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Canfield UMC offers community worship observance

The fifteenth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States will be remembered as part of an outdoor worship service to take place at the gazebo on the Green in Canfield this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The service is offered by Canfield United Methodist Church (CUMC) and is open to the public. According to Rev. Susan Brown, senior ministers of CUMC, the gathering will include prayer, communion and anointing for healing. In addition to the commemoration of Sept. 11, the service will offer reflection and prayer for those who are grieving, those who are serving their community and country, and those who are dealing with natural disaster, among other prayer topics. Communion, open to all people, will be offered, as well as the option of anointing for healing. The service will be based at the gazebo found at the corner of routes 46 and 224. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating. In the case of inclement weather, the service will take place in the sanctuary of CUMC, across the street from the gazebo. For questions or more information, contact Rev. Brown at 330-533-9801.

Market on the Green

Mark your calendar on Sept. 17 for the 47th annual Fall Market on the Green in the heart of Canfield, sponsored by the Junior Women’s Leage of Canfield. Enjoy shopping more than 180 vendors, which will include hand made products, jewelry, furniture, antiques, seasonal d cor, produce, dog rescues and food trucks. Admission is free and the show goes on rain or shine from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is located in Canfield at Routes 224 and 46. Bring your friends and join for this fantastic annual fall event.

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.

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 wrkg.ohio@gmail.com.

Chesterton Society meeting

The Mahoning Valley G. K. Chesterton Society will begin their 2016-2017 meetings on Sept. 18 from 2-4 p.m. in the small meeting room of the Canfield library, located at 43 West Main Street in Canfield. The theme of this first meeting is “Meet G.K. Chesterton,” featuring a variety of presentations designed to introduce the early 20th century British essayist, novelist, poet and mystery writer to a new audience. The local society will be reading and discussing Chesterton’s works and ideas once a month. No dues or fees are required. New members are welcome. With this new venue in the Youngstown area, the name will change to Mahoning Valley Chesterton Society. This group is officially affiliated with the American Chesterton Society http://www.chesterton.org/local-societies/. For more information, contact the local chair and founder, Ellen Finan, at 330-638-4393.

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.

Western Reserve Contra Dance to be Sept. 10

The monthly Western Reserve Contra Dance will take place from 7-9:30 p.m. on Sept. 10 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, and beginners of 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.

Rally Day at Lord of Life

The Lord of Life Lutheran Church will be hosting a Rally Day on Sept. 11 from 9:30-10 a.m. at Lord of Life Lutheran Church’s Fellowship Hall, located at 550 N. Broad Street in Canfield, for students pre-K through sixth grade. Activities will include assembling school-aged children for Lutheran World Relief, children’s focus time, preparation for Sunday worship, a topic of communicating with God, prayer and the Lectionary. All are welcome.

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.

Newcomers Club meeting

The September meeting of the Newcomers Club of Canfield will be a “Spa Night” at Betty’s home on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. The following services will be offered and will be 30 minutes in length. Pedicures are $20, manicures are $10, massages are $25 and gel or shellac nails are $25. Service personnel will be working for tips only. The service fees will be donated to the club. RSVP to Betty at 773-851-6770 or Chris at 330-727-9381 to reserve your appointment. Bring an appetizer or bottle of wine to share. Water and soda will be provided. Membership dues are due by the September meeting. You can pay $28 now so that you are included in the membership directory which will be distributed in October. Business card sized ads in the directory are $10. Upcoming events include the Witches Wine Fest on Oct. 11 and a Guided Meditation at Salt Sensations on Nov. 8. Whether you are new to the area, new to the neighborhood or just looking to make some new connections, the Newcomers Club of Canfield is a friendly group of women of all ages and interests. They welcome you to join them for an upcoming event to find out more about our group. Come as the group’s guest, and should you decide to join our club, the annual dues are $28.

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.

Learn to square dance with Friendly Squares

Learn to square dance at the weekly square dance lessons being offered beginning Sept. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Niles Senior SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. The lessons are being offered by the Niles Friendly Squares. All age groups are welcome. There is a nominal fee of $6 per lesson. For additional information, contact Gene Hammond at 330-534-4426, 330-506-3370 or Ghfh67@aol.com.

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 Canfield library will host an event for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months every Thursday 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.

Bonding with babies and books - ASL-American Sign Language

Come to the Canfield library on Sept. 29 at 10 a.m. and learn how to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your child through rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Learn easy corresponding signs to learn and share with your little ones. Babies, ages 6-23 months must be accompanied with an adult.

Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s

Join the Canfield 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 Tuesday in September at 10 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fun Time for 4s and 5s

Join the Canfield library for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes and finger plays, and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader on Sept. 13 at 11:30 a.m. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Grab and go craft

Make a craft to take home during regular hours at the Canfield library for the month of September. This event is for children of all ages.

Chomp and romp with dinosaurs

Preschoolers and toddlers can celebrate all things dinosaurs during Canfield library’s Dino Week. Preschoolers are welcome for stories, a craft and come to meet a special Jurassic guest on Sept. 20 at 10 and 11 a.m.

Discovering dinosaurs family story time

Welcome to dinosaur week at Canfield library. Join them for a fun dino-filled family event on Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. Stories, craft and a visit by a special Jurassic guest. This event is for children of All ages.

Gotta Move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development and motivate language learning every Wednesday in September at 10 and 11:30 a.m. Adults and children, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, talk and play.

Lego Mindstorms Robots at the library

Discover how to build, program and test Lego Mindstorms Robots every Thursday in September at 6 p.m. at the Canfield library. Children will meet each Thursday for four weeks to work through the stages of building and programming the robots. This event is for those in grades 3-7. This is a series of programs and registration for all four programs must be made prior to Sept. 7. Space is limited.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. and Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, age 6 and up.

Take a guess

Guess the number of items in the jar during regular September hours at the Canfield library. The closest guess wins a small prize. This event is for the family.

Canfield High School art fair

Enjoy artwork by Canfield High School students at this special art show at the Canfield library Sept. 22-25 during regular hours. There will be a reception on Sept. 22 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This event is open to the public.

TAB (Teen Advisory Board) Meeting

Join the Canfield library’s Teen Advisory Board (TAB) on Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. and get to know the new Canfield library, take a look at some new teen books and share ideas. A snack will be provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Teen Tuesdays - cardboard creations

Tired of being bored after school? Try beating the boredom while building. Help to create a giant structure out of cardboard pieces on Sept. 20 at 4 p.m. at the Canfield library. Snacks will be provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Coloring for grown-ups

Join the Canfield library on Sept. 20 at 6:30 p.m. and tap into your creative side with the newest relaxation craze: coloring for grown-ups. Colored pencils and markers will be provided along with intricate abstract and themed design sheets. This program is for teens and adults only.

Dog-gone treat

Join the Canfield library on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. in learning how to make simple treats your dog will surely love. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for teens and adults.

Sugar scrubs

Learn how to make luxurious, exfoliating body scrubs using sugar and other simple ingredients on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. And then make one of your own. Register so they have enough for everyone. This event is for teens and adults.

Research before you buy

Learn how to locate consumer reviews for many different products using library resources on Sept. 10 at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. Technology, housewares, automobiles and other products will all be included. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for information services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults.

Facebook for beginners

See how you can connect with family and friends, send messages and share photos on Facebook at the Canfield library on Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. They show you how easy it is to set up an account. To register, call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.

Off the Shelves...

This is a new monthly book club to discuss titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s new Book Club Room. September’s selections feature author C.J. Box in “Endangered” and “Blue Heaven.” Read one or both, or just come and join the fun. This event is for adults and will take place on Sept. 27 on 6:30 p.m.

Get walking at your library

Get fit at the library on Sept. 12, 19 and 26 from 8:30-9 a.m. with a 30-minute walk around the Canfield library neighborhood. Check in with the librarian at 8:30 a.m., walk on your own or with a friend at your own pace 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.

Blood pressure check

There will be a blood pressure check by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association at the Canfield library from 1-2 p.m. on Sept. 21.

Coupon swap at the library

Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours throughout September to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.

Chair yoga in September

This event is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. The Canfield library will host a chair yoga class every Friday in September at 10 a.m. Pay as you attend at a cost of $10 per class. Dress comfortably. Class will meet the first Friday of every month. This event is for adults.

Friends of PLYMC - Canfield Committee meeting

There will be a Friends of PLYMC - Canfield Committee meeting at the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 14.

Friendly Squares to host dancing introduction

If you are looking for something to exercise your body and mind, the Friendly Squares of Niles are having an introduction to Modern Square Dancing on Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. Join them at the Niles Senior Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles, on that night. For more information, call 330-506-3370.

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 www.libraryvisit.org/Book-a-Librarian

Coupon swap at the library

Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours at the Austintown library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This program is for adults.

Friends of PLYMC Canfield Friends Committee meeting

Friends of PLYMC Canfield Friends Committee meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Canfield library at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is for adults.

Chair yoga

This event is hosted by the Friends of PLYMC. Pay as you attend, at $10 per class. Dress comfortably. Class will meet every Friday at the Canfield library from 10-11 a.m. This class is for adults.

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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