Calendar (Week 4) – September 23-30, 2016

Friday 23

Botanical Mornings. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Discover the flowers at Fellows. Register/pay by Sept. 21. 9-10 a.m. $5.

Multiple branches: Stamping with Cindy. Learn to create your own handmade cards using stamps, punches and other fun tools. Sign up to create each month’s greeting card with matching envelope. Participation is limited to one session per person each month to accommodate demand, registration required. Adults. Austintown, 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23; Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26; Tri-Lakes, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. 11 a.m.

Ward Beecher Planetarium Opening Weekend. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3616. Planetarium InfoLine: 330 941-1370.  The Ward Beecher Planetarium kicks off its 50th anniversary right on Sept. 23 and 24. Pick out your favorite Planetarium show. Vote for any show on its 2016-17 schedule and they’ll run it again. 8 p.m.

live music

Frieda’s. Live jazz. 9 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Davis & McKay. 7-10 p.m.

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

Vintage Estate. MIH. 8-11 p.m.

Saturday 24   

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

Steelton Workday; 330-480-0423. The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) will lead. Volunteers are welcome. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 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. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monthly: The Youngstown Flea. 110 Freeman Alley (one block east of E. Front Street), Youngstown, 44503; 330-565-5483. The Youngstown Flea occurs monthly in downtown Youngstown and includes local and regional vendors selling handmade goods, antiques and re-purposed items. Sept. 24 and Oct. 22. 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Autumn Plant Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ornamental cabbage, gourds, pumpkins, chrysanthemums, plus a large variety of spring blooming bulbs will be for sale at Fellows Riverside Gardens. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Multiple branches: Chef’s Battle. A culinary competition for school aged kids, tweens, and teens conducted by chefs from Cooking Caravan that features audience members as sous chefs and judges. Don’t miss out on the fun. School-Age children. Austintown, 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24; Poland, 11 a.m.

Hope Festival 2016. Trumbull County Fairgrounds, 899 Everett Hull Road, Cortland, 44410; 330-889-2030. Cycle stunt shows occur at 1, 3 and 5: p.m. Also features vendors, a car show and an award presentation. Music provided by Will Collens. Noon-6 p.m.

Lavender and Lace Tea Fundraiser. East Library, 430 Early Road, Youngstown, 44505; 330-744-8636.  Fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC East Committee. To attend, please contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. Adults. 1 p.m.

Ward Beecher Planetarium Opening Weekend. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3616. Planetarium InfoLine: 330 941-1370. http://www.wbplanetarium.org/ The Ward Beecher Planetarium kicks off its 50th anniversary right on Sept. 23 and 24. Pick out your favorite Planetarium show. Vote for any show on its 2016-17 schedule and they’ll run it one more time. 2 p.m.

See It, Try It, Learn It. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. It’s all about the beat in the library. Play games and participate in activities that involve music. Visit the YOLO Maker Space to find out how to earn the music badge. Grades K-8. 2:30 p.m.

Sunset at the Farm. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Late summer at the farm. Includes folk music, a campfire, animal barns, a corn maze, cider and homemade apple butter, and old-time games. Most activities free. Pony rides, face-painting, food and other activities available for a fee. 4:30-7:30 p.m.

YSU Skeggs Lecture: Anderson Cooper. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Anderson Cooper has traveled the world covering some of the largest news stories in the past few decades. In 2003, CNN gave Cooper his own news show, “Anderson Cooper 360°.”  7 p.m. Sold out.

Ward Beecher Planetarium Opening Weekend. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3616. Planetarium InfoLine: 330 941-1370. http://www.wbplanetarium.org/ The Ward Beecher Planetarium kicks off its 50th anniversary right on Sept. 23 and 24. Pick out your favorite Planetarium show. Vote for any show on its 2016-17 schedule and they’ll run it one more time. 8 p.m.

live music

Coaches. Davis and Henner. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Frieda’s. Live jazz. 9 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery.  Chasin’ the Blues. 7-10 p.m.

Yankee Lake Ballroom. Harlequin Reborn. 7 p.m.

Sunday 25

Autumn Plant Sale. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ornamental cabbage, gourds, pumpkins, chrysanthemums, plus a large variety of spring blooming bulbs will be for sale at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Noon-5 p.m.

9th Annual Taste of Hubbard. Harding Park, 249 Roosevelt Drive, Hubbard, 44425; 330-534-3272. This annual event introduces people to over 20 locally-owned restaurants, eateries, cafes, delis, ice cream shops and bakeries found in Hubbard and surrounding communities. Activities also include a vintage car cruise. Area crafters and artisans will be on hand selling their items. Proceeds benefit the Harding Park Meeting House Building project, which is dedicated to the reconstruction of the historic 1857 Meeting House located at the entrance to Harding Park. Presented in part by the Harding Park Board, the Hubbard Rotary and the Hubbard Chamber of Commerce. Noon-3 p.m.

Same Trail Twelve Times. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Monday 26 

Multiple branches: Banned Books Week – Drop in and give banned books some love. Teens. Brownlee Woods Library, Library hours, Wednesday, Sept. 28; Campbell, Library hours, Monday, Sept. 26; East, Library hours, Tuesday, Sept. 27; Newport, Library hours, Thursday, Sept. 29; Struthers, Library hours, Friday, Sept. 30.

Multiple branches:  Let Us Out. Come see what books have been “jailed” or “banned” during Sept. 26 and October 1. Be a member of the “jury” and cast your vote to see which book can be “set free.” School-Age children. Brownlee Woods, Library hours, Sept. 26-Oct. 11; Newport, Library hours, Sept. 26-Oct. 11.

It’s All About Yarn. Public Library, Boardman Library, 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). Adults. 11 a.m.

Books and More. Lordstown Branch Library, 1471 Salt Springs Road, Lordstown; 330-824-2094. Program pairs children’s books with fun enrichment activities. For kindergarten to grade 6. Registration is required. 4:30 p.m.

Zoom Ball. Public Library, Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Come and learn about inertia with making your very own Zoom Ball. What is a Zoom Ball you ask? Come to Newport Library and build your very own. Materials provided. School-Age Children, Tweens. 6 p.m.

Locate 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 how to target potential customers. The featured databases, D&B Million Dollar Database and ReferenceUSA (Business, HealthCare, New Business, and Residential modules), bring timely and authoritative information to develop strategic marketing. To register, call 330-744-8636. Adults. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 27

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

Multiple branches: Crafting Corner- Sugar Scrubs – Join the Library for a special craft. All materials will be provided. Tweens, teens and adults. Struthers, 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29; Newport, 4 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27. 4 p.m.

Waltz Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Led by Lynda McPhail and A Time to Dance. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 6-7 p.m. $6/class at the door.

Yoga Basics Course.  Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Features an eight-week yoga course; choose either Sunday mornings or Tuesday evenings. Bring a mat, small blanket, and pillow. Karres Cvetkovich is the instructor. Participants need to pre-register. 6-7 p.m.  $80; 10 percent discount ($72) if registered by Sept. 20.

Positively Preposterous Puppet Show. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636.Join the Positively Preposterous Puppeteers for an evening of puppet fun. Enjoy a puppet show and stay afterwards to build your very own sock puppet. Children of All Ages. 6 p.m.

Celebrate Classical Music Month. Public Library, Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Come and listen to inspiring classical music performed by talented local musicians of varying ages, under the direction of Todd Maki, director from the Youngstown Scoring Stage. This performance will not only highlight the local musicians, but showcase the beauty of the classics, which continues to inspire the music we hear today. This program is for the entire family. Refreshments will be provided. 6 p.m.

Off the Shelves. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Welcome to our new monthly book club to discuss titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield Library’s new Book Club Room. September’s selections feature author C.J. Box in “Endangered” and “Blue Heaven.” Read one or both, or just come and join the fun. Adults. 6:30 p.m.

Family Story Time. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Bring the whole family for stories, games, crafts, and fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m.

Swing Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Led by Lynda McPhail and A Time to Dance. Call Ford Nature Center for details. $6/class at the door. 7-8 p.m.

Wednesday 28

Recreational Hike. Mill Creek Meet at overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive, Mill Creek MetroParks, Boardman; 330-740-7107. A volunteer-led hike. Recreational hikes are faster paced and focus on exercising in the outdoors. Meet at Golf Course overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive. Easy rating, 1 or 3 miles. 9-10 a.m.

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

In the Garden Series: Garlic. Trumbull County Agriculture & Family Education Center, 520 West Main Street, Cortland, 44410; 330-638-6783. Tonight’s program features tips for growing garlic. Presented by the Trumbull County Master Gardeners. 6 p.m.

Tech Tryout. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636.Build with snap circuits and try out a Sphero ball. We will also discuss the latest in the world of technology. For grades 5-12. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 29

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books (ASL-American Sign Language). Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Come and learn how to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your child through rhymes, songs, and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Learn easy corresponding signs to learn and share with your little ones. Babies, ages 6-23 months must be with an adult. 10 a.m.

Murder in the Library: Pasta, Passion & Pistols. Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. The succulent aroma of home cooked pasta is drifting from New York City’s most popular Italian eatery, La Speranza, but something else is heating up the kitchen . . . cold-blooded murder. Restaurateur Pepi Roni has been shot in the back with his own pistol. Tonight his family and friends will gather to pay their respects to poor Pepi, but one of the guests won’t be shedding any tears. You must solve the murder before the killer strikes again. Listen carefully to the suspects, study the crime scene, and watch for any unusual circumstances. Only the sleuth with the most correct answers will win the prize. Adults. 6 p.m.

Stuffed Pumpkins. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. No skill required for these adorable no-sew pumpkins. Registration required. Teens and adults. 6:30 p.m.

Facebook for Beginners. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. See how you can connect with family and friends, send messages, and share photos on Facebook. And we’ll show you how easy it is to set up an account. To register, call 330-744-8636. Adults. 6:30 p.m.

live music

B&O Station. Lower West Side Band. 5-8 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Open Mike. Steve Vuich. 9 p.m.

Friday 30

Guest Artist Jazz Clinic: Ben Monder, guitar. Bliss Hall, Room 2222, YSU, WIck Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. Ben Monder, was guitarist on David Bowie’s last CD, “Blackstar.” Noon-2:30 p.m.

Guest Artist Musicology Lecture: John Covach, (Eastman School of Music). Bliss Recital Hall. Bliss Hall, YSU, WIck Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 4 p.m.

Blissful Beginnings Opening Night Art Walk. Bliss Hall. YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. It’s music, art and theater all in one building and on one night. Join YSU for a night devoted to the arts on opening nights of University Theater where a Dana School of Music group performs as you take in student and faculty art exhibits before the opening night of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” 6 p.m.

Amanda Beagle’s Italian-American Songbook. Leo’s Ristorante & Banquet Center, 7042 East Market Street, Warren, 44484; 330-519-7631; 330-856-5291.  http://www.AmandaBeagle.com. Amanda Beagle and her band will perform Italian and Italian-American favorites from the likes of Connie Francis, Rosemary Clooney, Mario Lanzo, Andrea Bocelli and more. Special performances by professional ballroom dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Warren and Youngstown. Features an Italian dinner buffet followed by a live show. Reservations required. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is 7 p.m. Show is 8:15 p.m. $40 (adults), $37.50 (seniors, students and groups of eight or more).

Fall Skywatch. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3616. Planetarium InfoLine: 330 941-1370. http://www.wbplanetarium.org/  The night sky changes with the seasons, and so does the “Skywatch” program. This live traditional star talk shows the current night sky, constellation lore, and astronomical events. 8 p.m.

live music

El Jalapeño/Austintown. Davis and Henner. 6-9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Live jazz. 9 p.m.

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

Mocha House. Jay Wonders. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Vintage Estate. Save Yourself. 8-11 p.m.

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