Torch Club to present mayoral candidate
The Youngstown Torch Club will present, at the Sept. 16 dinner meeting, Youngstown Mayoral candidate Attorney John A. McNally, whose presentation, “My Dream for Youngstown,” will examine his vision for the continued revitalization of Youngstown and his proposal to achieve this goal.
The public is invited to attend the event, which begins at 5:30 p.m. (social hour), followed by dinner at 6 p.m. and the presentation at 7 p.m. Call 330-757-4148 for reservations.
Mahoning Valley Epilepsy raises awareness
Hundreds of local people will rock on Sept. 21 on the front porch of the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., raising Epilepsy awareness and support for service offered by Mahoning Valley Epilepsy.
Community businesses, families, friends, clubs and organizations sponsor the event or get pledges to occupy the rocking chairs for an hour at a time during the day long event.
There will be live entertainment, raffles and refreshments throughout the day. Participants are given information on first aid for seizures, signs and symptoms of epilepsy, and statistics on the prevalence and seriousness of the disorder.
Those who are diagnosed with epilepsy are happy to chat about what life is like when you are living with Epilepsy.
Monday Night Writers scheduled for Sept. 16
Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday Night Writers, to be Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road in Canfield. Led by author and professional writer Nancy Christie, the two-hour sessions include a mix of writing exercises, information on the creative and business aspects of writing, and group feedback on ‘works-in-progress.’ The fee is $10 per class and registration is preferred. For more information, contact Nancy Christie at 330-793-3675 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saxon Club to host annual auction
The public is invited to attend the 23rd Annual Saxon Club Chinese Auction Sept. 15 at The Youngstown Saxon Club, located at 710 Maridian Road. The Saxon Club ballroom doors will open at noon for a viewing and the auction will begin at 2 p.m. The cost is a $5 donation and tickets will be available at the door. The entry ticket includes a free door prize entry, hot dog, chips, coffee or pop and 25 free prize tickers. Proceeds will benefit the Saxon Scholarship Fund for students to Youngstown State University.
Quilt group meeting to be Sept. 17
That Quilt Group I Belong To will host its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Sept. 17, at Fair Park in Canfield. Doors will open at 1 p.m. for those who are available to work on charity quilts and Christmas stockings. The topic of the 7 p.m. meeting will be unfinished projects (UFOs). Members are asked to bring and describe a UFO. The project must be completed by the March 2014 meeting.
That Quilt Group I Belong To is open to all interested quilters at all skill levels. For membership information, please contact president Ginger Mangie at email@example.com.
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.
Rust Belt Theater Company to present NEVERMORE
The Rust Belt Theater Company will present NEVERMORE!, an original musical by Robert Dennick Joki and Josh Taylor, based on the writing of Edgar Allan Poe. The show will take place Sept. 7, 13, 14, 20 and 21, each night at 8 p.m. The performance centers around the inmates of an insane asylum and intertwines more than twenty of Poe’s short stories and poems into the plot, juxtaposed with original music, and choreography by Marisa Zamary.
The cast includes Nicole Zayas, Kage Coven, Geri Dewitt, Taylor Jordyn, Hunter Thomas, Nicholas Forgac, JoEllen Jacob, Josh Taylor, David Cirelli, Marisa Zamary, Beth Farrow, Rachel Clifford, Starr McClure, Celena Coven and Robert Dennick Joki.
There will be a reception following the opening night performance. For reservations, call or text 330-507-2358. The Rust Belt Theater Company is located in the Calvin Center at 755 Mahoning Ave., just outside of downtown Youngstown. Parking is free.
Steak fry to be Sept. 14
The Society of St. Vincent De Paul and the Knights of Columbus will host the third annual steak fry on Sept. 14 from 2-8 p.m. at the Byzantine Center at the Grove. The event will include a steak dinner, music, draft beer, 50/50 raffle, a Chinese auction and more. The cost is $20. For tickets, call Brian Antal at 330-690-8435. The Byzantine Center is located at 3801 Shady Run Road in Youngstown.
Garden Forum Flower Show
There will be an autumn flower show on Sept. 21 from noon until 5 p.m. and Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. presented by the Garden Forum of Greater Youngstown at Fellows Riverside Gardens.
Join a digital scavenger hunt
Check in at Ford Nature Center to get a list of nature items to track down and document with a digital camera or phone. Everyone is welcome to the digital scavenger hunt, to be Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. This event is especially recommended for families with older children. Easy-moderate rating, miles are up to you.
Search for the pawpaw
The Metro Parks will host a search for the pawpaw Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. What is a pawpaw? Spend part of the first day of autumn with the Metro Parks and you will find out. Meet at Deerpath Trail off Hitchcock Road. The hike has a moderate rating of 1.5 miles.
Breakfast Botany set
Breakfast Botany: Maple will be Sept. 27 from 8:30-10 a.m. Start your morning with a brisk walk in the gardens. Return to the Garden Caf to enjoy a light breakfast and listen to interesting facts about trees. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $9 and $7 for FFRG members.
Learn gardening basics
Gardening Basics: Soils 101 will be Sept. 14 from 9:30-11 a.m. A healthy garden begins with healthy soil. Start from the ground up by learning the essentials of soil, how to amend your garden, and what living organisms you need to create the best underground ecosystem for your plants. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $16 and $12 for FFRG members.
Hike with your mutt
Bring your canine companion and hike the trails of Yellow Creek Park on Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. The hike has an intermediate rating due to unpaved trails and some hills, and will cover 1.5 miles. Meet at Yellow Creek Park at the Wetmore Drive parking lot.
Construct botanical pottery
Botanical Pottery: Autumn Leaf Bowl will be Sept. 17 from 5:30-8 p.m. Lynn Cardwell will teach students to construct a clay bowl embossed with leaf patterns. The work will be glazed in autumn colors, fired and ready to take home approximately three to four weeks after the class. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $39 (FFRG member $30)
Learn about tremendous trees
Tremendous Trees will be Sept. 28 from 1:30-3 p.m. at Fellows Riverside Gardens. In the class, children ages 6 and up will discuss the importance of trees and their uses, identify trees in the gardens and create their own tree field guide to take home. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register.The cost is $12, FFRG member is $10.
Bounding with butterflies
The Metro Parks will host Bounding with Butterflies Sept. 19 and 28 from 11 a.m. until noon at Fellows Riverside Garden. Children ages 3-5 will enjoy learning about and looking for butterflies, reading a story together and creating butterfly craft. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $12, FFRG member $10.
Autumn plant sale to be Sept. 28, 29
Fellows Riverside Gardens will host an autumn plant sale Sept. 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Ornamental cabbage, gourds, pumpkins, chrysanthemums, plus a large variety of spring blooming bulbs will be for sale. Call Fellows Riverside Garden for more information.
Farmers and chefs create tastings
Top local chefs will be paired with local farmers or producers, and together they will create delicious tastings from fresh, locally grown produce, meat and other products on Sept. 21 from 6:30-11 p.m. Craft beer pairings, luscious desserts and the music of Gail George and Donkey Engine complete the evening. The event will be at the MetroParks Farm in Canfield. Reservations required. The cost is $50 per person. Call the administrative office for more details.
Enjoy the sunset at the farm
This end of summer celebration will be at the MetroParks Farm on Sept. 14 from 5-8. Play old-fashioned games, visit with farm animals, explore a giant corn maze, sample cider and homemade apple butter and ride a wagon pulled by draft horses. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on while you enjoy roasted marshmallows and entertainment around the campfire. Call Ford Nature Center for details.
Cub Scout packs to host round ups
Cub Scouting is a year round family program designed for boys who are in the first grade through fifth grade. Cub Scouting is the largest of the Boy Scouts of America’s three traditional membership programs with approximately. 1.7 million boys and their families involved throughout the United States.
The beginning of the school year is the traditional time for boys and their families to join Cub Scouts but a boy can join at any time. During the month of September, local Cub Scout Packs in Mahoning County and Hubbard, Ohio are hosting recruitment nights called round-ups to give boys and their families an opportunity to experience a little of the fun and adventure that the Cub Scouts experience all year long.
Poland pack no. 2 will host its round-up on Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at Poland Woods, at the end of College Street. For more information, contact Ken Adams at 330-540-1298.
Poland pack no. 44 will host its round-up on Sept 30 at 6 p.m. at Poland Presbyterian Church, located at 2 Poland Manor. For more information, call John Whittinger at 330-757-2172.
Audubon Society to host Judy Semroc
Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley has invited the public to “Birds, Bugs and Botany” Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Judy Semroc, from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will speak about where to look for birds based on their food preferences.
The event will be at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm on Route 46 in Canfield. All are welcome. For more information, call 1-888-846-8851.
Bird walks set
Join Certified Volunteer Naturalist Nancy Brundage on bird walks Sept. 21 and 28 at 9 a.m. Bring binoculars. Meet at Newport Wetlands. Easy rating, less than one mile.
Join a loose knit group
All hands helping to “Warm Up America” are welcome on Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. until noon. Both experienced and anyone wanting to learn to knit or crochet can join.
Donations of yarn and needles are appreciated. Registration is not necessary. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for information.
Farm tours available
Take a tractor-wagon ride through the MetroParks Farm every Sunday in September. Children can make a craft to take home. Visit the gift shop for closeout values. Suggested donations is $2/person or $5/family.
Take a family tour
The Metro Parks will offer a few more family tours Sept. 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. Tour includes a wagon ride, a visit with the animals, and playroom time. Limited seating, reservations are suggested.
Business workshop set
The library will partner with SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, in presenting this seminar Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.. Are you thinking about starting a business in the near future or further down the road? Members of SCORE will address key topics for those considering beginning a business: start-up considerations, marketing, finances and technology for business. The Business and Investment Center librarian will discuss the library’s sources and services for business start-up and beyond. For adults.
Create a business plan
The Poland library will host a business plan workshop on Sept. 28 at 10 a.m. given by the Business and Investment Center and SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business. Members of SCORE will address key topics for beginning a business and Stuart Gibbs, the Business and Investment Center librarian, will discuss the library’s sources and services for business start-up and beyond. For adults.
Learn how to make a vegan dinner
The Poland library will host a one-hour demonstration on Sept. 14 at 3 p.m. Certified raw chef Sam Anderson will demonstrate how to prepare a vegan dinner that is easy to make and serve. Dinner will include an appetizer, main dish and dessert. Recipes and samples will be provided. For adults.
Audubon Society to host Judy Semroc
Audubon Society/Mahoning Valley has invited the public to “Birds, Bugs and Botany” Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. Judy Semroc, from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, will speak about where to look for birds based on their food preferences. The event will be at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm on Route 46 in Canfield. All are welcome. For more information, call 1-888-846-8851.
Screen your blood pressure
The Poland library will host a blood pressure screening Sept. 24 from 1-4 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Mahoning Chapter of American Red Cross.
Give blood at the library
The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will sponsor a blood drive at the Poland library Sept. 23 from 12:30-6:30 p.m.
Teens connect with your eReader
Bring your eReader to the Poland library Sept 23 from 6-7 p.m. The librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the library’s digital catalog on the website. This event is for teens. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the branch by name to register.
Enter contest to have dinner with author
Want to have dinner with New York Times bestselling young adult author Jay Asher? Give the library some reasons - 13 reasons, to be exact. Present your arguments in any format you wish - three winners will be selected to meet Jay, have dinner with him at the Poland library and receive an autographed copy of his award-winning novel, “Thirteen Reasons Why.” The contest runs from Sept. 1-30 and is open to teens in grades 7-12. Visit www.libraryvisit.org/13reasons or any library branch for complete contest rules and instructions.
Pajama jam set
The Poland library will host Pajama Jam: Sleepy-Time Fun for the Family Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Put on your pajamas and bring out the whole family for stories and fun.
Lego my library on Tuesday
Children, age 6 and up, can create Lego designs at the Poland library Sept. 24 from 6-7 p.m. Legos will be provided.
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 September at 1 p.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 September at 10 and 11 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Babies and books set at library
Babies ages 6-23 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 September at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Adults connect with your eReader
Bring your eReader to the Poland library Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. and Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. The librarians will show you how to download eBooks from the library’s digital catalog on the website. This event is for adults. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the branch by name to register.
Fall festival set
Poland-Boardman Child Care Center, located at 1940 Boardman Poland Road, is hosting the second annual fall festival Sept. 21 from 1-5 p.m.
The festival will include food, games, a bounce-around, crafts, fire trucks and the MedEvac helicopter.
Support group meeting to be Sept. 18
The Mahoning Valley Fibromyalgia Support Group will resume its monthly meetings on Sept. 18 by welcoming Dr Noah Erikson, Chiropractor. Dr Erikson believes in integrating traditional medical models to include complementary and alternative medicines and to treat each case individually. The meeting is from 7-8:30 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 425 Crestview Drive in Boardman. All are welcome.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Sculpt with Pilates
Pilates Sculpt will be offered every Wednesday in September 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 September 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 September 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 in September 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 session; or use your Scenic Fitness Card.