First Night Youngstown seeking artists
First Night Youngstown is calling for local and regional artists to participate in the annual design competition of its New Year’s Eve events admission button. The winning artist will be awarded $50 and be invited and promoted at all press events. The artist will also be a celebrity guest in the Christmas holiday parade and tree lighting event as well as the opening ceremony on Dec. 31. The winner’s immediate family will receive free admission to the First Night Youngstown New Year’s Eve Extravaganza. The button series is intended to celebrate downtown Youngstown’s unique and historic buildings and architecture. The winning design, to be featured on the First Night Youngstown 2015 button and all promotional materials, is the third in an ongoing series that is donated each year to the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. This year’s design will depict the YWCA of Youngstown, located at 25 W. Rayen Ave. on the southeast corner of West Rayen and Phelps streets just south of the YSU campus. Button designs may be created using any art medium including photography, drawing, painting, collage, mixed or digital media, etc. The design must depict the exterior of the YWCA building in a manner that highlights its unique architectural elements. A night scene that includes fireworks or other elements that represent New Year’s Eve is preferred, but no champagne glasses; First Night events are non-alcohol and family oriented. The design must include the phrase “First Night Youngstown 2015” and be a rectangular shape, horizontal or vertical. The artwork must be proportioned to a final reduction size of 2 x 3 inches. An entry form, to be submitted by July 31, with the artwork on CD, is available on the FNY website www.firstnightyoungstownoh.com. Send the form with CD to First Night Youngstown, 25 E. Boardman St., Suite 405, Youngstown, OH 44503.
The purchase of an admission button provides entry to all the First Night events scheduled for New Year’s Eve in downtown Youngstown. Proceeds from the sale of the buttons help to compensate participating performers.
MCCTC students open The Bistro Restaurant
The Adult Career Center students enrolled in the Culinary Restaurant Management program at MCCTC will once again open The Bistro at MCCTC for evening hours. The Bistro will be open Mondays through Thursdays from 5:30-8 p.m. through July 10. The restaurant serves as an opportunity for students in the program to gain valuable, real world experience operating a restaurant. For more information, contact the Adult Career Center at 330-729-4100.
Valley Legacy Awards seeks nominations
The Valley Legacy Awards, recognizing outstanding seniors and senior advocates from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, is now accepting nominations for honorees for the 10th annual Valley Legacy Awards.
The Valley Legacy awards honor people aged 60-years of age or older who deserve recognition for a lifetime of working to improve the Mahoning Valley, as well as to individuals who have provided exceptional support to and for older Americans through their professional, volunteer, or civic roles. Any individual or group can submit a nomination in either of two categories: Outstanding Senior and Outstanding Advocate for Seniors. Nominations must be postmarked by July 31. All nominees and the award recipients will be honored at the 10th Annual Valley Legacy Awards Luncheon Oct. 2.
Nomination forms are available through the Shepherd of the Valley website at www.ShepherdoftheValley.com; click on Quick Links and choose Valley Legacy Awards. They are also available at all Shepherd of the Valley locations. For additional information, contact Cheryl Fitzgerald at CFitzgerald@SHEPHERDOFTHEVALLEY.com.
Local students make Dean’s List
Shannon Lynch and Amanda Choma, Robert Morris University students from Austintown, were named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2014 term.
Library to host puppet show
Simon B. Thistlewig, traveling showman and storyteller extraordinaire, is joined by the Madcap puppets as he tries to tell stories (“The Three Prince’s Gifts,” “Sleeping Beauty” and “The Goblin’s Ring”) to town locals. But local peddler, Beula Bugbottom, has a different plan. Join the Austintown library July 29 at 2 p.m. for this special treat as the giant Madcap puppets make a return appearance. Fun for young and the young at heart.
Bonding with babies and books
Caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months are invited to the Austintown library Tuesdays in July 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 Austintown library July 9 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 Austintown library July 9 at 11:30 a.m. for developmentally-appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your children become successful readers. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Volcanoes in action
Come to the Austintown library on July 16 at 11 a.m. to watch what happens when a real volcano erupts. Discover how volcanoes are created and make one with your friends. Enjoy stories, crafts and a snack. This event is for school-age children.
Gotta move story time
Join the Austintown library Thursdays in July at 10 a.m. for a variety of musical and movement activities that stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play. For children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver.
Come to the Austintown library throughout July to have some summer fun and make a special craft. For children of all ages.
Join the Austintown library on July 7 at 6 p.m. for a movie. Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie. Children ages 7 and younger must be with adult. The movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG-13 to G.
Tech knowledge for all
Come to the Austintown library July 9 at 6 p.m. to learn about Augmented Reality (AR) apps and how you can use them for education, fun and business. Every age, from toddler through adults, can use AR. Recommended for attendees to bring whatever iOS or Android devices they have for hands on practice with AR. Register by calling 330-744-8636 or online at www.libraryvisit.org/programs.
...And the Rest is History book club
Join the Austintown library on July 10 at 6 p.m. for informal discussions covering all areas of history, including historic eras, people, places and things.
Eat Dessert First book club
Come to the Austintown library on July 31 at 6 p.m. to sift through an array of cookbooks and mix at the monthly meetings. Chat about new recipes, share ideas and discuss cookbooks.
Page Turners book club
Looking for a good read? Come to the Austintown library July 16 from 6-7 p.m. to hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun.
Would you rather...?
Would you rather always lose or never play? Come to the Austintown library throughout July to answer this and other mind-boggling would you rather questions and make up some of your own. For teens in grades 7-12.
Genealogy discussion group
Whether you are brand new to genealogy or a seasoned veteran, join the Austintown library on July 23 at 6 p.m. for an informal discussion group and share your research tips, experiences, successes and road blocks with others who are exploring their family trees.
Blood pressure check
The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will be having a blood pressure check on July 22 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Austintown library.
Basic computer class
Come to the Austintown library on July 24 at 6 p.m. to learn basic computer skills. Space is limited to three so be the first to sign up. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the branch by name.
Bring your Kindle to the Austintown library on July 15 at 6 p.m. and learn how to download eBooks from the library’s digital catalog on the website. Don’t forget your Amazon account and email information. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the branch by name to register.
Blind date with a book
Come to the Austintown library throughout July to check out and rate books.
Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Come to the Austintown library throughout July to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons or learning new tips from other coupon clippers.
Farm to You
Members of Grow Youngstown’s Farm to You program are invited to pick up their shares of locally-grown produce each Tuesday at the Austintown library from 4-6 p.m. For more information, visit www.growyoungstown.org.
Summer Garden Party
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. for the annual Summer Garden Party. Gather your friends for an elegant summer evening in the heart of the gardens and enjoy cocktails, a fresh, seasonal menu and musical entertainment. Proceeds from this event benefit Friends of Fellows Riverside Gardens in support of their mission to promote, preserve and improve the gardens. Call Fellows Riverside Gardens for tickets. The cost is $75; reserved seating is $125.
Live at the Morley
Come to the Judge Leo P. Morley Pavilion on July 9, 16 and 30 from 7-8:30 p.m. for free, family-friendly concerts on the lawn. On July 9, Blue Lunch will play; on July 16, Amanda Jones and the Family Band will play; and on July 30, J.D. Eicher and the Goodnights will play.
Come to the Wick Recreation Area at Mill Creek Park on July 27 for the all day Sunfest event. From 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. there will be the Closest to the Pin activity with a $5 fee, from 9-11 a.m. there will be a bicycle decorating event on the Morley lawn for a $2 fee, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. there will be a robotics display from the N.E. Ohio FIRST Robotics Alliance, at 11 a.m. there will be a bicycle parade, from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. there will be an easy one mile hike, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. there will be children’s crafts and family fun for a $2 fee, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. there will be free children’s activities and games, from 12-1 p.m. there will be a free zumba session on the Morley stage, from 1-4 p.m. there will be a sand sculpture contenst with an $8 fee if registered, a $10 if unregistered. Register and pay by July 26 at Ford Nature Center. From 4-7 p.m. there will be a car show featuring the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club. Live! At the Morley Concert Series will also be taking place. At 5 p.m. the Teddy Pantelas Trio will play and at 6:45 p.m. Rudy and the Professionals will play.
Come to the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary on July 13 from 1-3 p.m. to explore dragonflies. Wear boots. Moderate one mile hike. Register at Ford Nature Center by July 12.
Come to the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary on July 20 from 1-3 p.m. to explore butterflies and moths. Moderate one mile hike. Wear boots. Register at Ford Nature Center by July 19.
Come to Ford Nature Center on July 6 at 2 p.m. for a moderate two mile hike, come to Ford Nature Center on July 9 at 9 a.m. for a moderate two or four mile hike, come to the overflow parking lot on West Golf Drive on July 15 at 6 p.m. for an easy one or three mile walk, come to the Bikeway Trailhead on Kirk Road on July 23 at 9 a.m. for an easy two or four mile hike, come to the WRA kiosk on July 27 at 11 a.m. for an easy one mile walk, and come to the Bikeway trailhead on July 29 at 6 p.m. for an easy two or four mile walk.
Pedals and a play date
Bring your children ages 4-8 to MetroParks Farm and bikeway on July 12 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. to take a bike ride and have a picnic with new friends. Bring bikes, helmets and packed lunches. Register by July 11 at Ford Nature Center.
National Ice Cream Day
Come to MetroParks Farm on July 20 from 1-4 p.m. to make ice cream in a bag. Supplies will be provided. $2 registered; $3 not registered.
Come to Lake Glacier Boathouse on July 24 and 31 from 12-12:20 p.m. or 12:30-12:50 p.m. to explore nature and history aboard the Lake Glacier passenger boat on a 20 minute tour. Call Ford Nature Center ofr more information. $1.50 registered, $2.50 not registered.
Family garden Fridays
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Fridays through Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to watch as the garden grows with characters and plants from Alice in Wonderland.
Bring your children ages three to five to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 12 from 10-11 a.m. to discover why faeries love flowers so much. Enjoy a flower faerie craft, story and snack. The cost is $5.
Walk through the Wetlands
Come to the Newport Wetlands Boardwalk on July 12 from 10-10:45 a.m. to enjoy a short guided walk designed for strollers through the Newport Wetlands. Call Ford Nature Center for more information.
Children ages 6-11 are invited to Fellows Riverside Gardens July 12 from 12:30-2 p.m. to create hummus with herbs and veggies, enjoy a snack and even take some home. The cost is $10.
Children ages 12-17 are invited to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 12 from 3–4:30 p.m. to learn how to harvest, prepare, and make salsa fresh from the garden. The cost is $10.
Lightning bug night
Come to the Ford Nature Center on July 18 from 8-9:30 p.m. to enjoy glowing crafts, a story and catch lightning bugs. Register by July 16. The cost is $5 registered, $7 notregistered. There will be a $1 charge for s’mores by the campfire. Additional fees after deadline.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 9 from 6:30-8 p.m. to discover important natives that you should include in your landscape and why. The cost is $10; FFRG member $8.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 22 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to learn the basics of botany and patterns of plant families. The cost is $16; FFRG member $12.
Struthers concert series
Come to Yellow Creek Park July 10 at 7 p.m. to hear The Mahoning Valley Button Box Club. Lawn seating.
Highballs and hydrangeas
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 15 from 5-7 p.m. to learn how the highball evolved, the types of whiskeys used and taste a sample or two. Cash bar. The cost is $10; FFRG member $8.
Explore at Ford Nature Center
Children ages 10-12 are invited to Ford Nature Center July 8-10 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to investigate nature, wade in a creek, tour Lanterman’s Mill, go for a scavenger hunt, play games and more. Register/pay by June 30. The cost is $60 R, $70 NR.
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Children ages 7-9 are invited to Ford Nature Center on July 15-17 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. to hike, play games, make crafts, have scavenger hunts and more. Register/pay by July 8. The cost is $60 registered, $70 not registered.
Children ages 7-16 are invited to Wick Recreation Area July 19 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. to focus on improving hitting mechanics with Coach Craig Antush of YSU. Spaces are limited. Register/pay by July 15 at Ford Nature Center. The cost is $20 registered, $25 not registered.
Children ages 5-6 are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal and a lunch to MetroParks Farm on July 21 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Have a snack, make a craft and play games. Register/pay by July 14. The cost is $25 registered, $30 not registered.
Come to MetroParks Farm July 21-25 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to receive basic lessons from 4-H instructors. Equipment provided. Register/pay by July 14. The fee is $40 registered, $50 not registered.
British soccer camp
Come to the Wick Recreation Area July 28 - Aug. 1 for a British soccer camp. Times and prices vary by age group. There will be high-level coaching from international experts. Register online at www.challengersports.com.
Come to the Lily Pond on July 6 from 1-3 p.m. to chat with a naturalist about the pond’s wildlife and its upcoming improvements. Call Ford Nature Center for more information.
Come to Lanterman’s Mill parking lot on July 13 at 10 a.m. and hike the scenic Gorge with your canine friends. Moderate, 2 miles. Call Ford Nature Center for more information.
Come to the Morley Stage at the Wick Recreation Area July 18 from 6–8 p.m. for an interactive and informative two-hour clinic. Register at Ford Nature Center by July 17. $2 registered, $3 not reigstered.
Come to Ford Nature Center July 19 at 10:30 a.m. to discuss Hugh Raffles’ work about the millions of insects that share the planet.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 20 at 10 a.m. for a presentation on understanding aggression by The Learning Dog. Leave your dog at home. Call Ford Nature Center to register. Members free; not-yet-members, $5.
Meet at East Newport Boat Launch July 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. for kayak trips. All skill levels invited. Single kayaks and a tandem are available. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center two days in advance. Additional fees after deadline. $12 registered; $15 not registered; second person in tandem 1/2 price.
Meet at East Newport Boat Launch on July 11 from 8-10 p.m. to kayak, This is not for first-time kayakers or anyone under 18. Single kayaks and a tandem available. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center by July 9. Additional fees after deadline. $12 registered; $15 not registered; second person in tandem 1/2 price.
Bring your own kayak to East Newport Boat Launch on July 19 from 8:30-10:30 p.m. for an evening on the water. This is not for first-time kayakers or anyone under 18. Register at Ford Nature Center by July 19. Free.
Amber waves of grain
Come to MetroParks Farm on July 6 from 1-4 p.m. to enjoy a guided tractor wagon ride as wheat harvest season approaches. There will be grain grinding demonstrations. The wagon leaves approximately every 1/2 hour.
Summer family farm tours
Come to MetroParks Farm Tuesdays in July from 10-11:15 a.m. to take a guided tour of the farm, including tractor-wagon rides, a visit to the barns and playroom time.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens July 9, 16, 23 and 30 from 6-8 p.m. to enjoy a dining experience overlooking Lake Glacier while learning about the featured plant of the evening. Call 330-740-7074 for reservations/pricing.
Fruit beverage sampler
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens July 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to imbibe the fruits of summer and learn to prepare them for summer enjoyment and entertaining. The cost is $24; FFRG member $20.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. to learn how to turn fresh cucumbers into dill pickles. The cost is $16; FFRG member $12.
Pesto and tomato feast
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens July 30 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to learn the fine points for making pesto and enjoy samples. The cost is $28; FFRG member $24.
Birding the sanctuary
Come to the Mill Creek Wildlife Sanctuary on July 19 from 8-9:30 p.m. and search for birds with Jeff Harvey of Wild Birds Unlimited. Wear boots. Register at Ford Nature Center by July 18.
Zumba at the Morley
Come to the Morley stage in the Wick Recreation Area Tuesdays in July from 10-11 a.m. and Thursdays in July from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for outdoor zumba. Call the Ford Nature Center for more information. Purchase
token before class at Par 3 building. The cost is $7 per class.
Yoga in the gardens
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Tuesdays and Thursdays in July from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5:30–7 p.m. for yoga in the gardens. Bring a mat and blanket. The cost is$10 per class.
T’ai chi in the gardens
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Wednesdays in July from 12-1 p.m. for warm-ups, breathing exercises and movements that will ease stress, improve health and increase vitality. The cost is $10 per class.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Wednesdays in July from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to work on toning, shaping, core strength and alignment. Bring a mat and water. The cost is $10 per class.
Drums alive at the Morley
Come to the Morley Stage in the Wick Recreation Area Thursdays in July from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. to experience using the rhythm of drumming and the movements of aerobic dance. Call Ford Nature Center for more information. Purchase token before class at Par 3 building. The cost is $7 per class.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens Sundays in July from 8-9:15 a.m. to learn the basics of yoga and release mental and physical tensions. Bring a mat and small blanket. The cost is $10 per class.
Cultivate the garden of the mind
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens July 13 from 9:30–11:30 a.m. to learn mindfulness practices for letting go of tension and anxiety. The cost is $24; FFRG member $20.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens July 17 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to make two different vinegars and sample a fresh garden salad. The cost is $24; FFRG member $20.
Cooking with essential oils
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 19 from 10:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. to explore ways to bring the benefits of essential oils into your kitchen. The cost is $24; FFRG member $20.
Continue healing within
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens July 23 from 6-8 p.m. to take another look at various healing modalities to life’s stressors. The cost is $24; FFRG member $20.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 27 from 9:30 –11:30 a.m. to take a fresh look at yourself by learning about chakras. The cost is $24; FFRG member $20.
Junior golf clinics
Come to the Mill Creek Golf Course on July 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 11 a.m. for one hour of range time. On-course play to follow. The cost is $20.
Adult golf clinics
Come to the Mill Creek Golf Course Wednesdays in July at 6 p.m. for the Get Golf Ready player development program. The cost is $25 for one session, $45 for two sessions or $60 for three sessions.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens July 10 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. to create garden bells made from terra cotta pots with Deborah Verzilli. The cost is $24; FFRG member $20.
Plein air painting
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens July 15, 22, 31, or Aug. 7 from 6-9 p.m. to chase the light with local artist Christopher Leeper. Use watercolors and be inspired by the garden muse. The cost is $24; FFRG member $20.
A loose knit group
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 18 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. to help create blankets for organizations that give to those in need.
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens on July 29 from 5:30 7 p.m. to create two fused glass pendants. Fired and ready for pick up in approximately four weeks. The cost is $39; FFRG member $30.
Board at Ford Nature Center on July 6, 15 and 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. and 4:30-6 p.m. to explore, experience and enjoy a guided 1 1/2 hour tour of Mill Creek MetroParks. Register/pay at Ford Nature Center. The cost is $5 R, $7 NR; 12 and under or 60 and over are $3 R, $5 NR.
Years of history
Board at Ford Nature Center on July 18 from 1-4 p.m. to learn about 663 years of history at the four oldest locations. Register by July 9 online or at Ford Nature Center. The cost is $10 R, $12 NR; 12 and under and 60 and over are $7 R, $10 NR.
Chasing the Light exhibit
Come to the Weller Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens June 13 through Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to see the work of Christopher Leeper. Leeper is a realist painter and local artist who works in various mediums.
Through the Lens exhibit
Come to the Melnick Museum at Fellows Riverside Gardens through Dec. 2014 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to see a display of rare glass negatives and acetate film negatives produced by two local photographers which chronicle scenes of Mill Creek Park from 1907-1926.
Come to the Outdoor Gallery at Fellows Riverside Gardens through Fall of 2014 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. to see the steel sculptures by artist Tony Armeni, which celebrate Youngstown’s spirit of invention.
PSHS reunion to be June 27 and 28
The Poland Seminary High School Class of 1989 is hosting its 25-year reunion on June 27 and 28. There will be an adults-only mixer at The Magic Tree, located on South Avenue in Boardman, from 8:30 p.m. until 1 a.m. on Friday. An open house for the entire family will be offered on Saturday at The Gallery at Wittenauer’s in Poland from 5-7:30 p.m. More information can be found on the PSHS Class of 1989 Facebook Group site.
Fitch class of 1959 reunion
The Austintown Fitch Class of 1959 will host its 55th class reunion on Aug. 1-3. On Aug. 1 at 7 p.m., there will be a social meet and greet at the home of Ralph Roberts, located at 931 Kirwan Dr. in Austintown; on Aug. 2 at 6 p.m., there will be a four entree buffet dinner at A La Carte Catering, located at 429 Lisbon St. in Canfield. Social hour will be from 6-7 p.m. The cost is $25 per person. There will be a class picture at 6:20 p.m. and will cost $11, payable that evening; and on Aug. 3 at 9:30 a.m., there will be a breakfast buffet at the Saxon Club Lower Lounge, located at 710 S. Meridian Road in Youngstown. The cost is $10 per person. Classmates who haven’t responded to mailings or emails, or who haven’t been contacted should contact Bernie Layshock Zets at 330-799-5849 or email@example.com by July 1.
Free summer program
The Austintown Local Schools will be offering a free, federally funded summer breakfast and lunch program for children 18-years-old and under at the Austintown Elementary School from June 9 - Aug. 15. The program is run by volunteers from the community and is still in need of volunteers to help with science projects, art, sports clinics, crafts, reading time, yoga, zumba and any other fun activities for children. Contact the Food Service Office Secretary Natalie Winkle at 330-797-3900 ext. 2032, for more information or to be added to the volunteer schedule.
Meet Jennifer Holm
Meet Jennifer Holm, author of “Our Only May Amelia,” books about Babymouse and Squish, and more at the Austintown library on Aug. 1 at 11:30 a.m.
Farm to You
Members of Grow Youngstown’s Farm to You program are invited to pick up their shares of locally grown produce each Tuesday at the Austintown library from 4-6 p.m. beginning on June 3. For more information, visit www.growyoungstown.org.
Oh Wow! to close on Mondays
Starting on Memorial Day (May 26), OH WOW! The Roger & Gloria Jones Children’s Center for Science & Technology will be closed on Mondays. Summer hours remain in effect through Labor Day, (Sept. 1).
Family garden Fridays
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens each Friday starting May 9 until Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to take part in activities in the family garden. Watch as the garden grows with characters from Alice in Wonderland and Wonderland-like plants. Learn about garden creatures, tools and how to care for a garden. Take part in making garden treats, listening to stories, children’s yoga and adventuring with Alice and her friends. This event is free to all.
Through the Lens
Come to Fellows Riverside Gardens in the Melnick Museuem through December 2014 for the Through the Lens exhibit. This exhibit displays a rare collection of glass negatives and acetate film negatives produced by two local photographers which chronicle scenes of Mill Creek Park from 1907-1926. Several portrait negatives of the period will also be on display.
Class of 1984 reunion
The Austintown Fitch Class of 1984 30-year Class Reunion will take place on July 12 from 7-11 p.m. at the Maronite Center, located at 1555 S. Meridian Road in Youngstown. Tickets are $40 per person and can be reserved by sending payment to Austintown Fitch Class of 84 Class Reunion, PO Box 1071, Perrysburg, Ohio 43552-1071. If you have any questions or comments, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ursuline Center announces 2014 guided labyrinth walks
The Ursuline Center, located at 4280 Shields Road, will begin its 2014 guided labyrinth walk season April 27 (weather permitting) with a short presentation on the Spirituality of Labyrinths at 2 p.m. in the center and a guided walk immediately following. This year the center is offering a series of themed walks. On July 15 at 6:30 p.m., the walk will be “On the Path to Growing,” on Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m., the walk will be “On the Path to Accepting,” on Sept. 16, 6:30 p.m., the walk will be “On the Path to Peace” and on Oct. 12 at 2 p.m., the walk will be “On the Path to Awareness” (presentation on Spirituality of Labyrinths in the center).
All people of faith are invited to attend, whether they are new to or experienced with walking a labyrinth. Walking the labyrinth usually takes about 20 minutes. People wishing to experience the Labyrinth but unable to make one of the guided walks can come anytime at their own convenience. There are printed guides that give suggestions for following the path provided at the Labyrinth’s entrance, but there is no right or wrong way to experience the sacred walk. People can use the labyrinth in any way they need. The Ursuline Center Labyrinth is a ministry of the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown and open year-round from dawn to dusk for all persons of faith. There is no cost to use the Labyrinth, which is handicapped-accessible and offers ample parking. To learn more about the Ursuline Center Labyrinth, call Eileen W. Novotny, Ursuline Associate, at 330-533-3831.
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 is offered every Friday at Westminster Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman and another is offered every 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.
Banding the baby falcons
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Wildlife hopes to have newly hatched peregrine falcons to band and the public is invited to watch. If you would like to attend this special activity, which will take place downtown on a week day, Ford Nature Center will keep a contact list. As soon as ODNR-DOW gives the details, you will be contacted with the date and time.
Open enrollment continues
The Austintown Local School District is continuing with its open enrollment policy for the 2014-15 school year. New for next school year, they will not be accepting any new open enrollments students in grades 10, 11 or 12. This does not apply to existing open enrollment students who are currently enrolled in Austintown. New open enrollment students (accepting grades K–9 only) can begin to complete applications on March 3. One application must be completed for each student. Visit www.austintownschools.org for the complete timeline of deadlines and the open enrollment guidelines. For your convenience, computers are available for your use to complete the online forms at either the Austintown Early Learning Center, located at 4211 Evelyn Road, or the Austintown Board of Education building, located at 700 S. Raccoon Road, during regular business hours.