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Published: Fri, August 29, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Truck sale to be Sept. 13

The Immaculate Heart of Mary will have a “Treasures in Your Trunk Sale,” sponsored by its Social Concerns Group, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Sept. 13. The sale will take place in the church parking lot, located at 4500 Norquest Blvd. in Austintown. Only 100 spaces are available at $10 per space and they are filling up fast. No refunds will be given for any reason. Take your own table (up to 8 feet) for setting up in front of your trunk. Homemade baked goods, food and beverages will be available. A used book sale will take place in the Parish Center at the same time. Also available this year will be a large selection of fresh mums from a local nursery. For more information, or to obtain a registration form, call Dolly Anderson at 330-792-8355 or Rebecca Velasco at 330-799-7751.

Security experts to address Ostomy group

Christopher Wentz, information security officer, and Kristi Blue, corporate security and fraud investigator, both with Farmers National Bank, will discuss identity theft and fraud during the next meeting of the Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, which will take place from from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at Humility House, located at 755 Ohltown Road in Austintown. The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group, sponsored by Humility of Mary Health Partners, provides information and encouragement to individuals who have or will have ostomies. The group meeting is free and open to ostomy patients, families and friends. Refreshments are provided and parking is free. For more information, call 330-480-3440. The Youngstown Area Ostomy Support Group meets once a month March through December. Speakers are invited based on the interests of the group.

BPJWL to have 35th anniversary

The Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League will have its annual welcome back picnic on Sept. 9 at the Georgeanna Parker center in Boardman Park at 6 p.m. and general meeting at 7 p.m. In recognition of BPJWL’s 35th anniversary, they will kick off the year with a goal of collecting 35 of the listed school supplies. Each member is to bring two of the following items: scissors for middle school students, #2 pencil package, pens, glue, crayons (24 count) and one subject notebooks. All members are asked to bring a covered dish to enjoy. Women who are interested in joining, receiving more information or donating school supplies can call membership chairwoman Linda Fabian at 330-782-8208. The Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League is open to all women over 18, residing in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties who are interested in friendship, fun and community involvement. Their mission is to provide a creative outlet for women interested in providing community service in areas of arts, conservation, education, home life, international affairs and public affairs.

Bridal fair

Go to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 7 from 12-4 p.m. to meet area bridal vendors and discover ideas for your ceremony and reception. Register for door prizes and be a guest at the 3 p.m. Wedding Fashion Show.

Guided tractor wagon rides

Come to MetroParks Farm Sept. 7 from 1-4 p.m. to learn about the animals, visit the barns and see the crops. Tractor wagon rides will be every half hour. Donations accepted. The fall craft fee is $1.

Bear Creek walk

Come to Ford Nature Center on Sept. 7 from 2-4 p.m. to sample macroinvertebrates, and rate the creek’s cleanliness. Wear appropriate shoes for walking in water. Register at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 6. Moderate rating, one mile.

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 September at Fellows Riverside Gardens for a blend of yoga stles. All levels are welcome. Bring a mat and small blanket. Drop-in class. $10 per class.

Slow as a snail

Come to Ford Nature Center on Sept. 6 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. to learn about snails through a story, craft and hike. Register/pay by two days in advance. Fee: $5 registered, $7 not registered. Additional fees apply after deadline.

T’ai chi basics course

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Sept. 11 and 25 for a 10 week course intended for beginners only. Starting at square one, you will explore the stances and movements, rhythms and applications of a classic t’ai chi form. Marie Lew will guide you in following the theme of circles and cycles in warm-ups and breathing exercises, all the while developing coordination, flexibility and leg strength, improving balance, stability and concentration. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $100.

Family garden Fridays

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens each Friday through Oct. 17 to take part in fun drop-in activities in the family garden. Watch as the garden grows with characters from Alice in Wonderland and Wonderland-like plants. Learn about garden creatures, tools and how to care for a garden. Take part in making garden treats, listening to stories, children’s yoga and adventuring with Alice and her friends. Registration not required.

Foray into fungi

Come to Lanterman’s Mill on Sept. 6 from 1-3 p.m. to explore the rotten world of fungi, including tips on how to identify some edible species of mushrooms. Local mycologist Walt Sturgeon will present an indoor program as well as a guided hike to find and observe these organisms. Please note: collection in the park is prohibited. Easy, one mile.

Harvest moon Kayak

Come to East Newport Boat Launch on Sept. 6 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for the harvest moon kayak ride. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center two days before program. $12 per person if registered; $15 per person if not registered. The second person in tandem is 1/2 price. Additional fees apply after deadline. Age and experience restrictions apply.

Dog seminar

Come to the Birch Hill Cabin on Sept. 7 from 10-11:30 a.m. for a seminar on teaching dogs boundaries around children and teaching children to respect a dog’s space. Whether it’s a new baby on the way or introducing a new dog into a household with children, this seminar will cover all aspects of introductions and maintaining a happy household. P

lease leave your dogs at home for this workshop. Register at Ford Nature Center. Members free; nonmembers $5. Presented by The Learning Dog.

End of summer arrangement

Join Marie Borocz at Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to be guided in using sunflowers, carnations, mums and limonium, accented with bear grass to create a sunny arrangement for your home. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $39; FFRG member $30.

Recreational hike

Come to Ford Nature Center on Sept. 10 from 9-10 a.m. for a faster paced recreational hike of two or four miles.

Food for thought

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 10 from 6-7:30 p.m. to explore the benefits of a whole foods, plant-based diet with Samie Winick as she shares her favorite resources and recipes for a healthier planet and a healthier you. Class participants will have an opportunity to taste a few dishes with these super foods in the starring role. Call Fellows Riverside Garden to register. The cost is $16; FFRG member $12.

Silly squirrels

Come to Ford Nature Center on Sept. 12 or 13 from 10-11 a.m. to discover the life of squirrels through hands-on activities and exploration. For children ages 3-6. Register/pay two days in advance. The cost is $5 registered; $7 not registered. Additional fees after deadline.

Remembering Idora Park

Idora Park closed its gates for the final time in early September 1984. Rick Shale, author of Idora Park: The Last Ride of Summer will present a slide program about the beloved amusement park on Sept. 12 from 7:30-8:30 p.m at Pioneer Pavilion. Register at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 11.

Fall fun at Lanterman’s Mill

Go to Lanterman’s Mill on Sept. 13 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for some harvest time fun. Take a turn grinding grain, carding and spinning wool, playing games from the past, exploring the grist mill to see how things were done in the 1800’s and more. Regular mill admission fees apply. Craft activity available for $2 fee.

Teaching the Trees

Come to the Old Log Cabin on Sept. 6 from 10-11:30 a.m. to enjoy reading this collection of essays by natural history author Joan Maloof which highlight the extraordinary relationships that trees have with their ecosystems. Book discussion to follow.

The Farmer and the Chef

Come to MetroParks Farm on Sept. 13 from 6:30-10 p.m. as chefs and farmers work together to create an array of freshly prepared cuisine from locally grown vegetables, fruit, meat and dairy products. Sample amazing food and craft beer in the barn decorated by Something New, enjoy desserts, including mini cupcakes made with an assortment of veggies and vote for your favorite soup in the People’s Choice competition.

Gail George and Donkey Engine will be performing for your listening and dancing pleasure.

The Green Cathedral Half Marathon

Mill Creek MetroParks is proud to announce the second annual Green Cathedral Race presented by Zim’s Max Freeze and sponsored by WFMJ/WBCB on Sept. 14 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. If you’re looking for a competitive run, a fun run, or a leisurely scenic walk through Mill Creek Park then this is the event for you. Proceeds benefit the Wick Recreation Area Children’s Playground Project. Register online at www.gopherarun.com or visit www.millcreekmetroparks.org for a printable registration form and event details. Contact Rikki Brammer at rikki@millcreekmetroparks.org for course description and event questions. The half marathon starts at 8:30 a.m., the 5k starts at 8:45 a.m., and the Kid’s Fun Run starts at 8 a.m. The half marathon early registration fee is $35; after Sept. 5 it’s $40, the 5k early registration fee is $25; after Sept. 5 it’s $30 and the Kids Fun Run (ages 10 and under) is free.

Idora: 30 Years Later

Come to Lanterman’s Mill on Sept. 14 from 2-3:30 p.m. to share your memories of Idora Park as you walk through the perimeter of what was once the beloved amusement park. Easy, one mile. Call Ford Nature Center for details.

Fused glass pendants

Lynn Cardwell will help students create two fused glass pendants at Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 16 from 5:30-7 p.m. The pendants will be fired and ready for pick up in approximately four weeks. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $39; FFRG member $30.

Recreational hikes

Come to the Golf Course overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive Sept. 16 from 6-7 p.m. for faster paced recreational hikes of one or three miles.

Visit Lincoln Park

Come to Ford Nature Center on Sept. 18 from 10-11:30 a.m. or from 12:30-2 p.m. to visit Lincoln Park, home to the famous Council Rock, the legendary site of an 18th century Native American gathering. You’ll travel through Mill Creek Park en route and back. Some walking. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 16. The cost is adults $5 registered, $7 not registered; 12 and under or 60 and over $3 registered, $5 not registered.

Explorer’s garden

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 18 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. as Dan Hinkley, considered one of the most prolific independent plant hunters of modern times, will discuss the process, perils and joys of observing plants in their wild state. Hinkley will discuss the process of bringing home seed for evaluation and possible introduction to landscapes across North America. Join him in this evening lecture as he leads you through the mountain floras of southwestern China, northern Vietnam and the Japanese Archipelago while providing a glimpse into how his previous collections have settled down in his own garden, Windcliff, on the shore of Puget Sound in Washington State. Sponsored in part by the John S. and Doris M. Andrews Memorial Lecture Series. The cost is $25; FFRG member $20.

Birding the sanctuary

Come to Ford Nature Center on Sept. 20 from 8-9:30 a.m. as Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited leads this walk. Bring binoculars and boots. Register at Ford Nature Center by Sept. 19. Faerie gardens

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 20 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 12-1:30 p.m. to make a special faerie garden. Be inspired to create a miniature garden that any good faerie would not be able to resist. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. For ages 6-17. The cost is $12.

Sunset at the farm

Come to MetroParks Farm on Sept. 20 from 5-8 p.m. to watch the sun set on the horizon as you enjoy the late summer atmosphere at the farm. Enjoy folk music as you roast a marshmallow over the campfire, explore the animal barns and a corn maze, watch cider and homemade apple butter being made and try a sample, play some old time games, ride a horse drawn wagon and more. Pony rides and face painting available for a small fee.

End of summer

Come to MetroParks Farm on Sept. 21 from 2-3:30 p.m. to explore the farm and environs with some special emphasis on the longhorn cattle. Moderate. 1.5 or 2.5 miles. Call Ford Nature Center for details.

Gardening basics

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 23 from 1:30-3 p.m. for a gardening basics class. Even if you missed the initial Landscape Design Theory class, you will walk away from this class with the skills to look at gardens from a designer’s point of view. After a review of some basic elements of design, Bridget Beck will introduce the class to some famous (and not so famous) gardens and what makes them work as pieces of art. This class will also discuss sustainable design and designing contemporary gardens. Students are encouraged to bring sketches and notes on their home garden design projects for studio time at the end of class. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $20; FFRG member $16.

Marble fish painting

Jackson Pollock was an American abstract expressionist painter who was famous for innovative action paintings. Children ages 5-7 are invited to Ford Nature Center on Sept. 23 to create a personal fish painting in a Jackson Pollock style as well as learn about warm and cool colors. Register/pay by Sept. 21. The cost is $5 registered, $6 not registered.

Herbal tea time

Join Pam Baytos at Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 23 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to discuss herbal teas, infusions and decoctions. Learn how to brew and prepare herbs, and what plants to grow for specialty use gardens. You’ll mix a few tea blends then enjoy a cup of tea along with scones and herbal butter in your take home tea cup and saucer. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $16; FFRG member $12.

Audubon Society of Mahoning Valley

Come to MetroParks Farm on Sept. 23 from 7-8 p.m. to hear Jim McCormac of Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife speak about birding Ohio’s north coast and the new Lake Erie Birding Trail from Conneaut to Toledo. Call Ford Nature Center for details.

Recreational hikes

Come to the MetroParks Bikeway at Kirk Road Trailhead on Sept. 24 from 9-10 a.m. for faster paced recreational hikes of two or four miles.

Plant parts and patterns

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 24 from 11-12:30 p.m. to enjoy a mid-morning stroll through the gardens as you learn the basics of botany and patterns of plant families. Learn the basic parts of a leaf and look at venation patterns and leaf arrangements. Return to the Davis Center for a on a seasonal lunch plus dessert. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $16; FFRG member $12.

Garden gnomes

Children ages three to five who are accompanied by an adult are invited to Fellows Riverside Gardens Sept. 25 from 1-2 p.m. to explore the gardens in search of garden gnomes. Enjoy a snack and craft. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $5.

Picnic in the park

Enjoy an afternoon excursion at Mill Creek Metro Parks on Sept. 25 from 1-4 p.m. Explore several park landmarks and make a very special stop for a picnic with sandwiches from Gordy’s Specialty Market. Register/pay by Sept. 23 at Ford Nature Center. Adults are $15 registered, $17 not registered; 12 and under or 60 and over are $12 registered, $15 not registered. The options for Gordy’s Jolly Trolley Picnic Packs (featuring Boars Head) include a sandveech, kettle potato chips, pickle, bottled water and a sweet treat. Mayo and vinaigrettes served on the side. Have your picnic pack selection ready when you register for this trolley tour.

Animal portraits

Children ages 8 -12 are invited to Ford Nature Center on Sept. 26 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. to create visual textures of feather, fur and scales for a unique animal portrait. Learn how to blend oil pastels and work from a reference photo. Register/pay by Sept. 24. The cost is $5 registered; $6 not registered.

Restoration and journaling

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 27 from 9:30-11:30 a.m. to reflect and restore using gentle movement, breathing practices and journaling all the while in the atmosphere of garden beauty with Michelle O’Brien. Bring a mat, some favorite pillows, blankets for props and the writing tools of your choice. No prior writing or journaling experience is necessary and each written piece is for your own private introspection. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $24; FFRG member $20.

Stroller walk

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 27 from 10-10:45 a.m. to connect yourself and your child to nature. Enjoy a short guided walk through the gardens. Specially designed hike for children in strollers with a caregiver. Call 330-740-7116 for more information.

Kayak tour

Come to the East Newport Boat Launch on Sept. 27 from 1-3 p.m. for the first fall kayak naturalist and volunteer-escorted trip. Age and experience restrictions apply. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center two days before the event. The cost is $12 if registered, $15 if not registered. Second person in tandem is 1/2 price. Additional fees apply after dealine.

Fall hike

Come to the golf course overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive on Sept. 28 from 10-11 a.m. to celebrate fall as you trot down the East Golf Hike and Bike Trail. Animal Charity will be on hand with some of their adoptables. Easy, two miles.

Pumpkin picking wagon tour

Come to MetroParks Farm on Sept. 28 from 1-4 p.m. for a guided tractor and wagon ride and pick your own pumpkin. Supplies will be on hand to decorate your pumpkin. The pumpkins will be just the right size for children to carry. Dress appropriately for the pumpkin patch. This event will be every Sunday through October 19. The wagon ride is $1; with pumpkin it’s $4.

Cycles and anthocyanins

Come to MetroParks Farm on Sept. 28 from 1-3 p.m. to explore the colors of fall with a guided afternoon bike ride. Moderate, six miles. Helmet required. Call Ford Nature Center for details.

Vinaigrette extraordinaire

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 28 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. to sample and learn about vinegars, special oils, herbs and toppings that will elevate your salad experience. Karres Cvetkovich will share with you recipes, organic herbs, and fresh ideas to take home. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $28; FFRG member $24.

Leaf bowl

Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on Sept. 30 from 5:30-8 p.m. as Lynn Cardwell teaches students to construct a clay bowl embossed with leaf patterns. The work will be glazed, fired and ready to take home approximately five weeks after the class. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens to register. The cost is $39; FFRG member $30.

Recreational hikes

Come to MetroParks Bikeway MetroParks Farm Trailhead on Sept. 30 from 6-7 p.m. for faster paced recreational hikes of 2 or 4 miles.

Dawn Patrol Rendezvous

The Youngstown chapter of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Chapter 531, is conducting a chartered bus trip to the US Air Force Museum in Dayton to attend the 2014 World War I Dawn Patrol Rendezvous offered by the museum and the Great War Aeroplanes Association commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I in Europe. The biennial Dawn Patrol Rendezvous is one of the nation’s premier historical aviation events and brings the excitement of early air power to Ohio. The Dawn Patrol Rendezvous features flying vintage original and reproduction WWI aircraft, radio-controlled models, era automobiles, period re-enactors, a collector’s show and a mock aerial battle in the afternoon. The event is free to the public as is the museum (more information atwww.nationalmuseum.af.mil/wwi.asp). The bus will leave from Austintown at 6 a.m. on Sept. 27 and return there at 11 p.m. the same day. The bus trip cost is $26 for EAA members; $26 or $30 for non-members. Contact Chapter 531 president John Stoll at 330-727-3762 or email him at jstoll@zoominternet.net for more details and to receive the bus trip application form.

Mill Creek ABWA to meet Sept. 9

The Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 at A La Cart Catering, located at 429 Lisbon Street in Canfield. A buffet dinner, at $17 per person, will be served. Longtime member Katherine Novak will discuss her service on the board of directors of the William Penn Association, a fraternal organization that provides life insurance and annuities. For reservations, call Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 or Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 by Aug. 31.

Founders Day open house to be Sept. 7

The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting a free Founders Day open house at the Arms Family Museum on Sept. 7 from 1-5 p.m. in celebration of the Society’s 139th anniversary. The museum will be open for tours, the education staff will have indoor and outdoor games and activities for all ages and refreshments, including Good Humor ice cream bars, will be available. For more information, call the Society at 330-743-2589 or visit www.mahoninghistory.org.

Bonding with babies and books

Caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months are invited to the Austintown library on Tuesdays in September 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 Austintown library Wednesdays in September 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.

Pre-Kindergarten story time

Come to the Austintown library Wednesdays in September at 11:30 a.m. for a program that is designed to help 4- and 5-year-olds develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. There will be books, stories, rhymes, music, movement and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten.

Family story time

Do you like to bake? Come to family story time at the Austintown library on Sept. 23 at 6 p.m. and hear stories about cookies, cakes, pies and more. To end the evening, there will be cupcakes ready to decorate with icing and sprinkles to make and eat. For children of all ages.

Gotta move story time

Join the Austintown library Thursdays in September at 10 a.m. for a variety of musical and movement activities that stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver.

Craft event

Come to the Austintown library throughout September to make a craft to take home. For children of all ages.

Saturday Movie Matinee

Join the Austintown library on Sept. 20 at 2:30 p.m. for a Saturday Movie Matinee. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children age 7-years and younger must be with an adult. The movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG or G.

Tween scavenger hunt

Come to the Austintown library on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. for a scavenger hunt. Look around the library, find stuff, have fun, and win a prize. For grades 4-6.

TAB meeting

Check out at the monthly Teen Advisory Board meeting at the Austintown library on Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. Help plan and support teen activities at the library. You can help out with library programs, help decide what books to buy, discuss what you are currently reading, meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12.

Minute to Win It

Do you have what it takes to complete your task in less than 60 seconds? Come to the Austintown library Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. for fun, games, prizes. For grades 7-12.

Learn to crochet

Come to the Austintown library on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. to learn how to crochet. Bring a size G or H crochet hook and a ball of 4-ply worsted yarn to make a rectangle to donate for a charity afghan or bring in your current project. Presented by Bev Miller. For adults and teens.

Genealogy discussion group

Whether you are brand new to genealogy or a seasoned veteran, please join the Austintown library on Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. for an informal discussion group and share your research tips, experiences, successes and road blocks with others who are exploring their family trees. For adults.

Page Turners Book Club

Come to the Austintown library on Sept. 17 from 6-7 p.m. to hear what others are reading and share your favorite read or just come in and join the fun. For adults.

Learn to use email

Come to Austintown library on Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m. to learn how easy it is to set up your own email account. This is a beginner’s class that will cover setting up an Internet based email account and how to use it. Some knowledge of computers and Internet is required. Space is limited to three. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify name of class and name of branch library. For adults.

Learn to use the Internet

Learn how easy it is to use the Internet at the Austintown library on Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m. This class requires some knowledge on how to use a computer mouse. Space is limited to three. Registration required. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify the name of the class and library branch. For adults.

Facebook for seniors

Come to the Austintown library Sept. 19 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. to see how you can connect with friends, family, send messages, and share photos on Facebook. Call to Book-a-Librarian to set up your own Facebook account. For adults and senior adults.

Blood drive

The Red Cross will be taking blood donations Sept. 6 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. to help the community. To make an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Blood pressure check

The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be hosting a free blood pressure check at the Austintown library on Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Ballroom dance lessons

September 19-28 is National Ballroom Dance Week. Put on your dancing shoes and learn some smooth moves from volunteers of the local chapter of Dance USA at the Austintown library on Sept. 24 at 6;30 p.m. Basic ballroom dance steps will be taught and singles, as well as couples, are welcome. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register. For adults.

Scrapbooking

Get together, share ideas, tips and memories at Austintown library’s monthly scrapbooking club on Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. September’s theme is, “Back to School.” Please bring your own scrapbooking paper and photos. Cutting instruments, tape, mounting squares and some embellishments will be provided. Scrapbooks not provided. Pre-register for this event by calling 330-744-8636. For adults.

Blind date with a book

Come to the Austintown library anytime in September to check out and rate books.

How to buy and sell on eBay

Interested in a home-based eBay business to earn some extra cash? Learn what you need to know to get started in the world of online buying and selling at the Austintown library on Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. Register by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for the Austintown library.

Make your own handmade cards

Learn to create your own handmade cards using stamps, punches and other fun tools at the Austintown library on Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. or Sept. 26 at 10 a.m. Each participant will create a greeting card with a matching envelope. Class size is limited, registration required.

Sit ‘n Stitch

Join the Austintown library Sept. 12 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. for a morning to knit, crochet, embroider, sew or do other lap needlework. Bring in your current project, make new friends and learn from one another. Facilitated by a librarian. For adults.

Friends of the Austintown library

Friends of the Austintown library will be having a meeting and program at 10 a.m. on Sept. 22 at the Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

Holiday closings

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed for Labor Day.

Shrine Club to have Clambake

The Youngstown Shrine Club (Crescent Company) will be hosting its premier fraternal event of the season, the annual “Claimbake,” on Sept. 6. This stag event includes two meals including the main meal of clams, lobster, chicken, corn and more as well as open bar. Lunch will be served from 1-4 p.m. and the main meal at 6:30 p.m. in the club’s outdoor pavilion, located at 1735 W. South Range Road (Route 165) in North Lima. Tickets are $85, are limited to 500 and can be purchased in advance by contacting Chairman Lee Hively at 330-533-3036.

Back to school

It’s time for the 2014-2015 school year to begin and Neighbors wants your back to school pictures to feature in an upcoming edition. Send your favorite picture from this year of your children (grades K-8) on the first day of school to neighbors@vindy.com. List the names of those pictured from left to right and front to back, as well as their grade and the school they will be attending this year. The deadline for photo submission is Sept. 7.

Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 425 Crestview Drive in Boardman, was formed in Youngstown on March 2, 1889 by a small group of Swedish immigrants. 125 years later, it has become a melting pot of nationalities, including Swedish, German, Italian and many others. They are celebrating this occasion with a special service at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 21, followed by a reception at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. Friends of the congregation are invited to attend. Reception requires reservations, which can be made by calling the church office at 330-758-574.

Bingo and card party to be Sept. 21

The Austintown Memorial American Legion Auxiliary Post 301 Bingo Party Plus third annual card party plus will be on Sept. 21 from 2-5 p.m. at 3652 Oakwood Ave. in Austintown. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and admission will be $5 per person. The event will feature Bingo, a card party, basket raffle, 50/50 raffle and door prizes. For more information, contact Diana at 330-799-1738 or Betty at 330-788-4274.

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.

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.


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