Poland Community Briefs


Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled for 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Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend the next meeting of Monday Night Writers on Jan. 20 from 6-8 p.m. at Peaberry’s Caf , located at 4350 Boardman-Canfield Road in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 Jan. 14

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 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.

Stu Smith to speak at local church

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, located at 2985 Center Road, will host a free chili lunch with speaker Stu Smith on Jan. 14, beginning at noon.

Smith is involved in planning and implementing water projects in central and northern Tanzania, typically coordinating with Lutheran and Roman Catholic churches there. Lutheran churches in Ohio and the Youngstown Diocese have funded projects on which he has worked. He will talk about the land and people, and shed some light on the nature of the work, and how a service we take for granted – readily available safe-to-use, clean water – dramatically improves lives. Call 330-757-3272 to reserve a seat for the lunch, or for more information.

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.

Poland Rotary Night at the Races

Join the Poland Rotary for its third annual Night at the Races Jan. 24 at 6 p,m. to benefit the local community and charities. There will be an open bar and food. Prizes include a 55” flat screen TV, $1,000 Aebischer’s gift card, a Coach purse, golf clubs and more. Door prizes include an iPad mini and Superbowl block pool. The cost is $25 per person. Make checks payable to Poland Rotary. For more information, call 330-540-1640.

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.

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.

Bonding with babies and books

Caregivers and their babies who are 6-23 months are invited to the Poland library Jan. 8, 15, 22 or 29 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.

Fun Time for 4s and 5s

Join the Poland library every Tuesday in January at 1 p.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.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Poland library every Thursday in January at 11 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.

Lego my library

Children ages 6 and up are invited to join the Poland library Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. to create Lego designs. Legos will be provided.

Trim a tree

Children of all ages are invited to the Poland library throughout January to decorate an ornament for the all-seasons tree.

Knitting event

Knitters of all ages and skill levels are invited to the Poland library Jan. 23 from 6-7 p.m. to learn to knit or bring your own knitting. Bring your own yarn and needles.

Pajama jam

Families are invited to wear pajamas and join the Poland library Jan. 27 from 6:30-7 p.m. for stories.

Get connected with digital media

Join the Poland library Jan. 6 from 6-7 p.m. to learn how to download free ebooks, audiobooks, movies, tv shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland branch to register.

Introduction to genealogy

Join the Poland library Jan. 15 at 10 a.m. for a basic introduction to genealogy research that will include discussion of the book and computer resources that are available in the library. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for information services, or register online by selecting the program in the events calendar.

Blood drive

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will be taking blood donations at the Poland library Jan. 22 from 12:30-6:30 p.m.

Blood pressure screening

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will be having a blood pressure screening at the Poland library Jan. 28 from 1-4 p.m.

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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