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Published: Fri, September 20, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

Corn hole tournament set

Legacy Dog Rescue will host a charity corn hole tournament on Sept. 28 at O’Donald’s, located at 6000 Mahoning Ave. in Austintown.

Registration begins at noon. The cost for early registration is $40 per team of two, or $50 the day of. The event will include a cash bar, cash prizes, 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction.

For more information, contact ldrcharity@gmail.com or Pete/Erin at 330-737-1479. All proceeds benefit the homeless dogs of Trumbull and Mahoning County.

Newcomer’s Club to host meeting

Newcomer’s Club welcomes women who are new or have had a change in their surroundings that live in the Mahoning Valley area. The group will discuss opportunities to participate in various social activities such as once monthly birthday celebrations, needlework, book club, and a movie and lunch group. They also have monthly social groups where couples or singles meet for dinner or movies in the evening. Join the next monthly luncheon meeting at the Olive Garden Italian Restaurant in Boardman at 11:30 a.m. for a “meet and greet” program. Call Jeanne at 330-726-9620 for details, questions, and reservations.

Saxon Club to host dinner

The Youngstown Saxon Club, located at 710 South Meridian Road, will host its next pork-kraut dinner Sept. 22 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The price of $8.75 for adults and $5 for children includes dessert and coffee, tea or pop. The public is welcome and take-outs will be available.

Berick speacks at meeting

The Austintown Optimist Club recently heard from Teresa Berick, the owner of Diamonds in the Rough Consignment Caf on New Road in Austintown. Berick spoke on opening her new and somewhat unusual business in Austintown, which combines both a clothes consignment store and a caf in the same location.

MVHS Welcomes Cass Warner to Tyler History Center

Cass Warner, granddaughter of the founder of the Warner Bros. movie studio, will speak at the Mahoning Valley Historical Society’s Tyler History Center, located at 325 W. Federal St., in Youngstown at 7 p.m. on Sept. 26. After a brief talk, Warner will screen her award winning 2008 documentary “The Brothers Warner,” follow by a question and answer session.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance at the Arms Family Museum, located at 648 Wick Ave. in Youngstown, by calling 330-743-2589 or by sending a check and a self-addressed stamped envelope to the MVHS, 648 Wick Ave., Youngstown, 44502.

Warner will also be the guest at a meet and greet at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Tyler Center. Tickets are $40 for the meet and greet, which will include hors d’oeuvres and reserved seating for the presentation. Contact the Historical Society 330-743-2589 for reservations.

Austintown residents receive degrees

Austintown residents Justin Baran, Daniel Bondi, Jeffrey Cornelius, Natalie Kiriazis, Dana Lucido, Heather McMasters, Jessica Shinosky, Davanzo Tate and Kelly Thomas received degrees at Youngstown State University’s summer commencement ceremonies in Beeghly Center on Aug. 17.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 21 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.

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 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. 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.

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.

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.

SOV to host blood drive

Shepherd of the Valley-Austintown, located at 5525 Silica Road, will host a blood drive Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners. No appointment is necessary.

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.

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.

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.” 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.

Grab and go

The Austintown library invites children of all ages to make a craft to take home during library hours through the month of September.

Austintown Friends meeting set

The Austintown Friends Program will be Sept. 23 at 10 a.m. at the Austintown library. The speakers for this program will be Heidi Daniel, library director, with a library update, and William Arnaut, head of security of the Canfield Fairgrounds presenting happenings and highlights of the Canfield Fair. Following the presentation will be a brief Friends meeting.

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 Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. Don’t forget your Adobe ID and email information. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the branch by name to register. This program is for adults.

Teens ready for PS2sday

Play video games on the big screen in the meeting room of the Austintown library after school on Sept. 24. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Gotta move storytime set

Children ages 2-5, 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 September at 10 a.m. Adults and children, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play.

Appy hour set for children

The Austintown library will host Appy Hour for children Sept. 25 from 6-7 p.m. This presentation on iPad apps is for an audience of school-age children, parents, teachers and other adults who have an interest in being introduced to learning apps for children in kindergarten through fourth-grade. 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 September at 11:30 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 September at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Babies and books set at library

Babies ages 6-23 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 every Tuesday in September at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

SJIHM new lunch program

For the 2013-2014 school year, St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary has announced that it will be offering free and reduced-price meals for students unable to pay the full price for meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast, After School Care Snack or Special Milk Program. Each school office and central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by any interested party.

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.

Salon offers free military haircuts

The Hour Spa and Salon, located at 5517 Mahoning Ave. in Austintown, will is sponsoring Cuts for Military Kids program. Through Sept. 30, school age children of the troops will receive a haircut free of charge. Any child up to and including seniors in high school will be eligible. Bring current military ID. Children under the age of 16 years old must bring a parent or legal guardian. For appointments, call 330-509-5033.

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 November 23 and runs through January 5, 2014.

Visit www.mahoninghistory.org for more details.

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.


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