Poland briefs

Broadway producer comes to Boardman

Broadway producer Peter Sklar will be offering a free lecture for children 8 and up at Ruth’s Dance and Fitness Co. LLC May 19 at 2 p.m. The lecture is titled “Getting Started in the Arts” and will discuss being a successful child star. Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Mischa Barton are just a few of the people he has helped reach success. Seating is limited. Call 330-782-6785 for reservations.

Writing meeting set

Area writers are invited to attend Monday Night Writers on May 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road. Led by author and professional writer Nancy Christie, the two-hour sessions will include both writing exercises and discussions on the creative and business aspects of writing. Those with ‘works-in-progress’ are welcome to 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 nancy@nancychristie.com.

MCCTC students host plant sale

The spring plant sale, sponsored by the Horticulture program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, started May 6. Horticulture students have prepared items including assorted annuals, hanging baskets and fresh tomatoes and peppers. Flats of flowers will also be available. The Horticulture Green House will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday to Friday throughout the month of May until all items are sold. For more information on the spring plant sale, contact Mary June Emerson at 330-729-4000 ext., 1671.

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).

Poland Historical Society meeting set

The Poland Historical Society will host their business meeting on May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Little Red School House, 4515 Center Road. Following the meeting will be a program, “The Rise and Fall of Iron and Steel Production in the Mahoning Valley” give by Bob McCoy, professor emeritus of metallurgical engineering at YSU. He will discuss the history of different furnace processes used in local steel manufacturing plants. Clayton Ruminski, YSU Graduate Student will also present “Iron Valley: A Century of Change in Photos” of the steel industry. The public is welcome at both the meeting and program.

The May program will be the last until fall with monthly programs resuming in September. During the summer, in lieu of programs, there will be an open house the second Sunday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Little Red Schoolhouse on the following dates: June 9, July 14 and Aug. 11. Anyone interested in Poland history or wishing to tour the schoolhouse is welcome to attend.

College application workshop set

A selective college application workshop will be held at Poland Seminary High School on May 21 at 7 p.m. in the cafeteria. This workshop is geared toward current juniors and their parents and is intended to answer the many questions concerning applying to selective and highly selective colleges and universities.

Topics to be covered include: using the common application, the importance of essays and teacher recommendations, common mistakes to avoid and getting the most from college visits. Speakers at the workshop will be Christine DeSalvo-Miller, Admissions rep from Case Western Reserve University, and PSHS guidance counselors Judy Volosin and Rob Sainato.

Give blood at the library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive at the Poland library on Wednesday from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Build your own business website

Join Tyler Clark, columnist for the Business Journal and technology consultant, who will present a “how-to” workshop on creating a website for your business. The workshop will be today at 1:30 p.m. at the Poland library. For adults.

Couch to 5K program under way

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

Adults learn about apps

The Poland library will host Appy Hour on Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. for adults. Learn all about popular apps for smart phones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will help you connect to your, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a great new recipe, or find great music to listen to on your walk. Registration recommended, call 330-744-8636, and ask for Poland library.

Lego my library May 14

Children, age 6 and up, can create Lego designs at the Canfield library on Tuesday from 6-7 p.m. Legos will be provided.

Learn about apps

The Poland library will host Appy Hour: Teen Edition on May 31 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices. See a variety of apps that will make your life easier and more fun. For teens in grades 7-12.

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

Tales for toddlers set for Thursday

Join the Poland 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 Thursday in May at 10 and 11 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Library hosts Fun for 4s and 5s

Join the Poland 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 1 p.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.”

Kids decorate cake for mom

Dairy Queen invites kids to decorate a cake for mom today. 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.

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 Tuesday 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 nraupple@theursulines.org or visit the Sisters blog at www.theurslines.org. Applicants must provide a r sum , three references or letters of recommendation and pass federal background checks.

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.

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