Canfield Community Briefs

Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled

Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday Night Writers on Jan. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road in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

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 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 meeting

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 or Tina Holland at 330-533-1161.

Torch Club dinner and discussion to be Jan. 20

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.

Ursuline Center lecture event

Agapi Mantos, a registered and licensed dietician and certified specialist in gerontological nutrition with Park Vista, Youngstown, and an instructor at Youngstown State University, will offer a lecture Feb. 3 from 9:30-10 a.m. or 11-11:30 a.m. in the Silver Sneakers Room inside the Ursuline Motherhouse on which dietary choices keep hearts in peak condition and how to best evaluate nutrition labels. The lectures are free and open to the public. For more information or to register, contact Sister Mary Ellen Dean at 330-792-7636.

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.

Fun time for 4s and 5s

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

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.

Bonding with babies and books

Caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months are invited to join the Canfield library Jan. 13 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 every Wednesday at 10 a.m. for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger play and other activities that will help children ages 2-3 become successful readers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Grab and go craft event

Children of all ages are invited to the Canfield library throughout the month of January to make a craft to take home.

Lego my library

Children ages 6 and up are invited to the Canfield library Jan. 14 at 6 p.m. to create Lego designs. Legos will be provided.

Tales to tails

Readers of all levels and abilities are welcome to join the Canfield library Jan. 27 at 6:30 p.m. to read to a registered therapy dog. Bring a book of your choice. Dogs are provided by K-9 for Compassion, registered Delta society therapy dogs. Sign up is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library.

Teen read

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to join the Canfield library Jan. 28 at 3:30 p.m. for the first monthly teen book discussion group. Pizza will be provided. Meetings will take place on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 3:30 p.m. to discuss that month’s selected book. January’s book is “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” by Ann Brashares.

Top book of 2013

Teens in grades 7-12 are invited to stop by the Canfield library throughout January to complete an entry form of their favorite books of 2013. Prizes may be awarded. The winner will be chosen by random drawing. Results of the winning book will be posted.

Get connected with your eReader

Bring your eReader to the Canfield library Jan. 17 from 11-12 p.m. to learn how to download eBooks from the library’s digital catalog on the website. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield branch to register.

Blood pressure check

The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be hosting a free blood pressure check at the Canfield library Jan. 21 from 1-3 p.m.

Learn to Play Program sign ups

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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