Calendar (Week 4) – June 23-30, 2016

Thursday 23 

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 to register. 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Free.

Go for the Gold Magic Show with Jeff Wawrzaszek. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Don’t miss this gold medal magic show with Jeff Wawrzaszek where the audience participates in the hilarious, magical fun. Each child will receive a free easy-to-do “Olympic-themed” collectible magic trick to take home with them. For all ages. 2 p.m.

Hungry Hungry Hippos. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Are you ready to get your Hippo on? Join the Library in our live action version of the classic game “Hungry Hungry Hippos” where you and a partner will compete with others to see who is the Hungriest Hippo out there. This is an active game, so make sure to dress in your active wear. For tweens and teens. 2 p.m.

Zentangle Inspired Art. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335.  Artist Merrie Tulanko will show participants how to create Zentangle inspired art using the Zentangle Method, a fun way to create images using patterns. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required by June 21; class size is limited. This workshop is for adults. Call 330-638-6335. 6 p.m.

Pool Noodles & Pinterest. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Pool noodles aren’t just for swimming…learn about all the crafty things you can do with these fun, colorful toys. Make a craft to take home with you. Registration required. For adults. 6 p.m.

Keep Calm and Zentangle On Bookmarks. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Create a unique bookmark while you learn about this relaxing and meditative exercise that can give your mind a break from the stress and worry of everyday life. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Friday 24

Botanical Mornings. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Discover the bountiful blooms at Fellows Riverside Gardens led by park staff members. Register/pay by June 22. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. $5.

Gussy Up Your Bike. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Use crepe paper and other materials to get your bike beautiful for the Celebrate Poland parade taking place later that evening. Program will be outside, weather permitting. Gather on the patio behind the library outside the meeting room.  For children of all ages. 10 a.m.

Family Fun Fridays. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Take part in drop-in activities in the Family Garden. Drop-in. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Astronaut Fitness Armstrong Air and Space Museum. Public Library, Campbell branch, 374 Sanderson Ave., 44405; 330-744-8636. Learn how astronauts train for missions and maintain their health during months in space. All ages. 2 p.m.

Marvels of Motion with Mad Science. Public Library, Brownlee Woods Branch, 4010 Sheridan Road, Youngstown, 44514; 330-744-8636. Learn about the fundamentals of moving science including Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion while egg-tossing and checking out space age rocket packs. All ages. 2 p.m.

Our Zoo to You. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Come to Main Library and make some animal friends from Our Zoo to You. Children will be able to see and touch a variety of exotic animals during a visit with Our Zoo to You traveling petting zoo. All ages. 2 p.m.

The Poof Daddy Comedy Magic Show with Paul Adams. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. On your mark, get set…Poof. Laughter is the best exercise with the Poof Daddy Comedy Magic show. All ages. 2 p.m.

Stevens Puppets Present The Wizard of Oz. Public Library, Boardman Branch, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Watch as a Kansas cyclone whisks Dorothy off to Oz. World leaders in the puppetry arts for over 80 years, Stevens Puppets bring this tale to life with artfully hand-carved wooden marionettes and a musical score you are sure to be humming all the way home. For children of all ages. 2 p.m.

Doctor T Rex Dinosaur Show. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Take a page from the Dinosaur Diary of Dr. T-Rex and watch this unique, action packed, interactive theatre performance with incredible life size puppets, that portrays real events that happened during the Age of Dinosaurs. 4 p.m.

music @ night 

Donna’s Diner. Labra Bros. 5-7 p.m.

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

Up a Creek. Analog Giant. 8-11 p.m.

Saturday 25      

3rd annual Steelathlon. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown; for information, contact Erin Mellinger at 330-692-0017 or email at erinmellinger@fitnesstogether.com. The Youngstown Steelathlon features an urban obstacle-course run coursing through downtown Youngstown and the campus of Youngstown State University. The race, which is a benefit for the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, is designed to be challenging and fun for people of all ages and fitness levels. Refreshments, music, and prizes will also be available to participants after the race at the Covelli Centre. 8 a.m. $45 before June 1, $55 after June 1, and $60 on race day. Teams of five or more people will receive a discount of $5 each. 8 a.m.

Celebrate Poland at the Library. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Local Authors, artists and Musicians will be selling their wares at the Poland Library all day in conjunction with Celebrate Poland Event. This Library Event is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. 9 a.m.

Hooked on Fishing. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. MetroParks Police will conduct this program that teaches children about the sport of fishing. All ages welcome. Call 330-744-3848 for more information. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free.

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 learn floral drawing with Marianne Hilke. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Register by June 9. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $40; FFRG $34.

Essential Oils for Everyday Life. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn how to incorporate essential oils into your everyday life. Led by Lauralee Lees. Start with the basics of essential oils, uses, and how to make bath salts. Register by June 23. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. Free.

music @ night  

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

Lil Paws Winery. Richard Boston. 7-10 p.m.

Phoenix Fire Grill. Todd Cutshaw. 8-11 p.m.

Sunday 26

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 park’s anniversary by hiking the gorge every month this year and see its ever changing beauty. Call for details. Moderate, 2 miles. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tractor-Wagon Rides. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Craft fee $1. 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

MONDAY 27 

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. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). For teens and adults. 11 a.m.

Exploring Screen Printing – Art Camp. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Come learn the basics of screen printing. Build your own screens, and print your own artwork on a t-shirt or a tote bag. Registration required. Ages 10-17. 10 a.m.-Noon, June 27- July 1. Noon.

Get Growing @ Your Library. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Get your hands dirty at our monthly gardening program. These programs will focus on container gardening of edible and ornamental plants. Reap the many benefits of exploring and learning about the natural world through a variety of stories and activities. For kids ages 6 to 12. Registration is required. 3 p.m.

Knitting for Beginners. Public Library, Newport branch, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Learn the very basics of knitting. We will learn casting on, purl stitch, knit stitch and casting off. Now is the time to get started on those homemade knitted Christmas scarves. Please bring a set of knitting needles size 8, 9 or 10 mm. Yarn will be provided. For tweens, teens and adults. 5 p.m.

Music for the Masses: Music Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Summer in the City. Vacation and summer songs will be enjoyed. We encourage you to come, listen, and discuss, whether you are familiar with the artist or not. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 28

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. Golf instruction will be provided by PGA professional staff. Call the Golf Shop to register. 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m. $15/Junior per session.

Ongoing: EXPLORE. Heritage and History. Various sites, Mill Creek Metroparks; 330-740-7107. For ages 8 and up. Dates: June 28-30. Locations vary. Step back in time to celebrate Mill Creek Park’s 125th birthday. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by June 21. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $60 R, $70 NR.

3-D Printing: An Introduction. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. For teens and adults. 1 p.m.

Get in the Game with Team Nature. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland; 330-856-2011. Join Kelly Hardval, reduction coordinator for Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District, to try a sample of nature games and activities. For kids ages 6 to 12. Registration is required; call 330-856-2011. 2 p.m.

Get Growing @ Your Library. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty; 330-759-2589. For kids ages 6 to 12. Registration is required by calling 330-759-2589. 2 p.m.

Living Wreath: Succulents. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Create with Pam Baytos. Using a mixture of succulents and sphagnum moss, this wreath will be easy to grow and requires little water. All materials will be provided. Register/pay by June 26. 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. $40; FFRG $34.

Open Mic Night / Poetry Slam. Public Library, Canfield branch; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. If you’re a poet and you know it… Do you have a poem or short story that you would like to share? Come to the Canfield library for open mic night. We will serve tea between performances. For teens and adults. 7 p.m.

Wednesday 29

Chair to Mat Movement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Michelle O’Brien leads the class, which is designed to increase mobility and flexibility for those who find seated floor movement challenging. All movement is done seated in chairs, and in standing positions on a mat. Drop-in. 9 a.m.-10 a.m. $10/class.

Just Keep Swimming, Swimming, Swimming. Public Library, Austintown branch, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Swim on over to Austintown library for a “finding Dory” party. It will be an ocean of fun with activities, games, crafts, and snacks. For the family. 11 a.m.

Get in the Game with “Team Nature. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Main Library, 444 Mahoning Ave. NW, Warren; 330-399-8807. Join Kelly Hardval, education coordinator for Trumbull Soil and Water Conservation District, to try a sample of nature games and activities. For kids ages 6 to 12. Registration is required by calling 330-399-8807 ext. 206. 2 p.m.

The Magical Nate the Great. Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335.  For all ages. 3 p.m.

DIY Patriotic Wreath. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Share your patriotic pride with this great craft. All in time to display for the Fourth of July. For teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

LIVE! At the Morley. Morley Pavilion, Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112.  5 Live (70s and 80s rock). 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Free.

Thursday 30

Mill Creek Junior Golf Program. Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1 W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. For ages 7-15. Times vary with age. (Series occurs June 30, July 7, 14, 21 and 28.) Features five hours of professional instruction with local certified PGA professionals. Call the Golf Shop for details and to register. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $99.

Family Farm Tours. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Call to register. 10-11:30 a.m.

It’s Animal Magic with Mark Rosenthal. Multilple branches. Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County; 330-744-8636. Mark will bring some of his animal friends and share stories. All ages. Boardman Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, June 30; Canfield Library, 7 p.m., Thursday, June 30; Struthers Library, 3 p.m., Thursday, June 30. 11 a.m.

Movie Matinee. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Children 7 years old and younger must be accompanied by an adult. All ages. 11 a.m.

125th Anniversary Trolley Tour. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107.

Limited seating. Register/pay at least two days in advance at Ford Nature Center. 2 p.m.-3 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Adults: $7 R, $10 NR; 12 and under/60 and over: $5 R, $8 NR. Additional fees after deadline.

Yellow Creek Park/Struthers Concert Series. Mauthe Park, 156 Smithfield St., Struthers, 44471; 330-755-7275. Concerts feature lawn seating.

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