Knights of Columbus to host dinner
The Knights of Columbus Fr. Venglaric Council 11915 at St. Charles in Boardman will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Jan. 26 from 11:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. in the church hall. The event, which will include a fabulous basket raffle, will feature spaghetti and meatballs at a cost of $8 for adults, $5 for children 6-12 years of age and children under 6 years of age will eat for free. The dinner will also include a salad, bread and butter, drink and cake. Carry out orders will be available beginning at 10 a.m.
Also, the Knights’ spaghetti sauce and meatballs will be available for separate purchase beginning at 10 a.m. the morning of the dinner. One can bring one’s own container or the Knights can provide one. Proceeds will benefit the council’s charitable endeavors.
Valentine’s Day walk-in weddings
The Chapel of the Friendly Bells at Trinity United Methodist Church (UMC) in downtown Youngstown once again will be the site for walk-in weddings on Valentine’s Day Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Clergy couple Rev. Jerry Krueger of Trinity UMC and Rev. Susan Brown of Canfield UMC will offer a simple, Christian wedding service including traditional wedding vows, exchange of rings, scripture and a blessing of the couple. Wedding vow renewal services will also be offered. The fee for each wedding is $50, which will be donated to the Good Shepherd Kitchen in Youngstown and Operation Blessing in Canfield. Weddings will be performed in the order couples arrive. Attendants and guests are welcome to come.
Couples must bring their wedding license, identification and the $50 fee in cash. Weddings will not be performed for participants who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Chapel of the Bells at Trinity UMC is located at 30 W. Front St., next to the courthouse.
Quilt group meeting
That Quilt Group I Belong To will have its January meeting Jan. 21 at Fair Park in Canfield. Doors will be open from 1-5 p.m. for those who wish to work on charity quilts. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The speaker for January is Julie Kerner from With Needle in Hand Needlework Shop in Boardman. The project is a small Valentine cat made from felt, and embroidered and beaded. Members who didn’t sign up for the class at the December meeting and would like a kit, call Ginger at 330-702-0532. The basic kit price is $9. Members will need to bring a basic sewing kit (pins, scissors, paper scissors). Needles are included in the kit. Bring a task light if you need one.
That Quilt Group I Belong To is open to all quilters in the Mahoning Valley, including all skill levels. For membership information, call president Ginger Mangie at 330-702-0532.
Informational sessions at MCCTC
Adults interested in enrolling in career certification programs this year at the Adult Career Center Mahoning County Career and Technical Center are invited to attend one of several free informational sessions offered this winter at MCCTC. Informational sessions are free to attend and include career investigation as well as reading, math and language assessments.
There will be a chance to tour the building, meet instructors and learn about financial aid opportunities. Upcoming informational sessions will be offered Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. and March 11 at 6 p.m. All sessions will take place at the Adult Career Center MCCTC, located at 7300 North Palmyra Road in Canfield.
For more information or to register to attend, call the Adult Career Center at 330-729-4100.
Hospice of the Valley’s volunteer classes
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.
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.
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: email@example.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.
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 promptly 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. 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.
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 and meet new people. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.