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Essential oil class to take place in January and February

Naturopathic Doctor Dannielle MacDuff is offering a four-week course on how and when to use essential oils and how to include them in your first aid kit. The course is of particular interest to individuals who prefer holistic health remedies rather than prescription medication. This course takes place at ETI Technical College, located at 2076 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles, on Jan. 19 and 26, and Feb. 2 and 9. Classes begin at 7 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. The entire course costs a $65 donation to the Phoenix House Building Fund and includes all costs and materials associated with the class. Interested parties can register online at drdanni.eventbrite.com or call 330-758-9567. Call Dr. MacDuff with any questions.

APA shoe drive taking place

In the spirit of the holidays, Austintown Podiatry Associates recently announced its annual shoe drive. They are accepting new and gently used shoes at all three offices. The shoes will then be delivered to those who are less fortunate. Shoes can be dropped off at any of the three locations during business hours. The Austintown office is located at 1300 S Canfield-Niles Road in Austintown, the Warren location is 3802 Elm Road N.E. in Warren and the Boardman location is 7010 South Ave., Suite 3.

Friendly Squares to host January dance and chili night

The Niles Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on Jan. 14 from 7:30-10 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center, located at 14 E. State St. in Niles. Dress is casual and there is a $6 donation per person at the door. This is a high/low dance with alternating tips for new dancers currently taking lessons and tips for more experienced dancers. January is “Chili Night,” with chili and light refreshments being served midway through the evening. Gene Hammond will be the caller. For more information, call Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.

Cardinal Mooney open house

On Jan. 29 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m., Cardinal Mooney High School, located at 2545 Erie St. in Youngstown, will host an open house. Attendants will be treated to student guided tours, meet and greets with faculty, information sessions about curriculum, scheduling and financial assistance, on-site applications for admission and entering for a chance to win tuition discounts.

Who said that? Black History Month contest

Match the African American heroes to their equally famous quotations at the Austintown library during library hours in February. A winner will be selected from the correct entries to receive a prize. This is for children, tweens and teens.

Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled for Jan. 23

The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will be Jan. 23 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,” the two-hour sessions offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on ‘works-in-progress.’ For more information, contact Christie at nancy@nancychristie.com.

Playtime at your library

You’ll 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 at the Austintown library on Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. Activities will vary at each program. This event is for ages 2-6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-Kindergarten story time

This program is for 4- and 5-years-olds to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. You will use books, stories, rhymes, music, movement and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten at the Austintown library every Wednesday in February at 11:30 a.m.

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 Austintown library every Tuesday in February at 10 a.m.

Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s

Join the Austintown library every Wednesday in February 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.

Gotta move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Austintown library on Feb. 2, 9 and 23 at 10 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.

Grab and go craft for February

Make a craft to take home at the Austintown library during library hours in February. This event is for children of all ages.

Guess the picture book

Can you guess the picture book from the cut up cover? One winner chosen at random from correct entries at the Austintown library during library hours in February. This event is for children of all ages.

Lego Mindstorms Robots, part one

Discover how to build, program and test Lego Mindstorms Robots at the Austintown library on Feb. 25 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Children will work through the stages of building and programming the robots with a break to eat. Bring a packed lunch. This event is for grades 3-7. Sign up by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Boardman library. Space is limited.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Austintown library on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. and Feb. 18 at 3 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children ages 6 and up.

Read to Reese

On the first Saturday of each month, come and read to Reese, a therapy dog from Pet Partners at the Austintown library on Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. Bring your own book, or the librarians will find one for you, and read to a furry friend. Registration is required. Space is limited. Register online or by calling 330-744-8636 and ask for the Austintown library. This event is for school-age children.

Book crush

Do you have a book crush? Tell the Austintown library about it during library hours in February. This event is for grades 6-12.

Teen Advisory Board

Join the Teen Advisory Board. Help plan and support teen activities at the library. Meet new people and have fun at the Austintown library on Feb. 4 at 3 p.m. Snacks will be provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Strategy board games at the library

Do you like to play strategy board games? Come to the Austintown library on Feb. 11 at 3 p.m. to play games like Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan and Carcassonne. Play what’s here or bring your own to share. This event is for teens and adults.

Color your world

Join the Austintown library on Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. for a relaxing evening of adult coloring. Coloring sheets and materials will be provided, or you’re welcome to bring your own. This event is for teens and adults.

Paper crafting corner

Join the Austintown library on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. to learn how to create a different paper craft. Registration is required.

Essential oil class to take place in January and February

Naturopathic Doctor Dannielle MacDuff is offering a four-week course on how and when to use essential oils and how to include them in your first aid kit. The course is of particular interest to individuals who prefer holistic health remedies rather than prescription medication. This course takes place at ETI Technical College, located at 2076 Youngstown-Warren Road in Niles, on Jan. 19 and 26, and Feb. 2 and 9. Classes begin at 7 p.m. and last until 8:30 p.m. The entire course costs a $65 donation to the Phoenix House Building Fund and includes all costs and materials associated with the class. Interested parties can register online at drdanni.eventbrite.com or call 330-758-9567. Call Dr. MacDuff with any questions.

APA shoe drive taking place

In the spirit of the holidays, Austintown Podiatry Associates recently announced its annual shoe drive. They are accepting new and gently used shoes at all three offices. The shoes will then be delivered to those who are less fortunate. Shoes can be dropped off at any of the three locations during business hours. The Austintown office is located at 1300 S Canfield-Niles Road in Austintown, the Warren location is 3802 Elm Road N.E. in Warren.

Movies

Bring your own snacks and drinks to enjoy during the movie at the Austintown library on Jan. 31 at 6 p.m. Movie will be a newly released DVD rated PG or G. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Basic computer class

Learn very basic computer skills on Jan. 23 at the Austintown library at 6:30 p.m. This is a beginner’s class that will cover use of a mouse, computer terms and simple Internet use. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify branch and Basic Computer Class.

Get connected with digital media at your library

Learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices at the Austintown library on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. This event is for adults.

Chapter Chat book club

Love books? Come to the Chapter Chat Book Club where you will be reading and discussing a book together every month at the Austintown library. This month will be on Jan. 25 at 6 p.m. Each month will be a new genre. Call the Austintown library at 330-744-8636 to find out this month’s exciting read. This event is for adults.

90’s trivia night

Do you love the 90’s? Prove your knowledge and join us for 90’s trivia and light refreshments at the Austintown library on Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. Bring your smart phone, tablet, laptop or use a library laptop to compete. This event is for adults.

Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled for Jan. 23

The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will be Jan. 23 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,” the two-hour sessions offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on ‘works-in-progress.’ For more information, contact Christie at nancy@nancychristie.com.

Pre-Kindergarten story time

This program is for 4- and 5-year-olds to help develop pre-literacy and kindergarten readiness skills. You will use books, stories, rhymes, music, movement and crafts to help your child get ready for kindergarten at the Austintown library every Wednesday in January at 11:30 a.m.

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 Austintown library every Tuesday in January at 10 a.m.

Guess the picture book

Can you guess the picture book from the cut up cover at the Austintown library? One winner chosen at random from correct entries.

Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s

Join the Austintown library every Wednesday in January 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.

Reading bingo

Make reading your New Year’s Resolution. Complete one line on the Bingo card or the entire Bingo card at the Austintown library during library hours in January. This event is for grades 6-12.

Grab and go craft for January

Make a craft to take home at the Austintown library during library hours in January. Children of all ages are welcome to participate.

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 in Faith Chapel Fellowship Church, located at 511 E. Pershing St. in Salem, while at 7:30 p.m. a meeting will take place at New Life Lutheran Church, located at 1181 Churchill-Hubbard Road in Youngstown. Both of these locations are 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.

Gotta move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Austintown library every Thursday in January at 10 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.

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.

Get one-on-one assistance from library

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 wide variety of library services, such as: learning to use a computer, email, the Internet, downloading e-books and audiobooks, researching a topic, discovering new books and authors to read and enjoy, 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. This is for teens and adults.

America’s Schoolmaster exhibit

The Early Days of William Holmes McGuffey will be on display in the Melnick Museum at Fellows Riverside Gardens from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Learn more about the early days of McGuffey and his boyhood homestead, located in Coitsville and now known as the McGuffey Wildlife Preserve. The exhibit will be open though January 2017.

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