Singers for worship service welcomed
As has occurred for many years, on the Sunday morning of the Canfield Fair (Sept. 3 this year), singers are invited to assemble at the stage near the grandstand/concourse to sing during the 9:30 a.m. Canfield Fair Ecumenical worship service. A choir rehearsal will begin at 9 a.m., followed by the presentation of two anthems during the church service. Participants will be reimbursed their admission fee for that day. Musical direction and additional special music will be presented by Tom and Kelly Scurich, accompanied by Sherry Goddard.
Mill Creek ABWA to meet
The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its Sept. 12 meeting at Al a Cart Catering in Canfield. Networking will begin at 6 p.m. and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m. The menu includes lasagna, Italian sausage with peppers and onions, red skin potatoes, Italian vegetables, tossed salad, Jello and applesauce. Dessert will be cherries in the snow. The cost is $18 and reservations may be made by calling Darlene Demjen at 330-755-9089 or Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527 by Aug. 31. The public is welcome.
Canfield band night to be Aug. 29
The 43rd annual Canfield Show of Bands will take place on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium. The event will feature seven high school bands, including Struthers, West Branch, Champion, Poland, Austintown, Boardman and, of course, Canfield. Tickets can be purchased at the event.
Friendly Squares to have demonstration at Fair
The Niles Friendly Squares will be performing square dance demonstrations at the Canfield Fair on Aug. 31 from 7-8 p.m. and Sept. 3 from 2-3 p.m. on the stage located in front of the International Building. A new year of weekly square dance lessons will begin Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. The Tuesday evening sessions will run through December. There is a nominal fee of $6 per person per lesson. To sign up for lessons, contact Gene or Frankie Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.
Mercy Health to provide screenings at Canfield Fair
Youngstown will offer health screenings and information about upcoming community health programs during the 2017 Canfield Fair, Aug. 30 through Sept. 4. The healthcare leader’s booth will be located in the Medical Administration Building, where visitors can speak with Mercy Health representatives about various healthcare services and answer health questions for a chance to win a gift bag. In-booth gift card raffles will take place daily. The Joanie on the Go Mobile Mammography Van will be on site Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during fair week. with availability to provide nearly 70 mammography screenings.
Farmers National Banc Corp. announces completion of merger
Farmers National Banc Corp., the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield, announced that on Aug. 15, it completed the merger of Monitor Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for The Monitor Bank, with and into FMNB Merger Subsidiary II, LLC, a newly-formed, wholly-owned subsidiary of Farmers.
Three-dimensional triceratops wall art
Design 3D triceratops wall art on Sept. 16 at 2:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Use a Cricut electronic paper cutter to create your own one of a kind masterpiece. All supplies are provided. Snacks will be served. This event is for tweens, ages 9-12.
Stitch a heart design with the Youngstown Embroiderer’s Guild
Adults and teens, ages 12 and older, are invited to learn basic stitches and create a heart design at the Canfield library on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. Representatives of the Youngstown Embroiderer’s Guild will lead this program. All supplies are provided. Reserve a spot now for this special program. This event is for adults.
The latest in e-health technology
If you are wondering if you should buy a fitness tracker, a Bluetooth blood pressure cuff, a mobile EKG and more, this program at the Canfield library on Sept. 25 at 6:30 p.m. is for you. Try out the latest devices before you invest. Holly Klingler will demonstrate the latest e-health devices, discuss current findings and articles about their effectiveness, and show free apps that can help you get and stay healthy. This event is for adults and teens.
Playtime at your library
Prepare for kindergarten through play at this event at the Canfield library on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. Read a story and have fun with developmentally appropriate games and activities that you can do with your child to help them get ready for kindergarten. Activities will vary at each program. This program is for ages 2-6. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Bonding with babies and books
This event, taking place on every Thursday in September at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library, is for caregivers and their little ones who are 6-23 months-old. There will be 20 minutes of language enrichment including rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize.
Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s
Join the Canfield library every Tuesday in September at 10 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
“Dragons Love Tacos”
Go to the Canfield library on Sept. 23 at 10:30 a.m. for a program on “Dragons Love Tacos.” Based on the best-selling books by Adam Rubin, the library’s fiesta includes story time, games and a taco craft bar. This is nacho average program, so bring the whole family. Snacks will be served. This event is for children of all ages.
Gotta Move Story Time
This event, taking place every Wednesday in September at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. at the Austintown library, is for children, ages 2-5, who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join them 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.
Party with Captain Underpants
Captain Underpants fans: join the Canfield library on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. for a Tra-la-la-mendous time as they celebrate with games, activities and crafts. This event is for school-age children.
School in a jar
It’s time to go back to school and the Canfield library is celebrating in a fun way during the month of September. How many school supplies have they packed in the jar? The closest guess takes the jar home. This event is for school-age children.
“High five” to the dogs
Go to the Canfield library on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. and read to the library’s favorite therapy dogs. Give them a “high five” to welcome them to the library. Bring your own book, or the librarian’s will find one for you to read to your furry friend. Therapy dogs provided by Pawz for People, a Community Partner of Pet Partners, a local Pet Therapy group. This event is for children in grades K and up.
Lego my library
Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on Sept. 9 at 2:30 p.m. or Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.
Lego WeDo Robots at the library
Learn about Lego WeDo Robots on Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Children will work through the stages of building and programming an earthquake simulator that will test structures. This event is for children in grades 1-4. Call 330-744-8636 to register; space is limited.
Mah-Jongg Mondays at the library
Drop in to the Canfield library on Sept. 5, 11, 18 and 25 from 1-3 p.m. to play Mah-Jongg with others who love the game. Bring your own Mah-Jongg set or share with a friend. (Mah-Jongg sets not provided). This event is for adults and teens.
Coloring for adults
Join the Canfield library on Sept. 18 from 10-11:15 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.
Meetings to resume
American Association of University Women of Youngstown will be resuming their meetings for the year on Sept. 9 at Sunrise Assisted Living at 10 a.m. Leah Sakacs will be presenting information on the group’s new affiliate Young Women’s Task Force. For information about AAUW, visit www.youngstown-oh.aauw.net or find them on Facebook at AAUWYoungstown.
Join the Canfield library on Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. for a Thursday Night Movie where they will be watching a newly released DVD. Feel free to bring your own small snacks and drinks. Children under the age of 7 must be accompanied by an adult. The movie will be either PG or PG 13. This event is for adults and teens.
Research before you buy
Learn how to locate consumer reviews for many different products using library resources at this program on Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Technology, housewares, automobiles and other products will all be included. To register, call 330-744-8636 and ask for Information Services or register online using the events calendar. This event is for adults.
Fall wood block
Join the Canfield library on Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in creating your own Wood Block Sign to help decorate your home for the fall season. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults and teens.
Basic computer class
Learn very basic computer skills at this program at the Canfield library on Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. This is a beginner’s class that will cover use of a mouse, computer terms and simple internet use. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and specify library to register. This event is for adults.
Basic Microsoft Word class
Learn very basic computer skills involving the Microsoft Office Word program at the Canfield library on Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. This is a beginner’s class that will cover cut and paste and the Word menus. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 and specify location to register. This event is for adults.
Forever Young book club
If you love reading YA books, join this group at the Canfield library on Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. where they will be reading and discussing a different Young Adult book every month. This month, they will be discussing “Eleanor and Park” by Rainbow Rowell. This event is for adults.
Off the shelves...
This monthly book club is aimed at those craving a lively discussion of titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s Book Club room. The reading for September will be “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult, October will be “The Ministry of Utmost Happiness” by Arundhati Roy and November will be “News of the World” by Paulette Jiles. Upcoming meetings will be Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. and Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. until noon at the Canfield library. This event is for adults.
Weekly square dance lessons to begin 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
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.