Canfield briefs

Couch to 5K program under way

The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center will present its second annual Couch to 5K program, beginning May 9.

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).

Swap coupons at the library

If you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have, drop by the Canfield library on May 17 and 18 at 9 a.m. to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon-clippers.

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 11 at 11 a.m. or May 28 at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Canfield library to register.

Downloading for Apple devices at library

Bring your iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone to the Canfield library at 6:30 on Tuesday and they will show you how to download digital books from the library’s Digital Catalog on the library website. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library to register.

Test your Star Wars knowledge

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to test their galatic knowledge of Star Wars in the Canfield library’s trivia contest. If you’ve got the Jedi mind tricks to get the answers right, you could win a prize.

Read tales to tails

Sign up to read to a registered therapy dog, which helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence, and encourages a love of reading at the Canfield library on May 20 at 6:30 p.m..

Readers of all levels and abilities are welcome. Bring a book of your choice. Dogs are provided by K-9 for Compassion, registered Delta society therapy dogs.

Lego my library on May 14

Children, age 6 and up, can create Lego designs at the Canfield library on May 14 from 6-8 p.m. Legos will be provided.

Have alphabet fun

Stop in to the library during the month of May and have some fun with letters of all kinds. Spell your name, play “Guess the Word”, create rhyming words and so much more. For children of all ages.

Babies and books set at library

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

Tales for toddlers set for Wednesdays

Join the Canfield 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 Canfield 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 Tuesday in May at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.”

Enjoy a sundae on Thursday

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to celebrate summer with a sundae on May 30 at 2:30 p.m.

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 cake 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.

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.

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.

Ladies night out set

Canfield Christian Church will host a ladies night out on May 11 at 6 p.m. at the church, 123 S. Broad St., on the Village Green. The evening will include a presentation “My Cup Runneth Over” by Natalie Eastman and dinner. Dinner will include chicken Francaise, baked potatoes, green beans, fruit salad, coffee and tea and homemade pie. Chicken nuggets and buttered noodles will be available for children. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 eat free. Tickets will be available through May 5. For more information, contact Barbara Todd at 330-533-3882.

Canfield grad featured performer

Molly Makselan, a 2005 graduate of Canfield High School, was a featured performer at Manhattan Repertory Theater from April 18-21. Makselan played a role in an original play production of “Meeting Gigi.” A graduate of Youngstown State University, she has a degree in Fine Arts of Musical Theater. Currently, she is living in New York City and also performs in cabarets in New York City. 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.

Food assistance offered

Every third Thursday of the month, bags of groceries are distributed at the Canfield Presbyterian Church, 140 W. Main St., from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. In order to sign up, you will need to be a resident of Mahoning County and bring a picture I.D., proof of income (dated for 2013) and medical cards or birth certificates for proof of dependent children.

YSU scholarship applications 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.

Canfield summer park program set

The city of Canfield will host its summer park program June 10-28 at Greasel Park. The program, for children 6-12, will be Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Applications must be picked up and turned into the City of Canfield building by May 31.

In addition to application, a copy of the birth certificate must be provided. No applications will be accepted after deadline. The program will include outdoor sports, games and crafts. Speakers from the fire department, Canfield Police, experimental farm and Canfield library will also contribute to the program. This program is for City of Canfield residents and Canfield school students only.

Vendors needed for market event

The Junior Women’s League of Canfield is recruiting vendors for the 44th annual Fall Market Event on the Canfield Village Green. This year’s event will take place on Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participating vendors may range from home-based businesses to art and craft merchandise to non-profit organizations. Proceeds from the Fall Market benefit the community. For more information, call 330-506-4347.

Rotary offers holiday flag service

The Rotary Club of Canfield is offering holiday flag display service through its Fly the Flag program. For more information, call Bill Reese at 330-533-2000 or Warren Jensen at 330-533-6795.

MCCTC accepting applications

Registration is now open for 2013-2014 academic year at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center. Applications for enrollment are available online at or by calling the high school office at 330-729-4000.

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Teachers, parents, event organizers — we know you are hard at work making fun and interesting events or lessons for the community to enjoy and we want to know about it. If you would like a story to be written about your event in Austintown, Boardman, Canfield or Poland, email or call 330-747-1471 extension 1511 to tell our reporter all about it.

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