Calendar (Week 2) – June 8-14, 2016

Wednesday 8

Music and Movement. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. For toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required each week; call 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Wednesdays June 8, 15, 22, 29. 10 a.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. 4 p.m.

Get Golf Ready Adult Clinic Lesson Series. Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Led by PGA professionals. In addition to learning the basics, you’ll apply your skills on the golf course. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $25-$100.

African American Genealogy. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Survey resources available for African-American genealogical research. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the library’s events calendar. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 9

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134.  Meet Outback Ray and his animals at this entertaining and educational show. For all ages. 3 p.m.

Gold Medal Crafts: Father’s Day Cards. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Make Dad feel truly special this year by making him an awesome handmade card. For the whole family. 4 p.m.

Summer Reading Kick-Off Celebration. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Features an evening with pizza and ice cream sundaes and the magic of “Nate the Great.” Kids can sign up for our Summer Reading & Learning Program and teens and adults can learn how they can read for fun and prizes, too. All ages.  5:30-7 p.m.

Family Storytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Fun for families with children ages 3 to 12.  June 9, 16, 23, 30. 6:30 p.m.

Watercolor with Andrea. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Have you always wanted to paint with watercolors? Join the Library and we’ll take you step by step to create your very own work of art. Space is limited. Call to register. For teens and adults. 6:30 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.

Yellow Creek Park-Struthers Concert Series. Yellow Creek Park, Mill Creek MetroParks, 191/2 Lowellville Road, Struthers, 44471; 330-755-7275. Lawn seating. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Friday 10

Life In and Around the Pond. Birch Hill Cabin (+41.086759 -80.681641), Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Ages 2-3. Discover what lives in and around the Lily Pond. Features a story, craft, and activities. Register/pay two days in advance.. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. $4 R; $6 NR.

Babytime. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. For infants ages 6 to 18 months with a parent or caregiver.  June 10, 17, 24. 11 a.m.

Ongoing: Family Fun Fridays. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Features drop-in activities in the Family Garden. Learn about the different parts of plants and what makes them grow. Drop-in. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Get Growing @ Your Library. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335.  Get your hands dirty at our monthly gardening program. These programs will focus on container gardening of edible and ornamental plants. For children ages 6 – 12. Registration is required by calling 330-638-6335. 2 p.m.

Public Reception: Changing Views | Designing Youngstown’s Future. McDonough Museum of Art, YSU, WIck Avenue near Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-1400. The John J McDonough Museum of Art will become a hub for exploring the possibilities for imagining public space in the city. “Changing Views | Designing Youngstown’s Future” includes participation from regional universities, Youngstown city residents, the McDonough Museum of Art, and the City of You. Tonight’s reception invites the public to participate in this ongoing collaborative effort. “Changing Views,” which also features an exhibit (June 10-July 22), seeks to spark revitalization by demonstrating the potential for reuse and redesign in the area. The resulting projects hopes to allow residents and businesses to see a future that otherwise might not be imagined. YSU’s’s Regional Economic Development Initiative has teamed up with students and faculty from Kent State’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and KSU’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. The exhibit highlights planning and design work that has taken place over the past year between YSU economic development professionals and city residents, along with the design expertise of KSU’s CAED and CUDC students. A City of You storytelling booth will be available to record visitors’ thoughts about the city and its future. 6-8 p.m.

Almost Summer Evening Stroll. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Features an evening hike.  A hike around Lake Cohasset. Moderate, 3 miles. 7 p.m.-9 p.m.

2-Person Night Shoot-Out Tournament. Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112. Four divisions are available for play: men, women, seniors and juniors. The top three teams at the end of the evening will participate in a shoot-out format under the lights for the overall title. Call the Par-3 Golf Course to register. 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

music @ night  

Cedars West End. Angela Perley. 10 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Carolyn Longo. 5 p.m.

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

Halliday’s Winery. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Magic Tree. Teddy Pantelas Trio. 6-8 p.m.

Trax Lounge. Cin City and the Saints. 7 p.m.

Saturday 11

12th annual World Of Wildlife Bicycle Tour. For more information, visit http://trumbullmetroparks.org/parks-and-trails/wow-bicycle-ride, or phone 330-647-3666. The World Of Wildlife Bicycle Tour includes 20-, 40- and 68-mile routes. Riders will use the Trumbull and Ashtabula County portions of the Western Reserve Greenway for most of their miles, especially the 20- and 40-miles routes. The first and last miles use public roads, and a three-tenths mile detour due to a bridge closing north of the Oakfield Trailhead rest stop is necessary for those riding north of Hyde-Oakfield Road. The Greenway passes through large sections of premier wetlands, home to much wildlife and many species of rare and endangered plant life. Riders might see a groundhog, deer, river otter, beaver or, for those really observant, a bald eagle or native turtle, this year’s mascot. Participants will pass through the Mosquito Lake Wildlife Area where an observation deck has been erected by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Western Reserve Land Conservancy volunteers will mount interpretive nature signage at various points along the route. Food and beverages will be provided at rest stops along the route and at the conclusion of the ride. Western Reserve Greenway Bike Patrol volunteers will assist riders along the route. Ride proceeds benefit the Trumbull County portion of the Western Reserve Greenway Phase Four, the unfinished section between Warren and Niles. Event registration will occur at the Trumbull Campus of Kent State University in Champion, 7:30-10 a.m. Day-of registrations are welcome. 7:30 a.m.

The Color Run. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown. 8 a.m.-noon.

Getting Started with Foundation Grants to Individuals Online. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. This hands-on class is especially for individual grant-seekers. It will teach you how to search through detailed descriptions of more than 8,500 foundation programs in Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, the only online resource devoted exclusively to foundations that support the needs of individuals. For adults. Main Library Computer Center, 9:30 a.m.

Advanced Master Gardener Series I. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Classes are for anyone who has already completed a Master Gardener program. The series includes three classes with Ellen Speicher. It features a hands-on pruning class; a tour focusing on plant names based on easily recognizable plant characteristics; and a fall gardening class covering late season (fall) gardening tasks. Deadline for series is March 17. 10 a.m.-noon. $42/series; $16/class.

Floral Drawing Workshop. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn valuable drawing techniques and problem solving then delve into two different projects, one with graphite and the other with watercolor. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Led by Marianne Hilke. Register by June 9. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40; FFRG $34.

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

Guided Kayak Tour. East Newport Boat Launch, Mill Creek Metroparks, E. Newport Drive, Boardman, 44511; 330-740-7107. Features a naturalist or volunteer-escorted trip. Single kayaks and a tandem are available. Age and experience restrictions may apply. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by two days prior. Additional fees apply after deadline. 1 p.m.-3 p.m. $12 per person R; $15 per person NR; second person in tandem half price.

Family Range Night. Practice Range, Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Free PGA golf instruction specifically geared toward the family by PGA professionals at the park. Includes, food, music, instruction, games and prizes. A different topic will be covered during each clinic (chipping, putting, fitness, bunker play, trouble shots, full swing, and course etiquette.) Open to all players and abilities. Call to register or sign-up on the fieldhouse events bulletin board.  6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

music @ night

Brick House. Cin City and the Giants. 9 p.m.

Diletto Winery. Save Yourself. 7-10 p.m.

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

Hollywood Gaming. Amanda Jones. 6-10 p.m.

Los Gallos. Analog Giant. 9 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Boardman. Matthew James. 8-11 p.m.

SUNday 12

Sunday Morning Hike. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Features a morning hike along Old Tree Trail, Lily Pond, and Lake Glacier. Moderate, 3 miles. 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Meditation and Mindfulness. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Includes meditation and mindfulness methods: building focus, attention, and listening; mending the mind’s negative patterns; and practicing recipes for happiness and gratitude. Led by instructor Karres Cvetkovich. Register/pay by June 10. 10:30 a.m.-noon$15-$18$15/class; $18/drop-in.

Lit Youngstown Summer Workshop: Spoken Word Poetry. Oak Hill Collaborative, 507 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown; 330-406-4448. Spoken word poetry is a modern-day poetic form rooted in the traditions of African griots, the blues, charismatic preaching, and storytelling. This two-hour workshop will be an introduction to performance poetry that is intended for the stage and not the page. You will receive tools for both creating and performing poetry, voice and movement exercises, and an introduction to the wild, exciting world of poetry slams (spoken word competitions). No previous experience in spoken word poetry is required – bring your love of words and willingness to experiment. Led by Rhonda Miska, a Dubuque, Iowa-based freelance writer and poet who teaches at Clarke University. 2-4 p.m. Free with pre-registration before May 29. Walk-ins are $5.

125th Anniversary Trolley Tour. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. See views of the stunning natural and historic features of 125-year-old Mill Creek Park, Ohio’s first park district. Limited seating. Register/pay at least two days in advance at Ford Nature Center. 2 p.m.-3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Additional fees after deadline. Adults: $7 R, $10 NR; 12 and under/60 and over: $5 R, $8 NR.

Monday 13 

Get Walkin’ @ Your Library. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Get Fit at the Library every Monday at 8:30 a.m. for a 30 minute walk around the Canfield Library neighborhood. Check in with the librarian at 8:30, walk on your own or with a friend for 30 minutes, and check back in at 9 a.m. to log your progress. Make new friends and join the fun. For adults. Mondays from June 13-Aug. 15. 8:30-9 a.m., Monday, June 13, 20, 27.  8:30 a.m.

Big Teen Read. Multilple branches. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County; 330-744-8636. Need help with your Summer Reading list? Join teens at your library branch reading the same book. Read at the library and talk about the book or read at home. For teens in grades 7-12. Brownlee Woods Library, Library Hours, Monday, June 13 – Saturday, July 2; East Library, Library Hours, Monday, June 13 – Saturday, July 2; Newport Library, Library Hours, Monday, June 13 – Saturday, July 2; Struthers Library, Library Hours, Monday, June 13-Saturday, July 2.

Pups and Pages. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Children ages 5 to 12 may sign up for 15-minute sessions to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the library. Registration is required; call 330-856-2011. 6-7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 14 

Get Golf Ready Junior Clinic Lesson Series. Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1 W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Each clinic includes range and course time varying with age and skill level. Range time will be supervised practice sessions with the student hitting approximately fifty balls. Pre-shot routines and alignment will be emphasized along with swing fundamentals. Golf instruction will be provided by our PGA Professional staff. Call the Golf Shop to register. 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. $15/junior per session.

Ongoing: EXPLORE. Various sites, Mill Creek Metroparks; 330-740-7107. For ages 5-6. Dates: June 14-16. Locations vary. Become nature detectives while exploring Mill Creek MetroParks. Investigate forests, fields, and ponds, and discover the animals that live there. Hikes, scavenger hunts, crafts and more are all part of the fun. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by June 7. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $50 R, $60 NR.

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Multilple branches. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County; 330-744-8636.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Canfield Library, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 14; Main Library, 6 p.m., Monday, June 20. 11:30 a.m.

High School Golf School. Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1 W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Occurs April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, June 7, 14, 28. 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Volleyball Camp. Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7107. For ages 8-13. Boys and girls will learn how to pass, set, attack, and serve with YSU’s Assistant Volleyball Coach Sarah Smith. Day one will focus on skills and how to be successful. Day two will incorporate games to promote learning. Bring your own water bottle. Register early; limited space. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by June 10. $15 R, $20 NR. Additional fee after deadline. Occurs June 14-15. 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

On Your Mark, Get Set, Magic with Gordon Russ. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Magician Gordon Russ brings a show with comedy, magic, and funny situations. All ages. 6 p.m.

Mother Goose Olympics. Multilple branches. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County; 330-744-8636. Go for the “gold” with fun challenges based on your favorite nursery rhymes. We’ll have games, crafts, treats and more, all with a Mother Goose theme. For children up to age 5. Poland Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 14; Springfield Library, 11 a.m., Monday, June 27. 6 p.m.

Get in the Game – Read – Field Day. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Teens entering grades 7-12. Join the Library outside as we host a variety of outdoor games to compete in. 6 p.m.

Monthly: Youngstown PFLAG Meeting. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696 or email youngstownareapflag@gmail.com. Second Tuesday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

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. For adults. Main Library Computer Center, 6:30 p.m.

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