Fall Foliage Hike
The Friends of Poland Forest invite the public to their Fall Foliage Hike on Oct. 16, beginning at 10 a.m. at the College Street entrance to the Forest. The leisurely hike will explore this beautiful nature preserve for approximately two hours. For more information, call 330-757-9057.
Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday in the Poland library meeting room from 5-6 p.m. Pay as you attend at $10 per session.
Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia seminar
Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia isn’t as hopeless as it seems. While medicine struggles to categorize, diagnose and treat these debilitating illnesses, you continue to suffer; not only with the disease itself, but the frustration and anger that comes from not getting the help you want. Join Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND, a leading local authority on natural medicine to learn about ways to get the nutrients your cells are craving so that your nerves and muscles have the energy they need to power your body. This seminar is free and is being offered on Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center in Boardman. The address is 755 Boardman-Canfield Rd., Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex). For more information or to reserve your seat, call 330-729-1350 or go to OhioND.com. These free seminars fill up quickly, so be sure to RSVP to claim your spot.
Halloween isn’t just for humans. Come enjoy a free family friendly afternoon with your special pooch at Boardman Park. Boardman Park will be hosting a Howl-O-Ween Canine Carnival on Oct. 9, from 12-4 p.m. at the Lariccia Bocce Court. It will be a howling good time with activities to include a doggy costume contest, 4H agility and obedience demonstrations, Non-profit Dog Rescues, vendors and more. Also during the event, Paws Town Dog Park will be open to the public so you and your dog can play catch and meet some new friends. Food concessions will be available.
Knitting guild to meet on Oct. 11
The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Community Building in Fair Park in Canfield. Shawn Anderson will present a pattern on knitted pumpkin napkin rings. To participate, members are to bring size 7 US knitting needles, scissors and a darning needle. Pattern and yarn supplies will be provided. Members are reminded that on Oct. 22 at the Canfield library from 2-5 p.m., the group will be assembling the Warm Up America sections into blankets for the less fortunate in our area. For more information about the guild, membership or to donate yarn or supplies for charity work, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CMHS’s Alumni Relations Committee Pigskin Party
On Oct. 8 from 4-7 p.m., Cardinal Mooney High School’s Alumni Relations Committee will host its annual Pigskin Party at Cassese’s MVR, located at 410 N. Walnut St. in Youngstown. To take place directly after the school’s Inaugural Alumni Appreciation Football Game (CMHS versus Buffalo Canisius at Stambaugh Stadium at 1 p.m.), the event will serve to foster personal and professional connections between alumni from the school’s 60 years. A special game day buffet will be made available by the MVR along with a signature Mooney cocktail. A portion of each cocktail sold will benefit the Carmine L. Cassese Memorial Scholarship. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and entertainment. Alumni Relations Committee representatives will be on hand to collect information from interested participants for inclusion in a Mooney Alumni Business Directory. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.
Niles Friendly Squares
The Niles Friendly Squares will hold their Halloween dance on Oct. 8, from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. For additional information, call Gene Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group
If you or anyone you know is interested in joining the free Youngstown Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Support Group on Facebook, do so at https://www.facebook.com/groups/176949576044725/ . The group is made of patients and families with fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome, and are there to support, inform and help you to deal with these serious illnesses. The group was created by John Porterfield, M.Ed., who is a Certified Holistic Life Coach and Fibromyalgia and Fatigue Wellness Coach.
MCCTC flower shop opens
The student-run flower shop at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will open for its fall open house, beginning on Sept. 16 and running throughout the month of October. A variety of fall silk floral arrangements and wreaths will be available. Fall mums are also available for sale and can be dressed for a gift or planted outside.The shop will be decorated and open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. during this time. Extended hours are available upon request.Choose from a selection of pre-made items or purchase materials elsewhere and the students can create a beautiful piece for you. Fresh arrangements for any occasion can be made to order with a few days notice. Also they are taking orders for homecoming corsages.
East Class of 1962 to have fall dinner
East High School Class of 1962 classmates will have their fall dinner at 6 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Donavito’s in Struthers.
Mill Creek Chapter Awards Scholarships for 2016-17
At the August meeting of the Mill Creek Chapter of American Business Women’s Association, scholarship checks were given to three students. Megan Krusel, a senior attending Penn State studying English, Scott Williams who is a senior at Youngstown State University studying Telecommunications and Mallory Allen who is attending Ohio State and studies Biomedical Engineering. The meeting took place at A La Cart in Canfield.
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.
Join on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the PSHS auditorium to learn about earlier access to the FAFSA, as well as earlier deadlines for priority consideration at major schools. Attendance is strongly recommended, even if you have filed the FAFSA before. Junior and senior parents are welcome and the focus will be on the seniors getting ready to file the FAFSA now. Call 330-757-7036 if you have questions.
Teen Read Week will feature author Barry Lyga
Join the Poland library on Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. for a special presentation by Barry Lyga, author of “After the Red Rain” and the “I Hunt Killers” series. This event is for teens.
Poland Historical Society’s fall fundraiser
Poland Historical Society’s fall fundraiser will take place on Oct. 22. It will feature a trip to the Western Reserve Historical Society and the Cleveland Art Museum. At 8:15 a.m., arrive at the Poland Seminary High School parking lot. Be prompt, they must stay on schedule. Cars can be left in the PSHS parking lot. At 8:30 a.m. the bus will leave for Cleveland. At 10 a.m. the bus will arrive at the Western Reserve Historical Society. You will be free to visit exhibits on your own. At 12 p.m. you will board the bus for short trip to Cleveland Art Museum. From 12:15-1:15 p.m. you can have lunch on your own at the museum cafe or restaurant. At 1:15 p.m. you will begin the tour of museum filled with wonderful exhibits. At 4 p.m., you will leave for home.
Playtime at your library
Prepare for kindergarten through play. 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 at the Poland library at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27. Activities will vary at each program. This is for ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.
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 Poland library at 10 a.m. on every Wednesday in October. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s
Join the Poland library every Thursday in October at 10:30 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.
Fun time for 4’s and 5’s
Join the Poland library on Oct. 11 at 10:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes and finger plays, and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Join the Poland library on Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. for some spooky stories, games and more fun. Snacks will be provided. This event is for grades K-4. Children may attend in costume.
Lego my library
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Poland library on Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This will be for children ages 6 and up.
Read to Roxie
Relax and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International, at the Poland library on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Each child will be given a 15-minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This is for grades 1-4.
Trim a tree for October
Decorate an ornament the our all-seasons tree at the Poland library during library hours in October.
3-D printing: an introduction
What is 3-D Printing? How does it work, and why is this technology becoming so popular? Find out in this class at the Poland library on Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. 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 is for teens and adults.
Halloween painting party
Create your very own Halloween painting as you follow along step-by-step with a presenter at the Poland library on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. for grades K-4 and Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. for grades 5-12. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register.
Zombie Halloween dance party
Dress up as one of the walking dead or other creepy character and join the Poland library for food and fun with DJ-style music on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for best costumes in an array of categories. This is for grades 6 and up.
The eighth annual Danielle Scott Memorial Writing Contest
Danielle Scott was a beloved Teen Advisory Board member whom was lost to cancer. Local libraries are sponsoring the eighth annual Danielle Scott Memorial Writing Contest to honor Danielle and her love of writing. The format of the writing contest this year is a six word memoir. A Six-Word Memoir Æ is the story of your life — some part of it or all of it — told in exactly six words. Entries may be submitted online at http://www.libraryvisit.org/danielle or on standard 8.5 inch by 11 inch paper to any public library in Mahoning County by Oct. 31. If you submit your entry online, select the writing type (poem) and be sure to include your phone number. Hard copies must be typed. Be sure to include your name, telephone number, grade and school on your entry. Entries are not returnable. One winner will be chosen and will be awarded a plaque and a monetary prize. Eligibility: All entrants must be in grades 7-12 and either live in or attend school in Mahoning County. Contest runs from Oct. 1-31.
Color your world
Join the Poland library on Oct. 12 at 7-8:30 p.m. for a relaxing evening of adult coloring. Coloring sheets and materials will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. Colorful light refreshments will be served.
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.
PSHS honors Commended Students
Poland Seminary High School takes great pride in the achievements of three members of the Class of 2017. Seth Hammond, Noah Lee and Noah Smith have been named as Commended Students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. They have received a letter of commendation from our school and from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the competition for Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/National Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).