Neighbors features adoptable pets
Check out the newest feature of Neighbors, the Adoptable Pets of the Week column! Each week, we will feature two adoptable pets from West Side Cats or Pawz 2 Adopt with pictures and information on page 2. Sponsorship for the column is available on a week-to-week basis for local businesses that love animals. If you are interested in being a sponsor for this column, call Kathy Smith at 330-747-1471, ext. 1214. All of the members of the Neighbors team love animals and we hope that we can help West Side Cats and Pawz 2 Adopt find forever homes for these adorable dogs and cats. More information on these organizations can be found on Facebook or by calling 330-792-4228 for West Side Cats and 330-779-1862 for Pawz 2 Adopt. Thank you for your continued support of this and all of our endeavors!
Herock named to Dean’s List
Landon Herock of Canfield qualified for the spring 2016 Dean’s List at Belmont University. Eligibility is based on a minimum course load of 12 hours and a quality grade point average of 3.5 with no grade below a C.
Pure Cycle to help fight MS
The Canfield Police Department is teaming up with Pure Cycle to help fight Multiple Sclerosis (MS). On May 22, Pure Cycle of Canfield will host the third annual Cycle for a Cure at the Canfield Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The five hour spin-a-thon will raise money and awareness for MS. All proceeds benefit the Nation Multiple Sclerosis Society Buckeye Chapter. Officers from Canfield Police Department will provide free children “identikits” and children ID’s. In addition, CPD Officers will offer a bike safety course for all children in attendance. Children can bring their own bikes.
CHS Baccalaureate to be June 1
On June 1 at 7 p.m. in the Canfield High School Auditorium, the Class of 2016 will host the annual Baccalaureate service. The student led Baccalaureate is an inspirational service which occurs the Wednesday prior to graduation. This year’s keynote speaker will be Dave Kohut. There will be a reception immediately following in honor of the senior class.
Host families needed for Northern Ireland teens
The Mahoning Valley Ulster project is a summer exchange program that brings together teen leaders from Northern Ireland and the United States. Founded in 1975, the program offers spiritual, social and service opportunities to help the students discover the common ground they share despite religious differences. Each year, Valley families play host to more than a dozen Northern Irish teens for this enriching experience. The group is searching for host families for two boys from Northern Ireland. Teens will arrive on June 27 and will depart on July 27. The host family should have a male teen between the ages of 14 and 17. This life-changing experience includes six service projects (Purple Cat, Potential Development, Mill Creek Children’s Center, Habitat for Humanity, Jubilee Gardens and Zion Lutheran Food Bank) as well as many fun events, such as a Scrappers Game, a road rally and a trip to Cedar Point to name a few. If you are interested in hosting a teen, contact Greg at 330-770-1440. For more information, visit ulsterprojectmv.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Fundraiser for “The Veteran’s Program”
Methodist Community Center recently announced that on May 26 (all day) there will be a Fundraiser for “The Veterans Program” offered by Applebee’s Restaurant. Both in Boardman and Niles, Applebee’s will donate 10 percent of your food bill to the MCC Veterans Program. You must have a flyer to give to your server (these cannot be passed out at the Applebee’s Restaurants). These flyers can be obtained from the United Methodist Community Center at 330-743-5149.
Summer Discovery begins June 1
Join the fun during Summer Discovery, the program for summer reading and fun, which runs from June 1 through Aug. 13 at the Austintown, Boardman, Canfield and Poland branches of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. Learn about science from the experts at COSI and Mad Science. Watch “The Monsters of Baseball” come to life with the Madcap Puppets. Learn how astronauts prepare for flight from specialists at the Air and Space Museum, and enjoy many other great entertainers. For a complete list of library programs, visit your local library or LibraryVisit.org. There’s something for everyone during Summer Discovery.
Garden Adventure Day at Fellows Riverside Gardens
In conjunction with the Garden Adventure Days at Mill Creek MetroParks-Fellows Riverside Gardens come and learn about the many exciting services the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County can offer you and your family. There will be a craft for children to make. Join Fellows Riverside Gardens on June 4 at 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. for this event.
Ladies in Little Black Dresses for literacy
Join the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County for a Literary Society fundraising event at the Lake Club, located at 1140 Paulin Road in Poland at 6 p.m. on June 9. Tickets are $35 each and include heavy appetizers. There will be a cash bar. Guests are asked to wear their favorite little black dress and bring a copy of a book by their favorite author to swap with other attendees. Guests can also donate gently used and brand new children’s books. The following boutiques will be selling accessories: E. J. Hannah, Suzanne’s Tennis and Golf and Ivory & Birch. The event benefits the Literary Society Fund for the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. A portion of proceeds from the participating boutiques will also benefit this fund. For more information, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086. Make check made payable to Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and mail to the Library attention: Sue Merriman, Fiscal Officer, 305 Wick Ave., Youngstown, OH 44503.
Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday in the Poland library meeting room. Pay as you attend at $10 a session. This event is for adults at 5 p.m.
This event is hosted by the Friends of PLYMC. Pay as you attend at $10 a class. Dress comfortably. Class will meet every Friday in June at 10 a.m. in the Poland library.
Friends of PLYMC meeting
Friends of PLYMC Canfield Friends Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month. This event is for adults at the library on June 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.
Free blood pressure check
The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will host a free blood pressure check at the Canfield library from 1-2 p.m. on June 15.
Get walking at your library
Get fit at the library every Monday at 8:30 a.m. for a 30 minute walk around the Canfield library neighborhood. Check in with the librarian, walk on your own or with a friend 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 on June 13, 20 and 27.
Blood Drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross
There will be a blood drive to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Canfield library’s event will be hosted on June 15 and June 27 from 1-6 p.m.
Off the shelves
Join the library’s new monthly book club to discuss titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s new Book Club room. Reserve your copy via our online catalog at www.libraryvisit.org or call 330-744-8636. Meet June 23 at 6:30 p.m. June’s pick is “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah.
Nonfiction book club
If you think that “truth is stranger than fiction,” drop in on our nonfiction book club. The book you read is your choice. Linger over a hot cup of tea while chatting about what you are reading. This event is for adults at the Canfield library on June 13 at 6 p.m.
Basic computer class
Learn very basic computer skills. 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 Canfield library branch and Basic Computer Class. This event is for adults on June 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Couponing and smart saving tips
Come join the Canfied library for an informative session on couponing and many other ways to save money. Be prepared to share your tips with others. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults on June 6 at 6:30 p.m.
Open mic night and poetry slam
Do you have a poem or short story that you would like to share? Come to the Canfield library for open mic night. There will be tea between performances. This event is for teens and adults on June 28 at 7 p.m.
Coloring for grown-ups
Come join the Canfield library and tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for teens and adults only on June 1 at 6:30 p.m.
What is 3-D Printing? How does it work, and why is this technology becoming so popular? Find out in this class. No experience is necessary, and no computer skills are required. See a demonstration of loading a 3-D print job and watch the printer in action. This event is for teens and adults at the Canfield library on June 28 at 1 p.m.
Hungry Hungry Hippos
Are you ready to get your Hippo on? Join the Canfield library in a live action version of the classic game “Hungry Hungry Hippos” where you and a partner will compete with others to see who is the Hungriest Hippo. This is an active game, so make sure to dress in your active wear. This event is for tweens and teens at 2 p.m. on June 23.
Lego my library
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children ages 6 and up at the Canfield library on June 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Gotta move story time
This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the library 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, dance talk and play. This event will be hosted by the Canfield library Wednesdays in June at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Gold Medal crafts
Grab and Go events at the library are open for children of all ages to create a craft and take it home. Open during library hours during the month of June.
Take a guess
Guess the number of items in the jar. Closest guess wins a small prize. For the family during Canfield library hours in June.
Fun time for 4s and 5s
Join the Canfield library on June 14 at 11:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tales and talk for 2s and 3s
Join the library 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 at this event hosted by the Canfield library Tuesdays in June at 10 a.m.
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 is hosted by the Canfield library Thursdays in June at 10 a.m.
Playtime at your library
Prepare for Kindergarten through play. 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 ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult. This event will be hosted by the Canfield library on June 18 at 10 a.m.
Animal magic with Mark Rosenthal
Join exotic animal rescuer and Nickelodeon’s one-time Entertainer of the Year, Mark Rosenthal, for Animal Magic. Rosenthal will bring some of his animal friends and share stories from his books. This event is for children of all ages at the Canfield library on June 30 at 7 p.m.
Poof Daddy comedy magic show
Laughter is the best exercise with the Poof Daddy Comedy Magic show. Join Paul Adams with his band of puppets as he performs sleight-of-hand magic to entertain and educate about taking care of your health. This event is for children of all ages at the Canfield library on June 24 at 2 p.m.
Victorian Day at the seaside
Victorians took the waters with abandon at seaside resorts. Learn more about those golden days of ‘bathing,’ souvenirs, and summer promenades while viewing antique bathing suits, seaside souvenirs and other Victorian beach accessories. This event is for adults at the Canfield library on June 16 at 6:30 p.m.
Canfield Historical Society to present open house
The Canfield Historical Society will be presenting the Fowler Ford Open House at the Mahoning Dispatch Museum on the Green on June 25 from 2-6 p.m. The open house will showcase automobile advertising in the Mahoning Dispatch historic newspapers and will include guided tours of the museum itself. Antique car owners are invited to park their cars across the street and enjoy free admission to the Mahoning Dispatch Museum open house. A donation of $5 per person is requested for all others attending the open house and goes toward supporting the non-profit Canfield Historical Society. If you require more information on the open house, call the Canfield Historical Society at 330-533-3458.
MCCTC horticulture students open green house for Spring Plant Sale
The Spring Plant Sale, sponsored by the Horticulture program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center, has started selling their plants. Horticulture students have prepared items, including assorted annuals, hanging baskets and patio planters. Flats of flowers will also be available. The Horticulture Green House will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday throughout the month of May until all items are sold. For more information on the Spring Plant Sale, contact Mary June Emerson at 330-729-4000 ext. 1671.
Pink Ribbon Golf Classic
The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will be hosted at the Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club on July 18. The cost is $110 per golfer. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. The 18 hole four-person scramble will be followed by lunch and a Chinese auction and raffle. Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. For further details, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Ginny Johnston at 330-219-9092.
Italian Fest scholarship available
Applications for the 2016 Youngstown State University Scholarship from The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest are now available by contacting Deborah Mottle at email@example.com or applications may be retrieved from http://www.youngstownitalianfest.org/. Applicants must attend Youngstown State University and be of Italian descent in order to be eligible. Deadline for applicants is June 7.
Sip an Artic Rush, a shake or an Orange Julius while you paint your Dairy Queen cake. Celebrate Dad by creating an edible masterpiece. June 8 (the day before Father’s Day) Dairy Queen will be hosting a Sip-N-Paint with qualified DQ Cake decorators assisting. Make your cake colorful and fun - add sprinkles, gel icing, ribbon and candy. Place an Edible Image on your cake for an added touch. The Cornersburg Dairy Queen, located at 3555 S. Meridian Road, will host its event from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The cost to participate is the cost of the DQ cake and your drink. The 8 inch round original DQ cake serves 8-10 and is $19.99, the 10 inch round serves 12-16 and is $21.99, and our 10x14 inch sheet serves 20-24 and is $28.99, For details, call the location at 330-799-5295. The Austintown Dairy Queen, located at 241 E. Park Ave., will host its event from 4-7 p.m. For details, call the location at 330-892-6100.
Chair yoga is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. You can pay as you attend at $10 a class. Dress comfortably. Class will meet every Friday in May at 10 a.m. This event is for adults at the Canfield library.
Coupon swap at the library
Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during Canfield library hours in May to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.
Page Turners book club
Love books? Looking for a good read? Hear what others are reading and share your favorite read, or just come in and join the fun. This event is for adults at the Canfield library on May 24 at 6 p.m.
First annual West Side Cats Father’s Day raffle
West Side cats will be hosting a Father’s Day raffle featuring a 48 inch Insignia LED TV. The drawing will be on June 18, and proceeds will be used for the group’s spay and neuter program. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. You can purchase your tickets beginning next week through any volunteer or at the shelter. West Side Cats is located at 2217 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown. Call 330-792-4228 for details.
All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed on May 29 and May 30.
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.
MCCTC opens Summer Camp registration
The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center is giving students the chance to explore new careers this summer with its annual Summer Camp on June 20-22. This year’s camp offers students the opportunity to learn more about exciting career fields through fun, hands-on projects. Programs offered this year are Exercise Science, Culinary, Cosmetology, Mechanical Engineering, Truck and Diesel Mechanics and Welding and Auto Technology. MCCTC Summer Camp takes place every summer and is open to students in grades 6-8. For more information or to register a child, visit www.mahoningctc.com.
Bonding with babies and books
This event is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months. There will be twenty minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Join the Canfield library on Thursdays in May at 10 a.m.
Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s
Join the Canfield library on Tuesdays in May at 10 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (2-3 year-olds) 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 library 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, talk and play. Go to the Canfield library on Wednesdays in May at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. for this event.
Lego my library
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children ages 6 and up at the Canfield library on May 25 at 6 p.m.
Join the Canfield library on May 21 at 11 a.m. for a fun program based on STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) learning. This event is for grades 4-6.
Check out the monthly TAB (Teen Advisory Board) meeting. Help plan and support teen activities at the library. Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome. This event is for teens in grades 7-12 at the Canfield library on May 26 at 4 p.m.
Learn to share and access your files on one platform. Questions answered include: How do you use 15 GB of storage? What types of files can be used? Learn how to share and keep documents private. Demonstrations on Google Drive integration with other products will also be discussed. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults at the Canfield library on May 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Leave no soldier behind: finding our family members in uniform
Explore the records of our armed forces. Learn how to pursue personnel files and unit histories in order to understand your ancestor’s role in defending our nation’s heritage. This event is for adults and teens. Registration is required by phoning 330-744-8636 or online via the Canfield library’s events calendar. This event will be hosted on May 26 at 6:30 p.m.
Would you like to learn about all that OverDrive can do for you? Join the Canfield library 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 for this May 25 event hosted at 6:30 p.m. This event is for Adults. Call 330-744-8636 to register.
Get “golf ready”
Learn everything you’ll need to play golf in just a few lessons. PGA pros will show you ways to play by combining fun, friends and fitness. Each session will focus on various golf skills. Mix and match clinics available. One day clinic - $25, any two clinics - $45, any three clinics - $60 and any seven clinics - $100. Dates for the program vary through Aug. 17.
Mahoning Valley walk benefiting JDRF
Take steps to help the Junvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) progressively remove the impact of type 1 diabetes from people’s lives. By joining a team or making a donation to JDRF, you’ll raise money to help fund critical research. The walk will be on May 21 at the Watts Center of Youngstown State University. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. Register at http://www2.jdrf.org/mahoningvalleywalk. For more information, contact Timothy Styranec at 330-533-5306 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have your pet featured in a calendar
West Side Cats is having a pet photography contest. For each $1 you pay, you can submit one photo of your favorite pet. Each vote will be an additional $1 fee which can be paid through PayPal at: Westsidecats@yahoo.com or dropped off at the shelter, located at 2217 Mahoning Ave. The top 12 winners will have their pets photo featured on a month of the new calendar and receive a calendar of their own. There will also be a grand prize for the pet with the most votes. Calendars will be sold after the contest ends. The photography contest will end on May 30 (Memorial Day). For more information, visit the Facebook page “West Side Cats Photography Contest.”
Advanced Master Gardener series
This series, led by Ellen Speicher, will focus on pruning, plant names and fall gardening. The event will be hosted by Fellows Riverside Gardens on June 11 and Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The deadline for registration has passed.
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.
East High class of 1966 reunion
The East High class of 1966 has begun making plans for their 50th reunion. They are looking for up-to-date addresses from all classmates who would like to attend. The event is planned for Sept. 2 from 6-10 p.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Hall on the East Side. There will be a buffet dinner and music provided by a DJ. The cost to attend is $40 per person. For details and information or to provide a current address, call Janine Johnson (Ross) at 330-716-1543 or Marie Mamonis (Macchio) at 330-533-1633.