Calendar (Week 3) – June 15-22, 2016

Wednesday 15

Chair to Mat Movement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. This class is assigned to increase mobility and flexibility for those who find seated floor movement challenging. Breathing techniques, as well as mindfulness practices make this class accessible to most anyone for health and fitness, as well as for relaxation. All movement is done seated in chairs, and in standing positions on a mat. Drop-in. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. $10/class.

Recreational Hike. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm, -80.7617405, 41.0115495, 44406. Volunteer-led Recreational Hikes are faster-paced to focus on exercising in the outdoors. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Easy, 2 or 4 miles. 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

Family Story Time for Father’s Day. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for stories and fun for children of all ages. Parents are invited to join their children in this 30-minute program. Holiday stories and gift for dad. 10 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 and their mamas (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; space is limited. Call 330-856-2011. 1 p.m.

History Alive Youth Workshop: Becoming Edison. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. In this youth workshop for children ages 8 and up, scholar Hank Fincken will show slides of some of Thomas Edison’s most famous inventions, demonstrate how some of them worked, and then discuss the role of failure in Edison’s success. 2 p.m.

Ohio Wildlife. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335.  Marty Cisine, Ohio Wildlife Officer, will talk about local fish and wildlife. 2 p.m.

MetroMutts: Dancing with Your Dog. Slippery Rock Pavilion. Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown; 330-740-7107. Presented by The Learning Dog. Canine freestyle dancing is a choreographed performance organized with music, illustrating the training and joyful relationship of a dog and handler team. Come boogie with your doggy at this new and fun MetroMutts training program. Basic training skills helpful for this class. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by June 12. 6-7:30 p.m. MetroMutts members free, not-yet-members $6. Additional fee after deadline.

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 daytimeTV. Bronies, gamers and other enthusiasts also welcome. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

thursday 16

Family Farm Tours. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Explore the MetroParks Farm with your family or bring your out-of-town guests. Tour includes tractor-wagon ride, guided visits to the barns, and playroom time. Expand your trip and bring a sack lunch or snack.  Bring your bikes and take a ride, walk, or hike on the MetroParks Bike Trail. Family tours are offered every Thursday throughout the summer. Space is limited. Call MetroParks Farm to register. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

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.

Little Sprouts. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335.  Preschoolers will be introduced to gardening with age-appropriate stories, crafts, hands-on gardening, science, and observation. For children ages 3 to 5. Registration is required by calling 330-638-6335. 11 a.m.

Sprout Club. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ages 3-5, plus adult. Join the Sprout Club this summer to learn about the amazing world of plants with topics that include: ladybugs, sunflowers, and mud pies. Each class will include an activity and snack. Attend all three classes and receive a plant-related prize. Deadline to register is June 14. 1 p.m.-2 p.m. $15/series (June 16, July 14, Aug. 18); $7/class.

Games Galore: Xbox Kinect. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Join the Library for interactive games on the Xbox Kinect. For all ages. 2:30 p.m.

Ancestry: Library Edition Class. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Registration is required by calling the Local History & Genealogy Center at 330-399-8807 ext. 202. 6 p.m.

Movie Night. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Please bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG or G. For the family. 6 p.m.

Outback Ray’s Amazing Animal Show. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Meet Outback Ray and his animals at this entertaining and educational show. For all ages. 6 p.m.

TOTE-ally Stamped Tote Bag. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Upgrade a plain canvas tote with craft paint and a fun stamping technique. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland Library to register. For teens and adults. 6 p.m.

Bands at the Baugh: Davis and McKay. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-5175. Bands at the Baugh will feature live music at Stambaugh Auditorium on select dates this summer. The outdoor event occurs in the Garden (on the south side of the building). Tonight features Davis and McKay.The group’s acoustic rock and roll repertoire includes songs that span over four decades. The evening will also include a cash bar and local food trucks. Admission includes one drink from the bar. 6 p.m.

Victorian Day at the Seaside. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Victorians took the waters with abandon at seaside resorts. Learn more about those golden days of “bathing,” souvenirs, and summer promenades while viewing antique bathing suits, souvenirs, and other Victorian beach accessories. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Yellow Creek Park/Struthers Concert Series. Mauthe Park, 156 Smithfield St., Struthers, 44471; 330-755-7275. Lawn seating. 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

friday 17

Ongoing: Family Fun Fridays. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Take part in fun drop-in activities in the Family Garden. Learn about the different parts of plants and what makes them grow. Special guests visit each week with activities like yoga, storytelling, and more. Drop-in. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Read to Reese. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Come and read to Reese, a therapy dog from Pet Partners. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register online or by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown Library. For school-age children. 11 a.m.

Health at Home. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Attend our workshop with Bridget Lackey from Mercy Health and receive a free copy of “Health at Home: Your Complete Guide to Symptoms, Solutions & Self Care.” You will learn about common health problems and the confidence to handle your family’s health. Registration required. For adults. 3 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Park. Morley Pavilion, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112. The Mahoning Valley Players will present “Much Ado About Nothing.” The cast is made up of Shakespearean actors from the tri-county area. Lawn seating. 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

music @ night

Donna’s Diner. Making Changes. 5-7 p.m.

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

SATURDAY 18

Guided Kayak Tour. East Newport Boat Launch, E. Newport Drive, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman, 44511; 330-740-7107. 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 2 days prior. 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. $12 per person R; $15 per person NR; second person in tandem half price.

Garden Forum Flower Show. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Donald Ross Amateur Series – Individual Stroke Play Tournament (Event #5). Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1 W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Event number 5 of this season long golf series. Available for all amateur golfers who have an active USGA GHIN Handicap. Divisions for both scratch and handicap for men, women, and seniors of all abilities. Tee Time Start: 10 a.m.-noon. $45.

Floral Drawing Workshop. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. During this three-day workshop, use your creative skills and journey into the stages of floral drawing with Marianne Hilke. 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. Register by June 9. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40; FFRG $34.

Baseball Fanatics. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Are you a fan of America’s favorite pastime? Whether you enjoy playing or watching baseball, this program is for all fans. Come to the library for game-related crafts, ball-inspired games, and of course, what would the great game of baseball be without our favorite stadium snacks. Feel free to wear your baseball jersey or T-shirt. For kids ages 5 to 12. Registration is required. 11 a.m.

Simply Slavic. Eat Federal Street at Central Square, downtown Youngstown; 703 508-4226. This annual, family-friendly event features ethnic music, folk-dance performances, homemade food, children’s activities, educational exhibits and vendors. Noon-midnight.

Family Game Day. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. For kids of all ages. 1-4 p.m.

Juneteenth Celebration for Families. Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown, 44505; 330-744-8636. Programs, refreshments, book sale, and crafts. For the family. 1 p.m.

Shakespeare in the Park. Morley Pavilion, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112. The Mahoning Valley Players will present “Much Ado About Nothing.” The performing cast is made up of Shakespearean actors from the tri-county area. Lawn seating. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

music @ night  

Coaches. Richard Boston. 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Paladin Brewery. Amanda Jones. 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Phoenix Fire Grill. Labra Bros. 8-11 p.m.

Stoneyard. Joe Fritz. 7-10 p.m.

Sunday 19

AJGA All-Stars Classic. Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1 W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Presented by Mill Creek MetroParks Foundation. Junior golfers from U.S. as well as 50 other countries will take part in this national all-star event promoting junior golf worldwide. Spectators are welcome to come watch the future generations of golfers on the LPGA, PGA and European PGA tours. Volunteer opportunities are available. Register for volunteer opportunities throughout tournament week. Call for details. June 19-23. 7 a.m.-1 p.m.

Garden Forum Flower Show. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Papa Bear Hike. Lower Bears Den Parking Lot: -80.6892981, 41.0832222, Mill Creek Metroparks, Youngstown. Explore Bears Den area and see the new improvements to the Lily Pond. Call 330-740-7107 for details. Moderate, 3 miles. 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

LIVE At the Morley.  Morley Pavilion, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112. J.D. Eicher (Melodic, Lyric-driven Rock). 7:30 p.m.-8:45 p.m.

Monday 20

Summer Solstice at the Farm.MetroParks Bikeway MetroParks Farm Trailhead, -80.7617405, 41.0115495; 330-702-3000. Welcome summer by exploring the diverse habitats of the Mindy Henning Trail. Call 330-740-7107 for details. Moderate, 2 miles. 9-11 a.m.

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 “Broken Promise” by Linwood Barclay. We’ll chat about what else we’ve been reading and preview some new releases. For teens and adults. 11 a.m.

Spa Lab. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Measure, mix, and blend common pantry samples to create fragrant bath salts, scrubs, and rubs. We will make the concoctions at the library and then you can take them home to enjoy or share with a friend. For kids ages 9 to 12. Registration required by June 17; call 330-759-2589. 2 p.m.

Live Music at the Library. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. Guitarist Tyler Guerrieri will play a variety of jazz, classical, and popular music. 6-7 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 21

Recreational Hike. Mill Creek Metroparks Golf Course, overflow parking lot, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Volunteer-led Recreational Hikes are faster-paced to focus on exercising in the outdoors. Meet at Golf Course overflow parking lot. Easy, 1 or 3 miles. 9 a.m.-10 a.m.

EXPLORE. Geocaching. Various sites, Mill Creek Metroparks; 330-740-7107. For ages 10-15. Occurs June 21-23. Locations vary. Exploring, hiking, team-building, and problem-solving are part of the Geocaching adventure—an outdoor treasure hunting game. Discover hidden geocaches and create some of your own. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by June 14. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $60 R, $70 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Spa Lab. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Measure, mix, and blend common pantry samples to create fragrant bath salts, scrubs, and rubs. For kids ages 9 to 12. Registration required by June 17. Call 330-856-2011. 2 p.m.

Hero Magic with Rory Rennick. Public Library, East branch, 430 Early Road, Youngstown, 44505; 330-744-8636. All heroes exercise some power. Some powers and abilities are magical: while some are practical. Join magician  Rory Rennick for a fun, magical program that highlights the heroics of reading. All ages. 2 p.m.

Mosaic Garden Stepping Stone. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Barbara Arndt will lead the class. All necessary equipment will be supplied. The stone will be ready for pick-up in approximately two weeks. Register/pay by June 19. 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. $36; FFRG $32.

Sound Bath Experience. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. For ages 13 and older. A Sound Bath is a deep meditative experience where you will relax by lying on your mat and just receive the sound that is played around you. Features the low-frequency sound and vibrations of gongs, crystal singing bowls, pyramids, flutes and other instruments. Register/pay by June 19. 6 p.m.-7 p.m. $25.

Life-Size Games. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Enjoy some classic indoor/outdoor games with a GIANT twist. For teens and tweens entering grades 5-12. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 22

COSI: Current Conditions. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Watch as COSI brings the amazing world of weather into Austintown Library. You will be able to explore how weather affects life on Earth everyday, learn about technology used by today’s top forecasters, test your forecasting skills, explore meteorological instruments and discover why it’s important to monitor extreme weather events. Watch out for the lightning as COSI safely creates weather inside our meeting room. For children of all ages. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Carnegie Science Center: “Forces, Matter, & Motion. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. From bowling balls to Einstein’s gravity wells, experience the forces that keep you in your chairs. Take part in high impact demonstrations as this show smashes, crashes, and blasts you on a tour of universal forces and ever-changing forms of energy. For kids ages 6 to 12. Sponsored in part by Vlad Pediatrics. 2 p.m.

Spa Lab. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335.  Measure, mix, and blend common pantry samples to create fragrant bath salts, scrubs, and rubs. For kids ages 9 to12. Registration required by June 17; space is limited. Call 330-638-6335. 2 p.m.

Leaping Lizards: It’s Outback Ray. Public Library, Struthers branch, 95 Poland Ave. 44471; 330-744-8636. Ray will share his knowledge of the animals in his unique “family.” Learning will be fun and exciting while you hold and cuddle his amazing animals. For children of all ages. 3 p.m.

Get Golf Ready Adult Clinic Lesson Series. Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1 W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. Get Golf Ready is designed to teach everything you’ll need to play golf in just a few lessons. 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. $25-$100.

Get Growing @ Your Library. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Brookfield branch, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134.  Get your hands dirty at our container gardening program. Reap the benefits of exploring and learning about the natural world through story and activities. For children ages 6 to 12. Registration is required. 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 Brit comedy, British film, history, tea, castles, famous books and authors, British drama and detective stories, and of course the Monarchy. Tea and biscuits will be served. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Recreational Hike. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Volunteer-led Recreational Hikes are faster-paced to focus on exercising in the outdoors. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate, 2 or 4 miles. 6 -7 p.m.

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