Boardman Community Briefs

Rotary trip raises funds for Relay for Life

The Boardman Rotary Relay for Life team is sponsoring a bus trip to Rivers Casino Feb. 16. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. The cost of the trip is $30 and each person receives $20 in free play, plus a $5 food voucher. The bus will leave from behind St. Nicholas Hall in Struthers at 11 a.m. and return at 7 p.m.

Make checks payable to “Boardman Rotary Relay For Life Team” and mail to Jeff Janci, 3170 Highland Ave, Poland, OH 44514, Seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are not refundable. Call Jeff at 330-519-6822 for information.

Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner

The Knights of Columbus Fr. Venglaric Council 11915 at St. Charles in Boardman will be hosting a spaghetti dinner Jan. 27 from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the church hall.

The event, which includes a basket raffle, will feature spaghetti and meatballs at a cost of $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 years of age, and children under 6 will eat for free. The dinner will include a salad, bread and butter, drink, and cake.

Carry out orders will be available beginning at 10 a.m. Also, the Knights’ spaghetti sauce and meatballs will be available to purchase separately for $5 beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the dinner. Bring your own container, or the Knights can provide one.

A portion of all proceeds will benefit St. Charles eighth-grade students.

Making Kids Count benefit dinner

On March 15, Making Kids Count will host its first benefit dinner at Avion on the Water in Canfield. Proceeds from the event will go to the various programs Making Kids Count sponsors. This event will include dinner, dessert, a cash bar, chance auction and entertainment. Invitations will be mailed in February. Anyone interested in receiving an invitation for this event or for more information on this event, should send an email with mailing and email addresses to or call the office at 330-758-3434.

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.

Father-daughter princess dance at Boardman Park

Boardman Park will host its 10th annual Father-Daughter princess dance at the Lariccia Family Community Center. The dance will be on three nights this year: Feb. 15 and 16 from 6-9 p.m., and Feb. 17 from 5-8 p.m. This semi-formal dance will include dinner, dancing to DJ music and more. A professional photo for a keepsake of this event will also be included. Tickets are now on sale. They can be purchased at the park office, Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. No tickets will be sold at the door.

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.

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.

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. 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. 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.

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.

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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