Calendar (Week 2) – September 8-15, 2016

Thursday 8

Wick Area Par-3 Course Adult Golf. Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112. Free PGA golf instruction from the Mill Creek MetroParks golf professionals. Clinic is geared towards members of the Mill Creek Adult golf league members, but is open to any adult interested in wanting to learn the game of golf. Instruction will include a different topic during each clinic (chipping, putting, full swing, etc.), along with insight on proper golf course etiquette. 10-11:30 a.m.

Tai Chi Basics for Beginners. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn this classic art of energy balancing while developing coordination, flexibility and leg strength with Marie Lew during this 10-week course. Designed for beginners, this course includes warm-ups, breathing exercises and the first steps of a classic Tai Chi form. Noon-1 p.m. $100; 10 percent discount ($90) if registered by Sept. 3.

Multiple branches: Chomp & Romp with Dinosaurs for Toddlers and Preschoolers. Celebrate all things dinosaurs during Canfield Library’s Dino Week. Preschoolers are welcome for stories, a craft and come to meet a special Jurassic guest. Canfield, 10 and 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20; Greenford, 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8;  Sebring, 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 24. 4:30 p.m.

Happy Birthday, Star Trek. Public Library, Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Celebrate 50 years of “Star Trek.” View some of the best episodes of the original series. Enjoy light refreshments while you play Star Trek-themed games. Meet the crew of the USS Navigator. Family. 6 p.m.

Lego Mindstorms Robots. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Discover how to build, program, and test Lego Mindstorms Robots. Kids will meet each Thursday for four weeks to work through the stages of building and programming the robots. For grades 3-7. This is a series of programs and registration for all four programs must be made prior to Sept. 7. Space is limited. School-Age Children. 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29.

Selah Dessert Theatre: The Kitchen Witches. 130 S. Bridge St. Struthers, 44471; 330-755-2759. http://www.selahrestaurant.com. This series kicks off the current season with “The Kitchen Witches.” Performances are by reservation only and include dessert. Occurs Sept. 8-9, 16-17. 8 p.m. $17.50 per person.

Friday 9

Self-Care Healing Series: Power of Pranayama. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn several types of conscious breathing techniques. Register/pay by Sept. 6. 12:30-2 p.m. $15.

Celebrating Grandparents, Public Library, Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. To honor Grandparents Day, which is Sept. 11, come to the library and make your special grandparent(s) a gift. All ages. 3:30 p.m.

live music

The Federal. Dead Flowers. 6-9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Live jazz. 9 p.m.

Halliday’s Winery. Dead Flowers. 7-10 p.m.

Leon’s. Jim Golen. 6-9 p.m.

Suzie’s/Downtown. By Night We Loom. 9 p.m.

Vintage Estate. The Breezeway. 8-11 p.m.

Saturday 10

Iron Roots Workday. 822 Billingsgate Ave., Youngstown; 330-480-0423. The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) will lead this farm workday. Volunteers are welcome. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Howland Farmers Market. 10 Richard E. Orwig Park, E. Market and Willow Drive, Howland, 44484; 330-856-2340. http://www.HowlandTownship.org 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Honey; homemade jam; farm eggs; grass-fed meats; baked goods and specialty products. Live music. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Summer Morning Stroll. Newport Wetlands, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7107. Features a morning exploration around Lake Newport. Moderate 4.5 miles. 9-11 a.m.

Herbal Ciders. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn how to make and craft your own nutritious vinegar-based tonics, called herbal ciders, with confidence and creativity. Led by Mandy Smith. Register/pay by Sept. 8. 10-11:30 a.m. $15.

Research Before You Buy. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Learn how to locate consumer reviews for many different products using library resources. Technology, housewares, automobiles, and other products will all be included. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. Adults. 10 a.m.

Buy a Book-Earn a Buck for the Bookstore Fundraiser. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

See It. Try It. Learn It. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Come to the library to experience augmented reality. Watch and learn as 3D objects pop off of 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. School-Age Children. 2:30 p.m.

Field to Farm Dinner. Lutz Farm Corn Barn, 2688 South Leavitt Road, Warren, 44481; 330-898-5341, 330-399-1448. Dinner fundraiser sponsored by the Leavittsburg Heritage Association. Entertainment by The Shanower Trio. Advanced ticket sales only. No tickets sold at the door. 4 p.m. $20, $10.

Harvest Moon Kayak. East Newport Boat Launch, East Newport Drive, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7107. A Naturalist and volunteer-escorted trip. Single kayaks and a tandem are available. Age restrictions may apply. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 8. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $12 per person R; $15 per person NR; second person in tandem half price .

live music

California Palms. Dead Flowers. 4:45-5:30 p.m.

Crickets. Analog Giant. 9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Live jazz. 9 p.m.

Mocha House. Davis and McKay. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Phoenix. Richard Boston. 8-11 p.m.

Sunday 11

Green Cathedral Half Marathon | 5k | Kids Fun Run. Wick Recreation Area, Mill Creek MetroParks, 1861 McCollum Road, Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7112. Proceeds benefit the Children’s Playground Project at Wick Recreation Area. Visit http://www.millcreekmetroparks.org for a printable registration form and event details. Start Times: Kid’s Fun Run: 8 a.m.; Half Marathon: 8:30 a.m.; 5K: 8:45 a.m.  8 a.m.-noon.

Compassionate Mindfulness Series. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Explore helpful mindfulness practices. $16-$42. 10:30 a.m.-noon.

Recreational Hikes. 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. 2-3 p.m.

Monday 12 

Preschool Storytime. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. Early literacy is what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read and write, and mastering these skills now helps children grow up to be good readers. Ages 3 to 5. Sept. 12, 19, 26. 1 p.m.

Preschool Storytime. 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 ages 3 to 5. Occurs Sept. 12, 19, 26. 6 p.m.

Appy Hour. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. What’s an app? What apps are right for me? Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices.  Call and ask for Poland. Adults, teens. 6 p.m.

5th Annual Gala at the Kinsman House. Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Avenue N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-372-0237. WarrenHeritage@aol.com. This historic site provides a setting for a fundraiser for the new Warren Heritage Center. Evening activities include a wine-tasting with hors d’oeuvres, Chinese auction and live entertainment. Sponsored by the Warren Heritage Center and GFWC Ohio Warren Junior Women’s League. 6-9 p.m. $20 per person in advance, $25 at the door.

Multiple branches: Coloring 4 Grown-Ups. This program is for teens and adults only. Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20; Main Library, 6:30 p.m.

Multiple branches: Sugar Scrubs. Learn how to make luxurious, exfoliating body scrubs using sugar and other simple ingredients. And then make one of your own. Please register so we have enough for everyone. Teens and adults. Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 12; Sebring, 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17. 6:30 p.m.

Business Start-Up Workshop. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636.Members of SCORE will address key topics for those considering beginning a business. The Business and Investment Center librarian will discuss the Library’s sources and services for business start-up and beyond. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. Adults. 6:30 p.m.

Dana Brass. Bliss Recital Hall. Bliss Hall, YSU, WIck at Spring, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 13 

Multiple branches: Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl. Celebrate the birthday of Roald Dahl (author of  “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”) by making a fun craft at the library. Children of All Ages. Brownlee Woods, Campbell; East; Newport; and Struthers. Library hours today.

Multiple branches: Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Join the Library for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays, and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Canfield, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13; Main Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 22; Poland, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13. 10:30 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. 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 ages 3 to 5. Occurs Sept. 13, 20, 27. 11 a.m.

Preschool Storytime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Features stories and a craft related to a weekly theme and reinforces the development of early literacy skills. For ages 3 to 5. Occurs Sept. 13, 20, 27. 1 p.m.

Multiple branches: Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Taking blood donations to help our community. For appointments call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Adults. Austintown, 1-6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13; Austintown, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17; Poland, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. 1 p.m.

Weekly: Warren Farmers Market. Courthouse Square Park, downtown Warren; 330-881-7698. http://www.WarrenFarmersMarket.org. Features fresh produce and specialty items, nutritional education, yoga, and more. Every Tuesday through Oct. 4. 3-6 p.m.

Medicare 101. Public Library, Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. For those new to Medicare, or planning for the future, this program provides information on Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Supplemental insurance, including costs and eligibility requirements. The presentation will also review federal programs available to help those with low incomes pay for prescription and medical costs. Call and ask for Information Services. Adult. 6 p.m.

Family Story Time Presents… Eid al-Adha Holiday. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Join Main Library and celebrate and learn about the Islamic holiday, Eid al-Adha. Hear a special book and learn about the infamous journey to Mecca. Following, we will have a fun craft and treats to enjoy. The entire family is welcome. *Holiday program. 6:30 p.m.

Warren Civic Music Association: Let’s Hang On. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-841-2931 (box office) or 330-399-4885. Let’s Hang On features music of the 60s and the sound of the Four Seasons. Includes four male and two female singers, together with a stage band. The show features crisp harmonies and sleek choreography. 7 p.m.  Adults: $40; youth, $10.

AWL Beginner Dog Obedience Classes. Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County Shelter, 812 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, Vienna, 44473; 330-539-5300. http://www.AWLRescueMe.com. This seven-week course covers basic dog obedience, pet concerns (housebreaking, chewing and barking), leadership skills and more. AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing offered after completing the beginner course. For dogs 6 months and older. Class size is limited. Registration required. Occurs Sept. 13-Oct. 25. Occurs Sept. 13, 20, 27; Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25. 7-8 p.m. $125.

Modern Square Dancing. Niles Senior Center (Scope), 14 E. State St., S.E., Niles, 44446; for more information, call 330-506-3370. This introductory class is hosted by the Friendly Squares of Niles. 7-9 p.m.

Guest Artists’ Recital: Dr. Svetlana Kotova, piano (University of Chile) and Dr. Rika Uchida, piano (Drake University). Bliss Recital Hall. Bliss Hall, YSU, WIck at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m.

Bryan Adams. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 8 p.m. $86.50-$26.50.

Wednesday 14

Recreational Hikes. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road, Mill Creek MetroParks, Austintown; 330-740-7107. 9-10 a.m. Meet at Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road. Moderate, 2 or 4 miles.

Music at Noon: Faculty Artists’ Recital: Dr. Misook Yun and Dr. Cicilia Yudha. Butler Institute, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44505; 330-941-3636. 12:15 p.m.

Mommy & Me Yoga. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. No experience needed. Adult and child will each need to bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on. For ages 2 to 5. Registration is required. 1 p.m.

Pressure Check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association. Canfield, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21; Sebring, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14. 1 p.m.

Blood Pressure Screening by Youngstown-Warren Black Nurses Association. East Library, 430 Early Road, Youngstown, 44505; 330-744-8636. 1-3 p.m.

Breaking Boundaries – An Evening With Manon Rheaume and Denise Debartolo York. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 330-746-5600 or Colleen Kelly at 330-599-4505. The Youngstown Business Incubator is host of this event. Guest speakers include Manon Rheaume, a two-time gold medalist, and Denise DeBartolo York, local businesswoman and co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers. 5 p.m. : VIP “Meet & Greet” reception (must have VIP tickets to attend); 5:30-6:30 p.m.: “She Started It Market & Networking Cocktail Hour” (included in regular ticket price); 6:30-7:30 p.m. : main program featuring Manon Rheaume, Denise DeBartolo York. 5 p.m. $75, $50.

Multiple branches: Learn About Library Databases. Need free homework help? What to take an online class? Doing research? Don’t want to pay for legal forms? Come and explore the library databases and learn how your library card can give you an abundance of free services and information. Teens and adults. Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14; Tri-Lakes, 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 17. 6:30 p.m.

YSU Centofanti Symposium: W. Kamau Bell. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. W. Kamau Bell is a critically acclaimed sociopolitical comedian. He is the host of United Shades of America on CNN and “Kamau Right Now!” on KALW in San Francisco. Co-host of the podcast “Denzel Washington is The Greatest Actor of All Time Period.” The New York Times called Kamau “the most promising new talent in political comedy in many years.” 7 p.m. Free, but tickets are required.

MetroMutts: Howl at the Moon Hike. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm, Mill Creek MetroParks, Canfield; 330-740-7107. MetroMutts member dogs receive glow sticks to light up the night. Bring a flashlight. Moderate, 2 miles. 7:30-8:30 p.m.

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