Friendly Squares to have June dance
The Niles Friendly Squares will host their monthly square dance on June 10 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. Denny Steiner will be the guest caller for the evening. For additional information, call Gene Hammond at 330-534-4426 or 330-506-3370.
Knitting guild to meet on June 13
The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet on June 13 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Community Building in Fair Park in Canfield. Loren Lease will give a presentation of Ravelry Part 2. Members wishing to be considered to be elected for president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer still have time to throw their hats in the ring before that nights voting begins. Anyone interested in the Guild, the Guild’s charity work or donating to the Guild for continued charity work can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Knitting Guild celebrates with Knit-In
To celebrate World Wide Knit in Public day the Western Reserve Knitting Guild will host a Knit-In at the Canfield library on June 10. Members and guests are encouraged to come and enjoy fellowship from 1-4 p.m. while working on various projects. Members are encouraged to work on the wreath project and are asked to bring two size 5 double pointed needles, size 3 straight or double pointed needles and a tapestry needle. Also you may bring a light snack to be shared with others. Coffee will be provided by the guild. The library is located at 43 W. Main Street in Canfield. This is not a library sponsored activity.
It’s all about yarn
Bring in your crochet, knitting, plastic canvas or “anything with yarn” project and learn from one another on June 30 at 11 a.m. at the Boardman library. Participants are encouraged to bring all yarn UFOs (unfinished objects). This event is for adults and teens.
Finding the records of religious institutions
Religious institutions are social networks and as such produce a variety of records useful to genealogists. Indeed, prior to the legal requirement of civil registration, many vital records were created at churches and synagogues. These places of worship are essential sources for the family historian. Registration is required for an event all about this topic at the Boardman library on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Information Services Department, or simply go online and register via the library’s events calendar. This event is for adults and teens.
I Read YA book club
This book club is for adult fans of Young Adult Literature from ages 18-118. Talk about why you like YA. Read and discuss. The next meeting will be at the Boardman library on June 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Reader’s Choice book club
Share your favorite books and find out what new ones are being published at this book club at the Boardman library on June 12 at 7 p.m. They will discuss the month’s book and preview next month’s book. This event is for adults.
Blood drive at the library
There will be a blood drive by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross to serve the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital at the Boardman library on June 26 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
Swap six of your once-done jigsaw puzzles with others on June 14 at 4 p.m. at the Boardman library. This takes place every second Wednesday of the month at the Boardman library at 4 p.m. This event is for adults.
Book cover decoration
Repurpose old books by recovering them to create this unique home decoration at the Boardman library on June 15 at 7 p.m. This event is for teens and tweens in grades 6-12. Registration is required.
YWCA of Youngstown seeks art submissions
YWCA of Youngstown is seeking donations of original art for a sale to be offered during the Women Artists: A Celebration! annual art exhibition. Pieces should measure 5 x 7 inches, and be light weight and stiff enough not to bend. Any artist, male or female, age 18 or older may contribute. Artists should affix artist’s name, address, title of work and medium to back. Pieces will be sold for $25. Artwork must be received by June 14.
Gardening with native plants
Master Gardener Peg Zeleznik will talk about native plants versus invasive plants, how native plants are good for the environment and how to add them to your garden or landscape on June 24 at 10 a.m. at the Boardman library. Refreshments will be served. Registration is required.
Mill Creek chapter to meet in June
The Mill Creek Chapter of ABWA (American Business Women’s Association) will host its June 13 meeting at A La Cart Catering in Canfield beginning with networking at 6 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m. The menu for the evening includes baked ham, kielbasa with sauerkraut, pierogies, peas and carrots, salad, tomato, pepper and onion salad, and jello. Strawberry mousse will be served for dessert. The cost is $18. Reservations are due by May 31 to either Darlene Demjem at 330-755-9089 or Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527. The speaker for the June 13 meeting will Paul Miletta from Torrie’s Academy of Dance. He developed and teaches a class of dancers with physical and/or mental disabilities. The public is welcome.
Pop Art Collage Workshop with Michael Albert
Join New York pop artist Michael Albert at the Boardman library on June 29 at 10 a.m. for a collage workshop where you will create and take home your very own work of art and receive a signed sample from the artist. This event is for school-age children, teens and adults only. Registration is limited for this two-hour program. Call the library or sign up on the events calendar.
Rockin’ and Reading with Leonardo
Jam with the band as Leonardo brings his Rockin’ and Reading show to the Boardman library on June 10 at 11 a.m. Be ready to sing along and show off your dance moves. This event is for children of all ages.
Holocaust Education Specialist Jess McClain will share the experiences of local holocaust survivors Henry Kinast and Bill Vegh at the Boardman library on June 20 at 7 p.m. This event is for teens and 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 Boardman library every Tuesday in June at 10 a.m.
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.
Family story time for Father’s Day
Join the Boardman library on June 14 at 10 a.m. for stories and fun for children of all ages. Parents are invited to join their children in this 30-minute program. There will be holiday stories and a gift for dad.
Family story time
Bring the whole family to the Boardman library on June 28 at 10 a.m. for stories, games, crafts and fun for all ages.
Lego Mindstorms Robots - part 2
Explore the next phase of Lego Mindstorms Robots at the Boardman library on June 22 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. (pizza provided). Children will work through new stages of building and programming robots. There will be a break to eat. Attendees must take part 1 (at the Austintown library on June 23) prior to signing up for part 2. This event is for children in grades 4-7. Call 330-744-8636 to register. Space is limited.
Lego my library
Meet at the Boardman library on June 17 at 10 a.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.
Check into chess
Join the Boardman library on June 13 at 6 p.m. as they play chess. This will be a family program for all ages. If you would like to learn to play, they will be happy to teach you.
Arabian nights and tales
Eight high school actors will take on beloved Arabian fairy tale characters to deliver wonderful fairy tales at the Boardman library on June 30 at 11 a.m. This event is for children of all ages.
Astounding astronomy with COSI
Leave our home planet on a journey to the sun and the other planets of this amazing solar system at the Boardman library on June 13 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Explore the incredible variety of planetary environments and discover that Earth is the only planet that can support life – or is it? This event is for school-age children.
Green Team presents “One Child, One Planet”
Join Peg Flynn and Kim Lewis of the Mahoning County Green Team at the Boardman library on June 21 at 10 a.m. as they present “One Child, One Planet” by Bridget McGovern Llewellyn and Carl R. Sams II during the Summer Reading program. Each page of this book offers suggestions for young and old alike on ways we can appreciate and take care of our precious planet. After reading the story, program participants will create a craft with recovered material and will receive an activity book and information to share with their parents. This program is recommended for children in grades Pre-K through 5.
Summer reading begin
Visit a Mahoning County public library or sign up online for this year’s Summer Discovery Program. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World!” and runs through July 31. All who register will receive free coupons, just for signing up. Children can complete activities or read books to earn prizes (while supplies last) and to earn a chance to win a gift card. Children who complete the program by July 21 will also be invited to a breakfast in July, sponsored by Home Savings and Loan and Sweeney Chevy Buick GMC, featuring Rosemary Wells, best-selling author of the Max and Ruby books. Teens and adults can read books to earn prizes (while supplies last) too and earn a chance to win a gift card. For more information, visit https://www.libraryvisit.org/our-happenings/summer-discovery/.
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.
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.
Loghurst Museum to host Trunk and Treasure sale
There will be a Trunk and Treasure sale for the Canfield Heritage Foundation (Loghurst) every first and third Saturday of each month during summer, starting on May 6 (on days that the museum is open) from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. with set-up from 8-9 a.m. The cost is $10 per vehicle. Vendors are able to sell from their pick-ups, trunks of their cars or whatever vehicle they have. They may use a tent/table, etc. in their space. Contact Loghurst at 330-533-4330 for more information and registration forms. If there is room, they will also accept vendors the day of the sale.
Applications for Italian festival scholarship available
This year’s applications for a Youngstown State University Scholarship from The Greater Youngstown Italian Fest may be retrieved from the festival’s website http://www.youngstownitalianfest.org/ or by contacting Deborah Mottle at email@example.com. Applicants must attend Youngstown State University and be of Italian descent in order to be eligible. The deadline for applicants is June 15, 2017.
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 http://www.youngstownitalianfest.org/italian-man-woman-year/ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pink Ribbon Golf Classic to be July 17
The annual Pink Ribbon Golf Classic will take place at Avalon Lakes Golf and Country Club on July 17. All proceeds from this event will go directly to the American Cancer Society. The 18-hole scramble will be followed by lunch and a Chinese auction and raffle. For further details, contact Donna Mowrey at 330-207-9630 or Nancy Felton at 330-533-2712.