Calendar (Week 3) – September 16-22, 2016

Thursday 15

Toddler Tales. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Storytime for toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. Occurs Sept. 15, 22, 29. 10 a.m. or 11 a.m.

Bites and Bits of History Lunch Lectures: Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry. Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown, 44503. Belinda Vavlas, MVHS museum assistant, will present. Learn about Commodore Perry’s extraordinary naval career with a focus on his service during the War of 1812. Did you know that he has an indirect connection to the founding of the Mahoning Valley Historical Society? Daily parking is available for $2 in the lot on the west side of the History Center.  Overture restaurant at the DeYor offers a $6 Bites & Bits lunch special. Call 330-744-9900 to place your order.  Visit http://www.mahoninghistory.org for the monthly listing of topics and speakers, or call 330-743-2589 for information. Noon.

Family Storytime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. Fun for families with children ages 3 to 12. Sept. 15, 22, 29. 6:30 p.m.

Get Connected with Digital Media@Your Library. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Would you like to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices? Call and ask for the Main Library to register. Teen, Adult. 6:30 p.m.

Kenny Rogers – The Gambler’s Last Deal. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Country Music Hall of Famer, Kenny Rogers is bringing his final world tour to Stambaugh Auditorium. The Gambler’s Last Deal, with special guest Linda Davis, will be the final tour for a career spanning nearly six decades. 7:30 p.m.

Sigma Alpha Iota Alumnae Musicale. Bliss Recital Hall. Bliss Hall, YSU, WIck Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m.

Gladys Knight. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. Ticketmaster.com. This seven-time Grammy Award winner takes the “Midnight Train” to Warren for one show. With Gladys singing lead, Gladys Knight and the Pips achieved icon status with hits like “Every Beat of My Heart,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “If I Were Your Woman,”  “Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me” and the number one smash, “Midnight Train to Georgia.” All told, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums during the past decade. 8 p.m. $65.50, $55.50, $45.50 (applicable fees may apply).$155-$45.

Friday 16

Babytime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. For infants ages 6 to 18 months with a parent or caregiver. Registration is required. Sept. 16, 23, 30. 11 a.m.

Annual Lordstown Apple Cider Festival. High School Grounds, Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 44481; 330-824-2650. Watch as apples are turned into fresh apple cider. Includes craft, flower and car shows, entertainment and a parade. Food and beverages available for purchase, including fresh cider. 6 p.m.-midnight, Friday; noon-midnight, Saturday; noon-9 p.m., Sunday. Sept. 16-18.

Riverside Railroad Club Open House. 220 West Market Street (behind the SCOPE Center), Warren, 44481; 330-574-1384. http://www.RiversideRR.org. See this outdoor garden train layout in operation. Highlights include G-scale trains with three independent loops, dozens of handcrafted buildings, 1,285 feet of track surrounded by mountains and a town. Occurs Sept.16-17. 4-8 p.m., Friday; noon-4 p.m., Saturday.

Annual Lordstown Apple Cider Festival. High School Grounds, Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 44481; 330-824-2650. Watch as apples are turned into fresh apple cider. Includes craft, flower and car shows, entertainment and a parade. 6 p.m.-midnight, Friday; noon-midnight, Saturday; noon-9 p.m., Sunday. Sept. 16-18.

live music

Frieda’s. Live jazz. 9 p.m.

Greene Eagle Winery. Susan Wojnar. 7 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Kirk Poffenberger. 8-11 p.m.

Saturday 17

Fairmont Garden Workday. 703 Fairmont Ave., Youngstown, 44510; 330-480-0423. The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) will lead. Volunteers are welcome. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Idora Neighborhood Volunteer Workday. 820 Canfield Road, Youngstown; 330-480-0423. The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) will lead. Volunteers welcome. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

The 47th Annual Fall Market on the Green. Canfield Village Green, Canfield, 44406; for general or vendor questions, call 30-506-4347. This event is sponsored by the Junior Women’s League of Canfield. It features over 150 vendors selling hand-crafted items, jewelry, produce and food.  9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Howland Farmers Market. 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. Held rain or shine. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Floral Drawing: Colored Pencil Workshop. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Floral drawing using colored pencils during this three-day workshop. Cover materials and their usage, then how to put it all together in a floral project. Valuable drawing techniques and problem solving will also be explored. A supply list will be provided upon registration. Register by Sept. 13.  Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and Oct. 1. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $44; FFRG $36.

Garden Forum Flower Show. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. An autumn garden flower show presented by Garden Forum of Greater Youngstown. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Old-Fashioned Fun at Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. Tour the grist mill to see how things were done in the 1800s. Watch demonstrations and create a craft. Regular mill admission applies. Special craft fee $2. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

4th Annual Touch-A-Truck Event. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. The Liberty Branch parking lot will be filled with awesome trucks. Stop by to get an up-close look at some amazing vehicles. For all ages. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

We Won! Nerd Culture in America with Writer, Filmmaker, and Comics Scholar Brad Ricca. Public Library, Poland Branch, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Brad Ricca presents an enlightening and entertaining history of nerd/geek culture and how it moved from small groups of fans to the billion-dollar industry that gave us “The Avengers‚” ‚“The Big Bang Theory,” and “San Diego Comic-Con.” How did we turn into a nation of nerds? The answers will surprise you. Teens, adults. 11 a.m.

Dog-Gone Treat. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Woof you like to learn how to make dog treats? Join the Library in learning how to make simple treats your dog will surely love. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited. Call to register. Teens and adults. 11 a.m.

Annual Lordstown Apple Cider Festival. High School Grounds, Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 44481; 330-824-2650. Watch as apples are turned into fresh apple cider. Includes craft, flower and car shows, entertainment and a parade. Food and beverages available for purchase, including fresh cider. 6 p.m.-midnight, Friday; noon-midnight, Saturday; noon-9 p.m., Sunday. Sept. 16-18. Noon-midnight.

21st Annual Walk for the Animals. AWLTC Shelter, 812 Youngstown-Kingsville Road, Vienna, 44473; 330-539-5300. Fundraising event for pet owners and their four-legged companions. Contests and prizes. All types of pets welcome. Chinese auction, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Leashes are required but nothing longer than six feet. No retractable leashes are permitted. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. And no more than two pets per walker. Held rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Animal Welfare League of Trumbull County. Registration begins 12:30 p.m. Blessing of the Animals occurs at 1 p.m. Walk is 1:30-4 p.m. Frisbee contest is at 2:30 p.m. Awards presentation is at 3:30 p.m.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Opening Concert Gala. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. In honor of the 90th anniversary of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, the Youngstown Symphony Society will present an opening night gala in the Flad Pavilion featuring an international food buffet, cash bar and other entertainment prior to the first concert of the 2016-17 season. YSO tickets must be purchased separately. Call 330-744-0264 for information or to make a reservation. 6 p.m. $75.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Opening Concert – Mozartiana. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The YSO presents selections from Dvorak, Smetana, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky and Borodin in honor of eastern European migration to the Mahoning Valley. 8 p.m. $45-$20.

live music

Frieda’s. Live jazz. 9 p.m.

Leon’s. Ruckus. 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Sunday 18

Last Summer Kayak. East Newport Boat Launch, East Newport Drive, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7107. Paddle Lake Newport before summer ends on 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. 16. 10 a.m.-noon. $12 per person R; $15 per person NR; second person in tandem half price. Additional fees apply after deadline.

NEOC 43: Northeast Ohio Century. Trumbull County Fairgrounds Banquet Center, 899 Everett Hull Road, Cortland, 44410; 330-534-5020. http://www.OutspokinWheelmen.com. Contact John Nagy, ride chairman, NewsNagy@aol.com. Road cycling event with loop options that allow riders to choose either a 25-, 50-, 62-, 75- or a 100-mile ride of mostly flat terrain through Trumbull County. Starting point is the Trumbull County Fairgrounds Banquet Center. For newer riders, the 25-mile Western Reserve Greenway Loop avoids most traffic. All routes begin and loop back to the Banquet Center for rest stops and a hot lunch. Registration begins at 7 a.m. to accommodate the longer rides and will be available until 11 a.m. for those who want to follow a shorter route. Support will be available through 4 p.m. for mechanical breakdowns and other assistance. 7 a.m-4 p.m. $20.

Annual Lordstown Apple Cider Festival. High School Grounds, Salt Springs Road, Lordstown, 44481; 330-824-2650. Watch as apples are turned into fresh apple cider. Includes craft, flower and car shows, entertainment and a parade. Food and beverages available for purchase, including fresh cider. 6 p.m.-midnight, Friday; noon-midnight, Saturday; noon-9 p.m., Sunday. Sept. 16-18. Noon-9 p.m.

Farm Tours. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Features a guided tractor wagon tour of the farm every half hour. Barns are open to visit the animals. Dress for the weather. 1-4 p.m. Craft fee $1.

Late Summer Hike at the Farm. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm, Mill Creek MetroParks, Canfield; 330-740-7107. The sounds, sights and smells of late summer found along the Mindy Henning Trail. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Raymond & Elizabeth Chenault. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Renowned organist duo, Elizabeth and Raymond Chenault, bring their almost four decades of performing together to Stambaugh. 4 p.m. $10-$5.

Dana Chamber Orchestra. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave, Youngstown, 44503; 330-941-3636. 4 p.m.

Monday 19

Discovering Dinosaurs Family Story Time. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Welcome to Dinosaur Week at Canfield Library. Join the Library for a fun dino-filled family event. Stories, craft and a visit by a special Jurassic guest. Children of All ages. 6 p.m.

Know Your Customers: Exploring The Library’s Business Databases. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636.Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about your customers and potential customers. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. Adults. 6:30 p.m.

Brian Kiser, Tuba, and Friends. Bliss Recital Hall. Bliss Hall, YSU, WIck Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday 20

Weekly: Warren Farmers Market. Courthouse Square Park, downtown Warren; 330-881-7698. http://www.WarrenFarmersMarket.org. Produce and specialty items, and related events. Every Tuesday through Oct. 4. 3-6 p.m.

Sound Bath Experience. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. A Sound Bath is a deep meditative experience where you lie on a mat and receive the sound played around you. 6-7 p.m. $25.

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

Wednesday 21

Trumbull Town Hall Presents: Elizabeth Smart. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; TrumbullTownHall.org. 10:30 a.m. $45.

Music at Noon: Flute Studio Recital. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44505; 330-941-3636. 12:15 p.m.

Inaugural Event: The City Club of Mahoning Valley. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. The City Club of Mahoning Valley presents its inaugural event with the following speakers: YSU President Jim Tressel; former Youngstown Mayor Jay WIlliams; state Sen. Capri S. Cafaro, D-32nd; and Regional Chamber President Tom Humphries. Dinner is provided by the Saratoga. 5:30 p.m. $30.

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. Adults, Teens. 6:30 p.m.

Boardman’s Got Talent. Public Library, Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. What’s your special talent-singing, dancing, being funny, or something else? Show what you can do at our library’s talent show. For children of all ages. Call 330-744-8636, and ask for the Boardman Library to register. 7 p.m.

Grease Monkeys. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636.Do you use repair and shop manuals to fix things yourself? A lot of these are digital now. Come and learn how to use Mitchell’s Pro Demand and EBSCO’s Small Engine Repair Reference Center databases. Adults. 7 p.m.

Thursday 22 

The View from Here: Your Library’s Website and Genealogical Research. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. A better awareness of resources can improve our vision as researchers. The Genealogy and Local History librarian will help you form a connection with http://www.libraryvisit.org and build confidence as you unravel the mysteries of your family tree. Registration is required. 10 a.m.

Sprout Club. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ages 3-5, plus adult. Learn about the world of plants with topics that include: trees, potatoes, and plant teas. Each class will include an activity and snack. Attend all three classes and receive a plant-related prize. Register/pay by Sept. 20. 1-2 p.m. $15/series; $7/class.

Autumnal Equinox Hike. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. An evening hike around Lake Cohasset. Moderate, 3 miles. 6-7:30 p.m.

Read to Roxie. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636.Relax and read to Roxie. Roxie is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. Each child will be given a 15-minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330.744.8636 and ask for the Poland Library to register. For grades 1-4. School-Age Children. 6 p.m.

Canfield High School Art Fair. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Enjoy artwork by Canfield High School students at this very special art show. Reception from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22. Light refreshments will be served. Open to the public. Artwork will be on display during library hours Sept. 22-25. Teens, adults, Families. Canfield, Library hours, Sept. 22-25, art on display; Canfield, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, reception. 6:30 p.m.

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

 

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