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Boardman Park to host Ace Race disc golf tournament

Whether you are new to disc golf or you are a pro, don’t miss Ace Race 2017, taking place on Sept. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at Boardman Park. Each year, disc golfers from around the globe gather at their local disc golf courses for one purpose: to throw aces (a hole in one). Tees are moved up so holes are generally between 100 and 150 feet, making every hole “aceable” and allowing players of all abilities to participate. The entry fee is $40 and includes lunch, two Ace Race discs, that you must use that day, and other disc golf gear. The grand prize will be a disc golf bag along with discs to fill it. Additional prizes will be awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin, a putting competition and a 50/50 raffle. Register online at or in the Boardman Park office. The deadline to register is Sept. 1. For more information, email Shawn Golden at or call the Park Office at 330-726-8105. Prize donations and event sponsors are always welcome and appreciated. Contact Shawn Golden for more information. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Boardman Park Disc Golf Course.

YWTF and others speak on Title IX

The Young Women’s Task Force and American Association of Women of Youngstown recently sponsored a “Celebration the 45th Anniversary of Title IX” at the YWCA in Youngstown. Dr.Cryshanna Jackson Leftwich, Director of Women and Gender Studies and an Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Youngstown State University, presented her perspective of how Title IX was working in the classroom and on campuses. She felt there could be more done to enforce Title IX. Title IX is the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. The National Women’s Law Center works to eliminate and prevent barriers to students’ success in school. The Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF) is a new group formed in the Mahoning Valley by and for younger women to fight for gender equity and social justice. It is a branch affiliated with American Association of University Women. Both groups promote fair and equal access to education, health care and voter registration; fight for fair pay and reproductive rights; and educate and advocate for an end to human trafficking and violence against women and men. For information on the YWTF, contact Chapter Director Leah Sakacs at or For information on AAUW, contact Denise Walters Dobson at 330-747-1970 or

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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,, 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,, 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.

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 Boardman library every Tuesday in August at 10 a.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. 23 and 30.

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.

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).

GA to meet 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.

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 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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