Austintown briefs

Couch to 5K program under way

The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center will present its second annual Couch to 5K program, beginning May 20.

There will be a free informational seminar on the program, given by Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D., on May 9 at 6:30 p.m. at his Boardman office located in South Bridge West (behind Second Sole) at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3.

The Couch to 5K program will consist of three training sessions per week for 12 weeks in Boardman. Last year, participants were from a wide range of ages, including some in their 50s and 60s. The fee for the program is $90 for the 12-week program or $40 per month.

The instructor will be Amber Landsman, a strength and conditioning fitness trainer with 20 years experience training and running races. She has a master’s degree in Exercise Physiology. Dr. Suzelis, also an avid runner, will assist with some of the sessions.

For more information or to register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at RSVP is required for the free informational meeting.

Library closed for holidays

All public libraries in Mahoning County will be closed on May 12 (Mother’s Day) and May 26-27 (Memorial Day weekend).

Friends of the library meeting to be May 20

The Friends of the Austintown library meeting and program will be held on May 20 at 10 a.m. Cassie Nespor, curator of the Rose Melnick Medical Museum at Youngstown State University, will introduce this local “hidden gem.” The audience will learn about the Iron Lung, the Wooden X-Ray machine, the invention of the stethoscopes and other interesting stories through the museum’s exhibits. The presentation will highlight some of the interactive aspects of the Museum that gives visitors a chance to experience various periods in medical history.

Dining with Diabetes classes set

A three-week Dining with Diabetes series of classes will be held May 15, 22 and 29 at the Jewish Community Center, 505 Gypsy Lane, Youngstown. The classes will be 12:30 to 3 p.m. and are open to diabetics, their family members and caretakers. Cost of the series is $30 and pre-registration is required by May 8.

Those enrolled will be taught how to prepare meals that are healthy, easy to make and delicious. They also will learn up-to-date information on nutrition, meal planning, exercise and how to understand diabetes-related medical tests. Recipe books and diabetes brochures will be provided.

Sponsored by the Ohio State University Extension, Mahoning County. Registration for the classes can be made by calling the extension office at 330-533-5538.

Buzz about books at library

The Austintown library will host Page turners: Book Buzz on May 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun. For adults.

Kindle class set

Bring your Kindle to the library and the librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on their website on May 29 at 6 p.m. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for specific library to register.

Guess and go

Children of all ages are invited to play Guess ‘N’ Go: Title Trivia during library hours through May. Match the book cover with its title. All who try will receive a small prize.

Class features Nook for newbies

Adults can bring your Nook to the Austintown library and the librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the Library’s Digital Catalog on their website on May 21 at 6 p.m.

Local author book signing

Bradley’s Book Outlet will be hosting local author Jason Webb May 19 from 1-4 p.m. for a book signing of Webb’s latest children’s book, “Tim Chance Has Big Dreams.” The event will offer free face painting, balloons and drinks with your purchase of “Time Chance Had Big Dreams.”

AWBA Mother’s Day celebration set

The Tri-Gold Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will hold a Celebration of Mothers Day on May 8 at the Poland Library lower level meeting room. Social will begin at 5 p.m. and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Kravitz Delicatessen inside Poland Library cater. The cost is $13. For reservations call 330-793-6208 or 330-757-1251. Members are asked to bring photo’s and information about their mothers to share, also a scarf for a demonstration on scarf tying.

Kids decorate for mom

Dairy Queen invites kids to decorate a cake for mom on May 11. The Cornersburg Dairy Queen will host the event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Austintown Dairy Queen will host the event from 2 to 5 p.m. Qualified DQ cake decorators will be on hand to assist. Place an edible image of your choice on your DQ cake for a special touch. Children must be supervised by an adult. Costs range from $19.99 for an eight-inch round cake to $26.99 for a 10x14 sheet. For more information, or to reserve a spot call the Cornersburg store at 330-799-5295 or Austintown at 330-792-3765.

Give blood at the library

The Austintown library will hold a blood drive on May 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. hosted by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross. For adults only.

Hear best-selling author

Hear No. 1 International best-selling author Dan Brown at the live-streaming event at Austintown library on May 15 at 7:30 p.m. Brown’s publisher, Doubleday, is providing a live stream to bookstores and libraries across the country and the Austintown library will be your local connection. Listen to Brown speak, via live-stream video, about science, religion, book publishing, filmmaking and a few surprise topics. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be available.

ABWA meeting set

The Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will be holding the election of new officers at their May 14 meeting. The meeting will take place at The Pavillion at the Saxon Club on Meridian Road at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu will be a buffet of stuffed chicken breast and stuffed cabbage rolls, red skin parsely potatoes, Prince Edward blend of vegetables, salad, rolls with butter and coffee and tea and dessert for $19. Reservations are required to Jackie Fischio 330-788-6634 or Kathy Anderson 330-533-6675 no later than May 7. Members of the public are always invited to attend any meetings to see what ABWA is all about.

Ursuline Sisters accepting applications

The Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown are accepting applications for their June 2013 intern/volunteer program. College students or recent graduates 18 and older with a few hours a week to spare and a sincere desire to make a difference in the community are encouraged to apply.

Interns and volunteers really make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate while gaining valuable workplace experience to build their r sum s, having fun, meeting new people and visiting diverse places. Hours are flexible, and participants can extend their experiences beyond June.

For more information or to apply, contact Sister Norma at 330-792-7636 or or visit the Sisters blog at Applicants must provide a r sum , three references or letters of recommendation and pass federal background checks.

Austintown Curves offering free workouts

Curves in Austintown, located at 4330 New Road, is offering free Healthways Silver Sneakers memberships.

Eligible women can workout for free, based on their participating Medicare Supplemental insurance. Call 330-793-9802 for information.

Babies and books set at library

Babies ages 6 to 23 months can join the Austintown library for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader May 6, 13 and 20 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales for toddlers set for Wednesdays

Join the Austintown 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 May at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Library hosts Fun for 4s and 5s

Join the Austintown 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 Wednesday in May at 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gotta move storytime set

Children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver can join the Austintown library for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development, and motivate language learning every Thursday in May at 10 a.m. Adults and kids, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play.

Teens ready for PS2sday

Play video games in the meeting room of the Austintown library after school on May 14 at 2:30 p.m. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

YSU scholarships available

Applications for scholarships to Youngstown State University by the Greater Youngstown Italian Fest are now available by contacting Deborah Mottle at 330-729-0355. Applicants must attend Youngstown State University in order to be eligible. Deadline for applicants is June 1.

Church offers gift cards

Smith Corners United Methodist Church is offering gift cards that you can order for Walmart, Giant Eagle, Sam’s Club, Speedway, AutoZone and more. Pick up an order form or call the church at 330-799-9390 for more details. Orders will be placed on the fifth and 20th of each month.

Benefit golf outing to be July 20

The eighth annual sunshine benefit golf outing will be held on July 20 at Lakeside Golf Course. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and shotgun start at 9 a.m. The event will be a three-person scramble. The cost is $225 per team and includes a T-shirt, continental breakfast, lunch, drinks and a steak dinner to follow at Ball Busters Sports Bar.

Register at Ball Busters Sports Bar, 3661 Mahoning Ave., by July 16 or by calling Johnny Mashiska at 330-519-6753, Mark Kellerman at 330-397-7652 or Dale Brady at 571-292-0264.

Hole sponsorships are available for $100 and program ads for $50. Cost for just the steak dinner is $30 per person or two for $50. All proceeds benefit James Krokoski.

Benefit cornhole tournament set

Ball Busters Sports Bar and Grill, 3661 Mahoning Ave., will host a cornhole tournament on July 21. Registration begins at 2 p.m. and first bag toss is at 3 p.m. The cost is $40 per team and includes a hot dog lunch. The tournament will include double elimination, 50/50 and a raffle. All proceeds will benefit James Krokoski. For more information, call Tom Miller at 330-565-2573.

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