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Boardman Band Night Sept. 10

The Boardman Spartan Marching Band and the Boardman Band and Orchestra Parents, Inc. will host Boardman Band Night ’16 on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the new Boardman Stadium on the high school campus. Participating high school bands include Springfield, West Branch, Lowellville, Austintown, Canfield, Howland and the Boardman Spartan Marching Band. Admission at the gates is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Senior citizens are admitted free to all Boardman Band events. Gates open at 6 p.m. Fans are encouraged to visit for more information about Band Night and the Boardman band program.

Knitting guild to meet on Sept. 13

The next meeting of the Western Reserve Knitting Guild will be Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Community Building in Fair Park in Canfield. Shawn Anderson will do a program on how to make t-shirt yarn and members will display their Canfield Fair entries, as well as other projects. All those attending the Tracy Jackson program on Sept. 24 need to have their money in by Sept. 17. Members wishing to join in on the Ways and Means Committee are to arrive at 5:30 p.m. For more information about joining the guild, the Tracy Jackson program or donating yarn for charity work, contact

Greenbriar benefit concert

The Commons at Greenbriar will be hosting a concert to benefit Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to help send Deanna to the Florida Theme Parks. This concert will feature Party of Two, an acoustic music duo, and will take place on Sept. 15 from 6:30-8 p.m. The cost will be $5 and includes refreshments. There will also be a basket raffle and a 50/50 auction. This will take place at the Commons at Greenbriar, located at 8060 South Ave. in Boardman. Contact Janette Neal at 330-413-5440 or Jennifer Roberts at 330-314-5152 for any questions.

Niles Friendly Squares

The Niles Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on Sept. 10 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles Senior SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. This month’s dance celebrates the Friendly Squares sixth anniversary. Gene Hammond will be the caller. For more information, call Gene at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.

BPJWL to have welcome back picnic

The Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League will have its annual welcome back picnic on Sept. 12 at the Beard Log Cabin in Boardman Park at 6 p.m. and general meeting at 7 p.m. All members are asked to bring a covered dish to enjoy and bring items to donate for local veterans. Women who are interested in joining, are invited to a new member tea that evening. Women who would like information about membership can contact Membership Chairwoman Linda Crish at 330-727-9321. Boardman Poland Junior Women’s League is open to all women, ages 18 and older, residing in Mahoning, Trumbull or Columbiana counties, who are interested in friendship, fun and community involvement. The group’s 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.

Greenbriar cat adoption

Greenbriar Healthcare Center will be hosting an event on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. to help the Animal Charity Humane Society find loving homes for the adoptable cats and kittens featured. This will take place at 8064 South Ave. in Boardman.

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.

Playtime at your library

Prepare for kindergarten through play at the Boardman library on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. 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 those ages 2-6. All children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult.

Murder in the Library: “Pasta, Passion and Pistols”

The succulent aroma of home cooked pasta is drifting from New York City’s most popular Italian eatery, La Speranza, but something else is heating up the kitchen... cold-blooded murder! Restaurateur Pepi Roni has been shot in the back with his own pistol. Tonight his family and friends will gather to pay their respects to poor Pepi, but one of the guests won’t be shedding any tears. You must solve the murder before the killer strikes again. Listen carefully to the suspects, study the crime scene and watch for any unusual circumstances. Only the sleuth with the most correct answers will win the prize. Light refreshments will be served. This event is for adults at the Boardman library on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.

PLYMC libraries are Pok Stops

Pok mon trainers up to grade 12 are invited to stop in and get a free gift at any local library from Sept. 6-17 during regular library hours. Tell the library staff that you’re there to hunt for Pok mon and you will receive a prize. Check out library materials that day or get a library card and you can receive an additional prize (both prizes are limited to one of each per participant). Your library has always been the place to get your favorite books, DVDs and music CDs and now you can get your Pok mon gear as well. The Pok mon Library project is for children through grade 12.

Bonding with babies and books

The Boardman library will host an event for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months every Tuesday in September at 10 a.m. 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.

Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s

Join the Boardman library for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader every Wednesday in September at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Night Owl story time

There will be an evening story time for children ages 3-5 at the Boardman library on Sept. 20 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. Each child must be accompanied by an adult in this 30 minute program featuring finger plays, stories and a craft activity.

Boardman’s got talent

What’s your special talent - singing, dancing, being funny or something else? Show what you can do at the Boardman library’s talent show on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. This event is for children of all ages. Call 330-744-8636, and ask for the Boardman library to register.

I Read YA! book club

This event is for adult fans of young adult literature from ages 18 and up, this book club is for you. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss. This month they will be discussing “Cinder” by Marissa Meyer. This event is for adults at the Boardman library on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

YA peculiar photographs

Ransom Rigg’s novel, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” will be a movie coming out at the end of the month, now is your chance to become a peculiar child. In this contest, take a black and white photograph of yourself that looks like you could be from the past. On the back of your picture describe what sort of talent you would have and how you incorporated it into the photograph. The winner will receive a gift card and the photographs will be on display in the teen section of the library. This event will take place at the Boardman library throughout regular hours in September for teens in grades 7-12.

It’s all about yarn

Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas or “anything with yarn” project to the Boardman library on Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. and learn from one another. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). This event is for adults.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Boardman library on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, age 6 and up.

Reader’s Choice book club

The Boardman library will discuss “102 Minutes” by Jim Dwyer on Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. They will preview October’s book, “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. This event is for adults.

Friends of PLYMC - Opera presentation and meeting

This month’s Friends of PLYMC General Membership Meeting will be followed by a special presentation on “Opera and Carmen,” by David Vosburgh of Youngstown Opera. The event will take place on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Boardman library. Refreshments will be provided. This event is for adults.

Puzzle swap

Swap six of your once-done jigsaw puzzles with others on Sept. 14. This event takes place every second Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library at 4 p.m. This event is for adults.

An evening at Talbot’s

Join the Boardman library at Talbots, located at 813 Boardman Poland Road in Boardman, on Sept. 22 from 5-7 p.m. for a charitable event sponsored by the Literary Society of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County. There will be informal modeling and refreshments. A percentage of the sales that evening will go to the Library’s Literary Society for author events. To attend, contact the Development Office at 330-740-6086.

Friends of the Boardman Library program and meeting

This month’s program will be “Allegheny Arsenal Disaster” with presenter G. L. Mears, retired executive vice president of Youngstown State University.

The event will take place on Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library. This event is for adults.

Book a librarian

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

Chaney Class of 1956 to have reunion

The Chaney High School Class of 1956 will host its 60th reunion on Sept. 24 from 5:30-10:30 p.m. at A La Carte Catering in Canfield (429 Lisbon St.). The cost to attend is $30 per person, and spouses and friends are welcome. Event organizers ask that the classmates who are planning to attend call and provide current addresses. For questions, or to provide current addresses, call Larry Probert at 330-799-1204 or Joan Fergus at 330-533-5972.

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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