St. Charles hosts mock election
St. Charles School students in kindergarten through eighth grade voted during a mock election in the computer lab last week. The students followed the same process that adults do on Election Day: they registered to vote; signed in at the polls and voted using Smart Response Clickers.
In addition, each room that voted was assigned electoral votes based on the population of the classroom, so that students truly understand how the voting system works in the United States. The winner was Mitt Romney with 103 voted to President Obama’s 42 electoral votes. In the popular vote, Romney was the winner 236 votes to 167 votes.
Career center student salon open to public
Cosmetology students at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center opened The Salon at MCCTC to the public on Nov. 7. Salon hours are Wednesday and Thursday 8:30-10 a.m. and Friday by appointment only. The cosmetology students offer haircuts, styling, perms, hair color, manicures and hair removal. All services are performed by students under the supervision of their instructor and prices start at just $5. To make an appointment, call instructor Lisa Argiro at 330-729-4000, extension 1309.
Edward Jones to host open house
Lori A. Ferreri, a local financial advisor for the financial services firm Edward Jones, has invited the community to attend a holiday open house from 3-6 p.m. on Dec. 4 at 3649 Canfield Road, Suite 5, Cornersburg (Coal Creek Plaza).
Holiday tales and talk for 2s and 3s
The Boardman library will host developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader on Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Supper with Santa at Boardman Park
Boardman Park will be sponsoring “Supper with Santa” this year on Dec. 5 and 6 at the Lariccia Family Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy supper with Santa while doing crafts, playing games and listening to the music. You will also have a professional photo to take home.
Tickets for Supper with Santa are now on sale at Boardman Township Park office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets are $7 per Boardman resident and $9 for non-residents, 2 year-olds and under are admitted free. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, visit www.boardmanpark.com or call Karen at 330-965-0482 or the park office at 330-726-8105.
Adopt an Angel charity
Adopt an Angel has been helping families and animal shelters in the Valley since 2008. They are currently accepting donations of all sorts — anything from clothing, canned goods and newspapers to toiletries. You can arrange for special pick-up (for those with special circumstances only) or donations can be dropped off at any time at the North Lima Business Complex, located at 11836 South Avenue, North Lima.
Donations can be made at any Huntington Bank with all proceeds to benefit 10 local families and six local animal rescues. For more information, call Jaime Hughes at 330-531-1705 or email AdoptanAngelCharity@yahoo.com.
P.A.R. food drive under way
The Professional Alliance of ReSalers (P.A.R.) are sponsoring a holiday food drive from Nov. 14 to Dec. 14 to benefit those in need in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties during the holiday season. Customers are asked to donate non-perishable items, such as pasta, canned goods, peanut butter, cereal and canned tuna.
Drop off items at one of the following shops: D j Vu D cor (4742 Mahoning Ave, Austintown), Educational Consignment Plus (4950 Mahoning Ave, Austintown), Second Time Around Consignment (4954 Mahoning Ave, Austintown), Penny Pinchers (6826 Market St, Boardman), and Hannah’s Closet (47 W. McKinley Way, Poland).
Chiropractors to feed the hungry
Two chiropractors in the Valley are looking to feed the hungry this holiday season. Dr. Bryan Cecil, owner of DC Chiropractic and Wellness Center, and Dr. Jim Mussler, owner of WellnessOne of Boardman, are accepting donations of non-perishable food items now until Thankgsgiving.
In return for the generosity, the doctors will offer free exams, X-rays and consultations to all who donate. Locations for this offer are DC Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 1219 Niles Cortland Road SE, Warren or WellnessOne of Boardman, 843 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman. Individuals do not have to participate in the exam promotion to donate food.
Holiday fun time for 4s and 5s
The Boardman library will host developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader on Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Holiday puppet show
The Boardman library will host a holiday puppet show for the entire family on Dec. 11 from 7-8 p.m. and Dec. 12 from 2-3 p.m. Program will last one hour and after the story Santa will return the family stocking with a “surprise.” Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Pick up a stocking at the Boardman library to decorate.
Stockings from Santa at library
Help decorate the Boardman library mantle with a family stocking. Stockings will be on display from Dec. 3-15. The story Santa will add a “surprise” and return your stocking at the puppet show on either Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. or Dec. 12 at 2 p.m.
Bonding with babies and books
Caregivers and their little ages 6 to 23 months can go to the Boardman library on Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. for 20 minutes of language enrichment, including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
The Boardman library will host developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader on Dec. 5 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Fun time for 4s and 5s
The Boardman library will host developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Trim a tree for tweens
Decorate an edible ornament for your tree at the Boardman library on Dec. 23 at 7 p.m. The program will last one hour for tweens in grades 4-6. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman library to register.
TAB Meeting is Dec. 5
The Boardman library will be hosting the monthly Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting on Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. They meet the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library. Newcomers are always welcome. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.
Blood drive set at library
The Boardman library will be hosting the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross on Dec. 28 from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital by taking blood donations to help the community.
Blood pressure screening
There will be a blood pressure screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library on Dec. 3 from 12:30-3 p.m.
Chess club meets Dec. 2
The Boardman library will be hosting a chess club on Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m. If you don’t know how to play, they will teach you. This event is for teens, adults, and senior adults.
Jigsaw puzzle swap at library
If you have finished your jigsaw puzzle and want to try another, join other jigsaw enthusiasts at the Boardman library on Dec. 12 at 5 p.m. and swap puzzles. This event is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC.
Show what you know at library
Show and learn how to prepare no-bake holiday treats at the Boardman library on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. Sample and learn how to make treats in a snap without using a stove top or an oven. This event is for adults, senior adults and teens.
Polar Express fundraiser and gift wrap
Get your holiday presents gift wrapped at Barnes and Noble on Dec. 7 and support the library. The East Friends of the Library will wrap from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the TeenXTreme Teen Advisory Board will gift wrap from 5 to 9 p.m. Pick up a voucher at any public library in Mahoning County to use when you purchase books at Barnes & Noble. The library will receive a percentage of the net sales when vouchers are presented on Dec. 7.
Holiday closing for libraries
All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 23-25 and Dec. 30-31, Jan. 1.
Vallus to be in Hall of Fame
Eddie Vallus, of Boardman, will be inducted into the Cleveland Style Polka Hall of Fame at the annual awards show on Nov. 24 at Euclid High School. Vallus will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the Hall of Fame’s highest awards, for his 63 years of performing. Vallus is the leader of the Eddie Vallus Band II.
Monday night writers to meet
Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday night writers, Monday 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parents are encouraged to join their children for parachute stories and games for the 30-minute storytime at the Boardman library on Wednesday at 2 p.m. This event is for the whole family.
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. 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.
All public libraries in Mahoning County will be closed on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving.
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. Future lectures scheduled for the same time and location are: Juicing/Smoothies/Fasting, Nov. 27. Registration for all the programs are through the Healthline.