Traveling petting zoo on Aug. 5
Experience the Traveling Petting Zoo on Aug. 5 from 9 a.m. until noon at the side parking lot of the Canfield Dollar General. The cost is a donation to benefit Canfield Operation Blessing. The animals will be provided by Felger Exotics, Dwayne and Daniel Felger.
Newcomers Club to meet on Aug. 8
The Newcomers Club of Canfield will host the 2017 Meet and Greet on Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Diane Durrant. Appetizers and beverages will be provided by club officers. There will be raffle tickets for sale, as well. The group will be collecting back-to-school supplies for the homeless and disadvantaged children at Beatitude House. Traditional school supplies are needed, as well as flash drives, tissues, hand sanitizer, paper towels, Play-Doh, backpacks, ziplock bags and gift cards to buy school clothing. Bring any donations with you to the meet and greet. Contact Durrant for directions and to RSVP at 608-931-5848. The purpose of the Newcomers Club of Canfield is to provide an opportunity for members of the community in and around Canfield to develop friendships, welcome newcomers and to help support the civic, social and charitable life of the community. It is further formed to engage in recreational and social activities in support of these purposes. Check out the club’s Facebook page – Newcomers Club of Canfield.
DIY dog toy
Join the Canfield library on National Dog Day and create a DIY dog toy on Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. You will have the option of keeping the toy or donating one to a dog in need. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults and teens.
Canfield United Methodist Church Offers Pet Blessing
Pets and their owners are invited to a pet blessing presented by Canfield United Methodist Church on Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. The gathering will take place at the gazebo on the Green in Canfield. Rev. Susan Brown, pastor at Canfield UMC, and her husband Rev. Jerry Krueger of Boardman United Methodist Church will preside over the event which includes a short devotion, a remembrance of pets who have passed away and an individual anointing and prayer for each animal. All pets are welcome but must be appropriately restrained or kenneled. For more information, contact Canfield UMC at 330-533-9801.
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 on 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.
Master class on the fundamentals of singing
There will be a master class on the fundamentals of singing with an emphasis on “trouble-shooting” common problems, and “belting” on Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. at Solich Music (between new Gia’s and Blue Wolf on Route 224 in Canfield). Professional entertainers Rick Blackson and his wife, best friend and musical partner, Mary Jo Maluso, will host the class. The couple will supplement Blackson’s insightful instruction with entertaining demonstrations. Those who attend may simply observe, or get up in front of the class and “belt it out.” All who wish will get an opportunity to work one-on-one with Blackson during the class. One-on-one time will vary depending on the number of participants in the class. The fee for the class is $75 per person for three hour plus Master Class. There is a family discount of $10 per family member if parent/child or siblings participate. You can attend both Master Classes for $100. Register by July 31 and receive $10 off. Register at Solich Music or email email@example.com.
Coloring for grown-ups
Join the Canfield library on Aug. 21 from 10-11:30 a.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.
Couponing and smart saving tips
Join the Canfield library on Aug. 8 at 6:30 p.m. for an informative session on couponing and many other ways to save money. Be prepared to share your tips with others. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults.
Learn to use one of today’s most prominent tools in scheduling at this program at the Canfield library on Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Learn the basics of using Google Calendar including adding events, linking documents, adding and sharing calendars, printing calendars, sending/accepting/declining invitations and color coding. 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 on Facebook at the Canfield library on Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. They will help you set up your account so that you can start posting, sharing and liking right away. To register, call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.
Getting connected with Hoopla
If you want to discover what Hoopla can do for you, join the Canfield library on Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in learning how to use your library card to download free movies, TV shows, music, audiobooks, comics and eBooks. This event is for adults. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register. Space is limited. You must have an email account before attending.
Off the shelves
Welcome to the Canfield library’s monthly book club to discuss titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Book Club room. The next event will take place on Aug. 29 at 6:30 p.m. and will feature “Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. This event is for adults.
There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Canfield library on Aug. 11 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. This blood drive will serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Blood pressure check
There will be a blood pressure check by Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association at the Canfield library on Aug. 16 from 1-2 p.m.
Coupon swap at the library
If you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have, drop in during the Canfield library’s hours during August to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.
Mah-Jongg at the library
The Canfield library is starting a Mah-Jongg club. Drop in to play Mah-Jongg with others who love the game. Only a limited number of sets will be provided. Space may be limited. You must register so they know how many tables to set up. The club will meet every Monday in August from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults
Friends of PLYMC to meet
The Friends of PLYMC Canfield Committee will meet at the Canfield library on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m.
Chair yoga class
Friends of PLYMC sponsors a Chair Yoga class every Friday in August at the Canfield library at 10 a.m. Pay as you attend at $10 a session. For more information, call 330-740-6086. This event is for adults.
Music for children and families with Chip Richter
Singer-Songwriter Chip Richter will serve up stories, songs and smiles “family style” on Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. at the Canfield library. It a recipe for “more fun than a kids should be allowed to have.” Bring the whole family for this special musical treat. No reservations are needed.
This event is a lesson on Italian for bigger children. Children in grades 1-4 are invited to learn the Italian language and culture through games and interactive activities taught by Chessie Donini at 6 p.m. on Aug. 7, 8, 14 and 15 at the Canfield library. Space is limited for this program series. To make reservations, call the library at 330-744-8636 and ask for the Canfield library. Preference will be given to participants who can attend all four sessions.
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 Canfield library every Thursday in August at 10 a.m.
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 August at 10 a.m.
Gotta Move story time
This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a care-giver. Join the Canfield library every Wednesday in August at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. for a variety of musical and movement activities that appeal to the “young and restless,” stimulate brain development and motivate language learning. Adults and children, get ready to act out stories and rhymes, sing and dance, talk and play.
Get “emojinal” as the Canfield library celebrates the newly released “Emoji Movie” with games, activities and craft on Aug. 12 at 11:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is for school-age children and tweens.
Lego my library
Meet at the Canfield library on Aug. 12 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. or Aug. 16 from 6-7 p.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and older.
Build and go craft
Make a craft at the Canfield library during regular hours in June through August to take home. This event is for children of all ages.
Facebook for beginners
See how you can connect with family and friends on Facebook with this program at the Canfield library on Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. They will help you set up your account so that you can start posting, sharing and liking right away. To register, call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.
Mah-Jongg at the library
The Canfield library is starting a Mah-Jongg club. Drop in on Aug. 14 and 28 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. to play Mah-Jongg with others who love the game. A limited number of sets will be provided. Space may be limited. You must register so they know how many tables to set up. Call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.
Chair yoga class
Friends of PLYMC sponsors a Chair Yoga class every Friday at the Canfield library. The class begins at 10 a.m. Pay as you attend at $10 a session. For more information, call 330-740-6086. This event is for adults.
The Ursuline Center offers women’s series on spiritual journaling
Ursuline Sister of Youngstown Eileen Kernan will host a series of women’s spirituality classes on keeping a journal at the Ursuline Motherhouse, located at 4250 Shields Road, on the Thursdays of Aug. 3 and Sept. 7 from 6:30-8 p.m. Through the ancient tradition of keeping a journal, Sister Eileen will help participants to dialogue with their inner wisdom, look at where their lives have been, gain wisdom from what is happening in their lives now and look at the movement of their lives for the future. Participants should bring supplies to journal with. Call 330-799-4941 for reservations. The sessions are free, but goodwill offerings will be accepted. The Ursuline Center is the education, health and wellness facility operated by the Ursuline Sisters of Youngstown.
Build and go craft
Children of all ages can make a craft to take home during regular hours at the Canfield library from June through August.
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.
GA to meet twice this week
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.