Join a loose knit group
All hands helping to “Warm Up America” are welcome on Sept. 6 and 20 from 10 a.m. until noon. Both experienced and anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet can join.
Donations of yarn and needles are appreciated. Registration is not necessary. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information.
Children’s nature hour set
Children’s Nature Hour: Busy Beavers will be Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Sept. 7 at 10 a.m. Children ages 3-6 are invited to join us to learn about the world’s largest and busiest rodent — the beaver.
Participants to meet on Smythe Island in Newport Wetlands for a story, craft and to look for beaver. Pre-registration/payment required at Ford Nature Center. Cost is $2 for residents and $3 for non-residents.
Hear tales for toddlers
Tales for Toddlers: Skunks will be Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. Toddlers will learn about nature’s little stinkers—the skunk. Join Mill Creek Park for fun activities and storytelling.
Pre-registration/payment required at Ford Nature Center. HThe event will be at FNC. Cost is $2 for residents and $3 for non-residents.
Farm tours available
Take a tractor-wagon ride through the MetroParks Farm every Sunday in September.
Children can make a craft to take home. Visit the gift shop for closeout values. Suggested donations is $2/person or $5/family.
Take a family tour
The Metro Parks will offer a few more family tours Sept. 5 and 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. Tour includes a wagon ride, a visit with the animals, and playroom time. Limited seating, reservations are suggested.
Audubon Society to host Judy Semroc
Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley has invited the public to “Birds, Bugs and Botany” Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Judy Semroc, from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will speak about where to look for birds based on their food preferences. The event will be at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm on Route 46 in Canfield. All are welcome. For more information, call 1-888-846-8851.
MCCTC to have demonstrations
The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will once again host a series of hands-on demonstrations at this year’s Canfield Fair offering fair goers the chance to learn new skills and meet with MCCTC instructors.
New to the schedule this year, the Adult Career Center at MCCTC will host two evening sessions from 7-8 p.m. to teach those in attendance about storing data on a cloud, connecting to WiFi, apps and much more. In addition, visitors will receive a voucher to take a free iPad training course at the MCCTC.
Fair goers are invited to stop by the Education Building each day of the fair. All demonstrations are hosted in the Education Building from 1-3 p.m., unless otherwise noted. The schedule for the fair is: Cosmetology (Aug. 31) and Engineering (Sept. 1).
For more information, contact Jacqueline Kuffel, Career Development Supervisor, at 330-729-4120. To learn more about MCCTC, visit online at www.mahoningctc.com.
Historical society hosts open house
The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting a free Founders Day open house at the Arms Family Museum on Sept. 15 from 1-5 p.m., in celebration of the Society’s 138th anniversary. The museum will be open for tours, the education staff will have indoor and outdoor games and activities for all ages and executive director Bill Lawson will lead a historic walking tour of Wick Avenue at 1:30 p.m.
Refreshments, including Good Humor ice cream bars, will be available. For more information, call the Society at 330-743-2589 or visit www.mahoninghistory.org.
Enter contest to have dinner with author
Do you want to have dinner with New York Times bestselling young adult author Jay Asher? Give the library some reasons - 13 reasons, to be exact. Present your arguments in any format you wish - three winners will be selected to meet Jay, have dinner with him at the Poland library, and receive an autographed copy of his award-winning novel, “Thirteen Reasons Why”. Contest runs from Sept. 1-30 and is open to teens in grades 7-12. Visit www.libraryvisit.org/13reasons or any library branch for complete contest rules and instructions.
Libraries close for holiday
All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed Sept. 1 and 2.
Swap jigsaw puzzles
If you are done with your jigsaw puzzle and want to try another, join other jigsaw enthusiasts and swap puzzles at the Boardman library Sept. 11 at 5 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC.
Friends meeting set
The Boardman Friends of the Library will meet on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. Speaker for the event will be Dr. Paul Sracic, department of political science at Youngstown State University. This event is for adults.
Show what you know
The Boardman library will host Show What You Know: Jewelry Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Learn the technique of arranging beads into a one of a kind necklace. Bring your own beads and clasp. All other materials will be provided. A sample will be on display during the month of September. Adults may register by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for the Boardman library.
Screen your blood pressure
The Boardman library will host a blood pressure screening on Monday from 12:30-3 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Mahoning Chapter of American Red Cross.
Receive help with eReader
Bring your eReader to the Boardman library during library hours through the month of September to receive help downloading books. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Boardman library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the librarian’s desk. For adults and teens.
Learn to juggle
Special guest, Anton Finch will be teaching us how to juggle Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. Join the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) and learn how to keep three bean bags in the air. For teens in grades 7-12. Register online or call 330-744-8638 and ask for the Boardman library.
Check into chess
The Boardman library will host Check into Chess Sept. 15 at 1:30 p.m. This event is for the whole family.
Start your engines
The Boardman library will host Start Your Engines Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Come make a toy car or bring a Pinewood Derby or other homemade car to race on the track. Summer Reading Program top readers will also be honored at this special program.
Family story time set
The Boardman library will host sensory story time Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. Join the library for a family story time for children of all ages with a sensory focus.
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. The program will include 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.
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 September at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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 September at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Babies and books set at library
Babies ages 6-23 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 Sept. 13 and 27 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Local church to sell ham loaves
Boardman United Methodist Church, located at 6809 Market St. in Boardman, will once again be selling ham loaves Sept. 17 from 12:30 p.m. until sold out. The loaves will be sold in packages of 6 for $12. There will be no pre-orders.
Farmers National Bank funds scholarship
Farmers National Bank reaffirmed its simultaneous commitment to community and education with a $3,000 gift to the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC).
OFIC applied these funds to a scholarship for Ryan Pollifrone of Boardman. Pollifrone is a finance and political science major at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus.
Farmers has provided annual donations to the OFIC over the last 8 years. The OFIC, which is headquartered in Columbus, works with corporations, foundations and individuals to provide scholarship assistance to 100,000 students.
Just treasure sale to be Sept. 6
Bethel Lutheran Church will host a No Trash, Just Treasure sale Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a $2 bag day on Sept. 7 beginning at 11 a.m.
The church is located at 425 Crestview Drive.
Fall festival set
Poland-Boardman Child Care Center, located at 1940 Boardman Poland Road, is hosting the second annual fall festival Sept. 21 from 1-5 p.m.
The festival will include food, games, a bounce-around, crafts, fire trucks
First Night Youngstown seeks event staffers
First Night Youngstown is seeking event staffers to handle duties at venues on Dec. 31. Event staff will receive a small monetary stipend. A mandatory training will be in November. Shift start times will vary depending on the venue, but none will end later than 10 p.m., giving staff an opportunity to enjoy the remaining festivities and the fireworks.
If you are interested in being considered for an event staff position, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 330-744-9966 to request an application. Applications are due by Aug. 31.
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.
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.
Soccer teams play for cancer
The Boardman High School girls soccer team will play in the fourth annual breast cancer game Sept. 28 at the high school. The game between the junior varsity and varsity will begin at 12:30 p.m. There will be several refreshments to purchase, baskets to raffle off and a short program to honor those who have been affected by this horrible disease.
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 email@example.com or contact the Historical Society with any questions at 330-743-2589. Memories of Christmas Past opens on Nov. 23 and runs through January 5, 2014. Visit www.mahoninghistory.org for more details.
Download books to your eReader
The Boardman library will offer help downloading library books to your eReader. Call 330-744-8638 and ask for Boardman library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the Librarian’s Desk.
For teens and adults. Sessions will be scheduled during library hours through the month of August.
Wheat harvest activities set
Take a tractor-wagon ride through the MetroParks Farm. Wheat harvest will take place this month. Children can make a craft to take home. Suggested donations are $2 per person or $5 per family.
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 September 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 September 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 September 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 September 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.