Canfield Community Briefs

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Debbie Cope

On Sept. 19, a blood clot at the opening of East Palestine’s Debbie Cope’s small intestine required a Life Flight to the Cleveland Clinic. Several surgeries followed. Today, Cope is in an acute rehabilitation hospital, waiting to undergo even more surgeries. Her friends and co-workers at Sheely’s are hosting a spaghetti dinner to raise money for medical expenses on Nov. 11 from 12:30-6 p.m. at the New Springfield Church of God (3649 E. Garfield Road, New Springfield). The event will feature a 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction.

Admission is $5 for children 10 and younger and $10 for those 11 and older. For ticket information or donations, contact Barb at 646-305-6942. Tickets are also available at the door and carry-out will be available.

Monday night writers to meet

Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday night writers, Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road in Canfield. The group is led by author and professional writer Nancy Christie and the two-hour sessions include a mix of writing exercises, information on the creative and business aspects of writing, and group feedback on ‘works-in-progress.’

The fee is $10 per class and registration is preferred. For more information, contact Christie at 330-793-3675 or at

Friendly’s gives free veteran breakfast

In the spirit of Veteran’s Day celebrations on Nov. 12, the Friendly’s restaurant, located at 3 W. McKinley Way in Poland, will offer active members of the military and military veterans a complimentary Big-Two-Do breakfast and coffee until 11 a.m. in thanks for their service. To enjoy this holiday treat, active members of the military and veterans must show their active military ID or honorable discharge card when they order.

Spaghetti dinner and benefit

There will be a spaghetti dinner and benefit for the family of Vic Gasior on Nov. 30 from 5-9 p.m. at St. Nick’s Hall in Struthers. Gasior was diagnosed in February 2012 with Stage 3 cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. Gasior and his wife, Kim, along with their two children, reside in Youngstown. Gasior has been a patrol officer for Youngstown Police Department for the past 15 years.

At the dinner, there will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Carry-outs will be available. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-9. All proceeds are going directly to the family.

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.

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

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 Tuesday 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.

Bonding with Babies and Books

For caregivers and their little ones ages 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 Canfield library on Monday at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s

The Canfield 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 Wednesday in November at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fun Time for 4s and 5s

The Canfield 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 every Tuesday in November at 1:30 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Lego my library

Kids, ages 6 and up, will meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. Legos will be provided.

Thanksgiving quiz in November

Do you really know what Thanksgiving Day is all about? Try the Canfield library’s quiz for a chance to win a prize any time during library hours throughout the month of November. This quiz is for children of all ages.

Tales to tails is Nov. 19

Sign up to read to a registered therapy dog at the Canfield library Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m., which helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence, and encourages a love of reading. Readers of all levels and abilities are welcome. Bring a book of your choice. Dogs are provided by K-9 for Compassion, registered Delta society therapy dogs. Sign-up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library. This event is for school-aged children.

What are you thankful for?

Give your opinion on modern trends that you are thankful for at the Canfield library during regular hours in November, and you could win a prize. For teens in grades 7-12.

Blood pressure check at library

The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be offering a free blood pressure check on Nov. 20 from 1-3 p.m. at the Canfield library.

Coupon Swap is Nov. 17

If you have coupons you don’t need or if you need coupons you don’t have, go to the Canfield library on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers.

Holiday closing for Thanksgiving

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

New Canfield production

Ticket reservations are now available for the upcoming Canfield Players production of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The show will be performed this Friday and Saturday in the Canfield High School auditorium at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults and senior citizens are $12 and tickets for students are $10. To reserve your seats, call 330-702-7128 and leave a voice mail recording. In addition, the Canfield Drama Boosters parent organization is accepting program ads and sponsors to help underwrite costs for the production. E-mail Lori Factor at for more information.

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.

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