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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.

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.

Dickey earns academic scholarship

Hailey Dickey of Boardman has earned a Muskingum Academic Scholarship at Muskingum University in New Concord, Ohio.

These scholarships at Muskingum University recognize academic achievement by new and returning students to support their current and future educational goals.

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.

Spaghetti dinner to benefit Love This Place

A spaghetti dinner benefiting Love This Place will be hosted at Bridge of Hope Church, located at 7580 Glenwood Avenue in Boardman, Oct. 6 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. The cost is $6 for adults or carryout and $4 for children ages 6-10 years-old. For more information on Love This Place, visit www.LoveThisPlace.us.

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 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.

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, 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.

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 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.

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

Do you 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.

Show what you know

The Boardman library will host Show What You Know: Jewelry Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. Learn the technique of arranging beads into a one of a kind necklace. Bring your own beads and clasp. All other materials will be provided. A sample will be on display during the month of September. Adults may register by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for the Boardman library.

Receive help with eReader

Bring your eReader to the Boardman library during library hours through the month of September to receive help downloading books. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Boardman library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the librarian’s desk. For adults and teens.

Start your engines

The Boardman library will host Start Your Engines Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Come make a toy car or bring a Pinewood Derby or other homemade car to race on the track. Summer Reading Program top readers will also be honored at this special program.

Library hosts fun for 4s and 5s

Join the Boardman 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 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales for toddlers set for Wednesdays

Join the Boardman 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 Boardman library for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader Sept. 13 and 27 at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Farmers National Bank funds scholarship

Farmers National Bank reaffirmed its simultaneous commitment to community and education with a $3,000 gift to the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC).

OFIC applied these funds to a scholarship for Ryan Pollifrone of Boardman. Pollifrone is a finance and political science major at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus.

Farmers has provided annual donations to the OFIC over the last 8 years. The OFIC, which is headquartered in Columbus, works with corporations, foundations and individuals to provide scholarship assistance to 100,000 students.

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

Soccer teams play for cancer

The Boardman High School girls soccer team will play in the fourth annual breast cancer game Sept. 28 at the high school. The game between the junior varsity and varsity will begin at 12:30 p.m. There will be several refreshments to purchase, baskets to raffle off and a short program to honor those who have been affected by this horrible disease.

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 January 5, 2014. Visit www.mahoninghistory.org for more details.

Download books to your eReader

The Boardman library will offer help downloading library books to your eReader. Call 330-744-8638 and ask for Boardman library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the librarian’s desk.

For teens and adults. Sessions will be scheduled during library hours through the month of August.

Wheat harvest activities set

Take a tractor-wagon ride through the MetroParks Farm. Wheat harvest will take place this month. Children can make a craft to take home. Suggested donations are $2 per person or $5 per family.

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 sessio; or use your Scenic Fitness Card.


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