Poland briefs

NASCAR show car to be displayed

The official show car of the NASCAR Nationwide Series will be on display at the Poland Touch-A-Truck event Aug. 18 from noon to 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by Platt Insurance Group and will be located at the Platt office, 81 W. McKinley Way in Poland.

Guests will have the opportunity to see a real NASCAR stock car first-hand. Guests can take a spin around the track in the Nationwide racing simulator and spin the prize wheel for a chance to win NASCAR prizes. Several other trucks will be on hand for adults and children to see up close- including Poland Police and Fire Departments, classic cars and an ice cream truck giving away free ice cream. Free food and drink will also be available to all attendees courtesy of Platt Insurance Group.

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.

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Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday Night Writers, Aug. 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road Canfield.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

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.

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 www.woofraise.com.

Yellow Creek Theatre to feature new film

On Aug. 16, movie goers at Yellow Creek Theatre in Poland will be entertained by the rollicking, gun-toting Western musical, “Calamity Jane,” starring Doris Day, Howard Keel, Philip Carey and Allyn McLerie.

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 jfs.ohio.gov/ocs. 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.

Poland residents earn academic recognition

Poland residents Kenneth Duncan and Amanda Molaske were named to Capital University’s dean’s list for the spring 2013 semester. To be named to the dean’s list, full-time, degree-seeking students must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.5.

Students named to president’s list

Poland residents Patrick Donahue and Rebecca Mowad were named to Capital University’s president list for the spring 2013 semester. The president’s list indicates the highest level of academic distinction achieved among full-time, degree-seeking students. To be named to the president’s list, students must have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.85.

Screen your blood pressure

The Poland library will host a blood pressure screening on Aug. 27 from 1-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Mahoning Chapter of American Red Cross.

Historical Society to have meeting

The next regular meeting of the Poland Historical Society will be Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at the Little Red Schoolhouse located at 4515 Center Road (Route 224) at the Struthers Road intersection in Poland Township.

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 events@mahoninghistory.org 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 www.mahoninghistory.org for more details.

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 August at 10 a.m. Children 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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