Poland briefs

Candy-free Trick-or-Treat to be Oct. 19

The Second Annual Trick Nor Treat Halloween Candy-Free event will be Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Beyond Expectations South Bridge Therapy and Learning Center, located at 725 Boardman-Canfield Road, E-1 in Boardman.

There will be non-food Trick-or-Treating inclusive for children with food allergies, special diets or whose parents just don’t want more sugar. There will also be pumpkin decorating and crafts, Halloween games, Bunnies in Baskets, live music and a costume contest.

The event is free and open to the community and is sponsored by the Therapy Team at Best Learning Center, Beyond Expectations Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy Sensations, Brittany Spaulding Yost, MA, PC, LSW, Dynamic Music Therapy and Bunnies in Baskets Certified Therapy Rabbits.

MCCTC students open salon

Cosmetology students at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will open The Salon at MCCTC to the public beginning Oct. 10. Salon hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 8:15-10:30 a.m. Appointments are recommended. The cosmetology students will offer haircuts, styling, perms, hair color, manicures and hair removal. All services are performed by students under the supervision of their instructor and prices start at just $5. New to the salon this year is a retail space with Paul Mitchell product, shellac manicures and a redesigned salon space.

To make an appointment, call Lisa Argiro at 330-729-4000, ext. 1310.

Saxon Club to have pork-kraut dinner

The Youngstown Saxon Club, located at 710 S. Meridian Road, will host its next pork-kraut dinner on Oct. 20 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The price is $8.75 for adults and $5 for children, and includes dessert and coffee, tea or pop. The public is welcome and take-outs will be available.

Audubon Society hosts birdwatching talk

Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley invites the public to “Birding as a Window Into Nature” on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Larry Richardson, retired director of Lake Erie Nature and Science Center, will entertain with the discoveries he made while birdwatching. The event will be offered at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm, located on Route 46 in Canfield. All are welcome. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact ibwo69@gmail.com.

Relay for Life celebration to be Oct. 22

The Poland Relay for Life team will host a season kickoff celebration on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. The celebration will be at Poland United Methodist Church, located at 1940 Boardman-Poland Road in Poland.

Poland student to perform in YSU play

Mark Warchol of Poland, a junior at Youngstown State University, is a member of the cast of University Theater’s production of “Tribunal.” Warchol is majoring in Theater Studies and plays the role of Arthur “Izzy” Borovitz.

The play in YSU’s Spotlight Theater runs Oct. 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 and 27. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. while the Sunday matinee performances begin at 2 p.m.

The play is written by YSU alum Mark Milo Kessler and is directed by YSU alum Tracy Schuler Vivo.

Tickets may be purchased by calling the University Theater Box Office at 330-941-3105. Tickets are free for YSU students with ID; $10 for adults; $5 for senior citizens, YSU faculty and staff and high school and college students from other universities, Penguin Club members and YSU alumni. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee.

Poland Junior Womens Club to have Halloween Carnival

The Poland Junior Womens Club is sponsoring a Halloween Carnival Oct. 26 from 1-2:30 p.m. in the cafetorium at McKinley Elementary School for children in preschool through second grade, accompanied by an adult. Come in your costume and partake of snacks, games and a costume parade. For more information, visit www.pjwc.org.

Poland Players to present comedy

The Poland Players will present “Get Bill Shakespeare off the Stage,” a comedy by Joseph Robinette on Nov. 21, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. in the Poland Seminary High School auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $5 for students and senior citizens and $8 for adults. For ticket information call 330-757-7018, ext. 0.

Caring family portrait sessions offered

Autism Society of Ohio and Mill Creek MetroParks are excited to offer a caring, patient family portrait session for families with disabilities thanks to the generous offer of Positive Light Photography

The 20-minute per family session will take place outdoors weather permitting, but a seasonal indoor session will be set up in case of inclement weather.

Reservations will be taken for the three 20-minute slots per hour. The barns will be open and complimentary hayrides will be offered to participants.

Families will receive a free sitting and a best choice 5x7 to be mailed to them within two weeks.

For $10, they will be mailed not only their photo, but a disc of all the professional-level photos taken during their session allowing for personal use and reproduction of your choice.

Space is limited. To reserve your spot, call 330-501-7553

Girls Night Out Oct. 29

The Poland Women’s Club will be hosting its third annual Girls Night Out fundraiser on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Parish Hall. There will be a Chinese Auction.

Admission is $20 and includes 20 prize tickets, appetizers, beverages, and desserts. Proceeds from the event will support local organizations in the Poland community and Mahoning County.

Local club to host forum

The Poland Presbyterian Church Breakfast Club will sponsor a candidate forum at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 27 in Fellowship Hall. Candidates for Poland Township Trustee and Poland Board of Education will present their platforms. Candidates for Trustee are Mark Naples, Robert Lidle, and Joanne Wollet. Those running for the School Board are Dr. Larry Dinopoulos, Richard Weaver, and Maureen Rothrauff. The public is invited to attend.

International Torch Club meeting set

Dr. Charles W. Darling, Professor Emeritus of History at YSU will be the speaker at the Youngstown Chapter of International Torch Clubs dinner-discussion meeting. The meeting will be Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. in Kilcawley Center, Bresnahan rooms I and II, on the campus of Youngstown State University.

His presentation is entitled “The Ballad World of Francis James Child”. Musical examples accompany the discussion. The public is invited. Dinner for nonmembers is $20. To make a reservation call 330-757-4148 and for club information call 330-792-7351.

Parent information night to be Oct. 22

Cardinal Mooney High School, located at 2545 Erie St., will host a parent information night Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Parents of seventh- and eighth-grade students considering enrolling their sons or daughters in the school are invited. Members of the school’s administration will explain the school’s curriculum, extracurricular programs, school policies and financial aid opportunities. In addition, information concerning enrollment procedures will also be available.

Retire old flags

During the month of October, Shepherd of the Valley – Poland is taking in tired, torn and faded American flags that need to be retired.

Most flags are not retired and burned with the ceremony they deserve. Some are burned in a barrel; some in a pile on the ground; others are cremated at a funeral home. Shepherd of the Valley wants to change this.

Flags can be dropped off at Shepherd of the Valley in Poland (301 W. Western Reserve Road) between 8:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. All flags collected will be delivered to a local veteran’s group for proper disposal.

For more information, contact Elida Cowles, LPN, Marketing/Admissions Director, Shepherd of the Valley at 330-726-7110, ext. 0, or ECowles@ShepherdoftheValley.com.

Bow-Wow-Ween to be Oct. 26

Legacy Dog Rescue will sponsor Bow-Wow-Ween, a community Halloween event from 11-3 p.m. Oct. 26 at Austintown Township Park, Pogany Pavilion, located at 6000 Kirk Road. To participate, dogs must be leashed at all times, up to date on vaccinations and handled by an adult.

Among the features will be pet/child photos, refreshments, basket auction, 50-50 raffle, games, and goodies. Vendors and other rescue groups will also be present. For a $5 donation, a pet or child can be entered in all costume contests. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes in a number of categories. Proceeds will help Legacy Dog Rescue, a local nonprofit group, save dogs that have been abandoned, abused or neglected, and place them into loving homes.

For more about vendor opportunities or to participate, contact Legacy_Jenn@aol.com or Legacy_Paula@aol.com, or follow the organization on Facebook.

Women’s club to host Girls Night Out

The Poland Women’s Club will be hosting its third annual “Girls Night Out” fundraiser Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. at Holy Family Parish Hall. There will be a Chinese Auction. Admission is $20 and includes 20 prize tickets, appetizers, beverages and desserts. Proceeds from the event will support local organizations in the Poland community and Mahoning County.

Casino bus trip set

Team Schein is hosting a bus trip to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, on Nov. 8.

We will be departing from 760 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman, at 5 p.m. and will return to the same location approximately 12:30 a.m.

The cost is $30 per person and this includes $15 in free play and $5 food voucher. All seats are non-refundable.

Checks are to be made payable to: Tina Prestas. Mail to Tina Prestas, 760 Boardman Canfield Road, Boardman, OH 44512

Also indicate the name, address and phone number for you and whomever you are paying for. Must bring legal photo ID on Trip and be 21 years of age or older.

For any additional information call Tina at 330-559-6918 or email tina.prestas@henryschein.com. All proceeds to benefit the American Cancer Society Boardman Relay for Life on behalf of Team Schein.

New restaurant to open

The Shops at Boardman Park will be soon be offering a new and fun option in dining to the Boardman area: DiBella’s Old Fashioned Subs.

DiBella’s will be located next to Quaker Steak and Lube, and offer old-fashioned quality and value in their dining experience. They provide a unique casual atmosphere, reminiscent of a 1940’s NY style corner sandwich shop. They deliver fast and friendly service, always providing a quality product, this is DiBella’s tradition: to provide a good old-fashioned experience, based on a fresh, quality product, a friendly face to serve you and a value for your dollar.

Screen your blood pressure

The Poland library will host a blood pressure screening on Oct. 22 from 1-4 p.m. Sponsored by the Mahoning Chapter of American Red Cross.

Lego my library on Tuesday

Children, age 6 and up, can create Lego designs at the Canfield library on Oct. 22 from 6-7 p.m. Legos will be provided.

Pajama jam set

The Poland library will host Pajama Jam: Sleepy-Time Fun for the Family on Oct. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Put on your pajamas and bring out the whole family for stories and fun.

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 October 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 October 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 October at 1 p.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Poland Historical Society sets fall schedule

The Poland Historical Society meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 4515 Center Road in Poland Township. Each month the regular business meetings will start at 6:30 p.m. with a free program planned for 7:30 p.m. which are open to the public. The program schedule is as follows:

Nov. 19 – Following the business meeting, historical society trustees will talk about why and how “Poland” got its name.

Dec. 17 – Annual Christmas dinner for members will be offered at the schoolhouse.

Casino trip to be Oct. 26

The 2013 Pink Ribbon Golf Classic committee is sponsoring a bus trip to the Seneca Allegheny Casino on Oct. 26. All proceeds from this trip will be given to the American Cancer Society. The bus will leave from Fab Limo on Connecticut Ave. in Austintown at 8 a.m. and will depart from Seneca at 5 p.m.

The cost is $35 per person and each player will be given $20 in play and a $5 food coupon.

Send registration and check to: Pink Ribbon Golf Classic, c/o Nancy Felton, American Cancer Society, 525 N. Broad St., Canfield. For more information, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy at 330-533-2712.

Diorio named registered representative

Bury Financial Group has announced the addition of Dominic A. Diorio as a registered representative.

Diorio received his bachelor’s degree from Youngstown State University in Accounting and Management Information Systems. He has his Series 7 and 66 licenses and trained at another local firm before joining Bury Financial Group. Diorio is a Cardinal Mooney graduate and resides in Poland with his wife and four daughters.

Bury Financial Group, located at 20 E McKinley Way, Suite 1, in Poland, offers financial services which include investments, investment advisory, education funding and retirement planning. For more information, call 330-757-1992 or visit www.buryfinancial.com.

Arms Museum plans Christmas program

Plans for this year’s Memories of Christmas Past are underway at the Arms Family Museum. The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is looking to the Valley community for some help with this year’s display. Highlights this year will be on local Valley traditions and will include family heirlooms, nativity collections, handmade cigar box doll houses and a large collection from John Garver, inventor of the locally produced Plakie twirler ornaments. The society is looking for Christmas items related to downtown department stores. McKelveys, McCrorys, Higbees, Strouss-Hirshberg or any other downtown establishment are desirable. Items will be displayed on a short-term loan basis and will be returned to the owner after the exhibit closes in January. Please email a description and picture of items to events@mahoninghistory.org or contact the Historical Society with any questions at 330-743-2589. Memories of Christmas Past opens on Nov. 23 and runs through Jan. 5, 2014. Visit www.mahoninghistory.org for more details.

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