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Monday Night Writers meeting scheduled

The next meeting of Monday Night Writers will be June 19 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 Street 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 Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend.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 Nancy Christie at

Farm Bureau creates ‘watershed moment’

Join Mahoning County Farm Bureau as they take the lead in bringing collaborators together with landowners to create that “watershed moment” while shedding light on the need to protect and improve water quality throughout Mahoning County. This interactive event will incorporate activities such as drone demonstrations, soil sampling, a composting seminar and precision ag equipment demonstrations. Throughout this event, they will focus on everyone’s effect on water quality, whether you are a landowner fertilizing your lawn or a farmer spreading nutrients on your fields. This program will take place on June 22 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. at Mill Creek MetroParks Farms, located at 7574 Columbiana Canfield Road in Canfield. For questions, contact the Mahoning County Farm Bureau at 440-437-8700 or

White House to host strawberry festival

The White House Fruit Farm Strawberry Festival will take place on June 17 from 12-4 p.m. on the farm’s grounds in Canfield. In addition to live music and baskets of fresh-picked strawberries, the annual family event will feature various foods and a wonderful array of strawberry treats including shortcake, slushes and ice cream. Families are also invited to head to the White House strawberry patch that day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. to pick their own strawberries. More information is available online at White House Fruit Farm is located on Route 62 just south of Canfield near the intersection of Western Reserve Road.

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 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.

Gathering Place to meet

Lord of Life Church, located at 550 N. Broad Street in Canfield, will host a Gathering Place event on June 12 at 11 a.m. The speaker will be Kitty Kroner from Goodness Grows. This organization is a faith-based nonprofit group that has grown out of commitment of care to work creatively with community groups, congregations, workplaces and individuals to help families grow their way out of poverty. For information on this organization, go to Lunch will be provided by the Woodlands at Hampton Woods. This is a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens that takes place on the second Monday of the month every month. Different games and activities are also offered each month.

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Express yourself: tote bag edition

Tired of carrying a boring tote? Join the Canfield library on June 15 at 6:30 p.m. where you will customize your own tote bag from something drab to fab. Space is limited and registration is required. This event is for adults and teens. Call 330-744-8636 to register.

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

Coloring for grown-ups

Join the Canfield library on June 12 from 10-11:30 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.

Leave no soldier behind: finding our family members in uniform

Explore the records of our armed forces at the Canfield library on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to pursue personnel files and unit histories in order to understand your ancestor’s role in defending our nation’s heritage. Registration is required. 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.

Basic Microsoft Word class

Learn very basic computer skills involving the Microsoft Office Word program on June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. This is a beginner’s class that will cover cut and paste and the Word menus. Space is limited. Call 330-744-8636 to register and specify library and Basic Word Class. This event is for adults.

Facebook for beginners

See how you can connect with family and friends on Facebook at the Canfield library on June 16 at 11 a.m. The librarians will help you set up your account so that you can start posting, sharing and liking right away. To register, call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults.

Get connected with eBooks and digital magazines at your library

If you would you like to learn about all that OverDrive can do for you, this event on June 28 at 6:30 p.m. at the Canfield library. Join the library in this beginners class where you will learn how to set up an OverDrive account, download materials and get an overview of the OverDrive features. Registration is required and space is limited. This event is for adults. Call 330-744-8636 to register.

Off the Shelves...

Go to the Canfield library’s monthly book club on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss titles chosen “off the shelves” of the Canfield library’s Book Club room. 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 Canfield library on June 29 from 1-6 p.m. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Blood pressure check

There will be a blood pressure check by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association at the Canfield library on June 21 from 1-2 p.m.

Coupon swap at the library

If you have coupons you don’t need or need coupons you don’t have, drop in during the Canfield library hours in June through August to stretch your shopping dollars by swapping coupons. This event is for adults.

Mah Jongg for beginners

Learn to play Mah Jongg in this three week series on May 31, June 7 and June 21 from 2-3 p.m. at the Canfield library. Mah Jongg is a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles, which originated in China. Class size is limited. Registration is required. This event is for adults.

Mah Jongg at the library

The Canfield library is starting a Mah Jongg Club. Drop in on June 28 from 1-3 p.m. to play Mah Jongg with others who love the game. Only a limited number of sets will be provided. Space may be limited. Register so they know how many tables to set up. Call 330-744-8636. This event is for adults

Friends of PLYMC general membership meeting

The Friends of PLYMC will host a general membership meeting at the Canfield library on June 14 at 6 p.m., followed at 6:30 p.m. by a presentation of the book “A History of Jewish Youngstown and the Steel Valley.” Authors are Thomas Welsh, Joshua Foster and Gordon F. Morgan, Mahoning Valley Historical Society. Books can be purchased and signed. Refreshments will be provided and donated by Kravitz Deli. For more information, contact the Development Director at 330-740-6086.

Canfield Friends committee to meet

The Friends of PLYMC Canfield Committee will meet at the Canfield library on June 14 at 5 p.m.

Chair yoga class

Friends of PLYMC sponsors a Chair Yoga class every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Canfield library. Pay as you attend at $10 per session. For more information, call 330-740-6086. This event is for adults.

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.

Canfield Community Concert Band hosts June 27 event

The Canfield Community Concert Band is hosting a new event, the John Philip Sousa Piccolo Palooza, on June 27 at the Austintown Township Park. The band is inviting area piccolo players to join in an epic performance of Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever.” The band has applied to set a world record for number of piccolos playing the piece. The event is also part of the Austintown Fireworks Committee Fourth of July celebration. Players of any age are invited to sign up at the band’s website, The concert begins at 7 p.m. For more information, contact band president Leann Rich at

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 Canfield library on June 26 at 6 p.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.

Parli L’Italiano?

Little ones, ages 3-5, are invited to learn Italian language and culture through games and interactive activities taught by Leah Muntean at the Canfield library on June 12, 19 and 26 at 10 a.m. Space is limited for this program series. To make reservations, call the library at 330-744-8636 and ask for Canfield library. Preference will be given to participants who can attend all four sessions.

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 every Thursday in June at 10 a.m.

Tales and Talk for 2’s and 3’s

Join the Canfield library for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader on Austintown 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 Canfield library from June through August.

Build like an ancient Egyptian

Ancient Egyptians built amazing monuments. Join the Canfield library on June 19 at 2 p.m. for an hour of fun the Egyptian way. Make your name cartouche, construct a pyramid and take part in a wrap a mummy race. There will be crafts and music and snack for all ages. This event is for children of all ages.

Gotta move story time

This event is for children, ages 2-5, who are accompanied by a care-giver. Join the Canfield library every Wednesday in June 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 at the Canfield library on June 21 from 6-7 p.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

Green Team presents “One Child, One Planet”

Join Peg Flynn and Kim Lewis of the Mahoning County Green Team at the Canfield library on June 27 at 2 p.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.

A visit with Outback Ray

Join the Canfield library for a presentation by Outback Ray and his Amazing Animals on June 13 at 3:30 p.m. This show is exciting and educational and the audience even gets to participate. This event is for children of all ages.

Coffee with the Master Gardeners – Native Plants

Do youwant to know how to enhance your landscape with native plant varieties? If so, join the Mahoning County Master Gardeners for some coffee and refreshments while learning about Ohio’s many native plants. This program will take place on June 19, and starts at 9:30 a.m. with refreshments and continues with an educational program from 10 a.m. until noon. Program speakers Sheila Cubick, Peg Zeleznik and Kary Shively, Mahoning County Master Gardener Volunteers, will demonstrate how native plants can add variety to a landscape. Registration for this event is $15, which includes coffee, a light breakfast and program handouts. Registration can be mailed or dropped off at Mahoning County Extension, located at 490 S. Broad St. in Canfield. Seating is limited and is filled on a first come, first serve basis, so register early. For more registration and program information, contact Mahoning County Extension at 330-533-5538 or visit

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 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 or by contacting Deborah Mottle at 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 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:

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.

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