Jan. 30 and Feb. 7. Feb. 20-March 13. $3 R; $5 NR.

Winter Seminar: Creating an Inviting Garden through Plants, Light, and Art. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. The annual Winter Seminar is presented by the Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown and Mill Creek MetroParks. The seminar includes a continental breakfast, engaging lectures from garden experts, lunch, and door prizes. 9 a.m.–4 p.m. $45; $55 after Feb. 8.

Introduction to Proposal Writing. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. The program will include: The basic elements of a proposal; The “do’s” and “don’ts” of writing and submitting a proposal; How to follow up, whether the answer is yes or no; 30-minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline. To register, call 330-744-9636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. Main Library Meeting Room. 9:30 a.m.

Nature Photography Exhibit. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. View images of wild plants, animals and scenes, and see the talent of local amateur photographers at the annual Nature Photography Exhibit. Second floor of Ford Nature Center during regular business hours. Feb. 20 -March 13. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. -5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5  p.m.

Babytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. For infants 6 to 18 months old with a parent or caregiver. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required and begins one week prior to the event. 10:30 a.m.

Storyteller Jocelyn Dabney. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Rd. in Youngstown. Jocelyn Dabney is a dynamic storyteller in the African-American oral tradition. Her performance will incorporate music, call and response, and participatory stories. This is a multi-generational, interactive storytelling event for all ages. Free admission; no registration necessary. 1 p.m.

Winter Wine Affair at Stambaugh. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 800-227-6972 to purchase tickets or visit ohiowines.org for information.  Features Ohio wines and wine makers. VIP admission: 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. $35; general admission, 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m., $25.

LEGO Lovers Unite. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Children can stretch their imaginations building creations with the library’s collection of popular LEGO building blocks. Finished projects will remain at the library. For grades K-6. Registration is not required. Drop in anytime between 1-3 p.m.

Chocolate Carnival. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Children in kindergarten to grade 6 can join us for a chocolate-filled extravaganza of games and goodies. Registration is required. 2 p.m.

Reading and Other Forms of Art.  Held at the Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a unique blend of art and books during this interactive family program. A children’s librarian will present stories, and an art educator will present a companion craft. For ages 5 to 10 with an accompanying adult. 2 p.m.

Perler Beads @ Your Library. Public Library, Brownlee Woods Branch, 4010 Sheridan Road, Youngstown, 44514; 330-744-8636. Kids and families are invited to make Christmas ornaments with Perler beads. These colorful little beads can be arranged into shapes and patterns. With some carefully applied heat (done by an adult.) they melt and stick together. Perler beads are very small and do require some fine motor skills to arrange. This program is recommended for ages 5 and up. For school-age children and teens. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2 p.m.

Facebook Basics. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St.,  Howland; 330-399-8807 ext. 201. This class will review the basics for new users of the online social networking service. Participants must already have a Facebook account prior to class. Registration is required. 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Teen Advisory Board. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Teens in grades 7 to 12 can help plan events and create book displays for Teen Central. 3 p.m.

Friends of PLYMC: East Committee Black History Program. Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown, 44505; 330-744-8636. This special Black History Program will feature a special presentation, crafts for the kids and refreshments which include sweet tea, black-eyed peas and sweet potato pie. Fun for the entire family. For more information, please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. East Library, 1 p.m.

WWE Live Road To Wrestlemania Supershow. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. 7:30 p.m. $110-$15.

music @ night

Jack’s Bar and Grille.OGB. 9 p.m.

Selah. Nikita Jones. 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 21

Twice Loved Book Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Peruse the tables in the Antonucci Horticulture Library for much loved books on gardening, cooking, and nature. There will also be magazines for sale. Donations of related used books are appreciated at any time. All proceeds benefit the Antonucci Horticulture Library. Feb. 21-March 1. Tuesday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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 Feb. 19. 10:30 a.m.-noon.$15; $18 drop-in.

Same Trail Twelve Times. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. Mill Creek Gorge inspired Volney Rogers to establish the park district 125 years ago. Celebrate the quasquicentennial by hiking the gorge every month this year. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-3:30 p.m.

Harambee Youth Group of Youngstown. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206.  The dynamic youth dancers and musicians from the Harambee Youth Group of Youngstown will present traditional African music and dances in a performance for all ages. Free admission; no registration necessary. 3 p.m.

music @ night

Magic Tree. Irish Trad Session.  Jam session. 6-8 p.m.

Monday 22

Friends of the Austintown Library Meeting and Presentation. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Presenter Donald Miller brings President Ulysses S. Grant to visit the Austintown Friends. 10 a.m.

Facebook for Your Business. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. The workshop will feature the steps to create a Facebook page 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.

DIY Tile Coasters. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636 Just say NO to drink ring stains. Protect your surfaces in style with handmade coasters. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 23

Guest Presentation: The Dred Scott Decision. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Historical presenter Paul Goebbel recounts the story of Dred Scott, a slave struggling to gain his freedom through the courts ‚ eventually taking his case to the Supreme Court. Learn how the Supreme Court’s decision sparked enormous political reaction at the coming of the Civil War and destroyed any chance of agreement between the North and the South over slavery in the territories. Free admission; no registration necessary. 10:30 a.m.

Crayon LOVE Bake. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Do you have a lot of broken crayons lying around? Don’t throw them away. Come to the library and learn how to repurpose those old crayons and put them to good use. For kids in kindergarten to grade 6. Registration is required by Feb. 19. 5:30 p.m.

Family Story Time Black History Celebration. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Bring the whole family as we celebrate African American authors, artists, and inventors with stories, songs, and activities. Snack provided. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 24

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.

Mommy & Me Yoga. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Join Miss Brindi for a simple yoga program especially for toddlers with a parent or caregiver. No experience needed. Adult and child will each need to bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on. For children ages 2 to 4. Registration is required. 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.

STEM: Engineering Marvels. Public Library, Struthers branch, 95 Poland Ave. 44471; 330-744-8636. Do you have what it takes to build the proper bridge out of paper? Can you make a puff-mobile or even a hovercraft? Come and test your building skills and compete your creation. For school-age children. 4 p.m.

Art WORKS. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Make a fun masterpiece while experimenting with different art media at the library. For kids in grades 1 to 6. Registration is required. 4 p.m.

Imagine with Us at Tri-Lakes Library. Register online using the events calendar or call 330-744-8636. Parents: Bring your kindergarten child to the Library for stories and fun while you learn simple techniques for helping your child learn to read. Sign up for a Library card. Check out books.  Enter your name into a drawing for prizes. Enjoy a light dinner provided by Panera Bread. Prizes and giveaways donated by the Library and the United Way, who are partnering for this special event. Sponsors include The Italian Foundation, Jane F. Lamb Charitable Foundation, William M. Neckerman Charitable Foundation. Reservations are needed for this special event. 5:30-7 p.m.

Personalized Photo Coasters. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Make a set of unique coasters with scans of your own personal photographs. Photos needed in advance. Contact the Austintown library for details and to register. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

Anglophiles Unite. Public Library, 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 of course the monarchy.Tea and biscuits will be served. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Book Discussion of President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township. Read the book and then join in the discussion. “President Lincoln: The Duty of a Statesman,” by William Lee Miller, is a biography of the United States’ 16th president and the moral dilemmas of a nation divided by slavery and war. The book is available to borrow from the library in paper and audiobook format. 7 p.m.

Thursday 25

Weekly: Warriors Inc.: Hooked on Fishing Not On Drugs. Warriors Inc., 2733 Market St., Youngstown; 330-783-3276. This is a weekly, state certified program that focuses on preventing drug use through fishing and aquatic resource education. 5-6 p.m. Free.

Weekly: Polish Youngstown Cultural Preservation. 330-646-4082 or http://www.Polishyoungstown.com. Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle (Polish culture, crafts, dance and songs for children and opportunities for adults with the Village Folk Singers. New members welcome. Every Thursday. Call for location. 6-8 p.m. Free.

Family Storytime: Learning About John Coltrane. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Families with children preschool age and older will hear stories about legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane and will do an activity. 6:30 p.m.

Art with Andrea. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Join the Library in this art class as we 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 teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

YouTube for Your Business. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Learn the basic features of YouTube to help start or grow your business. This workshop will specifically feature steps to create a YouTube account for your business. It will also feature many examples where you can look for ideas. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. 6:30 p.m.

music @ night

Vintage Estate. Steve Vuich. Open mike. 8-11 p.m.

Friday 26

Orchids at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Jamie Kirkell’s large silk paintings bring a fun and fresh perspective to the study of both the orchid and the iris. 9 a.m-5 p.m., Feb. 26–April 10.

Easy Street Goes Hollywood. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Flad Pavilion, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Cabaret performance featuring Maureen Collins, Todd Hancock and James McClellan.  Beer, wine and cocktails paired with an ala carte menu by Overture Chef Jeff Chrystal. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26-27. Doors open at 7 p.m.  Show is 7:30 p.m.  Table seating is $25.

music @ night

California Palms. OGB. 9 p.m.

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

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Selah. Julie Palumbo and Anthony Villa. 6:30 p.m.

Saturday 27

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.

Creating an Ornamental Garden. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn the basics to start thinking about an ornamental garden plan and things to consider for the garden’s health and longevity. Register/pay by Feb. 25. 10-11:30 a.m. $12; FFRG $10.

Jr. Genius: Learning Through Play. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807, extension 206. Jr. Genius features age-appropriate stories and activities that introduce math and science concepts to preschoolers. Through the fun of sharing books and play, the program promotes a positive attitude toward the worlds of math and science and capitalizes on the young child’s natural curiosity about how things work. For children ages 3 to 5 with a caregiver. Registration is required. 11 a.m.

Ya Gotta Yoga. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Learn some relaxing yoga moves and enjoy healthy snacks. Participants should dress comfortably and bring a towel or yoga mat. For kids in grades 5 to 12. Registration is required. 3:30 p.m.

American Heart Association Heart Ball. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. http://www.stambaughauditorium.com. Includes dinner, dancing, live and silent auctions, and an appeal for cardiovascular research. 6 p.m.

Easy Street Goes Hollywood. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Flad Pavilion, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Cabaret performance featuring Maureen Collins, Todd Hancock and James McClellan.  Beer, wine and cocktails paired with an ala carte menu by Overture Chef Jeff Chrystal. 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26-27. Doors open at 7 p.m.  Show is 7:30 p.m.  Table seating is $25.

music @ night

Selah. Brian Williams and Tyler Guerreri. 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 28

Lily Pond in Winter. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. The group will visit this very popular site during “off-season” to see what is happening with nature and the new improvements. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-3:30 p.m.

Chicago. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. 7 p.m. $85.50-$55.50, plus applicable service fees.

Lil Wayne: The Dedication Tour. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. 7:30 p.m.  $72, $56.50, $36.50.

Monday 29

It’s All About Yarn. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas, or “anything with yarn” project and learn from one another. For adults. 11 a.m.

Books and More: Artsy Afternoon. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. A program that pairs children’s books with fun enrichment activities for kids in kindergarten to grade 6. Registration is required. 4:30 p.m.

Couponing and Smart Saving Tips. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Come join the Library for an informative session on couponing and many other ways to save money. Be prepared to share your tips with others. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Music for the Masses: Music Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636 All things local. Explore the music of some local artists from the Mahoning Valley that had fame or near fame. For teens and adults. 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.

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