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Austintown Community Briefs



Published: Fri, January 3, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Free seminar on New Year 28-day detox

Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a free seminar, titled “28 Day Detox,” on Jan. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, located in South Bridge West (behind Second Sole) at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3.

Join Suzelis for an informative seminar about his new 28-day detox program.

The detox incorporates a healthy eating program with specific supplements to support digestion, detoxification and elimination to jump start any health goals you may have.

To register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at OhioND.com. Free admission, but RSVP is required.

Yoga Workshop to help with New Year detox

Sarah Terlecki will be presenting a morning yoga workshop for detox and a healthy life in the new year on Jan. 11 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, located in South Bridge West (behind Second Sole) at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D-3.

Let Terlecki, a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance, help you to find the tools and movement to use in everyday life. The workshop includes a gentle yoga series that will lead each student into meditation. All levels welcome. Bring a yoga mat and blanket. To register, call 330-729-1350. The price is $20 for adults and $15 for students. Registration is required by Jan. 7.

ABWA to meet Jan. 14

The American Business Women’s Association, Mill Creek Chapter, will meet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 14 at Davidson’s Restaurant, located at 3636 Canfield Road in Canfield. Following dinner, guest speaker Erin Mellinger will present “Fitness and Nutrition Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle.” Mellinger is owner of Fitness Together in Canfield and Poland.

Prospective members are invited to the chapter’s monthly meetings. Reservations for the next meeting are $17 per person and will be taken through Jan. 5 by calling Shirley Pappagallo at 330-270-9779 or Jackie Fischio at 330-788-6634.

Support group to meet

The Mahoning Valley Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet on Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Bethel Lutheran Church, located at 425 Crestview Drive in Boardman.

Senior care will be the topic for discussion and anyone with an interest in coping with a chronic, invisible condition is welcome.

For mote information, call Alice at 330-509-3333 or Nancy at 330-758-8413.

Learn to Play Program sign ups

The Penguins, Ice Zone and the Phantoms have announced the addition of a second Little Penguins Learn to Play Program. Children interested can sign up at the Ice Zone from Dec. 20 until Jan. 6. The program costs $160 and it includes equipment as well as Saturday on-ice sessions. The 10 week on-ice program starts on Jan. 25 and it is limited to the first 25 skaters who sign up on a first come, first serve basis. For more information, contact the Ice Zone at 330-965-1423.

Library closings

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed for Martin Luther King Day on Jan. 20.

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 will be offered Friday at Westminster Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman and another will be offered Sunday at Christ Church Presbyterian, located at 3425 Hopkins Road in Cornersburg. Both meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are closed meetings. Only those suffering from gambling addictions are allowed to attend. Meetings usually last from 8:45-9:15 p.m. For more information, call 330-505-5060.

Friends of the Austintown library

Dr. Donna DeBlasio, professor of history at YSU and director of the Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, will bring to life the history of industry and labor of the Mahoning Valley Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. The Historical Center, located at 115 West Wood Street in Youngstown, provides an overview of the impact of the iron and steel industry on Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. The museum offers a look into lives and times of the men and women who labored in the steel industry. There will be a brief friends meeting following the program.

Blood pressure check

The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be having a free blood pressure check Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Page turners book club

Adults are invited to join the Austintown library Jan. 15 from 6-7 p.m. to hear what others have been reading and share what they have been reading.

Learn to use the Kindle

Teens and adults are invited to brings their Kindles to the Austintown library Jan. 7 or 22 at 6 p.m. to learn how to download eBooks from the library’s digital catalog on the website. Bring your Amazon account and email information. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the branch by name to register.

Learn basic computer skills

Join the Austintown library Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. to learn basic computer skills. Space limited to three. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the branch by name.

Smart phone scavenger hunt

Children in grades 5 and up are invited to the Austintown library during library hours throughout January to bring their smart phones for a QR code scavenger hunt. Find and answer questions around the library and turn in the answer sheet for a prize.

Learn how to crochet

Adults and teens are invited to join the Austintown library Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. to learn how to crochet. Sign up by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown Library to register for the hour long lesson. Bring a size G crochet hook with you and a ball of cotton yarn to make a dish cloth or four-ply yarn to make a scarf.

Rainbow loom bracelets

Children in grades 4 and up are invited to the Austintown library’s rainbow loom craft program Jan. 18 at 11:30 a.m. Each session is limited to the first 12 tweens and teens who sign up. Beginners will be walked through the single pattern bracelet, but templates will be provided for loomers with more experience. To register, call 330-744-8636 or sign up online at www.libraryvisit.org/programs.aspx. Rainbow loom kits contain small rubber bands and sharp points.

Learn to use the Nook

Teens and adults are invited to bring their Nooks to the Austintown library Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. and learn how to download eBooks from the library’s digital catalog on the website. Bring your Adobe ID and email information. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the branch by name to register.

Sensory story time

Children of all ages are invited to join the Austintown library Jan. 11 at 2 p.m. for family story time with a sensory focus. This program is designed for children with different needs, including those with Autism, speech and language delays, cognitive impairments, ADHD and other special needs and challenges. There will be books, music and sensory stations with a schedule board and double visuals. Children must attend with an adult. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the specific library.

Lego my library

Children ages 6 and up are invited to the Austintown library Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. to create lego designs. Legos will be provided.

Year of the Horse event

Children of all ages are invited to the Austintown library during library hours throughout January to try the Chinese zodiac word search. Ask the librarian what animal equates to the year of your birth and receive a hand stamp.

Grab and go craft event

Children of all ages are invited to join the Austintown library during library hours throughout January to make a craft to take home.

Gotta move storytime

Children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by an adult are invited to join the Austintown library every Thursday in January at 10 a.m. for a variety of musical and movement activities that stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, talk and play.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Austintown library Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10 a.m. for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger play and other activities that will help your children, ages 2-3, become successful readers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Baby brilliant

Caregivers and their little ones, ages 6-23 months, are invited to join the Austintown library Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28 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.

Teens for Jeans

Austintown Fitch High School’s Life Literature class room 112 is participating in the national campaign, Teens for Jeans.

The public may drop off jean donations Dec. 18 at Fitch High School, located at 4560 Falcon Drive, or at the school’s Creative Arts Night Jan. 15. The drop box will also be located at Fitch and Austintown Middle School at all times between now and Jan. 15. For more information, contact Steve Ward at sward@austintownschools.org.

Fun time for 4s and 5s

Join the Austintown library Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 11:30 a.m. for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger play and other activities that will help your children, ages 4-5, become successful readers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


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