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

Wednesday 16 

Trumbull Town Hall Presents: Rochelle Pennington. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. 10:30 a.m. $35.

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. Brass Chamber Ensembles. 12:15 p.m.

Mommy & Me Yoga. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Join Miss Brindi for a simple yoga program especially for toddlers with a parent or caregiver. No experience needed. Adult and child will each need to bring a towel or yoga mat to sit on. For children ages 2 to 5. Registration is required. 1 p.m.

Metromutts: Doggy Game Night. McMahon Hall, Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Presented by The Canine Campus Training and Wellness Center. Bring your dog for a night full of games, laughter and popcorn. MetroMutts members free, not-yet-members $6. Call Ford Nature Center to register by Nov. 13. Additional fee after deadline. 6-7 p.m.

Stamping with Cindy. Multiple Library branches. 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. Call 330-744-8636. For adults. Austintown Library, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17. Austintown Library, 11 a.m., Friday, Nov. 18. Tri-Lakes Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22. 6:30 p.m.

Facebook for Your Business. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. The workshop will feature the steps to create a Facebook page for your business. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Thursday 17 

ASL Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies and Books and Signs, Oh My. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Learn how to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your child through rhymes, songs, and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Babies, ages 6-23 months must be accompanied with an adult. 10 a.m.

Baby Brilliant: Tales and Talk for 2s & 3s: Macaroni and Please. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children will receive a special place mat and must be accompanied by an adult. 10:30 a.m.

Microsoft Word II Class. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 201. Continue learning about Microsoft Word 2016. It covers bullet points, columns, color, and inserting pictures. Prerequisite: the library course “Beginning Microsoft Word.” Registration is required. 2-4 p.m.

Beyond Ancestry Class. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 202. This class will teach participants to use the library’s subscription databases plus a few other helpful research websites. Those taking the class should be familiar with navigating a computer using a mouse. Registration is required by calling the Local History & Genealogy Center. 6 p.m.

Invisible Ancestors: Tips for Finding the Females in Your Family Tree. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Whether due to surname changes when they marry or because of legal and social conditions throughout history, finding the female members in your family tree often presents special problems and challenges. Attend this program and acquire some tips and strategies for overcoming these limitations. For adults and teens. Registration is required by phoning or online via the library’s events calendar. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

Paper Pumpkin Holiday Centerpiece. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Spruce up your holiday table-scape with this adorable re-purposed book craft. For adults and teens. Call to register-space is limited. For adults and teens. 6:30 p.m.

Clothespin Picture Frame. Public Library, Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Create a piece of art for your pictures. Bring photographs of things you are thankful for this season and share stories while painting and decorating a frame using clothespins. Registration required. For teens in grades 7-12. 7 p.m.

Murphy Meets Motown. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., winner of the 2011 “America’s Got Talent” competition, returns to Stambaugh. The concert will benefit the Diversity Leadership Minority Scholarship Fund at Youngstown State University. 8 p.m. $40-$25.

Tran-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, The Best of TSO and More. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 3:30 p.m., 8 p.m. $69.25-$39.75.

Live music

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic open stage. 8 p.m.

Boxcar Lounge. Shiloh Hawkins. 7 p.m.

Donna’s Diner. Russ Saylor. Acoustic. 5-7 p.m.

Magic Tree. Howard and the Five Point Band. 7:30 p.m.

The Manor. Damian Knapp. 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 18

Botanical Mornings. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Discover the change of seasons here at Fellows Riverside Gardens with one of our knowledgeable staff members. Register/pay by Nov. 16. 9-10 a.m. $5.

Fragrant Fridays: Protection Oils. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn about the power of supportive essential oils for the nervous system. Register/pay by Nov. 15. 10-11:30 a.m. $20; FFRG $18.

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 unfinished objects. For adults. 11 a.m.

Power of Mudra. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Create personal power, healing and open up your creativity with Marina Perdos. Register/pay by Nov. 15. 12:30-2 p.m. $20; FFRG $18.

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. Frankie Valli scored 29 Top 40 hits with The Four Seasons and nine Top 40 hits as a solo artist. As a member of The Four Seasons, Valli’s number-one hits included “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night).” Valli’s recording of the song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” reached number two in 1967.  As a solo artist, Valli scored number-one hits with the songs “My Eyes Adored Yo,” and “Grease.” 7:30 p.m. $122.50-$56.50.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. University Theater, Ford Theater, Bliss Hall. YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3105. University Theater will present the classic Broadway musical. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18-19, Dec. 2-3. 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4. 7:30 p.m.

Live music

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

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

El Jalapeño/Austintown. 6-9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Live jazz.

Lime Tree. Shiloh Hawkins. 7 p.m.

Speakeasy Lounge. Joe Fritz. 6 p.m.

Saturday 19   

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus Xtreme. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Nov. 19-20. $52-$16.

Birding The Sanctuary. Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary. Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Search for birds at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary with Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited. Boots required. Space limited. Register by calling Ford Nature Center by Nov. 17. 8-9:30 a.m.

Idora Neighborhood Workday. 820 Canfield Road, Youngstown 44511; 330-480-0423. Meets at the YNDC offices. Parking is available around the corner at 822 Billingsgate Ave. Volunteers are needed to help YNDC board up and clean vacant homes in the Idora neighborhood. Call for more information. 8:30 a.m.

Energy Centers of the Body. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Explore the main energy centers of the body more commonly known as the chakras. Register/pay by Nov. 17. 9:30-11 a.m. $24; FFRG $20.

Twitter for Your Business. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Learn the basics of Twitter to help start or grow your business. This workshop will specifically feature steps to create a Twitter account for your business. It will also feature many examples to which you can look for ideas. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. For adults. 10 a.m.

Herbal Salves. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Craft your own salve with skin-nourishing herbs that will keep your skin happy. Register/pay by Nov. 17. 10-11:30 a.m. $16; FFRG $14.

Raptors. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Raptors are amazing, magnificent birds. Join Heather Merritt of “Birds in Flight Sanctuary” as she presents her birds of prey. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 11 a.m.-noon.

OMEA Band. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. 1:30 p.m. $10, $5.

Bread Making 101. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Bake a loaf of bread with Sara Scudier. Register/pay by Nov. 17.  Noon-4 p.m. $24; FFRG $20.

Reading and Other Forms of Art. Butler Trumbull Branch, 9350 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. The Warren-Trumbull County Public Library and the Butler Institute of American Art offer a unique blend of art and books during this interactive family program. For kids ages 5 to 10 with an accompanying adult. 2 p.m.

The Wizard Of Oz. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. This original ballet will be presented by Ballet Western Reserve. The production will be co-directed and choreographed by Jacquelyn Cunningham and Emily Pasquale. A school release show will also be presented at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 18. For more information on this performance for students, call Ballet Western Reserve at 330-744-1934. Adult, senior and child pricing is available. 2 p.m., 7 p.m. $29-$17.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. University Theater, Ford Theater, Bliss Hall. YSU, Wick Avenue at Spring Street, Youngstown, 44555; 330-941-3105. University Theater will present the classic Broadway musical. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. 7:30 p.m., Nov. 18-19, Dec. 2-3. 2 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4. 7:30 p.m.

Live music

Coaches Burger Bar/Poland. Davis and Henner. 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Sunday 20

Same Trail Twelve Times. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. Hike the gorge and see what inspired Volney Rogers to establish the park district 125 years ago. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Moderate, 2 miles. 2-4 p.m.

Victorian Players’ Victorian High-Tea Fundraiser. Piccadilly Parlour, 114 S. Broad St., Canfield; 330-746-5455. Proceeds from this fund-raiser will support the Victorian Players’ handicap-accessibility project at the theater in Youngstown. The luncheon will consist of soup, tea sandwiches, sweets, tea (or coffee). Entertainment will be provided by Joe and Darlene MacBenn, on flute and harp, and Molly Brown, of The Unsinkable Molly Brown fame, portrayed by Trudy Mason. There will be a silent auction of unique vintage items, and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds going to the handicap-accessibility project.  Victorian dress is encouraged but not necessary. Due to limited seating, reservations are required. Checks may be sent, payable to the Victorian Players, c/o 17B Hunters Woods Blvd., Canfield, Ohio 44406. Call for information or to make a reservation. 3-6 p.m. $25.

Organist Alan Morrison. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. 7 p.m. $10, $5.

Monday 21 

No Need to Knead. Public Library, Poland Library, 311 S. Main St., 44514; 330-744-8636. Make homemade bread without kneading. Sample a finished loaf, and take home a batch of dough to bake at home. Ingredients will be provided, but please bring your own mixing bowl and mixing spoon. (Food waiver must be signed) Space is limited; registration recommended. For adults. 6 p.m.

Tuesday 22

Thanksgiving Arrangement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Using the warm hues of the season, Marie Borocz will help you design a Thanksgiving arrangement. Register/pay by Nov. 20. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $34; FFRG $28.

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