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Fellows to host Mother’s Day brunch

There will be a Mother’s Day brunch at Fellows Riverside Gardens on May 14. There will be two seatings, one at noon and another at 3 p.m. The menu will include fresh fruit, tossed salad, sweet rolls and Kravitz bagels, a made-to-order omlette bar, applewood smoked bacon, a carving station with turkey breast and certified Angus prime rib, haddock Francaise, chicken marsala, chicken tenders, stuffed cabbage, steamed green beans, macaroni and cheese, tortellini in vodka sauce and desserts of assorted pies, brownies and cheesecakes. The cost is $28 for adults after tax and gratuity, $14 for children ages 12-5 after tax and gratuity and free for children ages 4 and younger. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Kravitz Garden Cafe at 330-779-8201.

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.

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.

Star gazing party to be June 3

The fifth annual Bill Pearce Memorial Star Party, sponsored by The Mahoning Valley Astronomical Society, will take place on June 3 from 9-11 p.m. at Austintown Park’s Pogany Pavilion, weather permitting. The event is free and open to the public. If needed, there will be a rain date on June 16 from 9-11 p.m. As you enter the park, turn left on to the first road that will lead to Pogany Pavilion or you will be diverted in the wrong direction. Participants will be viewing the planets and deep space objects through telescopes and binoculars. It is suggested that you bring bug spray and bottled water. Questions can be directed to Rich Mattiussi by emailing mattiussi52001@yahoo.com.

Knitting guild to meet

The Western Reserve Knitting Guild will meet May 9 at 7 p.m. at the Rotary Community Building in Fair Park in Canfield. Jen Kendall will present a program on Knitted Edgings. There will be a collection of much needed household items to be donated to Beatitude House, along with handmade blankets from the Warm Up America program. Anyone interested in the guild’s work, joining the guild or donating towards the guild’s charity work can contact wrkg.ohio@gmail.com.

Book a librarian during the month of May

If you would like a personal introduction to resources available at the library or need more time with a librarian than you can get over the phone or if you just walk in, make an appointment to book a library during the month of May. Book-a-Librarian sessions are tailored to meet the specific needs of the individual. A library staff member will give undivided attention to customers who want in-depth help with a variety of library services, including learning to use a computer, email or the internet; downloading e-books and audiobooks; researching a topic; discovering new books and authors to read and enjoy and business, non-profit or genealogy help. To schedule an appointment, visit any library, call 330-744-8636 or go online at www.LibraryVisit.org/Book-a-Librarian. This event is for senior adults, adults and teens.

Local libraries to have May closings

All libraries in the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County system will be closed on May 14, 28 and 29 (Memorial Day).

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.

Murder in the Library: Hulas and Homicide

Hula legend Winnie Waheli is found dead on Kikiwai Beach early on the morning of the annual hula contest. Winnie has made quite a few enemies through the years and one of them has done her in. Who would dare end the career of the maven of movement? Could someone have plotted the death of the darling of divatude? Or, was this just the result of a temper tantrum by a close associate? You must solve the murder before the killer strikes again. Listen carefully to the suspects, study the crime scene and watch for any unusual circumstances. Only the sleuth with the most correct answers will win the prize. Light refreshments will be served. This event is for adults only and will take place on May 11 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. Registration is required; call 330-744-8636 or visit www.libraryvisit.org. Attendees are encouraged to dress Hawaiian style.

Painting party for adults

Paint your own canvas for your home or for that special gift at the Poland library on May 9 at 6 p.m. No experience is necessary. All supplies and instruction are provided. There is a $5 fee, cash or check only, payable at the door. Registration is required as space is limited.

Appy hour on May 8

Have you ever hased yourself ‘what’s an app?’ Do you wonder what apps are right for you? Learn all about popular apps for smartphones and mobile devices at the Poland library on May 8 at 6 p.m. See a variety of apps that will help you connect to your library, find a good place to eat, keep you entertained in a long grocery line, find a great new recipe or find great music to listen to on your walk. Registration is recommended, and can be made by calling 330-744-8636 and asking for Poland.

Blood drive at the library

There will be a blood drive at the Poland library on May 16 from 12:30-6:30 p.m. and May 26 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross to serving the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. For appointments, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Medicare informational program

Are you or someone you know turning 65 in 2017,and have questions about Medicare? Join the Poland library on May 13 at 10 a.m. for this informational meeting at which Medicare enrollment, original Medicare versus Medicare Advantage, open enrollment and the prescription “doughnut hole” will be explained. The program is hosted by an Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) volunteer. Informational materials to take home are included. Register by phoning 330-744-8636, or online using the library’s events calendar. This event is for adults.

Yoga class

The Friends of PLYMC is sponsoring a Yoga Class every Wednesday in May from 5-6 p.m. at the Poland library. Pay as you attend at $10 a session. For more information, call 330-740-6086. This event is for adults.

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.

Summer Discovery to be May 1 until July 31

Visit a Mahoning County public library or sign up online on or after May 1 to register for this year’s Summer Discovery Program. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.” 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 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. And, don’t forget to check out the Happenings Newsletter or the library’s online events calendar for a schedule of exciting programs.

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.

Mill Creek Chapter to meet on May 9

The Mill Creek Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will host its May 9 meeting at A La Cart in Canfield. The dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. and there will be no speaker, only a business meeting will follow. The menu is creamed chicken over biscuit, roast pork, mashed potatoes, California blend of vegetables, tossed salad, applesauce, Jello and apple cake for dessert. The cost is $18 and the deadline is April 30. Call your reservations into Darlene Demjen at 300-755-9089 or Marilyn Abramski at 330-726-2527.

I Spy - Star Wars edition

What do you spy? Find the Star Wars characters hidden in the Poland library during regular hours in the month of May, unravel the secret message and be entered in a drawing for a prize. One tween and one teen will win. This event is for tweens in grades 4-6 and teens grades 7-12.

Almost summer painting party for grades 5-12

Create your very own painting as you follow along step-by-step with our presenter on May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for those in grades 5-12.

Lego my library

Meet at the Poland library on May 23 from 6-7 p.m. and enjoy creating Lego designs. Legos will be provided. This event is for children, ages 6 and up.

Read to Roxie

Relax and read to Roxie on May 24 at 6 p.m. at the Poland library. Roxie is a registered therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. 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.

Celebrate the “Beauty and the Beast” movie

Children of all ages will enjoy a magical experience of activities, games and crafts inspired by the beloved classic and newly live-action film, “Beauty and the Beast” on May 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the Poland library. This event is for children of all ages.

Trim a tree for May

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

Almost summer painting party for grades K-4

Create your very own painting as you follow along step-by-step with the Poland library’s presenter on May 22 at 6 p.m. Snacks will be provided. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 330-744-8636 and ask for the Poland library to register. This event is for children in grades K-4.

A “Very Hungry Caterpillar” garden party

Join the Poland library for a very special party featuring the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” on May 6 at 11 a.m. Guests will experience an interactive story time, make special crafts for Mother’s and Father’s Day and enjoy treats inspired by Eric Carle’s colorful creation. Snacks will be provided. This event is for children of all ages.

Fun time for 4s and 5s

Join the Poland library on May 16 at 10:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, and finger plays and other activities that will help your child become a successful reader. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tales and talk for 2s and 3s

Join the Poland library every Thursday in May at 10:30 a.m. for developmentally appropriate books, songs, rhymes, finger plays and other activities that will help your child (ages 2-3) become a successful reader.

Bonding with babies and books

This program 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 on May 10, 17 and 24 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library.

ASL Baby Brilliant: bonding with babies and books and signs

Learn how to use American Sign Language (ASL) with your child through rhymes, songs and stories, followed by time to play and socialize, on May 31 at 10 a.m. at the Poland library. Learn easy corresponding signs to learn and share with your little ones.

Ladies in little black dresses for literacy

Ladies: wear your little black dress and join the library for a special fundraising event at The Lake Club, located at 1140 Paulin Road in Poland, on May 11 at 6 p.m. The event benefits the library’s Literary Society Fund and the Library Foundation’s Martha Muransky Children’s Literacy Fund. Tickets are $40 each and include heavy appetizers. There will be a cash bar. For tickets, contact the library’s Development Office at 330-740-6086.

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.

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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