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Square Dancing

On Sept. 13 the Friendly Squares of Niles are hosting an introduction to Modern Square Dancing. This will be at the Niles Senior Center (Scope). The time is from 7-9 p.m. If you have been looking for something else to tone your body and mind, give this a try. For more information about the new class, call 330-506-3370.

Local children to audition to perform with Moscow Ballet

The Moscow Ballet will be running a “Dance With Us” program in Youngstown for students ages 7-17. Anna Radik, soloist and a principal dancer from the Moscow Ballet, will be auditioning children from the Youngstown area on Aug. 29 at Ruth’s Dance and Fitness Co. LLC in Boardman to audition for “The Great Russian Nutcracker,” which will take place at Deyor Performing Arts Center on Nov. 26. The choreography will be taught Aug. 29 through Sept. 1, then after that Ruth from Ruth’s Dance and Fitness Co. LLC will work on the choreography with the students. All children from the Youngstown community between the ages of 7-17 are welcome to audition. If cast, the students will need to pay a $50 casting fee and must be able to attend all rehearsals between Aug. 29 and Sept. 1.

Cafaro Family Foundation supports the local Scoutreach Program

The Cafaro Family Foundation has provided a $5,000 donation to the local Boy Scouts of America’s Scoutreach program for this coming school year. This recent donation reflects the perennial support by the Cafaro Family Foundation for Scoutreach, which brings Scouting to disadvantaged youth in the Warren and Youngstown City Schools at no cost to either the schools or to youth that become Cub Scouts. This past school year, more than 1,000 boys in grades 1-5 participated in this Scouting program, which is not only well received by the children, but also by the teachers and school administrators. This Scouting program reinforces good study habits, attendance and individual recognition. The generosity of the Cafaro Family Foundation will support Scoutreach’s current initiative to expand the program to include sixth-graders, which is a request by school administrators.

Learn to square dance with Friendly Squares

Learn to square dance at the weekly square dance lessons being offered beginning Sept. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Niles Senior SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. The lessons are being offered by the Niles Friendly Squares. All age groups are welcome. There is a nominal fee of $6 per lesson. For additional information, contact Gene Hammond at 330-534-4426, 330-506-3370 or Ghfh67@aol.com. The Friendly Squares will be conducting square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Sept. 1 from 7-8 p.m. and Sept. 4 from 2-3 p.m. at the International Building stage.

PLYMC libraries are Pok Stops

Pok mon trainers up to grade 12 are invited to stop in and get a free gift at any local library from Sept. 6-17 during regular library hours. Tell the library staff that you’re there to hunt for Pok mon and you will receive a prize. Check out library materials that day or get a library card and you can receive an additional prize (both prizes are limited to one of each per participant). Your library has always been the place to get your favorite books, DVDs and music CDs and now you can get your Pok mon gear as well. The Pok mon Library project is for children through grade 12.

Playtime at your library

Prepare for kindergarten through play at the Canfield library on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. Read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten. This event is for those ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Bonding with babies and books

The Canfield library will host an event for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months every Thursday in September at 10 a.m. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bonding with babies and books - ASL-American Sign Language

Come to the Canfield library on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. and learn how to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your child through rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Learn easy corresponding signs to learn and share with your little ones. Babies, ages 6-23 months must be accompanied with an adult.

Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s

Join the Canfield library for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader every Tuesday in September at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fun Time for 4s and 5s

Join the Canfield library for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes and finger plays, and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader on Sept. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Grab and go craft

Make a craft to take home during regular hours at the Canfield library for the month of September. This event is for children of all ages.

Chomp and romp with dinosaurs

Preschoolers and toddlers can celebrate all things dinosaurs during Canfield library’s Dino Week. Preschoolers are welcome for stories, a craft and come to meet a special Jurassic guest on Sept. 20 at 10 and 11 a.m.

Discovering dinosaurs family story time

Welcome to dinosaur week at Canfield library. Join them for a fun dino-filled family event on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. Stories, craft and a visit by a special Jurassic guest. This event is for children of All ages.

Gotta Move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development and motivate language learning every Wednesday in September at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Adults and children, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, talk and play.

Lego Mindstorms Robots at the library

Discover how to build, program and test Lego Mindstorms Robots every Thursday in September at 6 p.m. at the Canfield library. Children will meet each Thursday for four weeks to work through the stages of building and programming the robots. This event is for those in grades 3-7. This is a series of programs and registration for all four programs must be made prior to Sept. 7. Space is limited.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. and Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, age 6 and up.

Take a guess

Guess the number of items in the jar during regular September hours at the Canfield library. The closest guess wins a small prize. This event is for the family.

Tales to tails

Sign up to read aloud to a registered therapy dog on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. at the Canfield library. Readers of all levels and abilities are welcome. This program helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence and encourages a love of reading. Each session is 15 minutes. Bring a book of your choice. This event is for children in grades kindergarten and up. Dogs are provided by K9’s for Compassion, a community partner of Pet Partners. Sign up is required. Call 330-744-8636 to schedule a slot.

Canfield High School art fair

Enjoy artwork by Canfield High School students at this special art show at the Canfield library Sept. 22-25 during regular hours. There will be a reception on Sept. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting

Join the Canfield library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) on Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. and get to know the new Canfield library, take a look at some new teen books and share ideas. A snack will be provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Teen Tuesdays - cardboard creations

Tired of being bored after school? Try beating the boredom while building. Help to create a giant structure out of cardboard pieces on Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Canfield library. Snacks will be provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Coloring for grown-ups

Join the Canfield library on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. and tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze: coloring for grown-ups. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for teens and adults only.

Dog-gone treat

Join the Canfield library on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. in learning how to make simple treats your dog will surely love. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for teens and adults.

Sugar scrubs

Learn how to make luxurious, exfoliating body scrubs using sugar and other simple ingredients on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. And then make one of your own. Register so they have enough for everyone. This event is for teens and adults.

Research before you buy

Learn how to locate consumer reviews for many different products using library resources on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. Technology, housewares, automobiles and other products will all be included. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for information services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults.

Basic computer class

Learn very basic computer skills at this event on Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. This is a beginner’s class that will cover use of a mouse, computer terms and simple internet use. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify basic computer class and the name of the library. This event is for adults.

Facebook for beginners

See how you can connect with family and friends, send messages and share photos on Facebook at the Canfield library on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. They show you how easy it is to set up an account. To register, call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.

Get connected with eBooks and digital magazines at your library

Would you like to learn about all that OverDrive can do for you? Join the Canfield library on Sept. 6 at 6:30 p.m. in this beginners class where you will learn how to set up an OverDrive account, download materials and get an overview of the OverDrive features. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults.

Off the Shelves...

This is a new monthly book club to discuss titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s new Book Club Room. September’s selections feature author C.J. Box in “Endangered” and “Blue Heaven.” Read one or both, or just come and join the fun. This event is for adults and will take place on Sept. 27 on 6:30 p.m.

Get walking at your library

Get fit at the library on Sept. 12, 19 and 26 from 8:30-9 a.m. with a 30-minute walk around the Canfield library neighborhood. Check in with the librarian at 8:30 a.m., walk on your own or with a friend at your own pace for 30 minutes, and check back in at 9 a.m. to log your progress. Make new friends and join the fun. This event is for adults.

Blood pressure check

There will be a blood pressure check by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association at the Canfield library from 1-2 p.m. on Sept. 21.

Coupon swap at the library

Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours throughout September to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.

Chair yoga in September

This event is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. The Canfield library will host a chair yoga class every Friday in September at 10 a.m. Pay as you attend at a cost of $10 per class. Dress comfortably. Class will meet the first Friday of every month. This event is for adults.

Friends of PLYMC - Canfield Committee meeting

There will be a Friends of PLYMC - Canfield Committee meeting at the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 14.

Holiday closing

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed on Sept. 4 and Sept. 5. Happy Labor Day.

Sons of the American Revolution to meet

The Mahoning Valley Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be hosting its fourth and final organizational meeting on Aug. 24 at the Canfield library between 6:30-8 p.m. They will be making plans to recruit at the Canfield Fair at a booth in the Veterans section. They intend to continue to add new members to the Charter group until Dec. 1. They will be recruiting at the fair and taking “selfies” with the children and adults when Color Guard members are on site. They hope to encourage all to appreciate the freedoms Americans enjoy as a result of this country’s War of Independence and to ”Honor their Patriot” by joining the Mahoning Valley Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution serving Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties.

Horticultural Show to be Aug. 20 and 21

The 52nd annual Horticultural Show, sponsored by The Men’s Garden Club of Youngstown, will take place at Fellows Riverside Gardens in the Mill Creek MetroParks on Aug. 20 and 21. The event is open free to all exhibitors ad the public is welcome. For more information, Call Rodney Toth at 330-759-1993.

Friendly Squares to host dancing introduction

If you are looking for something to exercise your body and mind, the Friendly Squares of Niles are having an introduction to Modern Square Dancing on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Join them at the Niles Senior Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles, on that night. For more information, call 330-506-3370.

Square Dancing

Do you like to dance? Listen to different kinds of music? On Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., the Friendly Squares of Niles are having an introduction to Square Dancing. Join them at the Niles Senior Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles on that night. For more information, call 330-506-3370.

GA 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 takes place every Friday at Westminster Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman, and another takes place every Sunday at Christ Church Presbyterian, located at 3425 Hopkins Road in Youngstown (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.

Bonding with babies and books

This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. This event will take place every Thursday in August at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library.

Gold medal crafts: grab and go craft

This event is for crafty children of all ages at the Canfield library during library hours in the month of August.

Gotta move story time

This even is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. on every Wednesday in August for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Adults and children, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, and talk and play.

Book a librarian

Would you like a personal introduction to resources available at the library? Need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in? Book-a-Librarian sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth help with a variety of library services, such as learning to use a computer, email, the Internet, downloading e-books and audiobooks, researching a topic, discovering new books and authors to read and enjoy, business, non-profit or genealogy help. To schedule an appointment, visit any library, call 330-744-8636 or go online at www.libraryvisit.org/Book-a-Librarian

Off the shelves...

Join the new monthly book club on Aug. 23 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s new Book Club room. Reserve your copy of “The Lake House” by Kate Morton via their online catalog at www.libraryvisit.org or call 330-744-8636.

Coupon swap at the library

Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours at the Austintown library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This program is for adults.

Let’s all go to the fair

Get ready for the Fair! And what better place to learn about the Canfield Fair than at the Canfield library? Join in on Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. for a brief history of the Fair, including pictures, videos, maps and tips for making the most out of your Fair experience. This class is for adults.

Friends of PLYMC Canfield Friends Committee meeting

Friends of PLYMC Canfield Friends Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is for adults.

Chair yoga

This event is hosted by the Friends of PLYMC. Pay as you attend, at $10 per class. Dress comfortably. Class will meet every Friday at the Canfield library from 10-11 a.m. This class is for adults.

August sale items offered

Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, located at 4580 Canfield Road in Canfield is having an August sale on adult through teen items at $1 for each item. Child items (baby through size 10) will be 70 percent off. Not included in sale are orange tickets and wedding and party clothing. The closet is open each Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Local YMCA to feature Ervin Newman paintings

The Davis Family YMCA is hosting “Hooray for HOLLYWOOD,” an art show featuring 28 paintings by the late Ervin Newman of Poland. All of the works, created in the 1940s, feature movie stars of that era. They were painted while Newman was a student at Struthers High School or shortly thereafter. “Hooray for HOLLYWOOD” runs from July 27 through Aug. 31 at 45 McClurg Road in Boardman. The official opening is on July 27 from 3-5 p.m. in the Gallery at the Y. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will include cake and punch, plus music by local favorites, Steve Fazzini and Mike Roncone. In the spirit of the theme, red carpet and/or 1940s era attire is encouraged. Cecilia Newman, who donated the works after reading about the Y’s arts programs, will be the guest of honor. Because the paintings were created before she met her husband, Cecilia doesn’t have much information regarding their origins. Anyone who remembers Ervin is asked to contact Suzanne Gray at the Boardman YMCA 330-480-5656 or sgray@youngstownymca.org.

Chaney Class of 1956 to have reunion

The Chaney High School Class of 1956 will host its 60th reunion on Sept. 24 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at A La Carte Catering in Canfield (429 Lisbon St.). The cost to attend is $30 per person, and spouses and friends are welcome. Event organizers ask that the classmates who are planning to attend call and provide current addresses. For questions, or to provide current addresses, call Larry Probert at 330-799-1204 or Joan Fergus at 330-533-5972.

East Class of 1966 to have reunion

Youngstown East High School Class of 1966 will be having a 50th reunion on Sept. 2 from 6-10 p.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, 343 Via Mount Carmel Ave. in Youngstown. The event will include a dinner buffet, as well as music provided by a D.J. Tickets will be $40 per person. If you are planning to attend, call Marie Macchio Mamanis at 330-533-1633 or Janine Ross Johnson at 330-716-1543.

First Night Youngstown announces annual button design competition

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 promoted at all press events. The artist will also be a celebrity guest in the Downtown Christmas holiday parade and tree-lighting event. The button series is traditionally intended to celebrate downtown Youngstown’s unique historic buildings and architecture. Buttons may be designed using any medium and then digitally saved as a .jpeg. Artists should depict Youngstown in a manner that highlights New Year’s Eve, no champagne glasses or images of drinking alcohol; First Night events are family-friendly. The design must include the phrase “First Night Youngstown 2017.” Interested artists should call 330-744-9966 or email firstnightyoungstown@gamil.com. Submission deadline is Aug. 31. Each year, admission buttons provide entry to all First Night events on New Year’s Eve in downtown Youngstown, sold at $5 and $10 each. Proceeds from the sale help compensate performers.

America’s Schoolmaster exhibit

The Early Days of William Holmes McGuffey will be on display in the Melnick Museum at Fellows Riverside Gardens from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Learn more about the early days of McGuffey and his boyhood homestead, located in Coitsville and now known as the McGuffey Wildlife Preserve. The exhibit will be open though January 2017.

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