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

Tuesday 8 

Baby Brilliant: Fun Time for 4s & 5s. Multiple Library branches. 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 Library, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8; Main Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22.  11:30 a.m.

Fused Glass Ornaments. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Make three fused glass ornaments. Register/pay by Nov. 6. 5:30-7 p.m. $34; FFRG $28.

Holiday Spa Lab. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special? The group will make the concoctions at the library and then wrap them up for holiday gifts. For kids in grades 3 to 6. Registration is required. 6 p.m.

Basic Computer Class. Multiple Library branches. 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 library and Basic Computer Class. For adults. Main Library, 3 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8; Canfield Library, 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22. 3 p.m.

Family Story Time. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Stories, games, crafts, and fun for all ages. Children under age 7 must be accompanied by an adult. 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8 and 22* *Holiday program.

Wednesday 9

Music at Noon. Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3636. Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music, in collaboration with The Butler Institute of American Art, presents Music at Noon performances. The concerts are free and open to the public and parking is free at The Butler. Saxophone Studio Recital. 12:15 p.m.

Blood Pressure Check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association. Multiple Library branches. Sebring Library, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9; Canfield Library, 1-2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16. 1-2 p.m.

Creating Holiday Cards using Publisher. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Library staff will teach you how to customize already-created Publisher templates to design personalized holiday cards on your computer. Class size is limited to 13. Registration is required. 6 p.m.

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

The Changing Face of Arts Education in Ohio. The Raymond John Wean Foundation, 147 West Market St., Warren, 44481; 330-394-5600. Arts education continues to face serious challenges. Despite years of research that speaks to the value of arts learning, national and state education policies and budget constraints continue to put arts education programs at risk of being reduced or eliminated. Still, where arts programs thrive, students are learning at a higher level of engagement, articulating ideas with more confidence, and gain invaluable performance-based experience in creative, cooperative, and reflective work. Presenter Tim Katz will discuss the current work of the Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE) in the areas of arts assessment literacy and renewed advocacy for arts learning in the context of the new direction presented in the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. Becky Keck, SMARTS executive director, will moderate. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Button Art. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Design your own Button Art creation that you can take home that day. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. For adults, Teens. 6:30 p.m.

Basic Microsoft Publisher Class. Public Library, Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Learn the very basics of Microsoft Office Publisher. This is a beginner’s class that will teach users how to add and edit page components. Basic computer skills are required. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 10

Children’s Nature Hour: Squirrel Secrets. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Squirrels are always so busy, running here and there. What are they hiding? And why? Investigate and learn the squirrel’s secrets. Ages 3-6, plus adult. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Nov. 8. 10 -11 a.m. $4 R; $6 NR. Additional fee after deadline.

Microsoft Word I: An Introduction to Word Processing. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 201. This class will use Microsoft Office 2016 to get started in word processing. It covers the basics of formatting, editing, printing, and saving. Prerequisite: comfortable with a mouse and some typing practice. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m.

Holiday Spa Lab, Liberty Branch Library. 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special? The group will make the concoctions at the library and then wrap them up for holiday gifts. For kids in grades 3 to 6. Registration is required by Nov. 7. 6 p.m.

Wine Cork Pumpkins. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Wondering what to do with all those spare corks you have hanging around? Why not make a pumpkin to celebrate fall? With just a few supplies you’ll have a table decoration you can enjoy year after year. Space is limited so please call or register online. For adults and teens. 6:30 p.m.

Messies Anonymous Support Group. Unity Centre, 1226 Naylor Lloyd Road, Girard; 44420; 330-544-4846. Meetings are based on the 12-step program and traditions of Messies Anonymous for Household Organization. Meets the second Thursday. 7-8:30 p.m.

Alan Parsons Live Project. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. Alan Parsons’ contribution to music – from his beginnings with The Beatles to his groundbreaking recording techniques on “Dark Side of The Moon”  and multi-platinum albums by The Alan Parsons Project – have made him a recognized Renaissance man. 8 p.m. $90-$30.50.

Live music

Magic Tree. John Reese Project. 7:30 p.m.

The Manor. Damian Knapp. Blues. 7 p.m.

Speakeasy Lounge. Jay Byrd. 5-7 p.m.

Suzie’s/Youngstown. Filthy Foxes. 9 p.m.

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

Friday 11

Warren Civic Music Association: Home Free. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 330-841-2931 or 330-399-4885. This five-part a cappella group meshes Nashville standards with pop hits in a country flavor. 7 p.m. Adults: $40; youth, $10.

Opera Western Reserve Presents: Carmen. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Opera Western Reserve continues its 13th anniversary season with Georges Bizet’s “Carmen.” Tickets can be purchased in person or by calling Stambaugh Auditorium. The box office is open daily 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays or through the Opera Western Reserve website http://operawesternreserve.org/Tickets.html. 7:30 p.m. $75-$25.

Live music

Christopher’s. Shoeshine Boys. 6-10 p.m.

Courthouse Inn. Teddy Pantelas. Jazz. 6-9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Live jazz.

Leon’s. Dead Flowers. 6-9 p.m.

Los Gallos. Blue Siren. 9 p.m.

Saturday 12

Come Write In. ‘NaNoWriMo’ Writing Session. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. November is National Novel Writing Month. Are you ready to take the NaNoWriMo challenge and write 50,000 words during the month? Then “Come Write In” at the library. The Library will provide a quiet, comfortable space with power for your laptop and power for you in the form of coffee and snacks. Join other Wrimos as you work toward your goal. 10 a.m.-noon, Nov. 12, 19, 26. 10 a.m.-noon.

Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. Multiple Library branches. For appointments call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Austintown Library, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. Boardman Library, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.,, Friday, Nov. 25. Poland Library, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 25. Poland Library, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29. 10:30 a.m.

Sensory Storytime. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. A storytime specially designed for children with autism and other sensory-integration challenges. For children ages 3 to 8, caregivers, and families. Registration is required. 11 a.m.

Animals in Autumn. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Ohio wildlife is busy this time of year. What are they doing? Take a short hike to discover how animals prepare for winter, then return to the nature center to create an autumn-themed craft. Ages: 5 years and over with adult. Call the Ford Nature Center for details. 1-2:30 p.m.

So You Want to Buy A Telescope. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3616. Planetarium InfoLine: 330 941-1370. This popular program, presented by the Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society, welcomes interested telescope users young and old. Includes the opportunity to ask questions. Drop in any time between 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. 1-3 p.m.

Autumn Wine Affair. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 440-466-4417  and 330-259-0555. This one-day wine tasting event will be held in two separate sessions. The tasting will feature eight regional wineries and is sponsored, the Ohio Grape Industries committee and is coordinated by the Ohio Wine Producers Association. Each session will feature entertainment, award winning Adams’ Reserve cheeses and of course more than four dozen wines. Participating wineries: Barrel Run Crossing Winery, Country Porch Winery, Emerine Estates, Greene Eagle Winery, It’s Your Winery, Meranda-Nixon Winery, Old Firehouse Winery, Park Avenue Winery, The Winery at Versailles, and Valley Vineyards.  1-4 p.m, (VIP session); 2-4 p.m., and 6-9 p.m. (VIP session), 7-9 p.m. $35 (VIP), $25.

Adult Christmas Craft Program. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 200. Make a Christmas craft you can keep or give away. For adults only. Supplies will be provided. Registration is required. 2-4 p.m.

Snap Circuits @ the Library. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Use Snap Circuit kits to power lights and build projects like radios, voice recorders, doorbells, and more. All Snap Circuit products are for kids 8 and up. 2:30 p.m.

Buying a Computer. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Whether you want to buy your first computer or need to upgrade from your old one, this class will help prepare you for what’s ahead. Bring your questions.  Basic computer knowledge is required for this class. Registration is required. Contact the Main Library at 330-399-8807 ext. 201 to sign up. 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Beatlemania Magic. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. Beatles tribute band comes to Warren. 7 p.m. $35-15.

Live music

Diletto‘s Winery. Save Yourself. 7-10 p.m.

Frieda’s. Live jazz.

The Manor. John Reese. 7:30 p.m.

Margherita’s. Joe Fritz. 7-10 p.m.

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

Sunday 13

2nd Annual Snowbird Scramble Tournament. Mill Creek North Golf Course, Mill Creek Golf Course, Mill Creek MetroParks, W. Golf Drive, Boardman, 44512; 330-740-7122. This 18-hole scramble features severe pin placements. Teams can consist of one professional and three amateurs or four amateurs. Prizes will be awarded for the low teams and skill event winners. 10:30 a.m. Shotgun Start: 2:30 p.m. $45/player $180/team. Register by calling the Golf Shop at 330-740-7112 to online atmillcreekmetroparks.org.

Youngstown Connection Pasta Dinner Fundraiser. Christ Presbyterian Church (corner of Canfield Hopkins roads, Youngstown; 330-744-6985.  Dinners are $10 for adults and $8 for children 8 and under. Eat-In and take-out is available. There will be a silent auction. The Youngstown Connection will be performing every hour. The Connection will be raising funds for a 2017 performance trip to Universal Studios and Disney World. Noon-4 p.m.

Fall Hike in the Woods. Hitchcock Woods, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Explore the sights and sounds of the season as the group hikes Hitchcock Woods. Park at Deer Path Drive off Hitchcock Road. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Leeland & Meredith Andrews. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-259-0555. Stambaugh Auditorium and the C.S. Lewis Institute will present a concert featuring Christian artists Leeland and Meredith Andrews. The band recently released their fifth studio album, “Invisible. ” 7:30 p.m. $45-$15.

Jac Live Presents: Keith Urban Ripcord Tour With Special Guests Brett Eldredge And Maren Morris. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 7:30 p.m. $76.40-$56.50. Sold out.

Monday 14

Elections Have Consequences: The Election’s Impact on the Mahoning Valley: City Club of the Mahoning Valley. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. Featured speakers include: Marilyn Geewax, senior business editor, NPR; Karen Kasler, bureau chief, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau; Doug Livingston, politics reporter, Akron Beacon Journal; David Skolnick, politics reporter, The Vindicator; Dr. Paul Sracic, chairman, YSU Department of Politics & International Relations. YSU English professor and WYSU-FM radio show host Tim Francisco will moderate. The event includes dinner and a panel discussion. Table and Individual ticket sales must be made by 5:30 p.m., Nov. 9. 5:30 p.m. Table of eight: $350; individual ticket: $30.

Handmade Recipe Cards. Public Library, Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Registration required. For adults. *Holiday program. 6 p.m.

Appy Hour. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. What’s an app? Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices. Registration recommended, call 330.744.8636, and ask for Poland Library. For adults and teens. 6 p.m.

Tuesday 15

Holiday Spa Lab. Cortland Branch Library, 578 Lakeview Drive, Cortland; 330-638-6335. Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind gift for someone special? The group will make the concoctions at the library and then wrap them up for holiday gifts. For kids in grades 3 to 6. Registration is required by Nov. 12. 5:30 p.m.

PLYMC’s American Sign Language Club (ASL). Public Library, Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636. Practice and learn the various aspects of sign language and culture of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. Refreshments will be provided. 6 p.m.

Sculptural Garden Lantern. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ages 12 and older. Create a garden sculpture out of hypertufa that lights up at night. Register/pay by Nov. 13. 6-7:45 p.m. $42; FFRG $36.

Monthly: Youngstown PFLAG Meeting. St. John’s Episcopal Church, 323 Wick Ave., Youngstown; 330-747-2696 or email youngstownareapflag@gmail.com. Youngstown Area PFLAG offers monthly support group meetings that are open to the public. Meetings are welcoming, non-judgmental, and 100 percent confidential. Light refreshments are provided. Meets the second Tuesday. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free.

To Your Children’s Children: Recording Your Personal History. Public Library, Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Create a memoir of your personal recollections to pass on to your family’s future generations. Instructional handouts are included. Registration is required by phoning or online via the library’s events calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Basic Microsoft Word Class. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Learn very basic computer skills involving the Microsoft Office Word program. This is a beginner’s class that will cover cut and paste and the Word menus. Space is limited. Call to register and specify library and Basic Word Class. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Stambaugh Youth Concert Band. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. 7:30 p.m. $5, $2.

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