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Published: Fri, April 5, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Summer Success Fair set

The Austintown Local Schools will host a Summer Success Fair on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in the cafeteria at Austintown Middle School. The event will include visits with various summer student resources, a performance by Frank Ohl band and Chris Yambar, a Fitch graduate and writer, will speak about his career with some of the world’s most beloved characters such as Popeye, SpongeBob and more.

Enter to win a Nook or Nook HD Color.

Austintown graduate named to nurse anesthetist program

Adam Kyle, a 2002 Fitch graduate, has been accepted to The St. Elizabeth Health Center School for Nurse Anesthetists, Inc. for the fall semester of 2013. A Canfield resident and Youngstown State graduate, he works at St. Elizabeth’s Health Center main campus in Youngstown as a registered nurse in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Emergency/Trauma Departments of St. Elizabeth’s Health Center. He is the husband of Andrea Kyle of Canfield, and the son of Richard and Dorothy Kyle, also of Canfield.

Benefit golf outing to be July 20

The eighth annual sunshine benefit golf outing will be held on July 20 at Lakeside Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. The event will be a three-person scramble. The cost is $225 per team and includes a T-shirt, continental breakfast, lunch, drinks and a steak dinner to follow at Ball Busters Sports Bar.

Register at Ball Busters Sports Bar, 3661 Mahoning Ave., by July 16 or by calling Johnny Mashiska at 330-519-6753, Mark Kellerman at 330-397-7652 or Dale Brady at 571-292-0264.

Hole sponsorships are available for $100 and program ads for $50. Cost for just the steak dinner is $30 per person or two for $50. All proceeds benefit James Krokoski.

Fundraiser dinner set

A fundraiser dinner to help elect Bruce Shepas as Austintown Trustee will be held April 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church on New Road. The event will be catered by Marino’s restaurant and includes beer, wine and a DJ.

Tickets are $25. Tickets are available at the door or in advance at Austintown Bounce.

Benefit cornhole tournament set

Ball Busters Sports Bar and Grill, 3661 Mahoning Ave., will host a cornhole tournament on July 21. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and first bag toss is at 3 p.m. The cost is $40 per team and includes a hot dog lunch. The tournament will include double elimination, 50/50 and a raffle.

All proceeds will benefit James Krokoski. For more information, call Tom Miller at 330-565-2573.

Friends meeting and program set

The Friends of the Austintown Library will host its meeting and program on April 15 at 10 a.m. Theresa Lyden from the Holborn Herb Growers Guild will teach about herbs.

The guild, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary, maintains the gardens at the Western Reserve Historical Village in Canfield Fair grounds and Boardman Park gardens.

Give blood at the library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive at the Austintown library on April 23 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Smart money program set

The Austintown library will host Smart Money: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s on April 24 at 10 a.m. The program will include developmentally-appropriate stories and activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) learn about money. Each child will receive a piggy bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Get ready for your baby

The Austintown library will host a library baby shower on April 13 at 11 a.m. Gia Ramsey from Safe Kids Mahoning Valley Coalition will be there to talk about car seat safety and infant safe sleep. The library’s assistant children’s services specialist, Starr Jones, will speak about baby brain development and pre-literacy. There will be light refreshments and each family will leave with baby’s first book. One family will also win a prize. For adults only. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register.

Smart Money for 4s and 5s

The Austintown library will host Smart Money: Fun Times for 4s and 5s on April 24 at 11:30 a.m. The program will include developmentally-appropriate stories and activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) learn about money. Each child will receive a piggy bank. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gotta move story time set

Children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver can join the Austintown library for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning every Thursday in April at 10 a.m. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play.

Class features Nook for newbies

Adults can bring your Nook to the Austintown library and the librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on their website on April 8 and 29 at 6 p.m.

Kindle class set in April

Bring your Kindle to the library and the librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on their website on April 24 at 6 p.m. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for specific library to register.

Buzz about books at library

The Austintown library will host Page turners: Book Buzz on April 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun.

Learn architecture play angry birds

The Austintown library will host architecture and Angry Birds on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Children of all ages are invited to learn about some of the world’s amazing, human-made constructions. Build your own structures then knock them down —Angry Birds style.

Have Earth Day fun at library

Children of all ages are invited to try their hand at paper mazes and or matching games at the Austintown library during the month of April. Show the librarian your finished project and receive a surprise.

Annual art show set

Enjoy art work by Fitch High School students at this very special art show. A reception, open to the public, will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Austintown library on April 18. Light refreshments will be served. Artwork will be on display April 16–21.

Babies and books set at library

Babies ages 6 to 23 months can join the Austintown library for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader every Monday in April at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales for toddlers set for Wednesdays

Join the Austintown library for 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 April at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Library hosts Fun for 4s and 5s

Join the Austintown library for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader every Wednesday in April at 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Teens ready for PS2sday

Play video games in the meeting room of the Austintown library after school on April 9 at 2:30 p.m. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

ABWA to host Chinese auction

The Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will host its annual Chinese auction on April 28 at the Ursuline Center, 4300 Shields Road, from 12:30 to 5 p.m. Profits from this event go into the scholarship/education fund for the four students the chapter is supporting this year in college.

ABWA meeting set in Canfield

The Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will hold its spring enrollment event at A La Cart in Canfield on Tuesday beginning with a networking session at 6 p.m. The speaker for the evening will be attorney William Kalasky, speaking on estate planning. Any visitors interested in attending for the first time can call Kathy Novak at after 6 p.m. at 330-746-7704.

The menu will be roast pork, southern-baked chicken, eggplant parmesan, redskin mashed potatoes with garlic, chives and sour cream, buttered cord, cole slaw, tomato, pepper and onion salad, relish trays, rolls and butter, coffee and tea and pretzel dessert. The cost is $18.50.

The meeting will begin at 6:30. For dinner reservations, call Kathy Anderson 330-533-6675 or Jackie Fischio at 330-788-6634.

Curves offers free memberships

Free Healthway Silver Sneakers and American Specialty Health (ASH) Silver and Fit Memberships are offered at Curves Austintown, now at 4330 New Road. Eligible women can workout for free based on their participating Medicare supplemental insurance. Call 330-793-9802 for more information.

Benefit wine tasting April 20

The Youngstown Country Club will host a wine tasting on April 20 from 7 to 9 p.m. The gala event will pair complimentary hors d’oeuvres with the exquisite wines that have been selected for tasting, including some premier local winemakers. The event will benefit the Mahoning County DD Special Olympics Program.

Tickets are $50 per person, which includes a charitable tax deduction of $25. To reserve tickets, call the Youngstown Country Club at 330 759 1040, ext. 151.

Registration open for Women’s Heart Day

Registration for the 10th annual Woman’s Heart Day, a free health and wellness extravaganza provided by Humility of Mary Health Partners, opens Monday.

Provided as a service to the community, Woman’s Heart Day will take place on May 9 from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Covelli Centre. This annual event features free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, educational presentations on a variety of women’s health issues, cooking demonstrations, spa services, refreshments and giveaways.

Among the health screenings offered this year are bone density, lipid panel (cholesterol) and A1c testing, blood pressure readings, vision screenings, stroke risk and skin cancer risk assessments.

Registration is required and appointments for bone density, lipid panel and A1c testing are limited.

Call the HMHP Healthline at 330-480-3151 or 877-700-4647.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic set

The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will be at Squaw Creek at Avalon Golf and Country Club on July 15. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. The 18-hole scramble will be followed by lunch and a Chinese auction and raffle. For further details, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.

Special Olympics fundraiser set

A Special Olympics fundraiser will be today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bev Road MASCO Workshop, 825 Bev Road, Boardman. More than 800 items will be available for purchase at the Shop-Till-You-Drop sale benefitting the Mahoning County DD Special Olympics. The sale will feature YSU, Steelers, Browns and Cleveland Indians sports items along with jewelry, purses, toys, books and home d cor.

The event will also include 100 gift baskets with items such as a Colt McCoy autographed football, overnight stay at Mountaineer Resort and Casino, Kindle, cameras, and a year of skating at the Skate Zone. There will also be a gift card raffle valued at $500. One person will win gift cards to local restaurants, bakeries, retail stores, golf items, salons and more.

A bake sale and concessions will be available. For more information on the event, call Cathy Duck at 330-750-0423.

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