Acupuncture happy hour
Improve your physical and mental well-being by joining Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center’s monthly acupuncture “happy hour” on Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Wind down from the work week and everyday hustle with a relaxing acupuncture session with Valentina Khoury Dubasik, ND, LOM. Call 330-729-1350 or go to OhioND.com to reserve your spot. The cost is $20. The next happy hour will be Sept. 28. Seating is limited. The center’s address is 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex).
Canfield doctor set to open new practice
Dr. Steven Ruboksy of Canfield is opening his first individual practice with the opening of Rubosky Chiropractic and Wellness, located at 4559 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 840, offering patients a new way to experience individualized chiropractic care in a spa-like atmosphere. The new practice is set to open to the public on Aug. 14. Patients can learn more about Dr. Rubosky Chiropractic and Wellness at ruboskychiropractic.com or by calling the office at 330-967-4222. For more information, contact Tony Marr at email@example.com or 330-707-2088.
Weekly square dance lessons to begin on Sept. 12
The Niles Friendly Squares, a local square dance group dedicated to keeping alive the uniquely American art form of square dancing, will begin a new year of weekly square dance lessons. The introductory session will be on Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. Each session builds upon the previous session and will include learning new steps along with plenty of review and practice each week to help attendees master the moves. The sessions are designed to cover all the steps in the Basic Square Dance Program. Gene Hammond will be the instructor. The Tuesday evening sessions will run through December with a second session beginning Jan. 9. There is a fee of $6 per person per lesson. The Friendly Squares also sponsors monthly dances with alternating dances, or tips, for new dancers to practice their skills, as well as tips for more experienced dancers. All the lessons and monthly dances take place at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. To sign up for lessons or for additional information, contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370. The Friendly Squares will also be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Aug. 31 from 7-8 p.m. and on Sept. 3 from 2-3 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building.
Mahoning County 4-H royal court announced
The 2017 Mahoning County 4-H Royal Court has recently been announced. Callia Barwick, Matthew Fetty, Zachery Kemmer and Carson Markley been named to the Royal Court.
Local women artists awarded
The juror for the 35th annual Women Artists: A Celebration juried exhibition awarded more than $2,000 in prizes to 14 artists. Margo Miller, chair of the department of art at University of Mount Union in Alliance, selected the award winners from the 130 artworks accepted into the show. Local award winners are Jenna Hudock of Boardman for her acrylic body of work and Marcia Malmer of Canfield for her fabric body of work. The art exhibition showcases works by local, regional and national women artists, ages 18 and older. The juried show features all media, including paintings, drawings, photographs, fiber, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and metal work.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mah-Jongg at the library
The Canfield library is starting a Mah-Jongg club. Drop in on Aug. 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.