Canfield Community Briefs

Nicotine Anonymous to meet on Wednesdays

Nicotine Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals from every walk of life who meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Wickliffe Presbyterian Church, located at 45 Idlewood Road in Austintown, to solve their common problem - an addiction to nicotine. The group is based on the twelve steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and the only requirement to join is a desire to stop using nicotine. There is no cost to attend, but a freewill collection will be taken at some meetings to offset the costs of meeting expenses. For more information on Nicotine Anonymous, call Tom at 330-717-2183.

For addition support in quitting your nicotine addiction, call HMHP Regional Treatment Center at 330-306-5010 of the Ohio Guit Line at 1-800-784-8669.

Cardinal 5K Donut Run

The Canfield Athletic Booster Club will be hosting the Cardinal 5K Donut Run May 26 at 11 a.m., with registration at 10 a.m., at Cardinal Stadium. All proceeds go to the athletic programs of the Canfield Cardinals. Runners will receive a Cardinal dry-fit t-shirt. The fee is $25. Make checks payable to Canfield Athletic Booster Club and send them to the Canfield High School athletic office, located at 100 Cardinal Drive.

There will also be a Munchkin Run; those ten years of age and under are free. You may register as a team or an individual. Runners participate at their own risk.

Migration lesson to be April 22

The Audubon Society of the Mahoning Valley invites the public to “Sensational Migrations” April 22 at 7 p.m. Explore the journey that Ohio birds, including hummingbirds, orioles and osprey take each year. Migration is more than just flying south. The event will take place at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm on Route 46 in Canfield. All are welcome. For more info, contact

International Torch Club meeting to be April 21

The Youngstown Torch Club will meet April 21 on the campus of Youngstown State University in Kilcawley Center, in Bresnahan Rooms I and II. The evening’s events will include awarding $1,000 to the winner of Youngstown Torch Club’s recent YSU Student Essay Scholarship Competition, who will present his or her paper. A debate, featuring John Fockler and Charles Darling on the theme “Strong Central Government is Anathema to Individual Liberty” will follow. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Call 330-757-4148 for reservations.

Couch to 5K to begin May 20

The Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center will present its third annual Couch to 5K program beginning May 20. There will be a free informational seminar on the program, given by Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D., May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at his Boardman office, located in SouthBridge West (behind Second Sole) at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3. The instructors this year will be Stephanie Yon, RRCA Certified Running Coach, and Sarah Terlecki, Group Fitness Instructor. Suzelis, also an avid runner, will assist with some of the sessions. For more information or to register, call 330-729-1350 or online at There is free admission, but RSVP is required.

Ladies Night Out to be May 3

Canfield Christian Church, located at 123 S. Broad St. On the Village Green next to the Oddfellows Lodge, will be offering Ladies’ Night Out on May 3 at 6 p.m. There will be a presentation by Hope Wozniak titled “The Faces of Jesus in Art. The dinner menu, served buffet style, will feature chicken, potatoes, buttered noodles, green beans, fruit and a variety of desserts. Tickets are $10 adults and $5 for children. Tickets are available through April 28 by contacting Beulah Eastman at 330-270-0920.

Ranttila receives Academic Honors

Kelly Ranttila of Canfield is an Academic Honors recipient at Ashland University. Ranttila is majoring in political science. She is the daughter of David and Barbara Ranttila of Canfield. Ranttila is a 2012 graduate of Canfield High School.

Speech and debate showcase April 24

The Canfield Speech and Debate team will be hosting its annual “Speech and Debate Showcase” on April 24 from 7-9 p.m. in the Canfield High School Auditorium. The event is free to the public and anyone wanting to learn more about the team and its top performers is encouraged to attend.

Garage, Attic and Basement Sale to be May 2 and 3

Western Reserve United Methodist Church, located at 4580 Canfield Road in Canfield, will have its Annual Garage, Attic and Basement Sale on May 2 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and May 3 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday will be Bag Day.

Area students to intern at Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism

Alyssa Rafoth and Tyler Syms of Canfield will participate in this summer’s Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism Internship through Outreach for Autism at Mount. Outreach for Autism at Mount (OAM) is a program that places Mount Union students in summer internship positions at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism (CCCA). This highly competitive internship gives students the opportunity to learn about helping people in the community with autism.

Students work at the CCCA for eight weeks of the summer in a variety of positions. Positions include summer camp and classroom behavior coaches, clinical classroom support staff members and research.

Rafoth is a sophomore intervention specialist major and Syms is a sophomore psychology major.

Shane Taylor Deiley named to Dean’s List

Shane Taylor Deiley of Canfield was named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2013 semester at Washington University in St. Louis.

Deiley is enrolled in the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. To qualify for the Dean’s List in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 12 graded units.

Marge Hartman’s Paws Town at Boardman Park

Boardman Twp. Park and Marge Hartman’s Paws Town, a volunteer -non-profit organization, have partnered to create Boardman’s first dog park. Thanks to a large gift from the Marge Hartman Foundation, and the fund raising efforts of Paws Town, INC. organization, the Marge Hartman’s Paws Town Dog Park is open and accepting membership applications. Memberships will be good for one year from April 1 to March 31, 2015. Membership fees will not be prorated. Memberships for Boardman residents will be $40 for one dog and $10 for each additional dog. Non-Boardman resident fee will be $65 for one dog and $10 for each additional dog. Membership packets may be picked up at the Boardman Park Office, in the outdoor literature boxes at the Dog Park, or online at Beginning April 1, everyone using Paws Town Dog Park must have a membership. New members will be given a code to enter the dog park and they will also be issued a badge to wear.

Newcomer’s club to meet

Newcomer’s of Mahoning Valley is having its monthly luncheon meeting on April 23 at Davidson’s Restaurant. The Honorable Judge Theresa Dellick will be speaking. The group has been an established group since the 1970’s formed to support women and families that have a change in their life. They enable others an opportunity for social events to meet and form friendships in the community. The gathering starts at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon. Contact Lori at 330-707-9022 for more information or to make reservations.

Easter pictures to be featured

Easter is right around the corner and Neighbors wants your holiday pictures to feature on a holiday page this spring. Email your pictures of holiday outfits, egg hunts, visits from the Easter Bunny and family events to by May 1 to see your picture in print. Include names of all people photographed listed from left to right and front to back, as well as a brief summary on events happening in the picture and in which town you would like your photo to run (Austintown, Boardman, Canfield and Poland). We look forward to seeing pictures of your great family celebrations!

Local educators earn Master Teacher designation

Nine area educators have been designated Master Teachers. According to the Ohio Department of Education, a Master Teacher demonstrates excellence inside and outside of the classroom through consistent leadership and focused collaboration to maximize student learning. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in the following areas: consistent leadership, focused collaboration, distinguished teaching — focus on students and environment, distinguished teaching — focus on content, instruction and assessment, and continued professional growth. The 2014 Master Teachers from Mahoning County are Paula Willock (Jackson Milton Elementary), Mary Williams (Mahoning Career and Technical Center), Mary Janek (Campbell High School), Susan Dunn, (Springfield High School) Jennifer Pint (Struthers Middle School), Sue Ann Nagle (Struthers Middle School), Lynn Chui (B. L. Miller Elementary, Sebring), Thomas Slaven (Mahoning Career and Technical Center), and Eva Sullivan (Poland Middle School). The Master Teacher program is directed by the Ohio Department of Education and the Ohio Educator Standards Board.

The Canfield Golf League is looking for new members for the 2014 season that opens on April 23 at Flying B Golf Course. The league has been in operation for 50 years and plays at Flying B Golf Course in Salem on Wednesday nights. The league is unique because the members do not play head-to-head every week as most leagues do. Golfers are assigned to teams and the low net scores are used to compute points that are awarded for that week. Most members play on Wednesday night, but if a member cannot make the Wednesday playing date they are able to play a makeup round by the Sunday of that week. Most members play with whomever they want to without regards to teams, which allows friends to play in the same group whenever they wish. Members can also bank a round if they are going to be on vacation or will miss that weeks play for some reason. Interested golfers should contact the league secretary/treasurer Terry Kekic at or call 330-533-5743 for more details.

Spaghetti dinner April 27

An appreciation and spaghetti dinner is being offered on April 27 from noon until 3 p.m. at St. Michael Parish hall in Canfield for Rocky/Sylvia Fumi. The dinner is being sponsored by parishioners/friends of the Fumis. The cost of the dinner is by donation. No take outs will be available.

Easter egg hunt today

An Easter egg hunt will be offered at Lord of Life Church, located at 550 North Broad Street in Canfield, on April 19, beginning at 10 a.m. All ages from infant through age 12-years-old are welcome. Children are to bring a basket for the eggs that they find. The Easter Bunny is sure to make a guest appearance and the event will go forward, rain or shine. All are welcome.

Golf course to have parent/child scramble

Diamondback Golf Course has announced its Parent/Child Scramble Schedule for 2014. The nine hole, two person scramble will cost, with cart, $20 per team. Children must be ages 8-16 and there will be age appropriate tee boxes, while adults will use red or white tees. You must use the child’s tee shot on even holes and regular scramble rules apply. Dates for the scramble include April 27, May 18, June 14, July 20 and Aug. 17.

The first tee time is at 3 p.m.

Dianna Kokoszka to speak at DeYor April 24

Nationally renowned writer, speaker and leader Dianna Kokoszka will present a program titled “Empowering Women in the Mahoning Valley” on April 24 at 6 p.m. at the DeYor Performing Arts Center in downtown Youngstown. Kokoszka is the CEO of MAPS Coaching and Keller Williams University. An author of 21 books, she has been named Business Woman of the Year by Denver Business Magazine, Business Council Entrepreneur of the Year by Champions of Free Enterprise and Best of the Best in Real Estate Trends in Dallas, Texas. The evening will begin with a mixer and cocktails. The program starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling the DeYor box office at 330-744-0264, or online at

Earth Day breakfast, birds and blooms

Celebrate Earth Day April 22 from 7:30-10:30 a.m with a light breakfast and some bird viewing at Ford Nature Center and a ride on the trolley to various locations in the MetroParks deemed the best for viewing the season’s birds and blooms. Brief stops for viewing may require a short walk, so wear sturdy shoes. There is limited seating. Pre-register and pay 36 hours in advance online or at Ford Nature Center. The cost is $10 registered or $12 not registered.

Trolley tours

Hitch a ride aboard the brand new trolley, the Cohasset Express on April 24 at 6:30 p.m. and April 27 at 3 p.m. for a guided tour of Mill Creek MetroParks. The 1.5 hour tour will give you the chance to explore, experience and enjoy the beauty of the natural elements and historic features and buildings of Ohio’s first park district. There is limited seating. Pre-register and pay 36 hours in advance online or at Ford Nature Center. Boards at Ford Nature Center. Fees are $5 (R), $7 (NR) for adults and children 12 and under or adults 60 and up are $3 (R) and $5 (NR).

ODNR boating safety class

An approved boating class will be offered at Pioneer Pavilion April 26 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. You will receive full training and complete a proficiency exam at the end of the class. Bring a lunch. Call 330-740-7100 to register. The fee is $10.

Bunny Day at the farm

Hop on down to the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm on April 19 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. for an opportunity to learn about real bunnies, hosted by the Mahoning County Junior Fair Rabbit Committee. The group will bring a variety of rabbit breeds and will provide free photo opportunities, activities and bunny advice. Bunny crafts and face painting will also be available for a small fee. Call 330-533-7572 with questions.

Breakfast and photos with the Easter Bunny

In addition to ongoing Bunny Day events, the Junior Fair Rabbit Committee will also host an exclusive breakfast and photos with the Easter Bunny in McMahon Hall on April 19 from 9-10:30 a.m. The event will include posed photos, followed by a breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage and drink. The cost of $7.50 for adults, $5 for children 3-12 years-old and free for 2-years and younger includes Bunny Day event craft and face-painting ticket for each child. Space is limited so RSVP and pay 36 hours in advance online or by calling 330-533-7572.

Lanterman’s Mill hours

Lanterman’s Mill will be having limited hours beginning April 5 on Saturdays and Sundays only from 12-4 p.m. with full hours beginning May 1. Full hours will be Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and closed on Mondays.

Stop in and explore the historic icon, a working 1800s era grist mill. To schedule a group tour or for detailed information on the facility, call 330-740-7107.

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time

Come to Ford Nature Center on April 26 from 2-4 p.m. to view a new film about the life and legacy of this noted conservationist and writer, courtesy of the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center. Then join Bill Whitehouse for his thoughts about Leopold and Earth days past and present.

Boy Scout Earth Day clean up

Local Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Packs and Girl Scout Troops will spend the morning helping to clear out winter’s accumulation of litter across the MetroParks on April 26 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Unit leaders must contact the Ford Nature Center by April 14 to reserve a work area and detailed participation information.

Organic composting course

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens April 26 and 30, and May 3 and 7 (Saturdays 10-2:30 p.m. and Wednesdays 4-8 p.m.) to join Grow Youngstown as they cover feedstocks relative to goals and availability, key temperatures, management necessary to keep aerobic conditions, a variety of static composting options and National Organic Standards management for organic compost. Make windrows and backyard bin piles. Register at The fee is $50.

Scent games

This seminar, presented by The Learning Dog, will work on your dog’s natural ability to use their strongest skill: scent. Bring your dog to MetroParks Farm Barn number 4 on April 27 at 10:30 a.m. and work together. Bring your own treats. The event is free to MetroMutts members and $5 for non-members. Call Ford Nature Center to register in advance.

Learn to compost

Members of the Green Team will be hosting a backyard composting class at MetroParks Farm on April 27 from 1-3 p.m. Students will receive a compost bin upon completion. Call the Green Team at 330-740-2060 to register.

Cordials and liqueurs

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on April 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and on May 6 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. for a two-part series that will show you how humans have ingeniously utilized plants for beverages. In April, learn how to use a variety of fruits and liquors to make cordials. In May, get creative in the kitchen as you learn to concoct your own liqueur based on herbs, spices and seeds. The single class fee is $39 or $30 for Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens members. The fee for the series is $65 or $47 for Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens members.

Garden scavenger hunt

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on April 26 from 1-2 p.m. for an afternoon of scavenger hunt fun for the whole family as you tour the gardens. Get to know the ins and outs of landscape and the plants. The donation request is $5 per family.

Pilates basics

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens April 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to work on toning, shaping, core strength, alignment and breathing with Angela Lubonovich. Bring a mat and water. This is a drop-in class and the fee is $10 per class.

Yoga in the gardens

Join Marina Perdos from 9:30-11 a.m. and Karres Cvetkovich from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in April at Fellows Riverside Gardens for a blend of yoga styles that will help you keep a healthy outlook. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. This is a drop-in class and the fee is $10 per class.

T’ai Chi in the gardens

Join Marie Lew April 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 12-1 p.m. in warm-ups, breathing exercises and selected movements from a classic Chen T’ai Chi form. This is a drop-in class and the fee is $10 per class.

Pilates sculpt

Join Angela Lubonovich at Fellows Riverside Gardens April 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. as she guides you in using hand weights to tone the body with an emphasis on core strength and control. Bring a mat, water and 2 pound weights if you have them. This is a drop-in class and the fee is $10 per class.

Yoga basics

Join Karres Cvetkovich April 6, 13 and 27 from 9-10:30 a.m. to experience the release of mental and physical tensions that act as powerful barriers to enjoying life. Bring a mat and small blanket. This is a drop-in class and the fee is $10 per class.

Flower essences

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens April 27 from 2-3:30 p.m. to be led through the art of creating flower essences, including meditation, journaling, plant observation and essence extraction. Part of the class will take place outdoors, rain or shine. The fee is $24 or $20 for Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens members.

Seed crafts

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on April 26 from 3-4 p.m. to learn how to make a variety of seed crafts from seed paper to seed bombs for that special someone. This event is for ages 12-17 and the fee is $8.

Flower shows

The public is encouraged to enter all flower shows. Entries are received from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for details. Show hours are Saturday 12-5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. April 19 and 20 is daffodil weekend.

Fibonacci numbers exhibit

Come to the Weller Gallery through June 8 to view the fibonacci numbers exhibit which takes an up-close look at the world of fibonacci numbers and their relationship to the world.

Through the Lens

Come to the Melnick Museum through December 2014 to take a peek at the evolution of photography during the Melnick Museum’s exhibit Through the Lens. The exhibit displays a rare collection of glass negatives and acetate film negatives produced by two local photographers, which chronicle scenes of Mill Creek Park from 1907 through 1926. In addition to park scenes, several portrait negatives of the period are on display.

Wildflower walks

Come to Mill Creek Park April 19, 27 and May 4 from 2-4 p.m. for a series of walks to witness the progression of early blooming wildflowers. April 19 meets at Newport Wetlands and will be a moderate rating of 2 miles. April 27 meets at Yellow Creek Park. Wear boots for possible creek crossings. This hike will be a moderate rating of 2 miles. May 4 meets at Poland Woods, located off Route 170 in Poland. This hike will be an easy rating of 2 miles.

Voices of the night

Birdsong fills the days of springtime and frogsong fills the nights. Meet at Vickers Nature Preserve April 26 from 8-9:30 p.m. to listen to the serenade. Catch, observe and then release frogs. Flashlights permitted and boots required. This hike is an easy rating of 1 mile.

Sanctuary walk

Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited will lead a walk at the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary April 19 from 8-9:30 a.m. Reservations must be made by phoning Ford Nature Center by 5 p.m. on April 18. Boots are required and no walk-ins will be allowed.

Bird walks

Meet naturalist Emeritus Bill Whitehouse at Ford Nature Center on April 19 and 26 from 8-10 a.m. to be led on a walk. You will drive to the best MetroParks location to view birds. The hike is an easy rating and will cover 1 mile or less.

Audubon Society of Mahoning Valley

Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist Chuck Jakubchak will present “Sensational Migrations” April 22 from 7-8 p.m. at MetroParks Farm. Explore the journey that birds in Ohio take each year. Hummingbirds, orioles and ospreys are highlighted. In addition to bird facts, you will get travel tips to migration hot spots. Social time begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m. Public welcome.

Amy Stewart and The Drunken Botanist Lecture

Join author Amy Stewart at Fellows Riverside Gardens May 1 from 7-8 p.m. for her lecture on “The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World’s Great Drinks” brought to you by the Andrews Memorial Lecture Series. Explore the array of plants that humans have contrived to transform into alcohol. Enjoy a small dessert afterward. Registration required. The fee is $25 or $20 for Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens members. For an additional fee, meet Amy Stewart at a reception before the lecture starting at 6 p.m. There will be hors d’oeuvres from Cater 2 U, wine, beer and two botanical cocktails to sample. Fee includes the lecture and dessert afterward. Registration required. The fee is $38 and $30 for Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens members.

Kite festival

Come to MetroParks Farm May 3 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. as members of the Ohio Society for the Elevation of Kites and Fly Pittsburgh brighten the skies with expert kite flying and designs. Bring your own kites to participate in kite flying activities and contests. A Create-a-Kite workshop will be offered inside McMahon Hall for a small fee. Call Ford Nature Center for details.

Fitness Together 5k

This walk/run event is for people of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a veteran racer, a first time participant or someone who would prefer to walk while socializing with friends and family, come to Wick Recreation Area May 10 from 9-11 a.m. Proceeds benefit Children’s Playground at Wick Recreation Area. Registration forms available online at For more information, call Fitness Together at 330-702-1311. The registration fee is $15 for early registration (on or before May 9) and $20 on the day of event.

Gamblers Anonymous to meet

Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship of compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, will meet twice this week in the Youngstown-Warren area. A GA meeting is offered every Friday at Westminster Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman and another is offered every Sunday at Christ Church Presbyterian, located at 3425 Hopkins Road in Cornersburg. Both meetings begin promptly at 7:30 p.m. and last about 1-1/2 hours. Those who believe gambling has affected any part of their lives are urged to attend. For more information, call 330-505-5060.

Girl Scouts collecting books

Canfield Girl Scout Junior Troop 80358 is working towards its Bronze Award. The scouts need your help collecting new and nearly new used children’s books for Akron Children’s Reach Out and Read program. They really need preschool books but they will take any children’s books. Books can be dropped off at Canfield Dairy Queen or North Lima Dairy Queen from April 15 through May 26. If you have questions, contact Lisa Henry at 330-519-3752 or

Bonding with babies and books

Caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months are invited to the Canfield library April 14 at 10 a.m. for 20 minutes of language enrichment, including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Canfield library Wednesdays in April at 10 a.m. for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your children, ages 2-3, become successful readers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fun time for 4s and 5s

Join the Canfield library Tuesdays in April at 10 a.m. for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your children, ages 4-5, become successful readers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Guess and go

Come to the Canfield library during April to guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins. Children of all ages.

Find the missing item

Come to the Canfield library throughout April to correctly find what item is missing in each of the posted pictures and you could win a prize. For teens in grades 7-12.

Teen read

Meet at the Canfield library April 22 at 3:30 p.m. and on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. to discuss your thoughts about the month’s selected book. April’s book is “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. Try to read the book prior to the discussion, but don’t let that stop you from attending if you haven’t. For teens in grades 7-12.

Blackout poetry contest

April is National Poetry Month, so come to the Canfield library throughout April for your chance to indulge in some “creative destruction” and express your inner poet. Create a poem by eliminating/blacking out the words you don’t want from newspaper and magazine articles (or book pages) that the library provides. Three winners will be chosen from entries throughout the county and awarded cash prizes. Talk to a librarian for details. For teens in grades 7-12.

Get connected with your eReader

Bring your eReader to the Canfield library April 25 at 11 a.m. and learn how to download eBooks from the library’s digital catalog on the website,

Genealogy tutorials

Meet with Genealogy and Local History Librarian Tim Seman and receive a comprehensive demonstration of available resources. Learn about and sign up for genealogy programs. Appointments can be made at libraries throughout the system. To schedule an appointment, call 330-744-8636 or email

Altered books art techniques

Come to the Canfield library April 26 at 9:30 a.m. to learn some techniques to re-purpose an old book into art or a usable object using a variety of materials including yarn, glue, duct tape, fabric and more. There will be an opportunity to look at examples on Pinterest first. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield librarian’s desk to register.

Holiday closings

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed April 19 and 20.

Adult Career Center offers sailing classes

Sailing classes are being offered this spring at the Adult Career Center Mahoning County Career and Technical Center in Canfield. The class is taught by experienced sailors from the Berlin Yacht Club. Students will learn sailing terms, parts of a sailboat, how sails work, safe boating practices and all of the fundamentals necessary to sail a small sailboat. The class is called “Come Sail Away.”

Everyone who takes the class is invited to participate in Discover Sailing Day at Berlin Yacht Club, where they will apply what they have learned in the classroom by sailing a boat owned by a member of Berlin Yacht Club ( The cost of the class is $55 and includes a sailing manual. This class meets on three consecutive Tuesday evenings beginning April 29. To register, go to under special interest, “Come Sail Away” or call 330-758-5689.

Short term host family opportunities available through 4-H

Mahoning, Columbiana, Portage, and Trumbull County families will have the opportunity to welcome a young person from Japan into their home for one month this year, as part of an international exchange program being offered by the County OSU Extension, 4-H. Statewide, host families are needed for 100 Japanese youngsters (aged 12-18) and their adult chaperones, who will visit Ohio from July 23 through Aug. 18.

Host families provide the exchangees with room and board and a chance to experience daily life in America. Families are urged not to alter their daily routines or lifestyles during their visitor’s stay. Exchangees provide their own spending money, and the sponsoring organization furnishes comprehensive medical insurance.

All types of families are welcome to apply to become hosts, including urban, rural, single-parent, childless, and non-4-H families. The only requirements are that for the Japanese month-long exchange, hosts must have a family member of the same gender and approximate age of the exchangee, three meals a day, and a separate bed for the visitor.

Those interested should contact Gretchen Kalinay at 330-799-8407 or Gary Reel at 330-533-7712 for an application form and more information about this and other 4-H international exchange programs. More information and an application can be found at the website

T’ai Chi course

Join Marie Lew Thursdays in March and April and May 1 and 8 at Fellows Riverside Gardens for a ten-week course that includes warm-ups, breathing exercises and instruction in the first steps of a complete classic Chen T’ai Chi form. It is designed for beginners with little or no previous background in this art of energy balancing. Taken as a whole, this course will ground the student in the basic principles of movement and the meaning behind the movements while developing coordination, strength and flexibility. Registration required. The fee is $100; 10 percent discount ($90) if registered by March 1.

A day of Asian culture

Travel to Cleveland April 24 from 8 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. to explore gardens, art, and food. Visit Cleveland’s Chinatown with guide Dr. Y.T. Chiu, tour Japanese gardens at Cleveland Cultural Gardens and Cleveland Botanical Gardens, and discover the Asian exhibits at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Register by calling Fellows Riverside Gardens. Fee: $155; FFRG member $110. Registration deadline is March 28.

Fibonacci numbers exhibit

Come to the Weller Gallery March 28 - June 8 to take a look at the world of Fibonacci numbers and their relationship to the world.

Through the Lens exhibit

Come to the Melnick Museum through December 2014 to take a peek at the evolution of photography during the Melnick Museum’s 2014 exhibit Through the Lens. The exhibit will display a rare collection of glass negatives and acetate film negatives produced by two local photographers which chronicle scenes of Mill Creek Park from 1907-1926. In addition to nature scenes, several portrait negatives from the period will also be on display.

Volunteers needed

Do you want to volunteer for the new library buildings in Canfield? Contact the Development Office for information and ways that you can help at 330-740-6086.

Through the lens

Come see at the evolution of photography during the Melnick Museum’s 2014 exhibit Through the Lens. The exhibit will display a rare collection of glass negatives and acetate film negatives produced by two local photographers, which chronicle scenes of Mill Creek Park from 1907 through 1926. In addition to park scenes, several portrait negatives of the period will also be on display. The photographs be on display until Dec. of 2014.

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