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Local church to have Kolachi drive through

There will be a Kolachi Nut Roll drive through at The Church of Jesus Christ in Austintown, located at 185 N. Canfield-Niles Road (Route 46), on Nov. 17 and 18 from 3-6 p.m. The cost is $11 each.

IHM to host rummage sale

Immaculate Heart of Mary will be having a rummage sale on Nov. 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day. The sale will be located in the parish center, located at 4500 Norquest Boulevard in Austintown. There will be thousands of miscellaneous items plus clothing and books. There will also be a Chinese auction and mini bake sale. On Saturday, all remaining items will be priced half off.

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 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

Victorian Players hosts auditions

The Victorian Players recently announced auditions for “Greetings,” a warmhearted, touching comedy for all seasons, in which an entire family’s belief system is turned upside down. The audition dates are Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. and Nov. 7 at 6 p.m., at the theatre, located at 702 Mahoning Ave. in Youngstown. Greetings has the following cast requirements: 1 female to play a sweet Catholic mother, age 55-65; 1 male to play a sour Catholic father, age 55-65; 1 male to play the son, age 20-30; 1 male, age 18-25, to play the intellectually disabled younger brother; and 1 female to play the Jewish fianc e, age 25-30. Directing is Nick Mulichak. Performance dates are Jan. 13-22, 2017. If you have any questions, call 330-746-5455.

Headache relief seminar

There will be a free seminar presented by a local leading authority on natural ways to address the root cause of headaches. Join Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND as he presents drug free options for many types of headaches, including migraines, menstrual migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches. Learn how to control the headaches. Call 330-729-1350 or go to to reserve your spot for this free seminar. Seating will be limited. The seminar will take place at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center in Boardman on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. The address is 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman.

Contra dance

The Western Reserve Contra Dance will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. on Nov. 12 at the Dublin Grange Hall, located at 6571 Fairground Boulevard in Canfield. The “contra” is a New England social dance with ever-changing partners and live traditional music by the band “One String Short.” A caller will teach each dance and guide the dancers. Dress is casual, beginners and all ages are welcome, partners are not required and new friends will be made. Admission is $8 and light refreshments will be served. The Grange Hall is just off 224, behind the CVS pharmacy. See for more information.

Kitting Guild meeting

The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Rotary Community Building in Fair Park in Canfield. A potluck dinner will take place and members are reminded to bring a covered dish to share, as well as their own table service. Any member wishing to sell their unwanted yarn stashes, as well as gently used notions, are asked to ticket them with their name and selling price. Anyone interested in joining the Guild or donating yarn for charity work can contact

Tales & talk for 2’s & 3’s

Join the Austintown library every Wednesday in November 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.

Playtime at your library

Prepare for Kindergarten through play at the Austintown library on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. You’ll 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. For ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult to this one-hour program.

Pre-Kindergarten story time

This program is for 4- and 5-year-olds to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills and will take place every Wednesday in November at the Austintown library at 11:30 am. You will use books, stories, rhymes, music, movement and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten.

If you bring a mouse to the library

Celebrate National Picture Book Month by inviting Cookie Mouse from the beloved children’s book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” to the Austintown library on Nov. 5 at 1 p.m. Enjoy activities and get your picture taken with Cookie Mouse. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is for children of all ages.

Find the fantastic beasts

Newt’s beasts have escaped his suitcase and made their way to the library. Find them, match them and answer the riddle at the Austintown library during library hours in November. All participants earn a prize. One winner receives a grand prize. Your journey begins in the teen department. This is for tweens and teens in grades 4-12.

Newcomers Club meeting

The November meeting of the Newcomers Club of Canfield will take place on Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Salt Sensations, located at 1449 Boardman-Canfield Road in Boardman. Join in for a simple “guided meditation” session. The experience lasts 45 minutes with the added pleasure of dipping your toes in the sand, seeing the waves lap onto the beach and hearing the surf spill onto the beach. The cost of this meeting is $10. Bring an appetizer or a bottle of wine to share. Water and Mai Tai cocktails will be provided. Feel free to wear your favorite island tropical shirt. Best dressed Hawaiian gal will win a prize. They will also be collecting items for the children at Beatitude House to give to their mothers for Christmas. The December meeting will be the annual Christmas Party on Dec. 13.

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 (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.

GFWC meeting to be Nov. 7

The next meeting of the GFWC Ohio Boardman-Poland Junior Women’s League will take place on Nov. 7 at Glenellen Assisted Living, located at 9661 Market St. in Boardman, at 7 p.m. Members are to bring items for the shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child. The BPJWL Juniorettes will be putting the shoeboxes together on Nov. 13. Items collected for local Veterans will be organized and delivered. The final donation will be monetary. Judge Shirley Christian will be the guest speaker that evening. Hostesses for the meeting are Tina Bellino, Joyce Martin and Sperry Rongone. The Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League is open to all women ages 18 and up, residing in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, who are interested in friendship, fun and community involvement. Their mission is to provide a creative outlet for women interested in providing community service in areas of arts, conservation, education, home life, international affairs and public affairs. Women interested in joining or receiving more information can contact membership Chairwoman Linda Crish at 330-727-0321.

ABWA anniversary dinner

The Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association will celebrate their anniversary dinner at The Manor at the corner of Kirk Road and Route 46 at 6 p.m. on Nov. 6. There will be a buffet, including penne pasta and meatballs, chicken parmesan, roasted potatoes, Key West vegetable mix, coffee and tea for $19. For reservations, call Mandy Codespote at 330-314-8198 after 6 p.m. or mail your reservation to Mandy Codespote at 558 Shadydale Dr., Canfield, OH 44406. The guest speaker for the evening will be David Kohut, who is founder of “Talk is Cheap”. Reservations will be due by Oct. 27.

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 Austintown library at 10 a.m. every Tuesday in November. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Gotta move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a care-giver. Join the Austintown library on Nov. 3 and 10 at 10 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.

Read to Reese

Come and read to Reese, a therapy dog from Pet Partners at the Austintown library on Nov. 12 at 11 a.m. Bring your own book, or we will find one for you, and read to a furry friend. Registration is required, for space is limited. Register online or by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown library. This is for school-age children.

Vote for your favorite picture book character

It’s voting season so come to the Austintown library during library hours in November to vote for your favorite picture book character in honor of National Picture Book Month.

TAB meeting

Join the Austintown area TAB. Help plan and support teen activities at the library on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Meet new people and have fun. Snacks will be provided. This is for teens in grades 7-12.

Get one-on-one assistance from library

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 wide 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 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.

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