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Car show at the park

Boardman Park will be the location of a car show, hosted by the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club, on Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The fee to enter your car into the show is $10 per car, and there will be prizes awarded for those entered. A portion of the money raise, plus donations, will go toward helping a young person’s medical costs. The event is free to the public. For more information, call the Mahoning Valley Olde Car Club at 330-518-9338.

Balancing your thyroid naturally seminar

If you are taking your thyroid medication, getting your TSH level checked and been told that “everything looks normal” and still feel foggy, tired and overweight, there are some simple, natural things you can do to help yourself feel better. Join Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND a local leading authority on natural thyroid balance, for a free seminar at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center in Boardman on Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Call 330-729-1350 or go to OhioND.com today to reserve your spot for this seminar. The seminar will take place at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center, located at 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex).

Mercy Health mobile mammogram van offers screenings

The Mercy Health – Youngstown Mobile Mammogram van will offer mammograms at several locations around the Mahoning Valley during the month of August. Early detection of breast cancer is one of the keys to treatment and long-term survival. All women 40 and older should have an annual screening mammogram. The Mammography Van is a mobile mammography unit with private changing rooms and female technologists who perform the safe, painless low-dose X-ray with state-of-the-art equipment. The van will provide mammograms on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital’s Farmers’ Market, located at 1044 Belmont Ave. in Youngstown; Aug. 10 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at Nile SCOPE, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles; Aug. 10 from 1-2:30 p.m. at Canfield Primary Care, located at 3660 Stutz Dr. in Canfield; Aug. 11 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at Cortland Primary Care, located at 421 S. High St. in Cortland; Aug. 15 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at Stutz Primary Care, located at 3685 Stutz Dr. in Canfield and from 1-2:30 p.m. at Mineral Ridge Primary Care, located at 1360 N. Canfield-Niles Road. A physician’s prescription and insurance card must be presented at the time of appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, call 330-480-2654.

Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA to meet Aug. 8

The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its Aug. 8 meeting at A La Cart in Canfield. The meeting will begin with networking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, macaroni salad, baked beans, tossed salad, jello and, for dessert, pie. The cost is $14 per person. Reservations may be made by calling Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2507 or Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 by July 31. The speaker for the evening will be Michele Gianetti of Canfield. She is an author of books about her daughter, Elizabeth, who has Dyspraxia. The books are written to help children growing up with a sibling who “isn’t like everyone else.” Gianetti’s books have been used by universities in special education and occupational-therapy classes. Special guests for the Aug. 8 meeting will include the group’s scholarship recipients. The public is welcome.

Book folding

Turn a book into a work of art simply by folding the pages at the Boardman library on Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. Adults and teens may register for this one-hour program.

Health at Home course teaches about self-care

Mercy Health – Youngstown’s free Health at Home workshop on Aug. 17 will teach participants about self-care, general medical conditions and how to identify a medical emergency. The class will take place from 11 a.m. until noon at St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital, located at 8401 Market St. in Boardman, in the Woodland Room. Those attending will receive a free copy of “Health at Home: Your Complete Guide to Symptoms, Solutions and Self Care.” The book provides instructions for handling more than 200 common health problems, including self-care, prevention and determining when it’s time to seek medical care. The instructor will discuss each section of the book and highlight specific health concerns. To register for this session, call 330-480-3070.

Blood pressure screening

There will be a blood pressure screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library on Aug. 7 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

It’s all about yarn

Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas or “anything with yarn” project to the Boardman library on Aug. 18 at 11 a.m. and learn from one another. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). This event is for adults and teens.

I Read YA book club

This book club is for adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18-118. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss books. The next meeting will take place on Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Boardman library. They will discuss “Bone Gap” by Laura Ruby.

Reader’s Choice book club

Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published at this book club on Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library. They will discuss the month’s book (“The Oregon Trail” by Rinker Buck) and preview next month’s book. This event is for adults.

Puzzle swap

Swap six of your once-done jigsaw puzzles with others at the Boardman library on Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. This is offered every second Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library at 4 p.m. This event is for adults.

Eat out and benefit the library

Stop by the library and pick up a flyer to participate in fundraisers at the following locations: Texas Roadhouse - Boardman location on Aug. 17 from 4-8 p.m. - proceeds benefit the Springfield Library Capital Campaign. A portion of your purchase will come back to the library.

Boardman Lions and Target host annual New Coats for Kids Program

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, and your children need new coats, the Boardman Lions want to help. There are no age or grade restrictions. Applications will go home with all Boardman elementary students. They are also available on the Boardman Lions website, boardmanlions.com, and in the Boardman library. Applications should be mailed to the address on the application. They should not be given to your school. Applications should be mailed by Sept. 13. You must be a Boardman resident to apply. Qualified applicants will be notified by mail. Families will be invited to a night at Target to select their coats. Since 2009, the Boardman Lions have purchased 733 coats for a total of $33,272. If you would like to donate to the program, visit the Boardman Lions website, boardmanlions.com, for a variety of options. Look for Boardman Lions on Facebook. If you have questions, call Lion Laura at 330-788-5794.

Puppet tales

There will be a puppet show for the entire family, featuring the fractured fairy tales, “Waking Beauty”, “Goldie Rocks and the Three Bears” and other stories on Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. and Aug. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Boardman library on Aug. 28 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. This blood drive will serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Trains, trains, trains

The Riverside Railroad Club will have a two-day model train display open to the public at the Boardman library. The train display will be open on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Family story time

Bring the whole family for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages at the Boardman library at 10 a.m. on Aug. 9, 23 and 30.

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 Boardman library every Tuesday in August at 10 a.m.

Lego my library

Meet at the Boardman library on Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and older.

Check Into Chess

Join the Boardman library as they play chess on Aug. 8 from 6-8 p.m. This is a family program for all ages. If you would like to learn to play, someone will be happy to teach you.

Build and go craft

Make a craft at the Boardman library during regular hours in June through August to take home. This event is for children of all ages.

Build and go craft

Children of all ages can make a craft to take home during regular hours at the Boardman library from June through August.

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 is offered every Friday at Westminster Church, located at 119 Stadium Drive in Boardman, and another is offered 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. For more information, call the local Gamblers Anonymous hotline at 330-505-5060.

Overeaters Anonymous to have local meetings

Overeaters Anonymous is offering meetings at several local locations and on a variety of days. On Saturdays at 10 a.m., there will be a meeting at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in the Church Hall, Room 2, located at 4453 Warren-Sharon Road in Vienna, Ohio. This location is handicapped accessible. On Sundays at 7 p.m., there will be a meeting at Shenango Presbyterian Church, located at 3144 Wilmington Road (Route 18) in New Castle, Pa. This location is handicapped accessible. On Mondays, a meeting will take place at 1 p.m. at the Girard Multigenerational Center, located at 443 Trumbull Avenue in Girard. This location is handicapped accessible. On Wednesdays, a meeting will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. On Thursdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place at the Oxford House, located at 30 Benton Road in Salem. This location is handicapped accessible. On Thursdays, a meeting will take place at Valley Care - Northside Medical Center in the Medical Education Building, Auditorium A, located at 500 Gypsy Lane in Youngstown. This location is handicapped accessible. At 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, a meeting will take place at New Life Lutheran Church, located at 1181 Churchill-Hubbard Road in Youngstown. This location is also handicapped accessible. For more information on OA or meetings, go to www.oa.org or call one of the following Help Hotlines: Mahoning or Trumbull Counties - 330-747-2696; Columbiana County - 330-424-7767; Lawrence County - 724-674-3697.

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