Calendar (Weeks 1-4) – September 1-30, 2016

Thursday 1

Multiple branches: Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. Twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Boardman, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Canfield, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22; Poland, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28. 10 a.m.

Multiple branches: Coupon Swap @ the Library. Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. Adults. Austintown, Library hours, September; Canfield, Library hours, September; Sebring, Library hours, September; Tri-Lakes, Library hours, September.

I-Spy @ the Library. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. We spy with our many eyes… a 3D I-Spy board at the library. Can you find the hidden objects that are tricky to spy? Come to Main Library library, where each week the board will feature different objects to find. Random drawing prizes will be awarded. Fun for all ages. Library hours in September.

Multiple branches: Gotta Move Story Time. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Library for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, talk and play. Toddlers, Preschoolers. Austintown, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, 8, 22, 29; Canfield, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28; Canfield, 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 14 21, 28; Sebring, 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 8; Tri-Lakes, 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 29. 10 a.m.

Multiple branches: Baby Brilliant: Tales & Talk for 2s & 3s. Join the Library for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28; Boardman, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28; Canfield, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Poland, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 10:30 a.m.

Multiple branches: Baby Brilliant: Tales & Talk for 2s & 3s. Join the Library for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays, and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28; Boardman, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28; Canfield, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 13, 20, 27; Poland, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 10:30 a.m.

DIY Your Locker. Public Library, Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Go back to school in style. We’ll show you how to decorate and organize your locker. For teens in grades 7-12. 3 p.m.

Patio Pals. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Features the library’s weekly gardening program. Using primarily organic methods, grow edible and ornamental plants. Reap the benefits of exploring and learning about the natural world through a wide variety of stories and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) activities. Registration is required each week. For youth ages 6 to 12. Occurs Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 4 p.m.

Multiple branches: Basic Computer Class. Learn very basic computer skills. This is a beginner’s class that will cover use of a mouse, computer terms, and simple internet use. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify Basic Computer Class and the name of the library. Adults. Austintown, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6; Canfield, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1; Main Library, 3 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20. 6:30 p.m.

Guest Artist Recital: Wilson Poffenberger, saxophone; Nancy DeSalvo, piano. Bliss Recital Hall. Bliss Hall, YSU, WIck Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3636. 7:30 p.m.

live music 

Apollo Maennerchor. Terry and Diane McCabe. 7 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Warren. Richard Boston. 5-8 p.m.

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

Friday 2

Chair to Mat Movement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Designed 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. 9-10 a.m. $10/class.

Chair Yoga. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Pay as you attend, $10 a class. Dress comfortably. The first Friday of every month. Adults. 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.

Multiple branches: Baby Brilliant: Playtime at Your Library. Prepare for Kindergarten through play. We’ll read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for Kindergarten. Activities will vary at each program. For ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 15; Boardman, 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 13; Canfield, 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 9; Main Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7; Newport, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2; and Poland, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20. 10:30 a.m.

livE music

Crickets. Dead Flowers. 6-9 p.m.

El Jalapeno/Austintown. Davis and Henner. 6 p.m.

Frieda’s. Live jazz. 9 p.m.

Saturday 3 

Pointview Gardens Workday. 1903 South Heights Ave., Youngstown, 44502; 330-480-0423. The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) will lead this workday. 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.

Ongoing: Northside Farmers Market. Elm and Baldwin streets, Youngstown; 330-518-6971. Weekly farmers and producers market features seasonal fruits and vegetables, baked goods, demonstrations and coffees. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Free.

Beyond Ancestry Class. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 202. Learn how to use the library’s free subscription databases, plus other resources for family research. Registration is required. 10 a.m.

Micro Cars: Mini Wonders. National Packard Museum, 1899 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-394-1899. This limited-run exhibit features some of the smallest and most unusual cars ever built, including Crosleys, King Midgets, Isettas and Messerschmidts. Occurs Sept. 3-Dec. 23. Noon-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday; 1-5 p.m., Sunday. $8 (adults), $5 (seniors age 65+). $5 (Children 7-12).

Ink & Paper Writer’s Club for Teens. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807. A teen-led writers club. For teens entering grades 7 to 12. 2 p.m.

Fall Classic Car & Bike Cruise-In at the Winery Greene Eagle Winery. 2576 Davis Peck Road, Cortland, 44410; 330-583-9463. http://www.GreeneEagle.com Bring your wheels to the winery! All makes and models welcome. D.J. plays music throughout the afternoon. Dash plaques; goodie bag from first 50 registrants; door prizes; 50/50 charity raffle; and food and beverages available for purchase. Evening bonfire with musical entertainment. 3-10 p.m.

livE music

Dash Inn. Stormy Weather. 5 p.m.

Frieda’s. Live jazz. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. Davis and Henner. 8-11 p.m.

Mastropietro Winery. Jim Golen. 7-10 p.m.

Mocha House. Full House. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Suzie’s/Downtown. YSU Back to School Bash. 6 p.m.

Quaker Steak/Boardman. Richard Boston. 8-11 p.m.

SUNDAY 4

Sunday Open House.  John Stark Edwards House Museum, 303 Monroe St. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-394-4653. http://www.TrumbullCountyHistory.org. This month’s featured program, “The Packard Family,” is presented by Dan Mathey. Optional tours of the Edwards House, home of the Trumbull County Historical Society, follow from 3-5 p.m. 2-5 p.m.

Sunday Afternoon at the Warren Heritage Center. Kinsman House, 303 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-372-0237. Includes a featured program followed by a tour of the historic Kinsman House, now home of the Warren Heritage Center. 2-5 p.m.

Monday 5

labor Day

Tuesday 6

Attention All Pokemon Trainers Through Grade 12: PLYMC libraries are PokeStops. Stop in and Get a Free Gift. Kids through Grade 12: Come to the library Sept. 6-17, tell the library staff that you’re there to hunt for Pokemon and you will receive a glow stick. Check out library materials that day or get a library card and you can receive an additional prize. Your library has always been the place to get your favorite books, DVDs and music CDs and now you can get your Pokemon gear as well. The Pokemon Library project is for kids through grade 12. *Limit: one of each item per participant. All Libraries, library hours, Sept. 6-17.

Blood Pressure Screenings by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Public Library, Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Ongoing: 125th Anniversary Trolley Tours. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. See views of the stunning natural and historic features of 125-year-old Mill Creek Park, Ohio’s first park district. Limited seating. Register/pay at least two days in advance at Ford Nature Center. 2-3 p.m.; 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.

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

Rock Your Locker. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Your locker is your home-away-from-home, so come to the library and we’ll show you how to make it your own. Please call or stop by the Main Library to register. Teens, Tweens. 3:30 p.m.

Ongoing: Mercy Health Farmers Market. Idora Neighborhood, corner of Glenwood and Sherwood avenues, Youngstown; for more information, call 330-480-2380. Mercy Health has partnered with the Lake-to-River Food Cooperative, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation to offer locally grown produce. All markets are open to the public. The Idora market is open the first Tuesday and is sponsored by St. Elizabeth. Till Oct. 4. 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Ongoing: Mercy Health Farmers Market. North Park Avenue /Courthouse Square Park, downtown Warren; for more information, call 330-480-2380. Mercy Health has partnered with the Lake-to-River Food Cooperative, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership and Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation to offer locally grown produce. All markets are open to the public. The Courthouse Square Park market is open the first Tuesday and is sponsored by St. Joseph. Market dates are Sept. 6 and Oct. 4. 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Multiple branches: Family Night Bingo – Picture bingo. This program is FUN for the whole family. Prizes. Brownlee Woods, 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6; Struthers, 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8; Newport , 5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 15. 5 p.m.

SCORE Appointment @ the Library. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636.Need advice on starting a business or helping your established business grow? Ask the pros with SCORE @ the Library. Two volunteers from SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, will be available in the Business and Investment Center of Main Library to provide advice and answer questions from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The service is free. To talk to a business professional from SCORE, call 330-941-2948 for an appointment. Adults. 5:30 p.m.

Night Owl Storytime. Public Library, Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. An evening story time for children ages 3-5. Each child must be accompanied by an adult in this 30 minute program featuring finger plays, stories, and a craft activity. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 20, 27.

Introduction to Proposal Writing. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636.This newly revised class will provide you with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation. 6:30 p.m.

Get Connected with eBooks and Digital Magazines@Your Library. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Would you like to learn about all that OverDrive can do for you? Join the Library in this beginners class where you will learn how to set up an OverDrive account, download materials, and get an overview of the OverDrive features. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. Adults. 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 7

Baby Brilliant: Pre-Kindergarten Storytime. Public Library, Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636.This program is for 4 and 5 year olds to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. We will use books, stories, rhymes, music, movement, and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten. 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28.

Ongoing: Tai Chi Step One in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality. Warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen Tai Chi form. Drop-in. Noon-1 p.m. $10/class.

Music at Noon: Dave Morgan, bass and Friends. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44505; 330-941-3636. 12:15 p.m.

Ongoing: Wednesdays at the WOW. Oh Wow, 11 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-5914. Explore in the museum’s InspireWorks Lab. Free with museum admission. http://www.ohwowkids.org. 4-5:30 p.m.

Construction Club. Brookfield Branch Library, 7032 Grove St., Brookfield; 330-448-8134. Youth in kindergarten to grade 6 can create with the library’s collection of LEGO bricks and Lincoln Logs (all structures will remain at the library). 5 p.m.

Yoga Class. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga class every Wednesday at the Poland Library in the meeting room. Pay as you attend, $10 a session. Adults. 5-6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7, 14, 21, 28.

Tales to Tails. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Sign up to read aloud to a registered therapy dog. Readers of all levels and abilities are welcome. Helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence, and encourages a love of reading. Each session is 15 minutes. Bring a book of your choice. For children grades K and up. Dogs are provided by K9’s for Compassion, a community partner of Pet Partners. Sign up required. Call 330-744-8636. School children. 6 p.m.

Men’s Garden Club. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. 7 p.m.

Multiple branches: Color Your World. Join the Library for a relaxing evening of adult coloring. Coloring sheets and materials will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Colorful, light refreshments will be served. Teens and adults. Austintown, 6-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8; Poland, 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 7. 7 p.m.

Sing, Sing, Sing – Pops Concert 2016: YSU Wind Ensemble. Harrison Common, Walnuts Street at Harrison, YSU; 330-941-3636. Rain location is Bliss Hall, Room 2326. 7 p.m.

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.

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.

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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