Poland celebrates ties to McKinley
The home where President William McKinley once lived in Poland, is gone, but his time as a Poland resident will not be forgotten now that an Ohio Historical sign marks the site.
Today at 11 a.m., the public will gather to celebrate the dedication of the maker at 210 South Main St. near the Home Savings Bank.
The McKinley home once stood where the parking lot is currently. The dedication will be part of Celebrate Poland 2013.
People for Metro Parks golf outing
The People for MetroParks golf outing will be July 17 with tee off beginning at 1 p.m. Join to support the People for MetroParks Golf Outing at Mill Creek Golf Course. Registration and lunch are from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The shotgun scramble, which features the big hole format, will tee off at 1 p.m. Sign up your foursome or they can place you with a team.
For more information or to register, contact Samantha at 330-702-3000. Entry deadline is July 3. Cost is $75 per person and includes golf with cart, lunch, beverages on the course and a golfer gift.
Golf clinics for adults to be Tuesdays
Range and golf clinics for adults will be available every Tuesday in July from 6-8 p.m. Range time followed by on-course play at main golf course. Register by calling 330-740-7112 or email Andy@millcreekmetroparks.org. The cost is $25 for one day, $45 for two days or $60 for four days.
Participate in golf tournament series
The par 3 tournament series will be July 1, 15 and 26 at the Par 3 Golf Cource. The series is for ages 4-15 in four age divisions. Registration began June 15. Call Mill Creek Golf Course 330-740-7112 or email Andy@millcreekmetroparks.org. The cost is $16 for 18 hole divisions, $8 for nine hole divisions and $5 for five hole division.
Residents earn degrees
Poland residents Monica Gray, Kelsey Schlabaugh, Michael White and Jonathan Kocon graduated from The University of Akron during the Spring 2013 commencement.
Junior golf camp set
The junior golf camp will be July 9, 16, 23 and 30. Ages 11 and up will begin range time at 1 p.m. Nine holes begins at 2 p.m. Ages 10 and under will have range time from 2 to 4 p.m., with nine holes beginning at 3 p.m. The golf camp will be at Mill Creek Golf Course. Call the Pro Shop for details and to register. The cost for range time plus nine holes is $20, two-hour range time is $20 and one-hour range time is $15.
Watch a movie under the stars
Enjoy a family oriented movie outside as the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm uses its barn door as the movie screen July 20 at 9 p.m. Popcorn will be provided. Bring non-alcoholic drinks, chairs and blankets. Arrive early to visit with the animals and choose your spot on the lawn.
Enjoy a family tour
The Metro Parks will be giving family tours July 11 and 18 at 10 a.m. Take a guided tour of the MetroParks Farm, which includes a wagon ride, visit with the animals and the playroom. Space is limited. Reservations are suggested.
Take an evening farm tour
Join the Metro Parks for an evening tour around the farm July 10 and 24 from 1-4 p.m. Space is limited; reservations are suggested. In honor of National Dairy Month, you will enjoy a special ice cream treat. The cost is $3 person.
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.
Learn soccer skills
The British soccer camp will be July 29 - Aug. 2 for children ages 3-18. Players of all abilities will receive high-level soccer coaching from a team of international experts. The event includes individual foot skills, technical drills, tactical practices, small-sided games, coached scrimmages and a daily tournament and will be at the Wick Recreation Area. Online registration is recommended. Call 330-740-7100 for details.
Batting clinic to be July 27
Focus on improving hitting mechanics with Coach Craig Antush of YSU July 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. This clinic will benefit players of all experience levels. Spaces limited to provide one-on-one instruction. Registration and fee due by July 24. Call Ford Nature Center. The clinic will be at Wick Recreation Areaand the cost is $20 for residents and $25 for non-residents.
Kids tennis camp set
The tennis camp will be July 8 and 9 from 10 a.m. until noon. Children will learn the fundamentals of tennis. Call 330-740-7107 for details and to register. Registration and fee are due by July 5. The camp will be at Yellow Creek Park. The cost is $5 for residents and $8 for non-residents.
Birds and birdhouses will be July 20 from 1:30-3 p.m. Spend some time learning about the habits of birds, recognizing common birds in the area and taking a nature walk to “go birding” (weather permitting). Then paint decorative birdhouses to take home. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $14 ($12 FFRG member).
Learn about insects
Ladybugs will be July 11 from 1-2 p.m. or July 20 from 11 a.m. to noon. This is the first of three preschool classes focused on insects and creatures in the garden. Learn about the ladybug and spend time in the Family Garden looking for them (weather permitting). Listen to a story, have a snack and make a ladybug craft. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $6 ($4 FFRG member).
Children nature hour
Children’s Nature Hour: Gliding Along Glacier will be July 12 at 10 a.m. or 12:30 p.m. and July 13 at 10 a.m. Children ages 3-6 are invited to explore Lake Glacier and the animals that call it home. Activities include a ride on the Glacier Passenger Boat and a very “fishy” craft. Pre-register/pay at Ford Nature Center. Meet at Old Log Cabin. The cost is $2 for residents and $3 for non-residents.
Hear tales for tots
Tales for Tots: Beautiful Butterflies will be July 11 at 10 a.m. Toddlers ages 2-3 will learn about the lives of butterflies through a story, craft, and outdoor butterfly hunt. Pre-register/pay at Ford Nature Center. The cost is $2 for residents and $3 for non-residents.
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.
Join book discussion
Read Earth In Mind: On Education, the Environment and the Human Prospect by David Orr, and then join the discussion July 27 at 10 a.m. The discussion will be at Ford Nature Center
Understand dog aggression
MetroMutts: Understanding Aggression will be July 21 at 10 a.m., presented by The Learning Dog. This seminar will teach you the different types of aggressive behaviors whether they curable or treatable. It will be at Yellow Creek Park Lodge and is free for MetroMutts members; the cost is $5 for non-members.
Hike with your mutt
The MetroMutts hike will be July 13 at 10 a.m. Bring your canine companion for this hike on East Cohasset Trail. Meet at Ford Nature Center parking lot. The hike has an easy rating on paved trail and will span two miles.
Join a loose knit group
All hands helping to “Warm Up America” are welcome on July 5 and 19 from 10 a.m. to noon. Both experienced and anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet can join. Donations of yarn and needles are always appreciated. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information.
Thunder moon kayak trip to be July 19
Join the Metro Parks for a thunder moon kayak trip July 19 from 8-10 p.m. The trip is for ages 18 and older and is not for first-time kayakers. Hope for a clear night so the moon will light the way. Meet at East Newport Boat Launch.
Afternoon on the water
The Metro Parks will host an afternoon on the water July 20 and 27 from 1-3 p.m. Meet at East Newport Boat Launch.
Mahoning Kayak trip set
Join the Metro Parks and meet up with members of Trumbull Canoe Trails, a regional paddling club, on a portion of the Mahoning River Water Trail. The trip is 3.66 miles; approximately one and one half to two hours. Not for first-time kayakers. Kayakers must be 18 years old. Meet at Trumbull County MetroParks’ Canoe City. Call Ford Nature Center for details. The cost is $15 for residents and $18 for non-residents.
Take firecracker Kayak trip
The firecracker Kayak trip will be July 6 at 10 a.m. Celebrate our nation’s birthday by exploring the quiet scenic beauty of Lake Newport. Meet at East Newport Boat Launch. This will be a naturalist escorted trip. Single kayaks and a tandem are available. Reservations are necessary and must be made 36 hours prior to program. Call Ford Nature Center for details. Not for first-time kayakers. The cost is $12 per person for residents and $15 per person for non residents.
Bird walk to be July 20
Birk Walk will be July 20 at 8 a.m. Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead this walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, a 264-acre park district property closed to the public. Because of parking limitations, reservations a must. Call Ford Nature Center by 5 p.m. on July 19. Boots are a necessity. No “walk-ins” will be permitted.
Health and wellness walks set
The Metro Parks will host four health and wellness walks in July. Join for the health of it and experience the many benefits of walking. Walks will be: July 9 at 6 p.m. at the Ford Nature Center (moderate rating, four miles), July 17 at 9 a.m. at the overflow parking lot on West Gold Drive (easy rating, one or three miles), July 23 at 6 p.m. at the MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at MetroParks Farm (easy rating, two or four miles) and July 31 at 9 a.m. at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead at Kirk Road (easy rating, two or four miles).
The good old-fashioned crayfish hunt hike will be July 21 at 2 p.m. Join the Metro Parks and walk along and within Sawmill Creek, a very clean stream that is a tributary to Meander Reservoir. Wear shoes and clothing you can get wet and dirty in. Meet at the end of Laurel Hill Drive, located off Herbert Road. The hike has a moderate rating and will cover one mile.
Dragons and damsels hike to be July 13
Join the Metro Parks at Mill Creek Preserve to see who is flying in the restored wetlandse July 13 at 1 p.m. Be prepared for mud and hot conditions with little shade. Bring water. Parking is limited. Call Ford Nature Center to register by July 12 to register. Meet at kiosk off Western Reserve Road. The hie has a moderate rating and will cover one mile.
Hike and keep cool
Stay cool on a hike to the Mill Creek Gorge, whose depth creates a bit of natural air conditioning, July 7 at 2 p.m. Meet at Lanterman’s Mill parking lot. The hike has a moderate rating and will cover two miles.
Sculpt with Pilates
Pilates Sculpt will be offered every Wednesday 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 July 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 July 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 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.
Breakfast Botany set
Breakfast Botany: Beech will be July 19 from 8:30-10 a.m. Start your morning with a brisk walk through the gardens. Return to the Garden Caf to have a light breakfast and learn more about this ornamental garden tree. Call FRG to register. The cost is $9 ($7 FFRG member).
Learn gardening basics
Gardening Basics: Herbaceous Perennials will be July 13 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn about these popular plants, including how to care for them throughout the growing season. This class includes a tour of both the sun and shade perennial gardens at Fellows Riverside Gardens to discuss the sensational perennials found there. Call FRG to register. The cost is $20 ($15 FFRG member).
Enjoy the terrace
The Garden Terrace at Fellows Riverside Gardens is the place to relax and unwind on July 3 from 5-7 p.m. Come after work and enjoy a glass or two of wine and listen to the music of Steve Vuich. The Garden Caf will be open for visitors wishing to purchase food. The cost is $10.
Summer garden party set
Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens, celebrating their 25th Anniversary, will host this annual fundraising event July 26 at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening outdoors under the stars while supporting this public Garden. Call Fellows Riverside Garden to register. The cost is $70 for a non-reserved seat, $125 for reserved seating.
Hear concerts at the Judge Morley Pavilion
Live at the Judge Morley Pavilion will offer free performances, unless admission is listed. The concerts will be July 3 at 7 p.m. - Wanda Hunt Band(R & B), July 10 at 7 p.m. - Winslow (Soul/Funk), July 13 at 7 p.m. - Yellow Brick Road (a tribute to Elton John) - admission is $7 in advance, $10 at gate, July 17 at 7 p.m. - The Strange Familiar (Pop), July 24 at 7 p.m. - Chardon Polka Band, July 28 from 6-8 p.m. - House Band (Rock and Roll) and July 31 at 7 p.m. - James Everett Band.
Struthers concert series to be July 11
The Struthers concert series will be July 11 at 7 p.m. at Yellow Creek Park. Erie Heights Brass Band (big band performance) will perform. Lawn seating.
4-H day camp set
The Mahoning County 4-H program will have its annual 4-H day camp in Boardman on July 2. The day camp is open to any youth between the ages of 5 and 8 (must have completed kindergarten).
Youth do not need to be 4-H members to attend. The fee is $25, and includes crafts, lunch and lots of fun and opportunities to make new friends. Day campers will be supervised by trained counselors and adults.
Registration and full payment is due by June 21. Camp will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited so get your registration in early.
For a camp brochure and further information, contact the Ohio State University Extension Office in Mahoning County at 330-533-5538 or visit the website at www.mahoning.osu.edu and go to 4-H Youth Development.
Summer scholarship applications wanted
The Mahoning Valley Office of the Autism Society of Ohio announced that it is accepting applications for its inaugural Summer Camp Scholarship Program.
Funding will support the annual day camp hosted by Autism Society of Greater Cleveland from July 8-19 for children ages 3-19 at the City of Independence Old Recreation Building in Independence, Ohio.
Pink Ribbon Gold Classic
The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will be at Squaw Creek – Avalon Golf and Country Club July 15. All proceeds from this event will go to the American Cancer Society.
The 18 hole scramble will be followed by lunch, a Chinese auction and raffle. The 2013 honoree is Patty Barber. For further details, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.
Take a strategic hike
Join the MetroParks on a hike tomorrow at 2 p.m. Chat about the new comprehensive action plan that will guide the MetroParks in fulfilling its mission through the next ten years. Meet at Ford Nature Center. The hike has a moderate rating and will cover three miles.
Practice Yoga at the gardens
Yoga will be offered every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30-11 a.m. and 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. Meet at the information desk. The cost is $10 per class.
Yoga basics class set
Learn the basics of yoga tomorrow from 9-10:30 a.m. The class taught by Karres Cvetkovich will experience the release of mental and physical tensions that act as powerful barriers to enjoying life. Gift certificates are available. The cost is $10 per session or use your Scenic Fitness Card. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register.
Free open houses set
Every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. beginning June 12 and running through August 14, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society will host free Hands-On-History Open Houses at the Arms Family Museum of Local History, located at 648 Wick Ave. in Youngstown. Each week will feature a different historical theme – “Celebrating the Fourth,” “My Town, Your Town, Youngstown,” and “The House that Olive Built,” to name a few. Hands-On activities will include arts and crafts, games, toys, artifacts, dress-up clothing and more.
Participants can spend as much or as little time engaging in the activities and each week will feature something for all ages and interests. The open houses are free and open to the public and all participants can take advantage of half-priced admission for a full Arms Family Museum tour.
Historical society sponsors summer camp
In celebration and remembrance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society will have an immersive Civil War Summer Day Camp for students ages 7-14. The Turning Points Camp runs twice, July 8-12 and Aug. 5-9, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, located at 325 West Federal St. in Youngstown.
The History Center will be transformed into a hybrid 2013/19th century location with the center’s spaces serving as battlefields, Ford’s Theatre, a Council of War room and more while using state-of-the-art media and education technology. Participants will explore all aspects of the war, from the politics and leaders to the civilian struggle and military life. Engaging and interactive lessons will include debates, mock elections, The Manual of Arms, 19th century games, chores and more.
Summer Camp registration information can be found at www.mahoninghistory.org.
Tease your brain
Oh Wow! will host Brainteasers on July 23 and 25 from 2-4 p.m. for children of all ages. The cost is free for members, general admission applies to non-members. Try your logic at various logic puzzles and 3D brainteasers. OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology is located at 11 W. Federal St. in Youngstown.
Make solar ovens
Children in grades kindergarten through eighth are invited to Oh Wow! on July 9 and 11 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. to build a functional solar oven. Participants will use their ovens to make s’mores. The cost is $2 for members and $10 for non-members.
OH WOW! The Roger and Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science and Technology is located at 11 W. Federal St. in Youngstown.
Dunkin’ to host happy hour
Dunkin’ Donuts in the Youngstown area will host a summer happy hour through the end of August. Guests can enjoy discounts on a select featured beverage each month between 2-4 p.m. The month of June is featuring Dunkin’s Ice Coffee at 50 percent of stated menu prices. To learn more, visit www.dunkindonuts.com.
Book store to host signing
Randy Ryan, author of “My First Baseball Game,” will be signing books at Bradley’s Book Outlet in the Southern Park Mall today from 3-6 p.m.
Celebrate Poland at the library
Join in the Celebrate Poland activities at the library today at 11 a.m. (indoor games) and 2 p.m. (outdoor games). For kids of all ages. Treats will be served.
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 June at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
SOV named excellent
Dollar General donates to library
The Dollar General Literacy Foundation recently announced the award of $3000 to Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County to support literacy programs. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation supports initiatives that help others improve their lives through literacy and education. Since its inception in 1993, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation has awarded more than $81 million in grants to nonprofit organizations, helping more than 4.7 million individuals take their first steps toward literacy or continued education.A complete list of grant recipients may be found online at www.dgliteracy.org.
Grow Youngstown to offer fresh produce
Grow Youngstown will offer fresh produce direct to the residents of Mahoning Valley through its Community Supported Agriculture market, which purchases food direct from local farmers. Participants can pick up their farm fresh goods on Tuesdays at the YMCA in Boardman, Fellows Riverside Gardens, East Side Public Library and Poland Public Library. Orders can also be delivered to your door for a fee.
To become a member of Grow Youngstown’s CSA: Farm to You, contact Elsa Higby, CSA manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-286-0688.
Mature drivers course at SOV
Shepherd of the Valley is inviting mature drivers, age 60 or better, to sign-up for the AAA Safe Driving for Mature Operators course. The state-certified course, which can qualify attendees for auto insurance discounts, is being offered Aug. 5 and 7 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., with an hour for lunch, at Shepherds of the Valley - Poland, located 301 W. Western Reserve Road. The cost is $10 for AAA members and $15 for non-members. Lunch is available for an additional cost.
To register, call Elida Cowles, LPN at 330-726-7110, ext. 2318. For more information on this program, visit the Community Events page on the Shepherd of the Valley website, www.shepherdofthevalley.com.