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Poland Community Briefs



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

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 popovecs@zoominternet.net.

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.

Bonding with Babies and Books

For caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. There will be twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize at the Poland library every Wednesday in November at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s

The Poland 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 every Thursday in November at 10:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fun Time for 4s and 5s

The Poland 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 Thursday, as well as Nov. 15, and 29 at 1 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Elections 2012 at the Poland library

Children can vote for their favorite storybook character at the Poland library during regular hours now through Tuesday. There will be three categories: toddler/preschool, grades K-2, and grades 3-6. There is a limit of one vote per library visit. Results will be posted Wednesday at the library.

Lego my library

Kids, ages 6 and up, will meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Poland library on Nov. 27 from 6-7 p.m. Legos will be provided.

Sleepy-time fun

Put on your pajamas and go to the Poland library with the whole family for stories and fun on Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. This event will be a holiday program.

Sky craft

Make art on a string to swing from the sky above the librarian’s desk at the Poland library during regular library hours throughout the month of November. This event is for school age children.

Trim a Tree for November

Decorate an ornament during regular library hours throughout November for the all-seasons tree in the Poland library. For children of all ages.

Download audiobooks

If you want to learn how you can check out and download audiobooks from the library’s digital catalog to your MP3 or WMA player, iPod, smart phone or other device, visit the Poland library today from 10 a.m. until noon and the librarians will show you. Registration recommended. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Poland Library.

Connected with your eReader

Bring your e-Reader to the Poland library on Monday, as well as Nov. 26 from 6-7 p.m. and the librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on their website. There is limited availability so sign-up required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Poland Library.

Blood pressure screening

There will be a blood pressure screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Poland library on Nov. 27 from 1-4 p.m.

Friends of the Library meeting

Poland resident Dave Smith will present a program on some of Poland’s older homes at the Friend of the Poland Library meeting on Tuesday at 10 a.m.

Get inspired by Pinterest

Pinterest is a virtual pinboard that allows you organize and share the things you find on the web. Let The librarians at the Poland library help you familiarize yourself with the Pinterest format, teach you how to sign-up, and provide tips on navigating this thoroughly addictive web site on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Holiday closing

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

Poland Relay for Life meeting set

The Poland Relay for Life is seeking teams for the next event. For more information about the Poland Relay for Life and/or want to create your own team, people can attend the Nov. 15 meeting at the Memorial Baptist Church of Poland, 56 Water St, Poland at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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.

Bonding with babies and books

This event if for caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize every Wednesday in October at 10 a.m. Costumes may be worn to the event on Halloween. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Kids vote elections 2012

At the Poland library during regular hours from Monday through Tuesday, vote for your favorite storybook character. There will be three categories: toddler/preschool, grades K-2, grades 3-6. The ballot contains nominees submitted at the library in September. One vote per library visit. Results will be posted Nov. 7 in the Poland library.

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 Food.” Future lectures scheduled for the same time and location are: and Juicing/Smoothies/Fasting, Nov. 27. Registration for all the programs are through the Healthline.


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