Hospice of the Valley offers training course
Hospice of the Valley’s new volunteer class begins Friday at Hospice House, 9803 Sharrot Road. Classes are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Friday for five weeks through May 10.
Volunteers will learn what Hospice of the Valley’s team of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains do for patients and their families and how volunteers fit into that team.
Hospice volunteers serve in a variety of ways, including companions for hospice patients at home or in nursing homes as well as helping at the Hospice House inpatient facility. New volunteers are needed for all areas of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, as well as western Pennsylvania. Volunteers will be assigned to patients closer to their homes.
For more information or to register, call 330-788-1992.
North Elementary collects phone books
North Elementary is participating in a phone book recycling contest sponsored by the Green Team in April. Drop off old phone books through April 30 to the recycling center located in the school’s parking lot, 361 Johnston Place, and help the school earn money. First place wins $500, second place gets $300 and third place wins $200.
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 OhioND.com. Free admission, RSVP required.
Poland grad named to Dean’s list
Frederick Robert Seitz, a 2011 graduate of Poland Seminary High School, was named to the Dean’s list at Rochester Institute of Technology where he is now a sophomore.
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, as well as, 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.
Shepherd recognizes employee
Shepherd of the Valley in Poland named John Smith as March Employee of the Month. He is the maintenance department supervisor and has been part of the SOV-Poland team since October 2006.
Smith lives in Columbiana with his wife, Linda, who is also on staff in the Poland community of Shepherd of the Valley.
Screen your blood pressure
The Poland library will host a blood pressure screening on April 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Sponsored by the Mahoning Chapter of American Red Cross.Smart Money for 4s & 5s
The Canfield library will host Smart Money: Fun Times for 4s and 5s on April 23 at 1 p.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.
Connect with your eReader
Bring your eReader to the Poland library on April 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. The librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the library’s digital catalog on the website. For adults. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the branch by name to register.
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.”
Adults learn about apps
The Poland library will host Appy Hour on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. for adults. Learn all about popular apps for smart phones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will help you connect to your, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a new recipe, or find music to listen to. Registration recommended, call 330-744-8636, and ask for Poland Library.
Lego my library
Children, age 6 and up, can create Lego designs at the Canfield library on April 23 from 6-7 p.m. Legos will be provided.
Smart money program set
The Poland library will host Smart Money: Tales and Talk for 2s and 3s on April 18 at 10 and 11 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.
Babies and books set at library
Babies ages 6 to 23 months can join the Poland library for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader every Wednesday in April at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tales for toddlers set for Thursday
Join the Poland 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 Thursday in April at 10 and 11 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Library hosts Fun for 4s and 5s
Join the Poland 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 1 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Pajama jam set
The Poland library will host Pajama Jam: Sleepy-Time Fun for the Family on April 29 at 6:30 p.m. Put on your pajamas and bring out the whole family for stories and fun.
Teens learn about apps
The Poland library will host Appy Hour: Teen Edition on April 26 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will make your life easier and more fun. For teens in grades 7-12.
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.
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.
Senior citizens unite
The Holy Family Senior Citizens Social Club, a group for seniors age 55 and over, meets the third Monday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The meetings include a brief meeting, lunch, raffle, bingo and card games, and take place at Holy Family Parish Hall, 2729 Center Road. Annual membership dues are $10 and will be collected at the March 18 meeting. For more information, call Laurie Fox 330-536-8850.
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.
Local preschool offers new hours, classes
Poland Presbyterian Church Preschool and Daycare offers services for children ages 2 1/2 years to kindergarten. Preschool is available for younger children from 9 a.m. until noon and for older Pre-K children from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Poland Presbyterian is now offering “home away from home” before preschool and after preschool hours. For more information, call 330-757-1547.
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