Boardman briefs

Trash and treasure sale set

Boardman United Methodist Church will host their trash and treasure sale on May 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee and donuts will be available. Thursday is bargain-bag day. The church is located at 6809 Market St.

Employee of the month named

Christina Resek was named the employee of the month at Shepherd of the Valley- Boardman. Resek has been a member of the housekeeping staff at SOV-Boardman since 2009. Throughout the year, employees at each Shepherd site select employees to honor for their dedication and service.

Mommy and Me Tea May 5

The Mommy and Me for Tea and Fashion Show will be May 5 from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Lariccia Family Community Center at Boardman Park. Mommy and Me for Tea and Fashion Show is a semiformal tea for girls 3-8 and their mom, grandma or other adult. Enjoy an afternoon tea with cookies and finger foods. The girls will model their own special outfit of the day and have a professional photographer take a photo for a keepsake.

Tickets are now on sale at the park office. Boardman residents are $14 per couple, non-residents are $16. Additional guests are $6. No tickets will be sold at the door.

For more information, visit or call Karen at 330-965-0482 or the park office at 330-726-8105.

5K walk set in Austintown

Friends of Fido of the Mahoning County Dog Pound is hosting its first 5K/one mile walk on May 4 at Austintown Township Park. Registration begins at 5 p.m. and the race is at 6:30 p.m., with the mile start to follow. Pre-registration is $16 and is available online at Cost the day of the race is $20.

Monday Night Writers meeting set

Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday Night Writers, on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road.

Led by author and professional writer Nancy Christie, 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 Nancy Christie at 330-793-3675 or

AWBA to host Chinese auction

The annual Chinese auction for the Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will be held at the Ursuline Center at 4280 Shields Road on April 28 from 12:30 to 4 p.m.. The doors will open at 12:30 and the drawing will begin at 3 p.m. Ticket holders will have free refreshments and food and drink will be provided.

The donation for a ticket is $5 and you can purchase a ticket at the door or call Judy Codespote at 330-502-9413 for tickets prior to the event. There will be gifts for children, men and women and special raffles of items greater than $25 in value.

All proceeds will benefit the education fund. Presently, the chapter is sponsoring four students attending schools such as Youngstown State, Kent State and John Carroll University.

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.

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.”

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.

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 today 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 today 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.

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.

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.

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.

Church to sell ham loaves

Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market Street, will sell ham loaves on Monday 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.

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.

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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Teachers, parents, event organizers — we know you are hard at work making fun and interesting events or lessons for the community to enjoy and we want to know about it. If you would like a story to be written about your event in Austintown, Boardman, Canfield or Poland, send an email to or call 330-747-1471 extension 1511 to tell our reporter all about it.

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