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Chronic headache relief seminar to be July 13

More than 37 million people suffer from migraine headaches, which is only one type of headache, and 2-3 million of those are chronic sufferers. You’re invited to a free seminar presented by a local leading authority on natural ways to address the root cause of your headaches. Join Dr. Ted Suzelis, ND as he presents drug free options for many types of headaches including migraines, menstrual migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches. Call 330-729-1350 or go to today to reserve your spot for this free seminar. Seating is limited. The seminar will take place at the Ohio Naturopathic Wellness Center in Boardman on July 13 at 6:30 p.m. The address is 755 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite D3, in Boardman (Southbridge West Complex).

Friendly Squares to meet on July 8

The Niles Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on July 8 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. Gene Hammond will be the caller. Weekly square dance lessons for new dancers will begin on Sept. 12 from 7-9 p.m. at the Niles SCOPE Center for a nominal fee of $6 per person per lesson. No prior dance experience is required and all age groups are welcome. No partner, no problem. For additional information about the July 8 dance or the upcoming lessons, contact Gene Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.

Christmas in July event to take place on July 25

Greenbriar Healthcare Center and The Commons Assisted Living are hosting a Christmas in July event on July 25 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for residents, families and staff to enjoy. The event will feature the following vendors: Plexus, Wine Decor, Hand Knitted Scarves, Jen’s Personalized Creations, Young Living, Trades of Hope and more. The event will take place at Greenbriar Healthcare Center, located at 8064 South Ave. in Boardman.

Boardman Park event to features Army jazz band

On July 8, Boardman Park will have a Family Night in the Park, where The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will perform at 6:30 p.m. The Jazz Ambassadors—America’s Big Band is the official touring big band of the United States Army. This 19-member ensemble, formed in 1969, has received great acclaim both at home and abroad performing America’s original art form, jazz. The band has appeared in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Japan, India and throughout Europe. Children’s bouncers, wagon rides and balloons will all begin at 6 p.m. before the concert. Following the concert the entertaining Jock-O the Balloon Man will perform and at dark enjoy the movie, “Miracle.”

Pony rides with Ponytails

Go to the Boardman library from 10 a.m. until noon on July 19 to ride the ponies, hear a story and make a craft. All activities will take place outdoors, weather permitting. A rain date will be announced if needed. All children under 120 pounds may ride the ponies.

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 on July 11, 18 and 25 at 10 a.m.

Test your skills

Test your building and design skills using Dominoes, Q-BA-Mazes, Zoobs and more at the Boardman library on July 29 from 10 a.m. until noon. Go to the library to create different structures that can survive challenges. This event is for those in grades K-2.

Family story time

Bring the whole family to the Boardman library on July 12 and 26 at 10 a.m. for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages.

Lego my library

Meet at the Boardman library on July 8 at 10 a.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children who are ages 6 and up.

Check into chess

Join the Boardman library on July 11 at 6 p.m. as they play chess on this evening. This is a family program for all ages. If you would like to learn to play, they will be happy to teach you.

It’s all about yarn

Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas or “anything with yarn” project to the Boardman library on July 21 at 11 a.m. and learn from one another. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). This event is for adults and teens.

I Read YA book club

This event at the Boardman library on July 17 from 6:30-8 p.m. is for adult fans of young adult literature from ages 18-118. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss. The group will be discussing “The Serpent King” by Jeff Zanter at this meeting.

Reader’s Choice book club

Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published at the next meeting of the Reader’s Choice book club on July 10 at 7 p.m. at the Boardman library. They will discuss the month’s book (“Shanghai Girls” by Lisa See) and preview next month’s book. This event is for adults.

Build and go craft

Make a craft at the Boardman library during regular hours in June through August to take home. This event is for children of all ages.

Puzzle swap

Swap six of your once-done jigsaw puzzles with others at the Boardman library on July 12 at 4 p.m. This is offered every second Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library at 4 p.m. This event is for adults.

Build and go craft

Children of all ages can make a craft to take home during regular hours at the Boardman library from June through August.

Pink Ribbon Golf Classic to take place on July 17

The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place at the Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club on July 17. The cost is $110 per golfer. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. The 18 hole four-person scramble will be followed by lunch and a Chinese auction and raffle. The registration and continental breakfast begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. For further details, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.

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.

Italian man and woman to be honored at festival, applications accepted

The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest 2017 is seeking nominations from family members or friends regarding their favorite Italian man or Italian woman. The nominees would be considered for the highest honor and if selected would be introduced in person at the festival ceremony on Aug. 4 at 5 p.m. in downtown Youngstown. Applications are available to be retrieved from the festival website at or submit an essay with details regarding your nominee. The following details are recommended: name, birth date and location of birth, spouse’s name, parents names and or grandparents, sisters and brothers names, favorite past times or hobbies, what part of Italy they were from originally and what they have accomplished during the span of their life. Submit your application and essay to: Deborah Mottle 212 N Cadillac Dr. Youngstown, OH 44512 or email:

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