Overeaters Anonymous to have local meetings
Overeaters Anonymous is offering meetings at several local locations and on a variety of days. On Saturdays at 10 a.m., there will be a meeting at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in the Church Hall, Room 2, located at 4453 Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna, Ohio. This location is handicapped accessible. On Sundays at 7 p.m., there will be a meeting at Shenango Presbyterian Church, located at 3144 Wilmington Road (Route 18) in New Castle, Pa. This location is handicapped accessible. On Mondays, a meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the Girard Multigenerational Center, located at 443 Trumbull Avenue in Girard. This location is handicapped accessible. On Wednesdays, a meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. On Thursdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place in Faith Chapel Fellowship Church, located at 511 E. Pershing St. in Salem, while at 7:30 p.m. a meeting will take place at New Life Lutheran Church, located at 1181 Churchill-Hubbard Road in Youngstown. Both of these locations are handicapped accessible. For more information on OA or meetings, go to www.oa.org or call one of the following Help Hotlines: Mahoning or Trumbull Counties - 330-747-2696; Columbiana County - 330-424-7767; Lawrence County - 724-674-3697.
GA to meet twice this week
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 Youngstown (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 the local Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 330-505-5060.
MCCTC students help open local salon
Students in the Culinary, Cosmetology, and Creative Arts programs at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center are assisting three sisters who are opening a salon in Poland with their grand opening on Dec. 17 from 5-7 p.m. Nicci Alevizakis, Cassi Conway and Cari Conway are turning to the students for their insight and help. They have been meeting with them and their instructors to help plan the evening. Icon Studio is located at 3057 Center Road, Suite D, in Poland.
Torch Club meeting to be Dec. 19
Club member Lowell D. Satre will deliver the talk at the Youngstown Chapter of International Torch Clubs dinner-discussion meeting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 19. His topic will be “London on London,” Jack London’s graphic portrayal of urban poverty in 1902. The meeting will be in Kilcawley Center, Bresnahan Room I and II, on the campus of Youngstown State University. The public is invited to attend. Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6 p.m. and lecture at 7 p.m. Attending only the lecture is free of charge. Dinner for nonmembers is $20. Call 330-757-4148 for reservations and for club information, call 330-792-7351.
Drive through chicken dinners to be offered
Drive through chicken dinners will be offered at Lord of Life Church, located at at 550 N. Broad Street in Canfield, on Dec. 22 from 3-6 p.m. The dinners will consist of chicken francaise, rice pilaf, green beans, holiday broccoli salad and a roll with butter. The cost is $9 per dinner (cash only), and the proceeds will help with ministry expenses. Each customer will get $1 off the purchase price if they bring a can of vegetables that will be donated to the needy via the Rescue Mission or some other worthwhile organization. Questions can be called to the church office at 330-533-3531.
Holiday worship services at Lord of Life Lutheran
On Dec. 17 at 5 p.m., there will be alternative worship; on Dec. 18, there will be service of lessons and carols at 10:15 a.m. with a brunch after worship; on Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., there will be the Christmas Eve service of candlelight and holy communion with the sanctuary choir performing at 7:30 p.m.; on Dec. 25 at 10:15 a.m., there will be Christmas Day worship and holy communion; on Dec. 31 at 5 p.m., there will be alternative worship and on Jan. 1 at 10:15 a.m., there will be worship and holy communion. Child care will be provided for all services.
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 at the Canfield library every Thursday in December at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bonding with babies and books and signs
Learn how to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your child through rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize at the Canfield library on Dec. 29 at 10 a.m. 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 2s and 3s
Join the Canfield library every Tuesday in December at 10 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Gotta move story time
This event is for children, ages 2-5, who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library every Wednesday in December at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. 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.
Grab and go craft for December
Make a craft to take home at the Canfield library during library hours in December. This event is for children of all ages.
Gee - I’m-a-tree
Tinker with the science of geometry while creating two different types of winter trees at the Canfield library on Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. One is made from bolts, nuts and fender washers, the other from gumdrops and toothpicks. This event is for children in grades 4-6.
Take a guess
Guess the number of items in the jar at the Canfield library during library hours in December. The closest guess wins a small prize.
Helping Hands has limited time deals
Helping Hands Closet at Western Reserve United Methodist Church, located at 4580 Canfield Road in Canfield is offering a limited time special on all coats and blazers at 50 percent off and children’s and teen items are currently 70 percent off. Helping Hands is open each Tuesday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Get connected at your library
Would you like to learn about all that OverDrive can do for you? Join the Canfield library on Dec. 28 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.
Off the shelves
Welcome to the monthly book club to discuss titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s new Book Club room on Dec. 27 at 6:30 p.m. December will feature “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics” by Daniel James Brown.
Proudly serving the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital, the American Red Cross will take blood donations to help our community at the Canfield library on Dec. 29 from 1-6 p.m. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
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 Canfield library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.
Holiday library closings
All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24, 25, 26 and 31, as well as Jan. 1 and 2.
Celebrate Short Fiction Day
Space is still available for area fiction writers who want to be part of the upcoming “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day. The annual literary event is scheduled for Dec. 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Courtyard Square, located at 645 E. State Street in Salem. The public event, now in its third year, provides local writers with the opportunity to share their work with area fans, participants and other authors able to sell their own books during the event. A limited number of spaces at $10 each are available for those authors who aren’t reading but would like to make their books available for sale. Sellers must bring their own tables — no larger than 6 feet. Space reservations are required and must be paid in advance. To reserve a space or for more info, contact Courtyard Square at 804-513-8027 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks are to be made out to CI Ohio LTD and authors will be responsible for their own sales. More information is available online at http://tinyurl.com/CSFDay2016.
Chair yoga is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Pay as you attend at $10 per class. You should dress comfortably. Class will meet the first Friday of every month at the Canfield library at 10 a.m. This class is for adults.
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. This is for teens and adults.
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.