Boardman briefs

Blood type diet seminar Thursday

Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a free seminar titled, “How to Eat and Live Right for Your Blood Type Diet” on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at his Boardman office located in South Bridge West (behind Second Sole) at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3. Suzelis will explain the scientific background behind the “Eat Right For Your Type” diet, as well as dietary and lifestyle guidelines for each blood type. Attendees will be able to try blood type diet-friendly products. For more information or to register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at Free admission, RSVP required.

Doctor hosts free seminar

Dr. Noah Erickson will host a free seminar for families and professionals on the treatment he offers on April 22 at 7 p.m. His focus is helping children who are on the autism spectrum, have speech and language delays, ADHD, and other health issues, such as ear infections, allergies, gastroesophageal reflux and other digestive problems.

Erickson has 15 years of experience and education in human biology, sports medicine, holistic autism treatment and he is also a medical acupuncturist and a chiropractic physician.

Club hosts charity raffle

The Newcomers Club of Canfield, formerly known as Welcome Wagon Club of Canfield, is conducting a charity raffle, the proceeds of which will be donated to 20 or more local charities. Tickets are $20 each or three for $50.

Grand prize is a one-week Starwood vacation stay (airfare not included, some conditions apply), donated by Betty and John Schuld. Second prize is four tickets to the Culinary Arts Center, donated by John Zidian Co., Inc. Third prize is a Q Series Weber Tailgate Gas Grill, donated by Youngstown Propane, Fireplace and Patio. Fourth prize is a Spa Package donated by Reflections Wellness Center. Fifth prize is three-room cleaning performed by Beatitude House.

The winning ticket will be drawn on April 26 and the winner will be notified. For tickets, call Jeannie Gullia, club president, at 330-651-1713. Checks should be made out to “Newcomers Club Foundation.”

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.

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.

Night at the Races set

The fifth annual Night at the Races will be April 13 at St. Charles Catholic Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and races start at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. The event will include a 50/50 raffle, Chinese auction, and refreshments. For adults 21 and older. Sponsored by Msgr. John J. Lettau Assembly No. 2596.

Swiss steak dinner

Bethel Lutheran Church, 425 Crestview Dr., will be hosting a Swiss steak dinner on April 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost will be $10 for adults and $4 for children under 12. Carry-outs are available. Tickets are available at the door or by calling the church office at 330-758-5745. All proceeds go to the Bethel Brotherhood and will be used for outreach and upkeep of the church.

Smart Money for 4s and 5s

The Boardman library will host Smart Money: Fun Times for 4s and 5s on April 23 at 10 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.

Download books to your eReader

Adults and teens in grades 7-12 can schedule an individual appointment to learn how to download library books to their eReaders. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman library to make an appointment during library hours through the month of April.

Jigsaw puzzle swap at library

If you are done with your jigsaw puzzle and want to try another, join other jigsaw enthusiasts and swap puzzles at the Boardman library on Wednesday at 5 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC.

Learn chess at the library

Seniors and teens are invited to play and learn chess at the Boardman library tomorrow at 1:30 p.m.

Boardman resident named to Dean’ list

Doriyon Glass was named to the Dean’s list at Gannon University for the fall 2012 semester. Full-time undergraduate students with a grade point average of 3.5 or better qualify for this list.

Sensory story time set

Join the Boardman library for a family story time for children of all ages with a sensory focus on April 27 at 2 p.m. This program is designed for children with different needs, including those with autism, speech/language delays, cognitive impairments, AD/HD and other special needs and challenges. Enjoy books, music and sensory stations with a schedule board and double visuals. Children must attend with an adult. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Boardman library.

Friends of the Boardman library meeting set

The Friends of the Boardman Library will host their program “Nothing Could Be Finer,” featuring Dining Car China with John Rettig on Monday at 10 a.m.

Babies and books set at library

Babies ages 6 to 23 months can join the Boardman library for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader on April 12 and 26 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Celebrate National Library Week

The Boardman library will be celebrating National Library Week on April 20. The event will include library and website tours, eReader help, mini-story times , a children’s craft and more throughout the day. For all ages.

Give blood at the library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive at the Boardman library on April 22 from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Stump the librarian

Families are invited to stump the librarian on April 20 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Boardman library Ask the librarians questions and if they can’t find the answer you receive a prize.

Tales for toddlers set for Wednesdays

Join the Boardman 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 Boardman 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 Tuesday in April at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spaghetti dinner set for tomorrow

The Youngstown Shrine Club will host a spaghetti dinner tomorrow from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the club’s main hall, 1735 South Range Road (Route 165) in North Lima. The cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children ages 6-12 and children under 6 eat free. Dinner includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, rolls, dessert and beverages.

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.

Church to sell ham loaves

Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market Street, will sell ham loaves on April 16 from noon until sold out. The loaves will only be sold in packages of six for $12. There will be no pre-orders.

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.

For information or to register, 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.

Community group calls for scholarship applicants

The Boardman Community Foundation (BCF), a component fund of the Community Foundation of the Mahoning Valley, is asking for applications to be submitted for the 2013 scholarship selection process. The fund is offering two $1,750 scholarships for students who are high school seniors and Boardman residents. Print the application for the scholarship from the foundation’s website at, or contact the foundation at 330-743-5555. The deadline for applying is March 31. Students selected will be notified in April.

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