Boardman Community Briefs


Monday Night Writers meeting Jan. 20

Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday Night Writers on Jan. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road in Canfield. The event is led by author and professional writer Nancy Christie and the two-hour sessions includes 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 nancy@nancychristie.com.

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 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 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.

Junior Women’s League to meet

The Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League will meet Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at Glenellen, located at 9661 Market St. in Boardman. Members are asked to bring men and women’s socks and gloves to be distributed at St. John’s soup kitchen on Jan. 19. Plans for the club’s fundraiser will be finalized. Hostesses for January are Shannon Green and Sperry Rongone.

Women interested in joining or receiving more information can contact membership Chairperson Yvonne Ford at 330-718-2013 (cell) or 330-755-6828 (home).

Newcomers Club to meet

The January meeting of the Newcomers Club of Canfield will take place on Jan. 14. The evening’s event will be “White Elephant Bingo.” Members and guests are asked to bring a wrapped gift that they have received but do not wish to keep. The gifts will serve as prizes for the Bingo game. Call Tamara at 330-702-1673 to RSVP and for time, location and directions.

The Newcomers Club of Canfield is open to all women in the Mahoning Valley. It provides an opportunity for members in the community to welcome newcomers, engage in recreational and social activities and to help support the civic, social and charitable life of the community. For information about meeting times and locations, contact NewcomersCanfield@gmail.com or Tina Holland at 330-533-1161.

Torch Club dinner and discussion

The Youngstown Chapter of International Torch Clubs’ dinner-discussion meeting will be offered the evening of Jan. 20 at Pete’s Place, located within Kilcawley Center on the campus of Youngstown State University. The speaker will be Linda Porter. The title of her speech is “Talking Out of School” and it considers the motivations, dangers and consequences of whistle-blowing.

The public is invited to attend. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and lecture at 7 p.m. Dinner for non-members is $20.Attending only the lecture is free of charge. Call 330-757-4148 for dinner reservations.

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.

G.A. 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 library meeting

Join the Boardman library Jan. 13 at 10 a.m. for the Good Books for Young Adults meeting with Dr. Regina Reese of YSU’S College of Education.

Local church to sell ham loaves

Boardman United Methodist Church, located at 6809 Market St. in Boardman, will once again be selling its ham loaves on Jan. 14 from 12:30 p.m. until sold out. The loaves will be sold in packages of six for $12. There will be no pre-orders.

Book character matching event

Join the Boardman library during regular hours throughout the month of January to match a book character to his or her book. The winner of a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card will be selected by a drawing from the pool of completely correct entries. Contest sheets must be returned to the Boardman library by Jan. 31. This event is for adults.

Learn how to use an eReader

Adults and teens are invited to come to the Boardman library during library hours throughout January or call 330-744-8636 and ask for Boardman library to make an appointment or register at the librarian’s desk for an individual session to learn how to download books onto an eReader.

Learn about Hoopla and Zinio

Adults and teens are invited to come to the Boardman library during regular hours throughout January to learn how to download free movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Boardman library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the librarian’s desk.

Learn the new version of Hotmail

Adults and teens are invited to come to the Boardman library during regular hours throughout January or call the Boardman library at 330-744-8636 and ask for Boardman library to make an appointment for an individual session or register at the librarian’s desk to learn the new Outlook version of Hotmail.

Learn basic computer skills

Adults and teens are invited to join the Boardman library throughout January to learn basic computer skills. Make an appointment during library hours. Space limited to three, so be the first to sign up. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the branch by name.

Giant dominoes event

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join the Boardman library Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. to arrange the giant dominoes in a pattern. Tap the first domino and watch it fall. Snacks will be provided.

It’s all about yarn

Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas or anything with yarn project to the Boardman library Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. and learn from one another. Adults and teens are encouraged to bring all unfinished yarn objects.

Sensory story time

Children of all ages are invited to join the Boardman library Jan. 18 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, AD/HD 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.

Let the games begin

The winter Olympics in Russia start Feb. 7. Get a head start at the Boardman library Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. for the winter Olympic games program. For school-age children in grades K-6.

Itsy bitsy puzzle pieces

Children of all ages are invited to join the Boardman library during library hours throughout January to mix and match puzzle pieces to make a picture frame or collage.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Boardman library every Wednesday in January 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 Boardman library every Tuesday in January at 10 a.m. for developmentally-appropriate books,songs, rhymes, finger play and other activities that will help your children, ages 4-5, become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bonding with babies and books

Caregivers and their little ones, ages 6-23 months, are invited to the Boardman library Jan, 4, 10, 18 and 24 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.

A ship to remember

The whole family is invited to join local historian Paul Rohrbaugh at the Boardman library Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. for “A Ship to Remember: the Centennial of the RMS Titanic’s Maiden Voyage and Sinking.” Learn what is myth and what is history in the legend of this tragic sailing. No reservations are needed.

Glass by James Michael

Join Ohio artist James Michael and his students Nov. 15 through Jan. 12 in Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens as they assimilate a variety of metals and alloys into clear and colored glass to produce freeform sculptures. Entrapped air bubbles produce abstract forms within the glass.

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