Austintown briefs

Trunk and book sale to be Sept. 14

Immaculate Heart of Mary will host it’s annual trunk and book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the church parking lot, located at 4500 Norquest Blvd. in Austintown.

The cost is $10 per space and must be received by Aug. 31. Only 100 spaces are available. Homemade baked goods, food and beverages will be available. For more information, call Dolly Anderson at 330-792-8355 or Rebecca Velasco at 330-799-7751.

Austintown PTA meeting set

The Austintown Elementary PTA will be holding it’s first meeting Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at Austintown Community Church, located at 242 S. Canfield - Niles Road. This will be a planning and meet and greet. Memberships to PTA is $5 and available that evening. For more information, contact PTA president, Lynn Mickey, at 330-770-5871 or

Library committee reviewed proposals

The Building and Sites Committee of the Board of Trustees, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, met Aug. 8 to review proposals from 10 architectural firms for the new Canfield Library project.

No vote was taken today and the process will continue with a Building and Sites Committee meeting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Austintown Library.

After the Building and Sites Committee has made a selection, this committee will submit its recommendation to the full Board of Trustees, which will make the final selection.

Comedy show set

Raise the Woof, a stand up comedy show, will be Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at Magic Tree Pub and Eatery. Tickets are $20 and proceeds benefit For the Dogs, a non-profit organization. The event will include an appetizer buffet, basket raffle and a 50/50.

For tickets call 330-310-2802. For more information visit

Jim Frank Combo to perform

The Jim Frank Combo will be performing their final concert of the year Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at Shepherd of the Valley-Boardman. The band will be taking requests from the audience.

‘63 class reunion scheduled

The Austintown Fitch class of 1963 50 year reunion is scheduled for Aug. 31 at the Saxon Club Pavilion on Meridian Road in Austintown.

For more information or to place a reservation, call Judy Beichler Reed at 330-533-6069, Joy Bishop Bayless at 330-953-3383, Dianne Fairbanks Frank at 330-799-5324 or email

Davis filed for re-election

Jim Davis, Austintown Township Trustee, filed his nomination petitions for re-election on Aug. 6 at the Mahoning County Board of Elections.

Davis hopes to continue the work he has been involved in as present trust for over three and a half years. “I’m seeking re-election to further enhance the community I serve and love,” said Davis.

Monday Night Writers meeting set

Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday Night Writers, Aug. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road Canfield.

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

Support group meeting to be Sept. 18

The Mahoning Valley Fibromyalgia Support Group will resume its monthly meetings on Sept. 18 by welcoming Dr Noah Erikson, Chiropractor. Dr Erikson believes in integrating traditional medical models to include complementary and alternative medicines and to treat each case individually. The meeting is from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 425 Crestview Drive in Boardman. All are welcome.

Child support awareness day set

The Mahoning County CSEA will host a child support awareness day Aug. 21 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Mahoning County Job and Family Services.

Staff will be available to assist you and get you registered to utilize the Child Support Web Portal at Mahoning County Job and Family Services is located at 345 Oak Hill in Youngstown, conference room “A”. For more information, call Mahoning County CSEA at 330-740-2073.

Class reunion set

The Austintown Fitch class of 1993 reunion will be Aug. 31 at Barry Dyngles Pub in Austintown. A night of dinner, drinks, dancing and fun will begin at 7 p.m. The cost is $45 per person. Tickets are available at or by contacting April (Griffee) Cheney at 330-728-3470 or No formal invites will be issued.

Salon offers free military haircuts

The Hour Spa and Salon, located at 5517 Mahoning Ave. in Austintown, will is sponsoring Cuts for Military Kids program. Through Sept. 30, school age children of the troops will receive a haircut free of charge. Any child up to and including seniors in high school will be eligible. Bring current military ID. Children under the age of 16 years old must bring a parent or legal guardian. For appointments, call 330-509-5033.

Board of education to meet

The Austintown Board of Education will meet Aug. 13 for a retreat work session and Aug. 20 for a work session. Both meetings will begin at 8 a.m. at the central office located at 700 S. Raccoon Road. On Aug. 20, a regular session will begin at 1 p.m. at Austintown Middle School, located at 800 S. Raccoon Road.

Give blood at the library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive at the Austintown library on Aug. 20 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Arms Museum plans Christmas program

Plans for this year’s Memories of Christmas Past are underway at the Arms Family Museum. The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is looking to the Valley community for some help with this year’s display.

Highlights this year will be on local Valley traditions and will include family heirlooms, nativity collections, handmade cigar box doll houses and a large collection from John Garver, inventor of the locally produced Plakie twirler ornaments.

The society is looking for Christmas items related to downtown department stores. McKelveys, McCrorys, Higbees, Strouss-Hirshberg or any other downtown establishment are desirable. Items will be displayed on a short-term loan basis and will be returned to the owner after the exhibit closes in January.

Please email a description and picture of items to or contact the Historical Society with any questions at 330-743-2589. Memories of Christmas Past opens on November 23 and runs through January 5, 2014.

Visit for more details.

Buzz about books

The Austintown library will host Page turners: Book Buzz on Aug. 21 from 6-7 p.m. Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun.

Locate your customers

The Austintown library will host Locate Your Customers: Exploring the Library’s Business Databases Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. Join Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, to learn about how to target potential customers. The featured databases, D&B Million Dollar Database and ReferenceUSA (Business, HealthCare, New Business, and Residential modules), bring timely and authoritative information to develop strategic marketing.

Kindle class set in August

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 Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.

Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for specific library to register. Bring Amazon account and email information.

Participate in caption contest

The Austintown library will host Beneath the Surface Caption Contest during library hours through the month of August. Write the best caption or description and you could win a prize.

There will be different pictures for you to caption each month of summer break. For teens in grades 7-12.

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 Tuesday in August at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Play with an iPad

Children and parents have an opportunity to use the library’s iPad for a 20-minute session. Appoints are available Aug. 22 from 5:30-7 p.m. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the librarian at the location you would like to visit. They will ask for the subject area you’d like to explore with your child. Registration and adult ID (valid license, state ID or library card) is required. For kids from age four to sixth grade. Child must be accompanied by an adult.

Have fun with bubbles

Have some good, clean fun with bubbles Aug. 20 and 22 from 2-4 p.m. at Oh Wow! Learn how to make your own bubble solution, plus another trick or two. Program is free, general admission applies to non-members. This event is for children in grades pre-k through fourth.

Family garden Fridays set

The Metro Parks will host Family Garden Fridays every Friday now through September from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities will be centered on gardening with children. Learn about vegetables with “Eat Your Colors” and see which insect is the “Bug of the Week.” Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information.

Sculpt with Pilates

Pilates Sculpt will be offered every Wednesday in August from 6-7 p.m. Join trainer Angela Lubonovich in using light hand weights to tone the body with emphasis on core strength and control. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Bring a mat, water (and two number weights if you have them). Cost is $10 per session; or use your Scenic Fitness Card.

Practice Yoga at the park

Yoga will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday in August from 9:30-11 a.m. and from 5:30-7 p.m. at Fellows Riverside Gardens. Join Marina Perdos in the mornings and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings for a blend of energizing yoga styles. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Classes are outdoors weather permitting. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Cost is $10 per class; or use your Scenic Fitness Card.

Take T’ai Chi

T’ai Chi Step One will be offered every Wednesday in August from noon to 1 p.m. Ease stress, improve health and increase vitality. Join Marie Lew in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. The cost is $10 per class; or use your Scenic Fitness Card.

Participate in Pilates

Pilates basics will be taught every Monday in August from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Work on toning, shaping, core strength, alignment and breathing with fitness trainer Angela Lubonovich. Bring a mat and water. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information. Cost $10 per sessio; or use your Scenic Fitness Card.

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