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Austintown Community Briefs



Published: Fri, November 2, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

AMS craft show

Austintown Middle School, located at 800 S. Raccoon Road, is hosting its 29th Annual PTA Craft Show on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Admission is free. There will be more than 200 crafters, food, a Chinese auction and more. For more information, contact Ellen at 330-270-0049 or Deb at 330-270-0665.

Austintown’s Parry accepted at Ashland

Ciera Parry, a senior at Austintown-Fitch High School, has been accepted to Ashland University for the fall semester of 2013. Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus.

Chili cook-off concert

On Nov. 12, the Austintown Fitch High School Military Style Marching Band will perform a salute to veterans. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a chili cook-off in the Fitch High School cafeteria. To enter your chili and show off your chili cooking skills, contact Julie at 330-717-1754.

Local veterans will be judging the event. Spaces are limited. Prizes will be awarded. A concert will follow the dinner at 7:30 p.m.

The Fitch High School Military Style Marching Band and the Austintown Middle School sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade bands will perform. Tickets for the chili and concert are $10 for adults and $5 for children. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local veterans.

Free haircut for veterans

For the second consecutive year, the Great Clips franchisees in the Valley will honor service persons by offering them a free hair service this Veteran’s Day. Stop into any of the nine area Great Clips locations this Veteran’s Day for a free service.

Any active duty or retired service person or reservist is eligible. Great Clips is open in Austintown, Boardman, Canfield, Cortland, Hermitage, Howland Corners, Liberty, Niles and Salem.

ABWA recruitment night

The Tri-Gold chapter of the American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) will hold its recruitment night on Nov. 14 at the Fireplace Restaurant and Lounge, located at 2075 Western Reserve Road. The social will start at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a business meeting.

The dinner choices will be broiled fish, pork chops, or chicken franchise with baked potato, salad, vegetables, rolls and butter. Beverages are not included and the price is $18 per person. Call 330-793-6208 or 330-652-0589 for reservations or more information on chapter membership. Deadline for reservation is Nov. 7.

Pottery painting store open in Boardman

Canfield’s Eva Popovec opened The Art Caf , a contemporary pottery painting studio located at the Southern Park Mall on Sept. 22. The Art Caf Studio provides instruction on painting and placing designs on unfinished pottery and creating unique, one-of-a-kind Mosaic pieces. The studio has a large inventory of pre-fired pottery, including a large selection of non-toxic glazes and all of the brushes, sponges and supplies needed to finish a guest’s project.

Themed parties for birthdays, anniversaries, bridal and baby showers, scout groups, school field trips or ladies night out are also offered. The semi-private party area can accommodate up to 20 guests.

The Art Caf Studio is introducing a series of “Christmas Camps” during the upcoming holiday season to assist children in creating age-appropriate projects providing parents an opportunity to shop without their children. For more information, contact Popovec at 330-519-5606 or popovecs@zoominternet.net.

Men’s club to host dinner

The St. Joseph Men’s Club will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Nov. 10 from 3-6 p.m. at the St. Joseph Social Hall, 4565 New Road, Austintown. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under and includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, beverage, and dessert.

Bonding with Babies and Books

For caregivers and their little ones aged 6 to 23 months, there will be 20 minutes of language enrichment, including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize at the Austintown library on Tuesday, as well as Nov. 13, and 27 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s

The Austintown library will be hosting developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader on Wednesday, as well as Nov. 14, and 28 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fun Time for 4s and 5s

The Austintown library will be hosting developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader on Wednesday, as well as Nov. 28 at 11 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fun with Letters

The Austintown library will be hosting an hour of talking, singing, reading, writing and playing with letters for parents/caregivers and children ages 4-5 on Nov. 14 at 11 a.m. In addition to reading ABC books, children will play with tactile, magnetic and foam letters. They will also make letters with Play Dough, cookie cutters, stampers, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The library’s got the beat

Find the rhythm and rhyme in story, song, and dance on Nov. 12. at 6:30 p.m. at the Austintown library. Experiment with rhythm instruments and play games, including computer games, involving sound and dance. For children in grades K-6 and their caregivers. Younger children welcome and must be accompanied by an adult.

Gotta move storytime

The Austintown library will be hosting a fun and interactive storytime for children who have trouble sitting still for long periods of time on Tuesday, as well as Nov. 13 and 27 at 11 a.m. They can dance and wiggle all that energy out with an active storytime for the young and restless. For ages 2-5. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Guess and go

Guess the number of items in the jar at the Austintown library during regular hours throughout November. The closest guess wins. This event is for children of all ages.

Buckeye Children’s Book Award

Children in kindergarten to fifth grade can experience the voting process as they cast their ballot for one of five nominated books, and get a small prize during library hours at the Austintown branch through Nov. 10. Grades K-2 and grades 3-5 have separate ballots. The Buckeye Children’s Book Award is an annual kids’ choice award which began in 1981. The winners will be announced on Dec. 1 at www.bcbookaward.info.

Library hosts PS2sday

Play video games in the meeting room of the Austintown library after school on Tuesday, as well as Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Kindle class is Nov. 17

Bring your Kindle to the Austintown library on Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. and the librarians can show you how to download eBooks from the library’s Digital Catalog on their website. Space is limited and sign-up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown library.

Nook night at the library

Bring your Nook to the Austintown library on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. and the librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the library’s Digital Catalog on their website. Space is limited and sign-up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown Library.

Friends of the Library meeting

The Austintown Friends of the Library meeting will be on Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. and feature a program titled “Saluting the

Serving as an infantry machine gunner in the 3rd Army under Gen. George Patton, Friend was seriously wounded. He received the Combat Infantry Badge, the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star for meritorious action against the enemy. Friend will tell about his battle experiences and lengthy recuperation from injuries.

Native American display open Thursday

The Austintown library will be hosting a Native American life display and presentation by the Pipe Family on Thursday at 1 p.m. This program is part of the Youngstown State University Diversity program series.

Holiday closing for Thanksgiving

All public libraries in Mahoning County will be closed on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving.

Disney fundraising party

Princesses and princes from preschool to grade three are invited to dress up as their favorite Disney princess or prince and join the fun at the Disney Prince and Princess Party at the Austintown library on Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. Refreshments will be served, compliments of the Friends of PLYMC.

Admission is $10 per child. Each child must be accompanied by an adult, but adult is admitted free. Admission includes a free voucher to the “Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove” presentation at the Covelli Centre. The first 100 reservations will be accepted. For reservations, call the Development Office at 330-740-6086.

Additionally, the library is also sponsoring a contest to win tickets. Stop in a library near you to register to win a family four-pack of tickets to the show between Nov. 10-Dec. 1.

Silver sneaker memberships

Free healthways Silver Sneaker memberships are offered at Curves Austintown, now at 4330 New Road. Eligible women can workout for free based on their participating Medicare Supplemental Insurance. Call 330-793-9802 for more information.

Mom and son event at Boardman Park

Boardman Park will be hosting its “Mom and Son Date Knight” on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Lariccia Family Community Center. There will be food, dancing, crafts and posing for a professional photo as a keepsake. The boys (ages 3-8) are welcome to dress as their favorite hero or in nice dress attire. Tickets are on sale at the park office, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., cash or check only.

The cost for Boardman residents is $15 per couple and $5 per additional child. Non-residents pay $18 per couple and $5 per additional child. No phone reservations. For more information, visit www.boardmanpark.com or become a fan of Boardman Park on Facebook.

AMS PTA annual craft show is Nov. 10

The Austintown Middle School PTA will host its 29th annual Craft Show on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Vendor space is still available. Table rental is $40 per 8-foot table. Admission is free. There will be more than 200 crafters, food, a Chinese auction and more.

For more information, contact Ellen at 330-270-0049 or Deb at 330-270-0665.

View historic wedding gowns

The Loghurst Farmhouse and Museum, located in Canfield on state Route 224, is hosting a Historic Wedding Gown Display starting today and continuing every Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 25 from 1-4 p.m. Wedding gowns from the Fowler family, local residents and Mahoning County Historical Society will be featured.

Girl Scouts team up with Goodwill

Goodwill and the Girl Scouts are teaming up for the Good Turn Day donation drive today. Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries’ donation centers in Austintown, Boardman, Calcutta, Liberty, Salem and Warren will be participating in the event, along with Girl Scouts in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.

Girl Scouts earn a patch by collecting re-saleable clothing and household items from friends, family and neighbors, and then donating these items to one of the participating donation centers on Good Turn Day. Girl Scouts are asked to donate three bags to earn their patch.

Kids vote: Buckeye Children’s Book Award

Kids in grades K-5 can experience the voting process during regular library hours from today until Nov. 10. Cast your ballot for one of five nominated books and get a small prize. Grades K-2 and grades 3-5 have separate ballots. The Buckeye Children’s Book Award is an annual kids’ choice award, which began in 1981. The winners will be announced on Dec. 1 at www.bcbookaward.info/.

Local doctor offers free health lectures

Dr. Kathleen Padgitt, local kidney specialist, is presenting a series of lectures for healthy living. The program will be hosted in St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center’s Azalea Room. The lecture is free and open to the public. To register, call the Humility of Mary Healthline at 330-480-3051 or, toll free, 1-877-700-4647. The next lecture is on Tuesday, and featuring the theme “Raw and Living Foods.” Future lectures scheduled for the same time and location are: Juicing/Smoothies/Fasting, Nov. 27. Registration for all the programs are through the Healthline.


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