Local writers group to meet in Canfield
The Monday Night Writers will meet Jan. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road, Canfield. Led by author and professional writer Nancy Christie, the two-hour session will include both writing exercises and discussions on the creative and business aspects of writing. Those with ‘works-in-progress’ can bring copies of their projects for comments and critiques from the group.
The fee is $10 per class and registration is preferred. For more information, email Nancy Christie at email@example.com.
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. 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. 23, and 30 (iPad program). Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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. 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 today at 2 p.m. Preschoolers must attend with an adult.
Friends of the Library will meet Monday
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 Monday at 10 a.m.
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 Tuesday, 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. 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. 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 $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 today
Kick start your workout with a jam-packed hour of head-to-toe fitness on today 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.
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 tomorrow 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. 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 tomorrow 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.
Children ages 3 – 5 will learn about flower bulbs and plant pots of cheery paperwhites to take home 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.
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.