Boardman Community Briefs

Junior Women’s League open house

The Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League is having a new membership open house with a ladies social get together on Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Glenellen, located at 9661 Market St. in Boardman.

The Junior Women’s League is social service organization and the club affords women the opportunity to get together and make friends while volunteering their time to benefit worthwhile causes.

Women interested in joining or receiving more information can contact membership Chairperson Yvonne Ford at 330-718-2013 or 330-755-6828.

Mooney hosts meeting regarding new Chinese class

Cardinal Mooney High School is adding a Chinese language course to its course offerings. Principal John Young noted that the course “reflects the growing inter-relationship between the Chinese and American economies. We were alerted to the need for the course by alumni and parents who have traveled to China on business.”

The courses will be taught by Lauren Mangino, who is a retired teacher from the Warren City Schools. Mangino has traveled in China and taught Chinese courses at Warren Harding.

An informational meeting for parents and students interested in the course has been scheduled for Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. at Cardinal Mooney. Details about the course offering and requirements will be discussed at that time.

Baby brilliant at library

This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months.

The Boardman library will host 20 minutes of language enrichment, including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize at 10 a.m. on Jan. 11 and 25.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales for toddlers at Boardman library

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 at 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Jan. 16, 23, and 30 (iPad program). Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Yellow Creek concert series

Get out of the cold and enjoy the first concert of the year at Yellow Creek Lodge in Struthers on Thursday at 7 p.m.

Library hosts Fun for 4s, 5s

The Boardman library will host developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 4-5) become a successful reader Tuesday, as well as Jan. 15, 22, and 29 (iPad program) at 10 a.m.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Launch into literacy

Enjoy a 2013 version of the traditional story time with the iPad for children ages 4-5 at the Boardman library at 10 a.m. Jan. 29 and 30. Program will last 30 minutes and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Play in ping-pong tournament at library

Individuals and team players are wanted for the Boardman library’s ping pong tournament for children of all ages on Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. Preschoolers must attend with an adult.

Chess club to meet Sunday

The Boardman library will be hosting chess play on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. If you don’t know how to play the game, someone will teach you. This event is for adults, seniors and teens.

TAB Meeting open to teenagers

Check out at the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. They meet the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12.

Kindle klass gets you connected

Bring your Kindle to the Boardman library at 2 p.m. on Thursday and the librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the library’s Digital Catalog on our website. Don’t forget your Amazon account and email information. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the branch by name to register.

Blood pressure screening at library

The Boardman library will host a blood pressure screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross from 12:30-3 p.m. on Monday.

Friends of the Library will meet Jan. 14

There will be a Friends of Boardman library meeting and presentation titled “In Columbus’ Footsteps” with Dr. Ron Shaklee, Department of Geography at YSU, on Jan. 14 at 10 a.m.

Jigsaw puzzle swap is Wednesday

If you are done with your jigsaw puzzle and want to try another, join other jigsaw enthusiasts and swap puzzles at the Boardman library on Wednesday at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC.

Show what you know: Yoga

The Boardman library will be hosting an introductory lecture on the benefits of Yoga on the body, mind and spirit on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.

Holiday closings at libraries

All libraries in the Public of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed Jan. 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Boardman church selling ham loaves

Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market Street, will once again sell ham loaves on Jan. 15, starting at noon until sold out. The loaves will be sold in packages of six for $12 or 12 for $24. There will be no pre-orders.

Breakfast botany is Jan. 25

Start your morning on Jan. 25 from 8:30-10 a.m. with a brisk garden walk in the frosty air. Return to the Garden Caf for a light breakfast and learn about spruce trees. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The fee is $7 for residents and $9 for non-residents,

Piloxing in the park in January

This unique program, instructed by Angela Lubonovich, mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat-blasting and muscle-toning workout guaranteed to whip you into shape. Bring a mat and water. Classes are held at Pioneer Pavilion Jan. 9, 16, 23, and 30 from 6-7 p.m. Call REC to register; the fee is $10 per session.

Do Pilates in the park

Increase your understanding of various Pilate’s concepts and movements with instructor Angela Lubonovich Jan. 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Classes held at Pioneer Pavilion. Bring a mat and water. Call REC to register; the fee is $32 all four sessions or $10 per session.

Yoga at Fellows Riverside Gardens

Join Marina Perdos in the mornings (9:30-11 a.m.) and Karres Cvetkovich in the evenings (5:30-7 p.m.) for a blend of energizing yoga styles that will help you keep a healthy outlook Tuesdays and Thursdays in January. Students at all levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. There is a $10 fee per class. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information.

T’ai Chi Step One in the Gardens

Ease stress, improve health, and increase vitality Wednesdays in January from noon until 1 p.m. 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. There is a $10 fee per class.

Workout boot camp is Jan. 12

Kick start your workout with a jam-packed hour of head-to-toe fitness on Jan. 12 from 10-11 a.m. This functional boot camp will consist of drills that benefit the beginner exerciser to the advanced athlete. The class is instructed by JoAnne Maloney and will take place at Yellow Creek Lodge. Call REC to register; the fee is $10.

Yoga basics on Sundays

Feel comfortable in a class for everyone Sundays from Jan. 20-March 10 from 9-10:30 a.m. while you learn the basics taught by Karres Cvetkovich. The fee is $80 for eight weeks or $75 if registered by Jan. 12. Gift Certificates are available. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register.

Resolution and roundtable

If your New Year’s resolution is to get more exercise, join Mill Creek Park’s first walk of the new year on Jan. 6 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Afterward, sit down with Bill Whitehouse for a potpourri discussion about nature- and park-related topics from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Attend one or both. Meet at Birch Hill Cabin. This hike has a moderate rating and is 2 miles long.

Winter farmscape set at Mill Creek Park

Hike at Mill Creek Park and explore what winter has brought to the diverse habitats along the Mindy Henning Memorial Trail. Meet at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm on Jan. 13 at 2 p.m. This hike has a moderate rating for unpaved trails and is 2 miles long.

See shades of winter at the gorge

Find out how many colors Mother Nature displays in the dead of winter as you search the Gorge area for matches to the shades in a big box of Crayolas. Meet at the Lanterman’s Mill parking lot on Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. This hike has a moderate rating for possible icy trails and it will span 2 miles.

Learn about ice making

During the early 1900s, the Youngstown Ice Company harvested ice for commercial use from Mill Creek and the Mahoning River. Look back at the ice harvesting industry and then take a walk to see what remains of the Youngstown Ice Company’s heyday at Mill Creek Park Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m. Those interested can then continue with a hike around Lake Glacier. Meet at the Davis Center. This hike is a moderate rating with hills and steps and will span 1/4 or 3 miles.

Health and wellness walks in Mill Creek

Meet at the Mill Creek golf course overflow parking lot on Jan. 9 or the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead on Jan. 23 at 9 a.m. to hike for the health of it and experience the many benefits of walking. The Jan. 9 hike has an easy rating and will be 1 or 3 miles and the Jan. 23 hike has a moderate rating and will be 2 or 4 miles.

Loose Knit Group meets in January

All hands helping to “Warm Up America,” are welcome at the Loose Knit Group Jan. 4 and 18 from 10 a.m. until noon, both experienced and anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for more information.

Do yoga with MetroMutts dogs

Mill Creek Park will be hosting yoga with your dog Jan. 13 at 11 a.m. All levels are welcome, including those who have never practiced yoga. Dress comfortably, bring a mat and water for yourself and treats for your dog. Class will be conducted by Maureen Lauer-Gatta, owner of The Yoga Room in Warren, Ohio. Classes will be at Pioneer Pavilion. The cost for MetroMutts members is $5 and $10 for non-members.

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley

Ford Nature Center’s staff will tell you all about nonsense nature on Jan. 22. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. with the program at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Meet at MetroParks Farm.

Potting paperwhites

Children ages 3 – 5 will learn about flower bulbs and plant pots of cheery paperwhites to take home Jan. 8 from 1-2 p.m. and Jan. 19 from 11 until noon. A snack and story will add to the fun. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The fee is $7 for residents and $9 for non-residents.

Tales for twos: winter edition

Two-year-olds are invited to bundle up and enjoy the sights and fun of winter at Mill Creek Park Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. Create a craft for the birds then take a short walk. Preregister at Ford Nature Center. The fee is $2 for residentas and $3 for non-residents.

Gone trackin’ for wild animals

This event is for children ages 3-5. Learn what wild animals are out and about during the winter at Mill Creek Park on Jan. 11 at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. or Jan. 12 at 10 a.m. Investigate their tracks and other signs through a story, activities, and outdoor exploration. Dress for the weather and preregister at Ford Nature Center. The fee is $2 for residents and $3 for non-residents.

Make good luck bean wreaths

It has been said that beans will bring good luck in the New Year. Children ages 6 and older can bring good fortune to their homes by making a colorful wreath of different kinds of dried beans at Mill Creek Park on Jan. 19 from 1:30-3 p.m. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The fee is $9 for residents and $12 for non-residents.

Get free pancakes Feb. 5

IHOP is giving away free pancakes on Feb. 5 to celebrate National Pancake Day. The fundraiser aims to raise $3 million to kick off Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ 30th anniversary. Visit any IHOP location to participate.

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