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Boardman Community Briefs



Published: Fri, January 17, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

Newcomer’s Group to meet Jan. 22

Newcomer’s Group of Mahoning Valley will be having its monthly luncheon meeting on Jan. 22 at 11:30 a.m. at TJ’s Restaurant and Lounge at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. Join them if you would like an opportunity to meet and form new friendships in the community. Heidi Daniels from the Youngstown Public Library will be speaking about the benefits and services offered in the library system. Contact Angie at 330-799-3933 or Anne-Louise at 330-792-9632 for more information or reservations.

Saxon Club to host pork-kraut dinner

The Youngstown Saxon Club, located at 710 S. Meridian Road, will host its next pork-kraut dinner on Jan. 19 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. The price of $8.75 ($5 for children) includes dessert and coffee, tea or soda. The publis is welcome and take-outs will be available.

Hospice of the Valley’s volunteer classes scheduled for February

Hospice of the Valley’s new volunteer class will be from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays, Feb. 1 and 8 at Hospice House, located at 9803 Sharrott Road in Poland, and Feb. 3 through March 3 at McGonigle Funeral Home, located at 1090 E. State Street in Sharon, Pa.

Volunteers will learn what Hospice of the Valley’s team of doctors, nurses, social workers and chaplains do for patients and their families and how volunteers fit into that team. Hospice volunteers serve in a variety of ways including companions for hospice patients at home or in nursing homes as well as helping at the Hospice House inpatient facility. They also provide respite services to family members.

New volunteers are needed for all areas of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties and western Pennsylvania. Volunteer assignments are made close to the volunteer’s home.

For more information or to register, call 330-788-1992.

Torch Club to offer essay contest

The Youngstown Torch Club, a local dinner/discussion/debate organization, which meets monthly on the campus of YSU, is offering a $1,000 essay scholarship competition, open to any current YSU student. Students may submit a paper previously written for any college course, or an original work, on any subject or topic of interest. Papers are requested to be 800-1000 words and deadline for submission is March 1.

Remit paper to: tcopeland@neo.rr.com or send to Dr. Tom Copeland, 313 N. Belle Vista Ave. Youngstown 44509. For more information, visit Youngstown TORCH Club on Facebook.

Friends of Boardman library program and meeting

Join the Boardman library Feb. 10 at 10 a.m. for Cakewalks in Concert Hall: Popular Music on the Concert Stage, presented by Dr. Randy Goldberg of the Dana School of Music, Youngstown State University.

Puzzle swap

Come to the Boardman library Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. to meet jigsaw enthusiasts. Bring no more than six puzzles to swap. Sponsored by Friends of PLYMC.

Book club

Come to the Boardman library Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. to discuss the book of the month, “Beautiful Ruins,” by Jess Walter. See what others are reading, share your favorite books, and find out what new ones are being published.

Check into Chess

Bring the family to the Boardman library Feb. 9 at 1:30 p.m. to play chess. All skill levels are welcome.

Balloons for beginners

Come to the Boardman library Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. to learn the basics of balloon sculpture with Joe Sullivan, also known as Jocko the Clown. Class is limited to 12. Materials will be provided. Adults only. Registration is required.

Blood pressure screening

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will be having a blood pressure screening at the Boardman library Feb. 3 from 12:30-3 p.m.

Blood drive

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will be taking blood donations at the Boardman library Feb. 20 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. to help the community. For appointments call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Free tax preparation and electronic filing for qualifying individuals

The Boardman library will again provide locations for free tax preparation and electronic filing for seniors and those (at any age) with low to moderate income on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning the week of Feb. 11.

To make an appointment call 330-726-2492.

The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. All sites are staffed by volunteers who have been trained and certified by the IRS. TCE sites staffed by AARP volunteers.

Volunteers will provide counseling on eligibility for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Learn to use Hoopla and Zinio

Come to the Boardman library throughout February to learn how to download free movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile and mobile devices.

BIC- YouTube for your business

Join the Boardman library Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. for a workshop that will feature the steps to create a YouTube page for your business.

BIC- Twitter for your business

Join the Boardman library Feb. 22 at 10 a.m for a workshop that will feature the steps to create a Twitter page for your business.

BIC- Facebook for your business

Join the Boardman library Feb. 1 at 10 a.m. for a workshop that will feature the steps to create a Facebook page for your business.

Learn the new version of Hotmail

Make an appointment for an individual session at the Boardman library during the month of February to learn the new version of Hotmail.

Basic computer training for beginners

Come to the Boardman library throughout February to learn basic computer skills.

Teen Advisory Board meeting

Come to the Boardman library Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. to check out at the monthly Teen Advisory Board meeting. Meetings take place on the first Wednesday of the month. Help plan and support teen activities at the library. Newcomers are always welcome. For teens in grades 7-12.

Make gifts with duct tape

Come to the Boardman library Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. and make a gift out of duct tape. For teens in grades 7-12.

Make a sun catcher

Come to the Boardman library Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. to make a sun catcher. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for Boardman library to register and request a supply list. Sun catchers will be on display at Boardman during the month of February.

Yarn event

Bring your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas, or anything with yarn project to the Boardman library Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. to learn from others. Adults and teens are encouraged to bring all unfinished yarn objects.

Sweet science

Come to the Boardman library Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. to watch what happens when different kinds of candy are dunked, squashed, stretched and dissolved, and learn some science at the same time. For school-age children in grades K-6.

Sensory story time

Join the Boardman library Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. for a family story time for children of all ages 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 branch by name.

Fun for 4s and 5s

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

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Boardman library every Wednesday in February 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.

Bonding with babies and books

Caregivers and their little ones who are 6 to 23 months are invited to the Boardman library Feb. 1, 7, 15 and 21 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.

Suzelis to present seminar

Dr. Ted Suzelis, N.D. will be presenting a free seminar titled “How to Achieve your Ideal Weight” on Feb. 6 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. Suzelis will lay out a plan for healthy weight loss, including a discussion on foods that aid in weight loss, portion control, motivation, health problems and metabolic problems that could be hindering your weight loss, and more. To register, call 330-729-1350 or register online at OhioND.com. Free admission, but RSVP is required.

Boardman music student earns jazz honor

Boardman sophomore James Harker was one of five saxophonists selected for the Ohio All-State Jazz Ensemble. More than 900 Ohio student musicians auditioned for the band. Harker was selected to the band by blind audition. The jazz big band is made up of approximately eighteen members. They will perform at the annual Ohio Music Educators Association convention the weekend of Feb. 7 in Columbus. Boardman High School’s

Jazz Ensemble 1, in which Harker is the lead alto player, was also selected to perform the weekend of the event.

Free breakfast to be Jan. 25

There will be a free breakfast Jan. 25 from 9-11 a.m. at First Covenant Church in Boardman, on the corner of Glenwood and Shields roads.

Sarah Filipovich performs in Mount Union Christmas festival

Sarah Filipovich, a sophomore integrated media major of Boardman, performed in the University of Mount Union’s Christmas festival in December at University Circle United Methodist Church in Cleveland and in the Myers Sanctuary of Dewald Chapel on Mount Union’s campus. The joint performances from the Concert Choir and Cantus Femina showcased two vocal ensembles that are integral components of Mount Union’s music program. The annual holiday concert unites choral selections and traditional carols with scripture and readings of the season.

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).

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.

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. 21 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.

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.

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.

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 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 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 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.


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