Poland band concert is Nov. 28
Poland Seminary High School will be hosting its annual fall/holiday concert on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at the PSHS Auditorium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for seniors and students.
Lighting of the village is Dec. 1
Celebrate with the Poland library during the Poland Lighting of the Village event Dec. 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event includes Christmas crafts from 5:30-7 p.m., a performance at 6:30 p.m., and a Christmas story read by Mrs. Claus at 7:15 p.m.
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.
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).
P.A.R. food drive
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.
Sky craft in December
Make art on a string to swing from the sky above the librarian’s desk during regular hours for the month of December at the Poland library. For school-age children.
Holiday tales and talk for 2s and 3s
The Poland 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. 20 at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Zone named employee of the month
Frank Zone has been named as the Shepherd of the Valley Poland community Employee of the Month for October. He joined Shepherd of the Valley in November 2009 as a transportation provider. This past summer, he joined the reception staff to help cover vacations and has been a key member of the reception team ever since. He lives in Austintown with his wife.
Holiday fun time for 4s and 5s
The Poland 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 1 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Holiday pajama jam
Put on your pajamas because the Poland library will host Pajama Jam on Dec. 17 from 6:30-7 p.m. The whole family can come for stories and more fun.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
The Poland 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. 6, 13, and 27 at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Fun time for 4s and 5s
The Poland 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 and 11 at 1 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Lego my library
Kids, ages 6 and up, will meet at the Poland library on Dec. 18 from 6-7 p.m. to enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided.
Trim a tree at library
Decorate an ornament for the Poland library’s all-seasons tree during regular hours for the month of December.
Hobbit party is Dec. 14
Get into the spirit of the Shire to celebrate the long-awaited release of the Hobbit movie at the Poland Library on Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m.. Don your favorite Middle Earth garb and enjoy crafts and games, eat and drink your fill in true Hobbit fashion, and more. Space is limited — register starting Dec. 1 by calling 330-744-8636 or online at www.libraryvisit.org/hobbit. For teens in grades 7-12.
Album graffiti contest
There will be a contest at the Poland library to see if you can pick out which music album covers are the real ones. If you aren’t fooled by the graffiti versions, you could win a prize. This event is for teens in grades 7-12 during library hours throughout the month of December.
eReaders at the library
The Poland library will be hosting an informational event from 6-7 p.m. on Dec. 3 and 10, and from 10-11 a.m. on Dec. 15 where they will show you how to download eBooks from the library’s digital catalog on their website. Space is limited so call 330-744-8636 and ask for Poland Library to register.
Blood drive at library
The Poland library will be hosting the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross on Dec. 12 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital by taking blood donations to help the community.
Friends of the Poland library meeting
There will be a Friends of the Poland library meeting and presentation on some of Poland’s oldest homes by David Smith on Dec. 4 at 10 a.m.
Holiday book sale
The Poland library will be having a half-price book sale at the Friends of the Public library of Youngstown and Mahoning County bookstore, located in the lower level of the Poland Library, from Dec. 1-8 at noon.
Free job help 101
The Poland library will be offering a free workshop featuring workplace skills on Dec. 1 at 9:30 a.m. This class will highlight the workplace skills training available through the library’s databases and websites.
Free job help 102
The Poland library will continue its free workshops on job help on Dec. 3 at 6:30 p.m. This class will highlight the resume writing templates and programs available through the library’s databases, programs and websites. Also included are instructions for using Microsoft Word 2007 to create a resume without using a template.
Free job help 103
The Poland library’s final free job help workshop will feature job search skills on Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m. This class will highlight the job search sites available through the Library’s websites. Learn to create your own free accounts on some of the sites and try sample job searches.
Meet local artists
This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and is free and open to the public. The Poland library will be hosting a meet-and-greet for local authors, musicians or artists on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. They will have their books, music and art available for purchase. The participants will be glad to sign items for you. For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.
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.
Spaghetti dinner and benefit
There will be a spaghetti dinner and benefit for the family of Vic Gasior on Friday 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.
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 last lecture, scheduled for the same time and location, is Juicing/Smoothies/Fasting on Tuesday. Registration for all the programs are through the Healthline.