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Local church to have chicken dinner

Drive through chicken dinners will be offered at Lord of Life Church, located at 550 N. Broad Street in Canfield, on Jan. 26 from 3-6 p.m. They will consist of chicken Parmesan with spaghetti, three-bean salad and a roll and butter. The cost is $9 per dinner (cash only), and the proceeds will help with ministry expenses. Each customer will get $1 off the purchase price if they bring a can of vegetables that will be donated to the needy via the Rescue Mission or some other worthwhile organization. Simply pull up to the back door and they will be happy to serve you. Questions can be called to the church office at 330-533-3531.

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.

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.

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.

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

Bonding with babies and books and signs, oh my!

Come to the Canfield library on Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. and learn how to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your child through rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize. Learn easy corresponding signs to learn and share with your little ones.

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 on Feb. 2, 9 and 16 at 10 a.m.

Tales and talk for 2’s and 3’s

Join the Canfield library every Tuesday 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.

Fun time for 4s and 5s

Join the Canfield library on Feb. 14 at 11:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes and finger plays, and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Family story time

Bring the whole family to the Canfield library on Feb. 21 at 6 p.m. for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages.

Gotta move story time

This event is for children ages 2-5 who are accompanied by a caregiver. Join the Canfield library every Wednesday in February at 10 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.

Lego my library

Meet and enjoy creating Lego designs at the Canfield library on Feb. 4 at 2:30 p.m. and Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. Legos will be provided. This event is for children ages 6 and up.

Mini Monet

Draw to paint a very wet fish. Children will work independently to trace a pattern, then color their picture with washable markers and use water to paint at the Canfield library on Feb. 25 at 10 a.m.. Registration required. The event has a maximum of 10 students. This is for children ages 6-8.

Moana’s island getaway

It may be cold and blustery outside, but inside Canfield library they’re celebrating the tropics with Moana. Join the library for activities, crafts, music and an ocean of fun on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m. A treat will be provided. All ages are welcomed.

Tales to tails

Sign up to read aloud to a registered therapy dog at the Canfield library on Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. Readers of all levels and abilities are welcome. Helps develop reading skills, promotes confidence and encourages a love of reading. Each session is 15 minutes. Bring a book of your choice. This event is for children grades K and up. Dogs are provided by K9’s for Compassion, a community partner of Pet Partners. Sign up is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register.

Take a guess

Guess the number of items in the jar at the Canfield library during library hours in February. Closest guess wins a small prize. This event is for the family.

STEAM Saturday-Volcanoes

Learn about volcanoes at the Canfield library on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m. They’ll make one of their own and explain the science behind the eruption. This event is for children in grades 4-6.

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 Canfield library on Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. Snacks will be provided. This event is for teens in grades 7-12.

Teen powered art-bot

Combine drawing and engineering into an art drawing machine using an electric toothbrush and a pool noodle at the Canfield library on Feb. 7 at 3 p.m. Snacks will be served.

Open mic night / poetry slam

If you’re a poet and you know it...Do you have a poem or short story that you would like to share? Come to the Canfield library on Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. for open mic night. They will serve tea between performances. This event is for teens and adults.

Valentine’s Day by candlelight

Decorate a candle with a romantic heart motif at the Canfield library on Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m. A perfect gift for your Valentine. Registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register for your candle. This event is for teens and adults.

Valentine’s Day wreath

Join the Canfield library in creating your own Valentine’s Day Wreath on Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. All supplies will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 to register. This event is for adults and teens.

Sugar scrubs

Learn how to make luxurious, exfoliating body scrubs using simple and affordable ingredients at the Canfield library on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. All supplies will be provided and you can take one home with you. Space and ingredients are limited, so registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and register for the Canfield library. This event is for teens and adults.

Coloring for grown-ups

Join the Canfield library on Jan. 23 at 10 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.

Basic Microsoft Word

Learn very basic computer skills involving the Microsoft Office Word program at the Canfield library on Jan. 25 at 6:30 p.m. This is a beginner’s class that will cover cut and paste and the Word menus. Space is limited to five. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify branch and Basic Word Computer Class. This event is for adults.

Color your world

Join the Canfield library on Feb. 13 at 10 a.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.

Off the Shelves...

This is a monthly book club to discuss titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s Book Club room. January will feature “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt. Join the fun on Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Coupon swap at the library

Do you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have? Drop in during library hours at the Canfield library to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.

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.

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.

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.

Chair yoga

Chair yoga is sponsored by the Friends of PLYMC. Pay as you attend at $10 per class. You should dress comfortably. Class will meet the first Friday of every month at the Canfield library at 10 a.m. This class is for adults.

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, 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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