Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled
Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday Night Writers, to take place on Aug. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield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.
Library Dogs & Drafts
A downtown Youngstown eatery is joining forces with the Citizens Committee for the Library Levy for a food and fun-filled event whose proceeds will go to support the campaign for the library levy, which is on the November ballot. Library Dogs & Drafts will take place on Aug. 12 from 4-8 p.m. at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts, located at 32 Phelps Street in Youngstown. The festivities will include live entertainment, celebrity bartending and a celebrity library dog competition. Tickets are $20 each, and include your choice of hot dog plus tater tots and a beer or soft drink, a cookie from One Hot Cookie and one ticket for the super door prize. For the celebrity library dog competition, each celebrity will choose from Suzie’s enormous list of condiments and combine them to describe what he or she believes should be the official library dog. At the event, attendees will vote on which combo of condiments would make the best library dog by putting a dollar in the bucket below the celebrity’s name and condiment description. The winning combo will be the official library dog at Suzie’s. After the event, a donation to the Levy Campaign will be made every time that dog is purchased at Suzies. Tickets for Library Dogs & Drafts can be purchased online at librarydogsanddrafts.brownpapertickets.com and at Suzie’s Dogs & Drafts in Youngstown, Catullo Prime Meats in Poland and Farris Marketing in Boardman. For more information, call 330-740-6088. The library currently has two levies in effect: a 1-mill levy and a 1.8-mill levy for a total of 2.8 mills. The Library Board voted to combine these into one ballot issue that is less than the two current issues. The result is a levy on the November 2014 ballot that will reduce the cost to taxpayers by about 11%. The Citizens Committee for the Library Levy uses no tax dollars. Library levy campaigns are funded privately and depend on donations of money and time from the public. Paid for by Citizens Committee for the Library Levy.
Fitch class of 1965 reunion planning
The Austintown Fitch Class of 1965 has begun making plans for their 50th class reunion in September of 2015. The group is looking for up to date addresses and also class members who would like to serve on the planning committee. Their next meeting will be Aug. 21 at Smith Corners Church, corner of Kirk Road and State Route 46 at 7 p.m. Details and information can be obtained from Lynn (Coates) Foriska at 330-792-0172 or email email@example.com, or Connie (Swisher) Sinchak at 330-797-9963 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students graduate from University of Akron
Diane Platton, Jared Turocy, Jonathan Proch, Kelly McDonnell, Kristina McMurray, Samuel Smith, Tyler Raubenstraw and Whitney Graff of Canfield graduated from The University of Akron in Spring 2014.
Church event to be Aug. 10
Learn how to experience Joy Through Adversity on Aug. 10 at 9:30 a.m. at New Springfield Chruch of God, locates at 3649 East Garfield Doar in New Springfield. Terri Roberts will speak on surviving tragedy, illness and loss through faith.
Students graduate from University of Akron
Diane Platton, Jared Turocy, Jonathan Proch, Kelly McDonnell, Kristina McMurray, Samuel Smith, Tyler Raubenstraw and Whitney Graff of Canfield graduated from The University of Akron in Spring 2014.
Junior golf clinics
Come to Mill Creek Golf Course Aug. 5, 12 and 19 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. for instruction time with course play to follow. Learn full swing, short game, putting, and fundamental motor skills. The cost is $20.
Gathering Place event
There will be a meeting to discuss future programs Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. at Lord of Life Church, located at 550 North Broad Street (State Route 46) in Canfield. This is a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens that takes place on the second Monday of each month starting at 11 a.m. Games and activities are offered each month and lunch is always served (donation optional). For more information, contact the church office at 330-533-3531 or Bernadette Beller at 330-533-6045.
Poker and pasta event to be Aug. 16
The second annual Mike Hull Memorial Poker Run and Pasta Dinner for Autism will take place on Aug. 16 at noon, with registration at 11 a.m. at the Dash Inn, at Mahoning Valley Lanes. The cost is $10 per person and includes a food ticket. Kids ages 3-5 bowl free. Additional activities include live music starting at 5 p.m., a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese Auction. For more information, contact Melissa at 330-781-0918 or Nancy at 330-622-1709.
Haley awarded scholarships
Ashley Haley, a 2013 Canfield High School graduate, entered Kent State University as a Pre-Nursing major for the Fall semester 2013 with the goal of becoming a nurse anesthetist. She was named to the Kent State University’s President’s List twice for achieving a 4.0 GPA both Fall semester 2013 and Spring semester 2014. She also received a letter from State Senator Schiavoni recognizing her academic accomplishments. In addition to Haley’s current academic scholarship, she was also awarded an additional KSU Alumni Scholarship for outstanding academics and became a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Following Spring semester 2014, Haley received notification she was one of a select group of students accepted into the nursing program for her sophomore year 2014/15. She was also awarded a full-time summer internship at SummaCare Corp. in Akron. Haley is the daughter of Gary and Kim Haley of Canfield.
Wellness center seeks support
In preparation for its annual 5K Run/2 Mile Walk, the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, led by Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. is seeking Mahoning Valley residents to support their efforts to benefit area autism organizations. The Charity 5K Run/2 Mile Walk will take place Aug. 16 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Mill Creek Metroparks Bikeway, Kirk Road Trailhead at 6700 Kirk Road in Canfield. Scheduled events include a 5K run, 2 mile walk, a children’s fun run and a 50/50 raffle. Interested participants can register at OhioND.com/5K. Prizes will be awarded to the top male and female runner in the 5K. bVolunteers of every age, skill and ability are welcome to help launch the event. Help is needed in advance for assembling t-shirts/bags, organizing registrants, pre-registration pickup, refreshments, 50/50 raffle, traffic/parking, and trail water stations. Various shifts are available. Every volunteer gets a free t-shirt. Interested volunteers should email email@example.com or call the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center at 330-729-1350. This year’s event proceeds will go to support the efforts of Autism Society of Ohio and Supported and Facilitated Environments who share the mission of improving the quality of life for children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum and their families. Those families are particularly encouraged to support this effort.
Spaghetti dinner benefit to be Aug. 17
There will be a spaghetti dinner benefit for Colton James Price at Andrews Hall at Angels for Animals, located at 4750 W. South Range Road in Canfield, on Aug. 17 from 2-6 p.m. The cost is $8 per plate for adults and $5 for children (ages 12 and under). Carryouts will be available and tickets are available at the door. Price was born prematurely at 30 weeks and spent his first 48 days of life in the NICU. He was able to go home for 11 days, but on Father’s Day, he experienced complications which put him into respiratory distress and was Life Flighted to Akron Children’s main campus for readmission. Proceeds from the benefit will go toward helping to offset the financial harships facing Price’s parents at this time. Donations are also being accepted for those who would like to help but are unable to attend by contacting Britney Price at 234-564-9583, Nicole Price at 330-429-4299 or Amanda Kegelmyer at 330-429-1085.
Adult golf clinics
Come to the Mill Creek golf course Aug. 6 (and every week until Aug. 27) from 6-8 p.m. for one hour of instruction time. Course play to follow. The cost is $ 25 for one clinic, $ 45 for two clinics, $ 60 for three clinics and $100 for seven clinics.
Summer family farm tours
Come to the MetroParks Farm Aug. 7 (and every week until Aug. 21) from 10-11:15 a.m. to take a guided tractor wagon ride and tour of the barns to learn about the animals. Playroom time is also included. Space is limited. Picnic tables are available. After your morning at the farm, extend your visit with a ride on the MetroParks Bikeway or a self-guided hike on the Mindy Henning Memorial Trail.
Come to Lake Glacier Boating Center Aug. 7 (and every week until Aug. 21) from 12:00 - 12:20 p.m. to learn about nature and history aboard the Lake Glacier passenger boat. Space limited, first-come first-served. $1.50 registered; $2.50 not registered.
Getting started with hydroponics
Don’t let the end of the growing season keep you from enjoying fresh foods year round. Join instructor Katie Phipps from the Lettuce People Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. until noon for an introduction to basic hydroponics and a sharing of ideas for growing indoors. Katie will provide hands-on instruction to basic concepts behind hydroponics and some very easy ways to grow inside. Participants will sample some lettuce grown hydroponically at the farm in about a 4-6 week time frame. Phipps has designed her own hydroponic growing system and has test marketed lighting systems. She will discuss design options and what you need to know to get started the right way. Register by Aug. 7 at MetroParks Farm. The cost is $40 registered, $50 not registered.
Colored pencil course
Join Marianne Hilke Aug. 9 from 9:30 a.m. until noon in a course that is designed for anyone that enjoys flowers and is interested in drawing them. You will be on location in the gardens working from a choice of flowers available. In this five hour course students will cover the use of colored pencils and drawing principles to build their image. Most of the time will be spent at the gardens to work on their project. If it rains, the class will be moved inside with a flower to work from. Supplies are included in the fee. The cost is $65; FFRG member $47.
Organic composting course
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens August 9 (and every week until Aug. 16) from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. for an organic composting course. Grow Youngstown will cover feedstocks relative to goals and availability, key temperatures, management necessary to keep aerobic conditions, C:N rations of feedstocks, a variety of static composting options, and National Organic Standards management for organic compost. You will be making windrows and backyard bin piles. Register at www.growyoungstown.org. Course fee is $50.
Essential oils and pets
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens August 9 from 10:30 a.m. until noon as Jeanette DiRubba shows you how to safely use essential oils with dogs and cats and their environment. The cost is $24; FFRG member $20.
Bear Creek hike
Come to the Wick Recreation Area August 9 from 1-2:30 p.m. to explore along and within the waters of Bear Creek. Wear old shoes and clothing that you can get wet and dirty. Moderate rating, up to 2 miles.
Family camp in the park
Come to Mill Creek Park Aug. 9 and 10 from 2 p.m. until 9 a.m. to camp with the family. This event is structured to give your family lots of fun park activities to participate in both during the day and through the evening. Price includes one camping space, structured activities, dinner, s’mores, and breakfast for a family of three. Enjoy nature programs, campfire program, a night hike, children’s games and crafts and an early bird morning hike. Included with each space are passes for park activities (such as batting cages and boating) that may be used the day of or later in the season. Additional fees apply for extra tents and participants. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Morley Pavilion area will be closed to non-participants past 2 p.m. and the area will be closely monitored. For details, call Ford Nature Center or look online. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Aug. 2. One space per family of three. The cost is $45 registered; $50 not registered, extra family participant $10.
Let’s go creekin’
Come to Laurel Hills Lane in Canfield Aug. 10 from 10-11 a.m. The 154-acre woodland named Sawmill Creek Preserve helps to filter water entering Meander Reservoir. Wear shoes and clothing that can get wet as you walk along and within the clean water of Sawmill Creek. Call Ford Nature Center for details. The cost is $10 registered; $40 not registered.
Compost with the Green Team
Join members of the Green Team at MetroParks Farm Aug. 10 from 1-4 p.m. to learn about backyard composting. Class attendance is required to receive compost bin. Plan to transport your bin home after class. Register with the Green Team at 330-740-2060. The cost is $10 registered; $40 not registered.
Children ages 5-7 are invited to MetroParks Farm August 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. to explore the pizza farm through games, craft and other activities that show how the common ingredients of pizza become food. Bring a lunch. You will create a chef apron as you make your own pizza and celebrate the adventure with a homemade pizza tasting party at the end of camp. The cost is $35 registered; $40 not registered.
There will be a series of volunteer-led recreational hikes being offered throughout August. On Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. there will be an easy 2 or 4 mile hike at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead. On Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. there will be a moderate 2 mile hike at Ford Nature Center. On Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. there will be an easy 2-4 mile hike at MetroParks Bikeway Trailhead and on Aug. 31 at 2 p.m. there will be an easy 2-3 mile hike starting at 401 West Main Street in Canfield.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens August 13 (and every week until Aug. 27) from 6-8 p.m. to enjoy a botanical dining experience overlooking Lake Glacier while learning about the featured plant of the evening. On Aug. 13, it will be zucchini/peaches, on Aug. 20 it will be tomatoes/basil and on Aug. 27 it will be peppers/plums. Briefly gather and sip on the specialty drink to find out why the plant d’jour is so special. Call the Garden Caf at 330-740-7074 for reservations and pricing.
Herb kitchen wreath
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Aug. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and join Pam Baytos in creating a handy cooking aide – a fresh herb kitchen wreath. Herbs will include garden favorites like oregano, thyme and others for your culinary aspirations. The cost is $24; FFRG member $20.
Bring your toddlers to Ford Nature Center Aug. 14 from 10-11 a.m. to learn how crickets make music by listening to a short performance as well as a story and craft. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Aug. 12. The cost is $5 registered; $7 not registered. Additional fees apply after deadline.
Bring your favorite canine to Lake Glacier Boating Center Aug. 14 from 5:30-8 p.m. to take a half hour ride around the lake in a passenger boat. Back on shore, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine while treats and doggy-ritas will be available for your furry friends. The cost is MetroMutts members $10; not-yet-members, $15. Animal Charity volunteers will be on hand with some of their adoptables. Call Ford Nature Center for more information.
Struthers concert series
Come to Yellow Creek Park Aug. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. to hear the Al-Ray Combo. Lawn seating.
Mill Creek Watershed
Come to MetroParks Farm Aug. 15 from 1-4 p.m. as natural resources manager Kirsten Peetz guides a special trolley trip following Mill Creek as it flows north from its headwaters in Columbiana through Beaver and Boardman Townships, Mill Creek Park, and finally meets the Mahoning River in Youngstown. Learn about issues affecting Mill Creek, conservation efforts and just enjoy the changing landscape along the journey. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center. The cost is adults $8 registered, $10 not registered; 12 and under or 60 and over are $5 registered, $8 not registered.
Birding the sanctuary
Come to the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary Aug. 16 from 8-9:30 a.m. as Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited leads a walk. Bring binoculars and boots. Register at Ford Nature Center by Aug. 15.
Alice’s tea party
Children ages 6-11 are invited to Fellows Riverside Gardens Aug. 16 from 12:30 until 2 p.m. for a proper tea just like at the Mad Hatter’s house. Children will learn what plants make tea, sip samples and have a snack. The cost is $8.
Children ages 12-17 are invited to Fellows Riverside Gardens Aug. 16 from 3-4:30 p.m. to enjoy the bounty of the family garden for a pizza party. Teens will learn how-to create a yummy pizza from garden to oven. The cost is $10.
Movie under the stars
Bring your own blanket or chair to MetroParks Farm on Aug. 16 from 8-10:30 p.m. for an outside movie feature that begins at dark. The barn door will be movie screen. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase or bring your own snacks. Facility opens at 8 p.m. for a pre movie activities; barns are open late to visit with the animals. In the event of rain, movie will be shown inside.
Guided tractor wagon rides
Come to MetroParks Farm on Aug. 17 from 1-4 p.m. for guided tractor wagon rides. The rides leave approximately every 1/2 hour for a tour of the farm. This is the last weekend activity until after the Canfield Fair; be sure to visit Old McDonald’s Barn. Barns are open. Donations accepted. Craft fee is $1.
Summer digital scavenger hunt
Come to Ford Nature Center Aug. 17 from 1-3 p.m. to search for the warmest season’s hidden secrets. Check in at Ford Nature Center for a list of nature objects to track down and document with a camera or phone.
Fused glass pendants
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Aug. 19 from 5:30-7 p.m. as Lynn Cardwell will help students create two fused glass pendants. The pendants will be fired and ready for pick up in approximately four weeks. The cost is $39; FFRG member $30.
Painting in the park
Come to MetroParks Farm Aug. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for a relaxing country evening outdoors. An instructor from Wonderstruck Artisan Market will guide you step-by-step on how to paint a specially designed MetroParks Farm-inspired masterpiece. Fee includes light refreshments and all art supplies needed to create and take home your very own painted canvas. Register by Aug. 21 at Ford Nature Center. The cost is $35 registered; $40 not registered.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Aug. 23 from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. to learn an ancient method of natural and hands-on healing with Usui Reiki. During this day-long workshop you will learn everything you need to become a Reiki practitioner. Mandy Smith, Usui Reiki Master, will guide you in learning the history of Reiki, basic physical and energy anatomy, and the hand positions used to complete Reiki treatment. You will receive attunements that establish you as a channel for healing. Upon completion of the workshop, you will receive a Reiki I certificate. Bring a bagged lunch. The cost is $85; FFRG member $70.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. to admire summer’s bounty of flowers and vegetables at this show from Men’s Garden Club.
A naturalist will be stationed at the Lily Pond Aug. 24 from 1-3 p.m. Stop by to chat about the pond’s wildlife and upcoming improvements. Call Ford Nature Center for details.
Come to the Lily Pond on Aug. 27 from 10-10:45 a.m. to learn to connect yourself and your child to nature. This guided walk around the Lily Pond will focus on observing and learning about the turtles and frogs normally found there. Specially designed for children in strollers with their caregivers. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for more info.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Aug. 30 from 1-3 p.m. to delight your senses in the soothing fragrance of lavender as you learn about differences in species and cultivars and ways to use lavender in and around your home. FRG Horticulture Education Manager Mandy Smith will guide you in creating an herbal dream pillow for restful nights as you taste some sweet treats. The cost is $20; FFRG member $16.
Come to the Ohio Department of Transportation on Aug. 31 from 2-3 p.m. for 2-3 mile fast-paced, volunteer-led hikes. Call FNC for more info.
Ursuline reunion to be Aug. 30
The Ursuline High School Class of 1969 reunion will take place on Aug. 30 from 6-10 p.m. at the 5th Season Banquet Center, located at 1400 N. Canfield-Niles Road (State Route 46) in Mineral Ridge. The cost is $40 per person and there will be a cash bar. A class photo will be taken. the cost will be $15 and it will be available that night. Make checks payable to class of “69 Ursuline” and RSVP no later than Aug. 6. Send checks to Bill Ortz, 114 Griswold Dr., Boardman,Oh 44512. Questions can be directed at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 330-717-4402.
Fitch 40th reunion be be Aug. 29 and 30
Austintown Fitch Class of 1974 is having its 40th year reunion over Labor Day weekend. Prior to the game on Aug. 29, the class will have a tailgate and home football game at Fitch stadium at6 p.m. A post-game party will be at Trax on Raccoon Road in Austintown. On Aug. 30, they will reunite at 7 p.m. at The Upstairs Lounge, located on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown, for drinks, dinner and more. It will be “Dutch treat.” For more information and reservations, contact Kim Ringer Paden at email@example.com or by phone at 330-540-9435, or Marcia Gamble Sturdevant at Marcia.firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 330-501-2298.
Advocacy liaison to address ostomy group
Frank Quintieri, a nurse and patient advocacy liaison with NPS Pharma, will address the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group on Aug. 12. Quintieri will discuss short bowel syndrome and provide an overview of a therapy that improves absorption. The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, located at 8401 Market Street in Boardman. The group provides information and encouragement to individuals who have or will have ostomies. The meeting is free and open to ostomy patients, families and friends. Refreshments are provided and parking is free. For information, call 330-480-3440. The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets once a month March through December.
Chasing the Light exhibit
Come to the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens June 13 - Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to view the work of Christopher Leeper, a realist painter and local artist who works in various mediums.
One Gourd Above
Come to the Weller Gallery in Fellows Riverside Gardens Aug. 15 through Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to view the gourd artwork of John and Karen Martin.
Youngstown Steel exhibit
Come to the outdoor gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens through fall 2014 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to view the steel sculptures by artist Tony Armeni that celebrate Youngstown’s spirit of invention.
Through the Lens exhibit
Come to the Melnick Museum at Fellows Riverside Gardens through fall of 2014 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to view a collection of rare glass negatives and acetate film negatives produced by two local photographers which chronical scenes from Mill Creek Park from 1907 - 1926.
Family camp in the park
Come to the Wick Recreation Area on the Morley Lawn on Aug. 9 from 2 p.m. until Aug. 10 at 9 a.m. for fun, structured family camping. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Aug. 2. One space per family of three, $45 registered; $50 not registered. Extra family participants will be $10. Call Ford Nature Center for more details.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Sundays in August from 8-9:15 a.m. to learn yoga basics. Bring a mat and small blanket. $10 per class.
Zumba at the Morley
Come to Wick Recreation Area’s Morley Stage Thursdays in August from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for Zumba. Purchase a token at Par 3 building. $7 per class. Call Ford Nature Center for more information.
Yoga in the gardens
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens from 9:30-11 a.m. on Tuesdays and 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursdays in August for yoga. Bring a mat and small blanket. $10 per class.
T’ai chi in the gardens
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Wednesdays in August from 12-1 p.m. to learn t’ai chi movements and breathing exercises. $10 per class.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Wednesdays in August from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for pilates basics. Bring a mat and water. $10 per class.
Drums alive at the Morley
Come to Wick Recreation Area’s Morley Stage Thursdays in August from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to enjoy drumming and aerobic dance. Purchase a token before class at Par 3 building. $7 per class. Call Ford Nature Center for more information.
How well do you know the Canfield Fair? Try the quiz at the Canfield library throughout August and you might win a prize. For teens in grades 7-12.
Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Come to the Canfield library on Aug. 22 and 23 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon clippers.
Blood pressure check
The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be having a free blood pressure check at the Canfield library on Aug. 19 from 1-3 p.m.
All public libraries in Mahoning county will be closed on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.
East High’s 50th reunion
The 50th East High School reunion will take place on Aug. 30 at Mr. Anthony’s, located at 7440 South Avenue in Boardman, from 6-10 p.m. All 60’s classmates are welcome. There is limited seating and no tickets will be sold at the door. The cost is $50 per person and there will be a cash bar. Registration is at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 6:45 p.m. Make checks payable to East High School Class of 64, Mailed to Sandy (Santillo) Reed, 3216 Glen Oaks Drive, Youngstown, OH 44511. For more information, email email@example.com or call 330-793-9008.
Church to host rummage sale
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, located at 550 North Broad Street in Canfield, will host a rummage sale on Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. until noon. There will be household goods, linens, glassware and dishes, holiday items, tools, books, games, puzzles, toys, collectibles and more. There will also be a bake sale, and hot dogs, snacks and beverages will be available for purchase. Use the front entrance of the church.
Brandon Kovach, candidate for Columbiana county auditor is raffling off a stainless steel Ruger 10/22 and a turkey/waterfowl mossberg 535 shotgun. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online via a donation from his facebook page facebook.com/electkovach or his website electkovach.com and they will be mailed to you. The drawing will take place Sept. 1 and you must be legally able to own a gun to qualify.
Kovach can be reached at 330-974-5625 with any questions.
First Night Youngstown seeking artists
First Night Youngstown is calling for local and regional artists to participate in the annual design competition of its New Year’s Eve events admission button. The winning artist will be awarded $50 and be invited and promoted at all press events. The artist will also be a celebrity guest in the Christmas holiday parade and tree lighting event as well as the opening ceremony on Dec. 31. The winner’s immediate family will receive free admission to the First Night Youngstown New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. The button series is intended to celebrate downtown Youngstown’s unique and historic buildings and architecture. The winning design, to be featured on the First Night Youngstown 2015 button and all promotional materials, is the third in an ongoing series that is donated each year to the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. This year’s design will depict the YWCA of Youngstown, located at 25 W. Rayen Ave. on the southeast corner of West Rayen and Phelps streets just south of the YSU campus. Button designs may be created using any art medium including photography, drawing, painting, collage, mixed or digital media, etc. The design must depict the exterior of the YWCA building in a manner that highlights its unique architectural elements. A night scene that includes fireworks or other elements that represent New Year’s Eve is preferred, but no champagne glasses; First Night events are non-alcohol and family oriented. The design must include the phrase “First Night Youngstown 2015” and be a rectangular shape, horizontal or vertical. The artwork must be proportioned to a final reduction size of 2 x 3 inches. An entry form, to be submitted by July 31, with the artwork on CD, is available on the FNY website www.firstnightyoungstownoh.com. Send the form with CD to First Night Youngstown, 25 E. Boardman St., Suite 405, Youngstown, OH 44503. The purchase of an admission button provides entry to all the First Night events scheduled for New Year’s Eve in downtown Youngstown. Proceeds from the sale of the buttons help to compensate participating performers.
Valley Legacy Awards seeks nominations
The Valley Legacy Awards, recognizing outstanding seniors and senior advocates from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, is now accepting nominations for honorees for the 10th annual Valley Legacy Awards. The Valley Legacy awards honor people aged 60-years of age or older who deserve recognition for a lifetime of working to improve the Mahoning Valley, as well as to individuals who have provided exceptional support to and for older Americans through their professional, volunteer, or civic roles. Any individual or group can submit a nomination in either of two categories: Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Advocate for Seniors. Nominations must be postmarked by July 31. All nominees and the award recipients will be honored at the 10th Annual Valley Legacy Awards Luncheon Oct. 2. Nomination forms are available through the Shepherd of the Valley website at www.ShepherdoftheValley.com; click on Quick Links and choose Valley Legacy Awards. They are also available at all Shepherd of the Valley locations. For additional information, contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at CFitzgerald@SHEPHERDOFTHEVALLEY.com.
Oh Wow! to close on Mondays
Starting on Memorial Day (May 26), OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology will be closed on Mondays. Summer hours remain in effect through Labor Day, (Sept. 1).
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 July 20 and Aug. 17. The first tee time is at 3 p.m.
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.
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.