Poland Community Briefs

Dine to donate today

Visit www.pjwc.org to print out the “Dine to Donate” flyer and present it at Applebee’s in Boardman today from 11 a.m. until close. The Poland Jr. Women’s Club will receive 10 percent of the total bill (minus alcohol and gratuity) “To-go” orders are also included. Funds raised allow the club to keep Poland community activities, such as the Halloween Carnival, Lighting of the Village, college scholarships and summer concerts, part of the community.

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Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday night writers, Nov. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road in Canfield.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 nancy@nancychristie.com.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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. 29 at 1 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 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.

Connected with your eReader

Bring your e-Reader to the Poland library on 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.

Holiday closing

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

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.

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 meeting on Thursday at the Memorial Baptist Church of Poland, 56 Water St, Poland at 6:30 p.m.

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.

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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