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Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet on Dec. 18

The Newcomers of Mahoning Valley will meet on Dec. 18 at Johnny’s Fine Food and Spirits, located at 7807 Market St. in Boardman. The meeting will begin at noon. Hostesses are Bonnie Lambert and Alice Marchione. Instead of a speaker, members will play a Christmas gift exchange game. There will be an update of all sub groups, including the new travelers group. For more information about the group or for reservations, call Jorine at 330-757-7212 or Barbara at 330-758-3934.

Junior League hosts New York trip

The Junior League of Youngstown is hosting a round trip from Youngstown to New York City April 13-15. Spend the day as you wish for your selection of Broadway plays, shopping, sightseeing and dining. The “NYE Ball Drop” price is $139 per person if paid in full by Dec. 31 and $149 per person without a discount. Payment plans are accepted and must be paid in full by March 14 and will be $149 per person. Tickets are available until March 14 for the trip. Your ticket is transferable in the event you are unable to attend. No cash refunds will be issued. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Since its founding in 1901 by social activist Mary Harriman, The Junior League has evolved into one of the oldest, largest and most effective women’s volunteer organizations in the world, encompassing more than 150,000 women in the 291 Leagues in four countries. For more information, contact Fund Development Chairman Amy Banks at 330-743-2000 or email juniorleagueofyoungstown@gmail.com.

Cardinal Mooney announces alumni basketball game in honor of Alumnus Dave Petty

On Dec. 27 from 6-10 p.m., Cardinal Mooney High School, located at 2545 Erie St. in Youngstown, will host its second Men’s and Women’s Alumni Basketball Game in honor of Alumnus Dave Petty - Class of 1984. Petty was a beloved alum, coach and teacher at CMHS before his untimely passing in 2010. To honor Petty’s legacy, CMHS will host a co-ed basketball game to benefit its Adopt-A-Student Scholarship Fund. Last year’s inaugural game raised more than $3,000 for tuition assistance for deserving, at-need students. Registration to play in the game is required and donations are welcome. Players can register or interested parties may donate at https://www.cardinalmooney.com/events/. Admission is $5 at the door. For more information, call the school for more information at 330-788-5007.

Meals on Wheels of Mahoning County joins Sharing the Love campaign

Meals on Wheels of Mahoning County recently announced that it will be participating in the tenth annual Subaru Share the Love Event as a member of Meals on Wheels America – one of four national Share the Love charitable partners supported through the promotion. From Nov. 16 until Jan. 2, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charity. Participating Meals on Wheels America members, like Meals on Wheels of Mahoning County, will receive a share of the donation raised by Subaru in their state. Meals on Wheels has partnered with Boardman Subaru in Boardman to raise awareness for the popular year-end sales and giving event, and drive support for Meals on Wheels by participating in Mill Creek Park’s ‘Winter Celebration- Toyland’ at the annual holiday tree walk at the Davis Center. Meals on Wheels will have a tree featuring Subaru’s, share the love EVENT, which runs Dec. 2-31. For more information, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/sharethelove.

Reader’s Choice Book Club announces January meeting

Join the Boardman library on Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. to discuss “Circling the Sun” by Paula McLain. Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published. We will preview February’s book, “Rebecca” by Daphne Du Maurier. This program is for adults.

Blood pressure screening at the library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross will be at the Boardman library on Jan. 2 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. with blood pressure screenings.

Holiday library closings announced

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed on Dec. 30, 31 and Jan. 1, for the New Year holiday, and on Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Teen Advisory Board meeting to be Jan. 3

Check out the monthly TAB meeting the first Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library. This month’s event will take place on Jan. 3 at 6:30-8 p.m. Help plan and support teen activities at the library. Meet new people and have fun. Newcomers are always welcome in this program for teens in grades 7-12.

Registration is open for Herbology Part 1

Board-certified Naturopath, Dr. Danni, is now taking registrations for Part 1 of her popular Herbology series of courses. This course will be the foundations for parts 2, 3 and 4, which will be offered throughout the year (though it is not a requirement to take them sequentially.) This is a three-week course on Thursdays starting Jan. 18 from 7-8:30 p.m. Registration is at 6:30 p.m. Classes will take place at ETI Technical College, located at 2076 Youngstown Warren Road in Niles. The cost to attend is a $55 donation to the Phoenix House Building Fund. The focus of Herbology Part 1 is nutritives (things that provide nourishment) in the form of poultices, infusions and syrups. Those taking the course will learn fundamentals about herbs, how to use them, as well as when they are and are not appropriate for use. Register in advance to guarantee your seat. Use of herbs is a natural method that often benefits people with conditions as wide-ranging as fibromyalgia, autoimmune disorders, infections, diabetes and more. To register, click here or call us at 330-758-9567.

Puzzle Swap at the library

Swap six of your once done jigsaw puzzles with others. This is offered every second Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library at 4 p.m. For more information, call the Development Office at 330-740-6086.

Dr. Alan Kidon joins Ankle & Foot Care Centers

Ankle & Foot Care Centers recently announced the addition of Dr. Alan Kidon to its staff of physicians and surgeons. Dr. Kidon is accepting new patients in the group’s Columbiana, Market Street (Boardman) and East Liverpool offices. He also practices at Northside Medical Center. With the addition of Dr. Kidon, Ankle & Foot Care Centers now has 18 podiatric foot and ankle surgeons serving patients in 20 locations in eastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania. Dr. Kidon specializes in sports medicine and reconstructive surgery.

Blood Drive at the library

The Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross proudly serves the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. The Mahoning County Chapter will be taking blood donations to help the community at the Boardman library on Dec. 16 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and again on Dec. 26 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Book a librarian

Would you like a personal introduction to resources available at the library? Need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in? Book-a-Librarian sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth help with a variety of library services, such as learning to use a computer, email and the internet; downloading e-books and audiobooks; researching a topic; discovering new books and authors and business, non-profit or genealogy help. To schedule an appointment, visit any library, call 330-744-8636 or go online at www.LibraryVisit.org/Book-a-Librarian.

I Read YA! book club to meet in December

The I Read YA! book club is for adult fans of young adult literature from ages 18-118. The next meeting will be on Dec. 18 at the Boardman library at 6:30 p.m. This month, the group will be discussing “One of Us is Lying” by Karen M. McManus.

Boardman Park to host string quartet concert

Enjoy a free concert of holiday favorites played with such elegance and grace by the Elegant String Quartet on Dec. 16 from 5-6 p.m. at Boardman Park. The concert will take place in the St. James Meeting House, which will be lavished with handmade decorations created by the Holborn Herb Growers Guild.

Cuffle earns designation

Ryan Cuffle, a mortgage banker with Top Flite Financial, Inc, has passed the qualifying exams to earn the Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist (CMPS Æ) designation granted by the CMPS Institute. The CMPS Institute is a national organization that certifies mortgage bankers and brokers to help borrowers choose the right mortgage strategies. The CMPS curriculum incorporates five essential skill sets, including mortgage and real estate taxation; housing, financial and mortgage markets; cash flow planning; real estate investment planning and ethics and compliance. Cuffle can be reached at rcuffle@topflitefinancial.com or call 330-501-9528.

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 December at 10 a.m.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Boardman library on Dec. 6, 13 and 20 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. Dec. 20 will be a holiday program.

Nutcracker sweets party

Get the holidays cracking by attending the Boardman library’s Nutcracker Sweets Party on Dec. 27 from 10-11 a.m. Featuring activities and games inspired by the classic story, the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky, and of course, a candy bar, this program will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. This event is for children of all ages.

Local team has fundraiser

The Canfield Girls Basketball Boosters will host Designer Bag Bingo at St. Michaels Parish Family Life Center on Jan. 20, 2018. Thirteen games of bingo will be played, with an authentic designer handbag, including Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Coach, Tory Birch, Versace, Roberto Cavalli and Phillip Lim, awarded as the prize for each game. The handbag for the grand finale game will include the highest valued handbag filled with gift cards. Other raffles will be offered. Tickets are $40 pre-sale and $45 at the door and include 12 rounds of bingo, grand finale bingo, hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. Additional bingo cards and daubers will be available to purchase. A cash bar of beer and wine will also be offered. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with bingo beginning at 6 p.m. All funds raised will benefit the Lady Cards Basketball program. For more information or to purchase a ticket, visit Facebook and search Lady Cards Basketball Boosters Designer Purse Bingo. Tickets will also be available to purchase at Canfield High School girls basketball home games.

Book-a-Librarian offers additional help

If you would like a personal introduction to resources available at the library or need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in, this program is for you. Book-a-Librarian sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth help with a variety of library services, such as learning to use a computer, email or the internet; downloading e-books and audiobooks, researching a topic, discovering new books and authors, business, non-profit or genealogy help. To schedule an appointment, visit any library, call 330-744-8636 or go online at www.LibraryVisit.org/Book-a-Librarian to book a librarian at ay of the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County.

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.

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 Tuesdays at 6 p.m., a meeting will take place at the Oxford House, located at 320 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.

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