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

Tuesday 1

Yoga in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Features yoga with Marina Perdos. Bring a mat and small blanket. Nov. 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 29. 9:30-11 a.m.$12/class.

Ford Hunt & Hike. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Stop by Ford Nature Center to locate 25 turkeys hidden to commemorate the park district’s 125th anniversary. Then go for a hike of your choice, perhaps on the Ecology Trail, and keep your eyes open for the numerous wild turkeys that inhabit our area. Nov. 1-30. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; Closed Monday.

Baby Brilliant: Bonding with Babies & Books. Multiple Library branches. For caregivers and children 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, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Poland Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, 10.

America’s Schoolmaster: The Early Days of William Homes McGuffey. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn more about the early days of McGuffey and his boyhood homestead located in Coitsville and now known as the McGuffey Wildlife Preserve, part of Mill Creek MetroParks. Ongoing. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

From Lilian’s Garden. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. The gardens of her homes in Greece and Ohio inspire the work of Vasiliki (Lilian) Filippou. Through Nov. 20. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet the artist from 1-3 p.m. on Nov. 4. Through Nov. 20. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Baby Brilliant: Tales & Talk for 2’s & 3’s. Multiple Library branches. 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. Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 9, 30; Poland Library, 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, 10. 10 a.m.

Chair to Mat Movement. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. This class is designed to increase mobility and flexibility for those who find seated floor movement challenging. Drop-in. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. $10/class.

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 children ages 3 to 5. Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. 1 p.m.

Intro to Computers Class. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. These introductory classes are especially designed for the novice computer user. Registration is required. Contact the Main Library at 330-399-8807 ext. 201 to sign up for any of these free classes. Tuesday, Nov. 1 from 2-4 p.m.; Intro to the Internet Class: Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 2-4 p.m.; Intro to Email Class: Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 2-4 p.m. 2-4 p.m.

125th Anniversary Trolley Tours. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. See stunning natural and historic views of 125-year-old Mill Creek Park aboard the Cohasset Express. Limited seating. Register/pay at least two days prior at Ford Nature Center. Nov. 1, 6. 2-3 p.m. or 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.

Book Buddies. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Features after school one-on-one reading practice and reading-related games. Grades 1 to 4 may sign up for a 30-minute session to practice their reading in a fun, stress-free environment with a trained volunteer. Registration is required each week. Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15. 4:30-6 p.m.

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. For adults. 5:30 p.m.

Sound Bath Experience. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Ages 13 and older. A deep meditative experience with vibrations of gongs and crystal singing bowls led by Maria and Calvin Wagner. Register/pay by 4 p.m. on Nov. 1. 6-7 p.m. $25.

The Pillars of Health & Wellness: Super Foods II. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn more about alkaline foods, plus the benefits of sprouting and fermenting. Register/pay by Oct. 30. 6-8 p.m. $10.

Fox Trot Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown. 44511; 330-740-7107. Learn this smooth progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Call for details. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22. 6-7 p.m. $6/class at the door.

Cha-Cha Dance Class. Pioneer Pavilion, Mill Creek MetroParks, Youngstown. 44511; 330-740-7107. Learn this fun and versatile Latin dance. Beginners welcome and encouraged. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22. 7-8 p.m. $6/class at the door.

Wednesday 2

Recreational Hikes. Various locations in the park district. Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Volunteer-led Recreational Hikes are faster-paced to focus on exercising in the outdoors. Nov. 2: 9-10 a.m. Meet at Ford Nature Center. Moderate, 2 or 4 miles; Nov. 16: 9-10 a.m. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm. Easy, 2 or 4 miles; Nov. 30: 9-10 a.m. Meet at Golf Course overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive. Easy, 1 or 3 miles. 9-10 a.m.

Music and Movement. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Children learn language and motor skills through an energetic combination of music, movement, and books. For toddlers 19 to 35 months old with a parent or caregiver.  Wednesdays 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.: Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5. 10 a.m.,11 a.m.

19th Annual Pillars Fashion Show & Luncheon. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. 10:30 a.m. $40, $35.

T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Warm-ups, breathing exercises and movements with Marie Lew. Drop-in. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.  Noon-1 p.m. $10/class.

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. Clarinet Studio Recital. 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.

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. Class is from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. For adults. 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. 5 p.m.

YSU Department of Art Lecture Series: Guest Artist Nicole Burisch. McDonough Museum of Art, YSU, 525 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-1400. YSU’s Department of Art will present a lecture, video, panel talk, and student critiques by Canadian artist Nicole Burisch. She is a Canadian curator, artist, critic, and cultural worker based in Montreal. She holds a BFA in ceramics from the Alberta College of Art and Design and an MA in art history from Concordia University. Parking is available in the M30 Wick Avenue parking deck for a small fee. Patrons are advised to watch for posted detours as construction progresses on Wick Avenue. More information is available by calling the Office of Community Engagement and Events at 330-941-2307. 5:10 p.m.

Kidz Cooking Club. Liberty Branch Library, 415 Churchill-Hubbard Road, Liberty Township; 330-759-2589. Kids in kindergarten to grade 6 will learn how to make delicious creations. Registration is required. 5:30 p.m.

Baby Brilliant: Playtime at Your Library. Multiple Library branches. Developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten. For ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult to this one-hour program. Main Library, 6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 2; Newport Library, 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4; East Library, 11 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10; East Library, 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12; Poland Library, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15; Boardman Library, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16; Austintown Library, 10 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 17; Canfield Library, 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 18. 6 p.m.

Men’s Garden Club. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. The Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown invites you to attend their general meeting which includes topics by local and regional speakers on horticulture and nature. Drop-in. 7-8 p.m. Free.

Thursday 3

Science All Around Us. Park Vista, 1216 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; 330-744-8636. This hands-on workshop will share fun science experiments using simple household items. Register one week in advance. To register, visit http://www.MVLLI.org<http://www.mvlli.org/>, or call 330-746-2944, ext. 1553. For all ages. 10-11:30 a.m.

First Thursday. Public Library, Newport Library, 3730 Market St., Youngstown, 44507; 330-744-8636.   Food, fun, conversation, maybe a craft. Be in the Newport Teen Room on the first Thursday of every month and see what’s going on. For teens. 4 p.m.

And the Rest is History Book Club. Public Library, Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. All areas of history and historical fiction are welcome. For adults. 6 p.m.

Autumn Leaf Candle Holder. Multiple Library branches. Decorate mason jars with leaves in autumn colors, and complete the look with a flameless candle. All supplies provided. Call to reserve your Mason jar. For adults. Canfield Library, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3; Sebring Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. 6:30 p.m.

Dana Symphony Orchestra: From Russia With Love. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. The YSU Dana Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Stephen L. Gage, makes its 2016-17 performance season premiere with a concert, “From Russia With Love.” The concert’s theme emanates from the historical significance of “The Five,” or the “mighty handful,” which were a small group of Russian composers in the mid-19th century concerned with creating specifically Russian classical music: Mily Balakirev, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Borodin. 7:30 p.m.

Live music

Apollo Maennerchor. Acoustic night. 8 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.-midnight.

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

Friday 4

Living Proof Live With Beth Moore. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Multiple shows and times. Nov. 4-5. $69.

Chair Yoga. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Chair Yoga is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Pay as you attend, $10 a class. Dress comfortably. Class meets every Friday except Nov. 11. 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4, 18, 25. 10 a.m.

Scrapbooking Club. Public Library, Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Scrapbook a page and share your scrapbooking ideas. Paper and supplies provided. All adults and teens welcome. 11 a.m.

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. Short stories, fingerplays, and simple songs. Registration is required. Nov. 4 and 18. 11 a.m.

Stars. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3616. Planetarium InfoLine: 330 941-1370. “Stars” focuses on the lives of the stars, how they are born, how they die, and how human understanding of the stars has changed over time. From Native Americans to Newton, from the electromagnetic spectrum to Einstein, audiences will explore nebulae, star clusters, pulsars, black holes, and more. The program is narrated by Mark Hamill. Occurs Nov. 4-5, 12, 18-19. 8 p.m. Free.

Mom’s Gift. Trumbull New Theater, 5883 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, 44446; 330-652-1103. A comedy by Phil Olson. Directed by Terri Gilbert. In this comedy, mom, who has been dead for 11 months, attends her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission. Like Clarence in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” mom must earn her wings. But her task is a mystery and there are many things to fix.  The problem is further complicated because the only person who can hear or see mom is her daughter, who, by court order, must spend dad’s birthday with him as part of her anger-management program. One by one the family’s secrets are peeled away, revealing a truth that even surprises even mom. 8 p.m., Nov. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. 8 p.m.

Live music

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

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

Frieda’s. Live jazz.

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

Soap Gallery. Terry and Diane McCabe. 7 p.m.

Saturday 5

Living Proof Live With Beth Moore. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. Multiple shows and times. Nov. 4-5. $69.

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. It will include: basic elements of a proposal, do’s and don’ts of writing and submitting a proposal, how to follow up whether the answer is yes or now, 30-minute hands-on exercise to develop a proposal outline. For adults. 9:30 a.m.

Coffee with the Birds. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Watch birds with OSU-certified volunteer naturalist Nancy Brundage, while sipping coffee (or tea). Bring your favorite mug. Space limited, call to register for a 45-minute session. 9:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:15-11 a.m.

Advanced Master Gardeners – Insect ID: Pests & Beneficials. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn how to identify insect friends, and foes, that are common to Ohio landscapes. Register/pay by Nov. 3. 10 a.m.-noon. $16.

STEAM Saturday-Tessellation Exploration. Multiple Library branches. What is a tessellation? How is a tessellation created? Use simple shapes to create amazing artwork. Interactive and fun. Projects can be taken home. For children in grades 4-6. Sebring Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 5; Canfield Library, 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 12. 11 a.m.

Metromutts: Hemlock Hike. Ford Nature Education Center, Mill Creek MetroParks; 840 Old Furnace Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7107. Bring your pup for a hike among beautiful vistas and trees that are still green. Venture around the park’s oldest lake, which got its name from the Native American word, Cohasset, meaning “Place of Hemlocks” or “Place of Pines.” Moderate, 3 miles. 11 a.m.-noon.

OMEA Honors Choir. Stambaugh Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., Youngstown, 44504; 330-259-0555. 1:30 p.m. $3, $2.

The Art of Collage. Public Library, Brownlee Woods Branch, 4010 Sheridan Road, Youngstown, 44514; 330-744-8636. Children of all ages can make a fun collage to take home. The library will provide the art supplies. Bring your creativity. For children of all ages. 2 p.m.

A Day of Play: Improv and Theater Games. Main Library of the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library, 444 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren; 330-399-8807 ext. 206. Have you ever wanted to try acting or have you already done some acting in your theater classes? Stop by and hang out in this improv workshop. For kids in grades 5 to 9. Registration is required. 2 p.m.

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. Are you a teen who writes? Join others with the same passion at our teen-led writers club. This month is a special meeting for National Novel Writing Month. For teens entering grades 7 to 12. 2 p.m.

Battle Of The Slay Hair Show. W.D. Packard Music Hall, 1704 Mahoning Ave., N.W., Warren, 44483; 800-745-3000. “The Battle of the Slay” provides hair stylists, barbers and makeup artists the opportunity to showcase their talent while competing for cash and prizes. This live show features a judging panel of celebrity hair stylists. 3 p.m. $55-$25.

Legends of the Night Sky: Perseus & Andromeda. Ward Beecher Planetarium, YSU, Lincoln Avenue at N. Phelps Street, Youngstown, 44502; 330-941-3616. Planetarium InfoLine: 330 941-1370. In this animated children’s program, Aesop the owl leads a tour of Greek mythology associated with constellations. Includes stories behind the warrior Perseus, princess Andromeda and Cetus the terrible sea monster. Occurs 2 p.m., Nov. 5, 19. 2 p.m.

Wills, Living Wills and End-of-Life Documents. Blessed St. John Paul Parish, 1346 Vernon Ave. NW, Warren, 44483; for more information, contact Janet DelFrate at 330-675-2520. Trumbull County Probate Judge James A. Fredericka will speak on wills, living wills, and other end-of-life documents. 5 p.m.

Mom’s Gift. Trumbull New Theater, 5883 Youngstown Warren Road, Niles, 44446; 330-652-1103. A comedy by Phil Olson. Directed by Terri Gilbert. In this comedy, mom, who has been dead for 11 months, attends her husband’s birthday party as a ghost with a mission. Like Clarence in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” mom must earn her wings. But her task is a mystery and there are many things to fix.  The problem is further complicated because the only person who can hear or see mom is her daughter, who, by court order, must spend dad’s birthday with him as part of her anger-management program. One by one the family’s secrets are peeled away, revealing a truth that even surprises even mom. 8 p.m., Nov. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. 8 p.m.

The Youngstown Symphony Orchestra Classics – Pines Of Rome. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. The Youngstown Symphony presents an orchestral tribute to Italian settlers with selections from Rossini, Verdi, Puccini, and Respighi. 8 p.m. $45-$20.

Live music

barrel33. Joe Fritz. 9 p.m.

Frieda’s. Live jazz.

Ice House Inn. Analog Giant. 9:30 p.m.

The Manor. Frank Castellano. 8 p.m.

SUNday 6

Increasing Positivity with Mindfulness Skills Series. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Alleviate anxiety with breath wisdom during this mindfulness series. Register/pay for series by Nov. 4. Nov. 6, 13, 20.  10:30 a.m.-noon $42/monthly series; $16/class.

Exploring McGuffey. McGuffey Nature Preserve, Mill Creek MetroParks; 330-740-7107. Explore nature and history at the nature preserve named in honor of William Holmes McGuffey. Moderate, 1 mile.11 a.m.

Check into Chess. Public Library, Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. 1:30 p.m.

Monday 7 

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. For adults. 10:30 a.m.

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

How to Google. Public Library, Austintown Library, 600 South Raccoon Road, 44515; 330-744-8636. Learn tips and tricks to help you search the Internet using the Google search engine to find the best results. For adults. 6 p.m.

Business Start-Up Workshop. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. The Library partners with SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in presenting this seminar. Are you thinking about starting a business in the near future or further down the road? Members of SCORE will address key topics for those considering beginning a business: start-up considerations, marketing, finances, and technology for 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. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Wednesday 23

Caught in Time. Weller Gallery, Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. “Caught in Time” celebrates the 125th anniversary of Mill Creek Park. Nov. 23-Feb. 16. Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Live music

Brickhouse. Cin City and the Saints. 9 p.m.

Magic Tree. Frank Weston. 7-10 p.m.

Leon’s. Ruckus. 9 p.m.

Thursday 24

Live music

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

The Manor. Damian Knapp. Blues. 7-10 p.m.

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

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

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

Friday 25

Dom Leone Writing Competition Benefit/Variety Show. Deibel-Morley Auditorium. Ursuline High School, Bryson Street between Madison Avenue and the West Bound Service Road, Youngstown; for more information, call Carmen Leone at 330-755-0633 or Chris Leone at 415-350-1712. This annual event is open to the public and proceeds fund the Dom Leone Writing Competition. Entertainment for this year’s show includes music, dance, magic, and comedy with performances from the Spurs of the Moment, the Finelli School of Dance, The Arcade Comedy Theater (Pittsburgh) and many more. Also, random readings of past year’s winners will be presented. The event also includes an auction featuring a large variety of items donated by local businesses and individuals—including Casal’s de Spa and Salon, Patrick Hyland Photography, and various baked goods, lottery baskets, etc. The Dom Leone Writing Competition is held annually for students in the Youngstown area parochial schools, and is coordinated by Carmen Leone and Teresa Leone. The competition is held in memory of Dom Leone, a published fiction writer, songwriter, poet, and cartoonist from Youngstown, who died of cancer in 1989.  It is sponsored by Dom’s family and friends. It encourages young people to be creative. An awards ceremony is held each spring on the campus of Youngstown State University for winners in the categories of poetry, short stories, and cartoons. 7 p.m. $5 for adults, $3 for students, children admitted for free.

Live music

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

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

Frieda’s. Live jazz.

Saturday 26   

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. See Lanterman’s Mill dressed in holiday finery for this traditional special event. Taste chestnuts roasted on an open fire, give Santa your wish list, watch artisans demonstrate old fashioned crafts, purchase unique handcrafted gifts, and enjoy entertainment by a juggler, balloon artist and many fine musicians. To share the holiday spirit with others, bring a new hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to decorate a “Giving Tree.” Donated items will warm up children in need this winter. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Nov. 26, Nov. 27  11 a.m.-5 p.m.

A Children’s Holiday Journey. Multiple Library branches. This festive performance by Learning Station will share a celebratory message of caring, sharing, and joyful cheer. Join Don Monopoli and celebrate Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah. For the entire family. Main Library, 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 26. Poland Library, 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 26.

Great Russian Nutcracker. Edward W. Powers Auditorium, 260 W. Federal St., Youngstown; 330-744-0264. This performance features the Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker.”  7 p.m. $175-$28.

Live music

Frieda’s. Live jazz.

The Manor. Frank Castellano. 7:30 p.m.

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

Sunday 27

Santa’s Winter Barn. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Santa will make an appearance with some of his animal friends from around the world as he gets his reindeer ready for that big night. Event is held in the barn, which is not heated; dress appropriately. Craft fee.  11 a.m.-2 p.m. $1.

Olde Fashioned Christmas at Lanterman’s Mill. Lanterman’s Mill, Mill Creek MetroParks, 980 Canfield Road, Youngstown, 44511; 330-740-7115. See Lanterman’s Mill dressed in holiday finery for this traditional special event. Taste chestnuts roasted on an open fire, give Santa your wish list, watch artisans demonstrate old fashioned crafts, purchase unique handcrafted gifts, and enjoy entertainment by a juggler, balloon artist and many fine musicians. To share the holiday spirit with others, bring a new hat, scarf, or pair of mittens to decorate a “Giving Tree.” Donated items will warm up children in need this winter. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Nov. 26, Nov. 27  11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Monday 28 

3-D Printing: Design. Public Library, Canfield Library; 43 W. Main St., 44406; 330-744-8636. Design your own 3-D READ keychain and get yourself one step closer to using this fascinating, groundbreaking technology. Basic computer skills needed. Registration required, space is limited. Register online via the Library’s event calendar or call 330-744-8636. For adults. 10 a.m.

Joe Bonamassa. Covelli Centre, 229 E. Front St., Youngstown, 44503; 1-800-745-3000. 2:59 p.m. $125-$89.

Music for the Masses: Music Club. Public Library, Main Library, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44503; 330-744-8636. Nothing says muchas gracias like a song. For Turkey Day, count down the Best Thanksgiving songs. For adults and teens. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday 29

Introduction to PowerPoint. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Learn how to create, edit and save a basic presentation using PowerPoint. Registration is required. Contact the Main Library at 330-399-8807 ext. 201 to sign up. 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Pillars of Health & Wellness: Supplements. Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, 123 McKinley Ave., Youngstown, 44509; 330-740-7116. Learn more about botanical supplements with Dr. Kathy Padgitt. Register/pay by Nov. 27. 6-8 p.m. $10.

Let’s Dance. McMahon Hall. Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield, 44406; 330-702-3000. Spend the evening dancing the waltz, swing, fox trot, cha-cha, salsa, rumba, tango, hustle, West Coast, polka and more. Half-hour dance lesson at 6 p.m. Both singles and couples welcome. Call Ford Nature Center for details. 6-9 p.m. $6/person at the door.

Wednesday 30

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. A Barbershop Christmas (Butler North). 12:15 p.m.

A Howland Holiday Program. Howland Branch Library, 9095 East Market St., Howland Township; 330-856-2011. Features a night full of holiday cheer, carols, crafts, and a visit from a special guest. The Stephen Foster Chorus will perform at 6 p.m. For all ages. 5 p.m.

Medicare Informational Program. Public Library, Boardman Library, 7680 Glenwood Ave., 44512; 330-744-8636. Join the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program volunteer for this informational program for those approaching Medicare, or for those needing to meet Medicare’s open enrollment deadline of Dec. 7. Covers basic Medicare, supplemental insurance, prescription drug options, and more. Take home handouts will be provided. For adults. 6:30 p.m.

The Piano Guys. Westminster Celebrity Series, Orr Auditorium, Westminster College, 319 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa. 16172; 724-946-7354. The Piano Guys are four dads who became Internet sensations via strikingly original self-made music videos. They’ve made over 50 since early 2011, including an innovative multi-handed version of One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” and a reinvention of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.” 7:30 p.m. $62-$49.

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