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Published: Fri, August 11, 2017 @ 12:00 a.m.

Holy Family Seniors to meet on Aug. 21

The Holy Family Seniors Group will meet on Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m. in Holy Family Parish Hall, located at 2729 Center Road in Poland. Hostesses for this meeting are Milly Chopp and Theresa Pesa. Lunch will be served at noon, followed by Bingo and card games. Questions should be directed to Ruth Burns, President, at 330-757-1334 or to Laurie Fox, Secretary/Treasurer, at 330-536-8850.

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 shawngolden@gmail.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 ywtfyoungstown@gmail.com or www.facebook.com/YWTFYoungstown/. For information on AAUW, contact Denise Walters Dobson at 330-747-1970 or www.youngstown-oh.aauw.net/.

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 marshmallows

Learn to make marshmallows at home with just a few easy steps at this program at the Poland library on Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. The process will be demonstrated, and samples will be available for tasting. (Food waiver must be signed.) This event is for adults and teens.

Painting party for adults

Paint your own summer canvas for your home or for that special gift at this program at the Poland library on Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. No experience is necessary. All supplies and instructions will be provided. There is a $5 fee; cash or check only. Registration required, space is limited. This event is for adults.

Get connected with digital media

If you would like to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices, attend this program at the Poland library on Aug. 12 at 10 a.m. Call 330-744-8636 and specify the library and program name to register. This event is for adults.

Blood drive

There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross at the Poland library on Aug. 17 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and Aug. 25 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).

Yoga class

Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday in August from 5-6 p.m. at the Poland library. Pay as you attend at $10 a session. For more information, call 330-740-6086. This event is for adults.

The Oakland Center for the Arts presents…

Join professional musicians for musical performances at the Poland library on Aug. 31 at 7 p.m. This event will feature “A History of Blues.” This event is for adults.

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 Poland library every Wednesday in August at 10 a.m.

Read to Roxie

Relax at the Poland library on Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. Each child will be given a 15-minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for grades 1-4.

Yoga class

Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday from 5-6 p.m. at the Poland library. Pay as you attend at $10 a session. For more information, call 330-740-6086. This event is for adults.

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.


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