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Vacation Bible School

There will be a Vacation Bible School at the Church of the Rock from June 19 to the 23. The Church of the Rock is located at 7025 Luteran Lane in Poland. The theme of the Vacation Bible School is Maker Fun Factory “Created by God, Built for a Purpose.” The program will run from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and is open for children ages five to those who completed the sixth grade. For more information and to register call 330-757-8863 or 330-757-3270.

Canfield Field Day created to help train farmers

A June 22 Field Day in Mahoning County was designed to help answer questions about applying fertilizer, and after the event, participants can obtain the newly required state certification for anyone who applies fertilizer, other than manure, to more than 50 acres. The event will feature speakers Lee Beers and Rory Lewandowski, Ohio State University Extension educators in Trumble and Wayne counties respectively, who will discuss soil fertility and using fertilizer to improve crop production. Eric Barrett, a Mahoning County OSU Extension educator, will train participants on fertilizer application safety and best management practices. This program will be held June 22 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Terry Baird Farms, located at 9471 Berlin Station Rd., in Canfield. Registration is $5 per participant, which covers the cost of lunch and handouts. Registration information can be found at, or by calling the office at 330-533-5538.

Mahoning County student receives oil and gas scholarship

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program today announced Jack Bajerski of Canfield has received a $1,000 scholarship to pursue a career in the oil and natural gas industry. Bajerski is pursuing a civil and environmental engineering degree at Virginia Tech. The scholarships are made possible by contributions from Ohio’s oil and natural gas producers, and funded through OOGEEP’s 501(c)(3) foundation. Each scholarship is renewal for up to four years. Producers and affiliated companies interested in supporting the industry’s scholarship efforts are encouraged to contact OOGEEP to learn how to make a tax-deductible donation. OOGEEP works with more than 70 Ohio colleges, universities and career and technical schools that offer training for the 75 different careers serving the crude oil and natural gas industry.

Water quality celebration - reaching that 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 Fruit Farm to host strawberry festival on June 17

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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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