Poland briefs


Help the Dubec family

Poland Presbyterian Church will host a fundraiser for the Dubec Family April 10 from noon to 6 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

The dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, desserts, coffee or lemonade.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $4 for children 10 to 3 and free for children 3 and younger.

Tickets can be purchased before and after church or at the dinner.

There will be a basket auction during the dinner.

PPC hosts forum

Poland Presbyterian Church will host a forum for local government representatives to explain operating levies on the May ballot.

Speakers from the Poland Board of Education, Poland Township, and the Western Reserve Fire District will discuss the need for their levies April 10 at 10 a.m. in Fellowship Hall.

The public is invited to attend.

Curves hosts food drive

Curves of Poland, 3040 Center Road, is hosting it annual food drive through April.

Residents can drop off non-perishable items at Curves Monday through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Fridays until 6 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday.

Non-members can bring a bag of canned goods through April 17 and join Curves without a service fee. All food will be donated to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley.

Historical Society Meets

The Poland Historical Society will host regular meetings the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Little Red School House, 4515 Center Road.

The society is actively seeking new and previous members who would like to be involved in future events, including a Tour of Homes and Gardens. For information, call Joan Madej at 330-707-0692.

Learn how to spot severe storms

Mahoning County Skywarn, a volunteer organization of weather spotters, will be conducting training on how to recognize approaching storms and tornadoes.

Warning Coordinator Meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Cleveland Gary Garnet will conduct the training Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the Austintown Fitch High School auditorium, 4560 Falcon Dr., Austintown,

Training is free and open to the public.

Book the bus to Rivers Casino

The Relay of Life of Poland team will take two charter buses to Rivers Casino In Pittsburgh April 16.

The cost per person is $40, which includes travel expense, $15 in slot play and a $5 food voucher.

The bus will leave at 5 p.m. from the Poland Medical Center, 6615 Clingan Road and return laster that night.

Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Poland. Tickets are available by calling event organizer Jen Greco at 330-720-8731.

Meeting set for Women’s League

The next meeting of the Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League will be Monday at Blazed and Bedazzled, 8414 Market St. in Boardman at 6:30 p.m.

Plans for the upcoming luau in May will be discussed. Members are to bring car/motorcycle care items for baskets to be raffled at the upcoming bike nights to be held at Quaker Steak and Lube in Austintown.

Women interested in joining or receiving information can contact Membership Chairwoman Linda Crish at 330-757-7990.

Celebrate Bluebell season and sip wine

Support Poland Forest maintenance projects and celebrate Bluebell season at a wine tasting fundraiser May 15 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Brunos Restaurant on state Route 224.

Tickets are $40 per person. Several wines, food, gift opportunities and artwork of local nature will be available.

To make reservation, call 330-503-5801.

Bonding with babies and books

Join the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County Wednesdays in April at 10 a.m. for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. This event is for children ages 6 to 23 months old.

This event is also available for 2 and 3-year-olds Thursdays in April at 10:30 a.m. and for 4 and 5-year-olds Thursdays in April at 1 p.m.

Webinar at the library

“Morningstar’s Markets” Editor Jeremy Glaser will present a web presentation “BIC Investing 101: Simple Strategies to Get Started in the World of Investing” Friday at noon at the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

After the webinar, a Business and Investments Center Information Specialist will feature an overview of Morningstar Investment Research Center, the database which is accessible from a library computer or via home/remote access.

To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services.

Trim a Tree for April

Decorate an ornament for the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County’s all-seasons tree throughout April during regular library hours.

Blood drive at library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting a blood drive at the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County April 13 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Blood pressure screening at library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross is hosting a blood pressure screening at the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County April 26 at 1 p.m.

Friends of the Library hosts program

Friends of the Library will host a program about Mill Creek MetroParks Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

Celebrate Bluebell season and sip wine

Support Poland Forest maintenance projects and celebrate Bluebell season at a wine tasting fundraiser May 15 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Brunos Restaurant on state Route 224.

Tickets are $40 per person. Several wines, food, gift opportunities and artwork of local nature will be available.

To make reservation, call 330-503-5801.

Free Easter egg hunt

All kids, preschool through sixth grade are invited to attend an Easter Egg Hunt at High Pointe Church, 5716 Struthers Road in Lowellville, April 16 at 11 a.m. The event is free.

For information, contact the church at 330-750-1313 or visit www.HighPointeChurch.info.

Enroll early at Summit Academy

Summit Academy in Youngstown is accepting applications for enrollment for the 2011-2012 school year for kindergarten through eighth grade.

Enrollment packets can be picked up at the school’s office at 144 N. Schenley Ave.

For information. visit www.summitacademies.com or call 330-259-0421. The deadline for early enrollment is May 1.

Business Women host Chinese auction

Tri-Gold Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will host its fifth annual Chinese Auction at St. Nick’s Hall in Struthers April 9 at 12:30 p.m.

The cost is $5 and includes a sheet of bidding tickets, a door prize entry and refreshments.

All proceeds go toward the annual scholarship fund given to area students.

To make a donation, get chapter information or purchase tickets call Sharon at 330-793-6208.

MCCTC offering salon appointments to public

The Cosmetology students at Mahoning County Career and Technical Center are now offering afternoon hours at their salon to the public.

Afternoon appointments are available starting at noon.

All services are performed by students under the supervision of their instructor and prices start at just $6.

Services include haircuts, hairstyles, perms, relaxers, facials, hair removal, hair color and manicures.

The salon will be open now until May by appointment only.

To make an appointment, call Linda Tomko at 330-729-4000, extension 1309.

Grieve with friends

Honor and remember children who have passed away at Bereaved Parent of the USA-Mahoning County Chapter’s monthly meetings the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Park Vista of Youngstown, 1216 Fifth Ave.

For information, call Diane Hunter-Copeland at 330-770-2686.

Learn how to use a computer

You can learn the basics of computers and the Internet in a beginner’s training class at the Poland branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County April 14 at 12:30 p.m., April 16 at 9:30 a.m. and April 20 at 9:30 a.m.

Call 330-744-8363 to register.

Curves offering free seniors’ memberships

The Poland Curves is offering free basic memberships for their circuit strength training and exercise program to senior citizens age 65 and over that have certain Medicare supplement policies.

The Silver Sneakers program has no rigid class time. Ladies can come any time Curves is open.

Personal training and encouragement from our dedicated staff is included. To learn if you qualify, call 330-757-8800 or stop in at 3040 Center Road, Route 224.

Monday meetings set for conservation district

Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District Board meetings for 2011 will be at 7 p.m. the second Monday each month at the District Office, 850 Industrial Road in Youngstown.

Anyone interested in being contacted regarding special meetings or changes to regular meetings can call 330-740-7995.

Do yoga at the gardens

Bring a mat and small blanket to learn a blend of energizing yoga styles from Heidi Suraci at Fellows Riverside Gardens on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout April.

Tuesdays will feature beginners’ classes from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and intermediate classes from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thursday classes will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and are open to all levels.

The fee is $10 per class. For information, call the gardens at 330-740-7116.

T’ai Chi in the garden

Ease stress, improve health and increase vitality with breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form taught by Marie Lew Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. during April at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

The costs is $10 per class. For information, call the gardens at 330-740-7116.

See the new spring arrivals at farm

See new lambs, calves, pigs, rabbits, chicks and more at the MetroParks Farm’s animal baby shower Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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