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Historical Society participates in June events

The Poland Historical Society recently announced the following activities it will participate in during June: on June 10 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. will be the Treasures in a Trunk Sale at Poland Seminary High School, located at 3199 Dobbins Road in Poland; on June 11 from 1-3 p.m. will be the open house at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 4515 Center Road in Poland Township; on June 20 at 6:30 p.m. will be a meeting at the Little Red Schoolhouse, located at 4515 Center Road in Poland Township. The Poland Historical Society will be offering guided walking tours of historic sites in Poland during the week of Celebrate Poland 2017. Dates and times for the tours are June 28 from 7-8 p.m. for the historic South Main Street (meet at Poland Village Town Hall, located at 308 S. Main St. in Poland), June 29 from 7–8 p.m. for the Old Graveyard Tour next to Presbyterian Church (located at 2 Poland Manor), June 30 from 6–7 p.m. for the Old Graveyard Tour next to Presbyterian Church (located at 2 Poland Manor), June 30 from 8-9 p.m. for the historic Poland Presbyterian Church (located at 2 Poland Manor) and July 1 from 1-2 p.m. for the historic South Main Street (meet at the Poland Historical Society Tent, located near the Village Town Hall). Also on July 1, the Historical Society will have a display tent set up near Village Town Hall

Poland Relay for Life celebrates superhero survivors

This year marks the 10th year of the Poland Relay for Life. Bring your entire family and help them celebrate. The theme this year is “Heroes of Hope.” Cancer survivors are superheroes, and they will be honored and supported during this relay event. The 2017 Poland Relay for Life will take place on June 16 and 17 at the Poland Seminary High School stadium, starting at 6 p.m. on June 16 and ending at 2 p.m. on June 17. Survivor Registration begins at 5 p.m. on Friday night. Friday night’s activities will include a free survivor dinner for survivors and their caregivers, provided by Belleria of Struthers, and the moving and uplifting Luminaria ceremony. Saturday will feature the Kids’ Relay Party, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. with free prizes, cake and activities. At noon, there will be a Guinness Book World Record attempt for the most people at an event wearing capes, Pillow cases, towels, bags, anything can be your cape.

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 wrkg.ohio@gmail.com.

Strawberry Festival to be on June 30

Poland Presbyterian Church’s annual Strawberry Festival will take place on June 30 from 5-8:30 p.m. on the church lawn, located at 2 Poland Manor in Youngstown. The event will feature strawberries, ice cream, short cake, hot dogs, sausage sandwiches, snacks and beverages. There will be live jazz and a summer basket raffle.

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.

Venders needed for Celebrate Poland event

Arts and crafts, non-profit organizations and small businesses needed for the annual Celebrate Poland festival on July 1 from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. The cost is $30 for an outdoor space. For more information and to sign up, call 330-757-4584

Activities for children at Celebrate Poland

Celebrate Poland offers activities for all ages. The fun begins on the evening of June 30 with the parade and the chance to gather up free candy tossed by marchers. Some of the many children’s offerings on July 1 include Bounce-A-Rounds, Touch a Truck, Poland Idol Contest, Chalk the Walk, children’s games, miniature golf and a reptile show. All of this, food and more are available throughout the day on July 1 at Poland Village Hall. A spectacular fireworks display will be enjoyed by all in the evening. Celebrate Poland is funded entirely through donations. Your support would be appreciated. Send your donation to Celebrate Poland, P.O. Box 14585, Poland Ohio, 44514.

Hogwarts summer school

Dress as your favorite wizard and join the Poland library for potions-and-spells summer school on June 21 at 10 a.m. You will be sorted into houses and each group will visit hands-on laboratory stations, where the library’s concoctions are sure to please. Registration is required. Visit www.libraryvisit.org or call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. Snacks will be served. This event is for tweens and teens in grades 5 and up.

Get connected with digital media at your library

If you would you like to learn how to download free eBooks, audiobooks, movies, TV shows, music, complete issues of magazines and more to your computer and mobile devices, this event on June 10 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library. Call 330-744-8636 and specify the library and program name to register. This event is for adults.

Learning to navigate Google Drive

Google Drive is a free service from Google that allows you to store files online and access them anywhere using the cloud. The Poland library invites you to come and learn how to navigate this program with them on June 19 at 11 a.m. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland branch to register.

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 Poland library on June 22 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Fix your own car

Do you use repair and shop manuals to fix things yourself? A lot of these are digital now. Go to the Poland library on June 20 at 6:30 p.m. to learn how to use Mitchell’s Pro Demand and EBSCO’s Small Engine Repair Reference Center databases. This event is for adults.

Yoga class

Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday at the Poland library from 5-6 p.m. 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.

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 Poland library on June 27 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.

See the STEAM Museum

Reserve your spot and stop by the Poland library on June 15 for an interactive, hands-on science experience. The STEAM Museum will be there with fantastic exhibits including Build an Arch, 3-D Printer, Friction Roadway, Humanoid Robot, Bike Generator and Programmable Robots. This event is for school-age children. Call 330-744-8636 to reserve a spot or register online using the events calendar. Sessions are at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Tromp through the swamp with Tom Sieling

Learn all about Ohio animals and the homes they build while singing along with Tom Sieling as he accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, harmonica and a drum machine at the Poland library on June 17 at 11 a.m. This event is for children of all ages.

Spanish for bigger children

Children in grades 1-4 are invited to learn Spanish language and culture through games and interactive activities taught by James Hungerford at the Poland library on June 19 and 26 at 6 p.m. Space is limited for this program series. To make reservations, call the library at 330-744-8636 and ask for Poland 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 Poland library every Wednesday in June at 10 a.m.

Gussy up your bike

At 4 p.m. at the Poland library, use crepe paper and other materials to get your bike beautiful for the Celebrate Poland parade taking place later on the evening of June 30. The program will be outside, weather permitting. Gather on the patio behind the library, outside the meeting room. This event is for children of all ages.

Trim a tree

Decorate an ornament for the Poland library’s all-seasons tree throughout library hours in June. This event is for children of all ages.

Read to Roxie

Relax and read to Roxie, a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International, at 6 p.m. at the Poland library on June 28. Each child will be given a 15-minute reading session while spots remain. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for grades 1-4.

Lions host Treasures of the Trunk Sale

The Poland Lions will host a “Treasures of the Trunk Sale” to benefit the Poland Lions Scholarship and Community Funds on June 10 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Poland High School stadium parking lot. The Lions are currently looking for venders for the one-day sale, including crafters, home goods, furniture, toys, specialty items and venders with garage sale items. There is a limit of 100 spaces, so reserve your space early. Registration is $10 per one parking space prior to May 1. After May 1, the cost is $15 per space. Venders must bring their own tables. If there are any questions, contact Judy at 330-360-3641 or Lori at 330-506-9611.

Disco Inferno to perform at Celebrate Poland

The popular disco retro group, Disco Inferno, will be performing at the annual Celebrate Poland festival on June 30 at 8 p.m. behind the Village Hall. Admission is free. The Cleveland area group is the number one disco tribute band in the midwest with more than 150 shows a year. Disco Inferno was formed in 1996 and has been seen at venues in several states. They play hits from the late 70’s and early 80’s such as “Burn Baby Burn,” “Stayin Alive,” “Saturday Night Fever” and “Boogie Nights.” Adding to the fun will be a disco dress theme contest. Join Celebrate Poland as they return to the disco era.

Meet best-selling author Sara Shepard

Join the Poland library on June 13 at 7 p.m. for a special presentation by Sara Shepard, New York Times best-selling author of the “Pretty Little Liars” series. Books will be sold at the event. This event is for teens and adults. No reservations are needed.

Green Team presents “One Child, One Planet”

Join Peg Flynn and Kim Lewis of the Mahoning County Green Team at the Poland library on June 12 at 11 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.

Party with “Captain Underpants”

Captain Underpants fans: join the Poland library on June 23 at 11 a.m. for a Tra-la-la-mendous time as they celebrate with games, activities and crafts. This event is for school-age children.

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.

Local church hosts festival June 14-18

Saint Nicholas Church, located at 764 Fifth Street in Struthers, is having its 44th annual festival on June 14-18. Admission price is $2, and children who are ages 12 and under are free. June 14 from 6-10 p.m. will be Children’s Night with discounted ride tickets, Joko the Clown (from 6:30-8:30 p.m.) and pony rides all week. There will also be a new Father’s Day Parish Raffle, 50/50 raffle and Chinese auction all week. On June 15, the festival will run from 6-11 p.m. and will feature the Del Sinchak Polka Band from 6-10 p.m. On June 16, the festival will run from 6 p.m. until 12 a.m. and Guys Without Ties will perform at 7 p.m. On June 17 (6 p.m. until 12 a.m.), Haymaker - the Rock Band will perform at 7 p.m. On June 18 (6-11 p.m.), will feature the Power of Praise band from 6-10 p.m. The event will feature homemade food, games, rides and more. The festival is sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #4471. Entrances to festival include Creed Street between the school and the hall, and Wilson Street between the church and Tiny Tots. Motorcycle parking will be available. If you would like more information, visit www.cosparish.org.

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.

Local author event during Celebrate Poland

Local authors can register now for a table at the local author event at the Poland library in conjunction with Celebrate Poland on July 1 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Call the Development Office at 330-740-6086 for a table to sell and sign books.

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 mottlesmurals@gmail.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: mottlesmurals@gmail.com.

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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