Austintown Community Briefs

« Austintown Neighbors


High school student to be published

Lauren Good of Birch Trace Drive in Austintown has had her poetry entry in the National High School Poetry Contest accepted for publication. Her poem, titled “ Rain in Monet’s Garden,” recently appeared in the Fall edition of the American High School Poets “Inside of Me” anthology. “Inside of Me” is a meaningful study of introspective poems written by teenagers from throughout the country. It is a quarterly publication published by the Live Poets Society of NJ in conjunction with JUST POETRY!!!, the National High School Poetry Quarterly Magazine. Good attends Austintown Fitch High School under the tutelage of Language Arts instructors Steve Ward and Heather Carcelli. She plans to attend The Ohio State University for International Law.

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 lisacahill@mac.com. 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.

Contra dance to be Nov. 12

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 located just off 224, behind the CVS pharmacy. See http://www.westernreservecontradance.com for more information.

Friendly Squares monthly dance

The Niles Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on Nov. 12 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. Gene Hammond will be the caller. For additional information, call Gene at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.

Carlozzi annual funds drive

Carlozzi Financial Services is again helping local families in need this holiday season. The public is invited to join Carlozzi Financial Services and their clients to give a monetary donation to Second Harvest Food Bank. Monetary donations can be mailed to Carlozzi Financial Services, 831 Southwestern Run, Suite 1, Poland. For information, visit www.CarlozziFinancialServices.com. Second Harvest Food Bank distributed 10.4 million pounds of food in 2015 in the tri-county area. Last year, Carlozzi Financial Services collected $1,225 in monetary donations. Mark Carlozzi is hoping that this year will be even greater.

Boardman Park Christmas events

Create a new family tradition by gathering your family and friends and coming out to Boardman’s Community Christmas, to decorate your own family named tree, see Santa and enjoy Holiday music. Beginning at 4 p.m., bring some natural decorations and decorate one of the park’s pine trees. Reserve your tree by calling the park office at 330-726-8105, or e-mailing Angela at angela@boardmanpark.com. Santa will be arriving by fire truck at 4:20 p.m. Be sure to bring your camera and take a picture with Santa in the gazebo. Then, head up to The St. James Meeting House and enjoy some cookies and hot chocolate while listening to Christmas music and caroling led by Tom Ruggieri and Linda Smrek and The Boardman High School Band beginning at 4:30 p.m. The lighting of the Community Christmas Tree will take place at 4:45 p.m. All activities are free and will take place near the gazebo and St. James Church. They will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Boardman Lions Club Food Pantry at Boardman Center Intermediate School.

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.

ABWA Christmas celebration

On Dec. 13, the three chapters (Mill Creek Chapter, Tri-Gold Chapter and Youngstown Charter Chapter) will meet at A La Cart for their annual Christmas celebration. Welcome begins at 6 p.m. and a sit down dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. The menu will consist of your choice of Swiss chicken, stuffed pork chops or stuffed flounder, along with mashed potatoes, California blend vegetables, tossed salad, cup of wedding soup, rolls, butter, coffee, tea and dessert. The cost will be $21. Reservations must be made by calling Shirley Pappagallo at 330-270-9779, no later than Dec. 4. Entertainment for the evening will be Judy Conti’s Dancing Divas and contributions will be collected for the Beatitude House as the charity and an optional gift exchange will be held for those interested. The public is welcomed. Join for an enjoyable evening together and see what American Business Women’s Association is all about. There will be no business meetings at this event.

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 lisacahill@mac.com. 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.

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.

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 http://www.westernreservecontradance.com for more information.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

More like this from vindy.com

Subscribe Today

Sign up for our email newsletter to receive daily news.

Want more? Click here to subscribe to either the Print or Digital Editions.