Boardman Community Briefs

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.

Dietitian to address ostomy support group

Elaine Pearce, a dietitian at St. Elizabeth Health Center, will be the featured speaker during the November meeting of the Youngstown area Ostomy Support Group. The group will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 at the Humility of Mary Home Care office, located at 979 Tibbetts-Wick Road, Girard. The Youngstown-area group provides an opportunity for ostomy patients and their families and friends to network, while receiving ongoing education and information.

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

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.

Parachute play

Parents are encouraged to join their children for parachute stories and games for the 30-minute storytime at the Boardman library on Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. This event is for the whole family.

Local church to host turkey dinner

Boardman United Methodist Church will be hosting a turkey dinner on Friday from 4-7 p.m. For tickets, call the church office at 330-758-4527; advance sales are recommended. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for children aged 6-12, and $1 for children 5 and under. Carry-outs are available.

Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s

The Boardman 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 Boardman 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 every Tuesday in November at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

I am thankful for...

Show and tell the Boardman library what you are thankful for by drawing a picture and writing a sentence or two during library hours Nov. 12-23. All entries will be displayed in the library. All who enter will get a bookmark and a sticker. For children of all ages.

Scrabble for Tweens

Play Scrabble at the Boardman library on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. and share what you are reading. The one hour program is open to students in grades 4-6 and they will crown a champion.

TAB Meeting

Check out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. They meet on the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman Library. Newcomers are welcome. For teens in grades 7-12.

Investment research 24/7

Join a librarian from the Business and Investment Center to learn about databases to assist you in making your personal finance choices at the Boardman library on Monday at 6:30 p.m. Featured databases are Business Insights: Global, Morningstar Investment Research Center, and Standard and Poor’s NetAdvantage. WI-FI access allows you to bring your device to research these powerful sources of reference.

Nook for the novice

Bring your Nook to the Boardman library on Thursday at 2 p.m. and the librarians can show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog. Space is limited and sign-up required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman Library.

Friends of the Library meeting

There will be a Boardman Friends of the Library meeting on Nov. 12 at 10 a.m. The presentation this meeting will be “New Immigration in America and the Mahoning Valley” with Dr. Rosemary D’Apolito, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at YSU.

Jigsaw Puzzle Swap

If you are done with your jigsaw puzzle and want to try another, join other jigsaw enthusiasts and swap puzzles at the Boardman library on Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC.

Crochet class

Learn how to crochet at the Boardman library on Thursday at 7 p.m. Sign up now by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman Library to register for the one hour crochet lesson. Bring a size G crochet hook with you, yarn will be provided. Program is open to all interested adults and teens.

Holiday closing

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

Election day bake sale

The Mickey Schuster Scholarship Committee of Bethel Lutheran Church at 425 Crestview Dr., Boardman, will hold an Election Day bake sale on Tuesday. A variety of baked goods and coffee will be sold, starting at 6:30 a.m. All proceeds go to the Mickey Schuster Scholarship Fund and are distributed each year to the college students at Bethel.

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 child. For more information, visit or become a fan of Boardman Park on Facebook.

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.

Local doctor offers free health lectures

Dr. Kathleen Padgitt, local kidney specialist, is presenting a series of lectures on healthy living. The program will be held at 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 will be on Tuesday, featuring the theme “Raw/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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