Local chapter to meet on Aug. 16
P.E.O. P.E.O. Ohio Chapter CE will host its regular meeting at 12 p.m. on Aug. 16, at A La Cart Catering, located at 429 Lisbon Street in Canfield. The program is “Travels in China” with presenters Marilyn and Terry Samuels. Hostesses are Johanna Nuzzo and Karen Dennison.
Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled for Aug. 21
The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will be on Aug. 21, from 6-8 p.m. in the small meeting room at the Canfield branch of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, located at 43 W Main St. in Canfield. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend. Led by professional writer Nancy Christie, author of “Traveling Left of Center and Other Stories” and “Rut-Busting Book for Writers,” the two-hour sessions offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on ‘works-in-progress.’ Christie will also be discussing plans for the upcoming “Celebrate Short Fiction” Day event in December. For more information, contact Nancy Christie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lord of Life has Trash and Treasure sale
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, located at 550 North Broad Street in Canfield, will host a Trash and Treasure sale on Aug. 12 from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. There will be household goods, linens, kitchen items, utensils, home d cor, curtains/draperies, linens, glassware and dishes, baskets, holiday items, tools, books, games, puzzles, toys, craft items, jewelry, outdoor items, sports items, collectibles and more. There will be a bake sale also in progress. Use the front entrance of the church.
Gathering Place event to be Aug. 14
There will be a Lord of Life Church Gathering Place event on Aug. 14 at 11 a.m. at the new Canfield Fire Department on Herbert Road (next to Old North Church). Lunch will be provided at the fire station. You should arrive promptly at 11 a.m. Reminder: there will not be a Gathering Place event on Sept. 11 to enable those who wish to attend 9/11 events that are planned in your community. The Gathering Place is a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens that is held on the second Monday of the month every month. Different games and activities are also offered each month. Join the group in a fulfilling afternoon of fun and socialization. For more information, the contact person for these events is Bernadette Beler at 330-533-6045 or you can call the church at 330-533-3531.
Local park to host car show
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.
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 boardmandiscgolf.weebly.com or in the Boardman Park office. The deadline to register is Sept. 1. For more information, email Shawn Golden at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/YWTFYoungstown/. For information on AAUW, contact Denise Walters Dobson at 330-747-1970 or www.youngstown-oh.aauw.net/.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. 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.