Calendar (Week 3) – April 15-22, 2016

Friday 15

Gordon Lightfoot. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Gordon Lightfoot has recorded 20 albums and has five Grammy nominations. Lightfoot’s radio hits in the U.S. have earned five number ones, five Top 10s and 13 Top 40 hits. Hits include “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Sundown” and others. 8 p.m. $56.50-$36.50, plus applicable service fees.

music @ night

California Palms. 5 Live. 9 p.m.

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

Magic Tree. River Saints. 8-11 p.m.

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

Saturday 16

Read to Some Bunny. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636.  Be a book buddy and read to a licensed therapy rabbit. School-age children are welcome to sit and read out loud for 20 minutes. 10 a.m.-noon.

Weekly: Northside Farmers Market. Elm and Baldwin streets., Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Market organized by the non-profit Common Wealth features seasonal produce, baked goods, demonstrations, canned goods, and coffees. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Babytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Laugh and learn with your baby. 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.

STEAM Saturday. Public Library, multiple branches; 330-744-8636.  A fun program based on STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) learning. For grades 4-6. Canfield Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 16; Sebring Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, April 23. 11 a.m.

Don’t Touch This Book. Barnes & Noble, 381 Boardman Poland Road, Youngstown, 44512; 330-629-9436. A storytime, coloring and activities.  11 a.m.

Celebrating 125 Years. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Continue celebrating the park’s 125th birthday at Ford Nature Center. View classic 1990s videos of Mill Creek MetroParks. Then join the hunt for Volney Rogers‚’ realized dreams. This scavenger hunt will lead you to various landmarks and jewels of the park. Capture them on your phone or camera to share. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friends of the Warren Library Spring Book Sale. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. The Friends of the Warren Library will hold a Spring Book Sale at the Main Library in Warren during National Library Week. 12:30-3 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Announces New-and-Local Author Booksignings.  Barnes & Noble, 381 Boardman-Poland Road, Youngstown, 44512; 330-629-9436. Five local authors will greet the public and sign copies of their books. The works and authors include: “Twitch – Memoir of Joseph L. Pompili, Jr.” by Diane Pompili; “LeBron James: The Rise of a Star” by David Lee Morgan Jr.; “Living Skillfully” by Dr. William Finnegan; “Lost Youngstown” by Sean T. Posey;  and  “A Guest In My House” by David M. Guddy Jr. 1-3 p.m.

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. Drop in anytime between 1-2 p.m.

Spring Paint & Sip. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Paint a spring design with instructor Craig Latchaw while sipping sparkling fruit juice. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required by calling (330) 759-2589; space is limited. For adults. 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Plant the Seed to Read Book Festival. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

See It, Try It, Learn It: Augmented Reality. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Come to the library to experience augmented reality (AR). Watch and learn as 3D objects pop off pages in books and play games using different AR apps. Take an AR tour of the library to complete the “Welcome” badge in the YOLO Maker Space. Grades K-8. 2:30 p.m.

Valley Of The Divas Concert. DeYor Performing Arts Center/Ford Family Recital Hall, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-0264 and http://www.youngstownsymphony.com. Youngstown native Maureen McGovern headlines an evening celebrating the area’s rich heritage of talented women. Sugar Joans from TV’s “The Voice,” Maureen Collins, Leanne Binder, Sarah Turner, and Janis Jones complete the lineup of Mahoning Valley divas. 7:30 p.m.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Soundbite. 9 p.m.

Barrel 33. Teddy Pantelas, Zach Economos. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. Katy Collins. 8-11 p.m.

The Manor. Damian Knapp. 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 17

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

Tractor – Wagon Rides. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield; 330-702-3000. Tractor-wagon rides leave approximately every half hour for a guided tour through the MetroParks Farm. Barns are open to visit the animals. Donations are accepted. April 17, 24. 1-4 p.m. Craft fee $1.

music @ night

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

Monday 18

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.

Appy Hour. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. 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. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

Teen Open Mic Night. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807. Bring some poetry or a passage from a favorite book to read to everyone. Coffee and other treats will be provided. For teens in grades 7 to 12. 6 p.m.

Socrates Philosophy Group. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC – If you love philosophy and want to discuss philosophical topics, join the Library for Socrates Café Philosophy Group. This is open to the public, and is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. For more information, please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. 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. Local genealogical group will hosts its monthly meeting. Every third Monday. 7 p.m.

Tuesday 19

High School Golf School. Mill Creek Driving Range and Practice Facility and North and South Courses, Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Open to all current high school juniors and seniors (boy and girl sessions). Register/pay with by April 18. April 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24; June 7, 14, 28. 3:30-5:30 p.m. $399 per student. Registration includes a pair of Foot Joy Hyper Flex Golf Shoes ($175 value).

Movies and More. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty, 44505; 330-759-2589. Join us after school for a movie and games. For grades 7 to 12. 3:30 p.m.

Family Night Bingo. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Picture bingo. For the whole family. Prizes. 5 p.m.

Night Owl Story Time: Salt Dough Surprises. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Make a critter with salt dough and listen to a story. This non-edible dough program is open to children of all ages. Preschoolers must attend with an adult to this one-hour program. Dress in old clothes or an apron. 6-7 p.m.

Up, Up and Away. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Come celebrate National Kite Month, and make your very own mini kite to hang at home. All ages. 6 p.m.

Tuesday Night Tech Bytes. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Bring your basic tech questions for a one-hour Q&A with a librarian. We can cover basic computer, basic software, eBooks, Internet and email. For adults. 6 p.m.

Introduction to Finding Grants. Public Library, 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 held at the Main Library Computer Center. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 20

Dr. Elliot Engel – The Wright Brothers. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.packardmusichall.com. Trumbull Town Hall 38th Annual Celebrity Series concludes with Engel’s presentations. 10:30 a.m. $28.

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 with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required and begins one week before the start of each session. April 20 and 27. 11 a.m.

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.

Mini-MakerSpace. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Oh, the things you can make with recycled materials. Celebrate Earth Day in the Mini-Makerspace by upcycling trash into treasure. Use plastic shopping bags to make a jump rope or a floating jellyfish in a bottle. For mini makers in grades K-6. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 4 p.m.

Using Local Foods in Healthy Meals. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Join Shannon Blackshire of YNDC and learn how to create healthy foods using local produce. Samples will be provided. Join the Library for this appetizing family program. 6 p.m.

Page Turners Book Club. Public Library, multiple branches; 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. Austintown Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 20; Canfield Library, 6-7 p.m., Thursday, April 28. 6 p.m.

Anime and Manga Club. Public Library, 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.

Guest Lecture: The Penn-Ohio Burglary Ring. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-399-8807,extension 208. Author Allan R. May will give a lecture about his latest research into the Penn-Ohio Burglary Ring, which operated in the mid-1950s, mostly in the Warren area. According to May, key members of the safe-cracking ring were reputed to be two of the Mahoning Valley’s most infamous underworld figures ‚Äì Joseph “Fats” Aiello and Ronnie Carabbia. May is the author of several true-crime books and is an authority on the history of organized crime in the United States. His book‚“Crimetown USA,” is the history of the Mahoning Valley Mafia and organized crime activity in Ohio’s Steel Valley from 1933-1963. He is currently completing work on ‚“Crimetown USA: Part 2.” Copies of his books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.  Registration for the lecture is recommended. 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.

Evening with Author Scott Mann. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Presentation and book signing with Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) D. Scott Mann (Special Forces), author of “Game Changers – Going Local to Defeat Violent Extremists.”  Features a raffle and books for sale. Presented by the Library’s Literary Society and sponsored by Clarence and Rose Marie Smith. For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. For adults. 7 p.m.

Thursday 21

Ongoing: 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. April 21, 28.  10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

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. This class covers bullet points, columns, color, and inserting pictures. Prerequisite: the course ‚“Beginning Microsoft Word.” Registration is required for computer classes. Contact the Main Library to sign up for this class. 2-4 p.m.

LEGO Club. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 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.

Master Gardener Gathering. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Master Gardeners from any program are welcome at this spring gathering. Registration required. 6-8 p.m.

Now You Know:  Alcohol: The Forgotten Addiction. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636.  Thomas O’Donnell, LPCC, will highlight why alcoholism is just as important to address as drug addiction.  Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms, how alcoholism impacts lives and families, and resources in the community that can help.  Now You Know series is in partnership with Meridian HealthCare. No reservations are needed. 6 p.m.

Smart Money: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate stories and activities that will help your child learn about money. Each child will receive a piggy bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 6 p.m.

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Do you enjoy learning about alternative timelines? Magic and alchemy? Dragons and vampires? All fans of science fiction and fantasy books, movies, & TV: here is a club for you. Come join in informal discussion of your favorite authors, books, movies, and TV shows. For teens and adults. 6:30 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 ‚“Island in the Sea of Time” by S.M. Stirling. 6:30 p.m.

Art with Andrea. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Call to register. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

music @ night

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic night. 8 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 22

In the Forest.Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. The work of realist painter Jason Floyd Lewis relishes the natural beauty of uninhabited places. April 22-June 12.

Lee Brice. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000 and http://www.covellicentre.com. Lee Brice brings his “Life Off My Years” tour to Youngstown. 7:30 p.m. $59.75-$39.75.

music @ night

California Palms. Radio Pulse. 9 p.m.

El Jalapeño II/Austintown. Davis and Henner. 6 p.m.

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

Pressed. Open Mike Night. 6 p.m.

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